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Conversations about conflict on an angry planet. Created, produced, and hosted by Matthew Gault and Jason Fields
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    The Horrors Behind Your Frozen Shrimp

    The Horrors Behind Your Frozen Shrimp

    Americans love shrimp. They love it so much they don’t think too hard about where it comes from—or the virtual slaves who are farming them. Joshua Farinella doesn’t have that luxury.
    A few years ago, Farinella took a job working for a shrimp production company in India. The money they were paying would set his family up for a long time to come, but what he saw when he landed in the country made him realize the cash wasn’t worth it. He chose to blow the whistle.
    On this episode of Angry Planet, Farinella sits down with us to talk about what he saw in the shrimp factory. It all starts one fateful night when he receives a WhatsApp message telling him that one of the plant’s workers was caught in the place’s water treatment facility. “She was searching for a way out of there,” the message said. “Her contractor is not allowing her to go home.”
    After Farinella decided to blow the whistle, he began to document what he saw at the plant. Video, audio, and documents he secured can be viewed at The Outlaw Ocean Project. 
    Read The Whistleblower at The Outlaw Ocean Project
    Read through the documents.
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    • 48 min
    TEASER: Russian Murderers Who Go to War and Come Home to Kill Again

    TEASER: Russian Murderers Who Go to War and Come Home to Kill Again

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    In Russia there’s a revolving door between prisons and the frontlines. What began as a Wanger program is now official: the Kremlin will pardon nearly any crime if the convict agrees to serve on the front lines in Ukraine. After a six month stint at war, murderers and rapists are free to return to the scene of the crime. Some come home to kill again.
    On this episode of Angry Planet, New York Times journalist Milana Mazaeva is here to talk about what happens to Russian communities when criminals return to them after going to war. The first half of the conversation covers the articles and details harrowing stories of Russian murderers who became soldiers who became murderers again. 
    The latter half of the episode is about how hard it is to report from Russia right now, the incredible games of telephone Mazaeva plays to get the stories she does, and what’s lost when you can’t visit the place you’re reporting on.
    Pardoned for Serving in Ukraine, They Return to Russia to Kill Again
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    • 11 min
    Americans in Ukraine Looking for ‘Daybreak’

    Americans in Ukraine Looking for ‘Daybreak’

    Luke Paxton and Han Lee know a good cause when they see one. When Russia invades Ukraine in 2022, the American vets know what they need to do. Their time in Afghanistan has given them the skills to help fight a war and the moral clarity needed to know when a cause is just.
    But are they going to fight in Ukraine for the right reason? Do Ukrainians want them there? And does either matter when bombs are dropping all over the country?
    On this episode of Angry Planet, author Matt Gallagher returns to the podcast to talk about his novel Daybreak. It’s the story of Paxton and Lee as they travel to Ukraine to fight. It’s a work of fiction that strikes at deeper emotional truths about the conflict. It’s also pieced together from Gallagher’s own experiences in Ukraine, some of which wouldn’t fit neatly into a work of journalistic non-fiction.

    What fiction can do that non-fiction can’t.Exploring Lviv’s mystical toy barter alley.The contractually required Joan Didion quote.Why Ukrainians are suspicious of Americans who say “I want to help.”The structure of a Daybreak movie.Recorded 4/23/24
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    An Insider's Critique of Israel

    An Insider's Critique of Israel

    The war between Israel and Hamas, which began on Oct. 7 when terrorists overran the Gaza frontier and killed more than 1,200 Israelis, is now more than six months old. More than 100 Israeli hostages are still being held in Gaza.
    Israel, in return, has killed more than 30,000 Palestinians, with two thirds of that number likely to be civilians, including women and children. There are negotiations for a ceasefire going on—at least sporadically—but Dan Perry, former Associated Press bureau chief in the region, says that Hamas isn't playing by the same rules as Israel, or anyone else.
    Hamas, according to Perry, welcomes the deaths of Palestinian civilians. Anyone and everyone can be a martyr for Hamas's cause, which is not peace, but a complete destruction of Israel. Whoever must be sacrificed in the process, well, other people's live are a price Hamas is willing to pay.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    TEASER: Crawl Out Through the ‘Fallout’

    TEASER: Crawl Out Through the ‘Fallout’

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    A successful TV adaptation of the Fallout video game franchise has everyone excited about the post-apocalypse again so we thought it was a good time to finally do a bonus episode we’ve been threatening for a long time.
    Cultural critic, journalist, and YouTuber Noah Caldwell-Gervais comes on this episode of Angry Planet to discuss all things Fallout. It’s a long episode, we dive into a lot of topics including

    Jason’s globe from 1937The peculiar pleasure of vacuum tube technologyCold War memoriesThe anxiety of worrying about dying in a nuclear blastWest Coast vs East Coast Fallout In defense of Fallout 76Power armor and Soviet TanksVault-Tec the ultimate villainFull spoiler warning for all of the Fallout video games and the entire TV show.
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    • 18 min
    What Happens to the World When China and the U.S. ‘Face Off’?

    What Happens to the World When China and the U.S. ‘Face Off’?

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    Jane Perlez is a veteran foreign correspondent, the former Bejing Bureau Chief for The New York Times, and host of the new podcast “Face-Off.” She’s on Angry Planet today to talk to us about the show and her experiences reporting on China. “Face-Off” is all about America’s complicated relationship with China. Perlez says she started the show because she was tired of the hysterical conversations she hears about Beijing in Washington.
    In this episode we learn …

    Why On the Beach is Perlez’s favorite nuclear war movie.
    What it’s like to visit China for the first time at the height of the Cultural Revolution.
    What “Communism” means in a country with a growing bourgeoisie.
    What it takes for someone to lead China.
    When Mao and Khrushchev Went Swimming
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
770 Ratings

770 Ratings

Royce1629 ,

Super informative!

Hosts always ask their amazing guests really good questions, and do their best to remain objective. Great way to get a quick view of the status of the world.

johndill ,

Formally great podcast recently turned into a propaganda outlet

I loved this podcast but the last episode was so based I had to unsubscribe. The pro-Israel shill was allowed to deliver 1 full hour of solid propaganda that essentially said Hamas wakes up every day and doesn’t care if babies are killed, in fact, hopes babies are killed. If Israel kills babies or forgiven aide workers it is simply a a targeting error that the virtuous Israels quickly corrected. Guest was freely allowed to speak of Hamas intentions like he was a founding member. Used to turn to this podcast to escape from the usual media shills but it looks like Angry Planet is now picking sides. Terrible loss of a formally great podcast.

Sjdhd ,

Hilariously inaccurate

There’s nothing more pathetic than a couple white guys coming together to make a podcast thinking the world needs to hear their opinions—only for it to be filled with inaccuracies. Maybe do some googling before you yap about a topic. Embarrassing.

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