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    Vaccines, money and politics

    Vaccines, money and politics

    Nearly every person on the planet is vulnerable to the new coronavirus, SarsCoV2. That’s why there are more than 100 projects around the world racing towards the goal of creating a safe and effective vaccine for the disease it causes, Covid-19, in the next 12 to 18 months. But this is just the first part of a long and complex process, working at a pace and scale never attempted before. In Vaccines, Money and Politics, Sandra Kanthal looks at the vast ecosystem needed to deliver a vaccination programme to the world in record time.

    • 27分
    BBC OS Conversations: After the Beirut explosion

    BBC OS Conversations: After the Beirut explosion

    Beirut has been left destroyed by this week’s massive explosion: more than a hundred are dead; thousands injured and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless. It has devastated lives, belongings, buildings, businesses. Lebanon was already struggling from challenges on several fronts, including Covid-19. With many questions still to be answered, it is unclear what the longer term effect of this week’s tragedy will be. Nuala McGovern talks to people in Beirut. She hears from eye witnesses who experienced the blast, three young adults who share their fears for the future of Lebanon, and the doctor who helped a mother give birth after the hospital was badly hit by the blast.

    • 24分
    Worlds Apart

    Worlds Apart

    The pandemic has accelerated de-globalisation. Governments worry now about the length and strength of medical supply chains and cross-border trade and travel. But globalisation has had its critics for quite a time. Nationalism has been powered in many countries by the belief that a globalised world has led to rising inequality and fewer middle income jobs in richer countries. And our global institutions - the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation - are under attack too. Philip Coggan considers the long view, looking back to the last great wave of globalisation that ended abruptly with the Great War of 1914-1918.

    • 50分
    Soft Jihad Assignment

    Soft Jihad Assignment

    In the United States a small but increasingly vocal group of people believe that members of the country's Muslim community are working from within to turn America into an Islamic state. This group of right wing thinkers believe this so-called 'Soft Jihad' is being carried out in schools, universities and other institutions across the country and they want to put a stop to it. In Assignment, Pascale Harter travels to America to find out how this fear is finding a foothold in public opinion there and hears from some of those accused of being the 'soft jihadists'.

    • 22分
    Algeria's plague revisited

    Algeria's plague revisited

    A mysterious illness appears out of nowhere. The number of cases rises exponentially, as the authorities attempt to downplay the severity of the disease. There is a shortage of medical staff, equipment and arguments about whether people should wear masks. People are forbidden to leave their homes and many are left stranded in unfamiliar places, separated from loved ones. Albert Camus’ novel The Plague set in the Algerian city of Oran under French colonial rule was published more than 70 years ago. But today it almost reads like a current news bulletin and seems more relevant than ever. This edition of Assignment revisits Oran in the age of the coronavirus and investigates the parallels between now and then. For the time being, it seems the pandemic has achieved something the authorities have tried but failed to do for the past year – clear the streets of protesters. Lucy Ash investigates Algeria’s plague of authoritarianism and finds that the government has been using Covid-19 as an excuse to crack down harder on dissent. Reporter: Lucy Ash Producer: Neil Kisserli Editor: Bridget Harney (Photo: Man using an Algerian flag as a mask at an anti-government demonstration in Algiers on 13 March, 2020. Credit: Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images)

    • 26分
    Karachi's ambulance drivers

    Karachi's ambulance drivers

    In Karachi, with a population of around 20 million people, ambulance drivers are on the front lines of this megacity’s shifting conflicts. Samira Shackle joins one of these drivers, Muhammad Safdar, on his relentless round of call-outs. As a first-responder for more than 15 years, Safdar has witnessed Karachi wracked by gang wars, political violence and terrorism. At the height of the unrest, the number of fatalities was often overwhelming. With no state ambulance service in Pakistan, the Edhi Foundation, set up by the late Abdul Sattar Edhi in 1954, stepped in to offer services to the poor. Safdar drives one of its fleet of 400 ambulances: rudimentary converted vans with basic emergency provision. His missions bring him to many of Karachi’s most deprived and troubled areas, revealing the complex social and economic problems at the heart of the country.

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146件の評価

146件の評価

打飲家とち丸

一年に2.3回は日本ネタ

大国から小国まで、時には国を超えたテーマが登場します。
最近は、日本については、高齢化社会が関心のようです。

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英語中級者にお勧めです。

このpodcastは、世界各地の様々なトピックについてインタビューなどを取り入れつつ説明するものです。たとえば、日本の袴田事件についてや、アジア地区での英語の状況について、イギリスの情報機関であるMI6についてなどです。

そして、このpodcastが説明するもの、であるため、前提知識があまり必要ないです。つまり、ニュースなどとは違い、専門用語や専門知識があまり必要ないです。また、世界各地の事柄についてインタビューを交えているため、レポーターがノンネイティブと話すことが多く、比較的簡単な言葉を使い、ゆっくりめに話しています。さらに、トピックがタイトルからわかりますし、ずっとそのトピックについて話しているので、内容が理解しやすいと思います。

上記のような特徴があるため、ニュースや映画などといった英語に比べ非常に簡単です。なので、色々な英語を聞きたいけれど、ニュースや映画などは全然聞き取れない、という英語中級の方にお勧めです。2007年から平日は毎日アップロードされている感じなので、数も十分にあるのもとてもありがたく、勉強になります。

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