Episode 58 - Toby Harnden
Toby Harnden is an accomplished author and editor. He has just released his book "First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11." A former foreign correspondent, he reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He was imprisoned in Zimbabwe and faced prosecution in Northern Ireland for his work, A dual U.S. and British citizen and former Royal Navy officer, he lives in McLean, Virginia.
Website - https://tobyharnden.com/
Episode 57 - Dr. Ryan Martin
Dr. Ryan Martin researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. His book, Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change, explores why people become angry, some of the common consequences of anger, and how people can use their anger in productive ways. Ryan's website, All the Rage, offers practical anger management tips based on cutting-edge research. He also hosts co-hosts the popular psychology podcast, Psychology and Stuff. He was trained as a counseling psychologist at the University of Southern Mississippi where he first started studying anger after earning his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of St. Thomas. His work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR's Invisibilia podcast, BBC Radio's Digital Human, TED.com, and elsewhere.
Website - https://alltheragescience.com/
Episode 56 - Simon Anholt
Over the last twenty years, Simon Anholt has advised the Presidents, Prime Ministers, monarchs and governments of nearly sixty countries, cities and regions, helping them to engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community.
Simon has written six books about countries, their images and their role in the world.
His talk Which country does the most good for the world? is the all-time most viewed TED Talk on Governance, with over 12 million views. It was also ranked as the 4th "most inspiring" talk ever by TED viewers.
He is commonly cited for his best-known research project; the Good Country Index.
Website - https://www.goodcountry.org/
Good Country Index - https://index.goodcountry.org/
Episode 55 - Dr. Cyrus R. K. Patell
Author of "Lucasfilm: Filmmaking, Philosophy, and the Star Wars Universe"
Cyrus R. K. Patell is a Professor of Literature at NYUAD and Professor of English at NYU in New York. He began his scholarly career as a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century US literature and culture, but his recent scholarship and teaching has centered on the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism, on late-20th century US emergent literatures, and onGlobal Shakespeare. Patell received his AB, AM, and PhD in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.
Website - https://patell.net/
Episode 54 - Dr. Ashley Frawley
Dr. Ashley Frawler is a Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sociology, and Social Policy.
Book - Semiotics of Happiness
Research - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4691-4612
Episode 53 - Professor David Nutt
David Nutt is currently the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences. He has published over 400 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and books chapters, eight government reports on drugs along with 27 books. In 2010 The Times Eureka science magazine included him in the 100 most important figures in British Science, and the only psychiatrist.
David is currently Chair of DrugScience (formally the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) and President of the European Brain Council.
Previously he has been a member and then Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD - 1998-2009), a member of the HEFCE/NHS Senior Lecturer Selection Panel and of the MRC Neuroscience Board. He was the clinical scientific lead on the 2004/5 UK Government Foresight initiative "Brain science, addiction and drugs" that provided a 25-year vision for this area of science and public policy.
Full Biography - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.nutt
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nutt
Episode 50 - Dr. Norman Rosenthal
Norman E. Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist, public speaker, and best-selling author who is known for his innovative research and inspirational writings.
His first major research contribution was to describe and name Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and to develop light therapy as a treatment for this novel condition. SAD - and its milder variant, the Winter Blues - are now known to affect millions of people worldwide, many of whom have benefited from the light therapy that Dr. Rosenthal pioneered.
Dr. Rosenthal is a highly cited researcher who has written over 200 scholarly articles, and authored or co-authored eight popular books.
Website - https://www.normanrosenthal.com/
Episode 49 - Jacob Moth
Jacob Moth is the creator and founder of The Magic Garden. He has participated in many high-profile seminars and learned extensively from his two teachers; Jørgen Lumbye and Klaus Gormzen (each has an MSc in Psychology). Now, Jacob wants to use the power of psychedelics to help heal the mind and allow people to overcome their own psychological issues and traumas.
Website - https://themagicgardentribe.com/
Youtube introduction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QDN3A0-F80
Episode 48 - Andy McGrillen
Host of the consistently ranked top 50 science podcast on Spotify; "That UFO Podcast." Andy has a passion for understanding UFOs and created his own show dedicated to that cause. Now, he sits down and talks with the most influencial people when it comes to UFOs.
Website - https://thatufopodcast.com/
Episode 46/47 -Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
As a researcher, I work with the Data, Algorithms and Policy team at LIRNEasia, a think tank working across the Global South; I also co-founded and help run Watchdog Sri Lanka, a factchecker.
As a writer, my work has been nominated for the Nebula Award, published on ForeignPolicy and Slate, and appeared on Amazon bestseller lists.
When not doing these things, I argue with the cat and tinker with OSUN, a series of AI+human experiments in creativity.
