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The intersection of healthcare and politics. Useful, credible information about your health and alternative methods to keep your body and mind healthy.

The intersection of healthcare and politics. Useful, credible information about your health and alternative methods to keep your body and mind healthy.


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The intersection of healthcare and politics. Useful, credible information about your health and alternative methods to keep your body and mind healthy.






Informed Dissent - The Out of Control Group - Dr Edward Geehr

Episode 85 of Informed Dissent featuring Dr. Edward Geehr with a factual and candid conversation about research conducted on everything COVID. Dr. Geehr did his undergraduate work at Yale, finished medical school at Duke, studied emergency medicine at UCLA, was on staff at UC San Francisco, ran the emergency department at San Francisco General, and had a second career in the pharma industry. He brings a uniquely qualified research and academic perspective to the COVID discussion. Find out...


Informed Dissent -How to Influence Friends and Win Elections - Pastor Tim Thompson

On this episode of Informed Dissent, Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald welcome Pastor Tim Thompson from 412 Church or Temecula Valley in Southern California. Tim is a patriot, a fighter, and host of the weekly show called "Our Watch with Tim Thompson" featuring timely and topical guests providing valuable and actionable information. Listen now to episode #84 of Informed Dissent to find out how this dynamic pastor is making an discernable impact on elections in his local area and how he is...


Informed Dissent - Snippets - Show Highlights

In this episode Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald take a trip down memory lane with highlights from past episodes of Informed Dissent. Since August 2021 there have been 82 episodes featuring some of the most noteworthy doctors, patriots, freedom fighters, and fellow Informed Dissenters. This Snippet episode features Dr. Teryn Clarke, Ireland's John Waters, the Blaze Network's Steve Deace, Heidi St. John, Dr. Kelly Victory, Dr. Brian Tyson, Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Dr....


Informed Dissent - Stolen Heroes - Gabe Eltaeb

Our resident super hero doctors, Jeff Barke and Mark McDonald, take to the Marvel mics to spend time with former DC Comic Book Colorist and patriot artist, Gabe Eltaeb. Gabe has been in the headlines recently after leaving a longtime career with DC Comics over the rebranding of Superman along with the consistent introduction of identity politics into our traditional superhero storylines. Learn all about the behind the scenes agenda in the comics you or your children are reading and build...


Informed Dissent - The Mikovits Broken Play - Judy Mikovits

In this episode Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald attempt to bring more information forward so that you can continue to form your very own Informed Dissent. Judy Mikovits is a research scientist who has researched many virus projects dating back to HIV. In 2014 she published "Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases" and then in 2020 she released "Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in...


Informed Dissent - Most Banned Woman on Planet Earth - Katie Hopkins

She's been kicked out of everywhere! She's the most banned woman on planet earth and is STILL turning up in the United States of America to fight for our freedoms! And she doesn't even live here! British comedienne, activist, imported patriot, and freedom fighter, Katie Hopkins is the latest to guest on Informed Dissent with Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald. The insanity of the world's circumstances makes for funny moments and gives us all a chance to laugh at ourselves for such bizarre...


Informed Dissent - Everyone Out of the Pool - Dr Bryan Ardis

Informed Dissent is all about exploring the intersection of healthcare and politics. In that exploration, it is our desire to present information that people (healthcare workers, researchers, or government officials) are talking about. We may or may not share the same ideas and an appearance on Informed Dissent does not imply an endorsement. The ability to communicate information is important for your freedom and mental health. Dr. Bryan Ardis is a healthcare professional who has been...


Informed Dissent - The Brainiac - Dr Teryn Clarke

Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald turn the Informed Dissent microphones toward the elderly care with renowned expert, Dr. Teryn Clarke. The three doctors spend time discussing Dr. Clarke's observations of the impact of the CCP Virus on seniors. More importantly, Dr. Clarke reveals the practical solutions she found and continues to use in the care for the older population to promote mental agility. Dr. Clarke is a neurologist specializing in dementia and developer of the combined...


Informed Dissent - The Roar from Chinada - Pastor Artur Pawlowski

On this episode of Informed Dissent with Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald, discover the creeping enemy of socialism which affects everything in your life including your healthcare choices and quality. Dr. Jeff and Dr. Mark spend 55 minutes with Pastor Artur Pawlowski who was released from 51 days of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons on March 30, 2022. Pastor Artur has been a freedom fighter in Canada since 2005. He is speaking out on subjects like choice, speech, and government...


Informed Dissent - Babylon Bee Twittled - Kyle Mann Editor In Chief

In this episode of Informed Dissent we explore the health benefits of humor and the dangers of big tech suppressing laughter on a global scale. Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald spend 27 minutes with Kyle Mann, Editor in Chief of the Babylon Bee, discussing the banning of The Bee from Twitter after the satirical internet news site named the United States Assistant Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, Man of the Year in their publication. Why is this global suppression of humor bad for your...


