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The Battle That Defined WWII

Returning guest, Bob Drury brings you right into the thick of the clash that became one of the bloodiest and most costly encounters of World War II. “Rudder’s Rangers,” the most elite and experienced attack unit in the United States Army climbed the cliffs at Omaha Beach, captured the port of Brest, and for their final major mission were tasked with taking the war into Hitler’s homeland as the tip of the Army’s spearhead. The battalion was given two objectives in December 1944. Storm Castle Hill located in the hellish Hurtgen Forest, the gateway to Germany, and hold the hill by any means possible. To the last man, if necessary. Unknown to the Allied forces, the Nazi regiments were given the same exact order. Based on the book The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle that Defined WWII.


Secret History of the Wild West

Daniel Duke, great-great-grandson of notorious outlaw Jesse James returns to the show to reveal that his infamous relative and other well known outlaws like Billy the Kid were part of a centuries-old clandestine operation with a shocking agenda. Drawing on his famous ancestor's secret diaries, Duke unravels the evidence featured in his book Secret History of the Wild West, and exposes the outlaws, politicians, and secret societies pulling the strings behind scenes.


Stephen King: Master of Horror

Stephen King’s dead body of work stands the test of time, but the man and the mind behind the books is even more interesting. Bev Vincent, friend and working collaborator with the best-selling author, shares personal stories about King's life, and the events, people, and places that inspired the novels. And find out about the Master of Horror's own personal paranormal experience. The conversation touches on classic books and adaptations like It, The Shining, The Dark Tower, Lisey’s Story, The Dead Zone, and more.


Elton John at 75

A celebration of beloved rock star, Sir Elton Hercules John, one of few artists continuing to gather more adulation and make great music with age. Retelling stories from her book Elton at 75, music journalist Gillian G. Gaar examines pre-fame hits under his real name Reginald "Reggie" Dwight, little known epic performances like the Shoreditch College concert, collaborations with not only Bernie Taupin, but everyone from Queens of the Stone Age to Engelbert Humperdinck, and much more.


David Bowie: The Icon

The extraordinary life of music icon David Bowie through the curated lens of significant career achievements and life events. Martin Popoff, author & veteran rock journalist, delves into the life and artistic career of the beloved rock star, including collaborations with artists like Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, the Andy Warhol connection, and the impact of his brother’s suicide impacted, amongst other stories.


Are we living in the Matrix?

Are we living inside a computer simulated reality like in The Matrix movies? Renowned MIT computer scientist and Silicon Valley video game designer Rizwan Virk draws from both scientific and ancient eastern spiritual texts to explain the Simulation Theory. Virk shows how all of these traditions come together to point to the idea that we may be inside a simulated reality like the Matrix.


Southern Music Stories: Otis Redding & Lynyrd Skynyrd

Legendary music manager, promoter, and producer Alan Walden talks about working with classic R&B and Rock n roll acts like his best friend Otis Redding, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sam & Dave, and Percy Sledge. Alan shares personal stories featured in his memoir Southern Man: Music and Mayhem in the American South. Including tales of backroom brawls fighting with Otis and Ronnie Van Zandt, the tragedy of loss of his dear friend Otis, and the many of lessons learned on the hard road to success.


UFOs & The Time Travel Theory

Dr. Michael P. Masters examines the premise that aliens are human descendants from the future using UFOs, or time travel machines, to study their own evolutionary past. His book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the UFO Phenomenon, explores how trends in human evolution may ultimately result in us becoming the ones piloting these disc-shaped craft.


Chinese UFOs & Lost Civilizations

Chinese ufologist Shao Ma gives insights into the Chinese UFO community, and how they survive under China's tightened political control. She also shares China's most popular UFO cases and her own contact experiences with non-human intelligences (NHI). Shao also discusses the discovery of China's lost ancient advanced civilization Sanxingdui, which rewrites archaeological and humanity's history.


