Scott Lilienfeld is professor of psychology at Emory University and the current president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, We discuss his research psychopathy and presidents, on Successful psychopaths, and a lot more
Arlene Goldbard's book, The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists & The Future that inspired me to invite her to be a guest on this show. It is inspiring, compelling reading that asks us to consider the world of Datastan and the Republic of stories-- two different ways the world is lived.
if you're a fan of the documentary, The Corporation, you'll love this indepth interview with the author of the book and producer of the movie, Joel Bakan. This was a fascinating, fun interview, even though the focus was pretty dark.
Adolph Reed recently published an article with Harpers, titled, Nothing Left-- The long, slow surrender of American liberals. He was just on the Bill Moyers show and he spent over an hour discussing the article and other issues with me.
wrote that publishing is a Top Down system, saying in his Dailybeast article, "This model of literary production is doomed. The idea that there should be centralized, massively consolidated, bureaucratic organizations known as the major trade houses, with multiple layers of editors, vast publicity departments, and books fed to them by an entity known as literary agents, only to take repeated losses and rely on a few stars...
Thomas Drake was one of the whistleblowers Edward Snowden mentioned, who inspired him. Drake was one of a handful of people charged under the espionage act. Ultimately all charges were dropped. He's a patriot and a hero. Returning to Bottom Up Radio, he discusses Obama's NSA speech, Bengazi, 911, abuse of data by law enforcement and NSA's violation of the constitution.
Bill Binney is a brilliant, intense, yet at the same time funny man bent on saving america from the totalitarianism that organizations like NSA are taking us toward. He reveals how corporations make NSA decisions, the system of corruption at unaudited NSA and other spy agencies, the lies by those who suggest Ed Snowden should have gone through the system.. and much more.
James Fallon is a brain scientist who was getting work assessing brain scans of psychopathic killers. Then he realized, his own brain scan looked like those psychopaths' brains. He's written a riveting book, The Psychopath Inside, about his journey facing a reality that includes discovering a family tree adorned with murderers, including LIzzie Borden.
Christopher Pyle is a Whistleblower from a different time. he testified at the Church Committee hearing exposing the US military's spying on civil rights and anti-war activists. He has a take on the current situation, how NSA spying could influence elected politicians-- that's worth hearing.
Keith Poole does research on how members of congress vote and how presidents take stands on congressional roll-call ballots. It made for some fascinating discussion about northern and southern politics, gerrymandering, Hillary vs. Elizabeth Warren.