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The Origins of Russian Roulette

We're talking about Russian Roulette, and other dangerous film stunts.

Nov. 30, 2022

In this episode we're re-watching the Deer Hunter, the first film made about the Vietnam War after it ended, which featured scenes of POWs (and paid participants in back-alley gambling houses) playing what we know as "Russian Roulette", in which two participants shoot a revolver at their own heads with a bullet randomly placed into one ...


Putin's Rise to Power Part 2

In the second part of this series we discuss Putin's first years in office, in particular the Moscow apartment bombings and the Moscow theater hostage crisis. Both events were blamed on Chechen militants despite overwhelming evidence of state involvement.

Nov. 23, 2022

This episode picks up in Putin's first term as president, which almost immediately was overshadowed by the Moscow apartment bombings, which were blamed on Chechen terrorists despite all signs pointing to the KGB / FSB. The FSB had recently acquired large quantities of hexogen, an explosive found at the scene. Composite sketches of a su ...


Putin's Rise To Power Part 1

In the first of a two part series, we discuss Putin's assignment in Dresden to the KGB office that managed Soviet support of international leftist terrorists such as Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez, the PLO, and the RAF.

Nov. 16, 2022

Putin's time in the Stasi represents his formative years as a KGB administrator working with the East German intelligence police. Putin was tasked with two activities during this time that carry through to the rest of his political career. Please become a patron if you enjoy our c ...


The Kremlin Princess: Lana Peters, Stalin’s American Daughter

Svetlana Iosifovna Stalina, the most famous defector of the cold war, was born in luxury, in the Kremlin and led an extraordinary, tumultuous life. She died destitute at a care home in Wisconsin.

Oct. 19, 2022

In this episode we tell the incredible story of Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, born Stalina and later known as Lana Peters. If you like our content, please become a patron to receive our two exclusive premium episodes each month, as well as our public episodes ad-free. Bor ...


Anna de Rothschild, The Fake Russian Speaking Heiress Who Infiltrated Mar A Lago: Is She A Spy?

The FBI's investigation into Inna Yashchyshyn, a woman with 4 passports and suspicious background, who befriended Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham, and mingled with 45’s most inner circle.

Aug. 30, 2022

Inna Yashchyshyn, who presented herself as fake heiress Anna de Rothschild, was born in Ukraine, has American, Canadian, Russian and Ukrainian passports and a Florida driver’s license and the authorities have no idea when she entered the country. If you like our content, please become a patro ...


Mini Dubisode: The Car Bomb Assassination of Darya Dugina - Who Ordered The Hit?

After the Toyota Land Cruiser Daria Dugina was driving exploded on a road 20 miles west of Moscow and burst into flames, Russia has opened a murder investigation into her assassination.

Aug. 21, 2022

According to TASS, When Dugina "turned onto the Mozhaiskoye road near the village of Bolshiye Vyazemi, there was an explosion, the car caught fire immediately. Forensic experts, investigators and experts in explosive engineering are inspecting the scene and they have found or concluded that approximately 400 grams of TNT were used to c ...


The Merchant of Death: Who is Viktor Bout?

A translator and spy turned international arms dealer, Viktor Bout is to be part of a proposed prisoner swap between the US and Russia for the return of Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

Aug. 10, 2022

Griner was found guilty on drug smuggling charges by a Russian court, and convicted to 9 years in a penal colony after 1 milligram of cannabis oil, prescribed by her American doctor, was found in her vaping pen in her luggage in Moscow. The charges are obviously a political play by Putin in response to Ukraine sanctions. If you like ou ...


Russian Roulette

We're talking about Russian Roulette, and other dangerous film stunts.

July 31, 2022

In this episode we're re-watching the Deer Hunter, the first film made about the Vietnam War after it ended, which featured scenes of POWs (and paid participants in back-alley gambling houses) playing what we know as "Russian Roulette", in which two participants shoot a revolver at their own heads with a bullet randomly placed into one ...


World’s Most Dubious Painting: Is Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi a Fake?

The Saudi Crown Prince might have bought a fake Leonardo.

July 20, 2022

Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting in the world, has a fascinating yet murky history: is it worth $450 million? Its initial price tag was 49 British pounds and we are debating whether it is an original Leonardo or one of many similar but less valuable paintings created in the 16th century. If you like our content please ...


Pride and Prejudice: Transgender POWs

Many Ukrainian transgender people fleeing the war face discrimination and humiliation at border checkpoints.

June 8, 2022

In this episode we discuss the personal stories of several trans people in Eastern Europe, two who struggled to get out of Ukraine after Putin's invasion due to discrimination by border guards who refuse to let them leave the war zone, and one teen in Moldova who tragically took her own life after years of harassment by kids at school ...


