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Porkins Policy Radio episode 128 Tom Secker on SEEX and A Tribute to Robert Parry

Good friend Tom Secker joins me today in the first hour for an in-depth discussion of the Science and Entertainment Exchange (SEEX). Tom explains what this little know pseudo-govenment NGO is, and how they have been quietly assisting over 1,300 Hollywood films. We talk about their connection to the National Academy of Sciences and their connection to the state. Tom then discusses their stated aim: to assist Hollywood in depicting accurate science, and the promotion of science and scientists. Tom and I then explore how this is not quite an accurate assessment of their work. We talk about the huge influence that they have on Hollywood productions, including changing aspects of the script and promoting was amounts to science fiction. Tom discusses SEEX’s involvement in Thor, how they made Natalie Portman’s character an astrophysicist and then created a whole add campaign designed around her. We also discuss SEEX’s strange idealized Hollywood depiction of scientists as rich and beautiful. Tom talks about how SEEX seems to have drank the Hollywood kool-aid. We talk about how Science and Entertainment Exchange promotes “cool” scientists over actual science. Later we discuss SEEX’s close relationship with both the Pentagon and the CIA. Tom and I lay out the theory that the Pentagon is simply using SEEX as a front to push a technocratic transhumanist agenda. We finish off the hour talking about why more attention should be paid to SEEX and the work they are doing.

In the second hour I talk about the untimely deaths of musician Mark E. Smith and author Ursala K. Le Guin. I then move onto the passing of investigative journalist Robert Parry. I talk about the tremendous work that Parry did on Iran-Contra and the 1980 October Surprise. I discuss why the loss of Parry is so significant given the sad state of journalism today. I also touch on Prop Or Not’s nasty attack on Parry. I end the show talking about Trump’s upcoming State of the Union and what we should keep an eye out for in his speech.

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Show Notes:

Octopus Books (Broadax)

Broadax (Amazon)

ClandesTime 131 – The Science and Entertainment Exchange

Science and Entertainment Exchange

Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortium News

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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

Porkins Policy Radio episode 121 F Lee Bailey and Pat McKenna on OJ Simpson and Criminal Justice

Today we are joined by private investigator Pat McKenna and legendary attorney F Lee Bailey for a discussion of OJ and the criminal justice system. We begin by discussing some of the recent media reports about OJ that have come out in the tabloid press. The three of us address these bogus claims that OJ was thrown out of the Cosmopolitanism hotel in Las Vegas. Lee also tells us about his background in the Marine Corp and how he became one of the most famous trial lawyers. We then move onto some new research by Brian Heiss looking at a forgery in Nicole Simpson’s dairy. We discuss how Fred Goldman helped lobby California’s legislature to allow the diary and the forgery into the civil trial. Lee gives us his legal perspective about the civil trial and the ways in which it was conducted. He talks about the numerous instances in which false information was introduced as evidence, and how this has convinced many that the civil trial was the “good trial.” We explore how the media treated the criminal jury and how this influenced the civil juries verdict. Later Lee and Pat discuss the criminal trial itself. Lee talks about his cross examination of Mark Fuhrman. He talks about the moment he knew he had caught Fuhrman in his own web of lies. Pat and Lee also touch on how Judge Ito wouldn’t allow several witnesses who were willing to testify that Fuhrman was a virulent racist.

In the second hour Lee and Pat discuss their book project which deals with both OJ’s criminal and civil trials. They talk about how their book will differ from the plethora of OJ related books. Lee in particular touches on several important aspects that will be included in the book that were not widely know during the trial. Lee and Pat discuss the continued importance of truly understanding this case, and their hopes for the future generation. Lee also talks about his own theory as to the motive of the murders: a drug killing that meant to target Faye Resnick. Later Pat and Lee discuss the school they have founded for teaching investigative skills. Lee talks about the need for teaching trial lawyers how to turn facts into evidence, and how many lawyers are not fully equipped to carry out investigations. Pat talks about a similar problem facing private investigator’s and what he will be teaching. We also talk about the role that Hollywood has played in crafting our understanding of criminal justice. Lee talks about the problem that show’s like CSI have had on the criminal justice system. We round out the show by talking about some of the problems with forensic evidence. We talk about things like shoe print analysis and how that played a role with OJ and the infamous Bruno Magli shoes. We also touch on the problems with hair and fiber analysis.

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Show Notes:

baileyandelliott.com

The Simpson Verdict by F Lee Bailey

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Brown Simpson’s 1994 Diary Entry Was Forged

EXCLUSIVE: Additional Entry from Nicole Simpson’s Diary Determined to Have Been Fabricated

Porkins Policy Radio episode 116 Hollywood Sex Crimes with Robbie Martin and Ed Opperman

On today’s show we discuss the ongoing expose of sexual abuse and violence in Hollywood. In the first hour Robbie Martin joins me. We explore how the scandal unfolding in Hollywood is indicative of a larger problem with sexual violence all through out society. Robbie talks about the larger implications of this, and how a serious societal shift may be in the making. We then look at Hollywood itself and discuss how they will survive the mounting allegations. Later we talk about the politicization of this, and how many on the alt-right are exploiting this crisis for political points. Robbie touches on several high profile figures in the alt-right who have their own sexual assault or rape allegations against them. We look at how they fit into this, and the role they are playing in manipulating the situation. I also talk about my own experience of sexual harassment and why many people don’t come forward. Robbie finishes off by talking about Kink.com and the rape allegations against porn star James Deen.

