New Podcast: My Early Years in Journalism

Finding my voice and a future; the strange trip and the heroes

by Jon Rappoport

May 10, 2022

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I’ve wanted to do this one for some time.

The beginning. 1982. Going from writing fiction and poetry to journalism in the blink of an eye, with the recommendation of my friend, LA Weekly writer Rockie Gardiner.

And after that, nothing was the same again.

So go to my substack page, throw in a few bucks, subscribe, and listen. Your support makes all the difference.

I explore a number of issues as I tell stories in this podcast. What is journalism supposed to be about? What were editors telling me? What was I advised about “the dead end” called investigative reporting?

The world of news is filled with strange characters, and now and then heroes show up. People who pass on a piece of crucial advice, put a piece of boggling evidence on the table, force you to evaluate what you’re really doing. Relentless people who don’t back down.

I talk about these people. I give them their due.

For example, Bill Perry, one of my earliest interviews in 1982. Bill fought his way to top of the food chain in the public relations field, and then one day walked out on the whole show. I can still remember, all these years later, how he told me that story. How he explained WHY he quit the game. You don’t forget moments like that, no matter how many years pass. You don’t forget something called morality.

There was a story I wrote in 1984, about nuclear security at the upcoming Olympic Games in Los Angeles. And after publishing it in a major magazine, I decided I had to tell somebody about what I’d found. The lack of security, and the potential threat. But who the hell do you talk to about that? Who can you trust?

As I was recording the podcast, I remembered the whole episode. So I describe it. Me, trying to deal with the federal government.

I discuss the field of so-called alternative journalism, as it was then—and still is, to a degree, now. I was mostly writing for those alternative outlets, but I discovered there were limits to what they wanted to cover. And there was the boredom, too.

The mind and soul numbing boredom of taking writing assignments that were so limited, I might as well have been working for the Washington Post. What are you supposed to do about THAT?

It was a key turning point for me. The fact is, every reporter is supposed to experience that exhaustion. Yes. Because it then forces him to make a decision about WHY he’s doing what he’s doing.

And then he takes one of two roads. He either gives in, or he goes further OUT. In my case, I lit the fuse on an explosion that is still reverberating for me.

In the podcast, I discuss my first flash of education about toxic corporate chemicals and life-destroying vaccines—a lesson that came from the unforgettable Ida Honorof. NO ONE who’s ever met Ida forgets her.

She was about 4 feet 10, about 50, skinny, with gray hair, when I ran into her in Los Angeles. A non-stop fireball. It took her about a minute to press into my hands a large sheaf of documents revealing corporate knowledge of pesticides resembling deadly Agent Orange. She commanded me to go home and read the documents. I obeyed. You could say my mind was then permanently blown.

I tell the story of another relentless character who came out of nowhere and practically forced me to go on the radio and reveal what I was finding out about AIDS. He told me he’d been Lenny Bruce’s agent. I think he pretty much existed on nuts and seeds. In his forties, he looked fit enough to get in the ring and fight for a world title.

These are people the normal world would retreat from. People who single-mindedly pursue a course of action whose limits are only defined by THEM.

They teach you something. Something realer than real.

In this podcast, I do my best to give you the shapes, the colors, the people, the decisions, the sensations of FINDING A WAY in a profession that, despite its claims about “the free press,” doesn’t want to make room for a writer who breaks the rules—

—Which ultimately led me to start a one-man news outlet 22 years ago.

But I did that only after having gone through some important years of grabbing a seat in the journalism bus and taking the ride.

Have a listen to the podcast. I believe you’ll find something valuable there.

— Jon


The Matrix Revealed

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

My new podcast: Kill-Shot Psychiatry, George Carlin, hero Peter Breggin

And the Real Drug War That Is Eating America

by Jon Rappoport

April 26, 2022

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The response to my launch of podcasts has been terrific.

Go to my substack page, pay a few bucks to subscribe, and listen to something that is definitely unique. I assure you, I’m pulling out all the stops.

The recently launched and failed streaming debacle, CNN+, could only wish they had my podcasts to deliver. They would have built ratings through the roof—because people want to UNDERSTAND the real issues that radically change their lives. Issues I’ve been investigating and reporting on for 35 years.

These audio presentations give me a chance to blend my personal experiences with hard information. I can finally tell the stories behind the stories—how I came to discover hidden elements of the Deep Culture that has been transforming the West.

It’s far from doom and gloom, because there have been heroes I’ve met and known along the way. Men and women who’ve stood against the tide. So these podcasts are their stories as well.

My new podcast, which is up at substack now, is: KILL-SHOT PSYCHIATRY, GEORGE CARLIN, AND HERO PETER BREGGIN; THE REAL DRUG WAR THAT IS EATING AMERICA. (Part-1 is here and Part-2 is here)

It’s the story of one of my deepest and longest investigations.

