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 - Sep 04, 2013

President Obama tells Congress and the international community that their credibility is on the line if they don't back a military strike in Syria. Also, an American Iraq war veteran shares his thoughts on possible intervention in Syria. Plus, what is so funny in China? A guide to understanding Chinese humor.

PRI's The World - Sep 03, 2013

Congressional leaders begin grappling with whether to authorize military action against Syria. Plus, politics in Japan continues to be affected by the faltering cleanup of Fukushima. And, reaction on Microsoft's buyout of Finland's one iconic mobile company Nokia.

PRI's The World - Sep 02, 2013

Reaction to President Obama's decision to seek congressional approval for military action against Syria. Also, this Labor Day French President Francois Hollande tries to model hard work and economic thrift with a "staycation." Plus, we hear about a provocative dance from Ivory Coast that was around long before Miley Cyrus's version of twerking.

PRI's The World - Aug 30, 2013

The US says it knows - based on intelligence - that the Syrian government was responsible for a chemical weapon attack last week. Also, one of the DC area sniper shooters, Jamaican-born Lee Boyd Malvo, speaks from prison to urge Jamaicans to change their ways. Plus, we remember the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

PRI's The World - Aug 29, 2013

Residents of Damascus anxiously await a possible US military strike in their city. Also, scientists and soldiers alike are working to build the perfect military boot. Plus, collecting memories of immigrants arriving in the US for the first time.

PRI's The World - Aug 28, 2013

It is a day of remembrance and inspiration, President Obama marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech with his own remembrance. Also, the impact of King's speech and the civil rights movement around the world. And, how performer Josephine Baker's words at the 1963 March on Washington changed one young woman's life.