Rank #1: Introducing ‘Caliphate’
Follow New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi on her quest to understand the Islamic State. Listen to a preview now and visit nytimes.com/caliphate to be notified when the series launches. New York Times subscribers will get early access to new episodes.
Rank #2: Prologue: The Mission
The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”
Rank #3: Chapter One: The Reporter
Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.
Rank #4: Chapter Two: Recruitment
Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.
Rank #5: Chapter Three: The Arrival
ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.
Rank #6: Chapter Four: Us vs. Them
A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.
Rank #7: Chapter Five: The Heart
The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.
Rank #8: Chapter Six: Paper Trail
“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.
Rank #9: Chapter Seven: Mosul
What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?
Rank #10: Chapter Eight: The Briefcase
We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.