7/18/24 Matt Taibbi on the RNC, the Trump Assassination Attempt and Biden’s Likely Replacements

Download Episode. Matt Taibbi returns to the show in an interview recorded while he was at the Republican National Convention. He and Scott talk about the Trump assassination attempt, likely replacements for Joe Biden (the interview was recorded before Biden officially announced he is stepping down from the race), how the media’s coverage of Donald Trump has evolved and more. Discussed on the show: “Illa in Manila: Will History Demand Trump-Hillary II?” (Racket News) “The Surrender” (Racket...

7/18/24 Dave DeCamp on Christians in Gaza and the IDF’s Latest Atrocities

Download Episode. Dave DeCamp was back on Antiwar Radio this week to talk about Gaza. He first tells Scott about the first interview he conducted on his podcast, Antiwar News With Dave DeCamp, about the plight of Gaza’s Christian population. They then discuss some recent atrocities the IDF has been committing in Gaza as well as the Washington establishment’s latest push for the president to get tougher on Iran. Discussed on the show: The Plight of Gaza's Christians With Khalil Sayegh Tucker...

7/11/24 Ramzy Baroud on the Roots of the West Bank Settlements and the Israeli Military-Politician Divide

Download Episode. Scott interviews Ramzy Baroud about some articles he wrote recently. The first is about the birth of settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. That leads to a broader discussion about the dynamic within the occupied territories. The second article examines the emerging divide between the Israeli military and Israeli politicians, which Baroud believes has roots as old as Israel itself. They finish with a quick look at the horrific humanitarian situation in Gaza. Discussed on the...

7/11/24 Laurie Calhoun on Anthony Blinken and All the Terrible People Running American Foreign Policy

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Libertarian Institute Senior Fellow Laurie Calhoun to talk about Anthony Blinken. Using the recent transfer of F-16s to Ukraine as a jumping-off point, the two discuss Blinken’s terrible tenure as Secretary of State and reflect on the lunacy of the officials in charge of American foreign policy. Discussed on the show: “Parody of a Statesman: Antony Blinken, Secretary of War” (Libertarian Institute) Cheney in 1994 on Iraq “New Information Shows CIA...

7/11/24 Mike Swanson on the Concerning Growth of the Debt-to-GDP Ratio

Download Episode. Mike Swanson returns to the show to talk about the state of the economy. He fills Scott in on some of the work he’s done analyzing how economies fare once the national debt-to-GDP ratio reaches a certain height. What he’s found is that serious issues tend to kick in right at the level the US is projected to hit in 2026. He and Scott discuss this and other topics related to the American economy. Discussed on the show: This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly...

7/11/24 Joseph Solis-Mullen on Washington’s Dangerous and Unnecessary Hostility Towards China

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Joseph Solis-Mullen to talk about China. They start with two articles Solis-Mullen published recently that examine the state of the economic war Washington is trying and failing to wage on Beijing along with the march towards a very real conventional war. They also take a step back and look at the precarious global situation we’re in, drawing connections to the outbreak of World War I and insights from libertarian theory. Discussed on the show: “Washington...

7/11/24 Kyle Anzalone on Biden, Netanyahu and the Suffering They Are Causing in Gaza

Download Episode. Kyle Anzalone was back on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss Gaza. He and Scott talk about the amount of attention Gaza is getting in the US, especially as everyone debates Biden’s well-being. They also talk about the Israeli who is practically in charge of Biden’s Middle East policy, Netanyahu’s concern about getting arrested in Europe, the danger of terrorism in the US, the growing hunger in Gaza and more. Discussed on the show: “Insanity: Biden's Mideast Guy Is Israeli”...

7/4/24 Dave DeCamp on Gaza, Biden’s Peace Plan and the Likelihood of War in Lebanon

Download Episode. Dave Decamp was back on Antiwar Radio to discuss all the news coming out of Gaza. He and Scott review the recent flare-ups in northern and central Gaza, the floundering of Biden’s peace plan, the humanitarian situation and the likelihood of war spreading to Lebanon and Syria. Discussed on the show: “World spending on nukes explodes to more than $90 billion” (Responsible Statecraft) Nuclear War: A Scenario by Annie Jacobsen “Bowman crushed by GOP-fueled AIPAC cash”...

