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: 10/14/2013 (Iran, Switzerland, Italy)

The clock is ticking on raising the US debt ceiling — we look at how the rest of the world is talking about the countdown. Plus, Venice loves and hates the many cruise ships that sail into its lagoon. And, an American dodgeball champion pays tribute to her Persian roots.

PRI's The World: 10/11/2013 (Syria, France, Egypt)

This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to the group currently overseeing the dismantling of chemical weapons in Syria. We'll get reaction from Damascus and learn more about the Human Rights Watch report that details atrocities carried out by rebel groups in Syria. Plus, some lost Dr. Who episodes that turned up in, of all places, Nigeria.

PRI's The World: 10/10/2013 (Canada, Libya, India)

After a few hours of captivity, the Libyan prime minister is released by his captors. And, a journalist observes a shift in the Mideast with the rise of "jihadi" figures. Plus, the first Canadian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

PRI's The World: 10/09/2013 (Mauritania, Argentina, China)

A charity steps in to help military families whose death benefits have been held up by the federal government shutdown. Also, how the concept of "saving face," a key part of many cultures in Asia, could help end the paralysis in Washington. Plus, the teenage vote in Argentina - now 16- and 17-year olds can vote there.

PRI's The World: 10/08/2013 (Greece, Kenya, Germany)

America's fiscal paralysis sparks concerns around the globe. Also, park rangers in Kenya are being outgunned by poaching gangs. Plus, we explore how rugby deals with the risk of concussions.

PRI's The World: 10/07/2013 (Senegal, Israel, Sudan)

A tale of two US raids in Africa. We unpack the raids in Libya and Somalia. Plus, we remember Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of Israel's Shas party. And, if you receive a call from Stockholm, you may want to take it. It could be someone telling you that you have won a Nobel prize.