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Defiance is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.

Defiance is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.

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United Kingdom

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Defiance is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.

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English

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+447472482979


Episodes

A Borderless World

1/21/2021
With the COVID-19 lockdowns forcing people to stay in their homes and, if possible, not go into the office, businesses have adapted, and remote work has boomed. Remote work tools have been available for years, but companies and individuals have realised that the office is less critical while on lockdown. With workers no longer having to go into the office and restaurants, bars and entertainment either closed or heavily restricted, what is the benefit to living in the city? There has been a...

Duration:00:24:14

Election Fraud & Media Bias

1/14/2021
Following Joe Biden's victory in the Presidential election, Donald Trump and his allies have continually called the election's validity into question and stated that it was fraudulent, with Trump demanding the result be overthrown. Following the election, surveys have found between 70-80% of Republicans thinking that the result was fraudulent, whilst Democrats have faith in its integrity. Last week, the tensions reached boiling point when a Trump-supporting mob stormed the Capitol building...

Duration:01:10:29

Locked Out

1/7/2021
America has the highest prison population of anywhere in the world, and young black men have a 50% chance of ending up in jail by the age of 23. Seventy million Americans currently have a criminal record, leading to challenges accessing legal aid, housing, healthcare, voting rights and most importantly, the ability to get a job. Without an income, many fall back into crime and return to jail. The economic and social costs to both society and the individuals is devastating, but with high...

Duration:00:44:30

Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement

12/30/2020
In October, Nigerians took to the streets to protest against police brutality in the #EndSARS campaign. SARS is the Special Anti Robbery Squad is a Nigerian police unit specialising in combating violent crimes ranging from robbery to kidnapping. However, they have been accused of corruption and committing human rights violations including executions, torture, rape and extortion. The movement began in 2017, but October 2020 saw a spike in interest and the protest that began in Nigeria...

Duration:00:59:44

Chaos 06 - This is America

12/17/2020
While division in politics is certainly not new, the Trump era in America has arguably pushed it to an all-time high. News outlets and social media platforms provide a 24/7 source of highly partisan content and elected officials leverage division to grow their support. However, what I've found in making this series is that there isn't any one thing to blame for the growing divide, it's everything. In the final episode of Chaos, I have asked Chart and Julie to return for a recap on the...

Duration:00:36:24

Chaos 05 - Echo Chambers

12/10/2020
Social media has infiltrated every part of our lives, especially politics. Social media can quickly push people into echo chambers where highly partisan ideals are championed rather than challenged. We have seen the role that social media has played in elections with companies like Cambridge Analytica exploiting peoples data to profile and target potential voters, but what role does it play in pushing political agenda, spreading misinformation and creating division? - - - - - Show notes...

Duration:00:41:20

Chaos 04 - Alternate Realities

12/3/2020
We’re in a strange political limbo: Joe Biden is systematically dealing with the transitional process in a composed manner and with full confidence he will be inaugurated on January 20th. However, in the foreground Donald Trump and his allies continue to protest that the election was stolen and Trump has been demanding the result be overturned. Following the election, surveys have found between 70-80% of Republicans think the election results were effected by fraudulent means, whilst...

Duration:00:46:18

The Bullish Case for Bitcoin | Vijay Boyapati

11/26/2020
After dropping to lows of around $4000 when markets went into freefall following the coronavirus outbreak, Bitcoin bounced back to a near to all-time high of around $19,500. So, with the price rallying, what is the bullish case for Bitcoin? Vijay Boyapati highlighted the potential with his article The Bullish Case for Bitcoin, making a case for why it is the hardest form of money and the best store of value. In this interview, we discuss the originals of the article, why Bitcoin is so...

Duration:01:04:41

Chaos 03 - In God We Trust

11/19/2020
It’s been over two weeks now since the 2020 Presidential Election, and we are no closer to knowing what the outcome will be. Joe Biden continues to lead his transition team and develop his prospective cabinet, whilst the Trump campaign continues to raise numerous allegations of widespread fraud. Fractures are opening up between Washington politicians and state officials who manage the election processes. News networks are dominated by [artisan viewpoints, with the issue leading to...

Duration:00:44:11

Chaos 02 - Follow the Leader

11/12/2020
Over a week after the 2020 Presidential Election and we are still waiting for agreement on the winner. Following an extended period of uncertainty, when the counting of votes in numerous swing States was still ongoing, on Saturday 7th November, the media declared Joe Biden the winner of the electoral college and the designated President-Elect. World leaders quickly sent congratulatory messages. However, Donald Trump, his campaign, the Republican National Committee, and various prominent...

Duration:00:33:38

Chaos 01 - A House Divided

11/2/2020
With the 2020 election upon us, America is deeply divided. While Donald Trump seemed to be heading for a certain second term, the Coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have changed everything. The Republican and Democratic parties are at war, fighting this election dirty. With such deep divisions, what role has news, social media and technology played in creating these divisions and why has Trump’s first term been so chaotic? In a world of lies, foreign disinformation,...

Duration:00:40:31

Ghislaine: Part 7 - Truth, Lies & Plea Deals

10/31/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:37:00

Coming Soon - Chaos

10/27/2020
- - - - - Show notes and transcription: https://www.defiance.news/podcast/coming-soon-chaos - - - - - Timestamps: Coming soon… - - - - - The success of Defiance will be largely down to the support of you, the listener. Below are a number of ways you can help: - Subscribe to the show on your favourite app so you never miss an episode: iTunes Spotify Deezer Stitcher SoundCloud YouTube TuneIn - Leave a review of the show on iTunes (5* really helps, if you think the show deserves...

Duration:00:03:20

Ghislaine: Part 6 - All Eyes on Ghislaine

10/26/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:47:44

Ghislaine: Part 5 - Prince Andrew

10/19/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:38:36

Ghislaine: Part 4 - Epstein's Mentor

10/12/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:44:59

Ghislaine: Part 3 - The Israel Connection

10/5/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:45:39

Ghislaine: Part 2 - Epstein

9/28/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:37:13

Ghislaine: Part 1 - Daddy

9/21/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite, best known as the lover and partner of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein for the best part of two decades. After being accused of procuring and trafficking underage girls after Epstein’s arrest and subsequent death in jail last year - she went missing. Earlier this year she was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls. In this series we will look into the life of Ghislaine Maxwell and the men who...

Duration:00:39:55

DEF058 - The Ghost Inside: Aftermath

9/16/2020
“To hear, in a linear fashion, what each of us was going through in the moment, on that day. It was overwhelming.” — Jim Riley Peter got together with Vigil, Zach, Andrew, Chris, and Jim to follow up on 1,333 Days. In this episode they chat about making the podcast, some of the stories that were left out, and what’s up next. - - - - - Show notes and transcription: https://www.defiance.news/podcast/the-ghost-inside-aftermath - - - - - Timestamps: Coming soon… - - - - - The success of...

Duration:01:26:14