Newly restored audio of classic Mack/Hopkins debate now available

March 30, 2021 – A classic 1997 debate between two researchers of alien encounters – Harvard psychiatrist John Mack and New York-based artist / author Budd Hopkins – is now available as a free download on John Mack’s website.

The audio edition of this event has been expanded to an hour and 52 minutes in length – more than 50 minutes longer than a previously-released video version.

Click here for: Budd Hopkins & John Mack: A Dialogue on the Alien Abduction Experience (Expanded Audio Edition)

About the speakers:

John E. Mack, M.D., was professor of psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School; a Pulitzer Prize-winner for his biography of T.E. Lawrence, A Prince of Our Disorder; and co-author of a dozen other books and more than 150 scholarly articles. His first book about how alien encounters affect people was Abduction. At the time of this event, he had not yet begun to write his second (and final) book on the subject, Passport to the Cosmos.

Author and artist Budd Hopkins investigated UFO abduction reports for more than twenty years. His first two books on the subject of alien encounters, Missing Time and Intruders, have just been re-released by August Night Press. As a painter and sculptor, Mr. Hopkins received numerous awards; his work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Whitney Museum in New York.

Moderator Christopher Lydon, at the time of this event, was host of the award-winning current-events talk show The Connection, broadcast from Boston’s NPR affiliate. Mr. Lydon spent more than thirty years in print, television, and radio journalism, contributing to The New York Times, The Economist, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Monthly, and Columbia Journalism Review.