In the second hour we continue the conversation with Ed Opperman. We talk about Corey Feldman and his most recent promise to name names. Ed and I look at some of the serious problems with Feldman including his close relationship with Michael Jackson. We also touch on the serious allegations against magician David Copperfield. Ed and I then move onto Kevin Spacey and Courtney Love and their relationships with Jeffrey Epstein. We talk about Ed’s interview with Spacey’s estranged brother Randall Fowler, and Ed’s interactions with Hank Harrison, the father of Courtney Love. Ed also touches on how these predators can be dealt with legally. Ed and I also discuss Bryan Singer, David Geffen, Digital Entertainment Network, and their connections to pedophilia in Hollywood. We end by talking about Roger Stone and the recent RussiaGate indictments.

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Show Notes:

Hollywood Breaks the Silence on Sexual Assault, Rape & Abuse

The Opperman Report – Mike Parziale : Corey Feldman Saga / Steven Snyder : Matamoros Drug Smuggling Cult

TRR Bonus Podcast 001, Pearse Redmond interview, Fantasy Politics

From The Age of Transitions:

Pearse Redmond joins Aaron Franz for a conversation about the bizarre political climate we find ourselves in today. This is the first Bonus Podcast episode of Trans Resister Radio.

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 99 National Security Cinema with Matthew Alford and Tom Secker

Tom Secker and Matthew Alford join me today to discuss their brand new book National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood. We begin by talking about the overall structure of the book and why Tom and Matt decided to write it. Matt and Tom talk about how this book is different from other scholarly books on the topic of government influence in Hollywood and entertainment at large. Tom and Matt talk about the wealth of new research that they discovered which shows that this influence has only increased over time. The three of us examine DOD entertainment liaison head, Phil Strubb, and critique his claim that he only plays a minor role in Hollywood. We look at films such Contact, who in exchange for a few military trucks altered every subversive comment on the military, or simply wrote them out of entire scenes. We talk about how powerful a tool this is not just in presenting a particular image, but in ensuring that a particular image is never know to the viewing public. We discuss how the Pentagon continually wants a benevolent representation of themselves even though they continually boast to the media that they are the most destructive force on the planet. We also talk about the Terminator franchise which manages to instill the message that nuclear war isn’t so bad and that the military will always be there to help afterwards.

In the second hour we continue looking at several other cases studies including Hotel Rwanda, Rules of Engagement, and Thirteen Days. In the case of Hotel Rwanda Matt explains how this movie followed all of the US State Department’s talking points about the 1994 Rwandan genocide with no direct influence from the government. Tom breaks down the numerous changes to the structure on Rules of Engagement which would eventually result in arguably the most racist American film about an Arab nation to date. We also focus on the corporatization of the film industry in tandem with the national security state. The three of us rant about the blatant use of product placement in films today and how this is another piece of national security cinema. We end on a slightly positive note by talking about what can be done to combat this pervasive and dangerous problem. Tom and Matt also give some examples from the book of filmmakers which have actively fought against the national security states influence in cinema.

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Show Notes:

National Security Cinema (paperback)

National Security Cinema (Kindle)

The Writer With No Hands

Porkins Policy Radio episode 85 The Truth Shall Make You Free with Aaron Franz

Good friend Aaron Franz joins me on the show this week to discuss our recent work in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. We begin by talking about some of the behind the scenes aspects of the issue. I talk about the whole process of how the issue came into being from the initial offer from Clifford Cobb, getting all the writers together, and dealing with all the road bumps along the way. Aaron and I talk about the actual writing process and the challenges involved in writing for an academic journal. Next we explore Aaron’s piece which deals with secret societies, CIA, occult practices, and the ways in which this is mimicked in Hollywood films. We talk about the similarities between secret societies and the CIA, particularly with their strong reliance on cryptography. Aaron and I discuss the famous Kryptos sculpture outside CIA headquarters and the agencies use of art’s powerful occult properties. We also talk about the bizarre Fallen Angel sculpture in CIA headquarters.

In the second hour we talk about the notion of truth as it now exists today. We begin by talking about the biblical verse “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” which is carved into the lobby wall of the CIA’s Original Headquarters Building. We talk about the significance and deeper meaning behind not only the quote but why CIA Director Allen Dulles insisted that it be inscribed. Later Aaron and I move onto the current environment that we find ourselves in right now. We talk about the way truth has become an almost meaningless notion in today’s political and media landscape and what this means for us as a society. Aaron and I also discuss the hidden truths behind the various statements and missteps of Donald Trump. We talk about the possible occult meanings behind this as well as the notion that a magick spell was cast on America after the election.

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Show Notes:

The Age of Transitions

Themes and Memes

Uncle The Podcast

The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 76 Issue 2

Porkins Policy Radio episode 52 Tom Secker – Chase Brandon, State entertainment, Turkey Coup,

For this inaugural episode I am joined by my good friend and frequent collaborator Tom Secker. We begin by discussing the bizarre life and career of the CIA Hollywood liaison Chase Brandon. We then move onto the relationship between entertainment and the security services. We explore the notion that this going beyond mere propaganda, and instead represents a significant distortion of our culture and perception of reality and world events. Tom and I finish off by discussing the recent coup attempt in Turkey and some of our problems with the way the alt-media has covered this event.

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Show Notes:

Biggest ever FOIA release from Pentagon Entertainment Liaison Offices

CIA Inspector Generals Report on Engagement with the Entertainment Industry

The Opperman Report – The Writer With No Hands: Pearse Redmond & Tom Secker

 

Tom Secker and I recently sat down to talk with Ed Opperman all about Matt Alford’s new book The Writer With No Hands.  The book deals with the bizarre “death” of Hollywood screenwriter Gary Devore and his mysterious links to the CIA.  We also talk about the second season of The CIA and Hollywood, and some recent Jeffrey Epstein developments.

 

Show Notes:

The Writer With No Hands

Spy Culture book review

Traxx (film)

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