Thursday, 5 October 2017

Media Credits - Updated October 2017

Adeyinka Makinde – Media Credits
Geo-Politics & Boxing
Profile

Adeyinka Makinde trained for the law as a barrister. He lectures in criminal law and public law at a university in London, and has an academic research interest in intelligence & security matters. He is a contributor to a number of websites for which he has written essays and commentaries on international relations, politics and military history. Adeyinka is the author of two well-received books on boxers that set the boxing narrative in the context of the prevailing social, political and cultural circumstances of both of his subjects. He has served as a programme consultant and provided expert commentary for BBC World Service Radio, China Radio International and the Voice of Russia.
Service Objectives
To research and provide expert analysis and advice on features related to geo-politics as well as the history and culture of the sport of boxing.
Radio Interviews as a Pundit
Voice of Russia – 4th September 2014
Interviewed about my essay “A World War in the Offing: Why US-Nato Geo-political Policy May Lead to a Third World War”.
China Radio International – 2nd July 2011
Provided analysis for a feature on the impending world heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine and David Haye of England.
BBC World Service Radio – 11th September 2010
Provided analysis for the African sports programme ‘Fast Track’ in regard to an impending world heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine and Nigeria’s Samuel Peter.
Radio Interviews
KCAA NBC News Los Angeles – 10th August 2013
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula on ‘It’s A Crime’, hosted by the lawyer and author Margaret McLean.
CJOB 68 Winnipeg – 9th April 2011
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula on ‘Nighthawks’, a talk show presented by Bob Currier.
Sirius XM – 3rd September 2010
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula on ‘Friday Night At The Fights’, a show hosted by Randy Gordon, a former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, and Gerry Cooney, a former world heavyweight title contender.
WPDH FM, Poughkeepsie – 1st September 2010
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula.
BBC Radio London – 12th August 2010
Discussed my books JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula and DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal on ‘The Boxing Hour Show’ hosted by Steve Bunce.
WNST Baltimore – 25th September 2005
Discussed my book DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal with Bob Haynie on his sports talk show.
Podcast Interviews
The Mind Renewed – 26th August 2017
The second part of a discussion of an article of mine entitled “The Pan-Islamic Option: The West’s part in the creation and sustaining of Islamist Terror”. It focused on the historical origins of Western use of Islam as a factor in war and insurgencies looking at Germany in Wilhelmine and Nazi-eras, Britain from the First World War onwards and the United States’ enduring relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and its inadvertent contribution to the rise of global jihadism.
The Mind Renewed – 18th August 2017
The first part of a discussion of an article of mine entitled “The Pan-Islamic Option: The West’s part in the creation and sustaining of Islamist Terror”. It focused on recent policies followed by the West through which weaponised Islam is used as a tool in seeking geo-political advantage.
The Mind Renewed – 11th December 2016
Second part of a discussion of an academic paper of mine entitled “Can the British State Convict Itself?” which focussed on Britain’s role in the US-led ‘extraordinary rendition’ programme and Britain’s early counter-insurgency strategy in Northern Ireland.
The Mind Renewed – 4th December 2016
First part of a discussion of an academic paper of mine entitled “Can the British State Convict Itself?” which focussed on the international and domestic law implications of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Outlaw Radio California – 17th August 2013
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula with Burl Barer.
Michael Nayt Show – 27th October 2010
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula.
Talking Boxing With Billy C – 9th September 2010
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula with the host Bill Calogero.
On the Grind Boxing Radio – 25th July 2010
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula.
Global Talk Radio – 15th August 2006
Discussed my book DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal on the show, ‘A Story to Tell’.
Harambee Radio Network – 13th February 2006
Discussed my book DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal on the show ‘Just About Books’.
Harambee Radio Network – 25th October 2005
Discussed my book DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal on the show ‘Garvey’s Children’.
Videocast Interviews
Katehon – 14th October 2016
Provided analysis of Nato policy and its impact in the Middle East and North Africa.
Katehon – 30th September 2016
Provided analysis on the danger of nuclear war between Nato and the Russian Federation.
Cable TV Interviews
Bayonne Cablevision – 23rd May 2011
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula on the Mike Ransome Show broadcast on Channel 19 of a Public Access network.
Hatton Boxing TV – 17th December 2010
Discussed my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula.
Bisi Olatilo Show – 21st September 2008
Discussed my book DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal.
Revelation TV – 26th November 2005
Discussed my book DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal on a sports show broadcast on Sky/Astra Channel 676.
Radio Documentary
BBC World Service – 1st August 2006
Consultant and contributor to a 25-minute feature on the life & career of the boxer Dick Tiger, of whom I wrote a biography. It focussed on Tiger’s role as a propagandist for the secessionist state of Biafra.
Film Documentary
Webber Films – Forthcoming 2018
Contributor to ‘American Rackets’, a documentary feature on the history of illegal gambling in the United States focussing on James Napoli, a high-ranking member of the Genovese Family and his youngest son Rocco.
IMG Media –  September 2006
Contributor to ‘The Rivals’, a one-hour special on boxing’s great rivalries which aired on Sky One.
Press Coverage
RIA Novosti – 5th September 2014
Headlined “Expert: Nato Enforcing US Financial, Commercial Power Globally”, it summarised the points I had made during an interview with the Voice of Russia.
The Hudson Reporter – 12th September 2010
Headlined “The Story of Frankie DePaula: Life and Death of Controversial Jersey City Boxer Revealed”, and written by Ricardo Kaulessar. It reviewed my book and reported on my book launch appearance at Jersey City Public Library’s Main Branch.
The Jersey Journal – 1st September 2010
Headlined “Book on Jersey City Prizefighter Pulls No Punches”, and written by Patrick Villanova. It provided a review of my book JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula”, excerpts from an interview with the writer and a preview of my book launch appearance at the Main Branch of Jersey City Public Library.
Journalism

Boxing
Written numerous features on boxing for websites such as Eastside Boxing dot com, The Cyber Boxing Zone dot com and Boxing dot com. Penned a preview article on the world heavyweight boxing title contest between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye for China Radio International Sports.  Writings on boxing have also been published by Black Star News, a New York City-based investigative weekly newspaper, African Renaissance, a socio-political academic journal, and Africa Today, a news and current affairs magazine.

In the early to mid-2000s, served as a correspondent for Eastside Boxing from the ringside press area of many venues including the illustrious York Hall in Bethnal Green. Among the fighters I covered were David Haye, Carl Froch, Herbie Hide, Danny Williams, Audley Harrison and Howard Eastman.

Geo-Politics and other Writing
Write on a range of diverse topics including global security, international relations, history, military history, music and culture. Essays and commentaries have been published online by Global Research dot Canada, Dissident Voice, the Sri Lanka Guardian, Katehon dot com and War History Online. Also, published by the peer-reviewed journals Global Security and Intelligence Studies Journal and Covert Policing, Terrorism and Intelligence Law Review.

Contributed two essays to the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Boxing. One will be on African boxing and the other on Jose Torres, a world champion who became a writer and social activist.

Authored Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal (2005) and Jersey Boy: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula (2010).

My writings have been cited by scholars and writers of trade books, reference books, academic journals and an unpublished doctoral dissertation.

Media Production Skills
Wrote and produced two popular videos on youtube dot com about the subjects of the two biographies I have written.
“The Dick Tiger Story” – February 2009
A pictorial record of the life and career of the boxer Dick Tiger.
“The Frankie DePaula Story” – April 2009
The dramatic life and slaying of boxer Frankie DePaula told through newspaper photographs and news clippings.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2017)

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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