Blowback

Blowback

A podcast about American Empire.

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January 10, 2024 61 mins

Donald Trump cuts a deal with the Taliban — and America begins its withdrawal.



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The Obama administration promises victory in ‘The Good War.’



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December 27, 2023 69 mins

America runs its war in Afghanistan on the cheap — and subcontracts to crooks, kingpins, and gangsters.



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December 20, 2023 65 mins

The Bush administration unleashes the first war of the 21st century.



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December 13, 2023 63 mins

The Afghan jihad spreads to Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.



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December 6, 2023 63 mins

The warlord years, and the rise of the Taliban.



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November 29, 2023 70 mins

Operation Cyclone whips through Afghanistan — until a deal is finally struck.



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November 22, 2023 60 mins

The USSR invades, and the Safari Club kicks things up a notch.



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November 15, 2023 70 mins

The build-up to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.



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August 25, 2023 43 mins

Welcome to Season 4: Afghanistan.



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November 28, 2022 96 mins

The armistice in Korea is supposed to be temporary. But a peace treaty never comes. As decades roll on, the war becomes permanent.



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November 21, 2022 74 mins

Stalemate on the battlefield does not stop the United States from obliterating North Korea.



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November 14, 2022 82 mins

President Truman and his “Big General in the Far East” enter their final standoff over the war.



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November 7, 2022 64 mins

The US threatens to cross the Yalu. The Chinese leadership debates its options in Korea.



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October 31, 2022 64 mins

Gen. MacArthur executes his revenge.



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October 24, 2022 79 mins

With a rightwing, US-backed klepto-case to his South, Kim Il-Sung bets the house.



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October 17, 2022 57 mins

The war before the war on a self-reliant island off South Korea.

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October 10, 2022 66 mins

After a flash of hope post-WWII Korea is divided into North and South.



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October 1, 2022 71 mins

A pocket-sized history of the Korean peninsula, the upstart US and Japanese empires, and World War II.

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A new season, a new story: The Korean War. To listen to the rest of season 3 right now, visit www.blowback.show



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