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WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.

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WorldLink: Myths and legends

On this week's show, the true story of the most famous diamond in the world: the Koh-i-Noor. The tale of this legendary stone has all the trappings of a cracking good adventure novel, complete with emperors and wars, greed, secrets and even a curse. Plus, we take a journey down the mighty River Nile, a life line for many countries in eastern Africa.


 2019-07-25  59m

WorldLink: Art smart

On this week’s show, we’re going to India to meet a group of comedians known as Aisi Taisi Democracy who are taking a no holds barred approach to satire. We'll also talk to Russian rap legend Ptakha about the political shakedown on the rap scene there.


 2019-07-19  58m

WorldLink: A coincidence of history

Fifty years after the first moon landing, we'll hear how images of the historic feat were beamed to millions around the world thanks to a radio telescope in the Australian countryside. We'll also mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Valkyrie — the failed plot by Count von Stauffenberg to assassinate Adolf Hitler.


 2019-07-11  59m

WorldLink: Risk nothing, gain nothing

As Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement gains momentum, we speak with Joseph Cheng of the pro-democracy coalition Alliance for True Democracy. Plus, we meet the Berlin renters fighting to save their communities from investors, discover an innovative approach to treating alcoholism in Canada and hear the sound of guitars made of wood salvaged from New York's torn-down buildings.


 2019-07-06  58m

WorldLink: Present imperfect

We investigate the disappearance of activist Sombath Somphone in Laos, discover the growing world of satire in India and find out how people in the "new" Russia are faring 30 years on from the Soviet Union. Plus, we visit a community garden for refugees in the US state of Georgia, examine the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen and explore the link between art and science in Venice.


 2019-06-28  58m

WorldLink: Trailblazers and transcendence

This week on the show, we hear from a big name in Russian rap about Russia's clampdown on the music scene, Indian artist Raghava KK on how artificial intelligence can create transcendent art, and a pioneering African American doctor from the Bronx who's still practicing medicine in her nineties.


 2019-06-21  59m

WorldLink: Identity

On this week's show, we'll be meeting the Uighur families who've left China for a safer life in Turkey. Plus: the British-Somali woman changing perceptions about food and identity.


 2019-06-13  59m

WorldLink: China's path

This week on WorldLink we look at China's past and future. We hear from former activists about the brutal crackdown on student-led protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, and we find out how a sleepy village in the German countryside became a hub for Chinese businesses. Plus, a mountaineer's take on this year's deadly Mount Everest climbing season.


 2019-06-07  58m

Worldlink: Life turned upside down

On this week's show, we visit a women's soccer club in Berlin that has become a home away from home for refugee women. We'll also hear the story of how a DNA test became a life-changing gift for a woman who had just turned 60.


 2019-05-29  58m

WorldLink: EU elections

As Europeans head to the polls, Politico Europe's Ryan Heath explains what's at stake in this year's vote. We'll also meet two hopeful candidates who will set precedents if they win seats in the European Parliament. Plus, the family torn apart by Argentina's deportations and how a tech startup in Mexico City is helping Mexican returnees find their feet.


 2019-05-24  58m