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The Geopolitics & Empire Podcast conducts interviews with high-profile guests on geopolitics and international affairs seeking to gain insight from experts on both the left and the right as to the true nature of current events.

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The Geopolitics & Empire Podcast conducts interviews with high-profile guests on geopolitics and international affairs seeking to gain insight from experts on both the left and the right as to the true nature of current events.

    James Bovard: The Death of Liberty in America is Not Foreordained

    James Bovard: The Death of Liberty in America is Not Foreordained

    James Bovard discusses his new book on the death of liberty in America. The U.S. government has become an oppressive force which steals upwards of hundreds of millions of dollars annually from its citizens through civil asset forfeiture, silences Americans through its Orwellian Ministry of Truth, and imposes burdensome security theater (e.g. TSA) among many other forms of tyranny. He describes the attempts to take guns away and whether he thinks they will succeed, this idea of a second civil war, and how people were stampeded into submission on Covid. There is no substitute for courage and self-reliance is part of that. The death of liberty in America is not foreordained.



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    X https://twitter.com/JimBovard

    Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty https://www.amazon.com/Last-Rights-Death-American-Liberty/dp/B0CP9VCNDH



    About James Bovard

    James Bovard is the author of Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty (2023) Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), and eight other books. He is a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors, a frequent contributor to the New York Post, and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, and the Washington Post, and is a fellow with the Libertarian Institute. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean.



    The Wall Street Journal called Bovard 'the roving inspector general of the modern state,' and Washington Post columnist George Will called him a 'one-man truth squad.' His 1994 book Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award as Book of the Year. His book Terrorism and Tyranny won the Lysander Spooner Award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. He received the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the Freedom Fund Award from the National Rifle Association.



    His writings have been been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. International Trade Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2015, the Justice Department sought to suppress his articles in USA Today.



    *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alex Krainer: Forget CBDCs, Greatest Threat Now is Move Toward WW3

    Alex Krainer: Forget CBDCs, Greatest Threat Now is Move Toward WW3

    Alex Krainer discusses the state of the global economy and how inflation is rapidly destroying wealth. The dollar will be slow to grind down over many years. He thinks CBDCs are too technically complicated to implement. The move now toward world war is the most important subject everyone should be laser-focused on. We are in the midst of a social engineering process pushing us into war against Russia as has happened before in history. There are many flashpoints that can be triggered. The West is desperate and can launch an "arson attack" anywhere. The East understands this and so far has been good in not giving the West a trigger for World War Three. The U.S. is the central battle for the future of humanity.



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    TrendCompass Substack https://alexkrainer.substack.com

    The Naked Hedgie https://thenakedhedgie.com

    X https://www.twitter.com/NakedHedgie

    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAqRpyLzC4xanGQQQtxW0qQ/featured



    About Alex Krainer

    Alex Krainer (born in 1970) is an author and former hedge fund manager based in Monaco. Alex was born and raised in a socialist regime of former Yugoslavia, under one-party communist rule. As a 17-year old he joined a student exchange program and spent a year in California.



    Extending his stay, he took up his university studies there, ultimately transferring to Switzerland where he completed a degree in Business and Economics. From Switzerland his path led him to Venezuela where he lived for a year and experienced his first banking crisis when 9 of Venezuela’s 16 largest banks failed and brought the country’s economy to a grinding halt.



    He returned to Croatia and joined the military where he served through 1995 during the last phases of Croatia’s war of independence. Soon after finishing his military service, Alex took employment at an oil trading company in Monaco.



    By the year 2000 he became the firm’s risk manager and originated the firm’s research and development program in market analysis and application of neural networks and artificial intelligence in trading of financial and commodities markets.



    By 2007 Alex launched his own investment management business and was among the small minority of managers who generated positive investment returns (+27%) through the 2008 financial crisis. Over the following six years, his fund outperformed the Dow Jones Credit Suisse index of Blue Chip commodities trading funds.



