The definitive biography of the killer. H.H. HOLMES The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer – Author Adam Selzer joins Mike Preston and Justine Hartel on the set of PsychoBabbleTV to talk about his book. They talk about HH Holmes being a lying swindler who committed insurance fraud and scammed everyone he could to make money. Holmes often needed to murder people in order to get them out of the way when they knew too much.
Mike Preston and Justine Hartel start off the show talking about reading, critical thinking and learning and they flash back to an interview between Justine and author Jeff Mudgett at the 2016 Chicago Ghost Conference. Adam Selzer author of H.H. Holmes the True History of the White City Devil joins Psycho Babble TV in the studio to talk about his book. Hank Hill, Beavis and Butthead call in on the celebrity hotline.
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Mike Preston and Justine Hartel start off with some politics, jokes about foreign countries, a bit of a rant and then they go to the Chicago Tax March. Psycho Babble TV shares interviews and speeches by Taran Singh Brar, Rep. Mike Quigley 5th District, Rep. Jan Schakowsky 9th District, Sen. Daniel Biss, and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Back in the Psycho Babble TV studio Mike introduces guest author of the book The Truth is Stranger than Fiction and Easier to Make Up – Lee Stabler. Lee talks all about being a truth seeker and then leaves when Dr. Smith from Lost in Space calls in on the celebrity hotline with an announcement. Mike and Justine have a look into the football of truth to find out what is inside.
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The Psycho Babble gang celebrates Halloween in the graveyard with Mike Preston and Justine Hartel doing a Halloween themed television comedy show when they get busted by grave digger Jeff and need to explain themselves.. there is a live satellite broadcast coming from Doctor Burnbaum’s mountain-side castle where his new “Nurse Filomena” and Igor are with him and helping to create the new comedian for the new world Hackenstein. There are also special guest appearances from attendees of the 2016 Chicago Ghost conference who share their passions for things like postmortem photography and writing about their dark murderous family secrets. Watch a live performance by master illusionist Ron Fitzgerald as well as a short comedy routine with Hackenstein after he comes back at the castle.
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Justine Hartel, of PSYCHO BABBLE TV, interviews the author of BLOODSTAINS Jeff Mudgett at the Chicago Ghost Conference at Willowbrook Ballroom. As an adult it was revealed to Jeff and his family that he is the great grandson of the infamous murderer and serial killer H.H. Holmes. The book Bloodstains is his story based on how this has affected him and what he has learned since finding this information out.
Justine from PSYCHO BABBLE TV visits with some of the dignitaries at the Willowbrook Ballroom including Ursula Bielski author of the book Haunted Bachelors Grove, paranormal investigator Ian Xavier, The Paranormal MD Mary Mashall from Into The Woods (documentary), author of the children’s book Breakfast With Bigfoot Amelie Cotter and psychic Joe Who.
Mike Preston of Psycho Babble TV sits down with rock drummer Vinny Appice (Dio, Derringer, Black Sabbath) to talk about family, debauchery and music. Vinny talks about a dry ice incident and resulting injury during a live stage show. They also talk briefly about book writing and upcoming tour plans.
Mike Preston talks with rock drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice and Rod Stewart) which you can read all about in Carmine’s book Stick it My Life of Sex, Drums and Rock N Roll. Carmine Appice talks about being influence and inspired by Gene Krupa and drumming with Vanilla Fudge. Carmine’s advice to a new drummer is to start a wedding band because of the difficulty level of starting a new band and the struggle of getting paid in the music industry these days.
Mike Preston of Psychobabble TV talks with Ace Frehley on the celebrity hotline while live on the air in the studio. He mentions having a new album of cover songs with Paul Stanley. Mike recommends Dobie Maxwell’s book Monkey in the Middle while Dobie listens in to the call with Dr. Burnbaum on the couch. Ace tells some jokes for the show from his comedy routine.