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Threats from Iran and the time Ben met the Queen

First, Tommy and Ben discuss the US sending an aircraft carrier to the Middle East in response to threats from Iran, fighting between Palestinian militants and Israel, North Korea, Venezuela, our escalating trade war with China and Viktor Orban coming to the White House. Then Ben shocks us with his excitement about the royal baby and shares unforgettable story about the time he met the Queen of England. Then The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins dials in to talk about his piece on National Security Advisor John Bolton.


Show Notes:

  • NYT: New Tensions With Iran Threaten Nuclear Deal and, White House Says, U.S. Troops (05/06/2019)
  • Vox: After a weekend of violence, Israel and Gaza reach a tentative ceasefire (05/06/2019)
  • The New Yorker: John Bolton on the Warpath by Dexter Filkins (04/29/2019)

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