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Secrets & Spies: The Dry CleanerCast Podcast Productions London / Beyond Mirrors LTD

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 28 Ratings

Podcast by Podcast Productions London / Beyond Mirrors LTD

    Podcast Update Sept 2020

    Podcast Update Sept 2020

    I am sorry to say I will be having to pause the podcast for a few weeks due to a family member falling seriously ill.

    We will be back, I just don't know exactly when.

    I'll do my best to share episodes that are due to be edited in the weeks ahead.

    I look forward to resuming full service soon

    All the best
    Chris

    Music
    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber
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    Get a Secrets & Spies t-shirt, cup, coaster and more. Visit our new memorabilia shop:
    www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/54491911?asc=u

    My Spy Film
    My short spy “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

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    • 1 min
    Save Bletchley Park

    Save Bletchley Park

    Please support Bletchley Park!

    https://bletchleypark.org.uk/support-us

    • 1 min
    Prevent Two Years On

    Prevent Two Years On

    “Prevent Two Years On”
    On the podcast, we are re-joined Sean Arbuthnot and William Baldet, who both work on the UK government’s Countering Violent Extremism programme called “Prevent”.

    On this episode, we discuss what has changed, what hasn’t changed, and the reaction to Prevent since we last spoke in 2018.

    You can listen to our original discussion here: https://pod.fo/e/14f9d

    For more information about “Prevent” you can visit the “Let’s Talk About It” website here: https://www.ltai.info/

    For more information about Extremism today please visit Educate Against Hate: https://educateagainsthate.com/

    Show Notes:

    This is a link to the Guardian article Will mentioned that was critical of NGO’s supporting the CVE work of “Prevent”
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/02/uk-government-covert-propaganda-stop-muslims-joining-isis

    The Guardian article was reportedly based on information provided by Cage
    https://www.cage.ngo/product/we-are-completely-independent-report

    Cage became famous when Asim Qureshi called the ISIS terrorist “Jihadi John” a “beautiful young man” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-31650427

    Cage reportedly held events and campaigned in support of notorious hate preacher and Al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki Author and Terrorism researcher Shriaz Maher wrote about this in Standpoint magazine here:
    https://standpointmag.co.uk/anwar-al-awlaki-s-british-supporters-part-2/

    Music
    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber
    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

    Get a Secrets & Spies t-shirt, cup, coaster and more. Visit our new memorabilia shop:
    www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/54491911?asc=u

    My Spy Film
    My short spy “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:

    TWITTER

    twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

    FACEBOOK

    www.facebook.com/secretsandspies

    • 53 min
    Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter

    Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter

    Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter

    On today's “Secrets and Spies” podcast I am joined by Debra Winter.

    Debra is a professor of Literature and Critical Thinking at New York University and she is the author of the up and coming book “Global Catastrophe and Literature: Writing the sublime”.

    We discuss her excellent article that was published in The Guardian titled “Meet the white, middle-class Pinterest moms who believe “Plandemic”. Which looks at the rise in conspiratorial thinking towards vaccinations and the dangers that presents in todays world.

    You can read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/06/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-plandemic-moms

    You can find out more about Debra and her work here: http://www.debrawinter.com/

    In our discussion we refer to the following:

    “If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too” by Beth Skwarecki
    https://vitals.lifehacker.com/if-you-found-that-plandemic-video-convincing-read-th-1843339002

    Ted Talk with Andrew Marantz who spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists: https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_marantz_inside_the_bizarre_world_of_internet_trolls_and_propagandists?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

    ‘I was a Macedonian fake news writer’
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190528-i-was-a-macedonian-fake-news-writer?

    How do fake websites make money:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-38919403

    A good resource on misinformation online: https://www.stopfake.org/en/tag/internet-trolls/

    I refer to the book “Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch which really helped challenge the conspiratorial views I once held.
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/306318/voodoo-histories-by-david-aaronovitch/

    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

    Get a Secrets & Spies t-shirt, cup, coaster and more. Visit our new memorabilia shop:
    www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/54491911?asc=u

    My Spy Film
    My short spy “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:

    TWITTER

    twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

    FACEBOOK

    www.facebook.com/secretsandspies

    • 59 min
    Spies Of The Deep

    Spies Of The Deep

    “Spies of the deep”

    On this episode of “Secrets & Spies” I am joined by William Craig Reed, who is a former US Navy diver, turned best-selling author.

    We discuss the tragic sinking of the Kursk Submarine, and how that tragic event is linked to President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical plans in the Arctic today.

    For more information about William and his fantastic book “Spies of the deep” go to http://wcraigreed.com/nonfiction/spies-of-the-deep/


    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

    Visit our new memorabilia shop:
    https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/54491911?asc=u

    My Spy Film
    My short spy “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:

    TWITTER

    twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

    FACEBOOK

    www.facebook.com/secretsandspies

    • 58 min
    Secrets of the Kashmir Valley

    Secrets of the Kashmir Valley

    "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley”

    On this episode, we are joined by author and counterterrorism expert Farhana Qazi and we discuss her book "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley"

    Farhana was previously on the podcast back in November 2018. You can listen to that interview here: https://pod.fo/e/14f94

    You can find out more about Farhana by going to her website: https://farhanaqazi.com/


    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

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    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!
    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4
    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:
    TWITTER
https://twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

LP8727 ,

Interesting interviews

Chris has really done a nice job expanding is interview list and really gets in-depth with his guests. It is very professionally produced and has a nice clean sound. Keep up the good work.

Bonorahector ,

Love it.

Really enjoy the show, great guests, and interesting topics.

Fenderman1984 ,

Love it

Excellent interviews, and fascinating guests.

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