50 episodes

The Heat delves into one big news story every episode and breaks down how these stories impact people like you. We are talking to experts and journalists from around to world with the goal of bringing your perspectives based on first-hand accounts. The Heat is a production of CGTN America and is recorded in Washington,D.C.

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    • 4.3 • 31 Ratings

The Heat delves into one big news story every episode and breaks down how these stories impact people like you. We are talking to experts and journalists from around to world with the goal of bringing your perspectives based on first-hand accounts. The Heat is a production of CGTN America and is recorded in Washington,D.C.

    How dangerous are right-wing militias in the US?

    How dangerous are right-wing militias in the US?

    The recent arrest of 13 men, some accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan has drawn attention to the threat posed by right-wing militias in the United States. 

    • 19 min
    What is the UN doing to help combat COVID-19?

    What is the UN doing to help combat COVID-19?

    Global poverty levels are rising for the first time in 20 years as a result of COVID-19.  Over 4 billion people around the world still do not have access to social protections such as basic healthcare. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, what role has it played in helping poorer countries cope with the pandemic and what should be the key take-aways when all this has passed.



    On this week's episode of the Heat Podcast, we spoke with Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, about the key challenges facing the world today, from COVID-19 to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

    • 13 min
    UN General Assembly: Interview with Saudi Ambassador to UN

    UN General Assembly: Interview with Saudi Ambassador to UN

    Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah Al Mouallimi discusses the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, Saudi’s role in Yemen, its ties with Iran, the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement and much more.

    • 15 min
    COVID-19 is worsening hunger in India and sub-Saharan Africa

    COVID-19 is worsening hunger in India and sub-Saharan Africa

    COVID-19 is disproportionately hurting the poorest people in India and sub-Saharan Africa. Millions are on the brink of extreme poverty. How can their governments handle this crisis?

    • 13 min
    NBA star David West talks protests, U.S.-China ties, Hong Kong and more

    NBA star David West talks protests, U.S.-China ties, Hong Kong and more

    Two time NBA champion David West talks about protests for racial justice, anti-China sentiments in the U.S., the western media's skewed coverage of Hong Kong and much more.

    • 20 min
    COVID-19 rages across Latin America

    COVID-19 rages across Latin America

    Coronavirus cases are surging in Latin America which has now passed Europe as the region with the most fatalities. How will governments help those affected and ensure their overburdened healthcare systems don't collapse?

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Durkaset02 ,

Alternative viewpoint to Western perspective

Their podcasts are thoughtful. The points of view heard here are not reflected in Western media. Also, the length is short — between 20 and 20 minutes.

Surrealdetective ,

Worldy, Insightful, and Focused on Everyday Experiences

Consistently insightful coverage of world events that apply to both Americans and Chinese. I really appreciate The Heat's approach: they get both deeply knowledgable as well as very digestable interviewees. You can tell they stick to the facts and do a great job of letting people tell their own story and how they see things without leading them on. Because this podcast is really just trying to let knowledgable people share their story or insights, I find it is more objective than most news sources, letting the listener draw their own conclusions. Great programming, I'm a big fan, as it also shows how we can reach a mutual understanding between America and China despite having different political systems, which is very important for ensuring peace and prosperity in the next era.

YoshiBoerlo ,

Refreshing

Solid, thoughtful interviews that go deep.

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