Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality. With a writing career spanning 19 years, wonderboy Mezrich has authored sixteen books, with a combined printing of over 4 million copies, including the wildly successful "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions," which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. His book, "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal" – debuted at #4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network –written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher.
Former independent governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura has a reputation as a rebel and a freethinker. In the first half, he discussed his philosophy that our country needs to see full legalization of medical/recreational marijuana and hemp and to end to the War on Drugs.
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In the first half, bestselling author Ben Mezrich discussed playing blackjack and counting cards in casinos with the infamous MIT students (the basis for the hit movie 21), how he came to write about the origins of Facebook, and his latest work on the mega-wealthy Russian oligarchs, who put Putin in power.
In the... More »Host: George Noory