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 Mar 2, 2021
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(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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477: Peter Diamandis | Creating a Future Bold in Abundance
00:58:33

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…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/477

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Mar 04, 2021
476: Dan David | Putting Muscle on the China Hustle
01:07:40

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/476

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Mar 02, 2021
475: Is It Possible to Assuage Narcissistic Rage? | Feedback Friday
00:51:15

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/475

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Feb 26, 2021
474: David Eagleman | The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
01:15:29

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/474

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Feb 25, 2021
473: Scott Galloway: From Crisis to Opportunity Post Corona
01:13:35

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/473

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Feb 23, 2021
472: When Your Employee Defrauds the Government | Feedback Friday
00:54:19

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!

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/472

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Feb 19, 2021
471: Steven Hassan | The #iGotOut Guide to Quitting QAnon
01:40:27

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/471

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Feb 18, 2021
470: Bruce Sackman | A Glimpse Behind the Murder Curtain
01:28:39

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/470

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Feb 16, 2021
469: Should a Cheater Get a Second Chance? | Feedback Friday
00:53:59

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!

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/469

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course!

Feb 12, 2021
468: Jack Schafer | Getting People to Reveal the Truth Part Two
00:56:04

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/468

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Feb 11, 2021
467: Jack Schafer | Getting People to Reveal the Truth Part One
00:54:45

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/467

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Feb 09, 2021
466: How to Cope with a Dying, Narcissistic Parent | Feedback Friday
00:42:21

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!

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/466

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Feb 05, 2021
465: Thomas Erikson | How to Protect Yourself from Psychopaths
01:26:14

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/465

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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...
Feb 04, 2021
464: Ramit Sethi | I Will Teach You to Find Your Dream Job
01:11:36

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/464

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Feb 02, 2021
463: Saying Sayonara to Sister's Swindling Sweetie | Feedback Friday
00:53:34

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!

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/463

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course!

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Jan 29, 2021
462: Linda Carroll | Unlocking Lasting Love Skills
00:51:19

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/462

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Jan 28, 2021
461: Erik Vance | The Curious Science of the Suggestible You
01:13:46

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/461

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Jan 26, 2021
460: Why Did Your Adopted Child Leave? | Feedback Friday
00:50:25

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!

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/460

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Jan 22, 2021
459: Steve Madden | How a Cobbler Disrupted an Industry
01:03:36

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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Jan 21, 2021
458: John Brennan | An Undaunted Fight Against America's Enemies
01:25:13

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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Jan 19, 2021
457: Help! I Married a Conspiracy Theorist! | Feedback Friday
00:50:10

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/457

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Jan 15, 2021
456: Laura Nirider | Anatomy of a False Confession
01:13:05

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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Jan 14, 2021
455: Matthew McConaughey | Following Life's Greenlights to Success
01:28:35

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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Jan 12, 2021
454: Dodging Criminal Liability For Erotic Roleplaying | Feedback Friday
00:58:49

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/454

Jan 08, 2021
453: Javier Peña and Steve Murphy | Taking Down Pablo Escobar
01:17:08

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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Jan 07, 2021
Bonus: How to Stop Falling for Everyone You Date | Stereo Sunday
00:00

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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/bonus-stereo-sunday

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?
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Jan 03, 2021
452: Fessing Up to Security Clearance Sex Lies | Feedback Friday
00:54:13

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/452

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Dec 25, 2020
451: Jason Silva | Origins of a Performance Philosopher
01:01:04

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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Dec 24, 2020
450: Frank Maderal | The Dirty Money Behind Illicit Gold Smuggling
01:06:03

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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Dec 22, 2020
449: How to Cope with Your Partner's Manic Mind | Feedback Friday
00:57:51

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/449

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?
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Dec 18, 2020
448: Srdja Popovic | Blueprint for Revolution
01:01:06

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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Dec 17, 2020
447: Stephen Schwarzman | Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
01:04:55

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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Dec 15, 2020
446: How to Help Your Suicidal Partner | Feedback Friday
00:51:41

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/446

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...
Dec 11, 2020
445: Seth Godin | Shipping Creative Work
00:59:31

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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Dec 10, 2020
444: Jordan & Gabe | Kidnap Me Twice, Shame on Me
00:55:01

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, "Kidnap me once, shame on — shame on you. Kidnap me — you can't get kidnapped again." But Jordan doesn't know any better because he comes from Michigan, so he's actually been kidnapped twice. Here, Jordan tells the story of that second time.

Here, We Talk About the Time Jordan Got Kidnapped in Serbia:

  • Kidnapping victims don't always live to tell the tale. The reason Jordan is still alive after being kidnapped (twice) is due to the fact he saw security expert Gavin de Becker on Oprah discussing what to do in just such a seemingly unlikely situation.
  • After almost getting kidnapped in Mexico in 2000, how did Jordan find himself in a position to get kidnapped in Serbia in 2004?
  • How did Jordan escape whatever dire fate was surely awaiting him at the dreaded second location?
  • What are your best chances for staying alive if you ever find yourself in a similar, unenviable condition?
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Dec 08, 2020
443: Kidnap Me Once, Shame on You | Stereo Sunday
00:43:33

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, "Kidnap me once, shame on — shame on you. Kidnap me — you can't get kidnapped again." But Jordan doesn't know any better because he comes from Michigan, so he's actually been kidnapped twice. Here, Jordan tells the story of that second time.

Here, We Talk About the Time Jordan Got Kidnapped in Serbia:

  • Kidnapping victims don't always live to tell the tale. The reason Jordan is still alive after being kidnapped (twice) is due to the fact he saw security expert Gavin de Becker on Oprah discussing what to do in just such a seemingly unlikely situation.
  • After almost getting kidnapped in Mexico in 2000, how did Jordan find himself in a position to get kidnapped in Serbia?
  • How did Jordan escape whatever dire fate was surely awaiting him at the dreaded second location?
  • What are your best chances for staying alive if you ever find yourself in a similar, unenviable condition?
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/443

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Dec 06, 2020
442: Sextortion Scam Security for Naive Nudes | Feedback Friday
00:58:35

In a momentary lapse of your usual good sense, you naïvely provided nude selfies to someone on a dating app, and now they're trying to extort a ransom from you. If you don't pay up, they've threatened to share said nude selfies with your family, friends, and employer. Now what can you do? We examine your solution for this quandary 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/442

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • A sextortionist is threatening to send your nude selfies to family, friends, and employer if you don't pay up! Now what?
  • You've always found it easier to make friends with women, but you're married and it seems inappropriate. What can you do to better relate to other men and strike up friendships with them when it always seems like an awkward, fruitless effort?
  • You're proud to work for a company that rallies around racial equity, LGBTQ+, and mental health awareness. But you feel pressured to add hashtags and pronouns to your email closing in order to signal support, which just feels performative and icky -- because you believe action should precede speech. Are you being unreasonable?
  • Even though you landed your dream job in February, the drudgery of working from home every day since the pandemic started has worn down whatever motivation you once had to stay in physical and mental shape. How can you climb out of the funk of feeling bad about your situation and not wanting to do anything about it?
  • You've been getting Spanish lessons through Fiverr, and you're at the awkward stage between being able to hold a fluid conversation and knowing most of the stuff covered in basic lessons. What can you do to make further progress on your language learning from here?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Dec 04, 2020
441: Russell Brand | Finding Freedom from Our Addictions
00:57:38

Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) is a comedian, broadcaster, actor, podcaster, columnist, political commentator, mental health and drug rehabilitation activist, and author of twelve books — including Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions.

What We Discuss with Russell Brand:

  • How the concept of the twelve-step program is applicable to all forms of attachment as a tool for transition.
  • Why does it usually take a serious crisis to spur people toward seeking help for their addictions?
  • Addiction is really the result of reaching for something external that already exists internally — but exists in a place that’s either unknown or inaccessible.
  • Do we really overcome addiction, or is it an ongoing struggle that requires constant attention and maintenance?
  • What does addiction want?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/441

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Dec 03, 2020
440: David Michaels | Dark Money and the Science of Deception
01:11:38

David Michaels (@drdavidmichaels) is an epidemiologist who served as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA from 2009 to 2017, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety, and Health from 1998 through January 2001, and is the author of The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception.

What We Discuss with David Michaels:

  • Why bad science thrives and who most profits from its proliferation.
  • How seemingly solid data can be used to mislead and distract us in the guise of fact.
  • Why our flawed regulatory system can take decades to protect the public against dangers the industries benefitting from them know are risky.
  • What David means when he says: "There are two sides to every story, but there are not necessarily two valid sides to every story -- especially if one of them has been purchased at a high price."
  • What we can do to become more aware of these manipulations and resist their effects on our health, our children, and our trust in science itself.
  • And much more...

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Dec 01, 2020
439: Going to North Korea: Part Two | Stereo Sunday
01:12:51

This is the third episode of Stereo Sunday, a little Stereo app-sponsored experiment we’ve been doing live in front of a studio audience of you! Download the Stereo app for iOS or Android here.

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/439

On This Week’s Stereo Sunday, We Continue Our Adventures in North Korea (Part One Can Be Found Here):

  • Gabe and Jordan traveled to North Korea (aka Democratic People's Republic of Korea -- or DPRK) together several times between 2011 and 2016.
  • As bizarre as you've heard North Korea can be, the reality is probably even weirder.
  • What do you actually do on a trip to North Korea?
  • How long does a typical itinerary last?
  • Should you strike up conversations with random people in transit (or let them tell you what you can and cannot read)?
  • What's so impressive about the Arirang Mass Games?
  • What should you do if you're accidentally caught up in propaganda production?
  • How do North Korean subways differ from what we've come to expect in the West?
  • How can throwing a frisbee thaw international iciness?
  • How much warm beer can you get for $20 cash money American?
  • Want to know what it's like to live out a scene from a David Lynch-directed musical? Just dine at a North Korean restaurant!
  • Will you get thrown into a gulag for performing the Star-Spangled Banner at karaoke in North Korea (or should you)?
  • Why did Kim Jong-il allegedly accompany his mother into battle as an infant?
  • In the US, we have freedom of speech. In the DPRK, you don't even have freedom from speech.
  • Why do so many Americans and Canadians own businesses in a town on the Chinese-North Korean border?
  • After talking about all the upsides of visiting North Korea as an American, what are the downsides?
  • If you visit North Korea, what will you encounter that you won't hear about on American network news?
  • We also answer some of our listener questions that came in live during the show!
  • Download the Stereo app here and participate with us live on Friday, November 20th and 27th, at 2 p.m. PST!
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Nov 29, 2020
438: How to Straighten Out Your Crooked Boss | Feedback Friday
00:59:48

Your boss is a low-down dirty sidewinder whose corruption seemingly knows no bounds, and you're on his radar because you've begun to piece together the extent of his malfeasance. If you're wondering how to straighten out your crooked boss (or at least dodge whatever wrath he's trying to dole out as you collect the evidence that will be his undoing), this Feedback Friday is a good place to start!

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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/438

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • As a new, proud firefighter, you're wondering how to straighten out your crooked boss before his malfeasance brings the whole department down or gets someone killed. We have thoughts!
  • As a European woman working for an American tech company, you were unpleasantly surprised to discover one of your equal-role male coworkers makes $1,500 more per year than you. How might you negotiate for fairer pay at your upcoming evaluation?
  • You "won" an auction to go on a golf trip with your company's least likable VP, which is made all the more awkward by the fact that you've never even played the game before. What are your best options here?
  • Your Robinhood account was hacked, your $6,000 worth of stocks and options were sold, and the cash was transferred out of reach. Even though you reported this within an hour of it happening, Robinhood still hasn't given you definitive answers about what can be done to remedy the situation. What should be your next course of action? [Thanks to Corbin Payne, Esq. and Nathan Perry for helping us with this one!]
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Nov 27, 2020
437: Charles Koch & Brian Hooks | Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World
01:10:16

Charles Koch is the CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies. Brian Hooks is the CEO of philanthropic community Stand Together. Together, they wrote Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World.

What We Discuss with Charles Koch and Brian Hooks:

  • In what ways is our world "top-down," and what are "bottom-up" solutions?
  • Should corporations with unfathomably deep coffers be allowed to contribute so much money to the political process and crafting of policies that affect us all?
  • In recent years, what problems have warranted Charles' collaboration with figures from the "other" side of the political spectrum (like George Soros -- who is vilified by the right for contributing to Democratic initiatives just as Charles is vilified by the left for his contributions to Republican causes)?
  • Good profit versus bad profit, and why making money should be a side-effect of creating mutual value, not the goal itself.
  • How does Charles answer detractors who say Koch Industries is only in favor of government deregulation and pushing climate change denial so it can pollute with reckless abandon for maximum profits at the expense of the world's poorest?
  • And much more...

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Nov 26, 2020
436: Stuart Ritchie | The Science Fictions Undermining Facts
01:11:56

Stuart Ritchie (@StuartJRitchie) is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London and author of Intelligence: All That Matters and Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth.

What We Discuss with Stuart Ritchie:

  • Why good, meaningful science too often gets pushed aside by the hype around bad science that makes for sensational headlines.
  • How and why incentives in research are often skewed and lead to bad science — and even outright fraud.
  • What happens when good scientists are hoodwinked by bad science and vouch for it as gospel because its pedigree seems legit.
  • How can you spot bad science before you adapt your lifestyle to correspond to its dodgy, worthless, or perhaps even dangerous advice?
  • What is the Open Science movement, and how might it help us reform these problems in research going forward?
  • And much more…

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Nov 24, 2020
435: Going to North Korea: Part One | Stereo Sunday
01:08:02

This is the second episode of Stereo Sunday, a little Stereo app-sponsored experiment we’re doing live in front of a studio audience of you! We will be live on Friday, November 27th at 2 p.m. PST, so download the Stereo app for iOS or Android here and follow along with us next time!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/435

On This Week's Stereo Sunday, We Discuss Travelling to North Korea:

  • Gabe and Jordan traveled to North Korea (aka Democratic People's Republic of Korea -- or DPRK) together several times between 2011 and 2016.
  • As bizarre as you've heard North Korea can be, the reality is probably even weirder.
  • Do Gabe and Jordan have regrets about spending their tourist dollars in a country that routinely tries to goad the United States into nuclear confrontation and imprisons hundreds of thousands of its own citizens in slave labor camps?
  • What are the dos and don'ts they lay out for Western tourists in orientation?
  • First impressions of the airport and the island-isolated hotel where foreigners are kept.
  • Travelers are accompanied everywhere by a guide/minder.
  • Why tourists shouldn't argue with the locals about differing accounts of history.
  • Is everything a tourist is allowed to see in North Korea just an elaborate "show?"
  • Does everyone who lives there believe what the regime tells them?
  • Download the Stereo app here and participate with us live on Friday, November 20th and 27th, at 2 p.m. PST!
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Nov 22, 2020
434: Helping My Coworker Escape from Abuse | Feedback Friday
00:59:00

Even people who know they're in abusive relationships don't always leave before it's too late, so what can you do to help a coworker who's clearly suffering from her partner's paranoia, instability, and violence? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/434

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Tune in on Friday, November 20th and 27th at 2 p.m. Pacific through the Stereo app (available on iOS and Androidto hear Jordan and Gabe gab live!
  • We're happy to report a positive update from episode 421's Secret Sappho.
  • Even people who know they're in abusive relationships don't always leave before it's too late, so what can you do to help a friend who's clearly suffering from her partner's paranoia, instability, and violence?
  • Your best friend of 12 years -- who was also your business partner -- just ghosted you on the verge of a game-changing deal. It hurts because you don't know why, but you can't help but wonder if maybe you've just dodged a toxic bullet. What's the right way to deal with this on a personal and professional level?
  • You have numerous interests and talents that seem to be pulling you in multiple directions when you feel you're at the age where you should really focus, choose something, and stick with it. How do you know what to drop and what to carry along on the next step of your journey?
  • You and your wife are in your 50s and working stable jobs, but she's obsessed with moving to Europe ASAP -- and you don't have massive savings or employment leads there. How can you get her to see that, without a realistic plan in place, you might just wind up living on the streets of Europe?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Nov 20, 2020
433: Larry Lawton | From Jewel Thief to Honorary Cop Part Two
00:55:42

Larry Lawton (@LawrenceRLawton) stole over $18m in diamonds and spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the country. He works with The Reality Check Program to keep youth out of trouble that would land them in prison, and is the co-author of Gangster Redemption: How America's Most Notorious Jewel Robber Got Rich, Got Caught, and Got His Life Back on Track. This is part two of a two-part episode. Check out part one here!

