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In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one ...
 
Portland-based anti-fascist Sean Kealiher was killed in 2019, months before the uprising that would bring Portland international attention. Nearly two years later, his homicide remains unsolved. His mother, Laura, believes she hasn't received justice because of police hatred for her son and his politics. Dying For A Fight, the second installment in Somethin’ Else’s Fault Line series, goes in search of answers: What happened the night Sean was killed? Why have no arrests been made? Who are th ...
 
Welcome To The Home Of Iraqi Football News. Football is a religion to many, but to Iraqis, it means a lot more than that. War, terror and suffering has given us little to find joy in, leaving football as our only real source of happiness. As Iraqis, we fully appreciate just how difficult it can be to get English news on our beloved Iraqi national team. We are dedicated to bringing you the latest news and exclusive interviews with players from within the Iraqi national team in an attempt to b ...
 
Independent Americans is a weekly news show hosted by Paul Rieckhoff. He’s a fighter, a patriot, and an independent political and media force to be reckoned with. After serving as a soldier in Iraq in 2004, Rieckhoff emerged as one of the most dynamic political and social leaders in America. In every episode, he breaks down the most important issues facing our country. And he interviews the most influential and compelling people. He’s taking on Republicans, Democrats—and everyone in between. ...
 
This podcast is for individual interviews on the Scott Horton Show. See the Q & A show feed to hear Scott answer listener questions and for the full show archives. Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and is the host of the Scott Horton Show podcast. He has conducted over 5,500 interviews with authors, journalists, activists, and whistleblowers on the most important foreign policy issues since 2003.
 
How did four highly decorated American soldiers become prisoners of war in their own country? This series re-examines the US Department of Justice’s controversial prosecution following a gun battle in Baghdad between Iraqi insurgents and military contractors. Why did the DOJ hold multiple trials for over a decade? Was the DOJ seeking justice? Or playing politics?
 
Iraqi Voices showcases authentic perspectives and insights about current developments in Iraq. Each week, we examine one major event in the country through expert analysis, cutting through the conjecture to help listeners better navigate Iraq's complex social, political and economic environment. Iraqi Voices is produced by 1001 Iraqi Thoughts.
 
Making a Killing explores how corruption is reshaping global politics, and fueling some of the most deadly security threats facing the world today - from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, to terrorist networks, nuclear proliferation, drug trafficking and other organized crime. Making a Killing is a podcast project from the Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative, hosted by Nate Sibley.
 
Fortress Survival Podcast is an alternative view at the world of preparedness by Joel Ryals. A veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, he now runs Fortress K9 and K9 Academy Online. So Fortress Survival has a specific additional focus on using dogs in an emergency situation as well as an emphasis on practical, realistic preparedness and personal protection. Joel started Prepping prior to Y2K and has become disillusioned with the fantastical fiction most prepping podcasts and YouTube channels s ...
 
A new podcast from The New Arab, a leading English-language website based in London covering the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Arab and Muslim affairs around the world, bringing you news, culture, and lifestyle from these regions and beyond. Mirroring our diverse coverage, the podcast combines storytelling and news analysis to bring our listeners something familiar yet new. Visit our website for more quality journalism: thenewarab.co.uk
 
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Dirty John

Los Angeles Times | Wondery

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All episodes are available for free, with remastered ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christophe ...
 
Everywhere you look these days terrorism and violent extremism dominate the headlines. Whether you follow what is happening in Afghanistan or Iraq, or in the West writ large, we are inundated with news of attacks by groups and individuals fighting for a 'cause'.In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counterterrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts 30-year Canadian ...
 
The shocking, riveting inside story of one of the biggest cover-ups in US military history. You thought you knew about the Iraq War? Everything you knew is about to change. Forever. Written and narrated by filmmaker Michael Epstein, Murder in House Two is about what really happened in the Haditha Massacre of November 2005, when 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians – including women and young children – were shot multiple times by a group of US Marines. But it’s about much more, too: about one man’s fi ...
 
