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: 11/02/2015

Russian investigators are still trying to determine what brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai peninsula this past weekend. All 224 people on board were killed, most of them Russians on their way back from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. We also hear how popular Sharm el-Sheikh is as a destination for Russian tourists, and ask if Egypt's tourism industry can recover from the latest in a series of security-related incidents that put into question the area's general safety. Plus, the International Olympic Committee has announced that refugee athletes will be able to compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio Games next year.

PRI's The World: 10/30/2015

Representatives from the United States, Russia and a number of other nations are gathering in Vienna, Austria, to look at ways to end the civil war in Syria. Plus, we hear the story of Azam, a young Syrian refugee who went missing in Belgrade a few weeks ago. Activists started a Twitter campaign, #FindAzam — and they did. We also take you to the ruins of Castle Frankenstein, which was home to a real mad scientist, and they're making good money these days throwing its creaky doors open at Halloween.

PRI's The World: 10/29/2015

China officially ends its "one child" policy. We also hear more about the dangers migrants in Europe face as the cold weather starts to settle in. Plus, we explore how the word "Texas" has entered the Persian language.

PRI's The World: 10/28/2015

A recent spike in drug-related violence in Mexico is worrying residents. Also, Russian submarines are reportedly conducting exercises near undersea cables that carry the Internet between continents. Plus, we hear about a school where Korean men learn to be better fathers.

PRI's The World: 10/27/2015

A new study suggests global warming will make parts of the Persian Gulf region so hot that people may not even be able to go outside for any length of time. Also, we take a look at a new Frontline documentary, "Inside Assad's Syria," which looks at the regime's efforts to draw tourists to the war-torn country. Plus, we learn how Ukrainians are mixing domestic politics with Star Wars.

PRI's The World: 10/26/2015

A major earthquake was felt all the way from Kabul in Afghanistan to Delhi in India. More than 150 people are said to have died. We'll have the latest. We also have a conversation with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about global inequality. Plus, a new book details life on one street in Paris.