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update on the future of the pod

only gonna post these intermittently cos i want people who have criticisms to feel like they can say if something sucks, so i shanโ€™t lurk too much.

iโ€™m upgrading the studio kit soon, to the rode podmic and focusrite solo interface (or the much cheaper but still nice sounding behringer UM2, weโ€™ll see). so hopefully the audio quality will improve a bit more - i started with the blue snowball and bumped up to a yeti nano over summer, itโ€™s stunning how little i understood about microphones in hindsight. no more usb condensers after 2020 tho - i think with it getting bigger/my accent in general, i need to ensure max possible audio clarity.

there will be 2 episodes released thru the week of halloween - the first episode of the haunted america series, and a kind of treehouse of horror halloween special where weโ€™re going to loosen the fact checking and source standards, get weird, and let it all hang out there with a look at 3 strange stories from modern american history. itโ€™ll be a touch lighter, and hopefully scary and fun too. idk if i will have the new setup in place by then but hopefully these eps should be ready by the end of next week regardless.

anticipating haunted america will take a good year to finish. we will also have a couple of recurring sub-topics or subplots or whatever running throughout, maybe 4 or 5 episodes per topic, that will be between 20 - 30 minutes each, in addition to the main series. these are:

hollywood ghost stories
silicon valley
the looming towers (a grounded, hopefully thoughtful look at the road to 9/11 and by extension the 21st century)
amerikan tabloids (gangster stuff)
the PROJECT series (mkultra, mknaomi, etc)

itโ€™s a bit of an undertaking, but i hope within a year or so, we will have a pretty decent picture of the post-war US underworld/big business/intelligence/deep politics. iโ€™m still mulling how to approach the trump presidency at the end, my feeling is we need more distance from it to properly contextualise his time in office (assuming he loses). but if someone wants to take over for an ep to cover trump then hit me up in about a year, cos he does bear discussing :wink:

after that i might put it to a vote where we go next, britain or turkey/the balkans.

also anytime someone fancies coming on for a guest spot, maybe you have a story or something to share, just dm me or hit the show email, i always get back.

anyway, glad youโ€™re all enjoying it so far, and thanks for the thread :grinning:

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Got a lovely voice, the great content is a bonus.

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https://twitter.com/seanmccarthycom/status/1317696253938094081?s=21

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Got my manager at work into it :smiley:

Latest episode is amazing, wish Iโ€™d actually listened on Halloween itself

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Absolutely loved the Halloween one. Been curious about reading the Mothman Prophecies for a while, that is next to 21 Days of Turin on the Gsfteotw reading list

Iโ€™d not really heard of it, but I love how mundane yet batshit the conclusions he draws are. the CIA drugging a townโ€™s water supply with LSD and setting a great flying fox bat loose makes so much sense

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Iโ€™m mainly aware of the fact there was a film (with Richard Gere as John Keel!) and that another podcast I sometimes listen to about weird stuff has an episode about it

Fell behind a bit but catching up now. Just listened to the Gladio Addendum which focused on the UK and thought that was excellent, articulated a lot of what was swirling around in my head since last yearโ€™s election in a much clearer and more intelligent way (and added a heap of additional insight of course).

@anon18868718 youโ€™re a natural

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Been rinsing these the last week and have got up to the Alan Dulles ep (that intro montage, wow!). They started strong and theyโ€™re only getting better.

@anon18868718 what are some of your favourite podcasts?

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Hi. How in the fuck have I missed these.

Signing up now.

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Starting to think the CIA might actually be bad?

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Made me check if a new one had dropped there!

Hope heโ€™s seen this :smiley:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNIFKVJAXxf/?igshid=twsin5y6ne30

Mafia boss got busted because of his food blog :joy:

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enthusiasm for the twenty days of turin got me to read it. the protagonist mainly seems sympathetic, so the bit about (racism) immigrants leaving town leaving a deficit of pickpockets and criminality was very jarring.

the night i finished the book, nightmared about concrete or something lowering onto me and woke up jumping out of bed, somersaulting on floor. still got the carpet burn. luckily sleeping alone!

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This is looking well worth a read:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jakarta-Method-Washingtons-Anticommunist-Crusade/dp/1541724003/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1618841470&sr=8-1

It is.

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Thought Iโ€™d mention I found an email from the Patreon telling me next episode is due in June! :smiley:

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Hooray!

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Was there a thread of further reading at some point or did I dream that / was it erased by shadowy agents in the dead of night? Iโ€™m wanting to up my non-fiction reading, yโ€™ see

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