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After Hours AM
Alternative talk with a edge
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Location: Gilbert, MN
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Hi, I'm Joel Sturgis creator & host of After Hours AM. I have been kicking around the radio world for several years. Dig the pa...


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May 24, 2017 07:54 PM PDT

On a compelling and emotionally charged edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code Radio — True Crime with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we dive into the newly revived COLD CASE FILES with exec producer Ari Mark. We talk with Ari at Top of Hour 2; in hour 1 Clarissa leads us through the week’s most riveting True Crime stories.
One of A&E’s most iconic shows, COLD CASE FILES, returns with brand new cases and an updated personality, Thursdays at 10p/9c. The exhumed Cold Case Files explores compelling new cases that have been dormant for years, vividly presenting the original crimes and chronicling the journeys of the detectives who reopen them. The detectives reveal new twists and startling revelations for full viewer immersion into these tragic cases, then, aided by breakthroughs in forensic technology and the influence of social media, solve them, bringing long-awaited closure to the victim’s families and friends.

COLD CASE FILES, “The Night Shift”
premiering May 25 – In May of 1984, Brad Perry had recently returned to his small Utah hometown from his Mormon mission, was going to school, and had just gotten engaged. His family could have never expected that when he left for work one night as a gas station attendant they would never see him alive again. Brad, known as “the peacemaker” in his family, was found tied up, stabbed, and brutally beaten in the storeroom of the gas station. No one could imagine a motive for the crime; who would target a mild-mannered, church-going college kid? Detectives had high hopes that they would catch the killers – they had two strong witnesses who provided a sketch of a man they saw with blood on his hands at the gas station. But the witnesses couldn’t pick him out in a line up, and the case quickly went cold.
Nearly two decades later Brad’s brother, now a police officer, and a new DA who has close ties to the family, decide to look into the case. They team up with a cold case detective and uncover secrets connected to the gas station that could explain why someone had wanted Brad dead. And then new DNA technology helped them place their prime suspect at the scene of the crime.
Ari Mark Cold Case Files
ARI MARK – Exec Producer COLD CASE FILES; Co-Founder/Pres, AMPLE
Ari Mark is the co-founder and president of AMPLE, an independent production studio dedicated to creating distinct high quality scripted, unscripted and branded content for multi-platforms that is substantive and unexpected. Prior to launching AMPLE, Mark was SVP of Original Programming for Xbox Entertainment Studios where he started the digital platform’s ambitious move into television, and executive produced Xbox’s first series Every Street United, as well as Zak Penn’s Atari: Game Over and Greg Barker’s The Thread.
Prior to that, Mark was VP of Original Programming for AMC and was responsible for launching the network’s first push into non-scripted. While there, he developed the network’s most successful series, including Small Town Security, The Pitch, Talking Dead, Comic Book Men and Making The Mob. Ari began his film career by making The Gift and an adaptation of The Metamorphosis for Sundance Channel. During his tenure at Sundance Channel, he was part of the team that developed the hit series Iconoclasts, Architecture School and Peabody winners, Nimrod Nation and Brick City. He also oversaw the network’s feature documentary slate, producing more than 20 films that included Alex Gibney’s Human Behavior Experiments and DA Pennebaker’s War Room Revisited.

May 18, 2017 08:09 PM PDT

On a nightmare-inducing edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we dig into tales dredged up from the darkest corners of the internet by YouTube sensation MrCreepyPasta and gathered into his new THE CREEPYPASTA COLLECTION, VOLUME 2. We speak with MrCreepyPasta Hour 2; Hour 1 Joel and Eric review the week’s most amazing paranormal news and chat amiably. Join us!
Just when you thought you had recovered from THE CREEPYPASTA COLLECTION, YouTube sensation Mr. CreepyPasta returns with a whole new hoard of creepy tales deemed too terrifying for the offline world—until now. THE CREEPYPASTA COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 harvests demented short stories from the darkest corners of the internet for your amusement and terrorization. These stories take root in your mind, haunt your waking life, and come alive in your dreams and nightmares.
You won’t be able to sleep with the light on or off after experiencing the misadventures of the book’s heroes and heroines, who encounter everything from the deeply suspicious to the fully unhinged. With stories that range from haunted paintings, ocean dwellers with a taste for human flesh, eerily calm stalkers, to the iconic “Jeff the Killer” and the panic-inducing “Smiling Dog,” this collection of twenty stories is the perfect gift for Creepypasta fans and horror enthusiasts alike.
MrCreepyPasta
Mr. CreepyPasta presents the best of the most terrifying short stories of the web via his 1.2-million-subscriber YouTube Channel, which have been viewed 176 million times (as of May 2017). He has worked with Fox Studios and 1upBox, and been interviewed for Chilling Tales Podcast, Double Toasted, and many college radio stations and papers. He regularly speaks at conventions across the country on horror, comic books, and pop culture.

