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    Deep State Radio

    Is Now a Time for Hope or Preparing for the Worst with the Pandemic?

    Time after time, COVID has delivered worst case scenarios. So why, now, would we rely on our hope that those scenarios–new variants, failures of leadership, new outbreaks–will not occur? Will the holidays bring people back together? Or will they see…
    Spy Talk

    Accidents Will Happen

    Chinese espionage expert Matthew Brazil and Jeff Stein break down the controversy about Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley’s backchannel contact with his Chinese counterpart, and Jeanne Meserve and transnational crime expert Tom Sanderson discuss the emergence of Talibani Afghanistan as…
    Deep State Radio

    “8 Year-Old Assholes Cannot be Shamed”: The Big National Security Scandal Nobody is Talking About

    After 9/11, investigators concluded one of the factors that put America at risk was that only 57 percent of nominees for top national security positions had been confirmed by the Congress and were in place. Today, that number is just…
    Deep State Radio

    Sometimes the unthinkable happens: A conversation with Rebecca Frankel

    “Into the Forest” by Rebecca Frankel is more than just one of the best books of the year, it is a revealing journey into what makes us human…the good, the bad, the noble and the horrific. It reads like a…
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    How Do We Win the War Here at Home?

    With every passing day, it looks less like we have one nation divided by differing political beliefs and more like we have two warring countries battling each other within shared borders. One side represents and seeks to preserve the United…
    Deep State Radio

    When the President is a Madman How Patriotism and Service are Redefined

    In the news recently, reports that General Mark Milley sought to counsel Chinese leaders in way that might avoid accidental conflict have caused controversy. Was Milley doing his duty? Or was he undermining his commander-in-chief? Similarly, it is reported that…
    Spy Talk

    Girding for New and Old Threats

    Extremism expert Kathleen Belew talks with Jeanne Meserve about new factors raising the potential for violence at Sept.18 Capitol protests, while former senior CIA ops official Dan Hoffman tells Jeff Stein that the Kabul collapse has given Al Qaeda and…
    Deep State Radio

    How Do You Feel About the Urge to Surge?

    While Congress holds hearings questioning the Secretary of State about the conduct of America’s exit from Afghanistan, it probably should also turn its attention to drawing the lessons of the 20 years of warfare, sacrifice and frustration that proceeded that…
    Deep State Radio

    The Talibanization of the Supreme Court

    The midnight decision of the Supreme Court that basically allowed a technicality to sweep aside the constitutional right to an abortion that has been a fact of American life for half a century bodes very ill for the future of…
    Spy Talk

    The Man Who Loved Spying

    In a riveting new memoir, former senior CIA officer Doug London celebrates a career in espionage, but in a lengthy conversation with host Jeff Stein, he offer candid, even brutal observations on how 20 years of counterterrorism warped the agency’s…
    Deep State Radio

    Here, Right Matters…or Does It?: A Conversation with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

    Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman knew when he went into the Trump White House to work on the National Security Council that he may be asked to do things that were “awful but lawful.”  As a serving army officer in those…
    Deep State Radio

    America’s 2000 Yard Stare: Coping With Crises Closing in on All Sides

    COVID. Wildfires in the west. Hurricanes in the Gulf and storms in the East. A women’s right to choose under siege. A corrupted justice system. Economic inequality. Racial division. Democracy in the ICU. Any one of these crises would be…

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    Laurie Garrett discusses the lack of strategic thinking about the pandemic

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    Matthew Brazil discusses the rationale of states with nuclear weapons

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    Rosa Brooks lambasts Ted Crus for holding President Biden's nominees in the Senate

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    Rebecca Frankel discusses people making comparisons to the Holocaust

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    Max Boot discusses the recent revelations about Mark Milley

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    Dan Hoffman discusses how the fall of Kabul strengthens Al Qaeda and ISIS

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    Kori Schake discusses Iranian motives for getting a nuclear weapon

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    Dahlia Lithwick highlights an under-discussed portion of Texas's new abortion law.

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    Doug London talks about the lack of accountability at the CIA

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    Alexander Vindman answers the question, "does Right Matter in America?"

