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Themes and Memes is a different kind of movie review. It is a podcast that delves deep into the dark side of Hollywood films including subjects such as culture creation, state sponsorship, propaganda, predictive programming, occult symbolism and deep subtext. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the feed.
 
An encyclopaedia of heroic failure Join Ben Van der Velde, Barry McStay and their guests as they brandish their wooden spoons of destiny and celebrate the losers, heroic failures and spectacular mis-steps that pockmark human endeavour. If you ever want to feel better about your progress in life, take a listen and enjoy a lovely schadenfreude bubble bath. Music by Max Perryment (www.maxperryment.co.uk) Donate to us via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
 
You want comedy, and you don't have time to dick around. Introducing The Fallout Lounge, the scripted comedy sketch show that's in and out of your brain in minutes, leaving it refreshed and sparkling clean. It's not a podcast–it's a podsnack™! Created by a guy who wrote hundreds of funny radio commercials and then got fired.
 
The power of modern-day journalism coupled with southern charm is what make Sweet Tea perk. UNCG graduate Darneisha Thompson and student blogger Anders Hare come together to merge public affairs with pop culture to probe controversial topics in American society. From drama on Capitol Hill, to entertainment industry politics, to issues that affect us everyday, this show has it all. Get your fresh brew of Sweet Tea., every other Wednesday.
 
The Authority is a show that candidly discusses issues affecting popular culture, sports and politics. The show will discuss, deliberate and debate current events effecting these categories of focus and see how they intersect with the issue of race. The show will talk about all types of issues: gender, class, etc, but the show will have an inclination to highlight topics that deal with the issue of race. Because the host of the show, Dr. Sanford Richmond, believes there has never been an iss ...
 
EconPop is the show that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within... and then stabs you with it! Hosted by comedian Andrew Heaton, with economist Steven Horwitz and professor of literature Paul Cantor. From EconStories.tv. Also available at http://youtube.com/econstories in shorter form with moving pictures!
 
The Afterword Podcast is the mutant brainchild of the people who inhabit theafterword.co.uk community blog - a lifeboat launched from the wreckage of The Word Magazine blog - RIP. IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION The opinions and views expressed in The afterword Podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and DO NOT represent those of theafterword.co.uk, the site owners or moderators, it's media and advertising partners or the website provider. Listener discretion is advised.
 
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In the year 2021, a small, relatively common microchip was in short supply. This caused a shortage on many electronics but was most notably noticed in Next Gen Gaming Consoles. The shortage of consoles was further exacerbated by scalpers buying and holding the systems to sell at insane prices. This led to next gen games having to choose between del…
 
Michael Moss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. His new book is Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions. Moss explains how the processed food industry has weaponized our hunger. He also highlights how the processed food industr…
 
We're making cuts and elisions all over the place this week as we try turn this mish-mash of facts into a coherent podcast about the World's Worst Movie Adaptation. Alongside Patreon supporter and guest judge Kyle Bova is comedian and director Stuart Laws who has a good old bitch about The Beach. Meanwhile, Ben has a few choice images for The Emoji…
 
This week we don our pith helmets, saddle up the camels and strike out into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, lost cities and days upon days of bewildering, mozzie-bitten, sunstroked infamy. Joined by comedian Neil Delamere we meet the worst wielders of the map and compass this side of the International Blind Orienteering Championships. Th…
 
Jeff Sharlet is a journalist and bestselling author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. He is also the executive producer of the Netflix documentary series based on those two books. His newest book is This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. Shar…
 
For this month's bonus episode we bring you the audio from our recent live stream 'Around The World In 80 Fails' as we visit the eight major cities from Jules Verne's novel and dispense ten facts for each as well as setting a treasure hunt for you to crack! The clues are below, followed by the answers and explanations if you want to have a go at it…
 
This week's episode is brimful of rickety oddness as we explore some of the most haphazard, dangerous and eerie coincidences in history. Joined by one-woman encyclopedia of the delightfully arcane, Moxie Labouche (host of the Your Brain On Facts podcast), we talk under aligned planets of curses, assassination attempts, unfortunate deaths and savant…
 
