Two Troubled Boys with Opposite Outcomes

November 7, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Today's show looks at two men with troubled beginnings who became polar opposites: one a mass murderer and one a scientific advisor to presidents. The murderer was Devin Patrick Kelley, who made headlines for shooting up a Texas church. The scientist is Mark Kingston Levin. Both came from dysfunctional homes and showed signs of trouble from an early age. But, Devin fell through the cracks and manifested psychopathology, including: cruelty to animals, domestic violence, a mental hospital escape and ultimately mass murder. Mark's childhood trauma was his father's early death and his mother's remarriage to an alcoholic abusive stepfather. But, Mark found mentors who guided him on an ambitious path: a coach who got him into football and a teacher who had him join the rocket club and fall in love with science. Football gave him confidence. The rocket club launched his prestigious career in science. Now he uses his real-life science background to write award-winning science fiction.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

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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