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    Mary Trump diagnoses how America got to this moment of Crisis

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    Admiral Karl Schultz and Jeanne Meserve discuss U.S. Coast Guard capabilities in the Arctic

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    Carol Leonnig describes the difference between Trump's first three years and his fourth year

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    Max Boot discusses the evacuation from Afghanistan

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    Olivia Troye discusses the fight within the GOP about COVID-19

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    Ed Luce discusses the state of the discourse about Afghanistan

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    SpyTalk Clips - Bruce Hoffman

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    SpyTalk Clips - Former FBI Special Agent, Ali Soufan

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    Stephen Walt discusses the end of the war in Afghanistan

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    Heather Cox Richardson discusses the stakes of voting rights

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Dr. Leana Wen Discusses Her New Book

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    SpyTalk Clips - Robert Manning

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    Deep State Radio Clips: David Rothkopf Discusses the Paris Climate Accords

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Ryan Goodman Discusses the Impeachment Investigation of Andrew Cuomo

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    SpyTalk Clips - Retired Marine Corps General Greg Newbold

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Sanger discusses why he thinks China and the US are disengaging

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    Deep State Clips - Barb Mcquade, Co-Host, "Sisters In Law" Podcast and Former US Attorney

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    SpyTalk Clips - Former FBI agent Mike German

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks on Afghanistan

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    Deep State Clips - Shannon O'Neil

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    SpyTalk Clips - James Olson

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks on the Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Yasmeen Abutaleb

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Congressman Eric Swalwell

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    Deep State Clips - Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Corn of Mother Jones

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Jeffrey Garten

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Sanger of The New York Times

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    Deep State Clips - Ed Luce on the Fourth Anniversary Episode of Deep State Radio

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Barbara McQuade

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Allison Gill, Host of "The Daily Beans" Podcast

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Gillian Tett

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    Deep State Clips - James Hohmann of The Washington Post

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    SpyTalk Clips - Pulitizer Prize Winning Historian and Journalist

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Daniel Yergin, Author, "The New Map"

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute

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    SpyTalk Clips - Bill Arkin

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    Deep State Clips - E.J. Dionne

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute

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    SpyTalk Clips - Barry Meier, Journalist and Author of "Spooked"

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    Deep State Clips - Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Award Winning Journalist and Author, Rula Jebreal

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    Secret Life of Cookies - Rachel Vindman on the Suburban Women Problem

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Greg Sargent, Washington Post

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Jeremy Ben-Ami

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Alon Pinkas Discusses the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Senator Jennifer McClellan

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    SpyTalk Clips - Janis Shinwari

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Joe Cirincione of the Quincy Institute

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    Deep State Clips - Washington Post Political Columnist, Karen Tumulty

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Noah Bookbinder, President, CREW

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rana Foroohar of The Financial Times

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    SpyTalk - Lisa Curtis Discusses The Decision to Pull All Troops Out of Afghanistan

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Jennifer Rubin

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Edward Luce Discusses Biden's First 100 Days

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel On the GOP Reaction to the Chauvin Verdict

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Laurie Garrett Discusses the Alarming Trends in Covid-19 Cases

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist, Nicholas Kristof

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Congressman Eric Swalwell

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Ed Luce of the Financial Times

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Max Boot Discusses The Republican Party

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel discusses What She's Been Seeing in Terms of Covid Cases.

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Ed Luce of the Financial Times Discusses Potential Imminent Threats

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    Ask the Blob With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Kori Schake Discusses International Trade

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Oona Hathaway

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Sanger Discusses the Recent China Meetings

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Peter Strzok

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Sanger On a Post Covid World

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel Discusses What Could Have Been

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks on Biden "Grooming" Kamala Harris

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Sanger Discusses the Decision Not to Sanction MBS

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    Deep State Clips - Ambassador Tim Roemer

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    Deep State Radio Clips - NYU Journalism Professor, Jay Rosen

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Craig Unger

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Stephen Walt Discusses the Biden Foreign Policy Team

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Olivia Troye, Director, The Republican Accountability Project

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    Deep State Clips - Juliette Kayyem and Clint Watts

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    Deep State Clips - Rep. Ted Deutch, Congressman, Florida's 22nd District

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University Law School

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel Discusses The Latest on the Covid-19 Crisis

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Frum, The Atlantic

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks Discusses the Defense Policy Challenges Biden Will Face

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Ryan Goodman of NYU Law School and Co-Editor, Just Security

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Tom Friedman

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Frank Figliuzzi

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Ivo Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Elizabeth Neumann, Co-Director of the Republican Accountability Project

