Dr. Carole's Couch

July 26, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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Lorin Lindner, PhD, MPH


Psychologist Dr. Lorin Lindner, rescues people, parrots, wolves and other animals. For years she served as the Clinical Director of the New Directions Homeless Veterans program at the West L.A. V.A. And, as the Founder of the Association for Parrot Care, she then created Serenity Park Sanctuary, helping vets care for traumatized parrots in her Birds of a Feather work therapy program. Next, she co-founded Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, rescuing wolves and vets in her Warriors and Wolves program. Dr. Lindner is also an animal rights activist and specializes in treating perpetrators of animal abuse. She writes on trauma, domestic violence, animal cruelty, eco-psychology, and is also a forensic psychologist. Check out: www.parrotcare.org and www.lockwoodarc.org View Guest page

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Susan Linn, EdD



Dr. Susan Linn is co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of The Case for Make-Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World, and Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood. View Guest page

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Danny Lliteras

While Woodstock was happening in New York, Danny Lliteras, was serving in Vietnam. Unlike Elliot, Danny has responded to this concurrent historic event by running inwards, and writing about his experience in a semi-autobiographical book entitled Viet Man: a novel. He has also written about his post-Vietnam experience in the book Flames & Smoke Visible. View Guest page

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Lance LoRusso

Lance LoRusso, a leading attorney and author of When Cops Kill, will share his perspective of the case so far. View Guest page

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Lance LoRusso


Lance LoRusso is a leading attorney, former law enforcement officer and author of When Cops Kill. LoRusso discusses in detail the impact that this will have on law enforcement and what might happen next. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News Channel for his expertise. View Guest page

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Chris Martin


Chris Martin is a highly successful serial entrepreneur, who has used running to help him recover from years of debilitating depression. An early supporter of the Break the Stigma Project, Martin has completed more than 50 running events, including everything from a 5K to an ultra marathon. View Guest page

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Ed Martin


Ed Martin, president of Eagle Forum, is an expert on the rules of conventions as he was on the RNC (Republican National Convention) for two years. Ed is a lawyer who holds advanced degrees in medical ethics and philosophy and was awarded post-graduate fellowships in Italy and in Indonesia. Ed has served as Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party and as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was chief of staff for Missouri Governor Matt Blunt. Having run for office, Ed is well versed in political strategy and tactics, how candidates win and lose, and how legislation is passed and defeated. View Guest page

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Marlin Marynick



Marlin Marynick's journey to writing a biography of Charles Manson began at eight years old, when he discovered a beat up copy of Helter Skelter. The same curiosity about the human mind that led him to become a mental health professional, led him to meet Manson. His book, Charles Manson Now, has gotten rave reviews. View Guest page

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Ryan Mauro



Ryan Mauro is the National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project. He is a terrorism expert, interviewed on countless TV and radio shows, and his analysis and research has been widely published View Guest page

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Julie Neuffer, Ph.D.


Julie Neuffer is an author, professor and historian. She was driven to write Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement when, as a teenager, she was introduced to Helen Andelin through her mother, and when, as a grad student, she was searching for a subject to research. Julie's fascination with this movement led her to many interviews of Helen, who ultimately entrusted her with her most hidden secrets. Julie currently teaches American history at Eastern Washington University. View Guest page

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Jacqueline Newman, Esq.


Jacqueline Newman is a Family Law Attorney, and managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman and Rodd in New York City. She is considered an expert in high net worth matrimonial cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements. She has been interviewed on TV and in print. View Guest page

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Valerie Ogden



When Valerie Ogden accidentally found out about Bluebeard, after her nephew married his descendant and the family hushed her sudden questions, she became absorbed and curious about his story. She researched his life at the Bibliotheque de Nantes in Brittany, France and visited the site of many of his massacres. The result is the fascinating book, Bluebeard: Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath. Ms. Ogden is an American actor, former editor at "House and Garden," and President of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. View Guest page

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Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison talks about the huge trend of career-shifting in America. He also is an expert on how individuals stay relevant in existing careers and “Remake” themselves in rapidly changing times. Pat has been a Hollywood Studio, Toy Industry and Advertising Executive. A few years ago he “Remade” his career by transitioning into a TV host, commercial actor and print model. Pat is currently working on a book about career transitions called “Pat Pattison’s Remade in America”. His passion is to help others find their successful “Remade” lives. He is now a life coach, teacher and interviews career-transition success stories on his cable TV show “Pat Pattison’s Remade in America”. View Guest page

