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Daily Vlogging the Syrian War



Foreign Policy recommends: Vice News’ Source Material.

In this episode of Foreign Policy Playlist we suggest Vice NewsSource Material, a documentary podcast that uses footage taken by people as they lived through major historical moments. 

We spotlight the episode “Vlogging the Syrian War” which is based on video footage captured by Abdullah Jabbar, or AJ, as he documents his and his family’s life in Syria as the war unfolds around them. Our host, Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon, sits down with Source Material’s producer Peter Lang-Stanton about how he and his team approach the production of the podcast.

About Foreign Policy Playlist:  We’re rolling out a new podcast called Foreign Policy Playlist. We hope you’ll give it a listen. Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places.  See All Episodes


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How China Lends

Foreign Policy recommends: The China in Africa Podcast.

China’s Feminist Backlash

Foreign Policy recommends: SCMP's Inside China.

What Was Saddam Hussein Thinking?

Foreign Policy recommends: Al Jazeera’s “Hindsight.”

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