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 83 – The Diet Coup

BFTN 83 – The Diet Coup

Let's talk about the attempted US coup and about what might happen next. We also talk about Brisbane's "snap lockdown", how to handle a pandemic properly, and why we don't have absolute freedom of speech.

BFTN 82 – Quasimodo

On this episode we discuss recent news, including Trump's phone call to the Secretary of State of Georgia, conspiracy theories surrounding reporting of COVID deaths, Assange's extradition hearing, Biden's likely approach to Cuba, and how to put poison in someone's...

BFTN 84 – The Straw That Breaks

BFTN 81 – The GOP After Trump

What will the GOP look like after January 20? I see three main scenarios. Trump remains as the leader and it’s business as usual. Trump retires from the position gracefully and they search for new leadership. Trump is pushed out. Trump sets up his own political party. Let’s talk about what might happen. Meanwhile: Trump intervening with SCOTUS Mike Pence – The Decider Hunter Biden investigation Iran assassination The UN commission reclassifies cannabis Meanwhile in Australia – the cops are going nuts busting marijuana importers and dealers In Colorado – legal since 2014 – weed brings in about 1% of the state’s budget
BFTN 80 – Message In A Podcast

BFTN 80 – Message In A Podcast

Cam and Ray talking about the US election, the Australian government's illegal activities, the Murdoch enquiry, US hate crimes, mass shootings and Trump's desire to bomb Iran.

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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