Best Foreign Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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​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.
 
Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what's happening, why, and why it matters.
 
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Films — Affairs
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Our global network of film-makers delivers reports on the stories, ideas, cities and politicians shaping the world.
 
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.
 
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders ...
 
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CFR On the Record
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A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Listen to world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
 
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay, examines the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump.
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
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The UI Podcast
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The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutet - UI) is an independent platform for research, analysis and information on international relations and foreign policy.The Institute's mission is to inform and enrich the public debate by promoting interest in and knowledge of international relations and foreign policy. This mission is pursued through our research, seminars, Utrikesmagasinet (UI's online forum for analysis and opinion) and by presence in the media.Pod ...
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, talks with some of the world's foremost thinkers, writers, and diplomats in this interview series. New episodes released weekly.
 
Discussing the most pressing and complex international security issues of today with scholars from Georgetown University's Security Studies Program (SSP) of the Walsh School of Foreign Service. As part of the oldest and most respected master’s degree program in international affairs, SSP is dedicated to fostering a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st Ce ...
 
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America Abroad
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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
 
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Europe to Date
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The podcast bringing you European affairs through the eyes of two foreign journalists. Join University of Melbourne lecturer Clare Richardson and DW News presenter Rebecca Ritters as they explore the biggest issues facing the continent.
 
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FT World Weekly
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Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
 
ADVENTURES IN RURAL JOURNALISM follows award-winning writer Martin Hesp as he meets and interviews the fascinating people who will appear in his newspaper features. Food and drink from the countryside, rural affairs, rural rambles, foreign travels… Martin says: “If it isn’t interesting, different or unique it won’t appear in print - or in the podcast.”
 
A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
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The World Today
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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.
 
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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.
 
Rank and File Worker and Trade Union Show, covering current affairs, progressive issues and news and events from the labour movement. Includes "The Week That Was" with Kevin Healy.
 
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Pod Save the World
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“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the scenes into White House Situation Room meetings and secret negotiations through a series of conversations with people who were there.
 
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The Global Cable
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Welcome to the Global Cable, a brand new podcast at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. In it, we discuss the world's most pressing challenges and the people who work on them! You should listen to this show if you: - Find foreign affairs and international politics interesting. - Want great career advice from experts. - Want to sound smart at your next dinner party.
 
صفحه اصلی شبکه تلویزیونی من و توManoto is an energizing, cutting edge channel, breaking all boundaries of Persian speaking television.It entertains, informs and intellectually stimulates its' viewers through a plethora of current, high standard and original shows. It has revolutionised the art and the technology of televised programming by providing Persian speaking viewers with fresh, original material ranging from documentaries and foreign affairs to talent shows and comedy sketches.
 
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CFR Campus
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CFR Campus connects educators and students of all ages to CFR's award-winning publications, innovative digital learning products, and acclaimed events featuring foreign policy experts for teaching and learning about international affairs.
 
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Tankesmien Agenda
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Agenda is a think tank focused on Norwegian domestic politics and international affairs. Our research focuses particularly on five topics: Labor economics, public welfare, immigration and integration, climate change and energy, as well as foreign policy. Most recordings are in Norwegian.
 
Senior Anchor, Analyst & Executive ProducerChannel 24 - independant NewsCurrent Affairs ChannelHost 3-weekly shows Nasim Zehra @8 Friday to Sunday 8:05 PM Channel 24, covering current issues ranging from politics,foreign policy to development & economic issues. Also as Executive Produceroversee the conceptualization and production of the show.Also appear as Senior Analyst on Channel24.
 
The Perth USAsia Centre is a non-partisan, not-for-profit institution that promotes stronger relationships between Australia, the Indo-Pacific and the USA by contributing to strategic thinking, policy development and enhanced networks between government, the private sector and academia.
 
Journalists, policymakers, diplomats and academics discuss global news beyond the headlines.
 
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Deep State Radio
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Twice a week, this podcast will take you on a smart, direct, sometimes scary, sometimes profane, sometimes hilarious tour of the inner workings of American power and of the impact of our leaders and their policies on our standing in the world. Hosted by noted author and commentator David Rothkopf and featuring regulars Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School, Kori Schake of Stanford University and David Sanger of the New York Times, the program will be the lively, smart dinner table conversatio ...
 
