Episodes

Sept. 28, 2022

Free Benjamin Briere, French hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

French citizen and tourist, Benjamin Briere has been held hostage in Iran since May 2020. He has been sentenced to eight years in…

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Sept. 14, 2022

Free Shahab Dalili, American hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Shahab Dalili is a US permanent resident from Virginia. His wife and children are all US citizens. In April 2016, Shahab went to …

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Aug. 31, 2022

SITREP Pod 2: Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hosta…

Australian citizen and Irish resident, Robert Pether has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iraq since 7 April 2021. He and his collea…

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Aug. 17, 2022

SITREP Pod 2: Free Paul Whelan, American held in Russia | Pod Hostage…

The United States government has put forward an offer to the Russian authorities to secure the release of two wrongfully detained…

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Aug. 3, 2022

Free Jose Pereira, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

US permanent resident, Jose Pereira from Texas was former acting President and CEO of CITGO Petroleum. In November 2017 shortly b…

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May 18, 2022

Trevor Reed Is Home. Now It’s Time To Heal | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Three weeks ago on 27th April, Trevor Reed was freed in a prisoner swap deal between the United States and Russia. Trevor is an A…

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May 11, 2022

SITREP Pod: Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hostage…

Robert Pether and his colleague, Khalid Radwan were both detained in Baghdad on 7 April 2021 after they went to Iraq to resolve a…

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May 4, 2022

Trevor is free, Paul was left behind | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

One week ago on Wednesday 27th April, Trevor Reed – an innocent American citizen and former US Marine who had been wrongfully imp…

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April 27, 2022

SITREP Pod 2: Free Tomeu Vadell, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hos…

American citizen Tomeu Vadell from Lake Charles, Louisiana has been wrongfully imprisoned in Venezuela since November 2017. Tomeu…

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April 20, 2022

SITREP Pod: Free Kai Li, American held in China | Pod Hostage Diploma…

American citizen, Kai Li from New York has been wrongfully imprisoned in China since September 2016. The United Nations Working G…

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April 13, 2022

Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Thursday 7th April 2022 marked the 1 year anniversary of Australian citizen Robert Pether’s wrongful imprisonment in Iraq. Robert…

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April 6, 2022

Michael White, American, US Navy veteran and former hostage in Iran |…

Michael White is an American citizen from Southern California. Michael served in the US Navy for 15 years and is one of 5 sibling…

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March 30, 2022

Free Jorge Toledo, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

American citizen Jorge Toledo from Houston, Texas has been wrongfully imprisoned in Venezuela since November 2017. He works for U…

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March 23, 2022

Nazanin is free but other hostages remain in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplo…

During the early hours of Thursday morning 17th March 2022, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe arrived back home in the UK. She was freed …

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March 16, 2022

Diane Foley, Founder and President of the James W Foley Legacy Founda…

Diane Foley is the mother of five children, including American freelance conflict journalist, James W Foley. Jim was kidnapped in…

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March 9, 2022

SITREP Pod: Free Nahid, German Hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

On 16 October 2020, 66 year old German citizen Nahid Taghavi decided to go for a walk near her apartment in Tehran. It was a week…

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March 2, 2022

Michael Scott Moore, German-American journalist and former hostage in…

In 2012, German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore was investigating pirate kidnappings in Somalia when he himself was taken…

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Feb. 23, 2022

Jonathan Franks, Crisis management consultant for American hostage fa…

Jonathan Franks is a crisis management consultant for families of Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained overseas. Jonatha…

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Feb. 16, 2022

SITREP Pod: Free Trevor Reed, American and former US Marine held in R…

American citizen and former US Marine, Trevor Reed has been wrongfully imprisoned in Russia since 16 August 2019. President of th…

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Feb. 9, 2022

SITREP Pod: Free Tomeu Vadell, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hosta…

American citizen, Tomeu Vadell from Louisiana has been wrongfully imprisoned in Venezuela since November 2017. He was arrested wh…

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Feb. 2, 2022

Free Fariba Adelkhah, French academic held in Iran | Pod Hostage Dipl…

French academic Fariba Adelkhah has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran since 5 June 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has ca…

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Jan. 26, 2022

SITREP Pod: Free Paul Whelan, American and former US Marine held in R…

American citizen and former US Marine, Paul Whelan has been wrongfully imprisoned in Russia since 28 December 2018. President of …

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Jan. 19, 2022

Free Jamshid Sharmahd, German citizen and US resident held hostage in…

Jamshid Sharmahd is a German citizen and US resident. He and his family have lived in California for the last 17 years. In July 2…

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Jan. 12, 2022

Free The Zambranos, Americans held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diploma…

American citizens and brothers from Texas, Alirio Jose Zambrano and Jose Luis Zambrano have been wrongfully imprisoned in Venezue…

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