After decades of wrestling with and doubting the profession that is ostensibly dedicated to improving my mental health, I decided to talk to the legendary science journalist Robert Whitaker, whose research has blown apart contemporary psychiatry and revealed how catastrophic its mass deployment of psychoactive drugs has been for children, adults, and even people suffering with schizophrenia. If you’re seeing a traditional psychiatrist or taking medication for mental health, this episode will very likely change your life.
Robert Whitaker’s “Mad in America” news site: https://www.madinamerica.com/
I was joined from the site of the upcoming Renegade University Weekend event in Lockhart, Texas by Buck Johnson, a firefighter since the age of 19, professional drummer, and host of the Counterflow podcast. You’ll see why I chose his podcast to be the first affiliate member of the Renegade Media Network.
Few people convey life in the streets of New York during the crack epidemic more clearly and provocatively than Curtis Scoon. After 18 years of being suspected of murdering RUN-DMC legend Jam Master Jay, Scoon is now carving out a place as one of the “realest” public intellectuals in the game.
RENEGADE UNIVERSITY WEEKEND IN TEXAS Featuring Scott Horton, Hotep Jesus, Cody Wilson, Deirdre McCloskey, and Jack The Perfume Nationalist: https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/renegade-weekend-texas/
UPCOMING RENEGADE UNIVERSITY WEBINARS:
• A WORLD OF DESIRES: SEXUAL DIVERSITY IN THE POSTMODERN AGE with Carol Queen: https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/a-world-of-desires-sexual-diversity-in-the-postmodern-age/
• CONSERVATISM with Daniel McCarthy https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/conservatism/
I was honored when the great and thoroughly renegade comedian Doug Stanhope took a picture of himself reading A Renegade History at his home in Bisbee, Arizona. I had him on the show to talk about that—and about why he belongs in the book.