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The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plu...Show More
Glenn Greenwald on the New Cold War

59:25 | Jul 26th, 2017

With all the constant hype about Russia, you’d think we were living in a new Cold War. This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald fills in for Jeremy Scahill, and we take a deep dive into the origins and evolution of the Trump-Russia story. Fox News' ...Show More
The White Stuff

1:34:24 | Oct 11th, 2017

Trump sent Mike Pence on a mission to protest black protesters at an NFL game. Acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about Trump, Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, the NFL and much more. Mehrsa Baradaran breaks down the roots o...Show More
Criminalizing Freedom

1:19:25 | Jun 5th

Fanatical opponents of a woman’s right to choose are pushing to criminalize abortion and women's healthcare providers. Historian Johanna Schoen, Rutgers professor and author, talks about when abortion was illegal and the history of coercive policies ...Show More
Donald Trump's 'Stache Infection

1:28:21 | Mar 28th, 2018

Famed women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who has a case against Trump that may result in her deposing the president, analyzes the legal battles ahead for the president. Former national security briefer to George HW Bush, Ray McGovern, talks about...Show More
Presenting: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

23:25 | Mar 23rd, 2018

In the debut episode of The Intercept’s new podcast, Mehdi Hasan sits down with independent senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to discuss why the mainstream press ignores so many of the economic issues that affect the lives of a...Show More
White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment

1:22:40 | Feb 28th, 2018

Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment is rooted in genocide, slave patrols and says it should be abolished. Artist Tanna Tucker and historian Nestor Castillo take us on an audio tour of their new graphic history for The Nib,...Show More
BONUS: The Laundering of American Empire

1:16:33 | Feb 17th, 2018

The Trump presidency is itself a provocation. But is he the most dangerous president ever? Is he really so outside the norm of the policies of his predecessors? The short answer, when it comes to substance and policy, is: not yet. There is a particul...Show More
The Clock Strikes Thirteen, Donald Trump is President

57:13 | Jan 25th, 2017

The clock struck thirteen on January 20, Donald Trump is the president of the United States and episode one of Intercepted is here. Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and editor-in-chief Betsy Reed join Jeremy Scahill for a discussion on the crazy ...Show More
BONUS: Philosopher Srecko Horvat

1:12:42 | Jul 3rd

Philosopher Srecko Horvat discusses the historical lessons we can learn from the guerrilla struggle against fascism waged by the Partisans in Yugoslavia during World War II. Horvat also talks about  the recent surge in extreme right-wing political fo...Show More
Whitewashing History

1:00:19 | Jun 26th

Rutgers professor and co-host of the Uncivil podcast Chenjerai Kumanyika argues that demands for reparations should include challenging the driving forces behind slavery: capitalism and imperialism. The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux gives an update on t...Show More
Gulf of Tonkin Redux

1:09:56 | Jun 19th

As the U.S. accuses Iran of attacking civilian ships while offering scant evidence, grave historical parallels are emerging with the Gulf of Tonkin incidents in 1964 that were manipulated to justify Lyndon Johnson’s dramatic escalation of the war in ...Show More
Running for Justice

1:11:57 | Jun 12th

In a bombshell series of reports, The Intercept Brasil has revealed dirty tricks used in the prosecution of the leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on corruption charges and improper coordination among prosecutors and judges. Glenn Gre...Show More
BONUS: "We've Got People"

1:02:44 | Jun 2nd

As Democrats continue to debate whether to initiate an impeachment inquiry, Trump seems to be going nuts from the Democrats’ continuing probe into his possible obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power. The Intercept’s Ryan Grim explains...Show More
A Coup Against the First Amendment

1:09:03 | May 29th

For the first time in U.S. history, the government is criminally prosecuting a publisher for printing truthful information. Whether Assange is extradited or not, this case casts a dangerous cloud over aggressive national security reporting and means ...Show More
Authoritarians Like Us

1:06:16 | May 22nd

National Security Adviser John Bolton is more powerful than ever and is obsessed with regime change in Tehran. His boss is threatening to bring the “end of Iran” as some news outlets help spread the administration’s unveiled attempt to gin up a Gulf ...Show More
The Espionage Axe

1:18:03 | May 15th

Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, talks about the weaponization of this law for use in stopping investigative journalism and the case of Air Force veteran Daniel Hale, who is facing 50 years in prison. Organizer ...Show More
Everywhere Is War

