4 Inspirational Podcasts – Podcasts are a means of information that makes people who hear them feel entertained or inspired. There have been many artists who have become podcasters. For those of you who are interested in world political issues or global issues, here are five podcasts from within the country and abroad that you really recommend listening to.
1. Podcasts Free On
The Free-Active Podcast is one of the podcasts released by Contextual, an alternative media that focuses on political issues and international relations. The Free-Active Podcast discusses global political issues and diplomacy such as the issue of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the CCP’s centenary year, Euro 2020 and many more. This podcast is filled with competent speakers, namely people who are in the field of international relations such as academics and researchers. Even so, this podcast is delivered in a relaxed and light manner so that it is easy for anyone to listen to.
One of the interesting episodes to listen to, airing on August 16, 2021, discusses the eight-yearly report from the IPCC, the United Nations agency created in 1988 that focuses on climate change studies. The topic is discussed further in an international context and political economy perspective.
2. International Relations Podcast
The second podcast is managed by the Department of International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada. That makes this podcast even more academic. This podcast is dedicated to enriching studies on global security and politics, political economy and development, and peace studies.
One of the episodes that you can listen to is episode 34 which discusses efforts to stop nuclear weapons testing. The topic was discussed in commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Test which falls on August 29, 2021.
3. Asia Geopolitics Podcast
The Asia Geopolitics Podcast is released by The Diplomat, an international magazine in online format that contains analytical articles on events in Asia-Pacific and covers various topics such as diplomacy, economy, environment, politics, security and society.
The Asia Geopolitics Podcast is suitable for those who want to add insight into political issues in the Asian region. You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podchaser and The Diplomat website.
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Deconstructed is produced by The Intercept, a news organization founded in 2014 that conducts in-depth investigations on various issues such as politics, war, corruption, the environment, and others. Mehdi Hasan hosted the podcast from 2018 to 2020, then was replaced by Ryan Grim, bureau chief for The Intercept in Washington, D.C.
In this podcast, Ryan Grim along with other actors such as journalists, politicians, academics and historians will discuss an important or neglected story from the world of politics. Some of the issues they have discussed such as the history of ISIS-K in Afghanistan and the situation faced by refugees from Afghanistan who want to come to the US, there is also a discussion about the threat from international mercenaries involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.