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Dan Perkins

Radical Islam analyst, Dan Perkins, is a master storyteller and author of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy, which centers around the threat of terrorism against the United States. The first two books have already been published: A Terrorist Perspective and America Rebuilds. The third book is coming soon: America Responds. Dan's passion is getting his readers (and listeners) to ask themselves the question: How can we stop this from happening? View Guest page

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Dan Perkins

Dan Perkins is a foreign policy contributor to DailySurge.com and TheHill.com. Perkins is a master writer, terror analyst and author of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy, which centers around Islamic nuclear terrorism against the USA. The first book in his trilogy, A Terrorist Perspective, has propelled him to national acclaim with interviews on radio, television and in-print. The second installment, America Rebuilds, picks up where book one ends. Book two delivers more intrigue and mystery while striking terror in the hearts of readers as we ask the question: How in the world can we stop this from happening? View Guest page

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Erich Pratt

Erich Pratt is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America. Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue.The GOA Board of Directors brings over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience on guns, legislation and politics. View Guest page

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IQ Al Rassooli


IQ Al Rassooli is a world renowned Islamic scholar, who has spent over 30 years reading the Koran and other Islamic texts. He is the author of Lifting the Veil: The True Faces of Muhammad & Islam, which is the transcription of his YouTube series, Idiots Guide to Islam. Born in Iraq, with a mother tongue of Arabic, he has dedicated his life to waking up the West by interpreting the true meanings of the writings, spoken word and body language of Islam. View Guest page

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Pam Rickard


Pam Rickard is a recovering alcoholic and mother of 3 who has run more than 40 marathons and ultra-marathons during her 10 years of sobriety. Her story of recovery was featured in the book A Race Like No Other by New York Times writer, Liz Robbins. Ms. Rickard serves as The Herren Project’s Director of THP RUNS. View Guest page

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Grace Robbins

Grace Robbins. She's the author of the just-released memoir - Cinderella and the Carpetbagger: My Life as the Wife of the "World's Best Selling Author," Harold Robbins. Grace's real life story is as glamorous and over the top as the plots of Harold's best selling books! View Guest page

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Dr. Colleen Rohowsky


Colleen Rohowsky, CIV, OSD/DoDEA-Europe, is stationed in Germany, where she is an official with the American Office of the Secretary of Defense/Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe. She wears three hats: ISS; Instructional Systems Specialist for DODEA-Europe - basically the Coordinator for Continuous School Improvement/Accreditation/System Wide Assessments/Program Evaluation. View Guest page

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Wayne Allyn Root


Wayne Allyn Root, is a businessman, politician, television and radio personality, author, television producer, and political commentator. Root has stated that he is exploring a run as a Republican for U.S. Senate in Nevada in 2016. A bestselling author of several books, his latest is The Power of Relentless: 7 Secrets to Achieving Mega-Success, Financial Freedom, and the Life of Your Dreams. View Guest page

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Elizabeth Rose

Edu-tainer Elizabeth Rose, who has created music and comedy for stage, film and TV, swore she would never follow the advice of her parents, both teachers, and become a teacher. But she took a gig teaching songwriting in a NYC public high school. When the job was cut, she was asked to sub in a new school each week, a temptation no storyteller could resist. During this same wacky year, she performed her one-woman musical comedy, Relative Pitch, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Off Broadway. View Guest page

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Professor Zeev Rotstein, M.D.



