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#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Rank #1: The China Syndrome. On the podcast: A former CIA analyst on Beijing's interference in the affairs of other countries.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: How the Taliban Won. On the podcast: Former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani on America's endgame in Afghanistan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Iran’s Next Move, With Ray Takeyh. Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.
Rank #2: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Kori Schake. Kori Schake, deputy director-general at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses the future of U.S. foreign policy and her recent Foreign Affairs article, “Back to Basics: How to Make Right What Trump Gets Wrong,” with James M. Lindsay.
Rank #1: From JFK to Qanon: Why Conspiracy Theories Won’t Go Away. Conspiracy theories are as old as the republic. Actually, they're a lot older than OUR republic. In every country, in every culture, people believe powerful forces are colluding in ways they know nothing about.Why is that?In this week's bonus episode we talk with Jesse Walker, books editor of Reason magazine and author of "The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory."You can listen to War College on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or follow our RSS directly. Our website is warcollegepodcast.com. You can reach us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/warcollegepodcast/; and on Twitter: @War_College. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: How China’s military might matches up with the United States. To understand just how strong China’s military really is, it’s important to understand its true mission and objectives. And those are very different from what the United States is trying to accomplish around the globe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Episode 15: Condoleezza Rice: American democracy will survive Trump. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledges her concerns about a president accused of eroding democracy at home and ignoring it abroad and says Trump, a novice in world affairs, has a “steeper learning curve than most” presidents. Rice also offers her personal revenge theory of Vladimir Putin’s 2016 U.S. election hacking, says she’s not going to serve as Trump’s FBI director, and tells the backstory of how she met Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: What comes next in a world disrupted. In her last episode as host of the show, Susan joins her "partner in crime" Blake Hounshell, the editor of POLITICO Magazine, to make sense of the ways the Trump Administration has disrupted Washington's relations with the world. Blake turns the tables on Susan, as he asks a few questions of his own. A note for listeners: Watch this space! Stay subscribed to the Global Politico so you don't miss what's coming next from the team at POLITICO.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Podcast: Terrorism survivors of Lake Chad recount harrowing stories. For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, Daniel Dickinson travelled to the north-east of Cameroon to meet two survivors of terrorism who are trying to rebuild their lives following the unspeakable acts committed against them and their families.
Rank #2: News in Brief 16 July 2019. Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest childrenSmall island communities face combat between hunger and obesity Yemen’s warring sides agree to reinforce ceasefire on key Red Sea port
Rank #1: After Election 2016. Brookings experts discuss Election 2016 and the transition ahead. David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, moderates a conversation with Stuart Butler, senior fellow in Economic Studies, John Hudak, senior fellow in Governance Studies and deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management, Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management, and Bruce Riedel, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the Intelligence Project, on the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and what to expect from President-elect Donald Trump. Special thanks to the event moderator, David Wessel, and the events team, Eric Bull, Adrianna Pita, and Camilo Ramirez. Additional thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Basseem Maleki, and Rebecca Viser. Subscribe to the Brookings Cafeteria on iTunes, listen in all the usual places, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. BCP is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #2: The rise of the alt-right. Baruch College professor Thomas J. Main discusses his new book, “The Rise of the Alt-Right,” with Bill Finan, director of the Brookings Institution Press. In the interview and his book, Main describes the alt-right’s ideological roots, how it became a factor in American politics, and why it poses the greatest challenge to democratic liberalism today. Also in this episode, David Wessel explains the current and potential consequences of President Trump’s tariffs in the latest edition of his Economic Update. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is a part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
Rank #1: Venezuela in crisis. Venezuela has become trapped in a downward spiral of economic decline, social turmoil and political unrest. Gideon Rachman discusses the worsening situation with Latin America editor John Paul Rathbone and Andes correspondent Gideon Long. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: The fate of the euro. With economic growth reviving in the eurozone, is the euro crisis now over, or is this just a lull before another euro storm? Gideon Rachman puts the question to Claire Jones, FT correspondent in Frankfurt, and Martin Sandbu, economics commentator. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Finding the missing after Dorian's devastation . As rescue efforts in the Bahamas continue, some are using social media and crowdsourcing to help locate missing people and those who need to be evacuated. Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe for 37 years, is dead at 95. We look at his troubled legacy, from liberator of a nation to tyrant. And we hear from the British folk group, The Young'uns, who sing about Brexit and patriotism.
