Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

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Kim Meets Trump
Jun 13 • 86 min
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 significance of this moment, how the…
The Persecution of Reality Winner
Jun 6 • 57 min
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 public smear campaign by Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department. She was the first whistleblower charged under…
White Fear
May 30 • 70 min
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 horrors did not start with Trump.…
The Killing Machine
May 23 • 101 min
Journalist Allan Nairn analyzes Trump’s rise to power, the agenda of the extremist Republican Party, and dissects the latest on the Trump/Russia investigation. Author and retired psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Kaye discusses the U.S. Army Field Manual and its…
War Crimes and Collective Punishment
May 16 • 78 min
Blacklisted academic Norman Finkelstein discusses his meticulous, scholarly documentation of the collective punishment of Gaza, “the largest concentration camp in the world.” The son of two Nazi concentration camp survivors, Finkelstein is an incendiary…
Just Following Orders
May 9 • 88 min
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 allies prosecuted Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American POWs. Journalist Matt Taibbi talks about…
War Games
May 2 • 90 min
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 afterparty for his upcoming summit with…
BONUS: Ralph Nader on Gina Haspel, John Bolton, Syria and the ‘decrepit’ Democratic Party
Apr 29 • 56 min
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 world right now. Nader rose to…
The Haspel Ultimatum
Apr 25 • 98 min
Ralph Nader analyzes the state of the Democratic Party, the DNC lawsuit against Russia, and lays out the John Bolton threat. Whistleblower and Senate candidate Chelsea Manning talks about prison, comparisons to Edward Snowden, and her campaign. And artist…
Evening at the Talk House (Part 3)
Apr 18 • 34 min
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 - Wallace Shawn; ROBERT - Matthew…
Evening at the Talk House (Part 2)
Apr 18 • 30 min
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 talk evolves into more sinister topics.Cast: JANE - Annapurna Sriram; DICK - Wallace Shawn; ROBERT - Matthew…
Evening at the Talk House (Part 1)
Apr 18 • 38 min
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 celebrate a collaboration from their past. But the world is now very different. And so are theyCast: JANE -…
A Nation Addicted to War
Apr 11 • 92 min
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 Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” and…
Injustice League
Apr 4 • 79 min
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. lawmakers. Then, key narratives about the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, and his motives…
Donald Trump’s ‘Stache Infection
Mar 28 • 88 min
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 ahead for the president. Former national security briefer to George HW Bush, Ray McGovern, talks about John…
Presenting: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
Mar 23 • 23 min
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 issues that affect the lives of…
Legacy of Blood
Mar 21 • 95 min
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 in Syria. Matthew Cole talks about…
The Lyin’, the Rich and the Warmongers
Mar 14 • 86 min
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 Schakowsky, who led the investigation of Erik Prince and Blackwater for years in Congress, analyzes the ongoing…
Covert History, Revolutionary Hip-Hop, and the Politics of Empire
Mar 7 • 70 min
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 down the history of America’s geopolitical maneuvering and how it has shifted under Obama and Trump. He…
BONUS: Mat Johnson Talks “Incognegro,” Guns, Black Panther, and Growing up in Philadelphia
Mar 4 • 59 min
In 1958, a Virginia couple, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, married in the District of Columbia. About four months after their marriage, the Virginia county they lived in issued a criminal indictment charging the Lovings with violating Virginia’s ban on…
White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment
Feb 28 • 82 min
Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment is rooted in genocide, slave patrols and says it should be abolished. Artist Tanna Tucker and historian Nestor Castillo take us on an audio tour of their new graphic history for The Nib,…
RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen
Feb 21 • 51 min
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 journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to…
BONUS: The Laundering of American Empire
Feb 17 • 76 min
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 predecessors? The short answer, when it comes to substance and policy, is: not yet. There is a particular…
America’s Distribution of Violence
Feb 14 • 85 min
