Posted on Feb 18, 2015

Longform Podcast #129: Rukmini Callimachi (Part 1)

Rukmini Callimachi covers ISIS for The New York Times. Part 2 of this episode is available here.

“Nine out of 10 Americans said they were aware of James Foley's execution. That's a huge win for ISIS. That's what they want. I think they've realized that journalists are the crème de la crème as far as targets. And that's a really scary thing for our profession.”

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Show Notes:

  1. @rcallimachi
  2. Callimachi on Longform
  3. [4:00] "The Horror Before the Beheadings" (The New York Times • Oct 2014)
  4. [4:00] "From Amateur to Ruthless Jihadist in France" (The New York Times • Jan 2015)
  5. [7:00] "ISIS Declares Airstrike Killed a U.S. Hostage" (The New York Times • Feb 2015)
  6. [11:00] "With Proof From ISIS of Her Death, Family Honors Kayla Mueller" (The New York Times • Feb 2015)
  7. [12:00] "As U.S. Bombs Fall, British Hostage of ISIS Warns of Another Vietnam" (The New York Times • Sep 2014)
  8. [21:00] Callimachi's Pulitzer-nominated work for the AP
  9. [26:00] McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld (Misha Glenny • Random House • 2008)
  10. [27:00] The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Lawrence Wright • Alfred A. Knopf • 2006)