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.
||CleanNovember 15, 2018||Trump demands end to Florida recount in new attack on voting rights / Investigations point to energy corporation’s negligence in California wildfire / At least 200 soldiers in German Army neo-Nazi terror network||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 14, 2018||Washington’s censorship regime goes global: Facebook deletes WSWS post on Sri Lanka / As death toll rises to 48, Evacuees in California wildfire share their stories||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 13, 2018||Great powers commemorate First World War, and plan the next one / As lame duck Congress convenes, Democrats seek agreements with Trump administration||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 12, 2018||The armistice of November 11, 1918 and the lessons for today / Statewide death toll rises to 31 California wildfire deadliest and most destructive in state history||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 10, 2018||French President Macron hails fascist dictator Philippe Pétain / California wildfires kill nine, drive 150,000 from their homes / US multinationals dodge $180 billion in taxes on foreign profits per year||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 9, 2018||One hundred years since the November Revolution in Germany / Afghanistan war veteran kills 12 at a southern California dance club||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 7, 2018||The siege of Hodeidah: Washington doubles down on its war crime in Yemen / Billionaires, corporate money swing toward Democrats||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 6, 2018||White House report on socialism: The specter of Marx haunts the American ruling class / Trump steps up anti-immigrant campaign on eve of US election||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 5, 2018||On the eve of the US midterm elections: The political issues facing the working class / Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran / Democratic candidates praise Trump’s attacks on immigrants as troops arrive at the border||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 3, 2018||Immigrant tent cities and right-wing terror: The new normal in America / Washington imposes new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba / US escalates illegal, unilateral sanctions on Iran||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 2, 2018||What is to be done about the plutocrats? / Trump calls for “massive cities of tents” and indefinite detention of immigrants||11/2/2018||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!