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American Diplomat
American Diplomat
Ambassador (Retired) Pete Romero and Writer/Producer Laura Bennett

American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central... more

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Episodes

Annual AmDip Thanksgiving Special

We're back with some of Pete's jokes (Laura laughed, we promise) and our annual show featuring stories of Thanksgiving overseas.... more

24 Nov 2021 · 40 minutes
One of the Most Pointless Wars in History

An eye for an eye and pretty soon everyone is blind, said Mahatma Gandhi, now quoted by Ambassador Tibor Nagy... more

18 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
From the Middle East to Rural America

Dave Harden, formerly of USAID, compares service within AID to the mainstream Foreign Service (where is most of the money... more

11 Nov 2021 · 43 minutes
Powell's Inimitable Leadership

Inclusive, powerful leadership.  Colin Powell not only engaged Americans of every level on his team, but also eased the worries... more

04 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
Love Letter to Colin Powell

Humility, respect, sense of humor, honor, but above all, empathy.  Colin Powell is remembered by many who loved him.  Tune... more

28 Oct 2021 · 30 minutes
Nothing is Impossible, with Ted Osius

Ted Osius retired from his post as US Ambassador to Vietnam when asked to implement covertly-devised deportation policies he found... more

21 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
From Soaking Wet to Very Big Business

It's 1990, and Ian Brownlee, out walking his dog, meets a man whose visa application he had refused just that... more

14 Oct 2021 · 50 minutes
Toobah is Free!

But what of the rest of her countrywomen?  Here's a quick midweek update with our Afghan friend Toobah, in her... more

12 Oct 2021 · 4 minutes
Nicaragua, Nicaragüita

"Never, ever allow free and fair elections" is Fidel's advice to Daniel Ortega, today's strongman leader of Nicaragua. Bob Callahan... more

07 Oct 2021 · 30 minutes
The Summer of the Cockroaches

Pardis Mahdavi relays her experience of the Iranian sexual revolution and similar movements in the Middle East, including Afghanistan. Why... more

01 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
American Diplomat
Annual AmDip Thanksgiving Special
American Diplomat