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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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335 Ratings
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Fantastic array of guests

By cathyanne1948 - Dec 14 2019
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Current topics from around the world. Best comprehensive topic podcast available.

Excellent productions

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

iTunes Ratings

335 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
31
15
11
60

Fantastic array of guests

By cathyanne1948 - Dec 14 2019
Read more
Current topics from around the world. Best comprehensive topic podcast available.

Excellent productions

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

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Amanpour: Malcolm Gladwell, Nick Broomfield and David McCullough

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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the "Revisionist History" podcast and one of the leading thinkers in the world today, joins Christiane Amanpour to talk inequality in education and the fallibility of memory. Nick Broomfield, director of "Marianne & Leonard", opens up about his film-making and the complicated relationship between acclaimed singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with David McCullough, the historian and author, to discuss his new book "The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West". via Knit

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #2: Amanpour: Bob Iger and Martin Kemp

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Bob Iger, the CEO and Chairman of the Walt Disney Company, sits down with Christiane Amanpour in New York for a frank conversation about his career and his new book, "The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company." Martin Kemp, Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University and the author of "Leonardo by Leonardo," talks to our Walter Isaacson about 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death. via Knit

Sep 30 2019

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Rank #3: Amanpour: Adam Schiff, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Barbara Boxer and Michael Bennett

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Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss Attorney General, William Barr's, handling of the Mueller report as he testifies on Capitol Hill. Kimberlé Crenshaw, one of the lawyers who represented Anita Hill, and Barbara Boxer, former Democratic Senator, dig into the controversies clouding Joe Biden as he begins his campaign for President. Our Michel Martin talks to N.F.L player Michael Bennett about the highs and lows of his football career. via Knit

May 01 2019

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Rank #4: Amanpour: Helen Prejean, Rob Schenck and Crawford Allan

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Sister Helen Prejean, author of "River of Fire", talks about providing dignity to death row inmates in their last moments. Her religiosity and kindness inspired the Oscar winning film "Dead Man Walking". Our Michel Martin sits down with Reverend Rob Schenck, evangelical minister and author of "My Words Led to Violence. Now Trump's Are Too". Schenck was a prominent figure in an aggressive anti-abortion movement, whose words led to the fatal shooting of a doctor; after years of soul searching, he warns of the very real dangers of hate-filled rhetoric. Crawford Allan, senior director at WWF and TRAFFIC Wildlife Crime Initiative, explains the illegal cheetah trade and why their numbers are dwindling in the wild. via Knit

Aug 16 2019

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Rank #5: Amanpour: Michael Kergin, Richard Dalton, Barbara Slavin, Ervand Abrahamian and Daniel Fessler

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Speaking at a candlelit vigil in Toronto to mourn the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash which killed all 176 on board, including many Canadian and Iranian nationals, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canadians "deserve answers." To discuss this tragic human cost of this diplomatic drama, Christiane Amanpour speaks with Canada's former Ambassador to the U.S Michael Kergin. Richard Dalton, former British Ambassador to Iran, and Barbara Slavin, the Atlantic Council's top Iran expert, talk about the urgent need for diplomacy to ease tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Ervand Abrahamian, historian and Iranian-American author of "The Coup", digs down into the turbulent and complex relationship between the two nations that goes back decades. He sits down with our Walter Isaacson and looks back at the Iranian revolution and the hostage crisis of 1979. In a world filled with violence and polarization, Daniel Fessler, anthropologist and director of the UCLA Kindness Institute, explains the need for more kindness in the world. via Knit

Jan 10 2020

56mins

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Rank #6: Amanpour: Mohammad Shtayyeh, Bryan Stevenson and Marin Alsop

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Mohammad Shtayyeh, the Palestinian Prime Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour for an exclusive interview to discuss the White House's Middle East peace plan. Bryan Stevenson, civil rights lawyer, speaks about how America needs to remember and atone for its history of racial inequality, which he explores in new HBO documentary "True Justice". Our Alicia Menendez sits down with Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra, to reflect on her life as a pioneering conductor. via Knit

