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We work to free hostages and the unjustly detained worldwide. Together with their families, we share their stories and let you know how you can help. Host, Daren Nair has been campaigning with many of these families for years and will introduce you to some of the most courageous and resilient people among us, people who have never given up hope, people who will never stop working to reunite their families.
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The Political Scene | The New Yorker

WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

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Join The New Yorker’s writers and editors for reporting, insight, and analysis of the most pressing political issues of our time. On Mondays, David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, presents conversations and feature stories about current events. On Wednesdays, the senior editor Tyler Foggatt goes deep on a consequential political story via far-reaching interviews with staff writers and outside experts. And, on Fridays, the staff writers Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos disc ...
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544 Days

Gimlet / Crooked Media / A24

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For 544 days, Jason Rezaian was held hostage in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Interrogated. Sealed off from the outside world. He was accused of being an American spy, though his formal title was Washington Post Tehran Correspondent. This is a story about government and family and journalism, and what it took to free an innocent man… all while navigating the high-stakes world of nuclear diplomacy. 544 Days is a Spotify Original podcast, produced by Gimlet, Crooked Media and A24.
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The world is on fire. There's a coup. A former president is being indicted. Inflation is through the roof, and AI is taking our jobs. What does it all mean? Each week, Matt Bevan explains the biggest story in world news while hiding in his basement from assassins and authoritarian regimes.
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Curiouscast and Global News present the “Rising” series: Season 1 - In this series, Host Jeff Semple, the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News, talks to Russian Trolls, looks at Cyberwarfare and Hacking, KGB agents, and The Putin Generation. Jeff is on the ground gathering stories to form pieces of a puzzle, to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the mystery behind Putin’s Russia. Season 2 - Hosted by Global News Senior Correspondent Jeff Semple, this ten episode season investigates alleg ...
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Deep Dish on Global Affairs

