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||CleanBarrett Brown – Episode 109||This week Eric welcomes to the show award-wining journalist Barrett Brown to discuss his recent and very public falling out with Julian Assange, his perspective on Wikileaks and the role of Assange within it, and his exciting new Pursuance Project.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMargot Kidder – Special Episode||Warning: this interview between Louisa Willcox and actress and activist Margot Kidder could change your life. Margot was a brilliant spokesperson for the underdog and the dispossessed, who cared deeply about wilderness and the fate of the planet.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArun Gupta – Episode 108||This week Eric welcomes back to the show author and journalist Arun Gupta to discuss everything from being a journalist in the Trump era to immigration, trade wars, and the sorry state of analysis on the left today.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStan Malinowitz – Episode 107||This week Eric welcomes to the show author and academic Stan Malinowitz to discuss the recent elections in Colombia, among other important developments. The conversation begins with a rundown and analysis of the elections,||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRob Larson – Episode 106||This week Eric welcomes to the show author and academic Rob Larson to discuss his latest book "Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom" and the ideologies and politics that inspired it. Rob explains why he felt it was important to combat the p.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAly Wane – Episode 105||This week Eric welcomes to the show undocumented activist and organizer Aly Wane to discuss refugees and migration, the Trump Administration's policies at the border, and the political trajectory that brought us here.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Ackerman – Episode 104||This time Eric welcomes to the show researcher and activist John Ackerman to discuss the upcoming Mexican elections, the issues at play, and the significance of these elections for the country and the region as a whole.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEdna Bonhomme – Episode 103||This time Eric welcomes to the show scholar and activist Edna Bonhomme to discuss her research on Tunisia, and how that country - a flashpoint during the Arab Spring - has evolved since protests erupted in 2010.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYassamine Mather – Episode 102||This week Eric welcomes to the show UK-based Iranian exile Yassamine Mather to discuss the latest developments in Iran and the Middle East. Eric and Yassamine begin with an analysis of the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and the decision by the Trump ad.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Fox – Episode 101||This time Eric welcomes back to the show Brazil-based journalist and researcher Mike Fox to discuss the latest political developments in that country as it witnesses social upheaval resulting from a political crisis.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffrey St. Clair & Joshua Frank – Episode 100||This time Eric welcomes to the show CounterPunch editors Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank to mark the 100th episode of the podcast as the bombs of WWIII fall around us. While Jeff and Eric record from deep in their respective strongholds,||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHawzhin Azeez – Episode 99||This week Eric welcomes back to the show Kobani-based political scientist and activist Hawzhin Azeez to discuss the Turkish invasion of Afrin, the general attack on Kurdish autonomy and sovereignty, the role of jihadis in this strategy,||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDahr Jamail – Episode 98||This week Eric welcomes to the show author and journalist Dahr Jamail to discuss climate change, climate politics in the Age of Trump, and our responsibilities to future generations. The conversation begins with a discussion of the emotional and psycho.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatrick Bond – Episode 97||This week Eric welcomes to the show author and academic Patrick Bond to discuss the political situation in South Africa domestically, as well as the role that the country plays on the African continent, and globally.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Street – Episode 96||CounterPunch Radio is back this week after a long hiatus as Eric welcomes returning guest, and regular CounterPunch contributor, Paul Street to the show. - Eric and Paul discuss Russiagate and the competing narratives around it,||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Horn – Episode 95||CounterPunch Radio returns this week after more than two months away. Eric welcomes to the show investigative journalist Steve Horn to discuss the state of the Republican and Democratic parties and the ongoing conflicts, perceived or real,||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbby Martin – Episode 94||This week Eric sits down with journalist Abby Martin to discuss the situation in Venezuela, and her recent trip to the country. Eric and Abby begin by examining the "protests" on the streets of Caracas as Abby witnessed first-hand: the violence of the .||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Street – Episode 93||**Note: This episode was recorded 10 days before the events in Charlottesville** - This week Eric sits down with author Paul Street to discuss his recent article in CounterPunch entitled "Unity with the Right? A Deplorable Idea" (Aug. 4, 2017).||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Francisco Dominguez – Episode 92||This week Eric sits down with Dr. Francisco Dominguez, national secretary of the UK-based Venezuela Solidarity Campaign to discuss the latest from the Bolivarian Republic as it faces perhaps the worst crisis since Hugo Chavez rose to power at the end o.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthony DiMaggio – Episode 91||This week Eric sits down with political scientist and author Anthony DiMaggio to discuss Trump's Russia problems, the real significance of the latest revelations, and what they mean for the future of the Trump administration.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEllen Brown – Episode 90||This week Eric welcomes to the show author Ellen Brown to discuss the movement for public banking, and why a transformation of the US banking system is so necessary. The conversation begins with a discussion of public banking: What is it?||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Glazebrook – Episode 89||This week Eric returns with guest, political commentator and analyst Dan Glazebrook discussing the recent elections in the UK, the triumph of Corbyn and what it means for the future of British politics, and his recent article in CounterPunch Magazine e.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Fox – Episode 88||This week Eric chats with Brazil-based journalist Mike Fox about the ongoing protests against the right wing government, the volatile politics of the country, Brazil's significance to the region, and much more.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRamzy Baroud – Episode 87||This week Eric chats with syndicated columnist and author Ramzy Baroud to discuss the Palestinian prisoner hunger strike, the symbolic meaning of this act of resistance, the current political situation in Palestine and much more.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoshua Frank – Episode 86||This week Eric welcomes back to the show CounterPunch managing editor Joshua Frank to discuss the recent dangerous developments at the Hanford nuclear facility in Eastern Washington, the Left and the war in Syria,||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachael Boothroyd-Rojas and Lucas Koerner – Episode 85||This week Eric sits down with Venezuela-based journalists Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas and Lucas Koerner to discuss the latest developments in that country, and the broader political, economic, and geopoltical implications.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Carlsen – Episode 84||In a special bonus episode this week, Eric chats with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, as she travels with the Caravan against Fear through the Southwest.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Swanson – Episode 83||This week Eric sits down with author and peace activist David Swanson to discuss war and peace in the Age of Trump. Eric and David examine whether Trump's early days in office represent an escalation of the war machine,||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathy Kelly – Episode 82||This week, Eric welcomes back to the show veteran peace activist Kathy Kelly to discuss the increasingly deafening drumbeat of war, and the reality of life in the war zones which she has witnessed with her own eyes.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim and Heidi Barrett – Special Edition||This week in a special edition of CounterPunch Radio, environmental activist and CounterPunch contributor Louisa Willcox welcomes two unsung environmental heroes, Jim and Heidi Barrett, who were leaders in a campaign that took on – and won – one of||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Best foreign policy podcast!
One of the best podcasts out there and probably the best foreign policy podcast. Eric is well informed and brilliant!
Better than Howard Stern
If you have any inclination towards the Left (but not the corporatized, Clintonized faux-Left), this is for you. CounterPunch began as a newsletter in 1994 and has evolved into a great website, book publisher, and now radio show. Eric Draitser, an amazing analyst in his own right, is host to some of the best sorts of guests. He does all ranges of topics, from American politics to international war and peace issues, and you cannot find a better podcast.
So Great, Independent, Insightful
Counterpunch Radio is honest and left discussion about real issues - it’s what you wish news really was, back when you were an idealistic kid wanting to learn more about how society works and how to make change in the world.
Leading left figures - people who challenge the way things are with new methods and thoughts - discuss not just with facts, but bring the context of they experience and perspective. It is so informative in a way that reading alone lacks.
The host is also very enjoyable. He strikes balance between letting his interviewers have their say, challenging them, and keeping them on point.