FP's First Person

FP's First Person

Published by: Foreign Policy
278 Episodes | First Released: Sep 8 '15
Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.
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195919591959
Nov 8
Rating:   8
Great show, annoying host

The stories and topics on this show are great and I really look forward to each new episode. The host of the show however is quite irritating. Very annoying voice.

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nyvonne722daisy
Aug 22
Rating:   10
Amazing

Very unique interviews and fascinating podcast

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JHGordon
Jun 7
Rating:   10
Great work

Thorough analysis and a very worthwhile podcast!

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August Willich
May 15
Rating:   10
Excellent narrative-driven interviews

Good conversations. Good topics and guests.

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Oddballgamee
Oct 27 '18
Rating:   2
Not as good as it used to be.

Ever since FP got rid of Rothkopf this podcast has slowly been going down hill. It used to provide thoughtful analysis of current events by a group of scholars and journalists. Now it's one person interviewing another person about one topic.

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Rmelcher
Sep 9 '18
Rating:   10
Being in the World

How to learn from and not to repeat the mistakes of history.

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308castbullet
Jul 26 '18
Rating:   2
Drivel!

The next step is to hit the unsubscribe button. I know: “no loss.” But at least I am free .

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fpnerd2014
Jul 2 '18
Rating:   2
Not what it used to be

Don’t waste your time- after David Rothkopf, Kori Schake, Rosa Brooks, Ed Luce, and David Sanger left the quality fell off a cliff and never recovered. The tone is condescending, the show is starved of natural chemistry in the conversation, and you should just go listen to Deep State Radio instead.

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njk68
May 23 '18
Rating:   2
Used to be my favorite

Ever since David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, and Kori Schake left, this podcast has become incredibly boring. Sad!If you miss the OG panel too, listen to Deep State Radio on SoundCloud!

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AFBrian2002
Apr 9 '18
Rating:   2
Don’t bother

Update: This is a dead podcast. The editors have a difficult time filling the void they created when they departed. Anything prior to, say 2017, is good but dated. Don’t both with this one. Use to be good before addition of Lawfare and less experienced peopleI really enjoyed this podcast prior to the change in format and people. With the previous folks and their extensive experience from within administrations, this seemed like a master level education. While it was a little heavy on the humor at times, I ignored it because of the quality and content was great.Now, with the current folks, lots of off topic chatter about baby cannons and drinks. Great. I'll stick around a bit longer, but without these folks focusing a bit more on topic and eating up precious minutes that I begin to think I could be listening to something else more intellectually rewarding, you are going to lose me.

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Lew in Chicago
Mar 16 '18
Rating:   10
Very good. But I’m frustrated.

This most recent episode with Mr Bergman on N Korea is an exercise in frustration. N Korea is sane, but the country is surrounded by giants who are out to get them (?). Nothing can be said to convince otherwise? And after the USSR imploded, what did the US and NATO countries do, move in? Elephant in the room on this is N and S Korea are still at war. How about that gets ironed out first? Please! Come on, Mr Bergman quit tap dancing. You are not an ambassador to either of the Koreas. Tell it like it is.

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Jennifer01846392836291927
Feb 15 '18
Rating:   2
Can't listen

It's just not very engaging

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NamTranHoang
Feb 6 '18
Rating:   10
Great ideas!

The podcast has interesting talks and perspective on current events.

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AL_5785224
Jan 2 '18
Rating:   2
"Deep State Radio" is the new ER.

**UPDATE**"Deep State Radio" podcast is the new Editors' Roundtable. Tell your friends. Unsubscribed after the co-host changes in 2017. No interest in hearing foreign policy bro's bemoan their career struggles using obscure acronyms to make themselves sound super cool. (Welcome to every day in the lives of women in the field. We don't need it reflected in our podcasts, too.)

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Janntom17thegreat
Jun 14 '17
Rating:   10
Come back David

This has been an excellent podcast. Bring back David Rothkopf. Please?

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