Best Middle East podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Middle East Focus
Weekly
 
Weekly discussion of Middle East policy, arts, and culture, featuring experts from the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.
 
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world.Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
 
Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.
 
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Tel Aviv Review
Weekly
 
Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.
 
Interviews with Scholars of the Middle East about their New Books
 
CSIS's work analyzes a wide range of political, security, and socioeconomic issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention to the ways that changes in the Middle East and North Africa have effects beyond the region.Subscribe
 
Kerning Cultures tells stories from the Middle East and the spaces in between. We release episodes twice monthly.
 
This is the story of the Modern Middle East, from the Young Turks to ISIS.
 
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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Middle East Centre
Monthly+
 
The Middle East Centre, founded in 1957 at St Antony’s College is the centre for the interdisciplinary study of the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford. Centre Fellows teach and conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with direct reference to the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, during our regular Friday seminar series, attracting a wide audience, our distinguished speakers bring topics ...
 
Listen to the complete PBS NewsHour, specially formatted as a podcast. Published each night by 9 p.m., our full show includes every news segment, every interview, and every bit of analysis as our television broadcast. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our individual segments, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
Welcome to the LSE Middle East Centre's podcast feed.The MEC builds on LSE's long engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.Follow us and keep up to date with our latest event podcasts and interviews!
 
Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a uniquely biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer, Jon Gauger and Dr. Jim Coakley for The Land and the Book. Every week this gifted team brings you terrific stories of God at work as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events. Great guests, intriguing listener questions and more!
 
Middle East in Focus has been airing regularly on KPFK since 1980. It was launched by the News Department shortly after Iranian students began holding 63 Americans hostage in the US Embassy in Tehran. After the hostages were released a year later, MEIF continued broadcasting news and opinion about the so-called "Middle East." The area is actually southwestern Asia.
 
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Middle East Brief
Monthly+
 
A bi-weekly round-up of policy relevant news about the Middle East, with a brief interview about why it matters for US foreign policy.
 
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Neil Lazarus
Monthly
 
Neil Lazarus is the CEO of awesomeseminars.com, an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of Middle East politics, public diplomacy and effective communication training.
 
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sand ...
 
Middle East Weekly brings you the most important stories from the Middle East, taking you behind the headlines with analysis from across the region. If you're interested in the Middle East, aren't sure why it's so important, or are just looking for a new way to fill your morning commute, give us a listen!Every week we'll be looking at three new Middle Eastern issues in the news, with expert analysis from our team of editors who'll be lifting the lid on a region that all too often seems impos ...
 
Listen to the only English-language broadcast-radio (FM) talk show in Israel! News, interviews, culture and ideas mix with positivity and pride and permeate every hour of the Yishai Fleisher show.
 
Each week, we’ll dive into the top news happening around the Middle East to discuss the stories behind the headlines. With the proliferation of regional conflicts and political drama, we will break down the major developments, provide insight from some of the foremost experts, and have fun while we’re at it. Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper is a production of Al-Monitor.
 
The Arab Spring: A History is a podcast seeking to explore just how the Arab Spring happened. If you've ever wondered just what has been happening in the Middle East for the last few years, this is the podcast for you. So, how are we going to do this? We're going to tell the story of the Middle East since 1900, and take it up to the present day. We'll look at a mixture of revolutions, social reform, political developments, global diplomacy and economic boom and bust across the region that at ...
 
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Dirhams & Dollars
Weekly
 
A weekly business podcast from Gulf News, featuring news, analysis, and deeper discussions on the stories shaping the Middle East and the world.
 
Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are ...
 
Listen to Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the political news of the week. Posted each Friday by 9 p.m., the Shields and Brooks podcast includes the full audio of every on-air segment. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
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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
 
Do you teach about global cultures or world events in your classroom? If so, this podcast for you! What Teachers Need to Know: The Middle East offers vital insight for understanding current events, history, cultures, and social issues of the modern Middle East and North Africa, so that you can facilitate deeper learning about the region with your students. Meet subject-matter experts and explore online resources that can help make the Middle East accessible for K-12 classrooms. Together, we ...
 
If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you! Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East.Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your produc ...
 
Home of Pastor J.D. Farag, Middle East Bible Prophecy Updates, and Verse by Verse Teachings of the Word. MP3 Downloads and More.
 
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The JamesCast
Weekly
 
For over a decade James hosted a very popular evening talk radio show on DubaiEye that covered topics from cars to indie music. The JamesCast is the new home of informative, educational and entertaining conversation from Dubai.
 
Each week, we’ll dive into the top news happening around the Middle East to discuss the stories behind the headlines. With the proliferation of regional conflicts and political drama, we will break down the major developments, provide insight from some of the foremost experts, and have fun while we’re at it. Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper is a production of Al-Monitor.
 
Podcast by Middle East Forum
 
Nature Middle East is a one-stop ganglion for those interested in research and science news in the region. It’s published by Nature Research, part of Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global research publishers.
 
