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The World Next Week

By Council on Foreign Relations

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A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Customer Reviews

Best weekly news podcast anywhere

I get all my news via podcast these days, and this one really stand out. The choice of events to cover is interesting, the analysis is intelligent and informative, and the predictive format is rather unique and works well. It's the one podcast where I find myself hitting "refresh" over and over to see if this week's episode is available yet.

Sounds Engineering Needs Work

The content of this podcast is fine, but it has an audio problem. They recently starting having one speaker's voice only come through the left speaker, and the other person's voice through the right speaker, rather than using mono for both. The result is quite disconcerting.

good content, frustrating presentation

I enjoy the content. Especially in America, it is difficult to get a global perspective. My difficulty is that they put the two commentators into completely different sound stages. That is, one commentator is only in the left speaker and one is only in the right.

This makes it very difficult to understand the presenters if you are in a noisy environment or if you have any difficulty hearing in one of your ears.

This ping pong effect is very distracting.