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Thursday, November 2, 2023

'Second Oswald' podcast series on Kerry Thornley [UPDATED]

 "The limited series sheds light on a little known aspect of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Could the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, been set up to be the patsy? The series focuses on writer Kerry Thornley who served with Lee Harvey Oswald in the US Marines and wrote a novel about him a year before he killed JFK. Thornley would later implicate himself in the conspiracy and became a major influence on Q-Anon and other fringe underground groups through his writings. This is not just another conspiracy theory. Written by former National Public Radio (NPR) commentator and Peabody award winner Andrei Codrescu."

Episodes and  more information here. 

Jesse Walker and Adam Gorightly appear in the podcast. The podcast also obviously is based on work by Adam. [This is an updated paragraph; I didn't know at first if it features Adam. See the comment to this post.]

Here is my previous post on the "Second Oswald" play, Nov. 13 in New York. 

1 comment:

Adam Gorightly said...

Yes, I appear in the podcast at some point or another, according to The Second Oswald website,

"The podcast series features many of Kerry’s friends including Sondra London and Bob Newport and rare audio recordings of him. The series is contextualized through analysis and commentary by UC Davis Professor Kathryn Olmsted, who wrote Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11. As well as Jesse Walker, Editor at Reason magazine, and author of The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory, and Steven Beschloss, who wrote The Gunman and His Mother: Lee Harvey Oswald, Marguerite Oswald, and the Making of an Assassin; and Peter Savodnik, author of The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union. Included are interviews with Adam Gorightly, author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture and author of Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Oswald and the Garrison Investigation. Additional interviews with Professor Joan Mellen, author of A Farewell To Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History, and Professor Alecia P. Long, author of Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime. Special thanks to Jimmy Nolan for his insight into New Orleans."