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Hosted by Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod, MintCast is a watchdog journalism podcast produced by MintPress News that goes behind the headlines of the world's most important stories.

Hosted by Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod, MintCast is a watchdog journalism podcast produced by MintPress News that goes behind the headlines of the world's most important stories.
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United States

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Hosted by Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod, MintCast is a watchdog journalism podcast produced by MintPress News that goes behind the headlines of the world's most important stories.

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English

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Episodes

MintCast Episode 4: The Real Motivation behind Russiagate, the Global War on Journalism and the Hidden Face of American Empire

6/17/2019
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MintCast hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss the latest current events including how U.S. political reactions to Trump’s Iran policy reveal the true motivations behind the Russiagate scandal and how big tech firms are teaming up with government players to suppress and intimidate journalists around the world. Also discussed is the U.S.’ secretive military base in the Chagos Islands. Attention is given to how the native islanders have fought for decades for the right to return to...

Duration:01:08:11

The Neo-Con Push for War With Russia, Iran and Venezuela With Filmmaker Robbie Martin

5/31/2019
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MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin (@FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a key force in Washington for decades and seem to maintain their influence regardless of what...

Duration:00:55:10

MintCast Episode 3: Iran, Chelsea Manning, ElectionGuard and the Embassy Protection Collective

5/24/2019
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MinCast hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss the week’s top stories, including U.S. attempt to escalate the situation in Iran, the unjust re-imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, Microsoft’s new ElectionGuard product and get a first-hand account of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective from Alex Rubenstein. Segment 1: Is a War with Iran Looming? With the failed Venezuela coup, the US turns its attention to war with Iran. John Bolton reportedly ordered the military to prepare an...

Duration:01:09:19

MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

5/10/2019
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MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb were recently joined by Matt Kennard, a journalist at the Latin American Bureau in London who was previously a reporter for the Financial Times and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Mother Jones. The discussion focused first on Kennard’s 2015 book The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs the Masters of the Universe, which recounts Kennard’s experiences as a reporter with the Financial Times and how the media is a key part of the...

Duration:01:24:53

Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden’s Race Problem

5/3/2019
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In this installment of MintCast, Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss recent MintPress headlines such as efforts to exploit the Sri Lankan Easter bombings, next steps for the Yellow Vest movement in France, and the tightening nexus between social media companies and the U.S. government. Special attention is given to the recent failed coup attempt in Venezuela and its implications for Venezuela, U.S. foreign policy, and Latin America as a whole. After reviewing the latest in current events,...

Duration:01:10:21

Interview with Lisa Pease: Revisiting the RFK Assassination is Crucial to Palestinian Rights and BDS Today

5/2/2019
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MintCast recently interviewed Lisa Pease, a researcher, former UN expert witness, and author of the recently released book A Lie Too Big To Fail, which has been hailed as the “Magnum Opus of Robert F., Kennedy assassination research.” She spent 25 years researching this book and her research skills and exhaustively documented findings have even been praised by members of RFK’s family such as by his son Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and, more recently, the Washington Post. In the first part of this...

Duration:01:16:40

Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

4/19/2019
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Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.

Duration:01:02:51