Photo: White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens during President Donald Trump's joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, March 17, 2017. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians?
From this Episode:
Will Jared Kushner lose his job?
News recently broke that Jared Kushner tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. The idea was to skirt established...
8 min, 21 sec
The history of back channels with Russia
John F. Kennedy and his brother had regular, secret communication with Russia. Historian Timothy Naftali writes, “The Kennedy brothers’ Russian conspiracy was designed not...
8 min, 9 sec
In Tulum, who can afford Noma Mexico's $600 dinner?
Chef René Redzepi of Noma fame brought his latest pop-up experience to Tulum, Mexico. Reservations were coveted at Noma Mexico, where for $600 you could try the Russian...
9 min, 50 sec
Why is sand vanishing from the world?
Sand is used to build almost everything, including our roads and buildings. Rapid development in China and India has made sand such a precious commodity that sand mafias...
14 min, 11 sec