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The Murder of Saudi Arabian Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Oscar winner Bryan Fogel discusses his new documentary, The Dissident.

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Episode Notes

On the Gist, Impeachment logic games.

In the interview, it’s part two of a conversation with Oscar-winning documentarian and director Bryan Fogel about his latest film, The Dissident. The film centers around Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, and its broader human rights implications. The Dissident is available in theaters, and now via premium video-on-demand. Today, Fogel and Mike focus on Fogel’s experiences putting the documentary together, and how he got unlikely sources to sit down for interviews.

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  • Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.