National and international news and current affairs updated at midday each weekday.
 
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. The institute is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world for all. This feed provides our latest podcast content
 
Young professionals in Washington, DC get together weekly to discuss underreported global issues over drinks.
 
Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.
 
This collection of programs from the University of California faculty and guests illuminates the crosscurrents in America that led to the election of Donald Trump and the ensuing impact on healthcare, immigration, foreign policy, human rights, journalism, Congress, the courts and other institutions in civic life.
 
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Reform This!
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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is a former US Navy Lieutenant Commander, a conservative, a patriot, a physician, and an American Muslim. A frequent television commentator on Blaze TV, Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC, he is also a co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement. In this first of its kind podcast, Dr Jasser holds no punches as he breaches the many fault lines of the day between the West and Islamic communities. Weekly, Zuhdi covers the timely and most controversial issues on homeland security, nat ...
 
The Chris Markowski Show talks about all the topics that affect our economy, foreign matters and matters here at home.
 
Young professionals in Washington, DC get together weekly to discuss underreported global issues over drinks.
 
The International Power Hour is an international affairs program from Indiana University Southeast’s Horizon Radio. The show is co-hosted by professors of political science and international studies, Drs. Jean Abshire and Cliff Staten. Listen each week for an informative discussion about timely issues of global importance.
 
Newsnet.scot's regular podcast is a popular feature of Scottish political debate. reflecting the views of the pro-independence audience, but also tackling UK and international issues. Chaired by former broadcaster Derek Bateman and guests, it aims to encourage discussion of politics without the confrontational tone favoured by today political programmes.
 
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RNZ: Outspoken
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A series of half-hour current affairs programmes, featuring RNZ's most experienced correspondents.
 
The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.
 
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LSE IDEAS | Video
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A collection of lectures and exclusive video interviews from LSE IDEAS, the centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and strategy.
 
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The Fifth Estate
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The Fifth Estate responds to the most important stories of the day and reignites those that have fallen off the front pages.
 
Richard Drumm is a lifelong Bond fan. Jonathan Victory is not. Together they will watch and discuss each James Bond film. Join them on this journey from the socially regressive lows to the sassy Dench highs, from the sexy to the sexist, as one fanboy shows a fresh-eyed friend the adventures of 007 for the first time, finding filmmaking follies, famous fights with formidable villains, fiery flirtations with femme fatales, frivolous quips and balls hit with whips and maybe, along the way, they ...
 
This podcast aims at exploring ideas in the fields of contemporary global trends and diplomacy, as well as explaining and teaching international relations and public diplomacy.
 
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Donald Trump’s America has so alienated our traditional allies that when Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump went to the Munich Security Conference this past week, they were humiliated on more than one occasion by a clearly hostile crowd. But our problem is not just that America is rejecting principles on which it has built its security for decades. Ou ...…
 
Donald Trump’s America has so alienated our traditional allies that when Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump went to the Munich Security Conference this past week, they were humiliated on more than one occasion by a clearly hostile crowd. But our problem is not just that America is rejecting principles on which it has built its security for decades. Ou ...…
 
About five years ago, Qantas was reeling from a 2.8 billion dollar loss which took the airline to the brink of possible collapse. Qantas is now back flying high – though its first half profit announced this morning has lost altitude, coming in 16 per cent lower at 498 million dollars.
 
The Federal Government has legal advice suggesting a major flaw in the medevac bill. Asylum seekers who are brought to Australia for medical treatment may not be sent back to Nauru or Manus Island according to the Attorney-General.
 
The Royal Commission into aged care has heard workers in the sector are frightened to report elder abuse for fear of reprisal. The Health Services Union has told the inquiry the aged care sector has to have minimum staffing levels and there should be more recognition of how challenging the work can be.…
 
Australia's largest coal miner, Glencore, has announced it will cap its global coal output in response to shareholder pressure.
 
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan says "hundreds" of new coal-fired power stations are being built in the Asia-Pacific region, with Glencore set to increase exports.
 
A growing number of companies are taking a stance to put ethics ahead of profits. They say environmentally conscious consumers are driving the change, wanting to know more about the product they are buying and the story behind it.
 
