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Best Jakehanrahan podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Jakehanrahan podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Popular Front is an independent podcast that focuses on the niche details of modern warfare. If you want to know how suicide car bombs are built by ISIS, which paramilitary factions are operating in Syria, or why American militias hoard machine guns, this podcast is for you. It's detailed, uncensored, and free from industry elitism. See more at popularfront.co
 
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We speak to photojournalist CH Gardiner about his recent time on the ground amidst the violent clashes in Chile, where protesters are trying to topple what they see as a corrupt ruling class in the country. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
We speak to journalist Mike Giglio about his many years covering the war against ISIS in three different countries, and why on-the-ground field work is still so important when it comes to conflict journalism. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
Lebanese writer and researcher Joey Ayoub talks to us about the current wave of protests happening across Lebanon, triggered by the so-called "WhatsApp Tax". - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to journalist Sally Hayden about her investigation into the Libyan refugee prison camps run by militias. The EU is turning a blind eye to the abuse that goes on there, so long as the refugees don't make it to Europe. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
We speak to journalist and filmmaker Khabat Abbas, a local born and raised in Qamishli, NE Syria (or Rojava). She refuses to leave as the Turkish invasion of Rojava gets ever more brutal. Khabat takes us through the last week and a half, explaining what she's seen on the ground as Turkey and its mercenaries try to destroy what the Kurds have bu ...…
 
We speak to researcher Christopher Schwartz about a recent political gun battle in Kyrgyzstan and why it could cause serious tension for the future of the country... - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
This week we talk to researcher Tom Lord about Conspiracy of Cells Fire, one of the most violent and militant anarchist groups currently still operating in Greece. This is a group you've maybe never heard of, but one that's increasingly dangerous. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagr ...…
 
We talk to independent researcher Ross Dayton about a large FARC dissident group returning to war in the jungles of Colombia, putting a huge dent in the peace process. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.youtube.com/popularfront - www.instagram.com/popular.front - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan…
 
We speak to activist Raki Ap about the current uprising in West Papua, a deeply under-reported but brutal conflict that's been going on for decades inside Indonesia. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.youtube.com/popularfront - www.instagram.com/popular.front - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan…
 
We speak to Rachel Yeo, a local journalist with an independent paper in Hong Kong. She gives us an update from the ground, telling us how the violence is rapidly escalating and how the protests have taken a revolutionary turn. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
We speak to investigative journalist Christiaan Triebert about open source investigation and how he's managed to discover where war crimes happened using tools available to everyone. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
We speak to Xebat Abbas, a journalist, filmmaker, and NGO worker from and based in NE Syria. She's been working in the al-Hol camp that holds the so-called "ISIS brides" since the beginning. After taking a tour of the camp with her, we speak about the ongoing security situation. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter ...…
 
We speak to researcher and author Frederic Wehrey as he returns from the frontlines of the recent conflict in Libya, between General Haftar's forces and GNA militias. He explains what's going on, why it's happening, and what the war looks like on the front. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - w ...…
 
This week we speak to writer and researcher Séamus Malekafzali about the threats posed by an ISIS cell operating inside Iran. He explains how if the US goes to war with Iran, ISIS will likely thrive. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
This week we speak to journalist Jacob Siegel about America's new culture war, where deepening political division is leading to escalating violence and hatred. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to Laurel Chor, a journalist on the ground in the midst of the protests currently sweeping across Hong Kong. She explains why an estimated 2 million people marched recently against the new extradition bill. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
We speak to journalist Yousra Elbagir about what's happening with Sudan's revolution. She explains what she's seen--from the ground and in her investigative work--in Sudan, explaining how the uprising has been hijacked by a brutal paramilitary force. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.inst ...…
 
We speak to Franz Marty, a journalist who's been living in Afghanistan for the last four years. He's been searching for blackmarket Afghan arms dealers and has discovered a lot of the information around these operations is false. Here's how it really works... - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - ...…
 
We speak to independent researcher Ryan O'Farrell about the Congo's many militias and the splintering conflicts taking place there, specifically the recent ISIS cell whose members are slaughtering people in the jungle. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
All the Staple t-shirts have been restocked in the shop and the Popular Front x Champion Cease and Desist Sweater is on sale now. Have a look. www.popularfront.bigcartel.comBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to Dave Eubank of the Free Burma Rangers about how his organisation of volunteers helps to save lives in some of the most dangerous conflicts on earth... - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to researcher and analyst Rasha Al Aqeedi about her home city of Mosul and the grip ISIS has there. She tells us how ISIS first took over and how they're still around operating criminal networks throughout the city. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
Wim Zwijnenburg tells us about the hidden cost war has on the environment and how it's often used in battle, from toxic waste dumps in Ukraine to wildfires in Iran. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to journalist Paulie Doyle about the so-called New IRA, a militant Irish republican group that's recently stepped up their political violence in both Northern Ireland and Britain. Paulie tells us about their recent letter bomb campaign, the Derry car bomb, and how, in part, Brexit is fuelling their will to fight. - www.patreon.com/popu ...…
 
We speak to reporter Ali Winston about his investigations into a white nationalist street fighting crew in America known as the Rise Above Movement (RAM). RAM is arguably the first group on the US far-right that began to mobilise themselves in political street battles in the Trump era. Ali tells us how RAM made connections with European fascist ...…
 
Elizabeth Tsurkov tells us how the secular uprising of the Syrian people was crushed by the brutality of the Assad regime, the rise of ISIS, and the terrible mismanagement of the US. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
We speak to radical environmentalist researcher and writer John Jacobi about the largely under-reported new violent wave of eco-extremism. He tells us how eco-terrorism is very much on the rise and how it's turning into something more dangerous: militant nihilism. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanra ...…
 
