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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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Putin's War

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Putin's War

Sebastiaan van Tiggelen, Oliver Peters

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The current situation in Ukraine is a popular talk right now. It is an interesting talk and a good subject for a podcast. The episodes include the causes of the invasion and the Siege of Mariupol. Hope you enjoy.
 
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Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

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Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

C13Originals / Tim Weiner / Jigsaw Productions / Prologue Productions

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Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner and created by the Peabody-nominated studio C13Originals, Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine examines the ongoing war in Ukraine -- the worst war in Europe since WWII -- in interviews with decorated, high-ranking CIA veterans who have led the American intelligence war with Russia for decades. These experts explain how Putin laid the groundwork for attacking Ukraine using deception and disinformation, how Russian disinformatio ...
 
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The Slavic Connexion

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The Slavic Connexion

The University of Texas at Austin

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A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin meant to share research, ideas, and culture from the Slavic world and beyond in digestible episodes. Each week we feature faculty, students (both undergraduate and graduate), and speakers of note from other institutions and countries. The Slavic Connexion is a production of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies within the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin... "It's not typical Texas." The Center fo ...
 
24/2, February 24th, was the day that Russia began bombing Ukraine at the beginning of its all-out invasion which is now in its third month. Every week Anne Levine interviews someone in Ukraine with a unique perspective on the war. Everyone from a military Colonel to an Instagram Influencer turned volunteer for orphaned children is on our show. Interviews conducted by Anne Levine and shows edited by Ursula Ruedenberg.
 
Vox Conversations brings you discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light. Join Sean Illing and his colleagues across the Vox newsroom for new episodes every Monday and Thursday.
 
Save Meduza! https://support.meduza.io/en Meduza’s English-language podcast, The Naked Pravda highlights how our top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia. The broader context of Meduza’s in-depth, original journalism isn’t always clear, which is where this show comes in. Here you’ll hear from the world’s community of Russia experts, activists, and reporters about issues that are at the heart of Meduza’s stories and crucial to major events in and ...
 
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. Subscribe to Throughline+. You'll be supporting the history-reframing, perspective-shifting, time-warping stories you can't get enough of - and you'll unlock access to our sponsor-free feed of the show. Learn more at plus.npr.org/throughline
 
Russia, behind the headlines as well as in the shadows. This podcast is the audio counterpart to Mark Galeotti's blog of the same name, a place where "one of the most informed and provocative voices on modern Russia", can talk about Russia historical and (more often) contemporary, discuss new books and research, and sometimes talk to other Russia-watchers. It will come out at least once a month, but if you'd like to try and make sure it comes out more often, support my work, or want to ask q ...
 
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The Daily

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The Daily

The New York Times

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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
 
As the name might suggest, the Byline Times podcast is the podcast of the Byline Times - telling you what the papers DON'T say. The Byline Times is available free online, but it's even better in print where your subscription pays for the journalism. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
In the Ukrainian Dialogue podcast Ukrainian leaders talk about features of Russian and Ukrainian societies, reasons for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, its consequences to other countries, ways how the Western community can help to protect values and peace in the world. It is not only analytics and insights but their personal stories of fighting for freedom and dignity. Discussions are held by the leadership dialogue platform of Aspen Institute Kyiv and its International Partners.
 
The journalist John Sweeney has been on Vladimir Putin's case for 22 years since he first saw evidence of war crimes by the Russian army under Putin's command in Chechnya. John first called Vladimir Putin a war criminal in March 2000. And again and again he's seen evidence of Vladimir Putin killing people, killing people in Russia, killing people in Britain and around the world. Reporting from Kyiv this podcast will answer the question on everyones lips, who could do this to Ukraine, to civi ...
 
(Apple's Best of 2018) In-depth conversations with people at the top of their game. Jordan Harbinger unpacks guests' wisdom into practical nuggets you can use to impact your work, life, and relationships. Learn from leaders (Ray Dalio, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban), entertainers (Moby, Tip "T.I." Harris, Dennis Quaid), scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye), athletes (Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Tony Hawk) and an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to sp ...
 
