1/27/23 James Bamford on the Many Failures of American Counterintelligence

Download Episode. Scott interviews James Bamford about some of the stories he collected for his new book about the collapse of America’s counterintelligence apparatus. They start with Russiagate and talk about how, while the government and media were screeching about imaginary Trump-Russia collusion, the UAE had two spies in the Clinton Campaign. They also talk about how the NSA lost half a billion classified documents containing methods later used for the WannaCry ransomware attacks of 2017,...

1/27/23 Eric Margolis on the Rush to All Out War Over Ukraine

Download Episode. Eric Margolis returns to the show to talk about the war in Ukraine. Scott reflects on some of his early interviews with Margolis about Ukraine back in 2014. Just as he had said back then, Margolis sees some disturbing parallels between the modern tension in Eastern Europe and the build-up to World War One. Scott and Margolis talk about the mission creep happening with the West agreeing to send more and more provocative weapons while Russia claims sovereignty over territory it...

1/27/23 Ryan McMaken on How the Fed Is Ripping Us Off

Download Episode. Ryan McMaken of the Mises Institute joins Scott to discuss the ill effects central banking has on the country. McMaken wrote an article recently pointing out that the Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, is technically bankrupt. Scott has McMaken explains how that’s true and why the costs of a bankrupt Fed are felt by us all. Scott and McMaken also address some common points about inflation made by the left and examine what they get right and where they go wrong. The two...

1/27/23 Ted Snider: Were the Minsk Agreements a Lie?

Download Episode. Scott talks with Ted Snider about former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent claim that the Minsk agreements were never meant to bring peace to the Donbas. Merkel said that instead, they were implemented to give Ukraine time to build up its military. Some are doubting whether Merkel’s comments are true, but Snider explains why this is a big deal whether she’s lying or not. Scott and Snider explore the dynamic around the Minsk agreements and examine the crucial years...

1/26/23 David Swanson on What Russia Could Have Done Instead of Invading Ukraine

Download Episode. Scott brings on David Swanson to discuss the war in Ukraine. Scott and many of his guests have spent a lot of time explaining all the ways the U.S. and NATO unnecessarily backed Russia into a corner. But there are, in fact, plenty of things Moscow could have done to address the situation that didn’t involve invading Ukraine—which has only emboldened NATO and destroyed countless lives and livelihoods. Scott and Swanson also discuss the Rage Against the War Machine rally on...

1/26/23 Kyle Anzalone on Escalations over Ukraine and Zelensky’s “Anti-Corruption” Measures

Download Episode. Kyle Anzalone joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week to go over some of the week's biggest stories. They talked about the German Foreign Minister’s admission that NATO is fighting a war against Russia. Of course we all know that’s the case, but Scott and Anzalone discuss why it’s a big deal that the FM said it out loud and on the record. They then talk about the deal to send heavy tanks to Ukraine and the immediate pivot made by Kyiv and its western supporters to now push...

1/19/23 Ara Sanjian Explains the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Download Episode. Scott speaks with Ara Sanjian, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This is an excellent interview for listeners unfamiliar with the situation. Scott and Sanjian go over the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict more broadly before focusing on the flare-up over Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020 and the state of things today. The conflict also has notable international...

1/19/23 Branko Marcetic: Cables Expose Washington’s NATO Expansion Lies

Download Episode. Scott talks with Branko Marcetic about some cables he recently dug up that show U.S. officials and western governments voicing concern about Russia’s reaction to NATO expansion going back to the 1990s. Marcetic’s work adds to the evidence that shatters the argument that anyone connecting NATO expansion to the February invasion is either an amplifier or victim of a Russian disinformation operation. Scott and Marcetic go over what he found and zoom out to examine the broader...

1/13/23 Bjorn Handeen on Using Local Politics to End the Wars

Download Episode. Scott talks with Bjorn Handeen, a long-time listener who is now the Idaho Republican Party Region 1 Chairman. The two talk about Handeen’s efforts to translate his knowledge of American foreign policy into results by focusing on local politicians. Unlike some of the big names in today’s Congress, politicians on the county and state levels are often totally uninformed about international issues, which can make them relatively open-minded if only you’re able to get in their...

1/13/23 Hunter DeRensis on Defend The Guard in 2023

Download Episode. Hunter DeRensis joins the show to talk about the year ahead in the effort to pass Defend the Guard legislation. DeRensis reviews what the legislation is and where it stands in state legislatures around the country. The two also discuss some recent establishment attacks on the legislation and clear up the myths being used to discredit the bill.  Discussed on the show: PBS News Hour Report on Defend the Guard DefendTheGuard.us BringOurTroopsHome.us TenSevenClub.com Hunter...

1/13/23 Andy Worthington: The US is Still Running an Illegal Prison at Guantanamo Bay

Download Episode. Andy Worthington returns to talk about the 35 men who remain imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay as we pass the 21st anniversary of the prison. Of those 35 men, 20 have already been cleared for release, yet they remain in custody with no release date. Scott and Worthington talk about the shameful history of the prison, consider all the reasons it’s stayed open so long and discuss what must happen for this disgraceful chapter of America’s history to finally be brought to an end....

1/12/23 Matt Taibbi on the Twitter Files, Russiagate and Government Censorship

Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott talks with Matt Taibbi about the latest batch of Twitter Files, released seconds before Taibbi jumped on the line. To start, Scott asks Taibbi to respond to the claim he’s become a right-winger. They then dig into the new Twitter Files thread which details the company and government’s response to Tweets relating to Russiagate. Taibbi frames this new drop in the context of all that’s been revealed so far and explains the overarching theme—that...

1/6/23 Angela McArdle and Nick Brana on the Rage Against the War Machine Rally

Download Episode. Scott talks to Angela McArdle, chair of the Libertarian Party, and Nick Brana, Chair of the People’s Party, about the Rage Against the War Machine rally taking place in Washington D.C. on February 19. The three discuss the slate of speakers, make the case for building single-issue coalitions and explain why this rally is important.  Discussed on the show: RageAgainstWar.com LP.org PeoplesParty.org Angela McArdle is the Chair of the Libertarian Party. Follow her on Twitter...

1/5/23 Ramzy Baroud on Netanyahu’s Return

Download Episode. Ramzy Baroud joins the show to talk about Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power in Israel. Baroud explains where things stand between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people today and warns of the prospect for a hot war in the near future.  Discussed on the show: “Israel: MP says time to 'subdue Palestinians once and for all' in the 'last war'” (Middle East Eye) Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist and is the editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the...

1/5/23 Dave DeCamp on Putin’s Ceasefire and the Strikes on Russian Barracks

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Dave DeCamp of Antiwar.com to run through the latest news about the war in Ukraine. They talk about Putin’s announcement today that Russian forces would be observing a 36-hour ceasefire for Orthodox Christmas. They also touch on the Ukrainian strikes on Russian barracks that killed a number of sleeping soldiers and other news about the ongoing war and the prospects for peace.  Discussed on the show: “No Sign of Peace in Ukraine as New Year Approaches”...