Rational Security

Some Fun New Podcasts from Spaghetti on the Wall

By Benjamin Wittes
Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:44 AM

I have this little experimental podcast company I started with two friends: Shane Harris and Jennifer Howell. Most of its work is not related to Lawfare, but sometimes we do shows of potential interest to the Lawfare readership, and I try to post those when we do. One of those is the weekly show, Rational Security, the latest episode of which is now out:

But we also recently launched a different show, called The Chess Clock Debates, two of the first three episodes of which may be of interest. The Chess Clock Debates is a form of moderatorless debate between two people, in which a chess clock provides the mechanism of distributing time and determining whose turn it it to speak. Our second episode pitted Shane against fellow Daily Beast journalist James Kirchick on the question of the reporter's privilege---a matter Jack and I have recently been writing about:

The third episode, released yesterday, features my Brookings colleague Suzanne Maloney debating the Hudson Institute's Michael Doran on the question of whether President Obama has a secret Iran strategy---a subject Doran discussed at length in this article in Mosaic.