Best UK Current Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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The Next Episode
Weekly
 
Chatting through the stories that matter. Hosted by Ben Zand and Linda Adey. Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
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World at One
Monthly
 
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
Time-poor? Never get around to watching or reading the news? Aware you’re not quite as on top of what’s happening in the world as you should be? Well, The Daily News In Brief from SheerLuxe.com is the weekly podcast bringing you the scoop on the breaking news and current affairs you need to know. Subscribe, keep listening and stay informed. You can also get your daily dose of news sent straight to your inbox each morning by signing up to The Daily News In Brief newsletter here
 
Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
 
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File on 4
Monthly+
 
Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
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UK Column Podcasts
Weekly+
 
The UK Column is an independent news organisation analysing the information war.
 
The new home for the Spectator's flagship podcast featuring discussions and debates on the best features from the week's edition. Presented by Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast.
 
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Best of Nolan
Monthly
 
Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day: an unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment. From BBC Radio Ulster
 
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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.
 
Showcasing BBC Radio 5 Live's news specials, including in-depth interviews and documentaries.
 
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Sky News Daily
Daily
 
What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? The Sky News Daily podcast will bring you up to date with the top news stories and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.
 
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AM
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AM
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.
 
Don't risk not knowing what's going around New Zealand and the world - catch up with interviews from Early Edition, hosted by Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB.
 
Up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. Our coverage aims to reflect diverse opinions and offers in-depth analysis.
 
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Broadcasting House
Monthly
 
The Sunday morning magazine programme with a fresh approach to the news and discussion about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.
 
Hi. I’m Paul Adamson, the founder and editor of E!Sharp, an online magazine about the European Union and its place in the world. These podcasts are me “in conversation with” personalities that I think have interesting things to say and who may not be known to wider audiences. The conversations are deliberately informal and are designed to be illuminating as well as, hopefully, entertaining.
 
BBC Burmese provides up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. 2015-2100 Burmese Time (1345-1430 GMT)
 
Your daily source for the lastest news from Korea and around the world on tbs eFM 101.3MHzEvery Mon-Fri 07:05 - 09:00
 
Extended reports and podcasts from the team at Sky News Radio - the biggest news supplier to UK commercial radio.Contact us at radio@sky.uk
 
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Anxious & Insecure
Monthly
 
Anxious and Insecure is a current affairs podcast with the two most millennial millennials ever. Warning: this podcast contains strong language, politics, bad jokes and the opinions of young people.
 
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Heart Yoga Radio
Monthly+
 
Wide-ranging talks on all things relating to spirituality, meditation, yoga, current affairs, politics and philosophy. contact me via info AT peteyates.uk.
 
Independent Media | Campaigning Journalism
 
The Most Popular Podcasts from RTÉ Radio's ten radio services
 
Highlights from Benji Hyer's current affairs radio show, every Sunday exclusively on W!ZARD Radio Station.
 
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The Newsmakers
Weekly
 
The Newsmakers is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring in-depth reports and interviews with the drivers of the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by award-winning journalist Imran Garda, we go to the heart of every issue, offering unfiltered debates, context and commentary that disrupt conventional perspectives on international affairs. We generate discussion, drive the news agenda and demand accountability from people in power. The Newsmakers is an honest and relevant ...
 
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Small Differences
Daily+
 
Chris A. has recently immigrated (or *brexited) from the UK to Norway and finds herself in the process of acquiring a new language and culture. Knut M. is a native Norwegian who never has a good answer to the question "where're you from"? In this podcast they investigate all the minor differences that may bring their worlds closer together.
 
One-hour weekly variety show featuring the best in Ukrainian cultural content presented in English - recipes, book reviews, current affairs, historical trivia, proverbs, interviews and plenty of great Ukrainian music!
 