1:18:55 | May 8th

The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain discusses Trump’s motley crew of regime change warriors, what war with Iran would look like, and the strategy behind the economic sanctions. At nearly 90 years old, former Senator Mike Gravel may be the oldest candidat...Show More
Shadow Players

1:06:39 | May 1st

The Intercept’s editor-in-chief Betsy Reed, investigative journalist Matthew Cole, and national security editor Vanessa Gezari discuss how Erik Prince went from exile in the United Arab Emirates to a shadow player in Trump world. Famed Pentagon Paper...Show More
Introducing Running from COPS

02:42 | Apr 24th

We’d like to introduce you to Running from COPS — a new podcast from our sister company Topic Studios and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons.After 30 years on television, COPS has evolved into a constant messaging machine about policing in Ameri...Show More
Immoral Compass

1:23:10 | Apr 10th

Ryan Grim, the Washington DC bureau chief of The Intercept, discusses the departure of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen and the historic War Powers Resolution vote that just passed Congress.Investigative reporter Aura Bogado, of Reveal, d...Show More
American Dystopia

51:49 | Apr 3rd

The Intercept’s Alice Speri discusses her investigation into the FBI’s creation of the term “black identity extremist” and explains why this label is so dangerous. Science fiction author Cory Doctorow walks us through the dystopian yet highly plausib...Show More
The Day After Mueller

1:22:48 | Mar 27th

Naomi Klein analyzes the epic media failure on Trump-Russia and discusses the agenda for change and resistance that should have been. Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi details how on Trump-Russia the media failed to do its job.Ali Abunimah, of the Electron...Show More
Radical White Terrorism

57:13 | Mar 20th

Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik talks about the “ghoulish routine” in the media and among politicians that increasingly emerges in the aftermath of massacres of Muslims by white supremacists. The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain explains why, as a non-wh...Show More
The American Machine: Police Torture to Drone Assassinations

1:16:09 | Mar 13th

Famed civil rights lawyer Flint Taylor discusses his 13 year struggle for justice for Fred Hampton, his work in exposing the torture program in Chicago that was unleashed on black men, and his career fighting against violent corrupt cops, the city of...Show More
American Misdirection

1:17:24 | Mar 6th

Journalist and Russiagate critic Aaron Maté presents his dissenting analysis, what he believes is behind the investigation, and how the scandal has distracted from other urgent issues. We hear a speech from professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The A...Show More
The Secrets of American Power

1:24:31 | Feb 27th

California Rep. Ro Khanna tells us he is ready to invoke the War Powers Act in an effort to stop military action in Venezuela. New York Times reporter Charlie Savage discusses the rise of the unitary executive theory and how Attorney General William ...Show More
Regime Change We Can Believe In

1:29:56 | Feb 20th

Venezuela scholar George Ciccariello-Maher and journalist Kim Ives discuss recent developments and examine the massive protests rocking Haiti’s U.S.-backed president. The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz details the bloody and murderous career of Elliott Abra...Show More
Neoliberalism or Death: The U.S. Economic War Against Venezuela

1:13:47 | Feb 13th

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially endorses the attempted coup in Venezuela, joining forces with Donald Trump and his posse of neoconservatives. Venezuela’s Vice Foreign Minister Carlos Ron responds to the threats of military action, the reports a...Show More
Trump Headlines a Benefit Concert for Imperialism

1:16:37 | Feb 6th

Donald Trump received big bipartisan applause at his State of the Union.Vijay Prashad discusses the state of imperialism in the world, the battle for Venezuela, India’s upcoming election, and the history of U.S. dirty operations across the globe. As ...Show More
Donald Trump and the Yankee Plot to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government

1:05:25 | Jan 30th

Investigative journalist Allan Nairn talks about the history of U.S. crimes in Central America, the time he told Abrams, on national television, he should stand trial for war crimes and the threat of U.S. military action in Venezuela. Former adviser ...Show More
Intercept Podcast Special: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

40:08 | Jan 28th

Today we’re presenting a podcast special from our Intercept colleagues in DC. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Intercept reporters Ryan Grim and Briahna Joy Gray for an in-depth conversation about her fresh approach to politics, her thoug...Show More
Donald Trump and the Media Temple of BOOM!