Hosted by life long friends Rick Hogg and Mark Kelley. -Rick Hogg is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran. Rick has taken his 13 combat deployments, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into War HOGG Tactical, Inc. -Mark Kelley is a US Army Combat veteran and 28 year major city Law Enforcement Officer. Mark took his military and tactical operations experience and created Kelley Defense. Mar ...
 
Voiced as an e-book, this podcast is a series of heart-felt letters addressed to Michelle Obama. In the letters, I discuss my past; from my rise out of poverty and abuse to the hallowed halls of academia and beyond. Along the way, I make history and encounter a number of celebrities. Join me on adventures that promise to be both heartbreaking and hilarious. Oh! Don't forget to check out, "Ep. Afterthoughts."
 
A More Perfect Podcast isn’t just a podcast. It’s a solution. This podcast is an answer to the malicious forces which surround us and inculcate us with their subjective truths. This podcast seeks reason where others would embrace superficiality and the comfortable embrace of falsehoods. A More Perfect Podcast examines a wide range of topics from conditions in other countries to political and cultural issues in the United States of America. Where others would embrace partisanship, this podcas ...
 
Coming Home Well is a platform to explore and create conversation towards helping veterans struggling with the challenges of coming home from war. Our host, Dr. Tyler Pieron is a medically retired soldier, who served as a special agent with the Army CID and had deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Our sister podcast, Behind the Service focuses on the challenges our veteran caregivers often tackle to help bring a full circle in creating a community of healing.
 
Everyday for your entire life, you've been force fed garbage, and you're expected to take it with a smile! Now is the time to stop those pesky schools, social media, and news networks from leading you off a cliff into an eternal sleep. Wake up today! Open your mind to the world, as real people fill you in on The Statist Quo! Join our host Matt, an Iraq War veteran and ex-convict. If a former, enthusiastic cog in the war machine can break away from the statist quo mentality, then so can you! ...
 
Former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – he ...
 
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In Their Boots

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In Their Boots

Brave New Foundation

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IN THEIR BOOTS is a compelling new magazine show about the dramatic impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having on us - the people here at home. The show will feature our Iraq and Afghanistan service men and women and their families in stories and situations that have universal appeal.
 
Each week Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, and Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor’s Senior Correspondent, interview newsmakers, journalists and thought leaders from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has ...
 
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Apple TV+ / Jigsaw Productions

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In 2018, a group of Navy SEALs broke ranks and accused their chief, Eddie Gallagher, of murder—sucking them all into the biggest war crimes trial in a generation. Did a Navy SEAL cross the line in Iraq? Dan Taberski (“Running from COPS”) takes you inside that courtroom for the first time, peeling back the curtain on how America wages its wars now and revealing the story that the media covering the trial blew right past. Through intimate conversations with over 50 special operators, the serie ...
 
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Ash Dogs

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Ash Dogs

Justin Nicholes

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Marcus Green has just been discharged after a tour of duty in Iraq. Wounded and disfigured, Marcus returns to a life he barely recognizes... and that barely recognizes him. Stricken by guilt and self-doubt, and spurred on by deep-rooted restlessness, Marcus decides he must embark on a journey to reclaim that part of himself which he has lost. As he explores his past he reconnects with a forgotten half-brother in Mexico and a former hometown love, but he must also come to grips with his accid ...
 
Each week join Retired Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell, Morgan Luttrell, and Producer Andrew Brockenbush as they’ll take you into the "briefing room" to chat with incredible guests who share their greatest never quit stories. This humorous, heartfelt, and entertaining podcast is changing lives and has become a beacon of hope and resilience to those who are facing the impossible. One of the best ways we can support our community is to share their stories so that we might inspire o ...
 
Welcome to the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit podcast. Come join Eric and Matt who are freedom-loving, meat-eating, gun shooting American guys as they discuss a broad spectrum of topics ranging from states rights, culture, and the 2nd Amendment to scotch, bourbon, and cigars. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most notable for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.3 million subscribers currentl ...
 
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the ...
 
