In the first half, guest host Richard Syrett welcomed researcher Jon Rappoport, who shared his critique of the cancer industry, which he characterized as a multi-billion dollar profit-driven business that lures people by using scare tactics to sell deadly and dangerous "treatments." Despite all of the research that has gone into finding a cure for cancer, Rappoport observed that the percentage of Americans dying from the disease hasn't changed much since 1970 and even 1950. He also dismissed claims that survival rates are higher than ever and contended that these statistics are manipulated by counting people who live only a handful of months longer than in previous years. Beyond that, he decried the focus of cancer research on treating an individual's disease rather than finding the ultimate cause of it, since to do so would draw attention to the vast amount of toxins found in today's society.
According to Rappoport, the lack of progress in curing cancer is paradoxically due to the industry which has grown out of trying to find a cure for the disease and, thus, is dependent on it existing in order to continue to generate income. To that end, he declared that if someone did find a non-toxic cure there would be "zero chance that the cancer industry would accept it, because the cancer industry would be destroyed overnight." Moreover, he cited numerous alternative researchers, such as Stanislaw Burzynski and Royal Rife, who seemingly found breakthroughs in treating cancer and were persecuted for their work. Rappoport lamented that if the cancer industry was truly invested in finding a cure then it would be more open to honestly studying these researchers' work rather than silencing them.
In the latter half, Dr. Andrew Silverman, an expert on the Shroud of Turin, discussed the various studies which have been done on the enigmatic holy relic. "I don't look at the Shroud from a religious perspective," Silverman explained, "I look at it to try to understand the evidence that is on the cloth and all the empirical studies that have been done." He recalled how, in 1978, a group of scientists were given unprecedented access to the Shroud in an attempt to determine the origins of the image. While they expected to find a prosaic explanation for its source, Silverman noted that they determined "there's no way that they could account for it having been manufactured."
Studies into the cloth, itself, he said, have revealed that the image rests within only a tiny layer of the fabric and, therefore, precludes the possibility that the picture was a painting. Additionally, Silverman detailed how experiments with ultraviolet pulse lasers allowed for the creation of an image with the same general thinness of the Shroud picture. These findings, he said, are "consistent with the notion that there may have been a momentary flash of radiant energy from the body that was once wrapped in the Shroud." If this is the means by which the image was created, Silverman pointed out that, based on the position of the body in the picture, it would have actually been levitating at the time when it occurred. Ultimately, Silverman opined that the Shroud image is neither a forgery nor a supernatural event, but rather a glimpse at the profound natural power of consciousness.