Rank #1: It’s Aghast. While the ladies of Bombshell will talk with just about anyone, should the U.S. government? Bombshell dives into President Trump's proclivity for theatrical political summits with adversaries, following up on current efforts in Afghanistan, North Korea, and Iran. Radha introduces a new segment on trade: It's Aghast! And the National Defense Authorization Act is a 2500 page gold mine of wonky policy fun. Keeping up Foreign Relations North Korea "North Korea continuing nuclear programme - UN report," BBC News Ellen Nakashima and Joby Warrick, "U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles," Washington Post Uri Friedman, "Two Ways to Read the Newest Intelligence on North Korea," Atlantic Pakistan Elections Colin Cookman, "A Tilted Playing Field: What Pakistan's Electoral Shifts Could Mean for Imran Khan's Government," War on the Rocks Alyssa Ayres, "Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration," Council on Foreign Relations Afghanistan Strategy Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Helene Cooper, "Newest U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan Mirrors Past Plans for Retreat," New York Times Spencer Ackerman, "Inside the Secret Taliban Talks to End America's Longest War," Daily Beast Idrees Ali, "Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan Strategy," Reuters It's Aghast Jack Ewing, "Europe Feels the Squeeze of the Trump Trade Tariffs," New York Times Shawn Donnan, "Trump's hopes for EU trade deal hampered by agriculture," Financial Times Doug Palmer, "US sides with Russia in WTO national security case against Ukraine," Politico White House Mayhem NDAA Mark Cancian, "What Really Matters In The Defense Authorization Act & What Didn't Get Done," Breaking Defense Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould, "Senate moves to empower Pentagon's policy chief as enforcer," Defense News Office of Management and Budget, "Follow-on to Statement of Administration Policy," Executive Office of the President Leo Shane III and Tara Copp, "Pentagon braces for massive change to officer promotions," Military Times Tom Vanden Brook, "Generals and admirals caught in sex scandals could lose clearances under defense funding bill," USA Today Space Force Marcus Weisgerber, "Exclusive: Pentagon To Start Creating Space Force -- Even Before Congress Approves It," Defense One Paul Scharre, "The US Military Should Not Be Doubling Down on Space," Defense One
Rank #2: Only Mostly Dead. This week on Bombshell, Radha, Erin, and Loren play natsec madlibs with Amanda Sloat, discussing every possible complexity of US-Syria policy during John Bolton's first week. The neverending potential for a trade war, protests in the run up to the US embassy in Israel's moving day, and Russian expulsions get a lightning round in Keeping Up Foreign Relations. And for White House mayhem they stick to the other side of the river, checking in on the disturbing trend of aviation mishaps, the anniversary of combat integration of women, and sending troops to the border. And you should all be watching Killing Eve. Amanda Sloat, "Trump's Syria whiplash," Brookings Amanda Sloat, "The West's Turkey conundrum," Brookings BBC, "Syria: The story of the conflict," BBC Morning Edition, "Analysis Of U.S.-Led Airstrikes On Syria After Suspected Chemical Attack," NPR Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Jed Kim, Renata Sago, Marielle Segarra, Danielle Chiriguayo, Jana Kasperkevic, Aaron Schrank, "Your trade war questions, answered," Marketplace Alex Capri, "Trump's 'Trade War' Irony: America Loses By Not Rejoining The TPP," Forbes Zeeshan Aleem, "Trump wasted his chance to make the TPP stronger," Vox Keith Bradsher, "Trump Weighs Return to Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not So Fast, Say Members." New York Times Rushdi Abu Alouf and Noga Tarnopolsky, "Nearly 1,000 Palestinians injured in Gaza-Israel border protests," Los Angeles Times Ilan Goldenberg, "How Trump can move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem," Politico Greg Jaffe, John Hudson, and Philip Rucker, "Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost," Washington Post Katie Rogers and Eileen Sullivan, "Trump and Western Allies Expel Scores of Russians in Sweeping Rebuke Over U.K. Poisoning," New York Times Tara Copp, "Military Times Crash Database," Military Times Tara Copp, "Navy's spike in aviation mishaps is the military's worst, up 82 percent," Military Times Doug Mataconis, "Federal Judge Blocks New Version Of Trump's Transgender Military Ban," Outside the Beltway Elliot Spagat and Luis Alonso Lugo, "US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops," AP Lindsay P. Cohn, on Twitter "Update on the Status of Women in Combat," CNAS Jen Chaney, "BBC America's Killing Eve Is Instantly Addictive Television," Vulture Music by Future Teens Produced by Tre Hester
Rank #1: September 6, 2019. A nuclear update from Iran, Vice President Mike Pence returns from his European trip and more in today's Audio Briefing.
Rank #2: November 1, 2017. Tax reform roll out delayed, terror in New York and more in today's Audio Briefing.
Rank #1: North Korea Sanctions Loopholes; China's 'United Front' Ops. Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Secretary of State's entreaties to Asian allies and Chinese interference in Australian affairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Saudi Arabia-Canada Spat; The War In Yemen . Mary Kissel and Karen Elliott House on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's political maneuvers and Iran's threat to the Kingdom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: A Century of Think Tanks. Richard Haass, Thierry de Montbrial, Robin Niblett, and Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal discuss how think tanks can stay relevant and credible in a time when distrust of experts is rampant. The conversation marks the centennial of the meeting between British and American delegates to the Paris Peace Conference that conceived the idea of an Anglo-American institute of foreign affairs to study international problems with a view toward preventing future wars, and eventually established Chatham House and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rank #2: A Conversation With Jamie Dimon. This event is presented as part of the 2019 Corporate Conference.
Rank #1: Foreign Affairs Focus: Laura Secor on Revolutionary Iran. Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, sits down with Laura Secor, a journalist who has reported from Iran for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, to discuss the lasting legacy of the Iranian revolution.Read Secor's recent review essay here.
Rank #2: Putin's Russia: Down But Not Out, Part 1. Over the past decade and a half, Vladimir Putin’s Russia hasbeen an economic dynamo and a basket case, an imperfect democracy and a tighteningtyranny, a constructive diplomatic actor and a serial militaryaggressor—sometimes all at once. The only constant has been surprise, as thezigging and zagging has left outside observers, and even many Russians,scratching their heads. Today on the podcast, we’re discussing Putin’s strategy ofrepression, the real state of the Russian economy, and whether Putin really hasa clear foreign policy. Featuringinterviews with authors Maria Lipman, Sergei Guriev, and Daniel Treisman. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Podbean, and Stitcher. Visit ForeignAffairs.com for a full transcript.
Rank #1: The Attack on Saudi Arabia. In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's prescient and relevant report, "Iran’s Threat to Saudi Critical Infrastructure." Download the full transcript here.
Rank #2: Edge of a New Epoch. In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.
Rank #1: Is Islam A Religion Of Peace?. That's how former President George W. Bush characterized it, but some take a different view. A panel of experts takes on the question in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?. A rabbi, a descendant of Charles Darwin, a philosopher and a scholar face off over religion in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices