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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

GREATEST HITS: International Institutions & the UN

10/7/2019
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This week, we look back at one of my very first (and most popular) episodes. We discuss the concept and role of international institutions, focusing on the United Nations. What are they? What is their purpose? Are they effective? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:30:44

Episode 64: The Resource *Curse*

9/30/2019
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This week, we examine the political science paradox known as the "Resource Curse" or the "Paradox of Plenty". Why do countries with an abundance of a natural resource often have struggling economies? What explains that? Is it a true relationship or is something else happening? And what can be done about it? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 63: Death of a Despot - Robert Mugabe

9/23/2019
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In this week's episode, we discuss the recent death of Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe. A very controversial figure with a past of liberation for the Zimbabwean people, but also a history of violence, racism, corruption, and human rights abuses, Mugabe ruled the nation until 2017 and recently passed away. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:29:54

GREATEST HITS: Terrorist Spotlight -- ISIS

9/16/2019
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In this week's episode, we take a look back at one of the most popular episodes of Nutshell Politics, a show where we discussed the infamous terrorist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:45:37

Episode 62: Economic Systems - A Brief Series, Part 2 (Capitalism vs Socialism!)

9/10/2019
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In this week's episode, we conclude a two week series on economic models in the world by looking at Capitalism and Socialism. This is a bit more technical episode than I normally do, but hopefully it's helpful and informative! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:52:21

Episode 61: Economic Systems - A Brief Series, Part 1

9/2/2019
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In this week's episode, we begin a brief, two-week series on major economic models/systems, culminating next week with a big Capitalism vs Socialism episode. This week, I offer the lead-in by discussing Mercantilism and State Capitalism models. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:35:39

Episode 60: Battle for Hong Kong

8/26/2019
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In this week's episode, we discuss the ongoing Hong Kong protests in their demonstrations against Chinese influence and push for democracy. It's been going on since March/April, so why are they protesting? What do they want? What are the implications of their demonstrations? And what can we expect going forward? I had to record this week in an unusual location, so if the sound quality is a bit different, that's why. I'll be back in my normal spot next week! --- This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:28:04

GREATEST HITS: Four Waves of Modern Terrorism

8/19/2019
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First dropped almost a year ago, in Sept 2018, this episode on the history of modern terrorism is one of my most popular, most downloaded/played of all time. Enjoy! I'll be back with a brand-new episode next week! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:31:41

Episode 59: The Future of Europe & the EU

8/12/2019
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In this week's episode, we talk about some of the cracks we're starting to see in the EU (the debt crisis, mass migration, and Brexit) and what that might mean going forward for the continent and the organization. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:47:58

Episode 58: The Death of Bin Laden...no, not that one!

8/5/2019
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In this week's episode, I provide an update to the story I told on March 4th about the son of infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden. His son, Hamza, was a rising star in terrorist circles and in March, I provided a mini-history of him, but just last week, it broke that he had died. So I discuss the impact of that, but also replay that biography from the previous episode 5 months ago. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this...

Duration:00:30:56

Episode 57: SPOTLIGHT -- The Somali Terrorists of al-Shabaab

7/29/2019
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In this week's episode, we spotlight a terrorist organization that was in the news last week for a brutal terrorist attack in Mogadishu. al-Shabaab is less known than the more infamous al-Qaeda or ISIS, but have been very powerful and violent in East Africa. We discuss who they are, what their ideology is, what they want, and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:37:03

Episode 56: HISTORICAL --> The Missing Submarine Hunter...FOUND!

7/22/2019
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In this week's episode, we look at the story behind the recent discovery of the USS Eagle Boat 56, a submarine chaser patrol boat that was sunk off the coast of Maine during World War II. Missing for nearly 75 years, it was recently found again! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:24:31

Episode 55: The Land without Time -- Sommaroy

7/15/2019
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In this week's episode, we take a fun look at the tiny, Norwegian fishing village of Sommaroy. Situated so far north, it's inside the Arctic circle, they have mounted a half-serious marketing campaign to become the only time zone-free city in the world. Find out why by listening! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:28:18

Episode 54: West Africa and the single currency

7/8/2019
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In this week's episode, we discuss the West African plan to introduce the "eco", a single currency that they seek to share as soon as 2020. What is it? Why are they trying to do this? What implications does this have for the region? And what implications does this have for the world at large? I think you'll find that this "eco" may have more important consequences for global theory and economy than it may seem. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast....

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 53: Palestinian Peace Conference -- How did it go?

7/1/2019
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In this week's episode, we discuss a BRIEF history of the Israel-Palestine conflict to set the stage, then dive into the outcome of the recent conference last week in Bahrain where the US revealed their economic plan toward peace and prosperity in Palestine. Who went? What was discussed? What was the outcome? Why is this important? And where do we go from here? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:35:36

Episode 52: Iran, a Relationship on the Edge

6/24/2019
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In this week's episode, we discuss the relationship between the United States and Iran. We start by briefly touching on the history of the relationship going back to the 1950s, but then focus on the sharp rise in tensions just in the last couple weeks, culminating in Iran shooting down a US drone and America's response. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:41:07

Episode 51: Trump, Bahrain, & the Plan in Palestine

6/17/2019
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In this week's episode, we examine the upcoming conference in Bahrain, hosted by the United States, to improve the Palestinian economy & infrastructure as the first step toward peace. The Palestinians aren't showing up, but what Arab states are planning to attend? What does that mean? What implications does this have for the region? And why is this such a big deal, regardless of success? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app...

Duration:00:32:49

Episode 50: Historical episode - The Normandy Invasion

6/10/2019
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In this week's episode, we pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of D-Day by briefly discussing that fateful day when the Allied forces kicked off the invasion into Normandy. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:23:15

Episode 49: The American Taliban...Free!?

6/3/2019
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In this week's episode, we take a look at the unusual case of John Walker Lindh, the man known infamously as the "American Taliban". Convicted of aiding terrorists and captured in Afghanistan after 9/11, Lindh was released from federal prison after serving 17 years (with 3 years of upcoming probation). We discuss who Lindh was/is and some of the concerns surrounding his release, as well as briefly touching on the implications for our democracy surrounding what to do next. --- This episode...

Duration:00:30:56

GREATEST HITS: Who are the Kurds?

5/27/2019
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In this week's episode, we take a look back at one of the most popular Nutshell Politics episodes, from back in August, where we discussed the Kurdish people, their history, their culture & religions, and their role in the Middle East today. Enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nutshell-politics/support

Duration:00:30:33