Turkey

It’s Hump Day! Sam and Emma host Amy Wilentz, Professor of Literary Journalism at the University of California Irvine and contributing editor at The Nation, to discuss her recent piece in The Nation entitled “Haiti, April 2023: Soon There Will Be No One Left to Kidnap.” Then, they’re joined by Djene Bajalan, professor of history at Missouri State […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then they are joined by Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, Florida’s High School sports board decides not to analyze […]
Emma hosts Anastasia Curwood, Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, to discuss her recent book Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics. Then, she’s joined by labor and politics reporter Cole Stangler, to discuss the recent worker protests in France.  First, Emma runs through updates on the death toll from the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, the brutality coverup […]

Steven A Cook (@StevenACook), Senior fellow of Middle East and North African studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins us to talk about our relationship with Turkey since Trump became president. Why is Turkey upset with the United States? The obsession with Fethullah Gulen by Erdogan’s supporters.

Steven Cook (@StevenACook), the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations joins us on the show today, along with Michael Flynn’s blatant cooperation with the Turkish government. Turkey’s history as a “Frenemy” to the US. Who is Fethullah Gülen and why did the Turks have Mike […]
Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and the creator of Informed Comment Blog explains the different factions fighting ISIL in Mosul. How ISIL is using Civilians as human shields. How many ISIL fighters are there in Mosul? The future of ISIL after it loses territory. What is Turkey’s role in Iraq?  What Iraq’s government […]
Cliff Schecter explains the conspiracy fueled state of the Republican Party and why the Benghazi investigations are an act of craven Republican politics. The contrast between the 9/11 investigations and Benghazi. Why are Republicans delusional in their attacks on Hilary Clinton. Why is Donald Trump’s campaign in such bad shape? What drives Republican extremism? Republicans […]
On today’s show, we’re joined first by Steven A. Cook (@stevenacook) to talk the Syrian ceasefire. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East & Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. (11:15) An update from Erdogan’s Turkey and the Turkish turn to authoritarianism and the crackdown on press freedom. What is becoming […]
HuffPostLive Host and Producer Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, explains how Republican rhetoric creates a context for American terrorism. The attacks on Planned Parenthood and the lack of accountability for demonizing women’s health providers. Is Turkey backing Isis? The incoherence of the West’s Syria policy and what wold coherence look like. On The Fun Half: Republicans start calling […]
Juan Cole of Informed Comment Blog and author of The New Arabs , explains why Turkey’s Justice Development Party won big in yesterdays elections. Why President Erdogan is getting more authoritarian and rigid. Why Erdogan is campaigning against the Kurds and the why of Turkey’s interventions in Syria. Comedian Christopher Hamilton says political correctness is hurting comedy. […]