Professor Zeev Rotstein, M.D. is the CEO and Director General of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Ha Shomer, Israel. View Guest page

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David Rubin



David Rubin is the Founder and President of Shiloh Israel's Children's Fund, and the former Mayor of Shiloh. He is the author of four books, including his latest, Sparks from Zion. View Guest page

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Carl Safina


Carl Safina, author of the new book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, is the inaugural holder of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Professorship for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. He is an award-winning author of 6 books. Mr. Safina has a Ph.D. in ecology and is a MacArthur Fellow. And it all began when he was a boy in Brooklyn whose father raised canaries in their apartment. View Guest page

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Philippe Sands


Philippe Sands, who will be talking to us from the UK, has prosecuted war criminals throughout the world for more than 20 years. He has led the fight against some of the most heinous acts of genocide in the Congo, Yugoslavia, Iran, Chile, Egypt, the Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, etc. He also sits on the sit on the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. While researching his latest book, East West Street: On The Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Sands followed his grandfather’s roots back to the city of Lviv, in the western Ukraine. There he researched two other men -- Lauterpacht and Lemkin -- who established international laws for Crimes against Humanity and Genocide. View Guest page

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Jesse Saperstein

Jesse Saperstein, diagnosed with these disorders himself, proves otherwise. Jesse is the author of the bestselling memoir Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters. He is on a fundraising crusade to help the victims of Sandy Hook. View Guest page

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E. Randol Schoenberg



E. Randol Schoenberg is of-counsel and was the co-founding partner of Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP, where he handled a number of complex business litigation matters, specializing in cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust. Mr. Schoenberg has tried and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, Second and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court, California Court of Appeal and the Los Angeles Superior Court. During the past decade, he has litigated several prominent cases, including Republic of Austria v. Altmann case. In the Altmann case, he sought return of six famous Klimt paintings to his client. After persuading the United States Supreme Court that Maria Altmann could sue Austria for return of the paintings, he agreed to arbitrate the dispute in Austria. In January 2006 the arbitration panel decided that the paintings, valued at over $325 million, should be returned to Mrs. Altmann. In 2007, Mr. Schoenberg received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award for outstanding achievement in the field of litigation. He also received the 2006 Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League and the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award from the American Jewish Congress. View Guest page

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Kevin Paul Scott

Kevin Paul Scott has traveled to six continents and spoken to leaders from more than 100 countries. Kevin co-founded both ADDO Worldwide and the ADDO Institute. The ADDO Institute received the Governor’s International Award for “New Company of the Year” in the state of Georgia. The Institute works specifically in the areas of global leadership, student leadership, and thought leadership. Prior to founding ADDO, Kevin’s background included non-profit charitable work, business ventures, and politics. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Kevin served on a presidential campaign team and then worked as a representative for a United States Congressman.For his leadership and business acumen, Kevin has been featured on Fox Business, CNBC and in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Detroit Free Press, The Economist and others. View Guest page

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Michael Selsman


Michael Selsman has been an executive or producer at 20th Century-Fox, Paramount, MGM, Universal, and Samuel Goldwyn Productions at Goldwyn Studios, as well as an independent producer and a theatrical agent with Artists Agency Corporation, now ICM. His newly revised edition of All is Vanity, is a never-before-told look at Hollywood through the eyes of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland’s last press agent. Selsman represented such mega-stars as all three Fondas, Jimmy Stewart, James Mason, Rock Hudson, Marlene Dietrich, Peter Sellers, Cary Grant, and many others. He is considered an expert source on international entertainment and has been quoted in such publications as Time, Newsweek, TV Guide, has appeared on TV, and has guest-lectured at universities. (http://mselsman.com) View Guest page

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Mubin Shaikh

Mubin Shaikh is co-author of the bestselling book, Undercover Jihadi and was one of two undercover counter terrorism operatives for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in the 2006 Toronto Terrorism case. He was active with the Service for some years domestically but the details of his activities are subject to national security restrictions and have never been disclosed to the public. He has a Master's degree in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism - MPICT (Macquarie), and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Psychological Sciences - Tactical Decision Making Research Group (Liverpool, England). Shaikh was born in Toronto, to Indian parents who had emigrated from the United Kingdom. He is a Sunni Muslim. View Guest page

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Rebecca Siegel

Rebecca is 21 years old, and originally from Bethesda, Maryland. She's a senior at Northwestern University with a double major in musical theatre and pre-med. She completed the MDA Overseas Volunteer Basic Course two years ago in Tel Aviv, but was so enthralled by the program that she returned this past summer to complete the advanced course. The additional level of training allowed her to work in areas that were considered more at-risk during this past summer's Operation Protective Edge. Thanks to the time spent with MDA, she is considering a career in medicine. View Guest page

