Host Benjamen Walker is joined by the journalists Jonathan Kay and Petra Bartosiewicz and they take listener calls. Jonathan Kay is the author of “Among the Truthers” a book about America’s growing conspiracy theory movement and the people who believe in them. Petra Bartosiewicz has been writing about the FBI’s hunt for terrorist networks and sleeper cells. Her soon-to-be-published book is called “The Best Terrorists We Could Find,” an investigation of terrorism trials in the U.S. since 9/11.
This week McKenzie Funk tells us the story of Guantanamo detainee Muhibullo Abdulkarim Umarov. Also filmmaker Dustinn Craig explains why Geronimo is a ill advised choice for a code name for Osama Bin Laden. Adam Pash tells us how we can avoid misinformation and your host attempts a disinfo trick. Plus: Dog Cam!
Is it possible to understand the relationship we have with Porn in the digital age without sounding like wankers or prudes? This is an attempt:@jim_colgan tells us how the rest of the world does it, @gramponante explains what a Porn journalist does, @girlvert talks about her porn memoir, @ColleenKane was one of the last people to work at the porn magazine, @rollertrain still works at the porn shack, Ruwen Ogien talks porn philosophy and Gemma Sieff shows us a connection between porn and war.
Johnny Angel recalls his Klan days and the electric Cross, Andrea considers buying gold, Ed Burtynsky talks about his Oil photos, David Feng loves his iPhone, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye tells us the truth about War, and Tracy and John deal with gentrification and bed bugs and encounter the mysterious “Condor.”