1:19:40 | Jan 23rd

Longtime investigative journalist Michael Isikoff of Yahoo! News analyzes the Buzzfeed News bombshell report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to cover up a planned Trump Tower in Moscow. Robert Mueller is disputing the report and Isikoff offer...Show More
One Wall, Supersized, Extra Racism, Hold the Wars

1:14:42 | Jan 16th

Trump says he wants to end U.S. wars abroad, while he threatens to use emergency powers to further militarize U.S. immigration enforcement. On Twitter, Trump advocates isolationism, while embracing lifelong warmongers like John Bolton and Benjamin Ne...Show More
Introducing Murderville (Part 2)

35:39 | Dec 13th, 2018

Introducing Murderville, a new investigative podcast from The Intercept.  Episode 2: The Trial. Devonia Inman goes on trial for his life. But there’s really no evidence against him. Witnesses keep changing their stories. And the jury never hears abou...Show More
Introducing Murderville (Part 1)

34:13 | Dec 13th, 2018

Introducing Murderville, a new investigative podcast from The Intercept.  Episode 1: Murder at Taco Bell. A murder in the small southern town of Adel, Georgia, sent Devonia Inman to jail 20 years ago.  He was accused of robbing and shooting a woman n...Show More
Supreme Injustices

1:03:08 | Dec 12th, 2018

Dan Kaufman, author of "The Fall of Wisconsin: Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and The Future Of American Politics," digs into the history, analyzes the latest Republican conspiracy and lays out why we all should study the Wisconsin mo...Show More
George H. W. Bush, American War Criminal

1:23:55 | Dec 5th, 2018

Jeremy Scahill details the crimes of George H.W. Bush, the sick propaganda of the corporate media memorials; and the trail of blood, death, and tears Bush leaves behind. Independent journalist Arun Gupta covers decades of Bush, from his time at the h...Show More
Killing Asylum

1:29:52 | Nov 28th, 2018

Decades of CIA death squads, economic warfare, coups, and support for authoritarian rule played a central role in the exodus of refugees from Central America. Donald Trump is now threatening to shoot the fleeing victims. Honduran professor Suyapa Por...Show More
BONUS: Rapper Vic Mensa

57:17 | Nov 21st, 2018

The Chicago-based hip-hop artist Vic Mensa not only raps about Chicago police killings of black and brown people, about apartheid in Palestine, the poisoning of the water in Flint, Michigan, but he also goes to where the silence is and speaks out. In...Show More
Donald Trump and the Counterrevolutionary War

1:33:04 | Nov 14th, 2018

Columbia University professor Bernard Harcourt lays out the multi-decade history of paramilitarized politics in the U.S., how the tactics of the “War on Terror” have come back to American soil, and why no one talks about drone strikes anymore. Academ...Show More
The Rot Within the American System

1:21:59 | Nov 7th, 2018

Journalist Chris Hedges has spent the past 15 years trying to ring the alarm about the dangers of the U.S. political system and the impact of a corporate and financial coup d’etat that happened long ago. He talks about the growing power of “Christian...Show More
The Doctrine of American Mythology

1:36:55 | Oct 31st, 2018

NYU’s Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and Yale’s Jason Stanley discuss Trump’s brand of authoritarianism and dissect the similarities and differences between Trump and fascist leaders Mussolini and Hitler. Actor Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director at The Classical...Show More
Royal Murderers

1:26:25 | Oct 24th, 2018

Journalist Rula Jebreal, who conducted one of the last interviews with Jamal Khashoggi before he was executed, discusses possible motives for his murder and shares audio from the interview. Sam Husseini, a journalist who once asked a top Saudi offici...Show More
Brazil on the Brink. The Saudi Regime Under Fire.

1:01:14 | Oct 17th, 2018

Glenn Greenwald is host and he breaks down the rise of the most extreme right-wing candidate in the democratic world and explains why Brazil’s young and fragile democracy leaves it far more susceptible to a return of military rule. Glenn is joined by...Show More
Chicago Claps Back

2:01:57 | Oct 10th, 2018

Chicago claps back in a live show recorded in the Windy City.Poet, scholar, and author Eve Ewing, revolutionary educator Bill Ayers, activist Charlene Carruthers, and journalist Jamie Kalven discuss the murder conviction of the Chicago Police officer...Show More
BONUS: From Nation State to Empire State

44:31 | Oct 5th, 2018

Most analysis of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016 focuses on immediate causes and, of course, its effects. In a recent speech, NYU history professor Nikhil Pal Singh took a longer historical view, sketching three arcs of U.S. hi...Show More
Raging Bullsh*t

