Reviews
This podcast is so good. The topic didn’t appeal to me but I gave it a try and I’m so glad I did. The work reporters do is so impressive, important, dangerous, etc. I am developing such a respect for the media and how important it is in our society. Not to mention it had me on the edge of my...Read full review »
Pickles r awesome via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/20
Absolutely brilliant one of the best podcast i have ever heard the subject has only been a mild interest however i will now be binge downloading and listening to as many as i can get my hands on
bspur01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/11/20
Rukmini is fierce & smart👍🏾
toscanii via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/20
Listening to The Caliphate has given me a new sense of respect for NYT’s and it’s wonderful reporter, Rukmini Callimachi, who is very clearly passionate about her work. The production is flawless, the music and care to structure is evident, and the style and story is gripping and effective....Read full review »
Amber Omnia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/20
I have yet to find a podcast that even comes close to Caliphate. This is one of the BEST works of journalism available. It offers an exclusive glimpse into life inside ISIS, into the life of a reporter rushing into the frontlines of war. It’s a binge worthy podcast. I’m craving more from Rukmini!
littlesunflowersoul via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/20
Truly brilliant! I enjoyed the presentation style, it was so conversational. And the podcast was informative, while inviting the listener to think about a common thing in a different way. Ten thumbs up!
spudcaster via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 12/24/19
Stunning.
Kick Kay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/19
This is some world class reporting!!!
Sosomouse via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/19
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
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
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