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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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Biden Gets an Incomplete (So Far)

Dennis Jett, recidivist American Diplomat guest, regales and opines on hostage-taking in Peru, the Cuban missile crisis, the JFK assassination,... more

13 May 2021 · 36 minutes
The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories

In our third of three episodes on the assassination of JFK, we learn what the eminently reasonable Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, former... more

06 May 2021 · 46 minutes
Her Fathers' Death: It Just Doesn't Add Up

Why did her diplomat father take his own life? Her mother kept her in the dark. Why? To protect her? From... more

29 Apr 2021 · 32 minutes
A JFK Assassination Tipster's Demise

Charles Thomas had intel, valuable intel, on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And to thank him for his efforts... more

22 Apr 2021 · 34 minutes
Diversity Across the Generations at State

Ambassador Jim Gadsen and mid-career officer Paloma Gonzalez share their stories of diversity and inclusion, one a Black man whose... more

15 Apr 2021 · 52 minutes
Is 757 Years Enough?

It's 5:30am, and Kala Bokelman of the Diplomatic Security Service is one of many staking out a professional photographer named... more

08 Apr 2021 · 27 minutes
Smuggling Cubans

Party at Carla's house!  Kala Bokelman, diplomatic security special agent, tells of a raid on a house straddling the Costa... more

31 Mar 2021 · 27 minutes
Combatting Anti-Blackness as a Diplomat of Color

As a diplomat of color, how did the murder of George Floyd inspire Christian Loubeau, Security Council negotiator for the... more

26 Mar 2021 · 35 minutes
Onboarding Online

Andrew Shinn onboards as a new Foreign Service Officer during the pandemic.  But what is he onboarding to?  There's no... more

18 Mar 2021 · 18 minutes
F.W. de Klerk, Winnie Mandela and Cyril Ramaposa

We all know the importance of Nelson Mandela, but great as he was, he did not work alone. Each of... more

11 Mar 2021 · 39 minutes
American Diplomat
Biden Gets an Incomplete (So Far)
American Diplomat