November 10, 2006
The Adventures of Chester Radio: Interview with Fred Ikle
Today's guest on The Adventures of Chester Radio is Dr. Fred Ikle, who was the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in the Reagan Administration. Dr. Ikle joins the show to discuss his new book, Annihilation from Within.
How might terrorists use weapons of mass destruction to seize power in weak states throughout the globe?
What are the national security implications of the Singularity? Or extended longevity?
How will religion reconcile itself to technology, in order to avoid "annihilation from within"?
Dr. Ikle and I cover all this and much more.
The show is about 46 minutes long.
November 3, 2006
The Adventures of Chester Radio: Interview with Army Military Police in Baghdad
Today's guests on The Adventures of Chester Radio are Staff Sergeant Jason Oliver and Specialist Kimberly McGinness, two Army military police who are training the Iraqi police forces in Baghdad.
Staff Sergeant Oliver and Specialist McGinness discuss the competence of the police, what the biggest crimes are ("auto theft"), how they get around the language barrier, Specialist McGinness' view of why the Iraqis might be a little frightened of her ("I carry a bigger weapon than they do"), and the bravery of the Iraqis.
This episode is about 18 minutes long.
Special thanks to US Central Command Public Affairs for making this possible.
October 24, 2006
The Adventures of Chester Radio: Interview with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
This is a longer episode, coming in at around 51 minutes.
Daveed and I discuss the following:
0:00 How he came to be a Muslim and joined a radical Muslim group
4:59 His disillusionment with the group
11:18 His conversion to Christianity
14:39 Islam in America
18:24 Prison jihad: recruitment in US prisons
22:39 Daveed's idea for an elite unit within the prison bureau
29:00 Propaganda in the larger war: CNN, the YouTube Jihad, Osama's broadcasts
33:46 European riots: economically or ideologically driven?
37:55 In which Daveed explains Somalia, and makes a case for US military action
47:51 The "Bono of Indonesia" goes toe to toe with Islamic censors
Comments are open!
UPDATE: The direct-link above works fine, but there's a technical problem with the feed. I'll update again tomorrow once it's resolved.
October 12, 2006
The Adventures of Chester Radio: Interview with Bill Roggio
It's the first episode ever of The Adventures of Chester Radio! Bill Roggio, author of The Fourth Rail, and a veteran of two embeds with coalition forces, discusses the war.
How is the US fighting Moqtada al-Sadr? Or are we?
What is up in Waziristan?
How long will Musharraf's regime last in Pakistan?
The show's about 18 minutes long.
Please, drop a comment below. This is the first Chester Radio podcast, so you can be the one who helps make it better! Or feel free to chime in about the Afghans and such . . .
October 10, 2006
Global Crisis Watch Special Edition
I'm a guest in the latest Global Crisis Watch podcast. Listen here.
October 9, 2006
Global Crisis Watch
I'll be on the next podcast from Global Crisis Watch, with hosts Nick Grace, Richard Lafayette and Bill Roggio, and guests Rohan Gunaratna and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross. I'll post a link when the podcast is up.