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This week in News & Politics

New episodes this week from top New & Politics podcasts

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    This week in News & Politics

    Nov 14 2019

  • BBC Minute / 10:00 GMT

    Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 seconds

  • KQED’s Forum / Forum Presents: Rightnowish

    On Friday, Forum’s Mina Kim interviewed journalist Pendarvis Harshaw and producer Ashleyanne Krigbaum. They produce KQED’s newest podcast, Rightnowish. It’s an arts and culture conversation show about what people are experiencing in the Bay Area right now… ish. The show is centered in Oakland, but goes further outside the bullseye to find the stories of artists and activists that can inspire all of us. They want to create a dent in the documentation of what’s happening with culture centere...more

  • Kickass News / Mitch Albom on the Little Girl Who Changed His Life

    Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to the podcast to talk about how he came to run an orphanage in earthquake ravaged Haiti, how recent political instability in Haiti has led to some frightening encounters for the kids, and the hardest part about running an orphanage.  He shares how he became a surrogate father to a young girl with a terminal illness, how he learned what it means to be "kid tough," and how a girl named Chika taught him some valuable lessons about the important things in life...more

  • The Ezra Klein Show / How Whole Foods, yoga, and NPR became the hallmarks of the modern elite

    If you're anything like me, this episode will make you think about the way you shop, learn, eat, parent, and exercise in a whole new way.My guest today is Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California whose most recent book The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class documents the rise of a new, unprecedented elite class in the United States. Previously, the elite classes differentiated themselves from the rest by purchasing expen...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / Impeachment Hearing & The Story of America (with Jill Lepore)

    On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Impeachment Hearing & The Story of America," host Preet Bharara shares his reaction to the first public impeachment hearing and speaks to Harvard historian and author, Jill Lepore. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership.Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hasht...more

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Even God has subscribed!

    A little bit extra, every weekday morning, from LBC's longest-serving presenter.

  • FT Money Show / How to find a financial adviser, general election planning for your finances and the rise of the 40 year mortgage

    How to find a financial adviser - a relationship with an adviser you can trust is something that FT readers often tell us is hard to come by. FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to Damian Fantato, deputy editor of FT Adviser about the solution. Plus, with less than a month to go until the general election, financial advisers tell us they are getting calls from a lot of worried clients - we discuss what's troubling them. And finally, the rise of the 40-year mortgage - Paul Lewis, presenter of BBC...more

  • Ctrl Alt Delete / #229 Jamie Bartlett: The Missing Cryptoqueen

    Jamie Bartlett is the bestselling author of The Dark Net, Radicals Chasing Utopia and People vs Tech. He is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos. His Ted Talk on the Dark Net is fascinating and definitely worth a watch. He also writes on technology for the Spectator, the Telegraph and for several other publications on how the Internet is changing politics and society. In 2017, Jamie presented the two-part BBC Two documentary series The Secrets of Si...more

  • The Rachel Maddow Show / Witnesses explain US national security cost of Trump self-dealing

    9:00 Trump impeachment hearing offers universal anti-corruption lesson9:04 Witnesses explain US national security cost of Trump self-dealing 9:15 Republicans struggle to establish Trump admin behavior as normal9:19 Lacking factual basis, Republican Biden, Ukraine theories flop9:26 Impeachment hearing surprises with new allegation against Trump9:31 Impeachment witnesses stress life and death stakes of Ukraine aid9:39 W.H. telling State not to review subpoenaed impeachment documents9:47 New impeac...more

  • The Gist / The Threat of Democracy

    On The Gist, Purple: Project for Democracy.In the interview, Mike talks to writer and National Review editor Rich Lowry about the tradition of American nationalism, how to reclaim the term, and why we need it more than ever. His new book is The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free.In the Spiel, the impeachment hearing, Giuliani, and corruption.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...more

  • Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters / Why The Gambia is Suing Myanmar for Genocide

    The small west African country of the Gambia has lodged a suit at the International Court of Justice against Myanmar for committing a genocide against the Rohingya people.  The Rohingya are an ethnic and religious minority in Myanmar,  who have long faced discrimination and persecution. But it was not until the summer and fall of 2017 that this persecution became a mass atrocity event, and arguably a genocide. Some 700,000 Rohingya fled violence in this time, and now more than a million live as ...more

  • Can He Do That? / A new inquiry phase and a new revelation: Your guide to the first public impeachment hearing

    Complete with contentious moments between lawmakers and insight into facts from key witnesses, the first day of impeachment hearings was eventful. Reporter Elise Viebeck breaks down new information and major moments from the day.

  • Trumpcast / Irony, Solidarity, and the Internet

    Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Anti-Social, about Facebook and the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s “tuberculosis” and other memes, the difference between word and lived experience, the philosophy of Richard Rorty,the line between speech and violence, and so much more.This is a preview of a Slate Plus episode. To hear this episode in full, sign up here for Slate Plus.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Today, Explained / Bill and Kent's congressional adventure

    The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry was held today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains the significance of the testimonies given by Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary at the State Department. (Transcript here.)

  • TALKING POLITICS / One Election or Many?

    We have a first look at what's happening in the election campaign by asking whether it's really one election or many. Do national vote shares mean much any more, given all the regional variations? How is the Remain Alliance meant to work? Is this a Brexit election? And is 2015 or 2017 (or neither) a better guide to 2019? Plus we discuss the recent election in Spain and explore parallels between gridlock there and possible gridlock here. With Helen Thompson, Chris Bi...more

  • Amanpour / Amanpour: Mike Rogers, Elizabeth Holtzman, Anthony Gardner, Jeff Greenfield and Carl Bernstein

    Mike Rogers, former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, and Elizabeth Holtzman, former member of the House Judiciary Committee, join Christiane Amanpour to reflect on the first public hearing of the impeachment investigation. They give their thoughts on top U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor's testimony on Capitol Hill. Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to the EU, gives his thoughts on the strategies employed by both Democrats and Republicans so far. Jeff Greenfield, journalist and auth...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / What William Taylor and George Kent shared during public impeachment hearings

    Wednesday marked the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, which is looking at whether Trump violated his oath of office and jeopardized U.S. national security by pressuring Ukraine to conduct investigations to benefit him politically. Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins, and Nick Schifrin join Judy Woodruff to review testimony from William Taylor and George Kent.

  • FiveThirtyEight Politics / Public Impeachment Hearings Begin

    The crew reacts to the first of many public impeachment hearings on President Trump's attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

  • The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press / Taylor, Kent hearing takeaways with Andrew Weissmann, Carol Lee

    "Live" from New York it's Andrew Weissmann, former top prosecutor for Robert Mueller, and NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee to discuss testimonies from diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices