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Episode 18- The Way of the Nervous Official: A Tragicomedy About Table Tennis

Episode 18- The Way of the Nervous Official: A Tragicomedy About Table Tennis

September 4, 2021

A lighthearted entry in the LALO canon as I read a story I wrote in 2013 about a rather surreal night in the world of Table Tennis, a fine sport that I played a lot as a youth. There is also some discussion of nerves and why they can sometimes crack on the big occasion.

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Episode 17- War Is A Racket!

Episode 17- War Is A Racket!

July 31, 2021

This episode is a reading of the short but powerful 1935 book 'War Is A Racket', written not by a conspiracy theorist living in his parents' basement (admittedly, they didn't really exist in 1935!) but by a highly-decorated Marine Corps Major General. I intersperse it with a few comments of my own and the reading is followed by Mark Twain's 'The War Prayer' and Antony's song 'Lessons of War'

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Antony’s website (blog, music, podcasts, life coaching)

https://www.antonyrotunno.com

Antony's Life Coaching page

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Antony’s most recent album, including the ‘Lessons of War’ song

https://antonyrotunno.bandcamp.com/album/through-life

 

‘Addicted To War’ illustrated expose

https://www.addictedtowar.com/about-atw

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ film by Peter Jackson

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7905466

‘John Brown’ by Bob Dylan (anti-war song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTjSQFqGYPQ

Episode 16- Black Mirror ‘Nosedive’ review and deep dive

Episode 16- Black Mirror ‘Nosedive’ review and deep dive

June 17, 2021

I'm joined by Harry from the 'Harry's Moving Media' you tube channel to discuss in depth our collective favourite episode of the classic Charlie Brooker-conceived 'Black Mirror'. Since 'Nosedive' was created, we've seen China introduce a social ratings system but could it happen in the West? (or has it already?). We go more or less scene by scene to dissect the obvious and subtle elements contained within and then offer some advice as to how we could all prevent a 'Nosedive' reality (links to Harry's work below).

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Episode links

Harry's you tube channel and original 'Nosedive' analysis video

https://www.youtube.com/user/HarrysMovingCastle  (Twitter- '@harrys_moving')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8tX9zjO698

clip from Charlie Brooker's AntiViral Wipe (Covid )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOLRBnXLBEE

 

 

Episode 15- Blue Suede Truths: Music For Inner And Outer Truth

Episode 15- Blue Suede Truths: Music For Inner And Outer Truth

June 10, 2021

Julian Charles of 'The Mind Renewed' (link below) hosts a talk we did on his podcast in 2017. Music has always been a powerful tool for dispensing truths, and this discussion looks at this from both the inner and outer perspective. As mentioned in the intro, there are links to both my original blog post on this topic and also to many of the songs we discuss. I hope that the combination of the songs and our commentary will be an interesting and enlightening journey

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links

Julian's website

https://www.themindrenewed.com

The blog post that inspired the conversation

https://contrafib.blogspot.com/2016/12/blue-suede-truth-cursory-guide-to-music.html

 

featured songs (get ready for this!)

'Old Man Atom'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk-c-mHNBi4

'Universal Soldier'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A50lVLtSQik

'I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_p1JC3z2kU

'The Star Spangled Banner' (Jimi)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFLy8eGtSYo

'Us And Them'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDbeqj-1XOo

'I'm The Slime'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiCQcEW98OY

'California Dreaming' (with war footage)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHViWm78Ut8

'Piano And String Quartet'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41tt7MXSMYg

'2001 Stargate Sequence' (Ligety music)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNbkKBW0K8

'Freedom Highway'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7_b_jyRVRc

'Alabama' (Coltrane)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5R0susntk

'What Did You Learn In School?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VucczIg98Gw

'It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBNWkCsmqAY

4'33 (John Cage)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoAbXwr3qkg

'Revolution 9'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNdcFPjGsm8

'Company Store'

https://dissidentprophet.bandcamp.com/track/company-store-2

'I Killed Osama Bin Laden' (songify)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZmG-Gb628

'When The President Talks To God'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E7rvJgdXIE

'Initial Thoughts On Iraq' (The George W Bush Singers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5yUzHsG6ZI

'Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers Charter'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2fSXp6N-vs

'Bradley Manning'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugUSe_bBd6I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 14- Vietnam, The C.I.A. and the Propaganda War with Douglas Valentine

Episode 14- Vietnam, The C.I.A. and the Propaganda War with Douglas Valentine

May 17, 2021

Douglas Valentine is an author, investigator, journalist and poet and also a perfect L.A.L.O. (Life And Life Only) guest since his work and life are a combination of seeking the truth about potentially dark areas of life while promoting self-development and a spiritual centre through his poetry. In this information-packed conversation, we mostly focus on Vietnam and the C.I.A, the latter being the subject of Doug's latest book, but there is a wider discussion about propaganda methods used and honed through the ages and up to the present day. The conversation is top-and-tailed with clips from two comedy legends with insights on how the world really works. A link to Doug's website can be found below

