Covert Contact: The Blogs of War Podcast

Covert Contact covers the key national security, intelligence, and technology stories that are shaping our world. Covert Contact is hosted by Blogs of War creator John W. Little. His work and analysis has been featured on the BBC, CNN, CBC, ABC (Australia), PBS Newshour, Fast Company, CBS, and other international media outlets. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter accounts of 2014 by Time magazine.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 94 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Deep State Conspiracies | Episode 74


Alex Finley, a former officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, joined me to discuss the rise of deep state conspiracies that often feature a monolithic, highly partisan, intelligence community at their center.


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 2017-09-11  28m
 
 

Data, AI, and Ethics | Episode 73


Entrepreneur Evanna Hu joins me to discuss our rapidly evolving relationship with data. The explosion of data streams and technologies that offload challenging analysis to machines are creating interesting national security challenges and opportunities...


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 2017-09-05  27m
 
 

Beyond Russia: Overlooked Counterintelligence Threats | Episode 72


Russian intelligence presents a significant challenge for the United States but it is far from the only threat. There are dozens of nations and non-state actors actively collecting against us at any given time.


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 2017-08-29  28m
 
 

System Failure: It Only Gets More Difficult from Here | Episode 71


What if Charlottesville and the dysfunction in Washington are not aberrations? What happens if the challenges facing society and governance only get more difficult for our current failing systems and leaders to tackle? Authoritarianism is on the rise.


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 2017-08-21  25m
 
 

Iran in the Age of Trump | Episode 70


Phillip Smyth is a researcher at the University of Maryland who focuses on Iran-backed Shiite proxy groups. He is also well-known for his Hizballah Cavalcade project on Jihadology. In episode 70 Phillip joins me for a quick look at how the change in U....


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 2017-06-18  27m
 
 

Securing Data, Communications, and Identity with Keybase | Episode 69


Keybase is a small but ambitious company that aims to make cyrpto available and virtually seamless for everyone. Their approach to this problem, a massively challenging one that hasn’t really been cracked to date, has been creative. However,


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 2017-06-08  35m
 
 

Egyptian, Muslim, American | Episode 68


My friend Angie Gad joins me for episode 68 of Covert Contact to discuss growing up as a first generation Egyptian-American Muslim. We cover a lot of ground in this episode including her family’s struggle to maintain and establish roots in two very dif...


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 2017-06-06  29m
 
 

The Manchester Attack | Episode 67


Covert Contact returns from hiatus with William J. Tucker, a regular contributor on counterintelligence and security topics for Blogs of War and Covert Contact, joining me for a look at the Manchester attack.


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 2017-05-30  28m
 
 

Intelligence Analysis: Feedback, Bias, and Other Challenges | Episode 66


Dean Baratta, Chief of the Analysis Bureau at New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, joins me to discuss how bias can impact both the production and consumption of intelligence products.


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 2017-03-10  23m
 
 

Counterintelligence in the Trump Era | Episode 65


William J. Tucker, regular contributor on counterintelligence topics for Blogs of War and Covert Contact, joins me to discuss the unprecedented challenge the Trump presidency poses to both U.S. counterintelligence and the intelligence community as whol...


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 2017-02-25  29m