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Best Current Affairs Podcasts We Could Find
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Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
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, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartin Like: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here’, you will too.
 
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information, providing content in 30 languages to audiences around the world via TV, radio and online. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. Continuous news reports, special features and talk shows cover everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to ...
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, com ...
 
Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn, op een toegankelijke manier. Iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: pointer@kro-ncrv.nl , tel: 035-6719787 of twitter: @pointer_kroncrv
 
Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.
 
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Cha ...
 
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The largest-known ransomware attack on American energy infrastructure is driving up gas prices and creating shortages. Wired's Lily Hay Newman says Colonial Pipeline might be a turning point for cybersecurity. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more ab…
 
In less than 20 minutes behind closed doors, House Republicans made their allegiance to former President Donald Trump clear by ousting Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the No. 3 position in the House GOP. Even after the vote, Cheney remained defiant in her criticism of Trump and his repeated misinformation about the 2020 election. Lisa Desjardins and Y…
 
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Wednesday's leadership vote in the house that ousted Rep. Liz Cheney and President Joe Biden's infrastructure meeting with congressional leaders. Prior to serving in the Senate, Portman was the O.M.B. director during the Bush-Cheney administration, and previously also served as a m…
 
On Wednesday afternoon, a key advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended allowing Pfizer's COVID-19 shots for children aged 12 to 15. Many parents have been eagerly awaiting this decision, but it's far from universal. Dr. Francis Collins is the director of the National Institute of Health and joins Judy Woodruff to…
 
President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday about the spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Biden said he hoped the conflict would end "sooner than later." At least 53 Palestinians, including 14 children, have been killed so far, and seven Israelis have died in rocket attacks. Even so, as John …
 
In our news wrap Wednesday, panic buying of gasoline intensified across the southeastern U.S. as the colonial pipeline resumed operations. Inflation fears washed over Wall Street and the financial markets. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has fallen to an average of about 600 a day -- the lowest in 10 months. Partisan fireworks sparked at a Congre…
 
More migrants were arrested or detained along the southern border in April than during any other month in the last 20 years. Desperate to make it to the U.S., many Central American migrants are being influenced by smugglers and their rosy pitches of an easy journey north. Amna Nawaz reports on the messages that are fueling migration. PBS NewsHour i…
 
96-year-old Stuart Hodes took his first dance lesson at the Martha Graham school after being discharged from a distinguished stint as an air force aviator in World War II, and he has been dancing through life ever since. He recently wrote a memoir called "Onstage with Martha Graham," and joins us to provide his Brief but Spectacular take on dancing…
 
It's no secret that if you're a woman aged in your 20's, 30's or 40's, you can expect to be asked on almost a daily basis whether or not you have, or want to have children. For some, this will open a happy conversation about the joys of parenthood, but for many others it's the start of a far more difficult and defensive discussion about why not, an…
 
After what has been one of the most expensive policy years in Australian history, the Federal Government handed down its 2021-22 budget this week. Let's face it - underlying cash balances, fiscal strategies and the price of iron ore aren't everyone's cup of tea... But given the global pandemic we have found ourselves in, the budget is more relevant…
 
The government desperately wanted to impress women with this federal budget, and shore up votes before the next election.The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced new spending on aged care, child care and disability support, not to mention $1 billion in support for women's safety.So was it really a "women's budget"?And if it was, what do women actual…
 
How are textile workers in Bangladesh faring who are unable to socially distance in their factories? We also hear how clean cooking stoves can help reduce the risk of lung diseases in Guatemala's poorer neighborhoods — that's more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.By DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
 
China just unveiled the results of its first census in over a decade. The results are striking, if not surprising: the world’s largest country will soon stop growing. Yet if a greying population causes economic headwinds, Chinese officials also have reason for cheer. With digital currencies in vogue, central banks want to get in on the action. The …
 
A Mother Jones investigation has found that hundreds of visa workers are stuck in India with no way to get back to their families in the United States. India is the in the midst of a shocking COVID-19 crisis. Health officials are reporting approximately 400,000 new cases a day. Hospitals are experiencing shortages of beds, oxygen, and medical suppl…
 
Does the looming ouster of a devoted Trump critic from House GOP leadership mean the party remains in thrall to the former president? Or does it just mean that Republican political leaders don’t want to keep talking about him? Guest: Eliana Johnson, Editor-in-chief at the Washington Free Beacon. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up fo…
 
Once hailed as a pain obliterating wonder drug, OxyContin helped give birth to one of the most devastating public health crises in the developed world. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: Patrick Radde…
 
Dozens of rockets launched from Gaza streaked over Israel, with heavy Israeli airstrikes in return, as violence spiraled between Israelis and Palestinians. In a speech Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said militants in Gaza "will pay a heavy price." Since last night, 28 people have been killed in Gaza, and one Israeli died in a rocket atta…
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal judge in Dallas rejected the National Rifle Association's bid to file for bankruptcy protection, blocking the gun rights group's effort to reorganize in Texas. Undocumented college students will now have access to COVID relief aid. A Russian-speaking ransomware gang is threatening to release sensitive data from W…
 
President Joe Biden on Tuesday met with a bipartisan group of governors to discuss vaccination efforts as his administration aims to vaccinate a majority of American adults by July 4. Judy Woodruff talks with Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who was present at the meeting, about how states are navigating vaccine distribution programs. PBS NewsHour…
 
The Biden administration says it is trying to mitigate the impact of a cyber attack that disrupted the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies to 45% of the Southeast and is still down five days later. Reports of shortages and rising prices are popping up in states served by the pipeline. Amna Nawaz discusses the aftermath with Tom Kloza, head of energy …
 
