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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: STRAIGHT, Inc. Survivor Steve Brown

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Steve Brown wasn’t a bad teenager: He smoked a little pot and drank some beer now and again with his friends – your typical 15 year-old. So how did he end up hundreds of miles away from home in a “drug treatment center” based on a program that took its lead from Chinese brainwashing techniques? Steve’s new home was a place where children were beaten, starved and deprived of sleep to ensure compliance; where children were forced to sleep in a series of strangers’ houses so that the executives could avoid inspections. This was STRAIGHT, Inc., the brainchild of a wealthy businessman whose deep connections to the Republican party ensured no political favor was too far out of reach in the era of “Just Say No.” Join us for a tale of drug hysteria, government malfeasance and big money in this episode of the DisinfoCast.… Read the rest

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Comedian Lee Camp

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Ask people about Lee Camp, and they’ll compare him to some of comedy’s greats, like George Carlin and Bill Hicks. While those are valid comparisons, Lee has his own voice, a style of politically charged humor that has garnered praise from his fellow comics and the public alike. He is infamous (or famous, depending on who you ask) for his appearance on Fox News in which he described the network “a parade of propaganda and festival of ignorance” live on the air. Through his Moment of Clarity podcasts, live performances and written work, Lee Camp has become a human loudspeaker voicing the too-often quiet frustrations of an increasingly exasperated American public.

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Comedian, Media Critic Ron Placone

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Ron Placone is a comedian, writer, segment-host and media critic who is currently promoting his one-man show, “Madness in the Message”, a multi-media performance piece on media criticism. Join us for a conversation on how and when the news went wrong, and making comedy out of the tragedy that is mainstream media.

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Lyle Blackburn, Author, “The Beast of Boggy Creek”

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Lyle Blackburn is a writer, musician, and cryptid hunter from Texas. He has always been fascinated with legends, lore, and sighting reports of “real-life monsters,” and is the author of the acclaimed book, The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster. During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy creatures said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas. Lyle is also a staff writer and cryptozoology advisor to Rue Morgue magazine, one of the leading horror media publications in print today. His “Monstro Bizarro” blog is featured on the Rue Morgue website and his “Monstro Bizarro Presents” news column appears monthly in the magazine. In addition, Lyle is the founder and frontman for the rock band, Ghoultown. Since 1998, Ghoultown has released eight albums, toured extensively in both the U.S.… Read the rest

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Former White Power Activist George Burdi

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George Burdi was deeply involved with the white power movement for many years, leading rallies and appearing on television shows like Sally Jesse Raphael and Geraldo Rivera, running the white power music label Resistance Records, heading up the Canadian branch of the racist World Church of the Creator and performing with his own band RaHoWa. An assault conviction and subsequent stint in jail started Burdi on a journey of introspection that led to his denouncing his former beliefs, but change did not happen over night, and when it did, it came with a cost. Once considered a leading light in the white power movement, Burdi is now considered a traitor to the cause. Burdi, however, has his own cause now: helping those still involved in the white power movement find their way out. www.LifeAfterHate.org

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 19: Nick Redfern

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Monsters, conspiracies, UFOs and more! It’s writer and investigator Nick Redfern on the DisinfoCast. Nick is here to discuss his new book The Pyramids and the Pentagon: The Government’s Top Secret Pursuit of Mystical Relics, Ancient Astronauts, and Lost Civilizations:

The Pyramids and the Pentagon is a detailed study of how and why government agencies have, for decades, taken a clandestine and profound interest in numerous archeological, historical, and religious puzzles. Focusing primarily upon the classified work of the U.S. Government, The Pyramids and the Pentagon invites you to take a wild ride into the fog-shrouded past. It’s a ride that incorporates highlights such as: The CIA’s top-secret files on Noah’s Ark; U.S. Army documents positing that the Egyptian Pyramids were constructed via levitation; Disturbing military encounters with Middle Eastern djinns; Claims of nuclear warfare in ancient India; Links between the Face on Mars and the pharaohs; And many more!

Nick Redfern’s The Pyramids and the Pentagon clearly and provocatively demonstrates that deep and dark conspiracies exist within the shadowy world of officialdom–conspiracies that have the ability to rock the foundations of civilization, religion, and history to their very core. The strange and amazing secrets of the past are just a heavily guarded government vault away.

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