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Caliphate

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Caliphate

The New York Times

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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 Cha ...
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
We often overlook Islamic history as a learning tool. The history of Islam is not only important for Muslims, but important for everyone. Islam and the people who call themselves Muslims have made an enormous impact on our world. The Islamic History Podcast is about discovering that history in a fun and interesting way.
 
TOP SECRET Personal Attention, SpyCast Listeners Known to be the podcast real spies listen to -(STOP)- eavesdrop on conversations with high level sources from around the world -(STOP)- spychiefs molehunters defectors covert operators analysts cyberwarriors and researchers debriefed by SPY Historian Hammond -(STOP) stories secrets tradecraft and technology discussed -(STOP)- HUMINT SIGINT OSINT IMINT GEOINT and more -(STOP)- rumored to be professional education internal communication and publ ...
 
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Wisdom of Crowds

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Wisdom of Crowds

Shadi Hamid and Damir Marusic

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We’re Damir Marusic and Shadi Hamid. We live in Washington DC and have been friends for a while. One of us works at a magazine, another thinks in a tank. The idea behind the podcast is to try out ideas in the hope of getting considered push-back—in real-time. We talk politics, ideas, culture, and current events. Civil discussion, maybe even a bit odd. But hopefully fun.
 
Fall deeply asleep with a quiet story or meditation read from a cozy mountain cabin to help you relax and let go of the day. If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it for less than $3/mo? You'll get some great perks. All supporters get the weekly bedtime story & the sleep meditation a day earlier & always ad-free. For those who want more, you can get 8 new stories & 4 new meditations every month by joining Listen To Sleep Plus for less than $5/mo, risk free. Join now o ...
 
Akbar’s Chamber offers a non-political, non-sectarian and non-partisan space for exploring the past and present of Islam. It has no political or theological bias other than a commitment to the Socratic method (which is to say that questions lead us to understanding) and the empirical record (which is to say the evidence of the world around us). By these methods, Akbar’s Chamber is devoted to enriching public awareness of Islam and Muslims both past and present. The podcast aims to improve un ...
 
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1400 OMG

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1400 OMG

Toledo Society

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1400 OMG with Muddassar Ahmed brings you a brand new special 3-part series about Emir AbdelKader. "Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?" Host: Muddassar Ahmed is Managing Partner at Unitas Communications Ltd, a British strategic communications consultancy, where he’s led on projects for the United Nations, Amnesty International, the NFL, the Arab League, the U.S. State Department and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and many other governments, civil society and business or ...
 
Ithaca Bound was a podcast hosted by Andrew Schiestel that explored history and mythology in the Mediterranean Basin. From March 22, 2021 to January 21, 2022, it published 188 episodes. Visit the new Ithaca Bound Video Series — youtube.com/ithacabound
 
An impoverished but loving young couple sacrifices their most precious possessions to buy Christmas gifts for each other. A tramp who is desperate to be sent to prison so he can escape the winter cold. Two depressed laborers get their palms read by a Coney Island mountebank. A yellow dog who relates the story of a fat lady and her hen pecked husband. These and other unforgettable characters form part of absolutely delightful and unforgettable short story collection, The Four Million by O Hen ...
 
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20AT20

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20AT20

Bryce Betts

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Host Bryce Betts has 20 minute conversations with industry leaders about what advice they would give their 20 year old selves. 20AT20 is an interview style podcast anchored around life lessons and personal development. Bryce is only a few years into the graphic design and marketing field, and is looking to business, sport, and thought leaders for tips and advice. Topics often covered include daily routines, mental health, struggles, shortcomings, networking, mentors and whatever else the con ...
 
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AEI Events Podcast

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AEI Events Podcast

The Ricochet Audio Network

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The AEI Events Podcast gives you a front-row seat to some of the most important events in DC. AEI hosts more than 200 events each year with leading thinkers, politicians, newsmakers, and scholars. Whether you’re in the car or on the go, this podcast lets you listen in so you don’t miss a thing. Listen each week to the full conversations, debates, and speeches hosted by AEI scholars.
 
