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Porkins Policy Radio episode 105 Unpacking Orphan Black with Emma Redmond

My sister Emma Redmond joins me today to discuss one of our favorite televisions shows, Orphan Black. We begin by giving an overview of the series which deals with a shadowy transhumanist organization called Neolution which is conducting large scale human cloning. We then move onto the basics: our favorite clones, our thoughts on the final season, and some of the overarching themes presented in the show. Emma and I then discuss Orphan Black as a feminist masterpiece. We talk about how the show deals with feminism in way that no other TV show has ever attempted before. We discuss how issues such as a woman’s right to choose, medical rights, and basic human freedoms are handled in a beautifully subtle way. Emma compares this to hit shows such as The Handmaidens Tale. We then move onto the subject of transhumanism which is at the core of much of the show. We explore how Orphan Black deals with the dangers of this topic while still upholding the necessity of science. Emma and I touch on the fact that Orphan Black has never strayed away from the connection between transhumanism and eugenics, unlike most other entertainment dealing with this subject matter. We also touch on themes such as designer baby companies and eradication of diseases through sterilization and abortion.

In the second hour we explore several of the archetypal transhumanist characters. We look at PT Westmoreland, an aging cult leader, who manipulates the women around him into helping him attain godhood. We discuss his charismatic nature and how he represents the most pure evil of the movement. Emma and I also discuss the characters of Susan Duncan and Virginia Coady who represent the benevolent and unquestioning elements within the Neolution movement. We then move onto the clone Rachel and explore how she is in many ways the end result of this agenda. We discuss how Rachel’s upbringing as a corporate clone has damaged her immensely. We explore how Rachel continues to strive to be free in a world where she is viewed as nothing more than patented property, and her long journey to finding her humanity. We also explore the idea of nature vs. nurture which is continually referenced through out the whole series. Emma and I round out the conversation by discussing our favorite moments, relationships, and characters in the series. We also ask the big question on everyone’s mind: Does Donnie have a Prince Albert?

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Show Notes:

EmmaRedmond.com

Emma__Redmond (Instagram)

Watch Orphan Black

Orphan Black Science Consultant Cosima Herter Breaks Down the Series Finale

The Real-Life Science Behind Orphan Black

This Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Charging Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood

Why Down Syndrome in Iceland has almost disappeared

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 72 Member South Park Season 20 with Emma Redmond

Today I am joined by my sister Emma to discuss and dissect season 20 of South Park. We begin by explaining what transpired this season: Mr. Garrison becoming President, Cartman falling love, gender wars, and the dangers of internet trolling. We begin by talking about the “Member Berries” and their devious plot to use the power of nostalgia to elect the Trump like Mr. Garrison. Emma and I discuss the power that nostalgia can have on ones psyche, and how we are constantly manipulated into following certain trends because of it. We then move onto the the issue of trolling which features prominently through out this whole season. We talk about Gerald’s trolling and explore the idea over whether it is in fact ok or funny to troll. Next we talk about the the gender wars that ensue through out South Park and the world at large. We talk about Butters transformation as a men’s rights activist and how this is mirroring society at large. Emma and I also touch on how Butters is schooled in all of this with the help of Bill Clinton.

In the second hour we break down South Park’s portrayal of Trump as Mr. Garrison. We talk about why Matt Stone and Trey Parker decided to use Garrison as a stand in for the president-elect, and if it worked as a statement and as a comic device. We round out the episode by discussing the genius of South Park as a show. We talk about how the series, and this season in particular, manages to show that the true enemy among us is society and ourselves. Emma and I also have a candid discussion on the dangers of horse porn.

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Show Notes:

EmmaRedmond.com

Emma Redmond Instagram

Watch South Park

Porkins Policy Radio episode 67 Spirit Cooking Election Day Special

Today we have a special Election Day episode of the show. We are joined by good friends Tom Secker and Aaron Franz from Transresister Radio and Themes and Memes to discuss all things presidential. We begin by discussing our general outlook and feelings on the election and the traumatic effects it has had on us. Later we discuss the occult overtones through out this election and voting in general. The three of us touch on the “Spirit Cooking” scandal surrounding John Podesta and how this is yet another example of the mainstreaming of alternative culture. We also break down the idea that this election has actually reinvigorated the public’s admiration for the office of the presidency. We also touch on the idea of the electorate being the archetypal “Willing Fool” in the magik ritual that is voting.

In the second hour Tom and I discuss the documentary film The Perfect Candidate which chronicled the failed senate race of Oliver North. The two of us also explore the recent rape scandal against Donald Trump which has now been dropped by accuser Katie Johnson. We also give our predictions for what lays in store for future presidential elections; including the possible run by Kayne West.

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Show Notes:

The Age of Transitions

Themes and Memes

Uncle the Podcast

Spy Culture

Marina Abramovic Spirit Cooking

Kaite Johnson Lawsuit update

The CIA and Hollywood episode 15 Salt

Rounding off this second season we take a look at SALT, the 2010 action thriller starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA officer accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. We chart the development of the film, from its origins as an attempt to recreate the Bourne franchise, through Amy Pascal and Jolie’s conversations about making a female-led spy thriller. SALT is one of the less well known CIA-assisted productions, but along with technical advice from former CIA officer Melissa Boyle Mahle the producers also consulted with the CIA themselves in a video conference. The producers also employed Kurt Wimmer, one of the screenwriters from The Recruit. There is also a very weird story involving one of the extras in the opening sequence in North Korea.
We analyse the mystery of Evelyn Salt’s underwear and then the conversation hones in on Russia, who in 2010 were not on the news agenda, and how this movie predicted the rise of the ‘new Cold War’ that is commonplace in most current spy films and TV shows. The whole notion of a sleeper agent Russian spy ring was risible at the time but before long this exact story hit the news in a big way. We touch on the transhuman disguise that Jolie employs in the film and how this relates both to Argo and to Mission: Impossible, two other CIA-assisted movies. We round off looking back on season 2 of The CIA and Hollywood and suggest a possibility for doing season 3 in a different way.

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Show notes:

SALT (movie)

The Ultimate Action Hero – Salt (Making Of #1)

Spy Disguise: The Looks of Evelyn Salt (Making Of #2)

SALT production notes

Thomas J. Ridge and Melissa Boyle Mahle on Salt

The SALT talks

Pearse with SALT poster

ClandesTime episode 052 Silicon Valley

ClandesTime-Logo-Rectangle

From Spy Culture:

I welcome back Pearse Redmond to talk about the sitcom Silicon Valley, which has just finished its second season.  Unlike most of the media we discuss on ClandesTime, this show was not state-sponsored, but it is inspired by real people and real events.  We talked about the main characters and what they represent, as well as the underlying themes including transhumanism and corporate cults.

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Show Notes:

Silicon Valley (full series)

Pied Piper

Porkins Policy Radio ep. 33 Snowpiercer

On this installment of Porkins Policy Radio I was joined by Aaron Franz and Adam, co-hosts of Themes and Memes, for a discussion of the sci-fi thriller film Snowpiercer.  Dealing with the aftermath of a geo-engineering disaster, the surviving population of Earth lives on a highly advanced train that circles the world once a year.  While the rich and powerful live in the front in perpetual luxury, the tail section is composed of the poor who plot a revolution to take over control of the train.  Aaron, Adam and I break down many of the interesting themes and messages that this movie introduces.  We take a look at the inclusion of chemtrails in the beginning of the movie, and at how this is part of an ongoing trend in Hollywood to inject conspiracy-culture elements into mainstream cinema.  We move on to the socioeconomic model that Snowpiercer presents, as well as the fascist-corporatist world that the film imagines.  We then take a look at the transhumanist aspects of this film, namely the worship of the “eternal engine,” as well as the idea of a “train” in general.  Later we consider the core theme in this film: the idea of revolution.  The three of us explore how the notion of revolution is popping up more and more in contemporary films, and how Snowpiercer differs in the cookie cutter version Hollywood usually presents.  We go into depth about how the revolution in this film has been completely orchestrated by the evil Wilford, who operates the Snowpiercer in order to fulfill his eugenics agenda.  We focus on how the film puts the audience in a difficult situation, where it begins to question its own morals and philosophy in the face of the complete destruction of mankind.  We end the conversation by discussing the death/re-birth ritual that is the culmination of the movie, and at whom this may be targeted.

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Show Notes:

Age of Transitions

Snowpiercer full movie (This streaming version is in three parts but has English subtitles for the sections with Korean dialogue.  Unfortunately the subtitles appear through out the entire film)

Snowpiercer full movie (no subtitles)

Note: I will try and provide a torrent link so that you can download the full DVD version that has subtitles only for the Korean sections

 

Music:

“Axe Gang” – Snowpiercer Official Soundtrack

“Yona Lights” – Snowpiercer Official Soundtrack

Porkins Policy Review episode 14 Alchemy, the occult, and transhumanism with Aaron Franz

For today’s episode we were joined once again by Aaron Franz from The Age of Transitions.  We discussed his fantastic book Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood.  Aaron and I delved into the deep relationships between alchemy, the occult and transhumanism.  In our conversation we touched on everything from the transgender movement,  secret societies, the death-rebirth ritual, the notion of what “revolution” truly means, and much more.

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Show notes:

theageoftransitions.com

Chapter 1 of Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood

The Age of Transitions (full length documentary)

The New Atlatis by Francis Bacon

Audio book version of The New Atlantis

Music:

Kraftwerk – “Pocket Calculator”

Gary Numan – “M.E.”

PPR episode 8 Reviewing Computer Chess with Aaron Franz

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On today’s episode I talked with Aaron Franz of The Age of Transitions about a recent film called Computer Chess.  We discussed many the major themes in the film including, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, robotics, new age cults, and a whole lot more.  Aaron is a researcher, film maker and author.  He is the host of Trans Resister Radio, the author of Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood and the director behind the ground breaking film The Age of Transitions.

Show notes:

Computer Chess is available online through Netflix.   Here is a free streaming version if you do not have a Netflix account.

 

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