    This opened the door into the big league asset managers and in 2011 Alex Joined Lee Robinson’s Altana Wealth with the mandate of managing the firm’s inflation hedging strategy. In more recent years, Alex also busied himself as an author. In 2015 he published his first book titled, “Mastering Uncertainty in Commodities Trading.”



    Having discovered a passion for writing and stumbling upon the story of Bill Browder and the Magnitsky Act, Alex wrote his second book, unrelated to trading. “The Killing of William Browder” attempts to deconstruct Bill Browder’s narrative, which has played an important role in the conflict between Russia and the west – a needless conflict that could escalate towards a hot war.



    While the future remains to be written, Alex’s endeavors will remain devoted to contributing towards a future endowed with peace, cooperation among nations,

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tim Pickles: System Collapsing as Elite Push for Revolution & Reset

    Tim Pickles: System Collapsing as Elite Push for Revolution & Reset

    Financial consultant Tim Pickles discusses the connection between climate, energy, Covid, and the globalized financial system. We live in a false hyper-reality and narrative which is serving to buy us time before an inevitable collapse because we have found the borders and reached the limits of the system. The foundations for our civilization and system are built on sand. Living standards are going to decline. It's possible the elites want a revolution from below as a type of controlled demolition and reset of the system. We may experience a financial lockdown. The digital revolution could provide some solutions.



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    Tim Pickles Websites

    X https://twitter.com/BlogPickled

    The Pickled Blog https://thepickledblog.co.uk



    About Tim Pickles

    Tim Pickles is a finance and strategy consultant in commercial finance.



    *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Shane Simonsen: The End of Cheap Energy, is Mad Max Our Future?

    Shane Simonsen: The End of Cheap Energy, is Mad Max Our Future?

    Shane Simonsen discusses the energy crisis and how industrialization was built on the resource base of cheap coal and oil whose quality and quantity is depleting which will affect the complexity of modern society and exacerbate economic and political issues. The elites are dealing with a changing resource base they're struggling to manage and they have a lot less power than we imagine. The real power lays with global multinational corporations who have co-opted nations and political parties. The loss of modern conveniences should see us move back to a more community-oriented setting. We're headed into an era of techno-authoritarianism but at some point that technology will fail. The real trouble is when elites start turning on each other. The future of warfare and society could be biotechnological.



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    Going to Seed Podcast https://rss.com/podcasts/goingtoseed

    Haldane B. Doyle https://haldanebdoyle.com



    About Dr. Shane Simonsen

    Shane Simonsen grew up in subtropical Australia as a biology obsessed nerdling, consorting with blue tongue lizards, breeding mantis shrimps and molesting octopi when he wasn’t cultivating rare succulents and carnivorous plants.



    He trained as a research biochemist, then made just enough money to retire before middle age to his experimental farm. There he works hard to develop novel and orphan crops that rely on zero inputs, including domesticating a staple tree crop from the Jurassic. He blogs regularly on this work at Zero Input Agriculture on Substack (or see older Zero Input Agriculture posts here) and will write a book about it someday.



    Apart from farming he finds time to imagine the distant post-industrial future, creating fictional worlds that could quite possibly come to exist (though hopefully with less heart-slicing drama). His style of hard science fiction relies on extensive research into real research.



    Sci-fi fans are tired of apocalypses. Star-trek futures have slipped out of reach. That just means it’s time to imagine a future that’s both realistic and inspiring instead.



    *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Joseph Sansone & Karen Kingston: Covid War to Usher in Authoritarian Governance & Biorevolution

    Joseph Sansone & Karen Kingston: Covid War to Usher in Authoritarian Governance & Biorevolution

    Dr. Joseph Sansone and Karen Kingston discuss the ongoing biological war. One of the goals is to strip the Western world of its tradition of civil liberties and impose a more collectivist mindset and technocratic-style of authoritarian governance. China is the hub for the synthetic biology industry which needs to get rid of civil rights in order to usher in the gene-editing of humanity and biorevolution which is said to be the future of the 21st century economy. The deep state is the international praetorian guard for the globalists. Joseph Sansone has filed a writ of mandamus in Florida to get the injections off the market.



