12 episodes

In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.
Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.
Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

    Chapter Ten: One Year Later

    Chapter Ten: One Year Later

    What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

    • 32 min
    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

    Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

    • 26 min
    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

    After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

    • 26 min
    Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

    Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

    We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

    • 34 min
    Chapter Seven: Mosul

    Chapter Seven: Mosul

    What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

    • 34 min
    Chapter Six: Paper Trail

    Chapter Six: Paper Trail

    “Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Verbs34 ,

Podcasting Perfection

I’ve re-listened to this three times now, and each time I am struck by how well this podcast has been done. Rukmini is an excellent reporter and story teller... her bravery and intelligence is something that I wish everyone knew about so I tell anyone who asks about podcasts to check this one out!

bspur01 ,

Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant one of the best podcast i have ever heard the subject has only been a mild interest however i will now be binge downloading and listening to as many as i can get my hands on

Whammmmy ,

Facinating eye opener into what makes isis tick

Brilliant reporter who opened my eyes to what was previously a knowledge from news headlines.

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