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Podcast series with Tom Secker featuring film and book reviews and discussions and investigations into military and intelligence involvement in popular culture.

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ClandesTime 229 – Black Operations and the Entertainment Liaison Offices
<p>Black operations make the world go round, and have become the subject of major movies and TV, from Jack Ryan...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-229-black-operations-and-the-entertainment-liaison-offices/">ClandesTime 229 – Black Operations and the Entertainment Liaison Offices</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 228 – Don’t Look Up
<p>Can you make an environmentalist movie with the help of the Pentagon? In this episode we answer this and other...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-228-dont-look-up/">ClandesTime 228 – Don’t Look Up</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #63 – Moonfall
<p>Moonfall is the latest Roland Emmerich disaster movie, and while it isn’t as bad as Don’t Look Up, it isn’t...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-63-moonfall/">Subscribercast #63 – Moonfall</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 227 – The Loudest Voice
<p>Roger Ailes founded and ran Fox News for the first 20 years of its existence, making it the highest rated...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-227-the-loudest-voice/">ClandesTime 227 – The Loudest Voice</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 226 – In the Loop vs Shock and Awe
<p>The invasion of Iraq has been called the greatest intelligence failure of all time. This is – of course –...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-226-in-the-loop-vs-shock-and-awe/">ClandesTime 226 – In the Loop vs Shock and Awe</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #62 – Cultural Warfare Over Ukraine, and the Polandistan Option
<p>Perhaps unavoidably, in this month’s subscriber-only podcast we discuss the war in Ukraine – what led up to this point,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-62-cultural-warfare-over-ukraine-and-the-polandistan-option/">Subscribercast #62 – Cultural Warfare Over Ukraine, and the Polandistan Option</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 225 – The Battle for Bond
<p>Perhaps the most infamous story in the history of James Bond is the plagiarism lawsuit brought against Ian Fleming for...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-225-the-battle-for-bond/">ClandesTime 225 – The Battle for Bond</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #61 – The Epstein Prison Files
<p>Epstein didn&#8217;t kill himself. Or at least, there&#8217;s nothing in 3674 pages of his Bureau of Prisons files from his...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-61-the-epstein-prison-files/">Subscribercast #61 – The Epstein Prison Files</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #60 – Pawn Stars Goes to Langley
<p>From the same &#8216;what the fuck are the CIA up to now?&#8217; school of thought as the episode of Top...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-60-pawn-stars-goes-to-langley/">Subscribercast #60 – Pawn Stars Goes to Langley</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #59 – Media Breakdown: Sodom and Gomorrah
<p>Since it’s Christmas, I thought we’d do something Biblical and look at an extremely stupid TV show that I happen...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-59-media-breakdown-sodom-and-gomorrah/">Subscribercast #59 – Media Breakdown: Sodom and Gomorrah</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 224 – The Rewriting of The Rookie
<p>The third season of the popular LAPD-supported cop show The Rookie is markedly different to its first two seasons. Or...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-224-the-rewriting-of-the-rookie/">ClandesTime 224 – The Rewriting of The Rookie</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #58 – Reflections on War Propaganda
<p>&#8216;Propaganda has been in existence since the time human society came into being; it has always been most closely associated...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-58-reflections-on-war-propaganda/">Subscribercast #58 – Reflections on War Propaganda</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 223 – The Code
<p>From our ‘cancelled after one season’ file come The Code, a CBS legal procedural set in the JAG corps of...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-223-the-code/">ClandesTime 223 – The Code</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 222 – Iron Man
<p>Iron Man launched the world’s biggest film franchise, as well as one of the most effective vehicles for military propaganda....</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-222-iron-man/">ClandesTime 222 – Iron Man</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #57 – The Origins and Pitfalls of Identity Politics
<p>Identity has become perhaps the key political term of our age, but how and why did identity politics rise to...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-57-the-origins-and-pitfalls-of-identity-politics/">Subscribercast #57 – The Origins and Pitfalls of Identity Politics</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 221 – The Philadelphia Experiment
<p>The Philadelphia Experiment is one of the most enduring paranormal conspiracy theories in American history. In this episode we examine this theory, its sociological and cultural impact, why the Pentagon refused to help make a movie based on the story, and why it has persisted for so long.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-221-the-philadelphia-experiment/">ClandesTime 221 – The Philadelphia Experiment</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 220 – Rubicon
<p>From the ‘cancelled after one season’ file comes Rubicon, an intricate conspiracy thriller series set in the world of private...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-220-rubicon/">ClandesTime 220 – Rubicon</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #56 – Revolutionary Violence
<p>The state make a claim to a monopoly on the righteous use of violence, but throughout history people have challenged...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-56-revolutionary-violence/">Subscribercast #56 – Revolutionary Violence</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 219 – The Courier vs The Mauritanian
