Joshua Coe


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Josh Coe is a producer for The World based in Boston. 

Josh Coe is a producer for The World based in Boston. He joins The World from The GroundTruth Project, where he worked on three seasons of the award-winning GroundTruth Podcast as well as edited and reported stories covering a range of topics including geopolitics, nuclear policy, immigration, the 2020 elections and extremism.His bylines can be found in English, German and Albanian-language publications such as The Boston Globe, The GroundTruth Project, Qiio Magazin and the Albanian Centre for Quality Journalism.Josh is a graduate of Emerson College, where he majored in Journalism and minored in both Global Studies and Creative Writing. He speaks German and can survive in French. 

‘Dönerflation’: Outcry in Germany over rising cost of döner kebab


The price of döner kebabs has increased rapidly in the past few years since the pandemic. It’s a favorite food introduced by Turkish guest workers in the 1970s. The Left Party has proposed to cap the price at $5.30 before the kebabs become a luxury item. 

Frantz Fanon sitting at a table during a press conference

New book explores the life of psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon

Arts, Culture & Media
Tens of thousands of demonstrators fill Munich’s Ludwigstraße, one of the cities main boulevards, in protest against recent revelations about a meeting between members of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

‘I’m here to fight for democracy’: Tens of thousands protest against the far-right in Germany

In front of a floor-to-ceiling glass door in the living room of Najannguac Dalgård Christensen, necklaces with amulets carved out of bone and seal claws dangle from a coat hanger.

Healing old wounds: The revival of Greenlandic Inuit tattoos in Denmark

Lifestyle & Belief
An illustration of a person holding a book

The writer who published a satirical magazine while hiding in a Dutch home during WWII

Global Satire
three white women outside laughing on a campus

Denmark pays students to go to college. But free education does have a price.

The price of higher ed

Borrowers in the US and the UK rack up the highest debt in the world. In Denmark, tuition is free and students are given grants to pay for things like food and housing. Hardly anyone takes out loans, but free education comes with a price.

Two members of DOVO, the Belgian military’s bomb disposal unit, remove a six-pound high explosive artillery shell produced in about 1917 from a farm field near Ieper, Belgium on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023.

‘Iron harvest:’ A Belgian team unearths unexploded ammunition from WWI

Conflict & Justice

Shells, bombs and hand grenades are still found across Belgium on a daily basis. Every year, a special unit removes over 150 metric tons of unexploded ordnance.

The World

Rising ethnic tensions in Kosovo

Wagner Group

The trigger to all this might have been a new policy on license plates in Kosovo, but Ramadan Ilazi, head of research at the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies, says there’s much deeper roots to these tensions.

Professor Juan Madrid with his students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at a radio telescope in Fort Davis in West Texas.

‘Embrace the culture, embrace the language’: Offering bilingual courses benefits students beyond the classroom, Texan professor says

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution where some bilingual courses are offered. The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with astronomy professor Juan Madrid about teaching his classes in both Spanish and English and what it means for the students.

fish underwater

You can ring this ‘fish doorbell’ to help marine life in the Netherlands


The World’s Carol Hills spoke to Anne Nejs, an urban ecologist for the city of Utrecht, who worked on creating the doorbell back in 2021. She says mid-April is the best time of the season to go fish-doorbelling.