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Best Belgium Politics podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Belgium Politics podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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From Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London — Europe’s premier political podcast.
 
Friends of Europe's Leading Views podcast takes you beyond the Brussels Bubble and into the mind of a different type of leader. From politics to the arts, and from business to civil society, each guest offers an alternative and fresh view on how to make Europe better.
 
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CakeWatch
Monthly+
 
Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to ...
 
The Sound of Economics brings you insights, debates, and research-based discussions on economic policy in Europe and beyond.The podcast is produced by Bruegel, an independent and non-doctrinal think tank based in Brussels. It seeks to contribute to European and global economic policy-making through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and debate.
 
Assad tells Belgian reporter Belgium & EU merely obey 'US master' on Syriaaudio EnglishSyrian President Bashar al-Assad recently told Belgian media that their country and the EU merely obey ‘the American master’ when it comes to Syria and political decision-making in general.Source: Syrian Arab News AgencyDate: 7 February, 2017
 
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Beyond Brussels
Monthly
 
"critical academics to the real world"
 
For the Love of All Things Beer!
 
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Tokyo on Fire!
Daily+
 
Featuring distinguished guests ranging from ambassadors to international executives, Tokyo on Fire delves into burning issues at the intersection of politics & business in Japan. Join host Timothy Langley and Michael Cucek, as they bridge the gap between Japan and the rest of the world. Make sure to subscribe for the latest insights on public affairs in Japan!
 
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The Horn
Monthly+
 
From revolution in Sudan, to Al Shabaab’s increasing regional reach and Ethiopia’s burgeoning political transformation, the Horn of Africa is in turmoil. The Horn, a new podcast series from the International Crisis Group, helps make sense of it all. Host Alan Boswell and guests explore what lies behind the headlines as they discuss ways to help bring peace and stability to the region.
 
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People of the Pod
Weekly
 
People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens. A partnership between AJC and The Times of Israel, People of the Pod examines political events, the people driving them, and what it all means for the Jewish people and Israel. Hosted by Seffi Kogen and Manya Brachear Pashman.
 
This is the planet's most badass science podcast! Blue Streak is hosted by J.D. Goodwin of Santa Rosa, California; Sophie McManus in Cambridge, England; Tom Di Liberto of Washington, D.C.; Nevena Hristozova in Brussels, Belgium; Chris MacAlister in Chester, England; and Amrita Sule in New Haven, Connecticut. Send your questions and feedback to feeback@bluestreakscience.com or call (415) 857-1451. Follow the science!
 
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Pangaea Wire
Monthly
 
Helping businesses, governments and individuals understand and navigate world affairs and political risk
 
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Films — Affairs
Monthly
 
Our global network of film-makers delivers reports on the stories, ideas, cities and politicians shaping the world.
 
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On this week’s episode of People of the Pod, the President of the UK’s Union for Jewish Students Esther Offenberg joins us to discuss how the British Jewish community is feeling after the Conservative Party's landslide victory in yesterday’s general election. Then AJC Chief Legal Officer Marc Stern breaks down President Trump’s executive order ...…
 
This week's podcast comes from the EU summit in Brussels, where new European Council President Charles Michel claimed agreement on the Continent going climate-neutral by 2050 ⁠— but Poland has other ideas. POLITICO's climate reporter Paola Tamma, budget reporter Lili Bayer, chief Brussels correspondent David Herszenhorn and EU editor Andrew Gra ...…
 
This week, the WTO's Appellate Body, the dispute settlement body, became inoperational: it no longer has the necessary number of judges to render verdicts. What does this mean for international trade and multilateralism? Are we now living in a world without dispute settlement? This week, Guntram Wolff is joined by Alan Beattie, the author of th ...…
 
President Ursula Von der Leyen has presented her European Green Deal before the European Parliament. How will it work? What are its implications? And will it make Europe carbon neutral by 2050? Nicholas Barrett asks Simone Tagliapietra what's inside the Green Deal.By Bruegel
 
We cut to the chase. Nothing is more important than this. On Thursday, vote for the candidate most likely to beat Boris Johnson. Because if you don't, if he wins, our country will become unrecognisable. This will be the defining battle of our culture war.By Chris Kendall/Steve Bullock
 
