Rational Security, Episode #155: The “Ben Sucks and Also a Lot of News Happened” Edition

Special Counsel Robert Mueller zeroes in on a mysterious Lebanese businessman. What do elections in Italy portend for democracy in Europe? And North Korea signals it’s willing to cut a deal with the U.S.

Shannon is contemplating the security implications of Barbra Streisand and her cloned dogs.

Tamara shares a slide show of her trip to Riyadh.

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Rational Security, Episode #151: The “I Love a Parade” Edition

Is the intelligence oversight process as we know it dead? We delve into the education of Kim Jong Un. And FBI emails show that the White House misled the public about the reaction to Jim Comey’s firing.

The gang shares one object lesson of joy, on Susan’s behalf.

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Rational Security, Episode #147: The “Bloody Nose” Edition

The Trump administration signals it may launch a military strike on North Korea—or not. The U.S. announces it’s cutting aid to Pakistan. And the originator of the Steele dossier tells his side of the story.

Ben starts a dating service.

Tamara says goodbye to a friend.

Susan shares the CIA director’s fudge recipe.

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Rational Security, Episode #141: The “Mother May I Launch a Missile” Edition

Should the president have the sole authority to launch nuclear missiles? President Trump designates North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. And the “grownups” in charge of national security are exhausted.

Ben is thankful that Baby Cannon has a new uncle.

Susan is thankful for the men and women of the intelligence community. And for her fellow podcasters.

Tamara is thankful for our student listeners.

Shane is thankful for his mom.

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Rational Security, Episode #122: “The Smoke and the Gun” Edition

The first signs of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia emerge. State Department employees say they’re uncertain about the future of their work under the Trump administration. And the president is facing a crisis in North Korea as he prepares to meet with world leaders, including Vladimir Putin.

Shane thinks the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can solve all kinds of problems.

Ben and Baby Cannon are drawing up targets.

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