Iranian crisis & magic and faith (E289)
An extraordinary crisis has erupted between Britain and Iran involving the Rock of Gibraltar, 2.1 million barrels of oil, the Royal Marines, HMS ‘Montrose,’ HMS ‘Duncan,’ and the Strait of Hormuz. It is an ancient enmity – Britain colonized Iran of course, and was still performing regime changes there in this lifetime. A conference is set to take place soon in the hope that the straits can be protected, but many powers are skeptical. Time to learn more about how we got here, where we are now, and where we’re going from, and we will learn that from former military man and security expert Charles Shoebridge.
Is magic an illusion or sorcery? From magic to miracles, Ian McCoy performs jaw-dropping, close-up sleight of hand. He is also a mentalist, academic, and author who has written books not only on magic and illusion but also on faith. The Merseyside maestro has recently published a book about faith, which he believes is not illusion at all, but magic that is the real McCoy. We invited him to the Sputnik studio to see what tricks he has up his sleeve.