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9/21/16 Philip Giraldi Sept. 22, 2016

Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses his article "Deep State America," about the secret, permanent government actually in power behind the scenes that is unaffected by elections or the democratic will of the people.


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9/19/16 Dan Grazier Sept. 20, 2016
Dan Grazier, a journalist and former Marine Corps captain, discusses why the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may never be ready for combat, even though it is the most expensive procurement program in Pentagon history.
9/19/16 Trevor Thrall Sept. 20, 2016
Trevor Thrall, a senior fellow for the Cato Institute's Defense and Foreign Policy Department, discusses the "restraint constituency" of Americans who are generally non-interventionist in foreign policy, and how they can rein in the inte
9/17/16 Jeffrey Kaye Sept. 18, 2016
Jeffrey Kaye, a psychologist and writer on torture, discusses his new book Cover-up at Guantanamo: The NCIS Investigation into the "Suicides" of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri.
9/16/16 Yakov Hirsch Sept. 17, 2016
Yakov Hirsch, a professional poker player and writer at, discusses preeminent American Jewish journalist/activist Jeffrey Goldberg's strange silence on Israel's recent negative news coverage; and how Netanyahu's shameless
9/16/16 Jason Ditz Sept. 17, 2016
Jason Ditz, news editor for, discusses why the "moderate" US- backed Free Syrian Army threatened to slaughter US special forces advisors on the ground in Syria; why Donald Trump thinks 38 billion in US aid to Israel isn't enou
9/16/16 Stanley L. Cohen Sept. 17, 2016
Stanley L. Cohen, a lawyer and human rights activist who has done extensive work in the Middle East and Africa, discuses why the US government sabotaged his negotiations with the Islamic State to free humanitarian aid worker Peter Kassig, who was executed
9/11/16 Gareth Porter Sept. 12, 2016
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and historian, discusses the US- Russia agreement on a ceasefire in Syria; the Pentagon's bureaucratic opposition to friendly Russia relations; and why there aren't any moderate "good guys"
9/8/16 Todd Gitlin Sept. 9, 2016
Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, discusses the very real risks of nuclear war and why nobody's finger - least of all Donald Trump's - should be on the nuclear trigger.
9/8/16 Shashank Bengali Sept. 9, 2016
Shashank Bengali, South Asia correspondent for the LA Times, discusses why the Iranian nuclear agreement reached early this year hasn't created the economic and jobs recovery promised by President Rouhani; and the likely return of anti-American hard
9/8/16 Marjorie Cohn Sept. 9, 2016
Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses torture "poster child" Abu Zubaydah's 14-year imprisonment at Guantanamo and his extensive torture by the CIA, including 83 instances of waterboarding; and how
9/6/16 Jacob Hornberger Sept. 7, 2016
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the terrible presidential choices we have in Trump and Clinton; why we need to keep pushing the libertarian agenda of ending the war on drugs and foreign interventionis
9/4/16 Patrick Cockburn Sept. 5, 2016
Patrick Cockburn, journalist and author of Chaos & Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East, discusses the possibility of a peace agreement in Syria or further-escalating war as Turkey enters the fray in an effort to stop a
9/2/16 Gareth Porter Sept. 3, 2016
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses the Obama administration's support for Syrian regime change even though they knew it would become a disastrous sectar
9/2/16 Jason Ditz Sept. 3, 2016
Jason Ditz, news editor at, discusses the deployment of US troops in Iraq, where they are supervising the operationally-challenged Iraqi army as preparations continue for a year end assault on the Islamic State stronghold in Mosul; and the new
Scott Horton July 5, 2012
[audio:] Scott says goodbye to MP3 here. (1:50) Scott Horton is the former host of Antiwar Radio. Visit his blog Stress. Update: Scott’s fund-drive is now in full swing, with monthly subscriptio
Lew Rockwell July 1, 2012
[audio:] Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses his "War and Inflation"speech at a 2008 Future of Freedom Foundation conference;" how central ban
Pepe Escobar July 1, 2012
[audio:] Globetrotting journalist Pepe Escobar discusses his article "Syria and Turkey's Phantom War;" Turkey's violation of Syrian airspace in a purposeful, measured provocation an
Jacob Hornberger July 1, 2012
[audio:] Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his article "Needed: A National Debate on U.S. Support of Dictatorships;" the 1953 CIA-support
Gareth Porter June 27, 2012
[audio:] Gareth Porter, investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, discusses why the Obama administration is leaking their diplomatic strategy to the media prior t