Pod Save the World
By Crooked Media
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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. 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.
||ExplicitTurkey and 28 Hours Pinned Down by ISIS with Arwa Damon||Tommy talks with CNN International correspondent Arwa Damon about Turkey's descent into a dictatorship and President Erdogan's visit to the White House. Then they discuss the 28 hours Damon spent pinned down by ISIS fighters in Mosul, her coverage of refugees fleeing Syria, and her nonprofit organization INARA||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLove, Africa with Jeffrey Gettleman||Tommy and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times East Africa bureau chief Jeffrey Gettleman discuss his new book Love, Africa. They talk about the risks that come with working in places like Somalia and South Sudan, including Jeffrey (repeatedly) being held at gunpoint, and the balance between reporting facts and telling stories to that help create empathy for people suffering.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump Fired Jim Comey?!?||Tommy talks with former DOJ Official Matthew Miller about Trump's decision to fire FBI Director Jim Comey.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit100 Days of foreign policy with Eli Lake||Tommy and Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake review Trump’s first 100 days on foreign policy. They cover Trump’s staffing decisions, US relations with Russia, willingness to stand up for US values, management of North Korea, ISIS, Syria and the Middle East peace process.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat the hell is happening in France with Dr. Karen Donfried||Tommy talks with Europe expert Dr. Karen Donfried about the French Presidential elections and the rise of far-right nationalist candidates like Marine Le Pen. They also discuss the potential for Russian interference in France, comparisons to Trump and why the French presidency could have major implications for the US.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChief of Staff Stuff with Denis McDonough||Tommy talks with former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the Bin Laden operation, Iraq, Syria and Russian hacking of our election.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Russian Investigation with Senator Mark Warner||Senator Mark Warner talks with Tommy about why the Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election is the most important thing he’s done in public life. He also takes us behind the scenes of the Committee’s TOP SECRET work.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnderstanding the Syrian Civil War||Tommy and Middle East expert Colin Kahl discuss the Syrian civil war from when the protests first erupted in 2011 to President Trump’s cruise missile strike last week. They cover the roots of the conflict, Syria’s chemical weapons, Obama’s red line and Trump’s policy options going forward.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChina’s Rise with Evan Medeiros||Tommy and China expert Evan Medeiros preview Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. They discuss the meticulous planning and choreography that goes into these talks, tensions in the South China Sea, Taiwan, human rights, and how the Chinese view Russian hacking of our election.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGayle Smith, former USAID Administrator||“Tommy is joined by Africa expert and former USAID Administrator Gayle Smith to discuss the crisis in South Sudan and the impact of Trump’s proposed budget cuts on the State Department and USAID.”||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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
"The Michael Savage of the left"
These guys are the reason trump got elected. Just listen to the "keeping it 1600" podcast, which they hosted, recorded the day before the election. They have no idea what they are talking about and an hour of calling trump a "f---ing idiot" is not reaching anybody. It's a money grab pure and simple. I loved Obama and have tried to diversify my news feeds as he suggested, and this podcast is consistently the most pompous biased source that I can hold my nose and stomach. Right up there with Michael Savage as far as I'm concerned. They are completely out of touch with Americans, bragging that they run around in "elite" Washington circles and are "well respected on both sides". I call BS, and at times they even make me regret voting for "crooked" Hillary. The fact that they have co-opted the slogan "crooked media" shows how tone deaf they are. Their interview with Obama was the only marginally listenable podcast, during which they dialed down the rhetoric out of respect for an actual intellectual who understands the divisive nature of spewing profanity-laced, vitriolic garbage. I truly hope they realize the self aggrandizing, circle-jerk nature of their monologue, less we have to suffer through 8 years of trump and a republican controlled congress!