“John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst and case officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former counterterrorism consultant. While employed by the CIA, he was involved in critical counterterrorism missions following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but refused to be trained in so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” and Kiriakou never authorized or engaged in these techniques After leaving the CIA, Kiriakou appeared on ABC News in an interview with Brian Ross, during which he became the first former CIA officer to confirm that the agency waterboarded detainees and label waterboarding as torture.
Mitch Horowitz is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, a lecturer-in-residence at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, and the PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; Mind as Builder; and the The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality.
Professor Krimsky served on the National Institutes of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee from 1978-1981. He was a consultant to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment.
Lee Stranahan to give his expert opinion on the situation and insight for what may come in the future. While this event is certainly a major one in Malliard history, it is not all that is in store for this episode. In addition to Lee, Jim has the pleasure of bringing back Germantownrunner to the show.
Jim opens up the phones and discusses the outrage of a particular advertising campaign, tries to Beetlejuice a former guest, and once again goes deep into the shop talk of podcasting. Off the rails and always a wild card, open line episodes are a favorite for many, many reasons and this one is no exception.