What We Discuss with Larry Lawton:

  • How heavy is a million dollars in cash, and how quickly can you haul it away while evading the watchful eyes of authorities and tattletales?
  • What major crimes do not carry a statute of limitations?
  • How should you react if you're ever threatened in a place that's getting robbed?
  • How much of a percentage does a professional robber get from fencing stolen goods?
  • As a master of the skills important for pulling off successful heists -- and then getting caught anyway -- how would Larry have used these talents if he had it to do all over again?
  • And much more...

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Nov 19, 2020
432: Larry Lawton | From Jewel Thief to Honorary Cop Part One
00:53:36

Larry Lawton (@LawrenceRLawton) stole over $18m in diamonds and spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the country. He works with The Reality Check Program to keep youth out of trouble that would land them in prison, and is the co-author of Gangster Redemption: How America's Most Notorious Jewel Robber Got Rich, Got Caught, and Got His Life Back on Track. This is part one of a two-part episode. Stay tuned for the rest later in the week!

What We Discuss with Larry Lawton:

  • How young Larry fattened his wallet with $125 a week in 1972 (equivalent to over $750 a week today) with various scams, thefts, and hustles.
  • How Larry wound up getting into the jewelry robbery game, and what he did to maintain control over the situation when he had a gun pulled on him his first time out.
  • Why Larry spent over $10,000 to get a professional education in the jewelry trade when he decided this would be the focus of his criminal career.
  • How a business owner can ensure their place isn't the one chosen when a potential robber is casing businesses in search of an easy target.
  • How Larry would plan and execute a heist when he was a career criminal, and what he would do afterward to hide his trail from the inevitable investigation.
  • And much more...

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Nov 17, 2020
431: The Redefining Power of Resilience | Stereo Sunday
00:38:09

This is the first episode of Stereo Sunday, a little Stereo app-sponsored experiment we’re doing live in front of a studio audience of you! We will be live on Friday, November 20th and 27th at 2 p.m. PST, so download the Stereo app for iOS or Android here and follow along with us next time!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/431

On This Week's Stereo Sunday, We Talk About Resilience:

  • Resilience is a quality that is literally life-defining. It can make or break a career, open or close doors, and mean the difference between failing and succeeding.
  • What is resilience? When we talk about resilience, what we’re really talking about is the ability to survive the ups and downs of life without taking too much of a hit. We don’t have control over everything that happens to us in life, but we do have control over what it means and how it affects us.
  • Why does resilience matter? The more resilient you are, the greater your chances of overcoming adversity and succeeding. The less resilient you are, the more likely you are to hit a wall, give up, or drop off when things get tough.
  • How do we cultivate resilience? Because it's not a skill like learning a language By making meaning out of adversity, developing and nurturing strong relationships, and seeking out new experiences.
  • Resilience is a process. It’s not a skill you acquire once and then never have to work on again. And no matter how resilient you become, you can always become more resilient, you can always build up more grit -- and you should, because you can never have enough!
  • Download the Stereo app here and participate with us live on Friday, November 20th and 27th, at 2 p.m. PST!
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Nov 15, 2020
430: Setting Boundaries with a Bipolar Parent | Feedback Friday
00:59:02

You've been trying to set boundaries with your bipolar mother about not calling during work hours unless it's important, but she calls you three to five times before noon every day just to talk. How can you help her to understand that her perspective isn't authoritative? We'll cover 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/430

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How Essentialism author Greg McKeown uses the 80/20 rule (aka Pareto principle) to get more done in less time -- and why Jordan is pretty minimal with his posting on social media.
  • You've been trying to set boundaries with your bipolar mother about not calling during work hours unless it's important, but she calls you three to five times before noon every day just to talk. How can you help her to understand that her perspective isn't authoritative?
  • You've had to fire and sue a general contractor who bilked you on a house renovation, and now you're forced to live in expensive, short term rentals while you find someone reliable to finish the job. How do you keep your sanity and identity intact while languishing in limbo?
  • A friend with whom you reconnected has been diagnosed with depression, but would rather keep rehashing the same conversations with you rather than seek professional therapy. How can you bow out of your unintentional counseling role so she can get the help she really needs?
  •  You were recently selected by your company for “reverse mentoring” -- a program that connects senior-level managers with younger and less experienced employees in order to exchange fresh perspectives. Your mentee will be the CEO of the company. How do you make this unique opportunity valuable for both of you?
  • You've been strengthening your network thanks to following our free Six-Minute Networking exercises, and now you've been getting clients for your new photography business. After doing one freebie for exposure, how do you start charging what you're worth?
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Nov 13, 2020
429: Greg McKeown | The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
01:00:02

Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the host of the What's Essential podcast and author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, which challenges core assumptions about achievement (e.g., “more is better”) to get to the essence of what really drives success — on one’s own terms.

What We Discuss with Greg McKeown:

  • Essentialism: the antidote to the problems of feeling busy but not productive, stretched too thin in one area of life, and fulfilling the agendas of others but not our own.
  • Learn how to live by design, not by default.
  • Find out how to say “no” effectively without getting in trouble at home — or fired.
  • Discover how to set hard boundaries between work and play.
  • Learn why folks who are originally very good at essentialism can end up ruining their career and their sanity by letting these boundaries slip over time.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/429

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Nov 12, 2020
428: Jenny Radcliffe | Cat Burglar for Hire
01:11:19

Jenny Radcliffe (@Jenny_Radcliffe) of Human Factor Security is an ethical social engineer hired to smash security measures using psychology, con-artistry, subliminal linguistics, cunning, and guile. She is also the host of award-winning podcast The Human Factor.

What We Discuss with Jenny Radcliffe:

  • How a childhood incident that took place in '70s Liverpool led to Jenny's resolution that she would never again allow herself to be helpless against bad people.
  • What a thrilling break-in to the local zoo's lion exhibit in the middle of the night and an accidental sleepover in a mortuary with a dead body taught Jenny about the illusion of security.
  • How breaking into places to test security for people went from being a side hustle (with assignments that may or may not have been legitimate or free of life-risking consequences) to Jenny's main calling.
  • The strange, supernatural-seeming things someone might experience while alone in massive buildings after hours or asylums abandoned to the elements.
  • What it was like to track people before the Internet, how social media made Jenny's job exponentially easier, and what you can do to protect yourself against being tracked.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/428

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Nov 10, 2020
427: Sister’s Neo-Nazi Boyfriend Raises Red Flags | Feedback Friday
00:55:15

Your sister's new boyfriend is a flag-waving neo-Nazi who admires what Hitler did for "his people and country." And even though she insists he's somehow one of those rare non-racist neo-Nazis, she herself has cut off contact with previously close Black and Jewish friends. How do you help her see why all of this is so wrong and counter to your inclusive upbringing? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/427

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Tune in on Friday, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 2 p.m. Pacific through the Stereo app (available on iOS and Androidto hear Jordan and Gabe gab live!
  • "If a decision is reversible, the biggest risk is moving too slow. If a decision is irreversible, the biggest risk is moving too fast." -James Clear
  • How do you get your sister to see why dating her new neo-Nazi boyfriend and alienating her formerly close Jewish and Black friends is wrong on so many levels?
  • You're about to become an officer in the US Navy, but you're worried your commitment to teetotaling will ruin your chances of bonding with your shipmates. How can you balance your desire to abstain with the need for a social life on board?
  • You're honored to be the best man at your friend's wedding, but you're not too keen on going to the planned bachelor party in the middle of a pandemic. How can you get out of it without jeopardizing your friendship forever?
  • You've been reconnecting with old friends and colleagues thanks to the exercises in our free Six-Minute Networking course, but is there a good way to recommend the course without giving away the fact that it's why you started reaching out to them in the first place?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Nov 06, 2020
426: Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi | The Mob Enforcer Part Two
01:02:10

Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi was born into the world of organized crime, spent much of his life as a mob enforcer, has played part in heists and assassinations, and is the author of When the Bullet Hits the Bone. This is part two of a two-part episode. Check out part one here!

What We Discuss with Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi:

  • The joke Anthony told to distract the bodyguard of an African drug lord he was sent to dispose of in Nigeria.
  • How young Anthony came to the startling discovery that his father wasn't a longshoreman, but an assassin in the mob.
  • Why Anthony likes animals a lot more than he likes people.
  • What happened to people in Anthony's organization who unwisely brought attention to their part in the infamous Lufthansa heist by overspending.
  • The code by which Anthony lived, the lines even he would never cross in his business, and why he left that world behind.
  • And much more...

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Nov 05, 2020
425: Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi | The Mob Enforcer Part One
01:05:36

Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi was born into the world of organized crime, spent much of his life as a mob enforcer, has played part in heists and assassinations, and is the author of When the Bullet Hits the Bone.

What We Discuss with Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi:

  • What was the Black Hand, and how did it differ from what we think of today as the Mafia?
  • The many creative ways mobsters have gotten rid of bodies over the years.
  • How Anthony's father taught him to deal with a bully in Catholic school without getting smacked around by the nuns -- or going to jail.
  • What it was like for Anthony to have an Uncle Lucky Luciano to hang out with as a kid.
  • Why sometimes you've just got to kill a Pope when your grandfather tells you to.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/425

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Nov 03, 2020
424: Bypassing Putrid Pop's Repulsive Proclivities | Feedback Friday
00:59:36

Your dad has poor hygiene -- so poor, in fact, his #1 gross habit is that he'll go #2 and not wash his hands afterward. What can you do to discourage your foul father's frightening fecal forays? We'll tackle this (from a distance) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/424

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Tune in on Friday, November 6th at 2 p.m. Pacific through the Stereo app (available on iOS and Android) to hear Jordan and Gabe gab!
  • Ever experience something you can't explain and wonder if you're losing control of your mental faculties? Jordan's got a story about that...
  • Your visiting dad has poor hygiene -- so poor, in fact, his #1 gross habit is that he'll go #2 and not wash his hands afterward, and then touch everything in your house. What can you do to discourage your foul father's frightening fecal forays?
  • You've always been interested in becoming a mental health therapist, but life coach might be as fulfilling a career without the time/money investment. But how can you ensure you're the real deal and legitimately helping people?
  • A friend in your group is difficult, loud, and rude, with zero social skills. The solution might seem to just cut her out of your life, but you've known each other since kindergarten and you know doing so would devastate her. So what should you do?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Oct 30, 2020
423: Celeste Headlee | How to Have Conversations That Matter
01:07:55

Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) is the host of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She is the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.

What We Discuss with Celeste Headlee:

  • Why listening in the right way is the key to improving what you have to say.
  • Ways to correct the bad advice you’ve picked up about having good conversations.
  • How we can put our cognitive biases in check.
  • What it takes to have productive disagreements instead of shouting matches.
  • Surprising ways your smartphone affects the quality of your conversations — even if it’s off.
  • And much more...

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Oct 29, 2020
422: Billy McFarland | From Fyre Fest Fiasco to Federal Prison
01:05:52

Billy McFarland co-founded the ill-fated 2017 Fyre Festival, and is currently serving six years in federal prison for defrauding investors of $27.4 million.

What We Discuss with Billy McFarland:

  • The ideas that sparked what Fyre Festival was trying to achieve on an epic scale and the shortcomings that transformed it into a fraudulent, failed mess.
  • The countless things Billy would do differently if he could have a do-over.
  • The numerous ways in which prisons are warehouses of unmet potential.
  • How Billy stays safe and sane when he's in solitary confinement.
  • Billy's biggest regrets and what he hopes to have a chance to accomplish after he's served the time he agrees he deserves.
  • And much more...

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Oct 27, 2020
421: Sorting Out My Secret Lesbian Love Life | Feedback Friday
00:55:26

You're a mother of three, happily married to a wonderful man. But lately you've been acting on your urges to get intimate with other women. Racked with guilt, what can you do to come to terms with this secret lesbian love life before it wrecks your marriage? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

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Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/421

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • What does it mean to live with a bias toward action?
  • You're a mother of three, happily married to a wonderful man. But lately, you've been acting on your urges to get intimate with other women. Racked with guilt, what can you do to come to terms with this secret lesbian love life before it wrecks your marriage?
  • How do you break out of the dead-end job rut? You're not looking for your dream job, and you're not looking to get rich. You just want to be content with your career and find financial stability, but it seems easier said than done.
  • Your father is a retired child psychologist who should know that treating you like a nuisance when you need good advice about raising your own child isn't doing your relationship any favors. Is there anything you can do to make him understand something that seems so obvious?
  • You've been doing the work of someone two levels above you in the company hierarchy, but you keep getting the brush off when you try to negotiate a raise and elevation in title. How do you more assertively pursue your due?
  • You try to maintain your adult friendships by reaching out and catching up whenever the opportunity arises, but you can't shake the feeling that you're always the one putting in effort that's not reciprocated. Are you crossing some invisible boundaries you're not aware of, or should you just keep on keeping on?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Oct 23, 2020
420: Renee DiResta | Dismantling the Disinformation Machine
01:34:32

Renee DiResta (@noUpside) is the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory. She studies the role that tech platforms and curatorial algorithms play in the proliferation of disinformation and conspiracy theories, terrorist activities, and state-sponsored information warfare.

What We Discuss with Renee DiResta:

  • How the anti-vaxx movement, the Tea Party, and militia groups learned early on to market and cross-pollinate their messages across social media to receptive segments of the populace with shocking success.
  • The challenges faced by the US government in trying to stem the tide of social media exploitation by fringe groups and terrorists for the purposes of recruitment, generating sympathy for their causes, and fueling general chaos.
  • How entire networks of disinformation evolve to support and perpetuate interconnected webs of conspiracy theories, pseudoscientific bunk, fringe political views, and propaganda planted by hostile states and bad actors.
  • Why foreign organizations like Russia's Internet Research Agency and China's 50 Cent Party have promoted tribalism in the United States to keep us fighting among ourselves, how it serves their interests at our expense, and why we're so receptive to their influence.
  • Why memes and hashtags are so effective as short-form vehicles to promote simple ideas powerfully across wide demographics.
  • And much more...

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Oct 22, 2020
419: David Shimer | 100 Years of Covert Election Interference
01:04:53

David Shimer (@davidashimer) is a historian, foreign policy analyst, and author of Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference.

What We Discuss with David Shimer:

  • Why the more polarized a democracy, the more vulnerable it is to foreign subversion.
  • While we know that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and is working to interfere in the 2020 election, it's actually been attempting to subvert the integrity of our elections for the past century.
  • Why every American, of every political persuasion, should be concerned about the interference of Russia -- or any other foreign power -- in our elections.
  • What Russia really seeks to gain from undermining the democratic process not only in the United States, but around the world.
  • Countermeasures the United States can use to defend itself against this kind of interference.
  • And much more...

