What in the World

What in the World

Helping you make sense of what’s happening in your world. Big stories, small stories and everything in between. Understand more, feel better. Five days a week, Monday to Friday.


Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Kenya’s Gen Z protests: What are they about? 00:11:10 2024-06-21 15:44
Why’s everyone talking about Ozempic and Wegovy? 00:14:56 2024-06-20 15:57
Panda express: Why does China send pandas around the world? 00:10:53 2024-06-19 15:30
Japa Syndrome: Why are so many young people leaving Nigeria? 00:14:50 2024-06-18 15:30
Could nuclear be the answer to our power problems? 00:15:19 2024-06-17 16:04
Feel the burn: Why does spicy food hurt so much? 00:13:29 2024-06-14 16:28
Have you ever been ghosted like Billie Eilish? 00:13:55 2024-06-13 15:50
Why is pregnancy so dangerous in Nigeria? 00:13:33 2024-06-12 15:30
Why is feminism taboo in South Korea? 00:12:51 2024-06-11 15:36
Why is ‘All Eyes on Papua’ spreading across social media? 00:11:46 2024-06-10 17:24
How Junior Pope’s death got Nollywood looking at its safety record 00:16:10 2024-06-07 15:52
Help! My phone’s been stolen 00:12:55 2024-06-06 15:32
Everest: How dangerous is it really? 00:14:54 2024-06-05 15:54
Africa and FGM: When will it end? 00:12:17 2024-06-04 15:30
Why has South Africa fallen out of love with the ANC? 00:14:52 2024-06-03 15:32
Donald Trump guilty verdict: What just happened? 00:09:50 2024-05-31 15:50
All Eyes on Rafah: What does it mean? 00:16:18 2024-05-30 15:30
Is climate change making plane turbulence worse? 00:12:29 2024-05-29 15:30
How the far right is using TikTok in Germany 00:11:51 2024-05-28 16:06
Is South Korea stealing Chinese culture? 00:12:09 2024-05-27 15:30
In hot water: What’s turning the world’s coral white? 00:14:23 2024-05-24 15:52
Why are Gen Z protesting in Georgia? 00:11:56 2024-05-23 15:30
Breakdancing at the Paris Olympics: What to expect 00:15:05 2024-05-22 15:48
Is AI blurring reality in the Indian elections? 00:11:12 2024-05-21 15:30
The death of Iran’s president 00:10:57 2024-05-20 15:47
Is the Premier League going to give VAR the red card? 00:11:27 2024-05-17 15:30
Electric vehicles: Charging up or powering down? 00:14:26 2024-05-16 15:30
Why is ChatGPT so flirty? 00:15:06 2024-05-15 16:00
Is the world experiencing more flooding? 00:10:25 2024-05-14 15:30
Why was Eurovision so controversial this year? 00:16:55 2024-05-13 17:41
Why North Korea’s TikTok hit is so catchy 00:12:05 2024-05-10 15:41
Where does our rubbish go? 00:13:58 2024-05-09 15:30
Drake v Kendrick Lamar: What’s the beef? 00:10:00 2024-05-08 15:30
Can social media apps help you save money? 00:13:48 2024-05-07 15:39
Where’s all the sex gone in movies? 00:15:08 2024-05-06 15:30
Why are so many people in gaming losing their jobs? 00:14:52 2024-05-03 15:30
Why is Zimbabwe launching a new currency? 00:14:24 2024-05-02 15:31
Why are student protests in the US spreading? 00:09:51 2024-05-01 15:41
From pangolins to plants: how we’re getting better at protecting nature 00:15:19 2024-04-30 15:30
Modest fashion is on the rise 00:14:08 2024-04-29 16:14
What’s causing the blackouts in Sierra Leone? 00:12:51 2024-04-26 15:30
How will the US TikTok ban affect me? 00:14:18 2024-04-25 15:30
Nuclear weapons: who has them and how do they work? 00:15:08 2024-04-24 15:30
Is extreme weather the new normal? 00:14:59 2024-04-23 15:30
Why I won’t switch to the metaverse as a professional gamer 00:13:41 2024-04-22 15:43
South Korea’s shamans are now online 00:15:27 2024-04-19 16:06
