Monday, November 6th, at 9:00PM EST, YouTube Live Stream
J.W. Ocker is the award-winning author of Poe-Land, A Season with the Witch, The New England Grimpendium, and The New York Grimpendium, and has written for an array of outlets including CNN.com, Rue Morgue, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, and the Boston Globe. His OTIS site (http://www.OddThingsIveSeen.com/) chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, history, and nature throughout the world. His next book is a spooky middle-grade novel about a New England funeral home.
Monday, October 23rd, at 8:00PM EST, YouTube Live Stream
Brad Steiger will be on in the spirit of Halloween to talk about his four new e-books, Real Nightmares.
Bio: Brad Steiger is the author of over 2,000 articles and more than 180 titles with inspirational and paranormal themes, including Real Aliens, Space Beings, and Creatures from Other Worlds; Real Encounters, Different Dimensions, and Otherworldy Beings; Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; Real Visitors, Voices from Beyond, and Parallel Dimensions; and Conspiracies and Secret Societies. Brad is a veteran of broadcast news magazines such as The Nightly News, as well as a regular radio guest on shows ranging from Rob McConnell’s X-Zone to Coast to Coast with George Noory. He lives somewhere in Iowa.
Monday, October 16th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Nearly everyone has heard of Einstein’s theory of relativity, perhaps because it is so prevalent in popular culture. For example, relativity lies behind real science ideas like black holes and the expanding universe, and also behind science fiction ideas of things like warp drive, hyperspace, and worm holes. The reason it comes up in these contexts is that the theory of relativity represents our current understanding of the nature of space, time, and gravity. As such, it provides the foundation of almost all of modern physics and astronomy, which means it also plays a critical role in modern technology. To sum up, relativity tells us how the universe actually works, and through technology it comes up in nearly everything we do in our daily lives.
Bio: Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specializes in mathematics and science education, writing for and speaking to audiences ranging from elementary school children to college faculty. His extensive teaching experience, which spans all levels from preschool through graduate school, includes having founded and run a private science summer school for elementary and middle school children and teaching more than fifty college classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and writing, including the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award. Source: http://www.jeffreybennett.com/about/
Monday, October 2, at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Dr. Jeremy Gillula discusses what rollbacks of Net Neutrality regulations would do to the average person, or to a small business, your privacy when it comes to your internet provider and much more. BIO: Dr. Jeremy Gillula is a Senior Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. As part of EFF’s Technology Projects Team, Dr. Gillula advises EFF lawyers and activists on a wide range of technical and policy issues, including big data, drones, mobile and online privacy, net neutrality, and autonomous and connected vehicles. Dr. Gillula received a B.S. from Caltech in computer science with a minor in Control of Dynamical Systems, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford. During his academic career his research focused on robotics and machine learning, including sensor fusion systems for autonomous vehicles, machine learning systems for drones, and the design of guaranteed safe machine learning algorithms. Check out: www.eff.org
The Dyatlov Pass incident (Russian: Гибель тургруппы Дятлова) is the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains on February 2, 1959. The group consisted of eight men and two women. Most were students or graduates of Ural Polytechnical Institute. The goal of the 14 day expedition was to reach Otorten (1234.2m), a mountain 10 kilometers north of the site of the incident. This route, at that season, was estimated as “Category III”, the most difficult. All members were experienced in long ski tours and mountain expeditions. The group arrived by train at Ivdel, a city at the center of the northern province of Sverdlovsk Oblast on January 25. They then took a truck to Vizhay – the last inhabited settlement so far north. They started their march toward Otorten from Vizhay on January 27. The next day, one of the members – Yuri Yudin, was forced to go back because of illness. Diaries and cameras found around their last camp made it possible to track group’s route up to the day preceding the incident. Continue by using above link to the website.
Monday, August 28th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Denver Michaels is an author with a passion for cryptozoology, the paranormal, lost civilizations, and all things unexplained. At age 42, the Virginia native released his first book People are Seeing Something—a culmination of many years of research on the lake monster phenomenon. Since then, he has gone on to write Water Monsters South of the Border and Wild & Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia. Michaels is employed as an engineering technologist and works full-time. He is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and continues to perform research and writing for future work. Check out: http://www.denvermichaels.net
Monday, August 14th at 8:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
WILLIAM J. HALL is the author of the paranormal best-seller The
World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport
Poltergeist on Lindley Street, and also The Haunted House Diaries: The
True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town at the Center of a Paranormal
Mystery; another profound investigation into the unknown. Hall is
professionally equipped to recognize trickery: After more than 25 years as
a performing magician, he knows how to create and recognize illusions.
He is also an experienced researcher of the unexplained, from folklore
and urban legend to fortune telling, the pyramids, and is an active
investigator of the paranormal. His syndicated column, “Magic and the
Unknown‚” ran for six years in multiple newspapers. Hall has two sons
and resides in Plainville, CT.