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Oct 20, 2020
418: How to Deal with Unsolicited Underage Nudes | Feedback Friday
01:05:55

Even if you're a minor, the life-altering consequences of being caught with child pornography shared via sexting by a fellow minor can be dire. We'll tackle how to deal with unsolicited, underage nudes -- and much 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/417

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Even if you're a minor, the life-altering consequences of being caught with child pornography shared via sexting by a fellow minor can be dire. Here's how to deal with unsolicited, underage nudes. [Thanks to our attorney friend Corbin Payne for helping us with this one!]
  • After efficiently streamlining and automating the duties of your new job -- for which you got a hefty raise -- you find you're really only working 20 to 30 minutes per day. How can you come to terms with working smarter rather than harder without feeling like you're taking unfair advantage of your company?
  • Your brother has little in the way of dating experience, and is now in a relationship with a recently divorced mother of two, 11 years his senior, who can most politely be described as "mean and controlling." How might you help him see for himself that he deserves better from a partner?
  • You have a coworker who neglects aspects of her job in a way that could erode the public's trust in your profession. You genuinely like this coworker and don't want to destroy her life, so how can you get her to change her ways before resorting to bringing it to the boss' attention?
  • In spite of making decent enough money with the business you co-founded, you've never felt comfortable playing the role of entrepreneur. Where do you look for opportunities and paths when you feel stuck and have exhausted your creativity?
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Oct 16, 2020
417: Dan Ariely | The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
01:44:04

Dan Ariely (@danariely) is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions and Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.

What We Discuss with Dan Ariely:

  • How does the What the Hell effect keep us making bad decisions even when we know they’re bad?
  • Are we ever truly rational, unbiased, or impartial?
  • What’s the best time to appear before a judge?
  • How transparency in our lives can often backfire.
  • How motivation works (and doesn’t work) and how we can use our own psychology against ourselves.
  • And so much more...

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Oct 15, 2020
416: John Perkins | New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
01:13:40

John Perkins (@jperkinsauthor) is an economist who has advised the World Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, and the US government. He is the author of The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

What We Discuss with John Perkins:

  • How corporations and governments use economic hit men (like John in a previous life) to coerce developing countries to auction off their most valuable resources like rainforests, oil, and mines at bargain-basement prices.
  • Why these predatory capitalist policies are commonplace and above scrutiny -- even though your tax dollars are massively subsidizing them.
  • The dire consequences that transpire when the leaders of these developing nations refuse to play ball.
  • How false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, and unbridled military power are used to dominate the developing world now more than ever before.
  • What John has learned from his time inside this corrupt system that we can use to transform what he calls a Death Economy into a Life Economy.
  • And much more...

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Oct 13, 2020
415: Should I Dodge a Debt to the Mafia? | Feedback Friday
01:12:49

You suspect your father-in-law took a large loan from the mafia in the Eastern European country where you now reside, and that they may come to you for it because you're American and they assume you're rich (which you're not). What can you do to keep your family safe? We'll field 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/415

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When you're stuck with a ceaseless sense of uncertainty (as many of us are in the midst of a pandemic), remember, in the words of the wise James Clear: action forces prioritization.
  • You suspect your father-in-law took a large loan from the mafia in the Eastern European country where you now reside, and that they may come to you for it because you're American and they assume you're rich (which you're not). What can you do to keep your family safe?
  • Texting “Did they pull the plug yet?” when your daughter was on life support a few months back was insensitive of your wife's friend. Should it be chalked up to an innocent lack of self-awareness, or is this a clear sign the friendship has run its course?
  • You work in an industry that allows you a flexible schedule, teaches you new skills, and pays well. But you can't shake the desire to dabble in a craft industry that might be personally fulfilling -- only without your current perks. How can you ensure you've considered all the data before you make a decision you may regret?
  • Can your reconnection with an old flame who already has kids endure if your plans to have a baby together are thrown off by lengthy unemployment and a loudly ticking -- and expiring -- biological clock?
  • You're lucky enough to have work-funded coaching to help with personal and professional development, sleep, nutrition, navigating uncertainty, and communication for the next six months. What can you do to ensure you're making the most of this valuable -- but limited -- time?
  • Recommendation: My Octopus Teacher on Netflix
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Oct 09, 2020
414: Jonah Berger | How to Change Anyone's Mind
01:14:43

Jonah Berger (@j1berger) is a professor at Wharton and a world-renowned expert on word of mouth, social influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. He's also a bestselling author; his latest book is The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind.

What We Discuss with Jonah Berger:

  • How the ingrained anti-persuasion radar we all possess makes it harder for us to follow even the best advice.
  • Why providing someone with a "menu" of options is a far more effective method of persuasion than giving them a single option.
  • While pushing works well when we want to move furniture, we're better off identifying obstacles and removing them when we want to guide another person in a certain direction.
  • How effective advertising overcomes our anti-persuasion radar and gets us invested in the idea of buying products.
  • Why most anti-smoking campaigns have an effect opposite of their intentions, and how a Thai campaign cleverly adopted a tactic that actually worked.
  • And much more...

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Oct 08, 2020
413: Mark Edward | True Confessions of a Fake Psychic
01:30:55

Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind -- including a convincing stint as a fake psychic. He's the author of Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium.

What We Discuss with Mark Edward:

  • What is mentalism, and how does it use our desire for the outlandish to be true against us?
  • Why all so-called psychics are frauds, though a small percentage genuinely believes their own hype.
  • Cold reading vs. hot reading, and how psychics use the results of these readings to convince you they're able to consult supernatural entities.
  • What it was like to work for the Psychic Friends Network, and how Mark used his mentalist superpowers to mine information from people over the phone -- and keep them calling back.
  • How big-name celebrity psychics ply their trade in front of large studio audiences while keeping the scam safely under control.
  • And much more...

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Oct 06, 2020
412: Breaking Up with My Narcissistic Grandma | Feedback Friday
00:58:20

Your grandma is so self-centered and negative that your efforts to stay in touch with her are just making you miserable. How do you go about breaking up with your narcissistic grandma without feeling terrible? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/412

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your grandma is so self-centered and negative that your efforts to stay in touch with her are just making you miserable. How do you go about breaking up with your narcissistic grandma without feeling terrible?
  • You grew up in a good-hearted, church-going family, but over time, you've come to the conclusion that you're an atheist. How do you break the news to them without losing their emotional -- and financial -- support?
  • As two male nurses in a female-dominated field, you and your boss have noticed an extreme anti-male sentiment from at least three of your managers. Should you bring up your grievances to HR or just look for another job?
  • We all cope with the pandemic in our own way, and some choose to drink more than they otherwise would. As your mother recently died from alcoholism, how can you interact with your booze-loving pals without being the killjoy in the Zoom room?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Oct 02, 2020
411: Oliver Stone | Writing, Directing, and Surviving the Movie Game
01:12:58

Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) is a film director, producer, and writer known for tackling controversial political issues in films like JFK and Platoon. He is also the author of Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, and Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the Movie Game.

What We Discuss with Oliver Stone:

  • The lesson Oliver learned about humanity -- when he was a cab driver prior to becoming a world-famous director -- that still rings true for him today.
  • Why Oliver chose to serve in the infantry during the Vietnam War when a lot of his contemporaries (including several presidents) did all they could do to avoid going.
  • What happened when Oliver snuck an obscene amount of LSD into his uptight father's scotch one night.
  • The projects Oliver has had to abandon in recent years, and why some of his earlier films would be impossible to make now.
  • Oliver's candid thoughts on Vladimir Putin, the CIA, cyberwarfare, and the culpability of the American media in current affairs.
  • And much more...

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Oct 01, 2020
410: H.R. McMaster | The Fight to Defend the Free World
01:19:43

Lt. General H.R. McMaster (@ltghrmcmaster) was the 26th National Security Advisor and author of Dereliction of Duty and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World.

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/410

What We Discuss with Lt. General H.R. McMaster:

  • The problem with taking a "George Constanza approach" to warfare if we want to resolve conflict instead of just drawing it out longer than it needs to be.
  • Why does the United States keep fighting, as H.R. said on 60 Minutes, "a one-year war 20 times" in Afghanistan?
  • The importance of exercising strategic empathy in order to understand how opposing states think rather than allowing strategic narcissism to convince us that they have the same motivations and think like us.
  • Why immigration is good for the United States and we should be encouraging it as a way to compete instead of discouraging it.
  • If H.R. believes that climate change is one of our greatest threats and challenges, why did he support a US withdrawal from the Paris Accords?
  • And much more...

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Sep 29, 2020
409: When Your Deranged Dad Calls the FBI on You | Feedback Friday
01:09:02

Your mentally ill father has threatened to call the FBI on you because he interprets a photo you took of your three-year-old son with a headband on as somehow "sexualizing" him. How do you even find the right kind of lawyer to preemptively deal with this? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/409

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is 2020 really as bad as it seems? Here's how to gain a reality-based perspective (even if reality's not seeming so great right now).
  • Your mentally ill father has threatened to call the FBI on you because he interprets a photo you took of your three-year-old son with a headband on as somehow "sexualizing" him. How do you even find the right kind of lawyer to preemptively deal with this?
  • You're a landscaper who's been asked to destroy a cannabis crop being grown by squatters on an absentee landlord's property. Said landlord doesn't want the cops involved. In how many ways is it a bad idea to accept this job?
  • You've always been decent looking and you're now as healthy and in shape as you were in high school, but being legally blind has kept you from really throwing your hat in the dating ring. What can you do to find your way to romance with someone accepting of your situation?
  • You love that you can whip through books, podcasts, and videos at 3x, but it seems to have lowered your tolerance for slow talkers and people who can't get to the point quickly in a conversation. Should you learn how to take things a little...more...slowly?
  • After being laid off, you're currently in the process of networking and making a career shift. You've been able to secure cold calls with higher-ups that seem to have gone well, but how do you move from a cold call toward a job offer?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD,...
Sep 25, 2020
408: Chris Hadfield | An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
01:25:01

Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) is an engineer, former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, retired astronaut, the first Canadian to walk in space, and author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and The Darkest Dark.

What We Discuss with Chris Hadfield:

  • The difference between "I want to be" and "I want to turn myself into."
  • Enjoying small victories along a path of preparation and personal growth vs. grand "make it or break it" expectations.
  • How intense is imposter syndrome for a newly selected astronaut?
  • What's the astronaut's (as well as earthling's) best antidote for fear?
  • What really happens when you sneeze in space?
  • And much more...

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Sep 24, 2020
407: Mosab Hassan Yousef | The Green Prince of Hamas
01:21:09

Mosab Hassan Yousef grew up as the son of a Hamas co-founder, then worked undercover with Israel security service Shin Bet to root out terrorist plots. He is the author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Unthinkable Choices and is featured in the documentary The Green Prince.

What We Discuss with Mosab Hassan Yousef:

  • What it was like growing up in one of the first families of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas -- and why Mosab considers it "the greatest school of [his] life."
  • The turning point when Mosab no longer saw Hamas as the "good" guys.
  • How Mosab dealt with the loneliness of working undercover for Israeli intelligence against his former friends and family.
  • What Mosab feels about the well-meaning but -- he believes to be misguided -- "free Palestine" movement.
  • What prompted Mosab to get out of undercover work and chronicle his story for others to read (and watch on television).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/407

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Sep 22, 2020
406: My Custody Battle with an Escort Ex | Feedback Friday
01:01:41

You wound up fathering a child during a relationship with an escort-turned-very-wealthy madam, but struggle with constant custody battles since you're not the one running a cash-only business. How can you ensure justice prevails for the sake of your child -- who endured quite a few possibly traumatic "bring your kid to work" days in your ex's care? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/406

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How can you communicate effectively and convey emotion through a mask in the age of COVID-19?
  • How can you prevail in a custody battle with your wealthy escort-turned-madam ex when legal fees are bankrupting you?
  • Even though it's a life goal, you don't feel ready to accept the role of CFO you've been offered and it's filling you with dread instead of elation. How do you proceed cautiously without blowing a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
  • Your mother-in-law gets jealous if you and your spouse spend too much time with your family, and it causes friction at home. What can you do to make her realize that closeness with your family is not a crime?
  • As a manager, you find that if you give your senior-level employees too much direction, they don't like being micromanaged. But if you're not super specific with your expectations, they tend to drop the ball and not manage their time well. How do you strike the right balance in leadership?
  • In the workplace, how do you change subjects gracefully when you feel uncomfortable with someone oversharing or asking intrusive questions?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 18, 2020
405: Harri Hursti | The Cyber War on America's Elections
01:07:03

Harri Hursti (@HarriHursti) is an ethical hacker and researcher, co-founder of Nordic Innovation Labs, and has been featured in the HBO documentaries Hacking Democracy and Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections.

What We Discuss with Harri Hursti:

  • Who's trying to hack our elections and why.
  • Why all Americans lose if we allow enemies of the state to tamper with our election results -- even if our "side" emerges victorious this time around.
  • Why electronic voting machines are more vulnerable to fraudulent manipulation than mail-in ballots and other forms of voting that leave an auditable paper trail.
  • What we know about hacking strategies that have worked on other countries -- because every single NATO country has had Russian interference in their election.
  • How fostering the public's eroding trust in our election system is the ultimate goal of our enemies.
  • And much more...

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Sep 17, 2020
404: Guy Raz | How I Built This
01:01:59

Guy Raz (@guyraz) hosts popular podcasts How I Built This and TED Radio Hour, and he's the author of How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs.

What We Discuss with Guy Raz:

  • Guy's number one secret to getting a great interview.
  • What's the one teachable quality all entrepreneurs seem to have in common?
  • How much truth is there to the American folk tale that opportunity comes to anyone who's just willing to put in the work?
  • What a guest has to gain by being asked difficult questions during an interview.
  • Why countries that make a concerted effort to confront the uncomfortable passages from their own history books become stronger and better.
  • And much more...

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Sep 15, 2020
403: My Best Friend’s Cheating Ex | Feedback Friday
00:56:04

How can you still be supportive of the friend you love when they're still trying to work things out with a cheating ex you'd like to strangle? We'll look 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/403

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How can you still be supportive of the friend you love when they're still trying to work things out with a cheating ex you'd like to strangle?
  • You accidentally eavesdropped on a pair of clients engaging in carnal relations over Zoom when they thought they were signed out. Should you let them know you heard everything or just let it go?
  • How can you dig the well before you're thirsty when all you're hearing is the sound of your network's crickets?
  • As a highly praised female in a male-dominated industry, how can you make it clear you expect to make as much as your male predecessor -- with the title to match -- without coming off as pushy?
  • Working from home during this quarantine has been an incredibly positive and productive experience, but your company is old school and itching to get back to business as usual in the office. What might you do to keep living the quarandream?
  • This LinkedIn "mentorship" contact you got suckered into having a conversation with is definitely a scam, right?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 11, 2020
402: Cheryl Strayed | Creativity, Meltdowns, and Leaving It All Behind
01:18:31

Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) co-hosts the Dear Sugars podcast and is the award-winning author of several books, including Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.

What We Discuss with Cheryl Strayed:

  • Why sometimes the only way to do something right is to do some things wrong.
  • Why we give our best advice to others even when we can't follow through with it for ourselves.
  • The value of surrendering to your own mediocrity in order to finish what you've started.
  • How to avoid getting trapped in the need for other people's approval.
  • What Cheryl really means when she says "Don't let your dreams ruin your life."
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/402

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Sep 10, 2020
401: Robert Wittman | The Undercover Hunt for Stolen Art
01:27:17

Robert Wittman (@robertwittman) is the former senior investigator/creator of the FBI's national art crime team and author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.