Why is India having a live music boom? 00:10:51 2024-04-18 15:30
I eat three steaks a day - how does beef affect climate change? 00:12:13 2024-04-17 15:30
How big could women’s basketball get? 00:15:22 2024-04-16 16:29
Why has Iran attacked Israel? 00:09:06 2024-04-15 16:06
What's P-pop and could it rival K-pop? 00:10:35 2024-04-12 15:30
Why isn’t enough aid getting into Gaza? 00:14:26 2024-04-11 15:30
Is Botswana really going to send Germany 20,000 elephants? 00:15:01 2024-04-10 15:30
How much can scientists learn from eclipses? 00:14:02 2024-04-09 15:30
Is conscription making a comeback in Europe? 00:14:31 2024-04-08 15:30
How can you fix racism in Spanish football? 00:15:01 2024-04-05 15:49
Elon Musk put a chip in my brain 00:12:46 2024-04-04 15:39
Who is Senegal’s new President Bassirou Diomaye Faye? 00:10:31 2024-04-03 15:38
The unstoppable rise of Temu 00:14:51 2024-04-02 15:30
Why are chocolate and coffee getting more expensive? 00:15:24 2024-04-01 15:34
Marina Summers: What’s life like for a Filipina drag queen? 00:14:18 2024-03-30 01:01
Can Beyoncé’s new album Cowboy Carter boost black country artists? 00:16:03 2024-03-29 15:41
Are flying cars finally taking off? 00:14:41 2024-03-28 15:30
Are sanctions on Russia actually hurting its economy? 00:15:19 2024-03-27 15:30
The secrets of the underwater cables carrying your internet 00:13:52 2024-03-26 15:30
Havana syndrome: What’s causing it? 00:14:52 2024-03-25 15:35
Personalised ads - would you pay to opt out? 00:13:32 2024-03-22 15:30
Are Boeing’s planes in trouble? 00:15:00 2024-03-21 15:30
How dangerous are chemical hair straighteners and relaxers? 00:12:20 2024-03-20 15:30
Idris Elba’s plan to build a brand new city on an African island 00:14:42 2024-03-19 15:36
What’s the future of renewable energy in the Philippines? 00:15:14 2024-03-18 15:30
Why are footballers lying about their age? 00:14:39 2024-03-15 15:30
Why are trans people being murdered in Mexico? 00:12:04 2024-03-14 15:30
How are people in Gaza observing Ramadan? 00:16:18 2024-03-13 16:33
Kate Middleton photo: What went wrong? 00:14:23 2024-03-12 15:45
Can ticket touts be beaten? 00:12:33 2024-03-11 15:30
Do we still care about award shows like the Oscars anymore? 00:14:19 2024-03-08 15:30
Why don’t South Koreans want to have kids? 00:10:58 2024-03-07 15:21
Can Senegal’s democracy hang on? 00:12:26 2024-03-06 16:03
Is it worth becoming a doctor in Kenya? 00:13:27 2024-03-05 15:30
Why is Kenya sending troops to Haiti? 00:13:06 2024-03-04 16:41
What’s happening to music on TikTok? 00:13:28 2024-03-01 15:30
Were Indian men tricked into fighting on the frontline for Russia? 00:13:22 2024-02-29 15:30
Why Tanzania’s Singeli music is getting hearts racing 00:10:55 2024-02-28 15:35
How to save a dying language 00:13:19 2024-02-27 15:47
Do hair policies lead to discrimination? 00:15:29 2024-02-26 15:53
Who owns the Moon? 00:15:18 2024-02-23 15:30
Why are farmers in India protesting? 00:10:34 2024-02-22 15:30
The bandit kidnap crisis in Nigeria 00:14:03 2024-02-21 15:30
Why is Thailand making cannabis illegal again? (And what's Coldplay got to do with it?) 00:13:52 2024-02-20 15:40
Who is left to oppose Putin now? 00:15:35 2024-02-19 15:30
How can you make award shows like the Oscars more diverse? 00:15:29 2024-02-16 15:30
What’s it like inside El Salvador’s mega-jail? 00:12:29 2024-02-15 15:30
Why can't young people in South Africa find work? 00:11:02 2024-02-14 15:32
Does chess have a sexism problem? 00:15:15 2024-02-13 15:30
How do you track down stolen art? + AFCON fan reaction 00:12:12 2024-02-12 15:30
