#32: The CIA's Mighty Wurlitzer with Raymond Peat

01:10 - Danny’s preparation for talking to Ray
03:08 - The 1933-1934 coup against FDR as described by Schmedly Butler
06:18 - Daniel Sheehan and The Christic Institute
06:47 - Controlled opposition in the JFK assassination
07:11 -  "The decision to include culture and art in the US Cold War arsenal was taken as soon as the CIA was founded in 1947. Dismayed at the appeal communism still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West, the new agency set up a division, the Propaganda Assets Inventory, which at its peak could influence more than 800 newspapers, magazines and public information organisations. They joked that it was like a Wurlitzer jukebox: when the CIA pushed a button it could hear whatever tune it wanted playing across the world.” Frances Stonor Saunders
08:10 - The CIA was created by Harry Truman in 1947
09:12 - The Nazi roots of the ruling class and operation paperclip
11:10 - Were people asking questions about the Nazification of America?
13:14 - Why was it necessary to kill FDR?
13:50 - The Congress for Cultural Freedom
14:35 - "Whether they liked it or not, whether they knew it or not, there were few writers, poets, artists, historians, scientists, or critics in postwar Europe whose names were not in some way linked to this covert enterprise.” —Frances Stonor Saunders
15:14 - Did Ray keep his political thoughts to himself in seventh grade? (“Are they going to kill Raymond Peat for being a communist?”)
16:22 - Ray’s thoughts on Eisenhower
17:35 - The assassination of Dag Hammarskjold (Operation Celeste) & Ray’s thoughts on JFK
20:48 - Indonesian mineral deposit & oil
21:44 - The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup (“if you’re not with us you’re against us”)
22:33 - CIA list of atrocities & Ray’s thoughts on the logistics of the ruling class
24:18 - The CIA as a tool of the ruling class & the Neo-Darwinian-Malthusianism “religion” of the ruling class
25:21 - The Obama family connection to the Indonesian genocide (Wayne Madsen)
28:10 - The CIA & the Drug Trade by James Corbett (https://youtu.be/vcp9bcypZo4)
28:51 - ‘The Act of Killing’ & ‘The Look of Silence’ — films by Joshua Oppenheimer
29:03 - Ray’s thoughts on the Rampart’s Affair (limited hangout?) & the interconnectedness of the ruling class
31:00 - Zbigniew Brezinski, David Rockefeller & The Trilateral Commission
33:00 - Afghanistan before & after (Brezinski as the architect of Muslim extremism)
33:50 - Brezinski & Obama (Hillary & Kissinger)
34:24 - Hillary explains the real meaning of '1984' in her new book &  Guiliani's quote: "What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do." - Giuliani (http://nyti.ms/2hkjVfC)
35:00 - Ray’s read on the current political climate
36:00 - “People always prefer surfaces…”
36:42 - Is the CIA or the US government the main problem?
38:12 - Ray’s thoughts on Lee Harvey Oswald & JFK’s assassination
39:18 - Danny thinks Ray has read David Talbott’s  book, The Devil’s Chessboard, but he hasn’t
39:25 - Ray’s general thoughts on Trump
40:55 - "I think [creation of the CIA] was a mistake. And if I'd know what was going to happen, I never would have done it." "Why, they've got an organization over there in Virginia now that is practically the equal of the Pentagon in many ways. And I think I've told you, one Pentagon is one too many.” "Now, as nearly as I can make out, those fellows in the CIA don't just report on wars and the like, they go out and make their own, and there's nobody to keep track of what they're up to. They spend billions of dollars on stirring up trouble so they'll have something to report on. They've become... it's become a government all of its own and all secret. They don't have to account to anybody.” - Truman
41:30 - “Dag Hammarskjold was on the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said, ‘When they killed him.’” - Truman
42:07 - Ray’s thoughts on Operation Northwoods (original PDF: http://bit.ly/2hkRLRl [A Brief History of False Flag Terror by James Corbett: https://youtu.be/sNRh1vlGksk])
43:20 - Does Ray see things improving in the future? (‘power should never be exercised in secret’)
44:48 - "It is inconceivable that a secret intelligence arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government." - CIA CounterIntelligence head James Angleton, in testimony to the Church Committee
45:12 - What is Ray working on right now?
45:46 - "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at raypeatsnewsletter@gmail.com." Ray Peat

