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12 essential current events podcasts

4 months ago · "Stay up-to-date with these 12 daily news podcasts, covering headlines and deep dives on both national and international scale, researched and reported by a mix of hosts who know what it takes to routinely share the news of the day."
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World Update: Daily Commute

World Update Daily Commute is no longer available to download but you can hear the best of World Update and all our BBC World Service news coverage in our Global News Podcast.
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The Daily Zeitgeist

By HowStuffWorks
There’s more news and less comprehension today than any historical period that didn’t involve literal witch trials, and trying to stay on top of it all can feel like playing a game of telephone with 30 people, except everyone’s speaking at the same time and like a third of them are openly racist for some reason. From Cracked co-founder Jack O’Brien, THE DAILY ZEITGEIST is stepping into that fray with some of the funniest and smartest comedic and journalistic minds around. Jack will spend up t...
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theNewsWorthy: the daily news in 10 minutes | politics, tech, business, pop culture | newsworthy news | called "the Skimm of podcasts"

By Erica Mandy: broadcast journalist, writer, entrepreneur
theNewsWorthy is all the day’s news you need to know in less than 10 minutes. It's a daily news roundup made easier, faster and more fun! Each day includes the latest in politics, tech, business and entertainment so you’re always in-the-know on a variety of topics. You’ll get an unbiased view of today’s news through a collection of news sources; you never get opinions or just one side of the story. Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy is founder and hos...
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The Daily

By The New York Times
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
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The FOX News Rundown

By FOX News Radio
The FOX News Rundown is a news-based weekday morning podcast. Each morning, co-hosts Dave Anthony, Lisa Brady, Jessica Rosenthal, and Chris Foster take a deep dive into the major and controversial stories of the day, tapping into the massive reporting resources of Fox News to provide a full picture of the news. You'll hear a contrast of perspectives you may not hear elsewhere while going far beyond the basic headlines. Each weekday The FOX News Rundown features insight from top newsmakers, al...
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Up First

NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
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The VICE Guide to Right Now

A series about the absurdity of the modern condition: the most interesting people, news, sub-cultures and rituals on the planet.
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The Daily 202's Big Idea

By The Washington Post
Analysis of the biggest political stories of the day from Washington Post correspondent James Hohmann. Available every weekday morning.
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Business Daily

By BBC World Service
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
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PRI's The World: Latest Edition

Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour that reminds us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard on over 300 stations across North America.
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Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

By Marketplace
Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which ad...
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Global News Podcast

By BBC World Service
Landmark study offers hope for women suffering from breast cancer / The cattle rustlers terrorising Nigerian communities
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The Outline World Dispatch

By The Outline
Tired of the daily news doom and gloom? Looking to explore curious stories instead? Every Monday through Thursday, we bring a story on the theme of Power, Culture, and the Future, handpicked from The Outline. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter and more hydrated.
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