In "Well Read," host and journalist Justin Chapman provides analysis on news, politics, arts, and culture, presents his reporting on a variety of subjects, and interviews guests about their projects and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their lives. Featuring segments by Senior Influencer Correspondent, @BradtheInfluencer, and Senior Toddler Correspondent, Sienna. Justin also provides recommendations for good reads in each episode.

Episode Four is Part I of a very special 4-part series, featuring Justin’s reporting on Mad Mike Hughes, the flat earther daredevil rocketeer who died February 22, 2020, during his third and final rocket launch in the desert outside Barstow, California. This episode includes Justin’s viral video of the fatal stunt and a deep dive into the many fringe conspiracy theory beliefs Mad Mike adhered to.

This episode also features an exclusive interview with Waldo Stakes, Mad Mike’s landlord and collaborator who helped him build the steam-powered rockets, the rockoon they planned to use to launch Mike up to the edge of space so he could see for himself “what shape this planet is,” and other death-defying vehicles in Apple Valley, California.

You can watch "Well Read" on YouTube or PasadenaMedia.org.


In "Well Read," host and journalist Justin Chapman provides analysis on news, politics, arts, and culture and interviews guests about their projects and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their lives. Featuring segments by Senior Influencer Correspondent, @BradtheInfluencer, and Senior Toddler Correspondent, Sienna. Justin also provides recommendations for good reads in each episode.

In Episode Three, Justin interviews Andre Coleman, managing editor of Pasadena Now.

You can watch "Well Read" on YouTube or on Pasadena Media, the local public access TV corporation, which airs the show a couple of times a week on channel 32 on Spectrum/Charter and channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, and on pasadenamedia.org. Check that website for showtimes.