7/25/22 Dave DeCamp on Ukraine, Taiwan, Iran and his New Podcast

Download Episode. Scott interviewed Antiwar.com News Editor Dave DeCamp earlier this week. First, they discussed DeCamp’s new podcast — Antiwar News with Dave DeCamp. The show runs every weekday and highlights the most important foreign policy headlines of the day. It’s an indispensable resource for anyone looking to stay up to date on the news without the dishonest spin of the mainstream corporate media. Scott and DeCamp then dig into how the war in Ukraine is progressing. They also touch on...

7/22/22 Jeff Deist on Inflation, the Housing Market and the Death of Savings

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Jeff Deist, the President of the Mises Institute, to discuss the bizarre economic moment we are living through. Deist puts into perspective the historic levels of economic stimulus that the Federal Reserve injected into the economy in 2020. The intervention was unprecedented in both scale and speed, and we’re already feeling the effects. Scott and Deist talk about the state of housing markets and where in the past we should look to better understand where...

7/22/22 Kyle Anzalone on the Ukraine-Russia Grain Deal and the Evolving State of the War

Download Episode. Kyle Anzalone is back this week on Antiwar Radio to update us on all things Ukraine. Anzalone explains the grain deal both sides reached after Turkey hosted negotiations. If honored, the deal is expected to free up 22 million tons of wheat. Next, Anzalone lays out how the battle lines are evolving after Foreign Minister Lavrov announced Russia has expanded its objectives beyond the Donbas region. There’s also some good news about deals between Russia and the EU which will...

7/22/22 Doug Bandow on Biden’s Saudi Trip and Awful Middle East Policy

Download Episode. Scott talks with Cato Institute Senior Fellow Doug Bandow about an article he wrote recently for The American Conservative. Bandow gives his take on Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia. He thinks the Saudis were purposefully disrespectful to the U.S. President and that Biden just took it. Bandow explains the ways Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been changing how Saudi Arabia oppresses its people — rolling back religious tyranny while expanding political tyranny. Finally, Scott...

7/21/22 Hassan El-Tayyab on the Yemen Ceasefire, Biden’s Saudi Trip and a Second War Powers Resolution

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab is back with a big update on the effort to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. There are now War Powers Resolutions in each chamber of Congress, and momentum is building. El-Tayyab points to some concerning developments concerning the fragile ceasefire and Biden’s trip to the Middle East that underscore the importance of getting this done in Congress.  Discussed on the show: Libertarian National Twitter account FCNL.org  Concerned Veterans for America...

7/15/22 Patrick MacFarlane on Adrian Zenz and the ‘Xinjiang Police Files’

Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott is joined by Patrick MacFarlane to discuss the narrative that China is conducting a genocide against the Uyghurs of Xinjiang, its westernmost region. The narrative has become prominent over the past few years, especially with anti-China hawks. But MacFarlane shows that most of the “evidence” of genocide can be traced back to a German anthropologist named Adrian Zenz. Scott and MacFarlane dig into some of the obvious problems with Zenz’s work...

7/8/22 Kyle Anzalone on Recent Developments in Ukraine

Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Kyle Anzalone of the Libertarian Institute and Antiwar.com joins Scott to discuss the status of the war in Ukraine. Anzalone explains how fighting has evolved in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. He then moves down to Kherson in southern Ukraine as well as Snake Island off of the country’s southwest coast. They touch on the absurd amount of weapons and money Western governments have been sending to Ukraine as well as the accuracy of reported...

7/8/22 John Kiriakou on Vault 7, Robert Grenier and Bin Laden’s Escape at Tora Bora

Download Episode. Scott is joined by CIA officer turned whistleblower turned political commentator John Kiriakou to discuss the trial of Joshua Schulte, the man accused of leaking the CIA’s Vault 7 program to Wikileaks. Schulte denies being involved in the leak. His next trial is fast approaching. Kiriakou explains how the Justice Department also accused Schulte of having child pornography on his computer, although they walked it back when the judge requested they actually press charges. Scott...

7/1/22 Alan MacLeod on the Alarming Number of Ex-FBI Agents Working at Twitter

Download Episode. Scott talks with Alan MacLeod about the reporting he’s done on the surprising number of former FBI agents who have joined the content moderation department at Twitter. He runs through some specific examples of people who have spent their careers working for the Bureau before pivoting to join the tech company. He also talks about the research he’s done into Facebook, Google, TikTok and Reddit.  Discussed on the show: “The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter is Hiring an Alarming...

7/1/22 Diego Rivera on Defend the Guard and the Art of Effective Activism

Download Episode. Scott interviews Diego Rivera, a veteran and activist, to talk about Defend the Guard legislation. The bill, which has been introduced in nearly all the State Legislatures, aims to block the deployment of National Guard troops to foreign combat operations unless Congress actually declares war. Rivera details the new initiative Bring Our Troops Home, the group behind Defend the Guard, is rolling out to train people in the art of effective political activism. Scott and Rivera...

7/1/22 Shireen Al-Adeimi: The Ceasefire in Yemen is Not Enough

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Shireen Al-Adeimi to discuss the war in Yemen. They talk about the War Powers Resolution in Congress and the Ramadan ceasefire, which is holding for now. Al-Adeimi points out that the Saudis dropping their support for former President Hadi was not actually a step towards peace. Instead, they turned to a “council” made up of rival warlords who appear destined to use violence in their disputes rather than diplomacy. But, she points out, the Saudis cannot...

6/30/22 Hassan El-Tayyab on the Tripartisan Campaign to End the War in Yemen

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab is back to provide an update on our effort to end U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen. There is currently a War Powers Resolution in the House of Representatives with a Senate version on the way. Scott points out that Biden is headed to Saudi Arabia soon to ask Crown Prince bin Salman for oil. We need to do everything we can to force U.S. military support off the negotiating table before he even lands in Riyadh. Call 833-STOPWAR right now to get connected...

6/27/22 Dan Steinbock: How Hawkish Democrats Make Money Pushing War

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Dan Steinbock to discuss an article he wrote about the network of Democratic organizations running American foreign policy. Steinbock has dug deep into the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and WestExec Advisors, two organizations that have allowed top foreign policy officials to make money cycling between government, think tank and advisory roles. Steinbock also takes a step back and examines how these organizations are connected to weapons...

6/27/22 Dave Decamp on Ukraine, NATO and Antiwar.com

Download Episode. Scott interviews Antiwar.com News Editor Dave Decamp about the recent developments in Eastern Europe. First, they examine Lithuania closing the easement into Russia’s Kaliningrad territory. The move is a dramatic escalation that Scott and Decamp say points to the dangers of war guarantees. Next, they turn to the recent report in the New York Times about the CIA’s presence on the ground in Ukraine. Decamp echoes the Daniel McAdams argument that, by talking with the Times, CIA...

6/20/22 Ramzy Baroud on Israel, Palestine and Mali

Download Episode. Scott is joined by journalist and author Ramzy Baroud to discuss the deterioration of Israeli Politics and the war in Mali. Israel will hold its fifth election in four years after yet another failure to form a government. Baroud gives some background on Israel’s issues and explains why they show that the ideals of its founders have collapsed. Scott and Baroud also discuss the war in Mali, examining how a seemingly simple intervention by NATO into Libya brought about deadly...