Michael Epstein, Co-host
Michael Epstein is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has been nominated for an Academy Award and awarded two George Foster Peabody Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Writer’s Guild Award as well as other industry honors. Epstein teaches documentary journalism at the School of Visual Arts MFA program in documentary film.
Betty Teng, Co-host
Betty P. Teng, LMSW, MFA, is a psychoanalyst and a trauma therapist who has worked with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and childhood molestation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Victims Services Program in Manhattan. She is one of 27 contributors to the bestseller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. Ms. Teng has also written for Vox, Slate and Alternet. Ms. Teng sees patients in private practice and at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She is also an award-winning screenwriter and editor whose credits include films by Ang Lee, Robert Altman, and Mike Nichols.
Jonathan Kopp is a strategic communications expert specializing in issue and positioning campaigns for candidates, causes, companies and countries. He is a Managing Director at the Glover Park Group. Jonathan was a member of the Obama for America 2008 National Media Team, the Opposition Research & Rapid Response Team of the 1992 Clinton/Gore “War Room,” and the Clinton Administration White House staff. He received the World Brand Congress 2011 Brand Leadership Award for Global Leadership in Digital & Social Media.
Thomas Singer, MD, is a psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst. Tom is an expert on the relationships between myth, politics and psyche in his studies of The Vision Thing and the Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche series. He is the editor of a series of books exploring cultural complexes, including Placing Psyche, Listening to Latin America, Europe’s Many Souls, The Cultural Complex. He is president of the National ARAS, an archive of symbolic imagery that has created The Book of Symbols.