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.

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June 4, 2024 112 mins

Are human rights a social construct? Professor Benjamin Gregg, author of Human Rights as Social Construction and Creating Human Nature: The Political Challenges of Genetic Engineering, argues they are, but thinking of human rights as a social construct strengthens them. In this in-person discussion, we explore how political communities can self-author human rights, whether or not human rights require cultural imperialism to impose,...

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Attachment Parenting International (API) co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker discuss attachment parenting and their book Attached at the Heart: Eight Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children. We talk about parenting multiple children at the same time, finding support as parents, and how to ensure your children have stable connections. Plus, Brendon makes a personal announcement.

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Joshua Lisec is the ghostwriter of over 92 books. Under his own name, he has written So Good They Call You a Fake and the upcoming book Unhumans. In this episode, Joshua shares bold critiques of the publishing industry, fitness and diet propaganda, and communist revolutions. We talk about the challenges of nuance in marketing, finding your tribe through courage, and why Karl Marx was right (about some things).

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After a Hasidic Jewish upbringing, Yochanan Lowen sued the Canadian government, arguing that his religious education failed to teach him basic information needed to succeed in the world. His story and lawsuit are profiled in the documentary I Want To Know. We talk about his journey, including the abuse he endured, the change he responded with, and how Yochanan is working to protect Jewish children.

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Beth Maloney, author of Protecting Your Child from the Child Protection System, shows how innocent parents can handle wrongful accusations from the child protection system and reveals how a mere trip to the doctor can start a legal nightmare. In this episode, we discuss the alarming rise of child abuse pediatricians who can accuse parents of child abuse for seeking medical treatment for their children. We tackle how to handle uniqu...

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Drawing from his background in theatre and improv, Gabriel shares his insights into entering a child's world through play. We discuss the difference between different styles of parenting, including peaceful and authoritative parenting, how to connect with neurodivergent children, and what you can do to become a better parent.

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  • 0:00 - Understanding and Connecting With Children's Wor...
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Anthony Blood is a social media activist using Tik Tok to share the good news about foreskin restoration. In this episode, we explore various platforms where intactivist communities exist, we discuss the potential of modern regenerative medicine to restore the foreskin, and explore the healing process, including useful tools for healing trauma such as the Completion Process. Plus, Anthony and Brendon joke around and have fun.
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Joe Speredon speaks on the transformative power of men's circles, and shares how he responded to a personal crisis by joining Sacred Sons, participating in a real-life fight club, and letting go of the masks men wear to embrace his authentic self. We discuss the unique challenges men face, how to set children up for success, and how to find a men's group that is right for you. Listen to learn about the masculine.

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Buy The Gods of AI here.

From the creator of The Gods of AI comes a shocking prediction about the future of AI and art.

In this episode, Brendon Marotta shares his interest in AI art, predicts how AI will change filmmaking, and explains why he spent two months making over twenty thousand images to tell a story about human consciousness using AI.

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  • [00:00:06] How Brendon Got Interested in AI
  • [00...
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Jordan Arel discusses effective altruism, a movement that aims to do the most good for sentient beings using reason and evidence. Jordan and Brendon explore strategies EA uses to create social change such as recruiting from elite universities, earn to give, and a reason-based approach to action, and drawn lessons useful for any movement trying to do good in the world.

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  • [0:02:17] How to Create the Most Good fo...
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James Lowen shares his journey into the Freedom movement in part two, discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns, and forced vaccination that prevents him from leaving his country. Brendon and James explore the emotional and relational fallout that occurred as a result of Jame's shift in perspective and discuss how becoming a parent changed Brendon.

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Photographer James Lowen discusses his journey documenting multiple social movements, including early gay rights and transgender activism, Intactivism, anti-lockdown protests, and the detrans movement. He shares insights into his process, the evolution of technology, and his personal growth as an artist.

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  • [02:22] How James Got Started With Video
  • [04:17] First Filming of Protests
  • [11:14] The Arc of James Film Ca...
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February 22, 2022 58 mins

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.

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

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February 8, 2022 25 mins

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

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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-l...

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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 takin...
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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.
  • [1...
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December 14, 2021 27 mins

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.

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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.

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