Pod Save the World

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“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. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the sce...Show More


47:38 | Aug 9th, 2017

Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes talks through Trump’s promise of “fire and fury” if North Korea threatens the US and today’s reports on advances in North Korea's nuclear program. Th...Show More
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mcu recommended:

Insane story about how evil Putin is (after talking about, you know, nuclear escalations between the US and North Korea). Cheery stuff!

39:08 | Jun 14th, 2017

Tommy talks with Senator Tim Kaine about how it’s possible that sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the congressional authorization that allowed us to respond with military force is the legal basis ...Show More
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Very interesting discussion on how the US legally declares war and how the bill for reaction to 9/11 still lives on and is used to this day.

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54:34 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Former US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert talks about the threat from North Korea’s nuclear program, Trump’s “new” approach to the DPRK, the assassination of Kim Jong Nam and the attack on his ...Show More
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Really great, accessible primer on North Korea with our former ambassador to S. Korea

50:21 | Mar 8th, 2017

Tommy and former US Ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul talk about the US-Russia relationship. We cover pop culture and Rocky IV, arms control, Russian harassment of US diplomats, Mike’s assessment of Pu...Show More
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amyweiss recommended:

Several months old already but I learned more about The Russia/US relationship in this hour than the rest of my entire life.

50:47 | Jun 19th, 2018

Tommy talks with the outgoing National Counterterrorism Center chief Nick Rasmussen. Nick worked in senior counterterrorism roles for Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, and they discussed how weird the...Show More
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