Full episode - August 10, 2018
CIA Director Gina Haspel, wearing dark rimmed glasses, looks right in the medium cropped portrait.
Newly declassified CIA memos written by current CIA director Gina Haspel reveal torture techniques at a secret US prison in Thailand. Also, the mother of Osama Bin Laden speaks out. And a look back at the songs that topped the charts during the first week of August around the world and through the decades.
Full story - August 09, 2018
Firefighters blast water in Berlin in mid-August, providing relief from the heat. This is among the few ways to cool off in a city with little air conditioning.
Berlin doesn't have many buildings with air-conditioning so people are looking for ways to cool off. One of the best is visiting an underground ruin from World War II.
Full episode - August 09, 2018
It's been a long, hot summer with near record temperatures around the world. In Berlin, some are finding relief by going underground into old World War II bunkers. Plus, how ice cream in Cuba reveals the growing divide between rich and poor. Also, how the Basque language survived.
Full story - August 09, 2018
A close-up photo of a boy playing in a fountain in Brussels, Belgium.
If it's summer where you are right now, odds are you've become intimately familiar with your air conditioner as the US, Europe and other parts of the world hit near-record temperatures.
Full story - August 09, 2018
Beachgoers watch the sun set at Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia
James Asquith is the founder of the holiday home exchange, Holiday Swap. He's also the Guinness World Record holder for the youngest person to travel 196 countries and is always encouraging others to get out and travel.
Full story - August 09, 2018
People describe DakhaBrakha's music as "ethno chaos." It's a mix of Ukrainian traditional music with contemporary political and social messages.
Full story - August 08, 2018
Activists dressed up as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" are shown back lit from a low perspective.
Author Margaret Atwood says “everyone seeing these groups of women know what they mean.”
Full story - August 08, 2018
Smoke rises above a crowd assembled in front of the Ottawa government building
Molson Coors has teamed up with a marijuana producer to create non-alcoholic cannabis-infused beverages, which could be for sale in Canada as early as September 2019.
Full episode - August 08, 2018
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is shown in a black, zip-up shirt with several people behind him in Dallas, Texas, 2013.
What is the appeal of conspiracy theories around the world? We compare Russia's fascination with such theories to that of the US. Also, the decision to keep or remove conspiracy theories on the internet differs from country to country. And, the challenges of language when you're a "third-culture kid."
Full story - August 07, 2018
The sunflower selfie has become so popular that Instagrammers have been trampling farmer's flowers to get the perfect pic. And that has farmers annoyed.