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: 10/16/2013 (Denmark, Turkey, Iran)

As Congress seeks to hammer out a last-minute deal, people worldwide are watching. We hear how the Washington shutdown has damaged America's image worldwide. Also, the "Cronut" — the half croissant, half donut gets a British treatment. And the latest beats from Africa, courtesy of Apple Juice Kid.

PRI's The World: 10/15/2013 (China, Myanmar, Mali)

As the government shutdown continues and the debt ceiling looms, we hear how one translation company is affected by the loss of government business. Plus, what it takes to pass the US citizenship exam. And, dressing like your spouse. Matching outfits is the latest fashion trend among Chinese couples.

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.