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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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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The controversy over IVF injects a new political debate in the 2024 campaign. What President Biden is saying and what Donald Trump is not. Also today, the Biden administration is set to punish Vladimir Putin for the death of Alexey Navalny with a new sanctions package, including ones directly targeting the Russian president. And, the US touches dow…
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Since Joe Biden’s earliest days in the Oval Office, some House Republicans have sought to remove the President and his Cabinet members from office. Last week, the Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, was impeached—on a second attempt—by a slight margin, in regard to the Biden Administration’s handling of the U.S.-Mexico border crisis. M…
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President Biden is now considering new executive action that would restrict the ability to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border. Meanwhile, the Kremlin is now responding to the president's comments to describe Vladimir Putin, language that's too colorful for morning TV. And: China plans to send more pandas to the US this year, a small move that coul…
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Representative Matt Gaetz is one of the most outspoken critics of the status quo in Washington, which he demonstrated most recently by playing a key role in removing fellow-Republican Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. How was Gaetz able to pull off such a feat given his deep unpopularity in Congress, and the fact that he’s under a House Ethic…
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There's been a major new twist in the Hunter Biden saga: The former FBI informant accused of lying about the Bidens now says that information came from Russian intelligence. Donald Trump addresses Alexey Navalny's death on camera for the first time ... and makes it about himself. Nikki Haley makes a defiant new vow to go the distance in the primary…
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Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a revolutionary leader with a revolutionary idea. In just 10 years as Supreme Leader, Iran became a global pariah; virtually friendless in the international community. Yet when he died, millions of Iranians hysterically grieved his death. In today's episode, how Ayatollah Khomeini changed the course of Middle Eastern…
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Alexei Navalny's widow accuses Russia of a cover-up, insisting her husband was poisoned. Donald Trump refuses to condemn Navalny's death, instead sharing a video of a Putin ally declaring that Trump should be president again. The United States offers a UN resolution calling for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, a clear warning to Israel to rethink its…
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Jon Lovett had been deep inside politics, as a speechwriter in the Obama Administration, before he joined his colleagues Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau to launch Crooked Media, a liberal answer to the burgeoning ecosystem of right-wing news platforms. “There was too much media that treated people like cynical observers,” Lovett tells David Remnick, “…
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Donald Trump is waiting for three different rulings in three different courtrooms. We break down what you can expect today. Plus, the Republicans' impeachment inquiry takes a hit as the special counsel charges a former FBI informant with lying about President Biden's and his son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine. And, in Kansas City it was a "p…
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Nine children are among the 21 people shot - one fatally - after yesterday's Super Bowl parade in Kansas City. Israeli special forces raid one of the last working hospitals in Gaza. It's a big legal day for Donald Trump in both the Stormy Daniels hush money case and the Georgia election subversion case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podca…
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The Biden campaign has come out in full force against a special-counsel report that refers to the President as an “elderly man with a poor memory.” But, as the staff writer Andrew Marantz points out, this “October-surprise-level political stumbling block” may require a more substantial response if Democrats hope to recapture the White House in Nove…
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Republicans' slim majority in the House just got a little bit thinner after Tom Suozzi won the seat left open by ousted New York congressman George Santos. Republicans didn't lose control of the house, but the latest vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - 114-113 - proved just how big of a loss this race was for the GOP. W…
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In 1974, the Shah of Iran was diagnosed with cancer. It led to a Shakespearean tragedy that brought about the end of the Iranian monarchy and shaped the Middle East conflict we're seeing today. As open warfare between the US and Iran becomes more and more likely by the day, it's worth remembering that it all started with something tiny — a small lu…
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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again Super Bowl champions as they beat the San Francisco 49ers in overtime. The Israeli military says its forces rescued two hostages in southern Gaza after 128 days of captivity. Two people were injured Sunday when a woman shot up a church. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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The Washington Roundtable: The special counsel investigating President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, Robert Hur, released a report Thursday that describes the President as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” Biden will not face charges for “willfully” retaining classified documents, but the report has reignited concern…
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President Biden defiant after a special counsel report questioned his memory and mental acuity the president insisting his mind is fine and he is still the most qualified person in America to be president but did that news conference backfire? The president sharpening his criticism of Israel, calling the conduct in Gaza over the top. And the Suprem…
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Historic oral arguments begin today at the Supreme Court. The big question before the justices: Can Colorado keep the Donald Trump off the ballot for his role in the January 6th capitol riot? Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes the latest Hamas proposal for a ceasefire and hostage release "delusional." Now the US and othe…
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This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has the potential to remove Donald Trump from the ballot in Colorado, and possibly across the country. At issue is the Fourteenth Amendment provision that prohibits the leader of an insurrection from holding office, and whether the clause can be applied to Trump’s role in the Janu…
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A federal appeals court unanimously rules Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution-alleged crimes during his presidency. The House attempt to impeach Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas fails. Mitch Mcconnell admits defeat on that bipartisan border deal. Hamas proposes 135-day plan that includes Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and release of…
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The Red Sea is the most trafficked trade route in the world, and now the US Navy and a group of militant Houthi rebels are going to war over it. The Houthis are attacking ships it says are linked to Israel and its allies; America is desperately trying to stop them. I mean, America might not get directly involved in the Israel-Gaza conflict, but you…
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Congress is preparing to vote on a Republican resolution to impeach the homeland security secretary for failing to secure the border. A bipartisan bill to secure the border may be doomed in the Senate because of relentless attacks from some Republicans and Donald Trump. Prince Harry is on his way to the UK to see his ailing father, who's pulling ba…
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First: Southern California is being battered by a very strong and dangerous atmospheric river. Some areas could see several months of rain fall over just the next couple of day. We take you there live. Plus: Senate leaders revealed their bipartisan border bill. So why is the House speaker saying it's "dead on arrival" before reading it? And: Respon…
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The Washington Roundtable: Prospects for the passage of a long-negotiated aid package that includes funding for Ukraine and Israel, and policy changes for the U.S. southern border, rapidly shrank this week, after the deal met resistance from House Republicans and former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, President Biden’s approval rating on immigra…
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CNN’s brand-new polling pits Haley and Trump against Biden in hypothetical November match-ups. What those numbers reveal about the state of the race, and how Americans feel about the economy, Immigration and the Israel-Hamas war. Plus, a CNN exclusive from Ukraine’s embattled Army Chief - how he says his forces must adapt to less military aid from …
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