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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    • 4.9 • 301 Ratings

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

4.9 out of 5
301 Ratings

301 Ratings

Recensent48 ,

Great podcast, very knowledgeable and intriguing

Very interesting topic, told more or less like a detective. You get deeper and deeper into the story, motives and work methods are explained. Rukmini really is an expert on this subject and has a very attractive voice too. I listened it in one go on my way from Berlin to my home town.

lautje1993 ,

Best podcast

Couldn’t stop listening. And so important to learn more about

Bommelerwaard ,

Wow...

Breathtaking.... Terrifying... Good journalism...

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