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: 05/13/2015

It's now up to a jury, whether to sentence Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or life in prison. And it may come down to a matter of conscience or a matter of faith. Also, there's another migrant crisis brewing, but it's not in the Mediterranean. It's off the coast of Thailand, where thousands of refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh are stranded at sea. Plus, a secret election took place in Germany this week that has left classical musical lovers scratching their heads.

PRI's The World: 05/12/2015

Another earthquake hits Nepal causing more fear and destruction. We hear from Kathmandu on what it's been like today, where people are still recovering from last month's devastating quake. Plus, Cuban researchers have been working on a vaccine for lung cancer for some time, and it looks like researchers in the US will join in. Also, we'll do a taste test of Canadian butter tarts. They're supposed to be the answer to the chocolate chip cookie.

PRI's The World: 05/11/2015

The King of Saudi Arabia won't be coming to the US this week to attend a meeting of Arab countries. Whether it's a snub depends on who you ask. Also, what's causing mummies in South America to liquefy? The answer may have something to do with climate change. Plus, a Russian DJ sings American standards with the likes of Melissa Manchester, the late Ben E. King and Gary U.S. Bonds.

PRI's The World: 05/08/2015

What's it like to be the State Department's Farsi-language spokesman? We'll tell you. Also, we take a look at Baltimore's immigrant population, with help from an expert on relations between Blacks and Asian immigrants in America. Plus, do you like octopuses enough to worship them? Some folks in French Polynesia do — sort of.

PRI's The World: 05/07/2015

A former Guantanamo detainee being held in a Canadian prison has been granted bail. We'll explain why. Then, we'll bring you two stories about the nail salon business: One, from the West Coast, explains why so many nail salons there are owned by Vietnamese immigrants. The other story comes from the East Coast, and explores the darker side of the business — including abusive labor practices. Plus, the campaign is over in Britain and voters are pretty tired of listening to their politicians. That might explain why half a million Brits tuned in last night to watch a two-hour TV show featuring a barge floating peacefully down a canal ... and nothing else.

PRI's The World: 05/06/2015

Today we hear about Boko Haram hostages who were rescued in a Nigerian forest — and what their futures hold for them. Also, it's likely that the ferry from Cuba to Florida may be back. We hear what the ride used to be like, and may soon be like again. Plus, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening an exhibit in a small, resort town in Wyoming.