May 17, 2017 08:03 PM PDT

On a pulse-pounding and highly interactive edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we preview this weekend’s IDCON True Crime extravaganza with event emcee and star of Investigation Discovery’s SCENE OF THE CRIME, Tony Harris. We speak with Tony Hour2; In Hour 1, we plow through the week’s most titillating True Crime news.
Investigation Discovery (ID) just announced the final lineup for IDCON, the network’s second annual sold out True Crime extravaganza taking place this Saturday, May 20 at NYC’s iconic Altman Building. TONY HARRIS, Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of ID’s SCENE OF THE CRIME, will emcee the event, guiding attendees through the day’s jam-packed schedule, which includes panels headlined by beloved ID personalities, sneak peeks at upcoming programming, and one-of-a-kind interactive experiences any super sleuth would die — or maybe kill — for.
IDCON’s doors open at 9am with festivities running from 10am-5pm. In addition to the panel lineup, fans will have a day of exclusive access to their favorite ID personalities with two separate meet and greet sessions throughout the day. Additionally, con-goers can explore interactive experiences including the “Liar! Liar! Liar!” polygraph demonstration; “Be an Eyewitness” photo competition game; an “Evidence Board” displaying the facts behind the real-world unsolved murder of Chandra Levy; and an exclusive “Become the Notorious Headline” photo booth.
All $40 ticket proceeds for IDCON will be donated to New York’s Silver Shield Foundation, an organization which provides educational support to families of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty.
ID viewers unable to make the trip to New York will be able to watch select panels via the network’s Facebook Live streams, and follow the network’s social handles at Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat for exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage. Attendees are encouraged to share their experience and photos at IDCON on social media using #IDCon2017 with highly-engaged fans winning exclusive giveaways.
SCENE OF THE CRIME with TONY HARRIS
Investigative filmmaker Tony Harris ventures deep into small-town America to pull back the curtain on the nefarious players and foreboding places at the center of crimes that happened there. Tony Harris travels into the heartland to hear personal accounts from victims, loved ones, and even the culprits themselves share heart-wrenching, sometimes deeply buried, reactions to the moment their lives turned upside down. His composed and calculated approach allows Harris to peel back the layers on what motivates some of our nation’s most horrific acts of violence.
Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris
Don’t miss the season finale this Sunday 10p/9c, “Abused or Abuser” – In Bridgeport, Conn., young mother Cherelle Baldwin struggles to prove her innocence after she’s charged with murdering her abusive ex-boyfriend with her car; Tony Harris seeks to find out who is the victim and who is the criminal.
Tony Harris is a news anchor, television correspondent, and filmmaker, who most recently served as an anchor at Al Jazeera America. Previously, Harris anchored the flagship Al Jazeera Newshour from the company’s global headquarters in Doha, Qatar becoming the first African-American anchor to be based outside the U.S. for a global news network. Before his current position, Harris anchored CNN Newsroom with Tony Harris for CNN and was a member of the teams that earned CNN George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the British petroleum oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami.
IDCON Panel Lineup
Missing from the Headlines with esteemed news journalists including Tamron Hall (DEADLINE CRIME), Chris Hansen (KILLER INSTINCT), Maria Elena Salinas (REAL STORY) and Paula Zahn (ON THE CASE). Moderated by ID’s senior vice president of production, Sara Kozak, this panel digs into the cases that have compelled these journalists to bring these stories to a national platform on ID.
People Magazine Investigates featuring People Magazine’s award-winning slate of crime reporters, including senior editor Alicia Dennis and crime writer Christine Peliseck moderated by executive editor, Dan Wakeford. This panel unpacks the intersection of television and print, and discusses how the magazine chooses which stories to bring to life on ID.
Notorious Headlines delves into the most provocative cases that have captivated our attention, from the Unabomber, O.J. Simpson, Chandra Levy, and Casey Anthony. Moderated by producer and reporter Steph Watts, this panel features personal insight from former FBI profiler Candice DeLong (host, DEADLY WOMEN), legal analyst Beth Karas (AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY specials on CASEY ANTHONY and JONBENET RAMSEY); police sergeant Derrick Levasseur and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie (commentators, IS O.J. INNOCENT? THE MISSING EVIDENCE), and showrunner Tim McConville (AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY/AN AMERICAN SCANDAL).
The Case That Keeps Me Up at Night Moderated by criminal psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward, this panel unearths the cases that haunt ID’s own crime-solving superheroes and explains how killers leave a wake of destruction in their path for all that encounter the crime. The panel features Rod Demery (MURDER CHOSE ME), Graham Hetrick (THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD) Joe Kenda (HOMICIDE HUNTER), and Garry McFadden (I AM HOMICIDE).

