Jamie Bartlett – Radicals
Jamie Bartlett is a journalist, author and television presenter whose last book ”The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld” introduced us to the disturbing corners of the dark web. There he became friends with trolls, hackers, drug dealers, pornographers, political extremists, crypto-anarchists and vigilantes. His new book “Radicals” takes us into the minds of people who dare to be different: the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists whose secretive and influential movements include: techno-futurists questing for immortality, far-right groups looking to close borders, militant environmentalists, autonomous cooperatives, and psychedelic pioneers.
01:49 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:37 Brian’s introduction.
05:29 Book about politics aims not to be boring, stimulating thought on stories behind people on net.
09:44 Media, public and government reaction to UK terrorist attacks.
18:40 Terrorist and Donald Trump’s use of a social media which is making us less analytical.
26:51 Radical movements in the future will include militant environmentalists.
35:37 “All progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
42:14 Jamie’s background helps him gain trust of radical groups to understand their purpose.
45:24 Psychedelic is the big secret, people just don’t want to talk about it.
1:00:38 Crypto anarchists, is Bitcoin the tool of liberation and freedom they think it is?
1:08:31 Jamie has changed his view on the future proofing of privacy.
1:14:31 Radical love. Sex is a central part of what motivates people to do things.
1:24:03 The trouble with a radical is they can be too closed minded and dogmatic.
1:25:51 Listen to radical groups with some respect to be a society which is open to new ideas.
1:36:04 An ordinary person can, with hard work and perseverance, make something of themselves.
1:39:51 Self-censorship: are we too afraid to speak out on what we really believe?
1:44:36 Success secrets.
1:45:07 Personal challenge in making a BBC documentary.
1:50:42 Jamie’s surprise habit and the feelings it engenders.
1:54:55 Phone call to the 20 year old Jamie Bartlett.
1:56:31 Best advice ever received.
1:59:49 Advice to 20 year old watching who may belong to a radical group wanting to effect change.
2:02:21 Brian’s summing up.
Jamie Bartlett Books:
The Dark Net
Jamie Bartlett and Demos
Jamie Bartlett on Twitter
Jamie Bartlett TED speaker
Jamie Bartlett on Wikipedia
Jamie Bartlett on London Real
Earth Liberation Front
Deep Green Resistance
People mentioned in this episode:
Martin Luther King Jr
George Bernard Shaw
Professor David Nutt
Dr Carl Hart
Master Mantak Chia