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Richard Dolan

Biography:

Richard M. Dolan was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. He holds an MA in History from the University of Rochester and a BA in History from Alfred University. He earned a Certificate in Political Theory from Oxford University and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Prior to his interest in anomalous phenomena, Dolan studied US Cold War strategy, Soviet history, and international diplomacy.

In 2000, he published a 500-page study, UFOs and the National Security State. This is the first volume of a two-part historical narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Included are the records of more than fifty military bases relating to innumerable violations of sensitive airspace by unknown objects, demonstrating that the US military has taken the topic of UFOs seriously indeed.

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell has called Dolan's book "monumental," while Dr. Hal Puthoff, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, has declared it to be "a must-read for serious students in the field."Dolan has published numerous articles on anomalous phenomena, science, and the intelligence community for UFO Magazine. In 2003, he helped to found Phenomena, a magazine dedicated to leading edge issues pertaining to science and society, and for which he continues to serve as Senior Editor and regular contributor.Richard Dolan also continues to research and write volume two of UFOs and the National Security State. He lives with his family in Rochester, New York.

Past Shows:

21st Century UFOs

George Knapp was joined, for the full program, by UFO research pioneer Richard Dolan, who discussed the challenges of investigating UFOs in today’s 21st century world, where we're flooded with claims, videos and data of all types. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

The Psychology of Evil & Heroism

In the middle two hours, renowned social psychologist and creator of the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, Philip Zimbardo, discussed this landmark study as well as his current research, which looks at the psychology of heroism. In the final hour of the program, science journalist, Elizabeth Svoboda, continued the discussion of heroism. In the first hour, author Richard Dolan talked about his role in the new television special Real Fear TV. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO Update/ Singularity & Tech.

In the first half, historian and UFO researcher Richard Dolan talked about the FBI's UFO document, the Hottel memo, as well as various UFO cases and crash retrievals. In the latter half, business technology strategist, futurist and expert in the impact of technology on humans and society, Robert Harken, discussed the latest in transhumanism, colonizing space and the transition to the singularity in which computers match human intelligence and possibly compete for control of Earth. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFOs: Secrets & Leaks

George Knapp was joined by ufologist Grant Cameron who discussed his analysis of government leaks into the classified world of UFOs. Historian and UFO researcher Richard Dolan appeared in the first half of the 2nd hour to talk about Cameron's new book and aviator John Lear joined the conversation in the second half of the 3rd hour. In the first hour, Ardy Sixkiller Clarke detailed her research into Native American encounters with Star People. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

Disclosure Scenarios

Historian and researcher Richard M. Dolan, and journalist and screenwriter, Bryce Zabel, discussed the various scenarios that will follow an official acknowledgement of the existence of UFOs, ETs and alien contact. In the first hour, author Bill Fawell talked about how the United States has been undermined by giving federal rights away to private interests. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO Disclosure/ Strange Creatures

In the first half, UFO researcher Richard Dolan reacted to the White House administration's formal statement on UFOs. Though their response was "sophomoric," this is the first time the White House has made a public policy statement on this topic-- in the past, they let the Air Force do it, he explained. In the latter half, folklore researcher Neil Arnold discussed mysterious creatures seen in London and the UK. There have been numerous sightings of 'big cats' around London, and while not native to the region, the lions, leopards, and panthers that are seen, might have originally been bought and sold there, and then released by their owners, he noted. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO Documents & Cases

UFO historian Richard Dolan commented on the FBI's newly posted 1950 memo that recounts the discovery of flying saucers and aliens in New Mexico, as well as discussed various UFO cases, and the field of ufology. In the first hour, tax change advocates Tom Cryer and Bill Spillane discussed alternatives to the current tax system in the US. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO Happenings / Secret Societies

During the first three hours, guest host Whitley Strieber (email) was joined by researcher Richard Dolan, who talked about current UFO happenings as well as the prospect for disclosure. In the final hour, professor Mark Booth discussed his research into secret societies and their teachings. ... More »

Host: Whitley Strieber

Ancient UFOs / After Disclosure

In the first half of the program, George Knapp was joined by legendary Ufologist Jacques Vallee for a discussion on UFO sightings from biblical-era antiquity through the year 1879. Over the course of the conversation, he also talked about remote viewing and provided his take on the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH), crash retrievals and disclosure. In the latter half of the show, authors Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel talked about their new book After Disclosure, which examines what life will be like after the reality of UFOs is revealed. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

Behind Conspiracy Theories

George Knapp was joined by author David Aaronovitch for an examination of the origins of conspiracy theories, why people believe them, and also to make an argument for a true skepticism based on a thorough knowledge of history and a strong dose of common sense. In the first hour, historian Richard Dolan talked about UFO disclosure. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

UFO History

Author and researcher Richard Dolan shared material from his new book UFOs and the National Security State Vol. 2, which delves into UFO history and cases from the years 1973-1991. Appearing during the first half of the 4th hour, renowned scholar Zecharia Sitchin recounted his theory of ancient ET visitors, and talked about his forthcoming book. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ufology in the Cold War Era

George Knapp was joined by acclaimed UFO historian Richard Dolan, who discussed his exhaustive research into the UFO phenomenon during the Cold War, as well as the national security state and cover-ups. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

UFO/ET Disclosure Issues

Broadcasting live from WMAL in Washington DC, George Noory was joined by three special guests for a discussion on UFO/ET disclosure and other related topics. Joe Montaldo of I.C.A.R. spoke about abductees and the alien agenda, Alfred Webre provided his exopolitical perspective on ET issues, and author Richard Dolan discussed UFO disclosure. The final hour was a replay of Open Lines from 3/17/06, featuring callers' good and bad luck tales. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Rebroadcast from 11/16/08: UFO Disclosure and Disinformation

