John Barbour is recognized as ‘The Godfather Of Reality TV’ as the creator-Producer,Co-Host, and Writer of the trend setting hit ‘Real People.’ He won the first of his 5 Emmys as the original Host of ‘AM LA’ in 1970 where he interviewed controversial anti-war guests like Mohammed Ali, Cesar Chavez and Jane Fonda. He was the first in America to do film reviews on the News, winning 3 more consecutive Emmys as KNBC’s ‘Critic-At-Large.’ And ten years as Los Angeles Magazine’s most widely read and quoted controversial critic. Prior to that he was a successful topical stand-up comedian, appearing on ‘The Dean Martin Show,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ and others; and in Las Vegas opening for Robert Goulet and Bobby Darin. Comedian-activist Dick Gregory did the liner notes for his first album, ‘It’s Tough To Be white,’ and Play-write Neil Simon did them for his second album, ‘I Met A Man I Didn’t Like!’
In 1992 he wrote and Directed the award-winning ‘The Garrison Tapes,’ which Director Oliver Stone heralded as ‘The perfect companion piece to my movie ‘JFK.’ 25 years later, in 2017 he wrote and Directed Part 2 called: ‘The American Media and The 2nd assassination Of President John F. Kennedy,’ which leading researchers applaud as ‘The definitive film on JFK and the rise of Fake News’..which plagues America to this day. John said, ‘I am not a conspiracy theorist. Just a storyteller.
John Barbour changed the face of American television as the creator, producer, principal writer, and co-host of Real People, television’s first reality show. He is a five-time Emmy award winner, a storied actor and performer, a joke and script writer, and entertainment professional across genres.
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York.
Wolff's recent work has concentrated on analyzing the causes and alternative solutions to the global economic crisis. His book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism inspired the creation of Democracy at Work, a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing how and why to make democratic workplaces real.
Wolff is also the author of Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism and Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program "Economic Update," which is syndicated on public radio stations nationwide, and he writes regularly for The Guardian and Truthout.org. Wolff appears frequently on television and radio to discuss his work, with recent guest spots including "Real Time with Bill Maher," "Moyers & Company," "Charlie Rose," "Up with Chris Hayes," and "Democracy Now!." He is also a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities across the country.
Scott Horton is the host of AntiWar Radio, The Scott Horton Show, author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, managing director of the Libertarian Institute & one of the most knowledgeable & respected researchers in foreign policy & geopolitics. Today Scott returns to the show to discuss the history of Iran-U.S. relations.
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of the Silk Road website creator Ross Ulbricht. Ross Ulbricht is a first-time offender serving a double life sentence without parole, plus 40 years, for a website he made when he was 26 years old and passionate about free markets and privacy. Ross, an Eagle Scout, scientist and peaceful entrepreneur, had all non-violent charges at trial. He was never prosecuted for causing harm or bodily injury and no victim was named at trial. Please go to FreeRoss.org and sign the petition to help Free Ross. Also check out the documentary DEEP WEB by Alex Winter, about Ross Ulbricht & the Silk Road website.
Brian Tuohy 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.
Jason Bermas is a researcher, activist & documentary filmmaker. Check out his films Invisible Empire, Fabled Enemies, 9/11 Loose Change, SHADE and his YouTube Channel www.YouTube.com/InfoWarrior.
Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor.
Kerry's research interests include homeschooling and alternatives to school, self-directed learning, education entrepreneurship, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Her articles have appeared at The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, Reason Magazine, City Journal, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College.
Kerry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children.
Kris Newby is an award-winning science writer at Stanford University, senior producer of the Lyme disease documentary UNDER OUR SKIN, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons. Newby has two degrees in engineering, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Previously, Newby was a technology writer for Apple and other Silicon Valley companies. She lives in Palo Alto.
Dr. Tom Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner’s work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree. Tom graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003.
Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation™. During his career he has studied and written about many subjects in medicine. These include nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing, which was published in 2004 by New Trends Publishing, and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, published in 2013. He writes the “Ask the Doctor” column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation’s quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has three grown children and three grandchildren and practices medicine in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife, Lynda Smith.
Dr. Cowan sees patients at his office in San Francisco and is accepting new patients. He also gives lectures and presentations.
For our 200th episode we gather a dream team, with James Corbett from The Corbett Report, Whitney Webb from MintPress News, Sam Tripoli from the Tin Foil Hat podcast, and filmmaker/researcher Jason Bermas from YouTube.com/InfoWarrior. Enjoy!
Jot Maxi & Jermaine 'J' Hurley are vocalists for British band Hacktivist. Hacktivist is a combination of rap/grime and metal/metalcore. As you can assume by the name of the band, music is not Hacktivist's only interest and we talk about all that and more.
Hacktivist is working on their 2nd full length studio album, and on their 1st album Outside The Box, they have a song called TAKEN featuring a Ripple Effect Podcast past guest, Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari.