Coast to Coast AM airs on more than 560 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam, and is heard by nearly three million weekly listeners. With hosts George Noory, John B. Wells(weekend), George Knapp(weekend) and Ian Punnett(weekend), it is the most listened to overnight radio program in North America.
A media phenomenon, Coast to Coast AM deals with UFO's, strange occurrences, life after death, and other unexplained (and often unexplicable) phenomena. Coast to Coast AM is overnight talk radio with daytime ratings.
Coast to Coast AM hosted
10pm - 2am PST
Monday - Friday & first Sunday of the month
Coast to Coast AM hosted
10pm - 2am PST
Coast to Coast AM hosted
10pm - 2am PST
Second Sunday of the month
Coast to Coast AM hosted
10p - 2am PST
Third & fourth Sundays of the month
|Guests:||Len Kasten, David Hunt|
In the middle two hours, UFO and paranormal researcher Len Kasten discussed the alleged secret government exchange program with ETs from the planet Serpo. He shared the chronicle of the journey of the Serpo team based mainly on postings (gathered on serpo.org) made by "Anonymous"-- who claims to be a high-level former Defense Intelligence Agency member. "Anonymous" is considered to be the editor of "The RED BOOK"-- a comprehensive set of volumes that detail all ET contacts with Earth beginning in 1947, Kasten reported. The ETs or "Ebens," who look like smaller versions of humans but with larger skulls (a race different than the Greys), set up the exchange, in which 12 military personnel from Earth traveled to Serpo, a planet in the Zeta Reticuli system in 1965, he continued.
Though Serpo is 39 light years from our solar system (240,000 trillion miles), the Ebens have perfected wormhole and antigravity technology allowing them to make the journey in just 9 months, Kasten related. Even though the American exchange team was picked up in what was merely a "shuttlecraft," they couldn't believe the size of it-- it had 100 ft. ceilings, and their 45 tons of supplies barely made a dent in it, he remarked. Serpo is said to be about the same size as Earth and have breathable air, yet only has a population of 650,000. Among the strange wildlife on the planet was a snake-like creature with highly developed eyes that looked almost human, Kasten shared.
The Ebens used a deceased exchange member to create a new hybrid creature, and had done similar experimentation with beings they had brought back from many other worlds, he revealed. Most of the exchange team returned to Earth in 1978 (all have subsequently died), though several members stayed behind on Serpo and continued to send communications back until 1988, he said. The highly classified "Project Gleam" was developed to foster communication between Serpo and Earth, and involves a beam that's propelled at enormous speeds, he explained. According to Kasten, the Ebens continue to have a diplomatic relationship with our civilization.
The last hour of the show featured Open Lines.
First hour guest, Col. David Hunt talked about terrorism in relation to the recent Boston bombing, and his new novel, a military/political thriller called Terror Red, which coincidentally begins with a terrorism incident in Boston, and shows the kind of damage that a large number of well-trained terrorists could do. While the US has done a good job of thwarting various attacks on its homeland, Hunt advocated a more aggressive counterterrorism approach such as infiltrating mosques, and stopping the transfer of money to terrorist organizations.
New segment guest: Dr. Peter Breggin
A private project called Mars One is seeking astronauts to live in a colony (pictured in illustration) on the Red Planet beginning in 2023, ten years from now. Candidates can apply online on the Mars One site, and those chosen will go through seven years of testing and training before leaving on the one-way flight. A reality TV show is planned to raise funding and show the selection and training process. More at Space.com.
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|Host:||John B. Wells|
John B. Wells was joined by author Les Leopold for a discussion on his latest book,How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour, which examines how hedge funds make money by taking it from the rest of us. He explained that hedge funds consist of massive amounts of money possessed by the "super, super rich" and used, essentially, as an instrument to create more wealth. "When we talk about Wall Street gambling," he declared, "this is the casino." Hedge fund managers, Leopold noted, profit by multiplying this money for their clients using "extremely tricky" and even illegal means, such as rumor mongering or insider trading.
