My friend and colleague Juliette Kayyem – Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in DHS, and before that the Undersecretary for Homeland Security in Massachusetts – has a great new podcast series called “Security Mom.” Juliette describes the motivation for the series as follows:
Our national dialogue about security can feel like a foreign language: distant and confusing, not to mention scary. I started this podcast to bring the conversation back home. On each episode, you’ll hear me talking with someone in the often inaccessible security world — just my colleagues and friends, many of them fellow parents. We’ll discuss in a very unclassified fashion what we can do to keep our country, and each other, safe — and how we can better equip ourselves for when we can’t. We’ll just tell stories about what we know and what you should know…. I’d love to hear from you as the podcast develops. What are the issues you’re thinking about? How do you prepare your family for the unexpected? I hope you’ll tune in and continue the conversation!
The first episode centers on a discussion with former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis about the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago. Highly recommended.