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Derren Brown's Production company recruits actors

Derren Brown’s Production company recruits actors

A friend and listener to ClandesTime wrote to me in the wake of the recent episode on Derren Brown's Apocalypse.  He told me how he had been approached by Derren Brown's production company via the website StarNow, a site where actors and production crew promote themselves and where companies look ...
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ClandesTime 041 - Derren Brown's Apocalypse

ClandesTime 041 – Derren Brown’s Apocalypse

In this episode I welcome back Adam to the show to discuss the 2012 TV special Derren Brown's Apocalypse.  We talked about the context in which the show was made, the ethical and moral problems of what they do in the show, the techniques used to deceive and manipulate the ...
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US Army Entertainment Liaison Office weekly reports 2004-2006

US Army Entertainment Liaison Office weekly reports 2004-2006

If you've ever wondered what the DOD's Entertainment Liaison Offices do on a weekly basis, or just want to know more about the constant relationship between Hollywood and the Military Industrial Complex, then these documents will be very interesting to you. These are two years worth of weekly reporting detailing ...
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ClandesTime 040 - Sibel Edmonds on The Lone Gladio

ClandesTime 040 – Sibel Edmonds on The Lone Gladio

Today I welcome to the show FBI whistleblower and author Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com and we talk about her new book The Lone Gladio.  We discussed how the novel subverts the usual spy genre, not just through its uncompromising look at the deep state but also in its treatment of ...
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Secrets, Spies and 7/7 now available for free download

Secrets, Spies and 7/7 now available for free download

In the name of open-sourcing my work as much as possible I have now made my first book Secrets, Spies and 7/7 available for free download from my terrorism site.  It's available in pdf, mobi and epub formats to suit your e-book reading device, though the PDF is the best ...
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Wastebook entry on FBI publicity unit

Wastebook entry on FBI publicity unit

Every year senator Tom Coburn publishes a Wastebook, detailing dozens of cases of mis-spent funds, over-expenditure and general waste in the US government.  The 2013 edition includes a fascinating entry on the FBI's Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit.  With an annual budget of $1.5 million and the ability to assist ...
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ClandesTime 039 - O.S.S.

ClandesTime 039 – O.S.S.

In this episode we take a look at O.S.S., a 1946 film produced in close co-operation with the real life OSS, and the first movie in history to mention the CIA.  I outline the unusually large degree of state sponsorship of this film, the biographies of Alan Ladd (the film's ...
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The Lone Gladio: Video Review

The Lone Gladio: Video Review

Transcript: Throughout the Cold War and up to the present day Western intelligence services have used fiction as a weapon of psychological warfare. From James Bond to 24, from Animal Farm to Argo, they have deceived the public and covered up their secrets. The latest book by former FBI translator ...
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ClandesTime 038 - Eyes Wide Shut

ClandesTime 038 – Eyes Wide Shut

I welcome back my good friend Pearse Redmond to the show and we talked about the film Eyes Wide Shut, looking into the background of its star, senior scientologist and state-sponsored film star Tom Cruise.   We discussed Stanley Kubrick’s relationship with conspiracy theories and secret societies and whether the ...
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Deep Fiction: Sibel Edmonds' The Lone Gladio

Deep Fiction: Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio

Sibel Edmonds' new book The Lone Gladio is a triumph of serious fiction, both a tremendous artistic accomplishment and a powerful and timely political exposé.  The author has, quite literally, reinvented the spy novel as a weapon against NATO, and done so in exceptionally stylish and amusing fashion.  As always, ...
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