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 for federal agents to target high school students for deportation. NYU professor Nikhil Singh talks about…
BONUS: Jim Risen Goes Inside the NSA’s Secret Channel to Russia
Feb 12 • 41 min
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 damaging or compromising intelligence on…
Memo and Memoer
Feb 7 • 97 min
Former State Department official Peter van Buren and civil liberties advocate Julian Sanchez offer provocative analysis the Nunes memo. Academy Award winner Errol Morris and actor Peter Sarsgaard talk about their new hybrid-documentary series Wormwood and…
BONUS: The NFL’s Violent Ballet
Feb 1 • 40 min
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 is a macabre sort of record — it…
Hate of the Union
Jan 31 • 86 min
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 fascism, the rise of authoritarian…
First They Came For the Immigrants
Jan 24 • 89 min
As Donald Trump forges ahead with his plans for mass deportations and Democrats flail in their response, Ninaj Roul and Yanira Arias describe the plight of hundreds of thousands of people in imminent danger of deportation. Journalist Nick Pinto reveals…
BONUS: Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on Trump, Wall Street and Debt Peonage
Jan 21 • 81 min
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 new, what is old and how we got to…
White Mirror
Jan 17 • 106 min
Jeremy lays out the bloody US history in Haiti and El Salvador and blasts the bipartisan, selective amnesia and historical revisionism that “American exceptionalism” demands. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discusses U.S. regime change, North Korea and why Bernie…
BONUS: All The News Unfit to Print
Jan 3 • 63 min
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 surveillance against Americans…
Full Metal Jackass
Dec 13, 2017 • 94 min
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 Ellsberg talks about the classified secrets…
Who’s Afraid of the Alt-Deep State?
Dec 6, 2017 • 104 min
Matthew Cole joins Jeremy for a discussion about their explosive report in The Intercept that Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been pitching a private spy operation to the White House and CIA. Activist and comedian Randy Credico, who has been hit with a…
Very Bad Men
Nov 29, 2017 • 92 min
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 gross love letter to the Saudi Crown Prince and talks about the bi-partisan war against journalism from…
The Distraction in Chief
Nov 15, 2017 • 95 min
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 the Daily Beast, and The Intercept’s…
Say Hello to My Little Hands
Nov 8, 2017 • 91 min
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 former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo, Col. Morris Davis, blasts Trump over his interference in the case of…
Criminal Indictments at Home, Secret Wars Abroad
Nov 1, 2017 • 75 min
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 Nick Turse and Kenya scholar Samar…
Mike Pence is The Koch Brothers’ Manchurian Candidate
Oct 25, 2017 • 74 min
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 heartbeat from the presidency.We speak to…
Canada is Racist Too
Oct 18, 2017 • 76 min
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 Canada’s stop and frisk and how Cole would change Toronto. Journalist Naomi Klein warns that the Trudeau and…
The White Stuff
Oct 11, 2017 • 94 min
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 Baradaran breaks down the roots of…
Guns Before Country
Oct 4, 2017 • 79 min
This week, Jeremy talks about the Coalition of the Killing — gun lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers — the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas. Alynda Segarra of the band Hurray for the Riff Raff explores her Puerto Rican roots…
For Whom the Trump Trolls
Sep 27, 2017 • 79 min
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 strike. Professor James Fernandez of NYU talks about the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the 3,000 Americans who…
‘Merican Psycho
Sep 20, 2017 • 72 min
Jeremy analyzes Trump’s belligerent UN speech and the massive military budget the Democrats just gave him. Journalist Gary Rivlin takes us deep inside the world of the Goldman Sachs executives now working for Trump. Poet Aja Monet performs. The…
The Super Bowl of Racism
Sep 13, 2017 • 69 min
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 his campaign to bring violent…
Atlas Golfed — U.S.-Backed Think Tanks Target Latin America
Aug 9, 2017 • 73 min
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 is insidiously shaping political…
Pyongyang and the White House Gang
Aug 2, 2017 • 61 min
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 as White House communications…
Glenn Greenwald on the New Cold War
Jul 26, 2017 • 59 min
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 Scahill, and we take a deep dive into the origins and evolution of the Trump-Russia story. Fox News’…
Veni, Vidi, Tweeti
Jul 19, 2017 • 69 min
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 stop from being published, lays out…
Dumb, Dumber and Don Jr.
