This multi-episode series is about the history of relations between the United States and the Middle East, including both US foreign policy and the Middle Eastern immigrant experience.

In this episode, Jaye discusses the decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, including World War I and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which set into motion the partition of the Middle East after the war. How is the decline of the Ottoman Empire a cautionary tale of the dangers of nationalism? Also, how did Sykes-Picot affect relations between the Middle East and the West for decades to come?

CONTENT WARNING: The following episode includes discussion of violent themes, specifically war and genocide. Listener discretion is advised.

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In today’s episode, Jaye discusses the changes Donald Trump is making to health care, and the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. How has Trump reacted to the natural disaster and loss of life in Puerto Rico, and what does his reaction say about what the president values? In addition, Jaye delves into the role of a free press, and brings historical context to why Trump’s constant attacks on the news media are dangerous for democracy.

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In today’s episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the Russia investigation updates and the new grand jury impaneled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Jaye also talks about why echo chambers, a byproduct of the Internet age and democratization of information, are bad for America.

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In today’s episode, host Jaye Pool discusses the Trump-Russia scandal and President Donald Trump’s well-publicized international trip, as well as the CBO score on the revised Trumpcare bill and the Democratic Party’s infighting over the abortion issue. In addition, Jaye reacts to the statement made by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. that Trump is evangelicals’ “dream president.”