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Reviews: 4

 Sep 17, 2020

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Elijah C
 Jun 23, 2020
equal parts entertaining, mind blowing, and heartbreaking. I never fully understood the extent of what really happened in the Persian Gulf until I listened to this show. A genuine masterpiece.

 Jun 18, 2020
Fantastic, funny, and thorough.


A podcast about the American Empire.

Episode Date
S2 Episode 3 - "New Normal"
The Cuban Revolution takes power and the counter-revolution begins. The U.S. government, organized crime, and Cuban exiles carry out a campaign of terrorism, assassination, sabotage and psy-ops to turn back the clock. See for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2021
S2 Episode 2 - "Lo Hicimos"
A long short history of Cuba’s relationship with the United States, climaxing with the Cuban revolutionaries’ war to liberate the island from the dictator Batista and his backers in the United States. See for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2021
S2 Episode 1 - "The Jupiter Menace"
Welcome back. Brendan and Noah reveal this season’s subject, explore the USA’s unrelenting Cuba mania, and introduce the cast of characters. See for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2021
Coming Soon: Blowback Season 2
New episodes drop on April 19. See for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2021
S1 Episode 10 - "The Iraq War Did Not Take Place"
Invading Iraq means never having to say you’re sorry. The end of Bush, the broken promise of Obama, and the rise of ISIS and Donald Trump. See for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2020
S1 Episode 9 - "How Do You Fuck That Up?"
The empire strikes back. As Iraq deteriorates into civil war, the Bush administration taps a new man to lead a new American strategy. Which means saying goodbye to an old friend. See for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2020
S1 Episode 8 - "Electioneering"
The American public votes to give Bush another term, right before a big dose of buyers’ remorse. In Iraq, the new "democracy" struggles to get elections off the ground as the situation careens toward civil war. See for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2020
S1 Episode 7 - "#Resistance"
Somehow not expecting it, the Americans now face an insurgency problem, as both Sunni and Shi'a militants emerge to kick us out. War crimes and atrocities in Fallujah, Sadr City and Abu Ghraib fuel the flames of anti-American resistance. See for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2020
S1 Episode 6 - "Year Zero"
Welcome to the Green Zone, where America rules from Saddam’s old palace. The US occupation begins the destruction of Iraq, Rudy Giuliani almost becomes Viceroy, and Halliburton hunts and kills baby kittens. See for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2020
S1 Episode 5 - "Dead Links feat. Will Menaker"
The media episode, breaking down some of the journalistic fuck-ups and pundit idiocy that steered us toward war in Iraq. Featuring special guest Will Menaker. See for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
S1 Bonus 5 - "Shock Corridor feat. Naomi Klein"
Author Naomi Klein joins us to discuss the American exploitation-fest in Iraq, her own experience coming up during the Bush years, the rehabilitation of the Bush administration, and its continuities with the Trump gang. See for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
S1 Episode 4 - "Mars Attacks"
America sends Colin Powell, Good Cop, to the UN for one last PR stunt before we invade Iraq. The portal to Gozer the Destructor is opened and the war begins. See for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2020
S1 Bonus 4 - "Iraqi Horror Picture Show feat. Matt Christman"
Brendan and Noah survey the underwhelming landscape of Iraq War cinema with special guest Matt Christman. They dissect both Hollywood's hits and flops — neither of which were very good — and recommend very few flicks worth watching. See for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2020
S1 Episode 3 - "Curveball"
September 11th gives America the perfect excuse to finish our hit job on Iraq. We put together the Bush administration's case for war — WMD and al-Qaeda — and take it apart piece by piece. See for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2020
S1 Episode 2 - "American Psycho"
Before George W. Bush, there was Daddy Bush and Bill Clinton, who killed thousands of Iraqis and pushed the country to the brink of famine. The Gulf War, brutal sanctions, and the End of History. See for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2020
S1 Episode 1 - "Rosebud"
We trace the origins of America’s perverse relationship with Iraq, from the Cold War to the Iran-Iraq War in the 80s. Assassinations, coups, counter-coups, and the rise of Saddam. See for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
S1 Bonus 1 - "Our Man In Baghdad feat. Dahr Jamail"
In this first bonus episode, Noah talks to author and journalist Dahr Jamail, one of the few journalists who covered the occupation of Iraq, on the ground, without being embedded with the US military or its allies. Dahr is the author of “Beyond the Green Zone,” “The Will To Resist,” and “The Mass Destruction of Iraq.” See for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
S1 Episode 0 - "Iraqnophobia" feat. H. Jon Benjamin & James Adomian
Brendan and Noah drag the Iraq War out of America’s memory hole to see how it shaped our hellworld today. Meet the rogues’ gallery of George W. Bush’s administration and Saddam Hussein’s family. Featuring special guests James Adomian and H. Jon Benjamin. See for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2020
New Podcast Coming Soon: Blowback
The Iraq War did not take place. See for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2020