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This week we're talking once again to Canadian author, artist, and martial arts expert, Stefan Verstappen. Stefan has a professional background in communications and business management and has travelled extensively throughout East Asia, where he has studied oriental art, culture and Kung Fu.
Stefan is the author of 'The art of urban survival' from which the viral YouTube video documentary 'Defense Against the Psychopath' was taken.
We previously spoke to Stefan about the video he produced on the topic of historical cycles of human civilization and the manner in which they appear to repeat. In his video, Stefan makes the case that we are currently in the final stage of our cycle of history, defined, like all others, by widespread chaos. Historically, only small groups of people survived the periods of destruction that defined the end of a cycle, and they did so by forming themselves into tight-knit communities with specific organizational structures.
More recently Stefan has produced 3 more short videos on the theme of "Paradise Stolen" where he explores the specific reasons for our current state of societal chaos, the alternatives to the way we live today, and what we can do to face the future and survive.
Join us this Sunday May 3rd 2015 from 2-4pm EST (8-10pm CET) as we discuss the state of the world, how it got that way, and what we can all do about it.
Art imitating life? Tune in to Writestream on Tuesday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern when Daria Anne interviews author Mike McCarthy about his novel, The Rainbow Option.
The Rainbow Option is a dystopia showing the economic and political collapse of the United States once the government drowns everyone in rules and regulations. Many plot elements mirror current events:
An eco-fascist group joins with the government to unleash a deadly virus on Americans (think ebola)
Regulations so choke the economy that food shortages develop with empty store shelves (socialist Venezuela right now)
The SF "Occupy" protest group attempts to publicly execute a member of the 1%
(Occupy groups in SF vandalize Google buses carrying software engineers to work + ISIS public beheadings)
During the live show, your calls are welcome at (347) 945-7246.
10am to 11am PST - Writer's Block
Tim Pylypiuk and Bob Delaney talk about fictional languages and the authors that go above and beyond basic storytelling to fashion a world with its own rules, logic, make-up, and inhabitants. Featured today is Gene Roddenberry, J.R.R Tolkien and William Shakespeare with stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan as a thrown in bonus during the break.
11am to 12pm PST - Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour: Faherenheit 451 Act One Finale Preview"
Act One Finale Preview
Synopsis: A workprint, non-soundtracked version of the upcoming Act One Finale performed by Tim Pylypiuk and featuring a complete runthrough of the soundtrack listing that will make up the majority of the episode.
Original Novel By: Ray Bradbury
Adapted and Performed By: Tim Pylypiuk
Soundtrack By: Pink Floyd, The Gorillaz, Yoko Shimomura, The Gentleman Losers and Julee Cruise
Fahrenheit 451 available where books are sold
Haunted Nights LIVE! hosts Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross welcome...
RICHARD CHRISTIAN MATHESON is an acclaimed bestselling author and screenwriter/executive producer for television and film. He has worked with Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Bryan Singer and many others on Emmy winning miniseries, feature films and hit series. His critically-hailed, dark psychological fiction has appeared in 125 major anthologies including many YEARS’ BEST volumes. 60 stories are collected in “SCARS AND OTHER DISTINGUISHING MARKS” and the #1 Bestseller “DYSTOPIA”. Matheson’s terror novel “CREATED BY” is a scathing glimpse of network television and his mystery novella “THE RITUAL OF ILLUSION” is a sinister love letter to the movies. He is president of MATHESON ENTERTAINMENT.
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If you like ghosts, haunted hotels, and toe-curling horror, check out Tamara and Alistair's spanking-new novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, available now at Amazon. Also available is DEAD GIRLS, the 6th installment in their GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST serialized Gothic horror novel.
Dee Cooper Discussion about the book Dystopia: Beginning of the End
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Tears of Paradox author Daniella Bova returns to Writestream with Daria Anne to discuss her new release, The Notice, the second book in her series, Storms of Transformation.
Daniella Bova was born and raised in Chester County, PA in a traditional, loving family. While she and her sister were young, their baby sister - born with Down Syndrome - died at the age of three. This traumatic experience changed their family forever.
Painfully shy and called a "Day Dreamer" by her mom, Daniella was what some would call an "average" student. Although she had difficulty paying attention in class, at home she was an avid reader and learner. By the age of 10, she could sew by hand and machine, embroider, and knit. In the late 70s, she came of age and married her high school sweetheart.
Years later, the pivotal events of September 11, 2001 would prompt her to see the world differently. She started paying attention to politics and national/international events, which ultimately led to the inspiration for her dystopian series.
