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From Ebola to ISIS, climate change to cyber attacks there are endless threats to our country, our neighborhoods-- even our homes. The national conversation about security can feel like a foreign language. It's distant and confusing (sometimes scary). Security Mom aims to unpack how this strange and secretive world works. Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem talks frankly and freely with leaders in the security world, putting the hype back into perspective and bringing the conversation back home. It's national security - declassified.
||CleanTom Ridge: 15 Years After 9/11||Fifteen years after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and it is natural to reflect on our homeland security. It seemed a good time to sit down with the nation's first homeland security adviser to a president and later the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShira Springer: Behind The Scenes At The Olympics||Juliette Kayyem sits down with The Boston Globe's enterprising sports reporter, Shira Springer.||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnder Secretary of State Wendy Sherman||--||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Talk To Your Kids About Dallas||Four ways to address Dallas with your children.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer CIA Agent and Author Barry Eisler||Juliette Kayyem sits down with Barry Eisler to talk about his book "The God's Eye View."||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: Orlando Shooting||--||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'72 On You' How To Prepare For Hurricane Season||Juliette Kayyem speaks with Rich Serino.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiles O'Brien: Why Are We Monitoring Planes With Technology From 1950?||Juliette Kayyem sits down with Miles O'Brien to discuss EgyptAir Flight 804.||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Black Swan: Blyth Lord On Courage And Grief||--||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Bergen: 5 Years After Bin Laden||--||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson||Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins Juliette Kayyem on the Security Mom podcast to talk about his journey to public service, his undercover operation as a TSA agent, his thoughts on Trump's wall and GOP immigration policies, plus transparency for the DHS moving forward.||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Anne Marsh on Security Politics||Juliette discusses security politics with Mary Anne Marsh.||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe FBI Should Not Throw Photographers||Time photographer Chris Morris was choked and thrown down by a Secret Service agent at a Trump rally in Virginia Monday. The confrontation began when Morris placed a foot outside the media pen while taking pictures of a Black Lives Matter protest. Morris responded with an expletive when asked to back up. The Secret Service agent proceed to grab Morris by the neck and throw him to the ground. “I think no person in this interaction, neither the reporter nor the Secret Service, behaved perfectly, but only one of them works for the federal government,” said national security expert and the host the WGBH’s Security Mom Podcast on Boston Public Radio Wednesday.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Catch A Thief (Or A Klutz), Anthony Amore On Art Security||What can art security teach us about value, life, and taking kids to museums? Anthony M. Amore is the head of security at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (which was famously robbed in 1990 of several Rembrandts and a Vermeer) and an expert on art security. He sat down with Security Mom, Juliette Kayyem to talk to us about everything from Mr. No to school vacation.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere's What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus||The best way Americans can protect themselves and their neighbors against Zika is to not travel to those areas with ongoing virus transmission.||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCornel West on Martin Luther King: 'A Love Warrior'||Professor Cornel West joined Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem to discuss Martin Luther King Jr.'s radicalism, the way history may have sanitized him and changed the way we think about contemporary movements like Black Lives Matter.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecurity Takeaways From The Paris Summit||Juliette Kayyem debrief's David Cash about the recent Climate Talks in Paris.||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The 'Dronie'||Juliette Kayyem speaks with drone regulation lawyer, Lisa Ellman about how these new crafts are regulated, what security risks they might pose, and a new trend called "the dronie."||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: After Paris, Am I Safe?||Juliette Kayyem responds to the question "after Paris, am I safe?"||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAshley's War: Women in the Military||As we await a final decision about allowing women in combat, host Juliette Kayyem sits down with author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. She's the author of the book Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecrypting Encryption||We hear about encryption, Edward Snowden, the NSA all the time. But how did we get to the point where the government can track us - and where will it go in the future? Host Juliette Kayyem speaks to Susan Landau, former Google employee and current professor of social science and policy studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Harris and Maajid Nawaz on Islam||Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem leads a panel discussion at Harvard's Kennedy Forum about whether Islam is a religion of peace. Neuroscientist and author Sam Harris speaks candidly with author and former radical Maajid Nawaz about religion and tolerance.||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Gitmo Remains Open||On the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, host Juliette Kayyem speaks with Matt Olsen, former head of the Guantanamo Review Task Force, and Amy Jeffress, formerly of the Justice Department, about why Guantanamo Bay remains open today.