Fantastic insight into international topics that are ignored by most of the media. Just be aware that since only one expert speaks per topic, you may not be getting a balanced view. Some may object to that format, but I find it refreshing.
Though I mostly listen to broadcasts with a Middle Eastern focus, I find that the shows are intelligent and interesting. The host does his homework, and most of they guests really have something to say. I'm grateful for this show.
This is a great show and frequently highlights what individual citizens can do to solve global problems. You can hear in-depth discussions of topics here that won't be covered anywhere else. Followed by great music you won't run across otherwise. And yet it has disappeared… I hope it is just a short vacation.
if you think more govt corruption is a good thing, listen. otherwise, avoid.
and to the person who said you have everything in Chicago...I'm sure that's just what the Greeks thought, too---now look at their country.
Great addition to my line up of Planet Money, This American Life, Econ Talk, Radio Lab, Skeptics Guide, Brain Science Podcast, and Science Friday. I've been waiting for a podcast like this for months. Thank you so much.
This podcast, which focuses on one subject per episode, is well produced and features knowledgeable guests. Nevertheless, the entire slant to most episodes is more government involvement in the commanding heights of the economy, and backs this up with narrow viewpoints from the guests to rationalize this predetermined solution.
I love this current event/world perspective program. I have to admit that I don't listen to each and every show, but selectively choose the shows that sound interesting. The host is great. He covers topics of interest, asks intelligent questions and gives the people a chance to respond properly without cutting in (like a lot of the annoying talking heads.)
I consider this my favorite radio program!
I really highly recommend this podcast to people who want to hear balanced analysis of current events around the world. I never miss an episode; each one is informative and interesting. Usually they cover just one issue a day - if you want to hear good coverage on various topics, I recommend The World (produced by PRI and the BBC).