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Porkins Policy Review - 2016-07-15 - Original post - cached version

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...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-07-08 - Original post - cached version

On this episode Christoph and I turn our attention to Kazakhstan and the June 5th mass shooting. We examine the attack itself, breaking down what happened and the governments swift response. We explore the socioeconomic problems facing western Kazakhstan and how this may have played a decisive...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-07-03 - Original post - cached version

Adam from Themes and Memes is our guest to talk about the 2015 action comedy American Ultra.  We start by trying to define this film, which is an intense mixture of cartoonish ultra violence, CIA covert operations, romance, comedy and horror, looking at the dissociating nature of this blend. ...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Jay Dyer joins us for this episode where we analyse the 2009 comedy The Men Who Stare at Goats, loosely based on Jon Ronson’s book of the same name. It tells the story of a journalist who is inducted into the world of psychic soldiers during the Iraq war. The movie goes on to explain some of...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-26 - Original post - cached version

 

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...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Aaron Franz joins us to discuss the 2002 biopic Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which tells the story of game show producer and host Chuck Barris. Barris claims that while becoming a TV star he was recruited by and worked for the CIA as an assassin, killing a total of 33 people. In this...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-17 - Original post - cached version

I had the great pleasure of once again joining the one and only Chuck Ochelli on his fine radio program The Ochelli Effect.  This time around we discussed the recent mass shooting in Orlando and each of us offered up our thoughts and analysis on the massacre.  Chuck and I also went into...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-12 - Original post - cached version

We welcome Ed Opperman to the series and discuss the 2005 docudrama Good Night, and Good Luck which retells the story of the 1954 confrontation between senator Joe McCarthy and television journalist Ed Murrow of CBS. McCarthy was pursuing Communists within the State Department and other...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Today on the show we have a special treat – – instead of a regular episode the listeners will get a special sneak preview of our brand new bonus material.  To kick off the the launch of our Patreon campaign we spoke with Stephen Singular all about the brand new updated edition of Legacy of...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-05 - Original post - cached version

In this first episode of the new season Pearse and I discuss the 1958 spy drama The Quiet American, adapted from the novel by Graham Greene.  We focus in on the role of Air Force and CIA officer Ed Lansdale’s relationship with the film-maker Joseph Mankiewicz, and how the CIA were involved in...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-06-05 - Original post - cached version

 

From SpyCulture:

We will begin releasing season 2 of The CIA and Hollywood this weekend, and to give you a taste of what’s to come we have produced a linkchart combining data and connections from both season 1 and the forthcoming season 2.  New additions include The Rock...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-05-18 - Original post - cached version

On this episode we talked with Casey Gane-McCalla all about his new book Inside the CIA’s Secret War in Jamaica.  We began with an overview of the geopolitcal situation Jamaica found itself in during the Cold-War.  Casey explained how the Caribbean nation was one of the premier battle grounds...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-05-10 - Original post - cached version

On this months episode Christoph and I take an in-depth look at the recent “Four Day War” between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno Karabhak region.  We discuss the causes for this latest outbreak of violence, and the various regional and global actors involved.  Christoph also breaks down...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-04-28 - Original post - cached version

Today we are joined once again by our friend Stephen Singular to dive deeper into the OJ Simpson case.  We begin by taking a closer look at Mark Fuhrman’s timeline in relation to his “discovery” of the infamous gloves.  Stephen discusses a key piece of the puzzle: Fuhrman’s multiple trips to OJ...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-04-07 - Original post - cached version

Today we are joined by former second-generation Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin.  Aaron became a member of the Church of Scientology at around the age of 4, after his mother joined up in Philadelphia. Aaron details his life within Scientology, from joining staff at age 12, to signing his...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Today we are joined by writer and investigative journalist Stephen Singular for the first of several podcasts discussing the OJ Simpson trial.  In August of 1994 Stephen was contacted by a source within the LA legal system who gave him several important pieces of evidence pointing to O.J.’s...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-03-10 - Original post - cached version

From The Age of Transitions:

Pearse Redmond returns to the show to tell us about Newsbud. Sibel Edmonds and others are trying to start a new large-scale online news source that will be completely funded by individual people, and not big foundations, corporations or government. If...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-03-10 - Original post - cached version