1:26:45 | Oct 3rd, 2018

If the Democrats retake the House, Rep. Hank Johnson will be the chair of a subcommittee that has subpoena power to continue the investigation of Kavanaugh. He explains his position on Kavanaugh and also Justice Clarence Thomas and his history of all...Show More
American Dissident: Noam Chomsky on the State of the Empire

1:22:04 | Sep 26th, 2018

Famed dissident Noam Chomsky breaks down the Trump presidency; the defeat of the U.S. in Afghanistan; what he believes is a just position on Syria’s civil war; and the agenda of Vladimir Putin and Russia. He also discusses the impact of big social me...Show More
Hurricane Colonialism

1:19:44 | Sep 19th, 2018

One year ago, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, but U.S. colonialism prepared the ground for the deadly crisis. Journalist Juan González exposes how Wall Street, the bipartisan Washington political machine, and climate change conspired to kill tho...Show More
Donald Trump, the Democrats and the Illusion of American Greatness

1:36:36 | Sep 12th, 2018

Constitutional law professor Zephyr Teachout is running to be the New York Attorney General, and has vowed to put Trump and his organization in her legal sights if she wins. She talks about why she believes Trump may have violated the emoluments clau...Show More
Double Negative

1:27:49 | Jul 25th, 2018

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen analyzes the fallout from the Trump-Putin summit, what Putin actually wants from Trump, and the indictment of 12 Russian GRU officers. The Intercept’s Micah Lee offers a technical analysis of the indictment of...Show More
A Message from Jeremy

00:25 | Jul 18th, 2018

We're off this week, but we'll be back with a new episode of Intercepted on July 25th.
A Judicial Coup, the Carceral State, and the War Against Us All

1:11:24 | Jul 11th, 2018

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is running for governor of Michigan on a campaign of creating a single-payer health care system, raising the minimum wage to $15, legalizing marijuana, and a sweeping overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system. He discuss...Show More
Intercepted Live from Brooklyn

1:09:18 | Jun 27th, 2018

Legendary reporter Seymour Hersh on what he thinks of Donald Trump, his analysis of the Trump/Russia story, and some wild stories from his new memoir, “Reporter.” ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt recounts the latest on the immigrant families that are being ...Show More
Administration of Hate

1:18:34 | Jun 20th, 2018

The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux talks about his recent reporting in the border state of Arizona and paints a harrowing picture of the human toll of family separations by ICE. Alice Speri lays out her investigation of sexual abuse by ICE officers and c...Show More
Kim Meets Trump

1:26:15 | Jun 13th, 2018

As TV pundits gasped at the sight of the North Korean and U.S. flags side by side and Trump treating Kim Jong-un as an “equal,” most Koreans supported the summit. UC Santa Cruz professor Christine Hong talks about the significance of this moment, how...Show More
The Persecution of Reality Winner

57:51 | Jun 6th, 2018

 While Paul Manafort enjoyed the comforts of his Hamptons mansion on house arrest, Winner was denied bond, kept in a jail and has been subjected to a public smear campaign by Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department. She was the first whistleblower charged ...Show More
White Fear

1:10:34 | May 30th, 2018

ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have become authoritarian shock forces, operating with impunity, ripping children from their parents’ arms, and enforcing the anti-immigrant edicts of Trump and Sessions. But the horrors did not start with T...Show More
The Killing Machine

1:41:10 | May 23rd, 2018

Journalist Allan Nairn analyzes Trump's rise to power, the agenda of the extremist Republican Party, and dissects the latest on the Trump/Russia investigation. Author and retired psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Kaye discusses the U.S. Army Field Manual and ...Show More
War Crimes and Collective Punishment

1:18:25 | May 16th, 2018

Blacklisted academic Norman Finkelstein discusses his meticulous, scholarly documentation of the collective punishment of Gaza, “the largest concentration camp in the world.” The son of two Nazi concentration camp survivors, Finkelstein is an incendi...Show More
Just Following Orders

1:28:25 | May 9th, 2018

As a bipartisan gaggle of spies and politicians lobby for Gina Haspel to become CIA director, we look at how after World War II, the U.S. and its allies prosecuted Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American POWs. Journalist Matt Taibbi talks about ...Show More
War Games

