The Interviewees

Bill Blakemore

A veteran foreign and domestic correspondent, Bill Blakemore joined ABC News in 1970 in the Mideast and India. He has covered a dozen wars or major conflicts including the Black September, Bangladesh, Intifada, 1973 Arab-Israeli, Cyprus, Iranian and Beirut Civil Wars, and more recently the 1991 and 2003 Iraq wars (both from Baghdad) and the ongoing Afghan/Taliban war. On 9/11 he reached Ground Zero before the towers fell. He was ABC’s Rome Bureau Chief 1978-1984, traveled extensively with John Paul II and wrote several documentaries and the Encyclopaedia Britannica article about him. Since 1984, he’s been based in New York, where he also served as Education Correspondent and reported on the arts and science. He began focusing on extinction and global warming in 2004, and hosts ABC’s Nature’s Edge. He has won most major broadcast journalism awards, some a number of times. He also writes and lectures on the journalistic profession, the Many Psychologies of Global Warming, and the cinematic art of Stanley Kubrick.

Bill Blakemore tweets at @BBlakemoreABC.

Geoffrey Cocks

Geoffrey Cocks is Professor of History at Albion College in Michigan.  He is the author ofPsychotherapy in the Third Reich:  The Goering Institute (Oxford, 1985; Transaction, 1997), Treating Mind and Body (Transaction, 1998), The Wolf at the Door(Lang, 2004), and The State of Health:  Illness in Nazi Germany (Oxford, 2012); He is editor of The Curve of Life (Chicago, 1994) and co-editor of Psycho/History (Yale, 1987),German Professions (Oxford, 1990), Medicine and Modernity (Cambridge, 1998), andDepth of Field (Wisconsin, 2006).

Juli Kearns

As a playwright, Juli Kearns had multiple works staged before deciding to concentrate on novels. She is the author of “Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World or In Search of the Great Penguin” and “Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine (A Folk Tale)”.

Juli’s webpage is Idyllopus Press.

John Fell Ryan

Writes and edits KDK12, an ongoing visual analysis of Stanley Kubrick and The Shining.Staged screenings of The Shining forwards and backwards, simultaneously, superimposed. Performer, musician and recording artist with electronic rock group Excepter, and also of New York free-music ensemble The No-Neck Blues Band. DJ, palindromist, former video librarian, and current culture-jammer for WFMU, the longest-running free-form radio station in the USA. Lives off a secluded foot path near downtown Los Angeles with his wife and son.

More of John’s work can be found here:

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/john-fell-ryans-posts/

http://excepter.net/

Jay Weidner

Called by Wired Magazine an “authority on the hermetic and alchemical traditions,” and “erudite conspiracy hunter, ”Jay Weidner is a renowned author, filmmaker and hermetic scholar. Considered to be a ‘modern-day Indiana Jones’ for his ongoing worldwide quests to find clues to mankind’s spiritual destiny via ancient societies and artifacts, his body of work offers great insight into the circumstances that have led to the current global crisis. He is the director of the powerful and insightful documentaries, Kubrick’s Odyssey, Infinity; The Ultimate Trip, and the forthcoming feature film, Shasta. He is also the producer of the popular documentary films, 2012 The Odyssey and its sequel,Timewave 2013.

Jay was featured in the History Channel’s documentary, The Lost Book of Nostradamusand was associate producer and featured in the History Channel’s special, Nostradamus 2012, and also in Brad Meltzers, Decoded. He also participated in Jesse Ventura’s,Conspiracy Theory for TruTV.

In addition, he is the co-author of The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye; Alchemy and the End of Time, (Destiny Books) and A Monument to the End of Time(with Vincent Bridges), as well as a contributing writer for the book, The Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True).

Jay’s work can be found at Jay Weidner.