What We Discuss with Robert Wittman:

  • Why criminal and terrorist organizations find art less risky to smuggle than contraband like cash, drugs, or guns.
  • The three things that make an art piece valuable: provenance, authenticity, and good title.
  • Why the US has only relatively recently begun to take art crime seriously, whereas Italy's art crime team has a freaking submarine!
  • Simple but effective tactics for remaining undercover without arousing suspicion from the targets.
  • Why losing his fear instinct was a clear signal for Robert to retire from undercover work for good.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/401

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Sep 08, 2020
400: The Doggy Doo-Doo Debacle | Feedback Friday
01:04:38

Instead of hounding your neighbor for letting his pooch poop in your yard, you've instituted a pawsive-aggressive campaign of terrier against them. But what's the best way to solve the problem before somebody gets seriously ruffed up? Retriever the answer 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/400

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Were we off-base with our advice to the person who romantically matched with a mask-refusing COVID-19 denier a couple of weeks back?
  • Your neighbor's in the doghouse and doesn't even know it for letting his convivial canine crap all over your yard. What's the best way to preserve peace between your houses?
  • You were raised to care about others and your community, but it's never made you rich. Should you raise your child to be the kind of person who puts himself first -- even if it sometimes means stepping on others to get ahead?
  • You're working in a system where networking and name recognition are just as important as being good at your job, but you have a plan to move across the country five to 10 years in the future. How would you start building that network now?
  • Happily married for two years with thoughts of having children ahead, you're still trying to agree on a last name to share, even though you're both attached to the ones you already have. What kind of resolution do we suggest?
  • As a methodical consultant, you consistently put in more than your approved billable hours and eat the time as part of doing business with budget-conscious, mid-tier companies. But is there a better way?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

Sep 04, 2020
399: Jennifer L. Eberhardt | The Science of Why We're Biased
01:24:48

Jennifer L. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford University whose research explores race, bias, and inequality; she is the author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.

What We Discuss with Jennifer L. Eberhardt:

  • What's going on in the brain that creates and maintains bias.
  • How bias can alter what we feel and even what we see.
  • How bias is contagious, and why we may have evolved bias in the first place.
  • Why bias doesn’t just hurt the person who is on the receiving end of it.
  • How we can spot bias in ourselves and act to mitigate it.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/399

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Sep 03, 2020
398: Danny Trejo | Inmate #1
01:03:10

Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) is an instantly-recognizable actor, producer, and restauranteur with a resume that includes crime, hard time, and battling his own addictions while helping troubled youth overcome theirs. His latest project is the documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.

What We Discuss with Danny Trejo:

  • What it was once like for Danny to ponder if he was doing robberies to support his drug habit, or doing drugs to support his robbery habit.
  • How Danny got his act together after spending 10 years in and out of every prison in California.
  • How Danny walked onto a Hollywood movie set as a drug counselor and left as a bona fide actor.
  • Why Danny doesn't do his own stunts.
  • How Danny has maintained sobriety for over 50 years -- and continues to help others maintain theirs.
  • And much more...

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Sep 01, 2020
397: My Future vs. My Special Needs Sister | Feedback Friday
00:50:45

You've been helping your single mom care for your special needs sister for 19 years, but you're 24 now and need to set out on your own life. How do you cope with the guilt you're feeling for putting your needs first for perhaps the first time, ever? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/397

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You've been helping your single mom care for your special needs sister for 19 years, but you're 24 now and need to set out on your own life. How do you cope with the guilt you're feeling for putting your needs first for perhaps the first time, ever?
  • As a skillful, reliable contractor who has worked on an as-needed basis with several companies for six years, how do you ask for a raise without making it seem like an ultimatum?
  • Is it possible to maintain friendships with people you've known your whole life but who differ from you not only in matters of opinion and lifestyle choices, but core values?
  • You're at a point in your career where you want to focus on your target market, but you don't want your peers to think you're brushing your rejects off on them. When you're in a small industry where word travels fast, how do you nicely decline to work with someone?
  • You've applied for a job that seems like a great fit, but you're concerned your criminal record might be an issue during the interview in spite of having drastically turned your life around. Should you bring it up first, and if so, how?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Aug 28, 2020
396: Dr. Anders Ericsson | Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
01:03:28

Before passing away earlier this year, Dr. Anders Ericsson was the cognitive psychologist who discovered that deliberate practice, not natural talent, is the key to developing expertise. He was the co-author of Peak: Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise.

What We Discuss with Dr. Anders Ericsson:

  • Why innate talent is a myth.
  • How to set up a deliberate practice regimen to become more effective at anything you do.
  • The truth about the 10,000-hour rule to mastery popularized by Malcolm Gladwell.
  • Why “try differently” is a better recipe for success than “try harder.”
  • Contrary to what was once believed, the brain can be rewired to excel toward a specific goal at any age with the proper training.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/396

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Aug 27, 2020
395: How to Avoid Scams | Deep Dive
01:10:54

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into common scams to watch out for, why even the smartest among us get suckered into falling for scams, and what we can do to help ourselves and others break free of scams for good.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • The most common scams to look out for — from multi-level marketing (MLM) pyramid schemes and large-group awareness training (LGAT) to fake gurus and spiritual shysters.
  • The dangerous consequences you or someone you care about can face when suckered into participating in these predatory scams.
  • The qualities of people who often fall for scams — and why even the smartest among us are vulnerable to chasing their empty promises once hooked.
  • The role of environment (like economic crisis and upbringing) in scam susceptibility.
  • The right — and wrong — ways to approach someone who’s fallen for a scam (even if that someone is you).
  • And much more…

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Aug 25, 2020
394: Was I Unknowingly a Sugar Daddy? | Feedback Friday
01:07:54

When you gave your girlfriend a place to live rent-free while she went through college -- only to have her break up with you over the phone after graduating because she had to "find herself," were you unknowingly a sugar daddy? We'll get to the bottom of this and more right 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/394

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When you gave your girlfriend a place to live rent-free while she went through college -- only to have her break up with you over the phone after graduating because she had to "find herself," were you unknowingly a sugar daddy?
  • As a new project manager at a high-speed startup where the learning curve has been tough and your confidence has been low, how can you forge new working relationships during COVID at a company where everyone is seemingly heads-down focused on work all day?
  • The person you're romantically interested in accidentally totaled your mailbox with their car. Should you let them slide on taking responsibility for it (even though it means lying to your parents) in hopes it'll earn you brownie points with this person?
  • You're writing your first children's book, and you're wondering about the best ways to publicize it -- possibly through influencers and podcasts. How do you make sure you stand out to your potential audience and the people who can help you find it?
  • You want to learn and grow and you assumed that conferences were another way to do so, but you're becoming skeptical of anything or anyone offering any sort of education or training. How can you tell the legit courses and teachers from the scam artists?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Aug 21, 2020
393: Joaquin "Jack" Garcia | Undercover in the Mafia Part Two
01:06:35

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia is the former undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years, resulting in the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters -- as revealed in his book Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. This is part two of a two-part episode; listen to part one here!

What We Discuss with Joaquin "Jack" Garcia:

  • How Jack got a mob boss to carry around a mobile phone that was bugged by the FBI.
  • What Jack did to avoid violating his FBI oath without arousing suspicion while undercover.
  • How much weight Jack gained during three years of hanging out with gangsters in the best Italian restaurants New York has to offer.
  • What Jack misses most about being in the mafia.
  • The biggest organized crime threats to the United States today.
  • And much more...

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Aug 20, 2020
392: Joaquin "Jack" Garcia | Undercover in the Mafia Part One
01:00:52

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia is the former undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years, resulting in the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters -- as revealed in his book Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. This is part one of a two-part episode; part two drops later this week!

What We Discuss with Joaquin "Jack" Garcia:

  • How Jack managed to survive undercover posing as a mobster in the Gambino crime syndicate of La Cosa Nostra for nearly three years.
  • The tells of organized crime: how wise guys generally know who's legit and who's not.
  • Mob culture and the rules that govern the always-upward flow of money.
  • How Jack became so trusted by the highest levels of the organization that they offered him the chance to be a "made" man.
  • How Jack's work led to the arrest and conviction of 35 mobsters -- including the top members of the post-John Gotti Gambino crime family.
  • And much more...

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Aug 18, 2020
391: Help! My Ex Hacked My Entire Home! | Feedback Friday
00:59:50

Your ex hacked all of your electronics when you were together, and now they spy on you from inside your own house! What can you do to fight back? This and more 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/391

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your ex hacked all of your electronics when you were together, and now they spy on you from inside your own house! What can you do to defend yourself? [Thanks  to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • How do you stop caring about what other people think about you?
  • While you've never filed for bankruptcy and you're currently on top of your payments, you have a lot of debt. Should you be concerned if a new employer wants to check your credit -- and do they have the right to as a condition for hiring you?
  • The good news: you made a great online connection with someone you'd like to date. The bad news: they think COVID is a hoax and refuse to wear a mask for your peace of mind. Should you pursue a relationship with this person, or is this enough of a red flag to just move on?
  • You were let go from a small company during your probationary period due to "culture clash." How can you stay in touch with the coworkers you did get along with, and what do you say to recruiters and hiring managers who ask why things didn't work out?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.

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Aug 14, 2020
390: Ray Dalio | Principles of an Investing Pioneer Part Two
00:54:36

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 and the upcoming The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and FailThis is part two of a two-part episode; make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Ray Dalio:

  • Why your success has more to do with how you handle what you don't know than what you do know.
  • Good habits come from thinking in a principled way, but good thinking comes from exploring the reasoning behind principles.
  • How to review the principles by which you operate to ensure you're acting in accordance with your own goals and objectives -- not someone else's.
  • What you can do to cultivate a culture of radical transparency in the workplace and at home to make sure progress is propelled by the best ideas in the room -- not the biggest egos.
  • The importance of understanding that you can practically have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want.
  • And much more...

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Aug 13, 2020
389: Ray Dalio | Principles of an Investing Pioneer Part One
00:48:33

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 and the upcoming The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and FailThis is part one of a two-part episode; be on the lookout for part two later in the week!

What We Discuss with Ray Dalio:

  • The predictable cycles that contribute to the rise and fall of great and once-great nations on the world stage -- and where Ray sees these cycles heading now.
  • Why there are so many people denying the current pandemic as a hoax in spite of endless evidence before their very eyes.
  • How we, as emotional human beings, should prepare ourselves for the less comfortable cycles we're bound to experience in the future.
  • Ray's firsthand account of China's rapid evolution into a technological superpower over just the past few decades.
  • Why we have Ray to thank (or blame) for the invention of the Chicken McNugget.
  • And much more...

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Aug 11, 2020
388: Should I Bail Out My In-Laws? | Feedback Friday
00:49:55

Your in-laws need financial help to keep their business afloat, but they're historically terrible with finances. Should you bail out your in-laws or even co-sign for a loan knowing it could backfire on you? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/388

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your in-laws need financial help to keep their business afloat, but they're historically terrible with finances. Should you bail out your in-laws or even co-sign for a loan knowing it could backfire on you?
  • What are the secrets to writing a reference letter for someone in a way that showcases their attributes from a place of understanding how valuable these attributes really are?
  • Should you suffer in an industry you've grown to hate for another 10-15 years until you can retire, or should you quit the dip now to find a new career in a city where you want to be, with a life that brings happiness over money and status?
  • Should your multinational, publicly traded company pay you for something you've been informally doing for free? You want to be generous and supportive, but not taken advantage of. How do you negotiate this with your higher-ups?
  • As a blind person, you’ve never been really good at understanding small talk and getting people to talk to you. How can you get better at being social when you can’t see facial expressions or body language?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Aug 07, 2020
387: Tom Wainwright | How to Run a Drug Cartel
01:10:55

Tom Wainwright (@t_wainwright) of The Economist shares the harrowing and sometimes grisly experiences he endured while writing Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel.

What We Discuss with Tom Wainwright:

  • The parallels between the drug trade and regular businesses.
  • How ideas of economics and business apply to any entrepreneurial or business venture.
  • How drug cartels engage in corporate social responsibility, branding, and even PR campaigns.
  • Why drug cartels franchise, regulate labor, branch out online, and diversify into legal (and ubiquitous) industries.
  • How an economist gets discovered wearing a GPS device to a meeting with a drug lord and lives to tell the tale!
  • And much more…

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Aug 06, 2020
386: Amanda Knox | The Truth About True Crime
01:36:02

Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of Waiting to Be Heard. She was the host of The Scarlet Letter Reports and currently co-hosts The Truth About True Crime podcast.

What We Discuss with Amanda Knox:

  • How Amanda was coerced into wrongfully confessing that she was at the scene of her roommate's murder without being made aware of her rights or being given access to a lawyer.
  • Why not understanding the difference between being questioned as a witness and interrogated as a suspect landed Amanda in custody for 1,428 days without being allowed to see her family.
  • How even a false confession, once made, often sways a jury to convict a defendant before any of the evidence is even considered, and why it's not uncommon for a completely innocent person to give a false confession to a skilled interrogator looking to close a case quickly.
  • Why a police department investigating a case under the scrutiny of a worldwide media frenzy might be less interested in carrying out justice than covering up its own countless acts of gross incompetence.
  • Why a populace literate in its own legal rights is the only real way to combat the manipulation of ignorance -- by both prosecution and defense -- in the court system that leads to so many wrong outcomes.
  • And much more...

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Aug 04, 2020
385: Can I Date a White-Collar Criminal? | Feedback Friday
00:51:45

While googling someone you met on a dating app, it turns out they have a white-collar criminal record. Should you give them the benefit of the doubt that they've learned from their mistake, or back off now? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/385

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • While googling someone you met on a dating app, it turns out they have a criminal record for intellectual property theft. Should you give them the benefit of the doubt that they've learned from their mistake, or back off now?
  • How can you get clients and colleagues to take you seriously as a professional when you look much younger than your years?
  • How do you deal with the envy and resentment you feel toward a friend who is doing miles better than you in their career even though you both started at the same time?
  • Thanks to the pandemic, the job you were supposed to start in August has been pushed to begin in January. What can you do between now and then to make sure it's still there when the new year rolls around?
  • You've been a nurse in a COVID unit for five months, and your friends and family are terrified to be near you. It might be tolerable if you had a significant other for support, but you're single and the loneliness is unbearable. What can you do?
  • You're currently in the "Gmail Roulette" part of Six-Minute Networking, and the success rate has been excellent. However, how do you manage to avoid being overwhelmed by all the incoming traffic?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

Jul 31, 2020
384: Aimen Dean | Nine Lives of a Spy Inside Al-Qaeda Part Two
01:34:31

Aimen Dean (@AimenDean) was once one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. He eventually switched sides and spent eight years as an MI6 spy trying to take al-Qaeda down from the inside. He is the author of Nine Lives: My Time as the MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda and co-host of podcast Conflicted. This is part one of a two-part episode that will conclude later this week!

What We Discuss with Aimen Dean:

  • The radicalizing circumstances that contributed to Aimen's recruitment by Islamic extremists after memorizing the Quran by age 12.
  • Early misgivings about the cause brought about by witnessing a brutal revenge massacre instigated by his own side during the Bosnian War when he was only 17.
  • What Aimen learned about "logistical back-office jihad" and financing terrorism on a global scale while creatively accounting for a now-infamous charity front.
  • Aimen's trip to Afghanistan at the behest of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that led him to swear allegiance to Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
  • What Aimen learned -- and taught -- about ingenious and terrible methods of torture that would extract confessions from victims without leaving permanent marks.
  • And much more...

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Jul 30, 2020
383: Aimen Dean | Nine Lives of a Spy Inside Al-Qaeda Part One
01:36:12

Aimen Dean (@AimenDean) was once one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. He eventually switched sides and spent eight years as an MI6 spy trying to take al-Qaeda down from the inside. He is the author of Nine Lives: My Time as the MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda and co-host of podcast Conflicted. This is part one of a two-part episode that will conclude later this week!

