Episodes
What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?
Published 06/21/18
Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.
Published 06/14/18
After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.
Published 06/14/18
We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official. The last episode of “Caliphate” will publish on Thursday, June 14th. New York Times subscribers can listen to that episode now at nytimes.com/caliphate.
Published 06/07/18
What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?
Published 05/31/18
“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.
Published 05/24/18
The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.
Published 05/17/18
A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.
Published 05/10/18
ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.
Published 05/03/18
Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.
Published 04/26/18
Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.
Published 04/19/18
The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”
Published 04/19/18