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Episode 370: James Verini

Longform - November 27, 2019 18:34 - 51 minutes ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
James Verini is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. His new book is They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate. “War is mostly down time. War is mostly waiting around for something to happen.” Thanks to Mailchimp, Pitt Writers, and "...

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Fighting ISIS with James Verini

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes - November 26, 2019 08:00 - 57 minutes ★★★★★ - 6.4K ratings
How did Iraqi soldiers wrestle Mosul back from the grip of ISIS fighters? In the summer of 2014, at the height of their expansion, the terror group managed to take one of Iraq's largest cities in a matter of days. Two years later, it took the Iraqi army nine months to win it back. War c...

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The Battle of Mosul with James Verini

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes - November 26, 2019 08:00 - 57 minutes ★★★★★ - 6.4K ratings
How did Iraqi soldiers wrestle Mosul back from the grip of ISIS fighters? In the summer of 2014, at the height of their expansion, the terror group managed to take one of Iraq's largest cities in a matter of days. Two years later, it took the Iraqi army nine months to win it back. War c...

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Episode 147: James Verini

Longform - June 24, 2015 15:05 - 51 minutes ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
James Verini, a freelance writer based out of Nairobi, won the 2015 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. “That is probably the most alien, jarring thing about working in Africa: life is much cheaper. More to the point, death is very close to you. We're very removed from death here. Some...