1:30:29 | May 2nd, 2018

Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council confronts the lies and propaganda emanating from Israel and the White House on Iran and nuclear weapons. As Trump prepares his Nobel Peace Prize tweets and the afterparty for his upcoming summit wi...Show More
BONUS: Ralph Nader on Gina Haspel, John Bolton, Syria and the ‘decrepit’ Democratic Party

56:16 | Apr 29th, 2018

Ralph Nader is the best known public advocate in modern U.S. history, and has run for president four times. On this special episode of Intercepted, we are going to dig deep into several issues facing the country and the world right now. Nader rose to...Show More
The Haspel Ultimatum

1:38:48 | Apr 25th, 2018

Ralph Nader analyzes the state of the Democratic Party, the DNC lawsuit against Russia, and lays out the John Bolton threat. Whistleblower and Senate candidate Chelsea Manning talks about prison, comparisons to Edward Snowden, and her campaign. And a...Show More
Evening at the Talk House (Part 3)

34:47 | Apr 18th, 2018

Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 3 of 3.  All it takes is complacency to enable the dirty work of an authoritarian regime.Cast: JANE - Annapurna Sriram; DICK - Wallace Shawn; ROBERT - Matthew ...Show More
Evening at the Talk House (Part 2)

30:27 | Apr 18th, 2018

Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 2 of 3.  As drinks and hors d’oeuvres are consumed, small talk evolves into more sinister topics.Cast: JANE - Annapurna Sriram; DICK - Wallace Shawn; ROBERT - ...Show More
Evening at the Talk House (Part 1)

38:48 | Apr 18th, 2018

Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 1 of 3.  A group of writers and actors reunite to celebrate a collaboration from their past. But the world is now very different. And so are theyCast: JANE - A...Show More
A Nation Addicted to War

1:32:00 | Apr 11th, 2018

Historian Andrew Bacevich and Jeremy make the case against escalating U.S. military action in Syria even if Assad’s forces were behind the attack. The acclaimed novelist Arundhati Roy talks about her new novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," and...Show More
Injustice League

1:19:35 | Apr 4th, 2018

Yousef Mema, a 24-year-old nursing student in Gaza who witnessed the massacre, describes the killings and the aftermath and he has a message for U.S. lawmakers. Then, key narratives about the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, and his moti...Show More
Legacy of Blood

1:35:46 | Mar 21st, 2018

Jeremy digs deep into the U.S. legacy in Iraq.  Mehdi Hasan, host of the new Intercept podcast "Deconstructed," talks about the commercial that 60 Minutes ran for the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and the war in Syria. Matthew Cole talks abo...Show More
The Lyin', the Rich and the Warmongers

1:26:14 | Mar 14th, 2018

The Intercept’s Matthew Cole and Jeremy analyze the major re-shuffle in Trumpland and what it means for the future of the planet. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who led the investigation of Erik Prince and Blackwater for years in Congress, analyzes the ongoing...Show More
Covert History, Revolutionary Hip-Hop, and the Politics of Empire

1:10:03 | Mar 7th, 2018

This week we're taking a step back to look at the larger implications of the Trump administration. Rebel historian and professor Alfred McCoy breaks down the history of America's geopolitical maneuvering and how it has shifted under Obama and Trump. ...Show More
BONUS: Mat Johnson Talks "Incognegro," Guns, Black Panther, and Growing up in Philadelphia

59:57 | Mar 4th, 2018

In 1958, a Virginia couple, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, married in the District of Columbia. About four months after their marriage, the Virginia county they lived in issued a criminal indictment charging the Lovings with violating Virginia’s b...Show More
RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen

51:31 | Feb 21st, 2018

James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approache...Show More
America's Distribution of Violence

1:25:32 | Feb 14th, 2018

As Trump continues his obsession with the MS-13 street gang, The Intercept’s Alice Speri reports on how this “war on gangs” has given the green light for federal agents to target high school students for deportation. NYU professor Nikhil Singh talks ...Show More
BONUS: Jim Risen Goes Inside the NSA’s Secret Channel to Russia

41:08 | Feb 12th, 2018

The legendary national security reporter James Risen has a fascinating new expose detailing how U.S. intelligence agencies opened a secret communications channel with Russian operatives, who were offering to sell damaging or compromising intelligence...Show More
Memo and Memoer

1:37:48 | Feb 7th, 2018

Former State Department official Peter van Buren and civil liberties advocate Julian Sanchez offer provocative analysis the Nunes memo. Academy Award winner Errol Morris and actor Peter Sarsgaard talk about their new hybrid-documentary series Wormwoo...Show More
BONUS: The NFL's Violent Ballet

