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 Jul 30, 2019
not getting to the point quick enough, a lot of elements just to dramatize and draw out the story, also I find it very distracting to have a multitude of audio sources mixed together and interfading.

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Travis Cottreau
 May 9, 2019
Wow! I don't know where else you could go to get a better close-up view of ISIS and extreme Islam. One of the best productions of all time.

very well presented
 Mar 29, 2019


In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.

Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

Episode Date
Chapter Ten: One Year Later

What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

Jun 21, 2018
Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

Jun 14, 2018
Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

Jun 14, 2018
Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

Jun 07, 2018
Chapter Seven: Mosul

What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

May 31, 2018
Chapter Six: Paper Trail

“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

May 24, 2018
Chapter Five: The Heart

The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

May 17, 2018
Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

May 10, 2018
Chapter Three: The Arrival

ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

May 03, 2018
Chapter Two: Recruitment

Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

Apr 26, 2018
Chapter One: The Reporter

Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

Apr 19, 2018
Prologue: The Mission

The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”

Apr 19, 2018