Hell on Earth: Karl Williams
In 2012, Karl Williams took a flight to Dubai to soak up the sun and party with his friends in the legendary club scene. That would be the last time he saw his home for over 1 year. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, Karl was driven out to the dessert by the police, tortured into confessing, and imprisoned in the infamous Port Rashid Detention Center commonly referred to as hell on earth. Karls excellent account of his survival in the one of the roughest prisons in the world, "Killing...
The Mastermind: Evan Ratliff
Paul Le Roux started out as a brilliant computer programmer who developed some of the strongest encryption software ever created. But that life was not good enough for him. In the mid-2000's, Paul began to dabble in criminal activity. Within 10 years, he had single handedly created one of the most ruthless criminal cartels ever. A few years ago, atavist.com's CEO and founder Evan Ratliff began a 2 year quest to find out how this seemingly ordinary guy suddenly became one of the most...
Your Privacy Is Dead: Moritz Bartl
You are being spied on right now. Acccording to Tor Project advocate and computer scientist Moritz Bartl, there is very little you can do about it. Governments and big corporations are aligned in the pursuit of your personal data, and they are winning the battle for online privacy. But there are a few brave people who are fighting back. And one of their weapons is the Tor Anonymity Network. It allows the user to surf, communicate, and just be online anonymously. I talked with Moritz about...
Rise of the Survelliance State: Andrei Soldatov Part 1
In 1999, Vladimir Putin made a promise: to leave the internet alone and unregulated. Amazingly, he kept that promise. As a result, the internet in Russia developed into one of its most competitive industries. But in 2012, that promise died. Independent investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov talks about how the Russian security services have brought the internet to its knees, and what the future holds for the freedom of information in modern Russia.
Life and Times in the IRA: Anthony McIntyre
Historian, scholar and former IRA gunman, Anthony McIntyre talks with me about the republican struggle, murder, going to prison for 18 years, becoming a vocal critic of the IRA, and the infamous Belfast Tapes that are now threatening to disrupt the fragile peace in Northern Ireland.
A Happy Hooker: Male Escort Lance Navarro
Lance Navarro talks open and honestly about his life as a gay sex worker, how he got into the business, why prostitution should be seen as a job and not a crime, whether he charges more for a big penis, coming out of the closet at 16 in rural Virginia, and more. Join us.