The UK goes to the polls on Thursday to decide who (and if) they want to "get Brexit done". But, as soon as Britain leaves, it will have 11 months to agree a trade deal with the EU. Is it possible? Nicholas Barrett is joined by Maria Demertzis and Niclas Poitiers to discuss post-Brexit trade deals with the EU and the USA.…
 
The U.K. general election is the focus for a special edition of POLITICO'S EU Confidential podcast. Our team of journalists looks at the possible outcomes from both U.K. and EU perspectives. What are the most likely scenarios and what would they mean for the U.K., the EU and future relations between the two? Kate Day and Annabelle Dickson of PO ...…
 
Kenya and Somalia are currently fighting a legal battle over their shared maritime border, an area rich in oil and gas. Somalia’s President Mohammed Abdullahi "Farmajo" is playing hardball. With national elections approaching, he has taken a more assertive stance to demonstrate the country’s strength and appeal to his support base. Kenya views ...…
 
On this episode of People of the Pod, we speak to Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, Director of AJC Europe, about this week’s decision by the French National Assembly to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Antisemitism.Then we’re joined by Aboud Dandachi, a former Syrian refugee, to share his perspective on the ...…
 
It wouldn't be a meeting of world leaders these days without a spat or two, and NATO's 70th anniversary celebration near London was no exception. POLITICO's Andrew Gray, Rym Momtaz, David Herszenhorn and Emilio Casalicchio were on the spot to give us the inside scoop on the hot mic moments, the Trump-Macron slugfest and the future of the allian ...…
 
Is the Belt and Road initiative a global development plan or is it just a trade project? How concerned should the international community be with what is called the "project of the century"? This week, Guntram Wolff discusses the Belt and Road Initiative with Prof. He Fang, from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dr. Jing Gu, director of the Ce ...…
 
The World Health Organisation says that outdoor air pollution kills 4.2 million people around the world every year. This is not a problem that only affects the developing world - in fact, almost 100% of cities breach safety guideline limits. Here's a reality check: if you live in a city - ANYWHERE in the world - you are most certainly breathing ...…
 
Brexit flowchart hero and EU Twitter legend Jon Worth joins Chris this week to take a deeper dive into tactical voting in the UK's general election - where is a tactical vote needed, how to work out where a tactical vote should go, and what might happen? All in the service of depriving Boris Johnson of a working majority and so keeping our hope ...…
 
In the new episode of EU Confidential, we talk migration and security with the EU’s outgoing commissioner for home affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos. The Greek politician doesn’t mince words on migration, saying European leaders are quick to blame everyone else even though the issue is a “shared responsibility.” As a senior figure in the European ...…
 
On this week’s episode of People of the Pod, U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey joins us to discuss her decision to retire after 32 years on Capitol Hill. We also talk to Ilan Orzy, Director of Advocacy for Hillel Ontario, and Zev Hurwitz, AJC Director of Campus Affairs, to compare the challenges facing Jewish students on American and Canadian colle ...…
 
Russia wants to export more gas to China, should the EU be concerned? This week, Nicholas Barrett is joined by Georg Zachmann to discuss the EU-Russia-China energy triangle.By Bruegel
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/112319-The-Brewmance-Radio-FULL-PHX-Beer-IPA.mp3 Another one bites the dust. new Belgium Brewing has sold to Kirin International. Is this a sell-out or a success story? Here at The Brewmance we see this as success, which makes us different from much of the craft beer community. We explain why. ...…
 
After five years of violent conflict, South Sudan’s main warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and his chief rival Riek Machar, signed a 2018 peace deal. The agreement established a ceasefire and set out a political roadmap toward elections in 2022, which included the formation of a unity government. But the peace deal is imperiled and with it ...…
 
On Thursday, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be formally charged with corruption, making Netanyahu the first serving prime minister in Israel’s history to face criminal charges. Ronen Bergman, staff writer for The New York Times, national security senior correspondent for Yediot ...…
 
Life on Mars! No? Yes? Maybe? Now we’ve learned that the Mars Rover 2020 will be looking for fossils. And JD wants them to bring a hammer and smash some rocks. On This Week’s Show Science News with Chris MacAlister Science News with Chris MacAlister Mars 2020 Rover is Going to a Place on Mars That’s Perfect for Preserving Fossils Chris MacAlist ...…
 
