4/14/23 Rick Sterling on Why Zelensky Will Not Take Back Crimea

Download Episode. Scott interviews journalist Rick Sterling about what he learned on a trip to Crimea back in 2016. Sterling explains how the trip came about, who he was able to meet and why it’s convinced him the current regime in Kyiv will not be able to take control over the peninsula.    Discussed on the show: “Why Zelensky Will NOT Take Back Crimea” (Antiwar.com) Rick Sterling is a journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He can be contacted at rsterling1@protonmail.com. This...

4/14/23 Ted Galen Carpenter on the News Media’s Role in the American Empire

Download Episode. Ted Galen Carpenter makes his first appearance on the show as a Senior Fellow at the Libertarian Institute. Scott and Carpenter discuss his most recent book about the news media’s long history of enabling Washington’s disastrous foreign policy. They start with the campaign to get the U.S. involved in World War I and move up to the present day—touching on Vietnam, Iraq War I, Bosnia, Iraq War II, Syria and Ukraine.    Discussed on the show: Unreliable Watchdog by Ted Galen...

4/13/23 Max Blumenthal: MSNBC Goes After the Twitter Files and Israel Descends into Violence

Download Episode. Max Blumenthal joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week to talk about Matt Taibbi’s interview on MSNBC and what’s going on in Israel. They start with Matt Taibbi, who has been the subject of some serious heat from the establishment after his reporting brought attention to the scale of government censorship happening on social media. They talk about Medhi Hasan’s failed attempt to discredit Taibbi’s revelations in an incredibly hostile TV interview. Next they move to Israel....

4/5/23 Matt Taibbi on the Danger of Digital Censorship

Download Episode. Scott was joined by Matt Taibbi this week on Antiwar Radio. They discuss some of Taibbi’s recent reporting on the government-NGO-corporate media joint effort to flag and suppress certain news and opinions that they deem to be disinformation. They take a step back and look at the broader context behind this story and discuss some evidence that the fight against this new digital censorship regime can work.  Discussed on the show: “People Can Win” (Racket News) Insane Clown...

4/4/23 Jeffery Sachs on What Led to War in Ukraine

Download Episode. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University joins the show to discuss the war in Ukraine. First, Scott asks him about his extensive experience telling the truth about American foreign policy on national television. They then take a look back at the important developments that led to this war over Ukraine. They discuss the talks after the fall of the USSR, the Russian interest in the port at Sevastopol, the true beginning of the current war in 2014 and more.  Discussed on the show:...

3/31/23 Josh Rushing on the Persecution of Julian Assange

Download Episode. Journalist Josh Rushing joins Scott to discuss a documentary he produced for Al Jazeera about Julian Assange. Rushing talks about his experience making the documentary, what they focused on and why they produced it now. They run through the many myths people still believe about Assange before getting into the multiple ways he has been targeted by the government and betrayed by many of his fellow journalists.  Discussed on the show: The imprisonment of Julian Assange Scott’s...

3/31/23 Mike Swanson on the Bank Failures and the Strength of the Dollar

Download Episode. Mike Swanson is back on the show to talk about the state of the economy. Scott and Swanson discuss some of the forces behind the recent banking failures and examine how they complicate the Fed’s fight against inflation. They then explore some of the claims being made about the imminent collapse of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Swanson shares his insights on each of these topics and then explains what he thinks is in store for the economy in the near future.  ...

3/30/23 Dave DeCamp on Bakhmut, Nord Stream and the Escalations over Taiwan

Download Episode. Dave DeCamp was back on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss some of the week’s biggest foreign policy news. They discuss Ukrainian President Zelensky’s recent comments about what would happen if Russia takes the eastern city of Bakhmut. They then move on to Seymour Hersh’s report about a joint U.S.-German coverup of the operation to destroy the Nord Stream pipelines. They also talk about the Taiwanese president’s visit to the U.S. and review some of the recent provocative...

3/24/23 Ryan McMaken on Nuclear Weapons and How the Fed Fuels Inequality

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ryan McMaken of the Mises Institute to talk about nuclear weapons and the boom-bust cycle. They begin with a discussion of McMaken's recent article pushing back against common arguments for the production of more nuclear weapons. McMaken argues that, even if you accept the premise that we need nuclear weapons for deterrence, it does not follow that we need thousands of them. They then move on to the economy. They first dig into what’s actually behind...

3/24/23 Ted Snider on the Rapidly Changing World Order

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ted Snider to talk about the real-time shift we are living through from a unipolar order dominated by Washington to a multipolar world where different blocs engage on more equal footing. They start with the war in Ukraine where western officials are doubling down on some of the choices that have thrown Eastern Europe into chaos in the first place. They then zoom out and examine how Washington’s recent foreign policy has driven Russia and China closer...

3/24/23 Kelley Vlahos on Those Most Responsible for Iraq War II

Download Episode. Kelley Vlahos returns to the show to talk about some of the writers, pundits and government advisors most responsible for the invasion of Iraq twenty years ago. Vlahos wrote an article highlighting three awful reflections about the war written recently by some of its biggest cheerleaders—David Frum, Eli Lake and Max Boot. They also discussed a symposium organized by Responsible Statecraft which asked a range of historians, journalists and authors to name the most underrated...

3/24/23 Trita Parsi: America Is Not the Peacemaker in the Middle East

Download Episode. Scott talks with Trita Parsi about an op-ed he wrote in the New York Times on the Saudi-Iranian agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties. Although the agreement does not mark an end to the rivalry between the two governments, it did establish a way to manage that rivalry with words. Also, the talks were brokered by the Chinese government. Parsi explains why this is a big deal. They also talk about the news that the Saudis agreed to resume ties with Syria in talks brokered by...

3/24/23 Dan McKnight on Defend the Guard’s Victory in Arizona and How You Can Help Keep the Momentum Going This Monday

Download Episode. Dan McKnight returns to the show to talk about Defend the Guard’s recent success in Arizona and how you can help bring about another victory this Monday in Texas. Defend the Guard is state-level legislation that bars Congress from deploying National Guard troops to foreign combat operations unless war is formally declared. In other words, it forces Congress to abide by the Constitution. McKnight lays the groundwork for where the fight stands right now after a victory in the...

3/23/23 Kyle Anzalone on Somalia, Ukraine and the Growing Alliance Between Russia and China

Download Episode. Kyle Anzalone was back on Antiwar Radio this week to run through some of the most important foreign policy news. They talked about the famine in Somalia, the ongoing War on Terror, the state of the war in Ukraine, the permanent U.S. garrison being established in Poland, how China and Russia are growing closer, the false notion that Biden is soft on China and the anniversary of the beginning of Iraq War II.  Discussed on the show: “The UN Has a Plan to Curb Hunger But the EU...

3/17/23 Grant F. Smith on How the Saudi-Iran Peace Initiative Is Bad for Israel

Download Episode. Scott talks with Grant F. Smith about an article he recently wrote on the major blow the Saudis dealt Israel by reengaging with Iran. Scott and Smith assess the damage this has done to Israel’s plans for the region. They then discuss whether this major development makes a war against Iran more or less likely.  Discussed on the show: “Israel and its US lobby Dealt Major Blow by China Saudi Iran Peace Initiative” (Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy) How Israel Made...