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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 18: Henry Rollins

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Musician, writer and world traveler Henry Rollins joins the DisinfoCast for an insightful discussion about politics and civil discourse, his musical past, and how your host can be a better American. If you enjoy this articulate iconoclast's take on the events of the day, you can catch him during his "Capitalism" tour. Visit his site for dates and more information.
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The DisinfoCast: Episode 17: Emil Chiaberi: ‘Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal’

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In the pre-dawn hours of July 20, a heavily armed 24 year-old doctoral student named James Eagan Holmes entered an Aurora, Coloroda theater and started firing during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. In a matter of minutes, a dozen men, women and children were dead, and scores more wounded. Holmes turned himself over to police, reportedly telling them that he was Batman's nemesis The Joker. It was an incomprehensible crime, but only on in a long line of mass murders committed in the United States. What drives people to do such a thing? Troubled by this perhaps unanswerable question, I called Emil Chiaberi, the director, writer and producer of a gripping new documentary on the phenomenon of mass murders: Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal.
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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 16: Author and Survivalist Scott B. Williams

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Scott B. Williams is the author of several books on travel, emergency preparation and survival, including Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived, Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late, and Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters: Build and Outfit Your Lifesaving Escape. However, his most recent book is a work of fiction: The Pulse: A Novel of Survival of Surviving the Collapse of the Grid:

As massive solar flares bombard the Earth, an intense electromagnetic pulse instantly destroys the power grid throughout North America. Within hours desperate citizens panic and anarchy descends. Surrounded by chaos, Casey Drager, a student at Tulane University, must save herself from the havoc in the streets of New Orleans. Casey and two of her friends evacuate the city and travel north, where they end up in the dangerous backwaters of Mississippi, forced to use their survival skills to seek refuge and fight for their lives.

Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, Casey’s father, Artie, finds himself cut off and stranded. His Caribbean sailing vacation has turned into every parent’s nightmare. Warding off pirates and tackling storms, Artie uses the stars to guide him toward his daughter.

The Pulse is a compelling action-adventure novel that reveals what it would take to survive in a world lit only by firelight, where all the rules have changed and each person must fend for himself.

Join host Matt Staggs as he and Scott B. Williams discuss the likelihood of a mass catastrophic event, essential survival techniques and the frightening world of The Pulse.
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DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 15: Lost Mayan Technology with James O’Kon

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ArchaeoEngineer James A. O'Kon, the author of The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology is here to discuss some of the astonishing discoveries he's made while researching the technological innovations of the Mayan culture. O'Kon, who has spent years in the field, has uncovered evidence of Mayan suspension bridges, concret manufacturing and more. Prepare to have everything you think you know about this ancient civilization challenged.
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Magic and Cthulhu Mythos with Daniel Harms

Daniel Harms | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 14

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Scholar Daniel Harms is an expert on the history of magic and the works of H.P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos. Harms and host Matt Staggs discuss The Long Lost Friend, an authentic American grimoire, along the way taking fascinating diversions into the murky and contentious history of a not-so-authentic grimoire: The Necronomicon. Join us for an hour of occult secrets, esoteric rivalry and imagination on this episode of The DisinfoCast.
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Explorer Rory Nugent on The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs

Rory Nugent | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 13

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It's Lucky Episode 13 for The DisinfoCast, and to bring a little perspective to what it means to have "bad luck," adventurer and writer Rory Nugent opens up the show with his true account of being lost at sea for five days with nothing but a couple of candy bars and his own urine to drink. After an experience like that no one would have blamed Nugent if he never left his home again, but instead he took off for India in search for a rare pink-headed duck and then to the Congo to find Mokele-Mbembe, the legendary last dinosaur. After you're done with the show, visit Rory and learn more about his books (The Search for the Pink Headed Dinosaur, Drums Along the Congo, Down at the Docks) at www.rorynugent.com.
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Christina Pazsitzky On The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 12

Christina Pazsitzky | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 12

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Christina Pazsitzky is a successful stand-up comic, co-host (along with her husband, comedian Tom Segura) of the popular Your Mom's House podcast, and has been seen on numerous television programs, including Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately, and The Smoking Gun Presents: Worlds Dumbest. In this episode of The DisinfoCast, Christina joins host Matt Staggs for a spirited conversation about comedy, vampires, goth music, family dysfunction, and the inherent problems of using terms like "girl comic."
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“The Electric Jesus” and Gnosis with Jonathan Talat Phillips on The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs

Jonathan Talat Phillips | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 11

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When Jonathan Talat Phillips experienced a devastating loss as a countercultural media activist, he unwittingly started on a mystical journey marked by underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, extraterrestrial encounters at the Burning Man festival, and miraculous energy healings that reshaped his skeptical worldview. Join me as I interview Jonathan Talat Phillips, author of The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic, on The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs.
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Jon Ronson on The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs

Jon Ronson | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 10

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Award-winning writer and documentarian Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats, Them! Adventures with Extremists, The Psychopath Test) is here, and boy, does he have some stories: being chased by agents of the Bilderberg Group; witnessing secret ceremonies at the Bohemian Grove; being outed as a Jew among Islamic radical terrorists and more that barely scratch the surface. Tune in for all this on this episode of The DisinfoCast.
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Duncan Trussell on The DisinfoCast With Matt Staggs

Duncan TrussellDuncan Trussell | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 09

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Comedian, actor, writer and podcaster Duncan Trussell (The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, MADtv, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time) joins me for this episode of The DisinfoCast. Trussell talks about his childhood attempt to raise quail from the dead, his experiences as a student of Zen and the ways in which psychedelics are like personal lubricants. When you’re done listening to the show, visit Duncan at www.duncantrussell.com.
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