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Diana Joseph and Mikel Mangold

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The Ecosystem Show is a weekly audio world tour exploring entrepreneurial ecosystems around the globe. Open innovation depends on a thriving ecosystem, and we’re here to show you what that looks like in some very different places! Each week, guided by a small group of local stakeholders, we investigate the history, current state, superpowers and challenges of a specific region. Diana Joseph, Silicon Valley Innovation Consultant and CEO of the Corporate Accelerator Forum, ground zero for open ...
 
Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!
 
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Welcome to IraqFootball.me's football podcast, where we discuss the latest news in the world of Iraqi football. In this bumper episode, we discuss Dick Advocaat’s first two games in charge as Iraq manager, as Iraq start their Group A World Cup Qualifiers with South Korea and Iran. Other things to look forward to in this episode: - [x] Where did thi…
 
Between Iraq and a Hard Place: Episode 52 Hannah teaches Colleen more on the history and beliefs of the Chaldean Church in this, part two, of a three part series. This episode covers the re-unification of the Chaldean Catholic Church with Roman Catholic Church along with some of the distinguishing features of the Chaldean Catholic Church liturgy an…
 
Growing up on a farm in Kentucky, Luke Coffey had an urge from a young age to join the Infantry, turning the agrarian landscape into a makeshift battlefield whenever he could. After high school and a short attempt at college, he made joining the Infantry a reality. He would see two combat deployments in one relatively short enlistment - one to Iraq…
 
Andrew Biggio grew up in Boston as part of a family steeped in military service. In fact, he is named for his great uncle, who was killed in action in Italy during World War II. Andrew joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006 and was deployed as a rifleman to Iraq in 2008 and later to Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Biggio wanted t…
 
We visited Iraq on June 7, 2021, with Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf. They are the leaders of Five One Labs, a startup incubator in Iraq, located in Kurdistan. We feel really lucky to have found out about Five One — that never would have happened without the innovation and change author Greg Satell who introduced us to these amazing leaders. One …
 
As governments and corporations mine our “entrenched culture of sharing” to invade privacy (down to Target creating an algorithm to figure out which shoppers are in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy) what happens to democracy? Can democracy survive with no (or very little privacy)? What if the citizenry cares little about privacy and or is unwilling t…
 
Pants on Fire: On Lying in Politics is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned intellectual historian Martin Jay, UC Berkeley. A thought-provoking book in dialogue format examining Martin Jay’s extensive research on lying in politics from Plato and St. Augustine to Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss which culminated i…
 
On September 3, 2021, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announced that he would not seek reelection as the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), effectively declaring his resignation as Japan’s head of government. Listen to Dr. Giulio Pugliese discuss Suga’s short tenure, including his deep unpopularity due to his government’…
 
Portland, Oregon, had been a hotbed for political clashes between the far left and the far right for years before 2020. Sean Kealiher was among the people who regularly took to the streets to fight — sometimes physically — with people who opposed Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements. We look at who was in the streets leading up to …
 
In 2010 the Haitian capital and surrounding areas were hit by a catastrophic earthquake. Much of Port Au Prince was flattened and more than a hundred thousand people were killed. Amid the destruction and death people's first instinct was to pull together and help one another. A survivor describes what happened after his family home collapsed around…
 
Rebroadcast of "Check Canopy". Originally aired on May 1st, 2020. Hosted by Mark Kelley and Rick Hogg. Kill Cliff ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Combat Flip Flops ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR25 Alpha Elite Performance ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Battle Brothers Shaving Co ! Use PROMO CODE: OnTheRange15 Go visit the Patreon Page for exclusive content and training tip…
 
Been a while since we’ve done a current events show, and some very important things are going on, so here it is, you degenerates. I talk about Biden’s nationally televised temper tantrum, my own thoughts on the v@x, natural immunity, and so on. I also talk a little about 9/11, twenty years on, from a little different perspective than you’re probabl…
 
How important is Islam to Indonesia’s identity? How different is Salafism from a more mainstream Sunni Islam? Why is it popular with mostly young Indonesian Muslims? And what effect does it have on Indonesian identity and democracy? In this episode, Chris Chaplin joins Petra Desatova to discuss his new book Salafism and the State: Islamic Activism …
 
