Pod Save the World
By Crooked Media
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
“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. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the scenes into White House Situation Room meetings and secret negotiations through a series of conversations with people who were there.
||ExplicitNorth Korean Nukes with Mark Lippert||Former US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert talks about the threat from North Korea’s nuclear program, Trump’s “new” approach to the DPRK, the assassination of Kim Jong Nam and the attack on his life while serving as Ambassador.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSnowden and Surveillance with Glenn Greenwald||Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald joins to respond to criticism of Edward Snowden and to discuss his views on intelligence collection.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOf Russia with Love with Mike McFaul||Tommy and former US Ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul talk about the US-Russia relationship. We cover pop culture and Rocky IV, arms control, Russian harassment of US diplomats, Mike’s assessment of Putin’s leadership and when relations turned bad, if Romney was right to call Russia our number one geopolitical foe and the lessons America can learn from Putin’s rise.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRunning the State Department with Heather Higginbottom||Tommy and Heather Higginbottom to discuss her journey from political campaigns to becoming the first woman to serve as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. We cover refugee vetting, pandemic response, women in foreign policy and Heather’s reflections on Secretary Kerry’s career.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScary Sh*t with Lisa Monaco||Tommy talks with Obama’s former Homeland Security and Chief Counterterrorism Advisor Lisa Monaco about terrorism, encryption, cyber security, the Boston bombings, Trump’s dysfunctional national security team and lots more scary stuff.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 Years in the Situation Room with Ben Rhodes||Tommy and Obama’s former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes discuss Ben’s career path, Obama’s Cairo speech, the damage Trump is doing, counterterrorism, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, Wikileaks, Snowden, Israel, Syria and more.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHalf the World with Dan Restrepo||Tommy is joined by Dan Restrepo, who served as a top Latin America advisor to President Obama. They discuss the historic opening between the US and Cuba, Mexico, immigration, Colombia’s civil war and Venezuela.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSecret Iran Talks with Jake Sullivan||Tommy is joined by former top Clinton aide and former Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. They discuss Jake’s experience leading the secret Iran deal negotiations, Russian hacking, Trump’s attacks on the intelligence community, Benghazi and more.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPod Save the World Teaser Episode||"Pod Save the World" launches Wednesday, February 1st!||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
So incredibly needed in these times! Thank you!
A much needed Wednesday pick me up. Looking forward to the new episode
I'm looking forward to this podcast! I know enough about foreign policy to know I need to know a lot more. On the other podcast, Tommy does a great job of explaining foreign policy in human and understandable ways....it's almost as if he wants listeners to be aware of what's happening in this country and the global repercussions of that and vice versa. I'm confident that will continue and get even better on this one. Pod bless Crooked Media (and Dan!) for caring enough about this country, the world, and everyone in it to help us be more informed and active. And thanks for all y'all have done, are doing, and have yet to do! Sincerely.