One nefarious technique used by some hedge fund managers to multiply their money, he said, is high frequency trading. He revealed that this process involves using sophisticated computers to buy and sell stocks at enormously fast rates, beyond what human traders can accomplish. While one sale of a stock using this method may net only pennies, Leopold marveled that these computers can perform such minutely profitable trades "millions of times an hour." He claimed that high frequency trading generates between 5 and 20 billion dollars a year for some hedge fund managers. Leopold likened it to a hidden sales tax, collected from the average person's savings and pension plans, that is collected by these high frequency traders every time a stock is bought or sold.
Leopold blamed the profit driven machinations of hedge funds, in tandem with large banks, as the impetus for the economic collapse and called for reforms to prevent it from further damaging the economy. To that end, he endorsed eliminating loopholes which allow hedge fund owners and managers to avoid paying taxes on their income, since it is classified as capital gains rather than profit. Additionally, Leopold suggested a small sales tax on the buying and selling of stocks, which, he claimed, would essentially wipe out high frequency trading. If done correctly and fairly, he said, the money could then be put back into the 'real' economy to benefit the average citizen.
Update your resumes, Coast fans, because the owners of Stonehenge are looking for a general manager for the revered esoteric landmark. The highly paid position will require the Stonehenge GM to interface with local Druids, oversee the biannual solstice celebrations, and act as administrator for the staff at the monument. More on the story at The Telegraph.
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|Host:||John B. Wells|
|Guests:||Jim Gray, Doug Fine|
In the first half of the show, John B. Wells was joined by Judge Jim Gray for a discussion on the issue of marijuana and drug prohibition laws in the United States.
In the latter half of the program, author Doug Fine talked about legal cannabis farming and how it benefits the economy.
To celebrate 23 years on the job, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped this spectacular view of the Horsehead Nebula. Launched on April 24, 1990, the Hubble observatory captured the iconic nebula in infrared light, revealing the object's inner regions usually obscured by thick clouds of dusty material. "The result is this rather fragile-looking structure, made of delicate, wispy folds of gas — very different to the nebula's appearance in the visible," explains Joe Liske, an astronomer from the European Southern Observatory. More atNBC News.
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|Guests:||Polly Campbell, Open Lines|
In the first half, motivational speaker and author Polly Campbell talked about synchronicity, intuition, and spirituality. Campbell said she had been diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis early in her life and turned to developing her mind/spirit as a way to deal with the physical adversity. The concept that one's thoughts actually create reality was especially fascinating, she added. Expanding on this idea, Campbell discussed what she calls the 'perfect trap,' a collective vision we share about not being good enough. "We have a real sense that we have to be different than we are to be worthy—worthy of abundance, worthy of love, worthy of the good stuff in life," she explained. People caught in this mindset spend their existence trying to become 'good enough' instead of pushing through and expanding into universal wisdom and knowledge, she remarked.
Campbell referred to synchronicity as a meaningful coincidence which is deeply personal to the individual experiencing it. "I don't think two random things colliding together, your internal and your external coming together in the form of a coincidence, is a synchronicity unless it moves you to a different place," she suggested. According to Campbell, an individual's energetic presence is impacted by receiving synchronicities and they are key in creating the next moment. She spoke about intuition as an internal awareness that sometimes manifests itself as a sensation or vision. Intuition is a personal source of information from the higher self which can be accessed at any moment when one has the open and flexible mindset of a child, she revealed. Intuition often results in synchronicity, she noted.
Campbell acknowledged the stress that many Americans feel these days, especially in light of the recent tragic Boston Marathon bombing. "We are a country of stressed out people," she observed, pointing to the need for things to make analytical sense as the root cause. Some things simply cannot be reasoned through, she added. What then can people do to free themselves from stress and constricted states of consciousness? Campbell recommended exercising creativity to make something as well as deep belly breathing, which affects physiology and reduces the stress response. Pause long enough in the day to take two or three big breaths, she proposed. There is no right or wrong way of practicing spiritual things; what matters is the energetic exchange of these practices and one's connection to others, she instructed.
