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Smash, Smash, Smash vs Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker with That’s So F****d Up podcast

It was my pleasure to be a guest on That’s So F****d Up podcast yesterday. You can see it on Instagram right now at https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cnp2n4LhiqS/ Michelle and Ashley were kind enough to have me on the show to talk about Smash, Smash, Smash: the true story of Kai the Hitchhiker and the disparity between what … Continue reading Smash, Smash, Smash vs Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker with That’s So F****d Up podcast

First Book Review of Smash, Smash, Smash, Livestream with BZ Douglas and TSFU Podcast

Fiona Dodwell wrote an article about how Netflix’s Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker documentary seemed potentially exploitative. I reached out to her shortly after seeing it to offer her a digital advance review copy of Smash, Smash, Smash: the true story of Kai the Hitchhiker my new book. She has just published the first review online for … Continue reading First Book Review of Smash, Smash, Smash, Livestream with BZ Douglas and TSFU Podcast

From the Archives: Aum Shinrikyo to Cult Researcher James T. Richardson

Courtesy of the James T. Richardson special collection at San Diego State University, some files related to Aum Shinrikyo, sent from the group’s New York chapter to Richardson in 1995. Also included a paper on the “new neo-religions” of which Aum and Happy Science are only a couple of the politically motivated/activated new religious movements. … Continue reading From the Archives: Aum Shinrikyo to Cult Researcher James T. Richardson

Exploring the Manila International Book Fair

Major publishers, indie and small press, book signings and books as far as the eye can see. The Manila International Book Fair 2022 had something for everyone. In between the lockdown of 2020, the spinal injury of 2021, and the financial recovery from surgery the previous year I haven’t been able to get out much … Continue reading Exploring the Manila International Book Fair

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