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NY Hardcore Punk Legend Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth Goes Off!

NY Hardcore Punk Legend Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth Goes Off!

September 14, 2019


On this edition of Parallax Views, New York hardcore punk legend Paul Cripple (aka Paul Bakija) of Reagan Youth joins us to talk music, politics, and anti-fascism! Reagan Youth is one of the most iconic bands of the 80's New York hardcore punk (NYHC) scene and were known for sticking it to the Reagan administration with fast, catchy anthem of anarchism and antifascism. Paul has a lot to say about how Reagan Youth got formed with lead singer David Insurgent (aka Dave Rubinstein) and the early days of the band. He also GOES OFF on the current political climate in America giving his thoughts on the Obama legacy, current President Donald Trump, and even has some positive thoughts about firecracker Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Additionally, we discuss Reagan Youth's appearances on film and TV soundtracks (Airheads, The Frozen Ground, and Shameless amongst others), what life was like in the Reagan Years, other bands in the punk scene, and more on this edition of Parallax Views!

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Literature, the Left, & Liberation w/ Protean Magazine’s Tyler Walicek & Mel Gammie

Literature, the Left, & Liberation w/ Protean Magazine’s Tyler Walicek & Mel Gammie

September 13, 2019

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On this edition of Parallax Views, Tyler Walicek and Mel Gammie of Protean Magazine join us to discuss literature, the left, and liberation through militant joy. Protean Magazine describes itself as collecting "cutting edge literature and art for the discerning leftist, sans-advertisements". We begin by discussing the impetus for and goals behind Protean Magazine, the reason for the title of the publication, and the background of Mel and Tyler. From there we delve into a number of topics ranging from how Tyler and Mel became politicized to the nature of podcasting (Mel is also a host at the Coffee with Comrades podcast). Additionally, we discuss social media, paying writers, and Protean's first, "Pattern Machines", along with a conversation about the state of literature.

 

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The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark: The CIA, NSA, & the Crimes of the War on Terror w/ Ray Nowosielski & John Duffy

The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark: The CIA, NSA, & the Crimes of the War on Terror w/ Ray Nowosielski & John Duffy

September 11, 2019

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Parallax Views would like to present listeners with this previously unpublished conversation with Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy, authors of The Watchdogs Didn't Bark: The CIA, NSA, and the Crimes of the War on Terror. Despite the cliché that "9/11 changed everything", few have proven willing to dive into the deep history of September 11th and ask the $1 million dollar question: how did this event, that constitutes not only America's worst terrorist attack but also it's greatest intelligence failure, happen? For over ten years, Nowosielski and Duffy thought to answer this question. This led them eventually being granted an interview with Richard A. Clarke, the counterrorism advisor to both President Clinton & President. What Clarke alleged to them was that the CIA, under the directorship of George Tenet, was guilty of "malfeasance and misfeasance" in the lead-up to the September 11th attack. Watchdogs Didn't Bark tells the chilling story of events which culminated in the September 11th terrosist attacks including tensions between the FBI and CIA, the CIA's Alec Station or Bin Laden Unit, and key 9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi. In this conversation you will hear about Bin Laden's arch-nemesis John O'Neill (who died in the WTC on that fateful September day shortly after leaving the FBI), the saga of the Alec Station's Michael Scheuer and "The Unidentified Queen of Torture" Alfreda Bikowsky, and the war on whistleblowers that was kickstarted by the War on Terror. And, by the end of it, you, dear listener, will understand that the watchdogs didn't bark.

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Hong Kong Protests w/ Carl Zha of the Silk and Steel Podcast

Hong Kong Protests w/ Carl Zha of the Silk and Steel Podcast

September 9, 2019

On this edition of Parallax Views, protests are raging across the streets of Hong Kong. Joining us to unpack the situation is Carl Zha of the Silk and Steel Podcast. In light of Steve Bannon's recent insertion into the protests and some of the protesters calling for the help of President Trump, Carl offers a critical take on what is happening right now in Hong Kong. I myself have been supportive of the protests, but have seen parallels with some of the problems found in the Yellow Vest protests in France. Namely, that some of the protesters seem to be of a right-wing nativist variety. In any case, Carl and I both agree that Hong Kong citizen have legitimate grievances and we attempt to unpack the unfolding situation with nuance in mind.

What is your take on the Hong Kong protests? Do you have suggestions for guests that could give a different perspective on the protests? Feel free to drop me a line on Twitter or by email at parallaxviewspod@protonmail.com.

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Exit Intellectual Dark Web, Enter Left is Best w/ Michael Brooks

Exit Intellectual Dark Web, Enter Left is Best w/ Michael Brooks

September 8, 2019

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On this edition of Parallax Views, a previously unpublished conversation with Michael Brooks of the Majority Report and The Michael Brooks Show on the Intellectual Dark Web and building a strong, robust, left in America and the world. This conversation feels extremely relevant in light of the recent controversies surrounding #CancelCulture and Contrapoints among other current hot-button topics on the left. We cover a number of topics including Mark Fisher's Exiting the Vampire Castle and ideas around Acid Communism, building a worldwide political movement, Sam Harris, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, classism, spirituality, expanding human empathy, and much more.

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HOW ANTIWAR IS TULSI GABBARD REALLY?

w/ Marlon Ettinger

Brexit Update w/ Matthew Alford + Post-Modern… Conservatism??? w/ Matt McManus

Brexit Update w/ Matthew Alford + Post-Modern… Conservatism??? w/ Matt McManus

September 5, 2019

A PARALLAX VIEWS DOUBLE FEATURE:

First...

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IS IT ANARCHY IN THE U.K.?

The Bollocks of Brexit Update!

w/ Matthew Alford

Then,

POSTMODERN...

