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Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.

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Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.

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Intelligent show for intelligent people

By ORD 767 FO - May 04 2020
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I always feel smarter after I listen to Fareed. You should definitely hear this.

The best!

By Cindoc - Oct 27 2019
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The pros pro! Not sure if I want to listen as pod or via CNN but nice to have either option.

iTunes Ratings

1833 Ratings
Average Ratings
1346
150
89
66
182

Intelligent show for intelligent people

By ORD 767 FO - May 04 2020
Read more
I always feel smarter after I listen to Fareed. You should definitely hear this.

The best!

By Cindoc - Oct 27 2019
Read more
The pros pro! Not sure if I want to listen as pod or via CNN but nice to have either option.

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Fareed Zakaria GPS

Latest release on Jan 17, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

All 164 episodes from oldest to newest

January 17, 2021 | On GPS: Countering domestic terrorism in America; Trump's 2nd impeachment; the threat of far-right extremism

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Airdate January 17, 2021: Washington is on high alert and under heavy guard after last week's attack on the capitol.  And now the House has impeached Pres. Trump for a second time, will the Senate convict? Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Fareed discuss safety, security and moving America forward. Then, with a flurry of last-minute diplomacy moves in China, Cuba, Yemen and Iran, Sec. Pompeo has seen to it that Biden’s transition in will not be easy. Susan Glasser tells what to make of it all. Finally, how can America’s robust democracy be restored? One of the world’s foremost experts on authoritarianism explains what individual Americans can do. 

GUESTS: Jeh Johnson, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Susan Glasser, Tim Snyder

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Jan 17 2021

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January 10, 2021 | On GPS: Attack on the U.S. Capitol - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on the way forward

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Airdate January 10, 2021: Insurrection in America as a pro-Trump mob storms the U.S. Capitol. How does the U.S. move forward from here? Is impeachment the answer? How will this change the world's view of America? Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Fareed discuss. Then, Anne Applebaum and Ezra Klein discuss how the lure of authoritarianism and America's polarization played into the attack. And, is this violent response to the election really unprecedented? Pre-eminent historian Eric Foner and Fareed discuss this moment's roots in American history. 

GUESTS: Colin Powell, Anne Applebaum, Ezra Klein, Eric Foner

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Jan 10 2021

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January 3, 2021 | On GPS: Exclusive interview with President-elect Biden's incoming National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan

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Airdate January 3, 2021: Fareed talks to incoming National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about the global challenges the Biden administration will face. Are the U.S. and China entering a cold war? Can the President-elect revive the Iran nuclear deal? What will his policies toward Russia and the Middle East be? And what kind of cooperation is team Biden getting from team Trump? Get to know the man who will soon have one of the key jobs in the White House.

GUESTS: Jake Sullivan

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Jan 03 2021

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December 20, 2020 | On GPS: Russia's alleged cyber hack on U.S. government – how bad was it for American national security?

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Airdate December 20, 2020: David Sanger describes the recent hack on U.S. government agencies as the biggest national intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor. All fingers point to Russia as the perpetrator. Just how severe is this intrusion? Fareed and Sanger discuss. And, what should the U.S. response be? Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells Fareed. Then, vaccines have been approved and administered throughout the U.K. and the U.S. Is there light at the end of the COVID-19 darkness? Fareed asks global health expert Devi Sridhar.

GUESTS: David Sanger, Tom Donilon, Devi Sridhar, Noah Feldman

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Dec 20 2020

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December 13, 2020 | On GPS: The great American vaccination campaign begins; Brexit on the brink again; chef & humanitarian Jose Andres on feeding America

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Airdate December 13, 2020: The light at the end of the Covid tunnel - the first vaccines were administered in the U.K., and in the U.S. they're making their way around the country. Founder and Chairman of Moderna, Noubar Afeyan, talks to Fareed about his revolutionary vaccines and how they got from concept to ready-for-authorization so quickly. And, Britain has 18 days to reach a Brexit agreement. Can the U.K. and the E.U. find common ground? Fareed asks British journalist Zanny Minton Beddoes and Christine Ockrent, a journalist based in France. Then, Covid spurred another public health crisis in the U.S. and around the world: food insecurity. Fareed speaks to chef and humanitarian José Andrés about his idea to make sure no American goes hungry. 

