Podcast

Podcast 59: #Vault7 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surveillance State

The suspense was killing us. After months of teasing, master hype-builder Julian Assange finally opened his chamber of secrets: Vault 7. Surely this would be an earth-shaking trove of revelations – the final word on alien life, the impending apocalypse, or – at the very least – “crooked Hilary.” Well, the cache was opened, its riches generously shared with the virtual unwashed.

And we all yawned. Why? Have we grown so complacent that privacy is little more than a distant memory, a concept no more relevant to modern life than 8-track tapes or civics lessons? (Is it just me or is “public education” starting to sound like an oxymoron?)


Podcast 58: ZEITGEIST – Secret History of Jesus, 9/11 Mysteries, False Flag Follies

ZEITGEIST (2007) is a phenomenon. It is a meandering, globe-spanning, time-trotting epic of free association and paranoia. Here we have the “real truth” behind Jesus Christ, Pearl Harbor, Viet Nam, 9/11, the military-industrial complex, the banking industry… Pretty much everything.

Join us as we discuss Peter Joseph’s overstuffed opus ZEITGEIST.






Podcast 51: CROPSEY

What if the bogeyman turns out to be real? That’s the premise of 2009 documentary CROPSEY, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The filmmakers explore the origins of the urban legend they heard about as children, only to discover that there may, in fact, be some truth behind the tale.

And the truth, as they say, is… terrifying.


Podcast 50: HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL

Hostage to the Devil chronicles Malachi Martin’s life in America as an exile priest.   Disillusioned with the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, he broke from the Jesuit order and moved to New York City. There, he embarked on a second career as a writer and exorcist.

This film presents a portrait of a complex man who struggled with his own demons as he battled the dark forces afflicting others.


Podcast 49: Robot Rights, Demon Kills Exorcist, Civilization Collapse, D.B. Cooper Clues

Quite the cornucopia of conundrums and conspiracies:

The meaning of unlucky 13. What the heck is so unlucky about it? Who came up with that ridiculous idea, anyway?

Have we really reached a point in the development of artificial intelligence where we need to start considering the legal rights of “electronic persons”? Some in the European Parliament seem to think so.

We discuss up-to-the-minute developments in the decades-old mystery of D.B. Cooper, who jumped from a plane over Oregon with two hundred thousand dollars cash and disappeared without a trace.

…and much, much more!


Podcast 48: HYPERNORMALISATION

Hypernormalisation is a nearly three-hour epic that leaps from subject to subject in a circuitous journey toward revelation. The film paints a vivid portrait of corporate control and increasing social insularity as it tries to make sense of our modern world’s pervasive anxiety and uncertainty.

In filmmaker Adam Curtis’s world, we are minds in the matrix, doomed to feed the machine with our bodies and souls.



Podcast 46: You ARE Being Watched: CITIZENFOUR

In 2013, Edward Snowden reached out to filmmaker Laura Poitras because of her history of uncompromising documentary filmmaking. He knew she had long been a target of government surveillance and was confident she would not be easily intimidated.

Citizenfour (Snowden’s handle in his secret correspondences with Poitras) places us in a Hong Kong hotel room with Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald as the young whistleblower shares knowledge and evidence of illegal mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).


Podcast 45: Parallel Universes, Trump Prophecies, Buzz Aldrin Tweets of Antarctic Evil

Buzz “Balls” Aldrin tweets a dire warning after falling ill in Antarctica: “We are all in danger. It is evil itself.” What’s going on here? Is he just messing with us? Or are we all about to experience the bone-chilling terror of an invading horde of refrigerated reptilians?

Does this video prove that Christian charismatic Kim Clement predicted the Trump presidency in 2007?

How do peanut butter, Queen, and Berenstain Bears prove the existence parallel universes? Let’s play the Mandela Effect game!