Welcome to Sott Radio Network, the official radio network of breaking news and current affairs analysis web site Sott.net: your source for independent, unbiased, alternative news and commentary on world events.
Sott Radio Network broadcasts two weekly shows, with more to come soon, having the liveliest of discussions on the most absorbing and provocative topics, and with the most interesting guests.
On Saturdays, host and Sott.net writer Harrison Koehli and friends bring you insightful commentary and analysis on current events from a US-based perspective in 'The Truth Perspective' show, broadcast from 2-3pm EST (8-9pm CET).
On Sundays, hosts and Sott.net writers Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley bring you incisive commentary and analysis on the latest global events from a Eurasian perspective with their 'Behind the Headlines' show, broadcast from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST).
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SOTT Talk Radio show #94 - Sunday, November 30th, 2014: Remembering Georges Gurdjieff: Interview with William Patrick Patterson, part 2This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're joined again by William Patrick Patterson. Listeners can hear the first part of our interview with Mr. Patterson here.
Mr. Patterson is the founder/director of The Gurdjieff Studies Program and has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks, throughout the United States for many years. He has written nine books on the teaching, including Struggle of the Magicians, and has directed, written and narrated the award-winning video trilogy The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, and the just-released video Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves to Individual Self to The Self. Mr. Patterson's latest book is Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: The Man, The Teaching, His Mission.
Tune in this Sunday November 30th, 2014 from 2-3pm EST (11-12am PST / 8-9pm CET/ 7-8pm UTC) for another enlightening discussion on the life and teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff.
SOTT Talk Radio show #93 - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014: Historical Cycles: Are we doomed to repeat the past? Interview with Stefan VerstappenStefan Verstappen. Stefan has a professional background in communications and business management and has travelled extensively throughout East Asia, where he has studied oriental art, culture and Kung Fu.
Stefan is the author of The Art of Urban Survival from which the viral YouTube video documentary Defense Against the Psychopath was taken.
Stedan has recently produced another video on the topic of historical cycles of human civilization and the manner in which they appear to repeat. In his video, Stefan makes the case that we are currently in the final stage of our cycle of history, defined, like all others, by widespread chaos. Historically, only small groups of people survived the periods of destruction that defined the end of a cycle, and they did so by forming themselves into tight-knit communities with specific organizational structures.
Join us this Sunday 23rd November 2014 from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we discuss vital strategies for daunting times.
SOTT Talk Radio show #91 - Sunday, November 9th, 2014: NATO's Secret Armies: Interview with Daniele Ganser
What is not generally known is that such 'secret warfare' was also taking place in Europe. For the briefest of moments, CIA and MI6 coordination of a 40-year-long, Europe-wide terror campaign - going by the code-name 'Operation GLADIO' in Italy - came to light in several European media in 1990, but the scandal was quickly buried by the rather fortuitous invasion by Saddam Hussein of Kuwait and the subsequent build-up to NATO's first 'expeditionary mission' to Iraq.
We'll be interviewing Dr. Daniele Ganser, author of the seminal book NATO's Secret Armies in Europe, now translated into ten languages. Ganser is a historian lecturing in contemporary history, energy issues and geo-strategy at the Universities of St. Gallen and Basel in Switzerland. You won't want to miss this show. We're live this Sunday 9th November from 11am-1pm PST / 2-4pm EST / 7-9pm UTC / 8-10pm CET
SOTT Talk Radio show #82 - Sunday, September 7th, 2014: Who was Georges Gurdjieff? Interview with William Patrick Patterson
Mr. Patterson is the founder/director of The Gurdjieff Studies Program and has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks, throughout the United States for many years. He has written nine books on the teaching and directed, written and narrated the award-winning video trilogy The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, and the just-released video Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves to Individual Self to The Self. A new video talk has recently been released: William Patrick Patterson Explores The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda.
His latest book is Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: The Man, The Teaching, His Mission, and for one day only, this Sunday, September 7th 2014, the book is being offered at $10.00 off the retail price of $45.00.
Join the Sott Team and Mr. Patterson this Sunday, September 7th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET/ 7-9pm GMT) for what promises to be a truly enlightening discussion.
SOTT Talk Radio show #81 - Sunday, August 31st, 2014: The "White Widow" - Western Intel's Phony 'Jihadis': Interview with Jon Ryman'White Widow' - The Samantha Lewthwaite Conspiracy.
The so-called "white widow" grabbed the headlines over a protracted period last year for her alleged leadership of the attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Samantha Lewthwaite first rose to 'fame' as the alleged 'wife' of alleged London '7/7' tube bomber, Germaine Lindsay, and since then has been a veritable rising star in the phony world of Islamic terrorism, particularly in Africa.
As with so many other supposed 'Muslim terror leaders', the story of Lewthwaite appears to be one large fantasy that reveals disturbing insights into how British, Israeli and US intelligence agencies run the bogus 'war on terror' from behind the scenes.
Join the SOTT Team and Jon Ryman this Sunday, August 31st 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET/ 7-9pm GMT)
You can call in, join the show page chatroom, or email us with any questions/comments.
SOTT Talk Radio show #80 - Sunday, August 24th, 2014: Global Picture: Ukraine, Ferguson, Islamic State, Ebola and Palestine WTH?
Join the SOTT Team this Sunday, August 24th 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET), for a no holds barred and in depth analysis of the current state of the world.
SOTT Talk Radio show #79 - Sunday, August 17th, 2014: Untold History of the U.S. - Interview with Peter Kuznick
Kuznick and Oliver Stone co-authored the 10-part documentary film series and book - The Untold History of the United States - which explores some of the under-reported and darkest parts of American 20th century history using little known documents and newly uncovered archival material.
We are going to explore with Professor Kuznick the creation of the U.S. National Security State during WW2, the real reasons behind the Cold War and the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, and the side-lining of 'the man who would be president', Henry Wallace.
We hope you'll join us from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET) this Sunday, August 17th 2014
SOTT Talk Radio show #78 - Sunday, August 10th, 2014: Babylon, Ancient Rome and the American Empire
This week on Sott Talk Radio we'll be discussing this topic and will be joined by Laura Knight-Jadczyk to help us explore the nature and fate of the Roman Empire and its parallels to our modern world.
We hope you'll join us from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET) this Sunday, August 10th 2014.
SOTT Talk Radio show #77 - Sunday, August 3rd, 2014: Russia vs USA - Israel vs Palestine: Interview with journalist Finian Cunningham
To help us do that, we'll be joined by Finian Cunningham, an Irish journalist who has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. For nearly 20 years, Finian worked as an editor and writer for major news media organisations, including The Daily Mirror, The Irish Times and The Independent.
Deported from Bahrain in June 2011 because of his critical journalism in which he highlighted systematic human rights violations by the Bahraini regime forces, Finian is now a columnist on international politics for Press TV and the Strategic Culture Foundation.
We hope you'll join us from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET) this Sunday, August 3rd.
SOTT Talk Radio show #76 - Sunday, July 27th, 2014: Israel - Global Pariah or Promised Land?
With their usual insightful (and sometimes controversial) analysis, your hosts Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley will be delving into this topic and other major events of the last few months including the recent spate of 'downed' commercial aircraft, the ongoing information war between the 'West' and Russia over Ukraine, and much more.
We hope you'll join us for your weekly dose of truth-telling from 2-4pm EST / 11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET, this July 27th Sunday, 2014.
SOTT Talk Radio show #75 - Sunday, July 20th, 2014: Mysterious planet: Interview with ufologist and cryptozoologist Nick Redfern
From 1984 until 2001 Redfern worked as a freelance feature writer for numerous UK newspapers. In recent years, Redfern has made many TV appearances in the UK and overseas, sharing his research and insights into all things Fortean, and today runs the U.S. branch of the Centre for Fortean Zoology. Redfern posts regularly on his blog.
Our guest is also the author of numerous books about some of the truly weird (but totally real) topics we'll be discussing this week, including Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind, A Covert Agenda, The FBI Files, Three Men Seeking Monsters, Body Snatchers in the Desert, On the Trail of the Saucer Spies, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, Final Events, The NASA Conspiracies, The Real Men in Black, The Pyramids and the Pentagon, The World's Weirdest Places, and many more!
Tune in this Sunday July 20th 2014, from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET), as we go inter, intra and extra-dimensional!
SOTT Talk Radio show #74 - Sunday, July 13th, 2014: Israel Massacres Palestinians (again): Interview with Miko Peled
Miko Peled was born in Jerusalem into a prominent Israeli Zionist family. His father was a famous General in the IDF, in which Miko also served his time. When Miko's niece was killed in a terrorist attack in 1997, you may have expected the family to blame the Palestinians, but surprisingly, they blamed the state of Israel.
Imbued with his father's deep knowledge of Israeli war practices, Peled authored The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, a book that lays bare the myths surrounding the situation in the Middle East. Peled now travels extensively, giving talks about his experiences to audiences across the world.
We hope you'll join us live this Sunday July 13th 2014, from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #73 - Sunday, July 6th, 2014: 'Terrorist Rectal Bombs', Social and Climate Chaos: Has Our World Gone Mad?
Your hosts will be taking a closer look at the latest developments in the never-ending 'war on terror' and the origins of the latest 'Islamic terror' bogeymen - ISIS. We'll also delve (figuratively of course) into a new twist on the 'knicker bomber': the 'intrarectal terrorist bomb threat' that has appeared, on cue, for summer holiday season and is promising to make airport transitions as invasive (literally) as possible for millions of holiday-makers (the paedophilic elite can barely contain their glee!).