The podcast crew debates the EU’s response — or lack thereof — to the wave of protests rocking Iran and Tehran's latest violation of the Iran nuclear deal.POLITICO's chief Brussels correspondent David Herszenhorn joins the panel to report that French President Emmanuel Macron's comments on NATO suffering from "brain death" are still ringing in ...…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/112019-The-Brewmance-podcast-OK-Boomer-Dragoon-Ryelander2.mp3 Ok, Boomer has taken over the internet. Gen Z is taking on their grandparents negative comments about their generation and making them into memes like this one. Memes are a way of life. In fact, culture now rewards to best meme make ...…
 
Will EU tech regulations undermine its ability to innovate? From facial recognition to the production of “deep fakes”, artificial intelligence poses many ethical questions. In a world where China and the US are investing massively in AI, how can the EU protect its values while harnessing technology? These are some of the questions we discuss wi ...…
 
Steve studied moral philosophy. (So did Chris but he doesn't get a word in edgeways.) We look at the ethics of tactical voting in the 2019 general election, and why you should hold your nose and vote for a candidate from a party you might not endorse as a party of government. Not just because you want to Remain in the EU, but also because you w ...…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/111619-The-Brewmance-Radio-Grand-Canyon-Pumpkin-Spice.mp3 A couple of craft brewers wade into the #EpsteinDidntKillHimself waters referring to conspiracy theory that sex offender Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself in a Manhattan jail cell. Did they go too far? Or is it craft brewers just havi ...…
 
The more you know, the more you don’t know. Ain’t that the truth! The more we know about the universe the more confusing and contradictory it seems to get. Nevena talks about this crisis in cosmology in today’s episode of Blue Streak Science. Oh, there’s so much more than that. Join us. On This Week’s Show Good dogs (there’s no such thing as ba ...…
 
Earlier this week, terrorists fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel following the targeted killing of a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader. We are joined by Avi Issacharoff, Middle East analyst for The Times of Israel and Walla News, and Judah Ari Gross, The Times of Israel’s Military Correspondent, to discuss the events of the past ...…
 
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about the divisions that emerged in Europe after the Cold War — and what the EU can do about them.We also debate a controversial plan to break the EU's deadlock on new members with the man behind the proposal, Gerald Knaus of the European Stability Initiative think tank.The podcast crew ta ...…
 
Guntram Wolff is joined by Alan Beattie, the author of the FT's new Trade Secrets newsletter, and by Andre Sapir, Bruegel's very own trade expert to discuss President Trump's tariffs and whether or not they're workingBy Bruegel
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/111319-The-Brewmance-Stay-Woke-Marty-Montucky-Cold-Snacks.mp3 ‘We Get Woke Over Beer.’ – Mike Russell. Former President Barack Obama has a message for the so-called woke. His message: you’ve taken woke culture too far. Obama says it takes more than social media boycotts to make an actual diffe ...…
 
Don't worry if you missed part one because all of Bruegel's pillars for a European Green Deal are created equal. This time, Nicholas Barrett and Guntram Wolff discuss industrial policy and the social consequences of the green deal with Grégory Claeys and Simone Tagliapietra. To read the paper in full, visit Bruegel.org…
 
President Trump hoped that minimal engagement would bring big wins in the Horn of Africa: more U.S. trade & investment and seeing off his great power competitors. In practice, multiple surprises have forced U.S. policy into a mode of serial reaction. How are these priorities and realities truly different from those of his predecessors? And how ...…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/110919-BOR-FULL.mp3 You’ve probably noticed Christmas shopping gets started earlier and earlier every year. Yup. The same thing is happening with holiday beers too. Mike doesn’t like it. Rob just says don’t buy them. Ha! Also on The Brewmance On The Radio Mike and Rob discuss the rise of the H ...…
 
In California we’ve noticed that winegrape harvests have shifted to earlier and earlier due to a warmer climate over the past few decades. Along with this shift in agriculture we’ve also experienced extended and more catastrophic fire seasons. Last week the huge Kincade fire swept through Sonoma County, and threatened several towns, including a ...…
 
This week Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of AJC’s Transatlantic Institute, joins us from Brussels to talk about Jewish life in Belgium, which has seen a string of antisemitic incidents in recent years, and about AJC's efforts to combat antisemitism across Europe. Then we sit down with Ambassador Matan Vilnai, Israel's former envoy to China, to ...…
 
