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Episode 833

Narc Shadows

Jan 17 2015

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Scott Horton

The goals of America's deep state are creating secrecy and maintaining corporate and military power.

Journalist Scott Horton explains how America’s national security apparatus bypassed the democratic process and moved into the shadows.

Scott is author of the new book Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare.



Flint Taylor

Police forces have always pointed the weapons of war back at Americans.

Attorney Flint Taylor delivers a history lesson in racism, brutality and law enforcement.

Flint wrote the piece Blood On Their Hands: The Racist History of Modern Police Unions for In These Times.



Yanis Varoufakis

Syriza and the radical campaign for a Greece ruled by Greeks, not bankers.

Economist Yanis Varoufakis challenges dominant narratives about the Euro crisis, Greek economics and austerity’s exuberant debt.

Yanis is a Greek economist running for office, which he explains in his blog post Why I am running for a parliamentary seat on SYRIZA’s ticket.

Interview transcript via Antidote Zine



Michael Roper

Craft beer giants stumble under the influence of their own success.

The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper talks about diminishing cool, lawsuits, kerning and other brewery ingredients.



Johann Hari

Telling the stories of private tragedies and public failures from the global drug war.

Writer Johann Hari uncovers stories from a century of prohibition, from social scientists and lab rats, to Billie Holiday and her stalker – the forgotten architect of America’s war on drugs.

Johann’s new book is Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.



Jeff Dorchen

An obsessive completist's guide to the Vatican raffle catalog.

Jeff Dorchen browses the Papal catalogue, and loses his mind somewhere between Anwar Sadat’s yacht and Arnold Ziffel’s whiffle ball bat.