CNN Talk with Max Foster

CNN Talk with Max Foster

CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI and facebook.com/cnni daily at 7a ET.... Show More

Episodes

Iran is rejecting allegations from Washington that it attacked two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. A foreign ministry spokesman said the accusation is a "sad and suspicious act." The Trump Administration is flatly accusing Iran of attacking the vessels-- in broad daylight -- as they sailed through the Gulf. It's the second time in a month that commercial vessels have been targeted in the strategic waterway. So, our work... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

It's a big day in the race to become the next British Prime Minister. Tory lawmakers are voting in another round to determine who moves ahead in the contest. One thing that's certain at this stage - Former Foreign Secretary and Mayor of London Boris Johnson is the clear frontrunner. But is he the best candidate to lead the country, both at home and around the world? Max Foster anchors a conversation with Greg Swenson,... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong today, facing down lines of riot police and running from tear gas. The dramatic scenes outside the territory's legislative building caused lawmakers to delay their debate over a controversial new extradition law. The legislation would make it easier to extradite suspects to China - a move many in Hong Kong see as a way of rounding up political dissidents. So where doe... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

In the vast expanses of eastern Syria, tens of thousands of people sit in camps, their fate unknown and undetermined. Many of them are citizens of western countries who were captured in the last days of the ISIS caliphate. Some were fighters, others are wives of fighters, and some are innocent children born inside ISIS territory. So what should be done with them? Should they face justice inside Syria, or their home nations? Or... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Does it matter to you if a political candidate has used drugs? Would you vote for them if they had an affair? What about an elected official who treated women disrespectfully? These are the kinds of issues voters are grappling with around the world - and particularly in the race to be the next UK prime minister. One of the frontrunners, Environment Secretary Michael Gove, has admitted to cocaine use in the past, and now some ar... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Today marks Theresa May's last day at Conservative Party leader and although she'll remain as British Prime Minister for now, the race for number 10 Downing Street is well and truly on. After a historic state visit by U.S. President Donald Trump this week, some of the leading candidates are ramping up their campaigns. But who is best placed to take over? And who can lead the country through the quagmire that is Brexit?... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

A new decisive point in Donald Trump's trip, as Europe marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The operation in many ways represents the pinnacle of what the Allies could achieve and laid the foundation for future partnerships, not only in the military but finance as well. But the President has been very vocal about what is it costing the US. So what will happen next? On our panel are Liam Halligan - Columnist at The... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

It's day two of U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK. Yesterday, he was welcomed by the royal family with full pomp and ceremony. But today, the focus shifts to politics. Trump is spending the bulk of the day with outgoing UK PM Theresa May. Headlines suggest she may take a tough line with him over issues like China and climate, but of course the UK also will be keen to forge a trade deal with the U.S. ... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

President Donald Trump threatened to impose new tariffs on Mexico if the country does not step up its enforcement actions. He said in a White House statement that the first round of tariffs would begin on June 10 at 5% "on all goods imported from Mexico." Trump has threatened Mexico with tariffs in the past as he has grown frustrated with the flow of Central American migrants to the southern US border. But will it work? O... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

One day after Robert Mueller's statement -- it seems everyone is taking what they want to out of it. For those calling for impeachment of the President, you didn't need to read between the lines very far, for clues as to what the special counsel is suggesting. The discussion of whether to impeach Trump has been building over the past few days, and this is only going to stoke that fire more. For President Trump and his sup... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Botswana is rejecting criticism of its decision to end a ban on hunting elephants. The restrictions have been in place since 2014. But the government says hunting is necessary to ease problems like elephants raiding crops and killing livestock -- as well as to raise money for conservation efforts. Is that true, or is the move motivated purely by commercial interests? On our panel are Zoe Williams - Columnist at The Guardian, Ayesha... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

This year's climbing season on Mount Everest has been especially tragic. At least 11 people have died. There is now concern that the world's highest peak is overcrowded -- with too many adventurers ill-prepared for the rigors of reaching the summit. A record 807 reached the top last year. So why is it still such a draw when conquering it is so common? Because it's there? On our panel: Rachel Shabi - Journalist and Au... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

The votes are in, in the biggest multi-country election in the world. More than a hundred million people from 28 European countries have chosen representatives to the European parliament. Europe's centrist parties have lost ground, and nationalists made strong gains in some countries. So what does this tells us about the mood of the voters in the EU? On our panel are Liam Halligan - Columnist at The Sunday Telegraph, Ayesha Ha... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

"I have done my best." With those words, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will resign in the coming weeks - a bombshell development from a leader who seemed determined to remain in office despite criticism from all sides. May fought hard to deliver a Brexit deal that the UK parliament could pass, but ultimately failed in that quest. Now, the question is who will succeed her, and can they do what sh... Read more

Share
Mark as Played
May 23, 2019 25 min

They've become a common sight on city streets everywhere: e-cigarettes. The industry has boomed in recent years, with a huge uptake in users around the world. But one of the groups taking up vaping faster than any other are teenagers. In the United States, lawmakers are trying to crack down on sales to teens, citing health concerns over nicotine addiction. So is vaping a better option than traditional cigarettes? Or have ... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Theresa May is making a last-ditch effort to find consensus around her Brexit plan. She unveiled a series of new measures, and even floated the possibility of a second referendum, in a bid to get her deal across the line. But the British press - and even Tory politicians - were quick to say it was all too little, too late. That negativity hasn't stopped May from fighting her corner. So, can the British Prime Minister get he... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

He was one of F1's biggest stars: Niki Lauda survived a fiery crash during a race in the 1970's to become an iconic figure in Formula 1 racing. While he was a champion who advocated on behalf of driver safety, he also helped lift the sport into the modern day. CNN's Max Foster takes a look back at the Austrian's legendary career, and a look forward at where F1 is going next, with World Sport's Amanda Davi... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

There's been a flurry of activity over the weekend all to do with the Middle East. As part of Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century", the White House announced Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal. Meanwhile, President Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran." "If Iran wants to fight, tha... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Where do we draw the line between freedom of religion and hate speech? That's the thorny ground Australian rugby authorities had to navigate in the case of Israel Folau. He's one of the sport's biggest stars, but he's been fired over homophobic social media posts. Folau, a devout Christian, says he's just exercising his freedom of religion by sharing Biblical quotes and teachings. So, where do you stand... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

U.S. President Donald Trump overnight signed an executive order escalating his administration's campaign against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. It's the latest salvo in his dispute with China and again puts pressure on U.S. allies as countries race to put 5G infrastructure in place. We ask: "IS TRUMP RIGHT TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY OVER HUAWEI?" Our Max Foster talks to Iain Dale, Zoe Williams, Andrew MacDo... Read more

Share
Mark as Played

Chat About CNN Talk with Max Foster

Popular Podcasts

The Ron Burgundy Podcast
The Ron Burgundy Podcast
Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in his brand new Ron Burgundy Podcast! Each episode has a different theme in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand.
Atlanta Monster / Monster: The Zodiac Killer
Atlanta Monster / Monster: The Zodiac Killer
Atlanta Monster / Monster: The Zodiac KillerFrom Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks, 'Monster: The Zodiac Killer' dives into one of the most notorious, unsolved serial killing sprees in history.
The Joe Rogan Experience
The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan's Weekly Podcast