Informed Dissent - Stories from Behind The Scenes - Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald

This week's Informed Dissent is a look behind the scenes as Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald turn the microphones inward to reveal some of the interesting people behind the scenes. You'll meet Doc & Beth Maranville who own The Show Must Go On! and are the producers of Informed Dissent. Because they've been with Informed Dissent from the beginning we wanted to learn their perspective on our current situation and answer any questions they might have of Dr. Jeff or Dr. Mark. Find out what's...


Informed Dissent - Unconscionable Cowardice - Pastor Rob McCoy

Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald spend 38 minutes with Pastor Rob McCoy from Godspeak Church in Thousand Oaks, CA. Pastor Rob share's his journey in resisting tyranny in California, his reasoning for why pastors should be discussing politics with their members, his view on pastoral abuse of Romans 13, and why any of this even matters. Listen now for this incredibly enlightening interview to continue building your personal Informed Dissent. Support the show...


Informed Dissent - Tactical Chaplain - Matt Domyancic

Listen now to Informed Dissent and learn what you don’t know about the inner-mind of first responders. Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald spend 35 minutes with The Tactical Chaplain, Matt Domyancic. Matt has an incredibly diverse and extensive resume. He is a former cop, SWAT officer, and academy instructor. He has a wide background of training academically with several master's degrees in forensics, sports psychology, and theology. He has an amazingly diverse and interesting intersection...


Informed Dissent - The Peoples Convoy in DC - Lee and Lisa Schmitt

After traveling across the country, starting in California, The People's Convoy is now circling Washington DC's Beltway. The organizers have a first meeting with Senators Johnson and Cruz tomorrow (March 8th). Seemed like a good time to connect with the truckers to find out what's going on. Lee and Lisa Schmitt joined the Peoples Convoy in New Mexico on what was going to be just one day of support. A week later, they're circling DC, along with thousands of other truckers and supporters, with...


Informed Dissent - The Peoples Convoy in DC - Tyler Lee

Tyler Lee is running for election to the United States Congress. He's a red-blooded, Bible-believing, patriotic American running in one of the bluest districts in North Carolina. On February 23rd he was moved to support the People's Convoy...and not just in words but in action. He paused his campaign and joined the trek across the country! He's now in DC circling the Beltway with America's finest haulers. He also has the distinction of being the only politician to take the plunge and support...


Informed Dissent - The World is Watching - Lara Logan

Lara Logan - Nobody owns me & nobody ever will. The world is watching! If you don't know, Lara Logan is an award winning South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent. She was a correspondent for CBS News between 2002 and 2018. In 2019, In January 2020, she joined Fox Nation. In November 2021, after making editorial comments about Anthony Fauci and his involvement in the world pandemic, she disappeared from Fox and all media. She has a unique perspective on world...


Informed Dissent - The Cumulative Effect of Courage-Ireland's Fight - John Waters

John Waters is an Irish columnist and author. He started his career with the music and politics magazine, Hot Press. He also wrote for the Sunday Tribune newspaper. He later edited the social magazine In Dublin, and the investigative and current affairs magazine Magill. He is best known for his work with The Irish Times. John has authored numerous books with the latest being Give us Back the Bad Roads published in 2019. Few are more qualified to talk about Irelands real response to the...


Informed Dissent - Fighting Tyranny at Age 9 - The Ethan Fisher Story

Informed Dissent episode #68. Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald want to introduce you to 9-year-old Ethan Fisher. Ethan is setting an example of what it means to step out and take a stand. Find out what Ethan has done in the fight against tyrannical government overreach and how you can learn from it and be inspired by it. Take a listen and gather more courage for your very own Informed Dissent. Support the show (


Informed Dissent - Ohio Stands UP - Jason and Renee Hedges

Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald spend time with Jason and Renee Hedges. They are the founders of Ohio Stands Up. This is a non-profit that funds legal actions against government overreach. Important takeaways include the amazing success of the effort and the fact that it is a husband and wife who decided to do something. Explore more information and continue to develop your very own Informed Dissent. Listen now. Support the show (


Informed Dissent - Fight for Justice - Warner Mendenhall

The Intersection of Healthcare and Politics - That's Informed Dissent with Dr. Jeff Barke and Dr. Mark McDonald. On episode #66 Dr. Jeff Barke takes time to talk liberty, fighting tyrannical government overreach, and the tide that is beginning to take a turn for the better. Listen now to find out how one law firm in Ohio is making a big difference on a national level. Warner Mendenhall from Mendenhall Law Group is our guest on Informed Dissent. Support the show...