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday, Dylan Matthews, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
The Audio Long Read podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
 
ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.
 
Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. To listen ad-free, enjoy exclusive content and early access to new episodes, hit subscribe for a 7-day free trial of IQ2 Extra via Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. Our bonus content includes Bright Sparks: quick-fire Q&As bringing you closer to some of the brightest minds on the planet. First up is Nobel Prize-winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. Early access brings you our Friday sh ...
 
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Democracy in Question?

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Democracy in Question?

Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

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Today, liberal democracies are under unprecedented strain from within and without. In each episode, renowned social anthropologist Shalini Randeria invites a leading scholar to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. They investigate what needs to be done to ensure the future well-being of our democratic institutions and practices.
 
Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
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If Vladimir Putin thought his invasion of Ukraine might cower Eastern European countries and intimidate NATO to stay away from the Russian sphere of influence .... he badly miscalculated. As NATO wraps up its high-level meetings today in Madrid, they have formally invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance ... while the Biden administration is…
 
Mark Galeotti, director of Mayak Intelligence, honorary Professor at University College London, and senior associate fellow with the Royal United Services Institute, discusses new ways of warfare, responses, Putin's invasion of Ukraine ... and a fascinating story on the origin of The Gerasimov Doctrine (spoiler alert: Mark coined the term!). Mark's…
 
Shaquille O'Neal (@SHAQ) has been retired from basketball for years, but he’s still got his irons in plenty of fires. Here, we’ll discuss everything from superheroes to law enforcement to business to sports to podcasting to — yes — the Flat Earth Theory. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode from the vault that we felt deserved a fresh pass…
 
Glastonbury festival has a rich political history, from its roots in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to links to the climate crisis today. The Guardian’s John Harris was at Glastonbury to find out what is keeping political activism moving on the left and how far Labour has to go. He spoke to the shadow secretary for climate change and net zero…
 
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol has issued a subpoena for former President Trump’s White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. The subpoena comes just a day after Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified in front of the panel that Cipollone warned Meadows “blood’s g…
 
Andrew Sullivan is a British-American political writer who has worked for such publications as The New Republic, The Atlantic and New York magazine. He has authored and edited several books and can currently be found at Substack. (andrewsullivan.substack.com) Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/ …
 
The end of abortion in 26 states will be deadly for many poor women, especially poor women of color. Law professor Michele Goodwin explains, reviewing the history of forced pregnancy under the slave regime in antebellum America, and how it was banned by the 13th Amendment’s prohibition of “involuntary servitude.” Also: How will the war in Ukraine e…
 
NATO leaders are gathered in Madrid for the most consequential meeting in the organization’s history. The summit kicked off by enlarging the alliance, giving Putin more NATO, not less: when Sweden and Finland become NATO member states, it will lengthen Russia’s border with the alliance by 800 miles. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says this…
 
How can the further partnership between Ukraine and the European Union develop? How could the rebuilding of Ukraine be funded? What narratives does Russian propaganda use in Romania and other European countries? Alona Shkrum, member of Parliament of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, Chairperson of the Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board and the Minister…
 
The decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade has seen abortion clinics across America scramble to perform procedures before they're forced to close their doors.Today, US reporter Rosemary Westwood takes us to the only abortion clinic in Mississippi as it prepares to shut forever.Featured:Rosemary Westwood, public health reporter for …
 
In recent years China has been accused of committing crimes against humanity and possibly genocide against the Uyghur ethnic group in the northwestern region of Xinjiang province. Nury Turkel was born in a re-education camp in Kashgar, Xinjiang in 1970. In 1995 he had the opportunity to leave China as a student and was never to return to his home a…
 