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed the vulnerability of key parts of America's critical infrastructure, and how hostile actors can exploit those weaknesses. William Brangham and investigative reporter Michael Weiss look at what role -- if any -- the Russian government might have played in the hack, and what else might be on the horizon.…
 
In the six months since the 2020 election, voting access and election security have been hot topics in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. The For The People Act is Democrats' voting rights and campaign reform bill. Already through the House, it met a critical and high-powered Senate committee test Tuesday. But as Lisa Desjardins reports, the…
 
Australia has been one of the most successful countries in the world at keeping COVID-19 in check. It combined strict lockdowns with consistent messages from scientists and politicians. While the daily average number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. over the last week was 39,000, Australia's was just 13 -- despite low vaccination rates. Nick Schifrin …
 
Mahani Teave grew up on one of the most remote islands on Earth, but the 38-year-old pianist still found a way to bring her music to the world -- and music education to Rapa Nui. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of her unusual journey and her new album as part of our ongoing arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.p…
 
A push to remove Cheney from her House leadership position shows how Trump, marooned at Mar-a-Lago without Twitter, continues to hold sway in the GOP. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Life coaches have been around for decades, but rather than the big stadium-filled hype sessions of the 90's, the new generation of self-help gurus are using their Instagram following to push messages of inner strength and positive decision making. But what exactly is a life coach, and what qualifications do you need to become one? The Quicky speaks…
 
Tens of thousands of men and women in some of the poorest parts of the Philippines are being recruited to be directors of companies based in the UK. Companies which have no offices or full time staff, they don’t buy or sell anything, in fact they only exist on paper. But as Angus Crawford has discovered they form part of a complex web which may be …
 
Tension in the holy city of Jerusalem has been rising for weeks, amid the attempted eviction of Palestinians and a march by Jewish nationalists. Yesterday it erupted into the worst violence in years, as Hamas rockets fired at Israel from Gaza prompted retaliatory air strikes. A cyber-attack that shut down one of America’s largest fuel pipelines ref…
 
The Federal Government has just handed down what is most likely its last budget before the next election.It's a pretty odd one, because the budget is in much better shape than even the Government was expecting just a few months ago.But instead of pocketing all the cash for budget repair, the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is spreading it around on every…
 
A complete recount of ballots from the 2020 election is underway in Maricopa County, where Arizona Senate Republicans still question the results of the general election. There’s no timeline or budget for the manual audit, and election experts say this effort is highly prone to errors. Guest: Andrew Oxford, reporter for the Arizona Republic. Slate P…
 
All across India there are scenes of devastation and desperation as the country grapples with a brutal second wave of Covid-19. What went wrong? And will this crisis have a lasting impact on the political future of Prime Minister Modi? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe toda…
 
Forty years after the death of reggae singer Bob Marley, British writer and dub poet, Benjamin Zephaniah, remembers the day Jamaica came to a standstill for the singer’s funeral. Bob Marley was laid to rest on the 21 May 1981, 11 days after dying from skin cancer. The extraordinary day saw the island come together to mourn their most famous son – a…
 
New York became the latest state to require students at publicly funded colleges be vaccinated for the fall term -- a move that comes as overall, new infections in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest since last September. Vaccine manufacturer Pfizer announced Monday that it had received FDA approval to vaccinate children 12 to 15 years old. Willia…
 
In our news wrap Monday, Roadside bombings have killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan after Saturday's bombing at a girls school in Kabul. In about 24 hours, over 2,100 migrants have reached the shores of Lampedusa, a small Italian island only about 8 square miles in size. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
For more than a week, Palestinians have protested throughout Jerusalem over attempts to evict Palestinian families from their homes. Tensions exploded in Jerusalem, and in Gaza, as Hamas militants on Monday fired rockets into Israel, and toward Jerusalem. In response, Israel conducted airstrikes in Gaza, killing more than twenty people, including a…
 
The federal government on Monday confirmed that a Russian criminal group is behind the hack of the Colonial Pipeline company. The pipeline -- the largest of its kind in the U.S. -- was shut down after a cyber extortion attempt. The Biden administration is working with the company to investigate the hack. William Brangham speaks to Megan Stifel of t…
 
The war in Yemen shows little sign of ending despite the horrific humanitarian toll of the past seven years. Within the war between the Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, and the internationally-recognized government of Yemen, there are other battles that threaten to split the country in two. For her final report inside Yemen, special correspondent Jan…
 
Before COVID-19, tuberculosis was the world's deadliest infectious disease. Though rare in the United States, the disease is prevalent in many parts of the world and kills millions. John Yang tells us of one scientist's journey to the discovery both of a new tool to fight TB, and of her own potential. It's part of "Breakthroughs," our series on inv…
 
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including internal Republican politics over Rep. Liz Cheney's House position, former President Trump's influence on the party, and bipartisanship on President Biden's plans. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newsh…
 
There's a rising voice in late-night comedy: Ziwe Fumudoh. The comedian, who goes by her first name, debuted her no-holds-barred take on race and social issues in America on television on Sunday in a new self-titled sketch show. Amna Nawaz caught up with Ziwe for our ongoing arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://ww…
 
On today's Reason Roundtable Matt Welch stokes Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie on natalist policies, public-school hesitancy, and gender disparities. Discussed in the show: 1:16: How policies do or do not affect people's personal decisions re: baby-making. Plus, child subsidies, and universal basic income for parents. 21:31…
 
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