The New York Times Introduces New Audio Series, ‘Caliphate’ With Rukmini Callimachi
The team behind “The Daily” presents a new podcast that follows Rukmini Callimachi to the front lines of the war against the Islamic State, and that seeks to understand the power and pull of its militants
The New York Times today debuted “Caliphate,” an ambitious new audio series following Rukmini Callimachi, an award-winning Times foreign correspondent, as she reports on the Islamic State and the fall of Mosul. From the team that brought you “The Daily,” “Caliphate” tells Rukmini’s months-long journey, still unfolding today, to try to understand how ISIS turns people into killers.
Rukmini has covered ISIS since 2014. She has tracked the group’s rise around the world — through its encrypted, online chat rooms and by traveling to four continents for her reporting.
Listeners can find the series at NYTimes.com/caliphate, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Spotify or the podcast platform of your choice. You can also sign up to receive weekly dispatches from Rukmini and learn when new episodes are live here.
In a first for the Audio team, Times subscribers can listen to each episode one week before the general public at NYTimes.com/caliphate.
On May 11, join Rukmini as she discusses “Caliphate,” as well as her reporting and analysis of the continuing terror threat, at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. She will be joined by two of Canada’s leading scholars on the topic, the author and researcher Amarnath Amarasingam and Janice Gross Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
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