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Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.

Around The Empire Joanne Leon

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    • 4.6 • 101 Ratings

Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.

    Around the Empire LIVE: Ep 266 Taiwan / China Panel

    Around the Empire LIVE: Ep 266 Taiwan / China Panel

    Hosts: Joanne Leon, Dan Wright
    Guests: Peter Lee, Patrick MacFarlane, Connor Echols
    Around the Empire aroundtheempire.com is listener supported, independent media.
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    Recorded on August 3, 2022. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

    Reference Links:
    As Pelosi Taiwan visit looms, Menendez bill would ‘gut’ One China policy, Connor Echols Taiwan and Our ‘Feigned Ambiguity’, Patrick MacFarlane  

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 265 Third Party Candidates Disrupt the Status Quo PANEL

    Ep 265 Third Party Candidates Disrupt the Status Quo PANEL

    Hosts: Joanne Leon, Kelley Lane. Guests: Shannon Bray, Matthew Hoh, Scott Horton, Angela McArdle
    Panel discussion about the importance of third party candidates, especially anti-interventionist candidates who can act as a political insurgency to disrupt the establishment status quo. We also discuss the recent scandal with the North Carolina election board voting along partisan lines to prevent US Senate candidate Matthew Hoh from getting on the ballot, the recent takeover of the Libertarian party by the Mises Caucus and the need to find common ground among anti-interventionists across the political spectrum. 
    Shannon Bray is running for US Senate in North Carolina on the Libertarian party ticket and Matthew Hoh is running for US Senate in North Carolina on the Green Party ticket. Scott Horton is an author, director of the Libertarian Institute and Editorial Director of antiwar.com. Angela McArdle is the recently elected chair of the Libertarian national party. 
    FOLLOW Shannon Bray on Twitter at @ShannonBrayNC, Matthew Hoh at @MatthewPHoh, Scott Horton @scotthortonshow, Angela McArdle at @angela4LNCChair, Kelley Lane at @Kelleyswords, Joanne Leon at @JoanneLeon and Around the Empire at @AroundtheEmpire
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    Recorded on July 27, 2022. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
    Reference Links:
    Matthew Hoh for Senate Shannon Bray for Senate  
     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 264 Ukraine War From a Baltic Perspective Swapcast Eastern Border

    Ep 264 Ukraine War From a Baltic Perspective Swapcast Eastern Border

    This is a swapcast with Kristaps Andrejsons, host of the Eastern Border podcast. We talk about  life in Latvia, what it’s like to be a small former Soviet republic country with a big neighbor like Russia, and the Ukraine war from a Baltic perspective. In a bonus segment we discuss the increase in NATO troops in Europe and the Baltic countries. 
    Kristaps Andrejsons is an historian and a podcaster from Riga, Latvia, He hosts a podcast called Eastern Border about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe and the USSR and the Baltic region but which is now mostly focused on the war in neighboring Ukraine. 
    FOLLOW Kris and the podcast on Twitter at @Eastern_Border and find the podcast on podcast apps and Youtube and the website theeasternborder.lv. 
    Around the Empire aroundtheempire.com is listener supported, independent media.
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    Recorded on June 29, 2022. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
    Reference Links:
    Baltic Citizens Worry They’re Next on Russia’s Menu: Moscow’s aggression has stirred old fears in its neighbors, Kristaps Andrejsons Russia and Ukraine Are Trapped in Medieval Myths: A shared past underpins—and worsens—the conflict. Putin’s Speech Laid Out a Dark Vision of Russian History: There’s no room for Ukraine in the Russian leader’s distorted telling of the past. Eastern Border Podcast: War in Ukraine: Famine  

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 263 Financial War: Fed Declares Independence feat Tom Luongo

    Ep 263 Financial War: Fed Declares Independence feat Tom Luongo

    Guest: Tom Luongo. We continue our conversations from previous episodes about the Federal Reserve and financial war underlying the conflicts and crises around the world right now. We discuss recent moves by the Fed and what it means, along with a lot of other political and philosophical commentary mixed in. In a bonus segment I ask Tom how the US and EU manage to be united in the Ukraine war while the Fed and ECB are waging epic battles.
    Tom Luongo is a former research chemist, amateur dairy goat farmer, anarcho-libertarian, and obstreperous Austrian economist. His specialty is connecting geopolitics and finance/investment and he publishes the Gold Goats, and Guns newsletter and podcast and whose work can be found on sites like Zerohedge, Lewrockwell.com, Bitcoin Magazine and Newsmax Media.
    FOLLOW Tom at @TFL1728. Find his work at the Gold, Goats ‘n Guns website, on Youtube, Odysee, Patreon and other platforms.
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    Reference Links:
    Media: Why the Fed Raised 75 bps and How to Break the Davos Crowd, Tom Luongo Around the Empire: Ep 255 It’s a Financial War feat Tom Luongo Around the Empire: Ep 229 Central Bank Wars feat Tom Luongo Market Watch: Surprise ECB meeting yields commitment to fight widening bond spreads WSJ: ECB Calls Emergency Meeting to Address Bond Selloff

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 262 Yemen Ceasefire and Reasons Behind It feat Isa Blumi

    Ep 262 Yemen Ceasefire and Reasons Behind It feat Isa Blumi

    Guest: Isa Blumi. We talk about the ceasefire in Yemen, the circumstances and the reasons why it happened. We also talk about energy development, the Hodeidah blockade, the situation in Aden, the ousting of Hadi and creation of a new Presidential Council and we continue our discussion from previous episodes about the war within wars in Yemen and the Gulf states. In a bonus segment we talk about Sweden and Finland changing their neutral status and joining NATO. When we recorded this, Turkey was still holding up the approval but yesterday at the NATO summit that block was cleared and it was announced that they would be joining NATO. 
    Dr. Isa Blumi is an historian, an author and Professor of Global History, Islamic World, Ottoman Empire, Yemen, Albania. His most recent book Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World tells the story of the wars in Yemen but also “ultimately tells an even larger story of today’s political economy of global capitalism, development, and the war on terror as disparate actors intersect in Arabia.”  He also authored the book Ottoman Refugees, 1878-1939: Migration in a Post-Imperial World.
    FOLLOW Isa Blumi @IsaBlumi and find his work at Google Scholar and his latest book at UCPress.edu. 
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    Recorded on June 10, 2022. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

    • 59 min
    Ep 261 War in Ukraine Panel Podcast

    Ep 261 War in Ukraine Panel Podcast

    Panel: Connor Freeman, Kelley Lane, Joanne Leon, Stephen Semler, Dan Wright. A wide ranging discussion about the war in Ukraine, the possible escalation to nuclear war and the billions of dollars being approved by Congress. 
    FOLLOW @stephensemler, @WrightLeaning, @Kelleyswords, @FreemansMind96, @joanneleon, @AroundtheEmpire
    Around the Empire aroundtheempire.com is listener supported, independent media.
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    Reference Links:
    A breakdown of the Ukraine aid bill, Stephen Semler THERE IS NO OFF-RAMP’: A RECIPE FOR NUCLEAR WAR, Connor Freeman, Libertarian Institute  

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

ajh-nh ,

Appreciate the convo

Tone and content for the podcast is both refreshing and challenging. Keep it up MsLeon.

joey micks ,

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this is a very bad podcast. Ms Leon has the affect of a woman i work with who is in the spectrum. she constantly speaks over guests who are objectively much smarter than her to add literally nothing to the show. if you can stomach that the guests are sometimes worthwhile

Tvig1 ,

Good Foreign policy analysis

She has good guests and provides insightful analysis of US foreign policy

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