Lt. Joe Kenda (ret.) was a detective with the Colorado Springs Police Department for twenty years. During that time, he solved 356 of the 387 murder cases he investigated. Kenda is the host of the new discovery+ show American Detective. Lt. Kenda’s new book is Killer Triggers. His previous book is I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life …
 
Adam and Aaron recorded a new episode of Themes & Memes in February. It is posted here as an exclusive to the Patreon bonus podcast feed. Tenet, state of entertainment media, Covid, Great Reset, Club of Rome, global tensions, US and China, ethics, technology, artificial intelligence, Elon Musk, lockdowns, changing economic system, online services, …
 
We're perusing the pages of the World's Worst Comic books and strips this week in the company of comedian and illustrator Paul Savage - who took the title of this episode in very good part! He tells us about Larry Flynt's less salubrious side, Ben discovers a passion for primates and Barry is riding bareback with the Rawhide Kid. Follow us on Twitt…
 
Independent broadcasting legend, Alan Watt, died on March 4th, 2021. In this episode of Themes & Memes, Adam and Aaron remember Alan. A unique voice in the wilderness, his message resounded and permeated much further than most realize. topics include: Alan Watt, Cutting Through The Matrix, independent media, patriot radio, RBN, Jackie Patru, disinf…
 
Other than Activision Bobby getting a huge payday at the worst possible time, it's been a slow news week. We spend this episode debating whether esports events will make a comeback and more importantly whether I will ever be as attractive as Sam Elliot. Plus a bonus topic are there any directors that have perfect filmographies?…
 
Ronald Purser is a professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He is the author of several books including his most recent, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. Purser’s essays and other writing have appeared in the Huffington Post, Alternet, Tikkun, The Guardian, and elsew…
 
This is your 5 minute call ladies and gentlemen. Whether you're in the stalls or up in the gods, you'll enjoy the spectacle we produce for the next hour. In the company of Patreon supporter and self-confessed theatre nerd Courtney Taylor, we've got tales of ghosts, fires, blood, thieves, motorbikes and absolutely the worst staging of Midsummer Nigh…
 
I started this episode by making Matt promise to stay positive about Bethesda being bought by Microsoft. We mostly did it. Mostly. Continuing the pandemic trend of not editing out our tangents and letting you have the longer, more meandering episodes - let me know if you'd like us to go back to 1 hour, strictly on topic style.…
 
Prior to today, these sketches were on their own, lost, and scattered throughout the internet. Now, thanks to a generous MacArthur Grant, they've been combined into 20 minutes of glowing comedic mass. If you've been too busy to listen to these individually, we forgive you. How were the otter videos? Here's your chance to catch up, no questions aske…
 
It's time for the mane event as Irish international equestrian Sam Watson joins us for a gallop through history in search of the World's Worst Horse. Barry tells us about a horse celebrated for his inadequacy, Sam explores the high-stakes world of over-priced and under-performing nags, and Ben goes off-piste with some horrifying folk traditions and…
 
Adilifu Nama is Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of several books including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. His newest book is I Wonder U: How Prince Went beyond Race and Back. Nama reviews and analyzes the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah” in the context of black c…
 
This week's episode is going to gently percolate into your ears over several hours, but only after passing through the digestive system of both Ben and Barry. Joined by one of the finest stand-ups on the British circuit and self-confessed coffee snob Carl Donnelly (as well as fastidious father and son Patreon judging team David and Tyler), we enjoy…
 
Listeners with an interest in football may well have heard the brilliant story of SV Tasmania Berlin as their unique record in German football was under threat last month. For non-football fans / regular Worst Foot Forward nerds, stay with us: they're the worst football team in the German Premier League's history, they know it and they LOVE it. If …
 
For we're the jolly worst fellow, and so say all of you! Blimey, 200 episodes of this nonsense, who'd have thought it? And to celebrate this milestone we have brought back two stellar former guests in the shape of Paul Duncan McGarrity and Johnny Chiodini. Not only that, but - rather like the last day of term - we've brought in games to play! Johnn…
 
Leon Krauze is a news anchor on Univision’s KMEX station in Los Angeles. His writing and other work on U.S. politics and immigration has been featured by such leading publications as The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Krauze formerly held the …
 
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