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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...
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...
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...
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.  We all know the feeling. The transition into adulthood can be one of the most difficult and stressful moments of our lives. Our bodies experience scary but significant changes before being spat out into the realm...
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...
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...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/8-brazil-corruption-ruining-the-carnival Three. Billion. Dollars. That is the alleged scope of the current corruption scandal of Brazil’s partly state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Brazilian people took to the streets in the last few weeks and protested against the corruption that seems deeply...
This is Planet Mundus… This Sunday we will be recording the first ever Planet Mundus podcast on the topic of the Hong Kong Crisis drawing comparisons to the infamous protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. What parallels if any can...
This week Planet Mundus is casting its eyes on Nigeria’s upcoming election: the toughest test for Africa’s largest democracy.   https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/pm-03-fear-of-violence-surrounds-nigerian-election Blog by John Ainger   It comes at the end of an arduous 12 months for Nigeria, a 12 months which has seen...

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