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https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/10-the-philippines "With great power comes great responsibility," Uncle Ben once told his nephew Spiderman. Like the famous Peter Parker, journalists in the Philippines must also understand this mantra when they tackle certain aspects of news — particularly politics. The country of...
  In this episode of Future Forward Aarhus, we explore the future of relationships—how apps and social media are changing the way we communicate with our beloved ones. https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/the-future-of-relationships   Reporter Karis Hustad digs into romantic story vignettes. Three people share stories about how...
Italy has many trademarks. Colosseum in Rome, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Mafia, their beloved pizza and... their chaotic politics. In 71 years, Italy has had 64 governments. Last year, Matteo Renzi became the latest government leader to resign when...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/the-north-korean-game-for-africa   Did you know that Africa’s largest statue is made by North Koreans? Or that diplomats from the closed country have been caught repeatedly smuggling ivory out of Africa? Did you know that all this is part of the regime’s...
When we say it, you will immediately think of all sorts of polarizing and intense stories, experiences, and images, built up in the last few years through, for most of us, words in a news story. In this episode...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/12-germany-the-puppet-player-of-the-eu Is Germany with its strong economy and preachments the EU’s evil dragon, who tries to “Germanize” the other member states or is it a country fighting sacrificially for the Union to stay strong? Planet Mundus took its recorders and questions...
By John Ainger Small countries are different from big ones. I mean of course, it’s obvious. Like the big boys in the school playground, the international arena is dominated by just a few, historically privileged states. From international relations to...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/pm002_is They took the world by surprise. With the focus of the West on the war in Syria and the tyrannous regime of Bashar Al-Assad, the Islamic State swept across large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq proclaiming a worldwide...
By John Ainger 'To boldly go where no man has gone before'.   William Shatner’s steely words in the opening sequence of Star Trek, just before the Starship Enterprise turns on warp drive and accelerates exponentially into a brief yet burning flash...
By John Ainger Yesterday Vladimir Putin emerged, back into the public spotlight with an uncharacteristic smirk drawn across his normally deadpan face. He had been M.I.A. for 10 days. Only a handful of people within the confines of the Kremlin...

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