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Galen Cook

Biography:

Galen Cook is an attorney in Washington State and a former private investigator. He has been working independently on the D.B. Cooper mystery since 1982 and has a wealth of information about the case, as well as his own well-developed theory. Also, Galen sued the FBI in federal court in Seattle, WA in 2004, to get the FBI's Cooper case files opened to the public.

Past Shows:

Ian's Farewell Show

After 13 years of hosting Coast to Coast AM, Ian Punnett (Twitter) bid a final farewell to the program and was joined by a cavalcade of guests, including Dr. Judith Orloff, Bill Szostak and Kelly Snider, Galen Cook, Jason 'The Horse,' Peter Levenda, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Animal Predators

Joining Ian Punnett, Paul A. Trout (book link), retired professor at Montana State University, for a discussion on how ancient mythology about animal predators in search of human flesh has factual roots based on mankind's early history. First hour guest, Galen Cook, provided an update in the D.B. Cooper mystery. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Dark Side of Technology

Journalist and computer analyst, Robert Vamosi, who has been covering digital security issues for more than a decade, discussed the dark side of technology. During the first hour, attorney Galen Cook commented on new evidence in the D.B. Cooper mystery, and Ian played part of his pre-recorded interview with Rupert Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Space, Mars, & Energy

Author and aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin spoke about the importance of space exploration, and colonizing Mars, as well as alternative energy solutions for the United States. First hour guest, attorney Galen Cook discussed news in the D.B. Cooper mystery, and how the FBI may be closer to solving the case. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Futurist Forecasts

Professors Peter Bishop and Andy Hines from the Futures Studies program at the University of Houston joined Ian Punnett for a discussion on the techniques for long term forecasting and what futurists are seeing down the road for the world. Appearing during the third hour, futurists Garry Golden and Terry Grim discussed their research into emerging trends. In the first hour, Capt. Kelly Sweeney talked about the Aegean Angel tanker tragedy and Galen Cook provided an update on the D.B. Cooper case. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Life in Space

Author Mary Roach discussed what she learned about the difficulties of living in space and traveling to far off worlds while researching her new book, Packing for Mars. In the first half-hour, attorney Galen Cook provided a brief update on his D.B. Cooper investigation (Related Article). ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Rebroadcast: Private Military Contractors

In a rebroadcast from 11/24/07, Ian Punnett talked with author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton about the rise of military privatization in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in our own country. First hour guest Galen Cook discussed the D.B. Cooper case. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Plot to Islamize America

Counter-terrorism specialist David Gaubats shared his insights into the plans of radical Muslim organizations to undermine the U.S. by gradually Islamizing America. Attorney Galen Cook appeared in the first hour to discuss the D.B. Cooper mystery on the anniversary of the case. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Pluto, Kepler & 2012

Astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed Pluto and the controversy surrounding its demotion from planetary status. First hour guest, attorney Galen Cook briefly commented on new research examining D.B. Cooper's loot. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

D.B. Cooper & Nikola Tesla

In the first hour, attorney Galen Cook provided an update on his investigation of D.B. Cooper, the notorious hijacker who in 1971 parachuted from an airliner with a $200,000 ransom and vanished without a trace. Cook said he recently made contact with Florence Schaffner, one of the flight attendants aboard the hijacked aircraft and an eyewitness to the crime. Schaffner was sent photos of the D.B. Cooper suspect, Bill Gossett (see D.B. Cooper Photos), and told Cook that Gossett looks very much like the man she saw on the plane that day. Schaffner also revealed to Cook that D.B. Cooper had been wearing makeup to darken his skin.During the middle two hours, Emmy-Award winning television producer and author Tim Swartz discussed the life, work, and 'lost journals' of inventor Nikola Tesla. Swartz said he first learned about Tesla while on assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. A press liaison there told him the Air Force had been involved in research and development ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Number Crunching

Yale Law and Business Professor Ian Ayres discussed his book Super Crunchers as well as all the ways data mining and number crunching are affecting our lives today. Private corporations have amassed petabytes* of data about individuals, Ayres explained, pointing out uses for super crunching such vast amounts of information.Ayres said companies crunch numbers to determine everything from the coupon that prints out when a shopper checks out at a grocery store to who will likely return a rental movie late or a rental car without a full tank of gas. Ayres talked about a company called Epagogix that makes box office predictions based on movie scripts and offers suggestions on how filmmakers can tweak their movies before shooting even begins.Ayres spoke about how super crunching has invaded the medical field in the form of evidence-based medicine (Wikipedia). According to Ayres, physicians under 40 are relying increasingly on statistical studies to determine the best treatmen ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

