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Best International News podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best International News podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
“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. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
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Worldly
Weekly
 
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
 
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The Current
Daily+
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
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, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
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Big Ideas
Daily
 
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
 
​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.
 
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.
 
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Newshour
Daily
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
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ChinaPower
Monthly+
 
This podcast dissects critical issues underpinning China’s emergence as a global power. Hosted by Bonnie S. Glaser director of the CSIS China Power Project.
 
From Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London — Europe’s premier political podcast.
 
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Six O'Clock News
Weekly+
 
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
 
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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Voice of America
Daily+
 
Voice of America is an international news and broadcast organization serving Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Balkan countries
 
Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
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Please Explain
Weekly
 
Please Explain - from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, a weekly podcast that cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Subscribe to The Age: https://subscribe.theage.com.au/ or The Herald: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ Get in touch with the team: pleaseexplain@theage.com.au or pleaseexplain@smh.com.au
 
Times of India brings the Latest News & Breaking News Headlines from India & around the World. Read Latest News Today on Sports, Business, Health & Fitness, Bollywood & Entertainment, Blogs & Opinions from leading columnists.
 
The Week Ahead In Russia podcast dissects significant developments and upcoming events in Moscow and beyond. It's hosted each Monday by Steve Gutterman, author of RFE/RL's The Week In Russia newsletter, and features a rotating panel of guests.
 
A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.
 
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The Explainer
Weekly
 
The Explainer is a new weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. What's the background? Why is this in the news? Get the facts behind the story from Ireland's biggest news website.
 
Each week Brexit Republic will assess the unfolding developments, explain the complexities, and explore where and how Brexit will have an impact.
 
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China in the World
Monthly
 
The Carnegie-Tsinghua China in the World podcast is a series of conversations between Director Paul Haenle and Chinese and international experts on China’s foreign policy, China’s international role, and China’s relations with the world, brought to you from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center located in Beijing, China.
 
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Bombshell
Monthly+
 
This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.
 
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NL Hafta
Weekly+
 
Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
 
Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a ...
 
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europareport
Monthly+
 
All the news from the European continent and beyond from an American perspective.
 
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3 Things
Daily
 
Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
 
Looking beneath the surface of Japan.Each week we hear from Japan Times journalists and guests with their fingers on the pulse of current events and trends in Japan.Hosted by Oscar Boyd.
 
An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO professional who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.
 
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RNZ: The Detail
Daily
 
The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly and Alex Ashton every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and top experts. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.
 
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Hong Kong Today
Daily
 
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
 
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Haaretz Weekly
Monthly+
 
From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Simon Spungin.
 
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The Big Story
Daily
 
An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.
 
Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
 
Young professionals in Washington, DC get together weekly to discuss underreported global issues over drinks.
 
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Daily Dose
Daily
 
A newslaundry podcast which gives you a quick summary of the important news of the day. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
 
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Round Table China
Weekly+
 
Round Table is the premiere English talk show that debates issues affecting China. The show shines with its three hosts who come from diverse backgrounds and offer bold as well as researched discussion on some of the hottest topics headlining in the Middle Kingdom. Everything from economic regulation to social issues, cultural differences to gender differences, the RT team has you covered with comprehensive information and addicting charisma.
 
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Monthly+
 
What in God’s name is happening in Spain? Simon Hunter, editor of the English Edition of Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS, tries to explain it all to his beloved English-speaking audience.
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
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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Renegade Report
Weekly
 
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
 
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The +972 Podcast
Monthly
 
Dive past the headlines in Israel-Palestine to explore the issues and stories other outlets tend to ignore with +972 Magazine writers and local activists, politicians, and experts. +972 Magazine is owned and operated by a group of Israeli and Palestinian journalists, providing fresh, in-depth reporting and analysis directly from the ground in Israel-Palestine. The magazine is committed to human rights, democracy, and freedom of information, and actively opposes the Israeli occupation.
 
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Explaining Brazil
Weekly
 
You’ve grown accustomed to reading The Brazilian Report‘s content online. Now, we’re bringing you our latest project: Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast. We will talk about the most pressing issues in Brazil, ranging from politics, to economics, to social issues.
 
A weekly discussion about China's engagement across Africa hosted by journalist Eric Olander in Shanghai and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
 
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Iran freed US student Xiyue Wang; America released Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani. Also: Oceans running out of oxygen, and the ID photo that sparked an antisemitism debate in Sweden.By BBC World Service
 
The United States and Iran have carried out a rare prisoner swap, in spite of heightened tensions between them. Also in the programme: Scientists have warned that climate change and pollution are driving oxygen out of the oceans and Iraq has seen one of the worst flare-ups in weeks of anti-government protests.(Photo:Xiyue Wang with his wife and ...…
 
The online discussion forum Reddit has suggested that leaked documents used by Jeremy Corbyn in the election campaign could be linked to Russia.By BBC Radio 4
 
In this episode of Daily Dose, Snigdha brings you the latest updates from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, New Delhi, and Spain.By Newslaundry.com
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.By BBC World Service
 
In this episode, the usual Hafta gang of Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, Anand Vardhan and Madhu Trehan is joined by Alok Prasanna Kumar, a senior resident fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The podcast begins with the panellists airing their views on the Ayodhya verdict and the Sabarimala issue. While discussing the Supr ...…
 
Ongoing demonstrations in Iraq, which began in early October, are significant because of protesters’ persistence – despite heavy-handed and sometimes deadly responses from authorities – and the youth of some of those taking to the streets. Andrew Mueller is joined by Pesha Magid, Abbas Kadhim and Renad Mansour to ask whether, this time, things ...…
 
