America's Military Is Too BigListen now (31 min) | One percent of the U.S. population serves in the armed forces yet the Pentagon commands an incredible budget. And what do we get …
America's Liaison to the Taliban on What Went WrongListen now (32 min) | The facts on the ground are undeniable. The U.S. is out, the Taliban is back in. The end was ugly and there were plenty of ugly s…
Space: Final Frontier or Billionaire's Playground?Listen now (34 min) | Space… Is it still the final frontier? And does anyone really care about it anymore, aside from a few billionaires and maybe a mi…
The Drones of the Vietnam WarListen now (37 min) | A special production of Angry Planet and David Axe explores how a group of scruffy contractors pioneered the use of drones during…
A Brief History of Politicians Lying About AfghanistanListen now (40 min) | Afghanistan. If you’re listening to this show you’ve probably been following the news. Despite what the Pentagon or White House w…
The Human Cost of the Tigray ConflictListen now (32 min) | Tigray. The Ethiopian border region has been at war since November of 2020. It’s a complicated conflict with multiple sides, accu…
When the Soviets Fled AfghanistanListen now (53 min) | Conquerors and nations have been trying to rebuild Afghanistan in their own image for thousands of years. The U.S. is just the la…
Angry Planet is going on a brief Summer break! Jason is traveling god knows where, Kevin is enjoying life in Hawaii, and Matthew is closing all the shu…
Why We Love Stories of Decline and Why They're DangerousListen now (49 min) | Are we living in a declining empire in need of renewal? Maybe. But one thing to keep in mind? Romans thought the same thing centu…
What's Behind the War in TigrayListen now (25 min) | Ethiopia is an ancient country whose modern borders have been shaped by war and internal strife. Governments have included an emp…
On the Assassination of Haiti's PresidentListen now (36 min) | Life in Haiti has rarely been easy. It’s the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Corruption is rampant. And it’s been inva…
America's Moral Duty to Afghan InterpretersListen now (32 min) | America is leaving Afghanistan. President Joe Biden has set a September 11th withdrawal date and things are continuing apace. As …