||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe TSA (And All Its Baggage)||As summer travel season peaks, host Juliette Kayyem speaks with the new head of the Transportation Security Administration, Peter Neffenger, about the problems surrounding the agency and what he hopes to do about them.||8/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThad Allen on Katrina, 10 Years Later||Among the most vivid memories many of us have of Hurricane Katrina was the seemingly slow response of the government to handle the situation. This week, host Juliette Kayyem speaks with Thad Allen, the former US Coast Guard admiral who took the reins from Michael Brown on Sept. 9, 2005.||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: Understanding FEMA||We hear about FEMA all the time in the news - usually when it's failed to live up to its promises. But how does it really work? Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem breaks it down.||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: Classifying Classified Emails||Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem breaks down the difference between different levels of classified information - and what that has to do with Hillary Clinton's email account.||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStaying Safe in a Summer of Sharks||As reports of shark attacks increase this summer, Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem offers her tips for staying safe.||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy the OPM Breach Matters to All of Us||Last week, the head of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta resigned in the wake of a data breach that affect 22 million Americans. Another day, another data breach - but this one matters more than you think, says Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem.||7/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art of Staying Safe In Summer Crowds||Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday (and so many other summer gatherings) host Juliette Kayyem tracked down "the marshall of the mosh pit" Paul Wertheimer to learn more about what to fear in crowds, and how we can protect ourselves. Wertheimer is the founder and head of Crowd Management Strategies, a Los Angeles-based international crowd safety consulting service with a specialty in concert and festival safety issues.||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: Traveling Abroad with Kids||Juliette Kayyem, host of Security Mom, tells us her tips and tricks for traveling abroad with kids, and avoiding danger in foreign countries.||6/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding ISIS||Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem speaks with long-time terrorism expert Dr. Jessica Stern about why people decide to join ISIS -- and how much we should really fear them.||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: The War on Climate Change||Recently, President Obama gave a speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement, warning of the dangers of climate change. Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem explains why extreme weather really IS a national security threat.||5/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Price of Life: Compensating for Tragedy||How do you put a price on a limb, or a life? Host Juliette Kayyem talks to attorney and Compensation Czar Ken Feinberg about the cold calculation he's had to make following disasters like the BP oil spill, 9/11, and the Boston Marathon Bombing.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntelligence Brief: Obama's Police Weapon Restriction||On Monday, Obama announced he will ban the national government from providing certain military-grade equipment to local police forces, in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Host Juliette Kayyem breaks down why local police forces even had military gear in the first place.||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Bazelon On Kids & Social Media||This week on Security Mom, Juliette Kayyem checks in with her friend, fellow mom, and New York Times writer Emily Bazelon. Bazelon is also the author of "Sticks and Stones," and looks at the way bullying is changing in a hyperconnected world.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Chertoff's Gut Feeling||Remember the color coded threat system? The often-spoofed and much-maligned system was designed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Securtiy after 9/11 to warn the public of future terrorist attacks. Michael Chertoff was in charge of running that system for the entire country for four years. The former Secretary of Homeland Security joined Security Mom to talk about what we can learn from that failure and the ways we communicate and understand risk.||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLockdown||Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was command and control during the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. On the eve of the second anniversary of the bombing, he details key behind-the-scenes decisions during the 100 hours spent in pursuit of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.||4/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecurity Mom Preview||An excerpt from the first episode of Security Mom. Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis on the decision to issue a "Shelter in Place" during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.||4/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new podcast!
Very unique in focus and has all the ingredients of a great podcast: high production quality, interesting interviews, personal reflections and a knowledgeable host. Excited to hear more!
Really well done. Great pacing, interesting dialog and it felt like a conversation that could happen at a dinner table. I'll be listening to this podcast on a regular basis.
Exciting discussion of the behind-the-scenes decision making among law enforcement in the hours after the bombing. Juliette has a great interview style--informed, engaged, and down-to-earth. I look forward to the next one.