Foreign Policy recommends: Vice News’ “Chapo.”
In our last Foreign Policy Playlist episode in May, we feature Vice News’ Chapo: Kingpin on Trial. It’s a miniseries that explores the impact of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán by sharing the stories of people who were caught up in the joint U.S. and Mexican drug war.
Episode seven of Chapo follows the violence that came after El Chapo was arrested and extradited to the United States. Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon talks to Chapo’s host Keegan Hamilton about how they put together the episode and how they treated a story that affected a member of their own team.
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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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On this episode of FP Playlist, we feature an episode from The Atlas Obscura Podcast, a daily show that seeks to capture the stories of unique and wondrous places around the world—in 15 minutes or less.
Extremism and the German Military
Host Amy Mackinnon speaks with Times Berlin bureau chief Katrin Bennhold on the infiltration of far-right extremism in Germany’s security services.
How Quality Child Care Is Changing Lives for Women and Children in Kenya
This week we highlight FP’s newest limited series: Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women, or HER♀ for short.
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