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Latest Productions

August, 2013

  • 14 August

    233: Tools – The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge)

    Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. I highly recommend the full video version of the show, available here: Or the The Stand-Alone Brain Tutorial Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ Tragedy and Hope - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Correction: Listen to us live tonight, 8-14-13 at 7pm EST on 5 Live Radio. Stream it here. Related PostsFull Video - Podcast #233: Tools - The Brain SoftwareTags: brain, software, closer, historical, creativity, http://www.thebrain.com, tragedy, hope, organization, http://www.tragedyandhope.com

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  • 14 August

    Full Video – Podcast #233: Tools – The Brain Software

    Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ Tragedy and Hope - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Related Posts233: Tools - The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge)Tags: brain, paul, software, richard, hope, tragedy, closer, http://www.tragedyandhope.com, http://www.thebrain.com, full

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  • 14 August

    Pre-Show 08-08-13 (with Paul Verge)

    (A/V CLUB) What makes a cult?

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  • 13 August

    Christopher Walken Impression Tutorial

    (A/V CLUB) Behind the Scenes at 08-08-13 School Sucks Live with Paul Verge, Richard Grove and Brett Veinotte. Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, club, a/v, brett, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: club, a/v, live, grove, richard

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  • 8 August

    232: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Addendum/Optional) – Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

    An addendum to a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth. And why do so many in the media want to bury the truth? Moving away from ideologies, aspirations, and academics, this episode deals with the specific operational maneuvers of those who shaped 20th century history from behind the scenes. This episode is a complete reading of Murray Rothbard's essay/book Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

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  • 8 August

    Bonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy – With Richard Grove (Video)

    A live show from Tragedy and Hope studios with Richard Grove, recorded August 2nd, 2013. -How Richard and I came to know each other -9/11 Synchronicity, 9/11 truth and inconsistencies -The Warren Commission and Allen Dulles -Bertrand Russell -Emotional splinters, filling information holes -documentary-making and podcasting -police, obedience and empathy -intellectual self-defense at the movies -what's up with Adam Kokesh? Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: a/v, video, live, grove, richardBehind-the-Scenes of Production With Marc Stevens, Richard Grove and BrettTags: trivium, richard, grove, video, live, a/v

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  • 7 August

    After School Sucks Special 8-2-13

    Fielding questions from the chat... Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-29-13Tags: a/v, sucks, special, schoolHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/v

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  • 2 August

    231: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Mainstream Media – A Commentary (Audio to a Video)

    Over the last two months, what were some of the mainstream media’s tricks for dismissing the NSA leak story and discrediting Edward Snowden? Lawrence O’Donnell steps up to bat against reality, strikes out, and runs away. Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I examine the tactics in greater detail. Full Video: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – A Commentary Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Related PostsGlenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) - A CommentaryTags: o'donnell, lawrence, strikes, reality, runs, http://libertyconspiracy.com, bat, snowden, tricks, mainstream

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  • 2 August

    Film Making and History Chat With Richard Grove

    (A/V Club) Richard and I sit down in his studio to test Ustream, and then we talk for an hour. Related PostsShow Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History...So It Doesn't Repeat)Tags: a/v, club, richard, grove, historyPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: club, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: club, a/v, grove, richard

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July, 2013

  • 30 July

    230: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 3) – A New World Order

    Topic: Part three in a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth. And why do so many in the media want to bury the truth? This installment deals primarily with what my research has led me to understand as the actual subversion of the United States in the 20th century, by a vast network of internationalist and collectivist revolutionaries, tracing its roots to late-19th century British academia. Today, this subversion is often referred to with the nebulous term, New World Order. I am joined by Richard Grove and Kevin Cole from TragedyandHope.com ...

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