I describe my first face to face meeting with Dr. Peter Breggin in Los Angeles. It was a major turning point for me. Peter is the pioneering psychiatrist who blew the whistle on his own profession and, by sheer force of personality and relentless intelligence, armed with a mountain of shocking facts, survived all the blows his colleagues could try to rain down on his head.

In person, and on-camera, Peter is a star. When he starts talking, he delivers truth as few people can.

George Carlin was a different kind of star. My one conversation with him, a few years before his death, shed light on something entirely unexpected. We spoke between sets of one of his electrifying performances in San Diego—and I realized how audiences were changing.

They were drugged—and not in a good way (if there is a good way).

They were casualties in the drug war. I go into the real nature of that war in my new podcast. At various times in my 84 years, I’ve seen, up close and personal, the effects of medical and street drugs on radically different groups of people—in normal small towns all the way up to corporate board rooms.

This is the real zombie apocalypse. And it has as much or more to do with big banks as it does with venomous street dealers.

I’m committed to making this war known and understood, in every possible way—and I pull no punches in the podcast.

There is another hero I talk about in the podcast, a DEA agent I interviewed off the record, who spelled out how the whole Congress and the President (Obama) opened the door wide to Pharma companies—traffickers in the deadliest drugs ever to hit America’s streets.

A significant amount of the insane and incomprehensible statements and actions we’ve been witnessing around us have their hidden roots in effects of drugs. The celebration of drugs (both street and pharma) took off 50 years ago. It was a planned operation, designed to destabilize and take down societies and nations.

In fact, much earlier, in the 1950s, the CIA, during its infamous MKULTRA mind control program, was consciously seeking out drugs that could disable populations. This was one of the secret aspects of MKULTRA.

The result of that plan and that search came to fruition—but not within the CIA. The overwhelming success was transferred to the field of psychiatry, which became the kissing cousin of the CIA—and psychiatry was medically justified (through fraudulent research) and enthroned with official status by national governments.

Psychiatry IS the official gatekeeper of the mind and consciousness.

And it is also the dispenser of killer drugs.

Originally, I planned to boil down and limit this podcast, time-wise, but I quickly realized that, of course, the material and the vital stories were the whole point…and as long as it took, I would tell the tale. In the fullest terms possible. No holds barred.

That’s what I’ve done.

If you know my work, you know I’m not out to bore people. Facts are supposedly to be ALIVE, and they are when you see the human effects behind the data.

So tune in to my latest podcast (Part-1, Part-2) and listen to the raw truth about what happened when the CIA’s mind control program became America’s new Culture.

As always, thank you for your support.

–Jon


The Matrix Revealed

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)


Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

My new podcast: Inside the Den of Thieves

My Experience inside the US Political System

by Jon Rappoport

April 19, 2022

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As you know, I’ve launched weekly podcasts on my new substack page. Go over there and check it out. I appreciate all subscriptions.

That’s what substack is about—readers supporting individual writers. It’s the fastest growing platform of its kind in the world. And so far, zero censorship.

I’ve intentionally tested them with my first outpouring of articles on controversial subjects—and not a peep from them.

I’ve been doing substack for only a month, and already they’re listing me in the top hundred on the subject of Culture.

The new podcast is Culture in spades.

I tell the story of testifying before 2 Nevada State legislative Committees 20 years ago, during a spate of school shootings across America.

It was a surreal day, starting with the fact that I had no idea how or why I was invited to testify. I had nothing friendly to say to the Committees.

My background and research had to do with the dangers of the psychiatric drugs, particularly the antidepressants, which cause some people to spill over into violence—including murder.

That wasn’t on the list of ideas the Committees were looking for.

As the day wore on, I got a very strong dose of rejection from one Committee member—which was a joke to me, because I eat those sorts of political critiques for breakfast.

Most of all, I gained an extremely vivid and up-close impression of what these political animals were all about. And that’s the story I focus on in the podcast.

Who are these people? What is it like to be sitting and standing next to them and overhearing them talk, when the cameras aren’t there?

This is why I made the trip to Nevada—to find out. And I did.

I wanted to get in BEHIND the official nonsense, behind the political ideology, behind the appearance, to the reality on the ground. The reality that makes you want to take a shower as soon as you’re done.

It’s important to see and hear and feel these creatures in their native habitat.

At the time, I thought I should have a notebook with me, so I could jot down impressions and observations on the spot—but as soon as I stepped into the conference room where I’d address the first Committee, I knew that wouldn’t be necessary.

The whole scene unrolled like a magic carpet…minus the magic. I said to myself, “I’m never going to forget this.” And I haven’t.

Culture—such as it is today—is the main reason I started writing at substack. I wanted an outlet for everything I see moving around us that is transforming the past, present, and future.

