In the penultimate edition of BoA
:Audio's 7th season, we welcome longtime friend of the program Bill Birnes
for a discussion on his new book Dr. Feelgood.
We will dig deep into this amazing story as Bill
shares a wealth of stunning stories about the unseen influence of 'Dr.
Feelgood' Max Jacobson with Bill Birnes
Full Preview: We kick things off by finding out how Bill
got involved in writing Dr. Feelgood and he
takes us through the circuitous journey which led to the writing and publication of the book.
provides a thumbnail background on Dr. Max Jacobson, his 'vitamin elixers' which were really methamphetamine, and how meth has a truly destructive effect on the human body.
To that end, Bill
talks about how John F. Kennedy and Rod Serling were both well aware of the true active ingredients in Jacobson's cocktail.
also connects this intrigue to testimony made by Philip Corso regarding the CIA drug trade and Vietnam, which further upset the true 'powers that be' who were running America, which all led to the plot to kill Kennedy.
Staying on the Kennedy aspect of the story, Bill
tells us about how JFK's Vienna Summit with Russia's Kruschev was a massive disaster because the president was repeatedly given meth injections prior to the meeting.
Bill details how this, in turn, resulted in the Cuban Missile crisis and he
talks about how close the United States actually came to a nuclear war during the 1960's.
details the downfall of Bob Cummings, from A-list actor to blacklisted drug addict.
Painting a deeper picture of Jacobson and his practice, Bill
discusses how they were both extremely filthy and unsanitary.
explains some of the major difficulties he
had in getting the book published as well as the lack of media coverage for the contents of the book.
also revisits the famous 1960 presidential debate between Kennedy and Nixon and he
reveals how Jacobson played a critical role in how JFK performed so well.
This leads to some discussion on the recent NSA
spying scandal and how it should be no surprise to anyone, since the NSA has been up to fishy business for decades.
Wrapping up the Jacobson story, Bill
relates how the story concludes and, ultimately, led to the infamous 'War on Drugs' and involved Richard Nixon, Geraldo Rivera, and the New York Times
On where Ufology needs to go next, Bill
talks about Kevin Randle's 'Dream Team' and how solving the UFO enigma can be like catching a serial killer.
Closing out the program, we talk about the rise in popularity for the paranormal and Bill
reveals what the current perspective is on UFOs from TV
This segues into talk about skeptics and the actual media coverage of the paranormal.
We also get meta and talk about how Ufology needs to move away from 'tell us the answer' and move towards 'here is the answer,' after doing strong research that can stand up to close scrutiny.
That said, we also reflect on government interference in UFO research.
And, concluding the conversation, Bill
details the many projects he
has cooking, including UFO books as well as a fascinating book on government chicanery related to post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Bill Birnes Bio
William J. Birnes
is a New York Times best-selling author, a magazine publisher, and a New York literary publishing agent who has written and edited over twenty-five books and encyclopedias in the fields of human behavior, true crime, current affairs, history, psychology, business, computing, and the paranormal.
As publisher of the nationally distributed "UFO Magazine," editor of The UFO Encyclopedia published by Pocket Books, and co-author, with the nation's top radio talk-show host, George Noory, of A Worker In The Light, Dr. Birnes has added to his list of publications in the UFO/Paranormal field, which include: The Day After Roswell, Unsolved UFO Mysteries, and The Haunting of the Presidents.
William Birnes received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1974 while he was an Instructor of English at Trenton State College in New Jersey where he taught structural linguistics and historical linguistics as well as literature and writing.
Professor Birnes was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, a Lily Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and a grants award judge for the National Endowment for the Arts.