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...
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/9-the-baltic-states-why-all-you-think-you-know-is-wrong The Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often seen as an entity much like Scandinavia. Just like the Scandinavian countries are homogenous welfare systems, with a more or less common language and a sense of brotherhood, the Baltic states...
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/pm-shorts-mars-one Being an astronaut is a childhood dream of many. Now this dream can come true. It is a journey into the unknown filled with unforgettable experiences. However, there is one hook: You leave everyone behind - forever. The Dutch foundation,...
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...
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...
In the last episode of Planet Mundus you have been informed about drones as military aircrafts. Those steely birds cannot only produce terror but even make fun and create businesses. Drone engineer Julian Alvarez is excited about everything that...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/7-drone-wars-pakistani-land-american-skies Depending on where you are, your perception of drones will differ. Even when the discussion focuses on the use of armed drones, heated debates continue over their advantages and disadvantages or how much ethical concerns should be taken into...
By: Ole Krogsgaard   Drones. Death from above, harmless hobby or great way of getting your pizza delivered? As the technology gets ever more affordable, civilian uses for drones is getting some people excited and other people nervous. We saw the fear...

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