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Making a Killing: The Business of War Profiteering

October 27th, 2021


Last month, the Democratic-controlled House voted in favor of appropriating $768 billion for the 2022 defense budget. This week on Intercepted: …

Far-Right Health Care Companies Made Millions Prescribing Unproven Covid Remedies

October 13th, 2021


As the national push to vaccinate people against Covid-19 continues, hundreds of thousands of hacked documents show how a group of doctors is explicitly pushing unproven and potentially dangerous alternatives on people …

The Quest for Covid’s Origins

October 6th, 2021


In late September, the World Health Organization announced that it had assembled a new team of scientists to revive its investigation into the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19. The new group will be tasked with …

A Legacy of Corruption and Abuse: The Post-9/11 Immigration Megabureaucracy

September 29th, 2021


More than 4,600 Haitian migrants were expelled by the U.S. government in little over a week. This week on Intercepted: Recent images of Border Patrol …

No Accountability for War on Terror Atrocities

September 15th, 2021


The war on terror has killed nearly 1 million people and cost more than $8 trillion, according to a report by Brown University’s Costs of War Project. This week on Intercepted: Journalists Murtaza Hussain and Rozina Ali …

The Long-Lasting Consequences of the War on Terror

September 1st, 2021


The United States flew its last military flight out of Afghanistan, ending the 20-year war in the country — the longest in U.S. history. This week on Intercepted: Journalist Spencer Ackerman discusses his new book, …

Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis

August 18th, 2021


The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, forcing the U.S.-backed Afghan government out. This week on Intercepted: Intercept reporter Murtaza Hussain guides us through how the two-decade-long U.S. War in Afghanistan has …

EPA Whistleblowers Say Managers Bullied Them to Approve Dangerous Chemicals

August 4th, 2021


Leaked audio reveals how chemicals hazardous to human health and the environment are fast-tracked and approved at the Environmental Protection Agency. This week on Intercepted, investigative journalist Sharon Lerner …

American ISIS Offers a Firsthand Look Inside the Caliphate

July 21st, 2021


For more than six months, The Intercept’s Trevor Aaronson communicated with Russell Dennison, an American man who traveled to Syria and joined the Islamic State. This week on Intercepted: Aaronson, an investigative …

Corporate Counterinsurgency Against Line 3 Pipeline Resistance

July 7th, 2021


Water protectors are traveling in growing numbers to stand with the Anishinaabe-led movement to stop the construction of Line 3, a tar sands oil pipeline.

This week on Intercepted: Intercept reporter Alleen Brown takes …

The Crisis of Care

June 23rd, 2021


Domestic workers — nannies, house cleaners, and care workers — are one of the fastest-growing labor groups in the U.S. They are also some of the most undervalued and least-protected workers, a factor further exacerbated …

Stealing Children to Steal the Land

June 16th, 2021


Last month, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation uncovered a mass grave of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in British …

Killed in the Darkness

June 9th, 2021


When a police officer shoots and kills someone — and there aren’t any witnesses — can we trust the police to investigate themselves?

This week on …

Understanding the History of Black Rebellion

May 26th, 2021


In the year since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the mass mobilization of protest that followed — the largest collective gesture …

Big Pharma’s Deadly Covid Vaccine Monopoly

May 12th, 2021


A week ago, the Biden administration announced support for waiving intellectual property protection for Covid-19 vaccines. In response, Bio, a trade …

Joe Biden's War Powers

April 28th, 2021


If you went back and looked at every foreign policy decision Joe Biden made — every single one — would you be any closer to understanding him? This …

The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert

April 14th, 2021


While much of the public’s attention has been focused on the thousands of unaccompanied minors currently in U.S. custody, U.S. Customs and Border …

Trump's EPA Helped Erase Records of Almost 270,000 Pounds of Carcinogenic Pollution

March 31st, 2021


The Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration invited companies to retroactively amend emissions records of a deadly carcinogenic chemical. This week on Intercepted: Investigative reporter Sharon …

Hope Is a Discipline: Mariame Kaba on Dismantling the Carceral State

March 17th, 2021


Jury selection for the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues after the city announced a $27 million settlement with …

The Life and Death of an Anti-Fascist

March 3rd, 2021


Few anti-fascists were as influential on Portland’s recent protest scene as Sean Kealiher. He rarely missed a protest, and he would have been front …

The Democrats’ Long War on Immigrants

February 17th, 2021


As Joe Biden took the oath of office this January, Guatemalan security forces at the Honduran border thwarted thousands of U.S.-bound migrants. While 

Inside China’s Police State Tactics Against Muslims

February 3rd, 2021


A massive police database obtained by The Intercept provides groundbreaking insight into the pervasive surveillance state operated by the Chinese …

Joe Biden Is President, but Donald Trump’s Legacy of Violence Looms

January 20th, 2021


Now that Donald Trump is gone from office, what’s next? This week on Intercepted: There are a slew of unanswered questions about the siege of the …

BONUS: Universal Enemy — Scholar Daryl Li on the Relationship Between Transnational Jihadists and U.S. Empire

December 30th, 2020


In this special bonus episode of Intercepted, we take an in-depth look at one of the most consequential eras of modern history, the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, as the Soviet Union crumbled. …

The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads

December 20th, 2020


A U.S.-backed militia that kills children may be America’s exit strategy from its longest war reported by journalist Andrew Quilty.


