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“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. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
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Taiwan Security Review is a podcast produced by the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI), a 501(c)3 policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. Hosted by GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray—former Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the White House National Security Council (NSC)—each episode of Taiwan Security Review will consist of fascinating discussions with the policy makers and experts who shape US-Taiwan relations. In the process, it will explore topics related to Ta ...
 
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The noted poet Rita Dove once wrote that “poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.”Dove served as the United States Poet Laureate in the early 1990s. Her job was to extend the reach and influence of the art form throughout the country.Much like the U.S. poet laureate, communities around the nation come together every couple of ye…
 
Ben and Tommy answer your questions about the Labour Party’s leadership, Brexit and the UK’s refugee policies, “Russification” in Ukraine, Latin America, the risk from and rise of China, Yemen, Sri Lanka, climate change, favorite simple pleasures, pet peeves, favorite places to visit, and book recommendations. Crooked Coffee is now available at cro…
 
Over the last decade, the Reno-Sparks area has worked to transform itself into a hub for outdoor recreation and tech companies.But they haven’t given up on gaming.For the first time in more than two decades, a new casino is opening there. It’s called Legends Bay.Court Cardinal is the regional president of Olympia Gaming, the company behind the new …
 
Summary John Gise joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss the Wall of Spies Experience. It features over 200 stories of espionage and sabotage in America since 1776. What You’ll Learn Intelligence America’s first Spymaster The Founding Father of American Counterintelligence The New Yorker who adopted a Southern accent so she could spy on the Co…
 
Carly Box served in the Australian Army for 11 years, where she became the first female to enlist into a Combat Corps as an operator of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, commonly known as Drones). She deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as a ScanEagle UAV operator, racking up over 1000 operational flying hours, returning in 2013 as a Shadow mission comma…
 
You don’t have to get on a boat to enjoy yacht rock, but you must like the bouncy rhythms of the late 1970s and '80s.The name of the musical genre was coined in 2005 –- decades after singers like Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers and Hall & Oates made the soft sounds popular. Now, yacht rock cover bands are selling out shows and attracting fan…
 
The National Hockey League just crowned a new champion, the Colorado Avalanche. For the first time in five years, the Vegas Golden Knights didn’t make it into the playoffs.But there’s always next season. And the NHL Draft begins next week. And there’s always Carnell Johnson.If you’ve been to a few Golden Knights games, there’s a good chance you’ve …
 
Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court case which established a federal right to an abortion, was considered settled law for nearly fifty years. The decade's old precedence was overturned last week by a 6-3 decision of the court that found women do not have a constitutional right to an abortion. In response, thousands of Nevadans took to the streets over …
 
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…
 
Indigenous communities have historically been wary of the American education system, and with good reason. Academic misinformation, the Morill Act, the boarding school system: All aspects of American schools and universities that have represented devastating consequences for Native nations. According to the Post-secondary National Policy Institute,…
 
The Fourth of July is this weekend, but you’ve likely already heard fireworks starting in your neighborhood.This year, Clark County is really cracking down on illegal fireworks.Legal fireworks sales started in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 28.So-called "safe and sane" fireworks are the only kind allowed in Clark County -- but not on public lands such …
 
Ben lays out the significance of the elections and governmental shakeups in Israel, Colombia, and France and talks through the latest on the war in Ukraine. Then Ben talks with Alexei Navalny’s chief of staff Leonid Volkov in Copenhagen about Navalny’s fate, his media operation, and Putin’s propaganda machine. For a closed-captioned version of this…
 
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…
 
Gwen Cherne was appointed as the inaugural Veteran Family Advocate Commissioner on the Repatriation Commission in August 2020. The following year in March, Gwen was selected as a member of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission. Gwen is committed to representing the perspectives of veteran families in ongoing policy and decision-ma…
 
In this special mailbag episode, Tommy and Ben answer listener questions on topics including framing climate change as a national security interest, how both artificial intelligence and migration are going to become headline issues in the years to come, why Democrats are better at foreign policy, Myanmar, their top Pearl Jam albums, career advice f…
 
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…
 
Tommy and Ben interview Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the state of democracy, gun control, Ukraine and the best comedians in Canada. Then they cover the Summit of the Americas, the latest from Ukraine, President Biden’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, why Jared Kushner could be in trouble, how Poland is showing what a post Roe Americ…
 
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…
 
Warrant Officer Kevin Arthur "Dasher" Wheatley VC enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in 1956. He served in Malaya with various units until 1965 when he was posted to the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Dasher is one of the most extraordinary characters in Australian military history. He was a husband, father, champion footballer…
 
Tommy and Ben cover the latest news from Ukraine, including the EU’s plan to ban most imports of Russian oil, reports that Iran has enough nuclear material to make a bomb, how other countries have prevented gun violence, a major election in Colombia, President Biden meets BTS, the Queen’s Jubilee controversy, and climate activists say let the Mona …
 
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…
 
Tommy and Ben talk about President Biden’s trip to Asia, whether the US would defend Taiwan in a war with China, the latest news from Ukraine, including calls for Ukraine to cut a deal with Russia and the growing food crisis. They also cover a plot to assassinate George W Bush, fascism in Hungary, charges of anti-semitism against progressives and U…
 
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…
 
In this Special 50th episode of True Blue History I am joined by Former Australian Army intelligence Officer Major Sarah Watson. Sarah served 18.5 years in the military, including a deployment to Iraq where she provided strategic intelligence support to Overwatch Battlegroup West 2. Sarah discharged from the Army in 2015, Since that time Sarah has …
 
In this episode, Boyd welcomes Kyle Perkins to the show! In the first segment, they discuss the Nashville Predators' end-of-season press conference from General Manager David Poile and Head Coach John Hynes including the extensions for the coaching staff and all the commentary around the plans for the offseason roster changes. In the second segment…
 
The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue with Round Two! We review the results of Round One, compare our brackets, and give our opinions on Round Two and how the games will go.The Preds, the first team out of the playoffs, held a presser on Thursday to discuss off-season plans . We dissect the answers and discuss the elusive Forsberg signing, extendi…
 
After 10 years on the air, Justin and Glynne sign off one final time in their series finale of Penalty Box Radio Live. Guests include their first producer and 102.5 The Game program director, Chase McCabe, head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals, Karl Taylor, a surprise call from Patrick Burke of the NHL Department of Player Safety and so much more.…
 
Ben and Tommy talk about the latest news from Ukraine, including the latest from Mariupol, Finland and Sweden’s application to join NATO, and Mitch McConnell’s visit to Kyiv. Then they explain why countries are threatening to boycott the Summit of the Americas, changes to Biden’s Cuba policy, news of a major covid outbreak in North Korea, the upcom…
 
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…
 
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