A violent, white supremacist ideology is spreading around the world, with believers trying to create chaos, in order to seize control.
When recruitment posters for a group calling itself The Base start to appear in Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press journalist Ryan Thorpe decides to go undercover...and infiltrate.
Ryan meets with a Canadian Armed Forces reservist trying to establish a local neo-Nazi cell, and discovers that he is planning attacks and destruction abroad.
This six-part series follows the extraordinary case through Ryan’s perspective as an infiltrator - while host Michelle Shephard, a veteran national security journalist, explores the rise of white supremacist accelerationism.
White Hot Hate Introduces: Boys Like Me
Why are lonely, young men a growing threat to our safety? In 2018, a Toronto man drove a van down a busy sidewalk, killing 11 people and injuring many more. He was linked to the "incel" movement, a dark online world fueled by violent misogyny, extreme isolation and perceived rejection. In the wake of the attack, Evan Mead discovers a disturbing connection to the perpetrator. They were former high school classmates; both outcasts, existing together on the fringes of social acceptance. How did two young men who started in similar circumstances, end up on such drastically different paths? More episodes are available at: smarturl.it/boyslikeme
Episode 6: “Give them what they deserve”
Patrik Mathews could be facing up to 25 years in prison for U.S. firearm offences. His and others’ arrests may have destroyed the appeal of accelerationist groups like The Base — but where is the movement heading now?
Episode 5: The ‘Network Administrator’
We speak with ‘Roman Wolf,’ the founder of The Base. Who is he really? Why did he start a white supremacist network? And with half a dozen members behind bars, what comes next?
Episode 4: “It only takes a few”
Some members of The Base are planning deadly attacks that they hope will spark a race war. Will they be stopped, before it's too late?
Episode 3: Hate Camps
Outed as a member of The Base, Patrik Mathews disappears. His abandoned truck is discovered near the Canada-U.S. border. He could be heading to a training camp. But what exactly are they training for?
Episode 2: “Best of Both Worlds”
A tipster reveals that Patrik — who talked about derailing trains and setting off explosives — was a member of the Army Reserve. Does the military have a problem with neo-Nazis in its ranks?
Love this show .. learn more than what i saw in the news
Very informative! It does a deep dive into North American and Canadian alt-right extremism and terrorism while showcasing how these organizations are formed and why people get interested in racial hatred.
Good narration and exposing this type of idiocy and extremism is important, it’s heavily one sided toward far right extremism and says nothing of the equally idiotic and dangerous extremism of the left. Granted this is about nazism, but presenting both sides equally when dealing with them (interview with Antifa) would have given it much more weight and legitimacy