American Exception

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10:30 2022-08-11
  We discuss the creation of the US national security state and the rise of US exceptionism! This is Episode 3 of our Empire and the Deep State series--an in-depth exploration on my new book American Exception: Empire and the Deep State. I am joined...
23:15:20 2022-08-10
  Aaron speaks with Daniel Ellsberg and Peter Dale Scott about key issues on the 50th anniversary of the Watergate arrests. Specifically, they discuss Nixon’s Vietnam strategy, the way these plans were threatened by the leak of the Pentagon Papers...
22:11:44 2022-08-10
    We discuss deep politics in the history of the USA. As per Peter Dale Scott, deep politics refers to “all those political practices and arrangements, deliberate or not, which are usually repressed rather than acknowledged.” This is Part 2 of o...
22:08:34 2022-08-10
  This is the first episode of our Empire and the Deep State series--an in-depth exploration on my new book American Exception: Empire and the Deep State. I am joined by series co-host Ben Norton of Multipolarista as well our own Seamus McGuiness wh...
08:06 2022-07-14
  We discuss deep politics in the history of the USA. As per Peter Dale Scott, deep politics refers to “all those political practices and arrangements, deliberate or not, which are usually repressed rather than acknowledged.” This is Part 2 of ...
09:39 2022-07-13
  This is the first episode of our Empire and the Deep State series--an in-depth exploration on my new book American Exception: Empire and the Deep State. I am joined by series co-host Ben Norton of Multipolarista as well our own Seamus McGuiness wh...
12:02 2022-07-13
  This is Part 4 of our Battleground Indonesia collaboration with TheKultureDotTV. Aaron and Hailey Rounsaville are again joined by our own Seamus McGuinness to cover the JFK era of US-Indonesia relations. The discussion picks up from the last episo...
10:52 2022-07-13
This is Part 3 of our Battleground Indonesia collaboration with TheKultureDotTV. Aaron and Hailey Rounsaville are joined this time by our own Seamus McGuinness to cover the JFK era of US-Indonesia relations. Most notably, they discuss how American deep st...
12:23 2022-06-30
  This is the 12th installment of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light, our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott—the prolific poet, historian, and political theorist who gave us parapolitics as well as the deep politics approach....
22:15:19 2022-06-30
  Aaron is joined by Kit Klarenberg--an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. We speak about his recent GrayZone piece with Max Blumenthal—the first in a series on the Paul Mason ...
22:19:15 2022-06-17
In this second episode of our Watergate double feature here on the 50th anniversary of that fateful botched burglary, Aaron talks with Jefferson Morley about his new book, Scorpions' Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate. Therein, Waterg...
08:29 2022-06-17
As a happy coincidence, we recorded this around on the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and the arrest of the Plumbers. We talk about the deep politics of Watergate in this installment of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light, our oral hi...
22:25:46 2022-06-12
Joined by James DiEugenio, Aaron talks with Max Good about his new film, The Assassination and Mrs. Paine. The film features Ruth Paine herself—along with a number of other people that you may be familiar with--including, James DiEugenio, Peter Dale Sco...
10:25 2022-06-08
In this installment of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light, our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott, Peter talks with Ben Howard and me about some legendary figures in the history of American parapolitical research—namely: William Tu...
22:08:07 2022-06-07
Aaron is joined by Lawrence Wilkerson and Peter Kuznick to discuss the Ukraine War in the context of America’s evaporating “unipolar moment.” Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired US Army Colonel, former chief of staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powe...
09:35 2022-06-07
  This is Part 9 of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light—our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott. He is the poet, historian, and iconoclastic creator of parapolitics and deep politics. We continue talking about key figures of Am...
22:54:40 2022-05-30
Ben Norton of Multipolarista talks with Aaron about the end of US unipolarity (i.e., global dominance) and the dawn of a new multipolar world. Unlike the previous multipolar eras which led to colonialism and two world wars, the emerging multipolar world ...
08:51 2022-05-22
  This is Part 8 of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light—our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott. He is the iconoclastic poet, historian, and the creator of parapolitics as well as the deep politics approach. Peter joins Aaron t...
10:00 2022-05-18
  Aaron talks with Branko Marcetic and Ben Howard about the recent 9/11 revelations which further implicate the Saudis--including the Saudis' key US deep state operative, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.  Marcetic is a Jacobin staff writer and the author ...
22:22:38 2022-05-16
Aaron speaks with Dr. Matthew Alford, one of the co-producers of the soon to be released documentary film, Theaters of War. They discuss the film and it main subject--the covert and propagandistic role of the Pentagon and CIA in the entertainment world...
09:46 2022-05-14
  This is Part 7 of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light—our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott. He is the iconoclastic poet, historian, and the creator of parapolitics as well as the deep politics approach. Ben Howard also joi...
07:53 2022-05-10
This is Part 6 of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light—our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott. He is the iconoclastic poet, historian, and the creator of parapolitics as well as the deep politics approach. We are again accompanied by...
09:12 2022-05-07
  Following up on issues raised in the JFK assassination debate episode, James DiEugenio joins us to discuss JFK’s record on civil rights as well as other issues related to the JFK assassination. DiEugenio is the screenwriter and co-creator of Oli...
10:42 2022-05-03
  We wrap up our discussion on "biodefense" with Gumby4Christ and Robbie Martin of Media Roots Radio! Special thanks to Casey Moore for the episode art and Dana Chavarria for the sound engineering! Music: "Til the Mornin" by Mock Orange We wra...
08:58 2022-04-26
  Continued discussion of "biodefense" and Ukraine with the illustrious researcher Gumby4Christ and Robbie Martin of Media Roots Radio! Special thanks to Casey Moore for the episode art and Dana Chavarria for the sound engineering! Music: "Til the M...
09:27 2022-04-23
  James DiEugenio joins us again to follow up on issues raised in Episode 34--our JFK Assassination debate featuring Jim and Robert Buzzanco. James DiEugenio is the screenwriter and co-creator of Oliver Stone’s JFK Revisited: Through the Looking G...
09:14 2022-04-16
  Aaron and guest cohost Brace Belden talk to David Talbot about his book, The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government. This episode is dedicated to our dear friend and colleague, Professor Peter Dale S...
08:47 2022-04-12
Aaron talks about "biodefense" with the illustrious researcher Gumby4Christ. Special thanks to Casey Moore for the episode art and Dana Chavarria for the sound engineering! Music: "Til the Mornin" by Mock Orange Aaron talks about "biodefense" w...
07:18 2022-04-09
    This is Part 5 of Minding the Darkness, Minding the Light—our oral history series with Professor Peter Dale Scott. He is the iconoclastic poet, historian, and political theorist who gave us parapolitics as well as the deep politics approach. ...
22:23:11 2022-04-05
This episode features a debate on the JFK assassination between Robert Buzzanco and James DiEugenio. Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston. He is also the author of Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam ...
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