Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

23 EpisodesProduced by The Intercept

Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald… read more

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Why Won't Trump Condemn the Saudis? (Hint: It's Israel. Also, Iran)

October 18th, 2018

27:52
The United States and Saudi Arabia have been best friends since 1945, even after 9/11, when 15 of the 19 hijackers who brought down the Twin Towers …

Live Special: Are the Democrats Ready to Get Radical?

October 11th, 2018

55:21
In this special, live-recorded episode of Deconstructed, Mehdi Hasan is joined by a panel of leftist lawmakers and advocates, Sen. Jeff Merkley, …

The Right Won the Battle Over Kavanaugh. Can the Left Win the War?

October 6th, 2018

44:52
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed today as Supreme Court Justice of the United States in a 50-48 vote in the Senate, despite three different …

Riz Ahmed on Politics, Identity, and Being Brown in Hollywood

October 4th, 2018

28:26
Riz Ahmed became the first actor of South Asian descent and the first Muslim to win an Emmy last year when he picked up the award for Outstanding …

What The Kavanaugh Scandal Says About America

September 27th, 2018

31:44
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by three different women, one of whom said that she witnessed his efforts to …

Is Ilhan Omar Donald Trump’s Worst Nightmare?

September 20th, 2018

28:58
After decisively beating five other candidates in last month’s primary race to represent Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional district, Ilhan Omar is on her way to becoming the first African refugee and hijab-wearing Muslim …

Why is America Helping to Kill Kids in Yemen?

September 13th, 2018

27:09
Since a Saudi-led coalition began bombarding Yemen in March 2015, more than 10,000 people have been killed and over 2 million displaced. While most …

The White Supremacy Court Upholds the Muslim Ban

June 26th, 2018

29:01
On Tuesday the Supreme Court handed the president a huge victory in Trump v. Hawaii, the case challenging the legality of his executive order barring citizens of five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United …

Confronting the Consequences of Obama’s Foreign Policy

June 22nd, 2018

26:47
Barack Obama was one of the most polarizing presidents of the modern era. To the right, he was a weak, feckless leader and to the left, he was the …

Will the U.S. Ever Give Up Its Nukes?

June 15th, 2018

30:04
This week Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state, raising the prospect that the repressive dictatorship might finally take steps toward dismantling its nuclear program. …

Coming Soon: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

March 1st, 2018

1:24
A new podcast from The Intercept that cuts through the political drivel and media misinformation to give you a straight take on one big news story of …
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