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July 15, 2020

Olympics
Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Hosting the Olympics is a monumental undertaking that often leaves behind rusted stadiums and financial losses. So why do nations compete to do it? This episode examines the political history of the …

Podcast People pose for pictures in front of the Olympic rings in the Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

May 20, 2020

China
Exporting Authoritarianism

China is undertaking massive infrastructure projects across the world and loaning billions of dollars to developing nations. On paper, the objective is to build a vast trade network, but is China als…

Podcast Chinese president Xi Jinping greets crowd alongside Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

November 6, 2019

China
China Doesn’t Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s plastic recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

Podcast Plastic waste along a shoreline.

October 2, 2019

Global
Trailer: Why It Matters

Each episode breaks down an issue that is shaping our world’s future. Join host Gabrielle Sierra as she speaks with the leaders and thinkers who are facing these questions head on. Fueled by the mind…

Podcast Promo

November 15, 2016

Japan
Podcast: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Robert Boynton, the author of The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project, takes us inside Pyongyang’s strange and sinister progra…

Podcast The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

October 31, 2017

South Korea
Podcast: A Shrimp and Two Whales

In a half century, South Korea has transformed itself from an impoverished, war torn country into a thriving, soft power giant known for its cars, cell phones, and cosmetics. The New Koreans: The Sto…

Podcast An employee walks past a logo of Samsung C&T Corp at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2015.

May 30, 2017

China
Podcast: Hollywood Made in China

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Aynne Kokas, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and author of the penetrating Hollywood Made in China, explores what happens when …

Podcast Hollywood-Made-in-China

January 30, 2017

Asia
Podcast: A Great Place to Have a War

While Vietnam and Cambodia loom large in American memories of the Vietnam War, neighboring Laos recedes into the background. But during the 1960s and 1970s, the tiny, landlocked nation was the site o…

Podcast Laos Monk Unexploded Bombs US Vietnam War

January 12, 2017

North Korea
Podcast: North Korea’s Information Underground

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Jieun Baek, author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, tells the story of the outlawed political…

Podcast north-korea-balloon-leaflets

October 12, 2016

India
Podcast: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young

Over the course of the next decade, one million Indians are predicted to turn eighteen each month and India will be the youngest nation on earth by 2020. These young people are making new demands on …

Podcast Hope and Fury Among India's Young