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A podcast from iHeartRadio

The Women's War

9 Episodes • Released Weekly

9 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from iHeartRadio

The Women's War

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9 Episodes • Released Weekly

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These are...not optimistic times for most Americans. Across the world, the dangers of climate change and the terror of creeping authoritarianism present an increasing danger to all of us. After covering this degeneration for four years, Robert Evans went looking for hope. He found it in the unlikeliest of places: Northeast Syria, in a region known as Rojava that’s become host to a feminist, anti-authoritarian revolution. When you’ve heard about these folks in the mainstream media, they’re usually just described as the “Syrian Kurds”, and credited with beating ISIS. They did, in fact, beat ISIS. But their military successes were just part of the story. In The Women’s War, Robert will introduce listeners to dozens of men and women fighting a war for the future of the human soul. 

Latest Episode

13 May 2020 • 1 hour 14 mins

The End of the Women's War

Robert, Jake and Khabat interview ISIS brides and their victims in an attempt to understand how Rojava's utopian dreams can co-exist with the brutal realities of terrorism and justice.Music: "Bella Ciao" by Astronautalis (feat. Subp Yao & Rickolus) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers