middle east

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Ilan Pappe, professor of history at the University of Exeter and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, to discuss the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s continuing bombardment of the people of Gaza, their expanding attack in the West Bank, […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma are joined by Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Gaza, respectively, Jim Jordan’s humiliation streak, Israel’s offensives and their rising death tolls, various US agencies, and Apple’s problem with […]
It’s News Day Tuesday! But first, in a prerecorded conversation, Sam and Emma speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his recent piece on the escalating situation in Israel and Gaza entitled “Biden refuses to talk ‘ceasefire’ though it could prevent a regional war.” First, Sam and Emma run through updates on […]
Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, to discuss the ongoing situation on the ground in the Gaza Strip. First Sam and Emma run through updates on stalled aid to Gaza, Israel’s ongoing assault, the West’s unconditional support for Israel, the GOP’s ongoing Speakership fight, fascist […]
It’s an EmMajority Report Thursday! She hosts David Allen, historian of U.S. foreign relations, to discuss his recent book Every Citizen a Statesman: The Dream of a Democratic Foreign Policy in the American Century. Then, Emma talks to Joshua Craze, writer and researcher specializing in Sudan, to discuss the recent civil conflict that’s broken out in the region over the past […]
Sam hosts Spencer Ackerman, columnist for The Nation and author of the Forever Wars newsletter on Ghost, to discuss his recent piece “The Unlearned Lessons From the War in Iraq”.  Sam begins by running through updates on the IPCC’s report on catastrophic warming levels, a brand new Fox lawsuit, the LA school system heading into a 3-day strike, Biden blocking the DC […]
Emma hosts Dr. Annelle Sheline, Middle East Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, to discuss her recent piece “Ending Counterproductive U.S. Involvement in Yemen.” First, Emma runs through updates on Bernie launching a vote to subpoena Howard Schultz in the wake of their egregious and widespread anti-union practices, Blinken’s conversations with Russian representatives, the Havana […]
Sam and Emma host Adam Weinstein, Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute, to explore the status of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and what the region might look like moving forwards. They look into why the Pentagon might want a quick withdrawal now that they are committed to withdrawing at all, and whether or not […]
Michael Brooks hosts Djene Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State University, to discuss how Covid-19 is affecting the Middle East and how the virus will leave its mark on geopolitics. On today’s show: Steve Mnuchin says Americans should be able to stretch a $1200 check over 10 weeks. Djene Bajalan (@djenebajalan), […]
Sam is joined by Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic and Brendan James (@deep_beige) of the new Iraq War podcast “Blowback,” to recap the week’s news and most important stories. On today’s show: Plugs and notices! New Everly Well Covid-19 test costs $135, should be free. NY state senator Andrew Gounardes and Bay Ridge […]