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The Jordan Harbinger Show

The Jordan Harbinger Show

(Apple's Best of 2018) In-depth conversations with people at the top of their game. Jordan Harbinger unpacks guests' wisdom into practical nuggets you can use to impact your work, life, and relationships. Learn from leaders (Ray Dalio, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban), entertainers (Moby, Tip "T.I." Harris, Dennis Quaid), scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye), athletes (Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Tony Hawk) and an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to spies and psychologists.

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493: Should You Sue Uncle Sam for Allegation Sham? | Feedback Friday

Your promising military career was derailed when former colleagues falsely accused you of wrongdoing to cover their own misdeeds. Even though the timeline proved that your alleged malfeasance would have been impossible and you were cleared of all charges, you missed promotions, eligibility cutoffs, special pay, and accompanying bonuses over the course of the lengthy investigation. Adding insult to these injuries is the message that your higher-ups have elected "not to go forward" with reinstating your qualifications and reimbursing you for your losses. So now you're wondering: should you sue Uncle Sam for this allegation sham?

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/493

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Your military career was derailed by accusations of misconduct proven untrue, but you've been denied back pay or promotions due. Should you sue? [Thanks to attorney and friend Corbin Payne for helping us with this one!] In an out-of-character lapse of judgment, your girlfriend got drunk, drove, hit a car, and got arrested. As a result, she may spend a year in prison. While you feel bad for her, you don't want to be pulled down by her bad choices. Should you stay or should you go? In spite of the pandemic, your new business is thriving. Unfortunately, your mental health isn't, and establishing self-care boundaries with your workaholic business partner isn't panning out. Should you try to navigate the partnership for the sake of all you've built, or let it go for the sake of your sanity? What's the best way to get your child to learn a second language at a young age? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-04-09
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492: Michael Shermer | Why We Believe Weird Things

Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) is the founder of Skeptic magazine and several books on the nature of belief. He’s the Director of The Skeptics Society, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of science, reason, and critical thinking. He joins us to discuss why people believe weird things. [This is a rebroadcast that originally aired in 2016.]

What We Discuss with Michael Shermer: How do beliefs form and persist even when we know they’re wrong? Why do skeptics (and restaurant owners) scowl at the mention of Uri Geller? Why are smart people even more susceptible to faulty beliefs? How do our genes influence our political and religious beliefs? What’s the difference between a skeptic and a cynic? And much more...

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2021-04-08
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491: Ray Dalio | The Changing World Order

Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) is the founder of Bridgewater Associates — the largest and best-performing hedge fund in the world — and author of New York Times bestseller Principles: Life and Work. His latest book is The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail.

What We Discuss with Ray Dalio: What history can tell us about the cycles our society has endured before and what we should expect from the cycles to come. The cycle we're currently experiencing in terms of our economy and security as a country (and as a planet). What Ray sees as the way forward to ensure these cycles serve as warnings -- not just echoes of past disasters. What the West needs to do to remain competitive with China and other emerging world powers. What Ray has learned from grieving the recent loss of his son. And much more...

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2021-04-06
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490: Boo's Rightful Vexation Over Frightening Fixation | Feedback Friday

You love jumping out of random hiding places in your house to startle your fiancée, but your fiancée does not share your enthusiasm for this "hobby" and wants you to knock it the heck off. You understand your boo's rightful vexation over this frightening fixation, but you can't seem to stop. Is this a common problem? We'll tackle this and more here on our special Day-After-April-Fool's-Day episode of Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/490

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Jordan shares a story about the time he thought he was going to get arrested at the donut shop in the middle of the night. You think you might be addicted to the thrill of jumping out of random hiding places in your house to startle your fiancée, because now you can't stop (even though she really, really wants you to). Is this a "normal" problem? Do Jordan and Gabe brush their teeth and floss every day? What have been Jordan's best and worst interviews? Does he stay friends with any of them afterward? What are the strangest things Gabe and Jordan know how to do? How do Jordan and Gabe feel about psychedelics? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-04-02
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489: Frank Bourassa | The World?s Greatest Counterfeiter Part Two

Frank Bourassa counterfeited and sold $250 million in fake US currency until he was nabbed in an undercover operation. Now he runs a security company and works with the police to catch other counterfeiters.

What We Discuss with Frank Bourassa: How someone creates a quarter of a billion dollars in American $20 bills that not only look genuine, but feel genuine even to experts. The hours of research that Frank spent learning how to create counterfeit money that would pass most muster without immediately going to jail on his first attempt. The catalyst that drove Frank to pursue a life of crime in the first place (and has probably tempted most of us to consider it from time to time). It takes money to make money: Frank reveals the startup fees that went into his operation to literally print the perfect $20 bills en masse. How much labor actually goes into a counterfeiting project at this scale -- once you find a crew you think you can trust. And much more...

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2021-04-01
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488: Frank Bourassa | The World?s Greatest Counterfeiter Part One

Frank Bourassa counterfeited and sold $250 million in fake US currency until he was nabbed in an undercover operation. Now he runs a security company and works with the police to catch other counterfeiters.

What We Discuss with Frank Bourassa: How someone creates a quarter of a billion dollars in American $20 bills that not only look genuine, but feel genuine even to experts. The hours of research that Frank spent learning how to create counterfeit money that would pass most muster without immediately going to jail on his first attempt. The catalyst that drove Frank to pursue a life of crime in the first place (and has probably tempted most of us to consider it from time to time). It takes money to make money: Frank reveals the startup fees that went into his operation to literally print the perfect $20 bills en masse. How much labor actually goes into a counterfeiting project at this scale -- once you find a crew you think you can trust. And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/488

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2021-03-30
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487: Connect with Cult Father, or Don't Even Bother? | Feedback Friday

You basically grew up in a cult, and following your own path as an adult was seen as an act of "rebellion" in the eyes of your dad, from whom you've been estranged ever since. He's even forbidden you from setting foot on his property until you "repent, return, and remain." Now, years have passed and it doesn't sit well with you that your relationship is so strained. Should you try to reconnect with your cult father, or is it even worth the bother? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/487

