ClandesTime

ClandesTime

Podcast series with Tom Secker featuring film and book reviews and discussions and investigations into military and intelligence involvement in popular culture.

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August 17, 2022

The 1998 asteroid disaster film Armageddon is often mocked, but rarely taken seriously despite its cultural relevance and impact. While...

The post ClandesTime 233 – Armageddon first appeared on Spy Culture.

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In 2018, the US Air Force ran its annual Hollywood ‘industry leader tour’, this time to Air Force Special Operations...

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When it comes to British intelligence, there are three rules: (1) Trust no one, (2) Trust nothing that they say...

The post Subscribercast #66 – The Undeclared War vs Slow Horses first appeared on Spy Culture.

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When it comes to fondly remembered cult 80s action movies, Commando has near-legendary status. In this episode we take a...

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Imagine a world where Nicholas Cage plays himself and is recruited by the CIA to spy on a drug kingpin,...

The post Subscribercast #65 – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent first appeared on Spy Culture.

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Over a hundred governments across the world have a culture ministry – though they often go by other names. These...

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Well, it’s here. The least-needed film in cinematic history, and therefore likely the box office smash of 2022. In this...

The post ClandesTime Special – Top Gun: Maverick first appeared on Spy Culture.

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In the summer of 2020 a former CIA officer published a book with the overt aim of countering the tide...

The post Subscribercast #64 – The CIA and Fake News first appeared on Spy Culture.

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Black operations make the world go round, and have become the subject of major movies and TV, from Jack Ryan...

The post ClandesTime 229 – Black Operations and the Entertainment Liaison Offices first appeared on Spy Culture.

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Can you make an environmentalist movie with the help of the Pentagon? In this episode we answer this and other...

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Moonfall is the latest Roland Emmerich disaster movie, and while it isn’t as bad as Don’t Look Up, it isn’t...

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Roger Ailes founded and ran Fox News for the first 20 years of its existence, making it the highest rated...

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The invasion of Iraq has been called the greatest intelligence failure of all time. This is – of course –...

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Perhaps unavoidably, in this month’s subscriber-only podcast we discuss the war in Ukraine – what led up to this point,...

The post Subscribercast #62 – Cultural Warfare Over Ukraine, and the Polandistan Option first appeared on Spy Culture.

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Perhaps the most infamous story in the history of James Bond is the plagiarism lawsuit brought against Ian Fleming for...

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Epstein didn’t kill himself. Or at least, there’s nothing in 3674 pages of his Bureau of Prisons files from his...

The post Subscribercast #61 – The Epstein Prison Files first appeared on Spy Culture.

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From the same ‘what the fuck are the CIA up to now?’ school of thought as the episode of Top...

The post Subscribercast #60 – Pawn Stars Goes to Langley first appeared on Spy Culture.

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Since it’s Christmas, I thought we’d do something Biblical and look at an extremely stupid TV show that I happen...

The post Subscribercast #59 – Media Breakdown: Sodom and Gomorrah first appeared on Spy Culture.

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The third season of the popular LAPD-supported cop show The Rookie is markedly different to its first two seasons. Or...

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‘Propaganda has been in existence since the time human society came into being; it has always been most closely associated...

The post Subscribercast #58 – Reflections on War Propaganda first appeared on Spy Culture.

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