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.
From the opioid crisis to the legalization of cannabis in many states to the rise of the #MeToo movement, 2018 has been a notable year for journalism about health and wellness. We've rounded up some of the most important and relevant podcasts—from shows that examine the dialogue around women's health in the context of #MeToo to podcasts that dig deep into the impact of the drug crisis. Happy listening!
This documentary-style podcast, which debuted this year, is a feminist exploration of the mystery of women’s bodies—and how they are viewed and treated in society and by healthcare providers.
Another new feminist podcast in the age of #MeToo, this is a podcast produced by women for women that takes on difficult topics like sexism among women, female sexuality (like if porn can be feminist, faking orgasms, and foreplay) and other issues that can be hard to bring up in casual conversation.
This podcast, which debuted last year, takes a hard look at what it takes for women and girls to make choices and live with those choices in today’s society.
While not new, this Australian podcasts continues to do a stellar job of explaining and exploring the brain, human behavior, and the connections between them.
This series, now in its second season, explores drug use through the lease of history, pop culture and personal experience. It’s a series that takes on new importance and relevance in the age of the opioid epidemic.