Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Junior Seau, Jim, Luana and PRINCE

It's that time of year again - the Super Duper Bowl, and we have a super duper podcast to enjoy.

Some years ago, we were just starting this research, and the Microsoft found Paul Allen passed away.  So as an experiment, I asked three people we'd spoken to on the flipside, who knew him, to come forward and help us chat with Paul. 

At the time I didn't know that we could "invite anyone" - but figured if we could invite Paul, he'd be more comfortable with some of his pals.  Much to my chagrin (It's in the book BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE FLIPSIDE and in the documentary TALKING TO PAUL ALLEN, JUNIOR SEAU AND DAVE DUERSON on YouTube. 

Paul Allen showed Jennifer that two football players who had suffered from CTE were there to greet him. Why? Because of Paul's brain institute.  Jennifer didn't know that there was an institute, I did - but they came forward to tell Jennifer that "Joe Namath had cured his CTE using oxygen therapy."

She didn't get it the first two times they came through - because she doesn't know football, didn't know the Quarterback they were showing her. It was only after looking up what they were saying "Quarterback" "CTE" did I discover that Joe has done that.

Watch the film, it's free.

But today, Junior stopped by.

As noted, after he showed up initially, I invited his widow Gina to do a session with Jennifer.  Jennifer didn't know who Junior or Gina was - but does so on camera in the film.

It's uncanny.

I don't expect anyone to race out and watch the film - but one day it will become an important piece of the puzzle. 

So we are used to talking to Junior. (Who took his own life after suffereing from CTE. He and his widow had an amazing reunion, and I thank her for letting me film it. She's happily remarried, living a wonderful life, and if she runs across this podcast, this description, she'll know what I'm referring to. 

Junior talks about how people on the flipside can attend the Super Bowl, but mostly through the participation of their loved ones onstage.  So if "Uncle Pete" or "Aunt Betty" seems to be rooting for one of the teams from the Flipside, do not be surprised.

I asked our moderator on the flipside, Luana Anders if anyone else wanted to come forward; and it was Prince.

We haven't had him on the podcast as of late - but he wanted to point out that anyone can connect with him, anyone can call him for assistance. (Junior also said that "anyone can play in his touch (mental) football games" as well.

At some point, I asked Prince about helping someone on this side play a song.  Now - if one listens carefully (and ignores me) they can hear Jennifer (who doesn't know chords or how to transpose guitar chords to piano as I do...)

She says "He's saying "G"

Then E minor. 

Then D. (I heard C, but she clearly says D.)

Then C.  

It wasn't until after the podcast was over that I went to the internet to look for Prince songs that start with "G and then E minor."

And then, to my dismay, shock - when I was putting up the subtitles, I could SEE WHAT JENNIFER SAYS.

She says "G" then "E minor" then "D" then "C."  (later she adds "B and F)

But look it up.

G                                   Em
    I never meant to cause you any sorrow
D                                   C
    I never meant to cause you any pain
G                                        Em
    I only want one time to see you laughing
  D                                           G  
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.

(Song by Prince, owned by his estate)

As I was writing this, I wrote to Jennifer and told her what the chords were for and she replied: "He said purple rain - just thought it was... whatever. Amazing!"


It is amazing.  Next time I'll play it properly.




Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Carl Weathers, Luana Anders...

Talking to Carl Weathers on the Flipside

Carl Weathers at a SAG conference (photo by me)

This is one of the those podcasts where I know who it is that I’m talking to offstage, but Jennifer does not — until she realizes who it is. It happens on camera, so no one can be in doubt about what it is we are doing.

We have been doing this for eight years — weekly — where I invite someone to “get past the velvet rope” of the classroom of students that Luana Anders has amassed on the flipside, people who want to speak to those back on the planet, and she helps them to do so.

Just the same way that Jennifer helps people on this side of the veil speak to their loved ones offstage, Luana helps people who’ve crossed over to communicate to us.

In this case, my friend Carl Weathers came through. I mean Carl perhaps 20 years ago, both of us working with the ICT program out of USC, where people in the industry helped people in the defense department with different scenarios. Carl and I sat next to each other on a plane ride and by the time we landed we were working on a screenplay together. (Yet to be made; “A Slice of the Devil’s Pie.”)

That put me into his orbit which was working with someone who is incredibly generous of spirit. I was startled to hear that he passed suddenly, I ran into him at the Director’s Guild just a few months ago, and always considered we’d work together again some day.

Well, today’s the day. Carl shows up in my home a couple of days ago, I heard him tease me about something — and decided to see if Luana might let him past her velvet rope to speak on our podcast.

I’ll let the podcast speak for itself. I was finally able to use the captions generated by Adobe — and the result is best viewed on the YouTube channel MartiniZone.

But for those in their cars, this is an unusual trip into the world of someone I know who is on the flipside, clearly alive, clearly aware of what he’s observed.

At some point, I revealed who Carl was by way of asking a series of questions to friends of his; #RandalKleiser, #SylversterStallone, #ArnoldSchwarzenegger, #AdamSandler, #JonFabreau, #PedroPascal, #RonGronkowski, #FanDeul, #SuperBowl2024. He also talks about seeing old friends of his on the flipside, #MichaelJackson, #TinaTurner. I asked him who he was surprised to see, and it was my old friend #CharlesGrodin whom he shared laughs with.

He has messages for his family, his friends, fans of #GreefKarga, #TheMandalorian” — he mentions the memes about his character WHEN JENNIFER HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT, HAS NEVER SEEN THE SHOW, DOES NOT KNOW WHO GREEF KARGA IS.

But he tells her about how he’s amused by the memes of him from the show. (I put one into the video version of the podcast.)

For those visiting our podcast for the first time, Jennifer is a medium who works with law enforcement nationwide, she has been donating her time for this research weekly for 8 years (we have four books BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE FLIPSIDE 1, 2, 3 and TUNING INTO THE AFTERLIFE). Jennifer is a well known intuitive medium who works out of Manhattan Beach, can be found at

I’m a best selling author (Kindle in their genre) of books about the afterlife (FLIPSIDE, TALKING TO BILL PAXTON and HACKING THE AFTERLIFE documentaries are on Amazon, along with ten other books)

I am sorry to those who may be offended by talking to people offstage, but I’ve been doing it for 15 years on film, Carl was aware of it, and we talked about it when we weren’t working on our screenplay that we pitched at a number of studios together. Maybe one day I’ll turn it into a book — it’s a fun story, had elements of his own life, and he would have been great in the lead role.

But in the meantime, here I am posting a half hour interview that we did yesterday, a few days after his passing, and what he has to say is in line with all of the other research I’ve filmed. (The most recent book has 20 interviews with scientists, clergy, doctors accessing “Divine Councils in the Afterlife”).

If there’s an value in sharing this information it’s to remind people that our loved ones are “not gone, they’re just not here.” And as Carl puts it, “We live our lives in the blink of an eye.” Meaning don’t take it so seriously that you can’t give love, “vote for love” or otherwise be happy to be on the planet. “Dance more” he advises.

It’s good advice. We love you Carl. Thanks for stopping by.


I asked Carl for a comment for Arnold and he said; "Tell him I can still beat him arm wrestling."  I didn't know and clearly Jennifer did not know - he was referring to the iconic scene in Predator where he arm wrestles Arnold.

Today, Arnold posted a link to that scene.

Coincidence?  Me thinks not.

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