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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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4.6 out of 5 stars from 932 ratings
  • Fantastic podcast. Well balanced multiple perspectives and an excellent host who gets us the most.

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    2 months ago
  • Arrogant manipulative and dishonest

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  • Hey just got my

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  • Let them finish!

    Good topic selection BUT…… if you wanna listen to a podcast where a complex question is asked by a host who then gives 4-5 experts less than 30 seconds a piece to answer before cutting them off with more facts that the experts themselves were trying to contextualize — this is the one for you. I literally have to turn so many episodes off because I get interested in the topic and then hear the host cut a guest off to ask or answer the same question they just asked the guest… like for real. Invite... more

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