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We are now a country at war. At war with the coronavirus. At war with a racist legacy. At war with ourselves. The Dispatches is a new quick-hit pod hosted by Iraq war veteran, author and activist Paul Rieckhoff that gives you news and information you need to protect yourself and the people you care about. The war is on. This is your update. This is your dispatch. The Dispatches is a production of Righteous Media. 

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We are now a country at war. At war with the coronavirus. At war with a racist legacy. At war with ourselves. The Dispatches is a new quick-hit pod hosted by Iraq war veteran, author and activist Paul Rieckhoff that gives you news and information you need to protect yourself and the people you care about. The war is on. This is your update. This is your dispatch. The Dispatches is a production of Righteous Media. 

    Episode 7: Fred Guttenberg

    Episode 7: Fred Guttenberg

    Just when you think things can't shock you anymore, politics in America finds a way. 

    We now all know about Q Anon. And we’re learning more and more about the role it/they played in the January 6 terrorist attack on our Capitol. And over the next few weeks, as the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump unfolds, we’ll all learn more about the conspirators, ringleaders, supporters — traitors — who made it all possible. And who are still conspiring right now. Many in the shadows of the internet and our society. But some are doing it right out in the open. 

    Marjorie Taylor Greene is U.S. Representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district. She was elected this fall and sworn in last month. Video emerged this week showing her harassing and stalking a Parkland survivor, 17-year-old David Hogg. After claiming Parkland didn’t happen, a plane didn’t hit the Pentagon on 9/11 and Trump didn’t lose the election. 

    A new American insurgency is now out in the open — and likely, growing. And growing thanks to the calls for attack by Donald Trump, fueled by calls from enablers like Rudy Giuliani, and propelled thanks to rising stars of the insurgency like Majorie Taylor Greene. She’s not last, crazy, dying gasp of a desperate group of people. She is leading the next wave. 

    And a brave father is leading the charge to fight back. This special dispatch features an urgent conversation with a leader who is fighting a fight that shouldn't have to be fought. Fred Gutenberg is a hero. And a helper. Fred wrote a book called Find The Helpers. He suffered an unimaginable loss when his 14-year-old daughter Jamie was murdered at Parkland, Florida’s Stoneman Douglas High School. Despite his pain, he emerged the very next day. He spoke at a vigil addressing his community. It was carried nationally and the entire country was riveted by what he said. And he has not stopped ever since then. And today, he introduced legislation to fight lies and stop Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene. Fred joined us back in Episode 74 of Angry Americans in August of last year and he’s here again. It’s an urgent and timely conversation you need to hear. 

    The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches.
    Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is an Army infantry and Military Police (MP) veteran, he’s fought an insurgency in Iraq, he’s guarded against violent mobs and terror attacks, and he’s set up check-points in New York City after 9/11. 
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    You can also check out video of this conversation with Fred Guttenberg and a wide range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show anywhere. 

    Righteous Media is your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, fun and no-BS perspective like nowhere else in the media. 

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    Stay vigilant, America. 
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    • 36 min
    Episode 6: Wayne Smith. The Oracle.

    Episode 6: Wayne Smith. The Oracle.

    We finally have a new president. A president who wants to be a uniter. A president we all hope can reach beyond partisanship. No matter how hard it will be. 
    This post-inauguration special of The Dispatches features an important conversation with a leader who is a national voice of reason — Wayne Smith—a man we call, “The Oracle.” He joined us back in Episode 63 of Angry Americans in June of last year, and he’s here again to help us get some perspective on one of the most turbulent times ever. What do we make of this week? What is our place in history? What’s next? How do you reconcile with someone who tried to kill you?  
    They’re heavy questions and the solutions aren’t easy, but helpers like Wayne Smith can help us all find the way. 
    We made it through the election. We made it through the inauguration. We made it through 4 years of Trump. And we made it through an insurrection attempt and domestic terrorist attack on our Capitol. But we made it through. And our flag is still there. 
    The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches.
    Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is an Army infantry and Military Police (MP) veteran, he’s fought an insurgency in Iraq, he’s guarded against violent mobs and terror attacks, and he’s set up check-points in New York City after 9/11. 
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    See video of this conversation with Wayne Smith and a range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show in America. 
    Righteous Media is your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, fun and no-BS perspective like nowhere else in the media. 
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    • 46 min
    Episode 5: Dan Lamothe. The Washington Post Pentagon Reporter. BREAKING: 12 National Guard Soldiers Removed from Inauguration Duty. How Safe Is DC? Inside the Military Presence in Washington. Screening 25,000 Troops for Extremism.

