Can you smell it? 

The media is full of dubious stories. As the American journalist IF Stone wrote in 1952: “Emphasis, omission, and distortion rather than outright lying are the tools of the war propagandists.”

The same is true in peacetime. On this podcast, we take stories that are in the news and dissect them to see if we can work out where the propaganda lies. 

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BFTN 60 – Killer Clowns & Terror Drones

BFTN 60 – Killer Clowns & Terror Drones

The oligarchs have worked out the model for getting people to vote for "killer clowns". The Democrats gave Trump $738 billion to buy weapons. And America is using AGM-114R9X Hellfire drones to terrorize the world. George Monbiot on the killer clowns. Media Bias Chart...

BFTN 59 – Bolivia 3

BFTN 59 – Bolivia 3

Finally, in 2002, a poor, uneducated farmer and union leader, Evo Morales, ran for the Presidency, coming third, despite the US ambassador warning Bolivians that they would be punished if Morales won. Then, in the general election of December 2005, Morales won, becoming the first indigenous President in a country where 62% of the population identified as indigenous. The US, of course, were furious and immediately tried to get him thrown out.
BFTN 58 – Bolivia 2

BFTN 58 – Bolivia 2

We pick up our series on the political history of Bolivia in 1943 with the government of Major Gualberto Villarroel López, which ended in violence and his assassination a few years later. The country continued to have coup after coup. In 1967, Che Guevara tried to start a revolution in the country, which ended up with his execution by the CIA.

Welcome To The Bullshit Filter Podcast!

This show is different from some other podcasts in the following ways.

1. There are TWO OF US. This is a conversation, not a lecture.

2. It’s FLEXIBLE. Which means sometimes we cover a few stories in a single episode, but other times we might take 3 or 25 episodes to tell a story. 

3. It’s NSFW. While we take the world affairs very seriously, we also know that learning is more effective when you’re having fun. Sometimes (okay, quite often) “having fun” for us translates as bad language and dirty jokes. Let’s face it – this world is violent and sexy. This is NOT a child-friendly show, nor is it safe for work.

4. We sometimes CHARGE MONEY. We do this for a living and put a lot of time and effort into making our content. So some of our episodes are free and some require a paid subscription. Feel free to listen to the free ones and then, if you like them, register to listen to the rest.

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Worth Your Time

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by El Groo from United Kingdom on May 17, 2019

I’ve just listened to and thoroughly recommend the mini-series on vaccines, both from its exploration of the subject, but also it’s demonstration on how to decide what can be believed in a post-truth society.
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They read books!!!

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Divicus from Switzerland on November 26, 2018

So, the scandelous news is public!! All that these guys know is only from……BOOKS! Anyone who has followed their detailed, funny and well documented stories from the great JC to Stalin, from Brutus to Beria or from Alexander to Rooswelt would have thought that Ray&Cam must have a misterious time machine, hidden somwhere in Ray‘s secret basement, just behind the dark-age tourture machines. How else could Ray&Cam have discovered that many famous songs from the 1980‘s were in fact written by ancient singer&songwriters, among them the Toto Song Africa, which was originally composed by Sextus Pompeius, better known to the podcast community as Sexi Pee. Since all Ray&Cam know is from books, the still have to read the book of books received in Florence. No, not the bible, the book about how the 99% rule over the 1% instead the other way around. Yes, read the book about the secret formula to limit government spending on arms and direct cash to hospitals, schools and roads instead and how to tax the rich! The book is about Direct Democracy in good old Switzerland, a country with 4 impossible languages, sorunded by powerful neigbhours and divided by different religous believes and high mountains. Well, so keep reading your books! Great to listen to your podcasts!
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This is The Greatest Show!

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Benakiba from Australia on May 13, 2018

Imagine yourself having a chat over a coffee with a good friend who you admire, for their wits, humour and general view on humanity. You could easily sit there and listen all day without saying a word, and still feel you participated in the conversation and came out of it richer and looking for more. This is what you will experience listening to Cam and Ray. These guys are totally politically incorrect, contagiously funny, yet deadly serious in their relentless search for facts about the world we all live in. So, get yourself a cuppa and plug in. But be warned – you’ll keep coming back for more!
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