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Best Current Affairs Podcasts We Could Find
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Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday
 
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 Joe Biden.
 
A jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world, the one we all live in now, and a guide to avoiding the worst pitfalls along the road to a better world. It Could Happen Here season 1 ended with the possibility of a second civil war. It Could Happen Here Daily with Robert Evans, accepts collapse as a given, and tries to provide a roadmap to survival.
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
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The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

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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 ...
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
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.
 
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. ...
 
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.
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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The GroundTruth Project

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At the height of the Vietnam War, a government insider named Daniel Ellsberg leaked 7,000 pages of classified documents to American newspapers. The Pentagon Papers revealed that Americans had been lied to for decades about the war. Fifty years later, Ellsberg reveals his evolution from Cold Warrior to Whistleblower in the GroundTruth Podcast series The Whistleblower: Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg. Based at GBH in Boston, the award-winning GroundTruth Podcast has covered gl ...
 
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NPO Radio 1 / KRO-NCRV

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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
 
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Thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, have gathered under a bridge in the border town of Del Rio, Texas, where officials have declared a local state of emergency. The crisis has spotlighted Biden's continued use of a Trump-era deportation policy, and highlights the growing migration crisis triggered by multiple recent tragedies in Haiti. Texas …
 
10 years ago, Charlene Whitstock's life transformed forever when she went from being a professional swimmer in South Africa, to the Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Albert II, but at no point was her story a fairytale. From rumours of her husband's many affairs and children born to other women, to reports that she had her passport confiscat…
 
The Darfur genocide in Sudan received widespread media coverage across the world and led to the arrest of the country's former leader, Omar al Bashir. Traveling by car, by donkey, and on foot, Special Correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso visited a rebel stronghold in Darfur's remote Jebel Marra mountains. There, they found…
 
It's been four years since Hurricane Maria made landfall and devastated parts of Puerto Rico, sparking the migration of thousands of people to the U.S. mainland and Florida. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Father Jose Rodriguez whose church has been helping with services and vocational training and has become a cornerstone for a comm…
 
Things were looking shaky for Christian Porter for days before he resigned from the frontbench. In less than a year, the man formerly described as one of the most promising members of the Coalition's cabinet, has had a dramatic tumble from Attorney General to the backbenches. He maintains he's done nothing wrong, in spite of sharp criticism over an…
 
It's been a year since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Her seat on the bench is now occupied by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the third judge appointed by former President Donald Trump. On October 4th, the court will resume in-person hearings -- and will also be the first time the bench will meet since RBG's passing. Amy Howe, co-founder of SCOTUSbl…
 
When freelance writer Jessica Nordell started pitching under a gender neutral name, she suddenly found more of her pitches were accepted. She's since dedicated her work to examining solutions to unconscious bias, which affects everything from education to health care to criminal justice. She recently spoke to Special Correspondent Megan Thompson ab…
 
A rally outside Capitol Hill drew only a few hundred protesters. Called "Justice For J6," the event was held in support of the January 6th insurrectionists who were detained and was organized by a member of Trump's re-election campaign. Police in riot gear lined the area and a temporary fence was re installed to prevent access to the Capitol. NewsH…
 
As Afghanistan reaches a turning point with American troops leaving the country, BBC Pashto presenter Sana Safi tells the story of how her own life has been intertwined with the fate of her country. She tells the story of what it was like for a child to survive in a country caught between the crosshairs of geopolitical conflict, of surviving religi…
 
Refugees have been fleeing Iran, as the economic situation there worsens, with food prices going up, and shortages of clean water and power. Meanwhile, there are fears among some people that the country is about to become more oppressive, with a new, hard-line president in charge. It is these conditions which have prompted many Iranians to escape. …
 
The United States continues to record some of the highest infection and death rates in the world due to Covid-19. Host Nuala McGovern brings together two hospital nurses in Florida. They share the heartbreak and exhaustion of treating severely ill and dying patients, often young, who they say could have avoided hospital completely by getting vaccin…
 
Sugar is a big part of Americans’ daily diet. But who harvests some of that sweet cane? Reporters Sandy Tolan and Euclides Cordero Nuel visit Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic who do the backbreaking work of cutting sugarcane for little pay. They live in work camps, or “bateyes,” that are part of a vast sugar plantation owned by the Centra…
 
A key advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly rejected vaccine boosters for the general U.S. population for now, but it voted unanimously in favor of giving boosters to those 65 and older as well as high risk individuals.The recommendations mark a pivotal moment in the debate around boosters. William Brangham joins Amn…
 
