BBC Global News Podcast

I’m still addicted to the bi-daily BBC Global News Podcast. Perhaps this sounds discriminatory, but I still haven’t found a Swedish equivalence when it comes to striking an intriguing balance of daily news. Most Swedish journalists, especially foreign correspondents, are stiff and only mildly talented. And in the US, nothing comes even close to the editorial quality the BBC provides regularly. Both cable and terrestrial news outlets in the US are way too polluted with politics and commercial interests. Even John Oliver’s show offers better coverage than any traditional American newsroom.

This team (including the elusive editor Karen Martin) should be awarded for their excellent hosting and aforemnetioned balancing act between war and conflict reporting, human interest stories, and humorous tidbits that lighten the mental load.

Here’s an interview with one other the podcast’s most frequent and excellent hosts, Jackie Leonard.