Editor's Choice

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It was not easy to pick my favorite Unwelcome Guests episodes. You can discuss your favorites on this page's discussion page.

#652 - Is Humanity In Its Right Mind? (The Rise and Rise Of The Left Brain) #652 - Is Humanity In Its Right Mind?
    (The Rise and Rise Of The Left Brain)
Many episodes of the show are about disfunctional culture, science, dogma or other ideas. This episode however is centered on the challenging suggestion that the human brain itself has become disfunctional over the millennia. I tried to link this big topic to previous episodes of the show with a consonant message.
#649 - Why Money Will End (And How To Prepare) #649 - Why Money Will End
    (And How To Prepare)
The most personal of all the episodes I've made, and refreshingly also the most popular by far, this is a positive vision of how we could say goodbye to the money system en masse and live a more relaxed life of abundance instead.
#599 - What Economics Can't Tell You About Money (Alienation, The Black Magic of Money) #599 - What Economics Can't Tell You About Money
    (Alienation, The Black Magic of Money)
A sideways look at the mistaken assumptions which lie at the heart of economics.
#568 - 9/10 Anniversary Special Edition (Unaccountable Accounts from Powerdown to Stand Down) #568 - 9/10 Anniversary Special Edition
    (Unaccountable Accounts from Powerdown to Stand Down)
On the 10th anniversary of an important but underreported announcement, a good introduction to Sep 11th in case you're new to the show and seeking an overview of this essential topic.
#551 - Understanding The Financial 'Crisis' (The Specter Haunting Europe) #551 - Understanding The Financial 'Crisis'
    (The Specter Haunting Europe)
If you've ever wondered what will happens if the economy "collapses" - or why commercial media never seem to clearly explain what that even means, this could be a good one for you...
#543 - The Corruption of Money (The Perverse Power of The Price Tag) #543 - The Corruption of Money
    (The Perverse Power of The Price Tag)
This combines one of my favorite John Taylor Gatto presentations with an audio version of a presentation I created about the power of money to corrupt and subtly denature whatever it comes into contact with.
#536 - Beyond Hierarchy (Anarchist Audiocollage) #536 - Beyond Hierarchy
    (Anarchist Audiocollage)
I had a lot of fun assembling this collection of some of my favorite Unwelcome Guests and merging them together with music.
#528 - The Bilderberg Group (Conspiracies and The Fiction of Government Power) #528 - The Bilderberg Group
    (Conspiracies and The Fiction of Government Power)
This episode wasn't easy as the organization's strict policy of secrecy has been effective at preventing details leaking out, but this was such an important topic that I felt I had to address it.
#523 - Ivan Illich and The Collapse Of Power (Nowtopia and Why Money is not Power) #523 - Ivan Illich and The Collapse Of Power
    (Nowtopia and Why Money is not Power)
An introduction to the great (and disturbing) modern prophet, Ivan Illich.
#517 - JFK and The Unspeakable (Khrushchev, Cuba, World Peace and Martyrdom of JFK/MLK) #517 - JFK and The Unspeakable
    (Khrushchev, Cuba, World Peace and Martyrdom of JFK/MLK)
Good preparation for the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. An inspired retelling of the events leading up to the Cuban missile crisis, by James Douglass, including a parallel I made between M.A.D. and the money system.
#510 - The Race Towards Global Consciousness (Hitting Rock Bottom & Realising The Reunion) #510 - The Race Towards Global Consciousness
    (Hitting Rock Bottom & Realising The Reunion)
A forward looking and optimistic episode in which I describe how a future electronic replacement for money could work as a 'nervous system for the world' by communicating people's feelings across social relationships.
#506 - Wage Slavery and Moral Dumbing Down (Extrinsic Manipulation versus Internal Motivation) #506 - Wage Slavery and Moral Dumbing Down
    (Extrinsic Manipulation versus Internal Motivation)
Alfie Kohn and others on the moral aspect of Dumbing Down - how people are persuaded not to care for one another, or at least persuaded that they should try not to.
#87 - The Red Pill (Consensus Illusion and World Domination) #87 - The Red Pill
    (Consensus Illusion and World Domination)
I think my favorite of Lyn Gerry's episodes, which helped me to review what I thought I knew about world political and economic history, partly rebroadcast in episode 505.
#23 - Double Dipping into Misery (Crack, the CIA and the Prison Industrial Complex) #23 - Double Dipping into Misery
    (Crack, the CIA and the Prison Industrial Complex)
A classic show about CIA drug dealing.

Some of my favorite series:

Underground History of American Education #The Underground History of American Education -  (An Intimate Investigation into the Prison of Modern Schooling) The Underground History of American Education
    (An Intimate Investigation into the Prison of Modern Schooling)
Minds #Disciplined Minds -  (A New Angle on Matters Financial A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-battering System That Shapes Their Lives) Disciplined Minds
    (A New Angle on Matters Financial A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-battering System That Shapes Their Lives)
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