FM4 Reality Check Podcast

Reality Check is Radio FM4's current affairs programme with interviews and analysis of stories from around the world. We go behind the headlines with in-depth coverage examining how stories develop and why they are relevant. From Tokyo to Washington, Cape Town to London, issues such as human rights, new discoveries, revolutions, every imaginable topic can appear on Reality Check. Hosted by Steve Crilley, Chris Cummins, Riem Higazi, and Hal Rock.

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Reality Check is Radio FM4's current affairs programme with interviews and analysis of stories from around the world. We go behind the headlines with in-depth coverage examining how stories develop and why they are relevant. From Tokyo to Washington, Cape Town to London, issues such as human rights, new discoveries, revolutions, every imaginable topic can appear on Reality Check. Hosted by Steve Crilley, Chris Cummins, Riem Higazi, and Hal Rock.
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2018-10-16 23:43
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2018-07-31 13:45
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Tuesday 16th October, 2018

Saudi Arabia to admit killing Khashoggi?; Cannabis in Canada; World food Day; An Armenian Journey pts 3 and 4
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Monday 15th October, 2018

Bavaria election results; Tweet of the week: The Kereru; Brexit's looming deadlines as talks fail to reach an agreement; An Armenian Journey Pts 1 and 2
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Friday 12th October, 2018

Saudi Arabia vs public opinion: a delicate balancing act; When a moon has its own moon; AfD launch online schools portal; Protests in Greece against privatisation of historical sites; The threat to Austria's water
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Thursday 11th October 2018

DUP and Brexit, sponge anti-biotics, Jamal Kashoggi and Turkey, "Seed" docu, Mystery Hunt at Kunsthistorisches Museum
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Wednesday 10th October, 2018

Nikki Haley, World Mental Health Day, Bosnia post the elections, Insect drones.
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Tuesday 9th October, 2018

How Brexit is dis.uniting the United Kingdom; Oby Ezekwesili; The trend towards restaurants; Tipping points; Beto O'Rourke
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Monday 8th October, 2018

Climate change report; The protection we get from Neanderthal DNA; The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi; Cyprus; Whale like me
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Friday 5th October, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize 2018; Squashed earth; Bosnia elections: how the west has failed the country; Bosnians on Bosnia: Alida Vracic and Sejla Sehabovic; The positive force of impact investment
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Thursday 4th October, 2018

Britain accuses Russia of being behind global cyber attacks; Turkish last names; FBI Kavanaugh report: how the senators might be swayed; The Saudi citizens who are disappearing mysteriously; USA pulls out of two internatinal agreements
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Trump mocks Dr. Blasey Ford and faces new tax fraud accusations; A new problem getting to Mars; World Court rules in Iran's case against US sanctions; Interior ministry takes Falter complaint to the Press Council; The gender gap in Nobel science prizes
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Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Boris Johnson calls for delay to Brexit, Gandhi and peaceful protest, Italy pro-migrant mayor arrested, Catalonia 1 year on, Germany right wing cell.
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Monday 1st October 2018

Tony Cheng in Sulawesi, Jumbo Jet at 50, Israeli settlement to be closed, Paris rats, PCBs and Orcas
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Friday 28th September, 2018

Kavanaugh hearing: implications for the Supreme Court; The secret life of octopuses; Kavanaugh hearing: will he be confirmed?; Skripal poisoning: how Bellingcat identified the suspects; FYROM: referendum on the name of the country
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Thursday 27th September 2018

Labour party and Brexit, Google at 20, Erdogan's state visit to Germany, Der Lange Tag der Flucht, EU corporate tax regulation
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Wednesday 26th Septemeber, 2018

Interior ministry media controversy; How it came out; Paralyzed woman learns to walk with implated electrodes; Trump's UN speech: predictable with some surprises; Trump's UN speech: the attack on Iran; The fight to save Germany's Hambach Forest
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Tuesday 25th September, 2018

Austria: Interior Ministry email raises freedom of press concerns; "Real" Vulcan planet found; Italy: Salvini's anti-migrant decree; Human Rights Campaigning: communicating hope, not fear; Brett Kavanaugh defends himself on Fox news
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Monday 24th September, 2018

Anneliese Rohrer on Pamela Rendi.Wagner; The future of the Internet; Brexit; Turmoil in the conservative Party?); Brexit: The Labour Party conference to support a second referendum; A preview of President Trump at the UN General Assembly
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Friday 21st September, 2018

Eu efforts to curb migration: Egypt as a partner?; Wasps; Will Christine Blasey Ford testify against Brett Kavanaugh next week?: Marine Le Pen ordered to take a psychiatric test; Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia
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Thursday 20th September, 2018

EU Summit: the status of Brexit negotiations; DART asteroid collision; EU Summit: a deal with Egypt to stop migrants?; Friendly fire brings down a Russian military plane; Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency
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Wednesday 19th September, 2018