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Status/الوضع
Monthly+
 
A critical, collaborative, and independent Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire, comprised mainly of hard-hitting interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary on the Middle East and beyond.
 
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tajine
Rare
 
a podcast series about history, social, and culture in north africa. brought to you by Ottoman History Podcast
 
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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
 
Discussing news and innovations in the Middle East.
 
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
 
A show looking at the big issues for the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf regions.
 
A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups. Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)
 
Mike Grogan is a Kaizen Expert and Management Consultant who has helped dozens of companies in the Philippines increase their output and efficiency. Directly mentored by Toyota Sensei’s and Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Mike has helped companies from multiple different industries implement Kaizen in America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and now the Philippines. Since 2014, Mike’s programs have impacted over 100,000 Filipinos. Irish native Mike is the author of five books and t ...
 
A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups. Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)
 
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BULAQ
Monthly
 
BULAQ is a podcast about contemporary writing from and about the Middle East and North Africa. We talk about books written in Aleppo, Cairo, Marrakech and beyond. We look at the Arab region through the lens of literature, and we look at literature -- what it does, why it matters, how it relates to society and history and politics -- from the point of view of this part of the world. BULAQ is co-produced by ArabLit and The Arabist and is hosted by Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey.
 
Interviews with historians about the history of the Ottoman Empire and beyond
 
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CONFLICTED
Monthly
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
Podcast by The Washington Institute
 
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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
 
Dive deeper into the week's biggest stories from the Middle East and around the world with The National's foreign desk. Nuances are often missed in day-to-day headlines. We go Beyond the Headlines by bringing together the voices of experts and those living the news to provide a clearer picture of the region's shifting political and social landscape.
 
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​Conflict and oppression plague the Middle East. People are fleeing and crying out for hope and peace. But in the middle of that mess, there’s actually some good news. And that good news is being heard over an unusual Christian radio station based in Turkey. Bonnie Sala shares great stories of what God can do when we “Speak Peace to the Middle ...…
 
Security and the viability of China’s massive investment is likely to top Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan’s agenda when he lands this weekend in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.By James M. Dorsey.
 
The Trump administration took two significant steps Friday to counter what it calls an escalated threat level from Iran. The U.S. will deploy 1,500 additional troops and military equipment to the Middle East, as well as sell additional arms to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The latter action entails a rarely used executive power to bypa ...…
 
MEI’s Randa Slim and Paul Salem join host Alistair Taylor to discuss the Institute’s conflict resolution program and how Track II diplomacy—or unofficial meetings between adversarial groups—has supplemented state-to-state diplomacy and become a transformative experience for many of its participants.By Middle East Institute.
 
EliseCare is a French NGO that was set up to help religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, who were abused by the Islamic State group. Today, several former employees are accusing Elise Boghossian, the founder of this NGO, of covering up cases of rape and sexual assault allegedly at the hands of the humanitarian organisation's head of mission in ...…
 
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Pre-Event Reception 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Event Bookselling and signing to follow the event. In his forthcoming memoir, Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy, diplomat and raconteur Zalman Shoval leads readers behind closed doors into the rooms where prime ministers and presidents made history alte ...…
 
What's happening right now in Sudan is a case-study in ousting a regime backed by a secretive apparatus of plutocrats and militias. The protests in Sudan have toppled a dictatorship, but they're not stopping. After six months of protests, thousands are still staging sit-ins around Khartoum and the rest of the country to demonstrate against the ...…
 
Stuart Hall once wrote that we mustn’t use Gramsci like ‘an Old Testament prophet who, at the correct moment, will offer us the consoling and appropriate quotation.’ Instead, we must ‘think’ our problems in a Gramscian way. What would it mean to ‘think’ some of the problems facing Egypt and the broader Middle East in such a way, and what are so ...…
 
I love the Lincoln brand and that goes back to my uncles coming to Toronto in the mid-70s to buy these giant Lincoln Town Cars to take back to Regina. When Sue Nigoghossian at Ford Middle East asked me if wanted to meet Sarah Rae the MD of Lincoln Middle East and talk the Lincoln Experience with a 2019 Nautilus I couldn't say no. We talked Linc ...…
 
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, co-hosted by Khalil and Malihe.By Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.
 
Tensions between Iran and the United States have escalated in the Persian Gulf. On this week's Middle East Brief, Afshon Ostovar, an assistant professor at the Naval Post Graduate School and FPRI Senior Fellow, joins the program to discuss the recent attack in Fujairah, U.S. policy towards Iran, and the potential for a U.S. - Iranian clash. Rel ...…
 
We had the chance to catch up with Marwan, AKA DJ Bliss and discuss his life as a YouTuber, running his own entertainment company and starting his 'remixed' barbershop - Beats and Cuts. This was an interesting interview because DJ Bliss is unlike other entrepreneurs we have interviewed - his personal brand contributes quite a bit to the success ...…
 
Panel discussion on the Republic of Sudan. Joint event with The Sudanese Programme, held in St Antony's College on May 3rd 2019. Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (Research Fellow, St Antony's College, Trustee of the Sudanese Programme), Dr Sara Abdelgalil (Paediatric Consultant, President of Sudan Doctors' Union UK), Dr Richard Barltrop (Consultant and resear ...…
 
Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, was the keynote speaker of the Washington Institute's 2019 Soref Symposium dinner on May 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. Kushner was interviewed by Institute executive director Robert Satloff. Since becoming the President's senior advisor, Kushner has traveled extensively in the Middle Eas ...…
 
Join our host and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they bring you in-depth interviews, news reports, analysis and features on this 60-minute news magazine show.By VOA.
 