#31: Safe Supplements with Raymond Peat

Patreon, Ray Peat's Website

01:10 - Ray Peat on Culture, Government, and Social Class (http://bit.ly/2hC7qdd) Why Kerala, Grampa? (http://bit.ly/2hQOpBK)
06:16 - Danny’s evolving views on supplements
07:00 - “When your intestine is extremely sensitive, the excipients and contaminants in a pregnenolone tablet could cause bad symptoms; the only supplements that are very safe to take orally are aspirin, cascara, some kinds of thyroid, small amounts of penicillin (30 mg), cyproheptadine (one-half to one milligram), and progesterone. Vitamin A and DHEA on the skin are safe, but you should put the vitamin A on your lower legs, and wash your hands so that none of it gets on your lips.” RP (2016)
07:34 - ‘People’s symptoms improve when they stop taking their supplements’
10:17 - Can supplements be problematic due to endotoxin?
14:07 - Are the manufacturing methods to blame for the irritation?
17:12 - Contamination, fillers, pill casings, etc.
18:09 - What is Ray’s process for determining if something is safe or not?
22:13 - ‘Unnamed and unidentified nutrients in natural foods’
23:40 - "We had an abundance of mangoes, papayas, and bananas here, but the pride of the islands, the most delicious fruit known to men, cherimoya, was not in season." —Mark Twayne (1866)
24:22 - ‘Marmalade is like a super drug’
25:02 - ‘A general rule about drugs’
27:05 - Finasteride as an example of an unsafe medical drug
29:11 - Ray’s experiences with nutrient deficiencies
36:42 - Ray’s thoughts on the versatility of the body
38:06 - The transgenerational impact on a person’s nutritional requirements
38:50 - “Meat eaters would normally get 1/4 to 1/2 grain of thyroid in their food every day if the whole animal were used.” RP
40:12 - Ways to minimize confusion when using thyroid or other substances
42:04 - Ray is working on getting his books online
42:31 - Nutritional requirements for a healthy vs. hypothyroid person
43:56 - Do healthy people need more vitamin A?
45:30 - Is there any definitive symptoms of vitamin A and K deficiency?
47:09 - Using the fat soluble vitamins topically
49:26 - Does Ray use the oily vitamins on his skin every day?
49:48 - Ray’s thoughts on B. subtilis and B. licheniformis (Biosporin)
51:57 - Ray expands on the relationship between aspirin and vitamin K
54:06 - Do people tend to be vitamin K deficient?
55:09 - Can well-cooked mushrooms replace the daily carrot?
56:30 - If Ray could take any substance on a desert island what would it be?
57:29 - What is Ray working on?
57:54 - “The newsletter is available by email now, and it’s $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at raypeatsnewsletter@gmail.com.”

#30: What Keeps a Creative Person Going?

Vision and AcceptancePatreon

01:09 - Danny’s thoughts on a purpose-driven life and meaningful work
02:22 - Should you wait until you’re better before being creative?
02:50 - “I was laying on the ground, maybe just four or five inches away and I was spreading the paint, mixing some different colours in. I was thinking to myself, ‘Man, what am I going to do now? Because this is one of the best, most fun things I’ve ever done.’” Taylor Phinney
04:59 - Creativity and the risk of being misunderstood
06:12 - Reinforcement of learned helplessness
07:12 - Danny’s many failings and mental anguish
08:33 - "People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it. Across 4 studies, the authors found that participants scoring in the bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although their test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd. Several analyses linked this miscalibration to deficits in metacognitive skill, or the capacity to distinguish accuracy from error. Paradoxically, improving the skills of participants, and thus increasing their metacognitive competence, helped them recognize the limitations of their abilities." Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments (1999)
13:58 - “If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's.” Joseph Campbell
15:29 - Creating for yourself rather than others
17:41 - “It is the urge, which is evident in all organic and human life — to expand, extend, become autonomous, develop, mature — the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, to the extent that such activation enhances the organism or the self. This tendency may become deeply buried under layer after layer of encrusted psychological defenses; it maybe hidden behind elaborate facades which deny its existence; but it is my belief that it exists in every individual, and awaits only the proper conditions to be released and expressed.” Carl Rogers
18:38 - "The serial monogamies you mention are really important expressions of the rigidity that's the essence of the authoritarian culture. Just by putting them together you have illuminated them. In his later years Wilhelm Reich worried about how hard adults were to heal emotionally, but I think Freudianism just distracted him from what he probably knew as a communist, that people won't choose to change as long as there are no viable alternatives. " Ray Peat
20:25 - “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller
23:43 - “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Aristotle
24:43 - You don’t care what people think? Prove it!
28:13 - The journey of creativity would be cheap without risk
30:36 - "Everyday, I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right.” Kierkegaard
33:07 - "You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough." William Blake
33:59 - Danny’s experience with health authorities
34:43 - Celebrating “the expert”
36:36 - Choice and creativity
39:35 - Free speech as a creative act
40:04 - Why did Danny move to Mexico?

#29: How to Burn Fat on a Keto Diet (And Why You Shouldn’t)

Nutricrinology, Patreon

03:39 - Kyle Mamounis and Danny Roddy meet at AHS 2011
05:01 - Kyle’s origin story
06:41 - What is Kyle studying?
08:35 - Details on Kyle’s AHS 2016 talk
10:45 - Injecting CO2 and prostaglandins into ketosis
11:56 - Lactic acid in diabetes
13:24 - Glycolysis and mitochondrial respiration
14:30 - Is fat a superior fuel compared to glucose?
17:09 - The low carb fantasy view of metabolic stress
18:53 - Low carb people and “autoimmunity” issues
20:07 - Danny’s thoughts on “adrenal fatigue”
22:11 - What Kyle is researching
24:45 - Where do the genes fit in?
26:48 - The Randle effect as an “on” “off” switch for glucose metabolism
28:00 - Hepatic glycogen and the production of active thyroid hormone
30:20 - Turning down the generation of CO2 with ketosis
35:29 - Omega-3’s and mitochondrial respiration
38:18 - Thoughts on electrons and respiration
40:18 - Kyle’s future plans for AHS
43:08 - The “benefits” of ketosis — decreased endotoxin
47:24 - Products and objective science in nutrition
49:58 - How do you lose fat without entering ketosis?
51:26 - Danny was fatty on zero-carb
55:03 - Is it good to have a slow metabolism?
56:59 - Kyle’s final thoughts
57:45 - Kyle’s blog and where you can find him