My interview with Jesse Ventura for his weekly Podcast is up now for listening:

It’s no question mental illnesses are marginalized in this country. The drug cocktails often prescribed leave many with suspicious side effects. When author Dick Russell pursued treatments for his schizophrenic son Franklin, he happened upon shamanism, a radical alternative to modern psychiatry. Russell shares with the Governor his deeply personal experiences with shamanism — and shows how far a father will go to save his son’s life. This is one conversation not to be missed.

Go to and the Podcast “Could a shaman save your life?” We cover not only elements of “My Mysterious Son,” but current controversies on the environment and vaccines. —Dick Russell