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You’ve seen the headlines, now hear the Full Story. Every weekday, join Guardian journalists for a deeper understanding of the news in Australia and beyond. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcasting app
 
“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. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
The South China Morning Post political economy team analyse the latest economic data from China, delve deep into the ongoing US-China trade and tech war, and examine China's changing economic relationship with Europe, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Hear deep background on Beijing's political machinations and how they affect policy and its global diplomacy.
 
A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
 
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news 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. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Want to learn more about China first-hand, from reporters on the ground? In every episode, we take a deep-dive into a specific topic, mixing independent reporting and exclusive interviews to bring you unique insights into an emerging potential superpower. Now, we’re featuring regular updates on the coronavirus pandemic from across the country. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.
 
As the United States confronts an ever-changing set of international challenges, our foreign policy leaders continue to offer the same old answers. But what are the alternatives? In None Of The Above, the Eurasia Group Foundation’s Mark Hannah asks leading global thinkers for new answers and new ideas to guide an America increasingly adrift in the world. www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org
 
Since 2010, siblings and journalists Abby Martin and Robbie Martin have been doing Media Roots Radio, a political podcast with a critical eye on US foreign policy, political partisanship and what people can do to fight back. Conversational, controversial, passionate and explicit, Media Roots stands apart from the majority of podcasts coming from a similar point of view. Listen to all previous episodes on soundcloud, itunes, spotify and stitcher. All $5 and up patrons get an exclusive bonus e ...
 
China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
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Climate and environment ministers from more than 50 countries have been meeting in London; we speak to the British politician who has been leading the meeting. Also on the programme: President Macron of France is making his first visit to French Polynesia. He wants to talk about his strategic vision for the region, but many residents want to talk a…
 
With the attention of the world focused elsewhere, a conflict that threatens the stability of an entire continent has slipped under the radar. Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict has rapidly spiralled out of control, decimating their Armed Forces and sending the country toward the brink of collapse. With few options left, the now desperate Ethiopian Governm…
 
In Australia, DNA testing has been routinely used for decades in deciding who can and can’t enter the country. The tests can be used to unify families, but they can also tear them apart. The story of one couple trying to make a new home in Australia has raised new questions about how exactly the tests work, and if they discriminate against people f…
 
Fareed sits down in a special in-person interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan. They discuss solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the King’s visit with President Biden, turmoil within the Jordanian royal family, and much more. Then, Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director, and Devi Sridhar, Professor of Public Health at the University of …
 
Climate and environment ministers from fifty-one countries begin a two-day meeting on Sunday, hosted by Britain, to prepare for the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. After the recent environmental disasters, will there be any action? We speak to Alok Sharma, the UK’s minister presiding over that summit. Also in the programme: the Tokyo Olympics …
 
On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the writer and intellectual Susan Sontag with her biographer Benjamin Moser.Susan Sontag, who wrote about art, feminism, politics, celebrity, style, homosexuality, illness, fascism, and war, was that rare species in American society – an intellectual celebrity. She traveled to Cuba as a naive political …
 
The last few years have seen a precipitous crumbling of international agreements and previously accepted norms of coexistence, planet Earth looks increasingly small for growing national egos, with one notable exception. Space exploration remains one of the few areas where nations not only compete but also cooperate. Is it likely to stay this way?…
 
Gordon Hahn discusses what he calls the New East-West Cold War or Russia-West Tinderbox, which can potentially escalate into a WWIII scenario. He examines the key drivers between the Russia-West divide which is primarily EU/NATO expansion (e.g. Belarus, Ukraine, Donbass), a situation that will continue to fester and could explode at any moment unle…
 
Gordon Hahn discusses what he calls the New East-West Cold War or Russia-West Tinderbox, which can potentially escalate into a WWIII scenario. He examines the key drivers between the Russia-West divide which is primarily EU/NATO expansion (e.g. Belarus, Ukraine, Donbass), a situation that will continue to fester and could explode at any moment unle…
 
Fighters from Tigray in northern Ethiopia have opened up a new front in their struggle against the central government in Addis Ababa. Leaders said this week that their fighters had entered the neighbouring Afar region to the east because pro-government forces were now massing for an attack. We’ll hear from Afar. Also in the programme: a restaurant …
 
