Guests Midnight Society

Friday, January 15th – Guest: John Barbour

John Barbour – “Real People,” Frank Sinatra and the Death of JFK

John Barbour is a legend in the entertainment industry. In 1992 he wrote and directed the award-winning The Garrison Tapes, which director Oliver Stone heralded as “the perfect companion piece to my movie JFK.” In 2017, 25 years later, he wrote and directed Part 2 entitled The American Media and the 2nd assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which leading researchers applaud as “the definitive film on JFK and the rise of fake news.”


John Barbour, known as the “the godfather of reality TV” created, co-hosted, co-produced, and wrote Real People – the first reality show, which was number one on NBC for three years during the early 1980s. Barbour moved to the United States in the early 60s with his comedy act, particularly his 1965 album, It’s Tough to Be White, which dealt in part with civil rights and black-white relations. Barbour hosted the pilot for The Gong Show in the mid-70s. He also directed and wrote the 1992 documentary The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes and in 2017 he wrote and Directed Part 2 called The American Media and The 2nd Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Your Mother’s Not A Virgin

John Barbour, The Wittiest Man In America (Is a Canadian!) (coming soon)



All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
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Amy On The Radio

Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 14th – Aaron Gulyas – Origins of Modern Conspiracy Culture


Aaron Gulyas

Since 2017, Aaron Gulyas has produced and hosted The Saucer Life, a podcast which explores the history, lore, and culture of flying saucer belief. He is the author of several books including Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist (“A significant contribution to the body of literature on the UFO phenomenon in general and the contactee movement in specific”- Journal of Popular Culture), Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives (“an updated and well researched genealogy of some of the most enduring tropes of conspiracy lore”- Nova Religio), and The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television (“a helpful volume, and one that should be appreciated by scholars”- The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts). He has also written or edited a vast number of articles and books on much more boring subjects. Gulyas teaches history in Michigan, where he lives with his very, very patient family.


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