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Dissecting the biggest stories in the news to try to get to the core of what's going on. No bias. No agenda. No BS. Just a brutal examination of the facts and the history behind them. To listen to all of the episodes, become a premium subscriber on our website - thebullshitfilter.com

The BS Filter Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris

    • News
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Dissecting the biggest stories in the news to try to get to the core of what's going on. No bias. No agenda. No BS. Just a brutal examination of the facts and the history behind them. To listen to all of the episodes, become a premium subscriber on our website - thebullshitfilter.com

    We Survived COVID

    We Survived COVID

    Bolton says it out loud; Ukraine’s pro-fascist Ambassador; banning abortion to produce more white babies; Colombia’s new President; Christmas comes early for the military industrial complex.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Do Economic Sanctions Work?

    Do Economic Sanctions Work?

    I was musing, in the last episode, about whether or not sanctions have ever worked. Are they even legal? Over the last two decades, international economic sanctions have become a central instrument in global governance. Today we explore the success rate and the real intentions of sanctions as a tool of Total War.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Pimps Of War

    Pimps Of War

    The war continues, 60 plus days. The US and EU and their allies, eg Australia, continue to “support” Ukraine by giving them some kind of military aid. But the question is whether or not this is going to result in less Ukrainian deaths... or more?

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Offensive Realism 101

    Offensive Realism 101

    Today we talk about "Offensive Realism", the theory put forward by John Mearsheimer in his 2001 book “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics", and how it might explain the current Russia/Ukraine/NATO/USA situation.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Russia and Ukraine P2

    Russia and Ukraine P2

    Yesterday Putin announced he was starting a “special military operation” in Ukraine. He said his goal was to “demilitarize” but not occupy the country, and that any countries that intervene in Ukraine invasion will face consequences. He also gave an hour long speech the day before, explaining his thinking behind they invasion. As usual, his speech has been completely misrepresented by the Western media. Today we're joined by Trevor Bell to break down the events of the last week.

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Russia and Ukraine

    Russia and Ukraine

    If you only get your news from the mainstream media, you've probably heard that the world's about to end because of "Russian aggression". Of course, as always, that's a highly filtered version of the story. To understand what's happening with Russia and Ukraine, we really need to understand what happened at the end of the Cold War, with Russia, NATO and the United States. On this episode, we delve into the history to we can understand the present. We talk about the infamous "one inch" promise and the how the USA has slowly increased pressure on Russia. As always, this isn't a story about the good guys versus the bad guys. It's a story about history and nations trying to protect their interests.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

sammich2 ,

Do yourself a favour

Cam does his homework so you don’t have to, well, not as much anyway. I often disagree, but I love the way he thinks.

Reyfar ,

Great show and great guys.

This podcast literally opened up my perspective on life. From the Syrian Civil War to the War on Drugs to Boris Johnson.

I was the typical late 20's male, who doesn't really watch TV and I was a self centered loser that really just wants to be a nice guy. Despite thinking all people that do drugs are bad, these countries are evil and X person is literally Hitler.

Then this show happened and slapped me and kept asking why I thought this way or that about preconviced notions and gave me evidence, reports and facts to dispute them.

Now I'm a self centered jerk that knows how to DBAC (Don't Be A C**T).

Mike O'Riesa ,

Smart feller contagion

Love this show! I feel twice as erudite and well-informed after a dose of the bs filter. If you enjoyed the ep with Donnie Mac Lauren, check out Australia’s own Post Growth Australia Podcast!

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