CONSERVATISM???

w/ Prof. Matthew McManus

It's a jam-packed double feature edition of Parallax Views. First, we're joined from across the pond by scholar of media and propaganda Matthew Alford for a half hour conversation on the latest Brexit bollocks! What is happening with Brexit under the governance of Boris Johnson and what could a no-deal Brexit mean for Great Britain? Matthew and I try to parse out the complex and unpredictable situation currently unfolding in the United Kingdom.

Then, is there such a thing as postmodern conservatism? Matthew McManus, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, argue there is in his new academic book The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism: Neoliberalism, Post-Modern Culture, and Reactionary Politics and the upcoming Zero Books title What is Post-Modernism Conservatism?: Essays on Our Hugely Tremendous Times.

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w/ Marlon Ettinger

The John McAfee Interview w/ Special Guest Co-Host Marlon Ettinger

The John McAfee Interview w/ Special Guest Co-Host Marlon Ettinger

September 3, 2019

On this edition of Parallax Views, an equal parts wild and tense conversation with the founder of McAfee associates (the creators of McAfee Antivirus), bitcoin bull, Presidential candidate, international fugitive, and person of interest in the Belize murder of Gregory Faull, John McAfee. Joining me to help ask some of the more probing questions in this interview is the inimitable freelance journalist Marlon Ettinger, who previously joined us to discuss his experiences at the NY trial of the now deceased Jeffrey Epstein. Marlon was helpful in trying to ask questions that dug a little deeper during the course of the conversation. I trust that, unlike some podcasts dealing with the controversial figure of McAfee, this is not an exploitative or "comedic" conversation and gives some insights into both the notorious John McAfee and some of the infamies associated with him. In any case Marlon and I tried to do something different with this interview and we hope that you, the listener, get something out of it.

Special thanks to Jamie Curcio, author of Mask: Bowie & Artists of Artifice, for help with this episode

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The Dark Side of Hollywood w/ Albert Lanier: The Unsolved Murder of Bob Crane

The Dark Side of Hollywood w/ Albert Lanier: The Unsolved Murder of Bob Crane

August 31, 2019

Parallax Views Presents...

THE DARK SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD

Returning guest and journalist Albert Lanier joins us for the first in a potential series of episodes dealing with mysterious Hollywood deaths and scandals. In this episode Albert and I dive into the unsolved, cold case murder of TV actor Bob Crane, star of the cult classic sitcom Hogan's Heroes. Crane met a grisly demise in June of 1978, the aftermath of which unraveled an entire side of Crane's private life that proved shocking to the public: it was discovered that the popular TV star had not only been engaged in a slew of extra-marital affairs but had photographed and filmed them as personal pornography as well. Crane's friend John Henry Carpenter, who helped filmed the aforementioned sexual foray of the actor, has long been considered the main suspect. Albert, however, has an entirely different take on the case that provides a whole new perspective on this long-standing cold case that may be of interest to those interested in cases like Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein.

So sit back, relax, and grab a glass of wine... because it's true crime time on...

THE DARK SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD

A Parallax Views Health Justice Fundraiser Pt. 2 w/ Marlon Ettinger, Alley Valkyrie, Dave from The Serfs, The Horror Vanguard, & Eric Draitser

A Parallax Views Health Justice Fundraiser Pt. 2 w/ Marlon Ettinger, Alley Valkyrie, Dave from The Serfs, The Horror Vanguard, & Eric Draitser

August 29, 2019

A Note to Listeners: Please Consider Supporting This GoFundMe for the Medical Expenses of this Pittsburgh Family. Your Support Would Mean the World to Parallax Views & J.G. Michael

It's a special fundraiser edition of Parallax Views! A family in Pittsburgh needs your help with a GoFundMe campaign for their father and Parallax Views is doing a podcast-a-thon on health justice to support the cause! Voice featured in this episode include:

- Marlon Ettinger, freelance reporter and co-host of the upcoming podcast series Footnotes

- Alley Valkyrie of Gods & Radicals Press, pagan activist, political theorist, and American living abroad in France

- Dave from The Serfs, an increasingly popular left-oriented YouTube channel

- Ash and Jon, hosts of the Horror Vanguard podcast

- Eric Draitser, host of Counterpunch Radio and intrepid activist (audio on my end for this is of slightly reduced quality due to mic issues, BUT is a must listen; I don't speak much anyways and let Eric lay it all out for the listeners!)

A Parallax Views Health Justice Fundraiser w/ Ben Burgis, Chuck Ochelli, Patrick Farnsworth, & Terry Tapp

A Parallax Views Health Justice Fundraiser w/ Ben Burgis, Chuck Ochelli, Patrick Farnsworth, & Terry Tapp

August 28, 2019

A Note to Listeners: Please Consider Supporting This GoFundMe for the Medical Expenses of this Pittsburgh Family. Your Support Would Mean the World to Parallax Views & J.G. Michael

It's a special fundraiser edition of Parallax Views! A family in Pittsburgh needs your help with a GoFundMe campaign for their father and Parallax Views is doing a podcast-a-thon on health justice to support the cause! Voice featured in this episode include:

- Ben Burgis, author of the Zero Books title Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left

- Radio host Chuck Ochelli of the Ochelli Effect radio program and network

- Patrick Farnsworth, host of the Last Born in the Wilderness podcast

- Terry Tapp, artist, author of the Zero Books title A Serf's Journal: The Story of the United States' Longest Wildcat Strike, and host of The Other Future podcast.

We cover the debate around Medicare-for-All, the moral questions around healthcare, the connection between environmental justice and health justice, and the possibility for a better future with this variety of guests for the fundraising effort.