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Podcasts

Welcome to ADST’s Podcast collection. At ADST, we have 3 great podcasts series: In Their Own Voices (previously Poor Richard’s Podcasts), Partners in Diplomacy, and Modern American Diplomacy. Each of these podcast series are being developed to capture different points of view and focuses within the topic of Diplomacy.

In Their Own Voices: In Their Own Voices is the first podcast done by ADST. With over 76 episodes, ITOV is a collection of episodes that explore our moments and fascinating figures.

Modern American Diplomacy: We interview American diplomats, capturing the sacrifice, leadership, humor, heroism, wisdom, and lessons of modern American diplomacy. Through historical reflections and personal anecdotes, guests explain foreign policy and tradecraft, or what they were trying to accomplish and how. Episodes include conversations with America’s diplomatic legends — including Thomas Pickering, John Negroponte, Bill Burns, Maura Harty, Beth Jones and Kristie Kenney — as well as rising leaders and foreign policy experts from diverse backgrounds. **Some interviews will be cited in the forthcoming book Modern American Diplomacy: A Field Guide to Success in The Foreign Service. And some episodes, as marked, were brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American Diplomacy and the Foreign Service. The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) manages the podcast, created and originally hosted by career FSO Jeremy Beer.

Partners in Diplomacy: “A podcast series exploring the service, sacrifice, and adventure of life as a Foreign Service family member”. This initiative, launched by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST), and funded by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation, will collect, produce, and publish oral histories of spouses and partners working in the U.S. foreign affairs community. This project is designed to raise awareness of the important contributions Foreign Service spouses have made to both U.S. diplomacy and to our country.