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: After "rebelling" against the cult in which you were raised, should you try to reconnect with your estranged father, or is it even worth the bother? [Thanks to cult expert Steven Hassan for helping us with this one!] You fell behind on paperwork your job legally requires, and even though you provided it to the inspectors before the pandemic lockdowns began, you've yet to hear back from them. Now your wife says if it causes you to lose your job, she'll never forgive you. Is she overreacting? How do you handle this? You've got a new, cushy job that pays handsomely, but you're unfulfilled because it's not the work you signed up for. Quitting now means you'd have to pay off thousands in sign-on bonuses, but you feel like you're doing your career a disservice by sticking with it. Should you just shut up and be grateful, or cut your losses and find something that better suits you? Over the past year, you’ve become obsessed with learning. You read books, consume newsletters, and listen to hours of podcasts every day. The bad news: you can't seem to retain any of it. Are you just overloading your brain circuitry, or is there a trick to getting all this new info to stick? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-03-26
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486: Nina Schick | Deepfakes and the Coming Infocalypse

Nina Schick (@NinaDSchick) specializes in how technology is transforming geopolitics and society in the 21st century. She is the author of Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse.

What We Discuss with Nina Schick: What deepfakes are and how they're created using technology that is getting exponentially more sophisticated every year and accessible to anyone. How deepfakes go beyond novelty and into dangerous territory occupied by blackmailers, propagandists, terrorists, conspiracy theorists, and other unsavory ne'er-do-wells who profit by making the rest of us doubt what we can trust as reality. Why deepfakes are so much more concerning than reality-bending manipulations of the past. The potential positive uses of AI-assisted deepfake technology that will change our world as dramatically as the advent of the Internet. How we can discern between real photo, video, or audio footage and imposter deepfakes to avoid being duped by 21st-century technoshysters. And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/486

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2021-03-25
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485: Leah Remini | Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

Leah Remini (@leahremini) is an actor, producer, co-host of podcast Scientology: Fair Game, and co-author of Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.

What We Discuss with Leah Remini: What Scientology is, how it came about, and why it's so dangerous. The lengths the Scientology organization has gone through to protect itself from the government and its disillusioned apostates. How Leah and her Fair Game co-host Mike Rinder have survived the stalking, harassment, and threats of post-Scientology life. What die-hard Scientologists really believe. How Scientology recruits and retains its A-list celebrity lineup. And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/485

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2021-03-23
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484: Give Bridesmaid the Boot for Political Dispute? | Feedback Friday

Your BFF was slated to be a bridesmaid at your wedding, but she can't resist the urge to argue about politics with you, your fiance, and anyone with whom she disagrees. Now you're wondering: should you even invite her to the wedding at all? We'll dig into this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/484

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Your BFF bridesmaid insufferably loves to argue politics to the point that your fiance can't stand the sight of her. Now you're wondering: should you even invite her to your wedding? Even though you helped your dad build a multi-million dollar business, your long-distance girlfriend's old-fashioned parents don't approve of your relationship. They don't see what you've done as an accomplishment, just that you "work for your dad." What can you do to improve your relationship with people who might someday be your in-laws? You tend to interact with people in a way that some consider being too informal or familiar. Sometimes your sense of humor just doesn't seem to hit the right note and you wind up offending more often than making people laugh. Is there anything you should be doing to make a better impression? Your girlfriend is a magnificent writer, with a master's degree in English, pursuing a career in publishing. Unfortunately, her lack of success in landing a job has sapped her confidence; she won’t reach out to friends and family for support, and is terrified to ask for help. She's even opposed to therapy thanks to bad experiences in the past. What can you do? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-03-19
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483: Drew Binsky | Vicarious Trips and Travel Tips

Drew Binsky (@drewbinsky) has been to 194 countries (probably more by the time you're done reading this sentence), shares his prolific adventures on YouTube, and hopes to inspire us all to become better world travelers. Take in the vicarious trips and travel tips with him here!

What We Discuss with Drew Binsky: What it's like to spend 24 hours with an isolated tribe of pygmies in the middle of a forest in Africa. The story of Zablon Simintov, the last and only remaining Afghan Jew in the country of Afghanistan. What Drew considers to be the most dangerous country in the world (without even a close second), and how he fared during his six days there. Why the most expensive countries in the world are ones you've probably never heard of. How Drew protects himself when he's traveling in war zones and countries that are particularly hostile toward journalists. And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/483

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2021-03-18
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482: Adam Grant | The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) is Wharton’s top-rated professor, the host of podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant, and the author of three New York Times Best Sellers: Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg), Originals, and Give and Take. Adam revisits the show to discuss his latest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know.

What We Discuss with Adam Grant: Why being open to changing your mind is a huge advantage in your personal and professional life -- and not weakness, as your ego is urging you to believe. The criteria by which Amazon's Jeff Bezos makes big decisions quickly while allowing room for a change of mind when new information is revealed. How you can use brainwriting instead of brainstorming to come up with the best ideas from within your organization without losing them to the hazards of dreaded groupthink. Why your network could do with a "disagreeable giver" (or several) to tear your ideas apart and point out the holes in your thinking -- not to bring you down, but to help you improve. How to preface criticism so that other people really hear it (in only 19 words or so) without taking offense. And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/482

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2021-03-16
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481: Custody Battle Rattles Disproven Dad | Feedback Friday

When a father is unbothered by the results of a paternity test that disproves a biological connection to the daughter he's raised since birth, what can he do to win a custody battle against the uncooperative mother who's considered a more "real" parent by the state? We'll seek the answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/481

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Can a dad who's raised a daughter as his own win custody after a court-ordered test disproves his paternity? [Once again, many thanks to attorney and friend Corbin Payne for helping us answer this one!] A new job with amazing opportunities for growth means leaving behind a team you've come to admire. What's the most graceful way to exit while remaining on good terms? A simple request for a textbook refund has led to erroneous, uninvited emails from the publisher containing private information of other customers, which means someone else probably has your "private" information. On top of this, you still don't have a refund. Is threatening legal action your most reasonable next step? [Yep. The Payne Train helped us with this one too! Thanks, Corbin!] For years, you've been happily married to the love of your life, but they've become politically active to a hostile degree on social media and condescending toward you for being "uninformed" when you want to talk about something -- anything -- else. What can you do to bring the boiling point down a bit? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-03-12
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480: Roger Atwood | Stealing History

Roger Atwood (@rogeratwood) knows where priceless antiquities are buried, who is digging them up, and who is fencing and buying them, as described in his book Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World.

