Dear All, please accept my apologies, but my plans have had to change yet again. Due to various knock-on effects of my father's passing earlier this year, I find myself in the situation of having so many family matters to deal with that I literally have no time to produce podcasts at present. As you can imagine, I find this very frustrating, but that's the way it is. My expectation at the moment is that TMR will remain silent for the whole of June, and resume sometime in July.
(Note to supporters: If any of you who are currently supporting TMR with a regular donation feel that you need to take a pause with your giving, or need to adjust the amount you give, please be assured that I fully understand. Thank you for your support.)
We welcome Michael Basham—Master Jedi Time Lord of Space City New Jerusalem (and host of the Spirit Wars podcast)—for an entertaining, unpredictable and at-times-poignant conversation on the subjects of Christian podcasting and his own experience of having once been involved in The Family International, a New Religious Movement previously known as The Children of God.
"Michael Basham has spent the last 20 years exploring the frontiers of all things spiritually and physically fringe. From grappling with the ancient forces of Japan, China and Nepal, to delving into the modern Info-War and Mystic Christian movement, Michael has more recently begun to use the Internet as a mission field to help equip the next generation of spiritual warriors to face the epic prophetic challenges ahead. Having clocked thousands of hours sharing his journey and fellowshipping with many circles, he is now engaged with a number of other broadcasters on Fringe Radio Network. On his show SpiritWars he is undertaking a bridging of multiple dimensions, seeing God touch lives and help to mold jedi-esque, Doctor Strange-like undercover Time Lords of Space City New Jerusalem in order to accomplish a great deal of missions which Holy Spirit Personally engineers."—M. Basham
Our very first TMR Movie Roundtable will kick off with a three-way conversation—between Yours Truly, Mark Campbell (our roving reporter) and Frank Johnson (former researcher for Chris White's productions)—on the compelling 1970 TV movie The Brotherhood of the Bell, starring Glenn Ford.
Synopsis to follow...
It is intended that each of the films in this series will be connected to themes explored in the TMR podcast.
We shall welcome again the Yorkshire-born journalist, educator, photographer and political activist John Booth—who joined us in 2016 to discuss his excellent article, "Fifteen Years on from 9/11"—for a conversation on the alleged suicide of British weapons expert Dr. David Kelly.
John Booth—whose career in journalism has included working for news organisations in Africa, the US and the UK—currently writes for Lobster magazine (http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk) and LAFZ (the magazine for Pakistani diaspora — http://www.lafzmagazine.com). He is also a founder member of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
The interview will explore Dr. Dentith's own research, as a PhD philosopher, on Conspiracy Theory Theory, and include discussion of various views as expressed in the edited collection.
Matthew Dentith, PhD (Auckland), is the author of The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories (Palgrave, 2014), the first single-author book-length treatment of the philosophical issues surrounding conspiracy theory, and editor of Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), an edited collection of the most recent work on conspiracy theory theory. He has been a Fellow in the Institute for Research in the Humanities (ICUB) at the University of Bucharest, and the New Europe College in Bucharest. His current research project focuses on conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory theory, and secrecy.