The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged that a drone strike in Kabul they initially said killed an ISIS suicide bomber had in fact killed only civilians. The strike took place three weeks ago as the U.S. and allies were evacuating following the Taliban takeover. Nick Schifrin joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.…
 
In our news wrap Friday, France is recalling its ambassadors from the U.S. and Australia in a fury over a submarine deal, more than 170 people including some Americans boarded a flight out of Afghanistan, Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez says he won't run again after voting to impeach former President Trump, and a U.N. report found greenhouse gas e…
 
Over the last several days a crowd of migrants awaiting U.S. processing outside a Texas border community has grown to more than 10,000. The migrants, mostly from Haiti, have been sheltering under a major bridge as the Biden administration tries to speed up processing. Washington Post reporter Arelis Hernández joins Amna Nawaz from Del Rio, Texas to…
 
U.S. Capitol Police warned Friday there have been threats of violence ahead of this weekend's rally by Trump supporters. It's being staged to support more than 600 people charged in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, and Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger says it's unclear how many people will show up, or just how serious the threats could be. Lisa…
 
On this episode, DACA recipients in Teton County can qualify to buy affordable housing. But some don't like it. Supporters say it benefits the community. Hospitals across the West are becoming overburdened with mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. There's not much research into how wildfire smoke affects animals who spend most or all of their tim…
 
Russians on Friday began three days of voting to determine their next parliament, with the outcome largely expected to be preordained. But there was an unexpected development Friday, when Google and Apple blocked Russians from downloading the main opposition party's app. As Nick Schifrin reports, it's just the latest successful attempt by the Russi…
 
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Amna Nawaz to discuss the week in politics, including immigration, President Biden's job approval ratings, and tensions between the U.S. and France over a nuclear submarine deal. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Ken Burns' latest four-part documentary "Muhammad Ali" will premiere Sunday on PBS for four nights. Jeffrey Brown visited Burns at his studio for a behind-the-scenes look at how he makes his films, and the larger context and conflicts in telling America's story in a time of racial reckoning. This report is part of our arts and culture series, "CANV…
 
On the CBS News Weekend Roundup with host Allison Keyes; the FDA votes unanimously to recommend Pfizer booster shots for Americans over 65 years old and at "high risk of severe COVID-19." But, the debate over boosters has caused confusion for many as health officials face off over whether a third shot is needed. CBS's Dr. David Agus breaks it all d…
 
California recall. Testimony of Larry Nassar victims. Instagram's negative impact on teenage girls. Social media aiding the fight to end homelessness. The latest updates from Apple. Civilian space travel from the perspective of a NASA astronaut. Breaking racial barriers in NASCAR. Canceling Oktoberfest. A Hurricane Nicholas prankster.…
 
The alliance between America, Britain and Australia has enormous significance, most of all for its nuclear-submarine provisions. We look at the global realignment it represents. The container-shipping industry has had a wild year and its prices reflect the vast disarray; we ask whether things will, or should, get back to normal. And the growing tre…
 
Recently, China restricted video game playing to just three hours a week for its young people: 8pm to 9pm, Friday through Sunday. And that’s not the only change. Over the last few months, private tutors, diehard celebrity fans, and tech giants have all faced fresh restrictions from Beijing. What’s behind this new wave of crackdowns? Guest: Brenda G…
 
There’s the impossible and then there’s the completely unbelievable. This past week has been all about Emma Raducanu. We talk to the sports journalist and commentator Anne-Marie Batson about the young powerhouse that is Emma Raducanu, what she means for the British game and the game in general, as well as why female tennis players are such huge sup…
 
Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley Street clinics and counsellors' treatment rooms. In this final episode of a seven-part series, reporter Emily Sargent turns her attention to Westminster. What's happened in the three years since the Government pledged to end the practice of conversion th…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, more than 8,000 people have crossed the border at Del Rio, Texas in the past few days as federal agencies rush to provide assistance, storm-battered Louisiana and other areas of the south saw another day of heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas, and the U.N. warns only immediate, large-scale cuts in carbon e…
 
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday tried to calm tensions with France over a new defense pact between the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia. Australia had scrapped a $40 billion submarine contract with France in favor of U.S. nuclear-powered subs. France's ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss…
 
Democrats are pressing to pass a $3.5 trillion piece of legislation called the "Build Back Better" plan that would address many issues including paid-family leave, child care and climate change. But as they started this week to move on important portions of the bill, their efforts also exposed major obstacles ahead. Congressional correspondent Lisa…
 
Last week we heard how some hospitals in Idaho were overflowing and starting to ration care. That crisis has now spread statewide, and is forcing hospitals to start sending sick patients to neighboring states. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
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