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Mexico Sues US Gunmakers Over Smuggling

It’s gold for lead. Mexico yesterday sued 11 firearms makers, including Smith & Wesson, Colt and Glock, accusing them of “actively facilitating the unlawful trafficking of their...

Pandemic Cases Exceed 200 Million

Is it just a statistic? As the delta variant spreads faster than now ubiquitous wildfires, global infection tallies have surpassed 200 million cases, with 4.2 million deaths. As...

Lightning Kills 17 in Bangladesh

Tragically, it’s not that rare. A lightning strike killed 17 people from a wedding party Wednesday in northwestern Bangladesh. The incident in Shibganj near the Indian border also...

Cuomo Flails Against Damning Harassment Report

He’s not giving up. But the New York State attorney general’s report finding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women has backed the once-popular Democratic politician...

OZY PODCASTS
OZY PODCASTS

When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

After US star Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic team gymnastics competition, which team won gold? Test your knowledge.

The New Face of Crime

At my small college in rural New Hampshire, crime is virtually nonexistent.

The Endgame in Afghanistan: Darker Clouds Gather

The coming weeks will define Afghanistan for many years to come.

The OZY News Quiz

What part of the world was deprived of Ben & Jerry's ice cream this week? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

What sparked violence in South Africa this week? Test your knowledge.

NEW + NEXT

5 Cities: Will Their Green Gamble Pay Off?

Have you noticed a trend this summer? No, not that face masks in many countries are making a comeback; we’re talking about the fires, devastating floods and heat waves of almost biblical proportions that have hit vast swathes of our world, from Canada to China to Siberia to Germany.

Are Aliens Already Here?

Look up at the stars tonight.

The Next Maz Jobrani? LA’s Ali Malik

If you're expecting terrorist jokes from the 28-year-old Pakistani American, the joke's on you.

18 Comics of Tomorrow

A smile, wry and lopsided, grows into a chuckle — which then escalates to a cackle most improper.

Her Name's 'French.' Her Humor's Universal.

Atlanta-based Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a fast-rising star in comedy who doesn't take herself too seriously and does take others' concerns lightly.

A Wednesday Treat: Your Fall Fashion Guide

You’re never fully dressed without a smile, a mask .

AROUND THE WORLD

Butterfly Effect: Death of a Democratic Dream?

The 21st century's boldest democratic experiment is faltering.

Can Citizens' Assemblies Reset Democracy?

At a time when populism and polarization are tearing democracy apart, giving citizens a sense of greater involvement in policymaking could be the antidote.

Butterfly Effect: Chinese Communism Turns 100. Will It Live to 200?

It's a special birthday for the world's most influential political party.

Butterfly Effect: Can Biden Be a ‘Good Hombre’?

From Haiti to Nicaragua and Cuba to Colombia, Latin America is in turmoil.

Butterfly Effect: Big Tech Is Uniting the World ... Against It

Increasingly authoritarian regimes, from India to Mexico and Nigeria to Poland are using American arguments to curb free speech on social media.

Butterfly Effect: The New Sultan of Kabul?

Can Biden advance global democracy by turning to autocrats like Turkey's Erdogan for help? .

GOOD SH*T

If We Ever Go On Vacations Again

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

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.

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.

OZY Fest Is Back: May 15-16

Party like it matters at our virtual celebration of bold change and big ideas.

TRUE STORIES

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.

Tommy Mottola Lives on the Road

Being a hip guitarist? A cool career.

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.

It's Always Sunny Inside the Head of Rob McElhenney

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney branches out beyond the bar and into a show about gaming.

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