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The Real Story

BBC World Service

Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.


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  • The Great Replacement Theroy

    Where did you find this racist black man? ‘These people who can’t even speak the language?’ Unbelievable! Ah, a MAGA Trump follower, Paster Burns who speaks about our ‘great apparel.’ 🤣

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    United States3 months ago
  • Enjoyable Diverse Topics

    I enjoy listening discussions of this podcast

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    United States4 months ago
  • Biased BBC

    The BBC reporter is so clearly biased against the Swedish Democrat politician. He gave her facts of immigrant crime. She accused him of that immigrants are unjustly accused of crime. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • Rather one-sided panel

    The program on Sweden was terribly one-sided in its panel and analysis. Also some forget their aid of Axis powers in WW1 & 2.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • ‘Experts’

    Just listened to the episode about unions and the gig economy. A panel of ‘experts’ talking about something which doesn’t affect them and who actually stand to profit from these workers. It’s a shame you didn’t interview anybody actually working in the gig economy because it would be have a much more enlightening listen.

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    United Kingdom4 months ago

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