We'll also be looking at the latest "global warming" data, and analysing the spectacular mental gymnastics that 'climate scientists' have been engaging in to explain the inexplicable. Speaking of the 'weather', we'll be brining you the details on the recent record-breaking flooding on every continent; 'haildrifts' up to 3 feet high being ploughed off streets in Tokyo, Spain, Istanbul and Mexico; and tornadoes touching down in the very unlikely locales of Norway, Sweden, Greece and Algeria.
From the stark increase in African immigrants risking horrific conditions (and their lives) on 'salvation seeking' boat rides to Italy that heralds an 'immigration crisis' for Europe, to the ongoing pedophilia in 'high places' scandal in the UK, the latest on the situation in Ukraine and the hard data linking fracking to earthquakes in the USA, we'll be discussing it all, and probably much more, on this week's Sott Talk Radio show! Join us live this Sunday July 6th 2014, from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET)
SOTT Talk Radio show #72 Sunday, June 29th, 2014: Para-military Police State: U.S. cops out of control?
The militarization of police forces - particularly since 9/11, the steady erosion of civil rights via draconian laws, and an atmosphere of hysteria generated by the 'War on Terror' have all combined to place the police 'above the law'.
But tyrannical and dictatorial repression is what 'those other countries' do, right? Why is it, then, that we constantly see headlines of people in the U.S. being beaten, tasered, and even shot to death for such minor infringements as traffic violations? Are cops 'out of control'? Are they 'just obeying orders'?
This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're going to take a look at police brutality in the 'land of the free'. Join us live this Sunday June 29th 2014, from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #71 Sunday, June 22nd, 2014: Manufactured Terror: BUSTED WIDE OPEN!Manufactured Terror: The Boston Marathon Bombings, Sandy Hook, Aurora Shooting and Other False Flag Terror Attacks.
Manufactured Terror is an anthology of investigative reporting on some of the most heinous crimes committed on American soil in recent years. While these events invariably go down as the work of 'lone nuts', gaping holes in the official narratives invite us to look behind the dramatic headlines and officials' psycho-babble.
Context is everything. Sometimes a lone nut is just that. But given abundant historical precedent for the involvement of state actors (note: not 'actors') in terror attacks and mass shootings, those who do most to position themselves as 'protectors of the people' appear to have most to gain from terrorizing their own population.
Join us this Sunday June 22nd 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) as we stalk the true source of 'terrorism'.
SOTT Talk Radio show #70 Sunday, June 15th, 2014: Earth Changes in an Electric Universe: Is climate change really man-made?Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection.
While official science portrays the crazy weather, more frequent sinkholes, increased meteor fireball activity, and intensifying earthquakes as phenomena that are unrelated, research put together by Pierre and Laura strongly suggests that all this (and more!) is intimately connected and may stem from a common cause.
In times past, people understood that the human mind and states of collective human experience influence cosmic and earthly phenomena. How might today's 'wars and rumors of wars', global 'austerity measures', and the mass protest movements breaking out everywhere play into the climate 'changing'?
Join us this Sunday 15th June from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) for a dot-connecting discussion you won't hear anywhere else on the planet!
SOTT Talk Radio show #69 Sunday, June 8th, 2014: Dissecting Globalistan: Interview with Pepe Escobar
Escobar's extensive travels and reporting bring witty insights to Western audiences starved of real information to what is going on in the world. Since before 9/11, Escobar has specialized in covering Brzezinski's "arc" from the Middle East to Central and East Asia, with an emphasis on Big Power geopolitics and energy wars.
He's the author of three books - Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War, Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge, and Obama Does Globalistan. You can check out some of his recent articles on SOTT.net.
This is one you won't want to miss! Tune in from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) this Sunday June 8th, 2014.
SOTT Talk Radio show #68 Sunday, June 1st, 2014: Western Hypo-cracy Unmasked: Interview with Eric DraitserStopImperialism.org. Draitser is a regular contributor to Russia Today, Counterpunch, the Center for Research on Globalization, New Eastern Outlook, Press TV, and many other news outlets. Draitser also hosts 'The Reality Principle' podcasts, available here.
Chinese accused of cyber-espionage, 'pro-Russian terrorists' running rampant in Eastern Ukraine, 'pro-democracy rebels' oppressed by dictators in the Middle East, the U.S. well on the road to economic recovery... To read and listen to the Western media you'd be forgiven for thinking that black is white and white is black. Regularly exposing the trillion-dollar-debt levels of hypocrisy in the corporate media, our guest this week has been on the front lines in the information war.
Join us this Sunday June 1st from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) as we get Draitser's insights into the reality behind the headlines.
SOTT Talk Radio show #67 Sunday, May 25th, 2014: NATO, from Regional Defense Pact to Global Military - Interview with Rick RozoffSTOP NATO website and writes on the threat of international militarization, especially in the form of the globalization of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Rozoff contends that NATO is the first attempt in history to establish an aggressive global military formation. It currently includes a third of the nations of the world, either as members or partners, has members and partners on five continents, and has conducted active operations on four, with the potential to expand its reach into the remaining two where it has not yet officially intruded itself.
Join us this Sunday May 25th from 2-4pm EST, (8-10pm CET, 11am-1pm PST) for a discussion on the military underpinnings of the Atlantic Alliance and its designs on world domination.
SOTT Talk Radio show #66: Sunday, May 18th, 2014: Lessons from collapse of USSR for USA: Interview with Dmitry Orlov
Born in Saint Petersburg, Orlov moved to the U.S. at the age of 12. Visiting his homeland between the late 1980s and mid-1990s, he was an eyewitness to the collapse of the U.S.S.R.
Orlov has written extensively on the stages leading up to collapse, and how different groups of people adapt to 'the new normal'. Orlov argues that the U.S. is heading the same way, and that the U.S.S.R. had it easy compared to what's in store for the Atlantic Empire.
Orlov is the author of two books Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, and The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit, and regularly publishes essays at his Club Orlov blog.
Join us from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) this Sunday 18th May for a discussion on surviving the end of the world (as we know it!)
SOTT Talk Radio show #65: Sunday, May 11th, 2014: Curing Diabetes and Other Modern Illnesses: Interview With Dr. Antti Heikkilä
Dr. Antti Heikkilä, is a surgeon and orthopedic and traumatology specialist at Eira Hospital in Helsinki, Finland. He strongly criticises the current treatment for diabetes that is based on the use of large amounts of insulin, as well as a diet low in fat and high in carbohydrates. According to Dr. Heikkilä, this officially recommended treatment worsens the condition, by confusing insulin metabolism even more. Insulin is not harmless, it is a poison, and excess amounts cause much damage in the body.
Dr. Antti Heikkilä's work is based on solid clinical experience of over 43 years, as well as many reliable published studies. Dr. Heikkilä's recommendation for the treatment of diabetes is a natural and nutritional diet low in carbohydrates. Many of Dr. Heikkilä's patients have been able to come off their medication or have completely cured themselves with a low carbohydrate diet.
Dr. Heikkilan is the author of Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes as well as dozens of medical papers.
Join us and Dr. Heikkilä this Sunday, May 11th 2014, 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) for the low down on how the modern diet has done so much to create rampant modern diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, etc.
SOTT Talk Radio show #64: Sunday, May 4th, 2014: The 'Wetiko Virus' and Collective Psychosis: Interview With Paul Levy
Paul is the author of: The Madness of George Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis and Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil.
In his books Paul explores and explains that we 'disown' our innermost, darkest thoughts and feelings and project them outwards onto others and the world, a process he compares to the Native American Indian concept of "wetiko". Paul has stated that "there is a contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world stage via a collective psychosis of titanic proportions. This mind-virus covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests."
Tune in this Sunday May 4th at a slightly earlier time from 1-3pm EST (10am-12pm PST, 7-9pm CET) for what will undoubtedly be a fascinating discussion.
SOTT Talk Radio show #63: Sunday, April 27th, 2014: Into the supernatural: Interview with parapsychologist Stephen Braude
A lifelong student of psychic phenomena, Braude has written extensively on the central issues in parapsychology, publishing over 60 philosophical essays, along with 5 books, including: Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death, ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination, and The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations. Stephen's sixth book, to appear summer 2014, is titled: Crimes of Reason (Rowman & Littlefield).
Broadly speaking, parapsychology is the study of mediums, telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, and other supernatural and paranormal phenomena. Tune in this Sunday 27th April from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) as we venture into the broader reality Official Science is scared to explore!
SOTT Talk Radio show #62: Sunday, April 20th, 2014: Controversy of Zion: Interview with Gilad Atzmon
Born in Israel and grandson to an early Zionist 'freedom fighter', to say that Atzmon's insights about Israel and 'The Jewish Question' have raised a few hackles would be an understatement! Despite receiving support from such high-profile public figures as U.S. academic John Mearsheimer and U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk, Atzmon's book The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics has been roundly condemned in Western media.
Accused of being 'anti-semitic' and a 'self-hating Jew', Atzmon counters his critics by continuing to shed light on the strong taboo against questioning Israel or the involvement of high-profile Jewish figures in global 'big power games'.