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links

Doug's main website

http://www.douglasvalentine.com

Carl Bernstein's famous essay on the C.I.A.'s influence on the media

http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

George Carlin- 'The Owners of the Country' (extended version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG4vvFwyYWQ

Bill Hicks- 'It's Just A Ride'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzQuE1pR1w

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 13- Emotional Intelligence (Part 3 of 3)

Episode 13- Emotional Intelligence (Part 3 of 3)

April 22, 2021

The final part of our look at Daniel Goleman's seminal 1995 book which seeks to uncover and explain the importance of the skills beyond the traditional IQ measurement of intelligence. Your host Antony reads extracts from the book and offers a few thoughts of his own. The book contains valuable insights and practical information as well as steps that can be taken for better emotional wellbeing and success in that trickiest of games, life...

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links

Gabor Mate TED talk on addiction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66cYcSak6nE

Daniel Goleman on EQ skills for success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjBftKme3Ng

Recommended podcast

https://chrisryanphd.com/category/tangentially-speaking

George Carlin on PTSD and euphemisms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYE_unBFxuU

Episode 12- Emotional Intelligence (Part 2 of 3)

Episode 12- Emotional Intelligence (Part 2 of 3)

April 21, 2021

Antony continues to read extracts from Daniel Goleman's seminal 1995 book which seeks to uncover and explain the importance of the skills beyond the traditional IQ measurement of intelligence. There are lots of valuable insights and practical information as well as steps that can be taken for better emotional wellbeing and success in that trickiest of games, life...

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links

An animated summary of the book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6MRsGwyMuQ

Goleman outlines some strategies for better relationships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt74vK9pgIA

 

Episode 11- Emotional Intelligence (Part 1 of 3)

Episode 11- Emotional Intelligence (Part 1 of 3)

April 16, 2021

The first of a 3-parter in which Antony reads some extracts from Daniel Goleman's seminal 1995 book which seeks to uncover and explain the importance of the skills beyond the traditional IQ measurement of intelligence. The book, and hopefully this podcast, is chock full of insights as well as practical information and steps for better emotional wellbeing and success in that trickiest of games, life...

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links

Ken Robinson's wonderful TED talks

https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity

https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley

Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences

https://www.simplypsychology.org/multiple-intelligences.html

Episode 10- 10 Rillington Place Truth & Fiction (Part 2 of 2)

Episode 10- 10 Rillington Place Truth & Fiction (Part 2 of 2)

March 25, 2021

The conclusion of a discussion hosted by Antony about the famous '10 Rillington Place' murder case of the 1940s and 1950s and the shocking events in what was then the run-down area of Notting Hill in West London.

We end this part of the discussion with our considered opinions  on the responsibility or otherwise of John Christie and Timothy Evans for the tragic and much-debated deaths of Beryl and Geraldine Evans.

Lending their expertise and insights are Jonathan Oates, the author of 'John Christie: Biography of a Serial Killer', True Crime historian Lindsay Siviter and John Curnow, writer of ‘The Murders, Myths and Reality of 10 Rillington Place’, details of which are on his website https://www.10-rillington-place.co.uk.

Further links to our work:

A link to Jonathan's Christie biography https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Christi... Lindsay's Tour Guide profile https://www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com/...

Antony and Jonathan's 2013 unofficial commentary on the 1970 film '10 Rillington Place' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s28zi...

you tube version of this talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEynYuioDwg

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Episode 9- 10 Rillington Place Truth & Fiction (Part 1 of 2)

Episode 9- 10 Rillington Place Truth & Fiction (Part 1 of 2)

March 25, 2021

In a sinister change of pace for the podcast, Antony hosts a discussion of the famous '10 Rillington Place' murder case, which includes critiques of the various books and film and television representations of the shocking events in this tiny house in a run-down area of West London in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as speculation on who really was responsible for the tragic and much-debated deaths of Beryl and Geraldine Evans Lending their expertise and insights are Jonathan Oates, the author of 'John Christie: Biography of a Serial Killer', True Crime historian Lindsay Siviter and John Curnow, writer of ‘The Murders, Myths and Reality of 10 Rillington Place’, details of which are on his website https://www.10-rillington-place.co.uk.

Further links to our work:

A link to Jonathan's Christie biography https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Christi... Lindsay's Tour Guide profile https://www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com/...

Antony and Jonathan's 2013 unofficial commentary on the 1970 film '10 Rillington Place' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s28zi...

you tube version of this talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgYxSMGLBUk&t=116s

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