What We Discuss with Aimen Dean:

  • The radicalizing circumstances that contributed to Aimen's recruitment by Islamic extremists after memorizing the Quran by age 12.
  • Early misgivings about the cause brought about by witnessing a brutal revenge massacre instigated by his own side during the Bosnian War when he was only 17.
  • What Aimen learned about "logistical back-office jihad" and financing terrorism on a global scale while creatively accounting for a now-infamous charity front.
  • Aimen's trip to Afghanistan at the behest of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that led him to swear allegiance to Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
  • What Aimen learned -- and taught -- about ingenious and terrible methods of torture that would extract confessions from victims without leaving permanent marks.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/383

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Jul 28, 2020
382: Should I Move In with My Father-in-Law? | Feedback Friday
00:55:17

You and the spouse moved in with your father-in-law to emotionally support him when your mother-in-law passed away, but it's difficult to relax or work from home on a foldout bed in the dining room. How can you bring up the subject of bowing out to another (nearby) place -- by yourself for the time being if necessary -- without feeling insensitive? We'll try to help you out with 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • "A practical definition of opportunity cost: If you spend too much time working on good things, then you don’t have much time left to work on great things." -James Clear
  • You and the spouse moved in with your father-in-law to emotionally support him when your mother-in-law passed away, but it's difficult to relax or work from home on a foldout bed in the dining room. How can you bring up the subject of finding another (nearby) place without feeling insensitive?
  • When reconnecting with people you've lost touch with for ages, how can you diplomatically ask for exactly what you're looking for without sounding like a user or opportunist?
  • Is your reluctance to take on a new job that would pay you four times more than you've ever made before due to legitimate concerns over your own competence, or are you just suffering from pangs of imposter syndrome?
  • You lent a friend $63k on your credit card, and it's now clear you'll never see that money again. Even worse, you're stuck with the bill and can't even cover minimum payments. You could consolidate your debt or file for bankruptcy -- but are these really your only options?
  • Working from home during quarantine made you realize you like being more present for your kids than commuting an hour each way to the office -- which the boss wants you to start doing again now that the state has decreed things "safe." Are you crazy for wanting to start your own business in these uncertain times?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Jul 24, 2020
381: Neal Brennan | Comedy's Triple Threat
01:04:48

Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) is a comedy writer/producer/director, co-creator of Chappelle's Show, host of the How Neal Feel podcast, and is featured in his own live standup solo show 3 Mics at Netflix.

What We Discuss with Neal Brennan:

  • How Neal's 3 Mics show came about, and the idea behind its three parts: one-liners, emotional stuff, and stand up.
  • The comedy-writing process and how it mirrors real life.
  • A mindset to get a more realistic handle on the potential outcome of a given project or situation.
  • Tips on getting happy from a guy who's tried everything -- and why achievement can't be a substitute for happiness.
  • When networking, remember Neal's sage words: "No one's going to help you in a way that's not beneficial to them."
  • And so much more...

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Jul 23, 2020
380: Blake Mycoskie | Made for Entrepreneurship
01:02:56

Blake Mycoskie (@BlakeMycoskie) is the philanthropic founder of TOMS Shoes, author of Start Something That Matters, and co-founder of wellness subscription box service Madefor (get 20 percent off by using code MFJORDAN if you feel like checking it out).

What We Discuss with Blake Mycoskie:

  • What Blake's new Madefor startup can do to make you better (and how you can get 20 percent off by using code MFJORDAN if you feel like checking it out).
  • Why entrepreneurship is more than just saying "I don't want a boss" -- it's seeking to remedy a problem the world needs to have solved.
  • The benefits of cultivating the "beginner's mind" of a Buddhist.
  • Why Blake advises founders in the early stages of a startup to bootstrap resources rather than seek investment dollars.
  • What Blake sees as emerging business trends in a COVID-19 world and beyond.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/380

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Jul 21, 2020
379: How to Deal with a Cheating Dad | Feedback Friday
00:52:18

You know that your father, who has a history of cheating on your mother, is currently having an affair with a family "friend." How should you deal with your cheating dad in a way that won't destroy what little cohesion your family has left? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/379

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You know that your father, who has a history of cheating on your mother, is currently having an affair with a family "friend." How should you deal with your cheating dad in a way that won't destroy what little cohesion your family has left?
  • How can you keep growing your side hustle that has thrived during quarantine while convincing your unreasonable full-time boss that both of you would be happiest if you took a part-time consulting role so you don't lose your stake in the company?
  • You find your workshop job well-paying and satisfying, but it takes its toll on your body -- as evidenced by your older coworkers. How can you secure an office job at your company to avoid the same fate?
  • You've developed skills for finding and acting on opportunities that you'd like to share with others, but potential mentees so far have been lacking in ambition. How can you teach them to fish when they just expect the fish to come to them?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you're a DJ, music producer, or podcast audio engineer, software can get pretty expensive. Email software companies explaining that you love their product and you want to do the right thing by legally purchasing it, but money is tight. They're often willing to pass along deep discounts when possible.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 17, 2020
378: Steven Johnson | How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most
01:19:22

Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) is the best-selling author of 11 books on the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience, including Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most. He also hosts the Fighting Coronavirus podcast on Wondery.

What We Discuss with Steven Johnson:

  • In a world where we might put more thought into brunch than buying a house, what types of decisions warrant a "decision-making process?"
  • Why we can do better than relying on the old pros and cons list that Ben Franklin, Charles Darwin, and our parents once found useful.
  • Uniform phases of decision-making that we can teach, learn, and apply to tailor-made decisions of varying complexity.
  • How AI might help us augment decision-making processes involving probability.
  • The premortem: why planning as if a future event has already happened might result in better decisions than just asking ourselves "what if?"
  • And much more...

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Jul 16, 2020
377: Randolph Nesse | Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
01:26:22

Randolph Nesse (@randynesse) is the founding director of the Center for Evolution Medicine at Arizona State University and author of Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry.

What We Discuss with Randolph Nesse:

  • What possible purpose do anxiety, depression, and anger serve from an evolutionary standpoint?
  • Why the body's mechanisms for keeping us safe often overreact, and what we can do to get a handle on them when they work a little too well.
  • The evolutionary upsides to worrying about what other people think of us.
  • Why natural selection shapes our behavior toward reproduction rather than health and longevity.
  • Why do women often go for the reckless mate instead of the safe mate -- and why do men stick around at all?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/377

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Jul 14, 2020
376: How to Fire Someone You Care About | Feedback Friday
00:57:38

Because of the economic downturn, you're forced to lay off someone who gave up a lot to accept the job on your recommendation. How do you fire someone you care about? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/376

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Because of the economic downturn, you're forced to lay off someone who gave up a lot to accept the job on your recommendation. How do you fire someone you care about?
  • How should you approach handshakes and face masks for an onsite job interview during the pandemic without seeming unfriendly, strange, or paranoid (or reckless or ignorant)?
  • You want to make your voice heard, but how do you overcome the fear of being exposed, on display, and held to old opinions or snapshots of who you were at a certain period when it's a barrier to your growth?
  • Now sober, you burned a lot of bridges when you weren't. While doing an inventory of your network, should you reach out and apologize to people you wronged, and if you didn't wrong them, how much of a connection do you need to just reach out and be personal?
  • Your gullible brother got out of an MLM scam only to get wrapped up in a currency exchange "company" that operates in a similar manner. How can you help him see the error of his ways without risking his tendency to dig in deeper?
  • As Benjamin Hardy might say: what's next for Future Jordan?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 10, 2020
375: Bob Sutton | The A-hole Survival Guide
00:58:05

Bob Sutton (@work_matters) is a Stanford Business School professor and author of New York Times bestseller The No Asshole Rule and, most recently, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

What We Discuss with Bob Sutton:

  • What is an a-hole, and why do they seem to be everywhere?
  • Why a-holes do not finish first.
  • What to do if you’re forced to work with an a-hole.
  • How to spot the red flags that help you avoid dealing with a-holes in the first place — or know when it’s time to quit the a-holes who are already in your life.
  • How to tell if maybe you’re the a-hole.
  • And much more...

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Jul 09, 2020
374: Kelly McGonigal | The Upside of Stress
01:40:11

Kelly McGonigal (@kellymcgonigal) is a research psychologist, a lecturer at Stanford University, and an award-winning science writer. She is the author of The Joy of Movement, The Willpower Instinct, and The Upside of Stress.

What We Discuss with Kelly McGonigal:

  • How much does the way you think about stress affect your health?
  • Contrary to what medical professionals have been telling you for years, can there really be such a thing as good stress?
  • Why trying to shame someone out of a harmful coping mechanism (overeating, smoking, etc.) can generate the very stress that prompts reliance on that mechanism.
  • How anxiety, pangs of loneliness, and other indications of stress can be seen as calls to action instead of triggers for inappropriate responses.
  • How do genetics play into your relationship with stress?
  • And much more...

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Jul 07, 2020
373: How Do I Keep My Mother-in-Law Alive? | Feedback Friday
00:48:01

Your wife refuses to stand up to her mother about her failing health, instead leaving it up to you to hound her about blood sugar levels, smoking, etc. How can you get your wife more involved in your mother-in-law's health? We'll tackle this and much 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/373

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Some food for thought from Ryan Holiday's The Daily Dad newsletter.
  • Your wife refuses to stand up to her mother about her failing health, instead leaving it up to you to hound her about blood sugar levels, smoking, etc. How can you get your wife more involved in your mother-in-law's health?
  • You excel at your job and the rate of upward mobility has been excellent, but you're experiencing burnout. At the point of desperation and without clear direction, what can you do to find a healthy balance?
  • You need an external opinion on how to communicate with a good friend of yours who’s in the middle of a massive manic episode. Here's what we suggest.
  • You're a 70-year-old great aunt, and your grand nephew who just graduated from high school is coming to visit you for a week. What can you do to make it memorable and useful to his development as a young man?
  • Feedback from essays you've written indicates your writing can change lives, but you've promised yourself to focus on a side hustle to eventually expand into a business. So which route should you take: the path of passion or the path of profitability?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Lenox Hill
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: 
Jul 03, 2020
372: Bob Saget | How Comedy Continually Changes His Life
01:12:21

Bob Saget (@bobsaget) is a comedian, actor, director, host of the Bob Saget's Here For You podcast, and author of Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.

What we discuss with Bob Saget:

  • The shared age at which Bob Saget and Richard Pryor knew they were funny.
  • How Bob's sense of humor developed as a mechanism to avoid pain.
  • Why Bob has reinvented himself repeatedly over the course of his career -- from the wholesome family man he portrayed on Full House to the dirty lecher he played on Entourage (and all points between).
  • The big breaks that can come from life's worst disappointments.
  • Bob's proven remedy for dealing with the haters (and we all have haters).
  • And much more...

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Jul 02, 2020
371: Maria Konnikova | Pulling Off the Biggest Bluff
01:36:30

Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker, a bestselling author, and an international poker champion -- a title she earned while researching her latest book, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

What We Discuss with Maria Konnikova:

  • How Maria went from being someone who had no interest in poker to raking in big bucks as an international poker champion.
  • How people make decisions and what poker can tell us about reading human motivation.
  • How to spot real physical tells at the poker table (and real life).
  • How we can control and prevent emotional thinking (aka "going on tilt").
  • Why, in poker as in life, triumph is your foe, and disaster is where you learn.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/371

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Jun 30, 2020
370: My Life as a Secret Love Child | Feedback Friday
00:52:11

Your father already had another family when he decided to have an affair with your mom (which resulted in you). Now that you're 18, is it right for you to still be kept a secret from this other family? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/370

On this week's Feedback Friday:

  • If you're feeling unlucky lately, see if you're controlling these three drivers for results.
  • Your father already had another family when he decided to have an affair with your mom (which resulted in you). Now that you're 18, is it right for you to still be kept a secret from this other family?
  • You've made some headway in life, but your social circle has not. As a result, your lack of relatable friendships makes you feel antisocial. Where do you begin the quest for a new social circle?
  • Looking for a job while sheltering in place is a bummer. How can you: a) politely turn away leads you think aren't a good fit out of respect for your old boss who's passing them your way, and b) avoid being the awkward newcomer on Zoom who doesn't know anyone in real life if you do land a new job?
  • How can you tell the difference between a legitimate, positively influential mastermind group and a scammy, fake guru-style mastermind group as we addressed recently in episode 368?
  • New at your job, how should you go about failure when it could jeopardize how others think of you? You want to acknowledge your mistakes without losing the trust of your coworkers and higher-ups.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Jun 26, 2020
369: Tim Ballard | Putting a Stop to Child Sex Trafficking
01:26:00

Tim Ballard (@TimBallard) is a former Homeland Security agent who reluctantly got involved in chasing down global child trafficking. As the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, he is featured in the documentary film Operation Toussaint: Operation Underground Railroad and the Fight to End Modern Day Slavery, and is a co-author of the book adaptation as well as Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues -- Then and Now.

What We Discuss with Tim Ballard:

  • Slavery is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.
  • There are more people enslaved right now than there were during the transatlantic slave trade period between the 15th and 19th centuries.
  • Slavery generates three times the revenue of the NFL. With the money from all the trafficking in the world, you could buy every Starbucks outlet in the world. Every NBA team in the nation. Every Target store.
  • There are 30 million slaves in the world; 10 million of them are children.
  • 17,500 children are trafficked into the US every year.
  • And much more...

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Jun 25, 2020
368: Coffeezilla | How to Expose Fake Guru Scams
01:34:29

Coffeezilla (@coffeebreak_YT) is a prolific YouTuber who exposes fake guru scam artists and alerts would-be victims to the tactics used to part them from their hard-earned money.

What we discuss with Coffeezilla:

  • How fake gurus who profess to teach you how to get rich quick aren't using these same methods to get rich -- they're using you.
  • The classic framework used by fake gurus to entice their target demographic.
  • How fake gurus leverage cult of personality dynamics to be both relatable and unquestionable.
  • How fake gurus pass off once-legitimate moneymaking methods long after they've become obsolete and worthless.
  • Why you don't have to be especially gullible to fall for what a fake guru is selling, and you don't have to be a steel-willed ice king or queen to resist their sleazy machinations.
  • And much more...

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Jun 23, 2020
367: How to "Fix" Your Relationship without Nagging | Feedback Friday
01:12:38

Your significant other has picked up some bad habits while self-quarantining during the pandemic; how can you fix your relationship without nagging? We'll figure out 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/367.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • First, let's address some reactions to the advice we gave to the ex-self-help cultist/current registered sex offender featured on a recent Feedback Friday.
  • Moving across the country would afford you better business opportunities, but leave you without the safety net of free housing you enjoy now. How can you be confident enough to take this big, scary leap and ensure you do it right?
  • Your significant other has picked up some bad habits while self-quarantining during the pandemic; how can you fix your relationship without nagging?
  • You seem to show appreciation more than verbalize it, but you want to be good at both. How can you improve your ability to verbalize appreciation?
  • You're working at one of the top places in your field and it's making you second-guess your choice of career. So is it time to find a new career entirely, or just a new place to work?
  • You work for a well-known, rapidly growing startup, and former colleagues, peers, and friends of friends are reaching out for referrals. So how do you honestly deal with the ones you're not entirely stoked about referring?
  • Are you thinking about confidence wrong? Don Moore, author of Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely joins us to find out and, if so, offer some course corrections.
  • A shout out to Christina (and Elisa and Garrett) for letting us know how our episodes with BJ Fogg and Ramit Sethi helped them change up their habits and their money!
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  • Connect...
Jun 19, 2020
366: Bill Nye | Radical Curiosity Saves the World
00:55:36

Bill Nye (@billnye) is a lifelong champion of science who is determined to teach you something today that you didn't know yesterday -- whether it's from a television screen, the pages of a book, or next to you at a dinner party.

What We Discuss with Bill Nye:

  • Why denying proven science -- like climate change and the efficacy of vaccination -- is in nobody's best interest.
  • On reinvention and pivoting: How Bill Nye went from Boeing engineer to television personality.
  • Why episodes of Bill Nye The Science Guy are still being used to teach kids science two decades after they first aired.
  • How to look at the world with radical curiosity.
  • Why it's key to internalize our fears in order to move forward.
  • And so much more...

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Jun 18, 2020
365: Benjamin Hardy | How to Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs
01:16:47

Benjamin Hardy (@BenjaminPHardy) is an organizational psychologist and author of Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success and Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story.

What We Discuss with Benjamin Hardy:

  • Why treating the results of a "scientific" personality test like Myers & Briggs or Enneagram as gospel is akin to trusting horoscopes to safely guide your life decisions -- inaccurate and potentially dangerous.
  • Hear the story about how Benjamin and his wife almost didn't get married because a personality test indicated they weren't an ideal match.
  • What looking back at the person you were 10 or 20 years ago should reveal about personality as an unfixed, malleable quality.
  • Why categorizing yourself or accepting labels leads to a tunnel vision of mindlessness that tends to accentuate the negative qualities you believe yourself to have.
  • You're always a work in progress -- you're never "finished." The person you'll be in 10 years may well be as different as you are from the person you were 10 years ago. So who do you want the future you to be?
  • And much more...

