Were The Beatles created as a psychological warfare weapon by British Intelligence? RIchard speaks with a media scientist, a pop culture critic and a music journalist who discuss the merits of this fascinating and complex conspiracy theory.
Nelson S. Thall is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of communication/media and process analysis. His expertise has afforded him the opportunity to define law terms for the Federal Court of Canada and develop a television series with Dr. Timothy Leary. Bill Gates and Peter Lloyd invited Thall to contribute an essay to the book Webweaving. While a Graduate Student studying at the University of Toronto with Professor Marshall McLuhan, Thall became a McLuhan Protege and served as the President of the Marshall McLuhan Centre On Global Communications from 1990-1995. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Torstar, Stan Lee Media Inc., Peace Arch Films & Entertainment and other publicly traded media companies. He is a lecturer/author and has been a consultant to companies in the United States, Russia, Canada and Britain.
Jay Dyer is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film. He is the host of the JaysAnalysis Podcast/Esoteric Hollywood. He is also a regular contributor to 21stCenturyWire, Soul of the East and the Espionage History Archive. Broaching subjects as wide as satire, metaphysics, film analysis, theology, geopolitics, literature and history, as well as interviewing numerous prominent figures, Jay has authored hundreds of articles already read by millions in just the past few years. Jay is also working with Jay Weidner on a new television series for Gaia based on this unique approach to film.
Dave Gerard is a Unix system administrator by day. His job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies and advising against the bad ones. He was previously an award-winning music journalist, and has blogged about music at Rocknerd.co.uk since 2001. He is the author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts. He is a volunteer spokesperson for Wikipedia, and is on the board of the RationalMedia Foundation, host of skeptical wiki RationalWiki.org. Originally from Australia, he lives in east London with his spouse Arkady Rose and their daughter. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins.