Posted by acast on Mar 7, 2019 7:49 PM
If you loved Caliphate, this should be your next podcast. Our Acast Recommends podcast of the week is CONFLICTED.
Hosted by Thomas Small, a Californian former Greek Orthodox monk who traversed the Middle East and Aimen Dean, a former jihadist and turned British spy. Each week, Thomas and Aimen walk us through a sprawling conflict that spans continents and stretches through decades – from Bosnia to Syria, from 9/11 to the Arab Spring, from Al Qaeda to ISIS. . Together, they unpack all of that complexity through the lens of their unique personal perspectives and life experiences. CONFLICTED offers a level of analysis rarely heard, matched with an uncanny ability to work in the odd Rambo III reference when you might least expect it.
Aimen Dean said “stories surrounding conflict and terrorism are often told in a purely cold, objective and analytical way. I felt that genuine insight, plot and narrative were lacking in explaining some of the most important moments throughout history. I wanted to create a podcast that engaged with the listener in a way that was accessible and even in some cases relatable.”