Episode 109: Douglas Rushkoff, author, media theorist, lecturer & documentarian who has been on shows like The Colbert Report, TED Talk, Frontline, Vice, The Joe Rogan Experience & many more. He was also # 6 on MIT's most important public intellectuals.
Douglas returns to the show to talk about how civilization has been structured & different ways we can restructure it, the pros & cons of technology, how we can use technology to benefit civilization instead of it being mindless entertainment or another way for corporations to make money, we talk education, the future, the past and the present. We also talk about his most recent books 'Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus' and 'Aleister & Adolf' and his new podcast Team Human.
Episode 108, I invited my friend Robbie Saleh on to hang out and stream a live show while talking about everything & anything, which we did. We talked about our backgrounds & upbringing, sports, P.E.D.'s, what is happiness & how we find it, future of technology, sexual suppression, Americans perception on Muslims, social media & much more. Enjoy the at times, casual but in other moments, deep conversation Robbie & I have.
Episode 107 with Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer. Lt. Col. Shaffer is a Senior Fellow with both the London Center for Policy Research and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CADS), and a consultant.
He is a senior operations officer and Military Operations Training Course (MOTC) graduate with over 30 years of field experience. He has held numerous leadership positions, including as commander of Operating Base (OB) Alpha (Defense Intelligence) and as directing Task Force STRATUS IVY - a unit that conducted cutting edge technology and information operations from the mid 90s through the turn of the century. He has played key roles in multiple interagency operations that were conducted with the NSA, CIA and FBI.
He is also a best selling author which includes his book Operation Dark Heart, which talks about a classified operation called Able Danger. Able Danger had identified 2 of 3 Al Qaeda cells active in the 9/11 attacks; the 'Brooklyn cell' linked to "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman, including September 11 attacks leader Mohamed Atta, and three of the 9/11 plot's other 19 hijackers. The Defense Department attempted to preserve secrecy of revelations made by this book Operation Dark Heart, by buying up and destroying all 10,000 copies of the book.
Episode 106 with Ray McGovern, who came from his native Bronx to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985. Ray returns to the show to talk about Hillary Email leaks, WikiLeaks, the election, Obama, Syria, Benghazi, NSA and much more.
Episode 105 with Manuel Rosa, researcher, historian & author of many books including COLUMBUS: THE UNTOLD STORY. Manuel has spent over 25 years researching the official Columbus story & has published many books, in many languages about Christopher Columbus's life. All these years of research, investigation, analyzing & reading documents, and with his ability to read & speak multiple languages, has led him down a path of uncovering the truth about Christopher Columbus's life. In this episode, Manuel only scratches the surface of all the evidence that proves Manuel has uncovered & exposed Columbus's true identity, birth place, real name, his mission & much more. In This episode and in Manuel's book COLUMBUS: THE UNTOLD STORY, is the research & evidence that proves everything we have been taught about the most famous navigator, explorer & possibly most famous historic figure, has been a lie.
Episode 104 with friends Chris & Kevin. While we were smoking some cigars & drinking some whiskey, I had the bright idea of recording our cigar & whiskey hangout. We shared some laughs, silliness, personal philosophies & stories. Enjoy!
Episode 103 with AJ Channer, lead singer of Fire From The Gods, a band that believes heavy music deserves a heavier message. Speaking from a platform cast in heavy metal power, hip-hop consciousness, and even a little reggae spirit, the Austin, TX quintet, urge for change through conveying a story that’s both personal and universal.
That story stems directly from AJ’s life. Born in the Bronx to a single mother of Jamaican descent, he spent his childhood moving between London, New York City, Los Angeles, Norfolk, and even Ghana where he attended middle school. Drawing from this diverse experience, he speaks with unmitigated honesty about the state of the world.
Episode 102 with Brian Tuohy who is America's leading expert on game fixing in sports. While Larceny Games discusses game fixing from a sports gambling aspect, his previous book The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR examined how the professional leagues influence the outcome of their own games for TV ratings and profit. He has appeared as a guest on over 100 radio programs throughout the United States and Canada and has spoken at Florida State University, Columbia College in Chicago, and at the 2012 AEJMC National Conference.
Episode 100 gos back to the roots of the show, with the two original hosts Ricky & Dave. Like usual, we talk about everything & anything from current events to reflecting on doing 100 episodes.
I would like to thank all the amazing guests & fans who have supported us through out this journey of learning, growing & attempting to provoke thought & change. I can't thank everyone enough for motivating me & constantly reminding me why we continue to do this. This show has proven, if your motivated to do something more fulfilling in life, you can & should, because the opposite belief is the most dangerous of ideas. This show has given me an outlet & a way of starting my own "Ripple" and for that I will always be thankful. I hope fans of the show will be inspired by my journey and see that I don't only believe in "The Ripple Effect" but have shown it exists.