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Porkins Policy Radio episode 143 Brian Heiss on Marc Collins Rector, Chad Shackley, Brock Pierce and DEN

This week good friend of the show Brain Heiss joined me for an in-depth discussion on Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) and its founders, Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley, and Brock Pierce. We talked about DEN’s meteoric rise in LA during the late 1990’s and its subsequent downfall after numerous allegations of sexual assault against young boys. Brian and I talked about Collins-Rector’s mysterious and unknown life prior to DEN. We attempted to piece together how Collins-Rector was able to sell DEN to the likes of Disney, NBC, Chase Capital Partners, David Geffen, and many other high profile people in less than a year. We discused Shackley, Pierce, and Collins-Rector fleeing the US after the first sexual assault lawsuit, and how they were eventually caught in Marbella, Spain. Brian and I also touched on Brock Pierce’s company IGE and the suicide of DEN victim Brian Claflin.

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Show Notes:

OJSimpson.co

The Mark Fuhrman Tapes: A Documentary Film

Porkins Policy Radio episode 53 Brian Heiss on OJ Simpson: Veritas The Fuhrman Tapes

A notorious mansion. An alleged assault by a Hollywood producer. A suicide. What happened to Brian Claflin?

DEN article archive

Den.net

Chad’s World

Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal

Spanish Arrest Report on Collins Rector Arrest referencing child pornography

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 124 The Last Jedi with Emma Redmond

On today’s show my sister Emma joins me for a raucous review of Star Wars The Last Jedi. We kick off the show by discussing our general take of the film, mainly focusing on how much we didn’t like it. We then expand on this in our “trashing section” discussing all our major grievances. Emma and I touch on the force abilities of young slave boys, Luke’s strange “milking scene”, the existence of god, and the age old question: can you drop a bomb in zero gravity? We also talk about some of the hits and misses that director Rian Johnson introduced into the Star Wars universe.

In the second hour Emma and I discuss whether we are pro or anti-porg. We also touch on the idiotic belief that the porg storyline is some sort of vegetarian propaganda. Later Emma and I discuss the racist and misogynistic tendencies of some in the Star Wars community. We talk about why this is a pervasive problem with in the nerd fandom. Emma and I also talk about the backlash over new characters like Rose and Holdo, and how this is an overblown story that follow the typical liberal Hollywood narrative. I also talk about Fin as a classic black actor Hollywood troupe. We round out the Star Wars discussion by talking about the problems of commodifying the series under Disney. Emma and I touch on how Disney will most likely turn Star Wars into the next Fast and Furious series, and how this is the real reason people are upset with the film. We finish off by talking about our new favorite TV series Riverdale, and offer some predictions for 2018.

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Show Notes:

EmmaRedmond.com

Pearse Redmond on Disney and The CIA – Our Interesting Times podcast

From Our Interesting Times:

Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Review returns to the show to discuss the 2016 Presidential race and his research regarding the Disney Corporation’s ties to the CIA. We talk about the assistance Disney received from Langley in building Disney World and the Magic Kingdom’s other connections to the intelligence community.

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The CIA and Hollywood episode 13 Race to Witch Mountain

James Evan Pilato is our latest guest as we dissect the 2009 Disney UFO adventure Race to Witch Mountain.  We start off looking at Disney as a corporation – its long standing interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials, the connections to government agencies and their recent takeover of the fantasy genre.  We then get into Race to Witch Mountain itself – a strange blend of a kids’ movie, a love letter to the UFO culture and an homage to spy thrillers especially Enemy of the State.  Next, we examine the deliberately hyperreal nature of the film and dwell on the effects of a fantasy movie set in the real world with real people.  A children’s movie about ‘illegal aliens’ being pursued under the Patriot Act is not Hollywood’s typical output.

Then the conversation moves on to the mysterious CIA involvement in Race to Witch Mountain, which the CIA themselves deny but the director Andy Fickman insists took place.  After discussing the CIA Inspector General’s Report on their Engagement with the Entertainment Industry we move on to the question of infiltration of the UFO culture, and the use of UFOlogy to infiltrate alternative cultures more broadly.  We round off looking at the effect of films like this on people’s perceptions and expectations of government secrecy, and we each try to answer the question ‘are you a believer?’.

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Show Notes:

Race to Witch Mountain

Silver Screen Saucers (book by Robbie Graham)

Which Mountain? (making of)

ClandesTime 076 – Walt Disney and the FBI

A Look Back … Robert Carey Broughton: From Walt Disney to War Movies

CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-1990

A History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television

“Alien language” presented by CIA & Disney

UFOs and Disney: Behind the Magic Kingdom

Robbie Graham’s blog

Robbie Graham – UFOs, Hyperreality, and the Disclosure Myth – Copenhagen 2014

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