Best Afghanistan podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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From the Desk of Glen is a podcast by Glen Gibbs, formerly of The Lesser Bonapartes.
 
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War College
Weekly
 
A weekly look at the weapons systems and tactics that both endanger the world and keep it safe.
 
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The Spear
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The Spear is a podcast from the Modern War Institute at West Point. Each episode is built around an interview in which guests tell a story of a particular combat experience.
 
Middle East Institute Podcasts
 
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VOMRadio
Weekly
 
Welcome to The Voice of the Martyrs Radio Network! Join host Todd Nettleton each week as we share the testimonies of brothers and sisters suffering for their faith in Christ. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world.
 
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Eyes Left Podcast
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EYES LEFT is a military podcast hosted by two anti-war Army veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner, covering issues from a left-wing and socialist perspective. EYES LEFT gives updates and progressive commentary on military news, war developments, failings of military leadership, veterans’ issues, radical military history, and how US troops can resist Trump.
 
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HARDtalk
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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
 
The Open Society audio podcast features recordings of panel discussions, talks, book launches, and more. Brought to you by the Open Society Foundations, working to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
 
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American Diplomat
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American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central American insurgencies, the end of apartheid and more through the eyes of those who were there. A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy.
 
A fascinating discussion of current national and international security issues. I interview experts on different subjects. More often than not, the discussion ends with a heated (but friendly) debate between me and my guest. So far we have covered issues ranging from the future of NATO, violence and law enforcement in Mexico, defense policy in Canada, the US and Mexico, North Korea, cybersecurity, organized crime, PUTIN, afghanistan... you name it we have covered it or will eventually do so. ...
 
The official podcast of the ICRC in the US & Canada. Podcasting to you from Washington, DC. We aim to highlight the human element behind the consequences of conflict. Humanitarian profiles, operational updates, legal debates and discussions. OUR MISSION: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violenc ...
 
From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.
 
The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay, examines the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump.
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories with Oliver North reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military.
 
Welcome to the Vanguard Podcast, a weekly radio show discussing news, trends, and event coverage for the Canadian Defence Industry. Vanguard is Canada’s oldest trade journal of record that provides a forum for Canada’s security and defence community, discussing strategic perspectives and overviews of government and military policy and practice, through interviews with leading practitioners and contributions from renowned experts, including representatives from industry. Intersecting strategy ...
 
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Media Roots Radio
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Since 2010 Media Roots Radio has been a non-partisan, radical political podcast focusing on foreign policy, the police state and social issues hosted by former Breaking the Set (RT) host & journalist Abby Martin and co-hosted by her brother & filmmaker (A Very Heavy Agenda) Robbie Martin. Conversational, controversial and at times passionate and explicit, Media Roots stands apart from the majority of podcasts coming from a similar political pov. Patreon: www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio
 
ALL MARINE RADIO provides a place where current and former Marines, family members, other veterans and concerned citizens can connect with the culture of the United States Marine Corps; while connected, we promote: post-combat mental health awareness in order to enhance the quality of life of our extended Tribe across the board, (2) peer support in order to maintain the bonds that keep us united, mutually supporting and strong, (3) Suicide awareness in order to reduce the amount of suicide b ...
 
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Conversations
Daily
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
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GroundTruth
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From Syria to Staten Island, a new generation of journalists are reporting on the ground, documenting the most important stories of their time. Hosted by Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project, in partnership with WGBH News.
 
“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. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the scenes into White House Situation Room meetings and secret negotiations through a series of conversations with people who were there.
 
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Battle Scars
Weekly
 
Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they’re still incidents that changed the lives of those involved. In each episode, host and former soldier Thom Tran talks to fellow veterans of our recent wars. We hear from a badly burned vet who became a TV star; a medic who says God answered his prayers on the battlefield; and one of the few women soldiers to take an enemy life in action. Thom also shares his memories of fighting in Iraq, where a sniper's bulle ...
 
Learn more about your world through in-depth analysis and on-the-ground reports. (Updated periodically)
 
A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Watch world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
 
Learn more about your world through in-depth analysis and on-the-ground reports. (Updated periodically)
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
Cricinfo's panel of experts offer the analysis of the cricket match
 
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RoozCast
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Roozbeh Aliabadi is an advisor and commentator on geopolitical risk and geoeconomics, particularly the Middle East and Asia. He is a partner in the global advisory practice at GGA, a boutique international consultancy practice based in New York City.
 
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Currently Nerdy
Weekly
 
Bringing sexy back to nerddom
 
The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) promotes access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
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King of the Ride
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Former professional bike racer, current professional bike rider.
 