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Jun 16, 2020
364: Can You Stop a Racist from Becoming a Doctor? | Feedback Friday
01:00:30

One of your fellow medical students is openly racist, misogynistic, and homophobic. Do you have a duty to report this terrible person in hopes it prevents him from ever becoming a doctor with marginalized patients whose lives may depend on him? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/364.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If someone could only see your actions and not hear your words, what would they say are your priorities?
  • One of your fellow medical students is openly racist, misogynistic, and homophobic. Do you have a duty to report this terrible person in hopes it prevents them from ever becoming a doctor?
  • You're skeptical of mainstream viewpoints and want to explore every angle of an issue, but you find yourself getting sucked into conspiracy theory-level stuff. How can you maintain a healthy balance that errs toward accuracy, not nonsense?
  • You're in school to be an airline pilot (your lifelong dream), but COVID-19 has decimated the industry and made your chance of being hired in the US uncertain. What options might you explore?
  • You read so many books and consume such a vast amount of information that it becomes difficult to remember the important bits. How can you retain this data without becoming overwhelmed?
  • VPN! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely lots, as ExpressVPN VP Harold Li explains here.
  • Life Pro Tip: When you’re dealing with someone who is notoriously bad at responding to email and you need to ask them a yes/no question, frame your question so that their lack of reply is a response
  • Recommendation of the Week: Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man
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Jun 12, 2020
363: Mick West | How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories
01:50:57

Mick West (@mickwest) is a co-founder and former technical director of Neversoft Entertainment, coder, pilot, Metabunk and  Contrail Science founder, and author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect.

What We Discuss with Mick West:

  • Why people believe -- and want to believe -- conspiracy theories.
  • The types of bias and bad thinking that allow conspiracy theories to take root and thrive.
  • Who really benefits from propagating conspiracy theories and what they have to gain.
  • Ways in which we can help people discover bad thinking patterns in themselves and others.
  • How to help our friends and family escape the conspiracy theory rabbit hole.
  • And much more...

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Jun 11, 2020
362: Mark Cuban | Tales from the Shark Side
01:01:50

Mark Cuban (@mcuban) is a Shark Tank investor in over 200 companies, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and author of How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.

What We Discuss with Mark Cuban:

  • The advice Mark is giving his CEOs and founders during these angry, uncertain, and unprecedented times.
  • What Mark sees as the future of the knowledge and technology economies here in the United States.
  • What jobs will exist in the not-so-distant future?
  • How America can beat China, and the areas we need to invest in to do so.
  • How Mark stays on top of trends and separates fact from fiction when it comes to his investments -- and how to reach Mark and get his attention for your own business idea.
  • And much more...

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Jun 09, 2020
361: From Self-Help Cultist to Sex Offender | Feedback Friday
00:59:50

The mindset and linguistic contortionism you developed as a self-help cult (aka Large Group Awareness Training program) follower led to you becoming a registered sex offender. How did things go so wrong, and what can you do now? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/361.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is the graduating class of '20 finding it especially difficult to plot a life course when everything's so uncertain right now? (Well, it's not '21 yet!)
  • You were a self-help cult follower, which led to you becoming a registered sex offender. How did things go so wrong, and what can you do now? [Thanks once again to Corbin Payne, Esq. for his help with this one.]
  • Even though you're in a long-term relationship, you've accidentally developed feelings for your very married mentor. What can you do to get over this embarrassingly inappropriate crush?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Spy Wars with Damian Lewis
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi.
  • And if you want to keep in touch with former co-host and JHS family Jason, find him on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jun 05, 2020
360: Garry Kasparov | Deep Thinking for Disordered Times
01:06:22

Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) is a Russian chess grandmaster, political activist, and author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins and Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.

What We Discuss with Garry Kasparov:

  • The part chess played in promoting Soviet Russian ideology during the Cold War.
  • What it takes to become a chess champion now compared to 50 years ago and why Garry considers the game “one of the most aggressive forces of psychological warfare.”
  • What can and can’t be applied from chess to politics and decision making.
  • What Garry knows from experience about authoritarian governments and why we need to be vigilant against them now more than ever.
  • Is our civilization poised for progress or ruin now that supercomputers can beat superhumans at tournament-level chess?
  • And so much more…

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Jun 04, 2020
359: Justin Ramsdell | How to Detect and Disarm Pseudoscience
01:37:54

Justin Ramsdell is a clinical psychologist, an expert witness, an assistant professor of forensic psychology at George Mason University, and a veteran pseudoscience detector.

What We Discuss with Justin Ramsdell:

  • Why stressed brains don't make great decisions (especially when there's no light visible at the end of the tunnel to indicate that there is an end).
  • How pseudoscience preys on our cognitive biases to give us the answers we want with the scantest of unprovable "evidence."
  • Why watching YouTube videos and ranting in Reddit threads doesn't count as "research" in the same way that work done by field-experienced scientists with doctorate degrees and peer-reviewed studies under their belts counts as research.
  • Be wary of intellectual trespassers -- who might very well be field-experienced scientists with doctorate degrees and peer-reviewed studies under their belts, but make wild, pseudoscientific claims about areas outside their expertise (e.g., a chiropractor who claims to cure COVID-19 with massage).
  • Why you don't have to be a field-experienced scientist with a doctorate degree and peer-reviewed studies under your belt to avoid being hoodwinked by pseudoscience charlatans.
  • And much more...

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Jun 02, 2020
358: Is My Friend Blowing Her IVF Money on Gifts? | Feedback Friday
00:59:52

Your friend wants to be a mother more than anything, but says she and her husband can’t afford the IVF it would take to make this possible. On the other hand, she habitually buys expensive gifts for everyone in your social circle. Is there any socially acceptable way for you to have a conversation with her about priorities? 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/358.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is your friend — who says she wants to be a mother more than anything — blowing the money she could be using for IVF on expensive gifts for everyone else? And if so, is there any socially acceptable way for you to have a discussion with her about it?
  • You were on the path to a job in a new field until the pandemic hit, and now you’re finding it hard to land interviews without past experience on your resume. Should you go back to your old field in the meantime until things go more or less back to normal?
  • There’s a gap on your resume where you took a year off of college to go to drug and alcohol rehab. Is there a way to spin this positively?
  • While you’ve sought therapy to mitigate the effects of your father’s abuse as a child, your BPD-diagnosed sister hasn’t — and it causes her to act out in ways that are dangerous to herself and others. How can you best help her?
  • How do you decide when it’s worth pushing through something (like learning a new language), or quitting because it causes anxiety and isn’t pleasant to endure at the time?
  • Life Pro Tip: If a bee colony has set up a hive that you need removed, don’t call the exterminator. Google local beekeepers, who will relocate the hive often for free. This is an easy way to be nice to the bees and to your wallet!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Spaceship Earth
  • A quick shout out to @thatphysioguy for making use of Six-Minute Networking to get his business through this pandemic!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect...
May 29, 2020
357: Robin Dreeke | Sizing People Up
00:00

Robin Dreeke (@rdreeke) is the retired head of The FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and co-author of Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction and The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed.

What We Discuss with Robin Dreeke:

  • People can be relied on to act in their own best interest (from their perspective, not yours).
  • Just because you like somebody for any number of commonalities doesn't necessarily mean you can (or should) trust them.
  • Why it creeps us out when people try too hard to get us to like them (and how we can avoid creeping out others when establishing rapport).
  • Four principles that allow you to make any conversation about the other person -- and therefore more aligned with their best interest.
  • How and why professionals who should understand the basics of rapport-building consistently fail (and how they can correct course).
  • And much more...

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May 28, 2020
356: How to Make the Most of Quarantine | Deep Dive
00:55:33

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive exploring the ups and downs of COVID-19 pandemic life and how to make the most of quarantine to emerge better, not beaten, from the experience.

[Featured photo by Kari Shea]

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • While you may not be able to control how long the pandemic lasts, you can control your response to it — is there opportunity nestled in the setback?
  • How to use this downtime to strengthen relationships and build skills so you can springboard into action when things regain a semblance of normality.
  • From which everyday nuisances are you spared while quarantining? For which often overlooked boons should you be grateful now?
  • How to work efficiently and effectively from home even if you’ve always relied on the benevolent micromanagement skills of your resident office busybody.
  • How you and your kids could benefit from using this time to learn new skills together — like a new language you can bond over long after the pandemic passes.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/356

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May 26, 2020
355: My Roommate Tried to Kill Me! | Feedback Friday
00:57:44

Your unstable roommate physically attacked you over an argument about laundry, and then she filed a protection from abuse order against you! Now even your family doesn't seem to believe your side of things, and abuse hotlines seem to dismiss you immediately because of your Y chromosome. Even though you're in debt, should you get a lawyer to defend you in case she tries to extort you through the legal system? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, we 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/355.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • After seven-and-a-half years, we're losing a J! :(
  • When an unstable roommate tries to kill you and then convinces your family and friends and the legal system that you tried to kill her, is it time to get a lawyer even on your tight budget? [Thanks to Corbin Payne for weighing in!]
  • You're self-conscious about being Asian American during this pandemic, and your sister is even getting racist verbal abuse hurled at her in high school. What is the right attitude and perspective for you both to carry during this trying time?
  • What's the least awkward way to respond when someone self-deprecates themself in comparison to you?
  • You were recently selected for a diplomatic job in the Balkans with the Army, and despite your aversion to firearms, you'll be required to carry one. How do you mentally prepare for this compromise of your pacifist ideals?
  • You're one semester from college graduation, but nobody in your family knows your GPA is disappointingly low. To top it off, your three younger siblings are set for Ivy League schools and you feel like an unemployable fraud in comparison. How can you improve your outlook?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections
  • A quick shout out to Mercedes!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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May 22, 2020
354: ZDoggMD | Debunking Plandemic COVID-19 Pseudoscience
01:25:10

ZDoggMD (@ZDoggMD) [aka Zubin Damania] is a physician, assistant professor, comedian, Internet personality, musician, founder of Turntable Health, and host of The ZDoggMD Show.

What We Discuss with ZDoggMD:

  • No, COVID-19 wasn't cooked up in a lab somewhere to wreak havoc on the world's populace at the behest of elite politicians and scientists.
  • No, COVID-19 is not "activated" by wearing face masks designed to protect you and others from the spread of pathogens.
  • No, Dr. Anthony Fauci wasn't responsible for destroying Judy Mikovits' career and covering up her (discredited) contributions to medical science.
  • No, Italian vaccines aren't to blame for causing COVID-19 symptoms in otherwise healthy people.
  • No, Jordan Harbinger and Dr. Zubin Damania are not shills for the Illuminati.
  • And much more...

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May 21, 2020
353: Jordan Harbinger | A Darknet Diaries Origin Story
00:59:14

Jordan shares the seedier side of his origin story -- from hacking phones and buying pizza with fake credit card numbers to catching online predators and understanding the fundamentals of social engineering -- with Jack Rhysider (@JackRhysider) of Darknet Diaries.

[Featured art by habblesthecat]

What Jordan and Jack Discuss:

  • What Jordan learned about the mysterious workings of the adult mind when he hacked into telephone calls as a youngster.
  • How the allure of easy fraud through technology put Jordan on the FBI's radar -- when he was still in middle school.
  • How Jordan traded his ability to build a private security company's website for hardcore martial arts training.
  • What Jordan did to help the FBI catch pedophiles online at a time when cybercrime wasn't yet taken seriously.
  • The third-path advice from Jordan's law firm mentor that changed the way he looked at work forever.
  • And much more...

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May 19, 2020
352: My Spouse Controls My Online Life! | Feedback Friday
01:00:09

Out of work since late last year, you were finally making progress on the job hunt until COVID-19 locked everything down. Now you've been making connections and finding opportunities on LinkedIn that seem promising. The problem is, your spouse is nervous that anything you post there will somehow hurt your chances for getting a job; it seems her resentment that you're not working -- added to the constant proximity of quarantining responsibly -- puts the world through a very negative lens and anything you say is stupid.

So now she's monitoring your LinkedIn account from hers and picking fights with you every time you post anything there. Should you find another place to live for now while pursuing work, or should you just let your spouse control your online life and make that pursuit more difficult? We tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/352.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you know if the work from home/side hustle guru you're following on Instagram is a scam artist or the real deal?
  • Sadly, your spouse is simultaneously resentful that you don't have a job and embarrassed that you post to LinkedIn looking for one -- and it causes fights that last for days. Should you find your own space for a while or let them control your online life?
  • Your significant other passed away in front of you at home, and now you're dealing with PTSD on top of grief in the very place where it happened. What can you do to move forward?
  • With the biological clock ticking, are you selfish or stupid to try for a child in the middle of a pandemic?
  • Laura Gassner Otting recommended cutting off toxic people in your life who don't support or "cheerlead" for you. Sadly, you've never been the cheerleading type -- should you worry that you've been a toxic person all along without knowing?
  • You're a South Indian with a supposedly hard-to-pronounce name. You don't mind people mispronouncing it (because the effort is respectful), but you do mind the "cutesy" nicknames foisted upon you by people you barely know. How can you get people to take you seriously enough to use your actual name?
  • When the family relies on you so much, how can you find the time to get a place of your own and become independent for the first time in your young life?
  • Life Pro Tip: Buy domains for your name, your kids' names, and the names of any businesses or anything you own (for a discount at our sponsor hover.com/jordan). If you can, set up a small website (quickly and easily...
May 15, 2020
351: General Martin Dempsey | No Time For Spectators
01:14:08

General Martin Dempsey (@Martin_Dempsey) is a retired Army general who served as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs for four years during the Obama administration, and the author of No Time for Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most from West Point to The West Wing.

What We Discuss with General Martin Dempsey:

  • Why learning how to follow is as much of a skill as leadership.
  • That character is built over time based on a series of small decisions that we make during the uncertain moments when things don't go our way.
  • How someone who wanted to grow up and become a Supreme Court Justice detoured into a 45-year career in the military.
  • How an assignment that seemed like a career-ending punishment led General Dempsey to take on his most purposeful, important role.
  • How to be a trusted advisor -- whether it's to a CEO or the President.
  • And much more...

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May 14, 2020
350: Dan Heath | Solving Problems from Upstream
01:05:31

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers, and his latest book is Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen.

What We Discuss with Dan Heath:

  • How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them?
  • Why are we more often stuck in a cycle of response downstream of problems rather than upstream where we might prevent them from happening in the first place?
  • What lessons can we learn about upstream versus downstream thinking by examining our current pandemic crisis?
  • What the federal response to Hurricane Katrina tells us about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.
  • Upstream versus downstream thinking regarding the healthcare debate in the US.
  • And much more...

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May 12, 2020
349: How to Pick Your Battles Without Being a Doormat | Feedback Friday
00:46:02

You've never thought of yourself as a doormat, but you've just found it easier to meet people halfway and go with the flow rather than waste your energy on something stupid or trivial. So how do you pick your battles -- especially while everyone who's been following the advice of medical professionals to stay home during the pandemic is feeling a little cooped up and abrasive right now? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/349.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you choose your battles and resolve conflict without being a doormat -- especially while everyone's a bit on edge during this long, long pandemic?
  • You feel you should have strong stances on certain issues, but you don't want your bias to stop you from weighing the evidence that informs those stances. Is it wrong to not take a stand on issues because you honestly don't have all the information?
  • Your friend married an African man with old-world views of gender roles, so she works full time and maintains the house because he won't help with "women's" work. Quarantine has almost broken her. How can she get him to stop thinking in the 19th century and join her in the 21st?
  • You're an introvert about to move to an unfamiliar city to take up an exciting, challenging new job with a bigger paycheck. What are the most important things to keep in mind during this hard reset?
  • You're a jack of all trades with no clear idea of what to do with your life, and you tend to get bored after doing one thing for a while. What might you do to focus and choose a path that will keep you occupied over the long haul?
  • Your job hunt lost momentum as the reaction to COVID-19 started gearing up. You know this pandemic will pass, but what should you do to find the gainful employment you want after this is over?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you have to go out and press elevator buttons and other switches, use a lighter -- then light the lighter to disinfect itself. No need to waste tissues or gloves!
  • Recommendation of the Week: One Child Nation
  • A quick shout out to Josh the Tradesman!
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May 08, 2020
348: Thomas Kostigen | Hacking Planet Earth
01:16:00

Thomas Kostigen (@kostigen) is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. His latest book is Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future.