Few figures stand as prominently in Marxist theory and history as V.I. Lenin. The revolutionary who played a pivotal role in one of the most important events in world history has received reverence, damnation, and everything in between, but much of that response depends on deep misunderstandings of both what he thought and what he did. This misunde…
 
Why are white evangelicals the most skeptical major religious group in America regarding climate change? Previous scholarship has pointed to cognitive factors such as conservative politics, anti-science attitudes, aversion to big government, and theology. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork, Robin Veldman's book The Gospel of Climate Skepticism: Why E…
 
Scott talks with journalist Aaron Maté about his recent piece bringing attention to the U.S. occupation of Syria. The U.S. military currently controls about a third of Syria with an official troop count of 900. But considering officials were willing to lie to the former president about the real troop numbers, Scott and Maté are skeptical of the off…
 
Rick on TBI and recovery. Hosted by Rick Hogg. Presented by War HOGG Tactical and On The Range Podcast. Kill Cliff ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Combat Flip Flops ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR25 Alpha Elite Performance ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Battle Brothers Shaving Co ! Use PROMO CODE: OnTheRange15 Go visit the Patreon Page for exclusive content and training ti…
 
Hamilton: An American Musical made its record-breaking Broadway debut in 2015—but the musical has reached far beyond typical Broadway audiences to pave a path into political discourse, pop culture, classroom curriculums, and the broader conversation about contemporary American politics. What led to this chain reaction of popularity, and how does it…
 
Paul, Casey and Nate discuss Germany’s problematic relationship with authoritarian capital, how money laundering gutted Vancouver’s real estate market, US missteps in Afghanistan, and major legislation from the US Congress. Paul & Casey's Foreign Policy piece: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/13/americas-money-lost-the-afghan-war/…
 
There’s a new podcast out that we’d like you to hear. It’s called American Vigilante and features a guy called KC who has an extraordinary life story. He rescues kidnapped children, hunts down missing people and goes head-to-head with the Mexican Mafia. He calls himself “a monster hunter”. For the past few months he’s been speaking to Sam Walker, w…
 
The 20th anniversary of 9/11 has now passed. Afghanistan remains a mess. The delta variant is ripping through thousands of unvaccinated lives. And there is new, looming domestic terrorism threat facing our Capitol this week. It’s all a painful reminder that our fun, vaccinated summer of 2021 is almost over. Fall is coming in fast. And it’s definite…
 
Scott interviews journalist Mathieu Aikins who has remained in Kabul to report for the New York Times. Aikins and his team recently investigated the drone strike the U.S. carried out on August 29th that officials claimed had targeted a car carrying explosives believed to be driven by a member of ISIS. However, the team from NYT found a devastating …
 
CSIS Africa Program director Judd Devermont joins the podcast to discuss his latest research findings that Beijing’s observable interactions with current and former African security chiefs pale in comparison to equivalent U.S. engagements, and, why this is so important for the United States in the era of strategic competition.…
 
Concluding the Black's History Week series on the deployments of the British armed forces between Waterloo and the fall of Kabul, in this podcast Professor Jeremy Black talks The Critic's deputy editor, Graham Stewart, about the themes, breaks, and continuities that have shaped the British military over the last two hundred years.Don’t forget to su…
 
Professor Gilles Kepel of Université Paris Sciences et Lettres, discusses his latest book, The Prophet and the Pandemic; why Saudi Arabia is shifting its center of gravity to the Red Sea; the symbolism and consequences of Erdogan’s re-Islamization of the Hagia Sophia; and how and why trends in North Africa reach the banileues of Europe. See Privacy…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell offers personal reflections in Part One of a two-part essay on the CIA's strategic warnings before 9/11, the terror plots it helped foil in its aftermath, and developments in Afghanistan today. Morell explains why he believes the CIA provided "the loudest and most persistent warning in th…
 
