Best Current Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
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, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
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Weekend Roundup
Weekly
 
Our CBS News team in Washington wraps up the news of the week and goes deep into the major stories with CBS News correspondents. It's the end-of-week news magazine show you can take with you wherever you go. (046510)
 
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Analysis
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
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Today, Explained
Daily
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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File on 4
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Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you.FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.
 
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World at One
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Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
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Reason Podcast
Weekly+
 
Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores "free minds and free markets." It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world ...
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
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The Intelligence
Weekly+
 
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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UNICEF Podcast
Rare
 
A new global radio service from UNICEF focusing on the health, education, equality and protection of children. Hosted by Blue Chevigny with UNICEF correspondents from around the globe.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
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Caliphate
Weekly
 
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Cha ...
 
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Small Changes
Monthly+
 
Small Changes is a series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it - often in small and unexpected ways
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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20/20
Weekly
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
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The Briefing Room
Monthly+
 
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
 
Podcast by TheAtlantic
 
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FT Big Read
Weekly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
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AM
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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.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
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Morning Brew
Weekly
 
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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PM
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PM
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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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Hack
Weekly+
 
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.
 
​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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The World Today
Daily+
 
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.
 
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.
 
A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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Backchat
Daily
 
Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk Catch it live:Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays) Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
 
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.
 
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Spectator Radio
Daily
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Your daily source for the lastest news from Korea and around the world on tbs eFM 101.3MHzEvery Mon-Fri 07:05 - 09:00
 
Our guide to the world of food, drink and entertaining, The Menu serves up interviews with the world’s most creative chefs, introduces the makers behind the scenes and the ingredients that will soon be landing on your restaurant table.
 
On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.
 
The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.
 
Want to know more about the authors behind your favourite books? Tune in to discover the methods of – and inspiration behind – some of the world’s most exciting writers. Every Saturday, Georgina Godwin hosts an in-depth discussion with the person behind the prose.
 
Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.
 
A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.
 
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The Agenda discusses the results of a Mowat Centre report that studied whether urban and rural Ontarians view their lives differently.
 
For years, the message to women over 50, and younger women with an increased risk of breast cancer, has been to get regular mammograms. Such advice is now seriously being called into question, amid concerns that screening might be doing more harm than good. Veteran journalist and producer Renée Pellerin's new book, "Conspiracy of Hope: The Trut ...…
 
The Agenda discusses the results of a Mowat Centre report that studied whether urban and rural Ontarians view their lives differently.
 
For years, the message to women over 50, and younger women with an increased risk of breast cancer, has been to get regular mammograms. Such advice is now seriously being called into question, amid concerns that screening might be doing more harm than good. Veteran journalist and producer Renée Pellerin's new book, "Conspiracy of Hope: The Trut ...…
 
The catastrophe is still growing for hundreds of thousands of people across southern Africa. The death toll from last week’s tropical cyclone has topped 300 in Mozambique and two neighboring countries, where floodwaters have stranded some survivors in trees and on rooftops. Survivors are facing hunger, disease and more potential flooding. Nick ...…
 
In our news wrap Wednesday, funerals began in New Zealand for victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people. Hundreds gathered to pray before carrying coffins to burial sites, as the prime minister vowed to tighten gun laws. Also, emergency officials in the U.S. Midwest warn that massive, destructive floods aren’t yet over, ...…
 
For some of the many mothers who experience postpartum depression, therapy and standard antidepressants can alleviate symptoms. But for others, those treatments are slow to provide relief. Now the FDA has approved the first drug specifically intended to treat the illness. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, director of the Universit ...…
 
President Trump often expresses disdain for law enforcement agencies investigating him. The Southern District of New York has attracted particular ire, with Trump firing the U.S. attorney heading it in 2017. Judy Woodruff talks to that U.S. attorney, Preet Bharara, about his new book, “Doing Justice,” how the justice system was intended to work ...…
 
A desperate British PM asks the EU for a Brexit extension; Turkish President Erdogan's inflammatory comments seen as an attempt to strengthen his party's flagging votes at upcoming elections; and northern Australians shutter up their homes in preparation for Cyclone Trevor.
 