We hope you'll join us for our discussion with Atzmon this Sunday 20th of April. Please note that we're broadcasting at a different time this week, two hours later than usual: from 4-6pm EST (1pm-3pm PST, 10pm-12am CET, 9-11pm GMT).
SOTT Talk Radio show #61: Sunday, April 13th, 2014: What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite: Interview with David DiSalvo
His work has appeared in Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Mental Floss, Slate, Salon, Esquire and other publications, and he is the writer behind the widely read blogs, Neuropsyched, Neuronarrative and The Daily Brain.
David has also served as a consulting research analyst and communications specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several public and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
His first non-fiction book, What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite, has been published in 10 languages. His second book, The Brain in Your Kitchen, is available in e-book format at Amazon. His latest book, Brain Changer: How Harnessing your Brain's Power to Adapt can Change your Life, is available at all major booksellers.
Join us this Sunday April 13th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET)
SOTT Talk Radio show #60: Sunday, April 6th, 2014: Armed MadHouse: Interview With Greg Palast
As part of his investigation into the 2000 US Presidential election, Greg uncovered evidence that Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Sec. of State Katherine Harris and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with the ChoicePoint corp., rigged the ballots in 2000 and that there was widespread election fraud again in 2004.
Palast is the author of New York Times bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, as well Democracy and Regulation: how the public can govern essential services, and Armed Madhouse; undercover dispatches from a dying regime.
Palast's documentary films include: Bush Family Fortunes, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits and Vultures and Vote Rustlers.
His latest book is Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores (2012).
Join us this Sunday April 6th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET)
SOTT Talk Radio show #59: Sunday, March 30th, 2014: The Historical 'Great Games' Of The Global Elite - Interview With Eric Walberg
Currently he is a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, and also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeera and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio. His articles appear in Russian, German, Spanish and Arabic and are accessible at his website.
Walberg was a moderator and speaker at the Leaders for Change Summit in Istanbul in 2011 and is the author of the excellent book, Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games.
This week Sott Talk Radio will be speaking with Eric about the truth behind modern history and the forces that have created the current global Empire under which we all live. History buffs won't want to miss this one.
Join us this Sunday March 30th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #58: Sunday, March 23rd, 2014: Information theory, or why your brain is not your mind
What should we make of it all? Does the mainstream view really explain the world as we know it, or are there better options?
Returning to SOTT Talk Radio this week is Harrison Koehli, writer and editor for Red Pill Press, to talk about his upcoming book on these topics, tentatively titled Mind Matters. The book takes a hard look at the modern scientific worldview, its inherent absurdities, the facts it ignores, and a possible way out of its seemingly insoluble problems: Information Theory.
We'll also be discussing the recent and enigmatic disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, and why we shouldn't exclude the possibility that it might have a paranormal explanation. Our reality may be way more paranormal than we think.
Harrison will also give some updates on new and upcoming publications from Red Pill Press.
Join us this Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 3-5pm EST (12-2pm PST, 8-10pm CET)
SOTT Talk Radio show #57: Sunday, March 16th, 2014: Vladimir Putin - 'Dictatorial Thug' or Anti-Imperialist Stalwart?
But is the portrayal of Putin accurate, or even close to accurate?
From his political origins as an agent of Russia's FSB, to his nomination as Prime Minister amid 'Chechen terrorist attacks' on Russian civilians, to his current confrontation with the American Empire over Ukraine, Crimea and much more, this week we'll be delving into the details and asking the question, 'Who is Vladimir Putin?'
Join us this Sunday March 16th, 2014 from 3-5pm EST (12-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET)
SOTT Talk Radio show #56: Sunday, March 9th, 2014: Confessions of an Economic Hitman - Interview with John Perkins
While working as Chief Economist for a consulting firm in the 1970s, Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. When he realized he had become an 'economic hit man' playing a dishonorable role in the economic colonization of the world on behalf of elite multinational corporations, banks and the United States government, Perkins decided he wanted to become part of the solution, not the problem.
Perkins' book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - published in over 30 languages, and selling over 1.2 million copies worldwide - is a startling first-hand exposé of international corruption on a gargantuan scale, while his Secret History of the American Empire, another New York Times bestseller, details the clandestine operations that created the world's first truly global empire.
Our guest's latest book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded - And How To Fix It, offers a blueprint for a new form of global economics, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.
Join us this Sunday March 9th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) as we get the lowdown on the IMF and U.S. foreign and economic policy from a former insider.
SOTT Talk Radio show #55: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014: Is World War 3 Imminent? Russia Vs USA, Sinkholes and Weird Weather
Ukraine's population is split between those who are "pro EU/US" and those who are "pro Russia". The recent "revolution" and change of government in Ukraine has exacerbated political, ethnic and religious divisions (as all US-inspired provocations do, and are designed to do) among the Ukrainian people. At present, the US-backed government in Kiev and its supporters in Western Ukraine are lobbying the UN security council and NATO (the US military mainly) to "look at all ways to protect its territorial integrity." At the same time, the newly declared 'independent' parliament in the Crimean peninsula has called on Russia to protect its 'integrity'. All of which appears to shape up as the opening gambit in a possible soon to come military confrontation between the USA and Russia. So, is the real war that never came during the 'cold war' about to kick off?
We'll be giving our perspective on this interesting question. We'll also be looking at recent worldwide weather and 'environmental' anomalies and bringing you a new theory of cloud formation and its link to "global warming" and a never before heard explanation of what is causing those pesky sinkholes that have been swallowing cars and people for the past several years. We'll also be explaining why, given that there has been a stark reduction in solar activity in recent years, there have been more severe storms on the planet, when, according to official science, less solar activity should mean a quieter planet, weather-wise.
We hope you'll join us this Sunday March 2nd 2014 from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET). for an in-depth look at the recent goings-on on our increasingly topsy-turvey world.
SOTT Talk Radio show #54: Sunday, February 23rd, 2014: 'Revolution' in Ukraine: A History of Manufactured Revolutions
As the Winter Olympics comes to an end in Sochi, we'll be assessing the true extent of Russian and Western involvement and placing it in the historical context of Western involvement in Russia going back a century.
We hope you'll join us this Sunday February 23rd, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #53: Sunday, February 16th, 2014: Protest Songs for the Revolution
What makes a 'protest song' anyway? We'll also be talking about some lesser known music that didn't quite 'make it', but nevertheless struck a powerful chord with some because they record a truer version of history the victors would prefer we forget.
We're going to be joined by Tim Trepanier, singer-songwriter and travelling troubadour from the prairie lands of Canada. Lead singer and guitarist for folk band Relic, we might even convince Tim to play a couple of his tunes for us live on air!
Join us this Sunday February 16th from 8-10pm CET (11am-1pm PST / 2-4pm EST) as we reel in the years with a jig and tune.
SOTT Talk Radio show #52: Sunday, February 9th, 2014: State of the World: Revolution, Winter Olympics, French Anti-Semitism
Will the most expensive Olympic Games ever be a triumph for Russian peace over Western war, or will a CIA/Saudi-directed terror attack attempt to poke the Bear into a violent reaction before the world's watching media?
What's really happening next door in Ukraine? Will the people there soon be liberated from the 'yolk of Putinism' and be free to join the glorious future envisioned by the EU? Or is it too just another CIA-led revolution? And what about the real revolution in France, why is no one reporting on that?
We'll also be discussing the weird weather - what could be causing wildfires in Alaska while it snows in Georgia? Or prolonged drought and raging wildfires in Arctic Norway while hurricane force storms drown Britain for months on end?
We hope you'll join us on SOTT Talk Radio from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) this Sunday February 9th 2014 as we assess the State of the World a month into 2014.
SOTT Talk Radio show #51: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Verneuil's Disease): Interview with Dr. Philippe GuillemDr. Philippe Guillem, top expert on Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Verneuil's Disease), a 'rare' condition that may in fact be very prevalent. Dr. Guillem has spent almost twenty years as a surgeon, and last year received special recognition, together with French non-profit organization 'Solidarité Verneuil', for the high-quality care he provides his patients.
Typically developing in stages, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition affecting the apocrine sweat glands, and leads to inflammation, infections, and constant pain in the most sensitive parts of the body. Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood by doctors, HS also leaves sufferers feeling shameful, in part thanks to the common misconception that lack of hygiene or obesity are to blame.
We'll also be talking about rare diseases in general, the lack of medical attention they receive, and why it's important for people to be informed and seek out the right care. If you suspect that you or a loved one might have HS, or any other condition you are afraid to speak of, then we hope you'll join us this Sunday, February 2nd 2014, from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET). You are not alone.
SOTT Talk Radio show #50: Sunday, January 26th, 2014: Spirit Release & Soul Therapy: Interview with Patrick Rodriguez & Heather HayesSunday 26th January we'll be talking to Patrick Rodriguez, author of The Soul Rescue Manual: Releasing Earthbound Spirits.
Rodriguez is an intuitive healer and hypnotherapist with many years' experience. With the help of a medium, he practices Spirit Release and Soul Therapy, helping earthbound spirits and people with attached spirits.
Check out his website, The Soul Rescue Site.
Also joining us will be Heather Hayes. As a highly gifted psychic medium, Hayes teams with Rodriguez for the practice of Spirit Release and Soul Therapy sessions. She is also a teacher of psychic energy healing. Together they bring a unique model of healing to Spirit Release.
We hope you'll join us - same time, from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) - as we share experiences of 'life beyond the veil'.
