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Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
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.
News & Politics
1
George H. W. Bush, American War Criminal
An honest memorial service for an unrepentant warmonger.
83 min
2
Killing Asylum
How decades of U.S. policy ravaged Central America.
89 min
3
BONUS: Rapper Vic Mensa
On Palestine, the Chicago police, and the poisoning of Flint.
57 min
4
Donald Trump and the Counterrevolutionary War
For non-powerful people in this country, this isn’t politics. This is life or death.
93 min
5
The Rot Within the American System
We are always on the hamster wheel of American electoral politics.
81 min
6
The Doctrine of American Mythology
The horrid stench of violent authoritarianism and fascism is in the air.
96 min
7
Royal Murderers
Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump and the bipartisan brotherhood with Saudi Arabia.
86 min
8
Brazil on the Brink. The Saudi Regime Under Fire.
The rise of the most extreme right-wing candidate in the democratic world.
61 min
9
Chicago Claps Back
Donald Trump can’t seem to stop talking about Chicago.
121 min
10
BONUS: From Nation State to Empire State
A radical history of how we got to Trump.
44 min
11
Raging Bullsh*t
The injustice of Brett Kavanaugh and his enablers.
86 min
12
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
13
Hurricane Colonialism
The economic, political, and environmental war on Puerto Rico.
79 min
14
Donald Trump, the Democrats and the Illusion of...
The future of the Democratic Party is at a crossroads.
96 min
15
Double Negative
Trump, Putin, and the Destruction of Political Intelligence.
87 min
16
A Message from Jeremy
We'll be back.
0 min
17
A Judicial Coup, the Carceral State, and the Wa...
Donald Trump is poised to make another lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
71 min
18
Intercepted Live from Brooklyn
With Sy Hersh, Mariame Kaba, Lee Gelernt, and Narcy.
69 min
19
Administration of Hate
All mass crimes in history start with a justification, a necessity rationalization, a sick form of nationalism and racism.
78 min
20
Kim Meets Trump
U.S. warmongers are in panic mode.
86 min
21
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
22
White Fear
As the GOP veers toward fascism, establishment Democrats face a grassroots insurgency.
70 min
23
The Killing Machine
Legalized torture, propaganda, and endless war in the time of Trump.
101 min
24
War Crimes and Collective Punishment
As Jared and Ivanka partied, Palestinian civilians were being slaughtered.
78 min
25
Just Following Orders
Donald Trump loves Gina Haspel, particularly because of her role in torture.
88 min
26
War Games
John Bolton was ecstatic with Bibi’s dangerous stunt about Iran and nukes.
90 min
27
BONUS: Ralph Nader on Gina Haspel, John Bolton,...
Our complete conversation with Ralph Nader.
56 min
28
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
29
Evening at the Talk House (Part 3)
All it takes is complacency to enable the dirty work of an authoritarian regime.
34 min
30
Evening at the Talk House (Part 2)
As drinks and hors d’oeuvres are consumed, small talk evolves into more sinister topics.
30 min
31
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
32
A Nation Addicted to War
The bipartisan war party is once again giddy with excitement as Trump prepares to become “presidential” again.
92 min
33
Injustice League
Two million Palestinians live in the open air prison that is Gaza.
79 min
34
Donald Trump's 'Stache Infection
Donald Trump is shaking up his administration yet again.
88 min
35
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
36
Legacy of Blood
The 55-Year U.S. War Against Iraqis
95 min
37
The Lyin', the Rich and the Warmongers
A mercenary, a torturer and a conspiracy theorist walk into the White House.
86 min
38
Covert History, Revolutionary Hip-Hop, and the ...
The Trump administration seems to be crumbling.
70 min
39
BONUS: Mat Johnson Talks "Incognegro," Guns, Bl...
The award winning novelist and comic book writer on “The Loving Generation.”
59 min
40
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
41
RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen
A head-to-head debate on Trump/Russia.
51 min
42
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
43
America's Distribution of Violence
The golden calf of American exceptionalism.
85 min
44
BONUS: Jim Risen Goes Inside the NSA’s Secret C...
How U.S. spies used Twitter to send Russia coded messages.
41 min
45
Memo and Memoer
A bipartisan love affair with mass surveillance.
97 min
46
BONUS: The NFL's Violent Ballet
There have been 281 recorded concussions in the National Football League this year.
40 min
47
Hate of the Union
Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech was a hateful assault.
86 min
48
First They Came For the Immigrants
Donald Trump promised to go to war against immigrants.
89 min
49
BONUS: Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on ...
Our full interview with Prof. David Harvey.
81 min
50
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
51
BONUS: All The News Unfit to Print
James Risen on His Battles with Bush, Obama, and the New York Times
63 min
52
Full Metal Jackass
Former Nixon Lawyer John Dean and Daniel Ellsberg Analyze the Trump Moment
94 min
53
Who's Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?
Donald Trump wants to make 1980s Reagan-era covert wars great again.
104 min
54
Very Bad Men
Trump, the Saudi Crown Prince, Sexual Assaulters, and Robert Mugabe
92 min
55
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
56
Say Hello to My Little Hands
True (War) Crimes of the Rich and Infamous
91 min
57
Criminal Indictments at Home, Secret Wars Abroad
Robert Mueller’s investigation intensifies as Trump grants the CIA and military new kill powers.
75 min
58
Mike Pence is The Koch Brothers' Manchurian Can...
The ruthless pursuit of corporate profits is a heartbeat from the presidency.
74 min
59
Canada is Racist Too
Could a young, radical black activist be the next mayor of Toronto?
76 min
60
The White Stuff
Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about Trump, Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, the NFL and much more.
94 min
61
Guns Before Country
Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.
79 min
62
For Whom the Trump Trolls
What the Abraham Lincoln Brigade can teach us about fighting fascism in the 21st century.
79 min
63
'Merican Psycho
Donald Trump visits the UN and returns some videotapes.
72 min
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
Veni, Vidi, Tweeti
Donald Trump enjoyed playing fireman and asking where the fire is. Hint: all around you, Mr. President.
65 min
69
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
70
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
71
Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left
Why #resistance Twitter, establishment Democrats and neocon apologists are not leftists.
55 min
72
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
73
The Woman Democrats Love to Hate
Jill Stein has been widely attacked by Democrats simply for running for president.
58 min
74
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
75
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
76
Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Ver...
Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president.
61 min
77
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
78
BONUS: Jeremy talks Milo on Politically Re-Active
11 min
79
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
80
The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles
Nothing brings warmongers, hawks and elites from both parties closer than a cruise missile strike.
59 min
81
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
82
Trump Declares War on the Planet
Donald Trump officially rejects climate change and unofficially declares war on planet Earth.
55 min
83
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
84
Snowden vs. Trump
Intercepted is live from the SXSW Festival in Austin with Edward Snowden joining via video feed from Moscow.
52 min
85
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
86
Donald in Wonderland
Pundits are heaping praise on his “presidential” speech to Congress. Don’t believe the hype.
66 min
87
The Undisciplined Authoritarian
Journalist James Risen faced imprisonment under Obama’s Justice Department and is preparing to do battle with Donald Trump.
66 min
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
Introducing Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
A preview of Intercepted, a new podcast coming January 25.
3 min