Scott Carney

Author and investigative journalist Scott Carney joins us to talk about evolutionary biology, regaining the lost ability we all have within us to withstand our dreaded nemesis, The Cold, and other related topics from his new book What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

Bio:
Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside and Fast Company.

Check out Scott's website - http://www.scottcarney.com/ to learn about his latest book, What Doesn't Kill Us, and the rest of his work on topics such as meditation cults and the trafficking of human organs.

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Tim Lawrence

A chat with author and Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London, Tim Lawrence, about the birth of dance music culture in New York, and his new book, Life And Death On The New York Dancefloor, 1980-83.

Lawrence is also the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music, 1970-79, and Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92.

In addition to his writing, he is a co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System, which started to put on Loft-style parties with David Mancuso in London back in 2003.

You can learn more about Tim here and his work here: http://www.timlawrence.info/bio/

Phong Bui

I sat down with artist, curator and editor of the Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui at his Greenpoint office on a humid August night to talk art and life.

We had a free ranging conversation about artists, art making, culture and self-making. Bui also touched on eastern vs. western art, concerns about longevity, Trump, and the benefits of living in the present while maintaining historical perspective.

It was late and there was some wine involved, so thanks for for staying with us. 

Bio:

Phong Bui is an artist, curator, publisher, writer and Editor-In-Chief of the Brooklyn Rail, a free journal committed to providing an independent forum for visual arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and beyond.

http://www.brooklynrail.org/

http://www.phongbui.net/

 

Robert Guffey

Author Robert Guffey shares his strange but true tale of invisible spies, heroin addiction, and Homeland $ecurity.

Plus some thoughts on conspiracy theory up front from me.

Purchase Chameleo here: 
http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/chameleo/

Background:

The Washington Post's Top Secret America Report - 
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/to...

William Binney -
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli...

Operation Midnight Climax
http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/...

MK Ultra
http://www.mcgilltribune.com/mind-con...

COINTELPRO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO