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A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.

Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

The East is a Podcast Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist)

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    • 4.8 • 216 Ratings

A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.

Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

    Europe's jugular: the Nord Stream pipeline attacks w/Ludovic Leroy

    Europe's jugular: the Nord Stream pipeline attacks w/Ludovic Leroy

    Ludovic Leroy (@princertitude) is an engineer with the French Petroleum Institute (IFPEN). Check out his very informative thread on the Nord Steam pipelines.
    Support the podcast
    www.patreon.com/east_podcast

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How Empires Die: The Lesson of the British for the End of the ‘American Century’ w/ Sina Rahmani

    How Empires Die: The Lesson of the British for the End of the ‘American Century’ w/ Sina Rahmani

    *Rania Khalek from BreakThrough News invited me on her show to talk about the absurd media circus surrounded the death of Queen Elizabeth*
    The British Queen’s death has given rise to conversations about the crimes of colonialism as well as defenses and denials of it. Meanwhile the US can’t impose itself on the Global South the way it used to, it appears both at home and abroad to be an empire in decline.

    To discuss empires, both dead and dying, why colonialism still matters and the anti-imperialist struggle around the world, Rania Khalek was joined by Sina Rahmani, creator of East Is A Podcast.

    Video edition available here
    Listen to every episode of Rania Khalek Dispatches anywhere you get podcasts.

    Apple: https://apple.co/3zeYpeW
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3za9DRK

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Know your enemy": Ghassan Kanafani's On Zionist Literature (1967) w/ Louis Allday

    "Know your enemy": Ghassan Kanafani's On Zionist Literature (1967) w/ Louis Allday

    Louis Allday (@Louis_Allday) is a writer, historian and founding editor of Liberatedtexts.com
    Get a copy of the book here
    https://www.ebb-magazine.com/books/p/on-zionist-literature

    Support
    www.patreon.com/east_podcast

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What NATO did to my homeland w/ Ljubica

    What NATO did to my homeland w/ Ljubica

    Ljubica (@srecniprinc) is based in Belgrade. 
    Consider supporting the show.
    www.patreon.com/east_podcast

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The treason of the clerics w/ Alan MacLeod

    The treason of the clerics w/ Alan MacLeod

    Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) is a writer with MintPress News.

    Check out the MintPress News podcast, The Watchdog, hosted by British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline).  

    Consider supporting the show
    www.patreon.com/east_podcast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    On Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism (1994)

    On Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism (1994)

    I was invited to speak with some comrades at The Cadre Journal, a student-run Journal and Podcast on Anti-Imperialism and Communism, about a section of Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism (1993).

    Support
    www.patreon.com/east_podcast
     
     

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

bqm1999 ,

Excellent podcast

The East is a Podcast has shaped my politics more then any other podcast. Sina is extraordinarily knowledgeable of world history, but where this show shines is the focus on the guests who are diverse in experience and fields of study. The conversation is almost always lively with Sina not shying away from seeking a deeper understanding of the topic at hand and occasionally challenging the analysis of his guests. I truly feel as if i am learning with both the host and the guest. The Patreon Episodes are just as good so if you are able, chip in a couple bucks for even more extraordinary content. Thank you Sina for this excellent resource!

FatimaMarianne ,

A crucial resource of knowledge in my own political journey

One of, if not the first podcast that truly opened my perspective to a world of collective anti-colonial & -imperialist resistance struggle when I felt there was no solid streaming resource or outlet I could turn to. If I had the ability to share this podcast with everybody on this earth I would do so in a heartbeat!

Person who rated this ,

Yes it is

By a margin, the best podcast.

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