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An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,562 ratings
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Likeable hosts. Good chemistry. The story behind the story. A dense tapestry of geopolitics, history and ideology woven together with a thread of humour and humanity
Nik123z via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/23
Really interesting
Found you guys from a RedHanded episode that mentioned your podcast! Really interesting and you come across and genuine and honest. I must say some of the politics go over my head, but I am learning every time I listen to another episode! Love you both. Keep up the good work
Connie&Vodka via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/23
Great podcast!
Found this via an article about great podcast and it certainly is. You learn a lot and they are great at explaining complicated conflicts in the world in a interesting and engaging way. Love it!
lize100 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 02/25/23
Recent Episodes
In a special LIVE end of season event (recorded on the 30th November) Thomas and Aimen sat down to answer your questions about the latest headlines from the Middle East. No stone is left unturned as the two discussed a potential invasion of Northern Syria, increasing tensions in Iran and the...
Published 12/07/22
A special announcement from Thomas. Find tickets to the Live Q&A on Eventbrite. Or join our FB Discussion group Or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to have your say on what topics you'd like Thomas & Aimen to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 11/10/22
Published 11/10/22
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