<p>Benedict Cumberbatch is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. In this episode...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-219-the-courier-vs-the-mauritanian/">ClandesTime 219 – The Courier vs The Mauritanian</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Newsroom Season 3 Review
<p>Completing our look at the HBO series The Newsroom, we examine season 3, focusing in on the whistleblower storyline and...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-newsroom-season-3-review/">The Newsroom Season 3 Review</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #55 – Demolition Man
<p>On the surface, Demolition Man is a glossy, cheesy 90s action comedy set in an absurd future, but what lies...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-55-demolition-man/">Subscribercast #55 – Demolition Man</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #54 – Media Breakdown: The CIA and the Hunt for Bin Laden
<p>On this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I break down two recent CIA supported productions codifying their new story of the manhunt...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-54-media-breakdown-the-cia-and-the-hunt-for-bin-laden/">Subscribercast #54 – Media Breakdown: The CIA and the Hunt for Bin Laden</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 218 – Bob Roberts
<p>Good friend Henri from Fortress on a Hill joined me to discuss the 1990s Iran-Contra political mockumentary Bob Roberts, which...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-218-bob-roberts/">ClandesTime 218 – Bob Roberts</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #53 – Rationality and Irrationality
<p>Are humans rational? Should they be? Is logic just a language game? Is ‘rational self-interest’ a bunch of bullshit? On...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-53-rationality-and-irrationality/">Subscribercast #53 – Rationality and Irrationality</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 217 – The Day After
<p>In November 1983 ABC aired The Day After – a one-off TV movie depicting a nuclear war between NATO and...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-217-the-day-after/">ClandesTime 217 – The Day After</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #52 – The Amazon – New Zealand – Lord of the Rings Deal
<p>Amazon are making the world&#8217;s most expensive TV show &#8211; an adaptation of Lord of the Rings, with the New...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-52-the-amazon-new-zealand-lord-of-the-rings-deal/">Subscribercast #52 – The Amazon – New Zealand – Lord of the Rings Deal</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Newsroom Season 2 Review (Preview)
<p>I continue my review of HBO&#8217;s The Newsroom by looking at season two &#8211; wherein a series of whistleblowers accuse...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-newsroom-season-2-review-preview/">The Newsroom Season 2 Review (Preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 216 – The Movies That Were Never Made
<p>The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it. In this episode we examine dozens of films...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-216-the-movies-that-were-never-made/">ClandesTime 216 – The Movies That Were Never Made</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #51 – 12 Angry Men
<p>12 Angry Men is a Hollywood classic about a jury trying to decide whether a young man is guilty of...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-51-12-angry-men/">Subscribercast #51 – 12 Angry Men</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 215 – Greenland vs Operation Christmas Drop vs My Spy
<p>In a year of very few theatrical releases it’s been a bad time for state-sponsored culture, so in this episode...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-215-greenland-vs-operation-christmas-drop-vs-my-spy/">ClandesTime 215 – Greenland vs Operation Christmas Drop vs My Spy</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #50 – Virtue Ethics vs Virtue Signalling
<p>I continue the more philosophical theme in recent subscribercasts by outlining the ancient Greek model of moral philosophy known as...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-50-virtue-ethics-vs-virtue-signalling/">Subscribercast #50 – Virtue Ethics vs Virtue Signalling</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #49 – Individualism vs Collectivism
<p>In this subscriber-only podcast we take a sideways look at one of the most popular philosophical conflicts. I explore some...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-49-individualism-vs-collectivism/">Subscribercast #49 – Individualism vs Collectivism</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 214 – The Secret World of Tom Hanks
<p>Tom Hanks is perhaps the last of the classic Hollywood leading men, and has starred in some of the most...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-214-the-secret-world-of-tom-hanks/">ClandesTime 214 – The Secret World of Tom Hanks</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Newsroom Season 1 Review (Preview)
<p>I decided to do a subscriber-only review of the HBO TV series The Newsroom, with an episode looking at each...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-newsroom-season-1-review-preview/">The Newsroom Season 1 Review (Preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #48 – Die Hard
<p>On this Christmas edition of the subscribercast we examine the daddy of all Christmas movies &#8211; Die Hard.  I outline...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-48-die-hard/">Subscribercast #48 – Die Hard</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 213 – Homeland Security in Hollywood (and the Boston Bombing)
<p>The Department of Homeland Security is one of the biggest agencies of the US government, and has a highly active...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-213-homeland-security-in-hollywood-and-the-boston-bombing/">ClandesTime 213 – Homeland Security in Hollywood (and the Boston Bombing)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #47 – The Trial of the Chicago 7
<p>The 1968 Chicago riots at the Democrat National Convention, and the subsequent trial of 8 leaders of different radical left...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-47-the-trial-of-the-chicago-7/">Subscribercast #47 – The Trial of the Chicago 7</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 212 – Wonder Woman
<p>2017’s Wonder Woman was hailed and criticised in equal measure, mostly because it featured a female superhero protagonist. But what...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-212-wonder-woman/">ClandesTime 212 – Wonder Woman</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #46 – Media Breakdown: Through the Camera Lens
