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Front Burner
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Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shapin ...
 
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Skimm This
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In today’s world, context is clarity. "Skimm This" breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. All in 10 minutes. Every Monday through Friday. All at 5PM.
 
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The Signal
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Sometimes the news can feel overwhelming. But The Signal is here to sort the news from the noise. It's your smart and sceptical dive into the stories that matter, delivered straight to your favourite podcast app every morning.
 
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.
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
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Start Here
Daily
 
A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.
 
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.
 
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The Next Episode
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Chatting through the stories that matter. Hosted by Ben Zand and Linda Adey. Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.
 
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The Tip Off
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
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The Quicky
Daily
 
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.
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
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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World at One
Monthly
 
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
Jim and A.Ron review each week's episode of HBO's Game of Thrones and your feedback.
 
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.
 
A short time from now in a studio not so far, far away… Grab your lightsaber, climb aboard the Millennium Falcon, and get ready to jump to light speed with Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion as they take their signature deep dive on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
 
Stream over 400 episodes podcasting HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Watch along, read along, join the show season by season, chapter by chapter, with visits from actors, artisans, and producers of the series.
 
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7am
Daily
 
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.
 
Vanity Fair critics Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson return into the shady world of big business this summer to break down HBO's second season of Succession, episode by episode as it airs.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.
 
Time-poor? Never get around to watching or reading the news? Aware you’re not quite as on top of what’s happening in the world as you should be? Well, The Daily News In Brief from SheerLuxe.com is the weekly podcast bringing you the scoop on the breaking news and current affairs you need to know. Subscribe, keep listening and stay informed. You can also get your daily dose of news sent straight to your inbox each morning by signing up to The Daily News In Brief newsletter here
 
Join Fiona, Haidee, Sana, and Natalie every week with SBS' award-winning The Handmaid's Tale companion podcast, Eyes on Gilead. There is a lot going on in this series and we think it helps to talk it out at the end of every episode. WINNER: BEST FANCAST - 2019 Australian Podcast Awards
 
'The Weekly Post' covers major stories from across the week from here at home and around the world.
 
It’s summer 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana. The perms are tight. The shoulders are padded. And the Mind Flayer is back. After you devour Stranger Things 3, host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS) will bring you even deeper into the show. With help from the cast and crew, you’ll find out how this season came to be, from script to screen.
 
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FT Big Read
Monthly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
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File on 4
Monthly+
 
Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com
 
Go behind the numbers of mass incarceration in America, in this 4-part series hosted by CNN's Van Jones. Hear from a range of voices, as Van and his guests explore what's behind the staggering number of individuals locked in the criminal justice system, and discuss solutions to what has become a national epidemic. And for more on the criminal justice system, check out "The Redemption Project with Van Jones," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM ET/PT, beginning April 28th on CNN and CNN.com/go, or v ...
 
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Empire Files
Monthly+
 
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 @AbbyMartinLike: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
In this unofficial recap podcast, David Chen and Tara Ariano break down every episode of the hit HBO original series Succession.
 
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CONFLICTED
Monthly
 
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.
 
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
A podcast by two STEM graduate students that brings sometimes incomprehensible science into an easy-to-digest package and combats misconceptions plaguing our current economic, political, and social landscape.
 
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DW (English)
Daily
 
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 w ...
 
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CANADALAND
Weekly+
 
Media criticism, news analysis and investigations with host Jesse Brown. The #1 Canadian podcast.
 
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3 Things
Daily
 
Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
 
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Reporter Radio
Monthly+
 
Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn, op een toegankelijke manier.
 
A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.
 
Do you love The Handmaid's Tale on HULU? So do we! Mayday is your source for all things Handmaid's Tale. Mayday breaks down every episode and keeps you up to date with the latest news and updates about the show! Plus interviews with the cast and crew, great Handmaid's Tale contests, giveaways and more! It's the podcast for Handmaid's Tale fans by Handmaid's Tale fans! Subscribe today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/themaydaypodcast/support
 
Podcast by TheAtlantic
 
Welcome to the officially unofficial podcast for Stranger Things! Grab your flashlights and walkie talkies! Mount up on your BMX bikes! Join Jim and A.Ron as the two former Hoosiers break down all things weird and strange in, around, and in the upside-down of Hawkins, Indiana.
 
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AM
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
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Berlin Briefing
Weekly+
 
We browse local news stories (mostly reported in German) every weekday morning and report them back in a succinct five to ten minute audio summary. In English.
 
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Renegade Report
Weekly
 
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
 
On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.
 
Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
 
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Germany was once held up as a global leader in the shift to renewable energy. But, despite pouring billions of dollars into the transition to solar and wind power, the country will still miss its 2020 Paris emission reduction targets. Does Germany need more time, or has the experiment failed? And what are the lessons for Canada? Kristin Nelson ...…
 
Who’da thunk it? For once, we at MEDIA INDIGENA are happy to be wrong—right out of the gate at the first leaders debate, Indigenous issues are on the radar of Canada’s federal election. But will they continue to enjoy that spotlight? And among those leaders who did take part in that first to-and-fro, who got it right and who got it left when it ...…
 
The death of Graham Freudenberg comes at a time when politics has all but abandoned speech making. Don Watson on how the loss of big narratives denies us the possibility of bold policy. Guest: Author and speechwriter Don Watson. Background reading: Graham Freudenberg’s time in The Monthly The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on t ...…
 
The memory of church-run institutions, such as mother and baby homes, continues to cast a shadow over many people in Ireland whose lives were directly impacted.Caelainn Hogan has written a new book, Republic of Shame: Stories from Ireland's Institutions for Fallen Women, which examines the legacy of these institutions through the accounts of su ...…
 
Irish Rail is encouraging DART commuters to change their journey times during morning rush hour to help tackle overcrowding.Barry Kenny, communications manager of Irish Rail, says the advice is aimed at those passengers who have flexibility in their commute.To aid this process, Irish Rail has launched peaktime.ie, a resource which provides peop ...…
 
Eight people have died from vaping, and hundreds more have sought hospital treatment for a mysterious lung disease.At the same time, a steady stream of new research is warning us about the risks.The US is considering a ban on flavoured vapes, and some local councils in Sydney and Melbourne are also talking about stricter controls.So how worried ...…
 
The UN Climate Action Summit is underway in New York, and will be attended by Leo Varadkar and other world leaders.Ahead of his address, the Taoiseach announced that Ireland would be phasing out oil exploration off its coasts.However, environmental journalist John Gibbons says he is essentially "agreeing to give up something that was never done ...…
 
The dogged work of New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey helped break open the Harvey Weinstein scandal and launch the #MeToo movement. The two women have now written a book pulling back the curtain on their investigation - and the network of people who worked to keep the story buried.…
 
Today is the beginning of the UN Climate Action Summit, so we've convened a panel of teen — and tween — activists who are watching closely. Sophia Mathur, Joe Crabtree and Aditi Narayanan have watched momentum around climate issues growing in recent months, and they’re cautiously optimistic that a turning point is close.…
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express.
 
President Trump seems to admit he talked to Ukraine's leader about investigating Joe Biden, and that's bringing new pressure on Nancy Pelosi. The US tries to convince the United Nations to team up against Iran. And Elizabeth Warren is on a roll, but she's still taking on 16 other candidates in Iowa. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ ...…
 
Somewhere in Washington right now there is a whistleblower. We don’t know who they are, what their job is, or if they’re a man or a woman. The only thing we do know is that they are in the middle of a political firestorm. So, how did this all come about? And will it be enough to push Congress to act? Guest: Shane Harris, covers intelligence and ...…
 
Millions of climate strikers all across the world took to the street on Sept 20th. And there’s another strike scheduled on Sept 27th, as well. Today on Front Burner, we talk to Naomi Klein, author of the new book “On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal” about Greta Thunberg, the Green New Deal, and why she thinks mass mobilization aro ...…
 
Tara and David recap season 2 episode 7 of Succession, "Return." Shownotes (45:35) Winners and Losers of the week (53:05) Quote of the week Read about Jeremy Strong's performance in Succession Email us at successionpodcast(At)gmail(dot)com. This podcast is powered by Simplecast, a great way to start your own podcast. Follow Tara on Twitter Chec ...…
 
Local News in English. Every Weekday. Tenant satisfaction Climate demonstrations Injured man on train tracks Valet accidentBy Abby Ross Menacher, Albert Menacher.
 
Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Return" the seventh episode of the second season of Succession on HBO. When Kendall and Roman are sent to the U.K. to negotiate with their mother, an uninvited Shiv shows up to get answers from her father, who has been dodging her; Rhea's continued presence raises eyebrows among the Roy kids, as Logan ...…
 
Are we really considering CanCon for the internet? Well, kinda. Big changes could be coming to the Broadcasting Act and the country’s biggest media organizations are eager to be part of the conversation. Dr. Emilia Zboralska joins to help unpack what this all means and spars with Jesse about the future of the Canadian media landscape. This epis ...…
 
On Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made two important announcements- one that corporate tax rates would be slashed and the second, GST rates for certain items will be cut. Both these moves are meant to boost the economy which is the midst of a slowdown. First, Udit Misra, who writes on the economy for the Indian Express, talks about ...…
 
In her first television interview with Bill Whitaker, Chanel Miller, who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, speaks out about his short, 90 day prison sentence. She also criticizes the U.S legal system for failing victims of sexual assault. Twin brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin tell Sharyn Alfonsi how their commitment to a childhood pa ...…
 
US jobs in focus as Scott Morrison joins Donald Trump to visit an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio; a new study concludes insider trading by Australian company directors is rife; and alarming practices inside the funeral industry.
 
US President Donald Trump is about to tour an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as the President sets to campaign on manufacturing in the mid-west.
 
Scott Morrison has used his trip to the US to announce $150 million to help the Australian Space Agency and local businesses be part of NASA's bid to return astronauts to the moon, then head on to Mars. Science Minister Karen Andrews speaks with AM.
 
