A former foreign-policy advisor looks back at the 2008 U.S. presidential election campaign.
This week we’re giving our listeners a chance to hear a different podcast, this one produced by our friends over at the Center for a New American Security. The show is called Stories From the Back Channel, and it looks at some of the most important national security issues of our time. In this episode, host Ilan Goldenberg interviews Richard Fontaine about his job as a foreign-policy advisor to Sen. John McCain during the 2008 U.S. presidential election campaign. We’ll be back next week with a new episode of First Person.
About First Person: Each week on First Person, we conduct a narrative-driven conversation with one person whose experience illuminates something timely and important about our world. Our guests tend to be people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell their story, not just offer analysis. First Person is hosted by FP deputy editor Sarah Wildman. Sarah is an award-winning journalist whose stories have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Vox and the New Yorker online. She is the author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind. See All Episodes
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Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But here at Foreign Policy, we get them to open up. On I Spy, we hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, who kill adversaries, who turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling the story of one operation.