The alliance decided to focus on China - and to answer criticism from the US president. But he had worries of his own at home. Also in this edition: the prime minister of Malta says he'll resign because of the scandal over the murder of a journalist; China ramps up facial recognition; and a final look at the UK general election campaign.(Pictur ...…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.By VOA
 
Donald Trump says the Saudi king has expressed condolences. Also: how to translate foreign languages in one-and-a-half seconds, and the child who invited school mates to his adoption.By BBC World Service
 
Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was described as a “one-woman WikiLeaks.” For years, she’d been reporting on government corruption in Malta, and towards the end of her life, her work took her to the heart of power. And then, on October 16, 2017, she was murdered in a car bomb explosion. For two years, her family heard nothing. B ...…
 
One woman's personal but epic struggle in Venezuela says a lot about poverty there. She sifts through trash and even moved to the capital where the pickings might offer more than even poorer areas.By NPR
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.By BBC World Service
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.By BBC World Service
 
There's no sign of a big deal soon in the US-China trade war, the US Congress has not yet passed the USMCA, and the World Trade Organization’s appeals panel is in peril. But the US jobs market is booming, with 266,000 jobs added in November. The University of Chicago’s Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under P ...…
 
A man's been convicted of a series of abductions and sex attacks -- which he committed while he should have been in prisonBy BBC Radio 4
 
Dublin is set to gain a new tourist attraction in the coming years, but it's one that caught many people by surprise.A white-water rafting facility was given the green light by councillors this week. It's expected to cost in the region of €22 million and take 18 months to complete.The location earmarked for the project is George's Dock in the c ...…
 
German Chancellor makes her first trip while in office to Auschwitz death-camp in Poland. She says Germany has an unending responsibility to remember the Nazis' war crimes. Also, Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young woman, and how a British woman was revived after a six-hour cardiac arrest.…
 
The four men were accused of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week. Police say the suspects were taken back to the scene of the crime in order to reconstruct the incident, but were shot when they tried to steal the officers' guns and escape.Also in the programme: An interview with the deputy leader of Lebanese Shia Muslim ...…
 
The four men were accused of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week. Police say the suspects were taken back to the scene of the crime in order to reconstruct the incident, but were shot when they tried to steal the officers' guns and escape.Also in the programme: An interview with the deputy leader of Lebanese Shia Muslim ...…
 
In this episode of Daily Dose, Snigdha brings you stories from Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Australia.By Newslaundry.com
 
This week we discuss the antics that happened inside Spanish Congress when newly elected lawmakers were sworn into their roles, and talk about the first “narco-submarine” caught in European waters off the coast of Galicia
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
 
What does a new HM Treasury document marked 'Sensitive' say about the impact of the Withdrawal Agreement on Northern Ireland? Why is Boris Johnson avoiding Andrew Neil? And what's that new tune? Count Binface hits the synth. RTÉ London Correspondent and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin on backing vocals.…
 
As we do every year, today Canada will mourn the victims and survivors of a misogynist terror attack in Montreal in 1989. And we will try to talk about what’s changed, and what hasn’t and what we might be able to do about that. And that’s important—but maybe we also need a better way to talk about the problem. What if we called these acts terro ...…
 
France is paralysed by pension strikes; is this the straw that breaks Macron’s back? Plus: US-North Korea diplomacy breaks down again, Alitalia is on its last legs, Design Miami and the oldest Christmas card.By Monocle 24
 
Takshashila researchers Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti and Shibani Mehta unpack our latest research: a report to India's Parliament about China's rise. This is part 1 of 2, exploring the sources of China's power and global influence and how they have grown over the decades. Check out the full report here: An Indian Approach to Navigate Ch ...…
 
A survivor of the École Polytechnique massacre on why it matters to call the attack "antifemnist"; former deputy prime minister John Manley makes the case for a prisoner swap with China; research finds it may be possible to alter memories of heartbreak so they hurt less; Sudanese activist Fadia Khalaf on the country’s repeal of laws restricting ...…
 
Peter Fritsch and Glenn Simpson investigated alleged links between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and commissioned the Steele Dossier. They say in 2020, democracy itself is at risk.
 
A new podcast about Dolly Parton describes her world as a place where church ladies, lesbians, drag queens and cowboys all come together — but why does her music mean so much to so many? Host and creator Jad Abumrad explains the unifying force of Dolly Parton's America.
 
Survivor Nathalie Provost didn't see herself as feminist at the time of the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago, and received criticism for saying as much to the attacker at École Polytechnique. But she welcomes a new memorial sign that recognizes the killings as anti feminist.
 
What are the challenges in the second-hand mobile phone market? / World’s top students found in parts of China / RT happy place
 
On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 granting exemption to a large part of the North East region. In the first segment, Deeptiman Tiwary, explains the reasons for this change and whether the bill will face criticism to the extent that it did last time it tried to pass. Next, Udit Misra talks about the r ...…
 
News coverage and social media commentary about the recent deal signed between the Ghanian government and the Chinese state-owned construction conglomerate Sinohydro is almost universally negative. According to deal, Ghana would exchange 5% of its bauxite reserves for $2 billion of infrastructure. But critics in Ghana and internationally conten ...…
 
There was some pretty awkward tension at the NATO summit over the weekend, stemming from a hot-mic video that has surfaced of a conversation between Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which they seem to be ridiculing Donald Trump. The video, and Trump's response (calling Trudeau two-fa ...…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.By VOA
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power. Also: The World Health Organisation says the cases of measles are rising at dangerous levels, and six rowers are planning to make a trip from Cape Horn in South America to Antarctica.…
 
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Daily life in France has been severely disrupted by a nationwide protest against the government's plan to rationalize the country's pension system.By NPR
 
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