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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
 
Get the best reporting and storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes offers unbiased reporting on politics, in-depth investigations and important adventures from around the world- like no one else.
 
A jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world, the one we all live in now, and a guide to avoiding the worst pitfalls along the road to a better world. It Could Happen Here season 1 ended with the possibility of a second civil war. It Could Happen Here Daily with Robert Evans, accepts collapse as a given, and tries to provide a roadmap to survival.
 
ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartin Like: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
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Reveal’s investigations will inspire, infuriate and inform you. Host Al Letson and an award-winning team of reporters deliver gripping stories about caregivers, advocates for the unhoused, immigrant families, warehouse workers and formerly incarcerated people, fighting to hold the powerful accountable. The New Yorker described Reveal as “a knockout … a pleasure to listen to, even as we seethe.” A winner of multiple Peabody, duPont, Emmy and Murrow awards, Reveal is produced by the nation’s f ...
 
Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.
 
The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes the news slowly. We investigate, and every week we focus on stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. From the war in Ukraine, the downfall of Boris Johnson, to true crime and injustice and real life mysteries, The Slow Newscast team is devoted to narrative investigations. From a startup newsroom with a different approach to journalism. If you want to listen to episodes of the Slow Newscast early and ad-free, you can join Tortoise+ on Ap ...
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
Russia and Ukraine are at war. It’s a fight Vladimir Putin thought he couldn’t lose. But when the Russian President ordered his soldiers to invade, he could not have anticipated that the charismatic Ukrainian leader Volodimir Zelensky would step to the challenge. Nor could he have foreseen the full-throated support for Ukraine from the West, or the tenacity of the Ukrainian people. Now, Europe faces a cold hard winter, the war is dragging on, and stories are emerging about wartime atrocities ...
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
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In our news wrap Thursday, a bill to prevent a railroad strike is headed to President Biden after it passed the Senate, but Senators rejected a separate measure to grant seven days of paid sick leave to workers, the Supreme Court will rule if the Biden administration's plan for student debt forgiveness is constitutional and more cities in China loo…
 
Former Vice President Mike Pence has said he's considering running for president in 2024, but he's been notably quiet about the events of January 6, saving his take for his newly released book, "So Help Me God." Pence sat down with Judy Woodruff to talk about the book, his last conversation with former President Trump and why he supported legal cha…
 
Georgia's runoff election for a U.S. Senate seat has broken records for the most people voting early on a single day. In total, more than one million people have already cast their ballots in the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Laura Barrón-López has been on the campaign trail wit…
 
The protests in China may have been silenced, for now. But could this be the start of a new political awakening among young people in the country? Host Juana Summers talks to Yangyang Cheng, a Fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center, and Professor Mary Gallagher, who directs the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan ab…
 
First: Some of the biggest protests in decades broke out in China last weekend over the country’s strict COVID guidelines and – in some cases – over the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership. We call an expert to explain the historic protests and their impacts worldwide. Then: Democrats in Congress only have a few weeks to pass some major legislatio…
 
Chants of ‘Xi Jinping step down’ were heard on the lips of some demonstrators in China last weekend. A rare example of dissent against the Chinese leader. The cause of the protestors fury is pretty clear – nearly three years of the government’s zero-Covid policy has proved too much to bear for many Chinese.The Chinese Communist Party acted quickly …
 
The protests in China might force the government to back down from its extreme Covid restrictions and ramp up its extreme surveillance programs. The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Chin explains. This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and edited by Sean Rameswaram who also hosted. …
 
There’s a scene from the current series of The Crown that many people found jarring. When Mohamed Al-Fayed buys the former French residence of the Duke of Windsor, Edward the Third, he invites the royals to visit. Instead, they send an entourage who clear it out of some of the more important royal objects, including the desk at which the then King …
 
Much of Australia has been ravaged by floods this year, with some towns almost virtually wiped out.To make matters worse, many residents were unable to afford the soaring insurance costs, and have been left with nothing.As rising costs associated with climate change are making more and more homes uninsurable nation-wide, we ask how we can protect A…
 
