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ClandesTime 032 - Iron Man and The Rocketeer

ClandesTime 032 – Iron Man and The Rocketeer

In this edition I look at two very similar films made about 15 years apart - The Rocketeer and Iron Man.  Both are military-assisted productions and after outlining their connections to the DOD and USAF I analyse their storylines to explain what they are saying about technological innovation and development ...
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List of Canadian Armed Forces assisted film and TV

List of Canadian Armed Forces assisted film and TV

Obtained via FOIA by a listener to ClandesTime, this is a list of all the films and TV shows that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have participated in the production of, or at least all the ones they saw fit to admit to being involved in.  It was quite a ...
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Humanarchy - Trans Resister Radio

Humanarchy – Trans Resister Radio

Aaron of ageoftransitions invited me back on the show to talk about my new website, Humanarchy.  We discussed our reservations about conventional political philosophies and the modern anarchistic and libertarian movements, and how there needs to be an injection of optimism and realism, a sense of embracing the challenge and ...
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Who is Samantha Lewthwaite? - Porkins Policy Radio

Who is Samantha Lewthwaite? – Porkins Policy Radio

Pearse of PPR arranged this roundtable discussion with filmmaker Jon Ryman, inspired by his documentary White Widow: The Samantha Lewthwaite Conspiracy.  We discussed the mysterious case of Samantha Lewthwaite, from her birth in Northern Ireland to her marriage to alleged 7/7 bomber Germaine Lindsay, her departure for East Africa and ...
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ClandesTime 031 - Tomorrow Never Dies

ClandesTime 031 – Tomorrow Never Dies

Inspired by a recent video project I decided to take on a Bond film this week and picked Tomorrow Never Dies. I provided a quick commentary on some of the themes and ideas in the film, from the gadgetry to the geopolitical implications, before rounding off looking at the overt, ...
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The Edward Snowden Movie

From my new site Humanarchy.net: This is an open source intelligence broadcast. Transcript: It was recently announced that the story of former CIA and NSA contractor Edward Snowden is to be made into a Hollywood movie. The real life story, or at least the version told by Glenn Greenwald in ...
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'Complete' list of US Air Force assisted movies

‘Complete’ list of US Air Force assisted movies

The latest response to my series of FOIA requests has come from the US Air Force, who have provided me with a list titled 'Office Supported Released Movie Projects (Current as of May 2014)'.  Unlike the DOD list, it is in text format and even in alphabetical order.  Like the ...
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Snowden on the Big Screen - Demanufacturing Consent

Snowden on the Big Screen – Demanufacturing Consent

Guillermo Jimenez of Demanufacturing Consent on BFP and Traces of Reality and I talked about the forthcoming Hollywood adaptation of the story of Edward Snowden.  We looked at Sony's previous 'true life' productions Zero Dark Thirty, Captain Phillips and The Social Network, and how each tells a misleading story that either ...
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ClandesTime 030 - Jack Ryan and The East

ClandesTime 030 – Jack Ryan and The East

I am joined by Adam of CerebralRevolt.com who returned to the show to talk about two recent spy films that he recommended to me – Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit and The East. Both of these films were produced by people whose names appear on the DOD film list, and yet ...
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Four Lions - Porkins Policy Radio

Four Lions – Porkins Policy Radio

Pearse Redmond invited me back on his show again to talk about the black comedy film Four Lions, a British satire about jihadis.  It is a very funny film about a very serious topic that is recommended viewing for anyone and everyone.  It is by far the best War on ...
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