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Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
<p>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 newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.</p>
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The CIA Torture Cover-Up
We tortured some folks.
69 min
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A Message from Jeremy on Giving Tuesday
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2 min
3
Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s Life as an “Un...
House Democrats are pushing forward with their investigation into President Donald Trump’s abuse of power, sparked by an internal whistleblower complaint.
42 min
4
Ghosts of Mossadegh: The Iran Cables, U.S. Empi...
As U.S. sanctions strangle Iran’s economy, anti-government protests are spreading.
55 min
5
What the Iran Cables Tell Us About the U.S.-Mad...
The leak of these files is historic.
36 min
6
Bolivia and Brazil at the Crossroads
Evo Morales is in Mexico vowing to fight the coup against him in Bolivia.
46 min
7
The Case of Rodney Reed
Will Texas execute an innocent man?
25 min
8
The Case for Economic Disobedience
Millions of Americans are in crushing medical, student or housing debt.
50 min
9
American Horrors
From regime change in Iraq to the rise of ISIS.
55 min
10
Omnicidal Tendencies
The nuclear presidency of Donald Trump.
70 min
11
Wasteland of Corruption
The toxic dumpster fire that is the Trump presidency rages on.
83 min
12
The Trump Effect
As all eyes are on the White House, struggles against oppression play out across the globe.
63 min
13
We've Got Impeachment
President Donald Trump can’t stop committing impeachable offenses.
44 min
14
We Were Warned: The Climate Emergency and the S...
The mainstream media still doesn’t call our situation what it is: a climate emergency.
72 min
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BONUS: Philosopher Srecko Horvat
The Yugoslav fight against fascism, rising right-wing political forces in Europe, and Julian Assange.
72 min
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Whitewashing History
America’s racist legacy from slavery to the war on immigrants.
60 min
17
Gulf of Tonkin Redux
Powerful forces within the Trump administration appear intent on war against Iran.
69 min
18
Running for Justice
The public defenders looking to transform the role of district attorney.
71 min
19
Criminalizing Freedom
Lies, lies, and more over the top lies to demonize abortion.
79 min
20
BONUS: "We've Got People"
The Intercept's Ryan Grim on the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, and the 2020 campaign.
62 min
21
A Coup Against the First Amendment
The Trump administration’s prosecution of Julian Assange is an all out assault on freedom of speech.
69 min
22
Authoritarians Like Us
Trump targets Iran as Brazil’s Bolsonaro rewards the prosecutor who jailed Lula.
66 min
23
The Espionage Axe
Another alleged whistleblower has been charged with espionage.
78 min
24
Everywhere Is War
John Bolton threatens Iran with “unrelenting force.”
78 min
25
Shadow Players
Erik Prince, Julian Assange, and the bizarre world of Trump.
66 min
26
Introducing Running from COPS
After 30 years on television, COPS has evolved into a constant messaging machine about policing in America.
2 min
27
Immoral Compass
The purge continues within the Trump administration over border and immigration policy.
83 min
28
American Dystopia
Law enforcement, the surveillance state, and the illusion of choice.
51 min
29
The Day After Mueller
The Mueller report is a devastating rejection of the Democrats’ major conspiracy theory on Donald Trump.
82 min
30
Radical White Terrorism
The threat of violent “white power” terrorism is real.
57 min
31
The American Machine: Police Torture to Drone A...
The tactics and aims of COINTELPRO continue to this day.
76 min
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American Misdirection
As Washington waits for the Mueller report, the goal posts are shifting fast.
77 min
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The Secrets of American Power
The unitary executive theory, Guantanamo Bay prison, and extraordinary rendition.
84 min
34
Regime Change We Can Believe In
The U.S. agenda in Venezuela, Haiti and Egypt.
89 min
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Neoliberalism or Death: The U.S. Economic War A...
The U.S. is weaponizing humanitarian aid in an effort to sell its regime change campaign against Venezuela.
73 min
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Trump Headlines a Benefit Concert for Imperialism
As Trump openly pushes regime change in Venezuela, Democrats cheered him on.