In the new EU Confidential podcast, the EU's outgoing budget chief Günther Oettinger opens up on his decade in Brussels. POLITICO's Carmen Paun has the scoop on Romania's new nominee for the European Commission. From London, Annabelle Dickson has a primer on electronic election interference in the U.K. ahead of its December vote. And Matt Karni ...…
 
The European Green Deal will be a defining feature of Ursula Von der Leyen's incoming Commission. But will carbon border taxes and single carbon prices be enough to make Europe carbon-neutral by 2050? This week, Nicholas Barrett and Guntram Wolff discuss Bruegel's new paper 'How to make the European Green Deal Work' with Grégory Claeys and Simo ...…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/110619-The-Brewmance-Podcast-Are-All-Cops-Heroes-Orange-Blossom-Honey-Pilsner.mp3 The question are all cops heroes stems from the recent firing of Police Officer in Phoenix. The Officer was caught on cell phone camera yelling at a suspect, ‘you’re going to get (blank)ing shot.’ The cop followe ...…
 
This week, we sit down with Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, to discuss her new book focusing on the sources of antisemitism and what we can do to stop it. We also speak to Dr. Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about the pro ...…
 
In the brand new episode of EU Confidential, we talk China, populism and British politics.With Emmanuel Macron heading for China and top German officials in open disagreement over Huawei’s 5G technology, POLITICO's Andrew Gray, Rym Momtaz and Matthew Karnitschnig discuss whether Europe has a credible strategy for dealing with Beijing. Following ...…
 
Digital banking has made our lives easier, but why are people use mobile banking more likely to be overdrawn? This week Maria Demertzis and Nicholas Barrett are joined by Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Endowed Chair of Economics and Accountancy from George Washington University School of Business to discuss financial literacy…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/103019-The-Brewmance-PODCAST-Brian-Thomas-Surley-Brewing-Todd-the-Axe-Man-1.mp3 Brian Thomas isn’t your typical yoga instructor. He likes his yoga messy. He wants people to try new things, to fall over during a pose, and drink beer while standing in tree pose. Brian doesn’t call every pose by ...…
 
Sudan’s strongman Omar al-Bashir was swept from power in April after thirty years of autocratic rule. The country has been left with a flailing economy, political polarisation and a powerful security establishment bent on clinging on to power. Reem Abbas, activist, writer and researcher, joins Alan Boswell this week to discuss the challenges an ...…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/102619-The-Brewmance-Radio-FULL-Post.mp3 Miller Lite’s new social media campaign is very similar to what we do here at The Brewmance. Hmmm. See, we want to bring people together from all different walks of life and chat over a beer because we know we can solve most problems over a craft brew. ...…
 
On This Week’s Show A new land speed record Are we alone? Are we intelligent life? A brainless blob Science News with Nevena Hristozova, and Chris MacAlister Scientific integrity bill advances in U.S. House with bipartisan support Nevena Hristozova The US House of Representatives' science committee has advanced bills promoting scientific integr ...…
 
Sunday, October 27, will mark exactly one year since the deadly shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue building. This week, we speak to Jeff Finkelstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, to get a sense of how the Pittsburgh Jewish community is doing one year after the attack. Then we’re joined by Avi Ma ...…
 
In the latest episode of EU Confidential, we talk EU enlargement, Jean-Claude Juncker's legacy, Brexit and Syria. And we have an interview with Spain's point man for the EU.The podcast panel tackles the repercussions of the European Council’s controversial decision not to start EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania. As Juncker ge ...…
 
https://thebrewmance.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/102319-The-Brewmance-Podcast-Joey-Bradfisch-12West.mp3 Our friend Joey Bradfisch joins The Brewmance to tell us about his upcoming charity event ‘Brews For Drew.’ Joey and his wife Chanel are raising money for Hospice of The Valley in honor of Chanel’s father Drew. Drew passed away from gliobl ...…
 
With interest rates so low for so long, central bankers are running out of levers to pull. But perhaps better fiscal policy can help economies grow as well as cutting carbon emissions. Politicians, journalists and economist have spent years bickering about the quantity of public spending in Europe, but the quality of public spending could be ju ...…
 
Laura's kitchen table is once again the scene of a cosy chat about our favourite things: Brexit, Boris Johnson, his so-called new deal, and the wholesale attack on citizens' rights. For light relief we join four Remainers Now standing in the rain outside the European Commission's headquarters and hear from them why they've made the journey to B ...…
 
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