<p>In this subscribercast I review and analyse a recent conference hosted by the US Naval Institute and the US Naval...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-46-media-breakdown-through-the-camera-lens/">Subscribercast #46 – Media Breakdown: Through the Camera Lens</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 211 – Combat Obscura
<p>Combat Obscura is a documentary shot on the ground in Afghanistan at the height of the war. In this episode...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-211-combat-obscura/">ClandesTime 211 – Combat Obscura</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #45 – Our Greatest Philosophical Mistake
<p>In this subscribercast I take a more philosophical turn and explore what I think is the greatest philosophical mistake we&#8217;ve...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-45-our-greatest-philosophical-mistake/">Subscribercast #45 – Our Greatest Philosophical Mistake</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 210 – Conspiracy Theories: Cultural Marxism in Hollywood
<p>‘Cultural Marxism’ is a term that these days is almost exclusively used by hard right wing critics of the popular...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-210-conspiracy-theories-cultural-marxism-in-hollywood/">ClandesTime 210 – Conspiracy Theories: Cultural Marxism in Hollywood</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #44 – Battle of the Genres
<p>On this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I examine four very different movies, three with a &#8216;social action&#8217; or political element and...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-44-battle-of-the-genres/">Subscribercast #44 – Battle of the Genres</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 209 – Good Riddance to Homeland
<p>In this episode I welcome back friend and journalist James Oddy so we could discuss the 8th and final season...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-209-good-riddance-to-homeland/">ClandesTime 209 – Good Riddance to Homeland</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 208 – Platoon
<p>Platoon is one the great American anti-war films, beloved by many veterans for its realistic combat sequences and its full-blooded...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-208-platoon/">ClandesTime 208 – Platoon</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #43 – Media Breakdown: Hollywood and Copaganda
<p>On this month&#8217;s subscribercast I break down and analyse an interview by the Hollywood Reporter with Warren Leight, the showrunner...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-43-media-breakdown-hollywood-and-copaganda/">Subscribercast #43 – Media Breakdown: Hollywood and Copaganda</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 207 – Hidden Agenda vs ‘71
<p>There are dozens of films about the ‘Troubles’ but very few of them engage with the covert operations run by...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-207-hidden-agenda-vs-71/">ClandesTime 207 – Hidden Agenda vs ‘71</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #42 – Systemic Racism and Cop Shows
<p>How much responsibility does the TV crime genre have for police racism, brutality and corruption? On this month’s subscriber-only podcast...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-42-systemic-racism-and-cop-shows/">Subscribercast #42 – Systemic Racism and Cop Shows</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Myths on Screen – The Full Series
<p>This three-part radio documentary produced by CBC (and featuring Matt, Tanner Mirrlees and myself, among others) explores the role Hollywood...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/myths-on-screen-the-full-series/">Myths on Screen – The Full Series</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 206 – The Little Drummer Girl
<p>The Little Drummer Girl is an espionage drama based on Operation Wrath of God – the Mossad operation to track...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-206-the-little-drummer-girl/">ClandesTime 206 – The Little Drummer Girl</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #41 – Keeping Amused
<p>In these times of strife, confusion, hostility and boredom it is important to keep ourselves amused. In this month&#8217;s subscriber-only...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-41-keeping-amused/">Subscribercast #41 – Keeping Amused</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Rookie: Made by the LAPD (audio version)
<p>Hi everyone and thanks for tuning in – this is just a quick intro because a listener said I should...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-rookie-made-by-the-lapd-audio-version/">The Rookie: Made by the LAPD (audio version)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 205 – Spy Games
<p>Spy Games is a recent reality TV game show where 10 dipshits compete for the approval of three ex-spooks who...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-205-spy-games/">ClandesTime 205 – Spy Games</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 204 – Why the Entertainment Liaison Offices Matter
<p>Over more than a century the US government’s entertainment liaison offices have supported over 1000 movies, along with thousands of...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-204-why-the-entertainment-liaison-offices-matter/">ClandesTime 204 – Why the Entertainment Liaison Offices Matter</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 203 – Psychopaths and the Copycat Effect
<p>‘Movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative.’ That is a quote from the 1996 horror-comedy Scream, but it...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-203-psychopaths-and-the-copycat-effect/">ClandesTime 203 – Psychopaths and the Copycat Effect</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Lockdown: The Dark Side of Social Distancing (FULL EPISODE)
<p>After many of my patreon subscribers said I should make the full podcast available to everyone I decided to unlock...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/lockdown-the-dark-side-of-social-distancing-full-episode/">Lockdown: The Dark Side of Social Distancing (FULL EPISODE)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #40 – Lockdown: The Dark Side of Social Distancing
