Podcasts

Saker Podcast #14: a religious smorgasbord

Dear friends, Here is my newest podcast, this time deal with a few religious questions I have been asked by readers. You can also listen to it on YouTube: And this is the Islamic text I quote in the podcast: 4 types of people Shaikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani said that there are 4 kinds of people in the world: 1st:  Those who have the name of the Lord-God neither on

Saker Podcast # 13 (Saker’s views on Islam)

Dear friends, I finally found the time to sit down and record a podcast about my views of Islam and Muslims.  I hope that this podcast will set the record straight and clearly explain my views.  For those interested in this topic, here are the links to a series of articles I wrote on the related topic of “Russia and Islam”: Russia and Islam series: http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-one-introduction-and-definitions/ http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-two-russian-orthodoxy/ http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-three-internal-russian-politics/ http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-four-islam-as-a-threat/ http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-five-islam-as-an-ally/

Latest Saker Podcast # 12 (Q&A with readers) is out!

Dear friends, As promised recently, I am happy to announce the posting of my 12th podcast today.  You can pick one of two formats to listen to it: YouTube or Archive.  Here they are You can also grab it on this page: https://archive.org/details/SakerPodcast12 Please let me know what you think and how I did and, most importantly, if you like that Q&A format (I personally do). Hugs and kind regards

Saker Podcast # 11 (ideas from a distant past)

Dear friends, Today I ask for your indulgence.  Not for the contents of the podcast which are every bit as retrograde, obscurantist and bigoted as my recent A few disjointed thoughts on the events in Cologne, but for the fact that the topic I tackled today would have deserved a carefully prepared presentation and not just an off the cuff “car discussion”.  As always, I did the best I could,

The Saker Podcast No 9 (Q&A on the road) is out!

Dear friends, The 9th podcast is out: you can download all my podcasts from the Saker Podcasts download page: https://sites.google.com/site/sakerpodcast/home or you can directly go to the 9th podcast download page here: https://sites.google.com/site/sakerpodcast/home/saker-podcast-9 If you wonder why I promote these download pages it is because they have one of those nifty PayPal button which, I hope, will remind you that one of the purposes of these podcast is to remind

The Saker Podcast No 8 (The Origins of Daesh)

Dear friends, Here is my 8th podcast.  This one is short and deal with one topic only: the origins of the group known today as ISIS/IS/Daesh/etc.  Please let me know if you find some short(er) single-topic podcasts useful or not, or if you prefer to previous Q&A format. Note about the music: The music for this show are two compositions of the wonderful Florida guitarist Walter Parks.  The tunes are

Saker interview with Jeff J. Brown

Foreword by the Saker:  Just as I was about to publish this interview with Jeff J. Brown, I got the following email for Larchmonter445: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/26/c_134269678.htm Yang, the man in glasses next to the woman interpreter, is top Councillor for Foreign Policy and often deals as a second Foreign Minister. They hide his importance by describing his portfolio as less than his actions and interactions. He is a brain on policy

The Saker Podcast No 7 – ‘mobile podcast’

Dear friends, I finally did it :-)  I recorded a podcast while on a long drive across the beautiful Ocala National Forest (that is the photo attached to the podcast).  This time, I did things a tad differently.  It was not a Q&A but rather a topical podcast where I discussed two issues I felt needed clarification: the issue of whether the blog is sacrificing quality to quantity (in my

The Saker Podcast No 6 – Q&A with readers

Dear friends, The Saker Podcast #6 is now available for download and streaming on the following page: https://sites.google.com/site/sakerpodcast/home/saker-podcast-6 As always, the stupid corporate copyright rules prevent me from uploading the podcast with the musical intro and song at the end on YouTube and SoundCloud.  The Internet Archive appears to be free from such corporate abuse, so while you are free to chose your version – I recommend choosing the one

The Saker Podcast No 5 – Q&A with readers

(You can download this file directly by following the links at this source.)   Transcript of podcast no. 5 Provided by the kind help of a wonderful lady “A”   Dear Friends, Welcome back to my podcast, this is the Saker speaking. Its been a long time, I expected to take somewhat of a holiday, and take a little break from the podcasts, and as probably most of you know,

The Saker Podcast No 4 – Q&A with readers

(You can download this file directly by following the links at this source.)   Transcript of podcast no. 4 Provided by the kind help of a wonderful lady “A”   Dear friends, welcome to the Saker podcast #4. Today, we’ve got alot of questions. I think its 69 total. And I look forward to this one, some of them are very very interesting. Indeed, other questions, I have to tell

The Saker Podcast No 3 – Q&A with readers

(You can download this file directly by following the links at this source.)   Transcript of podcast no. 3 Provided by the kind help of a wonderful lady “A”   Dear friends, welcome to the third Saker podcast, I am the Saker, and its a real pleasure for me to have you with me again. This time again I got alot of very interesting questions. I hope you will enjoy

The Saker Podcast No 2 – Q&A with readers

(You can download this file directly by following the links at this source.)   Transcript of podcast no. 2 Provided by the kind help of a wonderful lady “A”   Dear friends, welcome back to my podcast series. This is the Saker speaking. And its my second podcast. The first one was great fun to do, and thank you so much for all the kind support and encouragement I got,

The Saker Podcast No 1 – Q&A with readers

(You can download this file directly by following the links at this source.)   Transcript of podcast no. 1 Provided by the kind help of a wonderful lady “A”   Dear friends thank you so much for downloading this first podcast, this is the Saker speaking. Let me tell you immediately that this first podcast will be very much a trial and error thing, I’m trying out lots of things,

The Saker’s Q&A with “Lebanese Christian” about Hezbollah-Christian relations

Today it is my real pleasure to submit to you the text of a Q&A I have had with “Lebanese Christian”.  One of the most misunderstood aspects of the socio-political reality of Lebanon is the fact that Hezbollah is very open to Christians as long as they are real Lebanese patriots and not proxies for Israel and the USA. I asked “Lebanese Christian” to comment on some of the aspects

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