My approach to it—full frontal attack, satire, surrealism, fiction—is all hands on deck. No holds barred.

There is no other way, as far as I’m concerned. We’re all in a circus, where the ringmasters are crazy and most of the audience is still asleep or drugged.

I just turned 84 last Saturday, and I’m still discovering new resources as a writer.

Thank you for your support. I hope more of you will go to my substack page and kick in a few bucks for a subscription.

LANGUAGE and STORY aren’t dead yet. I’m shooting them out there and expanding them with no limit.

A long time ago, I learned that when somebody says SURRENDER, you say NO DICE and you keep pushing, no matter what.

That’s what I’m doing.

Jon


The Matrix Revealed

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

My new podcast: The Great Tradition of Imagination

And what it means for you, the individual, now

And for the next 10,000 years of Earth Culture

by Jon Rappoport

April 12, 2022

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My new podcast, THE GREAT TRADITION OF IMAGINATION, is now up at my substack page. You can go there and listen to it.

This podcast is 30 years in the making. It’s filled with personal stories that illustrate the Great Tradition; as well as my research on the subject that actually began in 1961, in New York.

At that time, I was working with an extraordinary healer, Richard Jenkins, whom I write about in my book, The Secret behind Secret Societies. Richard was a key figure in pointing me to breakthroughs about imagination and what they meant.

For the past few thousand years, Earth Culture has done everything in its power to downplay and bury and distort the power of imagination.

This is more than an elite operation. It’s an effort of the rational mind to take charge of ALL aspects of life, under the assumption that there is no other way for humans to survive.

To say this is a “mistake” is like saying failing to eat food or breathe air is a mere mistake. The vast overreach of the rational mind has imposed incredible limits on the individual human being.

The truth is, the individual certainly does need the rational logical mind; it is essential; BUT it is not everything. Left to its own devices, without a “partner,” it eventually becomes destructive—because it comes to resemble a Machine.

And humans have an astounding ability not to notice they are beginning to think and act like machines, in patterned and repetitive ways.

But when humans finally open the door wide to their own imaginations, the whole basis of living shifts.

Given its unlimited space, imagination is another kind of breathing. We don’t stop and question our intake and exhale of air. And when we begin to navigate life through and by imagination, we don’t question that, either. It’s a FACT, as natural as any physiological process.

Except when imagination is in full play, the LEVEL of living and experiencing and pursuing our desires rises.

Unlike other cultural traditions recorded in the history books and taught in schools, the Tradition of Imagination has never been recorded or taught.

And it doesn’t exist in groups. It exists in individuals, in every area and country, down through time.

The Tradition of Imagination isn’t borrowed or stolen or bought. It is alive, potentially, in every individual. It’s never too late to wake it up.

Over the years, I’ve often written, “Every individual is an artist of Reality.” In my new podcast, I have a lot to say about what that means, and the extraordinary “distances” it can travel.

Everything I’ve written over the past 30 years has had three motives.

One: Expose and attack the crimes of the cartels and their elites who are trying to run this world.

Two: Expose the absurd and destructive Culture that is spreading across the world.

And three: Clear away, and put to the side, all this insanity and show what a real Culture would look like, when that Culture IS THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE POWER OF HIS IMAGINATION IN ACTION.

I always come back to the individual and I always will.

I hope you’ll go to substack and listen to my new podcast.


Exit From the Matrix

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

My latest podcast: The Real Technocratic Experiment On Earth

And the Counter-Experiment

by Jon Rappoport

April 5, 2022

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This podcast has been percolating for several years. I finally recorded it and posted it. I hope you’ll listen to it at my new substack page.

It dives deep into the real intent of the technocracy’s biological experiments:

TRANSGENDERISM; GENETIC ALTERATION; THE BRAIN-COMPUTER MERGE.

I contrast these experiments with a hidden thread of history that no one has covered: THE TRADITION OF IMAGINATION.

In the area of genetics, we know that researchers are pioneering ways to change human biology. The most public strategy is the RNA COVID “vaccine.”

But behind the scenes, much more adventurous experimentation is proceeding. For example, the creation of a new caste system, whereby genetic programming would doom humans to live out their lives with varying degrees of diminished intelligence. Outfitting them to work in what amounts to a slave society.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have the utopian promises of higher consciousness, achieved by the merging of brains and computers. The brain, it’s said, will be able to download extraordinary amounts of knowledge and “insight.”

There are plans afoot to use 5G technology as the gateway into “sensory immersion.” Virtual experiences in which the user can touch, taste, smell, see, and hear what is going on at any locale on the planet.

In my podcast, I drill to the bottom of these and other experiments aimed at the takeover of humanity. What are the technocrats really thinking? What limits their minds?

