First Half: Craig Whitlock is an investigative reporter for the Washington Post. He has covered the global war on terrorism for the Post since 2001 as a foreign correspondent, Pentagon reporter, and national security specialist. He'll discuss who played a direct role in the Afghanistan war, from leaders in the White House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines, and how the U.S. government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes entirely fabricated, version of the facts on the ground.
Second Half: Wizard, lyricist, and musician, Robert Ramsay, has spent thirty years researching the nature of reality and a scientific explanation of magic. He'll talk about using current, cutting-edge science to explain how people are capable of reading each other’s minds, influencing random number generators, and even seeing into the future.