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Lawfare currently hosts eight podcasts, two produced by our staff (The Lawfare Podcast, Rational Security), one produced in cooperation with Goat Rodeo (The Report) and five produced independently (the Cyberlaw Podcast, ChinaTalk, the National Security Law Podcast, Tech Tank and Fault Lines). On this page, you can browse and listen to all of the podcasts we host.  

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The Lawfare Podcast: Daniel Richman and Sarah Seo on Law Enforcement Federalism

Daniel Richman and Sarah Seo are professors at Columbia Law School, and they are co-authors of a recent article on Lawfare entitled, "Toward a New Era for Federal and State Oversight of Local Police." Benjamin Wittes sat down with them to discuss the article, the history of the federal-state relationship in law enforcement, how the feds came to play an oversight role with respect to police departments, the limits of that role inherent in the cooperative relationship tha


ChinaTalk: DARPA and How to R&D Right

Ben Reinhardt, an independent researcher and robotics PhD, discusses why DARPA has so many hits to its name; why NASA wasted the past two decades; what needs to be subtracted from the U.S. research ecosystem; and sci-fi book recommendations.

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The Lawfare Podcast: The Empire (Facebook) Strikes Back (at the Oversight Board’s Trump Decision)

If you’ve listened to this show, you've probably read a fair number of news stories—and maybe even listened to some podcast episodes—about the Facebook Oversight Board’s recent ruling on the platform’s decision to ban President Trump’s account. The board temporarily allowed Facebook to keep Trump off the platform, but criticized the slapdash way Facebook made that call and provided a long list of recommendations for Facebook to respond to.


The Lawfare Podcast: Michel Paradis on Sexual Assault and Reforming the Military Justice System

For years, Congress and the Defense Department have debated how best to handle the pernicious problem of sexual assault in the military. Now, a bipartisan majority in the Senate appears to have settled on a set of reforms that would make unprecedented changes to the military justice system. But do these changes actually get at the root cause of the military sexual assault problem? Or do they simply put at risk the command structure that is often seen as a pillar of military effectiveness? To discuss these issues, Scott R.


The Lawfare Podcast: Alicia Wanless on What's Wrong with the Discussion of Influence Operations

Alicia Wanless is the director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and she has a beef with the current debate over influence operations. Put simply, we don't really know what works in countering them, and the studies of the subject all seem to be case studies using different methodologies and examining different things.


ChinaTalk: In-Q-Tel on Chips, CFIUS, and The Valley of Death

Dr. Yan Zheng, senior technical staff specializing in microelectronics at In-Q-Tel, discusses what it's like to invest in startups for the CIA and the rest of the U.S. intelligence community; what's broken in the early stage chip ecosystem and how to fix it; hy the US government should consider expanding its direct investments in hard tech companies; how the U.S. needs to counterbalance CFIUS with carrots; how anti-Asian violence has influenced the research community.


The Lawfare Podcast: Ryan Hass on the U.S.-China Relationship

Bryce Klehm sat down with Ryan Hass, a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. Ryan is the author of the new book, "Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence." The book is informed by Hass's experience as a foreign service officer in China and by his time in the Obama administration, where he served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the National Security Council.

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