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 21, 2017||Political crisis in Berlin as coalition talks for German government fail / White House demands budget cuts to pay for US hurricane relief / Trump designates North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 20, 2017||The government attack on US college students / Nearly 200 million are modern slaves or child laborers / First round of trials begin for 194 charged in anti-Trump inauguration day protests||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 19, 2017||Weekend Edition||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 18, 2017||The US tax bill: A massive handout to the financial elite / Campaign to force out Mugabe escalates in Zimbabwe / France intensifies intervention in West Africa with launch of Sahel G5 force||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 17, 2017||The global processes behind the parliamentary crisis in Australia / US House passes multitrillion-dollar tax break for corporations and the wealthy / Political hysteria over alleged sexual abuse ensnares congressional Democrats||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 16, 2017||US Senate hearing exposes danger of nuclear war / Nearly 4,000 US communities have higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint / EU anti-“fake news” authority prepares mass censorship||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 15, 2017||The legacy of Obamacare: A five percent increase in heart patient deaths / Trump’s Asia tour leaves region on brink of trade war and military conflict / May deploys anti-Russian propaganda to distract from Brexit crisis||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 14, 2017||How not to fight Judge Roy Moore / EU member states take major step toward a European army / Sixty thousand fascists march in Warsaw||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 13, 2017||Saudi crisis threatens wider war in the Middle East / Trump’s Asia visit: Growing US economic isolation to fuel military push / Citizenship witch-hunt escalates after Australian government loses majority||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 12, 2017||Weekend Edition||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 11, 2017||US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech / White House, congressional Republicans accelerate drive for corporate tax cut worth trillions / Trump sets out economic war in address to Asia-Pacific summit||11/11/2017||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!