GUESTS: Noubar Afeyan, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Christine Ockrent, José Andrés

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Dec 13 2020

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December 6, 2020 | On GPS: Behind the assassination of a top nuclear scientist in Iran; stopping the spread of Covid-19 by Christmas; the corrosive power of political lies & conspiracy theories

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Airdate December 6, 2020: Iran’s Supreme Leader, its President and other senior officials have vowed to avenge the assassination of the country’s chief nuclear scientist. A top U.S. official says Israel is behind it. Fareed, Dina Esfandiary, Ronen Bergman and Martin Indyk talk about vast implications of the killing. Then, the U.S. is seeing a sharp rise in deaths and hospitalizations from Covid. Michael Mina tells Fareed his plan for how America can reverse course. And, the destructive power of political lies.  As President Trump and his allies keep offering untruths in claiming the election was stolen, a look a political lie from last century that helped propel Hitler into power. What can we learn from history? Margaret MacMillan and Fareed discuss.

GUESTS: Dina Esfandiary, Ronen Bergman, Martin Indyk, Michael Mina, Margaret MacMillan 

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Dec 06 2020

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November 29, 2020 | On GPS: Three of the world’s most eminent historians on Trump’s legacy & Biden’s chances of healing a divided nation Biden on foreign policy

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Airdate November 29, 2020: 26 days after the election, Pres. Trump still has not conceded and many senior Republicans have yet to acknowledge the result. How will history look upon this? An all-star panel of historians join Fareed to discuss Donald Trump’s legacy in office and what history tells us about the future of America’s Republican and Democratic parties – Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham and Niall Ferguson

GUESTS: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Niall Ferguson, Jennifer Doudna

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Nov 29 2020

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November 22, 2020 | On GPS: Bill Gates on the Covid-19 vaccine & how brutal the pandemic will be on the U.S. this winter; how Trump is trying to box in Biden on foreign policy

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Airdate November 15, 2020: Countries in the north are seeing surges as the winter sets in. How bad will it get?  How do the vaccines change the calculus? Fareed talks to Bill Gates about the state of the pandemic. Then, America's role on the world stage—what has it become under the Trump administration? And, how will the next presidency re-shape it? Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations talk to Fareed.  

GUESTS: Bill Gates, Samantha Power, Richard Haass

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Nov 22 2020

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November 15, 2020 | On GPS: As Trump delegitimizes the U.S. election, how do former key players in Republican administrations react?

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Airdate November 15, 2020: This week, H.R. McMaster, John Bolton, Michael Chertoff and Peggy Noonan. All held important roles in Republican administrations - under Reagan, Bush, and Trump. What do they make of Trump’s unwillingness to concede? How are America’s friends and foes viewing it? Does Trump have a worthy case in any court? And what will this do to an America that is already deeply divided?

GUESTS: H.R. McMaster, John Bolton, Michael Chertoff, Peggy Noonan

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Nov 15 2020

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November 8, 2020 | On GPS: Joe Biden is elected the 46th President of the United States

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Airdate November 8, 2020: Leaders around the world took to Twitter to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Where will America stand on the world stage with its new leaders at the helm? Ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia, former Deputy Prime Minister Tzipi Livni of Israel, and former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom David Miliband join Fareed to discuss. Then, Biden's win makes abundantly clear the deep divide America still has to confront. Why is the nation so polarized? And what might bring it back together? Fareed speaks to Ezra Klein and David French.

GUESTS: Kevin Rudd, Tzipi Livni, David Miliband, Ezra Klein, David French

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Nov 08 2020

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