Jun 24 2019

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Rank #7: Amanpour: Emily Lau, Christiaan Triebert, Eliot Higgins and James Carroll

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Emily Lau, former Chairperson of the Democratic Party, talks to Christiane Amanpour amidst the unrest and mass protests occurring in Hong Kong in response to the extradition bill. Eliot Higgins, founder of open-source, investigative website Bellingcat, Christiaan Triebert, Bellingcat alumnus and New York Times journalist, discuss their new documentary and the importance of fact checking in the era of fake news. Our Michel Martin sits down with James Carroll, former Catholic priest, to find out why he thinks the Catholic church should abolish the priesthood. via Knit

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #8: Amanpour: Keith Bush, Nina Morrison, Sergio Jaramillo, Yousef Bashir

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Keith Bush, who was jailed for 33 years for a crime he didn't commit, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss his exoneration. Nina Morrison, senior litigation counsel at the Innocence Project, weighs in on Bush's case and the problems with the American judicial system. Sergio Jaramillo, a former lead peace negotiator, talks about the fragility of Colombia's peace deal with FARC rebels. Our Alicia Menendez Sits down with Yousef Bashir, Palestinian-American author, to reflect on Bashir's life growing up in war torn Gaza and his new book "The Words of My Father". via Knit

Jun 13 2019

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Rank #9: Amanpour: David Wallace-Wells, James Spader, and Jason Rezaian

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David Wallace-Wells, the author of "The Uninhabitable Earth" joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss why it's time to panic about climate change. Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down with actor James Spader to discuss "The Blacklist." Jason Rezaian, the American-Iranian journalist, discusses his experience in Evin Prison in Tehran. via Knit

Mar 01 2019

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Rank #10: Amanpour: Jodi Kantor, Gretchen Carlson, Oren Falkowitz and Lee McIntyre

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Jodi Kantor, the investigative reporter from New York Times who broke the story on Harvey Weinstein, joins Christiane Amanpour to explain the ins-and-outs of the upcoming trial of the disgraced media mogul. As jury selection begins, Kantor reveals why only 2 women out of 80+ who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct are going to trial. Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor, talks about what it feels like to be constrained by an NDA. In 2016 she filed a lawsuit against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment; a case that was settled for $20 million, but with the agreement of her silence. Now in the light of the #MeToo era she says she wishes she had fought harder. Oren Falkowitz, CEO & co-founder of "Area 1 Security," lays out the latest cybersecurity threat; a hack on gas company Burisma. The company, where Presidential candidate Joe Biden's son previously worked, is now somewhat of a house-hold name after it was catapulted into the limelight by President Trump's accusations of corruption. Falkowitz unravels this threat which lies at the center of the impeachment process. Then our Michel Martin sits down with Lee McIntyre, author of "Post-Truth," to reflect on how to live and navigate in this world of lies and misinformation. via Knit

Jan 14 2020

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Rank #11: Amanpour: Peter Neumann, Aimen Dean, Kate Bowler and Roger Cohen

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Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies at King's College London and Aimen Dean, the former al-Qaeda member-turned British spy join Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss Shamima Begum, the girl who left the UK to join ISIS in 2015 and now wants to return home. Our Michel Martin talks to Kate Bowler about her book "Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved" and her battle with cancer and her relationship with God. Roger Cohen, The New York Times Columnist, discusses the wary reception the U.S. received at the Munich Security Conference. via Knit

Feb 19 2019

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Rank #12: Amanpour: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Carrie Gracie, Amy Schatz and Taresh Batra

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Investigative journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey join Christiane Amanpour to talk about their Pulitzer prizewinning expose on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and their new book "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement". Journalist and author Carrie Gracie tells Christiane about her fight for equal pay and her new book "Equal: A Story of Women, Men and Money". And, marking a sombre anniversary, director Amy Schatz and former Stuyvesant student Taresh Batra talk to our Hari Sreenivasan about new HBO documentary "In the Shadow of the Towers", which reflects on what it was like to be a child on September 11 2001. via Knit

