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.
Matt Farah his the host of The Smoking Tire, the Watch & Listen podcast and The Drive on NBS Sports. Matt is one of the most well known TV and YouTube automotive journalists. Matt returns to the show to talk about his new endeavor, Westside Collector Car Storage, EV's, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors and much more.
Stephen Kinzer is an author, journalist, academic, former NY Times foreign correspondent, Boston Globe columnist, and senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Stephen also currently writes for several newspapers and news agencies.
Stephen has published many great books like The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War; All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror; Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq; Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future, and his NEW book that is now available Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.
Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has made several radio and television appearances and is the 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism.
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.