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. The current series is for subscribers only. You can become a subscriber here for as little as 99c a month.
We also have a free weekly news show (BFTN aka Bullshit Filter The News) that's less complicated. We pick a few major stories that seem more complicated that the sound bites and we try to look into them a bit further.
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.
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April 18, 2019
I went looking for a list of claims antivaxxers use NOT to vaccinate. Today we’ll look at the first two. Claim #1. Vaccines have never been proven […]
April 16, 2019
On this episode we discuss the arrest of Julian Assange, break down a recent NYT story about him, and look at other various bits of disinformation […]
April 11, 2019
On this episode we take a look at the History Of Vaccinations & the story of Andrew Wakefield. *Please Note: our weekly news shows are […]
April 6, 2019
Today we start a short series on THE ANTIVAX MOVEMENT. On the first episode we have a discussion about why people believe what they believe. Where […]
March 26, 2019
Today we break down what we know – and don’t know – about the Mueller Report and ask why for the last two years we’ve heard […]
March 19, 2019
Today’s show is all about the mosque shooting in Christchurch, the rise of Islamophobia in Australia and the role of the media and Christianity in that rise. […]
March 12, 2019
NYT’s Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda Venezuelan opposition leader will call for […]
March 5, 2019
Michael Cohen’s Statement. Proposal: keep the nuclear launch codes in an innocent volunteer’s chest-cavity Netanyahu to be Indicted on Bribery, Fraud, Press Tampering: Israeli AG Religion […]