Posts Tagged ‘Homeland’

Homeland Mid-Season Review - Tom Secker on PPR

Homeland Mid-Season Review – Tom Secker on PPR

In our mid-season review and analysis of Homeland season 7, Pearse and I get into various strands of the show including the Brett O'Keefe/Waco arc, the Russiagate conspiracy, how the CIA should be portrayed as having utterly failed the country but have somehow dressed themselves up as the heroes, fake ...
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Homeland Season 7 Episode 1 - Tom Secker on PPR

Homeland Season 7 Episode 1 – Tom Secker on PPR

Continuing our long-running commentary, Pearse invited me back onto Porkins Policy Radio to talk about the first episode of the new season of Homeland.  For the first time in several seasons Homeland maintained the storyline from the previous season rather than rebooting the show's storyline and characters.  This of course ...
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Hyperreality in the Homeland - Operation Virtual Gladio

Hyperreality in the Homeland – Operation Virtual Gladio

A new report by Facebook's Threat Intelligence team says that the site is rife with fake accounts spreading fake news stories for political, social, cultural and economic reasons. Viewers of the recent season of Homeland will be thinking 'no shit'. Then they'll be thinking 'wait, Facebook produces intelligence assessments just ...
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Homeland Season 6 finale - Tom Secker on PPR

Homeland Season 6 finale – Tom Secker on PPR

In our final analysis and review for Homeland season 6 Pearse and I dissect the last two episodes, looking at the shifting loyalties and role reversals around the attempted assassination of the president-elect. We look at how Homeland has latched onto a number of ideas that have become popular in ...
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Alt Truth and the Deep State on Homeland - Tom Secker on PPR

Alt Truth and the Deep State on Homeland – Tom Secker on PPR

In our latest dissection of season 6 of Homeland, I joined Pearse on Porkins Policy Radio to discuss the latest few episodes. With the revelation that Dar Adal has been running a sock puppet click farm to manipulate US public opinion, Homeland has dragged this season right up to date ...
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WTC Bombing and the Death of the Blind Sheikh - Tom Secker on PPR

WTC Bombing and the Death of the Blind Sheikh – Tom Secker on PPR

This week I joined Pearse on his radio show to revisit the 1993 WTC bombing, in light of the recent anniversary and the death of former CIA asset the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman ...
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'We will do NO press on this' - CIA emails on Claire Danes' first visit to Langley

‘We will do NO press on this’ – CIA emails on Claire Danes’ first visit to Langley

Newly-available emails show that when Claire Danes first visited CIA headquarters, she did so in very low-key fashion after a friendly CIA agent got her in. This confirms that the Agency have been involved in the production of Homeland since the first season, and shows how even their liaisons with ...
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Homeland Season 6 - Tom Secker on Porkins Policy Radio

Homeland Season 6 – Tom Secker on Porkins Policy Radio

This week I joined Pearse to talk about the beginning of the new season of Homeland, and how it isn't quite what we expected. The entire 6th season is set between the US presidential election and inauguration day and while the president-elect is female, she is no Hitlery Clinton. Instead ...
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Review: The CIA in Hollywood

Review: The CIA in Hollywood

Tricia Jenkins' The CIA in Hollywood was one of the books that inspired me to start this site, and the recently published second edition expands considerably on the original. Because the CIA is resistant to FOIA requests and other forms of inquiry, Jenkins amassed a wide range of open source ...
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ClandesTime 066 - Homeland Season 5 Episode 12 'A False Glimmer'

ClandesTime 066 – Homeland Season 5 Episode 12 ‘A False Glimmer’

This review of the finale of Homeland discusses not just the final episode but the entire season. We reflect on what is new and different about this fifth season, from the religious dimensions being crow-barred into the show to the use of Russians as the enemy image and hackers as ...
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Homeland Season 5 Episode 11 - Porkins Policy Radio

Homeland Season 5 Episode 11 – Porkins Policy Radio

On this penultimate episode of our Homeland series Tom and I begin by venting about our hatred of Alison. Next we move onto the shows continual use of women as negative characters. We discuss the similarities between Alison and real life Russian spy Anna Chapman. We look at the parallels ...
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ClandesTime 065 - Homeland episode 10 'New Normal'

ClandesTime 065 – Homeland episode 10 ‘New Normal’

This much more dramatic episode of Homeland was the basis for a fun review discussion this week, touching on the hints towards the deep state, the portrayal of the Laura Poitras character, the implausibility of the CIA's handling of the Russian double agent problem and Pearse's hatred of Allison. We ...
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