The SomeNews.co.uk topical comedy podcast shows, covering big news, strange news and the latest celeb gossip with jokes and sketches. Written and performed by comedian Steve N Allen.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Kurdish program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Guhdare hevpeyvînan, raportan û çîrokên civakê ji bernameya Radiyo SBS Kurdî bike, di nav de nûçeyên ji Australya û ji seranserî cîhanê.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Hmong program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Mloog tau cov lus nrog tej qhua tswj xeeb tham, mloog tau ntau yam xov xwm thiab cov neeg zejzog tej dab neeg ntawm xov tooj cua SBS Radio Hmong Program nrog rau tej xov xwm ntawm tebchaws Australia thiab hauv ntiaj teb no.
 
A weekly companion to PM where the expertise and insights of the BBC Radio 4 audience shape a programme that sees news differently. Presented by Luke Jones.
 
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Monday Breakfast
Monthly+
 
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
 
Ian Hislop and Private Eye magazine venture into the world of audio with a brand new podcast. Available from Private Eye at www.private-eye.co.uk or on iTunes, Spotify, Acast and Soundcloud.
 
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Oh Hai World!
Monthly
 
Oh Hai World! is a discombobulated popdcast about pop culture and stuff. Two Brits from Northern England filter through random conversations that encompass tv, film, books, music, weird discoveries from the internet and so much more.
 
Dom Tristram presents his thoughts on UK news, politics and current affairs.
 
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Cut the Chat
Monthly+
 
Cut the Chat is a panel chat show that features discussions on profound current affairs or trivial issues such as the latest iPhone.The Cut the Chat Team consists of an amalgamation of people who are leaders in their individual fields. Whether it is craft, comedy, acting, filmmaking, presenting or blogging, each person adds a unique skill set and world view to the team. This coupled with the fact that different members of team have taken part in some of the most commercially successful proje ...
 
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The Pulse
Monthly+
 
RTHK's English-language current affairs programme that takes "The Pulse" of Hong Kong ... and the world around it. "The Pulse" is presented by locally and internationally known journalist and writer Steve Vines. Its focus? The latest events and trends that affect Hong Kong - from the corridors of power and business boardrooms, to the streets and dai pai dongs. "The Pulse" is politics. What's happening in the Legislative Council and on the streets right now. "The Pulse" is the media, informin ...
 
http://freedomtalkradio.co.uk/freedomtalkradio2013@gmail.com https://tunein.com/radio/Freedom-Talk-Radio-s301742/WE ARE FREEDOM TALK RADIOFreedom Talk Radio a online Listener based award-winning community radio station serving The Highlands Of Scotland and online on the tune in radio app and podcasted in mixcloud and blogtalk radio archives .We broadcast Talk Radio Daily from Guests around the world plus specialist programs, news and local community information, Music, 24 hours a day, seven ...
 
Wisdom comes from other people. Comedian, musician and double bass playing troubadour Grant Sharkey, endlessly travels the UK. Meeting wonderful minds in all walks of life that he learns from. Each episode focuses on one such person in Grant's sphere that brings something new, a travelog of where he is at the moment, a little current affairs and comedy, plus some music from the back catalogue, guests or from future releases. The aim of this podcast is to look to others to help define ourselv ...
 
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Ramble On
Daily+
 
One man with too much to say, procrastinators, chatterboxes and geeks of the world unite.
 
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PostDesk
Daily+
 
Podcast by PostDesk
 
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HomoLAB
Monthly
 
The UK's most popular podcast for homos, their friends and fans... full of swank, spit and sawdust! Conjured up by Amy Lamé, Baylen Leonard & Lucio Buffone.
 
