72 episodes

The one big story. Making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, Monday to Friday, from the BBC. Episodes will be ready by 10:30 GMT.
Host Katya Adler and our BBC teams guide you through one major global news story each episode.
From Beijing to Boston, Baghdad to Bangalore, our unrivalled reach will take you beyond the headlines to help understand and explore what’s happening.
The Global News Podcast brings you the latest updates and, on The Global Story, we will drill deep into a single story.
From the climate emergency, to the burning questions around Artificial Intelligence, to the movements of money and markets, and the power of the ballot and the bullet.
Katya Adler has been a BBC correspondent and editor for more than 25 years, covering conflicts in the Middle East, political and economic crises in Europe, and drug cartels in Mexico.
The Global Story team would like to hear your stories and experiences on the issues that we’re covering on the podcast. Please get in touch: theglobalstory@bbc.com #TheGlobalStory and tell us your thoughts on what you would like us to talk about.

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The one big story. Making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, Monday to Friday, from the BBC. Episodes will be ready by 10:30 GMT.
Host Katya Adler and our BBC teams guide you through one major global news story each episode.
From Beijing to Boston, Baghdad to Bangalore, our unrivalled reach will take you beyond the headlines to help understand and explore what’s happening.
The Global News Podcast brings you the latest updates and, on The Global Story, we will drill deep into a single story.
From the climate emergency, to the burning questions around Artificial Intelligence, to the movements of money and markets, and the power of the ballot and the bullet.
Katya Adler has been a BBC correspondent and editor for more than 25 years, covering conflicts in the Middle East, political and economic crises in Europe, and drug cartels in Mexico.
The Global Story team would like to hear your stories and experiences on the issues that we’re covering on the podcast. Please get in touch: theglobalstory@bbc.com #TheGlobalStory and tell us your thoughts on what you would like us to talk about.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Trump’s trouble with abortion

    Trump’s trouble with abortion

    His tricky campaign balancing act. A surprise court ruling in Alabama that found frozen embryos to be children has put reproductive rights back on the national agenda. Donald Trump has called himself “the most pro-life president” in US history, but some of his socially conservative supporters want him to go further and back a national ban. Mr Trump is not keen, but Democrats are delighted. They believe any talk of abortion could swing voters toward President Biden.
    Katya speaks to BBC Washington Correspondent Nomia Iqbal and Barbara Carvalho, director of polling at the Marist Poll, at Marist College, New York.
    The Global Story brings trusted insights from BBC experts around the world. We want your ideas, stories and experiences to help us understand and tell #TheGlobalStory. Email us at theglobalstory@bbc.com or message us or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480.
    Today’s podcast was made by Peter Goffin and Bethan Ashmead. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 23 min
    Why everyone wants to get back to the Moon

    Why everyone wants to get back to the Moon

    The United States has just returned to the Moon for the first time in 50 years. But they are not the only country in the world with their sights set on space exploration. Why are countries like India, China, Japan and Saudi Arabia trying to complete their own lunar landings? Katya Adler speaks with Dr Kevin Fong, presenter of the BBC podcast 13 Minutes to the Moon and Jonathan Amos the BBC’s science correspondent.
    The Global Story brings trusted insights from BBC experts around the world, with Katya Adler. We need you to help us understand and tell The Global Story. Email ideas and thoughts to theglobalstory@bbc.com. You can also message or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480.
    Today’s podcast was made by Alice Aylett Roberts and Anoushka Mutanda-Dougherty. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 24 min
    Rafah: caught in the crossfire (again)

    Rafah: caught in the crossfire (again)

    The city the world is watching. Overflowing with hungry refugees and facing a lethal showdown between Hamas and Israeli forces, Rafah is at the heart of an urgent push for peace. Children are scavenging for food even as aid trucks line up over the border in Egypt and diplomats try to avert a further humanitarian catastrophe. President Biden is positive a deal can be reached. But Israel says its hostages must be home by Ramadan, or else.
    Katya speaks to the BBC’s Gaza correspondent, Rushdi Abualouf, and our special correspondent in Jerusalem, Fergal Keane.
    The Global Story brings you trusted insights from BBC experts around the world. We want your ideas, stories and experiences to help us understand and tell #TheGlobalStory. Email us at theglobalstory@bbc.com or message us or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480.
    Today’s podcast was made by Neal Razzell, Bethan Ashmead Latham and Laurie Kalus. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 25 min
    Are you ever too old to have a baby?

    Are you ever too old to have a baby?

    In countries across the world women are deciding to delay motherhood. Increased access to education, more career opportunities and less financial stability means that more and more women are having children later in life. But fewer babies now, could mean more economic pressures on the rest of us in the future. We explore this complex topic with the BBC's population correspondent Stephanie Hegarty and Joyce Harper, professor of reproductive science at University College London.
    The Global Story brings trusted insights from BBC experts around the world, with Katya Adler. We need you to help us understand and tell The Global Story. Email ideas and thoughts to theglobalstory@bbc.com. You can also message or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480.
    Today’s podcast was made by Alice Aylett Roberts, Beth Timmins and Miriam Quayyum. The technical producers were Mike Regaard and Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 24 min
    Child soldiers & blood feuds: Sweden's growing gang wars

    Child soldiers & blood feuds: Sweden's growing gang wars

    Sweden is struggling to contain the gang wars that are spilling out onto the streets. Innocent people are being caught in the crossfire while child soldiers carry out dangerous shoot-to-kill missions for leaders who live abroad. The Swedish government has even recruited the army to help stop the violence. But is it too late?
    We explain how the peaceful nation has turned into a European hotspot for shootings with the leading Swedish journalist in gang crimes, Diamant Salihu, and Matilda Welin from BBC Monitoring.
    Today’s episode of The Global Story was made by Emilia Jansson and Neal Razzell. The technical producers were Mike Regaard, Sam Dickinson and Jonny Baker. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 23 min
    Bengal famine: The WWII tragedy the world forgot

    Bengal famine: The WWII tragedy the world forgot

    At least three million people died in the Bengal Famine of 1943 in British India. It was one of the largest losses of civilian life on the Allied side. But there is no memorial to them anywhere in the world. A new BBC documentary series, 'Three Million', examines the devastating impact of the Bengal famine during the Second World War. Katya speaks to presenter Kavita Puri about why so little attention has been paid to such a massive tragedy, and to the people who lived through it.
    The Global Story brings trusted insights from BBC experts around the world, with Katya Adler. We need you to help us understand and tell The Global Story. Email ideas and thoughts to theglobalstory@bbc.com. You can also message or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480.
    Today’s podcast was made by Peter Goffin, Beth Timmins and Alix Pickles. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 23 min

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