World Socialist Web Site Daily Podcast
By The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI)
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This is the daily podcast of the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org). The World Socialist Web Site provides detailed coverage of international events, incisive social analysis, and a clear political orientation for working people around the world.
||CleanJuly 23, 2016||Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia / US vice-president?s trip triggers debate on US-China conflict / Massive police operation follows deadly attack on Munich shopping centre||7/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 22, 2016||The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy / US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria / Notes on police violence in America North Miami police shoot unarmed man as he lay on the ground||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 21, 2016||France's permanent state of emergency / State of emergency declared in Turkey / US vice president makes menacing warning to China||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 20, 2016||The Republicans plumb the depths / In Australia, US vice president issues belligerent challenge to China / Republican Party officially nominates Donald Trump||7/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 19, 2016||Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland / US and Germany livid over failure of Turkish coup / Amid massive police presence, Republicans push law-and-order, militarism||7/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 18, 2016||The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class / Ex-Marine guns down three police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana / Over 80 arrested in weekend police violence protests||7/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 16, 2016||US releases Saudi documents: 9/11 coverup exposed / Military faction attempts coup in Turkey||7/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 15, 2016||One year since Syriza's betrayal in Greece / Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France / Global trade stagnates amid wave of protectionism||7/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 14, 2016||The Hague ruling: A dangerous step toward war / New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government / Following South China Sea ruling, Australian Labor Party again demands military action||7/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 13, 2016||The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders? ?political revolution? / Hague court decision sets stage for US confrontation with China / Right-wing ruling coalition wins Japan?s upper house election||7/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
Best coverage - best Marxist perspective
There is nothing like the WSWS. The historic authenticity, intellectual integrity and scientific diligence involved make this service an irreplaceable source of information for a global audience as well as an indispensable tool of political orientation for workers, students and those intellectuals who have not slipped into the vast quicksand of post-modernism and half-truths.
I was surprised to see the WSWS's material be formatted into a podcast, but the results have been surprisingly satisfactory.
Joseph Santolan, the narrator, possesses an attractive and steady voice, he manages pace and emphasis well and can keep the listener attentive. The overall quality is more or less professional while obviously working with a small budget, in particular the volume is constant and moderate. Nothing is worse than a narrator who sounds like he's riding a merry-go-round. The choice of music surprised me at first, but it's really growing on me, creating a "newsy" but sophisticated atmosphere. I'm relieved to see that the podcast was apparently given some forethought.
A note about reading the daily perspective: while concluding with the author's name is fine in print, it's a little disorienting on the air.
You can tell by listening that the producers are still experimenting to find the right format, I encourage them to continue to do so for a while. Exploring, especially perhaps other podcasts on itunes, might provide some ideas.
Possibly the worst that could have happened to a WSWS podcast would be that it is bland and dry enough to distract from the depth of the political and social analysis. I can happily say this hasn't happened, and the website's expansion into other media has gotten off to an auspicious beginning.
Best Analysis of World Events
Excellent analysis and coverage of U.S. and World events from a true, progressive left persepective. No one should go a day without the WSWS to get a better perspective on the world we live in. Been waitig a long time for the podcast - Thanks!