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.
 
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.
 
On this edition for Saturday, May 25, a federal judge halts funding for two sections of border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, President Trump begins a state visit to Japan with trade talk, citizen-scientists help research climate change using old ships’ logs, and tackling the high rate of maternal mortality in Texas. Hari Sreenivasan anchors ...…
 
President Trump, who began a four-day state visit to Japan today, used his first appearance there to criticize what he calls the ‘trade imbalance’ between the two countries. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council of Foreign Relations, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Japan-U.S. relations, North Korea and the president’s trip.…
 
The study of climate change is no longer limited to laboratories and scientists. Citizen-scientists are helping with research, including a look back through centuries-old ships’ log books. Rachel Becker, environment reporter for CALmatters and formerly a reporter for The Verge, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Sacramento for more on what t ...…
 
Join our host and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they bring you in-depth interviews, news reports, analysis and features on this 60-minute news magazine show.By VOA.
 
Join our host and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they bring you in-depth interviews, news reports, analysis and features on this 60-minute news magazine show.By VOA.
 
Ilan Pappé is Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter. Please consider supporting the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com
 
Ilan Pappé is Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter. Please consider supporting the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com
 
The benefits of reading are amazing. That's why I formed the habit of reading for myself a long time ago. Not only it gives you a vast array of knowledge and improves your vocabulary, it is also proven that it reduces stress, upgrades your analytical skills and memory enhancement. Listen to some of the leaders in the Philippines on what they ca ...…
 
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.
 
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.
 
Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration announces two moves to respond to what it says is an elevated threat from Iran. Plus: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation, a pattern of violence toward transgender people, an interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell, political analysis with ...…
 
What are the roots and ramifications of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran? Is Washington goading Iran into conflict or is Iran inciting the United States? Host Carol Castiel talks with Ambassador Gerald Feierstein, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, now Vice President at the Middle East Institute (MEI), and Nicholas Heras, Senior ...…
 
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump defended allowing Attorney General William Barr to release classified information on how the Russia investigation began, saying the “attempted coup” should never happen again. Also, North Korea warned that nuclear talks with the U.S. won't resume unless Washington backs off its demands. Pyongyang claimed ...…
 
Britain's ruling Conservative Party is in search of a new leader, and the country in search of a new prime minister. After less than three years in office, Theresa May announced her resignation Friday, acknowledging that the time for her to try to usher in Brexit had concluded. May’s turbulent tenure was defined by the UK’s struggle to withdraw ...…
 
A recent series of murders of transgender victims is causing growing concern, particularly for trans women of color. It comes at a time when trans celebrities are more accepted in pop culture than ever before -- but also as the Trump administration aims to roll back Obama-era discrimination protections for transgender people. Amna Nawaz talks t ...…
 
California Rep. Eric Swalwell is one of the youngest Democrats running for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He has made gun control the central issue of his campaign. Swalwell sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why he believes addressing gun violence can galvanize voters, how his background and “fiscal prudence” would help him r ...…
 
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including NewsHour interviews with 2020 presidential candidates Eric Swalwell and Kirsten Gillibrand, the escalating feud between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and whether ongoing congressional in ...…
 
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including NewsHour interviews with 2020 presidential candidates Eric Swalwell and Kirsten Gillibrand, the escalating feud between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and whether ongoing congressional in ...…
 
Humans living normal lives in outer space settlements has long made for interesting science fiction. But, is this something that could become reality? Coming up this Saturday and Sunday, on the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, host Rick Pantaleo discusses the possibilities of life in space with Al Globus and Mark Hopkins of the National ...…
 
The rap trio Beastie Boys played a formative role in the evolution of American hip-hop music. They have sold millions of albums with their unique blend of rap, rock and humor, all while prioritizing their friendship above their career success. Now, the two surviving members have written a book about their experiences. Jeffrey Brown sat down wit ...…
 
Listen to a panel of Washington’s most notable journalists as they discuss the week's headlines beginning with a historic battle between the White House and Congress. Join moderator Paul Brandus, of USA Today and West Wing Reports, Steve Goldstein, Washington Bureau Chief for MarketWatch, and Jonathan Broder, Contributing Editor at Newsweek as ...…
 
Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, the African diaspora, business, arts and culture.…
 
A South Sudanese actor and former refugee speaks out against the Trump administration’s new immigration policy; Yei River State authorities order traditional chiefs to stop selling plots of land without local government approval; and education officials in Wau State report a significant increase in school dropouts enrolled in adult learning pro ...…
 
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