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Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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    Not All Propaganda is Art 9: Freedom or Death

    Not All Propaganda is Art 9: Freedom or Death

    ToE's Cultural Cold War miniseries concludes with three stories about containment and death. Richard Wright delivers his final lecture on Black Spies in Paris, Dwight Macdonald’s Mass Cult & Mid Cult finally debuts & flops, and Kenneth Tynan discovers the limits of social and cultural protest. Show notes: Matthew Tynan reads Kenneth Tynan’s 1960 speech, Michael Billington wrote a 1960 Parody of Kenneth Tynan, Jefferson Pooley recaps Personal Influence and Daphne Park explains how she got Lumumba killed. Support ToE and get access to the incredible exclusive bonus companion series to Not All Propaganda is Art by subscribing at https://theoryofeverything.supercast.com/, or subscribe directly in Apple Podcasts by hitting “Subscribe” right on the show page.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Propaganda Notes & Sources: Episode 9

    Propaganda Notes & Sources: Episode 9

    9Thank you for subscribing to the exclusive bonus Propaganda Notes and Sources  podcast.  This is Episode 9 which corresponds to Episode 9 of  Not All Propaganda is Art, a limited series running on Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast.

    Not All Propaganda is Art 8: Signature Acoustique

    Not All Propaganda is Art 8: Signature Acoustique

    ]Richard Wright died from a mysterious illness on November 28th, 1960. Or was he murdered? Tune in for a new listen to the final chapter of Richard Wright’s life: forged letters, fake terrorist groups, fraudulent doctors and French Radio.Shownotes: Françoise Vergès writes about decolonialism, and French history and thought, Kathleen Gyssels is writing about the Moulin d’Andé. Thomas Riegler writes about the Red Hand, Madeleine S’s father was assassinated by the Red Hand, Lauren du Graf wrote about Richard Wright and Jean Paul Sartre, Richard Wright’s  daughter Julia Wright published The Man who Lived Underground in 2021.  Richard Gibson is a BIG BIG LIAR. Support ToE and get access to the incredible exclusive bonus companion series to Not All Propaganda is Art by subscribing at https://theoryofeverything.supercast.com/, or subscribe directly in Apple Podcasts by hitting “Subscribe” right on the show page.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Propaganda Notes & Sources: Episode 8

    Propaganda Notes & Sources: Episode 8

    Thank you for subscribing to the exclusive bonus Propaganda Notes and Sources  podcast.  This is Episode 8 which corresponds to Episode 8 of  Not All Propaganda is Art, a limited series running on Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast.

    Not All Propaganda is Art 7: Manufacturing Dissent

    Not All Propaganda is Art 7: Manufacturing Dissent

    In 1959, Anti-Americanism surged in the UK. England seethed over America’s treatment of its Prime Minister who was smacked down for daring to use diplomacy to resolve the crisis over divided Germany.  In 1959 England also fretted over a new American export: the Beatnik. The British foreign office forcefully responded with a report advocating for “ an increased effort in the field of press, radio and television in the U.K. to say the right kind of things about the Americans.” This is the very moment Kenneth Tynan was commissioned to make a documentary for British Television about American Non-conformism and Dissent. We take a close look at one of the Cold War's most bizarre and inspired artifacts of Anti Anti-American propaganda.Shownotes: Laura Bradley writes on Brecht and German theater. Kenneth Tynan’s documentary aired on January 27th, 1960 and then was supposedly erased (it wasn’t).Support ToE and get access to the incredible exclusive bonus companion series to Not All Propaganda is Art by subscribing at https://theoryofeverything.supercast.com/, or subscribe directly in Apple Podcasts by hitting “Subscribe” right on the show page.

    • 58 min
    Propaganda Notes & Sources: Episode 7

    Propaganda Notes & Sources: Episode 7

    Thank you for subscribing to the exclusive bonus Propaganda Notes and Sources  podcast.  This is Episode 5 which corresponds to Episode 6 of  Not All Propaganda is Art, a limited series running on Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

gypsydjango ,

Works!

New listener and thoroughly enjoying the topics. Plus, Benjamin is one of a very few hosts whose voice is easy to listen to and wraps you in. I’m in.

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Amazing 9 part series: Not All Propaganda is Art

We’re so fortunate Mr. Walker created NAPA episodes while some contemporary sources are still alive. Meticulously researched and presented. I will be reading Richard Wright as a consequence.
Thank you Benjamin!

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Fantastic

Continues to be the most interesting and enjoyable podcast in my feed.

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