In this episode, I speak with award-winning investigative journalist and writer, Daemon Fairless about his impactful CBC Podcast series Hunting Warhead. Warhead is the mastermind behind an online CSAM forum of millions of members. We also discuss his book “Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men”, and his research around CSA.
TRIGGER WARNING that this episode contains content discussing child sexual abuse and pedophiles.
Episode Time Stamp:
0:00 – Intro
0:38 – Introduction of guest
0:54 – Can you give a quick synopsis of what Hunting Warhead is?
3:04 – Synopsis of Hunting Warhead
6:24 – Daemon’s experience in the field of studying violent men and CSAM
8:24 – what do you think parents should know about this issue?
11:53- Daemon’s response
16:25 – Can you talk a bit about what you learned in terms of these communities and how they operate and why should parents know about this?
18:17 – Daemon’s response
22:02 – The importance of parents understanding the reality of these places on the dark web and how they operate.
23:21 – Child Rescue Coalition
24:46 – Daemon’s take on CSA/SAM Investigations
30:02- Could someone who is doing work to protect against SAM actually be influenced in the same way?
34:58- Can you share where people can find your book?
38:56 – Closing
Daemon’s Website- https://www.daemonfairless.com
Hunting Warhead CBC 4-Part Podcast – https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/387-hunting-warhead
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