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The Tech, Power & Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. The show is hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News. Visit https://www.news-future.com​

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The Tech, Power & Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. The show is hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News. Visit https://www.news-future.com​

    Orwell's Last Stand: A Cold War Documentary

    Orwell's Last Stand: A Cold War Documentary

    By 1949, George Orwell was dying. He didn’t know it, but the next 12 months would be his final stand against totalitarianism.

    Stuck in the Cranham Sanatorium in the Cotswolds, Orwell, real name Eric Blair, was attempting to get over the ‘white plague’ of tuberculosis, publish 1984, which he had completed by December 1948, and spread the readership of Animal Farm.

    He would also cooperate with a new secretive organisation, The Information Research Department, and correspond with an agent operating for another unit from the secret world, The Pond.

    With thanks to The Imperial War Museum, Paul Lashmar, Dorian Lynskey and Mark Stout.

    Lashmar’s Spin, Spies and the Fourth Estate can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spin-Spies-Fourth-Estate-Lashmar/dp/1474443087/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1614502073&refinements=p_27%3APaul+Lashmar&s=books&sr=1-1

    Lynskey’s Ministry of Truth can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ministry-Truth-Biography-George-Orwells/dp/1509890734/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RBKVCZKRPG2K&dchild=1&keywords=dorian+lynskey&qid=1614502154&s=books&sprefix=Dorian+Lynskey%2Cstripbooks%2C185&sr=1-1

    Music credit:
    Scott Buckley’s Machina, Beautiful Oblivion and Ascension licenced under CC-BY 4.0

    Audio credits:
    Emma Topping, Ash Steel, Norman Reddaway (interviewed by ©The Imperial War Museum) and Christopher Hitchens reading Robert Conquest’s George Orwell (1969) poem

    The Tech, Power and Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. Hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News https://www.news-future.com​​​

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tpmpod​​

    Research Resources

    The National Archives’ FO 1110 series
    History Notes from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Report of The Bloody Sunday Inquiry
    Britain's Secret Propaganda War by Paul Lashmar and James Oliver
    In Celia’s Office by Robert Conquest for The Hoover Institute
    Our Job Is To Make Life Worth Living (Complete Works S.) edited by Peter Davison
    The Orwell Archive at University College London
    The Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism at The University of Nottingham
    Time To Explain by Christopher Mayhew
    Free Agent: The Unseen War 1941–1991 by Brian Crozier
    A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
    The British Diplomatic Oral History Programme at Churchill College, Cambridge University
    The Oral History Programme at the Imperial War Museum, London
    The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training at the Library of Congress
    The CIA Reading Room
    The Pond: Running Agents for State, War, and the CIA by Mark Stout
    The House of Commons’ Hansard Service for 13 January 1981
    The Margaret Thatcher Foundation Archive

    • 29 min
    Why nation states tell stories

    Why nation states tell stories

    Meet Ben O'Loughlin, a Professor of International Relations at Royal Holloway, The University of London. He’s a pioneer when it comes to academic research into strategic narratives – the stories nation states, organisations and others tell about themselves to ultimately influence the world we live in. He’s advised NATO, the EU and some branches of the UK government.

    You can read his work here: https://www.amazon.com/Strategic-Narratives-Communication-Routledge-Information/dp/0415717604/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1372439412&sr=8-15&keywords=strategic+narratives

    Future News essay here: https://www.news-future.com/p/how-disinformation-is-forcing-a-paradigm

    The Tech, Power and Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. Hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News https://www.news-future.com​​

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    Visual credit: "TV Error" by Sibe Kokke is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    Image credit: "Chaos Administration" by Markusszy under CC BY 4.0
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    Music Credit: CC-BY 4.0 Scott Buckley, "Neon" https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/libra...

    • 13 min
    Inside the mind of a Bitcoin reporter

    Inside the mind of a Bitcoin reporter

    As the latest Bitcoin bull run drew more attention from the mainstream media, TPM talked to one of the leading reporters in the space, Billy Bambrough a freelancer who regularly appears in Forbes. We discussed what it's like to cover the crypto currency beat on the day-to-day and what respect the space has among journalists. Check-out Billy's work here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/#3be6999d6a89

    The Tech, Power and Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. Hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News https://www.news-future.com​

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tpmpod​

    Video credit: CC-BY 3.0 Beachfront, "Led Volume Meters" https://www.videvo.net/profile/beachf...​

    Music Credit: CC-BY 4.0 Scott Buckley, "Neon" https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/neon/

    • 15 min
    The future of political cartoons

    The future of political cartoons

    In our digital, social media age, do political cartoons have a future? TPM talked to Morten Morland, a pioneer in the space who works for The Times, Spectator and a range of other outlets.

    You can follow Morten's work here: http://morlandcartoon.co.uk/

    The Tech, Power and Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. Hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News https://www.news-future.com​

    Video credit: CC-BY 3.0 Beachfront, "Led Volume Meters" https://www.videvo.net/profile/beachf...​

    Music Credit: CC-BY 4.0 Scott Buckley, "Neon" https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/libra...​

    Visual Credit: "TV Error" by Sibe Kokke is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    • 24 min
    Media in a post-Trump era

    Media in a post-Trump era

    Rachel Schindler is a co-founder of Punchbowl News, a daily newsletter service focusing on Washington DC. She helped launch the B2C political outlet alongside Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan. Schindler has worked at Facebook and Politico in the past.

    Freddy Gray is editor of The Spectator USA and deputy editor of The Spectator USA. He has previously worked for The American Conservative and describes himself as a "free speech enthusiast".

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tpmpod

    The Tech, Power and Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. Hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News https://www.news-future.com

    Music Credit: CC-BY 4.0 Scott Buckley, "Neon" https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/neon/

    Visual Credit: "TV Error" by Sibe Kokke is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/41422909@N00/1117587017

    • 20 min
    The spymaster and his manifesto

    The spymaster and his manifesto

    Professor Sir David Omand is a former director of GCHQ, the UK's signals intelligence organisation. He was also the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, responsible to the Prime Minister for the professional health of the intelligence community, national counter-terrorism strategy and 'homeland security'.

    The Tech, Power and Media podcast looks at the intersection and relationships between technology, media and the power it creates, limits and changes. Hosted by Ian Silvera, editor of Future News https://www.news-future.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tpmpod

    Music Credit: CC-BY 4.0 Scott Buckley, "Neon" https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/neon/

    Visual Credit: "TV Error" by Sibe Kokke is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/41422909@N00/1117587017

    • 31 min