The remainder of the program featured Open Lines.
A woman from Texas was surprised to find a ghostly figure in a photo she captured with her cell phone at Cleveland High School on April 15. According to Marcella Davis, her daughter was demonstrating how to zoom into the photo when they discovered what appears to be a man in a light-colored suit with bell-bottom pants and a less distinct woman standing behind him. "I can promise you I did not make that picture up," Davis insisted. More at the Houston Chronicle.
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|Guests:||Hugh Newman, Stephen Bassett|
In the middle two hours, author and explorerHugh Newman discussed his work on earth grids and megalithic sites as well as his research into Indigo Children. He put forward the concept that there is an energy grid within the Earth and that this internal structure was both known about by the ancients and used by them to create monuments such as Stonehenge. According to Newman, in areas where these energy lines cross, orb phenomena known as "earth lights" and altered states of consciousness have been reported as well as a greater yield for crop growth.
Regarding Indigo Children, Newman marveled that there appears to be a generation of kids who possess increased intelligence and psychic abilities. He theorized that these children are "old souls" that are reincarnating in our modern times in order to "usher in this higher level of consciousness" for the human race. Newman also lamented that these children are often misunderstood by their parents and teachers, which results in their being diagnosed with ADD or autism and being prescribed dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Ultimately, since these children first began emerging in the late 1970's, Newman suggested that they could become the future leaders of our planet and use their gifts to help guide Earth into a more harmonious state.
In the first hour, activist Stephen Bassett talked about the upcoming Citizen's Hearing on Disclosure to be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. from April 29th to May 3rd. He noted that previous UFO press conferences failed to create "critical mass" in the media, since they were only held over a few hours. However, this event will be held over several days, featuring top researchers and former military personnel presenting evidence to former members of Congress participating in a simulated hearing on UFOs. Bassett expressed hope that this massive effort will result in such overwhelming evidence for the reality of UFOs that the mainstream media will be forced to investigate the phenomenon.
The final hour of the program was devoted to Open Lines and coverage of the unfolding manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.
Australian Alexandra Nuttall's longstanding quest to snare a Pacific blue marlin finally paid off during a fishing trip to Hawaii, where she caught this massive specimen that weighed a stunning 958 pounds. The enormous marlin, seen here dwarfing Nutall, bests a previous world record and required a whopping 90 minute fight to bring it alongside her boat. More on the story at GrindTV.com.
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|Guests:||Mark Stavish, Craig Hulet|
Director of the Institute for Hermetic Studies,Mark Stavish, is a life-long student of philosophy and mysticism. He addressed such topics as trends in the New Age movement, spiritual, occult and esoteric practices, Masonic rituals, and lucid dreaming. The ability to become aware that one is dreaming within the context of a dream can be used as a tool "to change the content of the dream, and begin to confront many of your fears, and bring out many of your own inner qualities," he said. He recommended training the mind with four simple affirmations as you are about to fall asleep: "Tonight, I will sleep; when I sleep I will dream; when I dream I will become aware that I am dreaming; and I will remember it."
Spirituality is really the study of our own mind, Stavish suggested, noting that Buddhism is a kind of "metaphysical atheism," as there is no creator in Buddhism. He detailed some of the Masonic initiation rituals, and their use of symbols like the square and the compass, and their unique Masonic symbolism related to the building of the Temple of Solomon. As far as interest in the New Age movement and the occult, it tends to be cyclical, and it's in a downward phase now, he observed.
He defined "welfare spirituality" as the modern idea that people can get something for nothing-- a kind of "free immortality." But this notion is not present in many ancient spiritual traditions, "where immortality was something you earned of your own efforts," he noted. In terms of "end times"-- prophecies and cycles that point to an ending, we can use this ideology to work toward enlightenment and illumination, Stavish remarked. "The key is compassion and generosity and courage. And those are things that happen through traditional initiatic structures" which can take root in developing a spiritual practice, he said.