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AOC on Ending the Pelosi Era, Biden’s Corporate Cabinet, and the Battle for Medicare for All

December 16th, 2020


President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet is being constructed in significant part from corporate Democrats and Obama-era national security hawks with a small side order of more progressive figures. This week on Intercepted: …

State-Sanctioned Killers: As Trump Expedites Executions at Home, Biden Builds Team for Wars Abroad

December 9th, 2020


Donald Trump is now in the dying days of his presidency and is spending those days promoting the myth that he actually won the November election in a landslide. This week on Intercepted: As the clock ticks toward Joe …

BONUS: Naomi Klein on Fighting Trump’s Tin Pot Coup; Peace Activists Face Federal Prison

November 18th, 2020


The Intercept’s Senior Correspondent Naomi Klein argues why Democrats should forcefully defend the integrity of votes and condemn coup-plotting for …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Seven: Climate Carnage)

October 22nd, 2020


In his denial of science, Donald Trump has guided the U.S. far past the tipping point of mitigating the unfolding existential threat of the climate …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Six: The Looting of the Nation)

October 21st, 2020


Donald Trump has run the White House like his family business with one primary aim: to enrich his brand, his family and his cronies. In part six of …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Five: Courting Corporate Theocracy)

October 20th, 2020


While all eyes remain on the presidential election in November, Donald Trump has already secured a multi-generational victory with his radical …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Four: "You Think Our Country's So Innocent?")

October 19th, 2020


On matters of war, Donald Trump has consistently spoken and acted in contradictory and unorthodox ways. He campaigned in 2016 with a mixed message of attacking the legacy of the Iraq war and U.S. military adventurism, …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Three: The Neo-Confederate in Chief)

October 16th, 2020


On the campaign and as president, Donald Trump has worked hard to resurrect the George Wallace strand of U.S. politics: He has consistently used …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Two: Administration of Xenophobia)

October 15th, 2020


In the nearly four years that Trump has been in office, his administration has transformed U.S. immigration at a breakneck pace and governed with an …

American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part One: Manufacturing the Carnage)

October 14th, 2020


Donald Trump is often portrayed as an aberration of U.S. history, an outsider who seized power and is intent on destroying democracy as we know it. …

BONUS: A Story of Asylum, and Musician Lido Pimienta on Her New Album "Miss Colombia"

September 16th, 2020


On this bonus episode of Intercepted, journalist John Washington, whose latest reporting for The Intercept expanded on an explosive new whistleblower complaint alleging that mass hysterectomies occurred at an ICE …

Escape From the Nuclear Family: Covid-19 Should Provoke a Re-Think of How We Live

August 5th, 2020


As Washington cuts off desperately needed aid to the unemployed, millions of families face the reality that many K-12 schools likely aren’t …

Weak State: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exposed America’s Dysfunctional Democracy

July 22nd, 2020


As Donald Trump promises the pandemic will “disappear,” the U.S. simultaneously grapples with a public health disaster, economic collapse, and a …

The Revolutionary Life of Paul Robeson: Scholar Gerald Horne on the Great Antifascist Singer, Artist and Rebel

July 15th, 2020


As Trump vows to smash leftist movements, we take a comprehensive look at the life of the revolutionary Black socialist, antifascist, and artist Paul …

An Interview with Nancy Pelosi Challenger Shahid Buttar and a Look at the History of Fascist Movements in the U.S.

July 8th, 2020


A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers led by Rep. Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, is trying to stop Trump from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This week on Intercepted: As the longest continuous war in U.S. …

Confederacy Inc.: Donald Trump, Racist Police, and the Whitewashing of History

July 1st, 2020


As cases of Covid-19 skyrocket across the U.S., Trump passionately focuses on defending the legacy of the Confederacy and white supremacist monuments. Native American historian Nick Estes explains the crimes against …

The Rebellion Against Racial Capitalism

June 24th, 2020


Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, a distinguished history professor at UCLA, explains why he believes the current abolitionist movement has the potential to …

Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the Case for Abolition (Part 2)

June 10th, 2020


Chenjerai Kumanyika, assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, hosts a special two part discussion. Kumanyika is co-host of the podcasts Uncivil and Scene on Radio. He is an organizer …

Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the Case for Abolition (Part 1)

June 10th, 2020


Chenjerai Kumanyika, assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, hosts a special two part discussion. Kumanyika is co-host of the podcasts Uncivil and Scene on Radio. He is an organizer …

The Rebellion in Defense of Black Lives Is Rooted in U.S. History. So Too Is Trump’s Authoritarian Rule

June 3rd, 2020


With the threat of a widespread military deployment in U.S. cities looming, the president is acting as an authoritarian dictator. Dr. Keisha Blain, author of "Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the …

The Disenfranchiser: Donald Trump’s Attack on Voting Rights and the Threat to Native Sovereignty

May 27th, 2020


The modern Republican Party has mastered the art of voter suppression and gerrymandering, but the president is now seeking to exploit the pandemic to aid these efforts. In between tweets accusing Joe Scarborough of …

The Jungle and the Pandemic: The Meat Industry, Coronavirus, and an Economy in Crisis

May 20th, 2020


As the Covid-19 U.S. death toll climbs toward 100,000 and unemployment is nearing 20 percent, House Democrats have offered up a bill that is intended …

What Reconstruction and the New Deal Can Teach Us About What Comes After the Pandemic Presidency

May 13th, 2020


David Blight, Pulitzer prize winning author of "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" and a Yale history professor, discusses the era of …

Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the Politics of Sexual Misconduct

May 6th, 2020


Two dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault, including rape. Trump has responded by denigrating, mocking …

BONUS: Race, Trust, and the Chicago Police — The Investigation of Courtney Copeland’s Murder

May 1st, 2020


The new podcast Somebody documents Shapearl Wells’s quest to find out what happened to Courtney Copeland, her 22-year-old son who wound up …

Viral Injustice

April 29th, 2020


While the statistics are grim, the harsh reality is how the Trump administration — as well as some governors and mayors — handled this …

Coronavirus and the Radical Religious Right's Bumbling Messiah

April 22nd, 2020


Hidden behind the scenes of protests against Democratic governors is the role of radical fringe groups, gun enthusiasts, and right-wing …

BONUS: "Burials Are Cheaper Than Deportations"

April 17th, 2020


Across the United States right now, there are over 32,000 people in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, otherwise known as ICE. 

Tucked away in remote corners of the country, ICE’s detention …

Introducing Somebody Episode 1: Courtney

April 15th, 2020


On March 4, 2016, Shapearl Wells wakes up to a bamming at her door. It’s the police, telling her that her 22-year-old son, Courtney …

The Failed State of America

April 10th, 2020


Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president as the country continues to be rocked by Covid-19 cases and hospitals are struggling to obtain basic supplies. The U.S. has …

Pandemic Racism: The Wisconsin Primary, Disenfranchisement, and the Cost of Life

April 8th, 2020


Milwaukee’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Jeanette Kowalik, discusses the Wisconsin Supreme Court's reckless disregard for public safety as they force the state to conduct in-person voting. Dr. Kowalik analyzes why …

Essential Workers and the Reverse Robin Hood Coronavirus Bailout

April 1st, 2020


Workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Whole Foods have gone on strike demanding safe work conditions. Amazon has already fired one organizer and …

Capitalist Death Panels: If Corporate Vultures Get Their Way, We’ll Be Dead

March 25th, 2020


As Congress continues to negotiate a bailout, Republicans seem intent on exploiting the crisis to enrich Wall Street, while Democrats offer …

Organizer Mariame Kaba: We Need a People’s Bailout to Confront Coronavirus

March 19th, 2020


After weeks of downplaying the seriousness of the virus and at times implying it was a hoax, the Trump administration has announced a series of government responses to the crisis. While some actions, such as …

Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill Discuss Coronavirus, the Election, and Solidarity in the Midst of a Pandemic

March 17th, 2020


The U.S. failed to respond quickly to the coronavirus and as it spreads, it is likely to overwhelm the outdated and overwhelmingly privatized health care infrastructure. Author Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill …

We Need to Talk About Joe

March 10th, 2020


With Michigan and other states voting in primaries today, the justice movements backing the Sanders campaign are making the case that nominating Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump is a grave risk. Poet Aja Monet …

Super Tuesday: Which Side Are You On?

March 3rd, 2020


It’s Super Tuesday and the battle lines are drawn in a campaign that will not only determine who will face Donald Trump in the general election, but also the future of the Democratic Party.

The Intercept’s Lee …

Bernie’s Fight Against Trump, the GOP, the Democratic Establishment, and Corporate Media

February 26th, 2020


As Bloomberg launches a massive attack ad campaign against Sanders ahead of the South Carolina and Super Tuesday primaries, Sanders is …

BONUS: We Are Not Your Firewall

February 25th, 2020


Billionaire former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has announced he is going to unleash a spate of attack ads against Sanders; while Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden are harping about comments Sanders …

BONUS: Inside the Secretive Court at Guantanamo Bay as CIA Torture Architect Testifies

February 21st, 2020


Last month, The Intercept's research editor Margot Williams reported from Camp Justice at Guantanamo Bay during an extraordinary moment in the 40th pre-trial hearing for the five men accused of plotting 9/11. …

Mike Bloomberg Ran Stasi-Style Police and Surveillance Operations Against Muslim Americans

February 19th, 2020


As Bloomberg nears a half a billion dollars in paid ads for his presidential campaign, he is intensifying his attacks on Bernie Sanders. …

"It's Armageddon Time for the Democratic Party"

February 12th, 2020


Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader talks about the state of the Democratic primary, the corporate DNC panic …

On the Ground in Iowa

February 4th, 2020


While the Iowa Democratic Party has thoroughly fumbled reporting official results of Monday’s caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign has …

John Bolton and the Giant Impeachment

January 29th, 2020


Donald Trump’s legal team, including Allan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, argue that the president cannot be impeached for abusing his power. As …

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and the Rewriting of Iraq War History

January 22nd, 2020


Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is already unfolding as a Mitch McConnell-coordinated farce. The charges against Trump are serious, but …

Iran: What Next?

January 14th, 2020


Jeremy Scahill hosts a live discussion in New York on the unfolding crisis with Intercept senior columnist Mehdi Hasan, reporter Murtaza …

Intercepted Is Powered by Its Members

December 29th, 2019


Other podcasts make money from advertising and corporate sponsors. We don’t have ads — Intercepted is powered by its members.

