Foreign Policy Launches FP Podcasts Today


News Story from: 9/9/15

September 9, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – In its 45-year history, Foreign Policy, the leader in global affairs news coverage and analysis, has also been a leader in adapting to modern ways of communicating content to the men and women who run the world. Founded in 1970 as a slim academic quarterly, in 2000 it was transformed into a bi-monthly magazine. In 2013 the website was given a stunning redesign. Today Foreign Policy proudly launches the FP Podcasts, an innovative series of programs featuring insightful, witty and uniquely informed conversations with the brightest minds in Washington and the world.

The FP Podcasts launch with two programs, “Editor’s Roundtable” and “Global Thinkers,” with more to follow from members of FP’s editorial staff.

The FP Group’s CEO & editor David Rothkopf hosts “Editor’s Roundtable,” nicknamed “The E.R.” because with emergency room-like urgency, expertise, and a bit of mayhem, he and his guests will triage the big issues of the day and focus on ideas that can be translated into action that can help save the patient now. As Rothkopf points out, “the patient is us.” He will have a rotating cast of regulars, many of them FP contributors, including Rosa Brooks and Kori Schake.

Global Thinkers” pulls its concept and its guests from the important annual Global Thinkers issue of the magazine, one of its most-read features, recognizing the world’s key thought leaders. FP editors and reporters, who with their guests will discuss the pressing issues, arguments, and trends of the year, illuminating the big picture, will host the “Global Thinkers” podcast. The first episodes feature Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, in a conversation with David Rothkopf about her autobiographical documentary, “He Named Me Malala.” Another episode features documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, talking with FP’s Amanda Silverman about his new film, “The Look of Silence.”

The FP Podcasts will be recorded in a state-of-the-art podcast studio that was built in the company’s Dupont Circle headquarters. It has the capacity for three guests in the studio, and others on the phone, translating as a means to talk to the world. The podcasts will be posted on the website as well as being posted on iTunes and other podcast platforms.

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