Day 126. Today, we’re on the ground at the NATO summit in Madrid, discuss the latest updates from the war zone and delve into the law and ethics of ‘precision’ weapons. Contributors: David Knowles (Host) Dominic Nicholls (Defence & Security Editor) Francis Dearnley (Assistant Comment Editor) Katie O'Neill (Assistant Foreign Editor) See Privacy Poli…
 
Western defence alliance declares Russia a direct threat to its security -- and prepares to welcome new members and boost military readiness. Also: the former Mrs Gates talks about life after Bill, African leaders urge Sudan and Ethiopia to step back from conflict, and scientists studying the bones of an ancient giant kangaroo say it belongs to a p…
 
The US Congressional Panel investigating the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol building has heard sensational evidence that then President Trump sought to join the riot, and had to be restrained by secret service agents. According to Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump threw his lunch against the wall in …
 
On Jan. 6, 2021, when supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, Cassidy Hutchinson was at work in the White House alongside her boss, Mark Meadows, then the chief of staff. Her stunning testimony has provided a fly-on-the-wall account of what Mr. Trump knew about the events that day. Guest: Luke Broadwater, a congressional reporter for The Ne…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Peter Wittig, Germany's former ambassador to the United States, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Cyprus and the United Nations, about foreign perceptions of the United States at pivotal historical moments. Wittig and Morell trace the evolution of America's standing in the eyes of the …
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2016: Whether he wins the US presidency or not, his rise reveals a growing attraction to political demagogues – and points to a wider crisis of democracy. Help support our independent journalism at t…
 
Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol and painted a damning portrait of former President Trump. Hutchinson claimed both the former President and his chief of staff were aware there might be violence, including …
 
This was an extensive, in-depth and informative discussion with Matthew Light, Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto, expert on post-Soviet states. Matthew outlines the different trajectories of post-Soviet states, Kazhakstan's refusal to support recognition of Russian-backed regions in Ukraine as so…
 
Many questions remain following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the liberal justices’ dissent in the case and analyze the potential steps that the federal government can take to protect abortion rights. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce d…
 
Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind are joined by Vox senior reporter Keren Landman, M.D., (@landmanspeaking) to discuss the extremely high maternal mortality rate in the United States. Breaking down those numbers by socioeconomic factors like race or income, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths gets even worse. What will happen now that Roe v. Wade has b…
 
When a missile hit a crowded shopping centre, killing at least 16 people, it reminded us Vladimir Putin is not willing to end the terror he is inflicting on Ukranian civilians. That attack and renewed bombings in the capital Kyiv come as soldiers continue the relentless fighting in the east of the country. Today, former Australian Army Major Genera…
 
Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Brave: https://brave.com/lex – Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to get early access – Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to…
 
Day 125. Today: We discuss the Russian missile strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in the centre of Ukraine. Our Brussels correspondent Joe Barnes is on the ground in Madrid for the NATO conference. We analyse remarks from the head of the British Army who has likened the country's current defence situation to the lead up to the Second World War…
 
Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) is a futurist who specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter. Her latest book is Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything ? Even Things That Seem Impossible Today. What We Discuss with …
 
Former President Trump’s election attorney John Eastman says the FBI seized his phone last week as the Department of Justice continues their investigations related to January 6. Elie Honig is a CNN Senior Legal Analyst and a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He tells AC360 what hoops investigators have to jump th…
 
Two Americas – that is the new reality taking shape in the US. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion on Friday has already triggered bans in at least 10 states, with several more expected to follow soon. Others, by contrast – like California, Washington and Oregon – have vowed to protect women’s health and th…
 
It was originally hailed as a great way to quit smoking, but now there are serious concerns a new generation of Australians could become hooked on vaping, thanks to a thriving black market on social media. At the same time, big tobacco companies are working behind the scenes to relax laws and increase the use of e-cigarettes. Today, 4 Corners repor…
 
Christopher Blattman is an economist, political scientist and Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago. His new book is Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace, which explores why societies turn to violence and how poverty and oppression often go hand in hand with conflict. Chris's work has …
 
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