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Best International News podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best International News podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
With so much going on in the world, it’s difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest global developments/news, but this collection of international news podcasts will bring the stories to you. Covering everything from foreign affairs, global policies, international business news, international trade news, politics, economies, culture, commentary, discussions and analysis, these podcasts will certainly heighten your knowledge about noteworthy events in recent history.
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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.
 
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Pod Save the World
Weekly
 
“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.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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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7am
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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.
 
​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.
 
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
 
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.
 
From Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London — Europe’s premier political podcast.
 
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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Six O'Clock News
Weekly+
 
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
 
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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
 
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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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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
 
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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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All Things Policy
Daily
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
The New European Brexit Podcast is not aligned with old political divisions but with an enthusiasm and love for Europe; an award-winning Pro-Remain, anti-Brexit publication that gives voice to the values of the 48%
 
Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.Broadcast ScheduleSun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMTMon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMTContact UsE-mailvoanews@voanews.comPostal MailVoice of America330 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20237USA
 
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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.
 
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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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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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 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.
 
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¿Qué?
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.
 
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Talk Eastern Europe
Monthly
 
Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
 
Journalists, policymakers, diplomats and scholars discuss under-reported news, trends and topics from around the world. Named by The Guardian as “One of 27 Podcasts to Make You Smarter” Global Dispatches is podcast about foreign policy and world affairs.
 
Young professionals in Washington, DC get together weekly to discuss underreported global issues over drinks.
 
The World This Weekend is a dynamic half-hour program that showcases first-rate journalism on the news of the day from Canada and around the world. We tell stories you won't hear anywhere else that connect you with remote places and people.
 
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Hong Kong Today
Daily
 
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
 
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Twenty five years ago, the city of Cairo, Egypt hosted a UN-backed gathering of international development professionals from nearly every country on the earth. That 1994 meeting was called the International Conference on Population and Development, or the ICPD, and it became one of the most significant global development gatherings of the last ...…
 
On Saturday, the Supreme Court had ruled that the entire Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site will be transferred to a trust constituted by the Centre for the construction of a Ram temple. Maulshree Seth, who reports on political and social issues in Uttar Pradesh, joins us to talk about a war of words that started on Monday in Ayodhya on the natu ...…
 
How will climate change transform societies and economies? What solutions do we have ready right now? Australian climate change scholar Prof Tim Flannery joins Manoj Kewalramani and Sankalp Gurjar in today’s episode to explain. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or i ...…
 
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
 
The State of Jammu & Kashmir as we know it has changed permanently in 2019. With the end of J&K's special status and the restructuring of the state into two union territories under greater control of New Delhi, there have been many discussions on history, politics, law and order, human rights issues and more on Kashmir. On Episode 118 of The Pr ...…
 
Over the weekend, in one of his signature Coach’s Corner rants, Don Cherry seemed to single out immigrants for not wearing poppies, referring to them as “you people.” On Monday he was fired from his long-standing Hockey Night in Canada segment by Sportsnet, and continued to defend his comments today, but says he would have “used different words ...…
 
Attempts to choose an interim leader to replace Evo Morales are thrown into confusion. Also: The Zimbabwean dollar makes a come back, and how cocaine washed up on French beaches has the police baffled.By BBC World Service
 
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on President Trump's move to end protections for migrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.The Obama-era program, known as DACA, currently blocks some 660,000 people from deportation. National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and Bipartisan Policy Center's Theresa Cardinal Brown join Amna Nawaz to di ...…
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales went into exile in Mexico, after first appealing for peace in Bolivia and expressing gratitude to the Mexican president for protecting him. Also, protesters in Hong Kong blocked traffic and battled police in a series of confrontations. They were met by tear gas and rubber bullets, ...…
 
The House impeachment inquiry will go public Wednesday, with its first open-door hearing on Capitol Hill. Members of the House Intelligence Committee, both Democrats and Republicans, will have opportunities to question two key witnesses in the ongoing investigation around President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruf ...…
 
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied an attempt by Remington Arms to block a lawsuit filed by families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, who argue the maker of the AR-15-style rifle should be held liable for its marketing of the military-style weapons. Robert Spitzer, author of "Guns Across America," joins William Brangham to disc ...…
 
The impeachment inquiry has moved quickly, with more than a dozen witnesses, nearly 2700 pages of testimony and, now, public hearings. But how did we get here? Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor take a look back at key events in the Ukraine saga and the previously obscure U.S. officials who will play important roles in the upcoming hearings.…
 
Attacks and reprisals between Israel and its enemies occur regularly, now and then exploding into all-out war. In particular, Israeli security is threatened by militant groups like Hamas in the south and Lebanon's Hezbollah to the north. Ryan Chilcote reports from two Israeli border communities about how families there are seeking a normal life ...…
 
Media companies are spending billions to try to lock in Americans' entertainment dollars, and on Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company took its efforts to the next level with the launch of Disney+. But with such a broad assortment of streaming services available, how can consumers decide on the best entertainment options for them? NPR television cri ...…
 
After weeks of its worst unrest in decades, Bolivia's embattled president fled the country for asylum in Mexico. All designated successors also quit and Congress now must decide on the next leader.By NPR
 
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Rocket fire is exchanged after Israel's killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander. Violence escalated after Israel killed militant commander Baha Abu al-Ata. Four more Palestinians were also killed.Also in the programme: Spain's Socialists agree to work with the hard-left Unidas Podemos party in an attempt to form a coalition government; form ...…
 