The chaplain of the Bulgarian prison where Australian man Jock Palfreeman has spent the past 11-and-a-half years has revealed the Sydneysider was deeply pessimistic about his chances of parole, only days before he was released from prison.
 
Protestors in Hong Kong have vandalised Chinese shops in the 16th consecutive weekend of anti-government demonstrations.
 
Few people know what happens when they hand over a loved one to a funeral director. A Four Corners investigation reveals some shocking practices in Australia's funeral industry.
 
Thirteen people injured after being sprayed with burning fuel at a NT Government motor-sports event are unable to access the same level of compensation as the rest of Australia, because the Government abolished common law for motor vehicle accidents. They're taking their fight to the Federal Court.
 
Despite this year's unprecedented bushfire season and the ongoing risk of floods, cyclones and other emergencies, new figures show a fraction of Australians are prepared.
 
A new study suggests illegal insider trading by company directors trading on the Australian Security Exchange (ASX) is rife.
 
With the headlines that invariably come after a football team's Mad Monday celebration, why do they continue to have them? Today we find out why these end of year get togethers are important to the team and why they all seem to end up with someone getting naked. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Produce ...…
 
Tanya Day was a 55-year-old Yorta Yorta woman. She died after being arrested on a train for public drunkenness. Madeline Hayman-Reber on how a coroner is now asking whether systemic racism contributed to her death. Guest: NITV journalist Madeline Hayman-Reber. Background reading: Waiting for justice in The Saturday Paper. The Saturday Paper The ...…
 
Millions of teenagers around the world marched in Friday's climate strikes hoping to be heard by the world leaders meeting in New York to come up with a more ambitious plan to avoid catastrophic climate change.So what's Australia bringing to the table in these negotiations? And how does it measure up to the rest of the world?Put simply, when it ...…
 
Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn. Iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: reporterradio@kro-ncrv.nl of @reporterradio1Je kunt je ook abonneren op Reporter podcast, via itunes, stitcher of soundcloud
 
In the latest programme of the monthly series, Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from journalists and writers around the United Kingdom that reflect the range of contemporary life in the country. Tom Edwards meets two people counting the cost – literally – of a delayed major infrastructure project and discovers whether they will be able to su ...…
 
The story of World War Two is usually told in terms of heroism on the battlefield, but perhaps the most important struggle was the economic battle. Across the world countries were fighting to feed their populations, maximise production from their factories and fund their armies. To mark the 80th anniversary of the start of World War Two, econom ...…
 
A new wave of Pentecostal missionaries is dividing remote communities in Australia’s north. Some are promoting the idea that traditional Aboriginal culture is a type of witchcraft or devil worship, and their followers are setting fire to sacred artefacts in an attempt to drive away the devil. Aboriginal leaders have accused the preachers of exp ...…
 
Late last week, a director-general with the RCMP was arrested and charged with breaching Canada’s secrets law, for allegedly preparing to share a cache of classified intelligence material with a foreign entity or terrorist organization. Today on Front Burner, we speak with CBC reporter Catherine Tunney on what we know so far about what Ortis is ...…
 
Diplomacy used to be a dignified art. But social media has changed that, as it has everything else, into a much faster, more direct and often informal discourse. Is this just a case of governments changing with the times or is the world walking into something much more serious?By Monocle 24.
 
Myanmar’s government wants Rohingya refugees to return, but can it guarantee their safety and way of life? Jonathan Head takes a rare trip to Rakhine state to see the government’s resettlement plans. In Assam state in India, another migrant crisis is on the rise, following a drive to identify and deport illegal immigrants. This has left nearly ...…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison upbeat one day into his first formal visit to the United States; Indonesia suspends a law that would criminalise extra marital sex; And just how close are some towns getting to 'day zero' for their water supply?
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a defence of open markets during the first day of his first state visit to the United States.
 
Saturday AM catches up with ABC political editor Andrew Probyn who is travelling with the Prime Minister.
 
An Australian man freed from a Lebanese prison after two years in custody has told the ABC he believes his brothers are innocent of a plot to blow up the Etihad flight he was travelling on.
 
Global action which began in the Pacific islands and Australia yesterday continued overnight, with millions gathering across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, demanding urgent action to stop global warming.
 
A harsh new law that would criminalise extra marital sex in Indonesia has been suspended for further review, amid an outcry by civil rights groups.
 
In response to NSW MPs denying that selective sex abortions are occurring, members of Sydney's Indian community say that although there's no research to prove it, anecdotally, some Indian women are aborting female babies.
 
Some drought-affected farmers are celebrating a minor reprieve after bouts of rain and snowfall, but the most critically dry areas have missed out on wet weather.
 
A new study led by the University of Technology Sydney adds to the growing pile of evidence suggesting that e-cigarettes, and certain flavours in particular, can be detrimental to health.
 
The men's Rugby World Cup has officially kicked off in Japan.
 
In Hong Kong the crisis is deadlocked, with neither side appearing able to gain the upper hand and bring an end to the more than 15 weeks of pro-democracy protests.
 
After more than 11 years behind bars, Australian Jock Palfreeman has been released from a Bulgarian prison; he was convicted of the stabbing murder of a student in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia in 2007.
 
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