May 11, 2017 08:01 PM PDT

On a special edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome paranormal royalty, Loyd Auerbach, whose 1986 classic Psychic Dreaming: Dreamworking, Reincarnation, Out-of-Body Experiences and Clairvoyance, has just been reissued in a revised 30th anniversary edition. Loyd will join us in hour 2; Hour 1, Joel and Eric will review the week’s most perplexing and entertaining paranormal news. Join us!
Psychic Dreaming — a 30th anniversary revised edition of the indispensable classic — explores how parapsychology and dreamwork can be combined to boost creativity, improve your decision-making, and heal yourself in body and soul. Renowned parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach shows readers how to identify telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and other psi experiences as they occur through dreams. Discover dream incubation, lucid dreaming, and symbol interpretation to solve problems, relieve stress, confront your fears, and overcome nightmares. Use your dreams to create psychic connections with your loved ones, and explore other points in time and space to create a complete picture of the person you are, the person you have been, and the person you will be in the future.
Loyd Auerbach
Loyd Auerbach is one of the world’s leading experts on psychic experiences and ghosts, and has been investigating and researching the paranormal for over 30 years. Auerbach is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, a group for people to call when they believe they have had a psychic or paranormal disturbance and wish legitimate parapsychological help, and a resource center for Media, business people, scientists, law enforcement agencies, and attorneys.
Loyd has a graduate degree in parapsychology, and has been teaching courses on the subject since 1983. He is a professor at Atlantic and JFK Universities, is on the board of directors of the Rhine Research Center — where also teaches an online course — and is the president of the Forever Family Foundation, supporting research on Life After Death and the work of spirit mediums in the grieving process.
He has authored ten books including the classic ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (1986), which was re-released in 2016; and GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal (2004). Loyd co-authored 2014’s ESP WARS, EAST AND WEST: An Account of the Military Use of Psychic Espionage as Narrated by the Key Russian and American Players, with program insiders Dr. Edwin C. May, Victor Rubel and Joseph McMoneagle; and co-authored THE GHOST DETECTIVE’S GUIDE TO HAUNTED SAN FRANCISCO with the late renowned psychic Annette Martin (2011.)
His media appearances on TV, radio, and print number in the thousands, including national programs such as Larry King Live, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Stories, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, and specials on A&E, History, Travel and Discovery Channels.
And if all of that weren’t enough, Loyd is a professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal. He is also a public speaking and media skills coach. As of 2010, he is also a professional chocolatier, producing and selling his chocolate under the business name Haunted By Chocolate.