    Episode 5: Dan Lamothe. The Washington Post Pentagon Reporter. BREAKING: 12 National Guard Soldiers Removed from Inauguration Duty. How Safe Is DC? Inside the Military Presence in Washington. Screening 25,000 Troops for Extremism.

    This pre-inauguration special installment of The Dispatches features an urgent conversation with a leader who is covering maybe the most important story in America right now: our national, military response to the rising, imminent domestic threat at the inauguration and beyond. 
    As 25,000 National Guard troops envelope Washington, DC, The Washington Post is now reporting that 12 members of the National Guard have just been removed from inauguration duty due after security screenings. At least two of those removed have possible sympathies for anti-government groups. And there may be more to come. The threat of an insider attack at the inauguration is very real. 
    This is happening the same day that General Llyod Austin, Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, faced confirmation hearings in the Senate. 
    The same day that a U.S. Army soldier was arrested for allegedly assisting ISIS in plans to kill his fellow soldiers in the Middle East and hit terrorist targets in the US including the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. 
    A new American insurgency---is now out in the open--and likely, growing. This is our new normal now. America is at war with the domestic terrorists. We are now truly a country at war with ourselves. 
    Our guest for this episode is tearing into the breaking news from inside the military and breaks down this urgent and evolving story. Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) is one of the best military and Pentagon reporters in America. He has written about the Armed Forces for more than a decade, traveling extensively, embedding with each service, and covering combat in Afghanistan numerous times. His intrepid reporting is breaking news you need to know more about. 
    President Mayhem calls reporters like Dan enemies of the people. We consider reporters like Dan defenders of our democracy. Guardians of the people. And he takes you deeper into an urgent side of inauguration that will only get a brief mention on most cable news networks. 
    How safe is the inauguration? How the hell can the FBI and Department of Defense screen 25,000 National Guard troops for extremism in a week? If DC is secure, what might domestic terrorists hit this week instead?
     This is the important stuff. This is the game-changing stuff. This is the stuff you need to know. 
    Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is an Army infantry and Military Police (MP) veteran, he’s fought an insurgency in Iraq, he’s guarded against violent mobs and terror attacks, and he’s set up check-points in New York City after 9/11. 
    Most of the American media is looking on the surface---and looking back. Again, in this episode of The Dispatches, we’re going deeper--and looking forward. 
    The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches.
    The Dispatches is powered by Righteous Media.
    See video of this conversation with Dan Lamothe and a range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show in America. 
    Righteous Media is your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, fun and no-BS perspective like nowhere else in the media. 
    Join us for exclusive Righteous Media events and activities by becoming a member of the Angry Americans Patreon community. You’ll get unique access to our amazing guests, our dynamic host, merch discounts, and exclusive content. Angry Americans and The Dispatches are possible thanks to our Patreon supporters.
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    • 36 min
    Episode 4 : Jason Dempsey. Are We Facing an American Insurgency? What Violence Is Yet To Come? Impeachment Gut Check.

    Episode 4 : Jason Dempsey. Are We Facing an American Insurgency? What Violence Is Yet To Come? Impeachment Gut Check.

