Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich

Biography:

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 24 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.

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Past Shows:

  • Russian Power Structure / Contested Estates

    Author Ben Mezrich discussed his book about Putin's oligarchy, as well as his latest, an art heist thriller. Followed by Executor Advisor David E. Edey on dying without a will or estate plan, citing a number of specific scenarios.More »
  • Rise of Bitcoin / Faith & God

    Ben Mezrich discussed the history of Bitcoin and the Winklevoss twins. Followed by Jeff Grupp on concepts of faith and God.More »
  • Reviving the Woolly Mammoth/ Ancient Explorers in America

    Ben Mezrich discussed DNA technology to revive the extinct woolly mammoth. Followed by Rick Osmon on evidence for ancient explorers in America.More »
  • Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto/ UFO Skeptic to Believer

    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. ...More »
  • Russian Oligarchs/ Bilderberg Group

    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...More »

Last Night

AC/DC & Bon Scott's Death / Open Lines
AC/DC & Bon Scott's Death / Open Lines
Journalist and editor Jesse Fink discusses the legendary rock band AC/DC, and the untold story of Bon Scott and the Back in Black album. Open Lines followed in the latter half of the program.
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