Website - https://yudhanjaya.com/
Episode 45 - Dr. Mia Bloom
Dr. Mia Bloom is a Professor of Communication and Middle East Studies. She conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and speaks eight languages. Author of several books, Bloom is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard and McGill Universities. Bloom is the editor for Stanford University Press' new series on terrorism and political violence. She is regularly featured as an expert contributor on CNN, CNN International, MSNBC and Fox News for terrorism and national security issues. Bloom is a member of the UN terrorism research network (UNCTED) and a member of the radicalization expert advisory board for the Anti- Defamation League (ADL). Bloom holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, an M.A. in Arab Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. from McGill University in Russian, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Profile - https://news.gsu.edu/expert/mia-bloom/
Episode 44 - Sean Williams
Sean Williams is a reporter for a number of newspapers including The Guardian, BBC, The Economist, and many more. When recording this episode he had just recently returned from his trip to Ethiopia. He was on the ground talking with the people of the country to understand waht is going on with this still very young war between Tigray and Ethiopia.
Website - https://www.seanwilliamswrites.com/
Podcast - https://www.underworldpod.com/
Episode 43 - Dr. Miriam Diamond
Dr. Diamond is an Astroparticle Physicist whose primary research is focused on searching for low-mass dark matter. Her experiments take place two kilometers underground at one of the world's premiere astroparticle physics facilities: SNOLAB. In 2020 she won the Polanyi Prize in Physics due to her new insights into dark matter and the nature of the universe.
Research - https://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~mdiamond/
Episode 42 - Matthew Kerns
Matthew Kerns spent years researching, writing, rewriting, and editing his book; Texas Jack: America's First Cowboy Star.
Episode 41 - Dr. Daria Kuss
Dr. Daria Kuss is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Professor in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She has published prolifically in peer-reviewed journals and books, and her publications include over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, three authored books, and over 60 international conference presentations.
Publications - https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fCgLlXMAAAAJ&hl=en
Episode 39/40 - Erika Engelhaupt
Author of Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science, and prior writer for National Geographic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and NPR answers it all and more.
Website - https://erikaengelhaupt.com/
National Geographic blog - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/topic/gory-details
Episode 38 - Eileen Ormsby
Eileen Ormsby, journalist and author of 8 books covering the dark web.
Books - Little Girls Lost, The Darkest Web, Stalkers: True Tales of Deadly Obsessions, Murder on the Dark Web, Silk Road, Pyscho.com: Serial Killers on the Internet, Darknet - https://www.amazon.com/Eileen-Ormsby/e/B00SSP75XO%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Episode 32 - Dr. Adi Jaffe
Dr. Adi Jaffe is mental health, addiction, and stigma professional who wants to change how we treat addiction. and treats addiction. Dr. Jaffe makes the point that people truly need to practice moderation and seeking help for mental health issues.
Website - https://www.adijaffe.com/
Professor Robert Buzzanco
Episode 31 - Professor Robert Buzzanco and Scott Parkin
Professor Robert Buzzanco (Bob) is a self-proclaimed Socialist. He commonly writes/talks about the Vietnam War era and radical social movements among other related things.
Scott Parkin is a self-proclaimed Anarchist who has been a coordinator and organizer in hundreds of justice movements. Fun fact, as a result, he's been arrested roughly 15 times!
Together they host the "Green and Red Podcast".
Green and Red Podcast - https://greenandredpodcast.org/
Episode 30 - Alexis Goldsmith
Alexis Goldsmith is the National Organizing Director for Beyond Plastic. Beyond Plastic was founded by Judith Enck; a Regional EPA Administrator under President Obama. It's a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating single-use plastic and changing the way we use plastic entirely.
Beyond Plastic - https://www.beyondplastics.org/about
Episode 27 - Ken Lewis
Ken Lewis is a top-tier Producer, Mixer, Writer, and Engineer, among other things, with the "weirdest resume in the music industry". He has contributed to 19 Grammys and 103 Gold/Platinum records. During this process, he's worked with everyone from Eminem, to Taylor Swift, to BTS, to Kanye West, to Beyonce.
Ken Lewis - https://kenlewis.com/
Episode 26 - Martyn Clark
Martyn Clark has been an advising board member for some of the largest corporations in the world (EY for example) and is the author of the book "Love Incorporated".
Martyn Clark - https://www.martynclark.com/
Love Incorporated - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Incorporated-Business-Martyn-Clark
Episode 23 - Dr. Juan Bartolomei
Dr. Juan Bartolomei is a spine neurosurgeon at Yale, and in 2013 he was named one of "US News and World Report's Top Doctors". Dr. Bartolomei
has a passion for what he does and believes surgery should be a last
resort and not a first option.
Episode 21 - Christina Hoag
Christina Hoag has a long history in the world of Journalism. While traveling the world, she found herself living in Venezuela and was lucky enough to become one of the few journalists present during the 2002 Venezuelan coup.
