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A podcast about American Empire.

57 Episodes
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Donald Trump cuts a deal with the Taliban — and America begins its withdrawal.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Obama administration promises victory in ‘The Good War.’Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
America runs its war in Afghanistan on the cheap — and subcontracts to crooks, kingpins, and gangsters.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Bush administration unleashes the first war of the 21st century.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Afghan jihad spreads to Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The warlord years, and the rise of the Taliban.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Operation Cyclone whips through Afghanistan — until a deal is finally struck.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
S4 Episode 3 - "The Trap"

S4 Episode 3 - "The Trap"

2023-11-2201:00:451

The USSR invades, and the Safari Club kicks things up a notch.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The build-up to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Welcome to Season 4: Afghanistan.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
S3 Episode 10 - "The Host"

S3 Episode 10 - "The Host"

2022-11-2801:36:323

The armistice in Korea is supposed to be temporary. But a peace treaty never comes. As decades roll on, the war becomes permanent.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Stalemate on the battlefield does not stop the United States from obliterating North Korea.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
President Truman and his “Big General in the Far East” enter their final standoff over the war.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
S3 Episode 7 - "Mao's Poem"

S3 Episode 7 - "Mao's Poem"

2022-11-0701:05:481

The US threatens to cross the Yalu. The Chinese leadership debates its options in Korea.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Gen. MacArthur executes his revenge.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
With a rightwing, US-backed klepto-case to his South, Kim Il-Sung bets the house.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The war before the war on a self-reliant island off South Korea.Soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/album/4e9hkmGdDhycmgcGKe3bF0?si=d97_H1fvS5CV84ZvcEhZqQAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
After a flash of hope post-WWII Korea is divided into North and South.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
A pocket-sized history of the Korean peninsula, the upstart US and Japanese empires, and World War II.Soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/album/4e9hkmGdDhycmgcGKe3bF0?si=d97_H1fvS5CV84ZvcEhZqQAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
A new season, a new story: The Korean War. To listen to the rest of season 3 right now, visit www.blowback.show Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Comments (26)

Will Shogren

lol, that stupid Polack.

Mar 18th
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Will Shogren

I bet Condy was fine as hell in college.

Jan 31st
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Trent Eckstaine

Season 4 was awesome. The best yet.

Dec 24th
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Venice Lockjaw

really difficult to follow.

Apr 9th
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Will Shogren

David Brooks and Thomas Friedman should literally be in prison.

Dec 11th
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Will Shogren

Dissent is still garbage as evidenced by their collaborative endeavors with the Know Your Enemy libs, among other things.

Dec 11th
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Will Shogren

dude, i would beat the absolute shit out of someone if they tried to stoploss me.

Dec 10th
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Will Shogren

"latinx" lol. Also, Black August was a blatant fucking op and the rappers involved were dimwits.

Dec 6th
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Alvaro A. Fuentes

the internment camps in north Korea was built by American backed fascist. I'm not surprised

Oct 17th
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WildWolf

Kinda lost interest in even listening to this one once you said you have the rest behind a paywall.

Aug 27th
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ncooty

It's a shame that this podcast seems intent on being melodramatic counter-propaganda. I wonder if its producers think it conveys any version of the truth or that it's merely a counterbalance to other lies.

Aug 17th
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ncooty

This seemed like the least-reasonable, most propagandistic episode of the series. It's so bad, it greatly erodes the credibility of the podcast as a whole.

Dec 8th
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ncooty

Very unfortunate audio quality on the phone interviews. Really hope you guys can improve it in the future.

Nov 30th
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ncooty

@1:11:29: Broken audio? Botched cut? This section seems to make no sense.

Nov 20th
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ncooty

@1:00:37: Strange that when you say, "least of all," you almost always seem to intend the opposite of what that phrase means.

Nov 20th
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ncooty

Very unfortunate audio quality in some of the interviews.

Nov 20th
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ncooty

The relentless cut-ins of uncited memes, movie-clips, etc. come across as childish attempts at inside jokes to signal that you're cool. Cut the puerile crap and just report.

Nov 16th
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ncooty

@23:08: It undercuts the show's credibility a bit to use a phrase such as "on Ramadan" (versus "during Ramadan"), as if Ramadan were a day. It's the sort of subtle mistake one makes when they don't know what they're talking about.

Nov 11th
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Michael

15:32 This detail about the music festival is great.

Nov 4th
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Shekutta

Simping for Saddam and then calling Shah "Huge piece of shit" OMEGALUL. Iran didn't turn to dictatorship after 1953 coup actually. constitutional monarchy exist way beyond that.

Oct 21st
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