The 1st ever Ripple Effect Round-Table Debate with Iraq veteran, activist, author of FREEDOM & Libertarian, ADAM KOKESH vs host of the Mixed Mental Arts podcast and author of The Straight A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World, HUNTER MAATS.
Hunter Maats is the author of The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World, host of the Mixed Mental Arts podcast (previously called The Bryan Callen Show) & has appeared on many shows like the Today Show, the Joe Rogan Experience, Tangentially Speaking, Bulletproof Radio & many others.
Hunter & I met up in Dartmouth MA for an amazing 3 hour conversation about everything from our childhoods to cultural & social issues & solutions.
Fights With Friends is The Ripple Effect Podcast version of a Fight Companion podcast, made popular by Joe Rogan. Which is when we stream LIVE during MMA events, hang out, drink, laugh and talk about everything and anything. On this episode we stream LIVE for UFC 214 on Pay-Per-View. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow us on Facebook & Twitter to find out when we will be streaming live for our next Fights With Friends.
Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative journalist, author of best selling book 'FAMILY OF SECRETS: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government & the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years.' He has written for the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Nation, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice and Esquire. He has also served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. Baker received a 2005 Deadline Club award for his exclusive reporting on George W. Bush’s military record. He is the founder of the nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news site WhoWhatWhy.org.
Dr.Dom D'Agostino is a professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, has deadlifted 500lbs after 7 days of fasting and is one of the most knowledgeable & popular Ketogenic diet experts in the world.
Adam Kokesh is an Iraq war veteran who became a political activist. Adam came to disparage war and advocated for nonviolent resistance to power. Adam identifies as a libertarian & wrote a book called FREEDOM! which outlines his beliefs and philosophy.
Adam has been interviewed on many shows including the Joe Rogan Experience, The Corbett Report, RT America, and Infowars & many others. He has also hosted his own show called Adam Vs The Man and has a very popular YouTube channel which includes videos of his many protests & civil disobedience which has led to his many arrests.
Adam has also been a featured speaker at many events all over the world and featured in many documentaries like The Road to Fallujah, For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty, Owned & Operated, Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree, ShadowRing, and Gray State: The Rise.
Alan Bell is former organized crime prosecutor who almost died from an environmentally linked illness. He now devotes his life to raising awareness about environmental injury through public speaking and his book, POISONED: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims.
John Kiriakou was CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counter-terrorism consultant for ABC News, CIA anti-torture whistleblower, ReaderSupportedNews.org columnist and best-selling author whose work includes The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, The Convenient Terrorist: Abu Zubaydah and the Weird Wonderland of America's Secret Wars, and Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison.
Peter Van Buren is a whistleblower, former United States Foreign Service employee, spent 24 years with the U.S. Department of State, author of Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, and his most recent book Hooper’s War, an anti-war novel.
Since leaving the government, Van Buren’s commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Reuters, Salon, NPR, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, The Nation, TomDispatch, Antiwar.com, American Conservative Magazine, Mother Jones, MichaelMoore.com, Le Monde, Asia Times, The Guardian, Daily Kos, XpatNation, Middle East Online, Guernica and others. He has appeared on the BBC World Service, NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air, CurrentTV, HuffPo Live, RT, ITV, Britain’s Channel 4 Viewpoint, CCTV, Voice of America, and more.