Foreign Policy Playlist

The Future of War



Foreign Policy recommends: Stories from the Backchannel

This week, Foreign Policy Playlist features Stories from the Backchannel, a podcast from the Center for a New American Security that looks at the drama—and sometimes the tedium—involved in diplomacy and other foreign-policy work.

Foreign Policy Playlist is a weekly curated show hosted by our editor at large Jonathan Tepperman. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or listen on this page.

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 editor at large Jonathan Tepperman 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


More Foreign Policy Playlist episodes:

What Abolishing the Electoral College System Would Mean for Voters

Foreign Policy recommends: American Enterprise Institute's What The Hell Is Going On.

The Coronavirus and the Crisis of Trust

Foreign Policy recommends: Rachman Review from the Financial Times.

Why Are Our Skies Getting Darker?

Foreign Policy recommends: The Council on Foreign Relations’ Why It Matters.

Other Foreign Policy podcasts:

I Spy

I Spy

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.