George Maschke was born an raised on Long Island, New York and graduated from Westhampton Beach High School. After a four year stint in the U.S. Army, he moved to Los Angeles, California. Maschke studied at UCLA where he received a bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies followed by master’s and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. His dissertation was a study of proverbial and idiomatic language in the context of a modern Persian novel. Since 1997, he and his wife have been living in The Hague, The Netherlands, where I work as a legal translator.
He is the co-founder of AntiPolygraph.org, a non-profit, public interest website dedicated to exposing and ending waste, fraud, and abuse associated with the use of polygraphs and other purported “lie detectors.”
Guest host Whitley Strieber (email) was joined by author, activist, and co-founder of antipolygraph.org, George Maschke, for a discussion on how the polygraph test has been established as the de facto method of determining whether a person has spoken the truth, although the process has not been scientifically proven to be accurate. First hour guests, Dr. Roger Leir and John Greenewald of the... More »Host: Whitley Strieber