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iTunes |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.
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.
Christina Pazsitzky | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 12Christina 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."
Jonathan Talat Phillips | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 11The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic, on The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs.
Jon Ronson | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 10Jon 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.