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Making Biden quotable • Compromised Catholics • Real causes of vaccine reluctance • Don‘t worry about the armed robot dogs
It's the Foreign Influence Podcast, with American Bill Poorman 🇺🇸 and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg 🇳🇱 taking you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through international events. This time:
• We struggle to make Biden quotable, but you can't say we didn't try.
• A report out of France details decades of abuse of children by the French Catholic church.
• Starting to learn to live with covid and the real causes of covid vaccine reluctance.
• Keep your eyes on Taiwan as a tripwire to US-China conflict.
• And jeez, after such a depressing list, don't worry - we're arming robot dogs. We'll all be safe now!
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Bill & Nikolaj
2021, please don’t go so soon! • The ’rona is coming for us all • 2022 will better. Right? Right?!
Can we call it a Cold War yet? • There‘s no way to do Facebook right • We came *this* close to not talking about covid
Looking for positive covid news • Doom and gloom around Taiwan and East Asia • The endless search for good news
And we're back! • Has anyone heard of this covid thing? • Afghanistan and accountability • Don't worry the robots will be nice
Singapore no more! • Bill and Nikolaj reflect on their time in SG and Asia now that they have both left
Covid catch-up - who's fault is it now? • The western democracies make up • Changes afoot
Covid optimism • Hong Kong crackdown continues • Facebook "censorship" • Universalism is the answer to racism • Israel/Palestine • UFOs are real! But are aliens?
Happy Mother's Day! • Chinese spaceship apocalypse • Covid • Gas attack! • Channel (fish) wars • Cheerio Scotland?
India covid crisis, but the vaccines are holding up • US policing - a good Floyd verdict, but the robot dogs are coming • Too much good news
On the way to vaccination • Pay attention to the South China Sea • Academic papers made easy
The US and China get pissy with one another • Anti-Asian attacks in the US • When stairs strike back
America is back • Yay? • Principle or propaganda • China Time
De-platforming • Maybe insurrection is the limit? • US vs Europe free speech • Whence truth?
Insurrection • Awesome "beacon of democracy" • Enlightenment values on the line • Accountability
Happy New Year! • 2020 reflections, 2021 predictions • And about as much happiness as we can muster
The US makes being a Third World country cool again • Nikolaj has just had it • Bring on the vaccines, baby!
We pioneer re-truthing • War on Christmas won • Wounding democracy is highly profitable • Covid is exhausting
The Eastern Hemisphere moves on while the West is a basket case • Democratic institutions undermined
Relief with a Biden/Harris victory • Will underlying problems get addressed? • The joys of a botched presser
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