The Chinese leader who took over a squabbling party following the Tiananmen Square massacre surprised the world by stifling dissent, overseeing a staggering economic awakening—and occasionally breaking into song. We examine the lessons to be drawn from his legacy. After scores of failures, a new Alzheimer’s treatment shows real promise. And our ann…
 
Sasha Koltun volunteered to fight in Putin's war against Ukraine, though his mother Yelena begged him not to go. Four days later, he was dead, one of several dozen new recruits from across Russia who never even reached the battlefield. What happened to him - and will his mother, battling official indifference and obstruction, ever discover the trut…
 
In the new documentary Putin’s War at Home, FRONTLINE tells the stories of Russian activists and journalists defying Russian President Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on dissent – from a young woman documenting protests and propaganda on TikTok, to a duo of reporters investigating the Ukraine war’s death toll among Russian soldiers. Director Gesbeen Moh…
 
Two pharmaceutical companies, Eisai and Biogen, have published the results of an 18-month human trial for their new drug, lecanemab. It's meant to treat people with early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a devastating condition that causes the majority of dementia cases and affects hundreds of thousands of Canadians. The results of the lecanemab tria…
 
We use digital currency every day whenever we use a credit card, bank online or shop for goods on the internet. We can use our phones as money and transfer cash to family and friends simply by using numbers. It’s not exactly cash we are using, but a digital representation of that cash. Some digital currencies, such as cryptocurrency, even exist out…
 
For nearly three years, people in China have endured their government’s “Zero COVID” policies to prevent cases from overwhelming their hospital system. But after a fire in Urumqi broke out and videos spread of fire rescue having trouble reaching the building, people have taken to the streets in defiance of orders and even gone as far as demanding P…
 
Welcome to The Quicky, getting you up to speed daily. The Quicky drops an episode every morning with a deep dive and the news headlines, and we’ll be bringing you the afternoon news as well. Every weekday Emma Gillespie will be in your ears telling you the headlines you need to know, to make your commute home that little easier. And yes, Claire Mur…
 
After a stinging rebuke from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom - which ruled that the devolved Scottish parliament cannot authorise an independence referendum - SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has doubled down saying democracy itself is now at stake, and vowing to turn the next general election into a 'de facto' referendum. Could that work? And wh…
 
Sasha Koltun volunteered to fight in Putin's war against Ukraine, though his mother Yelena begged him not to go. Four days later, he was dead, one of several dozen new recruits from across Russia who never even reached the battlefield. What happened to him - and will his mother, battling official indifference and obstruction, ever discover the trut…
 
Introducing – The Tavistock: inside the gender clinic. In a few months, the Tavistock – the only NHS clinic in England and Wales which treats children suffering from gender dysphoria – will close. This is the story of what happened. This is episode 1 of our new investigative series. To listen to episode 2 today, search The Tavistock: inside the gen…
 
In our news wrap Wednesday, House Democrats elected New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries as their new leader making him the first Black lawmaker to head a major political party in Congress, the Islamic State group says its latest leader has died in a battle and President Biden pledged $135 million to relocate Native American villages affected by…
 
Congress moved swiftly to head off a nationwide railroad strike. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impose a compromise settlement on freight railroads and a dozen labor unions and approved more paid sick leave for rail workers. The measures now head to the Senate. Lisa Desjardins reports on some of the key issues in the dispute. PBS NewsHo…
 
COVID's prevalence in the U.S. is much lower than it was during the past two winters, but it is hardly behind us. The U.S. is on pace to lose more than 150,000 Americans during this third year of the pandemic. The Biden administration is concerned and is trying to encourage the use of the booster. White House COVID Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish J…
 
The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times this year and Fed Chair Jay Powell suggested that a seventh hike, albeit a smaller one, is on the way next month. But some Democrats and economists worry the Fed hit the brakes too hard. Rakeen Mabud, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Policy and Research at The Groundwork Collaborative,…
 
LGBTQ people are incarcerated at a rate three times higher than the general population. But when they are released from prison, experts say many reentry programs fail to meet their unique needs. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports for our series, Searching for Justice. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Imagine living in a world where music is not only heard but also seen. Where words have flavors, and colors have a smell. That is a reality for some people with the rare neurological condition synesthesia, and some artists are using it to expand their creative limits. Michelle San Miguel of Rhode Island PBS reports for our arts and culture series, …
 
