Reviews
Riveting. Edge-of-your-seat kind of journalism. Rukmini did an absolutely amazing job reporting and narrating as did Andy Mills! The whole team - the best reporting, producing, editing I’ve heard yet. Even the music, and the fact Andy waited until the end of the last episode to give everyone...Read full review »
Nancy33647 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/19
An informative and eye opening podcast
scotter82 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/19
This was so informative! Amazingly done by Rukmini and her partner! So interesting and sad but so needs to be told and sensitively explained and described the way Rukmini does in this podcast. Completely addicting and I was literally brought to tears during the Yezidi girls’ stories, while...Read full review »
JoniJayJay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/19
It’s people like you that gets these stories in a perspective that helps us understand what’s going on. This work is tough, unforgiving but being able to tell these stories and the truth is truly gratifying.
Kelfon across the universe via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/30/19
One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. I want to hear more from Rukmini!
morganj321! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
As a Shia Muslim and someone who sees the ISIS as one of the biggest enemies to humanity, this podcast by Rukmini didn’t sit well with me. Maybe it’s podcast’s grouping of ISIS and all Muslims into one bucket. She has not bothered to view fully understanding the history of wahabis /ISIS. She...Read full review »
Toxy786 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/18/19
Brilliant reporter who opened my eyes to what was previously a knowledge from news headlines.
Whammmmy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/14/19
The best podcast I’ve listened to. Still trying to find one that keeps me as gripped as this.
Dribbles McGee via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/13/19
Absolutely the best journalist ever
ngmcin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/19
Breathtaking.... Terrifying... Good journalism...
Bommelerwaard via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/09/19
Rukmini Callimachi is honestly one of the best investigative journalists in the world. I truly admire her work. This podcast is amazing!
Sagid M. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/19
I was completely consumed by this podcast. I felt so involved in this journalistic mission, trying to figure it out as she explained what was happening, and I just want to spend more time with Rukmini. Hopefully she’ll be doing more of the sort in the future!
heyMickey23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/19
This podcast is investigative journalism at it’s finest! Rukmini is an incredible host and reporter. Please do more podcasts!
MioRosa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/19
Here we’ve been, where we are and where we are going to be. Very thorough and revealing.
Grove Master via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/19
This podcast was both entertaining and very informative.
Chris-132 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/19
I know virtually nothing about world politics and how terrorists operate. This podcast blew my mind. A truly eye opening podcast letting the listeners know of how bat sh*t crazy terrorists actually are with gripping reporting. I recommend this podcast to all my fellow pod cast listeners before...Read full review »
Gnarlynights via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/19
I really enjoyed some of the episodes and also really enjoyed some of the insight but can’t help but see a strong element of American propaganda. A lot of bias towards America being innocent in the Iraq war and taking zero responsibility for the growth of isis! Good journalism though
jamesdeakin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/19
Fantastic storytelling, captivating story
Kongchrish via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 10/17/19
Absolutely heart wrenching. Amazing reporting. Very informative.
zeckstein via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/19
Whenever I get on to the topic of podcasts in conversation I will always recommend Caliphate. From the start this series had me hooked and I couldn’t stop listening and I was on it at every spare moment I had. The depth that Rukmini goes in to to pick apart ISIS is so fascinating and to top it...Read full review »
billabongnick via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/14/19
I rarely write reviews, but felt compelled here. This podcast gives insights into a very complex issue that many argue about but few truly understand. I’ve listened to the full series three times over the past year because it is so dense and there is so much to absorb.
cmb x III via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/19
Amazing!!!!!
LCCMJ via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/10/19
The way this podcast is done, you cannot stop till you complete. If properly presented, fact can be more scary and thrilling than Hollywood movies. Rukmini and NYT has done it. Would highly recommend if you have not listened to this podcast.
WarrenPrasad via Apple Podcasts · India · 10/09/19
Fantastic!
Herrsilen via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/08/19
This podcast was absolutely INCREDIBLE. Stellar reporting from around the world on a complex issue about which we could all stand to learn more. The interviews and storytelling kept it interesting throughout—I ended up listening to the entire podcast in one day. Thank you for all your hard work...Read full review »
637261 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/19
And soothing voice
Kitty McTaco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/19
One of the best and most fascinating podcasts I’ve ever heard!
ESESESES via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/19
This is an absolutely amazing podcast with fantastic reporting. I listened to every minute of it and found myself rewinding it when my mind randomly wandered because I didn’t want to miss a thing. What an amazingly detailed, objective, and sad account about a segment of our human history. ...Read full review »
Chicagoan07 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/19
One of the greatest and most grabbing pieces of podcast journalism I've listened to.Read full review »
JesseEndW via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 09/22/19
I cannot recommend this podcast enough. I enjoy a wide range of genres on podcasts and am a fan of others like serial. This podcast, however, captivated my interest and I couldn’t stop listening in a way no other has.
Joclark08 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/19
Journalism at the top of its game
Alexmonet82 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/19
Thank you for sharing this story.
CaitlinTJohnson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/19
Thank you, Rukmini!
Kiran Ranganath via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/19
Excellent Reporting!
TL Semour via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/19
I could not stop listening. I did the entire series in a day. I actually am going to subscribe to the NYT because of this podcast. I feel this is worth it.
coz1804 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/19
I can see how many months and years of hardwork it might have taken to do this whole podcast..
Hemuu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/19
For telling this story. I listened to the series on my Google Home while cleaning out the basement, it must’ve been the longest time I’ve ever spent down there in one go.
KevinOG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/19
Amazing podcast, couldn’t stop listening to it. I absolutely loved it, I hope they make more.
sep2019m via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/11/19
This is one of the best in-depth listen experience I ever had. It’s easy to follow yet it takes you deep inside the thoughts of the members of ISIS and at the same brings you a better understanding on what the journalists reporting on this actually put themselves through. Just listen to it....Read full review »
Qa2o via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 09/10/19
This Podcast was so well made. There were times when I was shocked, captivated, informed, and saddened. You know something is good when you don’t want it to end. Thank You for sharing.
WF-10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/19
This is incredible. Listen to it.
Mr. Theapprater via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/19
I listened and o all the episodes in 2 days. If there were Oscars for podcasts, their podcast would get it... Rukmini is smart and fearless. I would like a volume 2. Follow up with victims and investigate ISIS at the current situation... well done
Pan29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/19
This is an amazing podcast - recommended to everyone to get a more in-depth view of what’s going in in our world
BunnyDrumming via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/02/19
This podcast sat in my feed I listened-to for a very long time. I didn’t think it would be interesting, but once I turned it on I burned through it in a week and started recommending it to everyone. Really nice job. Thank you. I learned a lot.
Danermal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/19
Extremely well researched and presented. Compelling listening.
W0rldwanderer via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/28/19
Could not stop listening. I listened to the whole thing within a 24 hour period. Incredible information and great reporting.
Hannah M Ray via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/19
Incredible podcast. I am not a series podcast listener, I like to jump episodes and shows and all of that. I burned through these. Do yourself a favor and listen. Then spread it to everyone else you know. Incredible, incredible dedication and work!
xXTimeandTimeAgainXx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/19
This Podcast was a treasure and should be listened to by everyone that as only just a smallest interest in international politics! That’s how it should be done!
Daniel Faißt via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/19/19
Digging deep into the facts and letting out things that we outsiders otherwise would not have been able to know. Brought listeners close to something seemly remote to our daily lives but in fact could be such a fundamental aspect of each human being.
Xiaoyun09 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/17/19
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