We speak to journalist and author James Pogue about his recent visit to South Africa, where he spent time with radicals to find out the real truth behind the farmer killings. He discovered many are preparing for what they think will soon be a new civil war... - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - ...…
 
Venezuela is currently in chaos. The country has two people claiming to be the rightful president, more than 35 protesters have been shot dead in a week by paramilitaries, everyone is still starving, America is meddling, Russia is meddling, Maduro's still an authoritarian, and all people want to do is scream about who they support on social med ...…
 
Kosovo based journalist Valeria Plesch tells us about Kosovo's recent decision to start its own army and the trouble this could cause in a country still tense from the war in the 90s. We also talk about the crippling youth unemployment in Kosovo and the stagnating government made up of former guerrillas. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.pop ...…
 
We speak to AFP correspondent Maya Gebeily about a WhatsApp network she discovered that has the sole purpose of catching fleeing ISIS fighters in Syria. Thousands of Syrians pool their information together in a network of group chats to try and stop the jihadists escaping justice. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitt ...…
 
Today we speak to Bellingcat researcher Nick Waters about his extensive work on the use of commercial drone bombs in war. We're talking about drones you can buy off of Amazon and use in your garden that have been converted by insurgents to drop bombs on their enemies. The use of these drone bombs has skyrocketed since ISIS started using them in ...…
 
Thanks for all the support. This year was just the beginning, 2019 will be a lot bigger for Popular Front. Have a good New Year. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
This week Donald Trump decided to rapidly pull out all the US forces currently backing the Kurdish YPG militia in Northern Syria, known as Rojava to the Kurds. The YPG has proven to be the strongest ally for the US when fighting ISIS, but now they'll be left alone for Turkey to attack. We speak with journalist Wladimir van Wilgenburg, who's ded ...…
 
We speak to John Arterbury, an analyst with his eyes firmly set on Yemen. He tells us how the war started, the current crossroads both sides are at, and his theories on why this conflict, where children regularly starve to death, goes so under-reported. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.i ...…
 
I'm away filming a documentary for Popular Front this week and didn't have time to get the planned episode ready in time. To avoid going a week without Popular Front I've used one of the Patreon bonus episodes to fill the void. It's the first and last time we'll do this. We'll hear from Abu Academic, who claims to be former Russian special forc ...…
 
We got journalist Christopher Miller back on to talk about last week's clashes between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov. Everything you wanted to know about this escalating situation is right here. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
Independent researcher Jakub Janovsky tells us how the Assad regime's tank fleet, one of the world's biggest, was reduced almost entirely to scrap metal and smouldering debris. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.frontBy Jake Hanrahan
 
There's a lot of hype and nonsense when it comes to reporting on cyber warfare, so we spoke to one of the best tech journalists around to explain what the real threats of cyberwar are right now. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front…
 
Phillip Smyth takes us on a deep dive into the world of the Hashd al-Shaabi, the Iranian backed militias (also known as the PMU, PMF, and "Shia Militias") fighting in Iraq. They've documented their own war crimes, shot unarmed protesters, and have been building the groundwork for their movement for years... So who are they? - www.patreon.com/po ...…
 
It's Halloween, so we're doing something a bit different. For this episode we teamed up with the guys from War College to have a chat about how nuclear war has so often influenced the pop culture around us. - patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - twitter.com/War_College…
 
Alexander McKeever tells us all about the mysterious assassination squads of Afrin in Northern Syria. We hear about the tactics of Wrath of Olives and how Afrin was looted and ruined after the invasion by Turkish backed rebels. - patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahanBy Jake Hanrahan
 
Yago Rodríguez tells us about Wilayat Sinai, the branch of ISIS in Egypt. We hear how they're launching well organised military attacks, trading weapons with Libya, and doing deals with Gaza. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahanBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to Giancarlo Fiorella from In Venezuela Blog about the crushed rebellion in Venezuela. He tells us all about the street clashes, the food crisis, the drone bomb, and the last stand of Oscar Perez. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahanBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to Firat Batman as he takes a brief rest from fighting against ISIS in their last stronghold in Syria. Firat is a Kurd from Rojava who grew up in Sweden. He's been fighting in Rojava for the YPG for three years and is currently on the final push to chase ISIS out of the last areas they control. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront ...…
 
Gregory Waters tells us all about the Tiger Forces in Syria, the pro Assad regime militia that's seen as heroes to some and war criminals to others. We'll find out why their leader is so enigmatic, how they're working with the Russian military, and what power they really hold over the region. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake ...…
 
We speak to Ora Szekely about the role of female combatants within various irregular conflicts, from the Colombian rebels of FARC to the Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ in Syria. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahanBy Jake Hanrahan
 
We speak to Everest65, who's been working extensively to gather information about insurgent suppressor use in battle in the Middle East and North Africa. This one is about as niche as it gets. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahanBy Jake Hanrahan
 
The region of Idlib in northwestern Syria has been a fiefdom for jihadist forces for some time, most notably the al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham who rule about 60% of the region. Russia and the Assad regime are likely to launch an offensive on Idlib very soon, but with three million people living there and many unhappy civilians, it's no ...…
 
We speak to Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed about his highly controversial 3D printed gun project. He also talks about crypto-anarchy, untraceable firearms, and his long battle with the US government. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahanBy Jake Hanrahan
 
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