What We Discuss with Roger Atwood: How abhorrent colonial looting practices of the past pale in comparison to the streamlined, market-driven illicit antiquities trading of today. Contrary to popular depiction, illicit antiquities traders aren't marginalized hustlers scrambling to put food on the table, but savvy businesspeople following the demand that leads to a hefty payday. How well-connected and wealthy collectors perpetuate this market by requesting and purchasing relics on demand in the same way most of us would order pizza. Why this on-demand artifact mill irrevocably destroys more than it rescues from the unknown past and ruins sites beyond the context of legitimate archaeological salvageability. On a positive note: what can be done to stem the tide for this wasteful demand so future generations might still enjoy what's yet to be discovered. And much more...

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2021-03-11
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479: Lisa Feldman Barrett | Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett (@lfeldmanbarrett) is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. Her new book, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain, is out now.

What We Discuss with Lisa Feldman Barrett: Our brains evolved to keep our bodies alive -- thinking is just a bonus by-product. Why the lizard brain theory is a myth. More like companies than computers, our brains reorganize themselves when the situation calls for adaptation to survive. How our brains predict what we think we’re hearing and seeing, and how this affects our behavior. Why you're not really left-brained or right-brained. And much more...

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2021-03-09
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478: Will Suing Abusive Father Bring Mother Peace? | Feedback Friday

Your mother and aunt have suffered lifelong trauma from your grandfather's physical, mental, and sexual abuse of them when they were children. The family has been considering legal action against him, but it would be difficult for your mother and aunt to repeatedly relive this abuse in court, and the strength of the case is in question because this happened over 30 years ago. Should they pursue it anyway? This and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/478

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Should your mother and aunt sue their father 30 years after he physically, mentally, and sexually abused them? Would justice -- or at least telling their story in court -- bring them peace? [Thanks again to Corbin Payne for helping us with this one!] You're an ex-con whose rough childhood and over 10 years in prison have taught you some hard but valuable lessons, and you've earned a uniquely valuable skill set. So how do you market this experience in a way that will serve you in the outside world? You and your significant other have been living with their mother for much of the pandemic. While you get along, she can be passive-aggressive, petty, and dramatic. You try to sympathize, listen, and help her out when possible, but it's stressing you out. What else can you do to maintain a good relationship without sacrificing your own sanity? You’ve been passed over for a promotion twice in a year and a half, and you suspect the reasons might be more personal than professional. Should you lodge a complaint at the risk of a hit to your reputation, or should you just take it on the chin and hope a third time will be the charm? Bottom line: how can you be truly proactive about advancement? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-03-05
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477: Peter Diamandis | Creating a Future Bold in Abundance

Peter Diamandis (@PeterDiamandis) is the founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, co-host of the Exponential Wisdom Podcast, and co-author of Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World and Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.

What We Discuss with Peter Diamandis: What does the future hold for human longevity, space colonization, artificial intelligence, and beyond? How can we adapt — individually and as a society — to deal with increased automation in the workforce? What is linear thinking and why does it cause us to miss the mark when coping with technology, innovation, and the advancement of the human race? If you don’t know your calling in life, your calling in life is to discover what that is. What experiments can kids curious about science do that won’t get them put on a no-fly list for the foreseeable future? And so much more…

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2021-03-04
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476: Dan David | Putting Muscle on the China Hustle

Dan David (@Dan_David44) is an investor, activist short-seller, and whistle-blower. He is the founder of Wolfpack Research, host of the I Hung Up On Warren Buffett Podcast, and is featured in The China Hustle documentary.

What We Discuss with Dan David: Dan defines what it means to be an activist short-seller, and how his research discerns between legitimate but worthwhile risks in the market and outright criminal fraud. How Chinese companies use reverse mergers to trade on US markets without oversight and siphon hundreds of billions of dollars from the economy without accountability or criminal consequences. Why the US government allows this legalized corruption to continue (with the blessing of investment banks). In the end, who really suffers in the fallout of these reverse takeover (RTO) scams. The long-term dangers of allowing this fraud to continue, and what Dan sees as our way out of this mess. And much more...

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2021-03-02
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475: Is It Possible to Assuage Narcissistic Rage? | Feedback Friday

Your significant other of six years has a narcissistic personality disorder and an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Even when sober, she can turn on a dime and engage in narcissistic rage, which includes venomous, disrespectful rants and the destruction of expensive artwork. It seems obvious that you should break up with her, but she's unemployable and unable to care for herself, and living arrangements for whoever leaves would be difficult to secure in the midst of the pandemic. What's your next move? We'll do what we can to help assuage narcissistic rage and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: What are you avoiding just because the desired outcome would take longer than you'd like? What do you do when your significant other ruins your stuff in fits of narcissistic rage but breaking up is logistically difficult? [Thanks to friend and therapist Kim Seltzer for helping us field this one!] You're excited about becoming a first-time parent, but you're worried it won't allow you the time to do your full-time job and pursue a career in competitive golf. Does this make you a selfish jerk? An opening for advancement has come up at your company, but you're not sure you're ready for it just yet. Should you go for it anyway, or wait until you've got more experience under your belt and hope that opportunity knocks again? While you're not currently disabled, you do have multiple sclerosis that will gradually incapacitate you to some degree over time. Are you obligated to disclose this on a job application? [Thanks to once-adversary, now-friend, and attorney Jeremy Golan for helping us with this one!] Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-02-26
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474: David Eagleman | The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a neuroscientist at Stanford, CSO of sensory substitution technology company NeoSensory, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, and author of Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.

