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Hosted by actress Tina-Desiree Berg (Bikini Hotel, Giants, Deer Crossing, The Bold and the Beautiful) and independent film producer Jason Liquori (Alien Vengeance, Savaged, Lumber vs. Jack, Fangovision 3D). We explore the world of B movies with those who live it. From classic Sci Fi to modern schlock, if you dig movies that are so bad, they too are excellent- this is the podcast for you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bcinematv/support
 
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I was joined by James Corbett of The Corbett Report, which was just taken down from Youtube, to discuss open vs. closed conspiracies, the history of eugenics and other forms of social engineering, the ideology of scientism, and the world’s deadliest weapon—narrative. Enroll in the upcoming Renegade University webinar THE CASE AGAINST MORALITY with …
 
I spoke with one of the last real conservatives in America, Daniel McCarthy, about the internal logic of liberalism, the meaning of Trump’s nationalist populism, and the fading ideal of freedom. Daniel is the editor of Modern Age journal. Enroll in THE “GREAT BOOKS”: PLATO’S THE REPUBLIC, the upcoming webinar at Renegade University: https://renegad…
 
I sat down with Jason Brennan, co-author of Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education and the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, to discuss the sole source of “legitimate” information in our society: the…
 
In his triumphant and hilarious return to the show, Jack of the Perfume Nationalist podcast schooled me on the myriad evils of neoliberal culture. Enroll in the upcoming Renegade University webinar FROM SATOSHI TO FINANCIAL SOVEREIGNTY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOCURRENCY: https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/introduction-to-cryptocurrency/ Join Re…
 
The bestselling author Johann Hari joined me from London to discuss his books on addiction and mental illness, his film The United States vs. Billie Holiday, and his prescription of love. Enroll in the upcoming Renegade University webinar FROM SATOSHI TO FINANCIAL SOVEREIGNTY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOCURRENCY: https://renegadeuniversity.com/produc…
 
I spoke with Sonnie Johnson, whose unique brand of conservatism—especially her views on racism, criminal justice, the war on drugs, and the Republican Party—could make a lot of leftists happy if they were to actually listen to her. Sonnie is the host of Sonnie’s Corner on SiriusXM and the Did She Say That podcast. Sonnie’s site: http://didshesaytha…
 
Vin Armani joined me from his new home in the paradise of Saipan to discuss the global revolutionary effects of cryptocurrency, the current “dim age” of Western civilization, his career as a celebrity sex worker, and his upcoming course for Renegade University. Enroll in Vin Armani’s upcoming webinar FROM SATOSHI TO FINANCIAL SOVEREIGNTY: AN INTROD…
 
I had the opportunity to speak with one of my all-time favorite podcasters and public intellectuals, Dasha Nekrasova, who co-hosts with Anna Khachiyan the singular, highly popular, and often controversial Red Scare podcast. It’s rare to encounter someone like Dasha, whose analyses of art, culture, and psychology are as original and astute as her br…
 
On January 17 a group of self-identified “Boogaloo Boys” held an armed demonstration outside the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan. I spoke with Magnus Panvidya, a member of that group, about the surprising politics of one of the most feared and hated political movements in the United States. Video credit: https://twitter.com/AlexMesterBlade Enrol…
 
Every time I talk with Scott Horton, who in my opinion is the best expert on U.S. foreign relations from an antiwar perspective, I learn more than I did from taking entire university courses on the subject. I can virtually guarantee that you will possess new ways of thinking about the wars in Yemen and Syria, the Biden foreign policy team, the expa…
 
Born and raised at the end of Jim Crow in Opelousas, Louisiana and now a professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cedric Johnson joined me to discuss his origins in black institutions in the post-segregation South and his brilliantly provocative scholarly work attacking the very ideas of race, “whiteness,” “blackness…
 
I was joined by the historian, philosopher, and rock star Alexander Bard from his home in Stockholm to discuss the ways in which academia, capitalism, traditional politics, and the nation-state are being replaced by digital freedom. Renegade University webinar: TALKIN’ SHIT: THE HISTORY OF HIP-HOP with Kamasi Hill: https://renegadeuniversity.com/pr…
 
I spoke with Mark Crispin Miller, a distinguished professor of media studies at New York University whose work I’ve known for decades, about the efforts by administrators at NYU and colleagues in his own department to censor, punish, and remove him. Miller’s crime has been “excessive skepticism” about such things as COVID lockdowns and the … Contin…
 
I sat down with one of the last real journalists in the United States, Katie Herzog, formerly a highly controversial staff writer at the alt-weekly newspaper The Stranger and now a less controversial but freer and highly successful podcaster as the co-host of Blocked and Reported with Jesse Singal. We discussed Trump’s claims of electoral … Continu…
 
I spoke with Ivor Cummins, one of the leading critics in the world on the efficacy of lockdowns and masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19. I can now walk outside without a mask and denounce the soul-killing lockdowns and know that plenty of science is on my side. Ivor Cummins’s “The Fat Emperor” website: … Continue reading Unregistered 147: Iv…
 