Rocket fire is exchanged after Israel's killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander. Violence escalated after Israel killed militant commander Baha Abu al-Ata. Four more Palestinians were also killed.Also in the programme: Spain's Socialists agree to work with the hard-left Unidas Podemos party in an attempt to form a coalition government; form ...…
 
Opposition leaders have criticised the government's response to severe flooding in the East Midlands and northern England.By BBC Radio 4
 
Hong Kong's Senior Superintendent of Police Public relations, Kong Wing-cheung said the city's rule of law is at 'the brink of total collapse' as protests hit the central financial district and two universities on Tuesday. International Edition’s Steve Miller speaks with reporter Stephen Boitano in Hong Kong.Plus, members of the U.S. House of R ...…
 
New work from the Productivity Commission shows the federal government spends twice as much on income support for people affected by mental illness as it does on treatment. Rick Morton on the human realities of living in poverty while being mentally unwell. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Mental he ...…
 
Apple removed an app that had been used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Turns out that has broad implications for democracy globally. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week. Learn more about your ...…
 
Apple removed an app that had been used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Turns out that has broad implications for democracy globally. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week. Learn more about your ...…
 
The Vox party in Spain has become the thirst largest political party in the country, but with their controversial views on feminism, separatism and migration, how has this come about? Guy Hedgecoe joins us from Barcelona to discuss the meteoric rise of the far right in Spain. Later: With Nigel Farage declaring the Brexit Party will not contest ...…
 
It's getting harder to keep secrets in our society - especially when a bit of saliva in a tube can reveal through DNA that your world is not what you thought it was.
 
Dozens of rockets hit Israel after Palestinian Islamic Jihad vows to avenge Baha Abu al-Ata's death. Also: American IS suspect "stranded on Turkey border", and Lilou - the world's first airport therapy pig.By BBC World Service
 
Israel's prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a "ticking bomb" who was planning to carry out attacks on the country. At least 150 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since the killing, which the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has vowed to avenge.Also on the programme: Former US Secretary of State and First Lady Hilary Clinton is in the UK and ...…
 
Israel's prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a "ticking bomb" who was planning to carry out attacks on the country. At least 150 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since the killing, which the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has vowed to avenge.Also on the programme: Former US Secretary of State and First Lady Hilary Clinton is in the UK and ...…
 
In this episode, Snigdha brings you the latest updates from Maharashtra, New Delhi, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Hong Kong.By Newslaundry.com
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
 
Host Simon Spungin speaks to Haaretz military analyst Amos Harel about the latest flare-up in tensions between Israel and Islamic Jihad, following the assassinations in Gaza and, apparently, Damascus, of two of its top commanders. We try to understand what exactly happened, why now and what next – given the increasing likelihood of a fresh elec ...…
 
You think you have a rock-solid recollection of events but science says your memory is unreliable and malleable. Over time it’s shaped and altered by subsequent events and conversations. So where does the truth lie?By ABC Radio National
 
The pros and cons of digital technology and William Bligh sets the bar high for modern sailorsBy ABC Radio National
 
As catastrophic wildfires continue to burn in Australia we ask why the country’s politicians are so reluctant to concede the impact of climate change. Plus: What now for Bolivia as ousted president Evo Morales gets asylum in Mexico and a diplomatic row between Austria and Russia over spying claims.By Monocle 24
 
Hong Kong protests are in their sixth month, but clashes between police and protesters are ramping up even further. Monday saw police shoot a protester at close range, and a man was set on fire after confronting demonstrators. We check in with the latest on the violence and look at what the international community should do.…
 
Now that Don Cherry's out...what's next for Hockey Night in Canada? For Bhupinder Hundal, former broadcaster with Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi, this is an opportunity to bring new fans into the tent of hockey fandom and make the good ol' hockey game more inclusive. We speak to Hundal, the Toronto Star's Bruce Arthur, and the Gist's Ellen H ...…
 
New York Times investigative reporter Ian Urbina spent 4 years reporting on criminal culture at sea, to understand how pirates, smugglers, and murderous fisher crews could get away with their crimes. We speak to him and maritime detective Karsten von Hoesslin about lawlessness on the high seas — and what it means for those of us that eat seafood.…
 
​Should "family reunion leave" be cancelled?​ / Cosmetic fridges become hot item among Chinese shoppers / When hunting for the best deal goes wrong…
 
The Chhattisgarh govt under Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has decided to set up a committee to look into allegations that the state police had met with the Israeli NSO group, whose Pegasus spyware was used to snoop on Indian activists and lawyers, a few years ago. Our Chhattisgarh correspondent Dipankar Ghose, explains what they are investigati ...…
 
Australia braces for unprecedented fire danger, with warnings of catastrophic fire conditions across NSW and fires burning across much of the rest of the country; and is Australia really a classless society?
 
Communities up and down the east coast of Australia are fearing the worst, with unprecedented conditions creating some of the most severe bushfire conditions since records began.
 
The Blue Mountains on the outskirts of Greater Sydney is one of the most challenging regions for firefighters in Australia. After a cool, calm start to the day, strong north-westerly winds have hit the area.
 
Queensland is also facing extreme conditions, with over 50 fires burning across the state and at least 12 homes destroyed. In South Australia, two people have been injured and two homes destroyed in a bushfire that came within a kilometre of the regional city of Port Lincoln.
 
Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce says Greens policies have stopped farmers from doing as much hazard reduction burning in the lead-up to fire season. So has there been enough backburning going on? And, if not, why?
 
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