What We Discuss with David Eagleman: Like organisms in a forest, the multicellular components of your brain are as much in competition with one another as they are in cooperation. How your sensory landscape adapts to utilize what's useful and discard what's not as you learn new skills. Why David believes the nature vs. nurture debate is dead (and that Darwin might owe Lamarck a bit of an apology). How neglect can irreparably shape the brain of a child, and what this can teach us about the way different generations learn about, process, and behave in the world. How senses like sight and hearing can be translated by technology for people without a native ability to process them, and why we'll be able to invent entirely new senses with the help of technology. And much more...

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2021-02-25
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473: Scott Galloway: From Crisis to Opportunity Post Corona

Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) cohosts Pivot with Kara Swisher, publishes the No Mercy/No Malice newsletter, is a professor at NYU Stern School of Business, and is the author of Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity.

What We Discuss with Scott Galloway: How the pandemic has accelerated changes already in the making: it only took 40 weeks to lose the jobs that it took 20 years to create, and only eight weeks for e-commerce to experience a decade's worth of growth. The industries most poised to thrive in the post-pandemic world. Why it's never been easier to become a billionaire, and it's never been harder to become a millionaire. How education will change as a result of pandemic upheaval and the technology created to match its demand -- likely for the better. How to make sure these dramatic changes work for you instead of against you. And much more...

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2021-02-23
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472: When Your Employee Defrauds the Government | Feedback Friday

In spite of not being financially affected by the pandemic, you know an employee of yours and his wife have been gaming the system and taking unemployment benefits and PPP loans from the government to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. While you're deeply bothered by their gleeful boasting about these fraudulent actions, you also don't like meddling in other people's business. Should you file a complaint to the proper authorities anyway, or just hope that karma will come around someday? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Your well-paid employee boasts about fraudulently receiving COVID relief from the government to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. Should you report this or hope karma intervenes? Another ponderable: if he's regularly and remorselessly stealing from Uncle Sam, what's he been stealing from your company? Your irresponsible sister parties and spends beyond her means while neglecting her daughter. You want to be supportive of your niece's well-being, but you also don't want to take her off your sister's hands and enable more bad behavior. How do you find a decent middle ground without also neglecting your own family? As a Westerner teaching English in Japan, how do you get past the point of being a tall, freakish curiosity to the locals in order to build deeper relationships with new friends? Would getting a text message from a person you spent a total of eight hours with over a year ago mean anything? Or would it just be a weird, semi-unnecessary gesture? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]binger.com! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-02-19
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471: Steven Hassan | The #iGotOut Guide to Quitting QAnon

Steven Hassan (@CultExpert) has helped thousands of individuals and families recover from undue influence (authoritarian control). With over 40 years of experience, he is sought after as one of the foremost authorities on undue influence and controlling groups and individuals. He is the founder of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, and a founding collaborator of the #iGotOut movement.

What We Discuss with Steven Hassan: How a disinformation crusade like QAnon takes root and thrives in the politically polarized petri dish of modern America (with a little help from its outside adversaries). Why the trope of non-human elites ritualistically sustaining themselves on the essence of innocent children should seem familiar -- because this blood libel has been most famously used to normalize the persecution of Jews from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust and beyond. How QAnon appeals not only to the predictable dumber-than-a-box-of-rocks demographic, but a surprising number of seemingly otherwise intelligent people who are counterintuitively more susceptible to its influence than most. How Steven’s BITE model applies to QAnon's manipulation of behavior, information, thought, and emotion among its followers to show it for what it is: a destructive cult with elements of psyops thrown in for good measure. What we can and should do when people we care about have been sucked down the QAnon rabbit hole and we want to see them safely tethered back to reality. And much more...

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2021-02-18
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470: Bruce Sackman | A Glimpse Behind the Murder Curtain

Bruce Sackman (@bts1811) is a renowned investigator specializing in tracking down medical serial killers. He is the co-author of Behind the Murder Curtain: Special Agent Bruce Sackman Hunts Doctors and Nurses Who Kill Our Veterans.

What We Discuss with Bruce Sackman: How Bruce first became aware of the MSKs (medical serial killers) who were operating for years, undetected, in our veterans hospitals. Why it's so difficult -- even for medical professionals -- to spot their colleagues who kill in a hospital environment (and why it's often covered up when they do). How the monstrously prolific body count of a quietly efficient MSK makes the serial killers who wind up famous as household names and true crime documentary subjects seem like amateurs in comparison. What motivates an MSK to murder the people who trust and rely on them for care? How Bruce's experience with tracking, exposing, and catching MSKs have helped investigators and forensic nurses throughout the world put a stop to these formerly unchecked murder sprees. And much more...

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2021-02-16
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469: Should a Cheater Get a Second Chance? | Feedback Friday

Should a cheater get a second chance? Like most of us, you probably have an instant answer to that question. But what if the cheater happened to be you? Should the ex you cheated on give you a second chance? We'll tackle this timeless question and more here on Feedback Friday!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: A listener shares their own false confession story after hearing episode 456 with Laura Nirider, and Corbin Payne reminds us why we should never talk to the police without an attorney present whether or not we're guilty. Should a cheater get a second chance? What if you're the cheater? Does that change your answer? Should the ex you cheated on give you a second chance? Your idealist sibling can't seem to get his life together unless the "perfect" opportunities present themselves, and your family has had enough. How can you gently nudge him toward the path of progress he needs to take? Your former boss turned hostile when you gave your two-week notice, and now you're worried she'll give you a bad reference as you seek employment elsewhere. How do you prepare for this possibility as you interview for future positions? Your grandma's struggles with seasonal depression are exacerbated by her quarantine-era hobby of doomscrolling the news and posting on Facebook. What can you do to help her get unstuck from her own gloomy thoughts during this time? What systems do we have in place to ensure we answer all the messages that come our way? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-02-12
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468: Jack Schafer | Getting People to Reveal the Truth Part Two

Jack Schafer (@jackschafer) is a retired FBI special agent, current assistant professor at Western Illinois University, and co-author of The Truth Detector: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide for Getting People to Reveal the Truth. [This is part two of a two-part episode. Catch up with part one here!] 