The Federal Government claims that it has new legal advice which points to a loophole in the recently passed Medevac law; a growing number of companies are taking a stance to put environmental ethics ahead of profits; and new research has found that more children and adolescents are self-harming and starting from a younger age.…
 
In our news wrap Wednesday, various news organizations report that the special counsel’s office may be ready to present its findings in the Russia investigation. A report would go first to Attorney General William Barr, who would submit a summary to Congress. Democrats want the report made public. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin war ...…
 
On Thursday, Pope Francis opens a historic four-day summit on clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church, following a year of explosive allegations from Catholic dioceses around the world. Although the pope has vowed not to tolerate misconduct or its concealment moving forward, critics say he isn’t doing enough -- and that his legacy is at risk. ...…
 
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to limit civil forfeiture laws allowing law enforcement to seize property from those suspected of committing a crime. In the unanimous decision, the high court sided with a low-level drug offender who argued that the seizure of his $42,000 Land Rover by law enforcement was an excessive fine. Amna Nawaz talks to ...…
 
Health care continues to be a major issue on Americans' minds, and as Democratic presidential candidates launch their campaigns, it's also a policy priority for them. Lisa Desjardins reports on the contenders' various proposals and talks to Dylan Scott of Vox about terminology and branding, political calculations and how Americans view an expan ...…
 
In Paradise, California, thousands of residents are trying to cope with disruption and displacement resulting from November's devastating Camp Fire. Children attend school in a repurposed hardware store, where counselors try to help them manage their trauma. Meanwhile, amidst millions of tons of toxic debris, finding safe and stable housing is ...…
 
Sharon Bottoms, who died recently at age 48, made headlines in the 1990s when she lost custody of her son to her mother, who argued that Bottoms' homosexuality made her an unfit parent. Judy Woodruff talks to Donald Butler, the attorney who represented Bottoms during her failed legal challenge, and Lambda Legal's Sharon McGowan about how Bottom ...…
 
A major Andy Warhol retrospective exhibit, the first organized by an American museum in decades, is on display at New York's Whitney Museum. Titled “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again,” the show contains over 350 works. As Jeffrey Brown reports, it explores tensions between conformity and innovation, celebrity and privacy, and examines how ...…
 
As I am recording this, the United States is deep into negotiations with the Taliban over some sort of political arrangement that would enable the Taliban's entrance into Afghan politics while the US drew down its troop levels. The specifics of these negotiations are opaque--not much is known about what is on the table. What we do know is that ...…
 
How did Australia’s infamous asylum-seeker policies begin? Ben Rylan explains how the Tampa Affair in 2001 radically shifted the nation’s politics.
 
Can Europe’s Nato members rely on the might of the US military? Plus: Russia’s relationship with Belarus, the resignations of senior members of the UK's Conservative Party and the world’s greatest railway journeys.
 
Clement speaks to Fashion Designer and Entrepeneur David Tlale about the passing of German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld.
 
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok says the French embassy in Malaysia is coordinating a programme involving the Institute of Higher Studies for Science and Technology in France on understanding the palm oil industry, the results of which will be tabled in the French National Assembly. We discuss with Yu Leng the dialogues that Malaysia wil ...…
 
Dr Mustafa clarifies the mood, tone and possible resolution, of the freshly begin talks Malaysia and Singapore are conducting, where territorial disputes, air rights and water purchase are concerned.
 
Guests Mike Schussler | Chief Economist at Economists.co.za Lebohang Pheko | Senior Research Fellow And Political Economist at Trade Collective Mike Shingange | First Deputy President at COSATU
 
First, Ben Rhodes calls in from Europe to talk about the Munich Security Summit, Steve Bannon running around Europe, and Trump selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia. Then, former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon joins Tommy for a ranging discussion of how he got the job, best and worst days, relations with China, Russia, Trump's sec ...…
 
A major nursing home operator takes the stand at the Aged Care Royal Commission, admitting their facilities are on the nose; An Islamic State bride is being stripped of her UK citizenship after begging to come back with her new-born; and the Australian Education Union wants the student banking scheme "Dollarmites" kept out of schools.…
 
The minimum price that dairy farmers are paid for their milk could be set by government if Labor is elected at this year's federal election.
 
Aged care providers have come under the microscope at the Royal Commission in Adelaide today. One has told the inquiry that assessors who visit the facilities are too 'aggressive' and there to 'catch out' providers.
 
