The World

An award-winning daily show, “PRI's The World” brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists, including access to 250 BBC correspondents.

Recent Episodes

PRI's The World: 10/31/2014

The band Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars were on tour in America when the Ebola outbreak struck back home. The band is staying in the US and playing the waiting game while worrying about families and friends back home. Plus, Turkey's Prime Minister decided he needed a new residence, so he built himself a 1,000 room home that's got some Turks scratching their heads. And, Morrissey was the lead singer of the influential 80s group, The Smiths. His angst-ridden lyrics have struck a chord with teenagers across the world, but especially among Latin Americans

PRI's The World: 10/30/2014

We speak with a nurse who has just finished her self-imposed 21-day quarantine after arriving back in the US. She had been working at a clinic in rural Liberia. Plus, American vets share their favorite words and phrases from their time of service. And, the German bicycle repair man who invented some of Coney Island's most iconic rides.

PRI's The World: 10/29/2014

We focus on immigration — both in the United States and in Europe. First stop is Italy, where the government is considering shutting down its rescue operation for immigrants at sea. Closer to home — in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the clean-up job largely fell to undocumented immigrants. And what does a typeface say about a country? Find out about Sweden's "national font."

PRI's The World: 10/28/2014

We look at Turkey's reluctance to join the fight against ISIS, and a TV documentary that examines how and why ISIS rose to power. Plus, a prominent online activist during the Arab Spring is now fighting for political asylum in Norway. And battlefield slang coined by British soldiers during their time in Afghanistan.

PRI's The World: 10/27/2014

Laura Poitras spent a week in Hong Kong interviewing Edward Snowden before he sought temporary asylum in Russia. Those interviews are the focal point of Poitras' new documentary on the man some consider a hero, and others a traitor. Plus, Mexico's other border, the one with Guatemala. Heightened security along THAT border is causing headaches for people living more than 100 miles away. And, can a wedding dress designer help build a better Ebola HazMat suit?

PRI's The World: 10/24/2014

How cell phone data could help track the next Ebola outbreak. Also, how Afghanistan's first and only astronaut ended up in space back in 1989. And, Happy Birthday Zambia! The African nation celebrates 50 years since independence today.