40:56 | Feb 1st, 2018

This year in the National Football League, there have been 281 recorded concussions that players have suffered — spanning from the pre-season right up to the last playoff games. This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday. That is a macabre sort of record — it...Show More
Hate of the Union

1:26:16 | Jan 31st, 2018

Naomi Klein and Jeremy analyze Trump’s threats toward North Korea, his Executive Order on Guantanamo and the attack on immigrants, the poor, and the environment. Veteran journalist Juan González dissects the roots of fascism, the rise of authoritaria...Show More
First They Came For the Immigrants

1:29:51 | Jan 24th, 2018

As Donald Trump forges ahead with his plans for mass deportations and Democrats flail in their response, Ninaj Roul and Yanira Arias describe the plight of hundreds of thousands of people in imminent danger of deportation. Journalist Nick Pinto revea...Show More
BONUS: Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on Trump, Wall Street and Debt Peonage

1:21:08 | Jan 21st, 2018

We live in a society that does not study its own history —  its unvarnished history — and often current events are analyzed in a vacuum that almost never includes the context or history necessary to understand what is new, what is old and how we got ...Show More
White Mirror

1:46:49 | Jan 17th, 2018

Jeremy lays out the bloody US history in Haiti and El Salvador and blasts the bipartisan, selective amnesia and historical revisionism that “American exceptionalism” demands. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discusses U.S. regime change, North Korea and why Bernie...Show More
BONUS: All The News Unfit to Print

1:03:25 | Jan 3rd, 2018

James Risen is a legend in the world of investigative and national security journalism. As a reporter for the New York Times, Risen broke some of the most important stories of the post 9/11 era, from the warrantless surveillance against Americans con...Show More
Full Metal Jackass

1:34:30 | Dec 13th, 2017

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean talks about the Mueller investigation, how the CIA may benefit from Trump’s presidency and how Trump stacks up to Nixon and Reagan. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg talks about the classified se...Show More
Who's Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?

1:44:20 | Dec 6th, 2017

Matthew Cole joins Jeremy for a discussion about their explosive report in The Intercept that Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been pitching a private spy operation to the White House and CIA. Activist and comedian Randy Credico, who has been hit w...Show More
Very Bad Men

1:32:45 | Nov 29th, 2017

This week on Intercepted: Sen. Chris Murphy blasts the US government for its role in the destruction of Yemen. Jeremy tears apart Thomas Friedman’s gross love letter to the Saudi Crown Prince and talks about the bi-partisan war against journalism fro...Show More
The Distraction in Chief

1:35:16 | Nov 15th, 2017

This week on Intercepted: Rami Khouri breaks down the Saudi agenda in the Middle East, its destruction of Yemen and the bizarre case of the exiled Lebanese prime minister. Aram Roston of Buzzfeed, Spencer Ackerman of the Daily Beast, and The Intercep...Show More
Say Hello to My Little Hands

1:31:16 | Nov 8th, 2017

This week on Intercepted: Rep. Ro Khanna calls for a complete end to all U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia and the  catastrophe in Yemen. The former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo, Col. Morris Davis, blasts Trump over his interference in the c...Show More
Criminal Indictments at Home, Secret Wars Abroad

1:15:04 | Nov 1st, 2017

This week on Intercepted: New York Times reporter Charlie Savage and former federal prosecutor Ken White of Popehat break down the recent indictment and plea deal and what it may mean for Trump. Investigative journalist Nick Turse and Kenya scholar S...Show More
Mike Pence is The Koch Brothers' Manchurian Candidate

1:14:18 | Oct 25th, 2017

This week on Intercepted: Investigative journalist Jane Mayer exposes the Koch Brother puppet masters behind Vice President Mike Pence’s rise to power and the ruthless pursuit of corporate profits that put Pence a heartbeat from the presidency.We spe...Show More
Canada is Racist Too

1:16:53 | Oct 18th, 2017

This week on Intercepted live from Toronto: A recent poll puts activist Desmond Cole in prime position to win the mayorship. We talk to him about Canada’s stop and frisk and how Cole would change Toronto. Journalist Naomi Klein warns that the Trudeau...Show More
Guns Before Country