May 10, 2017 08:04 PM PDT

On a tragic and sobering edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we peer into the shocking February death of Penn State fraternity pledge Tim Piazza after an alcohol-saturated hazing ritual that has resulted in criminal charges against 18 Beta Theta Pi fraternity members. We talk with journalist Charlie Thompson, who is covering the case for the Patriot-News and PennLive, and author/social critic Caitlin Flanagan, whose article “The Dark Power of Fraternities” in The Atlantic is a classic in the field. Caitlin and Charlie will join us in hour 2; Hour 1, Clarissa will lead us through the week’s most notable True Crime news.
Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Flanagan’s 2014 article for THE ATLANTIC, “The Dark Power of Fraternities” is a scabrous and at times hilarious look into the dangers and allure of fraternity life, the contradictions of freedom and conformity, and their seemingly intractable role in American college life. By the way, hazing isn’t close to being the most dangerous frat activity. Flanagan began her magazine-writing career, in 2001 with a series of extended book reviews about the conflicts at the heart of modern domestic life as it is lived by professional-class women. Flanagan quickly established herself as a highly entertaining social critic unafraid to take on self-indulgence and political correctness, and her reviews provide penetrating and witheringly funny observations about the sexes and their discontents.
Her ATLANTIC articles have been named as finalists for the National Magazine Award five times, and her essay “Confessions of a Prep School College Counselor” was included in the 2002 compilation of Best American Magazine Writing. Her work has also been included in Best American Essays 2003 and Best American Magazine Writing 2003. She is the author of the books TO HELL WITH ALL THAT—an exploration, based on her Atlantic articles, of the lives of modern women; and GIRL LAND. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Flanagan earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She now lives in California, where she spends her time writing and raising twins.
Charles Thompson
Charles “Charlie” Thompson has been a journalist for the PATRIOT-NEWS and PennLive for almost 30 years. Thompson has covered state government for THE PATRIOT since 1999. Prior to that, he had covered various Cumberland County municipalities and school districts. In 2015 Thompson received a William A. Schnader Print Media Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for his work related to the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and Penn State University. Thompson lives in Carlisle with his wife, Beth, and their two children.

May 04, 2017 07:49 PM PDT

On a freewheeling and literary edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we plunge into 2017 Bram Stoker Award nominated supernatural novel THE APOTHECARY’S CURSE with author Barbara Barnett. Barbara will join us in hour 2. Hour 1, Joel and Eric will dive recklessly into the week’s top paranormal news for your amusement and edification.
THE APOTHECARY’S CURSE, a 2017 Bram Stoker Award nominee, is a diabolical supernatural blend of historical fantasy and medical thriller as a physician and an apothecary race against time to recover the ancient book that made them immortal centuries ago. In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it instead kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder, only to find he cannot die. Five years later, hearing rumors of a Bedlam inmate with regenerative powers like his own, Simon is shocked to discover it’s Gaelan. As the two men conceal their immortality, the only hope of reversing their condition, the apothecary’s curse, rests with Gaelan’s missing manuscript.
When modern-day pharmaceutical company Transdiff Genomics unearths diaries describing the torture of Bedlam inmates, the company’s scientists suspect a link between Gaelan and an unnamed inmate. Gaelan and Transdiff Genomics geneticist Anne Shawe are powerfully drawn to each other, and her family connection to his manuscript leads to a stunning revelation. Will it bring ruin or redemption? Clearly, yes.
Barbara Barnett The Apothecary's CurseBarbara Barnett is author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel THE APOTHECARY’S CURSE and CHASING ZEBRAS: THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO HOUSE, M.D., the critically-acclaimed and quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit TV show. She is also Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics Magazine, an online magazine of pop culture, politics and more, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews over the past decade. She published in-depth interviews with dozens of writers, actors and producers.
Always a pop-culture and sci-fi geek, Barbara was raised on a steady diet of TV (and TV dinners), but she always found her way to the tragic antiheroes and misunderstood champions, whether on TV, in the movies or in literature. In other words, Spock, not Kirk; Han Solo, not Luke Skywalker! It was inevitable that she would have to someday create one of her own.
She is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA’s HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as “The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture,” “The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes,” “The Hidden History of Science Fiction,” and “Our Passion for Disaster (Movies).” Most recently, she gave a lecture at MENSA “The Conan Doyle Conundrum,” which explored the famous author’s life-long belief in fairies.