Christina Hoag website - www.christinahoag.com
Trump-Chavez article mentioned - https://medium.com/illumination/8-parallels-between-trump-ch%C3%A1vez-668c6bef1126
Episode 20 - Danny Gold
Danny Gold is a Correspondent, Producer, Director, and Writer. He has worked with The Guardian, New York Times, BBC, PBS, Netflix, and others. In this episode, he addressed the gang MS-13. His background knowledge on the topic comes from directing documentaries and writing numerous articles on the gang.
Website - https://www.dannygoldjournalist.com/
Podcast - https://www.underworldpod.com/
Episode 18 - Vicki Lau
Vicki Lau is an expert in "Visual Effects" (VFX). She specializes in compositing and has developed many other software skills used in many films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman, The Walking Dead, and more. On top of this, Ms. Lau has a history of working on Virtual Reality (VR) and even performed a Ted Talk on the topic.
Official website - https://www.lauvicki.com/
Episode 17 - Toby Muse
Toby Muse is a journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, BBC, and The Guardian among others.
From 2000-2017 he lived in Colombia to dive down and write a book called Kilo: Inside the Cocaine Cartel. This book dives into everything he found while following the path a Kilo of Cocaine takes.
Website - www.TobyMuse.com
Episode 16 - Adam Godwin
Adam Godwin has studied philosophy and psychology for over fifteen years and his academic focus has been phenomenology, metaphysics, ontology, existentialism and clinical psychology.
BA - Psychology & Philosophy (The University of Reading, UK), MA - Philosophy (The University of Reading, UK), CPPD - Clinical Hypnosis (The London College of Clinical Hypnosis), PGCE - Secondary Education - Philosophy & Religious Studies (Liverpool Hope University)
Episode 15 - Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a longtime journalist who covers fandom, film, and television. She has written for The Daily Dot and has recently started her fast-growing Behind the Seams channel on youtube. Gavia has a lot of in-depth knowledge of costume design in film and television.
The Daily Dot - https://www.dailydot.com/author/gavia-baker-whitelaw/
Behind the Seams - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Xl5WRnBkMz5FSXCRaTE8Q
Episode 14 - Anderson Silver
Anderson Silver just released the third book of his Stoicism for a Better Life Series. When it comes to the fundamentals of Stoicism, its relation to Determinism as well as its overall impact, Silver is the perfect candidate to inform those interested.
Website - https://stoicismforabetterlife.com/
Episode 12 - Tessie Castillo & Lyle May
With her co-authors, Tessie Castillo published the book Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row. A story compiled of writings from prisoners on death row. One of her co-authors is Lyle May who has been facing death row for 21 years now; since the age of 19. Lyle called in from death row for this episode.
Website - https://tessiecastillo.com/
Lyles blog - https://www.beyondsteeldoors.com/blog
Episode 11 - Kaitlyn Bailey
Kaitlyn Bailey is an advocate for sex work decriminalization. Once a sex worker herself she is now the director of communications for a national advocacy organization, host of the oldest profession podcast, and has written numerous articles for newspapers such as Vice.
Website - https://www.kaytlinbailey.com/
Episode 9 - Max Mills & Charles Mills
Max Mills is a liberal who has written numerous political journals in the past and Charles Mills is a conservative who has written political journals for names like Sean Hannity.
Episode 8 -Thomas Derr
Thomas Derr in the process of writing a thesis on the history of video games; the history between the sexes to be more specific.
Episode 7 - Ben Kitchings
Ben Kitchings has a master's degree and has spent a lot of time studying the Spanish flu and COVID-19. He is also the host of his top 100 documentary podcast "The History Voyager".
Podcast - https://thehistoryvoyager.podbean.com/
Episode 5 - Joshua Shea
Joshua Shea is an established author and TEDx speaker where he goes around to talk about his experiences and knowledge on porn addiction. Joshua's knowledge comes from research and strong real life experiences.
Website - www.RecoveringPornAddict.com
Episode 4 - Jessica Leichtweisz and Aidan Almond
Jessica Leichtweisz and Aidan Almond have written a book about the stories they have seen surrounding autism. Jessica has been helping children facing autism for 20+ years now, and Aidan- who is autistic himself- has begun to do the same.
Website - hopeeducationservices.com
Episode 3 - Ruslan
Ruslan is a bartender in Kazan', Russia. He has spent his life as a citizen in Russia.
Episode 2 - Giuseppe
Giuseppe is well informed on the topic of drugs through education, research, and experience. On top of studying towards his degree, he has taken just about every drug possible that you can name.
Episode 1 - Ethan
He is a political science major pursuing a degree. He spends his time researching and understanding all things political