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: 09/22/2015

The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions debacle continues. We'll explore the effect on three brands: brand Volkswagen, brand diesel and brand Germany. We hear a preview of two high-profile visits of world leaders to the United States. Pope Francis arrives in Washington, DC, and Chinese President Xi Jinping touches down in Seattle. Plus, host Marco Wermon engages in a wide-ranging conversation with author Salman Rushdie. He not only talks about his new book, but also about his native India and how his own fantastical mash-ups of East and West play out in real life.

PRI's The World: 09/21/2015

Today we bring you a Cuban dissident's view of the Pope's visit. Plus, we'll head to Croatia to hear how the country is coping with an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, and we also hear from a family of Syrian refugees who have relocated to California, one of the small number Syrians to be relocated in the US.

PRI's The World: 09/18/2015

Ahead of the Pope's arrival here in the US, we find out where many Catholic priests accused of sex abuse have ended up: South America. Also today, we hear a reaction to the story of the Sudanese American kid who was arrested for bringing his home-made clock to school. One Sudanese engineer in California worries about his infant son having to battle discrimination and stereotypes. Plus, Marco and our team in Mumbai wrap up our week-long coverage of women's rights in India.

PRI's The World: 09/17/2015

"To talk to Putin or not?" seems to be the question, as the GOP presidential candidates are divided on what their strategy on Russia would be if they were in the White House. Also, a 16-year-old Asian American student activist in California offers his thoughts on what the candidates said last night on immigration. Plus, Marco Werman brings us more stories from Mumbai about women's rights in India. We hear about an effort by women in Mumbai to assert their right to walk in the street at night.

PRI's The World: 09/16/2015

Today, we explore how the powerful images we're seeing of migrants trying to reach Europe are affecting how we think of the crisis. Also, Marco Werman and our team in Mumbai bring us the next story in our series about women's right's in India. Marco introduces us to Indian couples who've bucked the traditional preference for boys — and decided to adopt girls. Plus, Pope Francis has a legion of fans here on the eve of his first US visit, and they're not all Catholics.

PRI's The World: 09/15/2015

We have more from Marco Werman and our team in India this week. Today, we look into how to prevent violence against women in India, as our week-long series on women's rights continues from Mumbai. Plus, the head of the International Rescue Committee is back from the Greek island of Lesbos, which is overwhelmed by the arrival of migrants from the Middle East. We hear about the conditions they face and what's being done to help them. Also, we hear about a supposed conversation between Elton John and Vladimir Putin that may — or may not — have happened.