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Conspiracy theorists, armed militias, and actual Nazis are increasingly hard to differentiate from mainstream conservatives. So what gives? Freelance journalist Logan Carroll and community defense activist Myles Bragg dig into the right wing in America (and Minnesota) today, joined by producer and independent journalist Sam Richards.

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Conspiracy theorists, armed militias, and actual Nazis are increasingly hard to differentiate from mainstream conservatives. So what gives? Freelance journalist Logan Carroll and community defense activist Myles Bragg dig into the right wing in America (and Minnesota) today, joined by producer and independent journalist Sam Richards.

    Bronze Age Pervert Pt 2

    Bronze Age Pervert Pt 2

    Episode Notes
    Logan continues his profile of Costin Alamariu. In part one, we looked at his life. This time, we dig into his book and his project. It's a doozy. We go to gross places in this show, and this episode has got Clockwork Orange-level grossness. It's grodie--to the max. There's a more detailed trigger warning before we get to anything to rough, though.

    Seriously, maybe just pass on this one. We open on the horrors of nuclear winter, close on the collapse of journalism, and the part in between is the bleak part.

    There are three very pleasing tidbits, though: 1) Myles gives us an update on ex-Proud Boy head-honcho Erique Torrio's legal trouble. 2) There are chuckles aplenty. 3) Theme song by Daniel Carroll with Wesley Mitchell on drums, and bumper music by St. Cloud-based Don't Look at Me from their album Give a Cluck. 10/10 would buy again.

    Smother us in love!
    Rumble us a slow pennyfarthing!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bronze Age Pervert Pt. 1

    Bronze Age Pervert Pt. 1

    The first of a two-parter digging into Costin Alamariu, aka Bronze Age Pervert. Logan leads a deep-dive into the life and times of this fashy and flashy Borat knock-off, whose admirers include Minnesota State Senator Roger Chamberlain, (allegedly) swarms of GOP staffers, and at least one spree killer. We trace Costin's path from a childhood in a collapsing left-wing dictatorship to his ascendancy as the Wackiest Fascist Around. (Seriously, his writing is bonkers.)

    We hit all the notes: his glory days working the high school newspaper with B.J. Novak (aka Ryan from The Office,) his stint as resident Dracula at Yale, and that time he solicited relationship advice from a neo-fascist web forum. Yes, those are all true things in this episode.

    On the front end, Myles shares his thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with a message for lefties who might be so focused on U.S. imperialism they don't seen Russian imperialism. He's also got an update on the infiltration of Patriot Front.

    Great music by locals Wooden Shoe Ramblers: https://woodenshoeramblers.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-ruins-theyve-left-us-well-plant-gardens-still.

    Also, we're skirting copyright law with a Todd Snider song that was too perfect to not include, The Ballad of the Kingsmen (live version.)

    Theme song by Dan Carroll with Wes Mitchell on drums.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    News and Views

    News and Views

    Episode Notes
    Logan needs a little extra time for the next big episode, so Myles put together this quick look at a couple recent news items: the San Diego prosecution of left-wing protestors and the right-wing spree killing in Denver last December.

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    • 30 min
    Crime Watch Part 3: This Book is Racist

    Crime Watch Part 3: This Book is Racist

    Episode Notes
    Fear mongering about crime in the Twin Cities metro. Part 3 of 3. With special guest Alex Parene, a journalist covering the right wing in America and a Twin Cities native.

    Find out more at https://unbalanced.pinecast.co

    • 37 min
    Crime Watch Part 2: Mean World Syndrome

    Crime Watch Part 2: Mean World Syndrome

    Episode Notes
    Fear mongering about crime in the Twin Cities metro. Part 2 of 3. Featuring Ruth DeFoster, a professor of mass communication at the University of Minnesota focusing on media depictions of crime.

    Find out more at https://unbalanced.pinecast.co

    • 38 min
    Crime Watch Part 1: The Wolf Kids of Minneapolis

    Crime Watch Part 1: The Wolf Kids of Minneapolis

    Episode Notes
    Fear mongering about crime in the Twin Cities metro. Part 1 of 3.

    Find out more at https://unbalanced.pinecast.co

    • 29 min

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