Thursday, 4 September 2008

Scientology, masked protesters and a New Humanist foray into podcasting

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It's the moment you've all been waiting for – New Humanist has jumped off the pages of the magazine and website by launching a foray into the world of podcasting.

Along with regular contributor Christina Martin, I went along to an anti-Scientology protest held in London by the masked ranks of Anonymous, a movement that originated on the web earlier this year and has been picketing Scientology centres worldwide on a monthly basis ever since. We took along our shiny new audio equipment and created this 12-minute podcast, in which we meet the protesters, as well as some ex-Scientologists and prominent critics, and ask whether, behind the masks and the silly music, Anonymous are really serious in their efforts to bring down Scientology?

You can also subscribe to our podcasts by RSS, meaning you'll be notified when we post future editions.

I also wrote an article on the protest for the new issue of New Humanist. Go on, have a read.

6 comments:

rhill said...

Re. your "Unmasked" article... Jenna Miscaviage, David Miscaviage: The proper spelling is "Miscavige".

Out_Of_The_Dark said...

Terrific stuff! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great that you have an mp3, but an mp3 a podcast does not make. :) You need an RSS feed with the mp3 enclosed.

Paul Sims said...

Oh we do have a feed - just hadn't posted it because this was out first podcast. But you made me change my mind. Here it is: http://switchpod.com/users/newhumanistmagazine/feed.xml

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for gracing a Project Chanology protest with your report. You did a good job of getting many perspectives of Anonymous, as well as the Old Guard like Tory "Magoo" Christman and Mark "Wise Beard Man" Bunker. We always appreciate the attention.