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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

    An Examination of 'Caliphate'

    An Examination of 'Caliphate'

    Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, discusses where “Caliphate” failed to meet Times standards. And Mark Mazzetti, an investigative correspondent for The Times, details new reporting that casts significant doubt on the claims of a central figure in the series.

    Editors' Note: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.

    • 30 min
    Chapter Ten: One Year Later

    Chapter Ten: One Year Later

    Editors' Note [Dec. 18, 2020]: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.

    What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

    • 33 min
    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

    Editors' Note [Dec. 18, 2020]: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.

    Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

    • 28 min
    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

    Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

    Editors' Note [Dec. 18, 2020]: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.

    After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

    • 28 min
    Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

    Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

    Editors' Note [Dec. 18, 2020]: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.

    We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

    • 35 min
    Chapter Seven: Mosul

    Chapter Seven: Mosul

    Editors' Note [Dec. 18. 2020]: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.

    What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Ndebeledoll ,

Most incisive...

This podcast has provided the most granular information about ISIS of any documentary or book I have seen or read. It is an immersive experience — an exceptional piece of journalism.

spudcaster ,

Brilliance

Truly brilliant! I enjoyed the presentation style, it was so conversational. And the podcast was informative, while inviting the listener to think about a common thing in a different way. Ten thumbs up!

Caittroup ,

Brilliant

A brilliant podcast. Well-balanced, raw and unflinching in its retelling of the Middle Eastern conflict.

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