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We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 1,798 ratings
Sparring smarties having fun!
I really enjoy the cast’s interactions. Each is willing to take a position and hold it as the others argue against. The April 30th episode about UFOs was exceptional though. The link to the Ohio State prof.’s paper sent me down a two-day rabbit hole (I ended up more confused) while the...Read full review »
theFrederick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/20
The weaknesses of this podcast
Overall, I enjoy vox media podcasts. But the podcasts have serious flaws. Specific to The Worldly: First of all, the hosts agree too much with each other -> groupthink 2nd of all, they talk about subjects they know NOTHING about as if they are experts. It’s actually painful for me to...Read full review »
deliciousbrie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/20
Zack should be fired for saying W.H.O. as ‘who’.
jeremysw via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/23/20
Recent Episodes
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