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A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
Daniel Harper is a researcher who goes where few others can bear to go: he listens to what the reactionaries - from the IDW to the modern day Nazis - say to each other in *their* safe spaces! In this timely and shocking - but entertaining - anti-fascist podcast, Daniel tells his friend, online writer Jack Graham, all about it.
 
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 ...
 
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BIC TALKS

Bangalore International Centre

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Bangalore International Centre (BIC) is a non profit, public institution which serves as an inclusive platform for informed conversations, arts and culture. BIC TALKS aims to be a regular bi-weekly podcast that will foster discussions, dialogue, ideas, cultural enterprise and more.
 
Hacks & Wonks is a show hosted by political consultant Crystal Fincher, who talks with Policy Wonks and Political Hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work, with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening and what you can about it.
 
Welcome to the Two Skeptical Chaps, with three Skeptical Chaps; Dr Dan, Spike and Ollie. Everything from news, politics, current affairs and social media. Anything that annoys or delights us. And if you are easily offended or underage, you probably shouldn’t be listening. But we want you to!
 
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Not Enough Champagne

Cory Hazlehurst and Steve Haynes

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Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
 
Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Ami ...
 
CNA’s experts understand today’s complex and dynamic national security environments. On CNA Talks, you’ll find analysis of globe-shaping conflicts, foreign policy and shifting alliances, regional breakdowns, pandemics and other health crises, environmental disasters, homeland security concerns, and the future of strategic competition. Follow CNA Talks to go behind the headlines and learn from data-driven, objective, discussions on the factors shaping today’s national security landscape.
 
Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified. A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irrevere ...
 
Bloomberg | Quint is a multi-platform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg’s global leadership in business and financial news and data, with Quintillion Media’s deep expertise in the Indian market and digital news delivery, to provide high quality business news, insights and trends for India’s sophisticated audiences.
 
With the clowns having taken over the asylum in Washington D.C., it's only right that you get your weekly news analysis from comedians.Risking their own sanity to help make sense of the world around us, Dr. David Robinson and 'The Black Voice of Reason 'Tymon Shipp' are joined by a rotating panel of Cognitive Dissidents including Erika Schickel, Jim Coughlin, Cat Alvarado, Josh Greenberg, Michelle March, Liz Stewart and more! Take all that and add a 'Burst of Durst' from five-time Emmy nomin ...
 
Welcome to the Irrelevant News Podcast! A weekly podcast where we talk about the worst news stories, so you don't have to. Hosted by Joe Parker, Callum Parker, Lo Axenderrie, and Will Strike. Join us on our journey throughout the kingdom of irrelevant journalism, and hopefully, have a few laughs along the way. Catch us late every weekend.
 
Iconic with Jack Rem is a weekly bite-sized dose of happiness for the girls, gays and theys. Since Jack’s rise on The X Factor in 2017, he has become an internet phenomenon, successful meme creator and positive voice across Twitter and Instagram. Jack’s uplifting podcast will be in your ears every Monday morning for an unadulterated Monday pick-me up. If you thought that wasn’t enough, there is also an Iconic playlist on Spotify to ensure Jack’s positive energy lives on all week long. See ac ...
 
Foreign correspondent and world affairs editor John Simpson has risked life and limb reporting for the BBC for over 52 years. The Tiananmen Square massacre, Iraq, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Bosnia – you name it he was there. He’s been punched by a UK Prime Minister, bombed by US ‘friendly fire’, watched Saddam Hussein’s execution and whilst experimenting with some hallucinogenic offerings in the deepest Amazon was once hugged by a six foot goldfish wearing sunglasses. On season 1 of John Simpson ...
 
In this podcast we will discuss current affairs centered around national security, politics, religion, and social justice issues. Our goal is not to give our listeners the answers but rather to encourage them to discover their own authentic truth. My goal is to encourage people to think beyond their comfort zones. I want to encourage people to recognize their biases and challenge themselves to extend their thinking to consider different points of view. Incidentally, I do not see "bias" autom ...
 
Stance is an independent award-winning arts, culture and current affairs podcast run by New York based journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. An episode is released on the 1st of every month. Guests so far include musicians Four Tet, Jamila Woods, Róisín Murphy, Amber Mark, Caribou, Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Tricky and Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata, Elif Shafak & Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, politician Bobi Wine, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kae ...
 
Creating a knowledge community, primarily in the Indo-American communities, is the goal of AN Aspirant Voice, which aims to provide critical information to the inhabitants of India and America, who will be our primary audience members. This section contains in-depth information on a wide range of current events taking place throughout the world that may be of interest to people of the countries covered by this section. We are here for every Aspirational person who has a thirst for knowledge ...
 