What’s being done to protect athletes from brain injuries? 00:15:33 2024-02-09 16:36
What’s happening with migration across the US-Mexico border? 00:14:43 2024-02-08 15:30
How free are celebs to get political online? 00:11:26 2024-02-07 15:55
Is guinea worm about to be eradicated? 00:14:43 2024-02-06 15:32
What’s behind the civil war in Myanmar? 00:15:48 2024-02-05 15:30
What’s the new proposed security law in Hong Kong? 00:13:50 2024-02-02 15:30
How do the US Presidential elections actually work? 00:14:22 2024-02-01 15:30
Who is Imran Khan and why is he in prison? 00:12:44 2024-01-31 15:30
How is plastic pollution affecting marine animals? 00:15:24 2024-01-30 15:30
Why is femicide on the rise in Kenya? 00:11:09 2024-01-29 15:28
How do African athletes train for the Winter Olympics without ice? 00:14:03 2024-01-26 15:30
Have influencers changed perceptions of ADHD? 00:14:24 2024-01-25 16:21
What’s going on with Pakistan and Iran? 00:12:28 2024-01-24 15:30
Why did India’s top female wrestler quit before the Olympics? 00:15:51 2024-01-23 15:32
How much does having a baby contribute to climate change? 00:14:42 2024-01-22 16:31
Should video games be more culturally sensitive? 00:13:47 2024-01-19 15:50
Why are young people leaving Romania? 00:15:21 2024-01-18 15:30
Is circular fashion the answer to clothes waste? 00:14:11 2024-01-17 16:10
Super Mosquitoes and how to fight back against malaria 00:13:50 2024-01-16 16:44
Who are the Houthis and why are the US and UK attacking them? 00:14:05 2024-01-15 16:43
Why are Guinness World Records being smashed in Ghana and Nigeria? 00:14:52 2024-01-12 16:26
Ecuador: How do you solve the gang problem? 00:14:12 2024-01-11 15:30
Overeducated, underpaid: China’s youth unemployment problem 00:11:45 2024-01-10 15:30
The dirty secret inside clean tech 00:12:47 2024-01-09 15:30
Ukraine: What’s life like for President Zelensky? 00:14:00 2024-01-08 15:30
Mickey Mouse: Copyrights and wrongs 00:14:34 2024-01-05 15:30
How to survive a plane crash 00:14:02 2024-01-04 15:41
Make it rain: What is cloud seeding? 00:15:07 2024-01-03 15:30
Can blind dates fix China’s shrinking population? 00:12:23 2024-01-02 15:30
How Vladimir Putin changed everyday life in Russia 00:15:02 2024-01-01 15:30
Bigfoot, Chupacabras and Yetis: What are cryptids? 00:14:36 2023-12-29 15:30
Are billionaires a good thing? 00:12:18 2023-12-28 15:30
The Nile: A big dam problem 00:12:12 2023-12-27 15:30
Kush: The mystery drug that’s got Sierra Leone hooked 00:13:36 2023-12-26 15:30
Work hard, play hard 00:14:22 2023-12-25 15:30
Fascination and fear: Why are volcanoes a hot topic? 00:15:04 2023-12-22 16:27
Sudan: What’s happening in the world’s ‘forgotten war’? 00:13:05 2023-12-21 15:30
Why do farmers in Myanmar and Afghanistan grow opium? 00:16:04 2023-12-20 16:17
AI deepfake porn: Could I be next? 00:14:58 2023-12-19 15:30
Why are STIs on the rise in Europe? 00:13:08 2023-12-18 15:44
BTS: From singers to soldiers 00:15:44 2023-12-15 15:27
Israel-Gaza: How and when might a ceasefire happen? 00:16:55 2023-12-14 15:30
COP28: What’s the deal? 00:15:56 2023-12-13 16:22
Kashmir: What India’s Supreme Court ruling means 00:14:03 2023-12-12 15:50
How progressive is the Pope? 00:14:56 2023-12-11 17:39
Should rap lyrics be allowed as evidence in criminal trials? 00:15:16 2023-12-08 16:08
COP28: How to stop your climate anxiety flaring up 00:14:25 2023-12-07 15:30
Tanzania floods: What’s it like to live through a landslide? 00:14:45 2023-12-06 15:37
Why are Venezuela and Guyana locked in a land dispute? 00:15:47 2023-12-05 15:46
