Best Geni podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Take a listen to the Geni Podcast for all of the information on genealogy you'll ever need.
 
Each week, we take on a single question in international affairs. It can be topical or philosophical, current or historical. We seek to understand what's going on in the world.
 
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Mark McNamee of Frontier Strategy Group rejoins the podcast to talk about the rise of populism and nationalism, Trump's foreign policy, spheres of influence, what happens when nationalists from different countries collide, whether Russian meddling in foreign elections might come back to haunt them, the possible "reverse Trump effect" boomerangi ...…
 
It's been a terrible few days for PR, whether it's Pepsi's ill-conceived ad, United's "re-accommodation," or Sean Spicer's accidental Holocaust denial, and much more! Ethan Cheng joins to discuss who was the absolute worst. There's not a lot of international affairs on this episode, but it was quite fun to record.…
 
Hunter Marston and Colin Lawrence join to talk about American foreign policy in the age of Trump towards the Philippines, North Korea, China, and more. Read Hunter's latest in The National Interest here.
 
In theory, Trump's presidency could have been a useful course correction to some American foreign policy excesses. As to what's actually happened? Hmm. Michael Davies is back to talk it over.
 
Chiara Monti guests once again to talk about migration in Europe.
 
Joe, Roni, and Ethan prepare for Inauguration Day. Note: This podcast was recorded before the President-Elect declared NATO "obsolete."
 
Daesh/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State/the self-described Islamic State/whatever you want to call them (and it matters what you call them!) is losing territory, but the loss of a territorial foothold in Iraq and Syria might not mean the end of the group, or its ideology. Part 1 examines the current dynamics facing the group and what might happen in the ...…
 
Christy Dehus joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo; whether and when they will happen; who the candidates are; and the consequences of Dodd-Frank on DRC's mining sector.
 
Joel Wing of Musings on Iraq guests to talk about the 100th anniversary of Sykes-Picot; the spring bombing offensive; the future of Islamic State; whether the Kurds will get independence; and whether the Surge could have ever achieved its political objectives.
 
Why victory is so hard to achieve, Part 2. Michael Davies guests again.
 
The United States has been in Afghanistan for a decade and a half. Syria and Iraq are beset by conflict. Whatever happened to victory? Part of it is about them, part of it is about us, and part of it is what you mean by victory. Researcher Michael Davies, author of "What we need to do is admit that we are unable to win our wars," guests and exp ...…
 
Fashion has a significant environmental impact. In this episode, Fiona Fung guests and talks about ways to make the industry more sustainable.
 
The Rwanda genocide is over, but the conflict isn't... it's just moved next door. The spillover takes down Zaire, and much of the continent becomes embroiled in the resulting war. What to take away from all of this? Here's an hour-long stream-of-consciousness history of the Second Congo War.
 
When the price of oil tanks, Russia's economy suffers... and that affects every other country in Russia's neighborhood. Mark McNamee returns to discuss.
 
Is it acceptable to find humor in a despotic regime? Julia Gronnevet and Daniel Hernandez return to talk it over.
 
As a frozen conflict settles in in Ukraine, Kiev no longer controls all its own territory. But Mark McNamee, analyst with the Frontier Strategy Group, suggests that it's Russia's weakness that has been exposed. Military power is Russia's largest remaining means of influence, McNamee argues, while the Donbass uprising was largely economic, not e ...…
 
The thing they call the Arab Spring started so promisingly, but today multiple countries are in chaos or under iron-fisted dictatorial rule. What happened? Why? Are revolutions good? Are they worth it? Maybe it's too soon to tell. Julia Gronnevet and Daniel Hernandez were both journalists at United Nations Headquarters in New York at the time, ...…
 
The Rwanda Genocide is often seen as a clarion call for international intervention in the face of evil. In fact, before, during, and after the genocide, there was extensive international intervention and much of it did more harm than good. Where the international community failed, Paul Kagame succeeded. This show considers Kagame's remarkable s ...…
 
Namibia suffered a brutal colonial history and has extensive extractive natural resources. Many countries with these characteristics turned out to be basket cases, but Namibia is highly stable and relatively prosperous. Why? The answer may lie in the sort of colonial history and extractive resources. Mark Gardiner and Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D cand ...…
 
Today, the liberal international order of sovereign states faces challenges: from above, with transnational issues like terrorism, climate change, organized crime networks, and migration; from below, with internal state collapse; and from revisionism from Russia, China, and others. How fundamental are these challenges? Laura Daniels, who works ...…
 
Ted Cruz calls them "purple unicorns," but in this episode, Dr. Daniel Serwer argues that there is a moderate opposition in Syria and they're worthy of international support. Also discussed: how to deal with illiberal rebels, how to assuage Alawites and other minorities, whether the Free Syrian Army still exists, the prospects of Balkanization, ...…
 
Republicans are usually favored on national security in American opinion polls, often by large margins. Why? And what can Democrats do to articulate their own message on international affairs? Jim Arkedis, President of 4D PAC and author of "Political Mercenaries," guests.
 