6/28/24 Kevin Gosztola on the Plea Deal that Freed Julian Assange

Download Episode. Kevin Gosztola returns to the show. But this time, it isn’t to provide yet another update on Julian Assange’s long struggle for freedom but to react to, explain and celebrate the plea deal that got him there. Gosztola and Scott review the technicalities of the deal, highlight the significance of the Manning leak it dealt with and reflect on the movement that brought Julian Assange home.  Discussed on the show: “Assange plea came after warning that U.S. would lose extradition...

6/27/24 Eli Clifton on the Nuclear Industry, AIPAC and Donald Trump’s Biggest Donors

Download Episode. Eli Clifton returns to the show to talk about some of the recent reporting he’s done at Responsible Statecraft. They start with a couple of reports Clifton highlights about the status of nuclear weapons around the world today and how much of our money is being spent to produce and maintain them. They then move on to money in politics, discussing AIPAC’s funding of Jamal Bownman’s primary defeat and the concerning group set to become Donald Trump’s biggest donors. Discussed on...

6/27/24 Connor Freeman on the Scale of Human Suffering in Gaza

Download Episode. Scott was joined by Connor Freeman this week on Antiwar Radio to discuss Gaza. They talk about the recent report from Seymour Hersh about how much the official Gaza Health Ministry is undercounting the number of Palestinian deaths. They also discuss the recent op-ed from Netanyahu’s predecessor that accuses the current Israeli Prime Minister of keeping Israel in a state of war to the detriment of its people. Discussed on the show: “The Suspect Body Count” (Substack) “I Accuse...

6/27/24 Gabriel Shipton: Julian Assange is Free

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Gabriel Shipton to talk about his brother, Julian Assange. Assange agreed to a plea deal earlier this week and is now, after thirteen years in various forms of captivity, back home in Australia. Scott and Shipton celebrate this momentous development and discuss the details of the plea deal.  Discussed on the show: Ithaka (IMDb) Gabriel Shipton is an Australian filmmaker and the half-brother of Julian Assange. Follow him on Twitter @GabrielShipton This...

6/20/24 Ken Silva on How the FBI Infiltrates Anti-Government Groups

Download Episode. Ken Silva returns to the show to talk about the work he’s doing to uncover how the FBI is going after dissident right-wing Americans. In this interview, they discuss Silva’s recent interview with David Gletty, who previously helped the FBI infiltrate the American neo-Nazi movement. Silva and Scott review what Gletty revealed and reflect on the FBI’s domestic activities more broadly. Discussed on the show: “Ex-FBI Source Reveals How He Infiltrated Anti-Gov’t Groups” (Headline...

6/20/24 Daniel McAdams on the Latest Ukrainian Enemies List

Download Episode. Scott brings Danial McAdams back to talk about the US lifting its ban on arming the Azov Battalion and the recent Ukrainian enemies list that included various libertarian organizations and figures, including McAdams and Scott. They also discuss the State Department’s obsession with Georgia, changes to American conscription laws and more. Discussed on the show: “Roller Coaster: From Trumpists to Communists. The forces in the U.S. impeding aid to Ukraine and how they do it”...

6/20/24 Jason Ditz on All the Bad News Coming Out of the Middle East

Download Episode. Scott interviews Antiwar.com’s Jason Ditz about various developments in the Middle East. They discuss recent escalations on the Israel-Lebanon border, the power breakdown in Syria, the latest concern over the Iranian nuclear program and more.  Discussed on the show: “As Israel Talks Lebanon War, Officials Evacuate a Border Town” (Antiwar.com) “Israeli Drone Strike Slays Military Officer in South Syria” (Antiwar.com) “US Threatens to ‘Increase Pressure’ on Iran Over Nuclear...