Exploring product recalls, Afghanistan one year after US withdrawal

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Taliban fighters patrol a neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan
Taliban fighters patrol in Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Rahmat Gul/AP Photo

A quarterly report from Segdwick says that consumer product recalls have reached a ten-year high in the first quarter of 2022. We speak with a professor at Notre Dame to learn more about product recalls. Then, we examine the legacy of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan with a professor at Oxford.

Featured in this Show

  • How product recalls work

    From dairy products to computer motherboards, commercial products are recalled for a variety of reasons. We explore the decision making process behind product recalls and how the pandemic has affected quality control with a professor from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Afghanistan, one year later

    The United States withdrew from Afghanistan more than a year ago, ending 20 years of war in the Middle East. We reflect on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and life under Taliban rule with a professor of politics and international relations with Oxford University.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Kaitlin Wowak Guest
  • Neta Crawford Guest

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