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Caliphate

Rank #47 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

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Captivating

By Danermal - Feb 15 2019
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Really nice job. Thank you.

More relevant than ever, extremely well sone

By Greggus2000 - Feb 15 2019
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Gutting and difficult at times but incredibly well done. A riveting and relevant series.

iTunes Ratings

9822 Ratings
Average Ratings
8843
476
182
131
190

Captivating

By Danermal - Feb 15 2019
Read more

Really nice job. Thank you.

More relevant than ever, extremely well sone

By Greggus2000 - Feb 15 2019
Read more

Gutting and difficult at times but incredibly well done. A riveting and relevant series.

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Caliphate

Rank #47 in News & Politics category

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Rank #1: Introducing ‘Caliphate’

Mar 09 2018
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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.

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Rank #2: Prologue: The Mission

Apr 19 2018
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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?”

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Rank #3: Chapter One: The Reporter

Apr 19 2018
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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.

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Rank #4: Chapter Two: Recruitment

Apr 26 2018
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Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

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Rank #5: Chapter Three: The Arrival

May 03 2018
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ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

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Rank #6: Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

May 10 2018
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A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

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Rank #7: Chapter Five: The Heart

May 17 2018
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The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

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Rank #8: Chapter Six: Paper Trail

May 24 2018
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“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

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Rank #9: Chapter Seven: Mosul

May 31 2018
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What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

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Rank #10: Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

Jun 07 2018
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We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

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Rank #11: Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

Jun 14 2018
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After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

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Rank #12: Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

Jun 14 2018
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Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

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Rank #13: Chapter Ten: One Year Later

Jun 21 2018
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What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

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Rank #1: Introducing ‘Caliphate’

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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.

Mar 09 2018
1 min
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Rank #2: Prologue: The Mission

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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?”

Apr 19 2018
6 mins
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Rank #3: Chapter One: The Reporter

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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.

Apr 19 2018
23 mins
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Rank #4: Chapter Two: Recruitment

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Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

Apr 26 2018
32 mins
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Rank #5: Chapter Three: The Arrival

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ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

May 03 2018
23 mins
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Rank #6: Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

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A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

May 10 2018
25 mins
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Rank #7: Chapter Five: The Heart

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The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

May 17 2018
21 mins
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Rank #8: Chapter Six: Paper Trail

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“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

May 24 2018
43 mins
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Rank #9: Chapter Seven: Mosul

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What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

May 31 2018
34 mins
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Rank #10: Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

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We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

Jun 07 2018
34 mins
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Rank #11: Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

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After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

Jun 14 2018
26 mins
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Rank #12: Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

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Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

Jun 14 2018
26 mins
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Rank #13: Chapter Ten: One Year Later

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What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

Jun 21 2018
32 mins
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