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    Show Notes

    U.S. Government Report Confirms China Used CV-19 to Exert Power and Acquire Millions of Americans' DNA https://karenkingston.substack.com/p/bombshell-us-government-report-confirms



    Joseph Sansone Websites

    Mind Matters Substack https://josephsansone.substack.com

    Dr. Joseph Sansone X https://twitter.com/PhdSansone



    About Dr. Joseph Sansone

    Dr. Joseph Sansone is a psychotherapist opposed to psychopathic authoritarianism.



    Karen Kingston Websites

    Kingston Report Substack https://karenkingston.substack.com

    Karen Kingston X https://twitter.com/Kingston_Truth



    About Karen Kingston

    Karen Kingston is a Biotech Analyst and Med-legal Advisor with the expertise and evidence required to provide citizens with the evidence and words to understand and articulate the crimes committed against them under the guise of public health safety and national security.



    *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Jack Rasmus: US Empire Isn't Going Quietly, China War, Restricting Democracy, & BRICS Antipole

    Jack Rasmus: US Empire Isn't Going Quietly, China War, Restricting Democracy, & BRICS Antipole

    Dr. Jack Rasmus discusses the decline of American Empire which has suffered a serious financial blow and militarily is in retreat. He gives his view on the Ukraine War and the March 22nd terror attack in Russia and believes we will continue to see escalation. The dollar is the linchpin of the global empire and it continues to be used less as we see the acceleration of BRICS as an antipole. Decline will be protracted, it's a process. The elites or the supranational financial capitalists/imperialists seek to continue maintaining and amassing global wealth. EU is done economically. The Pentagon is planning for war with China, but not before 2030. The empire isn't going away quietly. The propaganda and censorship machine of the one-party system will intensify as our current neoliberal regime cannot continue without further restricting democracy.



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    Jack Rasmus Website https://jackrasmus.com

    X https://twitter.com/drjackrasmus

    Kyklos Productions http://www.kyklosproductions.com



    About Dr. Jack Rasmus

    Dr. Jack Rasmus, Ph.D Political Economy, teaches economics at St. Mary’s College in California. He is the author and producer of the various nonfiction and fictional workers, including the books The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Bush, Clarity Press, October 2019; Alexander Hamilton & The Origins of the Fed, Lexington books, March 2019; Central Bankers at the End of Their Ropes: Monetary Policy and the Coming Depression, Clarity Press, August 2018; Looting Greece: A New Financial Imperialism Emerges, Clarity Press, Sept. 2016; Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy, Clarity Press, January 2016;  ‘Obama’s Economy: Recovery for the Few‘, Pluto Press, 2012, ‘Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression‘, Pluto Press, 2010, and ‘The War at Home: The Corporate Offensive from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush‘, Kyklosproductions, 2006. He has written and produced several stage plays, including ‘Fire on Pier 32‘ and ‘1934‘. Jack is the host of the weekly radio show, Alternative Visions, on the Progressive Radio Network, and a journalist writing on economic, political and labor issues for various magazines, including  European Financial Review, World Financial Review, World Review of Political Economy, ‘Z‘ magazine, and others. Before his current roles as author, journalist and radio host, Jack was an economist and market analyst for several global companies for 18 years and, for more than a decade, a local union president, vice-president, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions, including the UAW, CWA, SEIU, and HERE. Jack’s website is www.kyklosproductions.com where his published articles, radio-tv interviews, plays and book reviews are available for download. He blogs at jackrasmus.com, where weekly commentaries on US and global economic matters are available. His twitter handle is @drjackrasmus.



    *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)

    • 1 hr 17 min

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