Rukmini Callimachi on the "Caliphate" Podcast and Covering the Islamic State

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Rukmini Callimachi is a New York Times reporter and hosts the "Caliphate" podcast. (Photo: Courtesy of Rukmini Callimachi)

In her new podcast "Caliphate," New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi digs deep to uncover the inner workings of ISIS. From rummaging through the rubble of bombed out hideouts to posing probing questions to former fighters, she offers a rare behind-the-scenes look into the power, appeal and danger of the Islamic State. Callimachi joins Forum to discuss the obstacles of being on the terrorism beat and what she has learned from her first-hand reporting.

Rukmini Callimachi,
foreign correspondent, New York Times; host, "Caliphate" podcast