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In the United States, there is much ongoing discussion around a leaked draft opinion by the US supreme court that reveals that the landmark Roe V Wade judgment, which protected abortion rights in the country, is likely to be overturned. This discussion has gone beyond the powers of the judiciary in the US and has been centred around women’s rights …
 
In a depressing but necessary News Roundup episode, we cover the recent apparent career problems of Elijah Schaffer, the weird implosion of Nick Fuentes' America First Foundation, and... and here comes the depressing part... the recent nazi massacre in Buffalo, New York. This episode is respectfully dedicated to the victims of this crime. Content E…
 
PJ Thum talks to Irie and Muhammad, two founders of Quasa, a peer support and community network for queer Muslims in Singapore. They talk about Quasa, what it does, why it’s needed, and what they want to achieve. They also discuss the lives of Queer Muslims, what they want, their relationship to their faith, the challenges the face, and the banalit…
 
In April 2015, a victim was stabbed 13 times in a park in Leicester town centre. The case was solved with the help of CCTV, but that’s not the end of the story. The parents of the man convicted for the crime insist this was a case of mistaken identity. They also believe racial bias caused their son’s misidentification on CCTV. Forensic experts have…
 
The largely peaceful anti-government protests in Sri Lanka became violent earlier this week after the clashes between the government’s supporters and the protestors. Nine people lost their lives in the resulting violence, including two policemen. After the angry crowd burnt Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ancestral home, he had to resign and is …
 
We've always wanted to do an episode of just Naren's famous stories, and we decided to do just that. Over two episodes, we speak about this glorious city and all it has to offer through Naren's experiences, stories and bad jokes and observations from the rest of the gang. From food to people to culture to music to smugglers (!), we do it all. Enjoy…
 
Most Latin American ambassadors tell the same story. Whilst every meeting with the US revolves around China, every meeting with the Chinese revolves around infrastructure. Beijing is making huge economic moves into South and Central America, but what is the US doing to counter it? On the show this week. - Margaret Myers (American Dialogue) - Evan E…
 
Regretting that bachelor’s degree in archaeology? Or still chipping away at $50,000 in student loans from that private university? This week – we talk about why more young people aren’t given greater direction when it comes to choosing post-secondary schooling. Two higher education experts join us to talk through some of the challenges facing progr…
 
Each year, more than 91 million acres of corn are planted across the country. Currently, 40 percent of this harvest is refined into ethanol. This biofuel is a key additive in the gas that powers our cars and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. But with electric cars gaining popularity – how long will this massive ethanol market survive? How are produ…
 
On this week's episode of the Unnatural Selection Podcast we discuss a bunch of stuff: United Australia party directs preferences to Coalition in key marginal seats. Factcheck: is Albanese’s backing of a 5.1% minimum wage rise an ‘unprecedented’ intervention? Coalition has promised voters $833m a day as it outspends Labor in campaign mode. Liberal …
 
On this Hacks & Wonks week-in-review, Crystal is joined by the former Director of Progressive Majority who has now transitioned into public service but remains involved in numerous political efforts across Washington, EJ Juarez. EJ and Crystal start off by discussing the Washington Supreme Court’s decision that driving while high can get you a DUI …
 
For the first time in 101 years, a nationalist party is in the majority in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin said the country was entering a “new era” as they overtook the DUP. It’s a seismic moment in Northern Irish history. Today, our policy correspondent Paul McNamara looks into how we got here - how Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol has divide…
 
China has tried to define and project itself as a democracy as opposed to the general conception of China as an authoritarian political system. These attempts seem to be not just to highlight China's democratic system, but also to highlight how different it is from the western conception of democracy. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Dr. Sung…
 
This week on Sinica, Deborah Seligsohn returns to the show to talk about the sad state of U.S.-China scientific collaboration. As the Science Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from 2003 to 2007 — arguably the peak years for collaboration in science — she has ample firsthand experience with the relationship. Debbi, who is now an assistant pro…
 
Vivaan Marwaha talks about his learning in the process of writing his book, What Millennials Want, in a conversation with writer, poet and executive director of India Foundation for the Arts, Arundhati Ghosh. India is one of the youngest countries in the world and the generation of millennials make up for over 400 million people. This is the larges…
 
In the ongoing Ukraine conflict, the use of space has played a key role on both sides. With fears of the conflict extending into space, the status of private companies and their space assets being seen as legitimate targets by belligerents has entered the discourse. The latest economic sanctions and tech. export controls imposed on Russia have also…
 
Like many militaries, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) played a role in their COVID-19 relief efforts. What do these operations show us about the PLA’s domestic and international capabilities? In this episode of CNA Talks, Heidi Holz and Brian Waidelich discuss their recent report on this topic. Heidi Holz is a Senior Research Scientist in th…
 
The European Union has had many different names but it’s always had one goal: a united, peaceful Europe. That has usually meant closer political and economic ties. But for some it has also meant getting closer on defence and security and for some that in turn has meant the creation, one day, of a united European army. So has the war in Ukraine shif…
 
According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) the unemployment rate in Goa has increased from 11.6% to 15.5% in the last 3 months, which is higher than the national average. The mining ban and loss of tourist influx over the last two years are the main reasons for these numbers. Sridhar Krishna and Sudisha Mishra discuss these reasons be…
 
