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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.


00:00 | Trailer
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.


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