TMR 158 : Being There (with James Corbett & Julian Charles)

JimJoolz As a way of "checking in" with listeners before TMR returns properly next week—following my "paternity leave" away from the show—I take the opportunity to share a recent conversation I had with James Corbett. James kindly invited me onto The Corbett Report to discuss the great film Being There as part of his ongoing podcast series, Film, Literature and the New World Order.

 "Julian Charles of TheMindRenewed.com joins us to discuss Being There, the 1979 film by director Hal Ashby that follows the story of Chance the Gardener, a simple man with no experience of the outside world who is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. Despite his complete lack of knowledge and experience (or precisely because of it) the powers behind the scenes float him as a potential candidate for next president of the United States. So is this a reflection of political reality, or broad satire? What does the movie tell us about the way modern media shapes the political landscape? Find out in this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order."—James Corbett

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TMR 149 : John Massaria : I Love My Country But Hate What They Are Doing

JohnMassariaThis week, film-maker and political activist John Massaria joins us to introduce his new and compelling film project, I Love My Country But Hate What They Are Doing.

Featuring interviews and personal statements by well-known activists such as Dr. Daniele Ganser, Tommy Hansen, Gerald Celente, Anthony Freda, Ken O'Keefe, Gary Franchi, Ray McGovern and Joe Rogan, John Massaria's film crafts a challenging narrative of a country—the US, the country he loves—subservient to its military-industrial complex and addicted to war. Only by facing up this reality, and—(as Anthony Rotunno put it in a previous show)—"changing the discourse", will there by any chance of turning the tide and steering the world in the direction of peace and goodwill.

To see Part One of the film, and to support the project's development, please see the Interview Notes.

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TMR 148 : Anthony Freda : The Thoughtcrimes of Anthony Freda

AnthonyFredaThis week we are joined by the talented visual artist and political activist Anthony Freda for a discussion on his approach to political art.

Based in Long Island, Freda works as an editorial illustrator, visual political activist and as part of the adjunct faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In addition to many mainstream clients, such as Time, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, he has also earned a reputation as the go-to artist for many alternative news websites and publication, such as Code Pink, Activist Post, Washington’s Blog, Global Research, Cindy Sheehan’s The Soapbox and The Trends Journal. In 2006 Village Voice commissioned Freda to illustrate a story about people who challenge the official 9/11 narrative, which artwork has since become part of the permanent collection of the US National September 11th Museum in New York.

"Anthony Freda’s art is a flower in the barrel of a shotgun but a bullet in the mouth of politics. He is fearless and fierce and years from now, when we look back on this moment in history, his art will be an accurate snapshot.
A picture of what we should never forget lest history repeat itself. "—Ara Hawkins

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TMR 142 : Dr. James W. Sire : Apologetics Beyond Reason

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We welcome veteran Christian writer and speaker James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press. Author of many well-known books, such as Scripture Twisting and The Universe Next Door, James Sire joins us to discuss his mature approach to Christian apologetics as we explore his latest book Apologetics Beyond Reason : Why Seeing Really is Believing.

Drawing us in with an unusual, but intriguing, argument—"There is everything. Therefore there is a God. Either you see this or you don’t"—James Sire invites us to ask questions about reality and the way in which we read its "signals of transcendence".

"Christian apologetics lays before the watching world such a winsome embodiment of the Christian faith that for any and all who are willing to observe there will be an intellectually and emotionally credible witness to its fundamental truths."—Sire, A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics, p. 26

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TMR 128 : Tony Rooke : INCONTROVERTIBLE

TonyRookeBritish film-maker, 9/11 Truth activist, and fellow Christian, Tony Rooke returns to the progamme to introduce his new film INCONTROVERTIBLE, "the first and only feature-length documentary" to portray the "candid views of Police Officers, Firefighters and Soldiers... about the official explanation for the events of 9/11."

(In 2013 Tony Rooke hit the headlines as he was summonsed to court for not paying his TV licence. In his defence he appealed to the UK Terrorism Act 2000, arguing that much of the BBC's coverage of 9/11 — and 7/7, the London Bombings — had been so disingenuous as to serve as a cover-up for the real criminals in each case, and that to have paid his licence fee to the BBC would have been to have committed a much more serious offence under the Act.)

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TMR 114 : Dissident Prophet : Red Moon Rising

DPBirmingham smThis week TMR is delighted to present an entertaining and very musical interview with all four members of Dissident Prophet, the fantastic Christian indie rock band from Birmingham, UK.

Hot on the heels of the recent release of their latest album, Red Moon Rising, Andy Jennings, Melanie J., Tom Livemore and Robbie Maxwell join Julian Charles to talk about faith, music and the ongoing mission of the band to draw people to Jesus through prophetic song.

Included in the programme are five tracks from the new album - "Dig", "Comfortable in Babylon", "Human 2.0", "Writing on the Wall" and "He Sat Down" - plus the earlier song "Man from the Sky".

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TMR 113 : John J. Thompson : Jesus, Bread and Chocolate

JohnJThompsonThe Mind Renewed returns from its "half-term" break for an interview with John J. Thompson, veteran of the music industry and author of the thoughtful and challenging book Jesus Bread and Chocolate : Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World.

Speaking from his passion for authentic spirituality, transformative community and artisanal living, John J. Thompson reflects upon the growing phenomenon of the handcrafted and small-batch culture, and asks whether this intensifying counterpoint to the one-size-fits-all world of corporate mass-production might have something important to say about Jesus and our relationship with Him.