The Syrian civil war has caused a shockingly high amount of civilian displacement. By some estimates, half of all Syrians have had to flee their homes, internally or abroad. Today's guest, Dr. Benedetta Berti, has written that this is no accident, but is a result of deliberate tactics by the parties in the conflict. This episode discusses how d ...…
 
Cote d'Ivoire held a Presidential election on October 25, 2015, leading to a second five-year term for Alassane Ouattara. Nora Sturm and Laura Sennett join the podcast from Abidjan to talk about elections, post-conflict reconstruction, the African Development Bank, refugees, cross-border migration, urban development, migration, soccer, the avai ...…
 
America's racial and ethnic population demographics are changing, and the political world has taken notice. Las Vegas, site of the most recent Democratic Presidential debate, in many ways represents the America of the present and future in ways that traditional early-voting primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire do not. What does a future s ...…
 
Sarah Labowitz, co-founder and co-director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, guests to talk about supply chains, corporate social responsibility, Bangladeshi manufacturing facilities, government regulation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and more. Can you ever be sure your clothing was not made by children, slave labor, or ...…
 
There's more to life than a general on your morning news. Burkina Faso, a country that doesn't make headlines, has been in the news lately as the Presidential Security Regiment orchestrated a coup, then were required to step down. (Its leader, Gilbert Diendere, is believed to be in custody.) But rather than just focus on that, global traveler F ...…
 
Joe is joined by United Nations Award-winning energy reporter Nathanial Gronewold of E&E News to talk about why peak oil didn't happen — yet — and why the price of oil has plummeted. Short version: more fracking, more Saudi oil, less Chinese demand. Longer version: listen to the episode.
 
In this episode, Joe Geni is joined by Chiara Monti to discuss the rapidly evolving migrant crisis in Europe; whether this is the end of Schengen; where the migrants are coming from; just how bad Eritrea's government is; just how cool the Fiat Tagliero Gas Station in Asmara is (who says colonialism is all bad?); and most importantly, how we mig ...…
 
In this episode, Joe Geni, Ethan Cheng, and Roni Weiss wonder how one can get different identity groups to get along, whether it's race relations in America or the Syrian civil war.
 
In this episode, Grant sits down with Geni Pro member Bee Dalton to discuss how she uses Geni for her family research.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Grant sits down with Thomas MacEntee to learn what got him started in genealogy, blogging, podcasting, and webinars.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Thomas and Grant sit down to discuss research logs. You'll learn what they are, how to make one, and why they're useful. If you're doing research, there is a lot of great info in this episode.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Grant and Thomas sit down to discuss the nitty-gritty of planning, researching, and surviving a family reunion.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Geni.com sits down with Dick Eastman of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter to discuss his background in genealogy, blogging, and how his newsletter has changed over the past 15 years.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Thomas and Grant dicuss collateral and cluster searches in regards to genealogy. Learn how you can gain information about your ancestors by learning more about history.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Thomas MacEntee and Grant Brunner discuss making sure that your genealogy is secure. We don't want to lose any of our hard work, so listen to some of these great tips about security.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Grant sits down with Noah Tutak and Charles Edmonds from Geni.com to talk about their roles and experiences with their company.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Grant sits down with Dovy and Earl from Real Time Collaboration to discuss the new product AncestorSync.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
In this episode, Grant and Thomas discuss the whys and hows of helping other people with their genealogy.By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
What is the GEDCOM Import/Export method of transferring data? What are the issues involved with using the GEDCOM method and why doesn't it work very well? Are there any substitute methods for GEDCOM? What about AncestorSync? Does it really transfer your database anywhere you want with your images, documents, and sources intact?…
 
• Commemoration of specific people and events. • Where are some places I can order prints/swag for my family? • Can I order a high quality print of my family tree? • Where can I hold get-togethers and events for my family?By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
Where can I go to find records for my genealogy research?How do I request records from governments, archives, and churches?What if there is a language barrier?What do I do with records once I have them?By grant@geni.com (Geni, Inc.).
 
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