Recently, Donald Trump caused a minor furor by referring to a reporter in a gaggle as “Mr. Kurd.” As it turns out, the reporter in question was not as offended as his defenders. He has a lot to say about why the U.S. should take a bigger interest in the Kurdish drive for statehood — and given that the Kurds have been the most effective fighting force against ISIS and have significant alignment with us on security issues, that argument has weight. For this week’s podcast, we spoke with Rahim Rashidi, “Mr. Kurd” himself.