Best World podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Worldly
Weekly
 
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news stories 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.
 
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World News Roundup
Daily
 
Complete coverage of the day's news from the nation's longest-running news broadcast. (154991)
 
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World Spirituality
Monthly+
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
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Imaginary Worlds
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Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some lev ...
 
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World Football
Weekly
 
Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.
 
As Canada's most trusted audio newscast, THE WORLD THIS HOUR brings you a Canadian perspective on what's happening here, and around the world right now... wherever and whenever you want it. Every hour, every day, we are there with the best of CBC journalism, so you can hear and feel the world change, and know why it matters to you.
 
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World Music FM
Weekly
 
World Music FM il programma radiofonico in onda su Radio Icaro fm 92 - Rimini, con Fabrizio Fattori e Fabrizio Inti
 
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Kind World
Monthly
 
Kind World is a show about compassion from WBUR. Through stories big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.
 
“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.
 
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World Questions
Monthly
 
The public's questions about issues affecting their country, recorded in a different global location each month
 
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FT World Weekly
Weekly
 
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
 
The complete broadcast of ABC World News Tonight, brought to you by David Muir and the ABC News team. Listen for the latest information and analysis of major news events from around the country and the world.
 
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what ...
 
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Wow in the World
Weekly
 
Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
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The Ancient World
Monthly
 
LATEST SERIES - BLOODLINE (tracing the generations from Cleopatra to Zenobia)
 
The editorial team behind Rugby World magazine bring you... The Clubhouse Podcast.We talk through all the burning issues in the game, previewing, reviewing and pulling apart rugby's hot topics. Visit Rugbyworld.com to find out more about the world's best-selling rugby magazine, and to download the digital edition through iTunes visit https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rugby-world-magazine/id530099382?mt=8
 
World Update Daily Commute is no longer available to download but you can hear the best of World Update and all our BBC World Service news coverage in our Global News Podcast.
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
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The Game
Weekly+
 
Gab Marcotti and Natalie Sawyer bring you the premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the greatest game in the world. You can subscribe to The Times and The Sunday Times to enjoy our award-winning journalism on your smartphone or tablet. Just search The Times online.
 
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
 
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Al Jazeera World
Weekly
 
A weekly showcase of one-hour documentary films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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The World in Words
Monthly+
 
The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
 
World Report is news that has broken overnight with a look ahead to the day's expected events.
 
This is the latest news in Korean from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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The World Tonight
Weekly+
 
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective
 
Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.
 
A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations.
 
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World Soccer Talk
Weekly
 
TV schedules and streaming links, news and podcasts
 
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A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
 
A wrap-up of world and national events from a team of national reporters and foreign correspondents, hosted by Bernie Macnamee and Alison Smith.
 
Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
 
Phil Hendrie's historic improvisational genius goes to work everyday in this divinely hilarious satire of the modern media. And that's only part of what's really going on here. Get a hold of this top shelf entertainment from one of the acknowledged masters of comedy and social satire.
 
This is the latest news in Arabic from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
Comedian Greg Proops is smarter than you.
 
World War I created many of the political, cultural, and economic fault lines of the world today. Produced by the MacArthur Memorial, this podcast explores the causes, the major players, the battles, the technology, and the popular culture of World War I.
 
This is the latest news in English from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
The World Economic Forum's channel features four podcast series:- "A Glimpse into the Future" explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas can help us shape our future.- "Mapping Global Transformations" is a podcast series featuring leading global experts who are highlighting changes in areas of global interest.- "On our radar" takes a deep look at the issues bubbling up on the global agenda.- "What you said" brings you the must-read stories of the week.
 
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World at One
Monthly
 
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
This is the latest news in Vietnamese from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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WORLD OVER
Weekly
 
EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network
 
Late breaking world news from every corner of the globe at Reuters, your online source for international news coverage. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
A podcast all about Japanese cartoons and comics as discussed by three self-proclaimed experts in the world of anime and manga! Plus anime news / reviews, coverage of classic anime, hentai / yaoi, and much, much more. Updated every week. We hope.
 
伊藤洋一氏が日本だけでなく世界中で起きた1週間の経済・社会・政治関連の出来事、指標、トピックスなどを分かりやすく解説。刻々と変化していく現代をグローバルに見渡すことのできる30分です。
 
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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Omarosa Legal Counterattack; Deadly Italy Bridge Collapse; Outrage Over New Mexico Compound Suspects
 
Brian Dorst of Themis Trading dot com explains how Turkey is still dominating thoughts on Wall Street.
 