1:19:23 | Oct 4th, 2017

This week, Jeremy talks about the Coalition of the Killing — gun lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers — the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas. Alynda Segarra of the band Hurray for the Riff Raff explores her Puerto Rican roo...Show More
For Whom the Trump Trolls

1:19:14 | Sep 27th, 2017

This week on Intercepted, physicist David Wright from the Union of Concerned Scientists explains how easy it would be for Trump to launch a nuclear strike. Professor James Fernandez of NYU talks about the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the 3,000 Americans ...Show More
'Merican Psycho

1:12:50 | Sep 20th, 2017

Jeremy analyzes Trump’s belligerent UN speech and the massive military budget the Democrats just gave him. Journalist Gary Rivlin takes us deep inside the world of the Goldman Sachs executives now working for Trump. Poet Aja Monet performs. The Inter...Show More
The Super Bowl of Racism

1:09:31 | Sep 13th, 2017

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses the massive Equifax data breach and allegations of Russian interference in the US election. Commentator Shaun King explains his call for a boycott of the NFL and talks about his campaign to bring violent neo...Show More
Atlas Golfed — U.S.-Backed Think Tanks Target Latin America

1:13:35 | Aug 9th, 2017

This week on Intercepted: Jeremy gives an update on the aftermath of Blackwater’s 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians. Intercept reporter Lee Fang lays out how a network of libertarian think tanks called the Atlas Network is insidiously shaping politica...Show More
Pyongyang and the White House Gang

1:01:52 | Aug 2nd, 2017

News from the White House this week has been like a twisted mash up of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Macbeth, Project Runway and a Mr. Bean movie. Dime-store Sopranos reject Anthony Scaramucci was fired after just 10 days as White House communications di...Show More
Veni, Vidi, Tweeti

1:09:06 | Jul 19th, 2017

Donald Trump enjoyed playing fireman and asking where the fire is. Hint: all around you, Mr. President. This week on Intercepted: the famed rebel academic, Alfred McCoy, whose book on narcotrafficking the CIA tried to stop from being published, lays ...Show More
Dumb, Dumber and Don Jr.

1:07:39 | Jul 12th, 2017

This week on Intercepted: Don Jr. is in the shit throne over a secret meeting he had with a Russian lawyer. Could this be, as many in the media are claiming, the smoking gun of Russia collusion? Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald weighs in and debu...Show More
The House of Trump

59:57 | Jun 28th, 2017

President Trump said when it comes to health insurance, he would cover everyone. He lied. Meanwhile the Crown Prince of America, Jared Kushner, and Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, play house with foreign policy. This week: Al Jazee...Show More
Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left

59:00 | Jun 21st, 2017

While all eyes in Washington remain focused on the Russia investigation, a Republican firm forgot to secure its invasive personal data on 198 million American voters. This week on Intercepted: We speak to radical librarian Alison Macrina of the Libra...Show More
The Trump Mixtape — Dante’s Inferno meets Disco Inferno

1:12:26 | Jun 14th, 2017

Donald Trump has a great affinity for strongmen and for unquestioned loyalty of those who work for him. This week on Intercepted: Trump’s besties in Saudi Arabia convinced him that Qatar is the premiere Arab nation sponsoring terrorism. Amnesty Inter...Show More
The Woman Democrats Love to Hate

1:01:33 | Jun 7th, 2017

The Green Party’s Jill Stein has been widely attacked by Democrats simply for running for president. Some blame her for Hillary Clinton’s loss. This week, Stein strikes back at her critics and reveals the story behind the infamous Moscow dinner where...Show More
There's Something About Jared

1:02:42 | May 31st, 2017

This week, the scandal spotlight shines on Trump’s influential (and strangely quiet) son-in-law. We talk to national security correspondent Spencer Ackerman of The Daily Beast about Jared Kushner’s alleged meetings with Russian officials to establish...Show More
Donald Trump and his League of Extraordinary Despots

1:09:58 | May 24th, 2017

This week, Donald Trump stood in a sea of tyrants and joined in a bizarre group petting of a glowing white orb. Professor As’ad AbuKhalil dissects Trump’s summit in Saudi Arabia and the role Trump’s friends in the Middle East play in fueling such hor...Show More
Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Presidency

1:04:21 | May 17th, 2017

Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president. This week on Intercepted, investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler and The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald analyze the latest insanity emanating from the White House. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist T...Show More
James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the secrets America keeps