Is it possible to be a jack of all trades, master of many? Yes, but only if you limit yourself to learning from the best. The Jolly Swagmen Podcast has been featured in the Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, and MacroBusiness for fireside chats with world-famous investors, scientists, and philosophers, on topics ranging from short selling to effective altruism. Every week we aim to bring you the best ideas and guests from the world’s of finance, philosophy, economics, science ...
 
Hosted by Ben Domenech, The Federalist Radio Hour is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi, and Mary Katharine Ham, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and entertainment every day of the week. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!
 
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The World
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Each weekday, host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour of radio that reminds us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World is heard on over 300 stations across North America.
 
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We are IR
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Welcome to We are IR, a podcast about International Relations, Geopolitics and Societies around the globe. With me, Robert Ballante.
 
This station is mostly a digestive of the political climate and perceptions at this time of current policy. Politics from Wes Baltimore.
 
Voice of the Resistance to Endless War and the Policies of Empire
 
Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
 
Top experts and journalists from around the world discuss the politics, economy, and culture of Central Asia. Hosted by Nate Schenkkan.
 
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The Frontline Club
Weekly
 
Home to over 200 talks and screenings a year.The Frontline Club is the London hub for a diverse group of people united by their passion for the best quality journalism. With its elegant restaurant serving the best of British cuisine and its atmospheric members' bar, the Frontline Club is a unique place to discuss, debate and be inspired. Our events, screenings, workshops and restaurant are open to the public.
 
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. The institute is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world for all. This feed provides our latest podcast content
 
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The Castle Report
Weekly
 
Defending Western Civilization
 
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The Real Story
Weekly
 
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.
 
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Citizen Reporter
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The podcast that listens to people around the world.
 
A podcast about security, human rights, conflict, and law, with an Australian and Southeast Asian focus.
 
I'm a libertarian political satirist from southeast Texas who creates lots of political parodies and comedy bits for various nationally syndicated radio shows. When they aren't on the air, I am... And this is my show.
 
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First, Tommy talks with Ben Rhodes about some major foreign policy news out of Israel, Trump's visit to France and the Russia investigation. Then Tommy talks with North Korea expert Lisa Collins about a new report detailing North Korea's ongoing development of its missile program.
 
Mohamed El-Erian’s career has been at the top end of economic advice. Along with writing several best-selling books, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund, headed the investment giant PIMCO, advised President Obama on global development and is now the chief economic adviser at the insurance company, Allianz. The American economy ...…
 
Chris Watson worked alongside David Attenborough for 20 years, pioneering up-close field recording of birds and animals (R)
 
Chris Watson worked alongside David Attenborough for 20 years, pioneering up-close field recording of birds and animals (R)
 
In California, the effort to control two major wildfires remains a struggle. Northern California's Camp Fire has become the deadliest fire in the state's history, claiming at least 42 lives and covering nearly 200 square miles. Meanwhile, the Woolsey Fire in the southern part of the state remains 35 percent contained but has left 200,000 people ...…
 
Tuesday in our News Wrap, Amazon announced it will split its new headquarters between Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York. The retail giant pledged to spend more than $5 billion dollars on the sites and create at least 25,000 new jobs. Also, Hamas and other Palestinian militants accepted a cease-fire. Brokered by Eg ...…
 
Tuesday in our News Wrap, Amazon announced it will split its new headquarters between Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York. The retail giant pledged to spend more than $5 billion dollars on the sites and create at least 25,000 new jobs. Also, Hamas and other Palestinian militants accepted a cease-fire. Brokered by Eg ...…
 
Tuesday in our News Wrap, Amazon announced it will split its new headquarters between Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York. The retail giant pledged to spend more than $5 billion dollars on the sites and create at least 25,000 new jobs. Also, Hamas and other Palestinian militants accepted a cease-fire. Brokered by Eg ...…
 
As three major fires blaze in California, we consider some of their causes, both human and meteorological. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has been filming a NOVA documentary on megafires and witnessed the Camp Fire not long after it began. He joins William Brangham to describe that stunning experience, along with the broader scientific con ...…
 
In Florida, extremely close vote margins have triggered machine recounts in three races, including those for governor and Senate. As in the presidential election of 2000, Broward County finds its election practices under intense scrutiny. Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the technical details and how confident Fl ...…
 
The statistics are sobering: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18, and the number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or suicidal has risen. But experts say suicide is preventable. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how one ...…
 
It’s been nearly two months since Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina and then drenched the state for days, leading to devastating flooding in many inland areas and causing an estimated $17 billion dollars worth of damage. Special correspondent Cat Wise traveled to Jones County recently, where one hard-hit town is still strugglin ...…
 
In April 1986, fire raged through the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, damaging or destroying more than a million books. Journalist and author Susan Orlean resurrects this nearly forgotten story in “The Library Book,” which also explores the emotional attachment so many of us feel to books and libraries. Jeffrey Brown shares this true-l ...…
 
Lefitst nutjobs have taken over the Democrat party, not only in Washington DC, but in Houston and Harris County too. This is a problem, but we can stomp it out with facts and common sense. All that and more on this episode of #PoHRadio.
 
