59 episodes

Overwhelmed by conflicting narratives and sensationalism in the news? Wondering where you can get an objective analysis and direct-from-the-source reporting?
Look no further than In the Room with Peter Bergen. In a weekly nonpartisan news podcast, longtime national security journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen goes beyond the headlines, to explore the world’s most important and captivating stories.
Each week, listeners are invited to join Peter as he covers a news topic like war, artificial intelligence, UFOs, and more, including a rare peek inside the FBI's unit that is trying to prevent mass shootings. Balancing various perspectives on the subject, he combines narrative-rich storytelling and interviews with top experts and leaders like former Acting US Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, US Army General David Petraeus, Jen Easterly who leads US efforts to prevent cyberattacks, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton, first-ever female Afghan ambassador to the US Roya Rahmani, and CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward.
Listeners go “in the room” with Peter as he presses his contacts for accurate, on-the-ground information to help his listeners contextualize and understand the impact of these stories on their lives through a quality, trustworthy, and engaging lens.
Get the real story from the people who are there as it unfolds with In the Room with Peter Bergen.
Go to Audible.com/news where you’ll find Peter Bergen's recommendations for other news, journalism, and nonfiction listening.

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    • 4.7 • 82 Ratings

Overwhelmed by conflicting narratives and sensationalism in the news? Wondering where you can get an objective analysis and direct-from-the-source reporting?
Look no further than In the Room with Peter Bergen. In a weekly nonpartisan news podcast, longtime national security journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen goes beyond the headlines, to explore the world’s most important and captivating stories.
Each week, listeners are invited to join Peter as he covers a news topic like war, artificial intelligence, UFOs, and more, including a rare peek inside the FBI's unit that is trying to prevent mass shootings. Balancing various perspectives on the subject, he combines narrative-rich storytelling and interviews with top experts and leaders like former Acting US Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, US Army General David Petraeus, Jen Easterly who leads US efforts to prevent cyberattacks, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton, first-ever female Afghan ambassador to the US Roya Rahmani, and CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward.
Listeners go “in the room” with Peter as he presses his contacts for accurate, on-the-ground information to help his listeners contextualize and understand the impact of these stories on their lives through a quality, trustworthy, and engaging lens.
Get the real story from the people who are there as it unfolds with In the Room with Peter Bergen.
Go to Audible.com/news where you’ll find Peter Bergen's recommendations for other news, journalism, and nonfiction listening.

    The Right-Wing Plan for Trump to Root Out the “Deep State Department”

    The Right-Wing Plan for Trump to Root Out the “Deep State Department”

    You may have heard some ruckus about Project 2025, the Heritage Foundation’s 887-page plan to overhaul the federal government, fire thousands of career bureaucrats and bring in loyalists if Trump wins a second term.

    • 47 min
    How Women Became Central to the Central Intelligence Agency

    How Women Became Central to the Central Intelligence Agency

    Peter speaks with a former agent who entered the CIA in 1968, another who got her start just before 9/11, and the author of The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA.

    • 44 min
    India’s Modi Will (Likely) Get the Most Votes in Human History. Why?

    India’s Modi Will (Likely) Get the Most Votes in Human History. Why?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is the most popular leader in the world — and he’s poised to win reelection to a third term.

    • 47 min
    The Man Who Led NATO Is Trying to Frighten You

    The Man Who Led NATO Is Trying to Frighten You

    How could the US lose a war with China? What happens if American political divisions keep getting more extreme? And what in the world will A.I, mean for national security?

    • 35 min
    The View From a Newsroom in the Middle East

    The View From a Newsroom in the Middle East

    Mina Al-Oraibi is the editor of The National, an English-language newspaper headquartered in Abu Dhabi. She shares how the post-October 7th news landscape looks inside the Middle East.

    • 38 min
    1-on-1 with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (9/26/23 Rebroadcast)

    1-on-1 with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (9/26/23 Rebroadcast)

    RFK, Jr.’s views on vaccines and his penchant for questioning official narratives have kept him on the fringes of American politics for years. But now, as a third-party presidential candidate he is polling around 10% — enough to affect the outcome of an election that is expected to be decided on a razor-thin margin.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Dr Meau ,

I never skip it!

This is the only podcast I never miss. Peter Bergen has smart guests and he encourages them to be candid.

WatchingTheDetectives ,

This is a superb podcast

I finished the latest episode on “How Does The US Government Get Detained Americans Home?” on my run this morning. Peter and his team pack so much into each of their podcast episodes. It’s honestly one of the best produced and informative podcasts minute for minute out there. Thorough deep dive into a topic, but less than an hour and often less than 45 minutes. Doesn’t take long to listen but you leave feeling like you’ve watched a “Frontline” episode on each topic.

Michael Brill ,

Quickly my favorite podcast

The weekly episode put together by veteran national security journalist and author Peter Bergen and his team is always informative and engaging. I haven’t missed one since I learned about this show last year. Peter draws on decades of experience and interviews a wide range of experts to go beyond the headlines on any given issue. He also has a knack for profiling conspiracy theorists across the political spectrum. If you missed them, I highly recommend going back and listening to the episodes Peter did on Mike Flynn, along with his interview with RFK Jr. Nonpartisan and even-handed, I never miss an opportunity to recommend this podcast to friends.

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