Today I spoke to Clint Van Zandt, the FBI hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the most notorious cases of the last two decades. He told stories about:

  • dealing with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians at Waco
  • how he knew immediately that the Oklahoma City Bombing suspect was domestic, not from the Middle East
  • why they re-painted his office when they used it to shoot a scene for “Silence Of The Lambs”
  • how we should be doing profiling at airport security based on behavior, not nationality or appearance

Listen to the conversation here.

Van Zandt’s book is “Facing Down Evil: Life On The Edge As An FBI Hostage Negotiator.”