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: 9/12/2014

How does the so-called "coalition" expect to tackle the ISIS threat and how exactly does ISIS recruit young Western women to their cause? Plus, a visit to a building in Venezuela that's been dubbed "the world's largest squat," and how the government is now trying to clear it out. And, a look at this weekend's New York dance-fest, Turntables on the Hudson.

PRI's The World: 9/11/2014

13 years after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11th, America once again braces for war. But President Obama says it's a different target and a different kind of war. This time, the target is the Islamic State — or ISIS — and the war, the President says, will involve targeted air strikes and very few boots on the ground. Plus, we'll take you to Libya, where the talk is of the second anniversary of the attacks on the US mission in Benghazi. And, a new UN study shows that the ozone layer may be healing itself, at least in part because the world came together years ago and decided to stop using aerosol sprays.


President Obama will outline his plans to combat the extremist group, ISIS. We'll assess ISIS's military capabilities. Also, we have the incredible story of the Green Prince. The son of a Hamas leader, he's recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on his family and his own people. And, from Shanghai — Western actors who get cast as the "experts" in Chinese ads for everything from long underwear to milk powder.

PRI's The World: 9/09/2014

We go to Baghdad to take the pulse of the Iraqi public ahead of Obama's speech tomorrow. The President is expected to outline a strategy to combat a militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. Also, selling Toyotas in Tripoli — militants love to retro-fit Toyota's pickup trucks as weapons of war, and dealers are bound by contract to refuse to sell to anybody who might "use the products to cause chaos." Plus, life in the Darien Gap — the one stretch that's missing from the Pan-American highway, which stretches from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.

PRI's The World: 9/8/2014

An American convert to militant Islam now favors peace, but explains why young Muslims feel drawn to jihad. Also, we begin an occasional series on the joys and challenges of translation. Plus, we go behind the scenes of a popular Nigerian radio soap opera.

PRI's The World: 9/05/2014

NATO's plans for deterring Russian aggression are on the battlefield — and online. Also, Israelis look across their border with Syria and see al Qaeda. And a Canadian DJ takes on Disney in a fight over mouse ears.