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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. New York Times subscribers can listen to new episodes early at 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 Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo
||ExplicitChapter Five: The Heart||The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything. The next episode of “Caliphate” will publish on Thursday, May 24th. New York Times subscribers can listen to that episode now at nytimes.com/caliphate.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter Four: Us vs. Them||A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter Three: The Arrival||ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter Two: Recruitment||Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter One: The Reporter||Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrologue: The Mission||The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Early access for Subscribers means only a taste here
Someone asked why it’s getting good reviews when only a one minute preview is here. NYT subscribers get early access to the full episode. That’s fair because good journalism deserves to be rewarded and have a way to encourage subscribers. Regardless, this podcast is really good. Perhaps...too good, too frightening and too real...promoting the aims of terrorism to terrorize people and have an outsized political effect for relatively rare terrorist events? Does knowing more about terrorism promote the aims of terrorists? Not really the place to discuss it, but I am glad that the NYT is able to do this kind of work.
Yet another amazing series from NYT. This is an education in life as we know it today. Once again, it is the real story, as real as most of us can get, or want to get, to being there. Reporters are teachers, messengers, and heroes.
love it great job