The UK Home Office has said it will revoke the citizenship of Shamima Begum, a schoolgirl who left London four years ago to marry an Islamic State fighter.
 
Rodger Shanahan is a research fellow with the Lowy Institute and joins PM to chat about how many IS fighters are left and what their defeat will mean.
 
Two-thirds of schools currently participate in the Commonwealth Bank's school banking rewards program. The Australian Education Union wants the Federal Government to ban the big banks from operating in schools.
 
Firefighters at the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife service are calling for more specialised local staff to fight remote fires.
 
In America today we face the shocking reality that there are traitors at the highest level of our government selling out our country. What makes this more shocking is that depending on which party you are in, you see a different group of traitors. Incivility is so five years ago. We’re at the point where the goal is to send your opponents to ja ...…
 
In America today we face the shocking reality that there are traitors at the highest level of our government selling out our country. What makes this more shocking is that depending on which party you are in, you see a different group of traitors. Incivility is so five years ago. We’re at the point where the goal is to send your opponents to ja ...…
 
What exactly are franking credits and why are they such a big deal for this federal election? Labor unveils its plan to boost our education system
 
The acting Defence Chief David Johnston has told Senate Estimates that ISIS's final Syrian stronghold could be defeated within days, and Australia's training mission in Iraq may soon be scaled down.
 
With household budgets tightening, Woolworths chief executive delivers a $979 million half year profit while noting "subdued consumer demand" as consumers move from champagne to sparkling wine.
 
Franking credits have made a reappearance in Parliament as Labor seeks to reverse a tax refund scheme first brought in under the Liberals in 2001.
 
Franking credits have made a reappearance in Parliament as Labor seeks to reverse a tax refund scheme first brought in under the Liberals in 2001.
 
To work through this politically heated issue, The World Today spoke to Emma Dawson, Executive Director of the think tank Per Capita; and John Maroney, CEO of the Self Managed Super Fund Association.
 
Labor's education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek today pledging bursaries of up to $40,000 per person to encourage high achievers from other professions to make the switch to teaching, but those already in the job say money can't fix everything.
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump attacked the 16 states that have so far challenged his national emergency declaration in federal court. The president predicted he would win the legal battle and referred to the filing states as representing “the Radical Left.” Also, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), age 77, will again seek the Democratic Pa ...…
 
Election Day occurred more than three months ago, but North Carolina's 9th Congressional District has still not certified a winner, as state officials try to determine whether an operative of Republican candidate Mark Harris' campaign handled ballots illegally. Harris received only 905 more votes than Democrat Dan McCready in unofficial results ...…
 
For more than 70 years, global security has been underwritten by the alliance between the U.S. and its European partners, but those bonds have frayed since President Trump took office. The tension was on display recently at the annual Munich Security Conference. Nick Schifrin talks to Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., about rh ...…
 
Numerous Democrats have already announced or hinted at their candidacy in the 2020 presidential election. For many of them, tax policy, and specifically, increasing how much the very wealthy pay, is a platform priority. Lisa Desjardins reports on their proposals and talks to the Washington Post's Philip Bump about why taxes are in the spotlight ...…
 
The Catholic Church has taken the most severe measure yet to respond to sexual abuse, and its concealment. Pope Francis defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who becomes the first cardinal thrown out of the church for sexual abuse. William Brangham talks to journalist John Allen of Crux about whether this marks a new chapter in the chur ...…
 
Some of the nation's top teachers recently gathered in El Paso, Texas, to speak out against the government’s practice of detaining children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Dismissing the notion that they shouldn't get involved in political advocacy, teachers said they see some U.S. policy and procedures as "abusive." Special correspondent Kav ...…
 
Michael Gerson is a political columnist for the Washington Post and a regular contributor to the NewsHour. But this past weekend, he delivered a sermon at the Washington National Cathedral that focused on a more personal topic: his battle with depression. Gerson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his experience with the "chronic insidious disease" ...…
 
Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday at age 85, was a fashion legend synonymous with luxury. The German-born designer was particularly admired for reinventing the classic fashion house Chanel in an era when critics believed it had grown stale. Jeffrey Brown has this look back at Lagerfeld’s long and influential career.…
 
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