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ClandesTime 187 – When Entertainment Liaison Offices Go Bad

The relationship between government liaison offices and the entertainment industry usually works well, resulting in added production value for the industry’s products and the furtherance of the government’s agendas. But sometimes things go wrong.

‘I Can Get the Pentagon to Vouch for Me’ – Michael Bay letter to the CIA

Michael Bay is well known for working closely with government agencies when making his films, mostly the Pentagon but also NASA.  Less well known is how he worked with the CIA to vet his script for the Benghazi movie 13 Hours, and how his request to film the

Was the Integrity Initiative behind the Salisbury Poisoning?

Newly-released documents on the Institute for Statecraft's Integrity Initiative suggest that they had a hand in the Salisbury poisoning fiasco that dominated the British press last summer.

Why a Transgender James Bond Completely Misses the Point

After actor Dominic West suggested that the next James Bond be transgender the commentariat have gone batshit arguing over whether this is a key moment in the struggle for trans rights or another sign that the entertainment industry is dominated by damn commie libe

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

Bill Cosby GUILTY, Trump Hides BIG Secret, Rand Paul MAJOR Flip Flop!

In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on Bill Cosby being found guilty and Donald Trump hiding another big secret from the American people. We also report on U.S senator Rand Paul flip-flopping regarding his Senate hearing on Mike Pompeo becoming the next U.S secretary of State for the U.S State Department.

Disney’s Frozen vs Climate Change vs the State Department - Spy Culture

In 2015 Admiral Robert Papp, the State Department&;s Arctic envoy, spoke multiple times about trying to broker a deal with Disney to use characters from Frozen to p

ClandesTime 116 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Embassy Bombings - Spy Culture

On August 7th 1998 two almost identical truck bombs exploded outside the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this episode we look at the embassy bombings, their genesis and consequences.

ClandesTime 105 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Blind Sheikh - Spy Culture

The Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman was an Egyptian cleric who played a critical role in the early years of Al Qaeda. Rahman and his followers took over the New York branch of the MAK, an international fundraising and recruiting organisation that was central to the CIA's Operation Cyclone.

Huma Abedin Asked to Help Plan Hillary Clinton’s Funeral in 2010

A new batch of Hillary Clinton emails released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch reveals more classified information sent over her private server &; and a request for longtime aide Huma Abedin to plan Bill and the former Secretary of State’s funerals.

WTC Bombing and the Death of the Blind Sheikh – Tom Secker on PPR - Spy Culture

This week I joined Pearse on his radio show to revisit the 1993 WTC bombing, in light of the recent anniversary and the death of former CIA asset the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.

Profile: Richard Klein - Spy Culture

Richard Klein is one of the most important people in the entertainment industry that you have never heard of - a former State Department employee who now works for McLarty Associates - an elite Washington DC law firm - as their liaison to Hollywood.

CIA and State Dept Documents on Jack Valenti - Spy Culture

Recently released documents on former White House consultant and MPAA capo Jack Valenti strongly suggest that his appointment as president of the MPAA in some way involved the CIA. The new documents on Valenti come from the CIA and the State Department.