Silicon Valley's Will to PowerListen now (48 min) | Power. Who has it, who wields it, and what do they wanna do with it. I’d say this is one of the major themes of Angry Planet. Wit…
ICYMI: The Air Force's Chicken CannonListen now (30 min) | When the United States Air Force tests a new aircraft it needs to make sure it won't crash should a stray bird slam into the plan…
Ukraine on the BrinkListen now (42 min) | Ukraine. It started with pro European protests in the Winter of 2013. Then came the annexation of Crimea, the little green men, I…
The Insecurity of Xi JinpingListen now (33 min) | Control the past and they’ll throw in control of the future for free. This month China’s Communist Party has rewritten its offici…
How Militaries Camouflage Their Carbon EmissionsListen now (34 min) | Militaries around the world are preparing for climate change. That’s true even in countries where politicians are indifferent to …
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For Geek's Eyes Only: Asimov's FoundationListen now (40 min) | Warning—this episode is going to be a geeky one. After all, I named my older son after Isaac Asimov. Asimov began his Foundation …
Hawaii's Place at the Crossroads of EmpireListen now (23 min) | Hawaii. America’s latest state is a tropical paradise, a vacation hotspot, and an important strategic military asset. If you’ve n…
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Patrolling the 7 Seas Isn't CheapListen now (39 min) | Sea power was the secret of the Phoenicians, the Greeks - even the landlubber Romans when they took the upper hand against Cartha…
Some Dogs Have Fleas, These Have GunsListen now (31 min) | Robot dogs running around guns tied to their back? Is that the future of war or a really crappy science fiction movie from the 19…
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