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. New York Times subscribers can listen to new episodes early at 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



Chapter Ten: One Year Later

What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?
00:32:34 6/21/2018

Past Episodes

Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.The last episode of "Caliphate" will publish on Thursday, June 21st. New York Times subscribers can listen to that episode now at
00:26:56 6/14/2018
After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.The last episode of "Caliphate" will publish on Thursday, June 21st. New York Times subscribers can listen to that episode now at
00:26:52 6/14/2018
We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.
00:34:18 6/7/2018
What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?
00:34:41 5/31/2018
"Something was off." Rukmini's doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.
00:43:11 5/24/2018
The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.
00:21:03 5/17/2018
A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.
00:25:23 5/10/2018
ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.
00:23:08 5/3/2018
Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.
00:32:05 4/26/2018
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.
00:23:47 4/18/2018

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