VFTB 284: Judd Burton – Halloween and the Van Helsing Way

October 30, 2015

IT’S DIFFICULT for parents to fight the flood of images that surround us at this time of year. Anthropologist Dr. Judd Burton, author of Interview With the Giant: Ethnohistorical Notes on the Nephilim, joins us for a discussion of Halloween and why the celebration of the supernatural is so popular in a nominally Christian culture. […]

VFTB 283: Doug Woodward – U.S. Can’t Win in Syria

October 25, 2015

RUSSIA’S INTERVENTION in Syria has really complicated things. Vladimir Putin, in one move, has apparently boxed out the nations trying to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Doug Woodward joins us to discuss his new essay, “Pick Your Poison: The U.S. Can’t Win in Syria“. […]

VFTB 282: Josh Peck – Finding Higher Dimensions

October 22, 2015

PHYSICISTS AT CERN attempted to find evidence for “parallel universes” this week, but what they really mean are dimensions beyond the four (three spatial, one chronological) we perceive. Josh Peck, author of Quantum Creation, tries to speak slowly and use small words so Derek can grasp the implications of the atom-smashing at the Large Hadron Collider, and he explains why the work has him concerned. […]

VFTB 281: Cris Putnam – The Last Crusade

October 18, 2015

THE ISLAMIC STATE makes no secret of its plan to take over the world. But it’s not the only group with that goal in mind. Cris Putnam, co-author of On the Path of the Immortals, discusses the geopolitical situation in the Middle East and what looks like a 21st century holy war. […]

VFTB 280: Patrick Wood – TPP and Technocracy

October 12, 2015

THE U.S. took a big step toward a global government last week and most of us didn’t even notice. Patrick Wood, author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, explains why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is something you should be concerned about. […]

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