<p>In this subscriber-only podcast I explore the haphazard and irrational implementation of the COVID-19 social distancing lockdowns currently in place...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-40-lockdown-the-dark-side-of-social-distancing/">Subscribercast #40 – Lockdown: The Dark Side of Social Distancing</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 202 – Messiah
<p>The recent Netflix series Messiah depicts what would happen if a Jesus-like figure suddenly appeared and started influencing geopolitics. In...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-202-messiah/">ClandesTime 202 – Messiah</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #39 – Rorschach Politics: Coronavirus
<p>So what the hell is going on? Are we all going to die in the great corona-zombie apocalypse of 2020...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-39-rorschach-politics-coronavirus/">Subscribercast #39 – Rorschach Politics: Coronavirus</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime Special – Kevin Gosztola on the Assange Extradition Case
<p>In this episode I welcome Kevin Gosztola, a journalist, editor of Shadowproof and co-host of Unauthorized Disclosure. We talk about...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-special-kevin-gosztola-on-the-assange-extradition-case/">ClandesTime Special – Kevin Gosztola on the Assange Extradition Case</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 201 – Thirteen Days and the Cuban Missile Crisis
<p>In 1962 the US and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-201-thirteen-days-and-the-cuban-missile-crisis/">ClandesTime 201 – Thirteen Days and the Cuban Missile Crisis</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 200 – Extravaganza
<p>To mark the 200th episode of this podcast I decided to combine several ideas into an open buffet of information...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-200-extravaganza/">ClandesTime 200 – Extravaganza</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscribercast #38 – The Negotiator and Israel’s Nuclear Smuggling Ring
<p>When you think of radical or counter-establishment films the 1998 thriller The Negotiator probably doesn&#8217;t come to mind, especially if...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscribercast-38-the-negotiator-and-israels-nuclear-smuggling-ring/">Subscribercast #38 – The Negotiator and Israel’s Nuclear Smuggling Ring</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 199 – Neo Nazism and the Yugoslav Wars
<p>What’s the connection between the wars in Yugoslavia in the 1990s and the resurgent Neo-Nazi movements popping up in Western...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-199-neo-nazism-and-the-yugoslav-wars/">ClandesTime 199 – Neo Nazism and the Yugoslav Wars</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #37 – The CIA, Torture and Hollywood
<p>Perhaps the most insidious rewriting of recent history by Hollywood is Zero Dark Thirty&#8216;s narrative that torture helped find Bin...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-37-the-cia-torture-and-hollywood/">Subscriber Podcast #37 – The CIA, Torture and Hollywood</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 198 – The Day Shall Come
<p>The Day Shall Come is the latest film from Chris Morris, the maker of Four Lions, and tells the story...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-198-the-day-shall-come/">ClandesTime 198 – The Day Shall Come</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #36 – The LAPD’s Hollywood Office
<p>Just like many federal agencies the Los Angeles Police Department have a dedicated entertainment liaison office for dealing with Hollywood....</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-36-the-lapds-hollywood-office/">Subscriber Podcast #36 – The LAPD’s Hollywood Office</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 197 – The Spycops Scandal
<p>For decades undercover British intelligence officers have infiltrated almost every notable political movement in the UK. In this episode I...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-197-the-spycops-scandal/">ClandesTime 197 – The Spycops Scandal</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 196 – The Final Countdown
<p>The Final Countdown is a classic of good bad cinema, featuring an aircraft carrier that goes through a wormhole and...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-196-the-final-countdown/">ClandesTime 196 – The Final Countdown</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #35 – China, Censorship and South Park
<p>Over the last few weeks a storm has been brewing about the Chinese government’s censorship of American movies, as well...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-35-china-censorship-and-south-park/">Subscriber Podcast #35 – China, Censorship and South Park</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 195 – The New Cultural Cold War
<p>The original Cultural Cold War has been the subject of numerous books and articles on both sides of the divide,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-195-the-new-cultural-cold-war/">ClandesTime 195 – The New Cultural Cold War</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 194 – Oliver Stone’s JFK
<p>This week, I welcome to the show author and friend James Oddy to discuss the JFK assassination case and its...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-194-oliver-stones-jfk/">ClandesTime 194 – Oliver Stone’s JFK</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #34 – Anti-Capitalist Pop Culture
<p>Why is it that capitalist economies and cultures produce anti-capitalist products? In this month&#8217;s subscriber podcast I examine three examples...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-34-anti-capitalist-pop-culture/">Subscriber Podcast #34 – Anti-Capitalist Pop Culture</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 193 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Aukai Collins
<p>In 1998 the CIA got an opportunity to infiltrate one of their spies into the Al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-193-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-aukai-collins/">ClandesTime 193 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Aukai Collins</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 192 – The Cinema of the Navy SEALs
<p>The US Navy SEALs are known as the ‘quiet professionals’, but in recent times they have become the highest-profile of...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-192-the-cinema-of-the-navy-seals/">ClandesTime 192 – The Cinema of the Navy SEALs</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 191 – The ‘Disguised’ Political Film in Hollywood