What We Discuss with Jack Schafer: Elicitation versus interrogation: why one is usually more effective in extracting truth than the other. How the elicitation techniques used by the FBI to uncover secrets from foreign spies can be applied to buying used cars, negotiating better salaries, and finding out if your teenager is throwing parties when you're out of town. Three friend signals we display when we want to establish rapport and trust with someone we've just met (and might be used against us by con artists and other disreputable types). How presumptive statements can be used to play upon our insecurities and get us to easily reveal truths we'd otherwise keep guarded -- and what we can do to avoid spilling the beans when they're used against us. How to use a third-party perspective to discover what people are really thinking. And much more...

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2021-02-11
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467: Jack Schafer | Getting People to Reveal the Truth Part One

Jack Schafer (@jackschafer) is a retired FBI special agent, current assistant professor at Western Illinois University, and co-author of The Truth Detector: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide for Getting People to Reveal the Truth. [This is part one of a two-part episode. Stay tuned for part two later this week!]

What We Discuss with Jack Schafer: Elicitation versus interrogation: why one is usually more effective in extracting truth than the other. How the elicitation techniques used by the FBI to uncover secrets from foreign spies can be applied to buying used cars, negotiating better salaries, and finding out if your teenager is throwing parties when you're out of town. Three friend signals we display when we want to establish rapport and trust with someone we've just met (and might be used against us by con artists and other disreputable types). How presumptive statements can be used to play upon our insecurities and get us to easily reveal truths we'd otherwise keep guarded -- and what we can do to avoid spilling the beans when they're used against us. How to use a third-party perspective to discover what people are really thinking. And much more...

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2021-02-09
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466: How to Cope with a Dying, Narcissistic Parent | Feedback Friday

In order to preserve your own sanity, you cut off all contact with your covert narcissist mom a few years ago. But now that she's dying, you wonder if you should reconcile for the short time she has left -- or regret not doing so once it's too late. What's the right thing to do here? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: In order to preserve your own sanity, you cut off all contact with your covert narcissist mom a few years ago. But now she's dying and you wonder if you should reconcile for the short time she has left -- or regret not doing so once it's too late. You've become a perpetual shoulder to cry on for someone who never follows your advice no matter how much time you devote to trying to help them. How do you gently quit the job of being this person's informal (and free) therapist? You've been at your current job for seven years with no advancement in your pay or position in spite of exceeding expectations and never receiving a negative performance review. Your boss promised a raise two and a half years ago, but it still hasn't surfaced. What should you do? You're 50 years old and have worked in the same industry for most of your adult life. You're interested in transitioning to a different career, but you're starting to wonder if your age is a help or a hindrance. When you show up to interviews with grey hair, does it communicate "experienced and reliable" or "old and obsolete?" Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-02-05
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465: Thomas Erikson | How to Protect Yourself from Psychopaths

Thomas Erikson is a behavioral expert, active lecturer, and bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots and Surrounded by Psychopaths: How to Protect Yourself from Being Manipulated and Exploited in Business.

What We Discuss with Thomas Erikson: Not all narcissists are psychopaths, but all psychopaths are narcissists. So how can you identify the psychopaths in your life who don't act like the ones you see in slasher flicks and psychological thrillers? What psychopaths have to gain from manipulating and destroying other people. The insidious tactics psychopaths use to sow doubt and reap chaos in others. How you can resist these tactics before they're used to ruin your life. What to do if you suspect that you might be a psychopath. And much more...

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Thomas Erikson is a behavioral expert, active lecturer, and bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots and Surrounded by Psychopaths: How to Protect Yourself from Being Manipulated and Exploited in Business.

What We Discuss with Thomas Erikson: Not all narcissists are psychopaths, but all psychopaths are narcissists. So how can you identify the psychopaths in your life who don't act like the ones you see in slasher flicks and psychological thrillers? What psychopaths have to gain from manipulating and destroying other people. The insidious tactics psychopaths use to sow doubt and reap chaos in others. How you can resist these tactics before they're...
2021-02-04
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464: Ramit Sethi | I Will Teach You to Find Your Dream Job

Ramit Sethi (@ramit) is the bestselling author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program That Works, and now he's applied the same no-nonsense approach to his latest program, Find Your Dream Job.

What We Discuss with Ramit Sethi: Many people are underpaid, often by $10,000 per year. How can you make sure you're not one of them? What hiring managers are really looking for in job candidates, and how to refrain from disqualifying yourself before you've even applied simply because you lack a prerequisite mentioned in the listing. Throwing your resume on a stack with the rest of the candidates and hoping for the best is probably a wasted effort -- because most of the best jobs are filled through backdoor introductions, often before they're ever made public. By the time you've been granted an interview, the hiring manager doesn't want a generic rehash of your credentials -- they're more interested in knowing how well you'll fit in with the team and if you can be counted on under pressure. The three parts of the negotiation power dynamics framework that will help you maximize the outcome of your negotiations by understanding your leverage. And much more...

