Brendon Marotta Show

Brendon Marotta Show

Brendon Marotta is a filmmaker, author, and speaker. He is best known for his feature-length documentary American Circumcision, which appeared on Netflix. He is the author of multiple books, the next of which explores the treatment of children as a social justice issue.

Episodes

February 22, 2022 58 min

Recorded during the development of Children's Justice, in this episode I talk about the events that lead to Children's Justice,  my reasons for the book, and the process of writing the book.

Resources

  • Children's Justice
  • Children's Justice is out now. Get the book here:
    https://brendonmarotta.com/childrensjustice/

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    https://brendonmarotta.com/show/

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    The story of the bestseller that didn't exist. Plus, how to speak genius into reality through magick.

    Resources

  • Video on I, Libertine: https://youtu.be/W7H5kFGEyUw
  • Children's Justice
  • The Intactivist Guidebook
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    https://brendonmarotta.com/show/

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    February 2, 2022 4 min
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    Marilyn Milos, who is regarded as ‘The Mother of the Intactivist Movement,”  is merging her organization with Georganne Chapin's organization Intact America. Both experienced activists join us on this show to explore the history of the intactivist movement, all the way to the present. We talk about some challenges Intactivists are now facing and what the future might hold. If you are interested in Intactivism, this is a must-li...

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    Hotep Jesus shares his book The Patriot Report: The Conspiracy of Money and War and explores how debt and money are used to control society. We also talk about frame control, homeschooling, and much much more.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [01:23] How wealthy and powerful people think about debt
  • [02:38] How the people issuing dept can use it to gain power over different elements of society
  • [07:04] What prevents kings from taking po...
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    Ideamarket allows you to invest cryptocurrency into ideas to solve the information problem we all face: How do you know who to trust and what to pay attention to? In this episode, Mike Elias and James Ellis from Ideamarket break down the future of trust online.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [01:22] What is the two-sentence elevator pitch for Idea Market?
  • [04:26] How idea Market helps find the good in all the noise.
  • [10:56] Prolifer...
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    Announcing my next book. In this solo episode, I explain how I chose my next project, what I discovered creating it, and why it might be the boldest project yet.

    Previous Projects Mentioned:

  • American Circumcision
  • The Intactivist Guidebook
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    As a social media manager, Jesse Herman has gotten over 20 billion views for his clients. Now, Jesse is starting a crypto platform that allows users to stake crypto on creators and causes they want to support.

    We also talk about what polarizing characteristics make for a successful creator, how to handle toxic trolls, and why Jesse is focused on creating a "free money platform" rather than a free speech platform.

    P.S. I am on...

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    Mystic Christian illustrator Owen Cyclops joins me to discuss internet ethnography and examine online culture. This is our longest episode yet, and also our deepest.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [02:30] What internet ethnography means
  • [07:04] How the culture of the internet became a real life
  • [16:10] The internet’s social implications
  • [32:04] Why institutions are losing people’s trust
  • [37:15] Creating a story on social media
  • [48:00] ...
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    Stephanie Seneff shares how the common weedkiller glyphosate might be causing long-term serious health problems for Americans.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode

  • [00:58] What is glyphosate and why is it a big deal?
  • [04:10] Why the amount of glyphosate use in plants has been increased
  • [07:15] How bad is glyphosate to our health?
  • [12:50] Glyphosate and autism
  • [17:00] Is there a way to measure glyphosate effects on the body?
  • [21:29] Is glyphos...
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    The moderator of r/Intactivism  on Reddit joins us for an in-depth discussion of social media activism. We talk about the incentives different social media platforms create and how their design changes the psychology of their users. We also talk about how to use internet memes to create laughter, change minds and build online communication.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode

  • [01:18] Breaking down the Reddit social media platform
  • [02:17]...
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    Jay Mjinga is a Kenyan journalist working to end African circumcision. In this episode, we talk about how Western circumcision campaigns intersect with tribal conflict in Kenya. Jay shares how myths and misinformation about circumcision are worsening HIV,  used to support systemic racism, and contributing to forced circumcision hate crimes. If you want to understand the issue of circumcision in Africa, this is a must-listen episode...

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    Megan Russell, COO of Marotta Wealth Management (and my sister) discusses how your parenting can influence your child’s future relationship to money. 

    Megan shares experiences from her own parenting as we discuss our own beliefs surrounding money, how we can set ourselves up for financial success, and empowering our children to have healthy financial futures.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [1:19] How early you start setting up your...
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    Kerry McDonald talks about the massive growth of homeschooling and unschooling after the Covid-19 pandemic, and how you can start unschooling with your children.

    Kerry is a Senior Education Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom, and an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [2:00] What is unsch...
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    Ari Hershkowitz talks about his journey and experiences in the Hasidic Jewish community explored in the Netflix documentary One of Us (2017). We discuss Ari’s healing journey, return to the Hasidic community, and how the Jewish community is changing.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [1:00] What a Hasidic Jewish Community looks like?
  • [2:21] Ari’s current stance in his community
  • [4:47] Journey to change within the Hasidic community and ...
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    Garrett Dailey and I candidly explore numerous topics, including the cycles of generational wealth, civilizations and the potential origins for autism and neurodivergencies.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [2:03] How people’s trauma creates their behavior, specifically from early childhood?
  • [9:22] Strauss-Howe generational theory
  • [14:26] Story of the Buddha?
  • [19:28] Scott Adam’s skill stack?
  • [22:20] Generalist vs. Specialists and appl...
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    Yolande Norris-Clark, freebirth educator and coach talks about family birth outside the system. Yolande shares her 20 years of wisdom and experience in natural home births. We discuss the importance of freebirth, the common misconceptions and how we can best provide a safe, natural environment for our newborns.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [2:43] Yolande’s Journey to freebirthing?
  • [3:19] How to prepare for having a natural home ...
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    Adam Fletcher talks about adultism, and the pervasive bias the society has towards adults over the needs of children.

    Adam Fletcher is the executive director of Youth and Educators Succeeding and the Free Child Institute. He is also the author of Facing Adultism. In this episode, we talk about how adulthood is socially constructed and give practical advice on what you can do to create greater engagement with your children.

    This is a ...

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    Nick Duffell talks about the wounded leaders produced by the elite boarding school system and how their psychology has shaped the world. Nick also shares how leaders can change their psychology, integrate these experiences and better connect with the people they serve.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • [1:13] Nick’s work in psychohistory and his interest in elite boarding schools
  • [9:18] How elite boarding schools were intentionally d...
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    Anthony Migliorino, a coach on fatherhood and the founder of Peaceful Fathers, shares his insight on peaceful parenting. 

    Peaceful Fathers focus on bringing up children peacefully, through positive parenting, which embraces hard work, improvement, dedication, and constant learning, rather than corporal punishment and abuse. He champions good fatherhood parenting aspects such as masculine self-development, peaceful parenting, and bon...

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