July 12, 2019
How do these shell companies get used? We provide some examples. We also talk about the fallout of the Panama Papers, Operation Car Wash, the murder […]
July 5, 2019
After more than a year of analysis, the first news stories were published on April 3, 2016, by SZ and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists […]
June 30, 2019
In 2015, journalist Bastian Obermayer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung , a Southern German Newspaper, was approached online by an anonymous source. He or she provided him with a […]
June 18, 2019
Iran stands accused by the US of attacking two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But should we accept the US’s claims at face value? […]
June 11, 2019
Australian journalists are under attack for publishing stories on domestic spying and our military. What kind of protections should we have in place for whistleblowers and […]
June 6, 2019
Should we believe South Korean news reports about North Korean executions? Should we believe reports about marijuana-related illness and deaths? Should we believe American reports about […]
May 28, 2019
Is the United States waging a war on journalism? Can we trust the OPCW reports on Syria’s chemical war attacks?Does the Pentagon produce fake terrorist propaganda […]
May 16, 2019
We wrap up our antivax mini-series by looking at another antivax claim: “All vaccines contain a number of toxic poisons and chemicals that are linked to […]
ABOUTEver hear a story in the news and think to yourself "I'd love to understand the backstory and the facts about that"?
Well that's what we do on this series. We dissect some of the biggest stories in the news to try to get to the core of what's going on. No bias. No agenda. No bullshit. Just a brutal examination of the facts and the history behind them - for as long as it takes. Our first series was the background of the Syrian Civil War. We've also looked at the War On Drugs and the arguments for and against Gun Control and the Antivax movement. The current weekly shows are for subscribers only. You can become a subscriber here for as little as $5 a month.
When we're not doing a mini-series, we produce a weekly news show (BFTN aka Bullshit Filter The News) where we pick a few major stories that seem more complicated that the sound bites suggest and dig into them a bit further to find out what's really going on.
The Opinionated One
Cameron Reilly was a podcasting pioneer. In 2004 he launched G'Day World, the first Australian podcast ever. He was also the co-founder of The Podcast Network, the world's first podcast network, back in early 2005. He likes reading about history and science, playing chess and cheesy B movies. By day he runs Motherlode, a marketing agency in Brisbane, Australia.
The Nice One
Ray has a degree in history from James Madison University. He lives in Virginia with his family and lots of snakes, and made his podcasting bones as host of the very popular WWII Podcast. While technically not a midget, at age 50 Ray is still able to get on the children's rides at Disneyland. He drinks his own limoncello.