On this midweek show, Crystal chats with Nicole Gomez about her campaign for State Representative in the 36th Legislative District - why she decided to run, how the last legislative session went and her thoughts on addressing issues such as housing affordability and zoning, homelessness, COVID response, public safety, tax reform, and climate change…
 
Since the 2017 relaunch of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), it has been popular in the discourse on Indo-Pacific in India. In this episode, Megha Pardhi talks to Dr Brendon Cannon on various aspects of Quad in the Indo-Pacific and the future of Quad. Dr. Brendon J. Cannon earned a PhD in Political Science with an emphasis on Internationa…
 
Just how polluted is the air we breathe in the UK? Other than the smog we can see it’s sometimes impossible to visualise what some call the ‘invisible killer’. Channel 4 News was shown new modelling which suggests the majority of UK households are in areas which break the World Health Organization's own guidelines on dangerous air pollution levels.…
 
The US Supreme Court's decision to potentially overturn the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade verdict has sparked off discussions on how this might impact abortion rights in the US. Arjun Gargeyas talks to Megha Pardhi and Priyal D'Almeida on the history and context behind the verdict along with future implications of the court's recent decision. Follow Me…
 
We've always wanted to do an episode of just Naren's famous stories, and we decided to do just that. Over two episodes, we speak about this glorious city and all it has to offer through Naren's experiences, stories and bad jokes and observations from the rest of the gang. From food to people to culture to music to smugglers (!), we do it all. Enjoy…
 
Jack continues to tell an increasingly (and understandably) resentful Daniel all about insidious YouTube ‘comedian’ and political commentator Jimmy Dore, detailing his ‘leftist’ or ‘progressive’ version of reactionary politics via accounts of his slimy transphobic coverage of the Lia Thomas story (leading to a bizarre open challenge to all trans ma…
 
Between 2001 and 2019, suicide rates for young people ages 10 to 19 jumped 40 percent. Between the same period, emergency room visits for self-harm increased 88 percent, according to the CDC. The pandemic has only exacerbated these numbers. What’s driving this increase? What are experts in the field seeing firsthand? This week on Viewpoints. Learn …
 
Russia is a major exporter of diamonds, with the country supplying one-third of the world’s diamonds. This is a notable amount as the large Russian diamond company, Alrosa has direct ties to the Russian government. This week – we cover the global diamond trade and what more needs to be done to ensure that the global diamond business is not funding …
 
On this week's episode of the Unnatural Selection Podcast we discuss a bunch of stuff: US Supreme Court to investigate Roe v Wade draft opinion leak, confirms its authenticity. What conservative justices said — and didn't say — about Roe at their confirmations. $57 billion wiped from Australian market, Wall Street rout as Dow plunges 1,000 points, …
 
On this Hacks & Wonks week-in-review, Metro News Columnist and Opinion Editor for The News Tribune, Matt Driscoll, co-hosts with Crystal. They begin by diving into the impact of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, frustration with the response from many elected leaders, more rights that are on the chopping block, …
 
New Naratif held a contest inviting people to tell us who they thought the next Prime Minister of Singapore should be, and why. The winner, with 57 votes, was Yeo Kian Hwee, who (presciently) picked Lawrence Wong. He speaks to PJ Thum about his thoughts on the succession and a Lawrence Wong premiership. As Yeo was born in Malaysia, they also have a…
 
Ecuador has become the new frontline in an escalating drug war. And ordinary people are the ones paying the price as the country’s murder rate doubledlast year. Rival drug cartels have taken over Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, in a bid to control lucrative new drug routes to Europe and the United States. Our reporter, Guillermo Galdos, visited …
 
The country’s plan to implement a Health Star Rating(HSR) system for packaged food items has been a long due move. The aim is to make customers aware and capable of making informed food choices. However will HSRs be enough still remains a question. Mahek Nankani and Dr. Harshit Kukreja discuss in detail the Front-Of Pack Labels in India. Follow Mah…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined again by Yawei Liu, Senior Director for China at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia; and by Danielle Goldfarb, head of global research at RIWI Corp, an innovative web-based research outfit headquartered in Toronto. They discuss a survey commissioned by the Carter Center to look at Chinese attitudes toward th…
 
With the latest retail inflation figures coming in at 6.95%, the focus should shift to inflation and monetary policy. The RBI is bound by an inflation targeting mechanism, where it is accountable to parliament when inflation is in excess of 6% for three consecutive quarters. Anupam Manur and Mihir Mahajan discuss the evolution of central bank manda…
 
More than 1 million people in the UK are on Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT and the vast majority of them are women who need it to deal with menopause symptoms. But a shortage of specific types of HRT has left women struggling. In this episode of The Fourcast we speak to Kate who had a hysterectomy at 44 which caused her to go into surgical meno…
 
Till now, conversations around web3 have revolved around crypto, but they’re not changing with the influx of NFTs, DAOs, and smart contracts. We are still in the nascent stages of the revolution as it unfolds. NFTs can be a part of land contracts, elections, a new financial system, and everything that is connected to ownership. What could be the im…
 
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