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In the Room with Peter Bergen

Written by: Peter L. Bergen
Narrated by: Peter L. Bergen
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  • In The Room with Peter Bergen was recognized as one of the 20 best podcasts of 2023 by Audible Editors.

    Overwhelmed by conflicting narratives and sensationalism in the news? Wondering where you can get an objective analysis and direct-from-the-source reporting?

    Look no further than In the Room with Peter Bergen. In a weekly nonpartisan news podcast, longtime national security journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen goes beyond the headlines, to explore the world’s most important and captivating stories.

    Each week, listeners are invited to join Peter as he covers a news topic like war, artificial intelligence, UFOs, and more, including a rare peek inside the FBI's unit that is trying to prevent mass shootings. Balancing various perspectives on the subject, he combines narrative-rich storytelling and interviews with top experts and leaders like former Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, U.S. Army General David Petraeus, Jen Easterly who leads U.S. efforts to prevent cyberattacks, former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, first-ever female Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Roya Rahmani, and CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward.

    Listeners go “in the room” with Peter as he presses his contacts for accurate, on-the-ground information to help his listeners contextualize and understand the impact of these stories on their lives through a quality, trustworthy, and engaging lens.

    Get the real story from the people who are there as it unfolds with In the Room with Peter Bergen.

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Episodes
  • Episode 62: Does the Pentagon (or the Cops) Know What Side of the Bed You Sleep On?
    Jul 9 2024

    In the wake of 9/11, a massive surveillance system quietly made its way onto our smartphones. The data of millions of Americans is for sale to the highest bidder — and it’s not always clear who’s buying. Here’s how information about everything, from where you got a drink last night (and maybe even with whom) to where you sleep, might be available for purchase by the national security apparatus — or even your own local police department. And they don’t need a warrant.

    Go to audible.com/news where you'll find Peter Bergen's recommendations for other news, journalism and nonfiction listening.

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    41 mins
  • Episode 61: How Tiny Qatar Became a Global Player
    Jul 2 2024

    These days when a thorny international conflict is resolved, more and more often a major player in the negotiation has been the small Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The country has made itself uniquely indispensable on the global stage by trying to play nice with pretty much everyone, including Hamas and Iran. And also by keeping on very good terms with the United States. Peter visits Qatar to see this high-wire act of diplomacy up close.

    Go to audible.com/news where you'll find Peter Bergen's recommendations for other news, journalism and nonfiction listening.

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    38 mins
  • Episode 60: The One Way Out of an Israeli-Palestinian Forever War
    Jun 25 2024

    New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman has been thinking about the Middle East since he was 15 years old and he’s been covering the region for 45 years. He remains adamant that the only way forward for Israelis and Palestinians is through a two-state solution. He tells Peter what it will take to get there.

    Go to audible.com/news where you'll find Peter Bergen's recommendations for other news, journalism and nonfiction listening.

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    35 mins

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Peter is AMAZING!!

Love the topics and the delivery. Best podcast on the planet! Excellent research, topics and delivery.

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