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056 The Murder of Frank Olson: The CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments



Richard Syrett speaks with an author/investigative journalist about the suspicious death of a CIA scientist who was involved in secret experiments with LSD and mind control.  At the time of his death in November 1953, Frank Olson was a bacteriologist and biological warfare scientist working out of Camp Detrick. He either fell or was thrown from a 13th floor window of the Hotel Statler on Seventh Avenue in New York.  Nine days before his fatal plunge, Olson’s supervisor spiked his drink with LSD.

Guest: Hank Albarelli Jr. is a writer and investigative journalist who lives in Vermont, Florida, and London (U.K.). He has written numerous feature articles about the 9-11 anthrax attacks, biological warfare, the American intelligence community, the death of Frank Olson, the Cuban revolution, and social and political affairs. Some of his work can be found at the World Net Daily, Cubanet, Counterpunch, and Crime Magazine websites, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers. He is the author of A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination, and The Heap.


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004 CIA LSD Experiments: College Kids As Guinea Pigs In Mind-Control Experiments



Richard Syrett welcomes a Hollywood film producer and author who reveals how he and his co-author got tangled up in secret CIA-operated, hypnosis, and hallucinogenic drug experiments at Princeton University in the late 1960s. In the 1950s, the CIA had a macabre fascination with hypnosis and psychedelic drugs, and they unleashed programs to make use of them for military purposes.  They lavished funds on a highly-classified mind-control project (which they named MK-ULTRA) with the intent of bending minds of enemies, foreign and domestic, and of erasing memories of secrets known to their own retired agents.  As MK-ULTRA grew into the 1960s, their list of targets expanded to include college students – especially anti-Vietnam-War activists.

GUEST: PAUL JEFFREY DAVIDS  along with John Selby is the co‐author of  Blowing America’s Mind; A True Story of Princeton, CIA Mind-Control, LSD and Zen.  He is also the author of six “Star Wars” books for Lucasfilm. He was production coordinator and a writer of the original animated “Transformers” TV series; executive producer of Showtime’s “Roswell: The UFO Cover‐up,” starring Kyle MacLachlan and Martin Sheen, and he has produced and directed ten feature films, including “The Sci‐Fi Boys” and “The Life After Death Project,” both of which aired on SyFy, and “Jesus in India” and the bio‐pic, “Timothy Leary’s Dead.” As an undergraduate at Princeton, he won three top writing awards, then studied under full scholarship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies in Los Angeles. Davids is also the bestselling co‐author of An Atheist in Heaven: the Ultimate Evidence for Life After Death? (2016) as well as being an accomplished artist.