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The Report
Daily+
 
The current affairs series combining original insights into major news stories with topical investigations
 
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Amy Talks Politics
Monthly
 
Amy Talks Politics is a bi-weekly podcast discussing the biggest current affairs issues of the moment, with interviews and opinion from guests in these industries and beyond. "Funin and Sunin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
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Myanmar’s government wants Rohingya refugees to return, but can it guarantee their safety and way of life? Jonathan Head takes a rare trip to Rakhine state to see the government’s resettlement plans. In Assam state in India, another migrant crisis is on the rise, following a drive to identify and deport illegal immigrants. This has left nearly ...…
 
THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS. Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged! Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple. In a special extended episode, I’m ...…
 
Relationship, Middle East security, free trade, and space exploration are the main agenda Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is visiting the US. - Cov kev sib raug zoo, cov kev ruaj ntseg ntawm cheeb tsham Middle East, lagluam ywj pheej thiab kev tshawb fawb nruab ntug yog ib cov dej num tseem ceeb uas Australia tus thawj pwm tsav Scott M ...…
 
Swedish teenage activist has hailed the global day of action as a biggest climate strike.By BBC Burmese Radio.
 
Swedish teenage activist has hailed the global day of action as a biggest climate strike.By BBC Burmese Radio.
 
Dancing can be utilized for many different purposes whether representing culture, tradition and history or way of life of particular communities in this case Hmong community in Australia. Besides this, there are still many other benefits ranging from health, socializing, skills like speech, stage, confidence, cultural identity, preserving one's ...…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison upbeat one day into his first formal visit to the United States; Indonesia suspends a law that would criminalise extra marital sex; And just how close are some towns getting to 'day zero' for their water supply?
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison upbeat one day into his first formal visit to the United States; Indonesia suspends a law that would criminalise extra marital sex; And just how close are some towns getting to 'day zero' for their water supply?
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a defence of open markets during the first day of his first state visit to the United States.
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a defence of open markets during the first day of his first state visit to the United States.
 
Saturday AM catches up with ABC political editor Andrew Probyn who is travelling with the Prime Minister.
 
Saturday AM catches up with ABC political editor Andrew Probyn who is travelling with the Prime Minister.
 
An Australian man freed from a Lebanese prison after two years in custody has told the ABC he believes his brothers are innocent of a plot to blow up a passenger jet by planting bombs in his luggage.
 
An Australian man freed from a Lebanese prison after two years in custody has told the ABC he believes his brothers are innocent of a plot to blow up a passenger jet by planting bombs in his luggage.
 
Global action which began in the Pacific islands and Australia yesterday continued overnight, with millions gathering across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, demanding urgent action to stop global warming.
 
Global action which began in the Pacific islands and Australia yesterday continued overnight, with millions gathering across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, demanding urgent action to stop global warming.
 
A harsh new law that would criminalise extra marital sex in Indonesia has been suspended for further review, amid an outcry by civil rights groups.
 
A harsh new law that would criminalise extra marital sex in Indonesia has been suspended for further review, amid an outcry by civil rights groups.
 
In response to NSW MPs denying that selective sex abortions are occurring, members of Sydney's Indian community say that although there's no research to prove it, anecdotally, some Indian women are aborting female babies.
 
In response to NSW MPs denying that selective sex abortions are occurring, members of Sydney's Indian community say that although there's no research to prove it, anecdotally, some Indian women are aborting female babies.
 
Some drought-affected farmers are celebrating a minor reprieve after bouts of rain and snowfall, but the most critically-dry areas have missed out on wet weather.
 
Some drought-affected farmers are celebrating a minor reprieve after bouts of rain and snowfall, but the most critically-dry areas have missed out on wet weather.
 
A new study led by the University of Technology Sydney adds to the growing pile of evidence suggesting that e-cigarettes, and certain flavours in particular, can be detrimental to health.
 
A new study led by the University of Technology Sydney adds to the growing pile of evidence suggesting that e-cigarettes, and certain flavours in particular, can be detrimental to health.
 
The men's Rugby World Cup has officially kicked off in Japan.
 
The men's Rugby World Cup has officially kicked off in Japan.
 
In Hong Kong the crisis is deadlocked, with neither side appearing able to gain the upper hand and bring an end to the more than 15 weeks of pro-democracy protests.
 
In Hong Kong the crisis is deadlocked, with neither side appearing able to gain the upper hand and bring an end to the more than 15 weeks of pro-democracy protests.
 
THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS. Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged! Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple. In a special episode, I meet one o ...…
 
Hello and welcome to a new series of The Pulse. The latest Amnesty International report on Hong Kong’s protests, that have been going on for more than a hundred days, lays out a disturbing catalogue of arbitrary arrests, brutal beatings and torture in ...By Radio Television Hong Kong.
 
On this week's podcast, we look at chemsex: what is it, what accounts for its rise in popularity in Ireland, and what is its connection to the drug GHB? To find out more, we speak to the experts: Dr Kiran Santlal, registrar in psychiatry of substance misuse at the National Drug Treatment Centre (NDTC) and Graham Ryall, treatment services coordi ...…
 
Global climate strikes have taken place across the world, and the future's uncertain for travel agent Thomas Cook.By Sky News.
 
Tuesday's vote has come down to two players: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeking a fifth term while campaigning under the shadow of corruption charges, and his rival Benny Gantz, a retired army general with less than a year of political experience. Can Netanyahu gain enough votes to hold onto power and will the outcome make any differenc ...…
 
Bomb Alert in Naypyidaw is announced by the President Office.By BBC Burmese Radio.
 
UK Column News Podcast 20th September 2019 by UK ColumnBy UK Column.
 
Mon-Thurs: analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.By BBC Radio 4.
 
In July, the council voted to take legal action against the Department for Infrastructure to force it to remove flags and banners from public property such as lampposts.But it stepped back after receiving legal advice that the removal of flags would impact mainly on the loyalist community. The councillors are meeting again to decide what to do ...…
 
Australian officials warn international students and Australians to be vigilant about phone scams. - Nom tswv Australia ceeb toom rau pej kum haiv cov tub kawm thiab pej xeem Australia kom ceev faj tsam raug neeg phem hu xov tooj tuaj ntxias dag lawv poob nyiaj.
 
The Australian government announced that it will review the Australian Family Law System where domestic violence campaign advocates argue, we already know about the problem why can't we just fix it instead of inquiry into this matter? It is just excused to procrastinate this problem and there will be more women victims from domestic violence. - ...…
 
What should we do so we can teach better Hmong classes for Hmong kids? - Peb tsim nyog yuav ua li cas thiaj nrhiav tau tej tswv yim zoo los qhia ntawv Hmoob rau Hmoob tej me nyuam?
 
What are the real reasons behind religious movement? - Yog muaj tej laij thawj dab tsi tiag thiaj ua rau Hmoob yuav tsim ntau cov kev coj ntseeg (Mooj kav moj coj) ua luaj li?
 
Hatice Kamer reports on the Syria Summit between Iran, Turkey and Russia, the continuing protests by HDP activist against the removal of the Kurdish mayors, as well as those whom accuse HDP for sending their children to fight along side the PKK. - Raporta Hatîce Kamer ji Amedê vê hefte li ser Kombûna Bilind ya jibo Surî, çalakiya HDP ya li dijî ...…
 
Korea Explained:'Cheerobics' for Korean seniorsGuest:Jim BulleyBusiness and sports editorKorea JoongAng Daily
 
Spectrum:Debate over retirement age extensionGuest:Hyunjung BaeThe Korea Herald
 
Featured Interview:2019 International Symposium on Contemporary ArtGuests:Louise Lassen IversonDanish curatorNadav HochmanCo-founder of the Tech + Arts InitiativeTech Museum of Innovation
 
Featured Interview:Poland-Germany post-war reconciliationGuests:Dr. Urszula PękalaResearcherLeibniz Institute of European HistoryProfessor Peter FritzscheDepartment of HistoryUniversity of Illinois
 
*The Canadian Prime Minister said he deeply regrets about blackface make up decades ago.By BBC Burmese Radio.
 
*The Canadian Prime Minister said he deeply regrets about blackface make up decades ago.By BBC Burmese Radio.
 
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