I'm looking for a succinct, daily world news podcast?
February 18, 2014 12:23 PM   Subscribe

I'd like a world news podcast that is released daily, and is a brief summary of top stories. (the shorter the better, but definitely less than 30 minutes). BBC Global News has too much non-top stories. I want a summary of the top 10 news stories. I don't want personal stories, I want trending news items from global news, for example: who is rioting? Who experienced a typhoon? What huge controversy happened at the Olympics? What song is taking over the airwaves? Which app just became the most downloaded app in history? So I guess the biggest news items, and the biggest trending items.
posted by crawltopslow to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I don't there is going to be one podcast that meets your needs. I'd find the short news podcasts (many come out hourly -NPR, Marketplace, Wallstreet Journal etc.) and a daily culture podcast for the right mix (Monocle 24: The Briefing might hit the right spot). I use an podcatcher app called "Hourly News" on my mac and iphone just for this. It refreshes on each launch so you are listening to the newest podcast.
posted by Brent Parker at 1:03 PM on February 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

[For international, BBC and Voice of America have hourly podcasts too. - less than five minutes]
posted by Brent Parker at 1:04 PM on February 18, 2014

Might you prefer the BBC World Update: Daily Commute to the BBC Global News podcast?
posted by Wretch729 at 2:25 PM on February 18, 2014

Ahhhh, Evening Edition would have been perfect for this. In addition to their website, they had a five-minute daily podcast of the day's top stories. Unfortunately, they ceased operation at the end of 2013. I've also been looking for a replacement.

NPR has an hourly news podcast that might work for you.
posted by rensar at 4:30 PM on February 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Thanks rensar, through that I have found my new current favorite, it's a daily 7 AM 5 minute news update NPR 7AM news summary link
posted by crawltopslow at 11:45 AM on March 13, 2014

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