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The World


Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is.


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A suspected suicide bomb blast during a procession to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad has left more than 50 people dead and many more wounded in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. There's been growing instability in Pakistan caused by ... more

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The leader of the breakaway Armenian republic of Nagorno-Karabakh says the enclave will dissolve its state institutions on Jan. 1, 2024. Residents have been streaming out of the mountainous enclave since Azerbaijan seized control of it last week. And... more

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On Wednesday, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, six Portuguese people between the ages of 11 and 24 years old are presenting their case. They accuse the 32 members of the European Union of violating their human rights for what they... more

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 989 ratings
  • The World with Marco Werman

    The World on NPR, is one of the best radio news shows on NPR. Hosted by Marco Werman, considering all of the professional people on NPR that is saying a lot. Marco Werman has that professional steady voice and cadens that you recognize immediately. Thank You Marco

    Apple Podcasts
    Fermin, Tucson, AZ.
    United States2 months ago
  • generally great coverage but...

    ...weirdly and subtley anti-israel, like much of western/liberal media. not cool. needs a more embedded and informed correspondent such as daniel estrin of NPR. i am a loyal, dedicated listener of The World, but had to turn a recent episode off, as it was dwelling on the account of some arab christian teenager found on the beach, being a "second class citizen." i am also arab christian. i was welcomed in israel more than any place i've ever been. please tell me a better place to live in the wh... more

    Apple Podcasts
    free flowin analytical
    United States5 months ago
  • An extraordinary alternative for world news

    The World is an excellent antidote to the smarmy, we-know-best smugness of mainstream media, whether commercial or public. Rather than trying to be your trusted best friend, the hosts largely just ferret out really good interviews that personalize international stories. The World's coverage of the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a perfect example: a well-edited collection of powerful personal accounts of one year of war. Brava! Bravo! Thank you, The World, for news told deep... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago
  • Brilliant

    An amazing podcast that truly lives up to its name

    Apple Podcasts
    New Zealand7 months ago
  • As good a news show as you can find.

    NPR BBC. Listen to it

    Apple Podcasts
    Leyzer eynikl
    United States10 months ago

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