The trial of Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán started in Brooklyn today amid tight security. His trafficking operation in Mexico continues to do business despite his arrest. Also, we check in with a survivor of the devastating wildfire in Paradise, California. Plus, how 7-Eleven used ICE raids to punish its own franchise owners.…
 
The trial of Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán started in Brooklyn today amid tight security. His trafficking operation in Mexico continues to do business despite his arrest. Also, we check in with a survivor of the devastating wildfire in Paradise, California. Plus, how 7-Eleven used ICE raids to punish its own franchise owners.…
 
TODAY’S TOPICS: Gunner meets B-29 Flight Engineer and World War II veteran Fiske Hanley while MC’ing Granbury’s Veterans Day Dinner MOVIE REVIEW: Bohemian Rhapsody (Gunner went to see it) In the TV Series “The Pacific” — the character “Snafu” is one of the most compelling character… we’ll talk about it…
 
I speak to veterans constantly about mental health. I hear the same story all the time: They prescribed medications very quickly They recommended I go to group therapy The therapist I saw took notes, but didn’t recommend anything concrete for my life. And then I saw a different therapist I stopped taking the drugs, I hated feeling like a “zombi ...…
 
On the latest episode of #PoHRadio we discuss the aftermath of the contested midterm elections, fake science and lots more.
 
France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, is “Co-Village Idiot” today, sharing the award with the Governor of California, Jerry Brown. Macron Award citation: for conspicuous stupidity at the 100th Commemoration of the Armistice of 1918 (Treaty of Versaille) by calling on European nations for form their own collective army — oh by the way, most don’t ...…
 
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act injected almost nine hundred billion dollars into the U.S. economy to help the nation recover from the 2008 financial crisis. Ninety billion dollars went to clean energy, with the intention of jump-starting a new “green economy” to replace aging fossil-fuel technologies. Instead, the bill may have done ...…
 
Congressman Mike Gallagher, who represents the 8th district of Wisconsin, joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on Wisconsin midterms, Green Bay football, healthcare, and how we can reform the legislative process on The Hill. Gallagher argues his ideas for restoring power structures and correcting incentives in Congress.…
 
Fred Dewilde was at the Bataclan theater three years ago when it was attacked by ISIS militants. He has a new graphic memoir of pen and ink drawings detailing what it's like to try to recover from the trauma of that night. Emma Jacobs has the story.
 
As the trial for the notorious Mexican drug trafficker known as "El Chapo" gets underway in New York this week, business for his cartel seems to be booming. Host Marco Werman interviews reporter Deborah Bonello, who specializes in organized crime in the Americas and has been looking into the Sinaloa Cartel's operations in Joaquín Guzmán's absence.…
 
There was tight security in New York City on Tuesday for the start of the highly anticipated trial of Joaquín Guzmán, the Mexican drug trafficker known as "El Chapo." Host Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Nada Tawfik, who is covering the trial at the courthouse in Brooklyn.
 
As comics fans mourn Stan Lee's passing, a video of the late Marvel legend is being shared again online. It was recorded last year, and in it Lee denounces racism, intolerance and bigotry. Host Marco Werman shares some of Lee's message.
 
7-Eleven has been waging a war against its franchises, which are owned by individuals, for nearly a decade. The latest tool they're using against owners that are critical of the company are allegedly immigration raids. Host Marco Werman talks to Bloomberg Businessweek investigative reporter Michael Smith.…
 
David began his working life digging ditches, before he found his calling as a writer
 
Manal al-Sharif, the author “Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening,” says Twitter is making it harder for activists in the Saudi kingdom to oppose the Saudi regime. She tells host Marco Werman why she's stopped using the platform despite her hundreds of thousands of followers.
 