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Capitalism’s Consigliere

December 18th, 2019


Former senior health insurance executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter explains McKinsey’s role in our insurance nightmare and how …

We Tortured Some Folks

December 11th, 2019


Monday marked the five year anniversary of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary on the CIA’s torture program. The former top Senate Intelligence Committee investigator, Daniel …

The CIA Torture Cover-Up

December 4th, 2019


As Washington D.C. remains focused on the Trump impeachment, Daniel Jones, the former top Senate Intelligence Committee investigator into the CIA torture program discusses the years-long battle with the Bush …

A Message from Jeremy on Giving Tuesday

December 3rd, 2019


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All donations are welcome. You can make a one-time gift or become a sustaining …

Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s Life as an “Unwanted Spy”

November 27th, 2019


Jeffrey Sterling was indicted in 2010 on charges under the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking sensitive national security information to then-New York Times reporter James Risen. Sterling discusses his time as …

Ghosts of Mossadegh: The Iran Cables, U.S. Empire, and the Arc of History

November 20th, 2019


Iranian-American author and analyst Hooman Majd discusses a century of history marked by intervention and threats from major world powers. …

What the Iran Cables Tell Us About the U.S.-Made Hellscape in Iraq

November 19th, 2019


Early Monday morning, a few minutes past midnight, The Intercept published a major series of investigative stories based on a cache of more than 700 pages of secret Iranian intelligence files detailing years of …

Bolivia and Brazil at the Crossroads

November 13th, 2019


As right-wing forces attack indigenous Bolivians and allies of Morales, the Trump administration says the toppling of the …

The Case of Rodney Reed

November 13th, 2019


On this special episode of Intercepted, Jordan Smith and Liliana Segura discuss the case of Rodney Reed.

The state of Texas has set an execution date of November 20 for Reed. He has been on death row since 1998, …

The Case for Economic Disobedience

November 6th, 2019


Organizer Astra Taylor, author of “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone,” analyzes “minoritarian” rule in the U.S., how …

American Horrors

October 30th, 2019


Amidst the grandstanding and partisan bickering, no one wants to talk about the decades of U.S. policy that helped give rise to ISIS and al …

Omnicidal Tendencies

October 23rd, 2019


Legendary peace activist Liz McAlister has spent her entire life resisting U.S. war. The 79-year-old grandmother of six, who is on trial …

Wasteland of Corruption

October 16th, 2019


Adam Serwer of The Atlantic discusses the impeachment inquiry, the cruelty of the Trump presidency and the state of play in Washington D.C.

As Turkey continues its brutal incursion into parts of Syria, U.S. …

The Trump Effect

October 9th, 2019


Jeremy Scahill is back. Well, sort of. He passes the reins over to Intercepted's producers.

A recent report from Airwars investigates the incredibly thin media coverage of civilian harm during the U.S. war …

We've Got Impeachment

October 2nd, 2019


D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim hosts and gives the long history of Hunter Biden in Ukraine. 

Senior National Security Correspondent James Risen explains Donald Trump’s abuse of power, comments on the New York Times …

We Were Warned: The Climate Emergency and the Surveillance State

September 25th, 2019


Senior Correspondent Naomi Klein imagines what real climate justice could look like and talks about her new book, “On Fire: The Burning Case …

BONUS: Philosopher Srecko Horvat

July 3rd, 2019


Philosopher Srecko Horvat discusses the historical lessons we can learn from the guerrilla struggle against fascism waged by the Partisans in Yugoslavia during World War II. Horvat also talks about  the recent …

Whitewashing History

June 26th, 2019


Rutgers professor and co-host of the Uncivil podcast Chenjerai Kumanyika argues that demands for reparations should include challenging the …

Gulf of Tonkin Redux

June 19th, 2019


As the U.S. accuses Iran of attacking civilian ships while offering scant evidence, grave historical parallels are emerging with the Gulf of …

Running for Justice

June 12th, 2019


In a bombshell series of reports, The Intercept Brasil has revealed dirty tricks used in the prosecution of the leftist former president …

Criminalizing Freedom

June 5th, 2019


Fanatical opponents of a woman’s right to choose are pushing to criminalize abortion and women's healthcare providers. Historian Johanna Schoen, Rutgers professor and author, talks about when abortion was …

BONUS: "We've Got People"

June 2nd, 2019


As Democrats continue to debate whether to initiate an impeachment inquiry, Trump seems to be going nuts from the Democrats’ continuing probe into his possible obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of …

A Coup Against the First Amendment

May 29th, 2019


For the first time in U.S. history, the government is criminally prosecuting a publisher for printing truthful information. Whether Assange …

Authoritarians Like Us

May 22nd, 2019


National Security Adviser John Bolton is more powerful than ever and is obsessed with regime change in Tehran. His boss is threatening to …

The Espionage Axe

May 15th, 2019


Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, talks about the weaponization of this law for use in stopping investigative journalism and the case of Air Force veteran Daniel Hale, who …

Everywhere Is War

May 8th, 2019


The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain discusses Trump’s motley crew of regime change warriors, what war with Iran would look like, and the …

Shadow Players

May 1st, 2019


The Intercept’s editor-in-chief Betsy Reed, investigative journalist Matthew Cole, and national security editor Vanessa Gezari discuss how …

Introducing Running from COPS

April 24th, 2019


We’d like to introduce you to Running from COPS — a new podcast from our sister company Topic Studios and the team behind Missing Richard …

Immoral Compass

April 10th, 2019


Ryan Grim, the Washington DC bureau chief of The Intercept, discusses the departure of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen and the …

American Dystopia

April 3rd, 2019


The Intercept’s Alice Speri discusses her investigation into the FBI’s creation of the term “black identity extremist” and explains why this label is so dangerous. 

Science fiction author Cory Doctorow walks us …

The Day After Mueller

March 27th, 2019


Naomi Klein analyzes the epic media failure on Trump-Russia and discusses the agenda for change and resistance that should have been. 

Radical White Terrorism

March 20th, 2019


Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik talks about the “ghoulish routine” in the media and among politicians that increasingly emerges in the …

The American Machine: Police Torture to Drone Assassinations

March 13th, 2019


Famed civil rights lawyer Flint Taylor discusses his 13 year struggle for justice for Fred Hampton, his work in exposing the torture program in Chicago that was unleashed on black men, and his career fighting …

American Misdirection

March 6th, 2019


Journalist and Russiagate critic Aaron Maté presents his dissenting analysis, what he believes is behind the investigation, and how the scandal has distracted from other urgent issues. 

We hear a speech from …

The Secrets of American Power

February 27th, 2019


California Rep. Ro Khanna tells us he is ready to invoke the War Powers Act in an effort to stop military action in Venezuela. 

New York Times reporter Charlie Savage discusses the rise of the unitary executive …

Regime Change We Can Believe In

February 20th, 2019


Venezuela scholar George Ciccariello-Maher and journalist Kim Ives discuss recent developments and examine the massive protests rocking …

Neoliberalism or Death: The U.S. Economic War Against Venezuela

February 13th, 2019


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially endorses the attempted coup in Venezuela, joining forces with Donald Trump and his posse of neoconservatives. Venezuela’s Vice Foreign Minister Carlos Ron responds to the …

Trump Headlines a Benefit Concert for Imperialism

February 6th, 2019


Donald Trump received big bipartisan applause at his State of the Union.

Vijay Prashad discusses the state of imperialism in the world, the battle for Venezuela, India’s upcoming election, and the history of …

Donald Trump and the Yankee Plot to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government

January 30th, 2019


Investigative journalist Allan Nairn talks about the history of U.S. crimes in Central America, the time he told Abrams, on national …

Intercept Podcast Special: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

January 28th, 2019


Today we’re presenting a podcast special from our Intercept colleagues in DC. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Intercept …

Donald Trump and the Media Temple of BOOM!

January 23rd, 2019


Longtime investigative journalist Michael Isikoff of Yahoo! News analyzes the Buzzfeed News bombshell report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to cover up a planned Trump Tower in Moscow. Robert Mueller …

One Wall, Supersized, Extra Racism, Hold the Wars

January 16th, 2019


Trump says he wants to end U.S. wars abroad, while he threatens to use emergency powers to further militarize U.S. immigration enforcement. …

Introducing Murderville (Part 2)

December 13th, 2018


Introducing Murderville, a new investigative podcast from The Intercept.  Episode 2: The Trial. Devonia Inman goes on trial for his life. But there’s really no evidence against him. Witnesses keep changing …

Introducing Murderville (Part 1)

December 13th, 2018


Introducing Murderville, a new investigative podcast from The Intercept.  Episode 1: Murder at Taco Bell. A murder in the small southern town of Adel, Georgia, sent Devonia Inman to jail 20 years ago.  He was …

Supreme Injustices

December 12th, 2018


Dan Kaufman, author of "The Fall of Wisconsin: Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and The Future Of American Politics," digs …

George H. W. Bush, American War Criminal

December 5th, 2018


Jeremy Scahill details the crimes of George H.W. Bush, the sick propaganda of the corporate media memorials; and the trail of blood, death, and tears Bush leaves behind. 

Independent journalist Arun Gupta covers …

Killing Asylum

November 28th, 2018


Decades of CIA death squads, economic warfare, coups, and support for authoritarian rule played a central role in the exodus of refugees …

BONUS: Rapper Vic Mensa

November 21st, 2018


The Chicago-based hip-hop artist Vic Mensa not only raps about Chicago police killings of black and brown people, about apartheid in …

Donald Trump and the Counterrevolutionary War

November 14th, 2018


Columbia University professor Bernard Harcourt lays out the multi-decade history of paramilitarized politics in the U.S., how the tactics of …

The Rot Within the American System

November 7th, 2018


Journalist Chris Hedges has spent the past 15 years trying to ring the alarm about the dangers of the U.S. political system and the impact …

The Doctrine of American Mythology

October 31st, 2018


NYU’s Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and Yale’s Jason Stanley discuss Trump’s brand of authoritarianism and dissect the similarities and differences …

Royal Murderers

October 24th, 2018


Journalist Rula Jebreal, who conducted one of the last interviews with Jamal Khashoggi before he was executed, discusses possible motives …

Brazil on the Brink. The Saudi Regime Under Fire.

October 17th, 2018


Glenn Greenwald is host and he breaks down the rise of the most extreme right-wing candidate in the democratic world and explains why Brazil’s young and fragile democracy leaves it far more susceptible to a …

Chicago Claps Back

October 10th, 2018


Chicago claps back in a live show recorded in the Windy City.

Poet, scholar, and author Eve Ewing, revolutionary educator Bill Ayers, …

BONUS: From Nation State to Empire State

October 5th, 2018


Most analysis of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016 focuses on immediate causes and, of course, its effects. In a recent speech, NYU history professor Nikhil Pal Singh took a longer …

Raging Bullsh*t

October 3rd, 2018


If the Democrats retake the House, Rep. Hank Johnson will be the chair of a subcommittee that has subpoena power to continue the investigation of Kavanaugh. He explains his position on Kavanaugh and also …

American Dissident: Noam Chomsky on the State of the Empire

September 26th, 2018


Famed dissident Noam Chomsky breaks down the Trump presidency; the defeat of the U.S. in Afghanistan; what he believes is a just position on Syria’s civil war; and the agenda of Vladimir Putin and Russia. He …

Hurricane Colonialism

September 19th, 2018


One year ago, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, but U.S. colonialism prepared the ground for the deadly crisis. 