First hour guest, analyst of geopolitics and foreign policy Craig B. Hulet commented on the Boston bombing and other current events. Some media reports have compared the bombs to the IEDs used against US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he said this was inaccurate, as the IEDs tended to be more lethal than the 'homegrown' devices seen in Boston. If al-Qaeda had been involved, they might have used the devastating C4 explosive which would have killed every person within a hundred yards, he added. Hulet believes the perpetrator will eventually be caught, but it will take the combined effort of thousands of law enforcement officers now headed to Boston to work on the case. He also talked about the catastrophic explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, which happened earlier in the evening.
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|Guests:||Alex Jones, Dr. Peter Breggin|
Documentary filmmaker and alternative media activist Alex Jones spoke about the forces controlling world events, and the dark path laid out by the 'Globalists' including transhumanism, drones, surveillance, GMOs, and vaccines. He also discussed the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon. There were over 2,000 different types of security people including National Guard and law enforcement from various jurisdictions searching bags and running checkpoints at the Marathon, but it didn't stop what happened, he said. Yet, the Dept. of Defense is floating the idea of putting increased troops across America, to have checkpoints at places like malls, Jones continued. He argued that this kind of control, trading liberty for protection, is doomed to fail. "Having troops on the street is to control the general public, it's not to catch someone who's willing to die in an attack," he remarked.
While Congress is in the midst of considering a large amnesty program for immigrants, increasing powers of Homeland Security, and passing massive gun restrictions, the Boston bombing acts as a diversion, and rallies people behind the Obama administration, he contended, adding "that the whole thing is very suspicious." Jones suggested that the media is opportunistic after events like the Boston bombing, replaying disturbing footage over and over again. They only tell us to care and have empathy for the victims, "because they're selling an agenda on their backs, on their pain, to get rid of our republic and due process, and bring in tyranny," he exclaimed.
A plan to launch 30,000 autonomous drones in the US for surveillance of citizens is afoot, but Jones is even more concerned about surveillance that can be done from cell phones, computers, and smart meters. "Why is the Elite wedded to this idea of putting this digital skin, this smart dust into place?" he asked. It's because they want to track and trace people, socially engineer them to become pliable and submissive, so they can ultimately be exterminated, he explained. Jones warned of a coming technocratic conversion to a "post-human" state where people could merge with machines via nanotechnology and genetic engineering, "and those of us who don't accept the augmentation will basically be stepped on like a cockroach." He also addressed his controversial appearance on the Piers Morgan show discussing gun control.
First hour guest, Dr. Peter Breggin talked about the emotion of hatred and what's behind it. Hate comes from feeling helpless, envious or wounded by another human being, and when we place blame on this person, we derive power by focusing our hatred, he explained. Though this is built into human nature, hatred is corrosive and destructive, and eats away at people and their well being, he continued. Regarding incidents like the Boston bombing, if the perpetrator is acting out of hatred, they may be deriving a sense of power and meaning by striking out against others, he said.
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|Guests:||Douglas Hagmann, Open Lines|
For the first half of the show, intelligence expert Douglas Hagmann reported on the Boston Marathon bombings, and offered analysis of the tragic event. There are so many things we don't know at this point, he noted, yet he doesn't find it surprising that many are suspicious of official government accounts, because the public has often been misled in the past. Curiously, a bomb squad was running a training exercise with controlled explosions on the same day in Boston, and it was said that their drill was still going on when the attack bombs hit, he detailed. It was also reported that a Saudi national was hospitalized with severe burns, and was tentatively identified as someone who was bringing in backpacks near where the two bombs went off. The bombs were believed to be detonated by a cell phone, he stated.