In a rebroadcast from 11/16/08, George Knapp talked with historian and author Richard Dolan about UFO disclosure as well as other UFO related subjects. In the first hour, witnesses Frank Costigan and 'Houseboat Bob' spoke about the Needles UFO case. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

UFOs: Disclosure & Disinformation

Author and historian Richard Dolan returned to discuss UFO disclosure and the Obama administration, as well as other UFO related subjects. While Obama expressed zero interest in UFOs during the campaign, the head of his transition team, John Podesta, went public in 2002, calling for the government to end UFO secrecy. Obama is well positioned to come clean on this issue, as he wouldn't take the blame for hiding the truth, Dolan noted. However, now that Obama is the representative for America's immense power structure, disclosure could come with serious legal and political effects, he added. Obama is not as much of an outsider as he's been portrayed, and it's possible he's already been briefed about the UFO situation, Dolan commented. Not all presidents are briefed equally on the UFO issue, he said, listing Carter, Bush Sr. and Reagan as being the most informed. Clinton was rumored to have said "I know it's real…they won't tell me a damn thing." There's a lot of evidence th ... More »

Host: George Knapp

2008 UFO Conference Special

Broadcasting from radio station KXNT in Las Vegas, George Noory and co-host Linda Moulton Howe welcomed guest speakers from the 2008 UFO Conference.During the first hour, researcher Ryan Wood talked about an MJ-12 document known as the "Burn Memo" (view at Earthfiles.com), as well as the U.S. Government's policy of denial regarding UFOs and how they may be exploiting recovered alien technology. Expert in non-lethal weaponry, Dr. John Alexander appeared during the second hour. Alexander admitted that we've had "a series of interactions that have impacted the potential for air safety" but expressed doubt about the evidence for crashed alien craft. Alexander said if a corporation or secret government agency had access to recovered alien technology, they would have used it to manipulate the presidential election. Next, Nick Pope, former leader of the UK's UFO Project, shared details from a case about a pilot who was ordered to shoot down a UFO in 1957 (more at Times Online) ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secrets, Physics, & UFOs

Appearing during the first half of the show, Nobel laureate and Physics Professor Robert B. Laughlin discussed the impact of knowledge increasingly being sequestering from the public. While a certain amount of information is kept secret for legitimate military or security purposes (such as how to build an atomic bomb), more and more knowledge is being restricted for economic reasons, he explained. Many companies consider ideas to be their intellectual property. Laughlin also touched on developments in cloning and weaponry, and expressed his doubts that black holes actually exist. The equations for black holes don't make sense, and it's not a science until you actually go out and measure it, he said.Researcher Richard Dolan spoke about UFO cases in the second-half of the program. His forthcoming book looks at some 200 well-documented military encounters with UFOs in the 1970s and 80s. He described one incident that took place at a Peru air base in May, 1980 over a two-da ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFOs: Cases & Confrontations

In a UFO Special, researcher & filmmaker James Fox and author Richard Dolan appeared separately and together to discuss disclosure, notable UFO cases and confrontations. Appearing during the second hour, Fox was joined by Stephenville, Texas UFO witness Ricky Sorrells, a metalworker who encountered a huge craft at close range. The object had a dull gray finish with inverted cone shapes coming out of its undersides, Sorrells recalled. It was large enough that a plane could have landed on it, he previously told Fox. For his upcoming film, tentatively titled Beyond the Blue, Fox interviewed airline pilot Ray Bowyer who witnessed a huge craft over the Channel Islands during a flight in 2007. The film will also include FAA tapes from the 2006 O'Hare Airport incident. He noted two photos of this UFO are said to exist, but he hasn't been able to access them. Dolan joined Fox during the third hour, and spoke about confrontational episodes in which the military displays an advers ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO Secrecy

Guest host George Knapp welcomed author and historian Richard Dolan for a discussion on UFO cover-ups. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

Roswell UFO Festival Special

Broadcasting live from the Roswell UFO Festival, George and co-host Richard C. Hoagland welcomed several surprise guests. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Synthetic Chemicals & Mutations

Appearing in the middle two hours, investigative reporter Randall Fitzgerald presented an update on the problems synthetic chemicals are causing for living creatures and the environment. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFOs & Secrecy

Author and historian Richard Dolan discussed his work in ufology, and the structure of secrecy surrounding the issue. ... More »

Host: George Noory

'What If' Calls

Inspired by Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken, George offered a 'What If' hotline for people who wanted to wax hypothetical about what could have been if past (or future?) events played out differently. Some of the callers' scenarios follow: What if... the South had prevailed in the Civil War? civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks had not refused to give up her seat aboard a public bus? the Beatles had never come to America in 1964? ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO Cover-Ups & Secrecy

Author and researcher Richard Dolan discussed UFO cover-ups and secrecy and how it has "affected so much of our significant history," and altered the relationship between the U.S. government and its citizens.Dolan said secret UFO programs are so "deeply compartmentalized" that not even Congress knows about them. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ghostly Tales

George welcomed special guest Hilly Rose to the show Friday night. Hilly discussed UFOs, ghosts, and sat in with George for Open Lines, which featured a special Halloween hotline for callers who had spooky tales to tell. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Richard Dolan / Lynne McTaggart

Richard Dolan is a UFO researcher and author, "UFO and the National Security State".McTaggart, an investigative journalist, describes scientific discoveries that she believes point to a unifying concept of the universe, one that reconciles mind with matter, classic Newtonian science with quantum physics and, most importantly, science with religion. At issue is the zero point field, the so-called "dead space" of microscopic vibrations in outer space as well as within and between physical objects on earth. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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