I join Chuck Ochelli once again on The Ochelli Effect.  This time around we talked quite a bit about Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.  Chuck and I discuss how Trump has managed to weather storms such as his close personal relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and appeal...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-26 - Original post - cached version

 

From Boiling Frogs Post:

From underage prostitutes on Orgy Island to political royalty and the “Lolita Express,” the Jeffrey Epstein case continues to unfold. Today Newsbud Team member Pearse Redmond joins us to give us the latest on the ongoing court cases surrounding the case...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-22 - Original post - cached version

For this episode we are joined by activist and freelance journalist Eva Bartlett for an in-depth discussion of the  war in Syria.  Fresh from her fourth trip to the embattled nation, Eva lends us her perspective of what it’s actually like on the ground.  Eva recounts the many places she has...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-14 - Original post - cached version

For the first Google Hangout yours truly is the host and our guests are Peter B Collins, Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez, Bill Conroy, Prof. Robert McChesney, Christoph Germann, and Pepe Escobar.

 

For the second Newsbud Google Hangout Peter B Collins is joined by Sprio, James...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-14 - Original post - cached version

From Boiling Frogs Post:

The day has finally come for your chance to help us create Newsbud–a 100% people-funded news alternative. Our Kickstarter campaign is now live, and we’re counting on your support. For us to realize our collective dream of a major independent, nonpartisan media...
Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-12 - Original post - cached version

This month Christoph and I recorded a special Newsbud related episode of PGG.  We focus mainly on Turkey’s increased intervention into the Syrian War.  We discuss Christoph’s recent article in Boiling Frogs Post  analyzing this very issue.  We begin with the increased Russian airstrikes and how...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-09 - Original post - cached version

From Traces of Reality:

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by Sibel Edmonds, editor and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post, and Pearse Redmond, host of Porkins Policy Radio, to discuss the new media venture Newsbud. Sibel, Pearse, and Guillermo explain what sets...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-02 - Original post - cached version

Sibel and I had the great pleasure of joining the one and only Chuck Ochelli on The Ochelli Effect to discuss Newsbud and the importance of true independent media.  In the first hour it is mainly Sibel talking about Newsbud, the team, and how we will be a different kind of alternative...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-02 - Original post - cached version

 

From Boiling Frogs Post:

How will Newsbud report the news? And what stories will the new outlet cover? What could a fully-funded, independent investigative media outlet do, anyway? Today Sibel Edmonds, Bill Conroy and Guillermo Jimenez join James Corbett for a roundtable...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-02-02 - Original post - cached version

 

From Boiling Frogs Post:

Are you tired of getting your news from sources funded by mega-corporations and billionaire dynasties? If yes, then come and join us in establishing NEWSBUD – 100% people-funded: Where media integrity matters. For everyone who has been dreaming of a...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-01-21 - Original post - cached version

I recently had the pleasure of joining Robbie Martin on Media Roots Radio. We discussed The CIA and Hollywood series and the upcoming second season.  I also discuss Newsbud and all the amazing things you can look forward to with this new media platform.

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-01-21 - Original post - cached version

We are joined once again by our friend Robbie Martin to discuss the latest installment of his documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda.  In part two, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Neocons, Robbie picks up where he left off by exploring the rise of a new breed of neocons. ...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-01-15 - Original post - cached version

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From Corbett Report:

On this edition of the BFP Roundtable James Corbett talks to Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins and Pepe Escobar about Newsbud, a new media venture to...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-01-12 - Original post - cached version

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From Boiling Frogs Post:

Welcome to our first episode, announcing our new media project- NEWSBUD.COM. In this podcast episode broadcaster Peter B. Collins, investigative journalist...
Porkins Policy Review - 2016-01-05 - Original post - cached version

From Hoax Busters Call:

John and Myself(Chris) have another excellent discussion with returning guest Pearse Redmond. We discuss the Showtime series ‘Homeland’, Media Manipulation and Coordination, Hyperrealistic Training Exercises, Predictive Programming,The Giffords Shooting,...

