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The Fall of Kabul.

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The Fall of Kabul.

    The Fall of Kabul

    The Fall of Kabul

    Maitlis and Sopes return for an emergency episode to mark the end of America's decades long 'forever war'. We talk to US Airforce veteran Veronica Hoyer to ask if it was all for nothing? And the former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, P. Michael McKinley tells us he is being contacted by former friends and colleagues appealing for rescue as Taliban forces enter Kabul.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Caitlin Hanrahan and Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 41 min
    It's been a blast, Americast!

    It's been a blast, Americast!

    We're signing off for a while, Americasters. Thanks for your company and your support. We'll be back next year to bring you all the build up to the midterm elections.

    So here's our last episode for now. As someone once said, "Have a good life. We will see you soon".

    While you're here, please could you vote for Americast at the British Podcast Awards! www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

    This episode was made by our wonderful producers, Caitlin Hanrahan and Natalie Ktena. It was mixed beautifully by Emma Crowe. The Editor is Dino Sofos.

    • 51 min
    Aliens Ate My Podcast

    Aliens Ate My Podcast

    The truth is out there... or at least it's about to be.
    Former Blink 182 frontman and UFO hunter Tom DeLonge speaks to Emily, Jon and Anthony ahead of the highly anticipated unclassified Pentagon report on UFOs.
    And with the Democrats' Voting Rights bill blocked, we discuss how the fight is far from over for Biden.
    Also, Slate Editor and Americast favourite Dahlia Lithwick tells us everything we need to know about Supreme Court Season and that conservative supermajority.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Caitlin Hanrahan and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 46 min
    Putin His Foot Down

    Putin His Foot Down

    We're behind the scenes at the Swiss Chateau where Biden and Putin meet for their first talks – but did they see eye to eye? Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss if the US-Russia relationship can go from rock bottom to recovery. Also, following a testing week for Vice President Harris, we ask her former Communications Director Gil Duran whether we're witnessing a President in the making. And he doesn’t want to go on about it but Sopes had to give up his seat at the pub for a VERY special guest...

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Caitlin Hanrahan and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 38 min
    Summit Going On

    Summit Going On

    As Joe Biden touches down in the UK for his first foreign trip, the G7 summit of world leaders in Carbis Bay, Jon speaks exclusively to the president’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, about how the US will protect the Good Friday agreement and its interests around the world, as well as its rivalry with China and Russia.

    Back in Washington DC, we hear how one Democratic senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, is causing a political impasse that’s paralysing his own party.

    Studio Director: Nick Jones
    Producers: Caitlin Hanrahan, Daniel Wittenberg and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 43 min
    Guess Who's Back?

    Guess Who's Back?

    Ben Rhodes, the ex-White House deputy national security adviser and confidante to President Obama, comes on to talk about the global rise of authoritarianism and how American foreign policy helped shape what he calls the “the 9/11 generation.”

    And there’s a sensational comeback for one of the most influential men in Washington. Not Jon Sopel, another beauty (he’s still in London.) But Donald Trump, is preparing to hold the first post-presidential rally. We hear from POLITICO’s White House insider Anita Kumar about how Trump plans to stay relevant and why he’s always the elephant in the room for Joe Biden.

    • 43 min

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