May 03, 2017 08:04 PM PDT

On a stirring and powerful episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code Radio — True Crime every with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we dig into new Investigation Discovery show REASONABLE DOUBT with series stars detective Chris Anderson and defense attorney Melissa Lewkowicz. We speak with Chris and Melissa in the hour 2; at Hour 1, Clarissa leads us through the week’s top True Crime news and the controversy over teen suicide show 13 REASONS WHY.
A single question haunts every convicted murderer’s family: did they really do it? Investigation Discovery’s new series REASONABLE DOUBT details the gut-wrenching process of reopening a closed case to evaluate findings and either offer the convicted’s family hope for an appeal, or confirm the dark truth that their loved one really is guilty of the heinous crime of murder.
To uncover the truth, two determined investigators approach these controversial cases from disparate perspectives. Chris Anderson, a retired homicide detective, uses his years of streetwise investigative experience to track down witnesses, examine crime scenes, and confront the convicted one-on-one. Defense attorney Melissa Lewkowicz scours every detail of the trial and questions anyone who testified, or should have. The two dive headfirst into cases, often uncovering shocking evidence previously overlooked by police – or barred by the court – to help discover if justice was served to the victim and their families.
REASONABLE DOUBT premiered April 26 and runs Wednesdays at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery for ten intense episodes.
Melissa Lewkowicz Chris Anderson Reasonable Doubt
CHRIS ANDERSON
Detective Sergeant Chris Anderson is a retired homicide detective for the City of Birmingham Police Dept., where during his 21-year tenure, he spent 17 years as an investigator. He has investigated more than 300 Homicide cases in one of America’s most dangerous metropolitan cities. Chris also spent several years as a fugitive unit supervisor, where he and his team were responsible for hunting down and apprehending only the most violent fugitives. Chris grew up in Birmingham and credits his mother, also a retired Birmingham Police Sergeant, for his deep passion for police work and the compassion to pursue justice.
MELISSA LEWKOWICZ
With over a decade of experience in criminal law, Los Angeles-based attorney Melissa Lewkowicz currently serves as a Partner at the Law Offices of Chester & Lewkowicz. Specializing in Criminal Defense, she works zealously to defend clients who have been accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses, ranging from DUI’s to homicide. Melissa is also a board member of Face Forward and has volunteered assisting victims of Domestic Violence with the Domestic Violence Project, and is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and New Jersey. In 2017, “Super Lawyers” called Melissa Lewkowicz a “Rising Star” as one of their “Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles.”

April 27, 2017 08:03 PM PDT

On this spooky and historically fascinating episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we speak with author, storyteller, podcaster, paranormal investigator, and queen of the wildly haunted Peoria State Hospital, Sylvia Shults. We talk with Sylvia in hour 2; at Hour 1 Joel and Eric review the week’s most confounding paranormal news and banter wittily.
Sylvia Shults has loved ghost stories ever since she was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. She was raised on tales of the ghosts of St-James-the-Sag, Archer Avenue, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Resurrection Mary, and the screaming mummy of the Field Museum. Battling an intense, lifelong dread of the dark, she decided to face her fears head on and become a ghost hunter. She sits in dark, spooky, haunted places so you don’t have to, unless you want to, then join her. Sylvia has spent the last nineteen years working at a public library, slowly smuggling out enough words in her pockets, week after week, to build books of her own, and now she is the author of several books of paranormal fiction, and more recently, nonfiction, including 44 Years in Darkness, Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital, and Ghosts of the Illinois River.
Fractured Spirits was featured on an episode of the SyFy Channel’s hit show Ghost Hunters. It is the first book to examine the famously haunted Peoria State Hospital from both a historical and a supernatural perspective, and it was nominated for an award from the Illinois State Historical Society. She lives a short, ten-minute motorcycle ride away from that haunted asylum, and she spends much of her ghost hunting time there. Please feel free to visit her website for more info and episodes of her paranormal podcast, Lights Out.
44 Years In Darkness
In the later part of the nineteenth century, Rhoda Derry spent over forty years in the Adams County Poor Farm, curled in a fetal position in a box bed. She had clawed her own eyes out. She had beaten her front teeth in. Her legs had atrophied to the point where she could no longer stand on her own, or even sit in a wheelchair. She had been committed there by her own family when they could no longer care for her at home. She spent decades locked away from the world. Her crime? Falling in love.
Rhoda suffered a mental breakdown after being “cursed” by the mother of the boy she was engaged to marry. Committed to the almshouse for violent insanity, she was eventually rescued by Dr. George A. Zeller. She was transferred to the Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois, where she spent the remainder of her days in peace and comfort. Rhoda died in 1906, but her spirit seems to live on …
Sylvia Shults returns to the hilltop to tell the story of Rhoda’s life, and her afterlife. She examines the social pressures that led to Rhoda’s breakdown and her eventual insanity. And she explores the stories that continue to be told about Rhoda, and her presence on the hilltop