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2021-02-02
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463: Saying Sayonara to Sister's Swindling Sweetie | Feedback Friday

While your sister's history of bad beaus continues to sap her self-esteem and savings, her current companion's cons are preying upon your parents' provisions. What's the surest way of saying sayonara to your sister's swindling sweetie? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: While your sister's history of bad beaus continues to sap her self-esteem and savings, her current companion's cons are preying upon your parents' provisions. What's the surest way of saying sayonara to your sister's swindling sweetie? As a young, caucasian, cisgender, heterosexual, and relatively fit male with no real health issues (or even allergies), you recognize your privilege and genetic luck. How do you most responsibly support those who are less privileged as an ally who amplifies their messages, educates yourself, and stays mindful of your impact on others? You're teaching at a run-down school where a gaslighting principal is in charge. You love your underserved students and don't want to abandon them, but you're finding the work environment too toxic to be sustainable for your sanity. What are your best options here? You’ve been introducing people to each other when you've thought the connection would be mutually beneficial, but these introductions have gone awry more often than not. What's our advice for preventing this from happening (or mitigating its damage to your reputation when it does)? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-01-29
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462: Linda Carroll | Unlocking Lasting Love Skills

Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship sage, and author of Love Skills: The Keys to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love and Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love.

What We Discuss with Linda Carroll: Love is a feeling that comes and goes, but loving is a skill set you can improve with practice. Why most arguments are not really about what you think you're fighting about. Is communication in relationships overrated? What the Woodpecker Syndrome is and how to avoid it. "You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else" and other cultural stereotypes and clichés about relationships that are worth less than the Hallmark cards they were printed on.  Why so many of us get locked into repeating relationship patterns that ultimately end messily. And much more...

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2021-01-28
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461: Erik Vance | The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science journalist and author of Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal.

What We Discuss with Erik Vance: How the human tendency for patternicity can be used to inoculate ourselves against pain, but also make us believe we've been abducted by space aliens. The placebo effect vs. the nocebo effect. The power of false memories and the "Satanic Panic" phenomenon of the 1980s. How our brains twist reality to match expectations, and how it fits into our evolutionary model for survival. Why Erik paid a Mexico City witch doctor to curse him -- for science! And much more...

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2021-01-26
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460: Why Did Your Adopted Child Leave? | Feedback Friday

When your adopted child turned 18, he immediately moved out without warning and wrote you a letter saying he left "for mental health reasons" -- and not to contact him. You're hurt, disappointed, and feel cut off; is there any way to respect his wishes while getting some clarity on why this happened and letting him know you're still unconditionally there for him? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Wisdom from Charlie Munger: Take a simple idea and take it seriously. When your adopted child turned 18, he immediately moved out and wrote you a letter saying he left "for mental health reasons" -- and not to contact him. You're hurt, disappointed, and feel cut off; is there any way to respect his wishes while getting some clarity on why this happened? You're a middle schooler who doesn't thrive with the lessened engagement of online courses, but you understandably don't feel safe going to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic. You've considered dropping out and attending a community college that offers courses for all ages and has much safer COVID-19 protocols, but you're not sure it's the right move. What would we do in your shoes? You graduated law school to become a world-changing lawyer, but you've been diagnosed with a debilitating illness that makes this a difficult proposition now. You know there are positions with a work-life balance that would be more accommodating to your condition, but they're not generally world-changing. Where should you go from here? A shady landlord is trying to sucker you into paying two months' rent against the terms of your very explicit lease, and it's having an adverse effect on your credit score. How can you legally get this creep off your back? [Thanks once again to our defense attorney friend Corbin Payne for helping us with this one!] You and your fiancee want your relationship to be focused on you, not the image of the relationship you convey online. But how do you balance sharing life updates with your network to provide an engagement point for weak or dormant ties (as discussed in our free Six-Minute Networking course)? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and...
2021-01-22
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459: Steve Madden | How a Cobbler Disrupted an Industry

Steve Madden (@stevenmadden) is a fashion designer and businessman, and author of The Cobbler: How I Disrupted an Industry, Fell From Grace, and Came Back Stronger Than Ever.

What We Discuss with Steve Madden: How growing up as a half-Jewish, half-Irish outsider gave Steve a unique perspective and mindset that dispensed with establishment formalities. Why it's not failure that defines someone's character, but how someone responds to coming up short. In hindsight, Steve weighs the pros and cons of living by the "better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission" credo. Why knowing what you don't know can be what Steve considers "a very big gift." Why it wasn't designs or talent that made Steve's company successful; it was the cultivation of an unstoppable work ethic. And much more...

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2021-01-21
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458: John Brennan | An Undaunted Fight Against America's Enemies

John Brennan (@JohnBrennan) served as the Director of the CIA from 2013 to 2017, and is the author of Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad.

What We Discuss with John Brennan: The mechanics of being in charge of America's spy agency and dealing with international crises on a daily basis. How CIA officers are taught to question their assumptions and overcome confirmation biases to find facts in a field of deception. Why John argued for diversity within the CIA -- not to placate a liberal agenda, as his critics asserted, but to strengthen the agency's ability to operate effectively in a diverse world. How John was able to get a job at the CIA in spite of past hashish use, lying to his mother about going to church, and voting for a communist. The challenges of operating clandestinely in the digitally rich 21st century. And much more...

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2021-01-19
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457: Help! I Married a Conspiracy Theorist! | Feedback Friday

You and your wife of four years have had your ups and downs, but she recently revealed her belief in a number of conspiracy theories. Now you wonder if you can continue a life together when you're living in two entirely different realities. We'll examine this rabbit hole and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Your wife of four years recently revealed she's gone down a conspiracy theory rabbit hole from which she may never return. Is it possible for your marriage to continue when you're each living in your own reality? [Thanks to Justin Ramsdell for helping us with this one!] You're the top choice to run operations if your company's acquisition goes through, but your priorities have shifted toward family and you're not sure the new bosses will understand your desire for work/life balance. What’s the best way to discuss your personal plans with the team so you feel your mutual needs are being considered? [Thanks to Michelle Tillis Lederman for giving us some insight here!] How should a financially smart, successful couple entertain the idea of cohabitating when marriage is in the plans down the road, but the relationship hasn't yet passed the one-year mark? You're friends with a family who recently started hosting maskless "freedom rallies" that have drawn thousands of people into tight quarters during this global pandemic. Every reason you've expressed to them for why this is a terrible idea has been dismissed. Should you just give up? And is there even a future for your friendship even after this passes? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]danharbinger.com! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-01-15
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456: Laura Nirider | Anatomy of a False Confession

Laura Nirider (@LauraNirider) is the co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and the co-host of the Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions podcast.

