10 episodes

The latest Canadian and international news, anchored by Emmy award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen.

Global National Curiouscast

    • News
    • 3.8 • 590 Ratings

The latest Canadian and international news, anchored by Emmy award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen.

    • video
    Global National: August 11

    Global National: August 11

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is now hoping to unseal the search warrant on former president Donald Trump's Florida estate. The potential implications if the warrant is publicized, and how much time Trump has to challenge the request. Staff at Ontario's hospitals say they're being pushed to the brink, but Health Minister Sylvia Jones won't call this a crisis. What front-line workers say needs to happen. Ontario media personality and real estate agent Joti Singh Mann has been brutally assaulted in the driveway of his Brampton home. How his mother is being credited with saving his life from a group of axe- and machete-wielding attackers. From state of the art to shredded apart: Global News gets rare access inside the world's largest cargo plane destroyed by Russia's war in Ukraine. The efforts to rebuild Antonov AN-225 Mriya. And remembering the Edmonton Oilers' biggest little fan: the emotional goodbyes to six-year-old Ben Stetler, and how he became a bright light for hockey fans of all stripes.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: August 10

    Global National: August 10

    Complaints are climbing about the controversial ArriveCAN app. How glitches are upending the lives of some fully vaccinated travellers, and why some privacy and data experts are concerned the app may infringe on your constitutional rights. Two children at the centre of a Saskatchewan Amber Alert have been found safe. Where the pair was found after travelling with a convicted sex offender. Plus, in Ontario, transgender activist and Twitch streamer Clara Sorrenti speaks out after being targeted by internet trolls and wrongfully arrested by police. The harsh treatment she says she suffered from authorities. Also, the U.S. Department of Justice thwarts an alleged assassination plot by an Iranian operative. Why two members of former U.S. president Donald Trump's inner circle were targeted. And the rise of the exoskeletons: how a B.C. man's sci-fi dream became a high-tech reality, and his hopes of making one very metal sport.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: August 8

    Global National: August 8

    The RCMP lifts the lid on its once-secret spyware, which was capable of eavesdropping on your phone calls. What else the program could do, how often it was reportedly used, and the concerns from Canada's privacy watchdog. Hundreds of homes in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing evacuation alerts amid a historic wildfire emergency. The toll on the most vulnerable residents, and the help pouring in from outside the province. Plus, the dangers of extreme heat on your health, and how Canadians are being advised to better prepare for it. The U.S. Senate has passed a $369-billion bill to fund clean energy. Why this is a major victory for President Joe Biden. Qantas wants its top executives to do more heavy lifting -- literally. Why the Australian airline wants them to be baggage handlers for a little while. And a farewell to a beloved singer and actor Olivia Newton-John, who died at 73. Her legacy in the entertainment world, and beyond.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: August 4

    Global National: August 4

    The Ontario Nurses' Association is demanding all levels of government address the deepening crisis in understaffed and overwhelmed Canada's health-care system. Where the most serious challenges are, and why there are no simple solutions. The Canadian military is about to go on a new mission to help train Ukrainian civilians to battle Russian forces. The details of another mission Ottawa is staying tight-lipped on. Crystal Goomansingh heads to Ukraine's northern Kharkiv region to meet the doctors and nurses saving lives in a once sprawling medical complex that Russia's war has reduced to a single, damaged building. A Russian court has sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on drug charges. What her legal team is planning now. Plus, judgment day for Alex Jones: the millions of dollars in damages the notorious right-wing conspiracy theorist now has to pay after spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. And survival at sea: how a French sailor managed to survive 16 hours trapped under a capsized boat in the frigid Atlantic Ocean.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: August 3

    Global National: August 3

    Abortion rights advocates are marking a major victory after Kansas voters overwhelmingly chose to preserve legal access to the abortion. What the traditionally conservative state's referendum could mean for the critical U.S. midterm elections in November. Canada's busiest airport is launching a new system to deal with delays. How new "eGates" could help curb the chaos at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Plus, from hunters chipping in to research boats scouring the sea, how Inuit are finding ways to combat food insecurity and inflation in Iqaluit. And two influential lives well lived: we remember Canadian civil rights champion Clayton Ruby and baseball broadcasting behemoth Vin Scully.

    • 21 min
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    Global National: Aug 2

    Global National: Aug 2

    Some people in British Columbia's Interior are defying evacuation orders, as the dangerous Keremeos Creek fire creeps closer. Why these residents are refusing to leave. Hate crimes reported to police have soared 72 per cent since the start of the pandemic, according to Statistics Canada. Which groups are being targeted, and the systemic changes advocates are calling for. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has heightened tensions and security concerns. How the Chinese government is now responding after warning the White House against the trip. Plus, we take a closer look at how Ukrainian artillery crews near the front lines are operating M777 howitzers donated by Canada. And hitting the wrong notes: the Ticketmaster pricing strategy causing confusion and controversy for concertgoers, as it forces Bruce Springsteen fans to pay an arm and a leg to dance in the dark.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
590 Ratings

590 Ratings

Alananadine ,

More please!

This is my favourite way to get news in the morning. It’s part of my getting ready ritual. Please keep uploading them!!

Cranky Goat ,

Best News; Best Podcast - unreliable uploads!

We love Global National, and especially enjoy it via podcast where we can watch at our leisure. However the podcasts are horribly unreliable as to when / if they get uploaded? We would be happy to pay a subscription fee to improve reliability - but please do not get rid of this broadcasting option and make it more reliable.

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Biased

Adjectives and adverbs matter, and the adjectives and adverbs that Global are waxing are pushing the limits of my ability to stomach. As politics become more divisive, Global’s position is clear, and their leaning is far from objective.

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