SOTT Talk Radio show #49: Sunday, January 19th, 2014: Into the Mystic: Interview with Laura Knight-JadczykThe Cassiopaean Experiment" in 1994; an experiment in superluminal communication. Thus far, she has written 13 books which combine science and mysticism.
Together with her husband (physicist/mathematician, Arkadiusz Jadczyk), Laura established an active online forum and several websites as a result of this experiment. Together, with other researchers, many of them mainstream scientists, they created the Eiriu Eolas stress-reduction and rejuvenation program. She presently lives in France with her husband, their four children, extended family and on-site researchers, eight dogs and a cat.
We're on air from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) this Sunday January 19th, 2014. Callers welcome!
SOTT Talk Radio show #48: Sunday, January 12th, 2014: Surviving the Psy-pocalypse: Interview with Stefan VerstappenStefan Verstappen, Canadian writer, artist, and martial arts expert living in China. Verstappen has a professional background in communications and business management. Since embarking on his travels throughout East Asia, Verstappen has studied oriental art, culture and Kung Fu.
This world traveller is also one of the few people who understands that psychopaths rule our world. Creator of the viral YouTube video documentary 'Defense Against the Psychopath', based on his book The Art of Urban Survival: A Family Safety and Self Defense Manual, Verstappen has lots to share, not only about defending ourselves from the predators in our midst, but also natural disasters and social breakdown.
Join us this Sunday 12th January 2014 from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we discuss new strategies for new times.
SOTT Talk Radio show #47: Sunday, January 5th, 2014: American Heart of Darkness: Robert Kirkconnell InterviewAmerican Heart of Darkness, Volume I: The Transformation of the American Republic into a Pathocracy. Robert has his own radio show, has taught high school level education for 14 years and is a decorated combat veteran who served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force.
We'll be discussing his book and ongoing research into the astonishing transformation of the United States from a constitutional republic into a pathocracy - a country ruled by psychopaths. Why and how does a country espousing such benevolent intentions as 'spreading freedom and democracy' wind up committing such atrocious crimes against humanity?
Join us this Sunday January 5th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we analyse how America became so evil.
SOTT Talk Radio show #46: Sunday, December 15th, 2013: The Electric Universe - Wallace Thornhill Interview
Images returned by high-powered telescopes and recent space probes have challenged astronomers' long-standing assumptions about galaxies and their constituent stars, about the evolution of our solar system, and about the nature and history of Earth.
The new discoveries also suggest that our early ancestors may have witnessed awe inspiring electrical events in the heavens - the source of myths and symbols around the world.
This week on Sott Talk Radio we'll be interviewing Australian physicist Wallace Thornhill. Wallace graduated in physics at Melbourne University in 1964 and began postgraduate studies with Prof. Victor Hopper's upper atmosphere research group. Before entering university, he had been inspired by Immanuel Velikovsky through his controversial best-selling book, Worlds in Collision. Wallace has published several books with David Talbott including Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe, on the combined subjects of the recent history of the solar system and the Electric nature of the Universe. So, in short, he's the ideal person to discuss this most interesting of topics with us.
Join us this Sunday December 15th from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) for what promises to be a most interesting discussion on the true nature of the universe.
SOTT Talk Radio show #45: Sunday, December 8th, 2013: Predators Among Us: Interview With Dr. Anna Salter
Dr. Salter's invaluable contribution towards exposing and understanding the predators in our midst comes from her tremendous courage in both treating the victims of violent sex crimes, and also from studying the offenders, interviewing them and compiling the videotaped interviews along with her commentary and analysis.
What motivates sexual abusers? Why are so few caught? Lifting the lid on an unspoken, unacknowledged reality that sees countless thousands of sex crimes take place in towns and cities everywhere, Dr. Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery.
Arguing that even the most knowledgeable among us can be fooled, Dr. Salter dispels the myths about sexual predators and gives us the tools to protect our families and ourselves. As Dr. Salter puts it, "Knowing how they think and act and operate is the only protection we have."
Join us this Sunday December 8th from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we discuss Dr. Salter's important work and insights.
SOTT Talk Radio show #44: Sunday, December 1st, 2013: Hyperdimensional Planet Earth
What is the truth behind the High Strangeness that appears to have plagued our planet and species for so long, and are human beings really at the top of the food chain?
Find out this Sunday 1st December from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we delve into the stranger side of life.
SOTT Talk Radio show #43: Sunday, November 24th, 2013: All and Everything, part 8
Following on from last week's show on the murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, we're going to discuss a couple of aspects to the dreadful event that open up intriguing new possibilities. Was the event in Dallas in November 1963 originally meant to be a staged assassination? Did other interested parties then hijack the initial plan by actually killing JFK? We'll look at the evidence for this, including the possibility of Israeli involvement.
With no less than five comets currently flaring brightly within observation range of northern hemisphere observers, 2013 is living up to its moniker as 'Year of the Comets'. As ISON approaches perihelion on November 28th, we'll be asking: is there a connection between the wild spaceweather and the crazy storms taking place around the world of late?
Join us this Sunday 24th November from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we look for The News behind 'the news'!
SOTT Talk Radio show #42: Sunday, November 17th, 2013: JFK Assassination - 50 Years Later
This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're going to reflect on the life of a man who dreamed of a better world, and was making that dream a reality until assassins' bullets killed the American Dream that sunny November day in Dallas, Texas.
Half a century later, it's common knowledge in the U.S. that JFK's murder was ordered by a powerful cabal. And yet, successive U.S. administrations have refused to release documents that would fill in the remaining gaps. Who exactly carried it out? And on behalf of whom? How did they organise it? And why did they do it?
Despite the passing of time, the 'suiciding' of key witnesses, the barrage of misinformation and disinformation, and the 'loss' of crucial documentation, excellent research has enabled others to form a cohesive and reasonably objective narrative that counters the official propaganda and places the assassination in proper historical context.
Join us this Sunday 17th of November, from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 8-10pm CET) as we as we look at the life and legacy of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
SOTT Talk Radio show #41: Sunday, November 10th, 2013: Steve Jobs' Apple Revolution and the Fall of Man
Steve Jobs' legacy undoubtedly influenced computing in a big way, but Apple is, of course, just one company among many. This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're going to look at the state of information technology and ask whether it's liberating us, or imprisoning us. From tablets and laptops to wi-fi and smartphones, what effects are these tech toys having on humanity?
Join us this Sunday November 10th 2013, from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST, 11am-1pm PST) as we taste the fruit of good and evil.
SOTT Talk Radio show #40: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013: Nora Gedgaudas Interview: Beyond Paleo - Primal Ice Age Diet
Nora is also the author of the best-seller Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life, a book that is changing the way people view their diet and health.
Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and contrasting it with the marked decline humanity has undergone in the Agricultural Age, up to and including today's epidemic 'diseases of civilization', Nora's book shows how our modern grain- and carbohydrate-heavy low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for.
Applying the latest scientific discoveries to the basic hunter-gatherer diet forged in the last Ice Age, Nora's message is that a real alternative is available: a holistic, 'paleo' lifestyle that is helping thousands of people to break the negative feedback loop of poor diet and poor health.
Join us this Sunday November 2nd from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET, 11am-1pm PST) as we discuss Nora's life-changing work.
SOTT Talk Radio show #39: Sunday, October 27th, 2013: All and Everything, part 7
Russell Brand on revolution: hero or villain? And what about Ed Snowden? Sincere people speaking truth to power, a case of the blind leading the blind, or is something else afoot?
NSA-gate continues courtesy of The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Le Monde, through which it emerged that Israeli signals intelligence, and not the NSA, was behind massive electronic spying on the French government and people.
America narrowly avoided a currency default, but in the meantime the rest of the world is preparing for life after the petro-dollar... what are you doing to prepare for global systemic collapse?
Meanwhile, Japan has been smacked by dozens of typhoons in quick succession, record early snowfalls have hit northern U.S. states, a(nother) record-breaking heatwave is frying everything in Australia and fireballs continue raining down from space - NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network captured 15 of them over the U.S. on October 16th alone...
Join us this Sunday 27 October from 8-10pm CET (3-5pm EST) as we sort the signal from the noise.
SOTT Talk Radio show #38: Sunday, October 20th, 2013: Dr. Aleta Edwards Interview: Fear of the AbyssFear of the Abyss: Healing the Wounds of Shame and Perfectionism.
Through her many years of practice, Dr. Aleta has treated people with painful issues of perfectionism, shame, indecisiveness, control issues, and a fear of needing others. This constellation of issues kept appearing in a majority of her clients, regardless of gender, age, or cultural-ethic group.
Rather than solely focusing on coping with symptoms of these anxieties, she has helped people go inward, facing the specific fears that caused these symptoms. She has found that these painful symptoms--defensive in nature--would lessen considerably or simply vanish when the core issue was addressed.
Join us this Sunday October 20th from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we discuss Dr. Aleta's important work and insights.
SOTT Talk Radio show #37: Sunday, October 13th, 2013: All and Everything, part 6
The U.S. government 'shutdown' has seen essential services suspended for millions of Americans, not least vital paychecks. And yet, funds are available for more drone strikes in Pakistan, botched Navy SEAL excursions in Somalia and covert warfare against Syria.
Looking at it from the bigger picture, what is this 'shutdown' really about? What lies behind the contrived theatre of Republicrats dogging it out on the political stage? Was it merely by chance that a woman accused of "ramming the White House gates" was riddled with bullets near the Capitol building as the 'shutdown' drama unfolded?
