Rational Security, Episode #136: The “Decertified” Edition

President Trump says Iran is not living up to the “spirit” of the deal to curtail its nuclear program. Russian trolls and propagandists speak out. And an American woman and her family are freed after five years in captivity in Afghanistan.

Julia recommends a new documentary on Russian doping.

Tamara hearts Guam.

Shane recommends a new TV series on the FBI profilers.

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Rational Security, Episode #135: The “Adult Day Care” Edition

A leading GOP senator warns that President Trump risks starting “World War III.” Russia hacks the NSA using popular Russian anti-virus software. And Congress starts the bidding over a key surveillance law.

Shane recalls his own experience with Kaspersky software.

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Rational Security, Episode #134: The “Moron” Edition

President Trump tells Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that he’s wasting his time negotiating with North Korea. A gunman opens fire in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in at least half a century. And an American is being held in Syria as an enemy combatant.

Shane recommends a new podcast.

Tamara also recommends a new podcast!

Ben has a special invitation for the special counsel.

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Rational Security, Episode #133: The “Lady, You Can Drive Your Car” Edition

The Trump administration issues a new, revised travel ban. Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive. And the president tweets about a missile launch that didn’t happen.

Shane’s reading list got a little longer.

Susan spent quality time with our awesome fans.

Ben brings awesome gifts from more awesome fans.

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Rational Security, Episode #132: The “Age of Flynnocence” Edition

Robert Mueller serves warrants in the Russia investigation. Donald Trump makes his first appearance before the UN General Assembly. And Mike Flynn’s work on a private nuclear energy deal raises new questions about conflicts of interest in the Trump administration.

Ben also saw Ty Cobb at a Washington restaurant.

Susan tells you about the worst law ever.

Tamara wants to know, where do you listen to the podcast?

Shane is not amused.

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Rational Security, Episode #131: The “Boris and Natasha Buy a Facebook Ad” Edition

Facebook confirms that a Russian troll farm bought ads during the election cycle. Congress pushes back on the Trump administration’s plan to gut foreign aid and the State Department. And Equifax suffers a massive data breach.

Susan invites you to a par-tay.

Ben has a progress report on Baby Cannon.

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Rational Security, Episode #130: The “Hurricane Alley” Edition

Trump’s lawyers argue that he didn’t obstruct justice when he fired Jim Comey. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley explains how the US could leave the Iran nuclear deal. And the Homeland Security Department faces one of its greatest tests in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, just as a new storm approaches the Florida coast.

Tamara has found the most ill-timed story of the month.

Susan tells us that the Pizza Hut at G’tmo is open for business.

Shane says cat videos are out, and bat videos are in.

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Rational Security, Episode #129: The “No Morka” Edition

Donald Trump was pursuing business in Russia at the same time he was running for president. Two Cabinet secretaries distance themselves from the president. And is it time for the House to start seriously considering impeachment?

Shane’s husband documents the sign of the Apocalypse.

Ben says, “You get a pin! You get a pin! You get a pin!”

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Rational Security, Episode #128: The “Everything Old is New Again” Edition

President Trump unveils his plan for Afghanistan. Cyber Command gets a boost. And Steve Bannon is out at the White House.

Ben is getting all kinds of schwag.

Shane made a family visit.

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Rational Security, Episode #127: The “Fire and Fury” Edition

President Trump warns North Korea not to “make any more threats to the United States” with its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a new crackdown on press leaks. And the Russia investigation heats up with a grand jury and a pre-dawn raid.

A big thank you to our listeners for their Twitter love last week. Check out our Twitter moment of your fabulous cocktail suggestions!

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