Best Current Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Current Affairs goes behind the headlines in Malaysia to what is moving the news and why, with top academics, politicians, businesspeople and activists in the know. These socio-economic issues run the gamut, including press freedom, affirmative action policies, Islamisation, corruption, election reform, and political unrests. Past guests of Current Affairs include Khairy Jamaluddin, Shad Saleem Faruqi, Farish Noor, Uma Sambanthan and PG Lim. Any enquiries should be directed to morningrun@bfm.my.
 
Officially Denied is a politics and current affairs podcast hosted by Peter Tutykhin and Tobias Soar. What's happening now, whether it's politics, news, entertainment or absurd, are all discussed on the show!
 
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts authentic half-hour conversations on global issues, connecting Pittsburgh to the world through both local and international experts.
 
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
Globalisation Café is an occasional podcast series hosted by Dr. Philip Leech-Ngo. It is a show about the global issues that affect our everyday lives, marking a new platform for political junkies and newbies to engage with research, international affairs and politics. We feature conversations with some of the most interesting people in the political world; expert commentary on current affairs; and other stories that are relevant to the current affairs affecting Canadians. Because the politi ...
 
The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.
 
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Morning Brew
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Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.Catch it live:Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
 
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Act One Radio
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Act One Radio is a South African Arts and Current Affairs podcast focusing on the daily lives of South Africans. Accompanied with great music, the shows include interviews with theatre practitioners, artists, writers, journalists, political analysts - and any other individual in the South African Arts industry worth noting. The podcasts on this channel aim to keep you entertained and up to date with current affairs.
 
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Hack
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Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.
 
As Colorado Public Television's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional pundits.
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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The Informer
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Current affairs for our community
 
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
 
BFM is a 24 hr independent radio station based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia focused on business news and current affairs. Core programs include business news, market reports from Malaysia and other regions and interviews with various business personalities.
 
Beyond the Headlines (BTH) is a one-hour current affairs talk radio show aimed at providing a greater understanding and thoughtful discussion of the various policy issues in our daily news headlines. BTH aims to take listeners beyond the immediacy of our daily news. Our show airs Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto.
 
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Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
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The World
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Australia Network's flagship current affairs program, The World provides in-depth analysis of major news events around the region and the world.
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
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FPRI Radio
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FPRI Radio is a podcast dedicated to topical discussions between members of the FPRI staff and leading experts on current events relating to and affecting world affairs in the diplomatic, informational, military, and economic domains. These conversations generally range from between 15 and 45 minutes in duration.
 
Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
 
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Insiders
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Analysis and debate on the week in politics.
 
National and international news and current affairs updated at midday each weekday.
 
A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
 
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Spectator Radio
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The Spectator's all-new complete podcast collection, with all the latest episodes on politics, current affairs, culture, literature, and religion. Updated daily.Search for 'Spectator Podcast' for the new home of our flagship show.
 
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Love Stories
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In this new podcast series, author and journalist Dolly Alderton will be talking to guests about their most defining relationships: the passion, heartbreak, longing, familiarity and fondness that have formed who they are.The podcast is being released to tie-in with Dolly Alderton’s debut book, Everything I Know About Love (Fig Tree, £12.99)Dolly Alderton is an award winning journalist who has written for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia ...
 
Ian Hislop and Private Eye magazine venture into the world of audio with a brand new podcast. Available from Private Eye at www.private-eye.co.uk or on iTunes, Spotify, Acast and Soundcloud.
 
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts thoughtful interviews with individuals at the center of current news ...
 
Up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. Our coverage aims to reflect diverse opinions and offers in-depth analysis.
 
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Turn Paper Sideways
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Tim and Harry talk about Magic: The Gathering in a fortnightly podcast. From Commander to current affairs, there's nothing they won't cover!Follow us on twitter and join the discussion about our decks and topics: @TPSmtgIf you like what you hear, consider supporting us via Patreon and gain access to exclusive rewards while you're at it: www.patreon.com/turnpapersideways
 
Reality Check is Radio FM4's current affairs programme with interviews and analysis of stories from around the world. We go behind the headlines with in-depth coverage examining how stories develop and why they are relevant. From Tokyo to Washington, Cape Town to London, issues such as human rights, new discoveries, revolutions, every imaginable topic can appear on Reality Check. Hosted by Steve Crilley, Chris Cummins, Riem Higazi, and Hal Rock.
 
