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‘Fuck John Wayne’ – Why the DOD Prevented the movie Fields of Fire from Being Made

When James Webb approached the Pentagon to ask for assistance making his Vietnam war drama Fields of Fire he had every right to expect their support.  A former Marine and short-term Secretary of the Navy he was a military veteran who had written his novel based on his own real-life experiences of V

ClandesTime 181 – The Cinema of Iran-Contra

Iran-Contra is in many ways the definitive government conspiracy – involving guns, drugs, anti-communism and black operations, it went all the way to the White House.

Episode 356 – Top 5 “Conspiracy Theories” That Turned Out To Be True

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode356-lq.mp3"][/audio]We all know the old trope of the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist who believes crazy things like "the government is spying on us" and "the military is spraying things in the sky" and "the CIA ships in the drugs." Except those things aren't so crazy after all.

‘The Script was Entertaining but very Sophmorish’ – FBI Deputy Director on The X-Files

In 1998 retired FBI deputy director Cartha DeLoach was asked by the producers of The X-Files to review the script for an episode of the show that was set in the 1950s.  The FBI recently released DeLoach's response to the producers, where he branded t

Forrest Gump – Tom Secker on Fortress on a Hill

Chris and Danny invited me back onto their podcast to discuss the 1994 comedy-drama Forrest Gump.  We talked about the original book by Winston Groom as well as McNamara's 100,000 - a project to recruit troops into the US Army who would normally have fallen below the required standards.  We ho

ClandesTime 179 – The Philosophy and Politics of Superman

Superman is one of the world’s most recognisable cultural icons. A symbol of human idealism, he has been subject to a range of political and philosophical agendas over the last 80 years.

ClandesTime 178 – Black Panther vs Django Unchained

Black Panther and Django Unchained are perhaps the two most successful movies featuring black actors in lead roles that Hollywood has ever made. But are they as radical as they seem?

Episode 355 – The Dark History of the Minimum Wage

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode355-lq.mp3"][/audio]There's something strange about the idea of a minimum wage. It's one of those subjects that everyone has a strong opinion about, even if they have no idea what makes actual economic sense. But perhaps the most surprising thing of all is that the minimum wage has a dirty secret that most economists don't want you to know about.

How the Hell is Project Blue Book so Boring?

UFOs.  Probable extraterrestrials.  Investigation and revelation.  Nazi scientists.  A military cover-up.  With all these elements in place the History Channel's Project Blue Book should be an exciting, unpredictable replacement for The X-Files.  Instead it is a dull-as-dishwater procedural th

ClandesTime 176 – What Vice Doesn’t Tell You about Dick Cheney

Vice has won awards along with praise from audiences and critics alike, but how well does it inform its audience about Dick Cheney? This week I take a look at the important material that Vice overlooked, or didn’t know about.

ClandesTime 172 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Charlie Wilson’s War

George Crile’s book Charlie Wilson’s War is the most in-depth account of the CIA’s support to the Afghan mujahideen, based on countless interviews with inside sources.

The Aegean Pearl: Fethiye The Beautiful- No Words Needed!

Many refer to Fethiye, located on the Southern Aegean Coast, as the Aegean Pearl. A pearl of a coastal town, surrounded by majestic mountains, Fethiye is so many things to people from so many different walks of life. In this episode I present a short awe-inspiring documentary on Fethiye, using “No Words”, created by two [&;]

Counter the Divide & Conquer: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds!

My new one-of-a-kind series, Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, religion, nationality or gender. Join me in exploring [&;]

WWI Q&A – Questions For Corbett #042

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/qfc042-lq.mp3"][/audio]What did the Rhodes/Milner secret society actually gain from the First World War? What do we really know about American funding of the Russian revolution? What books shine light on what World War One was really about?

Interview 1411 – Gerry Docherty on Herbert Hoover and World War One

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-01-15%20Gerry%20Docherty.mp3"][/audio]Today we are joined once again by Gerry Docherty, co-author with Jim MacGregor of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War and Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI.

When Thatcher Exploited the England Football Team

The 1990 World Cup was considered a big success for the England football team, as getting to the semi-finals was the greatest progress in a tournament since winning the trophy in 1966.

Episode 350 – History Is Written By The Winners

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode350-lq.mp3"][/audio]Who gets to write the history textbooks? Where do the history teachers learn about history? What documents are allowed into the historical record, and what documents are excluded? These are not merely academic questions, they go right to the heart of the question of history itself.

Interview 1405 – Gerry Docherty on the Hidden History of WWI

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-12-12%20Gerry%20Docherty.mp3"][/audio]Gerry Docherty, co-author with Jim MacGregor of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, joins us for an in-depth discussion about the real origins of WWI. In this wide-ranging discussion, Docherty reveals the machinations of the Secret Elite that ensnared Europe, and, ultimately, the world, in war.

ClandesTime 163 – Nazis in Hollywood

Nazis make the perfect Hollywood villains – instantly recognisable, obviously deplorable and easy to recreate. So why were there no anti-Nazi films until 1939, on the eve of World War 2?

Interview 1402 – Richard Grove on the Rothschilds and WWI

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-12-03%20Richard%20Grove.mp3"][/audio]Richard Grove of TragedyAndHope.com joins The Corbett Report to discuss his research into the Rothschild dynasty and how it intersects with the story of WWI.td>

ClandesTime 162 – The Spook Who Sat by the Door

The Spook Who Sat by the Door tells the story of the first African-American to be recruited by the CIA. After becoming disillusioned with the Agency he quits and sets up a black power guerilla army that wages urban war across the United States.

Episode 349 – The WWI Conspiracy – Part Three: A New World Order

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode349-lq.mp3"][/audio]In the first two parts of this series we have seen how the WWI conspiracy came to be. But more important by far is the question of why it happened. For what purpose was such carnage released upon the world? What did the First World War mean?

Episode 348 – The WWI Conspiracy – Part Two: The American Front

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode348-lq.mp3"][/audio]Difficult as it had been for the Round Table to maneuver the British Empire into the war with Germany, it would be that much harder for their American fellow travelers to coax the United States out of its neutrality and into World War One. The cabal was going to have to leverage its control of the press and key governmental positions to begin to shape public perception and instill pro-war sentiment.

The WWI Conspiracy

PART ONE: TO START A WAR Watch this video on BitChute / DTube / YouTube or Download the MP3 AUDIO or MP4 VIDEO PART TWO: THE AMERICAN FRONT Watch this video on BitChute / DTube / YouTube or Download the MP3 AUDIO or MP4 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT INTRODUCTION November 11, 1918. All across the Western front, the [&;]

Interview 1398 – The Lead Up to WWI on Radio Fault Lines

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-11-14%20Fault%20Lines.mp3"][/audio]James joins Garland Nixon and Eric Ladny on Radio Fault Lines to discuss the WWI conspiracy, the lead up to the "Great War," and parallels with today.

ClandesTime 159 – The Founder

The Founder is a 2016 biopic of Ray Kroc, the man who created McDonald’s. Or did he? In this episode I examine this ambiguous film, one of the best examples of cultural capitalism to come out of Hollywood in recent years.

CIA: Where Are Our Passes to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club? - Spy Culture

The story of the relationship between Disney and the various branches and agencies of the US government is long and complex.  A recently uncovered memo adds one more episode to the relationship between Disney and the CIA, and revolves around a question that was critical for national security: How would