Podcasts

Lawfare currently hosts four podcasts, one produced by our staff (The Lawfare Podcast), and three produced independently (Rational SecuritySteptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, and The Jihadology Podcast). On this page, you can browse and listen to all of the podcasts we host. 

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The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: The American Defense Economy and the Future of American Prosperity

As observers of the defense industry will know, recent developments, such as sequestration and contractor consolidation, have squeezed the American defense industry, resulting in the scraping of long-term research and development projects for short-term cost savings. While the effects of defense budget cuts and their impact on national security is often discussed, much more rarely talked about is how defense budgetary pressures will effect the overall strength of the American economy.

Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Rested But By No Means Ready" Edition

The Rational Security team is back in in action this week. Shane is back from Maine. I'm back from Israel. And Tamara is back from not being away. On this week's show, the top ISIS fighter in U.S. custody is being transferred to Iraq. What does  it mean, Shane wonders, for the U.S. justice system and the future of detainee policy in the war with ISIS? Two years after the first Snowden leaks, Tamara asks, are we over the idea of the idealistic whistleblower?

The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Silent Circle's Mike Janke on Encryption, Going Dark, and Corporate Responsibility

Mike Janke, former Navy SEAL, former CEO and founder of a private security company and current chairman of Silent Circle, joins us for a discussion of encryption, technology, public policy and corporate responsibility.

Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Empty Chair" Edition

On this week's episode, Shane abandons Tamara and me and goes on vacation. His empty chair is filled by Dan Byman, who brings a large Yemeni dagger and a National Counterterrorism Center Calendar, which sparks a discussion of how to categorize terrorist acts that take place within warfare. I talk about the Warafi decision that found the war in Afghanistan isn’t really over—no matter what the president says. And Tamara talks about the president’s Iran speech.

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