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Breakthrough?

Kim Yo Jong, sister to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, surprisingly expressed openness today to peace talks if its southern neighbor abandoned “hostile policies.” She appeared to...

Political Science

It’s not immune from other considerations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky is facing criticism for a decision on who should get COVID-19...

Not Independent

The separation may have to wait. On the lam since Catalonia’s unsuccessful 2017 independence bid, the autonomous Spanish region’s former leader is now in custody. Italian border...

Silver and Lead

Call it gunboat economics. After Taiwan dared to apply for membership in a trade pact among 11 other Asia-Pacific nations, China sent a delegation … of 24 warplanes that flew...

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NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

What climate pledge did Chinese President Xi Jinping make to the United Nations Tuesday? Test your knowledge.

Pinochet Jailed Her. She’s Demolishing His Legacy

Alejandra Flores Carlos is among a handful of Indigenous Chileans tasked with rewriting the country's Constitution.

Who’s Hot in Washington?

When I first became a correspondent in Washington, D.

The OZY News Quiz

Which Taliban leader was reported to be missing this week? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

What country announced Wednesday that it would send $31 million in aid to Taliban-run Afghanistan? Test your knowledge.

Shadow of Terror Looms in Afghanistan

America’s longest war was sparked by a terrorist attack, and it’s now been bookended by another.

AROUND THE WORLD

Butterfly Effect: The Truth Behind Macron’s Trumpian Tantrums

America’s differences with its European allies go much deeper than a fleet of submarines.

Butterfly Effect: Hey America, Learn From South America

The US has long been a shining example to the rest of the Americas.

You Have a Notification: ‘They Are About to Kill Us’

As so many connected to Afghanistan pull every string they can think of to help get Afghans onto planes, time is running out.

The Colonial Past of the King of Mangoes

From Portuguese colonizers to the British monarchy, the Alphonso has charmed generations of the world's elite.

Butterfly Effect: Ready to Gulp Down Some Climate Guilt?

Should an Ethiopian farmer take the blame for the carbon emissions from coffee sipped in a San Francisco café? The answer could determine whether we manage to save the world.

Butterfly Effect: Why Kabul Is Not Saigon

The odds were stacked in America's favor far more than in Vietnam.

GOOD SH*T

The Hidden Wonders of Latin America

When it comes to popular depictions of Latin America and its culture, shallow stereotypes of what is a profoundly diverse region abound.

Ready to Be Hypnotized by Tasmania’s Rainforests?

From soft sand and wild rivers to long trekking trails, Tarkine in Tasmania has you covered.

Love Fiction? We've Got Some Podcasts for You

This week on Wherever You Get Your Podcasts, we showcase some of the best scripted fiction podcasts, many of which are heading to the small screen.

If We Ever Go On Vacations Again

If this COVID crap ever ends, you'll want to get away.

The Funniest Listens of the Week

Everyone can use a good laugh.

Hey Batter Batter! The Boys of Summer Are Back!

With the 2021 season underway, we look at what the hell happened to the baseball we knew to see whether it can once again become America’s favorite pastime.

TRUE STORIES

The Horror of Being Haunted by Mattress Firm

What do you do when the firm that makes your mattress starts messing with your head? Call incessantly and ask why? Yup!.

How McDonald's and Kanye West Helped Create John Legend

John Legend joins the latest episode of 'The Carlos Watson Show' for a deep dive into his upbringing.

Meet the OZY Genius Who's Making Arts Programs More Accessible

OZY Genius Award winner Grace Fisher caught a rare disease that paralyzed her from the neck down.

Listen to 'Flashback': Your Unintended Consequences

A round-up of the best surprising stories from history submitted by listeners of Flashback.

VANISHED: 6 Unsolved and Baffling Disappearances

A lanky stranger in a beach town, with a fake ID and a final departure.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Hockey Injury That Launched Air Travel

Why the story of human flight begins on a frozen pond in Dayton, Ohio.

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