EU summit in Salzburg; Hardwired for forgiveness; Kern's bombshell parts 1 and 2; President Moon meets Chairman Kim in Pongyang
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Tuesday 18th September, 2018

A demilitarized zone for Idlib and Assad's end game; WEF, AI and jobs; MSF appeal on migration ahead of EU summit; Brett Kavanuagh vs. Christine Blasey Ford; French school for the far right
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Monday 17th September

Cryptocurrencies, Erdogan-Putin meeting over Idlib, Brexit ahead of Salzburg meeting, Herbert Keyl, LGBT Serbia
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Friday September 14th 2018

EU terror propaganda, Syria refugees, hurricane Florence, Election reform in Austria, Italy bridge one month on
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Thursday 13th September 2018

Pussy Riot poisoning, Australian schoolgirl protest, Kosovo Serbia land swap, fossil fuel subsidies, Hungary golden visa programme
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Wednesday 12th September 2018

Austrian journalist Max Zingast is arrested in Turkey; Thomas Schmidinger on Max Zingast; Spiders; Juncker's final State of the Eiuropean Union speech; Catalonia: the latest on the continuing push for independence; European Parliament votes for copyrig...
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Tuesday 9th September, 2018

Hungary and the European Council Article 7 vote; The Ruby Bridges Story; Will the Brexit divorce terms be agreed by November?; What lies behind the huge Russia/China military exercises; Mr. Velodrome and his 5000km adventure
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Monday 10th September, 2018

Sweden election results; Jocelyn Bell Burnell; New proposals to beef up FRONTEX; Pension protests in Russia; Ars Electronica Himatsubushi Trail
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Friday 7th September 2018 including Ars Electronica special

Idlib campaign, Bobi Wine Ugandan pop politician, Ars Electronica x 3
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Thursday 6th September 2018

"The resistance" against Trump and NYT article, ideas for Mars, Skripal poisoning, Venezuela refugees, urban gardening
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Wednesday 5th September 2018

Bob Woodward book, Putin Reality TV, Brett Kavanaugh, UK Student visa scandal, Chemnitz and right-wing extremism.
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Tuesday 4th September 2018

Kurz in Ukraine, Fastest bike messenger is an Austrian, social media and xenophobia, Europe's southern triple border
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Monday September 3rd 2018

Chemnitz concert, Rio museum fire, Myanmar journalists sentenced, Greening the Alps (Matthias Schikhofer and Werfenweng)
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Friday 31st August 2018

Boston Globe threats, Idlib looming catastrophe, Kenya killings
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Thursday 30th September 2018

Corbyn and anti-semitism, UNWRA mid east schools, Anthropocene epoch
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Wednesday 29th August 2018

BVT Affair, Orban and Salvini, Sweden
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Tuesday 28th August 2018

Chemnitz riots, World vision Syrian children, peaceful protest in Hungary
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Monday 27th August 2018

John McCain obit, killer robots
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Friday 24th August, 2018

Austria: more cash for childcare; Australia: ousting of PM Malcolm Turnbull creates more political turmoil; Spain: controversy over moving the remains of dictator General Franco
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Thursday 23rd August 2018

UK government no deal Brexit advice, Italy bridge collapse, stealth viruses
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Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Cohen and Manefort, Facebook
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Tuesday 21st August, 2018

Pope responds to Pennsylvania child abuse report; The 50th Anniversary of the crushing of the Prague Spring; Measles on the rise in Europe?
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Monday 20th August, 2018

Greece leaves the bailout programme; North.South Korean family reunions; Feeding the world by mapping the wheat genome
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Friday 17th August, 2018

Why Putin attending Kneissl's wedding is politically important; The resurgence of Al Qaeda and the role of Hamza bin Laden; VOX: a distopian story where women are only allowed 100 words per day
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Thursday 16th August, 2018

The implication of John Brennan losing security clearance; Gay Afghan man being denied asylum in Austria; Self.driving cars to be tested in Europe
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Monday 12th August 2018

Turkey lira crisis, Romania protests
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Friday 10th August, 2018

US Space Force and understanding the military importance of space; NASA's Parker Solar Probe about to set off towards the sun; The space industry in Austria
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Thursday 9th August, 2018

The diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada; US imposes sanctions against the Kremlin for UK Novichok attack; Greece bailouts set to end parts 1 and 2
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Wednesday 8th August 2018

"Hothouse Earth" warning on climate change; Greece wildfires aftermath; Bangladesh government crackdown on traffic safety protests.
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Tuesday 7th August 2018

EU proposes regulating chemical used in tattoo ink; US mid-terms Democrats ahead in polls; Protest against CFA Franc common currency used in several African countries.
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Monday 6th August 2018

Iran: United States poised to re-impose sanctions while protests in the country are growing; Vintage planes and safety regulations.
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