Sep 11 2019

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Rank #13: Amanpour: Jay Inslee, Anna Taylor, James Balog, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Andre Holland

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Jay Inslee, the Governor of Washington joins Christiane Amanpour from Seattle to discuss his potential 2020 Presidential campaign and the Green New Deal. Anna Taylor, the environmental youth activist, talks about her work as a leader of "Youth Strike 4 Action". Photographer James Balog discusses his new documentary "The Human Element". Our Michel Martin talks to Tarell Alvin McCraney and Andre Holland, Screenwriter and Executive Producer respectively of the film "High Flying Bird" about why it's important that African-Americans create their own stories. via Knit

Feb 13 2019

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Rank #14: Amanpour: Robert P. Jones, Joseph Cedar, Tawfik Abu-Wael and Jia Tolentino

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Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute, joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about the changing demographics in the U.S. and how this will impact elections in years to come. Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael, the co-directors of new HBO series "Our Boys", discuss working together to portray the events that led to the 50-day war in Gaza. Our Alicia Menendez sits down with Jia Tolentino, staff writer at The New Yorker, to discuss her new book "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion" and how social media distorts our reality. via Knit

Aug 09 2019

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Rank #15: Amanpour: Pete Buttigieg, Emma Sky and Sunita Puri

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss reforming the Supreme Court, coming out as gay while in office and his 2020 Presidential run. Emma Sky, author of "In a Time of Monsters", talks about her experiences in Iraq and Syria and her time serving as a political adviser to the top U.S. General in Iraq. Our Alicia Menendez sits down with Physician and Author Sunita Puri to talk about her book "That Good Night" and her work in palliative care. via Knit

Mar 06 2019

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Rank #16: Amanpour: Rick Scott, Crispin Blunt and Ramy Youssef

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Rick Scott, Florida's Republican senator, speaks to Christiane Amanpour as President Donald Trump launches his 2020 election campaign in Scott's very own state - they talk re-election, healthcare and immigration. Crispin Blunt, British Conservative MP, discusses the former President of Egypt Mohammed Morsy's death whilst on trial and what this means for democracy in Egypt. Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down Ramy Youssef, creator and star of "Ramy", to discuss how his new series connects his Egyptian heritage with his American life through the use of comedy. via Knit

Jun 18 2019

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Rank #17: Amanpour: Nancy Pelosi, Simon Schama and Mitchell S. Jackson

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In an exclusive interview Speaker Nancy Pelosi sits down with Christiane Amanpour in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and antisemitism. Simon Schama talks about the fire at the Notre-Dame in Paris and the Cathedral's legacy. Our Alicia Menendez talks to author Mitchell S. Jackson about his book "Survival Math" and his childhood growing up in Portland, Oregon. via Knit

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #18: Amanpour: Michelle Bachelet, Brad Pitt and Brad Smith

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Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, joins Christiane Amanpour from Geneva to discuss why the climate crisis is a human rights issue and her upbringing in Chile. Actor Brad Pitt talks about masculinity and vulnerability in his latest film "Ad Astra." Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Brad Smith, the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, about regulating big tech and the new book he co-authored, "Tools and Weapons." via Knit

Sep 18 2019

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Rank #19: Amanpour: Simon Coveney, Anita Malik and Ian McEwan

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Simon Coveney, Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour in Dublin, Ireland to discuss Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement. Our Michel Martin talks to Anita Malik, the Democratic House Candidate, about her experiences running for Congress in 2018 and why she's running again in 2020. Ian McEwan, the beloved British author of novels like "Atonement" and "Enduring Love" discusses his latest work "Machines Like Us" and the challenges of finding solidarity in the 21st century. via Knit

Apr 19 2019

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Rank #20: Amanpour: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Craig Ferguson and Amanda Gorman

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, sits down with Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, gender equality and her role as Iceland's second ever female Prime Minister. Craig Ferguson, the comedian and author, talks about his life as former host of "The Late Late Show" and his new memoir "Riding the Elephant". Our Alicia Menendez talks to Amanda Gorman, the first ever Youth Poet Laureate, about social justice and poetry. via Knit

May 03 2019

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