American Diplomat

First-person storytelling from American diplomats who have participated in newsworthy events overseas. Hosted by an experienced former ambassador and inquisitive writer/director, the casual conversations are educational and entertaining by providing context, details and definitions to the guest real-life stories from behind-the-scenes of international diplomacy.

Latest episode

Sequoia is a She

Latest Podcast Episodes

Sequoia is a She

The Sequoia: A presidential yacht? A floating icon of American and diplomatic history? A loan gone south? Pete schools Laura on the proper...

Desiree, Encore!

We're refreshing one of our earlier (and best!) episodes from the early days, before anyone had heard of us.  But now you have!  And so we...

Rock On, AmDip!

We love music.  We love it almost as much as we love listening to our friends tell stories about life overseas.  So here's our end-of...

The Podcast Team

Amb. Pete Romero had a twenty-five year career as a diplomat in the US Foreign Service. In his last three postings, he was head of our embassy in El Salvador, US Ambassador in Quito, Ecuador and Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere Bureau at the US Department of State.

Laura Bennett has written, directed, produced and edited short films that have won 11 awards and screened at 35 festivals throughout the United States. Laura speaks Spanish, French and English and has traveled in five continents, often solo and working as a volunteer.

The best interns in Washington DC work for the American Diplomat podcast. Angela Martins is an undergraduate in Communications. She is the webmaster of the American Diplomat web page. She also maintains and takes suggestions and comments regarding the podcasts.

American Diplomat