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: 08/20/2015

Today, we're talking about transportation. One expert describes our passenger rail network and what we can learn from other countries to make it better. Later, we move to pedal power and a problem in Amsterdam where abandoned bikes litter city streets. One college kid thinks he's found the solution, and if you live in Minneapolis, or Boston, or even New York, it might be familiar to you. Plus, we take a culinary tour of Cuba.

PRI's The World: 08/20/2015

Today, we're talking about transportation. One expert describes our passenger rail network and what we can learn from other countries to make it better. Later, we move to pedal power and a problem in Amsterdam where abandoned bikes litter city streets. One college kid thinks he's found the solution, and if you live in Minneapolis, or Boston, or even New York, it might be familiar to you. Plus, we take a culinary tour of Cuba.

PRI's The World: 08/19/2015

Would you take on the guy whose name is on the building where you work? Ricardo Aca did. He buses tables at the Koi Restaurant in the Trump Soho Hotel, and he's in a new video criticizing Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants. Also, we travel with an aid convoy from England to France. Volunteers are taking much needed supplies to a camp in Calais, where the residents are refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Plus, we remember a Syrian archaeologist who devoted his life to caring for the ancient ruins of Palmyra. Syrian officials say ISIS militants have publicly beheaded him.

PRI's The World: 08/19/2015

Would you take on the guy whose name is on the building where you work? Ricardo Aca did. He buses tables at the Koi Restaurant in the Trump Soho Hotel, and he's in a new video criticizing Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants. Also, we travel with an aid convoy from England to France. Volunteers are taking much needed supplies to a camp in Calais, where the residents are refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Plus, we remember a Syrian archaeologist who devoted his life to caring for the ancient ruins of Palmyra. Syrian officials say ISIS militants have publicly beheaded him.

PRI's The World: 08/18/2015

It's eerily reminiscent of the Boston marathon bombing — grainy video footage of a young man with a backpack followed by a huge explosion. This time it's in Bangkok at a Hindu shrine popular with tourists. There are several groups who could be behind Monday's attack in the Thai capital, but so far none of the theories quite add up. Crime writer John Burdett knows a thing or two about Bangkok; it's both the setting for his novels and a place he calls home. He'll tell us what he makes of the unfolding events. Plus, we hear what people on the streets of Tehran make of their country's nuclear deal with the West.

PRI's The World: 08/18/2015

It's eerily reminiscent of the Boston marathon bombing — grainy video footage of a young man with a backpack followed by a huge explosion. This time it's in Bangkok at a Hindu shrine popular with tourists. There are several groups who could be behind Monday's attack in the Thai capital, but so far none of the theories quite add up. Crime writer John Burdett knows a thing or two about Bangkok; it's both the setting for his novels and a place he calls home. He'll tell us what he makes of the unfolding events. Plus, we hear what people on the streets of Tehran make of their country's nuclear deal with the West.