Truthdig Podcast - Interviews and spoken articles from a Web magazine providing expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view.
 
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Middle Ground
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Podcast by MI Abaga, April Maey and Loose Kaynon talking about current affairs.Contact us: middlegroundng@gmail.com
 
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The Weekly Squeak
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A weekly podcast from Chris Chinchilla covering technology, board and role play games, history, current affairs, and frankly whatever I feel like covering.Show notes can be found at - chrischinchilla.com/podcast
 
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Blue Ocean World
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Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join co-hosts Dave Schmelzer, Tom Wassink, and Val Snekvik for lively discussion, interviews and stories.
 
For over 40 years now 60 Minutes has been Australia’s leading current affairs television program. In that time, we’ve witnessed and reported on the very best of this world, and also, the very worst. In this true crime podcast series, we’ll be looking back at some of our most significant investigations – the criminal cases that still stand out for us today.Join us as we feature the following five groundbreaking episodes:1. Catching A Monster (Peter Scully)2. Where Is Baby Tegan? (Keli Lane)3. ...
 
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Quotas Full
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Comedians:Kae KurdDane BaptisteFunmbi OmotayoDarren HarriottEshaan AkbarOla the ComedianTez Ilyas Present Quotas Full, a hilarious and informative podcast about current affairs ranging from the serious to not so serious. Off the cuff and unfiltered.
 
Luz Zuniga and Jessica Diaz present an hour of Latin American Culture, Music, Current Affairs and Interviews in Spanish. Every second Thursday night at 7:00 and repeating following Monday morning at 1:00.
 
Shahid Masood came into the spotlight with his program Views On News (launched after 9/11) Asia's longest-running current affairs TV show.His show carriedinterviews with prominent people from politics, civil life, literature and culture. Ever since 9/11, Masood has been severely critical of the American-led War on Terrorism,although he never supported militancy or extremism. He routinelytends to analyze important issues along controversial lines, such as the Afghanistan,Iran, Iraq and the 20 ...
 
Follow along with the journey of what it is like to have 2 children, 5 chickens, 3 dogs, 5 horses, 1 for purpose business and a partridge in a pear tree! LIFE WITH THE CHAPMANS is a podcast dedicated to real conversations about family, marriage, children, business and all the adventures of raising a family in the modern world.
 
LSM's English language service has produced a new podcast. Titled Minutes From Latvia it involves discussion of current affairs and a specialist topic of the week.
 
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Beer, Rap & Banter
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English and Kal Sereousz discuss the latest current affairs, music, pop culture and sport over a few drinks.
 
Kashif Abasi is a Pakistani journalist, television talk show host and anchorperson based in Islamabad. He hosts the current affairs talk show Off the Recordon ARY News. He is a graduate of the Barani Institute of Information Technology in Rawalpindi. Known for his bold questioning, Abbasi has conducted interviewsof numerous politicians and notable government officials.Off The Record goes on air Monday to Thursday 8:05 PM on ARY News.
 
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Binge Thinking
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Young experts binge thinking on their careers, the issues they face, their lived experience of the intergenerational divide, and their philosophies and politics. Join us each fortnight as we think out aloud on this millennial life. We binge news and current affairs, working life, identity politics, political politics, personal philosophies, relationships and everything else. Get on board and get on our level.
 
Independent alternative current affairs from Australian community and indigenous radio
 
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Offsiders
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Offsiders' experienced team brings you the latest sport opinion and analysis.
 
Truthdig Podcast - Interviews and spoken articles from a Web magazine providing expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view.
 
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In this week's episode, Sam talks to investigative journalist Kajsa Norman about her book 'Sweden's Dark Soul'. In it, she turns her gaze on the oppressive forces at the heart of Sweden’s ‘model democracy’. The story begins with the cover-up of mass sexual assaults at a Stockholm music festival. The reason? The perpetrators were unaccompanied r ...…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says its members might choose not to vote for the ANC in the forthcoming general elections. This after the presidency sent a junior staff member to receive their memorandum of demands, which they refused to hand over.
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says the ever increasing number of vehicles on the road and fraudulent drivers's licenses adds a burden to limited law enforcement capacity. The minister also highlighted the fact that road crashes aren't unique to South Africa.
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Michael Masutha says he has directed two experts to jointly assess murder convict Janusz Walus. Masutha once again denied Walus's bid to be placed on parole -citing conflicting experts reports submitted to the department
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says one-thousand-six-hundred and twelve road fatalities were recorded during the festive season last year, which is an increase from one-thousand-two-hundred and 86 in 2017.
 
