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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Into the Time Warp #9 – Father Coughlin on Propaganda (5/30/20)

58:37 – Join Dave in Kentucky for an examination of the first half of Father Charles E. Coughlin’s Golden Hour of the Little Flower from May 9, 1939, entitled “Propaganda at Work”. Topics include: British propaganda for two World Wars, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, the Neutrality Acts of the late 1930s, cash-and-carry, Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill”, Social Justice magazine, the sinking of the Lusitania, Karl Goetz, Wellington House, David Knight, Capt. B.H. Lidell Hart’s book series The Next War, Sidney Rogerson’s Propaganda in the Next War, John F. Kennedy, Edward Bernays, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Senator Gerald Nye, Pearl Harbor, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Lukas, Eddie Murphy, Mussolini’s definition of Fascism, the National Association of Broadcasters, Marsh v. Alabama (1946), Keeper of the Flame, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Lindbergh, Philip Roth, The Plot Against America, HBO and other Hollywood smear factories.

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Show art: Father Coughlin making an emphatic point. Note the early hands-free microphone, circa 1930s.

posted by Dave at 3:56 pm filed in Dave,May20  


  1. Impressive research and story telling woven through this rich complex rug of audio components. The truth is always out there, somewhere scattered among the edges of all the various Interpretarions. It feels as if I was
    Riding the wave of discovery itself.

    Comment by Chad — May 31, 2020 @ 1:16 am

  2. Thanks, Chad. It’s nice to know that somebody out there is not only listening, but appreciating.

    Comment by Dave — May 31, 2020 @ 8:23 am

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