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2008 & 2012 Olympic sailor & 2021 Olympic Gold medal winning Coach Ben Rhodes

In conversation with Ocean Physio

World & European Champion Sailor Ben Rhodes represented Team GB at two Olympics, prior to coaching Dylan Fletcher & Stuart Bithell to Olympic Gold in 2021. Ben talks through his life in sailing as an athlete and coach, his coaching ethos and ambitions for the future.

1hr 3mins

1 Oct 2021

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Climate change, security, and geo-politics with Ben Rhodes

What Comes After What Comes Next

We're back! And for this episode we're lucky to welcome the one and only Ben Rhodes onto the show.Ben spent eight years with President Barack Obama - as a close confidante, speechwriter, national security advisor, and friend. He was there when the Paris Agreement was signed, and at Obama's side every step of the way towards that historic moment - including the breakthrough with China that ultimately paved the way for the agreement. We hope you enjoy this one. It's rare to get to speak with someone who has been so close to the highest levels of climate politics. As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback at james.shaw@parliament.govt.nz. Follow James on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Sep 2021

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Ben Rhodes: After The Fall - Democracy, Authoritarianism and America

Diplomates – A Geopolitical Chinwag

Ben Rhodes was the Deputy National Security Advisor for President Barack Obama. A foreign policy expert, he is the host of ‘Pod Save The World’ and appears on MSNBC. His latest book ‘After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made’ is a study of the rising tide of global authoritarianism, exploring why democracy did not prevail as expected after the fall of the Soviet Union.  Misha Zelinsky caught up with Ben for a chinwag about his new book, including how the failure to punish bankers responsible for the GFC helped fuel the global rise of authoritarianism, why democracy needs to materially deliver in order for people to believe in it, how an obsession with profits is undermining the fight against the Chinese Communist Party, how democracy itself is becoming a partisan issue in the US, why social media must be regulated, how Joe Biden was right about Afghanistan all along, what Obama is like a person, and how fighting for democracy in America should give confidence to global democratic activists fighting for their own. Be sure to tune in for his 'BBQ' answer which is a lot of fun. Ben also reveals his favourite Australian Prime Minister! If this is your first time tuning in, please make sure to rate and review the show. it really helps spread the word. Other show notes: After the Fall: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609428/after-the-fall-by-ben-rhodes/ Pod Save the World: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-world/ Ben Rhodes: @brhodes Misha Zelinsky socials: @mishazelinsky Diplomates socials: @diplomatesshowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

12 Sep 2021

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Episode 109: Ben Rhodes

The Jamie Weinstein Show

In the latest episode of "The Jamie Weinstein Show," the controversial former foreign policy adviser to President Obama, Ben Rhodes, discusses his new book, Afghanistan and much more.

1hr 14mins

31 Aug 2021

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Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, on Afghanistan & Our Foreign Policy Reset

The Al Franken Podcast

How our 20 Year War on Terror Distracted Us from Climate, China, Social Media, and DemocracySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


29 Aug 2021

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A democracy worth saving: Author Ben Rhodes on the rise of global nationalism

Speakers Forum

In his new book After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made, author Ben Rhodes grapples with the dissolving notion of American exceptionalism in a post-Covid world. Using a global lens, Rhodes presents a glimpse of a highly possible democracy-free future, presently modeled by countries like Hungary, Russia, and China.


22 Jul 2021

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Ep. 451 — Ben Rhodes

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Ben Rhodes thought he wanted to pursue creative writing, but witnessing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a graduate student at New York University altered his career path. He joined the 2008 Obama campaign as a speechwriter, eventually becoming deputy national security advisor for strategic communications in the Obama administration. He joined David to talk about how American foreign policy has shaped the world in the last 30 years, what he learned from traveling with Obama during and after his time in the White House, national identity, and his new book, After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


8 Jul 2021

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Chapter 136 : Ben Rhodes & Mitchell Reiss

Iain Dale’s Book Club

Iain Dale talks to Ben Rhodes who was Deputy National Security Adviser to Barack Obama, and Mitchell Reiss who was Ambassador to Northern Ireland in the George W Bush White House. Ben’s book is called AFTER THE FALL – BEING AMERICAN IN THE WORLD WE’VE MADE. It is a New York Times bestseller.


2 Jul 2021

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The World According to Obama Official Ben Rhodes

Dan Snow's History Hit

Ben Rhodes has served at the very pinnacle of politics in his role as deputy national security adviser in Barack Obama's Whitehouse and seen what it takes to run a democracy and take the tough decisions that are needed. But since leaving the Oval Office the world has seen a slide towards populism, nationalism and even authoritarianism. But how can this descent into dangerous political waters be stopped? After leaving politics Ben spent three years travelling the world speaking to leaders, activists and dissidents across dozens of countries. His new book After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made documents those journeys and he speaks to Dan about what he discovered, the truths we have to face about our societies and how the United States can set an example for the world.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Jun 2021

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Ben Rhodes: President Biden's foreign policy challenges


Stephen Sackur speaks to former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, Ben Rhodes. He has written a new book, After the Fall, reflecting on his time in the White House, the legacy of President Trump and the foreign policy challenges facing President Biden. With the rise of authoritarian, nationalist trends around the world, is the US in any position to lead a much touted global alliance of democracies?(Photo: Ben Rhodes appears via video link on Hardtalk)


11 Jun 2021