What We Discuss with Thomas Kostigen:

  • What is geoengineering, how is it being used today, and what forms will it take with rapidly developing technology?
  • Why those who stand to be the first victims of climate disenfranchisement certainly won't be the last.
  • How soon we need to act, and to what degree, if we want to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
  • How we can use geoengineering to catalyze a solutions-based society that will reduce and eliminate these effects.
  • In what ways have we geoengineered the world in the past, and what does this tell us about the transformative power of industry and the role Thomas believes it should play in current and future geoengineering efforts?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/348

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May 07, 2020
347: Brian Keating | Losing the Nobel Prize
01:05:22

Brian Keating (@DrBrianKeating) is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California San Diego, host of the Into the Impossible podcast, and the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor.

What We Discuss with Brian Keating:

  • What compelled dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel to annually reward outstanding contributions for humanity, and how would he feel about the way Nobel prizes are awarded today?
  • What is an ethical will, and why should you make sure you have one in place sooner rather than later?
  • How accolades like the Nobel prize and the Academy Awards have taken on outsized importance in their respective fields in spite of being selected arbitrarily by an anointed few — with sometimes deadly consequences.
  • How Brian turned around surface losses like getting fired from an academic dream job and missing his shot at the Nobel prize from disasters into catalysts of great happiness.
  • How you can have a chance at winning a fragment of the 4.3-billion-year-old supernova that created Earth and the hemoglobin in your blood!
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/347

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May 05, 2020
346: Did Coronavirus Kill My Relationship? | Feedback Friday
00:50:35

Did your long-term significant other really dump you because they believed you were "faking" the symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus, or was the lily-livered sidewinder just looking for a convenient excuse to end it? This and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/346.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Beware of COVID-19 and work-from-home scams!
  • Did your significant other really dump you because they believed you were "faking" the symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus, or were they just looking for a convenient excuse to end it?
  • Living in a pricey metropolis with zero job leads until the pandemic blows over, does it make sense to move back to small-town life with the parents to save money for now? (Thanks to Professor Scott Galloway for weighing in on this one!)
  • Your detail-oriented teenager wants to start his own business doing odd jobs. How do you help him get the word out while ensuring he's not getting shorted because of his age?
  • You feel a strong connection to someone who is still reeling from a bumpy past and isn't ready for a relationship right now. If timing is the underlying factor, how much space should you give them before trying again?
  • You're a project manager on paternity leave, and company policy doesn't allow your team to fill you in on what's been going on in your absence or for you to check email until you return. How can you ensure your reintroduction to the workplace goes smoothly?
  • After building up a wide range of experiences for over a decade, you've become decent at a few vastly different skills. Should you combine these skills or just focus on becoming world-class in one?
  • You're in cybersecurity and you've toyed with the idea of doing a PhD in another country for years -- largely because it sounds cool and you like academia. But as a non-necessity in your field, is it worth the hassle?
  • Life Pro Tip: On a Zoom call but not talking? Please mute yourself!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Operation Odessa
  • A quick shout out to Bretton Murphy for letting us know about The Purple Heart Project (PHP)!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect...
Apr 30, 2020
345: Jim Kwik | How to Upgrade Your Brain's Limitless Potential
01:04:23

Jim Kwik (@jimkwik) hosts the Kwik Brain podcast and is the author of Limitless -- Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life.

What We Discuss with Jim Kwik:

  • Why it's a L.I.E. that your intelligence is fixed and the person you were at age eight is the same person you are today and the same person you'll be tomorrow.
  • Why genius is not born; it’s built -- and it leaves clues.
  • The limitless model: a three-part framework for not only accelerated learning, but for unlocking human potential.
  • A formula for sustainable motivation that drives consistent action.
  • How changing the dominant question you (perhaps unknowingly) ask yourself every day can redirect the focus and trajectory of your life.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/345

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Apr 30, 2020
344: Jonna Mendez | The Moscow Rules
01:29:35

Jonna Mendez is a former chief of disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service, and co-author of The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War.

What We Discuss with Jonna Mendez:

  • What was it like to work as a heavily surveilled CIA operative in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War?
  • Why did the United States have to rebuild its embassy in Moscow from the ground up in the early '90s?
  • How aspiring artists like Jonna and her late husband Antonio (played by Ben Affleck in Argo) got involved in working for the CIA.
  • How the CIA recruits brilliant scientific minds to develop cutting-edge solutions when it can only offer a fraction of compensation offered by the private sector.
  • The evolution of how disguise has come to be used in the intelligence community since the '70s, and the role Jonna has taken in its progress.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/344

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Apr 28, 2020
343: Is My Little Brother a Lost Cause? | Feedback Friday
00:56:44

You have a family history of addiction, and now your clinically depressed little brother is using drugs and alcohol to a degree that goes well beyond rebellious teenage mischief. With parental guidance being nonexistent, can you do something, or is your brother a lost cause? We'll try to address this and more here on Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/343.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your father has definite ideas of how your educational future should play out and where your career should be headed, but you've chosen otherwise. How do you break the news without breaking his heart?
  • Every time you find a new interest, you initially obsess over it. But after a few months, you lose interest and move on to something else. How can you stick to something long enough to get results?
  • How do you build your network without some contacts getting the wrong idea about your romantic interest/disinterest?
  • You have a family history of addiction, and now your clinically depressed little brother is using drugs and alcohol to a degree that goes well beyond rebellious teenage mischief. With parental guidance being nonexistent, can you do something, or is your brother a lost cause?
  • How can you obtain mentorship or establish great networks when you're financially incapable of hiring a coach or attending high-value networking events? How do you identify what you have to offer to the person from whom you want mentorship? What should you do if you have nothing to offer for the time being?
  • Self-quarantining, you want to start a podcast as a way to step outside your comfort zone and become more social. Using Six-Minute Networking tips, responses from potential guests have been positive. What further advice do we have for a new podcaster?
  • Life Pro Tip: Go start your car and drive it around for 15-20 minutes if it's been a while!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Operation Toussaint
  • A quick shout out to Igor Pavic from Washington for being the first person to report bugs on our brand new website!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Apr 24, 2020
342: David Epstein | Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
01:18:43

David Epstein (@DavidEpstein) has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

What We Discuss with David Epstein:

  • What are the pros and cons of specialization and generalization?
  • Why sacrificing depth for breadth in the learning process might be an advantage.
  • How struggling to generate an answer -- even a wrong one -- enhances subsequent learning.
  • The end of history illusion and the hazards of choosing to specialize between ages 18-29.
  • Why self-taught people tend to experiment more and come to unique solutions for problems that specialists overlook.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/342

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Apr 23, 2020
341: Julie Gerberding | Answering Your COVID-19 Questions
01:26:57

Julie Gerberding is the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

What We Discuss with Julie Gerberding:

  • What makes COVID-19 so uniquely dangerous compared to other diseases and would-be pandemics we've encountered in the past century?
  • Is staying six feet away from other people really safe enough, and will we have to practice social distancing until we get a COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Is the rapid spread of information -- and misinformation -- by way of the Internet more helpful or hurtful to our efforts to contain the spread of the virus?
  • Why did even our most trusted sources -- like the CDC -- initially discourage us from wearing masks and now insist on them for leaving the house?
  • How much does political pressure from a presidential administration affect the job of a CDC director?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/341

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Apr 21, 2020
340: What Jobs Will Exist in the New Economy? | Feedback Friday
00:41:14

With big changes afoot thanks to technological advances and the need to adapt in a COVID-19 world, what skills should you consider picking up, and what jobs will exist in the new economy that you can prepare to fill? This and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/340.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • As the world rapidly changes around us, what skills should you consider leveling up, and what jobs will exist in the new economy?
  • How do you network and get to know the team at a new company while remote?
  • Should you still pay off the full balance of your credit card to avoid finance charges, or should you hold on to the cash until the pandemic's over?
  • You love every aspect of your current job, but the perks are low and so is the pay. You know you could get full benefits and make three times more as a plumber. Is the choice as easy to make as it sounds?
  • Life Pro Tip: Worried that your favorite restaurant will be hurt by the slow business due to the coronavirus? Buy a gift card from them now and use it later. It’s like a loan, and there are usually pretty decent savings included to sweeten the deal.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Dirty Money Season 2
  • A quick shout out to Angela Hodges for using advice she's learned from the show to create a Facebook group page where they're sewing facemasks for healthcare workers in NJ!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Apr 17, 2020
339: Michele Rigby Assad | My Secret Life in the CIA
01:13:32

Michele Rigby Assad (@michelerigassad) is an international security consultant, trainer, and author of Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me about What’s Worth Fighting For.

What We Discuss with Michele Rigby Assad:

  • Is working undercover for the CIA as exciting as it looks in the movies?
  • How does an isolated Florida girl grow up to be a CIA operative in the Arab world?
  • What goes into gathering intelligence from terrorist sources, and what motivates them to cooperate with the CIA?
  • How did Michele overcome a strong case of imposter syndrome while working at the CIA?
  • What does it mean to “get off the X,” and why is it important to understand even if you think you’ll never be ambushed?
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: www.jordanharbinger.com/339

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Apr 16, 2020
338: Ozan Varol | How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist
00:50:58

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning law professor and bestselling author -- which makes him perfectly poised to share the wisdom found in his latest book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life.

What We Discuss with Ozan Varol:

  • How to apply first-principles thinking in your life.
  • How you can reverse your own processes to find the holes in your logic.
  • The benefits of bringing in outside expertise that has seemingly nothing to do with the problem you're trying to solve.
  • Why brainstorming all the reasons your idea might fail may just ensure its long-term success.
  • How to reframe questions and generate insights you may have missed.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/ozan-varol-how-to-think-like-a-rocket-scientist/

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Apr 14, 2020
337: COVID Clearly Crushing Careers | Feedback Friday
01:00:54

While we're trying to avoid talking directly about the current pandemic, there's no doubt COVID-19 is clearly crushing careers. Gretchen Rubin helps us ensure we can still be productive during this time. Also, Dorie Clark joins us to talk a teenager through coming out as gay a non-supportive environment. We have a lot happening here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/337.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're wondering how to come out as gay when you're 13 and surrounded by non-supportive family and friends who might distance themselves because of their religious beliefs, Dorie Clark's got some wisdom to impart.
  • As a freelancer, how do you get more remote-work contracts instead of onsite offers during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis?
  • Is your ADHD to blame for taking on more work than you can possibly handle, and does your imposter syndrome make you try too hard, or is there something else at play here?
  • Your recently graduated girlfriend needs to get a job, move out of her parents' house, and become independent to make progress, but she doesn't seem particularly motivated even when there's not a global pandemic to navigate around. How can you be encouraging without nagging?
  • You had a great job interview lined up, and then COVID-19 struck. How can you stay on the radar to have a leg up when things have calmed down and it's time to meet your prospective employer -- without coming off as too needy?
  • How has fatherhood changed Jordan? Have new curiosities developed, and does he wish he could ask past guests different questions now?
  • Your dementia-suffering mother's caregiver seems to be getting double-paid -- once by you and once by your mother. She does good work, but it's bothering you. What's the least awkward way to clear up the matter?
  • Is COVID-19 crushing careers? Clearly. Outer Order, Inner Calm author Gretchen Rubin can help us remain productive during these weird times.
  • Life Pro Tip: If you have an iPhone, you can set defined times when "do not disturb" mode goes on. Then you only get calls from your favorites and when they call you three times consecutively. It also works when you connect to a car for phone calls and prevents you from getting notifications while driving.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Tiger King
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger...
Apr 10, 2020
336: Kevin Systrom | Life Lessons from an Instagram Founder Part Two
00:54:00

Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Instagram in 2010 with Mike Krieger. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Kevin Systrom:

  • How Kevin and Mike made decisions at Instagram to best avoid project-crippling bottlenecks.
  • Why checking yourself is a good way to ensure that you are less likely to wreck yourself.
  • The game-changing but simple purchase Kevin made when Instagram became a verifiable success.
  • Has Instagram contributed to Kevin's own feelings of FOMO?
  • The strategy Kevin employs for reading books with optimal efficiency.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/336

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Apr 09, 2020
335: Kevin Systrom | Life Lessons from an Instagram Founder Part One
00:50:43

Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Instagram in 2010 with Mike Krieger. This is part one of a two-part episode. Look out for part two later this week!

What We Discuss with Kevin Systrom:

  • Why founding a startup now is probably easier for the average aspiring entrepreneur than ever before.
  • What famous brands have pivoted radically from their origins to become massively successful (including Instagram).
  • How to get honest feedback (and know when you should listen to it).
  • How to get honest feedback (and know when you shouldn't listen to it).
  • The simple idea that led to the creation of Instagram, and what made it stand out in a seemingly saturated market.
  • And much more...

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Apr 07, 2020
334: I Was Supposed to Die Five Years Ago | Feedback Friday
00:45:26

A brain tumor had doctors guessing you should have died five years ago, but hard work and luck have reduced it by 50 percent and arrested its progress. Would it be wishful thinking to start long-term planning and getting your life back on track? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/334.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • A brain tumor had doctors guessing you should have died five years ago, but hard work and luck have reduced it by 50 percent and arrested its progress. Would it be wishful thinking to start long-term planning and getting your life back on track?
  • How can you encourage someone to make a business out of a hobby they're really good at? More important: should you?
  • In a world where nobody seems to listen for longer than five seconds, how can you politely have a conversation with people in a way that won’t just lead to temporary change?
  • Your side hustle is related to your main job. Is it reasonable to leverage your paid time to work on things that benefit you personally?
  • When your significant other had a traumatic childhood and shares the dark thoughts that haunt them with you, what can you do as a partner to be supportive without turning into a surrogate parent or therapist?
  • You want to be able to work with anyone, but you have a passive-aggressive and prickly coworker who refuses to engage with you. What can you do to defuse the tension and build a proper work relationship?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you are under a mandatory shelter-in-place order and feel the need to leave the house, blood donation is a qualified reason to leave. Not only are you getting out of the house and having some human contact, but you are providing society with a much-needed service. Set up an appointment and fill out the questionnaire beforehand. (Obviously don’t do this if you are feeling ill!)
  • (Anti-)Recommendation of the Week: 100 Humans (It's a fun watch, but filled with junk science and biased politics. Don't go into this expecting anything beyond entertainment and you should be fine.)
  • A quick shout out to Heather Lewis, who says episodes 246 and 321 helped give her the power to deal with the narcissists in her life and the means to secure high-level connections in her network!
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Apr 03, 2020
333: Isaac Lidsky | Eyes Wide Open
00:54:48

Isaac Lidsky (@isaaclidsky) is the only blind person to serve as a law clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. He's also an entrepreneur, he was once a child actor on a popular '90s sitcom, and now he's the bestselling author of Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly.

What We Discuss with Isaac Lidsky:

  • Why Isaac Lidsky considers going blind in his twenties a "blessing."
  • How Isaac's personal vision grew sharper even as his eyesight faded.
  • How our brains construct reality based on our own mental models -- some of which we can control.
  • How to reframe seemingly negative luck and events to work to your advantage.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/333

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The NewsWorthy is on a mission to help people enjoy staying informed with a fast, fair, and fun approach to the news in less than 10 minutes a day, courtesy of host Erica Mandy. Get new episodes every weekday at 4 a.m. here or wherever you find fine podcasts!

