As discussed in our interview with Robert Wallace regarding the recent release of the manual that John Mulholland produced under contract for the CIA, I thought it only appropriate to explore this topic further. In this episode, we talk to Ben Robinson, the author of the only biography of this individual, MagiCIAn : The Secret Life of John Mulholland. John Mulholland became a consultant to the newly born CIA in 1953. His assignments included working with billionaires and inventors, cracking codes and delving into the clandestine world of ESP research, LSD use and the secret MK-ULTRA world headed by the notorious Dr. Sidney Gottlieb. During this period, CIA Dr. Frank Olson died the day after Thanksgiving, 1953. This book examines Mulholland’s role during this dramatic period in the CIA’s history and goes against the current trend of accusing Mulholland as having a role in Olson’s fatal fall from a hotel window. Enjoy exploring the fascinating topic with the Magic Newswire.