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Conversations about conflict on an angry planet.


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    Taliban Memories

    Taliban Memories

    The Taliban - we all know them, few of us love them, and it looks like they’re going to rule Afghanistan - again.


    So, what was it like the first time the Islamic militants took over, in 1996?


    Today, we have two journalists who were in Afghanistan in the 90s. Scott Neuman was working for United Press International and wrote from the scene.


    Alan Chin is a photographer who went to Afghanistan to take pictures for The New York Times. 


    I’ve known them both for more than 20 years.


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    • 59 min
    How 'The Daughters of Kobani' Defeated ISIS

    How 'The Daughters of Kobani' Defeated ISIS

    When Islamic State’s capital, Raqqa, finally fell in late 2017, America wasn’t really paying close attention. We’d had nearly a year of turmoil here at home, and, in many ways, Islamic State was old news.
    And if we weren’t paying that much attention to the fight, we paid even less attention to the fighters. So, today we’ll tell the story of the Kurdish men and women who led the Syrian Democratic Forces.
    To take us through it, we have Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, who’s just published Daughters of Kobani, which tells the story of the Kurdish fight against Islamic State. Lemmon is a journalist and best-selling author who last appeared on the show to talk about her book Ashley’s War.


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    • 35 min
    Tacticool Girlfriend Explains Why America Loves Guns

    Tacticool Girlfriend Explains Why America Loves Guns

    Guns, guns, guns. America loves them and their use is enshrined in the second amendment. It’s such a big deal here that an entire culture has grown around it. From the outside looking in, gun culture can seem...surreal and fetishistic. The truth is more complicated. The overwhelming majority of American gun owners are responsible and are not taking photos of themselves aiming a loaded weapon at their own dick. Yes, that’s a thing.


    Here to talk to us about the second amendment and gun culture is Tacticool Girlfriend. Tacticool Girlfriend is a YouTuber whose channel covers gun safety and gun culture. And she does it all with style and flair that you don’t normally see in the space.


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    • 47 min
    The Fish Wars Are Coming

    The Fish Wars Are Coming

    Billions of people eat fish every day and as the global population has exploded, so too have human efforts to catch more and more fish. As more people take to the high seas looking for protein, very human problems have followed them. We’re fighting over fish.


    Here to walk us through this is someone actively working on the problem in Washington D.C. Captain Kate Higgins-Bloom is the Strategic Foresight Director for the U.S. Coast Guard.


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    • 34 min
    UNLOCKED: Syria, Chemical Weapons, and Crossing the Red Line

    UNLOCKED: Syria, Chemical Weapons, and Crossing the Red Line

    Syria’s Bashar Al Assad had no such hesitancy. Thousands of people died. The U.S. threatened to strike Syria, but Russia suggested striking a deal instead.
    It was weird.


    To talk us through the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons throughout the country’s civil war is Joby Warrick of the Washington Post. Warrick is the winner of an improbable two Pulitzer Prizes, including one for his book on ISIS, Black Flags. His new book, Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World, is just out.


    - Recorded 3/19/21
     
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    • 36 min
    What's 'The Deal' With Iran's Nukes?

    What's 'The Deal' With Iran's Nukes?

    What do mid-century funnyman Tom Lehrer, nuclear Armageddon, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have in common? They’re all features of the excellent podcast The Deal—a show all about the Iran nuclear deal.


    As its host once said, he’s not here to fix problems. He’s just here to narrate the collapse. Well, that narrator is here with us today. Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is an expert on all things nuclear, the host of The Deal, and Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Project at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.


    - Recorded 3/11 because amber is the color of our energy
    - Faulkner and hot toddies
    - how to make sure someone gets nuclear weapons
    - the Libya of it all


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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
649 Ratings

649 Ratings

MilSmartGuy ,

Great Work!

One of my all time favs! Great analysis, interesting topics and all within a predictable amount of time. Keep it up Matt and Jason.

Hammer jammer. ,

Try to do a better job of hiding your liberal bias

More diverse base of guests. Yikes. You’d greatly increase your listener base. It currently screams one sidedness with the inability to understand other viewpoints. Great “journalism” here, just matching the mainstream

Liberal attitudes at it again with the last one. Please make
It stop.

Just Kay OK ,

WHOAH! Slow it Down!!

Do you NOT want us to know what the British had to do with 9/11?? Or maybe you don’t know?

YOU ARE BOTH TALKING TOO FAST!! And the British guy has an accent and speaks faster than the American so I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS SAYING!!

God bless the Queen and may she put the Californian traitors in their place swiftly!!!
Don’t go easy on the Harkles!!!!!

Praying for Prince Philip, Prince William and Princess Kate. It’s not easy losing a brother. Haz is a traitor and he married an evil woman who is not what she seems.

Wikipedia: “The Dark Triad “ that is Haz & Rach!!

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