76 min
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Donald Trump and the Yankee Plot to Overthrow t...
The White House is openly plotting to bring down the government of Nicolas Maduro.
65 min
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Intercept Podcast Special: Alexandria Ocasio-Co...
The New York representative joins Ryan Grim and Briahna Joy Gray for an in-depth conversation about her new life on Capitol Hill.
40 min
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Donald Trump and the Media Temple of BOOM!
Buzzfeed or Buzzkill?
79 min
40
One Wall, Supersized, Extra Racism, Hold the Wars
By the end of this year, the war in Afghanistan would be old enough to vote.
74 min
41
Introducing Murderville (Part 2)
A new investigative series from The Intercept. Episode 2: The Trial.
35 min
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Introducing Murderville (Part 1)
A new investigative series from The Intercept. Episode 1: Murder at Taco Bell.
34 min
43
Supreme Injustices
A legislative coup in Wisconsin and a wrongful conviction in Georgia.
63 min
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George H. W. Bush, American War Criminal
An honest memorial service for an unrepentant warmonger.
83 min
45
Killing Asylum
How decades of U.S. policy ravaged Central America.
89 min
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BONUS: Rapper Vic Mensa
On Palestine, the Chicago police, and the poisoning of Flint.
57 min
47
Donald Trump and the Counterrevolutionary War
For non-powerful people in this country, this isn’t politics. This is life or death.
93 min
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The Rot Within the American System
We are always on the hamster wheel of American electoral politics.
81 min
49
The Doctrine of American Mythology
The horrid stench of violent authoritarianism and fascism is in the air.
96 min
50
Royal Murderers
Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump and the bipartisan brotherhood with Saudi Arabia.
86 min
51
Brazil on the Brink. The Saudi Regime Under Fire.
The rise of the most extreme right-wing candidate in the democratic world.
61 min
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Chicago Claps Back
Donald Trump can’t seem to stop talking about Chicago.
121 min
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BONUS: From Nation State to Empire State
A radical history of how we got to Trump.
44 min
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Raging Bullsh*t
The injustice of Brett Kavanaugh and his enablers.
86 min
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American Dissident: Noam Chomsky on the State o...
The world laughed at U.S. President Donald Trump, but the imperial declarations he issued are no laughing matter.
82 min
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Hurricane Colonialism
The economic, political, and environmental war on Puerto Rico.
79 min
57
Donald Trump, the Democrats and the Illusion of...
The future of the Democratic Party is at a crossroads.
96 min
58
Double Negative
Trump, Putin, and the Destruction of Political Intelligence.
87 min
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A Message from Jeremy
We'll be back.
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A Judicial Coup, the Carceral State, and the Wa...
Donald Trump is poised to make another lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
71 min
61
Intercepted Live from Brooklyn
With Sy Hersh, Mariame Kaba, Lee Gelernt, and Narcy.
69 min
62
Administration of Hate
All mass crimes in history start with a justification, a necessity rationalization, a sick form of nationalism and racism.
78 min
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Kim Meets Trump
U.S. warmongers are in panic mode.
86 min
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The Persecution of Reality Winner
One year ago this month, the FBI arrested a decorated Air Force veteran and NSA contractor and charged her under the Espionage Act.
57 min
65
White Fear
As the GOP veers toward fascism, establishment Democrats face a grassroots insurgency.
70 min
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The Killing Machine
Legalized torture, propaganda, and endless war in the time of Trump.
101 min
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War Crimes and Collective Punishment
As Jared and Ivanka partied, Palestinian civilians were being slaughtered.
78 min
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Just Following Orders
Donald Trump loves Gina Haspel, particularly because of her role in torture.
88 min
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War Games
John Bolton was ecstatic with Bibi’s dangerous stunt about Iran and nukes.
90 min
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BONUS: Ralph Nader on Gina Haspel, John Bolton,...
Our complete conversation with Ralph Nader.
56 min
71
The Haspel Ultimatum
As the CIA wages a domestic propaganda campaign to push through Gina Haspel’s nomination, Jeremy breaks down the history of the CIA.
98 min
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Evening at the Talk House (Part 3)
All it takes is complacency to enable the dirty work of an authoritarian regime.
34 min
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Evening at the Talk House (Part 2)
As drinks and hors d’oeuvres are consumed, small talk evolves into more sinister topics.
30 min
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Evening at the Talk House (Part 1)
A group of writers and actors reunite to celebrate a collaboration from their past. But the world is now very different. And so are they.
38 min
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A Nation Addicted to War
The bipartisan war party is once again giddy with excitement as Trump prepares to become “presidential” again.
92 min
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Injustice League
Two million Palestinians live in the open air prison that is Gaza.
79 min
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Donald Trump's 'Stache Infection
Donald Trump is shaking up his administration yet again.
88 min
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Presenting: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
In The Intercept's new podcast, host Mehdi Hasan talks to Bernie Sanders about poverty, inequality, media bias, and the 2020 presidential election.
23 min
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Legacy of Blood
The 55-Year U.S. War Against Iraqis
95 min
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The Lyin', the Rich and the Warmongers
A mercenary, a torturer and a conspiracy theorist walk into the White House.
86 min
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Covert History, Revolutionary Hip-Hop, and the ...
The Trump administration seems to be crumbling.
70 min
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BONUS: Mat Johnson Talks "Incognegro," Guns, Bl...
The award winning novelist and comic book writer on “The Loving Generation.”
59 min
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White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Am...
The Constitution is the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism.
82 min
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RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen
A head-to-head debate on Trump/Russia.
51 min
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BONUS: The Laundering of American Empire
NYU professor Nikhil Singh challenges us all to examine both the forrest and the trees of American Empire.
76 min
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America's Distribution of Violence
The golden calf of American exceptionalism.
85 min
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BONUS: Jim Risen Goes Inside the NSA’s Secret C...
How U.S. spies used Twitter to send Russia coded messages.
41 min
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Memo and Memoer
A bipartisan love affair with mass surveillance.
97 min
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BONUS: The NFL's Violent Ballet
There have been 281 recorded concussions in the National Football League this year.
40 min
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Hate of the Union
Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech was a hateful assault.
86 min
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First They Came For the Immigrants
Donald Trump promised to go to war against immigrants.
89 min
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BONUS: Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on ...
Our full interview with Prof. David Harvey.
81 min
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White Mirror
Donald Trump is a racist and the perfect man to represent America’s racist legacy in the countries he called shitholes.
106 min
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BONUS: All The News Unfit to Print
James Risen on His Battles with Bush, Obama, and the New York Times
63 min
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Full Metal Jackass
Former Nixon Lawyer John Dean and Daniel Ellsberg Analyze the Trump Moment
94 min
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Who's Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?
Donald Trump wants to make 1980s Reagan-era covert wars great again.
104 min
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Very Bad Men
Trump, the Saudi Crown Prince, Sexual Assaulters, and Robert Mugabe
92 min
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The Distraction in Chief
While the media overwhelmingly focuses on Trump and Russia, Yemen is dying, covert ops are spreading and war is raging.
95 min
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Say Hello to My Little Hands
True (War) Crimes of the Rich and Infamous
91 min
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Criminal Indictments at Home, Secret Wars Abroad
Robert Mueller’s investigation intensifies as Trump grants the CIA and military new kill powers.
75 min
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Mike Pence is The Koch Brothers' Manchurian Can...
The ruthless pursuit of corporate profits is a heartbeat from the presidency.
74 min
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Canada is Racist Too
Could a young, radical black activist be the next mayor of Toronto?
76 min
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The White Stuff
Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about Trump, Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, the NFL and much more.
94 min
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Guns Before Country
Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.
79 min
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For Whom the Trump Trolls
What the Abraham Lincoln Brigade can teach us about fighting fascism in the 21st century.
79 min
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'Merican Psycho
Donald Trump visits the UN and returns some videotapes.
72 min
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The Super Bowl of Racism
Donald Trump loves him some beauty pageants. But he probably wasn’t so hot on this year’s Miss Texas who called him out on neo-Nazi violence.