A desperate British PM asks the EU for a Brexit extension; Turkish President Erdogan's inflammatory comments seen as an attempt to strengthen his party's flagging votes at upcoming elections; and northern Australians shutter up their homes in preparation for Cyclone Trevor.
 
A spokesman for Turkey's President says his controversial remarks about ANZAC soldiers were taken out of context. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded that Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdraw comments in which he said Turkish soldiers sent the forefathers of Australians and New Zealanders back home in coffins and would do the same to any new vi ...…
 
A spokesman for Turkey's President says his controversial remarks about ANZAC soldiers were taken out of context. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded that Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdraw comments in which he said Turkish soldiers sent the forefathers of Australians and New Zealanders back home in coffins and would do the same to any new vi ...…
 
Tourism operators and Turkish community leaders are urging Australians intending to travel to Gallipoli for Anzac Day not to change their plans. Their comments come as the Federal Government looks to review travel advice to Turkey in the wake of comments by the Turkish President that "anti-Muslim Australians" would be returned in coffins "like ...…
 
Tourism operators and Turkish community leaders are urging Australians intending to travel to Gallipoli for Anzac Day not to change their plans. Their comments come as the Federal Government looks to review travel advice to Turkey in the wake of comments by the Turkish President that "anti-Muslim Australians" would be returned in coffins "like ...…
 
"This is not us" has been the message the New Zealand Prime Minister has repeated this week, as the country mourns the loss of 50 people. But some within NZ's Islamic community are saying the horrific attacks perpetrated last Friday were a long time coming.
 
"This is not us" has been the message the New Zealand Prime Minister has repeated this week, as the country mourns the loss of 50 people. But some within NZ's Islamic community are saying the horrific attacks perpetrated last Friday were a long time coming.
 
On Australia's 20th Harmony Day, a day dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity, race discrimination commissioner Chin Tan will announce a series of talks with the Muslim community about their experiences of hate speech.
 
On Australia's 20th Harmony Day, a day dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity, race discrimination commissioner Chin Tan will announce a series of talks with the Muslim community about their experiences of hate speech.
 
Backed into a corner and laying her job on the line, the British Prime Minister has formally asked the European Union for a three-month delay to the Brexit deadline, currently set at the end of this month. The political paralysis is taking its toll on the Parliament and on the PM's hold on power.
 
Backed into a corner and laying her job on the line, the British Prime Minister has formally asked the European Union for a three-month delay to the Brexit deadline, currently set at the end of this month. The political paralysis is taking its toll on the Parliament and on the PM's hold on power.
 
The Federal Government says it will prioritise three fast rail links to regional cities: Melbourne to Shepparton, Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and Sydney to Newcastle. Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie speaks with AM's Sabra Lane in Wodonga.
 
The Federal Government says it will prioritise three fast rail links to regional cities: Melbourne to Shepparton, Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and Sydney to Newcastle. Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie speaks with AM's Sabra Lane in Wodonga.
 
Hundreds of people living in remote communities around the Northern Territory are waking up anxious this morning, as Tropical Cyclone Trevor heads towards their homes. The very late-season cyclone has already left communities across far north Queensland without power and now, as it moves over the Gulf of Carpentaria, it's getting stronger.…
 
Hundreds of people living in remote communities around the Northern Territory are waking up anxious this morning, as Tropical Cyclone Trevor heads towards their homes. The very late-season cyclone has already left communities across far north Queensland without power and now, as it moves over the Gulf of Carpentaria, it's getting stronger.…
 
Aid workers in Mozambique say thousands of people are still waiting to be rescued from floodwaters after a cyclone hit south-eastern Africa. With communications down, roads cut and clean water in short supply, there's concern about the days ahead.
 
