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.
Is the Modi government to blame for India’s second COVID surge?
The coronavirus pandemic is battering India with nearly 20 million people infected and close to 220,000 dead. Anand Naidoo spoke with journalist Asad Ashraf who’s on the ground covering the pandemic in India.
Oliver Stone on the history of U.S. intervention
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the failed CIA-led Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. It was a plot to oust Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Anand Naidoo spoke with acclaimed film-maker Oliver Stone about U.S. foreign policy over the past 60 years.
How California is fighting climate change
World leaders promised drastic action against climate change at a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. In the U.S., California is leading that fight. Jared Blumenfeld, the state's Secretary for Environmental Protection, tells us more.
Will the latest tensions between Russia and Ukraine plunge the region into another crisis? Mike Walter spoke with Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. and American University professor Anton Fedyashin.
IMF chief lays out priorities and challenges ahead
IMF’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva spoke to Anand Naidoo about a range of issues including the IMF's projections for global economic recovery, its plans to help the world's poorest nations and China's role in mitigating debt.
Can China and the U.S. turn a corner in Alaska?
U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting in Anchorage for the first time since Joe Biden became U.S. president. So how will they move forward on critical issues from trade to human rights? Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke had some thoughts.
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.
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.
Solid, thoughtful interviews that go deep.