Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

18 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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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. …

Elizabeth Warren v. the District of Corruption

June 8th, 2018

29:42
Between appointing his daughter and son-in-law to senior White House positions, engaging in business deals with foreign governments, and “encouraging” diplomats and dignitaries to book rooms in his hotels, Donald …

The War on Immigrants

June 1st, 2018

29:25
The Trump administration is targeting migrant and refugee children to achieve its policy goal at the border, crack down on immigration, and placate …

Edward Snowden on Privacy in the Age of Trump and Facebook

May 25th, 2018

22:58
Five years ago this week Edward Snowden absconded to Hong Kong with a trove of documents detailing the extent of the U.S. government's global and domestic surveillance programs. Snowden’s leaks helped expose the …

How The Trumps Screwed Palestine

May 18th, 2018

29:03
Two Palestinians join Mehdi Hasan to discuss U.S. coverage of Jerusalem and how to get prominent Democratic politicians to take the Palestinian …

Is Trump Trying to Start a War with Iran?

May 11th, 2018

29:56
The president announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, citing Israeli intel purporting to show that Iran has resumed its nuclear weapons program. Does this move us one step closer to war? Has John …

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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