"Is it possible that our culture's re-engagement with handcrafted local things and experiences might contain the echo of a 'still small voice' calling us home to our truer selves? What might a batch of artisanal chocolate, or a fresh-baked loaf of bread, or a cup of home-roasted carefully-brewed coffee, tell us about ourselves, our nature, or our faith?"

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TMR 108 : Simon Krimms : Rollerdog - NWO Antidote for All the Family

SimonKrimmsOur first guest this week is Simon Krimms, author of the new and remarkable children-cum-grown-ups' book Rollerdog, that touches on many of the issues examined here at TMR.

Simon Krimms is an English teacher and voluntaryist, born in the US and raised in Australia, who has lived and worked in Japan since 2004. He began writing books for children in 2006 after becoming aware of the questions surrounding the official account of 9/11. His first book Rollerdog (available at Krimms.com) is designed for "little people growing up in the brave new world (order) of the 21st Century. Rather than instilling fear in young minds, the storyline about Humphry the Rollerdog creates an image of hope, while the illustrations, which are crafted for deeper interpretation by adult readers, deliver a message of warning..."

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TMR 095 : Truth Comedy (with Antony Rotunno & Julian Charles)

ATJCTo begin 2015 we welcome back Antony Rotunno for a relaxed and engaging discussion on the subject of "Truth Comedy". Why is comedy so powerful? Why is it able to open our minds to uncomfortable truths, both in the world around us and within our own minds? And what are its dangers? These and many other issues are explored as we discuss a wide variety of comedy and comedians, each aimed (in their various ways) at uncovering truth through the art of comedy.

Our discussion includes: the BBC comedy series Yes Minister, the 1970s movie Being There, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Spike Milligan, and much, much more...

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TMR 090 : K Gordon Neufeld : A Writer's Creative Journey Through an Extreme Religion

KGordonNeufeldOur guest this week is once again the author K. Gordon Neufeld, one-time member of the so-called Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon, who joined us earlier this year to speak about the history, beliefs and practices of the Moonies, and to share with us from his experiences of joining, serving and eventually leaving that organisation.

This time he joins us for a frank and deeply personal discussion of the more psychological aspects of his experience, with reference to his creative writing over the years, as contained in his new book, Cult Fiction : One Writer's Creative Journey Through an Extreme Religion.

 

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TMR 072 : Eric Stacey : Unthinkable - An Airline Captain's Story

EricStaceyLong-established film-maker Eric Stacey joins us to talk about his latest movie, Unthinkable : An Airline Captain's Story, and to discuss the tragic and controversial events that inspired its creation.

On February 2nd, 2013, retired airline captain and 9/11 researcher Philip Marshall, his two teenage children and their family dog were all found dead, each with a bullet wound to the head, in their home in Murphys California. Although the Calaveras County Sheriff concluded that Marshall had shot the children, the dog and finally himself in a tragic "murder-suicide", the reporter Wayne Madsen, who conducted a week-long investigation shortly after the event, found reason to doubt this conclusion, suspecting rather that they had been the victims of professional killers.

In the movie - a creative dramatisation based largely on Madsen's research - investigative journalist Madison Freeman explores and challenges the conclusion of local Sheriff Sgt. deWitt, suspecting that the real reason for the tragic deaths was the imminent publication of Marshall Philips' new book which was to contain damning evidence against the perpetrators of the 9/11 crime.

In the words of Eric Stacey: "We have done our best to remain faithful to what is known from both sides and have left the story open-ended in hopes that audiences will draw their own conclusions as to who pulled the trigger and what the Marshall 'murder-suicide' represents in our post-9/11 world."

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TMR 067 : Andy Jennings : Dissident Prophet - Music for Those with Ears to Hear

AndyJenningsIn an extended musical interview, Andy Jennings, lead singer and lyricist of the amazing indie rock band Dissident Prophet, joins us for an exploration of the band's music, lyrics and vision, and to share with us his how his search for truth led him to the greatest Truth of all - Jesus Christ.

"Pay no attention to all the connections. Don't join all the dots... too many to mention. Don't follow the money. Eat what you're fed. Keep skipping along while you're singing the song, coz the wicked witch is dead. Don't look - don't look. Don't you know that it's rude to stare? Don't look - don't look. Keep your eyes glued over there now. Get into line and sing it. Get into line and sing along. Pay no attention to all the commotion. Don't look at the man messing with the buttons behind the curtain. Don't ask no questions if you value your soul. Keeping skipping along while you're holding hands on the yellow brick road. Join the revolution against the puppet regime. Join the mass delusion that you're fighting for freedom, when freedom ani't free. Imagine there's no heaven - it's easy if you try. Sing along with John - no hell below, and above us is only sky. Tick all the relevant boxes in all the relevant places. If you're gonna read the Bible, rip out the relevant pages. Don't pull back the curtain - won't like what you find - coz the truth is stranger than fiction. You're better off blind."

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TMR 016 : Episode : Philosophical Bric-à-brac (with John Jones & Julian Charles)

Bric-a-brac smA post-interview discussion between John (JJ) Jones and Yours Truly on 'everything under the sun' : God, Music, Intuitionist Epistemology, Conspiracy Theories, Anarchism, Libertarianism, Ron Paul & the power of Fairy Tales. Alternately concurring and gently disagreeing, we put the world to rights in just about 40 minutes.

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TMR 006 : Interview : JJ Jones : Putting the X Back in Christmas

JJ JonesA festive (and not-so-festive) musical feast! John Jones, a.k.a. JJ Jones, singer, performance artist and activist, joins me for an interview spanning the full spectrum from the Absurd to the Sublime. In the attempt to 'put the X back in Christmas', we discuss faith in God, performance art, comedy, raw milk and Ron Paul, and conclude with a 'Shooby Kalikimaka'.

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