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A sleepy Middle Eastern fairy tale in which the ruler of Baghdad is tricked by an evil magician. If you want to spend a half hour by the creek at sunset, here's a link to the video on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/zglLMeG4fJc When you join my free newsletter, every month I'll send you a story about something I’ve learned living here on the m…
 
A few weeks back, a book title caught our eye. It was called Two Billion Caliphs, written by Haroon Moghul. Mixing personal narrative and theological ruminations, it promised to offer a bold new vision for Muslims living in the 21st century. Being that we frequently talk about the importance of religion in the modern world, inviting Haroon on was a…
 
According to a famous saying of the Prophet Muhammad, “A true dream constitutes one forty-sixth part of prophethood.” Over the following centuries, countless Muslim thinkers discussed the hidden problem in that saying: how to distinguish a ‘true dream’ from other kinds of dreams, whether mundane ones caused by illness and indigestion or more worryi…
 
A deep relaxation meditation to bring awareness and acceptance of sensations and thoughts. This week, Bodhi and I celebrated our one year anniversary on TikTok this week. Thanks for joining us on our adventures this past year. https://youtube.com/shorts/X7nXkZ_u17g In my free newsletter, I send you a story every month about something I’ve learned l…
 
When people shifted to working from home in 2020, many renovated their homes to add offices. Influencers showed viewers how to easily install vinyl flooring from stores around the U.S., and sales of such flooring surged. But what these influencers didn’t know is that much of the vinyl flooring sold in the U.S. is made with PVC or plastic produced w…
 
Summary Vikram Sood (Twitter, Blog) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss intelligence in the world’s largest democracy. He was the chief of India’s Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW). What You’ll Learn Intelligence The intelligence landscape in India China, Pakistan, and the intelligence challenges in the region The founding and evolution of th…
 
Drift off with the opening chapter of this sleepy 1901 guide to beachcombing. If you want to spend ten minutes with Bodhi and me down at our local beach, here's a link to the video on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/QthdJOl4ufY. When you join my free newsletter, every month I'll send you a story about something I’ve learned living here on the …
 
Today we bring you a special episode in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. First, The Intercept’s Washington Editor, Nausicaa Renner takes us to the protests in front of SCOTUS that formed after the radical decision to end the right to abortion. Then we turn to a livestream conversation The Intercept hosted on Fr…
 
Jamie Kirchick joins us to discuss the triumph and sorrow of the gay experience in the nation's capitol. This is the story of The Secret City, Kirchick's genre-defining and panoramic history of the gay men and women who served in the halls of power, all the while in constant fear that they would lose their jobs and perhaps even their lives. It got …
 
By embracing change as natural, we can find equanimity and acceptance. In my free newsletter, I send you a story every month about something I’ve learned living here on the mountain along with some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep and a little more peace during the day. When you join, you’ll also get a free sleepy audiobook and a relaxin…
 
Summary Ellen McCarthy (Twitter; LinkedIn) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss her career and time as head of the State Department’s intelligence agency. INR is one of the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies. What You’ll Learn Intelligence Her start as a Soviet submarine analyst in the Office of Naval Intelligence Bringing the U.S. Coast Guard in…
 
This is a free preview of Listen To Sleep Plus. We just finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and now we're starting Treasure Island. You can subscribe to Listen To Sleep Plus at https://patreon.com/listentosleep. You'll get new chapters of Treasure Island over the coming weeks and then other longer books read serially in these Wednesday night episo…
 
A gentle mindfulness meditation for allowing gratitude and letting go of the events of the day. In my free newsletter, I send you a story every month about something I’ve learned living here on the mountain along with some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep and a little more peace during the day. When you join, you’ll also get a free sleep…
 
Last week, the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, siege of the Capitol began public hearings to disclose its findings. During the hearings, the committee alleged that former President Donald Trump led and encouraged the attack on the Capitol in an effort to overturn the 2020 election results. This week on Intercepted, investigative …
 
Summary Ellen McCarthy (Twitter; LinkedIn) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss her career and time as head of the State Department’s intelligence agency. INR is one of the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies. What You’ll Learn Intelligence Her start as a Soviet submarine analyst in the Office of Naval Intelligence Bringing the U.S. Coast Guard in…
 
This week we invited the author Oliver Traldi on the podcast to talk about the role of experts in society and how we assess different kinds of skill, talent, and truth. Oliver, a writing fellow at Heterodox Academy and a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, is one of the most exciting young thinkers and writers around t…
 
A sleepy fairy tale about a good brother, a bad brother and an enchanted ring that brings them justice. When you join my free newsletter, every month I'll send you a story about something I’ve learned living here on the mountain along with some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep and a little more peace during the day. You’ll also get a fre…
 
Fall asleep next to a beautiful lake in this visualization meditation guided by Kari Boatner. Kari is a fantastic professional and personal coach who specializes in holistic and transition coaching. And for the month of June, she is offering a complimentary Discovery Hour to dive in and explore new possibilities for you life. There’s zero obligatio…
 