What We Discuss with Laura Nirider: Two to five percent of people currently serving time in prison have been falsely convicted. False confessions and admissions are present in 15 to 20 percent of all DNA exonerations. The United States is one of the only countries in the world that allows police to lie about evidence during interrogations. Why so many people are coerced into providing false confessions during interrogations that are gentle compared to the more "hands on" approach taken by police in decades past. How Laura is working to clean up interrogation techniques so they're still effective in solving crimes without trapping innocent people in the system. And much more...

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2021-01-14
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455: Matthew McConaughey | Following Life's Greenlights to Success

Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) is an Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and author of  #1 New York Times Bestseller Greenlights.

What We Discuss with Matthew McConaughey: What the sobriety of grief did for Matthew's attitude about risk when he was dealing with the loss of his father. How Matthew tries to instill the values of self-reliance in his kids. How Matthew learned to cope with imposter syndrome and get his head on straight when he became a household name seemingly overnight. The philanthropic approach to selecting roles that has guided Matthew through his career in film. How Matthew keeps criticism from affecting how he perceives himself. And much more...

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2021-01-12
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454: Dodging Criminal Liability For Erotic Roleplaying | Feedback Friday

You're in an online community that chats about erotic roleplay (ERP), and inadvertently engaged in conversation with a couple of minors. When you discovered their age, you immediately broke off contact -- but you're still worried this could have legal repercussions. Should you be concerned? We'll tackle this and more here on the first Feedback Friday of the year!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

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2021-01-08
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453: Javier Peña and Steve Murphy | Taking Down Pablo Escobar

Javier Peña and Steve Murphy (@deanarcos) are former DEA agents best known for bringing down Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the '90s, as dramatized on the first two seasons of Netflix series Narcos and chronicled in their book Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar.

What We Discuss with Javier Peña and Steve Murphy: How do you conduct an effective investigation against a murderous yet charismatic criminal on their home turf with a $300,000 bounty on your head? Why was there such friction between the DEA and the CIA during the Pablo Escobar investigation? Why do countries like Mexico and Colombia resist extradition to the United States when we catch a big fish drug trafficker? Have Javier and Steve been back to Colombia since bringing down Pablo Escobar, or do they still have to fear for their lives there? Do Javier and Steve see the permanent dismantling of drug cartels as a possibility, or are they too entrenched in the infrastructure of the countries where they thrive? And much more...

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2021-01-07
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Bonus: How to Stop Falling for Everyone You Date | Stereo Sunday

Welcome to Stereo Sunday, a little Stereo app-sponsored experiment we did live in front of a studio audience of you!

This time around, we answered questions from listeners. It went a little something like this...

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On This Week's Stereo Sunday, We Discuss: You discovered -- and had to break the news -- that your mom's boyfriend was cheating on her, but she married him a few months later anyway. To your dismay, now she's having doubts. What can you do? As someone who's been dating for just a few months after a long-term relationship ended, why do you get attached so easily, and how do you avoid these feelings (at least until it's a mutual exchange)? You and your friend are both struggling with the mental and physical challenges that accompany type two diabetes, but she isn't as careful with her diet as you are and she seems genuinely puzzled that there are consequences. Is there a way to help your friend without being a nagging, self-righteous a-hole? If you've put your all into a business only to have it fail, how do you overcome the sting of this failure and drum up the courage to try again? You know you have the work experience to fill a job opening at your company, but your imposter syndrome kicks in when you read its prerequisites -- in particular, a degree you don't have. How can you make a case for your qualifications even though you don't check all the boxes on paper? What industries and potential side hustles have been positively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and might be good opportunities for someone looking to pivot? You've been out of the workplace for so long that you're not sure where to even begin now that you're ready to get back into it. What's a good first step? How do Fiverr, Upwork, and Mechanical Turk compare for freelancers looking to make a buck? Download the Stereo app here! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2021-01-03
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452: Fessing Up to Security Clearance Sex Lies | Feedback Friday

You and your direct boss had a secret affair, and he asked you not to disclose it to your company's vetting agency for fear of losing his security clearance. Now it's years later and you want to come clean to the agency, but how can you do so without it coming off as petty revenge? We'll tackle this and more here on the last Feedback Friday of 2020!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: 2020's been a wild ride. Are we buckled up for 2021? You and your direct boss had a secret affair, and he asked you not to disclose it to your company's vetting agency for fear of losing his security clearance. Now it's years later and you want to come clean to the agency, but how can you do so without it coming off as petty revenge? When your uncle passed away suddenly, you felt remorse that you never tried to talk to him about the signs of depression he was showing. Now you don't want to make the same mistake with his son, who's clearly struggling with similar issues. But where do you even begin? You and your partner of five years recently split up after talking about how there isn't a path forward for you because opportunities forced you into a long-distance relationship -- even though you are still in love and so compatible otherwise. It feels like a wrong decision; how can you be sure you've explored every option? How might someone grasping at gratitude cultivate a more giving mindset? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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2020-12-25
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451: Jason Silva | Origins of a Performance Philosopher

Jason Silva (@JasonSilva) would have been called a ?performance philosopher? by counterculture icon Timothy Leary. Among many things, he?s a futurist, filmmaker, creator of short video series Shots of Awe, and host of the National Geographic Channel?s Brain Games and Origins: The Journey of Humankind.

What We Discuss with Jason Silva: How our concepts of self are formed ? often through the eyes of others ? and how they affect our behavior. How top performers excel by shutting down the editorial parts of the human brain coined by Buddhists as the monkey mind. Why ?unscripted? isn?t the same as ?unprepared,? and how videos can be edited to elicit altered states of consciousness. How good directors help performers get out of their heads ? while bad directors do just the opposite. How is day-to-day reality edited by context, similar to the Kuleshov effect demonstrated by Alfred Hitchcock? And much more!

