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Podcast Show #100: The Black Hole Called Guantanamo

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Andy Worthington Journalist Andy Worthington updates us on Guantanamo, where 85 men cleared for release are still held. We talk about the September death of Adnan Latif, the Yemeni who had languished for 8 years since being cleared by Bush-era officials, the almost 100% denial rate for habeas corpus suits […]

Podcast Show #99: The “Surge” in Iraq & the “Real” David Petraeus

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Pepe Escobar Globetrotting reporter Pepe Escobar returns for a debrief on his recent adventure in the US, talks about the real Petraeus, Benghazi and Gaza and offers us his colorful, informed comments and observations. We start with his recent road trip in the American West at election time, stylin’ in […]

Podcast Show #98: Election, Iran, UN, Syria & More

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Joe Lauria Investigative journalist and foreign affairs correspondent Joe Lauria joins us to discuss the re-election of Obama and its potential foreign policy consequences, the implications of coming elections in Israel, the brewing tensions involving Iran and the regional power-players’ stands, the United Nations, Syria and more. Listen to the […]

Podcast Show #97: Obamney No-Debate Debate, Iran & Beyond!

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Pepe Escobar Our favorite globetrotting investigative reporter, Pepe Escobar, joins us in-studio for the first time, and shares his encyclopedic knowledge on many issues. We largely focus on Iran, which was mentioned 45 times by the candidates, and Romney’s “me-too” message as Obama dominated the exchange and reeled off many […]

Podcast Show #96: Austerity is the Consensus of Both Parties

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Eric Draitser Eric Draitser joins us to define and discuss austerity, what austerity looks like in the US, the fact that austerity is the consensus of both parties, why an anti-austerity movement is essential in the US, and helps us connect what’s happening here to Greece, Italy, and Spain. Mr. […]

Podcast Show #95: The Fight against the National Defense Authorization ACT (NDAA)

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Carl Mayer Carl Mayer returns to update desperate, disingenuous legal maneuvers from the “Justice” Department. Bottom line: unconstitutional detention rules are back in effect. Mayer and his co-counsel Bruce Afran represent Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and other plaintiffs, who won a permanent injunction against the broad, vague detention policies in […]

Podcast Show #94: Murders by Drones & the Horrendous Creation of Judiciary-State Secrets Privilege

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Gareth Porter & Kevin Gosztola Peter B. Collins presents Journalist Gareth Porter and analyst Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake. Porter offers two credible sources that contradict the White House assertions that civilian deaths from drone strikes are few to zero. Like Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness”, this claim is based on the arbitrary […]

Podcast Show #92: The Latest on Syria-Iran-Turkey, and the rarely discussed Kurdish Factor

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Pepe Escobar Roving journalist Pepe Escobar returns to our show to discuss the latest on Syria and Iran. He provides us with his take on Russia’s position, Turkey’s real intentions and internal debate, and the seldom discussed Kurdish factor. Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil is the roving correspondent for Asia […]

Podcast Show #91: the Military Industrial Complex= the top opponent of all that is good & just

The Boiling Frogs Presents David Swanson Author and peace activist David Swanson joins us to discuss our nation’s perpetual war status, the latest in the peace activists’ movement, and the disappearance of Anti-Republicans from the peace movement since Barack Obama’s presidency. He talks about the need to overcome Americans’ understanding of the war machine as […]

Podcast Show #90: The Erosion of the US Constitution

The Boiling Frogs Presents Ray McGovern Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern returns to our show to discuss the erosion of the US Constitution and the absence of public outrage, the illegality of and the expected backlash from US drone strikes, the clear contradiction between the US/Israeli intelligence estimates about Iran’s nuclear program, the lack of […]

Podcast Show #89: Persian Gulf of Strategic Interest to NATO

The Boiling Frogs Presents Rick Rozoff Investigative journalist and NATO expert Rick Rozoff joins us to discuss the largest-ever one-time expansion of NATO membership, NATO’s invitation to the Persian Gulf kingdom to join NATO’s partnership program in the region, and its consideration of Saudi Arabia as a key player in the region. With the threat […]

Podcast Show #88- Karzai Cartel & Its Washington Guardians

The Boiling Frogs Presents Michael Hughes Michael Hughes joins us to discuss his investigative article exposing President Hamid Karzai’s mob boss brother Qayum Karzai, and the subsequent legal threats issued against him and his exposé by the family’s business partners in Washington. He explains how the infamous Karzai brothers, who lived in the United States, […]

Podcast Show #87- The Balochistan Nexus

The Boiling Frogs Presents Eric Draitser Eric Draitser joins us to discuss Balochistan, a region rich in oil reserves and mineral deposits in Southwest Asia bordering Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and a nexus at which diametrically opposing strategic interests converge. He talks about US support for terror groups such as Jundallah and the Baloch Liberation […]

Podcast Show #86- The Passion of Bradley Manning

The Boiling Frogs Presents Chase Madar Chase Madar joins us to discuss his new book The Passion of Bradley Manning, and talk about Manning’s motives, his treatment by the U.S. government and mainstream media, and the political issues brought up by his case. Chase Madar is the author of a new book The Passion of […]

Podcast Show #85: US-Israel War on Iran & the Myth of Limited Warfare

The Boiling Frogs Presents Dr James Petras Professor James Petras returns to our show to discuss the mounting threat of a US-Israeli military attack against Iran and the two-track US war propaganda- one directed at Iran, the other targeting the ‘liberal public’ to confuse and undermine the majority public opinion. He provides us with several […]