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Adam Jentleson

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Rosa Brooks Discusses Why GOP Senators Continue to Support Trump

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Representative Veronica Escobar

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Tom Nichols of the US Naval War College

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    Deep State Clips - Asha Rangappa Discusses the Three Phases of the FBI Investigation at the Capitol

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    Deep State Clips - Asha Rangappa Discusses the Three Phases of the FBI Investigation at the Capitol

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Heather Cox Richardson

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Laurie Garrett Discussing the Mutation of Covid-19

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    Deep State Clips - Mieke Eoyang Discusses How She Felt Watching the Capitol Under Siege

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    Deep State Clips - Karen Finney

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    Deep State Clips - Ian Bremmer, Founder and CEO, Eurasia Group

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    Deep State Clips - Laurie Garrett on her Hopes for 2021

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    Deep State Clips - Dmitri Alperovitch

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    Deep State Clips - Ruth Ben-Ghiat

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel Discusses Joe Biden's Cabinet Selections

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    Deep State Clips - Tom Donilon

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    Deep State Clips - Ambassador Nick Burns

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    Deep State Clips - Ryan Goodman Discusses the Lawsuits Filed by the Trump Administration

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    Deep State Clips - Max Boot on the Formidable Task of Healing the Nation

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    Deep State Clips - Laurie Garrett discussed the promise of mRNA vaccines n the fight against Covid

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel Discusses What She Tells Her Own Family and Friends About Covid

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    Deep State Clips - Edward Luce our Allies Views Toward Biden

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    Deep State Clips - Edward Luce our Allies Views Toward Biden

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    Deep State Clips - Olivia Troye: "It's all playing out"

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel Discusses Her Reaction to the Election Results

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    Deep State Clips - Nils Gilman

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    Deep State Clips - Jennifer Cohn

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    Deep State Clips - Representative Jamie Raskin

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    Deep State Clips - David Rothkopf Discusses His New Book

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    Deep State Clips - Olivia Troye

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    Deep State Clips - Susan Glasser and Peter Baker

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    Deep State Clips - Miles Taylor

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    Deep State Clips - Tim Weiner

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    Deep State Clips - Edward Luce Discusses His Deep Concern, Even With a Biden Victory

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    Deep State Clips - Clint Watts

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    The Perfect Weapon (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

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    Deep State Clips - David Sanger Discusses "The Perfect Weapon"

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    Deep State Clips: Laurie Garrett Discusses the White House Covid-19 Infections

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    Deep State Clips - Daniel Shaviro

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    Deep State Clips - Barton Gellman - What if Trump Refuses to Concede?

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    Deep State Clips - Norm Ornstein

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    Deep State Clips - Katie Barlow

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    Deep State Clips - Cecile Richards

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    Deep State Clips - Rosa Brooks on False Right-Wing Narratives

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    Deep State Clips - Michael Schmidt

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    Deep State Clips - Peter Strzok Discusses Russian Election Meddling

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    Deep State Clips - Rep. Ro Khanna

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    Deep State Clips - Tom Nichols On the Need to Blow Up the Republican Party

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    Deep State Clips - Ryan Goodman - America is Less Safe

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel on Trump Knowing the Dangers of Covid

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    Deep State Clips - Graham Brookie, Director and Managing Editor, Atlantic Council DFR Lab

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    Deep State Clips - Natasha Bertrand Comments on AG Barr's Interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer

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    Deep State Clips - Ryan Goodman on the Danger of a Trump Second Term

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel Explains Why She's Done with the CDC

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    Deep State Clips - David Sanger on Pompeo's Decision to Speak at the Convention from Jerusalem

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    Deep State Clips - David Sanger: Who Didn't Sign?

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    Deep State Clips - Michael Weiss

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    Deep State Clips - Ed Luce Discussing the Potential Second Stimulus Package

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Kavita Patel on Biden's Selection of Senator Kamala Harris for VP

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    Deep State Radio - David Sanger Discusses Hong Kong

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    Deep State Clips - Dr. Leana Wen on the latest episode titled, "We Are In the Worst Case Scenario"

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    Deep State Clips - Kurt Andersen

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    Deep State Clips - Election 2020: What Could Go Wrong

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    Deep State Clips - Our Enemies are Laughing At Us: Edward Luce

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    Deep State Clips - Barb McQuade

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    Deep State Clips - Mary Trump

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    Deep State Clips - Edward Luce on Boris Johnson's Decision to Allow "Brits" to Drink Inside Pubs

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    Deep State Radio Clips - David Sanger Discusses the decision to leave reopening up to the Governors

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Evelyn Farkas

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    200,000 Dead by August? Who Will Be Held Accountable?

