Thanks to the critically acclaimed movie “The Post,” which opens this weekend, the story of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is again part of the public discourse. But there is much more to it than the movie shows, Ellsberg tells WhoWhatWhy in this recent podcast.
A look at how social media’s “charisma of certainty” is changing the nature of warfare.
The artificial intelligence revolution is here. It’s already impacting the economy and the military. It needs to be discussed now in the arena of public policy.
With a cocktail, a cup of coffee, or a friend, here are ten of our 2017 podcasts worth catching up with — or hearing again.
Forty-six years after the release of the Pentagon Papers, Ellsberg reveals another set of documents on how nuclear war might have been waged in the 1950s and 60s.
An overview of Guardian correspondent Luke Harding’s exposé of the 40-year Trump/Russia collusion.
Bill Binney was an NSA analyst whose work was so effective it was shut down. It threatened to derail the gravy train fueled by the kinds of problems he might have solved — including preventing potential terrorist attacks. The contractors and executives riding that train had a motto: “keep the problem going, so the money keeps flowing.”
As the Korean War broke out, Donald Nichols was a major American player for the CIA. He helped launch the South Korean Air Force and picked bombing targets in the North. He ended up a non-person, discredited in the eyes of the US government. This is his story.
There is a lighter side even to serious topics, as WhoWhatWhy Founder Russ Baker demonstrates in a live podcast from the New York Comedy Festival.
Laughing at the world today may not be a cure for anything, but it’s a damn good anesthetic to get us through the holidays.
The campaign chairman of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a long time dirty tricks operative in the business of voter “caging” and voter suppression.
Russ Baker and veteran podcaster Peter B. Collins discuss the downfall and disgrace of New York politician Anthony Weiner, the effect it had on the 2016 presidential election, and what unseen forces may have been working behind the scenes.
Can white people ever really understand the roots of systemic racism in America? And do they want to?
In two short radio interviews, WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker discusses the recent JFK records release.
A look at how the US has favored and funded terror groups since long before 9/11.
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and particularly its aftermath, was the first in a series of high-profile events that triggered an increased level of distrust of government among Americans. The ripples from that day have now turned into a wave, author David Talbot argues.
Economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis blows the whistle on a crisis that led to an international cover-up directed by a circle of incompetent bureaucrats.
WhoWhatWhy’s founder Russ Baker recently sat down for an in-depth interview on a range of important topics, including propaganda, Russiagate, mass shootings, and more.
The Weinstein sexual harassment story is just an example of behavioral patterns that have long been playing out on college campuses.
A surprising link between US foreign policy and violence on America’s streets. Philosopher, cultural critic and author Laurie Calhoun explains what US behavior abroad has to do with domestic gun culture.