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Masha Amini’s Murder: On Liberty, Iran and The Subjugation of Women

We're talking about the recent history of Iran in the context of the murder of Mahsa Amini, a woman who was recently beaten to death by the "Morality Police" in Iran for the crime of improperly wearing a head scarf.

Sept. 30, 2022

In September of 2022 Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old Kurdish woman was arrested by the Iranian "Morality Police" for improperly wearing her head scarf in public. Witnesses said she was severely beaten while being detained. She later died in custody, from what the authorities say was a heart attack, but from what medical examiners say was ...


Iranian Satanic Panic: Salman Rushdie, The Assassin And The Fatwa

The history of knife wielding assassins, from medieval times to Salman Rushdie's attack.

Aug. 20, 2022

We're talking about the attempted killing of Salman Rushdie by Hadi Matar, a New Jersey man obsessed with the Ayatollah Khomeini's Fatwa issued to encourage Rushdie's assassination back in the 1980s after the publication of Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses. This is a preview of a premium episode, please ...


Missing Royal Princesses: Where Are They?

Middle Eastern princesses and the abusive fathers and husbands they try to flee from.

July 6, 2022

Sheikha Latifa of Dubai was drugged and kidnapped at gunpoint at her father’s orders – twice! Her sister Shamsa was also kidnapped in London 22 years ago and nobody has seen her since. The stories in this episode are insane and include Indian special ops teams, yachts, a French American spy, the FBI, helicopters, private jets and hosta ...


MBS: The Saudi Prince Who Kidnapped a Foreign Prime Minister

The life and exploits of Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, aka MBS.

June 15, 2022

Mohammed bin Salman is the uncrowned king of Saudi Arabia, ruling the Kingdom with an iron fist. He took power by force and coercion from Muhammad bin Nayef and he consolidated that power by kidnapping, detaining and torturing members of the Saudi Royal Family and prominent businessmen like Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in the Ritz Carlton ...