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2020-12-24
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450: Frank Maderal | The Dirty Money Behind Illicit Gold Smuggling

Frank Maderal is a litigator and trial attorney (as featured on Netflix's Dirty Money) whose work has given him an intimate knowledge of illicit gold mining and smuggling operations that wreak environmental, social, and economic havoc on a global scale.

What We Discuss with Frank Maderal: Why gold is such an ideal, sought-after medium by criminal enterprises for laundering billions of dollars every year. How unethical methods of gold mining -- both illegal and quasi-legal -- have a devastating, irreparable impact on the environments in which they operate and the people who live there. Money laundering 101: how it works on a global scale, what gives it away to law enforcement, and why gold makes its trail harder to trace even when the evidence is seemingly hiding in plain sight. Why otherwise on-the-level gold traders are increasingly turning to illegal means of aggregation (whether knowingly or not). What law enforcement is doing to make the illicit gold trade a more difficult business for its top-level players and deliberately ignorant enablers. And much more...

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2020-12-22
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449: How to Cope with Your Partner's Manic Mind | Feedback Friday

Your significant other is hyper-productive and passionate, but you suspect their motivation is hitched to bipolar tendencies that take their toll on you. What are some strategies you can build to deal with this type of personality and keep yourself sane? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: What's the true value of friends? Your significant other is hyper-productive and passionate, but you suspect their motivation is hitched to bipolar tendencies that take their toll on you. What are some strategies you can build to deal with this type of personality and keep yourself sane? A past business partnership turned sour and went bust. While you've moved on and started your own successful business since then, you can't help but harbor ill will for your past partner and how things went down. How can you just get over it, already? Already the parents of a special needs child, you made the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy that would have resulted in another. Unfortunately, your in-laws were religiously opposed to the option you chose and you had to exaggerate the diagnosis for their support. How do you strike a balance between the part these in-laws play in your life and your own family's autonomy? In your 30s, you changed careers to a frontline job in healthcare. It gave you personal fulfillment and more money, but also a challenging lifestyle with lots of on-call time while raising two children. Now that your kids are older, should you commit your last working years to "contributing to the profession," or is it okay to finish out your career continuing to focus on giving great care to your patients? On the networking list you created for Six-Minute Networking, you tend to mostly include older professionals with more experience. Is this the right way to go, or should you stay connected with your peers as well? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at
2020-12-18
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448: Srdja Popovic | Blueprint for Revolution

Srdja Popovic (@SrdjaPopovic) is the author of Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World.

What We Discuss with Srdja Popovic: What do revolutions and businesses have in common? Why nonviolence is more popular -- and more effective -- than violence. Why there are no charismatic leaders in the most successful revolutions. How to make a revolution cool by using comedy. How was ’90s Serbia like Middle Earth in the Third Age of The Lord of The Rings (Hobbits and all)? And much more...

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2020-12-17
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447: Stephen Schwarzman | Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

Stephen Schwarzman is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, an investor, a philanthropist, and the author of What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence.

What We Discuss with Stephen Schwarzman: How did Stephen turn being paired with a Nazi roommate at Yale into a learning experience? Why it's as hard to achieve small goals as bigger ones -- except larger goals have more significant consequences (and what entrepreneurs can gain from this perspective). What Stephen learned from working a summer wiping down grease in a Scandanavian ship's 120-degree engine room. Why Stephen considers candor fundamental to the operation of a healthy organization. How Stephen assesses talent when hiring. And much more...

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2020-12-15
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446: How to Help Your Suicidal Partner | Feedback Friday

Your significant other has gone through more than most in this seemingly cursed year, but any attempt on your part to help ease the pain is interpreted as a sinister affront. Worse, there's talk of suicide as a better option than the continued depression of quarantine. how do you help your suicidal partner? We'll dig into this and more here on Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let's dive in!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Great Mondays author Josh Levine suggests this thought exercise for business owners who want to understand the value of their organization beyond making money: ask your employees to write an obituary for your company. He likes doing this in teams of eight to 12 colleagues, and having each group come up with three to five paragraphs memorializing their company -- listing its accomplishments, its impact on the world, that kind of thing. The groups then share their obituaries and identify the most compelling phrases, with the goal of coming up with a short mission statement. Your significant other has gone through more than most in this seemingly cursed year, but any attempt on your part to help ease the pain is interpreted as a sinister affront. Worse, there's talk of suicide as a better option than the continued depression of quarantine. how do you help your suicidal partner? You're lucky and grateful to have a healthy nest egg and a home that's paid in full while so many are struggling to survive through these tough times. The thing is, you can't help feeling guilty for your good fortune, and you feel like you need to justify it. How do you drop the shame of being well off when everyone around you seems to be down and out? Your parents take the fact that you voted for the other side this past election as a sign they failed to raise you right, and their fear-driven conspiracy rambling is especially disheartening. Still, you've agreed to go to their house next weekend for walks and hard talks that are supposed to make adult families closer, but where do you even begin? Sometimes getting fired by a boss who makes empty promises is a favor in disguise, but when it's for voicing your frustrations after being asked for them, might you have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit? You're running through the exercises in our free Six-Minute Networking course, but you're wondering how you might introduce somewhat loose connections in your...
2020-12-11
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445: Seth Godin | Shipping Creative Work

Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is an entrepreneur, a teacher, a Marketing Hall of Fame inductee, a daily blogger, the host of the Akimbo podcast, and the author of 20 (or so) international bestsellers. His latest is The Practice: Shipping Creative Work.

What We Discuss with Seth Godin: Why trust is really the heartbeat of the creative process. Why writer's block is a myth. What's a success trap, and why do creators fall into them? What can we do when what we do is never enough to make us happy? How regularly asking yourself the question "What would I do if I knew I could not fail?" might just help you divorce yourself from outcome dependence. And much more...

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2020-12-10
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