Why has Russia’s Supreme Court labelled the LGBT movement “extremist”? 00:13:41 2023-12-04 15:31
Why did it take so long to rescue the Indian tunnel workers? 00:13:59 2023-12-01 15:30
The controversial climate summit held in an oil state: What is COP28? 00:15:54 2023-11-30 15:55
How TikTok is changing the music industry ft. Sofi Tukker 00:12:12 2023-11-29 15:18
Why are so many historic celebrity sexual assault cases being filed now? 00:13:24 2023-11-28 16:39
Israel-Gaza: The hostage and prisoner release explained 00:16:22 2023-11-27 16:42
Rammed earth: What is it and can it help tackle climate change? 00:15:32 2023-11-24 15:52
OpenAI: What’s going on and what does it mean for the future of AI? 00:12:28 2023-11-23 16:17
Brazil heatwave: What’s it got to do with El Niño? 00:14:27 2023-11-22 15:50
How a chainsaw wielding TV star became Argentina’s president 00:12:30 2023-11-21 16:32
Fentanyl: Why is it killing so many young Americans? 00:14:01 2023-11-20 15:30
Gaza: Why is Al-Shifa hospital so important to both sides? 00:14:56 2023-11-17 15:51
Miss Universe: Can beauty pageants ever be inclusive? 00:15:26 2023-11-16 16:06
How people smugglers are using social media in Pakistan 00:12:32 2023-11-15 15:41
Cryptocurrency Explained 00:15:23 2023-11-14 15:30
How removing tattoos can help people cope with trauma 00:15:02 2023-11-13 15:31
Is there a right way to be masculine? 00:14:09 2023-11-10 17:18
Marvel mishaps: Are we sick of superheroes? 00:13:12 2023-11-09 16:00
Delhi smog: How India is tackling air pollution 00:15:33 2023-11-08 16:04
Ukraine: Life in a warzone 00:13:49 2023-11-07 15:30
Asexuality: Is it the 'invisible' sexual orientation? 00:12:53 2023-11-06 16:30
How do you tackle toxic behaviour in gaming? 00:15:00 2023-11-03 15:35
Are "super-shoes" giving some runners an unfair advantage? 00:14:23 2023-11-02 15:29
The secret life of Chinese social media apps 00:15:48 2023-11-01 18:00
What’s behind the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo? 00:15:06 2023-10-31 18:37
More money, more problems: How do currencies work? 00:15:25 2023-10-30 15:49
Why are some Caribbean nations demanding slavery reparations? 00:15:07 2023-10-27 16:23
Reasons to be climate cheerful, with Bill Gates 00:11:26 2023-10-26 15:30
Dengue fever: What is it and why is it spreading? 00:14:53 2023-10-25 15:24
An empty airport, a railway to nowhere and China’s trillion-dollar plan 00:15:58 2023-10-24 17:32
Why governments are building huge cities from scratch 00:15:43 2023-10-23 16:32
Is Taylor Swift bringing in a new Era of economics? 00:12:49 2023-10-20 16:31
Israel-Gaza: What do we know about the hospital blast? 00:16:02 2023-10-19 16:09
Beauty standards: How far will people go to achieve them? 00:15:17 2023-10-18 15:48
India’s Supreme Court rejects petition for same-sex marriage - what’s next? 00:14:27 2023-10-17 15:35
The Antarctic: The ‘untold’ climate story of the season 00:14:33 2023-10-16 16:06
Will Australia’s referendum give Indigenous people a Voice? 00:14:22 2023-10-13 15:30
Why is it dangerous to be a climate activist in Colombia? 00:13:03 2023-10-12 15:28
How a deadly scam is costing lives in India 00:14:46 2023-10-11 16:22
How did 6 million people in China buy homes that don’t exist? 00:13:43 2023-10-10 16:05
Israel-Gaza violence: The conflict explained 00:11:37 2023-10-09 19:39
Why has it taken so long to arrest someone for Tupac’s murder? 00:13:40 2023-10-06 15:37
Why are young people calling on Ghanaians to #OccupyJulorbiHouse? 00:14:33 2023-10-05 15:30
