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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:
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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.
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