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DisinfoCast: 75: Brian Wood

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Brian Wood is the author of some of the present era’s smartest comic books, including “DMZ”, “The Massive”, “Channel Zero”, and “Northlanders”. Wood’s original works explore current events through characters trying to survive and even make a difference in the midst of political, social and environmental change. In addition to his all-original stories, Wood is well known for his work with popular franchises like Star Wars, Conan and the X-Men.

In this episode of the DisinfoCast, Wood and I talk about his work, the media, politics, the future and the difficulties an artist faces dealing with the expectations of his fans.

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DisinfoCast: 74: Scott Peters on Safe Football and Concussions: Can You Minimize the Risk?

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Former NFL player Scott Peters consults with college and pro football organizations as part of an effort to reduce concussions in the sport. As part of his program, Peters teachers players to avoid leading with their heads and incorporate techniques he’s developed from cross-training in mixed martial arts.

(Disclaimer: Full-contact sports are dangerous. Injuries – including concussions – can and do happen in football and other full-contact sports. There is no way to completely eliminate the risk of injury, including concussions, and participants should decide for themselves whether or not to assume this risk by participating in these activities. All such decisions should be made in connection with the advice and approval of a medical provider. Neither the hose of this podcast, nor the Disinformation Company or its parent companies or owners should be construed as either offering medical or legal advice through this podcast, or advocating any methods, practices or programs discussed herein.)

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DisinfoCast: 73: Matt Nelson vs. Fat

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Matt Nelson once weighed over 400 pounds. Then he got mad, got educated, and did something about it. Tune in for a gimmick and guilt-free discussion about industrial agriculture, poisonous fast food, ignorance and what it took for one man to reclaim his own body.

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Media Roots Radio – Obama’s Syrian War

On the latest edition of Media Roots Radio, Abby and Robbie Martin discuss how a new war against Syria seems all but inevitable.

They talk about the eerily similar establishment rhetoric between the Iraq war buildup and today’s Syria war mongering – specifically the potential unilateral US military action in defiance of the UN, the ‘humanitarian’ justification and the scare tactics of ‘chemical weapons’. A recent speech by Secretary of State, John Kerry, marked a distinct turning point in the ferocity of the Syria rhetoric, which is dissected by Robbie and Abby in its entirety.

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DisinfoCast: 70: “Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’” – David S. Wills

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David S. Wills is the author of “Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’”, a book that explores the mostly lost history of Burroughs’ involvement with the Church of Scientology. Wills is also the founder of “Beatdom” (www.beatdom.com), a magazine devoted to Beat history and culture. Note: David called in from Cambodia and didn’t have a strong enough connection for a video interview.

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