John Kirakou is a broadcaster who is a must-listen for authentic analysis of today’s most consequential issues — from the prison industrial system to the military industrial complex, from threats to our democracy at home and abroad to hotspots around the globe. As a former CIA operations officer and analyst, Middle East expert, torture whistleblower, former US political prisoner, and 1st Amendment practitioner, John’s unique perspective helps break the code that is the barrier to the truth that you won’t get from mainstream media.
Here you will find radio broadcasts and podcasts published by John as well as from other broadcasters.
Reporting on Terror
The Pat Kenny Show interviews John Kiriakou on November 1, 2016. Listen below:
Podcast The Sharin’ Hour 1/11/16: John Kiriakou, ex-CIA
On January 12, 2016, a podcast with Sheran Jaes on KX 93.5, interviewed John Kiriakou on his life as a spy and his award-winning book, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror.
TruthDig editor Robert Scheer held an interview with John Kiriakou on December 11, 2015. you can read the unedited interview or listen to the broadcast below.
In a short clip found on Amazon, watch John Kiriakou speak of Abu Zubaydah, Beyond the Horizon.
Hosted by George Knapp on Coast to Coast AM, and broadcast on October 18, 2015, Government Whistleblowers featured James Spione, director of the film about whistleblowers, Silenced; John Kiriakou, ex-CIA whistleblower who reveal the CIA’s torture policy; and Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblower who spoke out about the government’s illegal spying program.
Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly on Truthdig; Whistleblowers ‘Are Not Alone’ – a conversation between Joshua Scheer, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief KPFK radio and John Kiriakou
John Kiriakou states emphatically, “The U.S. government is out to ‘ruin…in every conceivable way’ people who expose official wrongdoing. As a 14-year CIA veteran, Kiriakou was the only person who went to jail for CIA torture and he didn’t torture anyone. Robert Scheer, who authored the book, They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, holds an in-depth discussion with Kiriakou, a retired CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relationship Committee and counteterrrorism consultant for ABC News, working as a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. This interview is very revealing. Give it a listen.
Firedoglake “Unauthorized Disclosure” Podcast, Broadcast date: May 17, 2105. Jesselyn Radack interview with Kevin Gosztola.
CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling & the Government’s Campaign to Silence Him
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Broadcast date: March 4, 2015
A Whistleblower’s Experience: John Kiriakou