Monkeypox: Natural Emergence or Bioweapon?

What is monkeypox and how did it get here?

May 25, 2022

We're talking about the monkeypox virus: its incubation period, symptoms, transmission, how contagious it is, treatment and mortality rate. It's similar to smallpox, which only two countries are officially in possession of WHO authorized smallpox repositories of. Iraq, North Korea and France are also believed to possess “illegal” stock ...


Holodomor: Ukraine's Hidden Genocide

How Stalin starved Ukraine in the 1930s and how Putin is doing it now.

May 18, 2022

We're talking about the "Terror-Famine" created by Soviet farm policy in the 1930s which killed millions of people in Ukraine. If you like our content please become a patron and get our premium episodes, plus our public episodes, all ad-free! The Soviet Union had problems with food ...


The Tsar's Palace: Putin's Wealth

How Vladimir Putin acquires his luxuries, and how they're hidden from the world.

May 4, 2022

Officially, Vladimir Putin is not a rich man. On paper, he owns the following: an 800 square foot apartment, a trailer, two cars and a modest salary of $140,000 a year. In reality, he is one of the richest men on Earth. If you like our content, become a patron to get our exclusive premium ...


Putin's Private Life

All about the secretive private life of Vladimir Putin: his wives, girlfriends, children, and how they fit into his empire.

May 2, 2022

This is a preview of a premium episode! To subscribe to our premium content, head to our subscribe page . In this episode we put together the puzzle that is Putin’s private life. We discuss his first marriage with Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya (ex Putina), their honeymoon in Uk ...


Putin’s Childhood - The Real Story

Was Vladimir Putin born in Russia or in Georgia? Who is his biological mother – Vera Putina or Maria Ivanova Putina?

April 28, 2022

Putin’s autobiography says he was born in 1952 in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg. But there is an alternative, more credible story which places his early years in Metekhi, Georgia and identifies his biological mother as a woman named Vera. In the Kremlin version, Putin’s grandfather, Spiridon Putin, was a personal cook to Vladimir Len ...


Putin's Rise to Power Part 2

We discuss Putin's early days as president, including the FSB orchestrated apartment bombings and theater bombing.

April 25, 2022

In the second of this two part series, we discuss Putin's initial time in office after being elected president, in particular related to the FSB orchestration of the Moscow apartment bombings, which were blamed on Chechen militants despite overwhelming evidence of state involvement, and the Moscow theater hostage crisis, in which hundr ...


Putin's War Crimes: Ukraine, Chechnya, Syria

We discuss Russia's escalating attacks on civilians in Ukraine, and similar tactics used previously in Syria and Chechnya.

April 14, 2022

Putin has committed crimes against humanity before. With no real repercussions from the West. If you like our content, please subscribe to our premium episodes . During the Chechen wars, the West was not as outraged as now, because the victims were predominantly Muslim and world lea ...


Putin's Rise To Power Part 1

We discuss Vladimir Putin's rise to power, beginning in East Germany in the Stasi.

March 28, 2022

In the first of another two part series, we discuss Putin's assignment in Dresden to the KGB office that managed Soviet support of international leftist terrorist organizations and individuals such as Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez, the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization), and the RAF (Red Army Faction). This is a preview of ...


Is Putin Dying?

Vladimir Putin’s health is declining.

March 24, 2022

There is credible intelligence suggesting that he has a “significant” illness. “Putin appears to have some neuro/physiological health issues.” There is chatter of cancer and/or Parkinson’s disease and steroid use, videos of Putin show a rigid right arm and visible limping. If you like our content, please ...


Putin Invades Ukraine – Part 2

"The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride."

March 20, 2022

Zelensky’s words changed everything. In this episode we discuss the invasion timeline, use of illegal weapons, war crimes, the assassination attempts survived by Zelensky and the response of Western leaders in the face of Putin’s increasing aggression. 1 If you enj ...


Putin Invades Ukraine – Part 1

On February 24th the world watched in horror as the Russian military started its invasion of Ukraine.

March 17, 2022

In this episode we are discussing all the things that led to Putin’s war on Ukraine, the west’s lax attitude and response, and Ukraine’s fight for freedom and acceptance in the EU over the past three decades. Latest developments at the time of recording are of course discussed as well. If you enjoy our episodes, please ...


Dyatlov Pass – Mystery Solved

What really happened to the Dyatlov hikers?

March 13, 2022

In 1959 a group of Russian hikers disappeared in the Ural mountains. Months later their bodies were found, showing signs of mutilation, exposure to strange chemical substances, and exposure to radiation. We examine a new theory in this episode that we think solves this decades-old Russian mystery, involving the US Cold War spying fligh ...