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“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.

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“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.

    The corruption of Mike Pompeo

    The corruption of Mike Pompeo

    Al Qaeda stages its first successful attack on American soil since 9/11, exposing America’s broken relationship with Saudi Arabia. Mike Pompeo fires the man investigating his corruption. Israel accelerates plans to annex West Bank settlements and engages in cyber warfare with Iran. French President Emmanuel Macron loses his majority, a typhoon barrels down on India, and a financier of the Rwandan genocide is apprehended. Marco Rubio takes over the Senate Intelligence Committee as concern grows about foreign interference in the upcoming election, Trump’s war of words with the WHO continues, and we got a super duper missile in the house.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Flynnocent After Proven Guilty

    Flynnocent After Proven Guilty

    The political fallout from the failed coup attempt in Venezuela. General Flynn and the administration’s attempt to undercut the Mueller probe and punish Trump’s political enemies. The coronavirus weakens Putin’s strongman image. Peace slips further away in Afghanistan. The ongoing, escalating war of words between the US and China and much more. Then Wind of Change host Patrick Radden Keefe joins to discuss spies, propaganda, and how music and culture became weapons in the Cold War.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Mercenaries invade Venezuela

    Mercenaries invade Venezuela

    Why the Trump administration is directing the intelligence community to prove their claims about China and the coronavirus is so dangerous. A truly unbelievable story about a ragtag group of mercenaries who attempted to invade and stage a coup in Venezuela. Trump’s nominee to be Director of National Intelligence gets a hearing. Then Asia expert Danny Russel joins to talk about White House plans to punish China over the coronavirus, how Beijing might respond, and what the hell we should make of Kim Jong Un’s reemergence after weeks of rumors about his health.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    TMZ at the DMZ

    TMZ at the DMZ

    The latest rumors and news about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health, and what we know about a possible succession process. Iran launches a military satellite and Trump tries to use the Iran nuclear deal to put in place more sanctions. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face legal trouble. New Zealand eliminates the coronavirus while doctors in the UK race to produce a vaccine and major countries come together to discuss how to accelerate work on treatments. The latest in Afghanistan and Navy Capt. Brett Crozier might get his job back. Then journalist Rana Ayyub talks with Ben about life in India during COVID.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Kim Jong Un-healthy?

    Kim Jong Un-healthy?

    Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu cuts a deal that allows him to stay in charge. We explain how the price of a barrel of oil briefly becomes negative. Rumors about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health and who might come next. Hong Kong leaders face more attacks on democracy and heavy-handed tactics from China. Parliaments around the world figure out how to meet virtually, and new polling on Trump’s handling of national security. Then former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Samantha Power Hour

    Samantha Power Hour

    Former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks about Capt Crozier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt and how the coronavirus created a crisis in the Navy. Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power explains why a successful US coronavirus response has to be global. And Tommy and Ben talk about how a Chinese lab is raising questions about the origin of the coronavirus, Vladimir Putin’s disinformation campaigns against science and his muddy political future, why the UK has reacted to the pandemic in a more united and less partisan fashion and how China is using water to squeeze its neighbors.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17.9K Ratings

17.9K Ratings

sllimaraik ,

Can Ben Rhodes stop yelling?

Content is usually A1 but his yelling...no.

mimshow ,

Pod Save The World...

Could save the world if enough people listen.

A reviewer from Socorro, NM ,

Funny and informative, yet lacking

A sermon made for the choir, this show is made for those who think that Obama’s presidency was the highest point in America’s recent history. And there is what this show is lacking: self-reflection and critical analysis of history. Obama’s foreign policy, like Mr. Youssef pointed out was not too diferente from G.W. Bush. American history of interventions, invasions, and sponsoring coups and removing democratically elected leaders like in Iran and Guatemala in the 1950s is unknown or plainly ignored by the hosts. Their former boss was another neocon good at reading speeches. I hope one day they can’t get out of their comfort privilege zone and see the world from the eyes of non-white male Americans.

Finally, I wish they knew that not every leader outside the US and Europe is a dictator. Democracy is not a not a commodity only reserve for the White people. Evo Morales and Hugo Chávez were elected by their people, just like Trump was elected, but unlike Trump, they got the actual majority of the popular vote. Inform yourselves and stop sounding like cheerleaders for a system that only cares about the few.

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