Meanwhile spectacular fireball sightings over the past couple of weeks have produced some notable overhead explosions in the U.S. You know folks are noticing that something is 'up' when Anderson Cooper dedicates an episode of 60 Minutes to the topic of "cosmic roulette"...
All this and more coming up this Sunday! Tune in October 13th from 2-4pm (EST).
SOTT Talk Radio show #36: Sunday, October 6th, 2013: Lierre Keith Interview: The Vegetarian Myth
Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But she now argues that people have been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.
The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won't save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.
Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto, The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew about food politics.
Join us this Sunday October 6th from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) for our chat with Lierre.
SOTT Talk Radio show #35: Sunday, September 29th, 2013: Surviving the End of the World (as we Know it)
When we see the same things happening over and over again in history, it becomes clear that the point is not to worry but to be aware. There may be mass death, but those who are prepared, like the Wise Virgins, survive and create the future.
It'll be frightening, possibly fun, and most certainly interesting. Fortune will play a large part in determining the outcomes from one person to the next, but the ones who are prepared are the ones who draw Fortune to their side. So, the question is: how do we prepare?
This week on SOTT Talk Radio, we're going to discuss some good ideas and how to put them in action. We'll also be taking a critical look at some of the wilder ideas that have given so-called 'preppers' and 'survivalists' a bad rep.
Join us this Sunday 29th September from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we roll up our sleeves and get down to business.
SOTT Talk Radio show #34: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013: All and Everything part 5
Meanwhile warmongering against Syria continues following publication of the UN's report on the Damascus chemical attack on August 21st. Is 'World War Three' back on the agenda? Our leaders are focused on warmongering and money-making, but the people are talking about the widespread flooding in the U.S., Mexico and India, the resurgence of 'strange sky sounds' and numerous reports of fireballs in the sky.
Join us on SOTT Talk Radio this Sunday September 22nd from 2-4pm (EST) for another show on 'All and Everything', where we'll be discussing all this and more! Call in or send us your comments as we try to make sense of a world in crisis.
SOTT Talk Radio show #33: Sunday, September 15th, 2013: Web of Debt: How the banking system controls the worldWeb of Debt, Ellen turns her investigative skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust."
In this compelling book, Ellen shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and explains how we the people can get it back. If you've ever wondered how the banking system controls most of the people most of the time, this is one show you won't want to miss.
Join us from 2-4pm (EST) this Sunday 15th September as we examine the dark underbelly of the second oldest profession, which, in essence, appears to be not very different from the oldest.
SOTT Talk Radio show #32: Sunday, September 8th, 2013: 911 Revisited: 12 Years On
The event spurred the U.S. government to herald a new regime - the 'endless War on Terror' - to protect Americans - and 'freedom-loving peoples everywhere' - from the terrorists who "hate us for our freedoms," freedoms that were subsequently dismantled in systematic fashion by those same legislators, not the alleged terrorists. But the effects of 9/11 extend way beyond the evisceration of civil liberties.
An 'Axis of Evil Regimes that harbor terrorists' was declared; whole countries and millions of people were wiped off the map. A global 'Big Brother' surveillance infrastructure came into being, rapidly transforming the 'free West' into an ubiquitous totalitarian regime (with the rest of the world following suit to one degree or another). Rampant plundering of economies by elite-owned banks and corporations caused a global financial crisis in which ordinary people were left holding the bill.
As shocking as 9/11 was, the underlying motif of a 'self-inflicted wound' to institute a larger, covert agenda is one that repeats in history. Hitler had his 9/11 with the Reichstag Fire. The Catilinarian Conspiracies were the product of Cicero's devious imagination in the tumultuous period that saw Rome transition from Republic to Empire.
This week we're going to look back at what really happened that fateful day, discuss the most likely conspirators, and try to understand the attacks in the context of all that has transpired on our planet since then.
Join us from 2-4pm (EST) this Sunday 8 September as we examine America's "new Pearl Harbor."
SOTT Talk Radio show #31: Sunday, September 1st, 2013: War Against Syria: Nevermind the Comets!
This grand narrative is, of course, all complete and utter horse-hockey. This week on SOTT Talk Radio we'll be taking a closer look at the alleged chemical weapons attack that precipitated the major recent upswing in bellicose war rhetoric. WMDs, evil dictators killing their own people, UN inspectors, quick little 'humanitarian' wars... we've heard it all before, we know what it led to and what was really behind it.
It's easy enough to see through the propaganda the American, British, French and Israeli governments 'catapult' out there to justify and reinforce the Big Lie that is the 'clash of civilizations'. We wonder though, with signs of major global climatological and environmental upheaval now manifesting daily, if there's a primary underlying reason for launching another major, and extremely risky, war that might easily become a regional or global war.
Do the Powers That Be know that 'something wicked this way comes'? And are they trying to deliberately embroil humanity in the chaos of war in an effort to distract us from the very real and present danger posed by incoming space rocks?
Join us this Sunday September 1st from 2-4pm EST (9-11pm GMT, 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #30: Sunday, August 25th, 2013: Assassinated Heroes
There are however, a vanishingly small group of historical figures who, when scrutinized in the same way, provoke precisely the opposite effect; they are revealed to be true, and largely unsung, heroes. This details of their lives, and their deaths, tell a story of their ultimately unrealized potential to not only change human society for the better but to serve as role models for us all. Unfortunately, the lives of most of these individuals were dramatically cut short by an assassins bullet or some equally fatal plot hatched by the established authorities of the day who realised the very real threat posed to their rule by the unchecked emergence of a true champion of the people.
Michael Collins, JFK, RFK, MLK, Ghandi, Lumumba, Lennon, Moro, Sadat, Palme, Diana, Rafik Hariri, Benazir Bhutto, Anna Lindh, Yasser Arafat...this is a short-list of great or potentially great leaders who were assassinated in the 20th century.
This week on Sott Talk radio we'll be looking at the lives and deaths of these individuals and others who were 'taken out' simply because they had the power and intent to make our world a better place for all. Join us from 2-4pm (EST (9-11pm GMT, 8-10pm CET) as we honor the real heroes.
SOTT Talk Radio show #29: Sunday, August 18th, 2013: All and Everything part 4
This discrepancy between 'waging peace' and wilfully ignoring the cosmic elephant in the living room is something no one but SOTT.net and SOTT Talk Radio is apparently willing to talk about. The historical reality of cataclysms brought on by 'fire in the sky' is daily merging with present reality as mysterious explosions, sonic booms, unexplained fires and other 'high strangeness' continue to proliferate...
'All and Everything' returns to SOTT Talk Radio this week to offer our listeners a show packed with 'condensed Truth' on various different current (and perhaps not-so-current) topics. We'll aim to deal with each discrete topic in about 5 minutes and then see if our analysis leads us to an overall view of 'life on planet earth'.
Join us on SOTT Talk Radio this Sunday August 18th from 2-4pm (EST). Call in or send us your comments as we try to make sense of a world in crisis.
SOTT Talk Radio show #28: Sunday, August 11th, 2013: All and Everything part 3
'All and Everything' returns to SOTT Talk Radio this week to offer our listeners a show packed with 'condensed Truth' on various different current (and perhaps not-so-current) topics. We'll aim to deal with each discrete topic in about 5 minutes and then see if our analysis leads us to an overall view of 'life on planet earth'.
What's the weather like where you are? More importantly, what are the people like where you are? Are they getting worked up about the state of the economy? Are they noticing the extreme and unusual weather events? Or are they just totally oblivious to anything beyond their daily routines?
Join us this Sunday August 11th from 2-4pm (EST) on SOTT Talk Radio as we connect the dots between current and past events. Callers welcome!
SOTT Talk Radio show #27: Sunday, August 4th, 2013: All and Everything part 2a few weeks back, we received a lot of positive feedback on the format of the show, so this week we've decided to go for 'All and Everything part 2'. As with part 1, we'll be offering our listeners a show packed with 'condensed Truth' on various different current (and perhaps not-so-current) topics. We'll aim to deal with each discrete topic in about 5 minutes and then see if our analysis leads us to an overall view of 'life on planet earth'.
As before, the show is also going to be dedicated to you, our listeners, in the sense that we are extending an open invitation to you to call or write in (via the chat room) with any questions or comments on ANY topic you want to broach and discuss with the hosts.
Maybe you'd like us to clarify something we discussed in any of our previous shows? Maybe we're missing something you feel needs to be talked about? Want to share your experiences related to anything we've discussed in the past, or that we haven't yet got around to discussing? Now's your chance!
Join us this Sunday August 4th from 2-4pm (EST) on SOTT Talk Radio as we take a bird's eye view of current and past events.
SOTT Talk Radio show #26: Sunday, July 28th, 2013: Shadow Government: CIA Mind Control, Frank Olson and JFK
Hank Albarelli is a founding member of the North American Truth and Accountability Commission on Human Experimentation, which seeks to raise public awareness about historical and ongoing human rights violations in North America, and works to establish an accurate and truthful historical record of such crimes, including human trafficking, organized ritual crime, child soldiering, mind control experimentation and other forms of torture, in both the private and public spheres.
Albarelli is the author of A Terrible Mistake, The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments, which documents and details numerous CIA and Pentagon sponsored experiments on unwitting human subjects, and A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination, which explores the many little-known yet intriguing aspects surrounding the murder of President Kennedy.
