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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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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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    Close Quarters: Living with Elephants

    Close Quarters: Living with Elephants

    Foreign Policy recommends: Smithsonian Sidedoor 
    This week on FP Playlist, we feature the season seven premiere from Smithsonian Sidedoor. The show centers around the efforts to let humans and elephants cohabitate — and the difficulties that arise from living with such a big mammal. 
    Sidedoor host Lizzie Peabody sat down with FP Playlist to talk about the beauty of elephants, cohabitation, and the unlikely stories that come from working at one of the largest networks of museums on the planet.

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    • 36 min
    A Viral War Crime

    A Viral War Crime

    Warning: Contains graphic audio content that may not be suitable for some audiences.
    Foreign Policy recommends: Bellingcat Podcast 
    This week on FP Playlist, we feature an episode from the Bellingcat Podcast. In this season, open-source reporters from across the world search for clues as to who’s responsible for a video showing the murders of women and children that flooded the internet. 
    Bellingcat host Eliot Higgins sat down with FP Playlist about the international effort to find the perpetrators of these war crimes and the experiences of open-sources sleuthing.

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    • 43 min
    No Avocados in Iran

    No Avocados in Iran

    Foreign Policy recommends: 544 Days 
    This week on FP Playlist, we feature an episode from a new series called 544 Days. This show looks at the story of Tehran-based Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s 544 day imprisonment in Iran — and the effort of those back in the United States to bring him home. 
    544 Days host Jason Rezaian sat down with FP Playlist about the inspiration for the series and how humor helps in tough situations.

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    • 37 min
    Dancing on the Debt Ceiling?

    Dancing on the Debt Ceiling?

    Foreign Policy recommends: Ones and Tooze 
    This week on FP Playlist, we feature an episode from FP Studios’ own Ones and Tooze — a new economics podcast that centers on two data points that explain aspects of the global economy. 
    Ones and Tooze host Cameron Abadi spoke with FP Playlist about the creation of the series and what listeners can expect in future episodes.

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    • 33 min
    Wine-Making in Bethlehem

    Wine-Making in Bethlehem

    Foreign Policy recommends: B for Bacchus
    This week on FP Playlist, we feature an episode from B for Bacchus — a podcast about wine and culture in Lebanon and the surrounding areas. This episode explores the first Palestinian winery near Bethlehem, and pays attention to the discussion of indigenous Palestinian and Israeli grape varieties. 
    B for Bacchus Host Farrah Berrou spoke with FP’s guest host — and wine lover — Jack Detsch about these distinctions in wine varieties and the future of wineries in the region.
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    • 43 min
    Britain's Role in the Afghan Debacle

    Britain's Role in the Afghan Debacle

    Foreign Policy recommends: Westminster Insider
    This week on FP Playlist, we feature an episode from Westminster Insider—Politico's weekly series on how British politics really work.
    This episode explores the 20-year war in Afghanistan from London's perspective.
    Host Jack Blanchard spoke with FP Playlist's Amy Mackinnon about the show.

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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
497 Ratings

497 Ratings

195919591959 ,

Great show, annoying host

The stories and topics on this show are great and I really look forward to each new episode.

The host of the show however is quite irritating. Very annoying voice.

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Intelligent discussion that’s fact-based

The Foreign Policy podcast is one of the very few that presents intelligent discussion of some of the most intractable problems facing humans today.
I don’t understand the one-star reviews: if you’re looking for pablum this is the wrong place, just move on!
Every episode is thought-provoking.
The first episode of the “Arab Spring” series (ca late January 2021) reminds us of Tunisia and the beginnings.
Gripping.

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Great show

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