The renowned blogger Curtis Yarvin, also known by his former pen name Mencius Moldbug, returned to the podcast to bend my mind on the politics of COVID, the meaning of a Biden presidency, and a host of other issues that I thought I knew well. No one makes me think harder. Sign up to participate … Continue reading Unregistered 146: Curtis Yarvin →…
 
How many people in other countries has Trump killed? What will Biden do to the rest of the world? Do Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping want to conquer America? The journalist James Carden, who served as policy adviser to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Russia Affairs at the US State … Continue reading Unregist…
 
A life-long big-city gun-phobe, I spoke with three of the leading distributors of information on DIY and 3D-printed guns: CTRLPew, Jeff Rodriguez, and Ivan. There are now untold numbers of unregistered home-made guns in the United States, possibly in the hundreds of millions, which supplement the 400 million legally registered firearms owned by Ame…
 
I was joined by Gustavo Arellano—author of Ask A Mexican and Taco USA, formerly the sage of the OC Weekly, and now a columnist for the Los Angeles Times—to discuss why Trump got so many Latino votes, the plight of immigrants in the pandemic and under lockdowns, the rich and complex history of Mexico, and … Continue reading Unregistered 143: Gustavo…
 
Stephen Kershnar is a professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia and the most renegade academic I have found. We talked about his many books in which he argues with scholarly rigor and precision that veterans don’t deserve our gratitude, that if it were logically consistent the pro-life movement would … Continue reading…
 
My favorite comedian and political commentator joined me again for a discussion about fatherhood, indoctrination in families, the benefit of reading neo-Nazis, the libertarian conundrum on immigration, the “rich people’s politics” of most Americans, and how we both resent being associated with a president we both consider to be a mass murderer. Tal…
 
Matt Welch joined me to talk about his remarkable and—from my point of view—enviable career in journalism. After founding a counter-cultural newspaper in post-Communist Prague he went on to write columns for the Los Angeles Times, serve as Editor-in-Chief of Reason magazine, and co-host a short-lived but stunningly intelligent cable news show (The …
 
Justin Weiss became addicted to heroin and methamphetamine as a young teenager. Over the next decade he was made a ward of the state and incarcerated in juvenile detention facilities, adult prisons, and a series of brutal “rehabilitation” centers. He lived on the street and in trap houses. Now, as a recovering addict and a … Continue reading Unregi…
 
Season 2 of The Chase is here! This season, we'll be talking to television writers and assistants in the early stages of their TV writing careers. This week, Nate O'Mahoney joins the show to talk about the process of writing his first episode of television, breaking in, life as an assistant, and more.…
 
I sat down with Chicago rapper and Vice Lords member Coolee Bravo to discuss life on the streets, in a gang, in prisons, in the Army, and under Joe Biden’s crime bill of 1994. Coolee also explains why a majority of black people “are not liberals.” Coolee Bravo’s albums “45” and “20 Minutes in Chicago”: … Continue reading Unregistered 138: Coolee Br…
 
Stephen Wertheim, a fellow U.S. history PhD from Columbia and a director of the anti-war Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, engaged me in a wonderful debate over the history of American imperialism and the pivotal era of World War II, when American policymakers secretly laid the plans for the United States to emerge from the … Continue re…
 
I spoke with Jason “JJ Boogie” Reichert about his life of transgressing racial boundaries while trafficking in joy. The recipient of a 2019 Black Music Honors Award, Jay is the guitarist as well as a producer and writer for the historic hip-hop group Arrested Development, one of my favorite musical acts of all time. He … Continue reading Unregister…
 
Jesse Walker has studied conspiracy theories, fringe political movements, moral panics, and mass hysterias for most of his life. He is the books editor at Reason magazine and the author of The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. Now was the time to talk to him. Join the Unregistered Underground supporting listeners group: https://renega…
 
I sat down with a nice Jewish boy from New York City who grew up to become a champion of gun rights and an opponent of democracy: David Harsanyi, senior writer at National Review, former founding editor of The Federalist, and the author of First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun … Continue reading Unregistered 134: Dav…
 
I finally sat down with Tom Woods, author of numerous bestselling books, host of the long-running and enormously successful Tom Woods Show podcast, arguably the most important living libertarian other than Ron Paul, and the best economics teacher I’ve ever had. We discuss Tom’s history of alienation from his school peers, our very different experie…
 
I was joined by two old friends and colleagues, the eminent historians Barbara Fields of Columbia University and Adam Rothman of Georgetown University, who in my mind are two of the most brilliant analysts of the history and politics of race and racism in the United States. We begin with a discussion of their recent … Continue reading Unregistered …
 
