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Caliphate

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.

Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

Latest Episodes

Prologue: The Mission

The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”

6 MIN2018 APR 19
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Prologue: The Mission

Chapter One: The Reporter

Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

23 MIN2018 APR 19
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Chapter One: The Reporter

Chapter Two: Recruitment

Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

32 MIN2018 APR 27
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Chapter Two: Recruitment

Chapter Three: The Arrival

ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

23 MIN2018 MAY 4
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Chapter Three: The Arrival

Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

25 MIN2018 MAY 11
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Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

Chapter Five: The Heart

The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

21 MIN2018 MAY 18
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Chapter Five: The Heart

Chapter Six: Paper Trail

“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

43 MIN2018 MAY 25
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Chapter Six: Paper Trail

Chapter Seven: Mosul

What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

34 MIN2018 JUN 1
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Chapter Seven: Mosul

Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

34 MIN2018 JUN 8
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Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

26 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

Latest Episodes

Prologue: The Mission

The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”

6 MIN2018 APR 19
Comments
Prologue: The Mission

Chapter One: The Reporter

Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

23 MIN2018 APR 19
Comments
Chapter One: The Reporter

Chapter Two: Recruitment

Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

32 MIN2018 APR 27
Comments
Chapter Two: Recruitment

Chapter Three: The Arrival

ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

23 MIN2018 MAY 4
Comments
Chapter Three: The Arrival

Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

25 MIN2018 MAY 11
Comments
Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

Chapter Five: The Heart

The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

21 MIN2018 MAY 18
Comments
Chapter Five: The Heart

Chapter Six: Paper Trail

“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

43 MIN2018 MAY 25
Comments
Chapter Six: Paper Trail

Chapter Seven: Mosul

What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

34 MIN2018 JUN 1
Comments
Chapter Seven: Mosul

Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

34 MIN2018 JUN 8
Comments
Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

26 MIN2018 JUN 14
Comments
Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

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