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DisinfoCast 36: Adam Scorgie, “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High”

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Filmmaker Adam Scorgie (The Union: The Business Behind Getting High) joins the DisinfoCast to discuss the ongoing national dialogue regarding marijuana in light of its historic legalization in Washington and Colorado, and how much has really changed in the years since The Union's release. We also discuss The Union's follow-up, The Culture High, and where we might be heading in terms of ending prohibition.
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The DisinfoCast: Episode 35: Carla Wills-Brandon

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Licensed therapist, grief counselor, author and near-death researcher Carla Wills-Brandon is here to discuss the phenomena of deathbed visions: A culturally univeral phenomena in which the dying report seeing visions of friends and family who have died before them. Wills-Brandon has appeared on numerous programs, including Coast to Coast AM, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Geraldo Rivera and many others. Her most recent book is Heavenly Hugs: Comfort, Support and Hope from the Afterlife.
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The DisinfoCast: Episode 34: Russ Kick

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Longtime Disinfonauts will no doubt recognize Russ Kick as the editor of several Disinformation Company classics, including You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies, and 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know. In this special episode of the DisinfoCast, Russ and I talk about what it's like to attempt to pry information out of the hands of a reluctant government and how maybe, just maybe, he might just be a character from an H.P. Lovecraft novel.
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DisinfoCast Guest Steve Volk’s ‘Fringe-ology’ e-Book on Sale for $1.99

Disinfonauts may be interested to know that the Kindle edition of journalist Steve Volk’s book Fringe-ology is currently on sale for a paltry $1.99. Fringe-ology documents Volk’s exploration of various “fringe” topics: psi, UFOs and near-death experiences among them. Look for Volk on the DisinfoCast next week! Via Volk:

Fringe-ology is my attempt to reconcile a mysterious ghost story from my childhood with my lifelong, down to earth occupation as a journalist. My solution was to do journalism—to investigate that family ghost story, and other paranormal topics, in the high style of narrative nonfiction. What I found is a great tale that’s been relegated to the fringe of our discourse for too long—a story about all of us, a story filled with ghosts, UFOs, maverick scientists, psychics, spoon-benders and the people who love and hate them. More importantly, I found common ground we can all share—a place for skeptics and believers, spiritualists and scientists, to stand together—not at the fringes, but at the heart of what it means to be human.

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Brody Stevens, “Enjoy It!”

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We’ve got comedian Brody Stevens, fresh off of his HBO Digital Series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”

“Enjoy It!” is a documentary comedy series that follows Brody as he pulls his life back together in the aftermath of a very public mental breakdown (fans and the world witnessed it via Twitter). Out of the UCLA psych ward, back on his meds, and trying to get his stand-up and film career back on track, Brody makes the rounds in LA, with pal Zach Galifianakis and others in tow, reconnecting and reconciling with the recognizable faces in the biz that he’d let down.

Brody talks with me about his life post-”Enjoy It!”, how his medication change has affected his comedy, and what it’s been like trying to mend relationships that were strained – and sometimes broken – during his manic episode.… Read the rest

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