Jul 12, 2017 • 67 min
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 claiming, the smoking gun of Russia collusion? Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald weighs in and debunks a…
The House of Trump
Jun 28, 2017 • 59 min
President Trump said when it comes to health insurance, he would cover everyone. He lied. Meanwhile the Crown Prince of America, Jared Kushner, and Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, play house with foreign policy. This week: Al Jazeera’s…
Dispatch from the Dirtbag Left
Jun 21, 2017 • 59 min
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 librarian Alison Macrina of the Library…
The Trump Mixtape — Dante’s Inferno meets Disco Inferno
Jun 14, 2017 • 72 min
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 sponsoring terrorism. Amnesty…
The Woman Democrats Love to Hate
Jun 7, 2017 • 61 min
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 the infamous Moscow dinner where she…
There’s Something About Jared
May 31, 2017 • 62 min
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 Russian officials to establish back…
Donald Trump and his League of Extraordinary Despots
May 24, 2017 • 69 min
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 Trump’s summit in Saudi Arabia and the role Trump’s friends in the Middle East play in fueling such horrors…
Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Presidency
May 17, 2017 • 64 min
Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president. This week on Intercepted, investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler and The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald analyze the latest insanity emanating from the White House. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tim…
James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the secrets America keeps
May 10, 2017 • 69 min
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 will be freed from prison. We hear…
BONUS: Jeremy talks Milo on Politically Re-Active
May 3, 2017 • 11 min
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. Jeremy clears the air on his cancelled appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” with hosts W. Kamau Bell and…
Wikileaks vs the CIA
Apr 19, 2017 • 65 min
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo after Pompeo accused Wikileaks of being a “hostile non-state intelligence agency.” In a wide-ranging interview, Assange discusses the allegations Wikileaks was abetted by…
The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles
Apr 12, 2017 • 62 min
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 war. Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich…
Trump’s Secret Prince
Apr 5, 2017 • 60 min
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 talks about the “Santa…
Trump Declares War on the Planet
Mar 29, 2017 • 58 min
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 Trump and hip hop and performs.…
Could Trump Start World War III?
Mar 22, 2017 • 61 min
Donald Trump has not started any new wars… yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors. This week on Intercepted: US forces are deploying in Syria, as drone strikes expand in Yemen. And Russia and Iran loom…
Snowden vs. Trump
Mar 15, 2017 • 55 min
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 capabilities, and blasts critics who accuse…
Ready to Lie
Mar 8, 2017 • 69 min
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 Obama of tapping his phones. The Intercept’s Matthew Cole and journalist Marcy Wheeler dissect the…
Donald in Wonderland
Mar 1, 2017 • 69 min
Ex-CIA analyst Nada Bakos and former FBI agent Clint Watts explain how Trump’s administration could use “alternative intelligence” to justify dangerous military actions. Shane Bauer of Mother Jones breaks down the connections between immigration raids and…
The Undisciplined Authoritarian
Feb 22, 2017 • 70 min
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 Stallworth talk about the war on the…
We Are All in Trump’s Hunger Games Now
Feb 15, 2017 • 64 min
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 (or firing). Naomi Klein walks the…
Trump’s Cabinet of Killers and Why Orange is the New Anti-Black
Feb 8, 2017 • 62 min
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 Yamahtta-Taylor dismantles Obama’s…
Trump Week Two: The Rise of Chief Yookeroo
Feb 1, 2017 • 55 min
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 lawyers dissect the (il)legalities of…
The Clock Strikes Thirteen, Donald Trump is President
Jan 25, 2017 • 57 min
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 for a discussion on the crazy…
Introducing Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
Jan 13, 2017 • 3 min
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 with fellow reporters, and outspoken…