Author of beloved Michael Vey series announces new installment, reveals book cover

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Glenn shared exciting news today for fans of Michael Vey, the best-selling book series by author Richard Paul Evans. Evans joined Glenn's show with an important announcement: the eighth installment of Michael Veyis coming soon!

This announcement might come as a surprise for long-time fans of the series as book seven appeared to be the series finale. And according to the author, that was the original plan.

"The thing is, the Michael Vey series never stopped selling. It kept growing in other countries," Evans said. "And every day, I would get scores of letters from kids saying, please, bring it back. Bring it back."

Evans also wanted Glenn's audience to be among the first to see the new book's cover, which had been mysteriously hidden until today.

The newly revealed cover of Michael Vey 8: The Parasite, by Richard Paul Evans

So Michael Vey and the Electroclan are back by popular demand—ready to face a new and even more terrible threat than the Elgen.

"It's like the hydra. You cut off the head, and three other heads pop up," Evans said.

Michael Vey 8: The Parasite is slated to be released on September 27th. You can pre-order now on Amazon.

Listen to the interview starting at 01:25:22 or read the transcript below.


Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: Richard Paul Evans, my friend, how are you, sir?

RICHARD: I'm doing great. Good morning.

GLENN: So Richard, in case you don't know, is a dear friend of mine, who has sold, I don't know how many millions of books. Do you even know?

RICHARD: It's over 35 million. Kind of stopped counting.

GLENN: Yeah. 35 million books in print and sold. He came up with a series. The Michael Vey series.

Simon & Schuster turned him down years ago. Or it didn't turn him down.

Actually said, we need you to change things in the book. A, it's too smart for kids.

And wanted him to dumb it down. And he sent me a copy. And I said, don't ever dumb this down. This is a brilliant series. I just love it. And so what did we do? Did we do seven books?

RICHARD: We did seven books. And it went global. It's a number one New York Times best-seller. And there are groups around the world that call themselves Babiacs now.

GLENN: It's crazy. And it's a really -- tell the -- tell the story, quickly.

RICHARD: Well, it's got Michael Vey. He's a young man with Tourette's syndrome, who has electrical powers.

He soon learns there's 17 kids. The electricity is a little bit of a science. It won a science award. The way the electricity worsening in the body. They are all superheroes, who are fighting a demon, a villain named Dr. Hatch.

GLENN: Right. And so the whole series was about trying to get to the root of this evil. The series ended in -- in episode seven. Or so we thought.

Do you want to talk to us about book eight?

RICHARD: Yeah. Exciting news. The thing is, the Michael Vey series never stopped selling. It kept growing in other countries. And every day, I would get scores of letters from kids saying, please, bring it back. Bring it back.

Or prepare it, saying you got my kid to read. My child didn't read until Michael Vey. And, you know, after covid, it's like, I miss seeing all these kids. We had 4,000 kids, who came to my last book signing. So it's like, okay.

GLENN: It's crazy.

RICHARD: Yeah. So it's -- I'm happy to announce. And we're revealing the cover here today on Glenn Beck. That Michael Vey eight. The parasite comes out this September 27th. And, Glenn, your listeners may want to preorder because of the paper shortages in America. You -- you saw that with your number one best-seller. Oh, my gosh. You were running out.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. We ran out. I have a feeling, it will happen with this book as well.

So preorder now. Where do you preorder? Just go to Amazon, or where?

RICHARD: Yeah. I think we have a link on your sites, Glenn. Go to

It's right there. Saw a discount. Anyway, it's going to reveal a cover today. It's kind of exciting.

GLENN: So -- and that is -- are we showing it now? Can we put it up on TheBlaze TV? And I'm going to go to Because I think the cover -- at least I think the cover is supposed to be at, I think.

And is it? Is it? No. I don't see it. But it should be there. I'll let you know where it is here, in just a second. But the story is, what? Quickly. What's the eighth book?

RICHARD: Well, people have been asking, how can -- and, spoiler alert. In the end of seven, they take down the LJet (phonetic), where do you go from there? It's like the hydra. You cut off the head, and three other heads pop up.