1:09:57 | May 10th, 2017

Donald Trump’s complicated relationship with FBI Director James Comey came to a shocking conclusion in Tuesday night’s episode of American shitshow. Glenn Greenwald analyzes Comey’s firing. Next week, Chelsea Manning will be freed from prison. We hea...Show More
BONUS: Jeremy talks Milo on Politically Re-Active

11:32 | May 3rd, 2017

We're still a week away from the beginning of season two, but here's a taster of Jeremy's interview on our sister podcast, Politically Re-Active. Jeremy clears the air on his cancelled appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" with hosts W. Kamau Bel...Show More
Wikileaks vs the CIA

1:05:01 | Apr 19th, 2017

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo after Pompeo accused Wikileaks of being a “hostile non-state intelligence agency.” In a wide-ranging interview, Assange discusses the allegations Wikileaks was abetted by ...Show More
The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles

1:02:44 | Apr 12th, 2017

Nothing brings warmongers, hawks and elites from both parties closer than a cruise missile strike. This week’s Intercepted will piss off Assad supporters and the Democrats and Republicans fawning over Trump’s newest war. Former Congressman Dennis Kuc...Show More
Trump's Secret Prince

1:00:23 | Apr 5th, 2017

Erik Prince—the most infamous mercenary in modern U.S. history—is Trump’s secret emissary. This week, an exclusive interview with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who has fought a decades-long battle against Prince. Tavis Smiley talks about the “Santa Claus-ific...Show More
Trump Declares War on the Planet

58:32 | Mar 29th, 2017

Donald Trump officially rejects climate change and unofficially declares war on planet Earth. Naomi Klein takes us on a terrifying journey into Trump’s real life version of The Purge. Boots Riley of The Coup discusses Trump and hip hop and performs. ...Show More
Could Trump Start World War III?

1:01:23 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Donald Trump has not started any new wars… yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors. This week on Intercepted: US forces are deploying in Syria, as drone strikes expand in Yemen. And Russia and Iran loo...Show More
Snowden vs. Trump

55:31 | Mar 15th, 2017

This week, Intercepted is live from the SXSW Festival in Austin. Edward Snowden joins us via video feed from Moscow. He discusses Trump’s allegations of Obama’s wiretapping, analyzes some of the CIA’s hacking capabilities, and blasts critics who accu...Show More
Ready to Lie

1:09:42 | Mar 8th, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G. famously alleged that federal agents were mad because he was flagrant. Trump also believes he has beef with the Feds, accusing Obama of tapping his phones. The Intercept’s Matthew Cole and journalist Marcy Wheeler dissect the acc...Show More
Donald in Wonderland

1:09:56 | Mar 1st, 2017

Ex-CIA analyst Nada Bakos and former FBI agent Clint Watts explain how Trump’s administration could use “alternative intelligence” to justify dangerous military actions. Shane Bauer of Mother Jones breaks down the connections between immigration raid...Show More
The Undisciplined Authoritarian

1:10:09 | Feb 22nd, 2017

New York Times investigative reporter James Risen breaks down Trump’s declaration that journalists are the enemy and analyzes Trump’s royal court. ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio and former New England Patriots star Donté Stallworth talk about the war on ...Show More
We Are All in Trump’s Hunger Games Now

1:04:18 | Feb 15th, 2017

The first contestant in Donald Trump’s reality administration has left the West Wing. This week, Glenn Greenwald offers some provocative pushback on the Russia fear-mongering surrounding Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation (or firing). Naomi Klein walks...Show More
Trump's Cabinet of Killers and Why Orange is the New Anti-Black

1:02:32 | Feb 8th, 2017

This week, investigative reporter Allan Nairn breaks down Trump's relationship with the CIA and the killer assembly of neocons and right-wing conspiracists running the U.S. war machine. Princeton professor Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor dismantles Obama's p...Show More
Trump Week Two: The Rise of Chief Yookeroo

55:58 | Feb 1st, 2017

Donald Trump is signing executive orders like autographed pictures. This week on Intercepted: Two former senior FBI agents blast the “Muslim ban” and Trump’s campaign to make torture great again. Constitutional rights lawyers dissect the (il)legaliti...Show More
Introducing Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

03:20 | Jan 13th, 2017

Hear a preview of Intercepted, a new podcast coming January 25 from the people behind the fearless, adversarial journalism of The Intercept. Every week, host Jeremy Scahill will discuss the crucial issues of our time with fellow reporters, and outspo...Show More