New York University's Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Pro-Insurrectionists and GOP Allies Pose Clear, Present Danger to Democracy Everytown for Gun Safety's Justin Wagner: Right-Wing Protests with Firearms 9/11 Widow and September 11 Advocates' Kristen Breitweiser: After 20 Years of Pressure, Biden Declassifies 9/11 FBI Report Re: Saudi Connections Bob Nixon's Und…
 
Patrick Henry reluctantly joined the ROTC program at Seattle University and hated just about every minute of it. Within the next decade he would be witness to a chilling,seminal moment in the Cold War and serve two tours in Vietnam and be awarded the Medal of Honor. In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Gen. Brady shares his deployment to Berli…
 
The guys again welcome good friend, former Navy Seal and owner of Valhalla Forge, Jimmy Hintzke to talk about High Performers. Hosted by Mark Kelley and Rick Hogg. Kill Cliff ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Combat Flip Flops ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR25 Alpha Elite Performance ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Battle Brothers Shaving Co ! Use PROMO CODE: OnTheRange15 Go …
 
A second chance at life. That’s the true story of this week’s guest, Kushal Choksi, Investment Analyst for Goldman Sachs turned entrepreneur, 9/11 survivor and author of On a Wing and a Prayer, which chronicles Kushal’s narrow escape from the World Trade Center’s North Tower on that fateful day. It was truly a life-changing event, revealing that th…
 
Is it possible to be an 'ex-jihadi'? How would we know? What about state-run efforts at 'de-radicalisation'? Borealis has a fascinating conversation with Jesse Morton, often described as the #1 Al Qaeda recruiter in the US in the mid 2000s and now very much involved in undermining Islamist terrorism. Jesse Morton was once a jihadist propagandist (t…
 
The Watergate scandal was a horror show. What better way to satirize it than with a horror movie? The Texas Chain Saw Massacre written by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel premiered in October 1974, mere weeks after the resignation and pardon of Richard Nixon brought an uncertain end to the most corrupt and criminal presidency in American history. The fil…
 
Howard talks to Henry Hardy, Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and the author of In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure about the many joys—and occasional frustrations—of being the principal editor of one of the 20th century's most captivating public intellectuals. Howard Burton is the founder of Ideas Roadshow, Ideas on Fi…
 
Joe Dyke from Airwars.org joins the show to discuss his new report, coauthored with Imogen Piper, which attempts to count civilian deaths resulting directly from U.S. airstrikes during the Terror Wars. Dyke says he and his colleagues want civilian deaths to be part of the broader ongoing discussions about the cost of these wars. Scott and Dyke disc…
 
Mark's take on the possible upcoming federal mandates from the OTR Vantage Point. Hosted by Mark Kelley. Presented by Kelley Defense and On The Range Podcast. Kill Cliff ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Combat Flip Flops ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR25 Alpha Elite Performance ! Use PROMO CODE: OTR15 Battle Brothers Shaving Co ! Use PROMO CODE: OnTheRange15 Go visit…
 
What is grand strategy? What does it aim to achieve? And what differentiates it from normal strategic thought--what, in other words, makes it "grand"? In answering these questions, most scholars have focused on diplomacy and warfare, so much so that "grand strategy" has become almost an equivalent of "military history." The traditional attention pa…
 
Gene Slater's book Free to Discriminate: How the Nation's Realtors Created Housing Segregation and the Conservative Vision of American Freedom (Hayday Books, 2021) uncovers realtors' definitive role in segregating America and shaping modern conservative thought. Gene Slater follows this story from inside the realtor profession, drawing on many indu…
 
The Picky Eagle: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U. S. Territorial Expansion (Cornell UP, 2020) explains why the United States stopped annexing territory by focusing on annexation's domestic consequences, both political and normative. It describes how the U.S. rejection of further annexations, despite its rising power, set the stage for twenti…
 
This episode is all about leadership - leadership in combat, in government, and in business. Tommy Sowers is a former Green Beret who is also a multi-sector leader in the political, military, government, academia, and entrepreneurial worlds. He and Mark also worked together during Mark's first deployment to Iraq. Following multiple Iraq combat depl…
 
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