Schedule (updated 15 February 2019)

  A Short Note
 
     
 

   

This is just as short note to explain why TMR is currently taking a short break.

As many of you will know, my elderly father has been very ill for the last few weeks, having been taken into hospital with pneumonia on Saturday 19th January. Initially he responded well to antbiotics, but due to his frail condition he failed to recover and died three days ago on Tuesday 12 February.

As you will appreciate, I have therefore been very busy, especially with relatives wishing to visit Dad in his last days. And now that he is gone (from this realm), there is much to do.

As a consequence TMR is having to take a break. I don't know for sure how long, but hopefully not for more than a few weeks.

My deepest thanks to each and every one of you who has sent messages of condolence.

 

Slide show image: "2010 10 31 Autumn leaves leave 4" by Mark Strobl on Flickr (CC BY 2.0); cropped, stretched

  

 
     
  Current Programme  
     
 

  

DadOnTheRoofA short, off-the-cuff podcast in which I explain just a little of what's been going on recently in the depths of the Lancashire countryside here in the UK, and why I'm currently finding it difficult to keep TMR refreshed with new podcasts on a regular basis.

In short, my father is passing away, and time for creativity is in very short supply. But I'm determined: I shall do all I can to "keep the show on the road". So, do hang in there; TMR is here to stay! 

  

         

   

 
     
  Upcoming Programmes  
       
 

 

FRemyDiederich

We shall welcome again F. Remy Diederich, lead pastor of Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin, who joined us in 2017 to discuss his book, Broken Trust : A Practical Guide to Identify and Recover from Toxic Faith, Toxic Church, and Spiritual Abuse.

In this second conversation, we shall discuss the subjects of self-control and temptation in the Christian life, and explore some very helpful, practical approaches to living in harmony with God's will - approaches that could lead us to bear fruit in many aspects of our lives.

"Remy Diederich is the author of several books related to helping people overcome their setbacks with God's help. He is the founding and teaching pastor of Cedarbrook Church in Wisconsin, USA, and the spirituality advisor for Arbor Place Treatment Center. He blogs at readingremy.com."

   

 
     
 

 

PatrickWood

We shall be joined again by Patrick M. Wood, Editor-in-Chief of Technocracy News and Trends—who has spoken on TMR several times before—for a conversation on his latest book, Technocracy : The Hard Road to World Order, published November 2018.

"Technocracy is like a cancer invading America with relentless pursuit. Things like Smart Cities, mass surveillance, regionalization, public-private partnerships and Fintech are disrupting every community in all 50 states. For us, it’s a hard road and this book will tell you why and what you can still do about it."—Patrick M. Wood

 

  

 
     
 

 

JohnBooth

We shall welcome again the Yorkshire-born journalist, educator, photographer and political activist John Booth—who joined us in 2016 to discuss his excellent article, "Fifteen Years on from 9/11"—for a conversation on the alleged suicide of British weapons expert Dr. David Kelly.

John Booth—whose career in journalism has included working for news organisations in Africa, the US and the UK—currently writes for Lobster magazine (http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk) and LAFZ (the magazine for Pakistani diaspora — http://www.lafzmagazine.com). He is also a founder member of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

   

 
     
 

 

DeepState

We shall be joined by Dr. Matthew R. X. Dentith, editor of the new academic book Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously, published by Rowman & Littlefield (November 2018).

The interview will explore Dr. Dentith's own research, as a PhD philosopher, on Conspiracy Theory Theory, and include discussion of various views as expressed in the edited collection.

Matthew Dentith, PhD (Auckland), is the author of The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories (Palgrave, 2014), the first single-author book-length treatment of the philosophical issues surrounding conspiracy theory, and editor of Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), an edited collection of the most recent work on conspiracy theory theory. He has been a Fellow in the Institute for Research in the Humanities (ICUB) at the University of Bucharest, and the New Europe College in Bucharest. His current research project focuses on conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory theory, and secrecy.     

Image: "Deeper Than" by Thomas Hawk on Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0); resized

      

 
     

May God bless you, and thanks for listening,

Julian.

   
   

   
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