Rank #1: The Haspel Ultimatum
Rank #2: BONUS: Philosopher Srecko Horvat
Intercepted is going on hiatus for the summer and will return with new episodes in September 2019.
Rank #3: The Clock Strikes Thirteen, Donald Trump is President
Rank #4: Double Negative
Rank #5: Whitewashing History
The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux gives an update on the trial for humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren and discusses the dehumanization that has allowed the war on immigrants to continue for decades.
Artist and musician Nakhane reflects on growing up queer in South Africa and talks about his new record, “You Will Not Die.”
This is our last episode of the season. Intercepted is going on hiatus for the summer and will return with new episodes in September 2019.
Rank #6: Intercept Podcast Special: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rank #7: War Games
Rank #8: The Day After Mueller
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi details how on Trump-Russia the media failed to do its job.
Ali Abunimah, of the Electronic Intifada, lays out the scandal in plain sight: Israeli collusion with Trump and the broader U.S. political power structure.
The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz tells the bizarre tale of China’s illegal influence over the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.
And Alison Klayman talks about her film "The Brink," a look at the past year of Steve Bannon’s project to bring his white nationalist agenda global.
Rank #9: RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen
Rank #10: American Dissident: Noam Chomsky on the State of the Empire
Jeremy Scahill analyzes Trump’s U.N. speech and gives context to the seldom-discussed bipartisan support for much of Trump’s global agenda.
Dallas Hip Hop artist Bobby Sessions talks about police killings and this political moment. We also hear music from his new EP, "RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa."
Rank #11: Donald Trump, the Democrats and the Illusion of American Greatness
Socialist academic Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about socialism, capitalism and what real resistance looks like in Trump’s America.
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the longest continuous U.S. war in history continues in Afghanistan. Rep. Barbara Lee tells the story of her historic lone vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, and the harassment and death threats she received after her speech on September 14, 2001.
We speak with Nathan Robinson, the editor of Current Affairs magazine, and Intercept senior politics editor Briahna Joy Gray about the state of left politics, the midterm elections and the reappearance of Barack Obama.
Rank #12: A Nation Addicted to War
Rank #13: Full Metal Jackass
Rank #14: Supreme Injustices
Longtime criminal justice reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith talk about their gripping new true crime podcast, Murderville, which tells the story of a series of grisly killings in a small Georgia town and the man they believe has been wrongly imprisoned.
Canadian hip-hop artist and host of Netflix's "Hip-Hop Evolution," Shad, talks about his roots, class warfare, and his imaginative new album “A Short Story About a War.”
Rank #15: White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment
Rank #16: War Crimes and Collective Punishment
Sen. Ron Wyden, a longtime member of the Intelligence Committee, blasts the CIA propaganda campaign in support of Haspel and accuses the Republicans of engaging in a secret confirmation process. Jeremy also asks Wyden if he believes CIA personnel involved with torture should be criminally prosecuted, what he thinks of Edward Snowden and why James Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence, was never charged with perjury.
Plus, Jared Kushner speaks a little too much truth at the Jerusalem embassy.
Rank #17: James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the secrets America keeps
Rank #18: Donald Trump and the Media Temple of BOOM!
Popular economist and adviser to Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign Stephanie Kelton talks about Modern Monetary Theory, the lies told by Republicans and Democrats about deficits, and whether young workers will ever get Social Security benefits.
Los Angeles public school teachers appear to have won some major victories as a result of their historic strike. We speak to Noriko Nakada, an 8th grade English teacher at Emerson Middle School in LA, and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe, who covered the strike for The Nation.
Rank #19: Who's Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?
Rank #20: Gulf of Tonkin Redux
California Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna is preparing legislation aimed at stopping an attack on Iran and he says he would not put it past National Security Adviser John Bolton to manipulate evidence.
Journalist Negar Mortazavi of The Independent analyzes what war with Iran would look like and exposes the State Department’s funding of propaganda operations against Iran.
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman talks about the parallels with the build up to the Iraq invasion of 2003 and shares stories from her early life as a journalist.