The podcasts on this page are divided into two sections, one listing podcast series devoted to the intersections of extremism, terrorism and the Internet, and related issues, and the other on individual podcast episodes focused on same. The Series are listed alphabetically and the episodes in order of their release, with the most recent first.
The YouTube section features both channels and videos on the topics of online extremism and terrorism.
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The Combating Jihadist Terror & Extremism (CoJiT) PodcastVisit
The CoJiT podcast series is presented by Anthony Richards, CoJiT’s Editorial Director and Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Each month, Dr Richards and a guest of the week explore key contemporary questions and issues within terrorism and counter-terrorism.
The Lawfare PodcastVisit
Lawfare's weekly podcast is a production of the Lawfare staff in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. Podcast episodes include interviews with policymakers, scholars, journalists, and analysts; events and panel discussions. Relevant episodes include David Kaye on 'Policing Speech Online' (Dec. 2019), Daphne Keller on 'Legal Liability for Tech Platforms' (Nov. 2019), and Yasmin Green on 'Disrupting ISIS Recruitment Online' (Sept. 2016).
Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour's podcast regularly treats issues related to online extremism and terrorism. Relevant episodes include Michael Krona on 'The Media World of ISIS' (Feb. 2020), Brian Hughes on '“Pine Tree” Twitter and the Shifting Ideological Foundations of Eco-Extremism' (Jan. 2020), and Chris Meserole on 'Tech Companies and Terrorism' (Sept. 2019).
In this series, The New York Times' tech columnist Kevin Roose asks 'what happens when our lives move online?' The first four episodes are concerned with online radicalisation and tech companies responses to it, with an emphasis on the role of YouTube.
Reactionary Digital PoliticsVisit
An eight-part podcast on political ideologies, rhetorics and aesthetics in the age of digital politics. The series reports on the findings of a three-year academic research project into the political ideologies, rhetorics and aesthetics shaping the age of digital politics.
Right Rising PodcastVisit
The Right Rising Podcast is produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. The podcast hosts "some of the globe’s leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists." Episodes have covered AI and radicalisation, the QAnon conspiracy, incel culture, and deplatforming.
Dr. John Morrison's (Royal Holloway, University of London) Talking Terror podcast allows listeners to "get an in-depth insight into some of the best research on terrorism, from the researchers themselves." In a March 2018 episode, our Coordinator Prof. Maura Conway talks to John about her research on the intersections of extremism, terrorism, and the Net. Other relevant episodes include Facebook's Erin Saltman on 'Facebook, Counter-Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism' (April 2019) and the special epsidoe on 'The Private Sector Role in CT and CVE' (February 2018).
The Tech Against Terrorism PodcastFeaturedVisit
The Tech Against Terrorism podcast takes a deep dive into terrorist and far-right abuse of the internet. Whether it’s radicalising people through posts on the decentralized web or uploading manifestos and attack videos to social media, extremist activity online is on the rise. In this podcast they speak to various experts in the field to find out how these insidious messages are being spread – and what's being done to stop them.
J.M. Berger on 'Online Extremism, White Supremacy and the Myth of the “Lone Wolf”'Visit
Author and extremism researcher J.M. Berger joins Factually's! Adam Conover to discuss the surprising similarities between white supremacist and Islamist extremists, the ways extremist groups frame their hatred to seem more appealing and what social media services need to do to stop its spread (1 hr 9 mins, November 2019).
ISD's Sasha Havlicek on 'Mitigating the Spread of Online Extremism'Visit
In this episode of the Big Tech podcast, Taylor Owen speaks with Sasha Havlicek, founding CEO of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, about her organisation and how it’s helping eliminate online hate and extremism (32 mins, March 2020).
Peter King on 'How to Stay Mentally Healthy while Doing OSINT'Visit
In this Janes Intelligence Unit podcast, Peter King, an extremist media consultant and co-founder of IbexMind, which helps organisations build resilience to the effects of exposure to distressing content, discusses a range of practical techniques that researchers can apply – both on an individual basis and in teams – to keep mentally healthy while conducting research (45 mins, May 2020).
Stuart Macdonald on 'Combating Terrorists' Online Activities'FeaturedVisit
Professor Stuart Macdonald discusses his research into counterterrorism. The episode explores his work on terrorists’ use of the internet, particularly cyberterrorism and online propaganda and radicalisation (52 mins, October 2021).
YouTube Channels and Videos
The VOX-Pol YouTube channel hosts a collection of videos related to research on violent online political extremism and terrorism, including videos of live streams from our events, such as conference keynotes and lunch briefings.
Cyber Threats Research CentreVisit
The Cyber Threats Research Centre channel contains keynote speeches and highlights from the Terrorism and Social Media Conferences.