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The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmaker… read more

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Introducing Murderville (Part 2)

December 13th, 2018

35:39
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 their …

Introducing Murderville (Part 1)

December 13th, 2018

34:13
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 accused of …

Supreme Injustices

December 12th, 2018

1:03:08
Dan Kaufman, author of "The Fall of Wisconsin: Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and The Future Of American Politics," digs into the …

George H. W. Bush, American War Criminal

December 5th, 2018

1:23:55
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 decades …

Killing Asylum

November 28th, 2018

1:29:52
Decades of CIA death squads, economic warfare, coups, and support for authoritarian rule played a central role in the exodus of refugees from Central …

BONUS: Rapper Vic Mensa

November 21st, 2018

57:17
The Chicago-based hip-hop artist Vic Mensa not only raps about Chicago police killings of black and brown people, about apartheid in Palestine, the …

Donald Trump and the Counterrevolutionary War

November 14th, 2018

1:33:04
Columbia University professor Bernard Harcourt lays out the multi-decade history of paramilitarized politics in the U.S., how the tactics of the “War …

The Rot Within the American System

November 7th, 2018

1:21:59
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 of a …

The Doctrine of American Mythology

October 31st, 2018

1:36:55
NYU’s Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and Yale’s Jason Stanley discuss Trump’s brand of authoritarianism and dissect the similarities and differences between Trump …

Royal Murderers

October 24th, 2018

1:26:25
Journalist Rula Jebreal, who conducted one of the last interviews with Jamal Khashoggi before he was executed, discusses possible motives for his …

Brazil on the Brink. The Saudi Regime Under Fire.

October 17th, 2018

1:01:14
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 return of …

Chicago Claps Back

October 10th, 2018

2:01:57
Chicago claps back in a live show recorded in the Windy City.

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

BONUS: From Nation State to Empire State

October 5th, 2018

44:31
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 historical view, …

Raging Bullsh*t

October 3rd, 2018

1:26:45
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 Justice …

American Dissident: Noam Chomsky on the State of the Empire

September 26th, 2018

1:22:04
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 also …

Hurricane Colonialism

September 19th, 2018

1:19:44
One year ago, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, but U.S. colonialism prepared the ground for the deadly crisis. 

Journalist Juan González exposes …

Donald Trump, the Democrats and the Illusion of American Greatness

September 12th, 2018

1:36:36
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 Trump may …

Double Negative

July 25th, 2018

1:27:49
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

0:25
We're off this week, but we'll be back with a new episode of Intercepted on July 25th.

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

July 11th, 2018

1:11:24
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 wage to …

Intercepted Live from Brooklyn

June 27th, 2018

1:09:18
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 on the …

Administration of Hate

June 20th, 2018

1:18:34
The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux talks about his recent reporting in the border state of Arizona and paints a harrowing picture of the human toll of …

Kim Meets Trump

June 13th, 2018

1:26:15
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 about the …

The Persecution of Reality Winner

June 6th, 2018

57:51
 While Paul Manafort enjoyed the comforts of his Hamptons mansion on house arrest, Winner was denied bond, kept in a jail and has been subjected to a …

White Fear

May 30th, 2018

1:10:34
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 Sessions. But …

The Killing Machine

May 23rd, 2018

1:41:10
Journalist Allan Nairn analyzes Trump's rise to power, the agenda of the extremist Republican Party, and dissects the latest on the Trump/Russia …

War Crimes and Collective Punishment

May 16th, 2018

1:18:25
Blacklisted academic Norman Finkelstein discusses his meticulous, scholarly documentation of the collective punishment of Gaza, “the largest …

Just Following Orders

May 9th, 2018

1:28:25
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. and its …

War Games

May 2nd, 2018

1:30:29
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 the …

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

April 29th, 2018

56:16
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 country and the …

The Haspel Ultimatum

April 25th, 2018

1:38:48
Ralph Nader analyzes the state of the Democratic Party, the DNC lawsuit against Russia, and lays out the John Bolton threat. Whistleblower and Senate …

Evening at the Talk House (Part 3)

April 18th, 2018

34:47
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; DICK - …

Evening at the Talk House (Part 2)

April 18th, 2018

30:27
Intercepted presents "Evening at the Talk House", an original play by Wallace Shawn.  Part 2 of 3.  As drinks and hors d’oeuvres are consumed, small …

Evening at the Talk House (Part 1)

April 18th, 2018

38:48
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

1:32:00
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, "The …

Injustice League

April 4th, 2018

1:19:35
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 for U.S. …

Donald Trump's 'Stache Infection

March 28th, 2018

1:28:21
Famed women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who has a case against Trump that may result in her deposing the president, analyzes the legal battles …

Presenting: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

March 23rd, 2018

23:25
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 economic …

Legacy of Blood

March 21st, 2018

1:35:46
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 war …

The Lyin', the Rich and the Warmongers

March 14th, 2018

1:26:14
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

1:10:03
This week we're taking a step back to look at the larger implications of the Trump administration. Rebel historian and professor Alfred McCoy breaks …

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

March 4th, 2018

59:57
In 1958, a Virginia couple, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, married in the District of Columbia. About four months after their marriage, the …

White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment

February 28th, 2018

1:22:40
Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment is rooted in genocide, slave patrols and says it should be abolished. Artist Tanna …

RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen

February 21st, 2018

51:31
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their …

BONUS: The Laundering of American Empire

February 17th, 2018

1:16:33
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 of his …

America's Distribution of Violence

February 14th, 2018

1:25:32
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 green light …

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

February 12th, 2018

41:08
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 sell …

Memo and Memoer

February 7th, 2018

1:37:48
Former State Department official Peter van Buren and civil liberties advocate Julian Sanchez offer provocative analysis the Nunes memo. Academy Award …

BONUS: The NFL's Violent Ballet

February 1st, 2018

40:56
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 Sunday. That …

Hate of the Union

January 31st, 2018

1:26:16
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 roots of …

First They Came For the Immigrants

January 24th, 2018

1:29:51
As Donald Trump forges ahead with his plans for mass deportations and Democrats flail in their response, Ninaj Roul and Yanira Arias describe the …

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

January 21st, 2018

1:21:08
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 what is …

White Mirror

January 17th, 2018

1:46:49
Jeremy lays out the bloody US history in Haiti and El Salvador and blasts the bipartisan, selective amnesia and historical revisionism that “American …

BONUS: All The News Unfit to Print

January 3rd, 2018

1:03:25
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 warrantless …

Full Metal Jackass

December 13th, 2017

1:34:30
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 Daniel …

Who's Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?

December 6th, 2017

1:44:20
Matthew Cole joins Jeremy for a discussion about their explosive report in The Intercept that Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been pitching a …

Very Bad Men

November 29th, 2017

1:32:45
This week on Intercepted: Sen. Chris Murphy blasts the US government for its role in the destruction of Yemen. Jeremy tears apart Thomas Friedman’s …

The Distraction in Chief

November 15th, 2017

1:35:16
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 Ackerman of …

Say Hello to My Little Hands

November 8th, 2017

1:31:16
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 Yemen. The …

Criminal Indictments at Home, Secret Wars Abroad

November 1st, 2017

1:15:04
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 journalist …

Mike Pence is The Koch Brothers' Manchurian Candidate

October 25th, 2017

1:14:18
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 Pence a …

Canada is Racist Too

October 18th, 2017

1:16:53
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 about …

The White Stuff

October 11th, 2017

1:34:24
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. Mehrsa …

Guns Before Country

October 4th, 2017

1:19:23
This week, Jeremy talks about the Coalition of the Killing — gun lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers — the only beneficiaries of the …

For Whom the Trump Trolls

September 27th, 2017

1:19:14
This week on Intercepted, physicist David Wright from the Union of Concerned Scientists explains how easy it would be for Trump to launch a nuclear …

'Merican Psycho

September 20th, 2017

1:12:50
Jeremy analyzes Trump’s belligerent UN speech and the massive military budget the Democrats just gave him. Journalist Gary Rivlin takes us deep …

The Super Bowl of Racism

September 13th, 2017

1:09:31
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 about …

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

August 9th, 2017

1:13:35
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 Network …

Pyongyang and the White House Gang

August 2nd, 2017

1:01:52
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 10 days …

Glenn Greenwald on the New Cold War

July 26th, 2017

59:25
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 for Jeremy …

Veni, Vidi, Tweeti

July 19th, 2017

1:09:06
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 tried to …

Dumb, Dumber and Don Jr.

July 12th, 2017

1:07:39
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 media are …

The House of Trump

June 28th, 2017

59:57
President Trump said when it comes to health insurance, he would cover everyone. He lied. Meanwhile the Crown Prince of America, Jared Kushner, and …

Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left

June 21st, 2017

59:00
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 radical …

The Trump Mixtape — Dante’s Inferno meets Disco Inferno

June 14th, 2017

1:12:26
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 nation …

The Woman Democrats Love to Hate

June 7th, 2017

1:01:33
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 behind …

There's Something About Jared

May 31st, 2017

1:02:42
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 meetings with …

Donald Trump and his League of Extraordinary Despots

May 24th, 2017

1:09:58
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 dissects …

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

May 17th, 2017

1:04:21
Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president. This week on Intercepted, investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler and The Intercept’s Glenn …

James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the secrets America keeps

May 10th, 2017

1:09:57
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 Manning …

BONUS: Jeremy talks Milo on Politically Re-Active

May 3rd, 2017

11:32
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 Re-Active. …

Wikileaks vs the CIA

April 19th, 2017

1:05:01
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

1:02:44
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 newest …

Trump's Secret Prince

April 5th, 2017

1:00:23
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 Smiley …

Trump Declares War on the Planet

March 29th, 2017

58:32
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 discusses …

Could Trump Start World War III?

March 22nd, 2017

1:01:23
Donald Trump has not started any new wars… yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors. This week on …

Snowden vs. Trump

March 15th, 2017

55:31
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

1:09:42
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, accusing …

Donald in Wonderland

March 1st, 2017

1:09:56
Ex-CIA analyst Nada Bakos and former FBI agent Clint Watts explain how Trump’s administration could use “alternative intelligence” to justify …

The Undisciplined Authoritarian

February 22nd, 2017

1:10:09
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 Donté …

We Are All in Trump’s Hunger Games Now

February 15th, 2017

1:04:18
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 resignation …

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

February 8th, 2017

1:02:32
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 Keeanga …

Trump Week Two: The Rise of Chief Yookeroo

February 1st, 2017

55:58
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 rights …

The Clock Strikes Thirteen, Donald Trump is President

January 25th, 2017

57:13
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 Jeremy Scahill …

Introducing Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

January 13th, 2017

3:20
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 our time …
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