The dark but luxurious life of El Chapo’s wife 00:15:00 2023-10-04 16:32
Why is there so much instability in the Sahel? 00:15:53 2023-10-03 17:28
Why are thousands of people fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh? 00:12:51 2023-10-02 16:13
How do we get plastic out of our oceans? 00:11:52 2023-09-29 15:32
What's really inside your phone? 00:14:12 2023-09-28 16:17
Deal! Hollywood writers end their strike 00:10:31 2023-09-27 16:44
Are your 20s the loneliest decade? 00:13:33 2023-09-26 15:30
Net zero: How do we get there? 00:15:11 2023-09-25 17:38
From BTS to Beyoncé - why do “world” tours skip Africa? 00:14:49 2023-09-22 16:51
India’s spy agency: What do we know about RAW? 00:11:42 2023-09-21 16:19
Do false online rumours on birth control have consequences IRL? 00:14:57 2023-09-20 15:31
Palm oil versus the planet: What can be done? 00:14:38 2023-09-19 17:10
Is Syria’s government pushing an addictive party drug? 00:13:11 2023-09-18 16:04
How has Mahsa Amini’s death changed Iran? 00:14:33 2023-09-15 17:47
Why was Storm Daniel so deadly in Libya? 00:13:37 2023-09-14 15:41
WWE and UFC: Will the merger be a knockout? 00:15:38 2023-09-13 17:23
Will decriminalisation change abortion for women in Mexico? 00:13:43 2023-09-12 15:50
How has Morocco’s earthquake impacted mountain villages? 00:16:17 2023-09-11 17:57
Why are young people fighting for climate action in court? 00:15:33 2023-09-08 15:42
How a scandal is forcing Germany to reckon with its Nazi past 00:15:46 2023-09-07 16:03
Why are teachers bullied in South Korea? 00:13:54 2023-09-06 16:19
Has THAT kiss become a tipping point for women in Spain? 00:13:41 2023-09-05 15:30
Eat, Pay, Love: How is Bali dealing with its badly behaved tourists? 00:16:24 2023-09-04 16:12
Coups and Dynasties: Are Africa’s “nepo baby” leaders in trouble? 00:14:22 2023-09-01 15:58
How much do we know about North Korea? 00:16:15 2023-08-31 15:59
Why air pollution is keeping some people home 00:15:26 2023-08-30 15:30
Why is there violence in Ecuador? 00:15:29 2023-08-29 16:25
Can reality TV help people talk about mental health? 00:16:37 2023-08-28 17:11
Is the water from Fukushima dangerous? 00:15:00 2023-08-25 15:48
Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin and is he dead? 00:12:06 2023-08-24 15:30
Why is the moon’s south pole so special? 00:13:57 2023-08-23 16:54
Why has Somalia banned TikTok? 00:11:37 2023-08-22 18:11
How important was this women’s football World Cup? 00:15:09 2023-08-21 16:19
How does it feel to be skinny shamed? 00:14:12 2023-08-18 15:26
Are wildfires getting worse? 00:15:44 2023-08-17 15:30
Why isn’t Caster Semenya at the World Athletics Championships? 00:15:22 2023-08-16 15:42
How have women's rights in Afghanistan changed? 00:16:02 2023-08-15 16:03
Do video games impact our mental health? 00:16:55 2023-08-14 15:30
Why hip-hop's 50th anniversary matters 00:13:53 2023-08-11 15:48
Why are so many footballers going to Saudi Arabia? 00:14:58 2023-08-10 16:39
Do vaping bans work? 00:15:57 2023-08-09 15:49
Can Brazil end deforestation in the Amazon by 2030? 00:13:42 2023-08-08 16:03
Why is there violence in Manipur? 00:16:37 2023-08-07 15:56
Why are K-pop stars so secretive about their private lives? 00:16:06 2023-08-04 15:03
What is going on with fast fashion? 00:15:42 2023-08-03 15:37
How is South Korea trying to help its recluses? 00:14:19 2023-08-02 15:49
How do athletes train around their periods? 00:15:10 2023-08-01 15:23
How do heatwaves affect your mental health? 00:16:32 2023-07-31 15:51
Welcome to What in the World 00:02:21 2023-07-26 17:00