Porkins Policy Review - 2016-01-02 - Original post - cached version

 

I just had the great pleasure of joining Ed Opperman on the Opperman Report.  We began by discussing the most recent developments with regards to the Jeffrey Epstein case.  I broke down the case as well as the ongoing legal battle between Brad Edwards, Paul Cassell and the government...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-12-27 - Original post - cached version

From SpyCulture:

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...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-12-20 - Original post - cached version

On this penulitamte 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...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-12-14 - Original post - cached version

On this episode Christoph and I start off with our favorite Georgian politician, Mikheil Saakashvili, and his most recent meddling in his native country.  While ostensibly operating as governor of Odessa, Saakashvili was recently caught on tape advising the owner and director of popular TV...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-12-11 - Original post - cached version

From SpyCulture:

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...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-12-03 - Original post - cached version

On this episode of our Homeland series Tom and I spent the first half of the episode dissecting the falsehoods that this particular episode as put forth in terms of the legality of spying.  Suddenly aware of the rule of law and constitutional rights we see all the major characters in this...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-12-01 - Original post - cached version

Today Tom and I spoke to the now world famous “Homeland Hackers.” Heba Amin, Don Karl, and Caram Kapp sat down with us to discuss how they got the opportunity to work on the show and how they subverted it by filling the set with Arabic graffiti saying, among other things, “Homeland is racist” “...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-11-24 - Original post - cached version

From SpyCulture:

This was not the most interesting instalment of Homeland so Pearse and I talked about topics related to the episode including the history of Kosovo and NATO’s use of jihadis in the entire Balkans region, the arrest this week of a mysterious unnamed Montenegrin arms...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-11-18 - Original post - cached version

On this episode of our Homeland review series,Tom and I try to decipher this puzzle-piece of an episode. In contrast to last week’s fairly simple episode, this week’s was complex and intriguing. We explore the character of Alison and her trajectory from CIA station chief to Russian double agent...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-11-12 - Original post - cached version

From SpyCulture:

Today Pearse and I discuss the latest 6th episode of Homeland, ‘Parabiosis’ which saw the return of the classic spies vs jihadis type of storyline. We looked at the two halves of the story – Quinn holed up in a refugee hostel/terrorist halfway house and ultimately him...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-11-05 - Original post - cached version

In the latest of our Homeland reviews, Tom and I tackle the latest episode, ¨Better Call Saul.” In true form to this season, the fifth episode completely resets the original storyline and refocuses our attention to the evil Russians. Tom and I discuss this development and how it plays out in...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-10-29 - Original post - cached version

From ClandesTime:

In this conversation Pearse and I took a few detours and rambled all over the place, but mostly talked about the concept of hyperreality – the condition of a consciousness that cannot distinguish between the real and the simulated.  We show how Homeland does this but...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-10-23 - Original post - cached version

Tom and I are back again with another Homeland review show. This week we begin by exploring Homeland’s blatant sexism and misogny. We focus first on Carrie and her characters return to bi-polar nymphomaniac, and how the show has routinely made Carrie into an awful female character that we all...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-10-15 - Original post - cached version

From ClandesTime:

Continuing our review series of the 5th season of Homeland Pearse joined me to discuss the second episode.  We dwelt on the coinciding of real news events and storylines and dialogue in Homeland, asking how the show manages to pull this off so consistently.  This episode...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-10-12 - Original post - cached version

We begin this episode by discussing the recent “rebellion” in Tajikistan.  Christoph and I break down who Deputy Defense Minister Abduhalim Nazardoza was and why he carried out a series of deadly attacks in the capital.  Christoph explains how this is being exploited by Tajik President Emomali...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-10-07 - Original post - cached version

In honor of our favorite CIA television show, Homeland, Tom Secker and I have decided to cover every single episode with a separate podcast. We’ll be switching off hosting duties every other week.

In this inaugural episode, we take a brief look back to where all of our favorite characters...

Porkins Policy Review - 2015-09-28 - Original post - cached version

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With the presidential election seemingly looming over everything in this episode we look back at Ron Paul and his movement, and ask the question: Was he the answer? The three of us break down how all of us...
Porkins Policy Review - 2015-09-28 - Original post - cached version

On this episode we are joined by musician, radio host, and film maker Robbie Martin.  The two us discuss Robbie’s soon to be released film, A Very Heavy Agenda: A Catalyzing Event.  The first of a three part film series, A Very Heavy Agenda  deals with the neo-conservative movement and the...

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