Who (and Where) is John Frum?

Jessica Sherry

Jessica Sherry has been working in the documentary industry for over ten years with networks including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sundance Channel and MSNBC and she has shot in many of the most remote corners of the world. Jessica is making her directorial debut with Waiting for John.

This film is absolutely gorgeous and we highly recommend you check the website for PBS listings in your area. It should also be up on Amazon Prime soon!

Further Material on John Frum

You can read more about the John Frum movement is this Smithsonian article: In John They Trust.

We've also included the 1960 David Attenborough documentary about cargo cults and John Frum below. 

The People of Paradise - A Journey through the South Seas 2: Cargo Cult (1960)

Cargo Man by My Mate George

This week we ended the episode by playing the intro to the song Cargo Man by My Mate George. Thanks, My Mate George!



Under The Sea

Lonny Lundsten

Lonny Lundsten has been a Sr. Research Technician at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for the past fifteen years, specializing in ecology, linnaean taxonomy, deep-sea invertebrates and marine biology.  If you find your self anywhere near the Monterey Bay, we highly recommend you visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

For those of you who are unable to work your way to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you can check out their live feed cams to peek at their amazing creatures. The live web cams are amazing.

Sea Life Extras

We thought it would be fun to show you all some of the creatures we talked about on this episode. So, here you go!

The Carnivorous Harp Sponge:

Take a look at these Nudibranch!

You can read more about the oldest known octopus here.