<p>Why isn’t the ‘political film’ a genre of cinema? Hollywood puts out a consistent stream of politically-themed films, but rarely...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-191-the-disguised-political-film-in-hollywood/">ClandesTime 191 – The ‘Disguised’ Political Film in Hollywood</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 190 – Karl Rove and the Cultural Impact of 9/11
<p>In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, President Bush’s chief spin doctor and senior advisor Karl Rove enlisted Hollywood’s...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-190-karl-rove-and-the-cultural-impact-of-9-11/">ClandesTime 190 – Karl Rove and the Cultural Impact of 9/11</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 189 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Omar Nasiri
<p>Omar Nasiri was a Moroccan who spent 6 years spying on Al Qaeda for several European intelligence agencies. In this...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-189-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-omar-nasiri/">ClandesTime 189 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Omar Nasiri</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #33 – American Moon
<p>Did we really go to the moon?  Yes, probably, but American Moon is an epic 3 1/2 hour documentary that...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-33-american-moon/">Subscriber Podcast #33 – American Moon</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 188 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Mubin Shaikh
<p>The 2006 arrests of the Toronto 18 was a key moment in the post-9/11 war on terror. It helped internationalise...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-188-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-mubin-shaikh/">ClandesTime 188 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Mubin Shaikh</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 187 – When Entertainment Liaison Offices Go Bad
<p>The relationship between government liaison offices and the entertainment industry usually works well, resulting in added production value for the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-187-when-entertainment-liaison-offices-go-bad/">ClandesTime 187 – When Entertainment Liaison Offices Go Bad</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 186 – NCIS
<p>NCIS is a wildly successful TV drama, one of the most popular series of the last 20 years. This week...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-186-ncis/">ClandesTime 186 – NCIS</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #32 – The Looming Tower
<p>In this month&#8217;s feature-length subscriber podcast I analyse the Hulu TV drama The Looming Tower (based on the original book...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-32-the-looming-tower/">Subscriber Podcast #32 – The Looming Tower</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 185 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Morten Storm
<p>Morten Storm is a Danish man who converted to Islam in the 1990s and got involved in the jihadi scene...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-185-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-morten-storm/">ClandesTime 185 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Morten Storm</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 184 – Political Paralysis in the Information Age
<p>What happens when people are given too much information? They feel overwhelmed, which quickly becomes apathy and political paralysis. In...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-184-political-paralysis-in-the-information-age/">ClandesTime 184 – Political Paralysis in the Information Age</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #31 – Rollerball
<p>In this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I examine the 1975 movie Rollerball, about an ultra-violent bloodsport and the corporate dystopian society...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-31-rollerball/">Subscriber Podcast #31 – Rollerball</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 183 – Fields of Fire
<p>Fields of Fire is one of the greatest movies that was never made. A brutal but sympathetic portrait of the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-183-fields-of-fire/">ClandesTime 183 – Fields of Fire</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 182 – Clear and Present Danger
<p>1994’s Clear and Present Danger is one of the most important movies in the cinema of the war on drugs,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-182-clear-and-present-danger/">ClandesTime 182 – Clear and Present Danger</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 181 – The Cinema of Iran-Contra
<p>Iran-Contra is in many ways the definitive government conspiracy – involving guns, drugs, anti-communism and black operations, it went all...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-181-the-cinema-of-iran-contra/">ClandesTime 181 – The Cinema of Iran-Contra</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 180 – The Politics of Monster Movies
<p>Monster movies are one of the most beloved and distinctive genres in cinema, featuring a winning combination of exotic spectacle,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-180-the-politics-of-monster-movies/">ClandesTime 180 – The Politics of Monster Movies</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #30 – Starship Troopers
<p>On this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I review one of my favourite films of all time &#8211; Starship Troopers. I discuss...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-30-starship-troopers/">Subscriber Podcast #30 – Starship Troopers</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 179 – The Philosophy and Politics of Superman
<p>Superman is one of the world’s most recognisable cultural icons. A symbol of human idealism, he has been subject to...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-179-the-philosophy-and-politics-of-superman/">ClandesTime 179 – The Philosophy and Politics of Superman</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 178 – Black Panther vs Django Unchained
<p>Black Panther and Django Unchained are perhaps the two most successful movies featuring black actors in lead roles that Hollywood...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-178-black-panther-vs-django-unchained/">ClandesTime 178 – Black Panther vs Django Unchained</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 177 – Ice Station Zebra
