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WorldAffairs is a deep exploration of today's pressing global issues. In the age of the rehearsed soundbite and the talking point, each hour-long episode marries expert analysis with compelling conversation. Our hosts, former Senior National Security Council Director Jane Wales, and renowned journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, take listeners on a journey of what's happening in the world and why it matters to you. We want to hear from you! Please take part in a quick survey to tell us how we can improve our podcast:

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WorldAffairs World Affairs Council of Northern California

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    • 4.0, 65 Ratings

WorldAffairs is a deep exploration of today's pressing global issues. In the age of the rehearsed soundbite and the talking point, each hour-long episode marries expert analysis with compelling conversation. Our hosts, former Senior National Security Council Director Jane Wales, and renowned journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, take listeners on a journey of what's happening in the world and why it matters to you. We want to hear from you! Please take part in a quick survey to tell us how we can improve our podcast:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWZ7KMW

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

DaniloED ,

Excellent topics and speakers, but mediocre interviewers/moderators

I enjoy listening to the speakers, and the topics are often interesting. If the introductory speaker/moderators were better, this podcast would go from good to great.

rjo98! ,

I have an issue with Ray Suarez

I was excited to start listening to the episode with Caroline Hickman as climate anxiety is something myself and many of my peers are going through. SHE was amazing. Incredibly wise, thoughtful, interesting.. etc. Five stars to her. However, I found the host Ray Suarez to be extremely off putting.

Hickman would have a beautifully insightful answer to a question and he would barely acknowledge her answer and move on to the next question. There was no real discussion between a lot of the questions and answers. Also, it seemed that Suarez didn’t want to agree with Hickman and was intentionally trying to contradict her answer; there was no open mindedness on his part. Oh also.. Hickman talks about Greta Thunberg towards the end of the podcast and he has the audacity to mistakenly call her “Abigail” ??? after Hickman is done speaking.. and she has to correct him. I mean really? He also didn’t apologize.. he clearly was over the conversation.

He quite honestly didn’t seem to be convinced of the real, genuine climate anxiety many people feel. He was disrespectful and Hickman deserved to be interviewed by someone who was actually interested in what she had to say.

Jamorado ,

It's ok interesting topics.

I would give this podcast a 4 star if the host would stop doing "mmhum, mmmhum, mmhum"over and over. Sound unprofessional. If she would stop doing that I can listen to the podcast without being annoyed. Thanks

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