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: 03/03/2016

How will the next president deal with climate change? The US made big promises at the climate change summit in Paris last December. The World's environment reporter Carolyn Beeler, who was in Paris, explores what might happen, depending on who wins the White House. Then, staying on the political beat, we'll hear from a Trump supporter in Florida. Pola Hansberger is originally from Nicaragua, and runs her own group called "Legal Immigrants for America." Host Marco Werman finds out why she's a fan of Trump. Plus, we check in with an Italian novelist who has become a fake Republican presidential candidate.

PRI's The World: 03/02/2016

First we hear about the big wins last night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and get the view from overseas with two ex-pat voters — a Republican living in London, and a Democrat living in Stockholm. We'll also hear about what the Centers for Disease Control are doing to combat the Zika virus, particularly here in the United States. Finally, we bring you the tale of an Ecuadorian star runner turned hip-hop musician.

PRI's The World: 03/01/2016

Host Marco Werman continues to bring you stories from his recent trip to Iran. Today, he and producer Matthew Bell profile three young Iranians who trained in tech fields in the US and Europe, but returned to Iran to be part of Tehran's startup scene. Staying in Iran, we also touch base with a reporter who helps us understand the results from Iran's recent parliamentary elections, which saw hardliners suffer some setbacks. Plus, we hear about female skateboarders in Cuba and a group of thieves called the Dead Zoo Gang.

PRI's The World: 02/29/2016

Today, we have a conversation with the only man to have run both the NSA and the CIA, General Michael Hayden. He joins us to discuss not only the current crop of presidential candidates and their positions on national security, but also weighs in on the recent legal dust-up between Apple and the FBI. Plus, with Spotlight winning the Oscar for best picture last night, we wanted to see how the Catholic Church is doing in its continued efforts to deal with child abuse by priests — particularly, priests who have been reassigned to churches in Latin America. We also hear about France's version of the Oscars. Much like the Oscars this year, the Cesars have been accused of being "too white."

PRI's The World: 02/26/2016

What would a President Trump mean for US-Mideast policy? We ask a veteran of Middle East diplomacy. Then, we head to Iran to hear about the parliamentary elections there — the first since the nuclear deal between Tehran and the West was sealed. Plus, in one last check-in with our Across Women's Lives team in Brazil, we hear about efforts to clean up water pollution ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

PRI's The World: 02/25/2016

Where does ISIS get its explosives? Investigators at a British think tank called Conflict Armament Research have just published a report that traces how ISIS gets the material to make its bombs. It turns out many of the components are made legally, and for civilian purposes — by small companies in some 20 different countries. Plus, we hear a preview of tomorrow's parliamentary elections in Iran, and we'll follow that with another of Marco's Tehran Stories. During his recent visit, he met an Iranian-born, Brooklyn-raised food blogger. She now calls Tehran home, and writes a blog about Persian food called "Fig and Quince." We also have more coverage from our Across Women's Lives team in Brazil. Today we bring you a profile of a woman who's been protesting a huge hydropower dam near her house for nearly 30 years, and she's hoping to inspire a new generation of activists.