Talkers Magazine ranks Thom as the #1 progressive talk show host in America, with a cumulative audience of 6.5 million (excluding the TV audience). For 9 years he also hosted an evening TV program that was first carried by Free Speech TV and later picked up by RT TV out of Washington, DC. He separated from RT in 2017. He is also a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 24 books in print. He invented the "hunters in a farmer's world" reframe for ADHD and wrote 5 books on the subject.
In the early 1970s, he founded and ran The Michigan Healing Arts Center, and in the years since then has started 2 advertising agencies (Ter Graphics in the 70s, and Chandler, MacDonald dba The Newsletter Factor in the 80s), a travel agency (International Wholesale Travel, sold in 1986), and a community for abused children in New Hampshire, as well as starting relief programs on all 5 continents over the years while working with the Salem International organization. (His autobiography, documenting mostly his work with Salem, is titled The Prophet's Way, a reference to his mentor Gottfried Mueller, and available in bookstores nationwide.)
He holds a PhD in homeopathy and a masters degree in herbal medicine, as well as an honorary PhD from Goddard College in Vermont, where he was a visiting instructor. He was rostered as a psychotherapist by the State of Vermont for five years, and holds a Trainer's Certification in NLP from The Society of NLP. He and his wife Louise have built 7 businesses together, sold most of them off, and retired 5 times in the past 47 years of marriage. They have 3 adult children.
He and Louise currently live in Portland, Oregon with a small menagerie.