    Most of the American media is looking back. In this episode, we’re looking forward. 
    We are now truly a country at war. At war with the domestic terrorists. At war with the coronavirus. At war with a racist legacy. In 2021, America is at war with ourselves. 
    The Dispatches is a quick-hit series of breaking news podcasts hosted by Iraq war veteran, author and activist Paul Rieckhoff that gives you information and analysis you need to protect yourself and the people you care about.
    Dr. Jason Dempsey is a bad-ass warrior-scholar. A former Army infantryman with a PhD in politics. A professor, author, researcher, combat veteran and one of the country’s foremost experts on civil-military relations, Jason is West Point graduate and Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and a powerful voice that must be heard. 
    He led units on the ground in Afghanistan, served inside the White House, and literally wrote the book on the modern United states military: Our Army: Soldiers, Politics, and American Civil-Military Relations. He’s also a dad, a lover of good beer and no-BS guy who pulls no punches.
    Jason previously joined us on Episode 76 of Angry Americans. In his last visit was in September, we broke down Trump calling troops “Losers” and “Suckers.” I asked him if the military will save us. We discussed how Generals Mattis and Kelly Were Complicit. We broke down The 19th Anniversary of 9/11. And Jason offered the best Peeps answer ever.
    When the news was unfolding, Jason took us behind the scenes, inside the White House and Pentagon, and deep into our history as Americans. He’s back to do it again. 
    The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches.
    The Dispatches is powered by Righteous Media.
    See video of this conversation with Jason Dempsey and a range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show in America. 
    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Righteous Media is your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, fun and no-BS perspective like nowhere else in the media. 
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    • 35 min
    Malcolm Nance. Is An Insurgency What Comes Next? America Under Attack.

    Malcolm Nance. Is An Insurgency What Comes Next? America Under Attack.

    We are now truly a country at war. At war with the domestic terrorists. At war with the coronavirus. At war with a racist legacy. In 2021, America is at war with ourselves.  The Dispatches is a quick-hit series of breaking news podcasts hosted by Iraq war veteran, author and activist Paul Rieckhoff that gives you information and analysis you need to protect yourself and the people you care about. This dispatch features an urgent conversation with America’s favorite terrorism expert: Malcolm Nance. The decorated military veteran, MSNBC terror analyst, and truth teller is back. Malcolm has spent 36 years focused on terrorist strategy, tactics and ideology and previously joined us on Episode 81 and Episode 13 of Angry Americans. In his last visit in October, he predicted exactly what we’re seeing in the headlines today. He described the domestic threat that was looming, rising and preparing to attack. Most folks didn’t see it coming. Malcolm Nance did.  Malcolm again joins Paul Rieckhoff to break down what happened inside the US Capitol on January 6th, what most of the media missed about the violent attack, and what could happen next. It’s an expert breakdown from two combat veterans who also explain the big picture.  What are we facing? Is this the beginning of a American insurgency? How violent will the next few weeks be across the country? Most of the American media is looking back. In this episode, we’re looking forward.  The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches. The Dispatches is powered by Righteous Media.

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    See video of this conversation with Malcolm Nance and a range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show in America. 
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    • 39 min
    Chef Tom Colicchio

    Chef Tom Colicchio

    As the coronavirus shatters and shudders restaurants around the world, legendary Chef and Top Chef Host, Tom Colicchio joins Paul Rieckhoff to quickly break down how bad it really is for the food business. He’s had to close his world-famous restaurants, lay-off hundreds of staff, and reorganize this entire business. But he’s adapting, challenging President Trump and spearheading a new movement of restaurant owners, workers and suppliers to save and shape the future of food in America. For anyone who loves food (or just anyone who eats) this is a conversation you need to hear.
    Independent Restaurant Coalition was just created by Tom--and is now fighting back on behalf of all the restaurants you love. Tom shares how long he thinks restaurants will be closed, how you can get involved, and even offers some tips on cooking in the pandemic! 
    The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches.
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    See video of this conversation with Dan Lamothe and a range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show in America. 
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Olrabbit47448 ,

Fantastic! Most important 30 minutes of your day

Blunt, honest, if even scary conversations that must be heard. Perfect for that car ride into work or to listen to when you walk around your neighborhood. This is a must have for your patriotic podcast library!

BigPoppa99 ,

Hotness!

This is AWESOME! Rieckhoff is a fantastic host and these are excellent guests. I love it!!

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A week behind

Everything you discuss is a week behind, while I love reflection, you sound like this happened yesterday, instead of a week ago, you literally said yesterday... editing should not take a week.

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