12/2/22 Trevor Aaronson Gives a Window Into FBI Entrapment Schemes

Download Episode. Scott interviews journalist and author Trevor Aaronson about an article he recently published for the Intercept. Aaronson has been one of the best reporters exposing how the FBI uses paid informants to manipulate people into agreeing to carry out violent attacks and other crimes so the agency can swoop in and pretend it’s taking dangerous terrorists off the street. His Intercept article examines one such case from about a decade ago. Scott and Aaronson dig into what happened....

12/1/22 Kyle Anzalone and Kevin Gosztola on the NDAA, Ukraine, North Korea and Julian Assange

Download Episode. For his first Antiwar Radio show in the new Thursday afternoon timeslot, Scott interviews Kyle Anzalone about the latest foreign policy news and then Kevin Gosztola about Julian Assange. First, he talks with Anzalone about the historic level of defense spending that was authorized by the newest NDAA. They then dig into the latest developments concerning the war in Ukraine. Lastly, they touch on the recent escalation in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Scott then...

11/18/22 Hassan El-Tayyab on the War in Yemen and What We’re Doing About It

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab was back on Antiwar Radio Sunday to discuss the effort to end the war on Yemen. Scott and El-Tayyab have been advocating for the passage of two War Powers Resolutions (H.J.Res. 87 and S.J.Res. 56) in the two houses of Congress. In this interview, they discuss where things stand and what needs to get done. El-Tayyab argues that this lame-duck period in the House is the best time to get these resolutions passed. Discussed on the show: 1833stopwar.com  “State...

11/18/22 Daniel McAdams on the Poland Missile Incident and Prospects for Negotiations

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Daniel McAdams to talk about the war in Ukraine. They start with the incident on Tuesday when a missile crossed into Poland, a NATO country, and killed two people on a farm. That leads to a discussion about the possibility of negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow. McAdams argues against the idea that Republicans are about to turn against the provision of military support for Ukraine. Finally, they touch on the FTX situation.  Discussed on the show: “WaPo...

11/14/22 Tim Shorrock: The Tension with North Korea is America’s Fault

Download Episode. Scott talks with Tim Shorrock about the build-up to today’s tension with North Korea. Shorrock takes us back to the 1990s when the U.S. and North Korean governments were making serious headway in negotiating a formal end to the Korean war. At the time, the North Korean nuclear program was nonexistent. By the end of the decade, there were even serious talks taking place about ending the entire missile program. Then George W. Bush came in and, with the help of John Bolton,...

11/11/22 David Stockman on the Economy and the Misplaced Fear of China

Download Episode. Scott is joined by David Stockman to talk about the economic issues facing the world today. To start, Stockman explains where the American economy stands today. He argues that the crash of 2020 represents the next stage in a 50-year evolution of the boom-bust cycle. They also touch on the labor markets, which Stockman argues are not doing as well as the news would have you believe. Next they turn to China, where Stockman says an accelerating slide back towards central...

11/11/22 Branko Marcetic on the DHS’s Role in Online Censorship

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Branko Marcetic of Jacobin to discuss the recent revelations that the Department of Homeland Security has been guiding tech platforms on what they should censor. They observe some specific cases where platforms like Facebook and Google changed rules and suppressed stories to help prop up the U.S. government’s narratives, even when they proved false. Scott and Marcetic also talk about the potential for cross-idealogical coalitions to fight back against these...

11/11/22 Muhammad Sahimi on the Iranian Protests and the Risk of Foreign Intervention

Download Episode. On Antiwar Radio this past Sunday, Scott was joined by Muhammad Sahimi to discuss the protests in Iran. Sahimi gives some background about how the brutal death of Mahsa Amini after she had been detained by Iranian morality police sparked protests led by the country’s younger generations. While both are supportive of the Iranian people in their resistance to the theocracy, Scott and Sahimi are also wary of the potential for foreign intervention to make the situation worse for...

11/14/22 Dave Decamp: Biden Meets Xi, Milley Calls for Talks with Russia and Biden Escalates in Somalia

Download Episode. Dave DeCamp, the news editor at Antiwar.com, is back to run through some of the biggest foreign policy news of the day. He talks with Scott about Biden’s meeting with Chinese President Xi which appears to have been productive. Next they turn to Ukraine. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley recently gave a talk where he voiced his support for negotiations with Russia. Scott and DeCamp talk about some other developments that may signal the potential for talks....

11/11/22 Grant F. Smith on Netanyahu, AIPAC and the ADL’s Influence on the FBI

Download Episode. Scott talks with Grant F. Smith about the work he’s doing to track the ways Israel’s government tries to affect American politics. First, they talk about the return of Benjamin Netanyahu and how this could signal a disturbing shift in Israeli politics. They then move on to the fruitful effort by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC, to help pro-Israel candidates win elections last week. Lastly, they talk about some of the research Smith’s organization has done...

11/7/22 Alan MacLeod on the Former Israeli Spies in Top Social Media Jobs

Download Episode. Alan MacLeod of Mintpress News is back to talk more about the alarming number of former spies working for the largest internet and social media companies. This time MacLeod dug up evidence of numerous former Israeli military intelligence officials with jobs at Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Scott and MacLeod reflect on how powerful these companies have grown and how much influence they have over what’s considered true. They also talk about how Russiagate was a huge turning...

11/7/22 Joe Kent on his Journey from Green Beret to Congressional Candidate

Download Episode. Scott talks with congressional candidate Joe Kent about his career, worldview and stances on the foreign policy issues of the day. Kent spent two decades in the army and was deployed all over the middle east. He talks Scott through his career and how his view of America’s wars evolved. Scott then presses Kent on some of his beliefs and statements about China.  Discussed on the show: Joe Kent Campaign Website Joe Kent is a retired Army Special Forces soldier who is running for...

11/4/22 Douglas Macgregor on the Lost Opportunities to Leave Ukraine Better Off

Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott talks with retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor about the war in Ukraine. From the beginning, Macgregor has been very critical of the Biden Administration’s myopic insistence on escalation. Now, it appears that a divide has broken out within Washington about how much further the U.S. and NATO can go. Scott and Macgregor discuss this evolving dynamic and reflect on all the missed chances for peace that would have left Ukraine with more territory...

11/4/22 Ted Snider: The US Admits Iran Isn’t Building a Nuclear Bomb

Download Episode. Scott brings Ted Snider back on to discuss a major story that nobody but Antiwar.com appears to be covering. The Biden Administration recently declassified its Nuclear Posture Review where it is admitted that Iran is not working towards a nuclear bomb. After a quick discussion about how U.S. nuclear strike policy has evolved since the Cold War, Scott and Snider dig into this bombshell of a story. They reflect back on all the revelations that made it clear the Iran nuclear...

10/31/22 Mike Swanson on our Strange and Troubling Economy

Download Episode. Scott talks with Mike Swanson about the economic mess we find ourselves in. Swanson helps us understand how we got here and why all the traditional “experts” have been so confused. Swanson argues that what happened in the UK with Liz Truss may indicate that governments are no longer able to rely on stimulus to delay economic pain. Scott and Swanson also look to history to help predict what the American economy will look like in the near future.  Discussed on the show: “Fed...