D.B. Cooper & Organized Crime

During the first two hours, attorney Galen Cook wrapped up his D.B. Cooper investigation. He was joined by a man who says he is Cooper's son. In the third hour, journalist Misha Glenny (book link) revealed the intricacies and pervasiveness of global organized crime and discussed how it affects everyone. Paul Fix of KTOX-AM appeared briefly in the first half-hour to talk about a UFO that landed in the desert near Needles, California. Ian hosted Open Lines during the last hour of the program. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Generations & Crisis Cycles

Historian and economist Neil Howe discussed his work on generations and how they shape history as well as cycles of crisis. According to Howe, there are four different types of generations -- Boomers, Generation X, Millennial and Lost -- that have tended to recur in the same order in America from the 17th century onward. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Colucci's Investigations

Detective turned author Vito Colucci discussed his work as a private investigator as well as some of the high profile cases he has examined over the last 20 years.Colucci commented on the trial of Michael Skakel, who in 2002 was convicted for the murder of Martha Moxley. In 1975 Moxley was found dead on her parent's property in Greenwich, Connecticut, after having been bludgeoned with a golf club. Colucci worked for the defense team during the trial and, after hearing questionable witnesses and speaking to Skakel himself, he believes "the wrong man is in jail."Colucci shared details from his work on the case of pro basketball player Jayson Williams. The former NBA star was tried for manslaughter and other charges stemming from the 2002 shooting of chauffeur Gus Christofi. Colucci said he uncovered important info about a $600+ liquor bill as well as evidence that discredited a person who was seeking financial gain to change his testimony. Colucci talked about the ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Monster Hunters

Filmmaker Peter Von Puttkamer discussed his most recent work tracking six groups of Monster Hunters on a mission to find physical evidence of the Jersey Devil, Chupacabras, and Yowies. According to Puttkamer, the Jersey Devil legend may have started in the 18th century when a deformed child was born to the Leeds family. There are many reports of people seeing an actual biological creature, he explained, including a detailed account from a fire department that used their hoses to trap the Jersey Devil on the roof of a house. Puttkamer shared his investigation into the Yowie, an Australian cryptid similar the North American Bigfoot. He said one community he spoke with claimed to have had regular sightings of the eight foot tall hairy ape-man. Puttkamer also talked about Cadborasaurus and the Naden Harbor carcass, the Tasmanian Tiger, his bloody encounter with land leeches in Australia, as well as his upcoming documentary, Peyote to LSD, in which he explores the u ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Solar Cycle 24

Futurist John Jay Harper discussed how Solar Cycle 24 marks the start of a disastrous cycle for our climate and civilization. The new solar cycle, which according to experts is currently under way, indicates that solar activity — sunspots and solar flares — is likely to begin increasing. Harper said the activity will reach its peak on or about the year 2012, in agreement with the Mayan calendar and other end-time prophecies. Harper expects Solar Cycle 24 to trigger a series of cataclysmic events. "Solar flares have been equated with flu pandemics, with increased earthquake activity and underwater volcanism," he explained. Harper said Greenland's ice cap will likely melt, forcing additional ocean water toward the equator and causing a disruption in the axial tilt of our planet. He said an electromagnetic pole shift will occur as well. The disruption to our agricultural, economic, and telecommunications systems will put us back into the pre-industrial age, Harper forec ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Predictions Special: 2008

Kicking off the New Year, Ian Punnett hosted Coast to Coast AM's annual prediction show featuring psychics and prognosticators sharing what they see coming in the year 2008. In order of the guests' appearances, here are some of the highlights: Trendcaster Gerald Celente: 2008 will bring an "economic 9-11" in which big financial firms are going to collapse from the top down. As greed and corruption are seeped out, there will be great opportunities for entrepreneurs to move into the failing system. With the rise in food prices and property taxes, people can no longer afford things, and will revolt against the current tax system. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Private Military Contractors

Author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton discussed his latest book, Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror, in which he explores the rise of military privatization in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in our own country. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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