Rebecca D. Costa is an author, sociobiologist & futurist. She is the preeminent global expert on the subject of "fast adaptation" and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, executives and leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa's work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, and other leading publications. She presently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Lifeboat Foundation along with futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Eric S. Maskin, Richard J. Roberts and Wole Soyinka.
Rebecca is also the author of On The Verge, The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, and The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction.
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.
Ioan Grillo is a British investigative journalist and writer based in Mexico City. He has been covering Latin America since 2001 for news media including Time Magazine, CNN, Reuters, The Houston Chronicle, The Associated Press, GlobalPost, France 24, CBC, The Sunday Telegraph, Letras Libres and many others. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, BBC and Guardian. Ioan is also the author of the books Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America (released 2016) and El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency (released 2011).
As well as following drug trafficking empires, Ioan also covers the other major issues of Latin America such as natural disasters (including the Haiti earthquake), the battle between left and right (including the Honduras coup), and the vast human wave of emigration to El Norte. He was a consultant for the International Crisis Group for its first two reports on Mexico. He also loves music and covers it whenever he gets a chance. He co-directed a series of three short films with John Dickie, which all include a good dose of Latin American hip hop. They are Barrios Beats and Blood, Bajamar Ballad, and The Gangsters’ Granny.
Dr. Shawn Baker is a multisport elite-level athlete, weight lifting world record holder, rowing record holder, a medical doctor who served as a combat trauma surgeon and chief of orthopedics while deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Air Force, host of the Human Performance Outliers podcast, author of The Carnivore Diet and one of the best known advocates for the carnivore diet.
Sean Stone is an actor, filmmaker, director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, and host of BUZZSAW, and Watching The Hawks with Tyrel Ventura & Tabetha Wallace. He is also the son of legendary filmmaker, Oliver Stone.
Valerie Baber & Andrea Lowell are past guests who return for a round-table discussion about everything from working for Playboy & finding fulfillment, to social issues & conspiracies.
Valerie Baber is a sex expert, model, actress, Playboy TV host, and has a brand new podcast called Sex & Society.
Andrea Lowell is a model, actress, personal fitness trainer, certified raw nutritionist, co-hosts the Mr. Skin podcast, hosted the Playboy morning show and a variety of other Playboy TV programs and also appeared on VH1's The Surreal Life.
Another Tin Foil Ripple Farm Report round-table discussion with James Corbett from the Corbett Report, Sam Tripoli from the Tin Foil Hat podcast, and Pat Miletich from The Conspiracy Farm podcast.
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 234 on Pay-Per-View. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to find out when we will be streaming live for our next Fights With Friends.
Dr Amir Afkhami is a psychiatry, global health, & history professor at George Washington University. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Defense's Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA).
He has published extensively in both professional journals and mainstream media including award-winning articles in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and Foreign Affairs. He also has a new book called, A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran's Age of Cholera.
Michael Soussan is a whistleblower, LA-based screenwriter, producer, public speaker, journalist, author of Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course In international Diplomacy, and founder of The Brown Journal of World Affairs at Brown University.
Michael became famous for writing a book about his experiences working for the Oil-for-Food Program under the United Nations in Iraq, where he uncovered the largest and most corrupt humanitarian operation in UN history. The book has since been made into a feature film by the same name Backstabbing for Beginners starring Ben Kingsley and Theo James, and directed by Per Fly Plejdrup. The movie is currently available on Amazon Prime.