through the plastic screen

Philip Fairbanks

A mixture of interviews by and with author and reporter Philip Fairbanks on subjects ranging from politics, pop culture, true crime and corruption, psychology, science, ethnobotany, herbalism and much more.
Talking Language, Education  Culture & History with Lino Faelnar
This week it was my absolute pleasure to take part in a long chat with Lino Faelnar from Defenders of Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago. A lawyer, linguistic expert and language preservationist, Lino is also a genuine renaissance man. Our conversation was all over the map, both literally and figuratively as we bounced around from indigenous Filipino languages to the history of Crimea, Suharto and E. Timor, strange coincidences that seem to connect the Vikings to China, the Basque, Celts and the indigenous Melanesians who inhabited the Philippine islands before the Austronesian migrations. From Dr. Charles Tart to linguist Noam Chomsky and concepts like linguistic fascism or intellectual piracy, we covered quite a bit of ground in a little over 2 hours. Endangered languges and cultural genocide to the importance of folk tales and how stories and language affect our window on the world and much more today on through the plastic screen... (DILA) https://dila.ph/(SOLFED) https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Languages-Through-Federalism-Foundation-Inc-SOLFED-113514049166/?_rdc=1&_rdr(On Language & the constitution with R.V. Lebrilla of SOLFED) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5yZWRjaXJjbGUuY29tL2NiNmYyZWU4LWNkZjMtNDc5ZC1hY2ExLWE2ZmZiODA4MzE4Yg/episode/NTc2NTY1MDEtNmNiOS00NzRiLTg3MTAtNGNiZjBiNzg3NWIz?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiQ85SSusTxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQhttps://www.amazon.com/Country-Our-Own-Partitioning-Philippines/dp/1893710122Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theplasticscreen)
Jul 2 2021
2 hrs 17 mins
#TakeUsBackToChina: International Students Share Their Stories
I randomly happened across the #takeUsBackToChina hashtag at the beginning of June. It only took a few minutes of reading before I was drawn to reach out to some of the students so they could share their stories with me. There will always be obstacles when you work to create a better life, but in the era of coronavirus, there are even more hurdles. Especially for international students. In some cases online classes are offered, but in between drastic time zone differences, needing to work and the impracticality of trying to use Powerpoint slides to learn surgery make online classes impractical for most. One common thread seems to be the existence of China International Students Union and the community gathered around the hashtag giving students some hope. For more information I recommend following Joyce Lau of Times Higher Education as well as the Twitter and Instagram profiles for CISU. In the past few months, China's Global Times has reported on a similar situation faced by Chinese international students unable to return to the US for studies. The Chinese government and the students themselves have a right to be upset, but a very similar situation is faced by students from Europe, Russia, the middle East and throughout Asia. Here's hoping with more eyes and ears on the situation the plight of these students will be heard and China's "soft power failure" as Curtis Chin put it. For those interested in learning more about this situation, in addition to just perusing the hashtag I highly recommend following Joyce Lau of Times Higher Education who has been reporting on this since 2020 and recently did an update at the end of May. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theplasticscreen)
Jun 24 2021
1 hr 45 mins
The science and law of kratom with Dr. Jane BabinLearning From Topical Steroid Withdrawal With Nina AjdinEscape and Overcome: Jessica's StoryWilliam Ramsey's Global Death Cult (Order of 9 Angles, Atomwaffen, The Base)
We go in deep on a global satanic/fascist/military nexus of related occult orders interested in neo-Nazi theology, race war and infiltrating police and the armed forces. If you wanted to know the connection between David Tibet of Current 93 and the Edinburgh nail bomber or how Gladio led to a family of satanic/fascist secret orders and the potential FBI connection to Antifa researchers Unicorn Riot.Charles Manson, James Mason (the white nationalist, not Cary Grant’s costar in North by Northwest), Genesis P-Orridge, Lindsay Souvannarath the half-Thai neo-Nazi “furry” responsible for plotting the attempted Halifax Valentine’s day mall shooting, the cast of characters and the plot is almost difficult to believe but having read William’s thoroughly cited book, it’s harder to deny the possibility.Generally the podcast episode will come first, but since we recorded on Streamyard it was recorded as a live broadcast streamed to YouTube first. In the future, will try to inform folks if a livestream is planned, was fun interacting with and answering questions from everyone listening at YouTube.Still bedridden and in the neck brace and cervical collar which makes sitting up to type difficult and my headset mic had some static issues, but will be using a lav mic for future recordings until I am able to get surgery and get back to using the home recording set up. Not to mention being able to finish revisions for the Deep State book and work on gathering sources and making notes the next two titles I have in the works.The podcast will be fairly eclectic: folklore experts, reports, a PI, authors on various subjects, a scientist who studies ethnobotanical herbs, a crusader against the dangers of topical steroid awareness… in short, just people and topics I’m interested in. If you have suggestions for someone who might make a good guest, you can email me at kafkaguy@gmail.com. For more interviews and other work by me head to http://philfairbanks.comMake sure to check out the William Ramsey Investigates website and Ramsey’s podcast and if the topic of this episode piques your interest, trust me, this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can get the book (even signed copies for collectors) directly from William at his site.SHARE THIS:Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theplasticscreen)
May 27 2021
1 hr 32 mins
Opperman Report Exclusive: Sneak peek snippet of interview with Philip Fairbanks
PI Ed Opperman is one of the first folks who was tracking down Epstein years before MSM caught on, years before he was a household name. He was also involved in uncovering the secret service underage sex scandal in Colombia using his skills as a forensic investigator. He's appeared on multiple major news outlets and interviewed best selling authors, experts of all stripes and high caliber parapolitical researchers and authors so I'm always honored when I get a chance to do the show. My latest appearance on the Opperman Report was in February, it ran on about a half dozen FM stations and a few more on the AM band, but the full episode is a Patreon exclusive online. Luckily, Ed gave me permission to share a snippet of that interview here where I talk about my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia. Conversation runs from whether I know who Q really is to the DOD child porn scandal and Project Flicker to CIA's mind control experiment MK-Ultra and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation and more. If you enjoy the show, you can find my other two episodes of the Opperman Report on YouTube, at Stitcher and Spreaker or by going to philfairbanks.com and clicking on the interviews tab at the top. If you like what you hear, I recommend checking out his patreon for exclusive documents, court filings, exclusive Patreon only interviews and more and don't forget you can find my book Pedogate Primer at Amazon for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited or in paperback as well as through Barnes and Noble and a couple of other sites. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theplasticscreen)
Apr 22 2021
25 mins