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The Inspector General Report on the FBI

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

The Inspector General report on the FBI, and the China tariffs begin.

22 Min

Jun 15, 2018

North Korea: Next Steps

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and David Albright on how to denuclearize the Kim regime.

21 Min

Jun 15, 2018

The Camera Never Lies? History Through the Viewfinder

BackStory

On this episode of BackStory, Joanne and Brian look at the early days of photography and learn if photos should be trusted at all.

35 Min

Jun 15, 2018

Gathering the Magic

Imaginary Worlds

As Magic the Gathering celebrates its 25th anniversary, I talk with designers at Wizards of the Coast about how they create a cohesive sense of story in over 10,000 non-sequential playing cards.

25 Min

Jun 13, 2018

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Podcast
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21 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Anticipating the Justice Department report on Hillary Clinton's private email investigation.

16 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on regional reactions to the Trump-Kim summit and the U.S.'s new, de facto embassy in Taipei.

48 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Gaby gets a closer look at the roots of farming in the U.S.

19 min
Jun 12, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicolas Eberstadt assess the Trump-Kim summit and the prospects for denuclearization.

23 min
Jun 12, 2018
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Assessing the Trump-Kim summit.

23 min
Jun 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the U.S.-Canada trade spat and President Trump's sit-down with Kim Jong Un.

142 min
Jun 11, 2018
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Mary Pickford was so much more than an adorable head of hair. She was a hard-headed businesswoman who broke new ground in a brand new industry - the movies.

18 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Can Congress rein in Trump on trade, and Trump and the G-7.

45 min
Jun 8, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Joanne discuss the importance of honor throughout American history.

25 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Robert Colvile on Brexit progress of a sort, and the Israeli Prime Minister's European tour.

36 min
Jun 7, 2018
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The quintessential North American product is in the midst of a radical shift... but a shift towards what?

61 min
Jun 7, 2018
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Ruby Namdar on 'The Ruined House;' Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Philip Roth

37 min
Jun 6, 2018
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The ladies try to solve Kristen's mediation problem once and for all with Dan Harris's book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.

36 min
Jun 7, 2018
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"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."

20 min
Jun 6, 2018
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What did we learn from the Super Tuesday primaries?

22 min
Jun 6, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Rubin on a U.S.-Turkey deal in Syria and coalition-building in Baghdad.

54 min
Jun 6, 2018
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Gaby has some bad news about your favorite twee marijuana startup.

23 min
Jun 5, 2018
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The brawl over Trump and executive power, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks for president?

21 min
Jun 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the 29th anniversary of the June 4 massacre and a disturbing turn in Xinjiang.

139 min
Jun 4, 2018
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We wrap up our coverage of Little Women with this finale, in which the March Sisters become adults, and many journeys are made. Bring your tissues for the last half!

58 min
Jun 2, 2018
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Walking all over the English countryside picking up trash, the genitalia of the spotted hyena, and many other subjects comical and deadly serious.

23 min
Jun 1, 2018
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The job market booms, a trade war looms, and Trump's pardon spree.

34 min
Jun 1, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the ways Americans have spent their time off.

18 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Satter on lessons learned from the 'death' and resurrection of journalist Arkady Babchenko.

36 min
May 30, 2018
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An early morning raid, a house-full of Nazis, the world’s greatest harmonica player, and a dashingly handsome undercover spy. What could possibly go wrong?

22 min
May 31, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and chat more about their experience with You Are a Badass

35 min
May 30, 2018
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Catherine Webb writes different styles of fantasy novels under various pseudonyms, but the quality of her work always shines through.

21 min
May 30, 2018
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Trump's trade disruption and elites vs. populists in Italy.

19 min
May 30, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on President Sergio Mattarella's veto and the Trump Administration's unpredictable trade tactics.

50 min
May 30, 2018
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Gaby finds out that maybe she didn't miss that class in school after all.

20 min
May 29, 2018
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Republicans close the polling gap for control of Congress, and a look at the Congressional record so far.

20 min
May 25, 2018
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Trump's off-again, on-again North Korea summit, and punishing China's ZTE Corp. for violating sanctions.

39 min
May 25, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Brian, Joanne & Ed talk about how Americans remember and reckon with systematic violence, and how we keep this difficult history alive and in the public eye.

21 min
May 25, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Gordon Chang on the cancelled Trump-Kim summit, and what the U.S. president learned about Kim Jong Un.

32 min
May 24, 2018
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Storm chasers: what motivates them to put themselves in harms way when everyone else is taking shelter?

22 min
May 24, 2018
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Trump cancels the North Korea summit and threatens tariffs on imported cars.

63 min
May 24, 2018
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Yossi Klein Halevi's 'Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor;' NYT political reporter Astead Herndon

39 min
May 24, 2018
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Kristen and Jolenta live by You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.

33 min
May 23, 2018
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“He called to wish me ‘Happy Birthday.’ Then he said, ‘I’m failing everything.’”

6 min
May 23, 2018
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Kristen and Cameron give a rundown of some other Panoply shows you might like!

18 min
May 23, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump team's deal with Beijing and a bipartisan effort to strengthen national-security reviews.

62 min
May 22, 2018
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Gaby starts out by second-guessing some of her recent Amazon Prime purchases - and then starts to question a whole lot more.

21 min
May 22, 2018
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The FBI informant and the Trump campaign, and a U.S.-China trade truce.

20 min
May 21, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicholas Eberstadt on Kim Jong Un's strategy for the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit.

139 min
May 20, 2018
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Travel with us, and the March sisters, from washing day to wedding day with a lot of drama (and some pickled limes) in between.

104 min
May 19, 2018
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We take a look back at one of our most delightful subjects with a remastered classic episode.

20 min
May 18, 2018
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Trump's North Korea trial and a looming Nafta failure.

21 min
May 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Alberto Mingardi on a left-right coalition's challenge to European Union unity.

44 min
May 18, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Joanne look at the long history and political impact of Americans marrying royals.

35 min
May 17, 2018
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How tempo rubato, modal interchange and the amen break create equanimity.

85 min
May 17, 2018
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Celebrating Shavuot with listener stories about choosing to be Jewish

38 min
May 17, 2018
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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon.

33 min
May 16, 2018
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To promote season 2 of Westworld, HBO built the town of Sweetwater at the SXSW festival. But what happened at the exhibit reflected the TV show a little too much.

19 min
May 16, 2018
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Democrats turn left in primaries, and North Korea threatens the Trump summit.

20 min
May 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Pyongyang's threat to abandon denuclearization talks and President Trump's sanctions blunder.

40 min
May 16, 2018
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Gaby takes her knowledge of what a stock is, and takes that a step further to learn how to get one.

19 min
May 15, 2018
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Donald Trump's move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Plus, where the Mueller investigation stands after one year.

22 min
May 14, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Pregent on Saturday's election results and the risk that Baghdad is leaning toward Tehran.

129 min
May 13, 2018
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We're annotating the new BBC / PBS adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" with background from Louisa May Alcott's life and what was happening at the home front during the American Civil War.

39 min
May 12, 2018
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By putting its relationships in military hands, the US is losing its power abroad.

20 min
May 11, 2018
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The fight over the FBI's "top-secret" intelligence source, and Michael Cohen's corporate clients.

56 min
May 11, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the grounds of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

22 min
May 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a surprising opposition victory and Kim Jong Un's olive branch ahead of a summit with President Trump.

23 min
May 10, 2018
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We answer your questions about wasting water, terrestrial fish and palm trees -- what are they good for?

71 min
May 10, 2018
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A very Unorthodox Mother's Day episode