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10/18/17 // Frontline’s “Mosul”

We’re joined by Olivier Sarbil, director of tonight’s Frontline documentary, “Mosul.” Also, Morning John, and more listener mail on Me Too. Photo credit: Courtesy of Frontline. | listen

10/10/17 // Ryan Devereaux on the Camion de la Muerta

Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on migrants smuggled over the border in a big rig truck, and how they were used to prosecute the driver then faced deportation themselves. Also, Morning… | listen

6/29/17 // John Knefel // The Next War In Syria

John Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- explains what may be about to happen next in Syria and who the players will be going… | watch

6/20/17 // Terror Against Muslims

Attacks on Muslims in the US and the UK, a check in on the status of the AHCA in the Senate, and listener mail catch up.       Philando Castile Protest Photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy of… | listen

5/19/17 // Benjamin Friedman, Part II: Domestic Politics vs. Foreign Affairs

Benjamin Friedman returns to discuss domestic tumult's effect on foreign policy, how the U.S. can afford to start wars in the Middle East, and why the current administration shouldn't be trusted with wars. | listen

5/18/17 // Benjamin Friedman, Part I: Foreign Policy

Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump's unpredictability means for our allies and adversaries, the lack of strategy in Syria, and why the president has become more of a traditional hawk. | listen

4/26/17 // Trump's First Hundred Days

John is in the studio to catch up on the waking nightmare we live in now, the NYT messes up an op-ed on gender, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia commons | listen

4/20/17 // Dr. Steve Billet, Part II: Trump's Foreign Policy & Unpredictability

In the second part of our conversation, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the troublesome nature of President Trump's unpredictability with foreign affairs, his shift toward mainstream Republican foreign policy, and the media's curious reverence for military intervention. | listen

4/17/17 // John on the MOAB

John explains the bomb called Mother of All Bombs dropped in Afghanistan on Thursday, and the larger implications for the war escalations happening across the Middle East. Also, a look at the new… | listen

4/12/17 // Trump's Plan for Syria Includes New Line of T-Shirts, Hats

The statement offered no specific details as to the scale or type of intervention planned, but that military action was being prepared “behind the scenes.” | read

4/10/17 // Missiles in Syria

The Trump administration has launched missiles into a Syrian air base, Senate Republicans go nuclear on the Gorch, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons | listen

4/7/17 // Weekly Rundown: Air Strikes & Chemical Weapons

Joe discusses the air strikes in Syria, concerns around potential motivations from the Trump administration, and the sobering reality of chemical weaponry. | listen

3/29/17 // White Supremacy in NYC

A white supremacist has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism after killing a black man in New York City, John checks in on the US bombing in Iraq that killed hundreds of civilians, and… | listen

1/6/17 // Guy on Rojava

Guy joins us to discuss the Kurdish revolution in Rojava, the bizarre and shifting status of the CIA and FBI, and listener mail. Photo credit: By United States federal government -… | listen

10/3/16 // Radio Dispatch Live with Jesse and Ali

Jesse Myerson and Ali Gharib join us on Radio Dispatch Live to discuss topics from a left and a liberal point of view.   | listen

8/28/16 // Olympic Team Refugee Symbolism Is Depressing

The Summer 2016 Olympics are a unique snapshot of global politics. The emergence of the first-ever Team Refugee proved to be an important, and intriguing, glimpse into the state of our world. But was it a positive one? | read

8/26/16 // Turkey’s Military Enters Syria

Turkey's military crosses over into Syria, bad people hack Leslie Jones, and listener mail.   | listen

8/8/16 // Forging a Gay Identity in the Arab World

We talked to Haddad about Guapa and about the politics of being gay and Arab in the midst of political revolution. | read

8/3/16 // A Look Inside the Dangerous Lives of Photojournalists

Getting shot at, evading dropped bombs, or risking arrest—these are just a few of the woes of photojournalism. BTRtoday talks to photojournalists about their wild and dangerous occupation. | read

7/18/16 // US and Russia to Coordinate in Syria

The United States and Russia are in talks to coordinate in Syria, Trump picks his VP, and listener mail. | listen

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