With the Taliban gaining territory following the exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan, we ask: can they retake the country? An MP from the city of Kandahar gives us his views, and the BBC's Lyse Doucet looks at the prospects for a political solution.Also in the programme: we hear from an academic who joined the resistance in the war-torn Ethiopi…
 
Even Alexander the Great did not successfully occupy Afghanistan – and George W Bush sure isn’t Alexander the Great. After more than a trillion dollars spent and, more importantly, an ocean of blood spilled, the US empire is again retreating under fire. It is reminiscent of the scramble out of Saigon and the result will surely be the same. So, what…
 
War over Wuhan, as Senator Rand Paul battles it out with Anthony Fauci, leading one late night host to fantasize about the senator's death. Joe Biden has a town hall on CNN and let's say it wasn't his best performance. Steve Malzberg has more of what the media won't show you. Shootings and homicides are a common occurrence in the city of Chicago. T…
 
Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos consider the State Department’s admission that seven of the alleged assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse had received prior training in the US. They also discuss how the first batch of Marines for the Space Force is shaping up. Finally, Ajamu Baraka talks about the colonial history of Haiti and brings us up …
 
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at President Joe Biden’s call that the Fed should do whatever is necessary to help the economy recover. With stock markets and property prices at all-time-highs, however, what exactly is this ‘recovery’ of which the president speaks? In the second half, Max chats to Tavi Costa of Crescat Capi…
 
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Haitian Ambassador to the UK Euvrard Saint Amand. He discusses the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, who was killed in his private residence, what is known about the perpetrators, such as the fact that many are Colombian and Haitian ex-military personnel, some having received US training, an…
 
Lee Camp looks into a solution to humanity’s widespread destruction of agricultural land. Hydroponic farming technologies offer society the ability to feed everyone using less land and less water. The corporate world is always looking for ways to ruin anything good, but, barring their interference, these technologies could improve billions of lives…
 
National Geographic’s latest survey says nearly half of us now have a heightened fear of climate change. Following a year of devastating wildfires, severe floods, and rolling blackouts – is it time to reimagine America’s power grid?SmartPower president Brian Keane explains the grim reality of extreme weather, which has become an immediate threat to…
 
The United States is reviewing proposals for a collaborative initiative in Asia for the 21st century, just years after former President Trump axed the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this episode, we dive into a similar plan to counter Chinese tech power in the region. Then, as the week draws to a close, we take a look around the globe to see…
 
The Games have formally opened in Tokyo in a virtually empty stadium. It marked the official opening of Tokyo 2020, a year later than planned, and in the midst of a global pandemic.As skateboarding makes its debut as an Olympic event we speak to one of the sport's biggest stars, Tony Hawk.Also in the programme, China's President Xi has been on a su…
 
Iranians have had enough of their long drought — specifically in Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province, where people are protesting the severe water shortage. They say their hardships are about poor water management. Related: Planting dense urban forests could save Karachi from extreme heat For the past week, crowds of demonstrators have been met …
 
Japan will open the 32nd Olympiad despite Tokyo recording its highest number of new coronavirus infections in six months. The show director of Friday's ceremony, Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed after footage emerged in which he appears to be making jokes about the Holocaust.Also in the programme: a human rights group says Angola faces its wors…
 
The opening ceremony highlighted the isolation endured by athletes battling to train during the pandemic and remembered the millions who have died of coronavirus. Also on the programme: the assassinated president of Haiti is to be buried in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien; and a Chinese leader visits Tibet for the first time in more than thirty ye…
 
Due to Coronavirus, a subdued ceremony launches the much-postponed Olympics. Fewer than 1000 invited guests and no spectators are inside the huge main stadium. Also, President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to Tibet by a Chinese leader in 30 years, and one of India's most flamboyant businessmen is arrested for allegedly making porn films.…
 
Britney Spears is one of the biggest music stories in the world right now, but it’s not because of her music. It's to do with the saga of her controversial 13 year long conservatorship. In 2019 the Free Britney hashtag and movement went viral. More recently we’ve seen a series of documentaries covering the issue, and the story has grown and grown. …
 
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