David began his working life digging ditches, before he found his calling as a writer
 
Shortly after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, one of the men involved in his assassination told a superior over the phone to “tell your boss.” For Saudi dissident Madawi Al-Rasheed, there's nothing cryptic about that statement. Al-Rasheed tells host Marco Werman that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is more closely linked to the murder e ...…
 
Israeli jets bombed more than 150 targets in the Gaza Strip, responding to hundreds of Palestinian rockets fired into Israel in the last two days. A ceasefire might be taking hold now, but there's pressure on political leaders from both sides to be seen backing down. The World's Matthew Bell reports.…
 
Ellen Vandenburg survived the fire in Paradise, California, with her 5-month-old son. She reflects on what life after escaping the blaze has been like with host Marco Werman.
 
A standoff over a forest slated to be cut down for a coal mine has become a flashpoint in Germany's struggle to wean itself off the dirty fuel. Valerie Hamilton reports.
 
Over a dozen active fires continue to wreak destruction across California, from the northern part of the state to Malibu and Oak Park outside Los Angeles. Nearly a quarter million people have been displaced and hundreds are missing. Amidst dry, windy weather, 8,000 firefighters statewide struggle to contain the blazes. Mary MacCarthy of Feature ...…
 
A ‘monumental’ ordeal lies ahead for authorities dealing with fires in Northern California. Sheriff Kory Honea, who is also the coroner of Butte County, and his colleagues must lead evacuation efforts, attempt to locate missing people and tragically, sift through the ruins for bodies -- which are difficult to identify due to the intensity of th ...…
 
Monday in our News Wrap, President Trump claimed that “an honest vote count is no longer possible” in Florida’s races for governor and Senate. He provided no evidence to justify his opinion. Also, Israeli air raids in Gaza killed at least three Palestinians. The attacks occurred less than 24 hours after an Israeli operation killed a Hamas comma ...…
 
Monday in our News Wrap, President Trump claimed that “an honest vote count is no longer possible” in Florida’s races for governor and Senate. He provided no evidence to justify his opinion. Also, Israeli air raids in Gaza killed at least three Palestinians. The attacks occurred less than 24 hours after an Israeli operation killed a Hamas comma ...…
 
Monday in our News Wrap, President Trump claimed that “an honest vote count is no longer possible” in Florida’s races for governor and Senate. He provided no evidence to justify his opinion. Also, Israeli air raids in Gaza killed at least three Palestinians. The attacks occurred less than 24 hours after an Israeli operation killed a Hamas comma ...…
 
On Saturday, machine recounts were ordered in three statewide Florida races, evoking memories of the presidential election drama in 2000. The Democratic candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum, rescinded his concession until “every single vote” is counted; the state's Senate race is even closer. Election results are also still outstanding in Ariz ...…
 
Among the record number of women elected to Congress last week is former CIA case officer Abigail Spanberger, who defeated two-term Republican Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th District. Rep.-elect Spanberger will become the first woman ever to represent the district and the first Democrat in nearly 50 years. She speaks with Judy Woodruff about ...…
 
The initial despondency of Democrats on election night receded once the full scope of their House victory became clear -- although disappointments remained. In Politics Monday, NPR’s Tamara Keith and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections join John Yang to discuss election results, the president's reaction and when vote counting becomes ‘messy.’…
 
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness. In rural Liberia, diseases such as depression and schizophrenia are often considered a “curse” and relegated to treatment from spiritual healers. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports, i ...…
 
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness. In rural Liberia, diseases such as depression and schizophrenia are often considered a “curse” and relegated to treatment from spiritual healers. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports, i ...…
 
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness. In rural Liberia, diseases such as depression and schizophrenia are often considered a “curse” and relegated to treatment from spiritual healers. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports, i ...…
 
“Boy Erased,” a new film based on a memoir by Garrard Conley, tells the story of a young man who is forced by his parents to attend a gay conversion therapy program. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Conley about how his own experience grappling with religion and sexual identity influenced the film, and with Joel Edgerton, its director.…
 
We remember Stan Lee, writer and editor of Marvel Comics and creator of iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four. William Brangham has the story of this pop culture legend.
 
Stan Lee passed away, California is on fair and Democrats are politicizing a natural disaster. All that and more on this episode of #PoHRadio.
 
The giant wildfires blazing in California are dominating headlines around the world. We’ll hear from a journalist based in South Africa who learned her dad's home was burning in California when she saw a picture of it in an Associated Press report. Also, a discussion on the science of wildfires, the connection to climate change and how nobody r ...…
 
The giant wildfires blazing in California are dominating headlines around the world. We’ll hear from a journalist based in South Africa who learned her dad's home was burning in California when she saw a picture of it in an Associated Press report. Also, a discussion on the science of wildfires, the connection to climate change and how nobody r ...…
 
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