Monday, August 7th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Zoltan Istvan discusses the current possibilities of transhumanism, as well as artificial intelligence. What some of the latests developments are such as longevity, driverless cars, and possible dangers as we advance.
Beyond extensive media coverage, Zoltan is an eloquent, Ivy-league educated man yearning to use science, technology, reason to dramatically remake humanity. Over the last two years, Zoltan has consulted for the US Navy as a futurist, interviewed to be Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Vice President, appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience (and dozens of other shows), and gave many speeches, including at Microsoft, the Global Leaders Forum, and the Financial Times Camp Alphaville (opening Keynote). Istvan was the only presidential candidate to be interviewed by underground mega-group Anonymous. Istvan’s award-winning 2013 novel The Transhumanist Wager was a #1 bestseller in Philosophy and also a top 5 Amazon book. It’s been compared in reviews to Ayn Rand’s work over 1000 times. It’s being taught in a few dozen colleges around the world as a warning and inspiration about the future. Coming out in 2017 is a feature documentary two years in the making called “Immortality or Bust” on Istvan’s ideas and campaign, including the story of his historic bus tour across America on the Immortality Bus. Istvan is the founder of the Transhumanist Party, the author the Transhumanist Bill of Rights, and a frequently interviewed expert on AI. Before becoming an acclaimed futurist, he was a journalist for the National Geographic Channel (often an on-camera reporter) and The New York Times Syndicate. Istvan has traveled to over 100 countries, and has a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Columbia University. Currently, he is also a columnist at Vice, and at the young age of 43, has a strong support base with millennials.
Read more at: https://www.bigspeak.com/speakers/zoltan-istvan/
Monday, July 31st at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Nicholas “Nick” Redfern, born 1964 in Pelsall, Walsall, Staffordshire, is a British best-selling author, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist now living in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Redfern is an active advocate of official government disclosure of UFO information, and has worked to uncover thousands of pages of previously classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence files on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) dating from the Second World War from the Public Record Office and currently[when?] works as a feature writer and contributing editor for Phenomena magazine. SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Redfern
Monday, May 29th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Our music is by this guest, Mark Stanley and Mark is joined by documentarian Michael Tweed. From the time Mark Stanley picked up the guitar at age 3, taught himself how to play by the time he was 8, and started writing songs when he was 11, he knew he’d found his life’s passion. He achieved early success: when walking one day, he heard someone playing a song he’d written; he was also in a rock ‘n’ roll band while attending Del Valle High School. He idolized John Stewart, the late Bay Area songwriter, singer, guitar player and former member of the Kingston Trio band. “I met him when I was 17,” said Stanley, who grew up in Lafayette. “I took voice lessons from his wife Buffy.” As Stanley’s musical skills blossomed, strumming the guitar was a lot like eating and breathing — he couldn’t imagine a life without doing it. But in 2001, Stanley came back home sick after chaperoning his daughter’s field trip on a hot May day in the town of Coloma. The next day, he had to perform in a show but with a sore throat and high fever, Stanley collapsed, hit his head and was taken to the hospital. “At one point, I asked the doctor, ‘Am I going to live?’ and the doctor said, ‘I think so,’” said Stanley, who remembers feeling disheartened by the prognosis. “I was in a coma for a week and when I woke up, all my fingers and toes were black,” he said. Contracting bacterial meningitis resulted in the amputation of Stanley’s fingertips and six toes. He agonized — would he ever play the guitar again? The gravity of his experience hit him really hard. “All I did was play the guitar for the last 30 years,” said Stanley. “I played when I was happy; I played when I was sad, and when I was hungry.” The irony was that for years he’d done everything he could to protect his fingers just so he could play the guitar. Soon, depression set in. But Stanley knew he had to be strong for his daughter. Things started looking up with opportunities to become an elementary schoolteacher’s aide and to teach guitar at Campana Music in Lafayette. While his illness had caused him to lose his ability to play guitar like he once did, Stanley believes he gained a worthwhile experience as a teacher’s aide at Burton Valley Elementary School and teaching guitar to kids and adults. Source: http://bayareane.ws/2nsNfye
Monday May 22nd, 8:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
CIA Whistleblower on torture to discuss his book that was released in May 16th: “Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison” A long-time former CIA official and case officer, John Kiriakou became an anti-torture whistleblower and activist when he told ABC News in December 2007 that the CIA was torturing prisoners, that that torture was official U.S. government policy, and that the policy was approved by the President. John was driven to ruin by the Justice Department because of these revelations. Immediately after John’s interview, the Justice Department initiated a years-long investigation, determined to find something–anything–to charge him with. This was his payback for blowing the whistle on the torture program.