April 26, 2017 08:03 PM PDT

On a riveting and controversial episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code Radio — True Crime with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we talk Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as featured in the smash hit movie SPLIT, with expert Dr. Garrett Marie Deckel. We speak with Dr. Deckel in Hour 2; at Hour 1 Clarissa leads us through the week’s hot True Crime news.
SPLIT is the hit 2016 psychological horror-thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Though Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), cursed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), has revealed 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct and imprison three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter.
What is Dissociative Identity Disorder? According to expert Dr. Garrett Marie Deckel, people who have been chronically abused, typically in situations with no viable escape, may “reconfigure the mind” into different parts or personalities. Some of these parts can step in to handle traumatic or stressful situations, while other parts dissociate, or escape, from reality. In contrast with McAvoy’s character in SPLIT, people with DID are rarely violent. Research has shown that they are far more likely to hurt themselves than to hurt others. But movies tend to portray only “the most extreme aspects” of the disorder. This can misrepresent a form of mental illness that is not well understood by the lay public, and even some psychiatrists.
Dr Garrett Marie Deckel expert dissociative identity disorder
Garrett Marie Deckel, M.D., Ph.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is also in private practice, with a specialization in Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders. She earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and prior to that completed a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Mind and Ethics at Princeton University.
Dr. Deckel is a board-certified psychiatrist located in a quiet, private office on Central Park West. Unlike many psychiatrists today, she practice both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. She works together with her patients to create a treatment plan that fits them best as individuals. Regarding psychotherapy, she utilizes a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral approaches, tailored to the individual. She sees patients with a broad range of diagnoses including Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Adult ADHD, relationship problems, PTSD, and Personality Disorders – persistent maladaptive or self-sabotaging patterns of behavior.

April 20, 2017 08:04 PM PDT

On an insightful but rollicking episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome author, dream expert, psychic, paranormal researcher, and host of the Supernatural Girlz radio show Patricia Baker. Patricia will join us in Hour 2. Hour 1. Joel and Eric will waltz through the week’s most perplexing and interesting paranormal news.
Supernatural Girlz Patricia Baker
Patricia Baker is an author, psychic medium, paranormal researcher, and expert dream analyst with over 25 years of experience teaching dream power. Her dream therapy work has helped hundreds of clients learn more about themselves, sleep better at night, and live more fulfilling lives. She has studied both traditionally and with indigenous teachers, in fully consciousness and in altered states.
Patricia is the author of DREAM COMM. What do you want in your life? Wealth? Joy? Love? Spiritual connection? DREAM COMM is an easy-to-use handbook that quickly gives readers the steps to achieve their goals. The book gives the reader everything needed to create a dream journal, the ability to understand their dreams, and how to set intent. This is the perfect handbook for everyone with a busy life who wants to easily master the techniques of dreaming for personal power.
Patricia has also worked on a number of research projects over the years including recreating Scole experiments in her own home in search of answers to intriguing paranormal questions. In 2013, she and her late co-host Helene Olsen founded Supernatural Girlz Radio on Blogtalk Radio. But since the show transferred to the Inception Radio Network, now co-hosted by Patricia Kirkman, the audience has grown to over 3 million listeners per week. The show covers all things paranormal from portals into different dimensions, alien abductions and UFOs, angel and psychic readings, mysterious disappearances, etc. Over the years Patricia has had hundreds of famous authors, experts, and former government employees as guests on her show. She has lost a dear friend and co-host and yet gained another, and has continued to entertain and educate millions of people on a topic not many have the courage to learn about.

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