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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.

    Talks with Iran and covid in India

    Talks with Iran and covid in India

    Tommy and Ben discuss all the latest news out of Iran and the Iran deal negotiations, reports about mysterious directed energy attacks against Americans, the Biden administration’s North Korea policy, a deadly stampede in Israel, fighting on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the fury of Manchester United Fans and more. Then journalist Rana Ayyub joins Tommy to talk about the devastating wave of coronavirus cases in India and how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is making it worse.
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    Fighting climate change, coronavirus, and capitalism

    Fighting climate change, coronavirus, and capitalism

    Tommy and Ben discuss President Biden’s ambitious new climate goals, the coronavirus outbreak in India, American recognition of the Armenian genocide, Chloé Zhao’s Oscar win and censorship in China, leaked audio from the Iranian foreign minister and more. Then Ben talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen about cultural depictions of the Vietnam War and the links between colonialism and capitalism.

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    • 1 hores 36 min
    Putin's Power Plays

    Putin's Power Plays

    Tommy and Ben discuss the president of Chad’s mysterious death, Vladimir Putin's imprisonment of Alexei Navalny, the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India, updates on what actually happened at the Natanz nuclear facility, SPACE HELICOPTERS!!, a not so super idea for a soccer league and more. Then Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer joins Tommy for a conversation on the Biden administration's Russia policy and the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.


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    • 1 hores 20 min
    Biden ends one war, will Israel and Iran start another?

    Biden ends one war, will Israel and Iran start another?

    Tommy and Ben discuss the cyberattack on an Iranian nuclear facility, Biden's plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, whether MBS spent almost half a billion on a forged painting, violence in Northern Ireland, escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, sports nationalism and more. Then Ben talks to journalist Afua Hirsch about how Boris Johnson's government has embraced racism and the complicated legacy of Prince Philip. 


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    • 1 hores 38 min
    Should America boycott the 2022 Olympics?

    Should America boycott the 2022 Olympics?

    Nearly two dozen people are arrested in Jordan as confusion swirls about whether a coup was being plotted there. Calls to boycott the 2022 Olympics in Beijing pick up momentum, including from within the United States. New reporting sheds light on violence taking place in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. And more. Then, Tommy talks with Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick about his book, “Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World.”


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    • 1 hores 30 min
    Israel Deadlocked, Suez Unblocked

    Israel Deadlocked, Suez Unblocked

    Tommy and Ben walk through the inconclusive results of the latest Israeli election, how Covid and bad political leadership is devastating Brazil, the Suez Canal, news from Biden on Afghanistan, more military violence in Myanmar, plans for a Chinese-Russian moon base, pan-European progressivism, US-Bolivia policy, and whether Prince William is actually the sexiest bald man alive. Then, Ben talks to Ricardo Herrero, head of the Cuba Study Group, about how the Biden administration should reengage with Cuba.

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    • 1 hores 25 min

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4.8 de 5
19.9m valoracions

19.9m valoracions

FalconInDC ,

Smart, but with a perspective

Very informative and smart. I like the variety and break from constant doom and gloom national/local news. I don’t always agree with the hosts, but I appreciate that they are willing to put a stake in the ground and take a position - instead of pretending to be “objective” or being otherwise disingenuous. Good stuff. Keep it up.

Simone678 ,

Gets better and better

I love these guys. They are humble and generous in their experience and knowledge, and over the course of their podcast have acknowledged where we’ve made mistakes. Appreciate the level of discourse and evidence they provide along the way. They are both accomplished in what they’ve achieved. This dialog feels like an open forum for enlightenment, engagement, and inquiry. Keep it coming Tommy and Ben.

JoshTit ,

Men in Blazers

As a great friend of both pods (gfobp), I have to say this episode made me laugh out loud. Ben taking credit for the super league failure legit made me laugh out loud, and was a perfect joke that led into a serious point. Keep up the good work

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