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
 
The Iraqi spy who infiltrated ISIS — Capt. Harith al-Sudani, a member of an Iraqi counterterrorism unit — spent months posing as an ISIS militant. The New York Times Baghdad bureau chief Margaret Coker tells host Carol Hills about Sudani and the intelligence unit he worked for. Also, we learn about the US government's history of separating chil ...…
 
"The Green Reaper" Elizabeth Fournier, author of The Green Burial Guidebook, shares how to plan an affordable, environmentally friendly burial. Fournier points the way to green burial practices that consider both the environmental well-being of the planet and the economic well-being of loved ones.
 
Chemical weapons were one of the great horrors of the World War I battlefield. While different types of gases were used throughout the war, Mustard Gas was the most prominent and most effective chemical weapon in use by 1917. In this interview, Dr. Marble Sanders, Senior Historian of the U.S. Army Medical Department Office of Medical History, p ...…
 
Beijing has condemned new rules introduced by the US which it says target Chinese firms. Shaun Rein is managing director of China Market Research Group in Beijing, and explains why China is opposed to the new US Defence Authorisation Act. Also in the programme, amid fears that Turkey's currency crisis is spreading to other emerging markets, our ...…
 
Topics include: China protests against the signing of U.S. defense act. Mali opposition leader rejects election result as counting is still underway. BP plans to more than double its gas stations in China. Major US retailers are selling bulletproof backpacks. FBI agent was 'fired over anti-Trump texts'. Obesity among Thai Buddhist monks is a ca ...…
 
A car slams into pedestrians outside parliament -- London police are treating it as terrorism. CBS News Correspondent has the World News Roundup for Tuesday, August 14, 2018:
 
Filmmaker: Khalid ZairiMorocco's key natural resources include phosphates, zinc, manganese and iron ore. The mining industry is important to the national economy and its products highly sought abroad.Moroccan truck drivers Ibrahim Tabii and Abdelkabir Ainan risk their lives on dangerous roads and through disputed terrain to bring mineral materi ...…
 
Across the Italian countryside, villages are becoming deserted as people migrate to towns and cities. A sustainable tourism model known as the ‘Albergo Diffuso’ is attempting to reverse this trend. Tourist services, restaurants and hotels are spread around the village to encourage visitors to eat and stay with different families, boosting the l ...…
 
Omarosa vs. the White House; Pilot Crashes Into Home; FBI Fires Peter Strzok
 
Turkey's stock market and currency have declined amid ongoing financial turmoil. Aaron David Miller, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and former State Department adviser tells us the US take on the crisis. Plus we hear from Peter Jansovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.…
 
Measures by Turkey's central bank to stabilise the lira fail to reverse its decline. Jeremy Corbyn attacked by Benjamin Netanyahu -- over laying a wreath in memory of Palestinians suspected of 1972 Munich massacre. Afghan security forces attempting to drive Taliban militants out of strategically important city of Ghazni.Tens of thousands of Rom ...…
 
The Turkish Lira plummeted over the weekend, hitting a record low against the dollar. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to economist Eswar Prasad about the fall and the larger effects on the global economy.
 
There are a lot of ups and downs in the US-Iran relationship. Host Carol Hills speaks with reporter Thomas Erdbrink about what it's like to live in Tehran as one of just a few Western reporters left in the city. And, the latest on rising tensions between the US and Turkey. Plus, we learn about the life of Louisa Adams, the wife of President Joh ...…
 
Analysis of news and current affairs.
 
An encore show from August 21, 2017. Ted Bell of Ted's of Beverly Hills explains his drunkenness and his wife Marcy leaving him as a big misunderstanding. Deane Wheeler's Yogo positions, like turning one's head all the way around, gets people laughing at him. Bob Green from Frazier Foods is selling gag eclipse supplies.The BSP Classic Hour is F ...…
 
Turkey's stock market and currency have declined amid on-going financial turmoil. Ayla Jean Yackley is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, and tells us what measures are proposed to combat the deepening economic crisis. Also in the programme, following Friday's court ruling that Monsanto should pay $289m in damages to a man whose lawyers ...…
 
Gab Marcotti and Natalie Sawyer are joined by Matt Dickinson and Oliver Kay after the opening weekend of the Premier League season. And it’s clear the rest of the division should be very worried by Manchester City after their comprehensive victory at the Emirates. There’s no new broom at Arsenal who don’t look any different under Unai Emery. Pa ...…
 
Topics include: Turkey proposes trade with China, Russia and Iran in local currencies. U.S. plans to establish Space Force by 2020. China is willing to join Japan to seek sound development of ties. NASA launches solar probe Parker toward the Sun. One third of Italian grownups need the parents' support. Trump backs boycotting Harley Davidson.…
 
Security concerns, after a former Trump aide reveals she recorded her firing in the White House. Counterprotesters outnumber white supremacists at a DC rally. What made an airline employee steal and crash a jet? CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has that and more on the CBS World News Roundup:
 
In a rare dispatch from the Capsule of Proopitude, Greg banters on Buzz Aldrin, Boudica and Beyoncé.By smartest@aspecialthing.com (Greg Proops).
 