Remote Viewing 101

Scientist Stephan A. Schwartz was part of the small group that founded modern remote viewing research. He will tell us about his experiences and discoveries as the principal researcher studying it's usage in archaeology, as well as, his ongoing research experiment that looks into the future. Stephan will also discuss his lecture and workshop at Contact in the Desert, the biggest UFO conference in the world, where he will teach the art and science of remote viewing.


Vampire Stories & Science

How much of the vampire myth is based in fact? Can science explain the origins of horror’s most famous fiend? Dr. Kathryn Harkup shares insights from her book Vampirology as she charts the murky waters of the vampire lore from historical and famous stories across the globe. Dr. Harkup investigates a scientific interpretation that may shed light on the fears and phenomena of the vampire myth.


Lost Civilizations & The Atlantis Myth

JD Kenyon reveals evidence for forgotten civilizations at the end of the last Ice Age. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, anomalous ancient maps, and Biblical evidence, he explores sites like the Stone Age high-tech at Gobekli Tepe, as well as, the myth of Atlantis.


Jesse James’ Lost Treasure

The great-great grandchildren of outlaw Jesse James, Dan & Teresa Duke, return to discuss their investigation into the lost treasures of their famous relative. Based on secret diaries and coded treasure maps left behind, they discuss their findings into treasures like sacred knowledge and ancient relics. Dan and Teresa share possible connections to the Freemasons and Knights Templars.


America’s Bloody Frontier

The explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for American's frontier. Fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, journalist Bob Drury gives a stirring chronicle of the brutal birth of the United States told through Native Americans and frontiersman like Daniel Boone.


Does Science Prove God?

Dr. Stephen Meyer presents groundbreaking scientific evidence about the Big Bang, DNA, and the Goldilocks Universe that makes the case for intelligent design of life and the universe. Based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology, Dr. Meyer establishes the identity behind the mind of the universe and the possibility of a God.


Near-Death Experiences & The Afterlife

If there is a heaven and afterlife, as countless Near-Death Experiences supposedly suggest, shouldn’t modern science be able to identify its existence? This is the central question with which historian Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts answers though the prism of scientific research on Near-Death Experiences.


Salvador Dali Legacy & Mystery

Noted art historians Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Dr. Christopher Heath Brown take listeners on an immersive dive into the life, work, and psychology of infamous 20th century artist Salvador Dali. Together, they unlock the mysteries and meaning behind his most famous paintings like Persistence of Memory. We also discuss the historical, social, and political conditions that shaped Dalí's work, and present an unflinching view of the master's personal relationships.


The Serial Killer Babysitter

Liza Rodman's chilling true tale of her charismatic childhood babysitter, Tony Costa, aka the serial killer Cape Cod Cannibal. Featured in her new book The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer with investigative journalist Jennifer Jordan, Liza fondly remembers Tony as the handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked, and one of the few kind and understanding adults in her life. Liza recalls her special visits to his “secret garden” in the Truro woods, the very same place where he scattered the remains of his victims. Jennifer Jordan also explores Tony's pathology and the three missing persons cases they solved with their investigation into the case.


Dyatlov Pass Incident (2016 Interview)

In a series of grisly discoveries known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident, the dead bodies of nine missing university students were found in confounding condition. What led the hikers to cut their tents from the inside of the middle of the night and trek into subzero conditions with no boots on? Svetlana Oss, Russian investigative journalist and leading commentator on the event since Moscow Times first sponsored her investigation, explains the mystery.


Psychedelic Medicine Revolution

The psychedelic medicine revolution was born when the FDA gave Psilocybin the coveted ‘Breakthrough Therapy' label as a mental wellness treatment. David Nikzad of E.i. Ventures discusses the scientific research and development of psychedelic based treatments for mental health disorders, and the financial aspects behind the next possible green rush. David is the co-founder of Emotional Intelliengence Ventures, a life and plant sciences company focused on bringing botanical psychedelic therapies. like medicinal mushroom products to the market.