Rich Zubaty (1948-) is an author,
artist, anti-war activist, podcaster, father, carpenter,
world traveler, fisherman, free lance monk and
unreconstructed beatnik. Born in Chicago, he has lived
in Europe, Asia, India, Australia, the South Pacific,
North and South America, writing, filming, podcasting,
trading work for food and shelter, and examining how
people live. His two passionate topics are:
* Equal Treatment for Men
* Stop Corporate Colonialism
Rich Zubaty Web Site
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While a student at the
University of Chicago and the
Art Institute of Chicago
Zubaty refused his student deferment from the Vietnam
War. In 1970, with the FBI on his heels, he left the
country to study filmmaking in Paris – and apart from a
pit stop in Hawaii
where his two kids were born, he’s been traveling the
world ever since. A bitter divorce, wherein he lost
contact with his son and daughter, prompted him to write
Surviving the Feminization of America (1993),
which was reissued as
What Men Know That Women Don't
in 2001. His first hand exposure to corporate abuses in
foreign lands, far off the radar screen of U.S. media,
compelled him to write
Corporate Cult. And
Your Brain Is Not Your Own
was the product of 28 years of dabbling in fiction,
trying to bring his pro male/anti corporate issues
together into one funny novel.
Burned out on writing, in 2002
he started painting oils again. But in March of 2003,
when the bombs went off in Baghdad, and Vietnam era
flashbacks tormented his sleep, he threw down his paint
brushes and flew twice around the globe advocating in
TV, radio and print, against the George Bush presidency
and the Iraq War.
The Populist Newz
DVDs were the products of this campaign.
With the invention of
podcasting, whereby an artist/producer is able to take
his audio product directly to the market, without corporate
Zubaty invented a character called
The Rude Guy
and took creative flight again, welcoming people online
The Reality Cult,
“the show that’s about ideas”.
What Men Know That Women Don't...
Good news for men. A deep examination of the fundamental
differences between men and women, and how to honor
The Corporate Cult...Are
corporations too powerful? Are they rotting your soul?
Are corporations cults?
Your Brain Is Not Your Own...
A goofy novel about men, women,
the mythology of science, and the "meaning" of evolution
Water People...A deep
dive into male flavoured spirituality
The Rude Guy
Outrageous audio rants and
stories about Rich's foreign travels, philosophies,
political ideas, and readings from his books.
Give a listen at:
Corporate Vampires... Are
corporations vampires? Not just metaphorically, but
really really vampires?
The Populist Newz... A
theatrical parade of a half million anti-Iraq War
protesters in New York City in 2004
Dubbed a "Third World Millet"
by the Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, New Jersey,
Rich Zubaty is currently painting a series of large oils
called "Disappearing Lifestyles" to honor those men and
women still living thousand-year-old, sustainable
lifestyles — farming, fishing, weaving — who are
threatened with extermination by the global corporate
Click here to see more Oil Paintings