Summary Mike Burgess (Website; Twitter) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss his agency and the enduring strength of Australia’s alliances. ASIO is the second intelligence agency he has directed. What You’ll Learn Intelligence The Australian idea of “mateship” in the intelligence context The Australian intelligence landscape The United State…
 
Ideas have consequences. From the early 2000s Matt Continetti, the author of the fascinating new book The Right, has worked at some of the leading institutions of American conservatism. He has seen firsthand how many of them fallen or lost their way. But where conservatism's critics see a movement that has become unrecognizable and even dangerous, …
 
A delightful sleepy fairy tale by Oscar Wilde parodying 19th century aristocracy. It's pride month and I had a little fun making a short video with some old pictures from back when I came out in the late 80s. If you'd like to see it, it's up on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@listentosleep/video/7105071890930208042 or on Instagram at https://www.…
 
Back in 2014, the FBI worked with an attorney-turned-informant to try to stop a meeting between journalist James Risen and a source. This week on Intercepted: Risen, national security correspondent for The Intercept, reveals how the FBI used his reporting to try to catch a person they secretly called "the second Snowden." Recordings of conversation…
 
A calming meditation to reflect on creating a positive future for yourself. With everything that’s been going on in the world, I’ve felt even more of a need to take a long walks out in nature. May is the time of year when we have the most flowers blooming up here on the mountain, and I made a little video with some of my favorite flowers. If you'd …
 
In this episode we explore the contents of a remarkable medieval library: the Ashrafiya of Damascus. What makes the Ashrafiya important isn’t so much its fame in its own time, but the survival of an extraordinary document: the oldest Arabic library catalogue ever discovered. Using this as our guide, we take a tour of the library, from its location …
 
Summary Paul Lashmar (Twitter, Website) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss investigative journalism and intelligence. He is a former UK Reporter of the Year. What You’ll Learn Intelligence The similarities and differences between spooks and journalists The role Watergate played for his generation of journalists Intelligence overseers as “O…
 
This week Shadi and Damir sat down to discuss the Uvalde mass shooting and its aftermath. Tragedy has struck the American psyche once again. The murder of innocent children has Americans groping for answers but the seemingly scripted discourse in the wake of such tragedies provides anything but solid answers. Are there really any viable legislative…
 
A sleepy Norse tale where Thor goes fishing with a giant. If the podcast helps you sleep and you'd like to share it with friends, it's easy to send them a link to https://www.listentosleep.com where they can search and listen to over 175 free bedtime stories and meditations. When you support the podcast with $3 a month, you get new episodes a day e…
 
A meditation to calm the body and mind before bed or anytime you need a moment of peace. This week, as I was walking among all the wildflowers blooming on the mountain, I was reminded that we can’t really rush or delay any of the the things that are truly important in life. I made a little video about it with some of my favorite flowers. If you'd l…
 
Summary Admiral Hernando Wills Velez (Twitter) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss intelligence in Colombia. He is the former professional head of the Colombian Navy. What You’ll Learn Intelligence What it is like to be the head of an entire Navy Intelligence from the point of view of a senior military officer The unique set of challenges C…
 
A sleepy fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm about a fox who has a secret. If the podcast helps you sleep, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get new episodes a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook and you'll be helping me to get closer to realizing my…
 
Calm your mind with gentle affirmations and awareness of the breath. If the podcast helps you, would you consider supporting it with $3 a month? You'll get the new stories and meditations a day earlier with no ads or introductions, an immediate download of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook, and you'll be helping me to get closer to rea…
 
Two weeks ago, Politico obtained a leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old ruling that acknowledged the constitutional right to abortion. Although this is the most egregious attack on reproductive rights, it only follows the anti-abortion momentum that has been building for years around the country…
 
Summary Peter Earnest spent 35 years in the CIA as a case officer and retired as its chief spokesman. He was the founding Executive Director of the International Spy Museum. What You’ll Learn Intelligence Losing a friend in the line of duty vs. betrayal by a colleague Using affability to your advantage Thoughts on the shift from classic espionage t…
 
Shadi has been curious about whether he has diverged from the left since Bernie Sanders' campaign, so he invited the socialist thinker Daniel Bessner onto the podcast this week for a spirited discussion of first principles. Bessner is one of the most influential and important leftist intellectuals writing on foreign policy today. He is the Joff Han…
 
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