Journalist Juan González …

Donald Trump, the Democrats and the Illusion of American Greatness

September 12th, 2018


Constitutional law professor Zephyr Teachout is running to be the New York Attorney General, and has vowed to put Trump and his organization in her legal sights if she wins. She talks about why she believes …

Double Negative

July 25th, 2018


Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen analyzes the fallout from the Trump-Putin summit, what Putin actually wants from Trump, and the indictment of 12 Russian GRU officers. The Intercept’s Micah Lee offers a …

A Message from Jeremy

July 18th, 2018


We're off this week, but we'll be back with a new episode of Intercepted on July 25th.


See for privacy and …

A Judicial Coup, the Carceral State, and the War Against Us All

July 11th, 2018


Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is running for governor of Michigan on a campaign of creating a single-payer health care system, raising the minimum …

Intercepted Live from Brooklyn

June 27th, 2018


Legendary reporter Seymour Hersh on what he thinks of Donald Trump, his analysis of the Trump/Russia story, and some wild stories from his new memoir, “Reporter.” ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt recounts the latest …

Administration of Hate

June 20th, 2018


The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux talks about his recent reporting in the border state of Arizona and paints a harrowing picture of the human …

Kim Meets Trump

June 13th, 2018


As TV pundits gasped at the sight of the North Korean and U.S. flags side by side and Trump treating Kim Jong-un as an “equal,” most Koreans supported the summit. UC Santa Cruz professor Christine Hong talks …

The Persecution of Reality Winner

June 6th, 2018


 While Paul Manafort enjoyed the comforts of his Hamptons mansion on house arrest, Winner was denied bond, kept in a jail and has been …

White Fear

May 30th, 2018


ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have become authoritarian shock forces, operating with impunity, ripping children from their parents’ arms, and enforcing the anti-immigrant edicts of Trump and …

The Killing Machine

May 23rd, 2018


Journalist Allan Nairn analyzes Trump's rise to power, the agenda of the extremist Republican Party, and dissects the latest on the …

War Crimes and Collective Punishment

May 16th, 2018


Blacklisted academic Norman Finkelstein discusses his meticulous, scholarly documentation of the collective punishment of Gaza, “the largest …

Just Following Orders

May 9th, 2018


As a bipartisan gaggle of spies and politicians lobby for Gina Haspel to become CIA director, we look at how after World War II, the U.S. …

War Games

May 2nd, 2018


Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council confronts the lies and propaganda emanating from Israel and the White House on Iran and nuclear weapons. As Trump prepares his Nobel Peace Prize tweets and …

BONUS: Ralph Nader on Gina Haspel, John Bolton, Syria and the ‘decrepit’ Democratic Party

April 29th, 2018


Ralph Nader is the best known public advocate in modern U.S. history, and has run for president four times. On this special episode of Intercepted, we are going to dig deep into several issues facing the …

The Haspel Ultimatum

April 25th, 2018


Ralph Nader analyzes the state of the Democratic Party, the DNC lawsuit against Russia, and lays out the John Bolton threat. Whistleblower …

Evening at the Talk House (Part 3)

April 18th, 2018


Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 3 of 3.  All it takes is complacency to enable the dirty work of an authoritarian regime.

Cast: JANE - Annapurna Sriram; …

Evening at the Talk House (Part 2)

April 18th, 2018


Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 2 of 3.  As drinks and hors d’oeuvres are …

Evening at the Talk House (Part 1)

April 18th, 2018


Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 1 of 3.  A group of writers and actors reunite to …

A Nation Addicted to War

April 11th, 2018


Historian Andrew Bacevich and Jeremy make the case against escalating U.S. military action in Syria even if Assad’s forces were behind the attack. The acclaimed novelist Arundhati Roy talks about her new novel, …

Injustice League

April 4th, 2018


Yousef Mema, a 24-year-old nursing student in Gaza who witnessed the massacre, describes the killings and the aftermath and he has a message …

Donald Trump's 'Stache Infection

March 28th, 2018


Famed women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who has a case against Trump that may result in her deposing the president, analyzes the legal …

Presenting: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

March 23rd, 2018


In the debut episode of The Intercept’s new podcast, Mehdi Hasan sits down with independent senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to discuss why the mainstream press ignores so many of the …

Legacy of Blood

March 21st, 2018


Jeremy digs deep into the U.S. legacy in Iraq.  Mehdi Hasan, host of the new Intercept podcast "Deconstructed," talks about the commercial that 60 Minutes ran for the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and …

The Lyin', the Rich and the Warmongers

March 14th, 2018


The Intercept’s Matthew Cole and Jeremy analyze the major re-shuffle in Trumpland and what it means for the future of the planet. Rep. Jan …

Covert History, Revolutionary Hip-Hop, and the Politics of Empire

March 7th, 2018


This week we're taking a step back to look at the larger implications of the Trump administration. Rebel historian and professor Alfred …

BONUS: Mat Johnson Talks "Incognegro," Guns, Black Panther, and Growing up in Philadelphia

