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Podcast series covering various topics in security and technology

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Podcast series covering various topics in security and technology

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Great Topics and Guests, Sina talks too much

By SwadeCL - May 04 2018
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Love the topics and guests, and Chelsea does an excellent job hosting and interviewing by asking clear, concise questions and letting the guest answer as they see fit. This allows the listener to hear the opinions and glean wisdom from the expert. Sina, however, is often interjecting his own opinion as he asks a question then gives several of his own seemingly off-the-cuff possible responses to the interviewer which are typically rejected in favor of what the guest wants to talk about anyways. I would argue your listeners are here for the topics and guests, not to hear the the interviewer’s knowledge and opinion about those topics. Take some notes from Chelsea’s interviews: keep the questions succinct, clear, and direct to let the guest talk. Other than that critique, love the Loopcast, and I hope to keep listening for years to come.

Great show

By RA1815 - Apr 01 2015
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An excellent, thoughtful podcast on security and geopolitical issues. The host clearly knows her stuff and asks many of the same questions that I have myself. I will definitely be subscribing and am looking forward to hearing more.

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
21
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0
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1

Great Topics and Guests, Sina talks too much

By SwadeCL - May 04 2018
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Love the topics and guests, and Chelsea does an excellent job hosting and interviewing by asking clear, concise questions and letting the guest answer as they see fit. This allows the listener to hear the opinions and glean wisdom from the expert. Sina, however, is often interjecting his own opinion as he asks a question then gives several of his own seemingly off-the-cuff possible responses to the interviewer which are typically rejected in favor of what the guest wants to talk about anyways. I would argue your listeners are here for the topics and guests, not to hear the the interviewer’s knowledge and opinion about those topics. Take some notes from Chelsea’s interviews: keep the questions succinct, clear, and direct to let the guest talk. Other than that critique, love the Loopcast, and I hope to keep listening for years to come.

Great show

By RA1815 - Apr 01 2015
Read more
An excellent, thoughtful podcast on security and geopolitical issues. The host clearly knows her stuff and asks many of the same questions that I have myself. I will definitely be subscribing and am looking forward to hearing more.
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The Loopcast

Latest release on Jun 01, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Art of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

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Justin Seitz discusses the art of open source intelligence (OSINT). With thoughts on: social media platforms, ISIS, law enforcement, and much, much more. (He shares some thoughts on Python too!)You can read more of Justin's thoughts on his blog.To learn more about automating OSINT collection go to his website.

Jun 08 2015

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Rank #2: The Loopcast's 200th Episode: 'The Turner Diaries' and White Nationalism

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J.M. Berger celebrates our 200th Episode by discussing his recent work on 'The Turner Diaries' and White Nationalism. You can find his work on the subject below: The Turner Legacy: The Storied Origins and Enduring Impact of White Nationalism's Deadly Bible Alt History Also check out his World Gone Wrong blog.

Sep 30 2016

46mins

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Rank #3: Discussing the Legacy of Counter Insurgency with David Kilcullen

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David Kilcullen discusses the legacy of counter insurgency on the United States' national security policy and strategy. His latest book is "Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism."

The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Sep 29 2017

56mins

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Rank #4: Documenting the Virtual ‘Caliphate’: A Continued Look at IS/ISIS Propaganda with Charlie Winter

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Charlie Winter continues his research on Islamic State (IS/ISIS) propaganda and discusses his newest paper Documenting the Virtual 'Caliphate'.Here's his recent BBC News article which was also mentioned in the show: Fishing and Ultraviolence

Oct 15 2015

54mins

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Rank #5: A Discussion on Private Military Contractors

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Dr. Sean McFate discusses private military contractors (PMCs) and his new book Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel.
You can find Shadow War here.

Jul 08 2016

45mins

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Rank #6: A Discussion on Organized Crime and Terrorist Financing

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Chip Poncy of the Financial Integrity Network discusses organized crime and terrorist financing.

Dec 02 2015

1hr

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Rank #7: Discussing the newly declared Islamic State

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J.M. Berger discusses the newly declared Islamic State. Check out J.M.'s work here.

Jul 12 2014

53mins

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Rank #8: Shia Militias in Syria and Iraq

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Phillip Smyth discusses Shia militias in Syria and Iraq.

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Feb 27 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Jihad in the Northern Caucasus

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Mark Youngman discusses jihad in the northern Caucasus region of Russia. You can find a selection of Mark's articles below:

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

May 26 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: Iran's Military and Armed Forces with Michael Connell

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CNA's Michael Connell discusses Iran's military and armed forces. You can read his article "Close Quarters Provocations: Iran's Naval Strategy in the Gulf"  in Detering Iran After the Nuclear Deal (PDF).

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Jun 07 2017

48mins

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Rank #11: Neutralizing the Violent Jihadist Pull

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Yaya Fanusie, the director of analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (@FDD_CSIF), discusses his article "How to Neutralize the Jihadist Pull."

Yaya has a podcast "Rhythm of Wisdom" which can be found on Soundcloud and other podcast platforms. It is definitely worth your time and a listen. 

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Aug 22 2017

1hr

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Rank #12: A New American Leader Rises in ISIS

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Bennett Clifford discusses his new article "A New American Leader Rises in ISIS." Bennett is also the coauthor of "The Bosnian-American Who Joined ISIS" and his work can be found here

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Feb 02 2018

41mins

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Rank #13: CNA's Asking the Right Questions: A Framework for Assessing Counterterrorism Actions

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We had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Warner, Jonathan Schroden and Bill Rosenau of CNA about their recent report, Asking the Right Questions: A Framework for Assessing Counterterrorism Actions.

Mar 21 2016

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Rank #14: The Media World of ISIS

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Michael Krona discusses his latest collected volume "The Media World of ISIS."

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Feb 18 2020

41mins

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Rank #15: All Jihad is Local: a Look at Foreign Fighter Data

Jul 26 2016

46mins

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Rank #16: Understanding Information and Psychological Operations

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Jonathan Nichols discusses information and psychological operations.

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Mar 05 2019

41mins

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Rank #17: Extremism with J.M. Berger

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J.M. Berger discusses his latest book "Extremism."

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Sep 24 2018

54mins

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Rank #18: Strategy and the North Korea crisis

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David Maxwell discusses strategy and the North Korea crisis. His blog can be found here, and his latest articles on North Korea can be found here: "Why We Are Where We Are With North Korea - And Where Do We Go From Here?" and "15 assumptions about the behavior of North Korea’s Kim Family Regime (KFR)."

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Oct 29 2017

55mins

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Rank #19: Seva Gunitsky and Paul Musgrave Discuss Global Order

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Seva Gunitsky and Paul Musgrave discuss how we conceptualize and study global political order.

The interview today was conducted by Chelsea Daymon, and the show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour.

If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.

Jun 07 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #20: The linkages between the wars in Syria and Iraq

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Aymenn Al-Tamimi discusses the ways the wars in Syria and Iraq are linked

Jul 10 2014

1hr 6mins

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