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Mike Whitney – Episode 1

support this podcast, donate todayIn this inaugural episode of CounterPunch Radio, host Eric Draitser sits down with CP columnist Mike Whitney for Part 1 of a two part discussion on a host of political and economic issues. They touch on Mike’s recent article in CounterPunch magazine dealing with the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and the economic and political context within which they must be understood. Draitser and Whitney move on to discuss the economic situation in Ukraine, the war in the east of the country, and the West’s motives. Finally, they examine the global strategic situation and the shifting geopolitical calculus with regard to Iran, Russia, and China, and the U.S. countermoves. All this and much more in Episode 1 of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro music provided by the Dr. of the Blues, the man with a PhD in Boogie Woogie, David Vest.

Mike Whitney – Episode 2

support this podcast, donate todayIn Episode 2 of CounterPunch Radio, Eric Draitser and Mike Whitney continue their discussion on a wide range of political and geopolitical issues. They examine the emergence of ISIS and the motivations behind some of its direct and indirect backers, and its impact on events in the region. Eric and Mike provide important context for understanding the true motivations behind the war on Syria, the role of pipelines in shaping the geopolitical developments throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, and how Turkey fits into imperial strategy. All this and much more in Episode 2 of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro music provided by the Dr. of the Blues, the man with a PhD in Boogie Woogie,David Vest.