Our Podcasts

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Our podcasts offer analysis and expert observation across foreign policy, national security, economics, politics, legal affairs, technology, energy, environment and healthcare policy.

TRG is differentiated in the podcast market in that we are focused on deep analysis within these subject areas – and the expertise that we yield is unique and oriented toward providing listeners with forward-looking insights.

Deep State Radio

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Deep State Radio

Deep State Radio is one of the most successful, long-running podcasts focusing on national security, foreign policy, and U.S. politics. The core team of experts has been working together creating podcast content for eight years.  Deep State Radio has been on the air since 2017 and since its establishment has generated over 10,000,000 downloads and one of the most loyal audiences that will be found anywhere.  Known for its combination of lively, balanced exchanges with an emphasis on cutting through momentary hype to put developments in context, Deep State Radio has become a must-listen among key members of the US and international policy community.

Deep State Radio podcasts are the heart of TRG Media operations and of the DSR network. Currently, weekly DSR line-up of regularly scheduled programming includes:

  • Mondays: Deep State Radio
    This is our original podcast, usually featuring members of our original panel of experts, Rosa Brooks, author, former senior Pentagon policy official, and professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Edward G. Luce, associate editor and U.S.-based columnist for the Financial Times, David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent for the New York Times, and Kori Schake, Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
  • Wednesdays: Newsmaker One-on-Ones
    Each week, DSR interviews a major newsmaker, either a political leader, a policy maker or a top expert. The midweek podcast often features an interview with the author of a notable recent book.
  • Thursdays: Inside DC Podcast
    The Thursday podcast, featuring former Obama White House official, Brookings Institution fellow and practicing physician Dr. Kavita Patel as well as DSR primary host, David Rothkopf, looks at breaking stories from the U.S. capital, from political battles to COVID, legal confrontations to pending legislation.

Early in 2022, DSR plans to take its schedule daily.  Watch this space for updates on the Tuesday and Friday podcasts.

The DSR Network

TRG Media is bringing together some of the best and most innovative independent public policy and politics–oriented podcasts into a network that will enable advertisers to reach diverse audiences of deeply loyal listeners.
Members of the DSR Network, in addition to the Deep State Radio podcasts cited above, include:
Words Matter

American’s Mission Statement read by Senator John F. Kennedy On July 4th we celebrate the birth of the American Experiment. The Declaration of Independence — written in the Spring of 1776 by a 33 year old Thomas Jefferson — is America’s mission statement. And like all mission statements, the words represented not what we were, but what we aspired to be.

The Secret Life of Cookies

At The Secret Life of Cookies we know that kitchens are the heart of the home. They’re where families come together, where food comes from and where some of the best conversations take place. Kitchens are where the power is (even nasty President Jackson with his “kitchen cabinet” thought so), and where the baked goods are, which is why Marissa Rothkopf, the host, spends so much time in the kitchen. On The Secret Life of Cookies we will bring you into those conversations with some smart, interesting people who like to cook and have something to say. Pull up a chair up at our kitchen table, and join us as we cook and discuss the important issues of today.

Custom Podcasts


Podbridge covers emerging issues and ideas of shared interest in the U.S., the Middle East and around the world. Episodes will feature conversations with leading thinkers on topics such as science, technology, health, the environment, women’s empowerment and religious tolerance. New programs will be presented once per month or more frequently should circumstances dictate.

This material is distributed by TRG, LLC on behalf of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the U.S.. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

Custom Podcast and Podcast Production Services

TRG produces custom podcasts for clients seeking to tap into the power of podcasting to reach and deepen their relationship with important audiences. The services provided by TRG Media in include:
  • Podcast concept development
  • Podcast pilot creation and testing
  • Podcast audience and advertiser strategic planning
  • Podcast registration with hosting services
  • Podcast production
  • Creation of social media support campaigns for podcasts
  • Identification and negotiation with channel partners and others who can amplify podcast reach

For more information on our custom programs contact: Chris.Cotnoir@TRGMedia.com.

Our Audience

TRG specializes in creating content and experiences for high-level audiences using new media and live events as the platform for disruptive changes in their industries, their regions and their global interests.
Our expertise stems from decades in the policy and economics corridors: Foreign Policy, Financial Times, Kissinger Associates, Institutional Investor, Washington Post.

Producing weekly podcasts, a regular slate of events and custom solutions, TRG has a loyal and engaged following.

A loyal podcast audience


listen to the entire episode vs 52% in the industry average


listen weekly vs the industry average of 22%
The TRG audience is intelligent and affluent. They are also deeply engaged with our content. 95% are college graduates and 52% have completed graduate school. 70% earn HHI of $100,000 and more, and 20% earn $200,000 and higher. We attract an influential thought leadership audience that is evenly split male (60%) and female (40%). Our podcast audience is loyal, 97% listen to the entire episode and 92% listen weekly.
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TRG specializes in bringing together the most notable government leaders and policy makers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer

Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg

General Mark Hertling

General James Clapper

Senator Chris Murphy

Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta

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Our access to expertise extends well beyond the Beltway

Dr. Leana Wen

David Frum

Dr. Seema Yasmin

Max Boot

Laurie Garrett

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Our regular panelists are accomplished experts and journalists

Rosa Brooks: Georgetown Law Professor and former Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy

Edward Luce: Washington DC Bureau Chief, Financial Times

Kori Schake: Deputy Director General, IISS; formerly served as a member of the State Department and National Security Council

David Sanger: National Security Correspondent, New York Times

Dr. Kavita Patel: Fellow at Brookings Institution with focus on health policy, physician based in Washington DC

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Our notable semi-regular panelists are distinguished and visible voices

Samantha Vinograd: Former National Security Council Advisor to Barack Obama as Director for Iraq and current National Security Analyst for CNN

Joseph Cirincione: President, Ploughshares Fund Asha Rangappa: Legal Analyst, CNN, Director of Admissions at Jackson Institute, Global Affairs and former FBI Agent

Katie Phang: MSNBC Legal Contributor and Trial Lawyer Evelyn Farkas: German Marshall Fund; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia Harry Litman: Former US Attorney and Deputy Attorney General

Mimi Rocah: Former US Attorney in the Southern District of New York and NBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade: Former US Attorney, MSNBC Legal Analyst and University of Michigan Law Professor