Introducing First Person, Foreign Policy’s New Flagship Podcast
Weekly episodes will feature interviews with people who have participated in world events.
‘They Took Them Quietly. All of Them Are in Jail Today.’
On the podcast: A woman who challenged the Saudi regime by getting behind the wheel of a car speaks out.
In Negotiations With Iran, ‘There’s Always One More Thing’
On the podcast: Wendy Sherman recounts the grueling path to the Iran nuclear deal.
The Spanish Fraud
On the podcast: Javier Cercas’s new book on the man who impersonated a Holocaust survivor.
The Bombings the World Forgot
On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.
Talking to the Taliban
On the podcast: American journalist Ashley Jackson wanted to learn more about Taliban leaders. So she donned a burqa and knocked on their doors.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
On the podcast: An American who was in Turkey during the coup attempt is accused of being one of the plotters.
The Lesson of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The last big American trade war was in 1930. It ended badly for everyone.
Why Did an Israeli Intelligence Firm Spy on a Former Obama Official?
On our podcast: Colin Kahl was targeted by Black Cube, the same company Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein hired to discredit his accusers.
He Didn’t Know the Klan Handshake. It Almost Cost Him His Life.
On our podcast: Journalist Vegas Tenold describes the six years he spent with white supremacists.
Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer, but Regime Insiders Will Profit
On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.
The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The United States’ last big trade war was in 1930. It did not end well.
‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’
On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.
The Woman Who Defied Iran
On the podcast: Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement.
When Ronnie Met Mikhail
On our podcast: As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War.
Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.
On our podcast, how a country scores two goals in the soccer tournament and finds redemption.
They Took the Children for a Bath and Never Brought Them Back
On our podcast: An immigration lawyer tells harrowing stories of asylum-seekers at the southern U.S. border.
He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing Its Torture Program. So He Took It.
On our podcast: A Senate investigator who exposed the agency’s torture secrets tells his story.
Stalin Falsified the Data, Then Killed the Statisticians
How the Soviet Union facilitated the famine of the 1930s that killed millions of Ukrainians, then buried the evidence.