GLENN: Yeah.

RICHARD: I think you'll love it, Glenn. Because it's fascinating, how they see America falling. And that's their place to take over.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. I will tell you, you know, I think the book is really inspired, in a lot of ways. A lot of good ways. Teaches a lot of great lessons, without feeling that it's teaching you a bunch of lessons.

I can't tell you how many parents, and I'm one of them, that say, thank you. Finally. Something that is clean and food and exciting.

I mean, my son went from, gosh, how old was he, when we first started reading these? Eight? To -- yeah, to 16. We read these books. Every summer. And he loved them. Loved them. And when I told him, that the eighth is coming out, he said, wait a minute.

They beat the -- I said. Yeah. I know. Richard has another idea.

And so we're going to read it together, when this is out. When does it come out?

RICHARD: It comes out September 27th.

GLENN: Okay. When do I get it?

RICHARD: You can make -- yeah. You get it whenever you want.

GLENN: All right. I want it. I want it. I want it. I'm up at the ranch together, we'll read it together. Richard Paul Evans. Thank you so much.

It's called the parasite. Michael Vey returns. And you can preorder now.

Richard. Did you have something else to say? Because I heard you --

RICHARD: Yeah. I just want to say, thank you so much. Glenn Beck believed in Michael Vey before the rest of the world. Now there's millions of followers. But Glenn is the first one to believe that. And I really appreciate that.

GLENN: Thank you very much. I appreciate it, Richard. Thank you.

The great thing is, I didn't know this when I first met Richard Paul Evans. He has Tourette's. His son has Tourette's.

I think his son -- yeah. I think his son has -- so he knows. And he's showing how these things can be turned, and made into strengths. It's a really, really good book. Especially in a world where you are -- where you're seeing, you know, people use every excuse, you know, to wine and say, they can't do it. I'm being held back. There's no excuse for that. You have to do it.

RICHARD: I can't explain it. But at every signing I have, scores of youth with autisms. Youth with anxiety disorder.

One girl told me, she got out of bed, and went to school for the first time in four months, because if Michael Vey can do it, she can do it.

GLENN: Oh, that's great. Thank you, Richard Paul Evans. Appreciate it. Thanks.

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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We live in a dark time, so it is more important now than ever to make sure you are anchored to the truth.

Glenn was recently on the “Chicks on the Right” podcast for a follow-up interview after Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver joined Glenn on his podcast back in March. The three dove into a lively discussion that touched on several things happening in Glenn's personal life, and Glenn delved into the importance of truth in our increasingly Orwellian society.

Glenn told the “Chicks” about his upcoming first novel for young adults, Chasing Embers, which is set in a dystopian world where the wildest WEF fantasies have come true and history has been completely rewritten. Glenn revealed that he was inspired to write the book while reading Karl Marx. He reflected on how Karl Marx was, and still is in many cases, considered this articulate revolutionary, but when compared to the words of the Founding Fathers, his articulation and arguments pale in comparison. He wanted to explore the idea, "What if Jefferson was the revolutionary again, not Marx?" Chasing Embers asks how we preserve the philosophies of the founders and the values of the Constitution so that our children have a chance to discover it if the world turns completely upside down.

Glenn also discussed how important it is to learn history, to anchor yourself in truth, God, and the Constitution, and our responsibility to preserve them in the face of the dystopian movement that is increasingly encroaching on Western civilization. Glenn described the country as "suicidal" and posited whether we can rein in a nation that is hurdling itself towards the brink. He said we can do our part to help, but unless the country decides it wants to live, it will die. We have to be prepared to endure such a scenario with our morals intact and the necessary knowledge to rebuild on hand.

Towards the end of the conversation, Glenn revealed some of the lessons he's learned in his decades on radio. He said that you have to know yourself--both the good and bad--be ready to defend your beliefs, and admit when you are wrong.

This is a podcast you won't want to miss. Click here to listen to the FULL discussion.