Aid workers in Mozambique say thousands of people are still waiting to be rescued from floodwaters after a cyclone hit south-eastern Africa. With communications down, roads cut and clean water in short supply, there's concern about the days ahead.
 
Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime: a quadruple homicide at a furniture store in Mississippi. Madeleine Baran, host of the “In the Dark” podcast, explains how this case represents a fundamental problem with jury selection in the United States. (Transcript here.)…
 
Netflix's new documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been slammed by critics for ...
 
Google has announced it will launch a browser-based video game streaming service this year.Stadi...
 
People may feel uncomfortable discussing their urine with a doctor, but it can give an important ...
 
Peter Goodman and Michael Binyon debate Theresa May’s Brexit-extension request. Plus, Italy’s interest in China’s Belt and Road initiative, Rwanda 25 years on and did Boeing have too much power to regulate itself?
 
In this week's books podcast, Sam Leith is joined by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri. Someone whose own fiction has negotiated the cross-cultural territory of her Bengali-American identity, Jhumpa in the last few years has been negotiating a new crossing of cultures after settling in Rome with her family and starting to write fi ...…
 
With just over a week until the UK was supposed to be leaving the EU, Andrew Mueller asks (yet again) what on earth is going on.
 
The hospital gown may not seem like the worst part of a long stay at a medical facility, but some advocates are arguing it contributes to what they call "PJ paralysis," and can slow patients' recovery.
 
Conservatives tried to drown out Finance Minister Bill Morneau as he delivered his budget Tuesday, in protest of the government's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Our political panel dissects the drama and discusses what it means for the fall election.
 
In the wake of the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, there are calls for social media companies and the government to do more to tackle the way hate and extremism are spread online. We speak to three experts about the challenge, and how to tackle it
 
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
 
Life is becoming more difficult for many Russians. Along with steadily increasing prices, dissatisfaction is on the rise. The annexation of Crimea and military successes in Syria aren't enough to distract people from the declining quality of life at home. And hopes the Kremlin would finally tackle urgent domestic matters after the 2018 election ...…
 
Are EU leaders in the mood for renegotiating Brexit? We also find out why Kazakhstan’s leader resigned after 30 years, discuss China’s interest in Italy and assess plans to build a tunnel between Austria and Slovenia.
 
Beto O’Rourke launched his bid for America’s presidency. Despite his relative lack of experience, he’s already been raking in donations. We look at the source of his appeal. And palm oil is ubiquitous in many consumer goods used today, but it comes at a high environmental cost. Also, does the field of economics have a culture that is off-puttin ...…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes deep offence at remarks by Turkey's President about Anzacs, Gallipoli and coffins in the wake of the Christchurch attacks; and the Government thinks places like Darwin are ready for a new migrant influx - but try telling that to those already struggling to find work.…
 
In Canberra, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered an ultimatum over the Turkish President's remarks in the wake of the Christchurch massacre; but New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is downplaying the remarks.
 
There is a political context for the Turkish President's comments - he's not the first politician to use fear to rally support. Local elections are due on the 31st of March, and his party is behind in the polls.
 
The first victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks to be buried were a Syrian man and his teenage son - refugees who'd come to New Zealand in the hope of a more peaceful life.
 
Politicians and security experts are questioning why the response by the internet giants to the Christchurch shooting video wasn't faster, and whether more resources should be thrown at thwarting live-streamed terrorism.
 
A source of inspiration for white nationalists like the Christchurch murderer lies in the genocidal conflict that ripped the Balkans apart in the 1990s - mainly, the Serb nationalist war criminals, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic.
 
A key policy announcement came from the Morrison Government today; capping migration and tying it to what the PM likes to call a congestion busting infrastructure program.
 
Nordic reports suggest that Russia exaggerates its military capabilities, Hong Kong announces its most expensive infrastructure project to date and Finland has been ranked the happiest nation in the world – again.
 
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