Ian Punnett

Ian Punnett


After decades years in national and local radio/TV/print and digital content creation, Ian Punnett stepped away from commercial media to pursue a Ph.D. from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Before coming to Kansas State University in 2018 as a professor of practice at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication and chief operator of campus new music station Wildcat 91.9, Punnett published his fifth book, Toward a Theory of True Crime for Routledge Press which was based on his groundbreaking dissertation.

His other books include A Black Night for the Bluegrass Belle for Acclaim Press, How to Pray When You’re Pissed at God for Random House, several works which edited or coedited, and now How Millennials Can Get Us Out of the Mess We're In: A Jew, a Moslem, and a Christian Share Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses which is coauthored by Rabbi Mordecai Schreiber and Dr. Iqbal Unus.



Past Shows:

  • Weekend Hosts Spotlight

    This special program featured interviews with C2C's weekend hosts Richard Syrett, Ian Punnett, Connie Willis, Lisa Garr, and George Knapp, plus C2C producer Tom Danheiser. First-hour guest Steve Kates shared space news.More »
  • Millennial Leadership & Moses / Managing COVID

    Ian Punnett discussed his new book on millennial leadership in relation to the ancient prophet Moses. Followed by Lynne McTaggart with her analysis of COVID information and treatments.More »
  • Fill-In Host Special

    George Noory interviewed each of the Coast to Coast AM fill-in hosts: Jimmy Church, Lisa Garr, George Knapp, Ian Punnett, Richard Syrett, and Connie Willis. First hour guest, Lauren Weinstein shared tech updates.More »
  • True Crime Narratives/ Messages from Heaven

    Ian Punnett discussed true crime narratives. Followed by Dr. Leo Galland on his spiritual epiphanies after the death of his son.More »
  • Thanksgiving Secret Door II

    On this festive night, George Noory tried to guess the identity of four surprise guests who were behind the secret door.More »
  • Dark Galaxy, Animal Mutilations, & ET Encounter

    Earthfiles investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed a new type of astronomical telescope known as the 'Dragonfly' which has discovered a "dark galactic twin of our Milky Way Galaxy;" recent unexplained animal mutilations; and eyewitness testimony of a triangular UFO...More »
  • Ian Punnett Update/ Open Lines

    In the first half, former Coast to Coast AM host Ian Punnett, who is working on his PhD from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, spoke about his latest book, A Black Night for the Bluegrass Belle, detailing the 1936 murder...More »

Last Night

Consciousness & the Universe / Sci-Fi & Twilight Zone
Consciousness & the Universe / Sci-Fi & Twilight Zone
Astrophysicist Bernard Haisch and author Marsha Sims discussed how the universe could be considered a vast form of consciousness known as God. Followed by writer/director Mark Zicree on sci-fi, Hollywood, and Twilight Zone.


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