Join us this Sunday July 28th from 2-4pm EST (7-9pm GMT) as we de-mystify the spooks' cloak-and-dagger routines.
SOTT Talk Radio show #25: Sunday, July 21st, 2013: Julius Caesar: Evil Dictator or Messiah for Humanity?
Caesar emerged at a time of political intrigues, civil war and rebellion. Standing for social justice, inclusive democracy and economic empowerment of the people, Caesar sought to transform the conditions of ordinary people. But he encountered tremendous resistance from the ruling oligarchy, whose efforts to thwart him culminated in his assassination at the height of his power in 44 B.C.
Caesar's legacy is a mixed one. Was he really the tyrannical demagogue portrayed by Cicero and other contemporary historians? Or must his deeds be re-examined in light of the discovery by Francesco Carotta and others that his life and achievements were the model for the story of 'Jesus'?
Author and historian Laura Knight-Jadczyk will be joining us again this Sunday 21st July from 2-4pm EST (9-7pm GMT) as we sort the wheat from the chaff of 'official history'.
SOTT Talk Radio show #24: Sunday, July 14th, 2013: Who was Jesus?
Historians and archeologists are adamant that there is no historical evidence for the existence of such a person, Christians on the other hand, just know in their hearts that Jesus lived and died to take away our sins (or debts). So what's the deal?
The skinny is that, while it isn't exactly widely known (to say the least), there is evidence to suggest that the details of the life of Jesus Christ were in fact pinched from another famous J.C. of the same era. So, seriously, who was on first here?
Joining us for what may well turn out to be a rather blasphemous (to some) discussion will be the usual suspects and author and historian Laura Knight-Jadczyk.
Join us this Sunday July 14th from 2-4pm EST (7-9pm GMT) as we upset the historical applecart and see what falls out.
SOTT Talk Radio show #23: Sunday, July 7th, 2013: All and Everything
This show is also going to be dedicated to you, our listeners, in the sense that we are extending an open invitation to you to call or write in (via the chat room) with any questions or comments on ANY topic you want to broach and discuss with the hosts.
Maybe you'd like us to clarify something we discussed in any of our previous shows? Maybe we're missing something you feel needs to be talked about? Want to share your experiences related to anything we've discussed in the past, or that we haven't yet got around to discussing? Now's your chance!
Join us from 2-4pm (EST) on SOTT Talk Radio as we take a bird's eye view of current and past events.
SOTT Talk Radio show #22: Sunday, June 30th, 2013: Manufacturing Civil War in Syria
This week we're going to be taking a behind-the-scenes look at the real actors in the Syrian conflict and how the massive bloodshed there fits into the ever changing narrative of the West's bogus 'war on terror'.
As part of examining the Western government's real objectives in Syria, we'll also be considering the history of "al-Qaeda" and the role of religion as it is used by psychopathic politicians to justify imperial expansion and domination of other nations.
Join us this Sunday 30th of June from 2-4pm EST (9-10pm GMT) as we de-catapult the propaganda.
SOTT Talk Radio show #21: Sunday, June 23rd, 2013: Ice Age Cometh? Extreme Weather Events and 'Climate Change'
Extreme weather events are happening globally. One direct result of this is widespread crop failure. This leads to food shortages, followed by increased inflation as billions of people find themselves priced out of being able to eat. Riots and revolution are never far behind. In fact, complex systems theorists calculate that we're less than one year away from a fireball of global unrest. And that's not all...
The geological record shows that the default climate for this planet is a very cold one. Ice Ages last up to 100,000 years and are separated by 'inter-glacials', narrow windows of relative warmth that last, on average, 11,500 years. Our civilization is currently situated on the tail-end of the Holocene inter-glacial, meaning that it's just a matter of time before the next Ice Age.
How much time? Nobody knows. But in this week's show we're also going to examine the evidence for a synchronistic relationship between climate stress and the rise and fall of human civilizations within a more recent historical timeframe. Is it possible that humanity does play a role in modulating 'climate change', but perhaps not in the way environmentalists are suggesting.
Join us on SOTT Talk Radio this Sunday 23rd June from 2-4pm EST (7-9pm GMT) as we discuss the coming cosmic winter.
SOTT Talk Radio show #20: Sunday, June 16th, 2013: NSA PRISM - Neither Privacy Nor Securityhanding over records of all incoming and outgoing calls made by its customers - all 150 million of them - to the US National Security Agency since late April.
This was followed up by 'NSA whistleblower' Edward Snowden, a contractor working for the world's largest intelligence agency, going public with an internal powerpoint presentation that outlined the extent to which the NSA uses Google, Facebook, Apple and friends to spy on the whole world through a program called 'PRISM'. These companies, by the way, deny all charges and say that if it is being done, then it is being done without their knowledge or consent.
While President Obama reminds us that we cannot have "100% security and 100% privacy", some are calling for Snowden to be assassinated for treason and others praise him as "the greatest whistleblower ever". But what exactly is he blowing the whistle on? And where is this scandal leading us?
Join us this Sunday June 16th from 2-4pm EST (7-9pm CET), when we'll take a closer look at this prism for your mind.
SOTT Talk Radio show #19: Sunday, June 9th, 2013: Physician, Heal Thyself - Disease And Modern Diet
But what actually happened?
Rates of coronary heart disease rose to today's staggering levels. Some 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. Today, nearly half of all Americans can expect to get cancer at least once.
This week we're going to be talking with Dr. Dwight Lundell, who spent 25 years performing over 5,000 heart surgeries before realizing that the theory he believed in and promoted was not just wrong, it significantly contributed to the explosion of disease.
Join us this Sunday 9th of June from 2-4pm EST (7-9pm GMT) as we discuss how it all went wrong, and what people can do to reverse the damage.
SOTT Talk Radio show #18: Sunday, June 2nd, 2013: Empathy Trap - Breaking Free From Psychopaths and SociopathsThe Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities. Tim is a health practitioner with more than 20 years' experience in addiction and sociopathy and Jane is an author and lecturer at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK.
The McGregors prefer the term 'sociopath' over 'psychopath', although their recently published book discusses essentially the same condition, explaining how predators operate, why they're often difficult to spot, and the importance of recognising pathological behaviour for what it is. The Empathy Trap also challenges antisocial behaviour in everyday life and calls for more empathy among normal people, something that can help victims cope with the aftermath of destructive relationships by re-establishing healthy boundaries.
Join us on SOTT Talk Radio this Sunday 2nd June from 2-4pm EST (7-9pm GMT) as we discuss the effects predators have on individuals and society, and what people can do to protect themselves from their influence.
SOTT Talk Radio show #17: Sunday, May 26th, 2013: 'It's all a hoax!' The madness of conspiracy theorists
This week we'll be talking about the idea of "government actors" and "fakery" at "terror attacks", including the recent killing of a British soldier in Woolwich, London, which some claim was staged and no one really died "because there was not enough blood", echoing the claims made about Jeff Bauman at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Are such ideas deliberately promoted to sow disinformation and discredit, by association, anyone attempting to analyse the hard data?
Join us and our special guest this Sunday 26th May from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST) as we separate the sense from the nonsense.
SOTT Talk Radio show #16: Sunday, May 12th, 2013: Dr Colin Ross Interview: CIA Doctors and the Psychiatry Scam
Dr. Ross is also the author of several books, including, 'The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations By American Psychiatrists', 'Military Mind Control: A Story of Trauma and Recovery' and 'The Great Psychiatry Scam'.
In his book 'The C.I.A. Doctors', Dr. Ross provides proof, based on 15,000 pages of documents obtained from the C.I.A. through the Freedom of Information Act, that there have been pervasive, systematic violations of human rights by American psychiatrists over the last 65 years. He also proves that the Manchurian Candidate "super spy" is fact, not fiction. He describes the experiments conducted by psychiatrists to create amnesia, new identities, hypnotic access codes, and new memories in the minds of experimental subjects.
In 'The Great Psychiatry Scam', Dr. Ross provides evidence that modern psychiatry is actually a pseudo-science, with many of the main accepted theses about the causes of human mental illness actually disproven by psychiatric experiments and research.
Join us this Sunday 12th May from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST) as we explore with Dr. Ross the workings and susceptibilities of the human mind as understood and exploited by governments and big pharma.
SOTT Talk Radio show #15: Sunday, May 5th, 2013: No Ordinary Inside Job: The 9/11 Psy-Opsa chunk of airplane at 51 Park Place, Lower Manhattan last week.
Coming on the heels of the Boston Drill/Bombings on Patriots' Day last month, as well as a 'ricin poisoned letters' scare that transported us all back in time to that crazy week in September 2001 when letters laced with anthrax were sent to politicians, the spectre of the 9/11 attacks looms large as ever over the U.S. and much of Western civilization.
"9/11 was an inside job," is by now a familiar mantra in the small but active alternative online community. It has even found its way into the mainstream, despite years of ridicule and the heavy presence of COINTELPRO types derailing efforts to investigate and publish the truth of what happened on 9/11.
So, was it really an 'inside job'? Certainly, there is evidence that Israeli intelligence and elements in the U.S. government colluded to cover-up what really happened and used the event for their own gain. We know that prior to 9/11, certain high-level members of Bush Jr.'s administration dreamed of 'a new Pearl Harbor', the catalyst for expanding American hegemony...