Celebrity chef and Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has made a reputation as a culinary expert with an adventurous streak, traveling the world and sampling tree grubs, shark meat, tarantulas, and horse rectums among many other cuisines. But before his current fame, he was on the street, stealing handbags to fuel his alcoholism, which existed ...…
 
Once upon a time, our earliest human ancestors all had a permanent case of 'angry face' due to the big bony ridges on their foreheads. Over time we've evolved flexible brows that can communicate our complex emotions. Evolutionary anthropologists are trying to figure out why. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an ancient family reunion, and discover the ...…
 
On Sunday Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan agreed a Convention to divide the Caspian amongst them, to share its gas and oil resources. Lilit Gevorgyan, principal economist at IHS Markit, joins to explain how long it took to reach this point.President Trump has tweeted in support of a boycott of Harley Davidson motorcycles, ...…
 
D.C. Rallies; Omarosa's Secret Recording; Stolen Plane Investigation
 
GREATEST PERFORMANCES IN BOXING HISTORY. SERGEY KOVALEV KOVALEV VS BERNARD HOPKINS 11/8/14 https://youtu.be/MtOz208k2ZI KOVALEV VS JEAN PASCAL I 3/14/15 https://youtu.be/l_fRcpOFB4o KOVALEV VS JEAN PASCAL II https://youtu.be/JoPefi7LG7s
 
Evidence shows there's a link between depressed parents and their offspring. But a new study suggests that when teens benefit from treatment for their depression, there's a ripple effect on parents.
 
Stolen Plane Crash In Seattle; Trump Condemns All Racism; Eve Of Protests; Wildfires Still Rage In California
 
In the four years since Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein became the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights, attacks on people's safety and dignity have been reported all over the world.From Myanmar's campaign to drive hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya from the country, to the carnage wrought by the brutal wars in Yemen and Syria, human rights are ...…
 
President Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally drew sharp criticism from his own party, but the backlash from Republican leaders was short-lived.
 
Hear if revived sanctions over Iran's nuclear ambitions are likely to work, and what Iranians feel now. Britain rows about the burka, Bangladesh cracks down on a new form of street protest and will Saudi Arabia and Canada ever make up?(Picture: President Rouhani Credit: EPA)
 
White House Vs. Omarosa; California State Of Emergency; Trump's NFL Protest Uproar; Monsanto Verdict
 
Following an opposition legal challenge, the swearing in of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president has been postponed. Will the US be persuaded that democracy in Zimbabwe is solid enough to lift its tough sanctions? Our reporter Shingai Nyoka has an update from Harare. Chris Low from FTN Financial in New York reviews the day on Wall Street and assesse ...…
 
An economy in meltdown, and a war of words, after President Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish metal imports. Also in the programme: the NASA probe about to set off on a historic mission to the Sun, and the American author John Grisham on his hometown of Charlottesville, one year after it saw street battles between the far right and those who opp ...…
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Reuters reporter Elaine Lies about how a Japan medical school deliberately manipulated entrance test scores to decrease the amount of women who attended.
 
Newly declassified CIA memos written by current CIA director Gina Haspel reveal torture techniques at a secret US prison in Thailand. Also, the mother of Osama Bin Laden speaks out. And a look back at the songs that topped the charts during the first week of August around the world and through the decades.…
 
Analysis of news and current affairs.
 
Deane Wheeler challenges General Shaw: Who can reach 1,000 followers first. Larry Grover on Trump's lack of fashion sense. Dr Ron Tarner's bizarre dieting theories. The Dooley's bid farewell to Buttner. The BSP Classic Show is from March 2004 and features Bobbie Dooley, who saw Passion of the Christ and says it was nothing but an attempt to mak ...…
 
As Turkey's currency falls, President Trump has doubled metal tariffs on the country. Our reporter in Istanbul explains what is behind growing economic chaos in the country. Also in the programme, economic growth has picked up a little in the UK. We have a report taking the temperature of the British economy. We head to the Campaign for Real Al ...…
 
Analysis of news and current affairs.
 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this week that the United States has become an "unreliable" state, which honors none of its commitments.Rouhani told visiting North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho that friendly countries should stand together and boost their cooperation.The comments came after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an execu ...…
 
Topics include: Taiwanese no longer need workpermits to work in mainland. 'Fake News' T-shirts at Washington museum anger journalists. Merit system for pet owners in Jinan. New York City puts cap on Uber and other ride-hailing services.
 
Federal judge orders return of asylum seeker sent back to El Salvador.
 
hqGideon Rachman discusses the impact on Iran's economic and political stability of the US decision to reimpose sanctions, with the FT's Najmeh Bozorgmehr and Andrew England
 
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