Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
About This Show
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi gives a refreshingly provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.Read more »
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Will the U.S. Ever Give Up Its Nukes?
5 days ago
This week Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state, raising the prospect that the repressive dictatorship might finally take steps toward dismantling its nuclear program. But there’s something missing from the conversation: the fact that the United States itself is sitting on the world’s most powerful stockpile of nuclear weapons. Beatrice Fihn, the director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense under President Clinton, join Mehdi to discuss the nuclear threat closer to home.Read more »
Rated 3 out of
My only gripe is that this was way too short. I'd be willing to listen to a podcast that lasted an hour, if it was truly informative. A suggestion for the future: could you perhaps highlight the few media outlets that actually do report on poverty in America (if there are any)?
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of
Great current events show
Mehdi Hasan is a first-rate interviewer. His show is engaging and substantive and offers a point of view that isn't available elsewhere.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of
Mehdi Hasan is a wonderfully entertaining explainer. Another great podcast from The Intercept!
Date published: 2018-04-05