Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Published by: ECFR
245 Episodes | First Released: Jan 30 '15
Foreign policy podcasts hosted by Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and influencers to share ideas. We build coalitions for change at the European level and promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world. In 2007, ECFR’s founders set about creating a pan-European institution that could combine establishment credibility with intellectual insurgency. Today, ECFR remains uniquely placed to continue providing a pan-European perspective on some of the biggest strategic challenges and choices Europeans need to confront, with a network of offices in seven European capitals, over 60 staff from more than 25 different countries and a team of associated researchers in the EU 28 member states. https://www.ecfr.eu
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San Francisco Student
Sep 14 '19
Rating:   8
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Great Content, Poor Recording.I’m an American so sometime you guys are hard to understand because of your accents, but, that’s fine. However, sometimes I think it’s your recording equipment, so...maybe invest in better mics.

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LolaMackerel
Feb 24 '19
Rating:   6
Please improve sound

Great content but the sound quality is a real distraction. Is this being recorded in someone’s garage? The interviewer and interviewees all have different levels and qualities of sound…really hard to understand sometimes.

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Tulip.be
Jul 29 '18
Rating:   8
Thank you

Very interesting and insightful but the audio should be improved. You may want to lighten up the style a little.

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blusn
Oct 1 '17
Rating:   10
It Is So Now

I started listening to this podcast months before my IR studies started, and I keep listening to it because it is relevant, current, and important. I am glad that ECFR did the mini series about the Liberal Global Order because of the variety of experts giving their insights to the topic. The podcast helps me to come up with paper topics or authors whose work I would like to explore. The book segment part at the end is one of my favorites. By the way, I listen to it most frequently on a bicycle ride. Keep up the good work and quality!

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SAW Brown
Sep 20 '17
Rating:   10
Informative, engaging, and entertaining

Long-time listener, first-time caller (reviewer). Podcasts appear to be enjoying something of a revival at the moment, following the first 'wave' when iPods and MP3 players became commonplace around a decade ago. As a result, the field is somewhat crowded now, but the ECFR podcast stands tall among those that you need to pay attention to. Leonard, as the regular host, does an excellent job of setting the agenda and leading the informed discussions. The guests are always knowledgeable and provide in-depth analysis without waffling on - a seemingly rare skill. The 30(ish!) minute length is ideal for being informative without ever dragging on, and never consumes too much of your time - important when everybody has multiple podcasts to fit into their busy schedule. Moreover, there are few competitors out there for MLW30M in terms of providing wide-ranging coverage of European politics - both domestic and international - thus the podcast fills an important gap in the market. The disussions are always well pitched and introdued in a clear manner, meaning that anybody from those with a passing interest in European politics to ivory-tower-dwelling geeks (like myself) to policy wonks will find the conversations accessible and worthwhile. As someone teaching a course in transatlantic relations at a US instiution, I now assign MLW30M as required listening for students to ensure they are familiar with contemporary issues and capable of discussing them in class. The recent 'End of the World' series was a great addition, too - and well-worth checking out if you haven't. I'd be keen to hear more of these types of podcasts in the future, preferably in parallel with the regular programme.

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SusanJeffers
Sep 12 '17
Rating:   10
Smart nuanced views on international relations

This is my new favorite podcast, for its smart, nuanced views on international relations. I'm especially enjoying the "End of the World" series this summer - I just wish I'd discovered it sooner - I'm working my way through the back episodes now. Thanks, ECFR!

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Ben DeYoung
Sep 12 '17
Rating:   10
Excellent.

This podcast brings a level of intellectual rigor and rich analysis of foreign policy to podcast listeners that, aside from the CFR's "President's Inbox" series, is otherwise unmatched. I have thus far listened to the two most recent episodes, one of which focused on "big data" and the (not so apparent) threats it poses, and the other of which poses a challenge to the very notion of a "Liberal World Order" around which the podcast revolves, and they have both been a delight. While not a podcast that can be easily listened to while at all distracted, as the questions that are posed require deep thought and the arguments are complex in their composition, it is well-suited for the foreign policy wonk that wants to dive deep into the issues of the day and their underlying causes.

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Mleung26
Sep 11 '17
Rating:   10
The End of Irrelvant Podcasts

This podcast continues to bring a refreshing take on world issues. I especially enjoyed the episode on data science and the end of world. As a student of political science and data science (I've dubbed it as political data science), I really appreciated this new perspective on both disciplines! Both fields are lacking in the application and consideration of the other and it was great to hear from Cathy O'Neil

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wanderingyooper
Sep 8 '17
Rating:   10
Excellent range of viewpoints

This has rapidly become one of the podcasts that I look forward to. The range of viewpoints expressed by the guests on the End of the World series has caused me to consider current political developments from angles that I never would have come up with on my own. The discussions are broadly applicable to audiences worldwide, not just those living in the EU.

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Matt Chs
Aug 27 '17
Rating:   10
Valuable Perspective

This podcast provides broad and insightful perspectives on the news of the day and the deeper trends shaping global politics. The hosts and guests make an effort to rise above the tumlt and look deeper into the implications of world events.

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JnSae
Aug 27 '17
Rating:   10
Great

Well rounded podcast that fairly discusses relevant issues of the day. Not difficult to understand. Fantastic sound quality. Very pleasant to listen to moderators. Amazing guests. Length of podcast is ideal. Perfect for a morning workout, run, or commute to work.

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