Pod Save the World

Assault on the press and democracy in the Philippines

Assault on the press and democracy in the Philippines

Pod Save the World - June 17, 2020 - 1:16:03

An attack on press freedom in the Philippines and what it could mean for the future of their democracy. The two year anniversary of the US-North Korea Singapore summit. Right-wing zealots take over the Voice of America. Fighting between China and India and updates out of Russia. The US threatens to sanction the International Criminal Court (huh?), how right-wing news outlets are being used by foreign intelligence, and Bob Gates and John Bolton sell books. Then Ben talks to Rokhaya Diallo, a French journalist and activist, about the protests against systemic racism and police brutality in France and what's next for President Emmanuel Macron.

Previous Episode

Why policing is better abroad

June 10, 2020 - 1:09:08
Tommy and Ben examine how other countries structure and run their police forces to see if there are policies or tactics the US can adopt...

Next Episode

John Bolton’s sh*tty book

June 24, 2020 - 1:14:36
Tommy and Ben talk through some of the explosive revelations in John Bolton’s book, from supporting the construction of concentration...

About The Show

“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.

Hosted By

Tommy Vietor
Tommy Vietor