Curious minds select the most fascinating podcasts from around the world. Discover hand-piqd audio recommendations on your favorite topics.
Malia Politzer is the executive editor of piqd.com, and an award-winning long-form journalist based out of Spain. She specializes in reporting on migration, international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
Originally from California, she's lived in China, Spain, Mexico and India, and reported from various countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Her primary beats relate to immigration, economics and international development. She has published articles in Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Phoenix New Times. She is also a regular contributor to Devex.
Her Huffington Post Highline series, "The 21st Century Gold Rush" won awards from the National Association of Magazine Editors, Overseas Press Club, and American Society of Newspaper Editors. She's also won multiple awards for feature writing in India and the United States.
Her reporting has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Institute For Current World Affairs, and the Global Migration Grant.
Degrees include a BA from Hampshire College and MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where was a Stabile Fellow at the Center for Investigative Journalism.
2018 has been an eventful and confusing year. We've rounded up some of the top podcasts aimed at helping you untangle the biggest news stories from around the world to help you stay informed in the year to come. Happy listening!
This podcast by MSNBC, which debuted in 2018, breaks down some of the top questions about the world today that keep producer Chris Hayes up at night. Primarily about US politics, the podcast brings in experts to untangle today’s problems.
This 15-part documentary podcast series by Crooked media, which also debuted in 2018, examines the history and future of the American Democratic party.
Vox introduced this daily news podcast earlier this year, which goes in depth into one of the most important global news stories of the day. Each episode is about 20 minutes long, and provides background and context on what’s going on in the world.
While this is not a new podcast, it’s a great place to go to listen to in-depth, narrative stories about the Middle East, produced by people native to the region. One of the producers’ goals is to make the stories culturally accessible to outsiders.
This podcast series helps explain and give context to the rapidly changing cultural, political, and economic reality in China.