March 4th, 2018


In 1958, a Virginia couple, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, married in the District of Columbia. About four months after their marriage, …

White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment

February 28th, 2018


Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment is rooted in genocide, slave patrols and says it should be abolished. Artist …

RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen

February 21st, 2018


James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for …

BONUS: The Laundering of American Empire

February 17th, 2018


The Trump presidency is itself a provocation. But is he the most dangerous president ever? Is he really so outside the norm of the policies …

America's Distribution of Violence

February 14th, 2018


As Trump continues his obsession with the MS-13 street gang, The Intercept’s Alice Speri reports on how this “war on gangs” has given the …

BONUS: Jim Risen Goes Inside the NSA’s Secret Channel to Russia

February 12th, 2018


The legendary national security reporter James Risen has a fascinating new expose detailing how U.S. intelligence agencies opened a secret communications channel with Russian operatives, who were offering to …

Memo and Memoer

February 7th, 2018


Former State Department official Peter van Buren and civil liberties advocate Julian Sanchez offer provocative analysis the Nunes memo. …

BONUS: The NFL's Violent Ballet

February 1st, 2018


This year in the National Football League, there have been 281 recorded concussions that players have suffered — spanning from the pre-season right up to the last playoff games. This weekend is Super Bowl …

Hate of the Union

January 31st, 2018


Naomi Klein and Jeremy analyze Trump’s threats toward North Korea, his Executive Order on Guantanamo and the attack on immigrants, the poor, and the environment. Veteran journalist Juan González dissects the …

First They Came For the Immigrants

January 24th, 2018


As Donald Trump forges ahead with his plans for mass deportations and Democrats flail in their response, Ninaj Roul and Yanira Arias …

BONUS: Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on Trump, Wall Street and Debt Peonage

January 21st, 2018


We live in a society that does not study its own history —  its unvarnished history — and often current events are analyzed in a vacuum that almost never includes the context or history necessary to understand …

White Mirror

January 17th, 2018


Jeremy lays out the bloody US history in Haiti and El Salvador and blasts the bipartisan, selective amnesia and historical revisionism that …

BONUS: All The News Unfit to Print

January 3rd, 2018


James Risen is a legend in the world of investigative and national security journalism. As a reporter for the New York Times, Risen broke some of the most important stories of the post 9/11 era, from the …

Full Metal Jackass

December 13th, 2017


Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean talks about the Mueller investigation, how the CIA may benefit from Trump’s presidency and how Trump stacks up to Nixon and Reagan. Pentagon Papers whistleblower …

Who's Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?

December 6th, 2017


Matthew Cole joins Jeremy for a discussion about their explosive report in The Intercept that Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been …

Very Bad Men

November 29th, 2017


This week on Intercepted: Sen. Chris Murphy blasts the US government for its role in the destruction of Yemen. Jeremy tears apart Thomas …

The Distraction in Chief

November 15th, 2017


This week on Intercepted: Rami Khouri breaks down the Saudi agenda in the Middle East, its destruction of Yemen and the bizarre case of the exiled Lebanese prime minister. Aram Roston of Buzzfeed, Spencer …

Say Hello to My Little Hands

November 8th, 2017


This week on Intercepted: Rep. Ro Khanna calls for a complete end to all U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia and the  catastrophe in …

Criminal Indictments at Home, Secret Wars Abroad

November 1st, 2017


This week on Intercepted: New York Times reporter Charlie Savage and former federal prosecutor Ken White of Popehat break down the recent indictment and plea deal and what it may mean for Trump. Investigative …

Mike Pence is The Koch Brothers' Manchurian Candidate

October 25th, 2017


This week on Intercepted: Investigative journalist Jane Mayer exposes the Koch Brother puppet masters behind Vice President Mike Pence’s rise to power and the ruthless pursuit of corporate profits that put …

Canada is Racist Too

October 18th, 2017


This week on Intercepted live from Toronto: A recent poll puts activist Desmond Cole in prime position to win the mayorship. We talk to him …

The White Stuff

October 11th, 2017


Trump sent Mike Pence on a mission to protest black protesters at an NFL game. Acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about Trump, Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, the NFL and much more. …

Guns Before Country

October 4th, 2017


This week, Jeremy talks about the Coalition of the Killing — gun lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers — the only beneficiaries …

For Whom the Trump Trolls

September 27th, 2017


This week on Intercepted, physicist David Wright from the Union of Concerned Scientists explains how easy it would be for Trump to launch a …

'Merican Psycho

September 20th, 2017


Jeremy analyzes Trump’s belligerent UN speech and the massive military budget the Democrats just gave him. Journalist Gary Rivlin takes us …

The Super Bowl of Racism

September 13th, 2017


NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses the massive Equifax data breach and allegations of Russian interference in the US election. Commentator Shaun King explains his call for a boycott of the NFL and talks …

Atlas Golfed — U.S.-Backed Think Tanks Target Latin America

August 9th, 2017


This week on Intercepted: Jeremy gives an update on the aftermath of Blackwater’s 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians. Intercept reporter Lee Fang lays out how a network of libertarian think tanks called the Atlas …

Pyongyang and the White House Gang

August 2nd, 2017


News from the White House this week has been like a twisted mash up of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Macbeth, Project Runway and a Mr. Bean movie. Dime-store Sopranos reject Anthony Scaramucci was fired after just …

Glenn Greenwald on the New Cold War

July 26th, 2017


With all the constant hype about Russia, you’d think we were living in a new Cold War. This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald fills in …

Veni, Vidi, Tweeti

July 19th, 2017


Donald Trump enjoyed playing fireman and asking where the fire is. Hint: all around you, Mr. President. This week on Intercepted: the famed rebel academic, Alfred McCoy, whose book on narcotrafficking the CIA …

Dumb, Dumber and Don Jr.