In this AMA episode hosted by Landry Harmon, we discuss my history of hating teachers, why libertarians are hostile to postmodernism, the dishonesty of Black Lives Matter, my ever-growing dislike of democracy, the Christian basis of left-wing politics, how liberalism became morally “good” among American elites, why no one cares about Trump’s genoci…
 
In November 2004 Michael Bell Jr., a blond-haired and blue-eyed 21-year-old son of an Air Force lieutenant colonel, was murdered execution-style by police officers in Kenosha, WI. I talked with Michael Bell Sr. about his phenomenally successful 16-year campaign to reform police departments across the country. Michael Bell’s “Plea for Change” websit…
 
A few weeks before her first appearance on Unregistered, Lily Forester’s husband John Galt was shot to death at their home in Acapulco, Mexico. They had been on the run from felony cannabis charges in Ohio and had fled across the border into Mexico, where they established a life among a small expat anarchist community … Continue reading Unregistere…
 
I spoke with Jack, the co-host of the uniquely provocative podcast The Perfume Nationalist, about aesthetics and politics, Camille Paglia, my mother’s perfume, the myth of misogyny, the decline of McDonald’s, and “the 2010s, the worst decade in American history.” The Perfume Nationalist podcast: https://theperfumenationalist.libsyn.com/ Join the Un…
 
The ongoing US wars are as far from the news as ever, which is why I brought combat veteran and antiwar journalist Danny Sjursen onto the show. We discussed his road from a working-class Staten Island family of right-wing cops and firefighters to West Point and then leading scout platoons with Armored Cavalry regiments in … Continue reading Unregis…
 
The preeminent political trickster Michael Malice joined me for his fourth appearance on the show. We discussed his admiration for Ayn Rand and RuPaul, how gays liberate straights, and of course my many physical and intellectual shortcomings. 25% off all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/33% off the Unregistered Combo Pack: https://palo…
 
The former gay porn star turned podcaster, public intellectual and academic spoke with me from his new home in Dublin to discuss the puritanical effects of the lockdown and social distancing, mental illness and “anarchy of the mind,” the lesson we both draw from the life of our late friend Michael Brooks, and the meaning … Continue reading Unregist…
 
The author of the brilliant new book The Cult of Smart spoke with me about our society’s fetishization of “intelligence” as well as his own struggles with mental health. Freddie deBoer is the rare public intellectual who is as candid, astute and knowledgeable about himself as he is about politics. The Cult of Smart: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4R…
 
The personal and the political are always intertwined. No one understands that better than my guest Bridget Phetasy, who joined me to discuss her rise from drunk bartender to Twitter and podcast star, the problems with left-right politics, the life-saving power of art, and our mutual troubles with pleasure. 25% off all CBD products at: … Continue r…
 
The social scientist Wilfred Reilly joined me to discuss how most of what Americans hear in the media about racism and race relations is not only destructive but also patently and absurdly false. 25% off all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ 33% off the Unregistered Combo Pack Use discount code “RENEGADE” at checkout. Subscribe on iTun…
 
Was my turn away from socialism a mistake? I talked with Doug Henwood, one of the most respected American socialists throughout my political life, about what it means to remain devoted to the cause I was born into. 25% off all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ 33% off the Unregistered Combo Pack Use discount code “RENEGADE” … Continue …
 
Lenore Skenazy, founder of the Free-Range Kids movement, joined me to examine why the Gen-X generation became the Helicopter Parent generation and whether I was neglected or liberated as a child. 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ Use discount code: “RENEGADE” at checkout. Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/i…
 
For more than three years virtually the entire class of educated and powerful Americans believed that Russia elected Donald Trump as president and Vladimir Putin controlled the politics of the United States. The journalist Aaron Maté and I discussed what we both consider to be a bizarre, infuriating and dangerous phenomenon. 25% of all CBD … Contin…
 
I spoke with Hotep Jesus about his experiences with racism, the state’s war on black men, how integration is “infiltration,” why he aligned with MAGA and “race realists,” black nationalism and conservatism, the myth of black homophobia, BLM and LGBTQ, and how the current antiracism movement centers and grants power to white people. 25% of … Continu…
 
As cities were burning from rage against police brutality and mass incarceration, the author of The Feminist War on Crime explained to me that one of the principal causes of that brutality and over-incarceration was the feminist movement of the last 150 years. 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ Use discount code: “RENEGADE” a…
 
Curtis Yarvin, also known as “Mencius Moldbug,” became nationally infamous in 2017 when it was alleged in the media that he had a “direct line” to Steve Bannon in the White House, was a leading intellectual of the “deplorables” of the rising “alt-right,” favored monarchy over democracy, and might be a racist. In this interview … Continue reading Un…
 
What are human rights, where do they come from and what are we willing to do to enforce them? Are we obligated to intervene in other countries when they are violated? I talked with Yale historian Samuel Moyn about the history of this curious and often lethal idea known as human rights. 25% of all … Continue reading Unregistered 115: Samuel Moyn →…
 
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