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Matthew Simmons



Matthew Simmons, a Navy veteran, is the Co-Director of the Birds of a Feather program of the Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary at the West L.A. VA, and the Warriors and Wolves program at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, California. (lockwoodarc.org) View Guest page

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John Sutherland


John Sutherland is a Senior Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to this, he was Army Airborne, Ranger and Pathfinder qualified before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served two tours in Iraq. Sutherland is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and received a Masters of Military Arts from the School of Advanced Military Studies. His updates and analyses from the frontlines of the war on terror can be found at the online Jihad Watch Center. View Guest page

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Cindy Teevens

The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy

The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy centers around the threat of terrorism against the United States. The first two books have already been published: A Terrorist Perspective and America Rebuilds. The third book is coming soon: America Responds. View Guest page

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Elliot Tiber

There would not have been a "Woodstock" had it not been for Elliot Tiber who saved it. He has since gone on to write Taking Woodstock, which was made into a feature film, Palm Trees on the Hudson, and his newest memoir, After Woodstock: The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, and a Manhattan Breakdown. Tiber's journey reflects a man who created a Forrest Gump life for himself, running from one milestone to another. View Guest page

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Polly Tommey


Polly Tommey is the mother of Billy, a 20-year old boy with autism, a book author, founding Editor-in-Chief of the world's preeminent autism magazine, The Autism File, and Autism Media Channel's Founder and TV host. She is also the co-founder of Autism Trust, a non-profit building homes for Autistic Adults, and a co-producer of "Vaxxed". An outspoken autism advocate, and founder of the not-for-profit Autism Trust in the UK and US, that builds homes for Autistic Adults, Polly has appeared in print and television media around the globe, gone head-to-head with top political leaders, and never compromised. She has received multiple nominations and awards from, among others, The Women of The Year Foundation, Red magazine, and the British Society of Magazine Editors. View Guest page

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Camille van Gestel

Camille van Gestel, founder of Waka Waka, just announced that his company, which produces solar lamps, surpassed their commitment to empower one million people with electricity. us.waka-waka.com View Guest page

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Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of Fat Sex: The Naked Truth and now Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences, is an attorney and social worker. With poignant honesty, she shares her experiences of being a fat kid, and now a fat adult, who is considered an expert on weight and culture. She is also the founder of PeopleOfSize.com. View Guest page

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Allen B West

Allen B. West is currently President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. As a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, he is the recipient of a Bronze Star and several other medals for his courageous service of 22 years in several combat zones. He has also served as a Congressman, representing a district in Florida. As a Fox News contributor and Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, he passionately spreads his words of wisdom. And as the bestselling author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom, his love for his country and passionate plea for us to take action has never been more compelling. www.allenbwest.com View Guest page

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Brad Wheelis



Brad Wheelis is the author of a hot new book, The Perception Myth: A Guide to Challenging Your Personal Myths and Discovering Your Inner Greatness. A former correspondent for ABC News, Brad's political coverage earned him the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award. Brad grew up believing he was damaged goods. He had severe eye problems and suffered from a deformed chest (pectus excavatum). He ultimately overcame the body image issues and thrived on TV, an environment where people are especially judged on appearance. Since then, Brad has created a non-profit called The Pectus Excavatum Foundation to help raise awareness and decrease stigma. View Guest page

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John Michael Williams

John Michael Williams, singer, songwriter, director, and writer, spent 5 years in Bridgend to discover why 99 teenagers committed suicide in this small town two hours from London. The powerful, moving documentary “Bridgend” investigates the events that caused the sleepy little town to become the subject of gruesome speculation across the United Kingdom. Find all the info on how to watch “Bridgend” here - http://bridgendthemovie.com/ He also wrote award winning music on his experiences and that music is at http://www.johnmichaelwilliams.com/ View Guest page

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Martone Williams

J.W. Winslow

J.W. Winslow, has grown up learning about celebrity. She's an artist, writer, poet, green publisher and TV host. View Guest page

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Parham Zar



Parham Zar is the President of Friends of Sheba Medical Center, which is located in Beverly Hills. View Guest page

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John Zmirak

John Zmirak, is the co-author of the new book, The Race to Save Our Century: Five Core Principles to Promote Peace, Freedom and the Culture of Life. Find out what these principles are before we lose the race. View Guest page

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