The advocacy group Human Rights Campaign reports that in the past year, more than 300 bills targeting LGBTQ rights have been introduced by state legislatures around the U.S. A recent NPR analysis shows that about 15% of those bills were signed into a law. NPR's Melissa Block breaks down the current landscape of anti-LGBTQ legislation. At the same t…
 
Disney’s board wished upon a star and brought back former CEO Bob Iger, who replaced his own replacement, the now-axed CEO Bob Chapek. The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters explains. This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Efim Shapiro, and edited by Matt Collette and Noel King, who also hosted. Trans…
 
Recently, Aussie superstar Chris Hemsworth was given some pretty life changing news. With the revelation that he carries a gene that could lead to a life altering diagnosis of Alzheimer's later on in his life, it had us wondering, would you choose to get the test if if you knew you had a genetic threat laying in wait? Today, we look at what genetic…
 
Alright Squizers, strap yourselves in because we're going to the Moon… Yep, you read that right - US space agency NASA reckons it's about to take another giant leap for man (and woman) kind and this time it's not just about walking on the moon - but actually setting up camp there. So in this week's Squiz Shortcut, we take a look at what steps are b…
 
Integrity in politics has been in the spotlight again, with the former Prime Minister Scott Morrison censured by the Parliament over his secret ministries, in the same week a national anti-corruption commission was passed. The commission will begin operating next year, but who will be hauled before it first? Today, RN Breakfast host Patricia Karvel…
 
The Horn of Africa’s resurgent jihadists of al-Shabab pose the biggest problem to Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. He tells us his plans—political, economic and principally ideological—to calm tensions. Western pilots have been training their Chinese counterparts, to widespread consternation. And looking back on the best footballers never to have appeared in…
 
Facing a potential nationwide strike, a bipartisan group of lawmakers prepares to force rail employees to work. Chinese leaders double down on a "Zero COVID" strategy despite widespread protests. And police departments across the country are finding themselves short on cops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
For years, relatives of suspected ISIS fighters — including the families of many foreign fighters — have languished in massive detention camps in northern Syria. These camps, home to tens of thousands of children, have become the sites of a violent, festering humanitarian crisis, with no clear end in sight.Now, that crisis may be about to get much …
 
With no clear path to advance and winter settling in, what would it take for Russia to negotiate an exit from Ukraine? Guest: Fred Kaplan. Slate’s war stories correspondent If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and…
 
Welcome to The Quicky, getting you up to speed daily. The Quicky drops an episode every morning with a deep dive and the news headlines, and we’ll be bringing you the afternoon news as well. Every weekday Emma Gillespie will be in your ears telling you the headlines you need to know, to make your commute home that little easier. And yes, Claire Mur…
 
One hundred years ago, when the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered in Egypt, the world learnt of the treasures via The Times which had secured the exclusive rights and photographs. So just how did the newspaper get the scoop? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: th…
 
What happens to presidents and prime ministers when they stop running their countries, and leave politics behind? Giles Edwards has spent 10 years finding out what they do next. He shares some of his conversations with former world leaders, takes us inside their organisations and helps us understand their thinking.Giles begins at the Clinton Global…
 
Back from the Thanksgiving holiday, the Democratic-controlled Congress is up against a ticking clock. There are now just five weeks until Republicans take over the majority in the House of Representatives. There's a long list of priorities lawmakers are trying to pass before the end of the year. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports. …
 
A federal jury convicted the founder of the Oath Keepers militia, Stewart Rhodes, of seditious conspiracy in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Mary McCord, director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, monitored the trial in Washington and joined Judy Woodruff to discuss the verdict. PBS NewsHour is supported by - ht…
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, universities in Beijing and other Chinese cities sent students home after weekend protests against COVID restrictions and the country's leaders, a new Pentagon report estimates China is rapidly building its nuclear arsenal and closing the gap with the U.S. and the city of Houston, Texas lifted a boil-water notice for more …
 
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