John eventually was charged with three counts of espionage, one count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act and one count of making a false statement as a result of the 2007 ABC News interview. Finally, in order to avoid the risk of spending 45 years in prison, John accepted a plea to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. All other charges were dropped. Even though he had no criminal intent, and there was no harm to the national security, accepting the plea resulted in a sentence of 30 months in prison. Source: http://www.johnkiriakou.com/about/whi…
FRIDAY, May 19th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Edwin C. May discusses what it was like being invoved with the Star Gate Project, and the fascinating results that remote viewing and ESP garnered. Bio: Edwin C. May, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work in parapsychology. Having spent the first part of his research career in his chosen Ph.D.-degreed discipline, Low Energy, Experimental Nuclear Physics, he became interested in serious parapsychology in 1971. At that time, he was peripherally involved in a psychokinesis (i.e. putative mind over matter) experiment that was being conducted informally in the physics department at the University of California at Davis. Starting in August 1974, Dr. May spent nearly a year in India researching so-called psychic phenomena with Yogis and other Masters. In 1975, he returned to the States and worked for eight months with Charles Honorton at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. It was there where he was introduced to formal research parapsychology. Beginning in 1976, Dr. May joined the on-going, U.S. Government-sponsored work at SRI International (formerly called Stanford Research Institute). In 1985, he inherited the program directorship of what was now called the Cognitive Sciences Program. Dr. May shifted that program to Science Applications International Corporation in 1991. Dr. May’s association with government-sponsored parapsychology research ended in 1995, when the program, now called STAR GATE, was closed. SOURCE: http://archived.parapsych.org/members/e_c_may.html
Monday May 8, 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
An Atheist in Heaven is supported both by an affidavit of truth from co-author Paul Davids and a trove of scientific findings, is a decisive monument to afterlife evidence that is sure to challenge skeptics, followers of afterlife research, and scientists who are experts in many fields, from psychology to chemistry. What happens when a steadfast atheist dies and discovers he was wrong about life after death? Although he was a world famous futurist and a pioneering promoter of science fiction books and films, Forrest J. Ackerman never believed in an afterlife of the soul, the spirit or the mind; nonetheless, he promised a few respected colleagues that if it were to turn out that he was mistaken (which he sincerely doubted), then if it were possible he would try to send messages from the beyond. Source: http://amzn.to/2lFC8o6 Paul Davids is a writer of films and novels, especially about science fiction. Often collaborating with his wife, Hollace, Davids has written and directed several films. He also written episodes for the television series Transformers as well as a spin-off Star Wars series with his wife informally known as the Jedi Prince series.
Monday, April 24th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Randall Carlson is a master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar. He has 4 decades of study, research and exploration Into the interface between ancient mysteries and modern science, has been an active Freemason for 30 years and is Past Master of one of the oldest and largest Masonic lodges in Georgia. He has been recognized by The National Science Teachers Association for his commitment to Science education for young people.
The acclaimed 1997 TBS/CNN documentary “Fire from the Sky” was based upon his research into Earth change and catastrophic events. He has organized several dozen field expeditions documenting evidence for catastrophic earth change. He has received academic recognition for outstanding work as a student of geology. His work incorporates Ancient Mythology, Astronomy, Earth Science, Paleontology, Symbolism, Sacred Geometry and Architecture, Geomancy, and other arcane and scientific traditions. For over 25 years he has presented classes, lectures, and multimedia programs synthesizing this information for students of the Mysteries.
Randall is uniquely qualified to interpret the hidden meaning of the great masterpieces of mystical architecture, as well as esoteric and occult ritual and symbolism. It is his aspiration to affect a revival of lost knowledge towards the goal of creating the new world based upon universal principles of harmony, freedom, and spiritual evolution.
Monday April 17th, 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream
Michael Griesbach, author of “Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach and ‘Making a Murderer,’” told TheWrap that the Netflix docuseries makes for compelling television, but is wittingly misleading. “I do have a lot of respect for the scale and hard work — it’s an engrossing show or series and it’s very well done,” Griesbach said. “I know they are well intentioned, but what I don’t have respect for is presenting something as objective and claiming its objectivity while clearly knowing it isn’t.” Source: http://www.thewrap.com/making-a-murde…
On Location-Sunday, April 9th at 2:00PM EST Video YouTube Live Stream
On location, Steven Callahan discusses the inside story on what it was like being alone at sea day after day, not knowing if he could possibly survive. So many things at play could have doomed him, yet he kept on a moment at a time. He talks about the harrowing experience, and how he now views life through a filter.
Steven Callahan’s survival in a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, which lasted 76 days, was a staggering ordeal alone at sea in an inflatable raft. His survival is a near miracle, he hung on and was determined it was not his time. His book, Adrift is a memoir of the event: http://amzn.to/2lvDp1e