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Phil Gurski
Canadian Intelligence Eh
Everywhere you look these days terrorism and violent extremism dominate the headlines. Whether you follow what is happening in Afghanistan or Iraq, or in the West writ large, we are inundated with news of attacks by groups and individuals fighting for a 'cause'.In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counterterrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 16 ratings
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Phil is opinionated and sometimes some minor facts are misstated but he brings a wealth of knowledge on intelligence. His guest list is impressively growing and he includes academics and practitioners. It is well worth your time if you are interested in studying terrorism or intelligence.
LP8727 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/20
Great, much-needed podcast
Very very happy with this podcast. There is a serious lack of available podcasts that explore political violence and this one does a great job. Love when you bring in outside experts and get into history of groups. Hope this podcast remains a thing. Topics I’m hoping you explore more: women...Read full review »
akajdidosn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/20
Great podcast
I really like this podcast. Isn’t mainstream but still awesome. Love the Canadian perspective.
aynsleyf22 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/21/19
Recent Episodes
Episode 98 - Spies and cops have related, but different, responsibilities.  The former live in the shadows while they collect intelligence.  The latter are more open as they collect evidence to lay charges and go to court.  How do we square these two professions?  Borealis is joined by former...
Published 06/16/21
The man charged in an alleged hate-motivated attack that killed four family members in London laughed as police arrested him in a mall parking lot, a traumatized taxi driver who witnessed the arrest told his boss. Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London is charged with four counts of first-degree murder...
Published 06/09/21
Episode 97 - Most white nationalists hate Muslims (among other immigrants and races). Jihadis hate everything. So what can these two groups of extremists have in common? Phil Gurski talks with Dr Sara Kamali, author of the new book, Homegrown Hate Why White Nationalists and Militant Islamists Are...
Published 06/09/21
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