And most important of all—what is the other side of that coin? What do free and independent individuals do with their imaginations, on their own? What paths do they explore? What paths have they explored since the beginning of time?

This podcast casts aside all the limits that have been imposed on history by historians and pseudo-scientists, who tinker with various scenarios and wind up nowhere.

Every individual is unique, if he would see it. And with freedom and imagination, his potential is unlimited.

In the podcast, I tell personal stories that illustrate something about the path I’ve taken—not to suggest it is anyone else’s road, but to show what can happen when the individual cuts loose from the framework and context of society and moves out on his own.

Technocracy IS the framework and context of society, updated with technology which is aimed at “taming” us and making us forget what we can achieve and know.

THIS is the war.

It is a war of building false cultures, tearing them down, and building new ones, over centuries. It is the unwritten story of Earth Culture, which has been designed to convince us to argue over minor differences in spaces with low ceilings.

Whereas, the truth is: there is no ceiling. Each one of us can climb higher and farther than any technocrat has ever dreamed.

I hope you’ll listen to the podcast. I made it to inform and challenge anybody and everybody, and to re-inspire myself.

Self is vital. Self is utterly unique.

In society, we’re all supposed to be the same. The. Same. Sharing. Good. Little. Neutral. Children.

But we’re not.

I don’t want to blow part of that societal myth away. I want to blow it all away. Because what we see then is truly extraordinary. It’s what we see in the greatest dreams we’ve ever had.


Exit From the Matrix

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)


Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

To My Readers: What I’m doing now and why

by Jon Rappoport

March 28, 2022

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Dear Reader,

Basically, I’m making a lot of moves right now. As I mentioned last week, my new substack blog has launched. Go have a look. It takes no prisoners.

Soon, I’ll be posting audios there, as well as articles.

About a year ago, it occurred to me that I was keeping the lid on a lot of issues that were making my blood boil. I was putting them aside because of the COVID insanity.

I’ve written over 450 articles on that boggling scam and the death march it’s enabled.

And then it occurred to me that, despite the fact I’ve posted articles here at NoMoreFakeNews almost every day for 21 years—that’s right—I’ve ignored subjects that interested and excited and motivated and outraged me.

So why not go all out?

As a friend once told me (dozens of times): A WRITER WRITES.

So that’s what I’m doing now—on three blogs all at once. NoMoreFakeNews, OutsideTheRealityMachine, and Jon Rappoport on substack.

But even that isn’t enough. There is flesh and blood experience that fits very well with audio. Spoken narrative.

Things I think of in the middle of the night that spin themselves out into stories. Which need a storyteller.

For example: my research on HIV in the 1980s and 90s. There were so many characters and situations and intrigues. I published my book, AIDS INC. in 1988, but I could have written another book about my experiences while writing AIDS INC. The journalists and scientists and politicians of all different types I met and spoke with. The good, the bad, the ugly. How I stumbled into my method of research—which has paid off to this day.

There are a dozen other books I could write (but storytelling is better) about MANY medical-political scandals I’ve uncovered over the past 30 years. I’ve already published the details of the scandals. I’m talking about the people, the heroes, the crazies, the criminals I met along the way.

Because that’s part of work and LIFE. It opens up new dimensions. It rarely gets to breathe out in the open. But it should.

I’ve written a great deal about art and imagination. But inside that are the many artists I’ve known. Who they were, what they were doing, and why.

And then there is the boundless future ahead. I’ve written about that, too. But there is more to say—including experiences I’ve had that gave me clues and insights and presumptions and a view of time that opened closed doors.

I have interests that many people don’t share. For instance, sports and television. They’re both absurd farces. But they’re also something else. In my life, I’ve known far more athletes than artists. I was once an athlete myself. I know what makes these people tick. I admire athletes I’ve known. They were ALIVE.

All in all, ALIVE is good. Knowing it, sensing it along whatever roads it travels makes us better. It keeps us from closing down, from narrowing our focus to the point where we think we know all there is to know.

I’ve been rebelling and at war since I was 17. I’m 83 now. Rebellion has served me well. Bypassing and refusing possibilities of lucrative careers have served me well. Rebellion has enabled me to CREATE on my own terms.

Which, quite possibly, was my objective all along.

So that’s what I continue to do.

I like beginnings.

This is one.

As always, many thanks for your continuing support and interest.

–Jon

Update: You’ll see my first podcast pop up on my substack page tomorrow. It’s my personal story behind the story, about a few of the key figures in the HIV wars of the 1980s and 90s—especially Peter Duesberg, the biologist who took on the entire medical research colossus single-handedly. I knew Peter. He reminded me of one of my childhood heroes, Jack London’s Martin Eden.

The podcast is also about sharp turns in life—key moments when I found gold in unexpected places…from unexpected people…outsiders I never knew existed.


power outside the matrix

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.