July 12th, 2017


This week on Intercepted: Don Jr. is in the shit throne over a secret meeting he had with a Russian lawyer. Could this be, as many in the …

The House of Trump

June 28th, 2017


President Trump said when it comes to health insurance, he would cover everyone. He lied. Meanwhile the Crown Prince of America, Jared …

Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left

June 21st, 2017


While all eyes in Washington remain focused on the Russia investigation, a Republican firm forgot to secure its invasive personal data on 198 million American voters. This week on Intercepted: We speak to …

The Trump Mixtape — Dante’s Inferno meets Disco Inferno

June 14th, 2017


Donald Trump has a great affinity for strongmen and for unquestioned loyalty of those who work for him. This week on Intercepted: Trump’s besties in Saudi Arabia convinced him that Qatar is the premiere Arab …

The Woman Democrats Love to Hate

June 7th, 2017


The Green Party’s Jill Stein has been widely attacked by Democrats simply for running for president. Some blame her for Hillary Clinton’s loss. This week, Stein strikes back at her critics and reveals the story …

There's Something About Jared

May 31st, 2017


This week, the scandal spotlight shines on Trump’s influential (and strangely quiet) son-in-law. We talk to national security correspondent Spencer Ackerman of The Daily Beast about Jared Kushner’s alleged …

Donald Trump and his League of Extraordinary Despots

May 24th, 2017


This week, Donald Trump stood in a sea of tyrants and joined in a bizarre group petting of a glowing white orb. Professor As’ad AbuKhalil …

Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Presidency

May 17th, 2017


Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president. This week on Intercepted, investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler and The Intercept’s …

James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the secrets America keeps

May 10th, 2017


Donald Trump’s complicated relationship with FBI Director James Comey came to a shocking conclusion in Tuesday night’s episode of American shitshow. Glenn Greenwald analyzes Comey’s firing. Next week, Chelsea …

BONUS: Jeremy talks Milo on Politically Re-Active

May 3rd, 2017


We're still a week away from the beginning of season two, but here's a taster of Jeremy's interview on our sister podcast, Politically …

Wikileaks vs the CIA

April 19th, 2017


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo after Pompeo accused Wikileaks of being a “hostile non-state …

The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles

April 12th, 2017


Nothing brings warmongers, hawks and elites from both parties closer than a cruise missile strike. This week’s Intercepted will piss off Assad supporters and the Democrats and Republicans fawning over Trump’s …

Trump's Secret Prince

April 5th, 2017


Erik Prince—the most infamous mercenary in modern U.S. history—is Trump’s secret emissary. This week, an exclusive interview with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who has fought a decades-long battle against Prince. Tavis …

Trump Declares War on the Planet

March 29th, 2017


Donald Trump officially rejects climate change and unofficially declares war on planet Earth. Naomi Klein takes us on a terrifying journey into Trump’s real life version of The Purge. Boots Riley of The Coup …

Could Trump Start World War III?

March 22nd, 2017


Donald Trump has not started any new wars… yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors. This …

Snowden vs. Trump

March 15th, 2017


This week, Intercepted is live from the SXSW Festival in Austin. Edward Snowden joins us via video feed from Moscow. He discusses Trump’s allegations of Obama’s wiretapping, analyzes some of the CIA’s hacking …

Ready to Lie

March 8th, 2017


The Notorious B.I.G. famously alleged that federal agents were mad because he was flagrant. Trump also believes he has beef with the Feds, …

Donald in Wonderland

March 1st, 2017


Ex-CIA analyst Nada Bakos and former FBI agent Clint Watts explain how Trump’s administration could use “alternative intelligence” to …

The Undisciplined Authoritarian

February 22nd, 2017


New York Times investigative reporter James Risen breaks down Trump’s declaration that journalists are the enemy and analyzes Trump’s royal court. ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio and former New England Patriots star …

We Are All in Trump’s Hunger Games Now

February 15th, 2017


The first contestant in Donald Trump’s reality administration has left the West Wing. This week, Glenn Greenwald offers some provocative pushback on the Russia fear-mongering surrounding Gen. Michael Flynn’s …

Trump's Cabinet of Killers and Why Orange is the New Anti-Black

February 8th, 2017


This week, investigative reporter Allan Nairn breaks down Trump's relationship with the CIA and the killer assembly of neocons and right-wing conspiracists running the U.S. war machine. Princeton professor …

Trump Week Two: The Rise of Chief Yookeroo

February 1st, 2017


Donald Trump is signing executive orders like autographed pictures. This week on Intercepted: Two former senior FBI agents blast the “Muslim ban” and Trump’s campaign to make torture great again. Constitutional …

The Clock Strikes Thirteen, Donald Trump is President

January 25th, 2017


The clock struck thirteen on January 20, Donald Trump is the president of the United States and episode one of Intercepted is here. Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and editor-in-chief Betsy Reed join …

Introducing Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

January 13th, 2017


Hear a preview of Intercepted, a new podcast coming January 25 from the people behind the fearless, adversarial journalism of The Intercept. Every week, host Jeremy Scahill will discuss the crucial issues of …

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