69 min
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Atlas Golfed — U.S.-Backed Think Tanks Target L...
Donald Trump is on his version of a staycation, chilling at his golf course resort in New Jersey and watching FOX News or tweeting non-stop — when he’s not golfing or threatening nuclear war.
70 min
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Pyongyang and the White House Gang
With spiking tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, we reflect on the history of the region. And The Intercept’s Naomi Klein talks to U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
58 min
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Glenn Greenwald on the New Cold War
With all the constant hype about Russia, you’d think we were living in a new Cold War.
56 min
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Veni, Vidi, Tweeti
Donald Trump enjoyed playing fireman and asking where the fire is. Hint: all around you, Mr. President.
65 min
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Dumb, Dumber and Don Jr.
The old adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime seems like it was tailored specifically for Donald Trump and his merry band of imbeciles, ideological zealots, and…family members.
64 min
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The House of Trump
The royal family of the United States takes some heat as the fate of American healthcare hangs on a few votes.
56 min
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Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left
Why #resistance Twitter, establishment Democrats and neocon apologists are not leftists.
55 min
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The Trump Mixtape — Dante’s Inferno meets Disco...
Donald Trump has made crystal clear that he has a great affinity for strongmen and for unquestioned loyalty of those who work for him.
69 min
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The Woman Democrats Love to Hate
Jill Stein has been widely attacked by Democrats simply for running for president.
58 min
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There's Something About Jared
Jared Kushner is sort of like Donald Trump’s less savvy version of Don Corleone’s consigliere. But did he make the Russians an offer they couldn’t refuse?
59 min
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Donald Trump and his League of Extraordinary De...
This week, Donald Trump stood in a sea of tyrants and joined in a bizarre group petting of a glowing white orb.
66 min
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Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Ver...
Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president.
61 min
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James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the secrets Am...
Donald Trump’s complicated relationship with FBI Director James Comey came to a shocking conclusion in Tuesday night’s episode of American shitshow.
66 min
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BONUS: Jeremy talks Milo on Politically Re-Active
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Wikileaks vs the CIA
Julian Assange hits back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo after Pompeo accused Wikileaks of being a “hostile non-state intelligence agency.”
61 min
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The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles
Nothing brings warmongers, hawks and elites from both parties closer than a cruise missile strike.
59 min
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Trump's Secret Prince
Erik Prince is the most infamous mercenary in modern U.S. history. He’s also Trump’s shadow advisor and secret emissary.
57 min
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Trump Declares War on the Planet
Donald Trump officially rejects climate change and unofficially declares war on planet Earth.
55 min
126
Could Trump Start World War III?
Donald Trump has not started any new wars… yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors.
58 min
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Snowden vs. Trump
Intercepted is live from the SXSW Festival in Austin with Edward Snowden joining via video feed from Moscow.
52 min
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Ready to Lie
The Notorious B.I.G. said federal agents were mad because he was flagrant. President Donald Trump also believes he has beef with the Feds.
66 min
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Donald in Wonderland
Pundits are heaping praise on his “presidential” speech to Congress. Don’t believe the hype.
66 min
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The Undisciplined Authoritarian
Journalist James Risen faced imprisonment under Obama’s Justice Department and is preparing to do battle with Donald Trump.
66 min
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We Are All in Trump’s Hunger Games Now
As General Flynn Falls, Glenn Greenwald Blasts the Bipartisan Hypocrisy and Naomi Klein Brands Trump
61 min
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Trump's Cabinet of Killers and Why Orange is th...
Less than a month into the new administration, and not even a presidential bath robe can protect President Trump's orange from becoming the new anti-black.
59 min
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Trump Week Two: The Rise of Chief Yookeroo
Donald Trump is signing executive orders like autographed pictures. But this isn't a reality show.
52 min
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The Clock Strikes Thirteen, Donald Trump is Pre...
The clock struck thirteen on January 20, Donald Trump is the president of the United States and Episode One of Intercepted is here.
53 min
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Introducing Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
A preview of Intercepted, a new podcast coming January 25.
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