Uganda is a country that has seen massive growth in the number of 'orphanages' providing homes to children, despite the numbers of orphans there decreasing. It's believed 80% of children now living in orphanages have at least one living parent. The majority of the hundreds of orphanages operating in Uganda are illegal, unregistered and now are ...…
 
Jacqueline O’ Mahony talks about her debut novel ‘A River in the Trees’
 
Professor of Biochemistry at TCD Luke O'Neill is just back from California where he visited a company called Calico.
 
Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist and author of “Hashtag Love: 21st century relationships” explains blended families.
 
Henry McKean spoke to Alistair Campbell, Labour big wig Peter Mandelson, Former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Boris Johnson's dad Stanley Johnson.
 
Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach, Dearbhail McDonald, Independent News & Media, David McWilliams, Economist, Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP, Mairead McGuinness F.G. MEP, Mary Lou McDonald, S.F., Philip Blond, Former Advisor to David Cameron, Diane Dodds, DUP MEP, Lucinda Creighton, Former Min of State, Michael Portillo, Former Conservative MP…
 
Niall Moyna, Head of the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University, peter Sweeney, Sports Reporter with RTE Online
 
Fr. Tony O'Riordan, Project Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Maban, South Sudan
 
Dr. Harry Barry, GP Specialist in Mental Health Issues
 
Last updated : 2019.01.16 Korea 24 brings you in-depth news coverage and expert analyses on current affairs in and around the Korean Peninsula.By kbsworldradio@gmail.com (KBS WORLD Radio).
 
Channel Africa — It's an early morning show that begins at 05h00 and ends at 09h00. The content is strictly current affairs and includes news bulletins. It focuses on politics, human interest, education, science and technology, environment, economics and sports stories. Most stories are usually hard-core politics.…
 
Channel Africa — It's an early morning show that begins at 05h00 and ends at 09h00. The content is strictly current affairs and includes news bulletins. It focuses on politics, human interest, education, science and technology, environment, economics and sports stories. Most stories are usually hard-core politics.…
 
Henry McKean spoke to Alistair Campbell, Labour big wig Peter Mandelson, Former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Boris Johnson's dad Stanley Johnson.
 
The relationship between big pharmaceutical companies and doctors has long been scrutinised. But what about pharmaceutical companies and their relationship with patient groups? For the first time, academics from the University of Sydney have analysed the amount of money big pharma gives in sponsorship to groups like the Lung Cancer Foundation a ...…
 
As large parts of eastern Australia are sweltering in temperatures over 40 degrees, health authorities are warning about the dangers of heatwaves. That includes the danger of high ozone levels, which is presenting a particular risk in Sydney today.
 
Severe heatwave conditions continue to envelope large parts of Australia's south east, focussed on New South Wales, northern Victoria and northeast South Australia. It’s another hit for the Murray Darling River System, where rapid shifts in water temperature, the ongoing drought and low water levels have already combined as some of the factors ...…
 
Landing on an air strip built by China and holding talks in a building also funded by Beijing, there was some symbolism at play during the Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu today.
 
An independent report says there were shortcomings in the Federal Government's decision to give a multimillion dollar grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. $443 million was handed to the private company last year without a tender process. The Australian National Audit Office has been looking at how the Foundation came to receive the funding.…
 
John Peet, political and Brexit editor for The Economist magazine joins PM from London to discuss the fallout from the devastating parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
 
The Brexit deal vote was the largest ever defeat for a government in Parliament and as Britain wakes to a new day, another trial awaits. Theresa May is expected to survive a vote of no confidence, but the burning question is whether any deal is now possible, 2.5 years years into the painful Brexit negotiation process and with just ten weeks lef ...…
 
If Briton's didn't know it yesterday, they surely do today, the Tory government led by Prime Minister Theresa May has lost control of Parliament after 118 of her own MPs defied party discipline and joined opposition MPs to vote against her plan for an orderly exit from the European Union.
 
