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Welcome to the Nutshell Politics podcast, the show where we discuss what YOU need to know about world politics, with the context and depth that the mainstream media glosses over. We'll talk conflict, terrorism, international relations, religious and cultural contexts, and much more! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Welcome to the Nutshell Politics podcast, the show where we discuss what YOU need to know about world politics, with the context and depth that the mainstream media glosses over. We'll talk conflict, terrorism, international relations, religious and cultural contexts, and much more! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support
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Welcome to the Nutshell Politics podcast, the show where we discuss what YOU need to know about world politics, with the context and depth that the mainstream media glosses over. We'll talk conflict, terrorism, international relations, religious and cultural contexts, and much more! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

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Episodes

Episode 33: Peculiar Politics -- the Pig War and the Soccer War

1/14/2019
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In this short episode, we take a quick look at two of the oddest military fights in world history. First, we examine the Pig War between the U.S. and the U.K. over the death of a pig. And second, we look at the Football War, where a soccer match between Honduras and El Salvador is the spark that kicks off a fierce four-day war between the two countries. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:18:17

Episode 32: The Unique America -- U.S. Foreign Policy from Founding to Today

1/7/2019
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A brief overview of U.S. Foreign Policy from our unique founding and early development all the way through today. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:40:43

Episode 31: Spotlight -- FARC terrorists

12/31/2018
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A spotlight episode on another terrorist group, this time in the Americas. FARC, a long-time rebel group in Colombia, gets the special treatment today as we talk about its history, its current state, and many other aspects of their organization. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:27:33

Episode 30: The Famous Christmas Truce of World War One!

12/24/2018
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For Christmas Eve, we just have a brief discussion of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, an unusual and fascinating event that took place during World War I. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:21:03

Episode 29: The Most Forgotten War of the 21st century -- Yemeni Civil War

12/17/2018
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This episode takes a look at the ongoing bloody civil war in Yemen, a war that has often been ignored by the media, and the Saudi-US relationship which has been, in part, fueling this conflict. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:30:53

Episode 28: SPOTLIGHT --> So who WERE the Narodnaya Volya??

12/10/2018
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Today's episode is a special one as we discuss the terrorist group that (no spoilers!) plays a key role in my new mystery novel, SPLINTERED STATE on Amazon. This century-old, defunct Russian anarchist group is a fascinating one from early-modern terrorism in the Russian Empire. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:22:10

AUTHOR READING - Splintered State, by J. Robert Kinney (Chapter 1)

12/7/2018
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A special reading of Chapter 1 of Splintered State, my brand-new mystery novel! If you want to continue the story, the novel is available on Amazon RIGHT NOW in both paperback and Kindle! Thanks so much for your support, y'all! I really appreciate all of you! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:16:44

Episode 27: The G20 Summit and Russia-Ukraine Tensions

12/3/2018
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A brief discussion of the G20 Summit and the big topics that are sure to dominate the headlines, focusing on the US-China spat, Saudi Arabia and the murderous accusations surrounding the death of dissident Jamal Khashoggi, and the major Russian-Ukraine actions. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:24:33

Episode 26: Book Release + APEC Summit Troubles

11/26/2018
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My mystery novel, Splintered State, was released this weekend, both on Kindle and in paperback. Please go check it out on Amazon! It's my 2nd novel published and you can pick up both online! In this episode, we also discuss the recent APEC Summit and some of the issues that happened there that derailed the traditional closing statement, as well as some longer term projects that are causing discord between China and the US and other nations leading into the G-20 Summit in a few days! Become...

Duration:00:22:35

Episode 25: Excelsior! A look at International Politics and Superheroes - A tribute to Stan Lee

11/19/2018
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In this episode, we pay tribute to the man who forever changed the way we view superheroes and left a permanent mark on an entire field of literature, by looking at how superheroes have impacted, and been impacted by, international politics. From Captain America punching Hitler to Hydra to Stan Lee's own military service, we discuss the political side of comic books and how Stan Lee sought to humanize heroes Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support...

Duration:00:26:51

Episode 24: Veterans Day, History and Meaning

11/12/2018
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In this week's episode, we explore Veterans Day. With November 11th this past weekend, I felt it appropriate to take a few minutes to thank veterans and to honor their sacrifices by looking at the history and meaning of this federal holiday. Thank you! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:24:56

Episode 23: Remember, Remember the 5th of November

11/5/2018
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Remember, remember the 5th of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. In today's special November 5th episode, we look at the infamous failed plot by Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes to take down British Royalty and Parliament. We look at the religious history that led to the attack, the politics of the day, its outcome, and the current bonfire & fireworks celebrations we see today regarding the failed attack. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support...

Duration:00:26:36

Special Holiday Episode: Halloween

10/31/2018
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In a *special bonus* episode this week, we take a break from political theory and current political events to examine the history of Halloween and its many traditions: trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, dressing in masks and costumes, even dressing up as politicians. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:30:01

Episode 22: Update on North Korea & Peculiar Politics: Korean Clocks

10/29/2018
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A brief update on some developments on North Korea, which serves as a springboard into one of the oddities of international relations, using clocks as political tools. In this episode of Peculiar Politics, we discuss time zones and how North Korea has wielded time as symbols of statecraft over the last few years, in particular. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:25:46

Episode 21: SPOTLIGHT on Ancient "Terrorists" -> Sicarii, Hashshashin, Thuggees

10/22/2018
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We examine three "precursor terrorist" groups that showed elements of terrorism centuries ago. The Judean "daggermen" of the Sicarii...the feared suicide assassins of the Hashshashin, and the deadly highway robbers, the Thuggees. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:32:47

Episode 20: Who is Jamal Khashoggi & what happened to him?

10/15/2018
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This episode is a look at the recent disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. We discuss a bit of who he is, his background, Saudi Arabia's relationship with the press, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his vanishing on October 2, 2018. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:26:34

Episode 19: Chinese Warship Maneuvers & the South China Sea

10/8/2018
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In celebration of my 1000th download, here's a 2nd episode of the week! We look at a recent current event, a dangerous encounter between US and Chinese ships in the South China Sea. Further, we discuss why this region is so important and what has been happening there over the last four years. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:24:57

Episode 18: Grand Theories of IR, Part 3 - Social Constructivism & others...

10/8/2018
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In this concluding episode of the 3-part series on the major grand theories of International Relations, we examine Social Constructivism & the English School, as well as briefly touch on a few other small ones. We look at claims of these theories, a little history, as well as some implications of them. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:20:01

Episode 17: Grand Theory of IR -- Liberal Institutionalism

10/1/2018
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A look at another grand theory of IR that claims to explain how the world is ordered and operates. This is part two of a series on several perspectives. We look at the claims of liberal institutionalism and its advocates, its history and theorists, some of its implications, one major spin-off theory in Democratic Peace, & a couple potential critiques. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:30:12

Episode 16: Grand Theory of International Politics - REALISM

9/24/2018
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A look at one of the premier theories in Political Science that purports to explain how the world is ordered and how it operates. This is part one of a series on a couple of these perspectives. We look at the claims of the theory, its history and theorists, some of its implications, and a couple potential critiques. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:35:55