Reviews
I binged this remarkable series in one sitting and congratulate the New York Times reporters for their dogged commitment for unearthing the truth through verifiable sources. Top-notch journalism.
Radio buff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/19
Gutting and difficult at times but incredibly well done. A riveting and relevant series.
Greggus2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/19
Really nice job. Thank you.
Danermal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/19
One of the most fascinating podcasts I've ever heard. Highly recommend. Really well done.
mjr997 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/19
I highly recommend CALIPHATE by New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi & producer Andy Mills. One of the Best productions I’ve heard in the last two years that is riveting, informative, terrifying and heart rending in equal measure.
nixin77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/10/19
Cannot stop listening. Bless you.
Stephenmvk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/19
This is my favorite podcast to date! Unbelievable.
Natmon19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/19
An amazing piece of journalism and a real eye opener. Everyone should listen.
VLC074 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/07/19
Couldn’t stop listening. Deeply moving, very interesting. Recommend 100%
RochiTP via Apple Podcasts · Argentina · 02/06/19
And Trump is right; these ARE animals. More stories like this and people will start to realize why it’s not racist to protect ourselves from these radical monsters that can hide amongst their normal human cattle. These beasts need to be eradicated, end of story.
Mandoog006 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/19
This is the go-to podcast to understand ISIS. For military and security professionals, this is the one the US Army Command and General Staff College recommends for a “know your enemy” level of awareness. The podcast author (and her media colleagues) operates similar to a professional...Read full review »
JSC221 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/19
Well made and concise. Not a bunch of filler like so many others like this are full of.
AnchovieGills via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/19
This story was compelling from start to finish. Very powerful take-always and a huge reflection on the state of the word that we live in.
'Truth Serum’ was incredible via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/19
Gripping storytelling. Compelling to the last episode. Meticulous reporting. Congrats to the the team who put this together and thank you for providing an insight into ISIS and what motivates extremism.
Snozwagon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/19
I didn’t realise how little I knew until I heard this. Fascinating. I wish there was more.
Can'tfindgoodnickname via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/30/19
I highly recommend this podcast. I really didn’t know much about this subject matter before listening and I definitely feel more informed now.
panda1082 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/19
This podcast has captivated me throughout and opened my eyes to a world we so often don’t see. So good.
ldlsfkf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/19
For someone who doesn’t know a whole lot about these kind of stories it was very eye opening so thank you! Very interesting getting an insight into a different world
Lauz_85 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/23/19
Wow! She is definitely one of the BEST reporters out there. Her professionalism, and how courageous she is inspired me! amazing! must hear!
Carobenoit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/19
I never expected a Podcast about the Caliphate would be so incredibly interesting. Honestly, I didn’t ever have interest in learning about the Caliphate, but this podcast was so gripping. Recommend! Great job!
jt5715 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/19
A magazine piece which successfully sensitises listeners to the human stories behind this phenomenon - including Rukmini’s own personal journey through covering this group. The way that the group justifies its call and normalises the brutal violence of its adherents is explained well. The...Read full review »
hugobxl via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/19
This podcast is amazing. What an outstanding journalist and I love her voice. I was crying when I listened to the reunion of the two sisters captured by ISIS.
kleinevogelnina via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/17/19
Can a podcast win a Pulitzer? This is a deserving piece, a deep-dive into ISIS and extremism that is enlightening, captivating, and terrifying.
Ms_Biology via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/19
Wow
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is one of the best so far. Hard to stomach at times, but so important, as it helps westerners like me understand the utter hell people have endured under ISIS rule. Heartbreaking and eye opening, I recommend for anyone wanting to educate themselves on the...Read full review »
Matt Newell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/19
A fascinating, well produced and meticulously researched look at terrorism that is a must-listen.
PictoPirate via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/19
This series was hard to get into, but once in it, wow it was amazing! I binged listened it all in one go. Such wonderful story telling that was thought-provoking and really changed my views. Thanks for making an excellent quality podcast!
Chimuri via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/16/19
Some of these episodes esp the prisoners ones, are heart breaking. Well done.
Anita DCW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/19
Very well done! Enlightening, informative, interesting! Makes me want to look into the conflict and subject matter more!....thank you. I truly hurt for all the women/girls and people who have been victims of ISIS....thank you for the reporting on this subject.
lv my podcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/19
Wow
What an amazing dissection of ISIS. The reporter did an amazing job. I was obsessively engaged throughout the whole piece.
Dom718 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/19
I was just taken into a world I would otherwise never have access to if not for this excellent podcast by its hosts.
PDX51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/19
At one point I couldn’t stop listening...
Qujah via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 01/11/19
Absorbing podcast, well researched and give one an insight into the politics behind the rise of ISIS. Rukmini has a really soothing voice as well.
Flashsheila via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/19
Incredible!
pdemonts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/19
Couldn’t get enough of this podcast. Rukmini does a fantastic job reporting on this issue and I am impressed with her professionalism. 10/10!!!
O_Stein via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/19
Very interesting going into the world of an investigative journalist but at points this podcast appears to be defending American foreign policy. For instance, chapter 8, the journalists suggests that there’s a dilemma between military intervention and non intervention drawing on the Syrian war as...Read full review »
supermac1978 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 01/09/19
Journalism at its best. So well told that we couldn t stop and binged the entire „season“.
".....kjl via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/08/19
I was weary of this podcast but I didn’t know a lot about international policy so I gave it a shot. SO worth it. Incredible journalism and very captivating.
aboerst10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/19
Thought provoking, well-crafted, and simply amazing story. I listened all episodes in 2 days, and couldn’t recommend it more!
Maria Pichika via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/06/19
Thank you Rakmini & team for your riveting reporting. I am devastated & deeply emotionally effected by this. You are doing good in the world by exposing us to this horror. My heart & love extended in sincerity & humility to the victims of this evil regime.
CathBayer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/06/19
So interesting and informative .Thank goodness for investigative journalists like this.
ssndram via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/19
An amazing podcast where you learn so much about IS and get an up close view. Definitely recommend!
retelin via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/05/19
This is one of a kind! I strongly recommend this podcast!
Usuário final via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 01/05/19
For telling this story
KevinOG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
Great insight into the rise and fall of Daesh
EricksonPrime via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
The content is sufficiently suspenseful without the long intervals of music.
alalrian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to. Incredible and necessary reporting.
yesmimi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
Captivating and insightful series from start the finish. Binged this over 3 days!
Hew Adams via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/03/19
This podcast has given me information about a topic that has eluded me because of mainstream media. Sometimes hard to listen to because of the pain and suffering it incurred but incredibly useful in understanding the other side and the way they operate.
82Lili via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/03/19
The most gripping podcast I’ve listened to yet, with obvious dedication to reporting and production and a story woven hauntingly throughout that left me both informed and questioning further, the world we inhabit!
aCupOfLee via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/02/19
Profoundly informative and powerful. It will leave you at a loss for words.
Peter Hanna via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/19
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