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Pacific Rim Shot

They’ve crossed a red line. In a clear signal to an increasingly belligerent China, U.S. President Joe Biden yesterday announced a new pact between his nation and Britain to help...

Fences Back Up

Nothing to see here folks. At least that’s what the organizer of Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally seems to be suggesting. Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign worker, envisions...

The War Goes On

It was a “major success.” President Emmanuel Macron says French troops have killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of the Islamic State group in the Greater Sahara. Militants...

Red Flags

They’re driving a hard bargain. China’s biggest ride-hailing app lost 30% of its daily users in just a few months amid damaging restrictions imposed by Beijing. Since the company...

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NEWS + POLITICS

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.

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.

Suits: The New Face of Latin American Crime

Drug lords switching out gold chains for bespoke suits, politicians proposing to legalize cocaine and judges acquitting cocaine traffickers on compassionate grounds.

Who’s Hot in Washington?

When I first became a correspondent in Washington, D.

Who Are You Calling a Communist?

When the red hammer and sickle banner was pulled from the Kremlin ramparts a final time 30 years ago, obituaries for socialism were written by the hundreds.

Why Was There So Little Resistance When Afghanistan Collapsed?

Many factors played into the quick collapse of Afghanistan, and there are ramifications for global terrorism.

AROUND THE WORLD

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.

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.

GOOD SH*T

Ready to Be Hypnotized by Tasmania’s Rainforests?

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

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.

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.

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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