Welcome to Third Eye Weekly — a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for under-reported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, author and TED talker Diane Benscoter discusses her book, Shoes of a Servant, which documents her experience with the Moonies cult during the 1970s and how music helped her transcend her circumstances.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Seth Walker and Anthony Thwaite.
The fourth interview segment of today’s show features a brief portion of “Pure Alexia (Is It Silent In This Room)” by Providence, RI prog band, A Troop of Echoes, from their forthcoming record, due in July. You can check out their bandcamp page here.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Phone call metadata does betray sensitive details about your life” (Mar 13, The Guardian)
“Syria army captures rebel stronghold of Yabroud” (orig. post Mar 16, The Irish Times)
“Militants fire over 30 rockets from Gaza Strip into Israel” (Mar 13, Xinhua)
“Exxon’s Russia ties still strong amid crisis” (Mar 11, Politico)
“China’s Alibaba to file for biggest IPO since Facebook” (Mar 17, The Irish Times)
“Yahoo shareholders get a boost from Alibaba’s IPO plans, but it’s a mixed bag for CEO Marissa Mayer” (Mar 17, San Jose Mercury News)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Ft. Hood Soldier Charged in Prostitution Case” (Mar 8, ABC News)
<"House passes GOP-backed bill aimed at Obama's 'imperial presidency'" (Mar 12, The Los Angeles Times)
“Syrian parliament approves new election law” (Mar 13, The Associated Press)
“Turkish police, crowds clash after teen’s funeral” (Mar 13, The Boston Globe)
“Magnitude-6.7 quake hits Chile, 100,000 evacuated” (Mar 16, USA Today)
(Official Lonerism cover art)
May 22 – O2 Academy Oxford – Oxford, UK
May 23 – Finsbury Park – London, UK
Evans the Death
(Official Evans the Death cover art)
April 20 – Alleycat Bar & Club – London, UK
(Offcial Ex-Cult cover art)
May 22 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
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