<p>While it is now considered a Cold War classic Ice Station Zebra was a flop when it was first released....</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-177-ice-station-zebra/">ClandesTime 177 – Ice Station Zebra</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #29 – Media Breakdown: Armando Iannucci at Chatham House
<p>On this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I break down a 2016 interview with British political satirist Armando Iannucci by Chatham House,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-29-media-breakdown-armando-iannucci-at-chatham-house/">Subscriber Podcast #29 – Media Breakdown: Armando Iannucci at Chatham House</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 176 – What Vice Doesn’t Tell You about Dick Cheney
<p>Vice has won awards along with praise from audiences and critics alike, but how well does it inform its audience...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-176-what-vice-doesnt-tell-you-about-dick-cheney/">ClandesTime 176 – What Vice Doesn’t Tell You about Dick Cheney</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 175 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Death of Osama Bin Laden
<p>Osama Bin Laden’s death is the perfect postmodern event, in that most of the reports detailing how, where and when...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-175-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-the-death-of-osama-bin-laden/">ClandesTime 175 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Death of Osama Bin Laden</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 174 – The Big Short vs Margin Call
<p>The 2008 Wall Street crash has inspired little more than a staccato response from Hollywood, with very few films taking...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-174-the-big-short-vs-margin-call/">ClandesTime 174 – The Big Short vs Margin Call</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 173 – Public Enemies
<p>Public Enemies is a 2009 historical drama/thriller film that tells the story of the Bureau of Investigation’s manhunt for Public...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-173-public-enemies/">ClandesTime 173 – Public Enemies</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 172 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Charlie Wilson’s War
<p>George Crile’s book Charlie Wilson’s War is the most in-depth account of the CIA’s support to the Afghan mujahideen, based...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-172-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-charlie-wilsons-war/">ClandesTime 172 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Charlie Wilson’s War</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #28 – Panorama Breakdown: The Skripal Affair
<p>In this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I break down the BBC&#8217;s Panorama episode on the Skripal affair.  One year on from...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-28-panorama-breakdown-the-skripal-affair/">Subscriber Podcast #28 – Panorama Breakdown: The Skripal Affair</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 171 – The Last Ship
<p>The Last Ship is one of the most popular cable TV shows of recent years, as well as one of...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-171-the-last-ship/">ClandesTime 171 – The Last Ship</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 170 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Anwar al Awlaki
<p>Anwar al Awlaki rose to notoriety in the 2000s as a leading internet jihadist whose lectures and videos were very...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-170-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-anwar-al-awlaki/">ClandesTime 170 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Anwar al Awlaki</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 169 – Margaret Thatcher and the Entertainment Industry
<p>The British government’s role in using the entertainment industry is smaller than in America, but nonetheless involves many of the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-169-margaret-thatcher-and-the-entertainment-industry/">ClandesTime 169 – Margaret Thatcher and the Entertainment Industry</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #27 – The Suid Archive
<p>In this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I explore several DOD-supported films and the files on them from the Lawrence Suid archive. ...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-27-the-suid-archive/">Subscriber Podcast #27 – The Suid Archive</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 168 – Executive Decision
<p>The 1996 action thriller Executive Decision was an early example of what should be called ‘irregular war films’, pitting a...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-168-executive-decision/">ClandesTime 168 – Executive Decision</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 167 – Phil Strub’s Greatest Hits
<p>I recently found out that Strub retired from his job as the DOD’s Hollywood liaison last July, though this wasn’t...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-167-phil-strubs-greatest-hits/">ClandesTime 167 – Phil Strub’s Greatest Hits</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Wire Season 5 Review (preview)
<p>In my final review of The Wire I discuss how the core theme of season 5 &#8211; truth &#8211; plays...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-wire-season-5-review-preview/">The Wire Season 5 Review (preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 166 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Aimen Dean
<p>Aimen Dean, born Ali Al-Duranni, was MI6’s spy inside Al Qaeda from 1998 to 2006. In this episode I do...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-166-an-alternative-history-of-al-qaeda-aimen-dean/">ClandesTime 166 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Aimen Dean</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 165 – Military Meta-Propaganda
<p>Since the publication of National Security Cinema last summer, we have seen an uptick in the media coverage of the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-165-military-meta-propaganda/">ClandesTime 165 – Military Meta-Propaganda</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Wire Season 4 Review (Preview)
<p>In this penultimate review episode I look at how the education system is a poor place to learn anything, how...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-wire-season-4-review-preview/">The Wire Season 4 Review (Preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #26 – What Connects Star Wars, Manchester United and Brexit?
