Pod Save the World

“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. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 days 9 hours 54 minutes

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Inching closer to nuclear war


Tommy talks with New York Times editor and writer Max Fisher about disconcerting signs that the Trump administration is seriously considering a military attack on North Korea. Then they talk about how ambiguous demands about US credibility can lead us to make terrible foreign policy decisions, and the changing expectations in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2018-02-02  47m
 
 

Why China loves Jared


Tommy talks with New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos about China’s frantic post-election efforts to build a relationship with Jared Kushner, and why the “Kushner channel" makes American counterintelligence officials so nervous. They also discuss the shockingly-wide distribution of sensitive intelligence in the Trump White House, and how Evan feels about the threat from North Korea roughly six months after his visit to Pyongyang. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2018-01-26  44m
 
 

Pod Save the World Live!


Tommy talks with Ben Rhodes, Ambassador Samantha Power and Greg Barker about the documentary The Final Year, which follows President Obama’s foreign policy team during the final year of his administration. They discuss Obama’s foreign policy legacy, ruptures over Syria, and how Trump’s election upended everything. The Final Year is in theaters and available on iTunes starting Friday, January 19th.  Watch Now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple...


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 2018-01-19  1h26m
 
 

The Terrorist Interrogator


Tommy talks with former FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan about his work interrogating terrorists and investigating the bombing of the USS Cole and the 9/11 attacks. They discuss the changing threat from al Qaeda and ISIS and what we need to know about these terrorist groups to stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2018-01-12  49m
 
 

Iranian revolution


Tommy talks with former top Obama foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes about the protests sweeping across Iran, Trump’s response, how today compares with the 2009 Green Revolution and Obama’s response, and what it could mean for the Iran deal. Then they vent about how terrible the discussion about Iran is in DC / on Twitter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2018-01-05  1h0m
 
 

Drumbeat of war with North Korea


Tommy talks with Republican foreign policy expert Kori Schake about the eery similarity between the Trump administration’s comments about North Korea and the Bush administration’s rhetoric in the run-up to the Iraq war.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2017-12-22  45m
 
 

Infiltrating al Qaeda


Tommy interviewed undercover FBI agent Tamer Elnoury about his work penetrating and disrupting an al Qaeda cell plotting attacks in Canada and the United States. They discussed what it was like to live with and pretend to become a terrorist, including having to visit the Ground Zero memorial with a man who took pride in the 9/11 attacks and wanted to repeat them. His book, AMERICAN RADICAL, is great - read it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2017-12-15  47m
 
 

Jerusalem went to Jared


Tommy talks with Politico’s foreign affairs correspondent Nahal Toosi about Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Then they discussed news reports indicating Rex Tillerson’s disastrous tenure as Secretary of State may be coming to a close. It was lit.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2017-12-08  48m
 
 

On the ground in Burma


Tommy talks with Senator Jeff Merkley about his fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh to learn more about the ongoing ethnic cleansing and refugee crisis. They also discussed the Trump administration’s almost non-existent response, how social media has exacerbated the problem, and what Congress is trying to do to help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2017-12-01  40m
 
 

Mugabe is the George Washington of Zimbabwe


Tommy talks with Africa expert Ambassador Johnnie Carson about the coup in Zimbabwe that toppled Robert Mugabe, and the recent political turmoil in Kenya.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 2017-11-24  53m