about the host and experts
Todd Friel is the host of Wretched TV and Wretched Radio. He has authored several works including “Herman Who?,” “Decisions, Decisions” and “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt.” Todd has one wife, three children and a dog.
David Berlinski is a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Residing in Paris, he is the author of numerous books, including The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions and The Deniable Darwin. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and was later a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics and molecular biology at Columbia University. He has authored works on systems analysis, differential topology, theoretical biology, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as three novels. He has also taught philosophy, mathematics and English at Stanford, Rutgers, the City University of New York and the Université de Paris.
Richard Weikart is a Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. He is an expert on the historical impact of Darwinian thought in Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in modern European history at the University of Iowa, receiving the biennial prize of the Forum for History of Human Sciences for the best dissertation in that field. His books include Socialist Darwinism: Evolution in German Socialist Thought from Marx to Bernstein; From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany; and Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress. In 2008, he was featured in the documentary film Expelled with Ben Stein.
John G. West is Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, Dr. West is an expert on the impact of Darwinian thought on American culture and society. His books include Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture have been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, Darwin’s Conservatives: The Misguided Quest, and (as a co-author) Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision. Dr.West holds a Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN, and he has been interviewed by Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications.