While this is a good start, the podcast is about Egypt by Egyptians covering Egyptian issues. It is by no means representative of issues prevalent in other Arab countries. It's not a bad podcast, just not one that would be of interest to someone after Middle East news and not just Egypt news.
I know that MSA is used for news, but can anyone confirm that this is, in fact, spoken in MSA? I am a complete beginner to the language, but I want to get an ear for the accent, so I want to be sure I'm listening to MSA. Thank you in advance.