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Make "off the radar" a thing of the past. The Rostrum, the podcast by the editors of the Octavian Report, showcases need-to-know intel and eclectic ideas to keep you ahead of the curve.

Make "off the radar" a thing of the past. The Rostrum, the podcast by the editors of the Octavian Report, showcases need-to-know intel and eclectic ideas to keep you ahead of the curve.
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Make "off the radar" a thing of the past. The Rostrum, the podcast by the editors of the Octavian Report, showcases need-to-know intel and eclectic ideas to keep you ahead of the curve.

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Episodes

How to Solve Climate Change Right Now

1/10/2019
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Weather disasters driven by climate change racked up $180 billion in damage in 2018. The solution? Nuclear energy, says Amherst's Joshua Goldstein. The post How to Solve Climate Change Right Now appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:14:58

HW Brands on Webster, Calhoun, and Clay

1/1/2019
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The "Great Triumvirate" once dominated American politics. We spoke with HW Brands about their legacy for this week's podcast. The post HW Brands on Webster, Calhoun, and Clay appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:17:20

Jason Stanley Explains How Fascism Works

12/24/2018
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For many, the spectacle of power Trump creates echoes uncomfortably the fascist politics of 20th century Europe and elsewhere. The post Jason Stanley Explains How Fascism Works appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:17:14

Trump vs. the 25th Amendment

12/17/2018
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A drafter of the 25th Amendment talks Donald Trump, American politics, the midterms, Mueller, and the Equal Rights Amendment. The post Trump vs. the 25th Amendment appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:58

Can We Learn from the Fall of the Roman Republic?

11/27/2018
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Is the American republic like Rome's? For this week's podcast we spoke with Edward Watts, author of Mortal Republic, to see if that comparison makes sense. The post Can We Learn from the Fall of the Roman Republic? appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:27:38

When Hitler Had Friends in America

11/13/2018
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For this week's podcast we spoke with historian Bradley Hart about Hitler and his American friends. The post When Hitler Had Friends in America appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:22:52

The Midterms Are Over. Now What?

11/8/2018
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Democrats control the House. The GOP controls the Senate. For this week's podcast, we spoke to Noah Rothman about what the midterms mean. The post The Midterms Are Over. Now What? appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:34

“Mister Kurd” Speaks on Kurdistan and the U.S.

10/24/2018
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For this week's podcast, we spoke with Rahim Rashidi, "Mr. Kurd" himself. The post “Mister Kurd” Speaks on Kurdistan and the U.S. appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:11:03

Elliot Ackerman on Waiting for Eden

10/16/2018
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For this week's podcast, we spoke with the National Book Award finalist about his new novel, war, marriage, and everything in betwe The post Elliot Ackerman on Waiting for Eden appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:18:54

The Battle for Pluto

10/10/2018
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Pluto has been the subject of recent controversy, with scientists demoting it from plant to dwarf planet. Philip Metzger, a planetary physicist as the University of Central Florida, says this new classification is dead wrong. The post The Battle for Pluto appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:25:01

Octavian at the 2018 Concordia Summit

10/2/2018
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The Concordia 2018 summit was great. Vibrant, weighty, and filled with fascinating people. We are delighted to have been there and spoken to two of the most interesting for this week's Rostrum. The post Octavian at the 2018 Concordia Summit appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:25:42

Why Plants Don’t Like Being Eaten

9/18/2018
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Bad news, vegetarians. Turns out plants don't like being eaten any more than animals. The post Why Plants Don’t Like Being Eaten appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:02

Right-wing populism isn’t about economics

9/11/2018
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We spoke for this week's podcast with Eric Kaufmann, an expert on where politics and identity intersect. The post Right-wing populism isn’t about economics appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:23:52

Why Elephants Hardly Ever Get Cancer (And What It Means For Us)

9/4/2018
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For this week's podcast we spoke with with Vincent Lynch about cancer rates and body size. The post Why Elephants Hardly Ever Get Cancer (And What It Means For Us) appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:16

Henri J. Barkey on the Turkish Crisis

8/22/2018
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Henri J. Barkey on the Turkish Crisis Turkey is facing an economic crisis — its lira has fallen almost 40 percent this year — and its relations with the U.S. are under severe strain, with gunfire near the American embassy on Monday ... The post Henri J. Barkey on the Turkish Crisis appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:28:23

Why There Is No Immigration Crisis

6/29/2018
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We spoke with Andrew Selee, the president of the Migration Policy Institute, to talk about the political, economic, and social forces driving migration to the U.S. and where things go from here. The post Why There Is No Immigration Crisis appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:58

Understanding the Spanish Election

6/6/2018
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Spain's former national security advisor Rafael Bardaji explains it all for you in this week's podcast. The post Understanding the Spanish Election appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:16:01

How to Understand the Iraqi Elections

5/22/2018
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We spoke with Iraq expert and author of The Unraveling Emma Sky about what al-Sadr's victory means and how the Iraqi political landscape is shifting. The post How to Understand the Iraqi Elections appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:23:01

Why Rubik’s Cube Explains the Modern Economy

5/15/2018
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The story of Phil Yu's company is the story of American innovation writ small. The post Why Rubik’s Cube Explains the Modern Economy appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:20:17

What We Know About The North Korea Summit

5/9/2018
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For this week's podcast, we spoke with Evans Revere, one of the most respected and experienced Asia policy veterans in the U.S., about what to expect from the summit. The post What We Know About The North Korea Summit appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:22:28