Join us for a great interview with Daniella Bova!
Pt 2- IS AI- MAPPING OUR FUTURE OR OUR EXTINCTION BY 2020 ?
SparkNotes: FAHRENHEIT 451 - Ray Bradbury
Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books in a futuristic American city. In Montag’s world, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive very fast, watch excessive amounts of television on wall-size sets, and listen to the radio on “Seashell Radio” sets attached to their ears. / http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/451/summary.html
Internet of Everything /
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is ushering in many firsts, but its legacy will be measured in the lasts it creates - the last blackout, the last recall, the last traffic jam.
Michio Kaku (2014) "The Future of the Mind"
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In our first hour we will chat with Paul DeThroe, dark fiction author hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He’s been a camera/darkroom operator, film stripper, printer, production manager, and a soldier. His main duties now are raising his children and writing and then hustling his works of terror to an unsuspecting public. DeThroe’s novels include The Devil’s Prophet (2012), Suffer the Witch Chronicles Vol. 1, Rise of the Raven Knights (2013), Vol. 2, The Dragon-Wizard’s Crystal Skull (2014), and soon to released, Vol. 3, Quest of the Fire Dragon (2015). In 2015, DeThroe will release Darker than Black Horror Anthology, the first collection in what will be a series of dark fiction anthologies. Following soon after will be his take on dystopia & speculative fiction, Nightmare Worlds (May 2015). Wicked Witches, Devils & Dragons (Oct. 2015) will appear next haunting season, and the title says it all. Twisted Tech, DeThroe’s ode to sci-fi short stories will be published in 2016. DeThroe is currently working on a futuristic sci-fi/dystopia called The Last Demigod. Early plans call for a late 2015 release.
Then in our second hour, Poet Coralie Rowe will be with us as we premier several of her Poems recorded by Viktor Aurelius. C. Rowe is new to the writing scene. Previously being a baker by trade, now a mum. Rowe found an interest in writing poetry, and has been published in several horror anthologies recently.
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It's FRIDAY NIGHT DRUNKEN TRIVIA! The only game show where the consolation prize is YOU GET DRUNK!
This week Comedian April McClintock calls in from the City of Brotherly Love to do battle with our Drunken Ninja Master in Far-Out Future Trivia!!!!
So strap on your Moon Boots and Join us for all The Dystopian Smart Bombs we can Secretly Detonate in your Oppressed Little Ear Holes.
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Join Writestream founder Dariaanne and special guest co-host Ms. Always Right for Writestream Tuesday for the Best Books of 2014. Avid readers on your list? The ladies will offer a rundown of 2014's best reads, just in time for Christmas shopping. Featured books genres include dystopia, YA, nonfiction, fiction, spy/thriller and autobiography. Are you an author who's been a Writestream guest? A listener who has a few suggestions? Feel free to call into the live show at (347) 945-7246 to tell us about your work and/or your favorite books of the year.
In the second hour, stay tuned for Public Service Satire with the Right Wing Riot!
Self Reliance: There’s now no shortage of ‘green options’ for us to choose from and we’ve been given the impression that as long as we behave in certain ways and buy the right products, we’re doing the best we can. This simply isn't true. And is in fact the slippery slope that leads right back into the system we are intent on escaping. The goal is to buy less. Use what you have. And apply pragmatism and common sense.
We reject it because of its inherent inequity, lack of thoughtful design, and it's inevitable self annihilation. The farm and it's residents have set out to redefine what resistance to the system looks like. No longer will we fight the battle for quality of life, for the survival of our species, in the streets of the urban dystopia. Whose streets? Goes the chant. Not mine. They can have them. Those streets are the capillaries and arteries of the machine. The machine that is steadily churning this world, our environment, our humanity, steadily down the conveyor belt towards the end.
No longer will we have our heads busted In by the lackeys and jack boot thugs of the barons. Pepper sprayed point-blank eye lids pried open by leather gautlets; hog tied and dragged down the street face bouncing on the concrete; ridiculed by the goose necking mindless minions watching their televisions and pointing their fingers. No longer will we be incarcerated for exercising our right to peaceful civil disobedience. Conveniently forgotten for an extra week or two in a putrid, dank cell, for a simple misdemeanor. No longer will police thug batons meet their mark. Have the streets. They're yours. We will be in the field, in the workshop, in the development center, building something new. Something better. For I have finally learned, destruction and creation are mutually exclusive; they cannot be undertaken simultaneously. This is the totality of Revolution.
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