But does that necessarily mean they orchestrated it? What about the evidence for 9/11 being an 'outside job'? Dr. Judy Wood has undertaken research into many anomalous aspects of the attacks that day, particularly in Lower Manhattan. The evidence she presents in her book Where Did The Towers Go? points to some form of 'exotic technology' being responsible for bringing down the Twin Towers.
This week, we're going to discuss the events surrounding, during and after 9/11 from a broader perspective. Joining us as we revise the revisionists' history of 9/11 is Lisa Guliani, former internet-based political talk show host, political writer, researcher and activist. We hope you too will join us this Sunday 5th May from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST).
SOTT Talk Radio show #14: Sunday, April 28th, 2013: Bitcoin, Gold and the Cashless Societyuntil a couple of weeks ago when its dollar value suddenly plummeted.
What happened to make people suddenly lose interest? Or more sinisterly, was the digital currency attacked by financial speculators? What makes prices rise and fall anyway? Speculation, hype and 'pump-and dump' schemes certainly play a role in making or breaking products on the markets or manipulating the value of states' currencies, but are there forces at work here that extend beyond human influence?
And what about paper money? Do you still use it? Will it soon become a thing of the past? Is a cashless society, where all purchases are made with digital transactions, really on the cards?
Everyone knows that 'money doesn't grow on trees', but where then does money come from? Why is there never enough of it for most of us and far too much of it for the 1%? Is this era of record wealth disparity between rich and poor unique in history? Or do we have historical precedents to compare it with?
Join us this Sunday 28th April from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST) as we try to unravel the mysteries of the money machine.
SOTT Talk Radio show #13: Sunday, April 21st, 2013: Baghdad to Boston - Terrorism Strikes the American Homeland
To date no arrests have been made in connection with the bombing, no group has claimed responsibility and no motive has been offered by the authorities. While facts remain thin on the ground, a number of clues suggest that 'homegrown' terrorists are being lined up to take the fall...
So on this week's show we're going to take a look at what happened at the Boston Marathon finish line and try to make sense of an apparently senseless act. We'll also be discussing events peripheral to the bombing and looking back at the Oklahoma City bombing, which took place almost 18 years ago to the day.
If you're in the Boston area, we want to hear from you about your experiences this week. Downtown obviously went into lockdown after the bombings, but did you notice anything unusual in the run-up to the attacks? And have you noticed the not-so-subtle propaganda insinuating that 'patriots' and 'gun owners' were somehow responsible for what was clearly a professional operation!
Everyone is asking 'Whodunnit?' While we can't tell you who exactly, we can offer a well-informed opinion or two... Join us as we connect the dots this Sunday 21st April from 2-4pm EDT (8-10pm CET)
SOTT Talk Radio show #12: Sunday, April 14th, 2013: 'Settled Science' - How Greed Corrupted the Hard Sciences
This is all well and good, but what does any of it have to do with 'science' as it's practised today? Today, ignorance is widespread and even scientists appear to show little interest in the truth, instead coveting fame and riches over principled dedication to solving the mysteries of reality.
What happened to the Enlightenment's promise to reform society through reason? In spite of the proliferation of science through education and media, scientists today are blinded because they are led by the blind in a system that vectors the fruits of scientific inquiry towards destructive ends.
What about those scientists who see this and attempt to break the mould? Mavericks are no longer burned at the stake for daring to challenge the status quo. Nevertheless, scientists today whose work challenges comfortable (and false) assumptions are defamed, ridiculed and marginalised.
In this week's show, we'll be looking at how hard science is controlled through selective funding, a 'peer review process' that is anything but objective, and the devastating consequences - for society and planet - of science in the hands of a Scientific Establishment whose narrow-minded brand of scientific materialism has hardened into religious orthodoxy.
Join us this Sunday, April 14th 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (12-2pm PST, 3-5pm EST, and 8-10pm CET) on SOTT Talk Radio, as we discuss all this and more with a couple of special guests who'll be sharing some insights borne of direct experience of the charade that passes for 'science' today.
SOTT Talk Radio show #11: Sunday, April 7th, 2013: Good Science, Bad Science - Psychology and Psychiatry
From the psychotherapist's chair to anti-depressant drugs and diverse therapeutic modalities, psychiatry and psychology have come up with as many solutions for mental health issues as there are theories of what makes people tick.
While many individuals have benefited from some form of intervention or another, the application of psychological knowledge for propaganda purposes, mind control experiments and pure corporate greed has apparently left most people's psychological health more fragile than ever.
This week, we will attempt to sort the good from the bad and the ugly by 'psychoanalyzing' some of the questionable practices and theories of the mind, and untangle the confusion produced by psychological terminology that frequently overlaps the same basic underlying problems people encounter in our stressful modern world.
Join us this Sunday, April 7th 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (12-2pm PST, 3-5pm EST, and 8-10pm CET) on SOTT Talk Radio.
SOTT Talk Radio show #10: Sunday, March 31st, 2013: Is Science a Force for Good in the World? - Modern Medicine
In combination with modern technology, modern medicine has undoubtedly brought various benefits for human health and longevity. At the same time however, a startlingly high percentage of people today, particularly those living in Western 'first world' counties, suffer from an increasing number of 'modern diseases' that have proven to be incurable with modern allopathic techniques.
From various forms of cancer to heart disease and diabetes, modern medical treatments can only alleviate the symptoms of these diseases by way of a plethora of pills (like statins) that sufferers often must consume for the rest of their lives. In addition, many of these pills carry significantly deleterious side-effects.
On the 'bright' side, as the sole purveyors of these pills to the doctors that prescribe them, multi-national pharmaceutical companies have grown outrageously wealthy, bringing into question whether or not there may be a conflict of interest and if these companies are truly committed to improving human health in a real way.
Studiously ignored by the medical establishment is the increasing evidence that diet is a major contributor to health and that what we eat may be a significant contributing factor to the rise of these modern diseases that have, in some cases, reached almost pandemic proportions.
For an in-depth and experience-based analysis of the root causes of human illness, don't miss this week's show!
Join us this Sunday, March 31st 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (12-2pm PST, 3-5pm EST, and 8-10pm CET) on SOTT Talk Radio.
SOTT Talk Radio show #9: Sunday, March 24th, 2013: Iraq Invasion - Ten years later
The War on Iraq was one of the most brutal events in modern history. Sold to the people on the basis of lies about non-existent WMDs and Saddam Hussein's non-existent ties to non-existent al Qaeda, the above quote from a Bush administration official encapsulates the pathological delusion of grandeur that is US government foreign policy."We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality."
On this week's show we'll be marking the 10th anniversary of 'Shock and Awe' by comparing American fantasy with reality and examining the disastrous choices American policy-makers have taken as the economy implodes. 9/11 gave the warmongers their "new Pearl Harbor." Couched in lofty rhetoric about spreading democracy and liberating the world from tyrannical dictators, America's glorious self-image stands in stark contrast to the brutal reality of ten years of bloody mayhem that has left Iraq and its people ripped apart.
Hubris and pathology writ large... it's a tale as old as time: from Athens and Rome to the British Empire and today's US-managed Global Pathocracy. To paraphrase Orwell, in times of monumental deceit, rhetoric is valued over truth. And the reality today's 'philosopher-kings' have created is about to get a very rude awakening.
Join us this Sunday, March 24th 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (12-2pm PST, 3-5pm EST, and 8-10pm CET) on SOTT Talk Radio.
SOTT Talk Radio show #8: Sunday, March 17th, 2013: Women Who Love Psychopaths - With Sandra L. Brown
Our guest will be Sandra L. Brown. Sandra holds a master's degree in counseling with a former specialization in personality disorders/pathology. She is a program development specialist, lecturer, community educator, and award-winning author.
Sandra is also a writer for Psychology Today and has been interviewed in magazines such as Seventeen. She has appeared in more than 50 television shows including Anderson Cooper's daytime show, Anderson. She has provided consultation to film producers regarding pathological love relationship dynamics based on her books.
Sandra's books include the award-winning Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists
and How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved
This is one show you won't want to miss! So join us this Sunday, March 17th 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (12-2pm PST, 3-5pm EST, and 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #7: Sunday, March 10th, 2013: Paleo food: Healthy eating in a GMO world
Remember how we were told to eat all our veggies when we were younger because they were good for us? Is that really true? This week we're going to take a look at the myth of the 'balanced diet' as promoted by the USDA and other state agencies. Mass cultivation of grains and vegetables has had devastating consequences for the planet's biosphere, not least the one billion-plus people who go hungry daily, a top soil exhausted of the basic nutrients for growing crops, and a mechanized global food industry that poisons the environment at every stage of production.
GMOs are promoted by Big Agribusiness as the answer to global food shortages, but independent studies indicate that genetically modified food is not fit for human or animal consumption. GMOs are already prevalent in the food supply so is it too late to stop Monsanto's world takeover? And is there really a food shortage to begin with? If Goldman Sachs and other market predators can pocket $400 million in 2012 alone from betting against the price of food, then commodity prices are clearly distorted. So what is the real outlook for food supply and demand?
People who seek healthy options appear to be hemmed in on all sides, but perhaps if we look to the past, we can find a way out? Our ancestors survived Ice Ages on paleo diets that were high in meat and saturated fats, and distinctly low on carbs. Tens of thousands of people experimenting with 'going paleo' have reported excellent health results - results that the Big Agribusiness and Big Pharma-sponsored scientific establishment said should not have happened.