On tonight's program: The fallout from the devastating parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal; Scott Morrison in Vanuatu is talking up Australia's assistance on mitigation for the islands, but what about their pledge to do more to cut emissions?; And tens of millions of dollars from big pharmaceutical compan ...…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has appealed to the police to make school robbery cases their priority as they are hampering the country's education system. He was commenting after criminals robbed a newly-opened multi-million-rand Menzi Primary School in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, of all 185 learners' tablets, te ...…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — Kenyan authorities are reviewing their security strategy following explosions and gunfire in the capital, Nairobi. There are conflicting figures with some sources putting the figure at 14. In yesterday's attacks, four men stormed a hotel complex with explosives and bullets, sending by-standers diving for cover an ...…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — There are conflicting figures coming from Kenya after the explosions and gunfire in the capital, Nairobi, with some sources putting the figure at 14. This after yesterday's attacks in which four men stormed a hotel complex with explosives and bullets, sending by-standers diving for cover and trapping civilians in ...…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — Further explosions and rounds of gunfire have been heard by a hotel stormed by militants in the Kenya n capital, Nairobi. The Interior Minister Fred Matiangi earlier declared that all buildings at the complex had been secured but on social media, Kenyans are posting details of friends and relatives still trapped ...…
 
9:00 Alarm rises as Trump behavior aligns with Putin's fondest wishes 9:10 Brexit vote fails by historic margin with future unclear 9:14 11 Republican senators break with Trump in rebuke on sanctions 9:29 Schumer: Barr fudged his answers on respecting Mueller probe 9:40 Schumer: Trump imperviousness to people's pain 'disgusting' 9:46 Klobuchar: ...…
 
SABC News and Current Affairs — There are conflicting figures coming from Kenya after the explosions and gunfire in the capital, Nairobi, with some sources putting the figure at 14. This after yesterday's attacks in which four men stormed a hotel complex with explosives and bullets, sending by-standers diving for cover and trapping civilians in ...…
 
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and d ...…
 
On today's program: Australia plays catch up in the Pacific with the Prime Minister on a three-day diplomatic offensive; Somali extremist group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nairobi hotel; And we speak to the people protecting the vulnerable in the South Australia heatwave.…
 
In 2014 the Ecofiscal Commission was created to advocate for putting a price on carbon. It comprised people from across the political spectrum, including former Reform Party founder and leader, Preston Manning. A consensus seemed to be emerging. But, these days it has become a heated debate across Canada. The Agenda welcomes economist Chris Rag ...…
 
Studying climate change can take its emotional toll. Some scientists and activists have experienced grief, depression, and anxiety. Some have received death threats. The Agenda looks beyond the science to the psychological strain climate change can have on those that know it best.
 
It might seem obvious, but new research offers evidence of how environmental water releases boost animal life. Researchers from Queensland's Griffith University worked with a catchment management authority to "eavesdrop" on animal life, both before and after an influx of water.
 
It might seem obvious, but new research offers evidence of how environmental water releases boost animal life. Researchers from Queensland's Griffith University worked with a catchment management authority to "eavesdrop" on animal life, both before and after an influx of water.
 
Fierce winter storms in the Middle East are battering refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.
 
Fierce winter storms in the Middle East are battering refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.
 
Donald Trump's new pick for Attorney-General has promised he won't allow political pressure to interfere with the Russia investigation, which is focussed on the Kremlin's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election.
 
Donald Trump's new pick for Attorney-General has promised he won't allow political pressure to interfere with the Russia investigation, which is focussed on the Kremlin's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election.
 
Scott Morrison will fly into the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu today as he kicks off a three-day trip to the Pacific.
 
Scott Morrison will fly into the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu today as he kicks off a three day trip to the Pacific.
 
Scott Morrison will fly into the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu today as he kicks off a three-day trip to the Pacific.
 
Moral suasion and rallying 'fair-minded' countries is a better option for Canada to address conflicts with China, according to a Canadian political scientist.
 
Moral suasion and rallying 'fair-minded' countries is a better option for Canada to address conflicts with China, according to a Canadian political scientist.
 
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