Rational Security

A New Podcast: "Rational Security" with Shane Harris and Some Witteses

By Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:51 PM

For the last few months, I've been plotting with some friends to start an experimental podcast company. The company is entirely separate from Lawfare, but one of our productions---which goes live today---may be of interest to Lawfare readers and I'll be posting it weekly, much as we do with the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast.

Rational Security is a new weekly podcast, hosted by Shane Harris of the Daily Beast, and featuring both me and my Brookings colleague and wife, the Middle East scholar Tamara Cofman Wittes. The show is an attempt to integrate national security and Middle East and foreign policy conversations---and to have a lot of fun while we do so. The show follows an unusual format. Each episode, the three of us each bring one text and one object, and we do a kind of show and tell---talking about the texts and explaining why the objects matter, where they comes from, and they represent. If you're a fan of the Lawfare Podcast, we hope you'll check out Rational Security.

While you're at it, you might enjoy a separate podcast by my uncle, the great polar explorer Jon Turk, on "Exploring Deep Wilderness."