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Each week, Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon, will recommend one podcast from around the world, interview the host, and play an excerpt. This curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom. FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person.

Each week, Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon, will recommend one podcast from around the world, interview the host, and play an excerpt. This curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom. FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person.

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Each week, Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon, will recommend one podcast from around the world, interview the host, and play an excerpt. This curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom. FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person.

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English


Episodes

Daily Vlogging the Syrian War

4/21/2021
In this episode of Foreign Policy Playlist we suggest Vice News’ Source Material, a documentary podcast that uses footage taken by people as they lived through major historical moments. We spotlight the episode “Vlogging the Syrian War” which is based on video footage captured by Abdullah Jabbar, or AJ, as he documents his and his family’s life in Syria as the war unfolds around them. Our host, Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon, sits down with Source Material’s creator and producer Peter...

Duration:00:37:56

Syria's Lost Generation Episode 6

4/19/2021
A few weeks ago, Foreign Policy launched a podcast about the war in Syria and specifically about young people who have become displaced over the past decade. We featured one of the episodes on Playlist—it’s called Syria’s Lost Generation. We wanted to give you a chance to hear all six episodes, so we’re inserting the rest of them here in our feed as a bonus. And we'll be back soon with another episode of Foreign Policy Playlist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:28

Syria's Lost Generation Episode 5

4/19/2021
A few weeks ago, Foreign Policy launched a podcast about the war in Syria and specifically about young people who have become displaced over the past decade. We featured one of the episodes on Playlist—it’s called Syria’s Lost Generation. We wanted to give you a chance to hear all six episodes, so we’re inserting the rest of them here in our feed as a bonus. And we'll be back soon with another episode of Foreign Policy Playlist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:31

Syria's Lost Generation Episode 4

4/19/2021
A few weeks ago, Foreign Policy launched a podcast about the war in Syria and specifically about young people who have become displaced over the past decade. We featured one of the episodes on Playlist—it’s called Syria’s Lost Generation. We wanted to give you a chance to hear all six episodes, so we’re inserting the rest of them here in our feed as a bonus. And we'll be back soon with another episode of Foreign Policy Playlist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:13

Syria's Lost Generation Episode 3

4/19/2021
A few weeks ago, Foreign Policy launched a podcast about the war in Syria and specifically about young people who have become displaced over the past decade. We featured one of the episodes on Playlist—it’s called Syria’s Lost Generation. We wanted to give you a chance to hear all six episodes, so we’re inserting the rest of them here in our feed as a bonus. And we'll be back soon with another episode of Foreign Policy Playlist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:01

Syria's Lost Generation Episode 2

4/19/2021
A few weeks ago, Foreign Policy launched a podcast about the war in Syria and specifically about young people who have become displaced over the past decade. We featured one of the episodes on Playlist—it’s called Syria’s Lost Generation. We wanted to give you a chance to hear all six episodes, so we’re inserting the rest of them here in our feed as a bonus. And we'll be back soon with another episode of Foreign Policy Playlist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:23

What Was Saddam Hussein Thinking?

4/14/2021
This week, Foreign Policy Playlist features Al Jazeera’s Hindsight, a podcast that takes you into the minds of some of history’s most famous and infamous characters. One of Hindsight’s recent episodes is told from the perspective of Saddam Hussein as he navigates his way up the ladder in Iraq’s government. Al Jazeera’s executive producer Joanne Melo De Frias talks to us about how producers wrote the script, channeling the most intimate thoughts of Iraq’s former president. Subscribe on your...

Duration:00:43:16

On Blackness and Noir in France

4/7/2021
This week we recommend Rough Translation, a podcast series from NPR that follows familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. Our new host, FP’s Amy Mackinnon, spoke with Rough Translation host Gregory Warner about the episode “We Don’t Say That” which explores how race is talked about (or not talked about) in France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:16

Is the Cure Worse than the Pandemic?

3/24/2021
In this episode of Foreign Policy Playlist, we recommend Doha Debates' Course Correction with Nelufar Hedayat, Season 2 of the podcast was produced with the help of Foreign Policy and seeks to understand different sides of polarizing issues. In the first episode of the new season, Hedayat looks at the controversy over lockdowns and whether this cure for the pandemic, is worse than the disease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:38

Syrian Youth Living in Limbo

3/17/2021
In this week's podcast we feature FP Studio's newest podcast Syria's Lost Generation, a podcast about young Syrians who expected to live normal lives but instead are uprooted by war and traumatized by displacement. The series was produced in partnership with World Vision International and the Syrian American Medical Society This six-part podcast reported by journalist David Enders, a veteran of Syrian war coverage, and hosted by award-winning actor Liam Cunningham, puts faces to the millions...

Duration:00:32:32

Music, Politics, and COVID in Africa

3/10/2021
This week, FP Playlist features Into Africa, a podcast from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:17

Iran's Political Dilemma

3/3/2021
On this episode, Foreign Policy Playlist features a conversation with Negar Mortazavi, host of The Iran Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:01

AF: Powering Change

2/25/2021
This episode of Africa Forward highlights how Africans are finding new ways to fund energy projects and how this is creating transformational change on the continent. The episode begins with a story from the reporter Laura Rosbrow-Telem looking at the financing and construction of the Benban Solar Park in Egypt. Later, co-host Carol Pineau leads a conversation on creating the best energy mix and how to properly fund large-scale projects. Her guests include: Vera Songwe, the executive...

Duration:00:27:45

AF: Africa's Digital Future

2/25/2021
Africa is not only building new roads and airports but also getting wired up for a vast expansion of digital services. Innovations in ICT are helping fill in the gaps when it comes to things like banking and education and is the engine behind creative new businesses throughout Africa. This episode features stories from the tech campus Seme City in Benin, coders like Betelhem Dessie, and startups like poa! Internet. In the second half of the how, co-host Carol Pineau leads a roundtable...

Duration:00:39:54

AF: Paving the Way

2/25/2021
This episode looks at the promise and potential of infrastructure projects to facilitate transportation and trade on the continent. In the first half, reporter Laura Rosbrow-Telem takes listeners to the Gambia for a ride over the Senegambia Bridge, an important new gateway for Senegal and the Gambia for facilitating trade and commerce in Africa. Then in the roundtable, co-host Carol Pineau leads a conversation on how investments in roads, bridges, ports, and airports can have a dramatic...

Duration:00:32:55

AF: Financing Africa's Future

2/25/2021
Big infrastructure projects require big financing deals. But getting to that point often involves ingenuity and innovation. In this episode we explore new methods for financing infrastructure projects in Africa. Co-host Carol Pineau looks at how the Azura Edo power plant in Nigeria overcame a slew of obstacles to get a deal signed. Later, Pineau hosts a roundtable featuring: Alain Ebobisse, CEO of Africa50, Acha Leke, Chairman of McKinsey's Africa Region Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of First...

Duration:00:41:20

Behind the Scenes of Cybercrimes

2/24/2021
This week, host Jonathan Tepperman introduces To Catch a Hacker, a new podcast from the D.C.-based production house Goat Rodeo. Ian Enright, the show’s executive producer, shares how the show aims to turn the stories overheard in Washington’s bars into dynamic true-crime dramas. This episode focuses on a hack that nearly disrupted the inauguration of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:56

How This Israeli Election Might be Different

2/17/2021
On the latest episode of Foreign Policy Playlist, host Jonathan Tepperman recommends a podcast about the upcoming election in Israel and speaks to the show's hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:08

Satire in Arabia

2/10/2021
Foreign Policy Playlist recommends: Babel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:27

In Washington, Personnel is Policy

2/3/2021
President Joe Biden picks for top foreign policy jobs reveal a lot about what we can expect his administration's approach to look like in the coming years. This week you'll hear from Foreign Policy's own State Department and Pentagon correspondents, Robbie Gramer and Jack Detsch. Both of them are deeply sourced in Washington, having covered the Trump administration and now the incoming Biden team. They spoke recently to FP’s executive editor, Amelia Lester, on a conference call for FP...

Duration:00:36:26