There is information that there were three additional devices found-- one outside the area in Newton, MA. This suggests to Hagmann a larger plot or operation. He considers the bombing an act of terrorism in that it caused mass fear, yet we still don't know the motivation behind it. The fact that there were multiple devices also aligns with what we would normally think of as a terrorist attack, he continued. "It seems like [the attack] was very well coordinated, and very well planned, and somehow...managed to escape the vast security surrounding this event," he commented.
Hagmann shared a photo of an unidentified man under police guard at Boston Common immediately following the bombings. The man was said to run from the blast area and to be acting suspicious before the bombs went off. Another photo, originally posted on Twitter, shows an individual on a rooftop directly overlooking one of the blasts. Hagmann said the bombings could be looked at in the context of all the world events taking place such as conflicts with North Korea and Iran, and possible new global alliances forming. The FBI and inter-agency investigation involving the forensics of the bombs and the blast pattern could take months, he added.
In the latter half, callers were invited to share their reactions to the the bombings. Richard from Alabama said he'd worked as law enforcement at large stadium events, and pointed out the 26-mile Boston Marathon was a logistical nightmare in terms of security. "There's no way to control a large event like that," he said. Several callers wondered if the attack might have been a "false flag" event.
A laboratory-grown kidney has been successfully transplanted into a rat, and shown some effectiveness at filtering blood. The regenerative procedure being planned for humans would involve taking an old kidney that wouldn't normally be suitable for transplantation, and stripping the cells from it, and then rebuilding it with cells from the patient to avoid rejection. More at BBC News.
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|Guests:||Mary Roach, Charles Pellegrino|
Joining Ian Punnett (Twitter), science writerMary Roach discussed her research into the alimentary canal - the pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled. In her new book, Gulp, she explores the digestive system from "nose to tail,"-- the nose, she pointed out is involved in how we taste food in the mouth. What most people don't know is that there is a second set of nostrils in the back of the mouth, and gaseous molecules waft up into the nose from your mouth as you're eating or drinking, she revealed. People's taste for foods can be influenced as early as when they are still in the womb, as different flavors such as from garlic can enter the amniotic fluid, Roach detailed.
Regarding pet food, up until WWII, cats and dogs were fed cans of horse meat. When dried food or kibble was introduced, she discovered that it was partially made with items that animals wouldn't normally eat, so manufacturers spray on additives or coatings that make the food more irresistible to pets. Viscera is typically one of the ingredients, as dogs and cats in the wild typically eat the guts or organ meats of their prey, rather than muscle, she continued.
Roach recounted how in the late 19th century, Horace Fletcher introduced the dietary fad of 'Fletcherizing,'-- excessively chewing one's food, in the belief that you would get more nutrients from it, and need to eat less. Eventually, you would no longer even need to excrete more than a couple "pellets" a week, Fletcher claimed. She also shared the bizarre case of Alexis St. Martin, who in 1822 was accidentally shot in the stomach. Dr. William Beaumonttreated the wound, which never completely healed, and formed a fistula. Beaumont discovered he could look inside the wound and see the stomach's digestive processes. He engaged in a set of experiments tying food on a silk string and inserting it into St. Martin's stomach and then pulling it out to observe digestive effects. Beaumont's research culminated in his 1838 tome, Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion.
First hour guest, author Charles Pellegrino talked about the Titanic, on the 101st anniversary of its sinking. He shared details about the British steamship, the USS Californian, which had been in the area of Titanic, just before it hit the iceberg, and had tried to send them a warning. Curiously, another ship, the Deutschland, had sent the Titanic a message earlier in the evening that they were in trouble, but the Titanic's captain opted not to stop and help them. Pellegrino also shared updates about his research into Japanese survivors of Hiroshima.
Ian shares a video produced by his friend Mary Pawlenty (wife of former governor Tim Pawlenty), affiliated with Minnesota Prayer Breakfasts.
Ian Punnett tweeted this as a caption contest. The question was, "Nice of the cemetery to provide satellite TV to those in their eternal rest. What do you suppose their favorite show is?"
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