Podcast Roundup: Babushkas of Chernobyl, Wry Qatar, “I Thought I Was Going to Join the Islamic Disney World” and More

Podcasts of note:

  • CNN’s Fareed Zakaria interviews Ukraine’s President Poroshenko and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ang San Suu Kyi, questions from Putin to Rohingya, a highlight is the Poroshenko chuckle when it is noted that Russia says it does not direct separatists in eastern Ukraine
  • Amateur Traveler’s funniest episode Travel to Qatar, I groaned when I saw the title thinking it would be a hour of an over-passionate person trying to make the places sound like a wonderland, instead we get a (British) humorous takes of the highs and lows of a 6-year expat
  • Vice President Joe Biden addressing the Council on Foreign Relations, I am ever more disappointed he did not run for president this election
  • Disrupting ISIS recruitment online on Lawfare, tells us about ourselves online as well as them, “I thought I was going to join the Islamic Disney World…I just looked at the stuff I liked.”
  • My Classical Chinese professor Victor Mair at the US Naval Academy speaking on The Impact of the Internet on Chinese Language and Chinese Studies:

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  • Shannon

    what’s the best app to listen podcast for android users on the smartphone?

  • Shannon

    The first link of CNN’s interview doesn’t exist: (

  • @Shannon – CNN is so frustrating, the links constantly break, when I have one that works it goes down, I don’t know what they do, I will look for another tonight.

  • @Shannon – I found an alternate link for the CNN one, post is updated.

    I still use a small MP3 player and iTunes 11.05.5 because after they they messed up podcasts and I haven’t checked any recent versions. A reader previously recommended Downcast, a paid software, I have not tried it and I seenow it looks to be only iOS.