<p>In this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I discuss the links between the sacking of the manager of Manchester United, why there...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-26-what-connects-star-wars-manchester-united-and-brexit/">Subscriber Podcast #26 – What Connects Star Wars, Manchester United and Brexit?</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 164 – China’s Influence in Hollywood
<p>China is without doubt a major player in Hollywood. Both private investment and state regulations and censorship have played a...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-164-chinas-influence-in-hollywood/">ClandesTime 164 – China’s Influence in Hollywood</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 163 – Nazis in Hollywood
<p>Nazis make the perfect Hollywood villains – instantly recognisable, obviously deplorable and easy to recreate. So why were there no...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-163-nazis-in-hollywood/">ClandesTime 163 – Nazis in Hollywood</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime Special – The Royal Family, Brexit and Union Jackboot
<p>This week, I welcome Matt Alford to the show to talk about the media manipulation of the image of the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-special-the-royal-family-brexit-and-union-jackboot/">ClandesTime Special – The Royal Family, Brexit and Union Jackboot</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 162 – The Spook Who Sat by the Door
<p>The Spook Who Sat by the Door tells the story of the first African-American to be recruited by the CIA....</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-162-the-spook-who-sat-by-the-door/">ClandesTime 162 – The Spook Who Sat by the Door</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Wire Season 3 Review (Preview)
<p>In part 3 of this subcriber-only review series I look at season three of The Wire. In this season the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-wire-season-3-review-preview/">The Wire Season 3 Review (Preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 161 – How the Pentagon Censors Military Mental Illness in Hollywood
<p>The men and women who are employed by the US military to fight its hegemonic wars often suffer from serious...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-161-how-the-pentagon-censors-military-mental-illness-in-hollywood/">ClandesTime 161 – How the Pentagon Censors Military Mental Illness in Hollywood</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #25 – A New Direction
<p>In this month&#8217;s susbcriber-only podcast I talk about my new screenplay project &#8211; a political satire of Hollywood. I talk...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-25-a-new-direction/">Subscriber Podcast #25 – A New Direction</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 160 – Why Doesn’t Hollywood Make War Films Any More?
<p>Hollywood doesn’t make war films any more. This isn’t entirely true, but compared to the post-WW2 period there are a...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-160-why-doesnt-hollywood-make-war-films-any-more/">ClandesTime 160 – Why Doesn’t Hollywood Make War Films Any More?</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Wire Season 2 Review (Preview)
<p>In the second of my subscriber-only reviews of The Wire I look at season 2. Focusing on smuggling through the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-wire-season-2-review-preview/">The Wire Season 2 Review (Preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 159 – The Founder
<p>The Founder is a 2016 biopic of Ray Kroc, the man who created McDonald’s. Or did he? In this episode...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-159-the-founder/">ClandesTime 159 – The Founder</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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The Wire Season 1 Review (preview)
<p>This is part 1 of a new subscriber-only review series where I talk about The Wire. In this episode I...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/the-wire-season-1-review-preview/">The Wire Season 1 Review (preview)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #24 – Swimming with Sharks
<p>On this month&#8217;s subscriber-only podcast I dissect the 1994 movie Swimming with Sharks, about a young man who goes to...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-24-swimming-with-sharks/">Subscriber Podcast #24 – Swimming with Sharks</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 158 – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
<p>The new Amazon series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is the first TV show to film at CIA headquarters for several...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-158-tom-clancys-jack-ryan/">ClandesTime 158 – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 157 – Two Years Inside the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs
<p>The CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) was established in the late 1970s and contains their entertainment liaison office. This...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-157-two-years-inside-the-cias-office-of-public-affairs/">ClandesTime 157 – Two Years Inside the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 156 – The Pentagon and Pitch Perfect 3
<p>To unsuspecting movie audiences Pitch Perfect 3 is a piece of lighthearted family-friendly entertainment to be enjoyed and then forgotten...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-156-the-pentagon-and-pitch-perfect-3/">ClandesTime 156 – The Pentagon and Pitch Perfect 3</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #23 – The Merits and Demerits of Netflix
<p>Streaming content on-demand has changed the way people think about their relationship with entertainment, and drastically changed people&#8217;s viewing habits...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-23-the-merits-and-demerits-of-netflix/">Subscriber Podcast #23 – The Merits and Demerits of Netflix</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 155 – Production Assistance Agreements or How the Pentagon Broke the Rules for Transformers
<p>Most government agencies sign contracts with Hollywood producers when they agree to provide support on a film or TV show....</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-155-production-assistance-agreements-or-how-the-pentagon-broke-the-rules-for-transformers/">ClandesTime 155 – Production Assistance Agreements or How the Pentagon Broke the Rules for Transformers</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 154 – Hollywood Goes to Space Command
<p>As part of their outreach efforts the Air Force&#8217;s entertainment liaison office has started running annual tours for dozens of...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-154-hollywood-goes-to-space-command/">ClandesTime 154 – Hollywood Goes to Space Command</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 153 – Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
<p>Mark Felt is a 2017 biopic starring Liam Neeson as FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, telling the story of his...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-153-mark-felt-the-man-who-brought-down-the-white-house/">ClandesTime 153 – Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 152 – Condor
<p>Condor is a TV reboot of Three Days of the Condor, and centres around a CIA officer who goes on...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-152-condor/">ClandesTime 152 – Condor</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime Special – Rorschach Politics: The War in Syria
<p>In this special episode I reflect on the war in Syria and the propaganda emanating from governments on both sides. ...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-special-rorschach-politics-the-war-in-syria/">ClandesTime Special – Rorschach Politics: The War in Syria</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 151 – Rules of Engagement
<p>The military legal drama Rules of Engagement is perhaps the greatest modern example of racist, warmongering propaganda. Unsurprisingly, it benefited...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-151-rules-of-engagement/">ClandesTime 151 – Rules of Engagement</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #22 – Did the Marvel Cinematic Universe Troll the Pentagon?