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    Deep State Clips - Congressman Anthony Brown

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    A Good Day for the Constitution, A Mixed Bag for Trump & a Bad Day for Barr

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    We Are Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Failed State

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    We Do Not Have a Federal Government - Brett McGurk

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    What's the Worst Thing About the Russian-Afghan Bounty on Allied Troops Scandal? - David Sanger

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    Justice Started Out Blind - Ryan Goodman

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    Joseph Stiglitz Offers Ideas for Economic Recovery

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    The Song of the Summer of 2020 is Likely to Be a Sad One - Natasha Bertrand

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    The Covid Prognosis is Bleak - Dr. Leana Wen

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    Trump is Terrible - Ryan Goodman

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    Third Anniversary Episode - Kori Schake

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    Deep State Clips - Brett McGurk

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    Deep State Clips - Jason Furman

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    Deep State Radio Clips - Ricardo Hausmann

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    Deep State Clips - Ambassador Derek Mitchell

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    Lies, Damned Lies - Glenn Kessler Clip from Latest Episode

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    What Hell Is This? Juliette Kayyem

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      May 12, 2021

      The Devastating India Covid-19 Crisis – Full Video

      On this special episode of Deep State Radio, we discuss the Covid-19 crisis in India with Washington Post Global Opinion…
      April 30, 2021

      A Stake Through the Heart of Reaganomics – Full Video

      We are in the middle of an economic sea-change in the United States.  The prevailing views of the past 40…
      April 15, 2021

      A One on One with NYT Columnist Nick Kristof: Searching for Solutions from Here at Home to the World’s Hot Spots – Full Video

      Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has set himself from other columnists by virtue of his deep reporting into…
      April 7, 2021

      Sorting the Good News from the Bad on COVID – Full Video

      The US is making great progress on vaccine distribution and national death tolls are falling.  But new variants are spreading…
      March 17, 2021

      Is Filibuster Reform Now More Likely Than Not? – Full Video

      Mitch McConnell has become so effective as an obstructionist force and the GOP has been so disciplined in their support…
      March 11, 2021

      Next Steps Toward Making the Country Safer and Healthier – Full Video

      There is good news in America–from progress in getting relief to Americans wracked by COVID and its economic aftershocks to…

      THE SECRET LIFE OF COOKIES

        September 18, 2021

        Land of Hope and Cheesecake: Mary Trump

        This latest podcast has everything we need to keep ourselves afloat in these challenging times: hope, cheesecake and Mary Trump.…
        September 10, 2021

        Grief and Hope: The Atlantic’s Jennifer Senior on How One Family Dealt with the Aftermath of 9/11.

        This week, Marissa’s guest is the prolific and brilliant Jennifer Senior, a staff writer for The Atlantic, who has also been a…
        May 25, 2021

        Oh! Those Problematic Suburban Women: Rachel Vindman and Some Very Good Brownies

        Many brownies were made and eaten in the making of this episode, which features, Rachel Vindman, who reappears this week,…
        May 3, 2021

        Simon Says: An interview with Simon Majumdar

        This week, Marissa is joined by Food Network star, host of the “Eat My Globe” podcast and food historian Simon…
        April 20, 2021

        Slaying Trolls with Snark: A Fascinating Conversation with Rachel Vindman

        This week’s episode features a conversation with Rachel Vindman, whose life changed overnight when her husband Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman…
        April 12, 2021

        Baking Royalty: The Queen of Cookies, Rose Levy Beranbau‪m‬

        This week’s episode features world-famous cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum. Renowned for her cookbooks The Cake Bible, The Bread Bible,…

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          September 23, 2021

          Accidents Will Happen

          Chinese espionage expert Matthew Brazil and Jeff Stein break down the controversy about Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley’s backchannel contact…
          September 16, 2021

          Girding for New and Old Threats

          Extremism expert Kathleen Belew talks with Jeanne Meserve about new factors raising the potential for violence at Sept.18 Capitol protests,…
          September 9, 2021

          The Man Who Loved Spying

          In a riveting new memoir, former senior CIA officer Doug London celebrates a career in espionage, but in a lengthy…

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