But they did, and now, on the eve of global civilization's collapse - due in large part to its addiction to increasingly refined carbs - word is getting around that saturated fat is where it's at.
Join us this Sunday, March 10th 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST, 2-4pm EST, and 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio show #6: Sunday, March 3rd 2013: Global War on Terror: Fake terrorism and Empire
U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize after spending his first year in office overseeing the expansion of the CIA's drone assassinations program in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. This week, French President François Hollande was awarded UNESCO's Peace Prize for bringing 'peace and stability' to Africa, following two months of French bombing campaigns and ground troop invasions of several West African countries, notably Mali.
This was necessary, Hollande told French citizens, to protect their homeland from attack by "terrorists". Last week, another three UK Muslims were accused of planning a "mass suicide bomb plot" that would have been "worse than 7/7″, according to hysterical British police and mainstream media. In the U.S., the FBI has been supplying "terror suspects" with materials to act out "terror plots" as part of sting operations the government then uses to justify all manner of criminal behaviour, at home and abroad.
When is all this going to end? Never, if the advocates for "endless war" have their way. We're told "they hate us for our freedoms", so given that our freedoms are disappearing fast, are the "terrorists" winning? This week we'll be taking a closer look at the Global War on Terror. Is there really a "Muslim terror threat"? Why do certain countries play leading roles in this stratagem? What are the real goals behind "humanitarian intervention" and "regime change" in country after country?
Join us live on air this Sunday 3rd March 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST, 2-4pm EST, and 8-10pm CET). Callers welcome, as always!
SOTT Talk Radio show #5: Sunday, February 24th 2013: Climate Change, Food Shortages and the Future
Record snowfall in the northern hemisphere, record heatwaves in the southern hemisphere; tornadoes in places they have never appeared before; constant flooding and persistent drought; record snow cover and unseasonal deep freezes ... just what is UP with all this weird weather?
Is 'man-made global warming' to blame? Is 'man-made global warming' even real? Is the planet actually 'warming' to begin with? It's claimed that rising CO emissions are heating our planet and thereby altering its climate. It's further claimed that these excess CO emissions are the result of human activity. Reduce human activity by creating incentives to reduce energy consumption, they say, and we might prevent catastrophic climate change.
But is this a satisfactory explanation? Whatever is behind it all must also account for the bizarre reports of mass animal deaths and masses of animals on the move; countless eruptions of 'previously dormant' volcanoes, above ground and underwater; record numbers of earthquakes and methane outgassings; scary sinkholes and superstorms. While it's clear that something significant is happening to our climate, perhaps we need to be thinking in terms of 'Earth change' rather than 'climate change'.
In this week's show, we'll be giving airtime to some alternative theories that explain why and how the climate - indeed, the whole biosphere - is changing. We're also going to look at the likely implications for humanity, not least the knock-on effects of crop failures for the global food supply. The picture isn't pretty folks, but forewarned is forearmed: if you have an idea of what's coming, then at least you can prepare for it.
Join us live on air this Sunday 24th February 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST, 2-4pm EST, and 8-10pm CET). Callers welcome!
SOTT Talk Radio show #4: Sunday February 17th 2013: Cosmic Catastrophe, Drones and Social Hysteria
Not a day goes by without news reports indicating that increasing hysteria has taken ahold of people. From mass panic in schools because fifth-graders are 'caught' playing with toy paper guns to fears that a 'zombie apocalypse' is upon us, people are reacting in increasingly bizarre and paranoid ways.
There is strong evidence that, over the course of human history, repeated cometary bombardment from space has wiped the slate clean on our little planet. These cleansing events were naturally terrifying for people who lived through them. In time, the progenitors of those who survived rebuilt civilizations anew and eventually the horrors of the past were forgotten.
Increased fireball sightings in recent years (among other tell-tale signs), indicate that, we have now entered another period of potential cosmic catastrophe. We are also living in a time when an endless 'War on Terror' is being waged - ostensibly to 'protect our freedoms' and Western civilization from evil-doers 'over there'. The result has been a significant increase in real - actual and felt - terror that is evidenced in the form of social hysteria.
But what if the real threat has always been "out there" rather than "over there"? Will our leaders and authorities be able to keep us safe from a cosmic threat? Do they even know about it?
This week we'll be discussing the real purpose of 'protecting people' by 'fighting terror', abroad, or at home and whether or not the real source of our deepest fears have anything to do with a threat from space that our leaders would rather keep under wraps.
[This weeks show will include most, if not all, of the topics planned for last week's show which was cancelled due to technical difficulties.]
Join us live on air this Sunday 17th February 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST, 2-4pm EST, and 8-10pm CET). Callers welcome!
SOTT Talk Radio show: February 10th 2013: Hysterical America: Terrorized by Guns and Tobacco** Canceled due to Technical Difficulties **
We'll reschedule as soon as possible - sorry for the delay!
Fear is a perfectly healthy and normal human response that comes in handy when reading the environment for clues and successfully navigating reality. But just casting an eye over some of the crazy stories making the news these days, it's clear that as a society our fear response is completely out of whack with reality.
Reports this week from the U.S. about a ten year old Alexandria boy being arrested and taken into custody for bringing a toy gun to school, a Philadelphia fifth-grader threatened with same for making a 'paper gun' in class, a Bronx school sent into full panic station mode because a 12-year-old student was overheard talking about his toy gun, and a 7-year-old suspended from his Denver school for throwing an 'imaginary grenade' during class recess are but a tiny sample of hysterical reactions to non-existent threats that indicate society is seriously on edge.
Why is it that society has quietly surrendered its rights, one step at a time? The authorities tell us it is to protect us from the scourge of terrorism, guns and tobacco. Then why is it that the more heavily they clamp down on these 'evils', the more hysterical and terrified people become? With people feeling less safe, less secure and more stressed than ever, it seems that the very things the authorities claim to be doing 'for the good of all' are in fact detrimental to all.
Joining us this week to discuss the hystericization of society and examine the roots causes of the problem are Jason Martin, software programmer, martial arts student and artist, and Laura Knight-Jadczyk, SOTT.net editor and author of Comets and the Horns of Moses. We also want to hear from YOU about your 'Twilight Zone' experiences and your take on TSA 'pat-downs', government overreach and societal madness.
We go live on air from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST ~ 2-4pm EST ~ 8-10pm CET), so join us then!
SOTT Talk Radio, Show #3: Sunday, February 3rd 2013: Are Psychopaths Cool? Exploring the world of predators among usThe term 'psychopath' is trending these days. We hear reports about the virtues of psychopathic qualities in all walks of life, from CEOs and political leaders to heart surgeons and soldiers. Popular references to psychopaths in TV shows like Dexter and movies like Seven Psychopaths would seem to suggest that psychopaths are not only generally known about and understood, but are also appealing to ordinary people.
But are psychopaths really cool? And what is a psychopath anyway? How many of them are out there and how long have they been around us? Everyone has an opinion about psychopaths, but are we all talking about the same thing? Bestselling books like Kevin Dutton's Wisdom of Psychopaths encourage people to 'unlock their inner psychopath', does that mean we are all potentially psychopaths?
Back by popular demand, Joe and Niall will again be joined this week by the indomitable Jason Martin as they discuss these questions and more with their special guest, Harrison Koehli, expert on the study of ponerology and editor of Red Pill Press, which published the underground classic Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil, Adjusted for Political Purposes.
Join us live on air this Sunday 3rd February 2013, from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST, 2-4pm EST, and 8-10pm CET). Callers welcome!
SOTT Talk Radio, Show #2: Sunday January 27th 2013: Gun Control USA: Do Guns Protect Civil Liberties?The topic for this week's show is gun control. Your hosts Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley will be discussing the recent furore over proposed US government gun control legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, and the implications for the 'right to bear arms'.
Many 2nd Amendment advocates insist that a 'well-armed citizenry' is the last defense against tyrannical government, but are 80 million armed Americans really the solution to the problems of a corrupt government?
Is there a culture of violence in the USA, and, if so, what are the root causes? Does this alleged culture of violence and the estimated 300 million privately held firearms play a role in the statistically high number of homocides in America?
Joe and Niall will be discussing these questions and more with our special guest, Jason Martin, a native of Florida who runs a software design company. A conservative republican and the proud owner of several weapons, Jason has been a life-long student of the martial arts and the history of warfare and combat theory.
We'll be live on air this Sunday from 7-9pm UTC (11am-1pm PST, 2-4pm EST, and 8-10pm CET).
SOTT Talk Radio, Show #1: Sunday January 20th 2013: The Sandy Hook Massacre: What Really Happened?
beginning this Sunday, 20th January 2013, from 7-9pm UTC.
The call-in number from the USA is 718 508-9499 (international callers add 00 1 to the beginning of that number)
You can also send us your comments and questions via this link.
The topic for our first show is the Sandy Hook massacre at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school on 14th December 2012. It's unsurprising that it became a major media event, but while much has already been said about it, important points that would enable people to understand this horrific event have not been raised.
So Joe and Niall are going to be talking about why and how it happened and what these kinds of mass shootings by alleged 'lone nuts' mean, not just for American citizens, but the people of the world.
You can get up to speed with Sott's analysis of the mass shooting by reading Joe and Niall's recent Sott Focus articles here, here and here. Also, watch this to get an idea of how the MSM capitalises on wild conspiracy theories to debunk valid criticism of the official account.