<p>Marvel have enjoyed a long-running and mutually beneficial relationship with the Pentagon, but there was a falling out during production...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-22-did-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-troll-the-pentagon/">Subscriber Podcast #22 – Did the Marvel Cinematic Universe Troll the Pentagon?</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 150 – The Weather Underground
<p>The Weather Underground were the most active and successful militant left-wing group in US history. As part of their anti-Vietnam...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-150-the-weather-underground/">ClandesTime 150 – The Weather Underground</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 149 – Rear Window
<p>Rear Window is one of my all-time favourite films so in this episode I discuss its unique production, the ethics...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-149-rear-window/">ClandesTime 149 – Rear Window</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 148 – The American President
<p>The American President is a romantic comedy set in the White House, set against a backdrop of political issues that...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-148-the-american-president/">ClandesTime 148 – The American President</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 147 – Crime, Censorship and the Copycat Effect
<p>For movie censors, crime is perhaps the most complex issue to make decisions about. They want the public to be...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-147-crime-censorship-and-the-copycat-effect/">ClandesTime 147 – Crime, Censorship and the Copycat Effect</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime Special – Just When You Thought it was Safe to Go Back in the Novichok
<p>For the last several weeks the British media has been in full panic mode after two people were apparently poisoned...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-special-just-when-you-thought-it-was-safe-to-go-back-in-the-novichok/">ClandesTime Special – Just When You Thought it was Safe to Go Back in the Novichok</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #21 – Satirising the Security State
<p>While most entertainment supports or promote the military, police and intelligence agencies there is a smaller but important sub-genre that...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-21-satirising-the-security-state/">Subscriber Podcast #21 – Satirising the Security State</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 146 – The Death of David Kelly
<p>The death of weapons expert and UN inspector Dr David Kelly in the summer of 2003 is one of the...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-146-the-death-of-david-kelly/">ClandesTime 146 – The Death of David Kelly</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 145 – Conspiracy Theories: John Paisley
<p>John Paisley was a senior CIA officer who worked on Team B, was the Agency&#8217;s liaison to the Watergate burglars,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-145-conspiracy-theories-john-paisley/">ClandesTime 145 – Conspiracy Theories: John Paisley</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 144 – The Recruit (by Robert Muchamore)
<p>One of the growing markets in spy fiction is pop culture aimed at teenagers or &#8216;young adults&#8217;. The CHERUB series...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-144-the-recruit-by-robert-muchamore/">ClandesTime 144 – The Recruit (by Robert Muchamore)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #20 – National Security Cinema: One Year On
<p>A year ago I published the book National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.  On...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-20-national-security-cinema-one-year-on/">Subscriber Podcast #20 – National Security Cinema: One Year On</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 143 – We Were Lied to About 9/11 with Jon Gold
<p>This week I am joined by long-time 9/11 researcher and activist Jon Gold, to talk about his new book We...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-143-we-were-lied-to-about-9-11-with-jon-gold/">ClandesTime 143 – We Were Lied to About 9/11 with Jon Gold</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 142 – The Last Supper
<p>The Last Supper is a 1990s black comedy where a group of ultra-liberal post-graduate students invite right-wingers over for debate,...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-142-the-last-supper/">ClandesTime 142 – The Last Supper</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 141 – The Pentagon, Feminism and Home Improvement
<p>In 1995 the Pentagon supported an episode of the popular sitcom Home Improvement, where Tim and Jill get to drive...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-141-the-pentagon-feminism-and-home-improvement/">ClandesTime 141 – The Pentagon, Feminism and Home Improvement</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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Subscriber Podcast #19 – The Politics of Eurovision
<p>For decades the Eurovision Song Contest has been a platform for projecting soft power and engaging in cultural warfare.  In...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/subscriber-podcast-19-the-politics-of-eurovision/">Subscriber Podcast #19 – The Politics of Eurovision</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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ClandesTime 140 – How the CIA Censored The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence
<p>In 1974 former CIA officer Victor Marchetti and former State Department official John Marks published their book The CIA and...</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-140-how-the-cia-censored-the-cia-and-the-cult-of-intelligence/">ClandesTime 140 – How the CIA Censored The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.spyculture.com">Spy Culture</a>.</p>
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