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Apr 01, 2020
332: Rachael Denhollander | What Is a Girl Worth?
01:16:52

Rachael Denhollander (@R_Denhollander) is an attorney, advocate, educator, and author of What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics.

What We Discuss with Rachael Denhollander:

  • How the culture of competitive gymnastics contributed to the commonplace physical and mental abuse of underage Olympic hopefuls.
  • How Nassar was able to manipulate the trust of parents while simultaneously abusing their children, unseen, just a few feet away using creepy sleight of hand techniques and misdirection like a masterful pedophile illusionist.
  • Why the same set of circumstances that make parents hesitate to believe that such abuse could be going on under their noses is the same set of circumstances that make such abuse possible -- and allows monsters like Nassar to get away with it for decades before their victims dare to speak out.
  • How Nassar was protected by numerous enablers in the organizations for which he worked, and why they may have chosen to take his word over the consistent allegations of countless victims.
  • Why Rachael was able to go public with the abuse that she herself endured from Nassar when others couldn't, and how this encouraged other victims to come forward.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/332

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On WSL PURE's One Ocean podcast, Reece Pacheco speaks with activists, artists, athletes, and academics about ocean conservation, sustainability, and how we can all take action to save our seas. Listen, subscribe and download WSL PURE's One Ocean wherever you get your podcasts!

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Mar 31, 2020
331: How to Work from Home Effectively | Feedback Friday
00:54:49

Due to the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, many of us are now required to work from home. As a team of people who have been working from home for more than a decade, we have some advice for those wondering how to work from home effectively during a pandemic -- and, of course, lots more on this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/331.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Since we've been doing it for so long, we've got some pointers for working from home effectively for those of you out there who might be doing it for the first time during this pandemic!
  • Your career is extremely specialized and your choices for moving to another company are slim to none. And frankly, you don’t even want to do it anymore, but you can't afford to take a pay cut to start over. What should you do?
  • Your boss gets annoyed when you stand up and jog in place for five minutes every hour to stay limber after sitting for so long. Is taking such a short break really a demonstration of a lapsed work ethic, or is there more going on here?
  • How should you respond to random people on LinkedIn who reach out to network -- even when you have no friends in common? You don't mind being helpful, but how do you weed out the timewasters?
  • While you do have general social anxiety, you find yourself especially shy and less talkative around your attractive friends. Why is this, and how might you get past it?
  • At a young age, it came out that your two older brothers were sexually abusing your younger sister. They were sent away for years, essentially breaking up your family. Now you're all adults and working on your mental and emotional issues. Where should you start seeking help?
  • A quick shout out to Ashley Jensen, who sold her family's medical device company using some of the things she learned on this show!
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Mar 27, 2020
330: Gavin de Becker | The Gift of Fear Part Two
00:41:47

Gavin de Becker (@gdbaprotects) is the author of The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence and the security pioneer who designed the MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems used at the top levels of government. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Gavin de Becker:

  • Why is "no" the end of the discussion for a man, but the beginning of a negotiation for a woman in our culture?
  • Understand why you should be wary of the unsolicited promise.
  • Should we try to join our intuition to our intellect, or do the two work better on their own?
  • The difference between worry and fear -- why worrying is ultimately useless while fear can save your life.
  • Try the Rule of Opposites exercise to calibrate your intuition in the moment.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/330

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My First Million is a new podcast from host and serial entrepreneur Shaan Puri that explores the journeys of business leaders as they went from (you guessed it) $0 to $1,000,000. Check it out at The Hustle or wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Mar 26, 2020
329: Gavin de Becker | The Gift of Fear Part One
00:43:19

Gavin de Becker (@gdbaprotects) is the author of The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence and the security pioneer who designed the MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems used at the top levels of government. This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part two here!

What We Discuss with Gavin de Becker:

  • Violence is a reality -- if you're not prepared for its possibility, you'll be caught off guard by its eventuality.
  • Learn how to hone your sixth sense for danger.
  • Discover how to spot the red flags that signify someone as a likely abuser, con artist, or predator.
  • How can technology paired with human intuition protect us from people who mean us harm?
  • How literal is the term gut feeling?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/329

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The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and world champions! Check it out here! (Or wherever you prefer listening to podcasts in your ear-holes!)

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Mar 24, 2020
328: How Should I Spend My Inheritance? | Feedback Friday
00:49:07

Instead of freeing you up to find a career you could fall in love with, a windfall you received at your father's passing has instead overwhelmed you with seemingly limitless options. How should you spend your inheritance in a way that would make you happy and your father proud? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/328.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do Jordan and Jen spend money differently now that they have a kid? And when you're buying something with a high price tag, why should you avoid the middle-tier option?
  • Instead of freeing you up to find a career you could fall in love with, a windfall you received at your father's passing has instead overwhelmed you with seemingly limitless options. How should you spend your inheritance in a way that would make you happy and your father proud?
  • How can you find time and energy for self-improvement when you've developed a never-ending headache and fatigue that lasts for decades that doctors can't solve? Should you just be happy to stay where you are so you don't risk worsening your health?
  • Looking toward marketing your invention, you're worried your stutter might get in the way of engaging with your intended audience. What can you do to reduce your stutter and the distraction it is likely to cause?
  • Should you accept the terms of an "influencer" who wants you to do work for them with the nebulous guarantee of "exposure" to their sizeable community, or should you insist on cold, hard cash even if it means you could burn a bridge that might lead to more work down the line?
  • You're having trouble landing a second interview in your job search, and you're wondering if you're unconsciously doing something to sell yourself short or if potential employers are finding unsavory things about you online. What can you do to identify the problem?
  • Does Jordan lack an inner monologue?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Who Killed Malcolm X?
  • A quick shout out to Mani from Leicester!
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Mar 20, 2020
327: Neil deGrasse Tyson | Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
01:08:47

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, host of StarTalk Radio, and author of New York Times bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

What We Discuss with Neil deGrasse Tyson:

  • How a seasoned scientist maintains childlike curiosity.
  • The power of science to transcend bias.
  • Why Neil didn't have typical public speaking jitters when he gave his first lecture at age 15.
  • Do you have to be a math wizard to pursue science?
  • What enlightened leadership (from either side of the aisle) understands about the value of science -- and why science denial has surged so dramatically in recent years.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/327

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Mar 19, 2020
326: Austin Meyer | Slaying the Patent Scam Trolls
01:16:38

Austin Meyer (@x_plane_austin) is the software developer of flight simulator X-Plane and aircraft sensor fallback Xavion, an entrepreneur fighting against the unjust incursion of patent trolls, and producer of the documentary The Patent Scam.

What We Discuss with Austin Meyer:

  • How the patent troll industry shakes down innocent victims through legal loopholes for massive profits.
  • What might put someone unwittingly on the radar of a patent troll.
  • Why virtually anybody can be the target of a patent troll thanks to the way current patent laws are written.
  • What Austin discovered when he tried to confront his own patent trolls personally at their legally registered offices.
  • Why patent trolls are repeatedly able to get away with frivolous lawsuits that any reasonable jury would laugh out of court.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/326

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Mar 17, 2020
325: My Mother-in-Law Is a Monster! | Feedback Friday
00:49:53

Your monster of a mother-in-law says hurtful things to you about your husband when he leaves the room, and now insists on telling you how you'll be raising the child you're expecting soon. How can you shut down her rude commentary without causing a scene? 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 Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/325.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your aunt wants to sell the run-down family business because she's sick of running it, but you'd like to buy her out and turn it into something really profitable. How can you approach the deal without coming off as insulting?
  • Your monster of a mother-in-law says hurtful things to you about your husband when he leaves the room, and now insists on telling you how you'll be raising the child you're expecting soon. How can you shut down her rude commentary without causing a scene?
  • Your mother recently rejoined a religion that requires cult-like obedience, and her views on medical care are drastically different from yours. Aside from general concern that she's thrown her lot in with a bad crowd, how do you break it to her that you no longer want to have her as your power of attorney?
  • Since the sudden death of a close friend, your husband seems to be extra reliant on you for emotional support to the point that it's stifling your career ambitions. How can you bring up concerns without hurting his feelings and making him think you're trying to abandon him?
  • You're a mechanical engineer with a goal of launching a startup focused around a specific sector of small-scale robotic automation. Your problem? You're not sure where to begin. Is it a realistic goal? Are you aiming too high? Or are your fears just holding you back?
  • You're taking our free Six-Minute Networking course, but you've always been highly introverted and never built much of a network to revive. What tips do we have for starting a new network from the ground up?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you rent or lease a car, take a photo of the dash and the mileage, and a video walking around the car. It will save you having to argue nonsense charges later.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Babies
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Mar 13, 2020
324: Tony Hawk | How Did I Get Here?
00:53:47

Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) is a vertical skateboarding legend who enjoys household name status these days, but as we learn in discussing his book How Did I Get Here?: The Ascent of an Unlikely CEO, the journey’s been far from easy.
[Featured photo by J. Grant Brittain via Tony Hawk's Instagram]

What We Discuss with Tony Hawk:

  • Why taking risks is important for the sake of progress.
  • How personal success can be gauged independently of financial success.
  • Why your personal brand needs to be genuine and something you’re willing to protect.
  • Why it's important to learn everything about your craft -- even if you've "got a guy who handles that."
  • What The Tony Hawk Foundation does for underserved communities.
  • And much more...

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Mar 12, 2020
323: Laura Gassner Otting | Living Your Limitless Life
01:05:43

Laura Gassner Otting (@heylgo) is a motivational keynote speaker and the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life.

What We Discuss with Laura Gassner Otting:

  • Everyone has a scorecard that defines success, and it's totally limiting you -- even if you don't realize you have one.
  • Why, when you don't define success in your own terms, finding your purpose and carving your own path becomes impossible.
  • How you can learn to ignore the rules that created your limits.
  • What you can do to align your energies with your actions.
  • How to do work that actually satisfies and fulfills you, regardless of the unsolicited opinions of others.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/323

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Mar 10, 2020
322: Mislead an Employer for a Foot in the Door? | Feedback Friday
00:48:08

You finally landed an interview with a high-end Italian furniture company for a position that falls in line with your career aspirations. You're super qualified except for one thing: the job posting listed "fluent in Italian" as a requirement, and you're definitely not. Should you be up front with them and let them know immediately that you don't speak Italian but say you're willing to learn it, or should you accept the interview and tell them you're not fluent when you meet with them in person? 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 Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/322.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is it ever worth it to mislead a potential employer to get a foot in the door with the intention of making things right later?
  • Your parents had an acrimonious divorce and your mother holds it against you that you still talk to your father. How do you draw the line in communicating with your mom?
  • When it comes to taking classes online, you've become an expert at gaming the system in ways that might be considered cheating. But isn't this just being resourceful?
  • You've disappointed a mentor by taking time out from your studies for self-care. How can you salvage the professional relationship while not putting your mental health at risk?
  • What's it like to bust counterfeiters for fun and profit? Here's a perspective you might enjoy if you dug the recent episode with Kris Buckner.
  • Life Pro Tip: Forget to take your vitamins every day? Put a small Post-it style calendar next to them, which will give you an at-a-glance reminder.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Narcos Mexico Season 2
  • A quick shout out to Tomas Conefrey!
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Mar 06, 2020
321: How to Ask for Advice | Deep Dive
01:02:38

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive exploring how to ask for advice the wrong way, how to ask for advice the right way, and the difference it can make between ignorance and understanding, failure and success.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Are you actually asking for advice, or are you just seeking permission and encouragement to do something that might just be a terrible idea?
  • When you don't get the advice (i.e., validation) you were hoping for, do you somehow hold it against the person you asked?
  • When asking for advice, is your request overly vague, or is it specific, intentional, and explicit in detailing what you need?
  • Are you asking for advice when you don't know where to go, or are you asking for advice when you've gone as far as you can?
  • Asking for advice the right way is half the battle. The other half is being willing to listen to it.
  • And much more...

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Mar 05, 2020
320: Dennis Carroll | Planning an End to the Pandemic Era
01:09:39

Dennis Carroll is the former USAID director for pandemic influenza and emerging threats. He currently works with The Global Virome Project, an international initiative that seeks to proactively identify, prepare for, and stop viral threats before they become pandemics.

What We Discuss with Dennis Carroll:

  • What’s the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?
  • Why the occurrence of a future flu epidemic is not a matter of if but when.
  • Vaccine hesitancy (e.g., “anti-vax” hysteria) is one of the top 10 health threats in the entire world.
  • What can we expect from — and how do we prepare for — a worst-case pandemic scenario, and how worried should we be about the current coronavirus threat?
  • Why our incursions into wildlife populations expose humanity to greater health risks than ever before.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/320

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Mar 03, 2020
319: Should We Shut Down Our Business? | Feedback Friday
00:53:31

You were laid off, your wife's business is in the red, and you have a baby on the way. In spite of occasionally inconsiderate guests being a drag, renting your spare room through Airbnb is the only thing bringing in steady money right now. Should you shut down the business that doesn't make money and focus on how you can make Airbnb a more sustainable and tolerable source of income? This and more on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/319.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Should you shut down your business that's in the red to focus on renting your spare room through Airbnb?
  • Given that everyone has limited time and energy, how do you decide what to pursue and what to let go of, and vet opportunities to ensure they're worth the effort?
  • What can you do to help your friend cope with the serious social anxiety that has literally driven her to drink?
  • As a recovering addict, you know following through with the attraction you feel for a fellow recovering addict would be a poorly timed mistake -- right?
  • Is it rude to offer unsolicited feedback on someone's resume when you notice room for improvement -- even when asked to share it with the people in your network?
  • Life Pro Tip: Make a checklist of things you need when traveling and stick it on your closet door (or in your phone's notes app). Every time you realize you forgot to pack something, add it to the list when you get back. It saves you time running around trying to remember what you will need each time you have to pack.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Generation Wealth
  • A quick shout out to Sam Windham!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Feb 28, 2020
318: Christian Picciolini | Breaking Hate Part Two
01:09:57

Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini) is an Emmy Award-winning television producer, reformed extremist, founder of the Free Radicals Project, and author of Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism and White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement -- and How I Got Out. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part one here!

What We Discuss with Christian Picciolini:

  • Why extremist ideology is on the rise all over the world -- and what we can do to stem its spread.
  • What to do when we see other people in our sphere potentially falling victim to extremist recruiting tactics.
  • How personal journeys of identity, community, and purpose are hijacked by extremist recruiters to fill their ranks.
  • How the Internet has made it easier than ever for recruiters to draw young people away from families and communities that have zero ties to extremism.
  • What extremist groups are doing to rebrand and sanitize their image in ways that appeal to the disenfranchised among the mainstream.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/318

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Feb 27, 2020
317: Christian Picciolini | Breaking Hate Part One
00:55:15

Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini) is an Emmy Award-winning television producer, reformed extremist, founder of the Free Radicals Project, and author of Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism and White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement -- and How I Got Out. This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to catch part two here!

What We Discuss with Christian Picciolini:

  • How the marketing of extremism has evolved to become more palatable to the masses.
  • How identity, community, and purpose drive extremism -- not ideology.
  • Why extremism and race identity are popular with youth now more than ever before.
  • What we can do if we know someone involved with -- or thinking of becoming involved with -- an extremist group.
  • How an ex neo-Nazi skinhead became a uniquely qualified peace advocate to help others avoid walking in his footsteps.
  • And much more...

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Feb 25, 2020
316: How to Get a Job If You're a Sex Offender | Feedback Friday
00:49:55

As a remorseful sex offender who's done your time and been officially cleared as posing no threat to society, you're committed to turning your life around for you, your wife, and your five-year-old. But how can you get a job when you're a convicted felon with the extra stigma of being on the registry for the next 20 years? We'll tackle this and more here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/316.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you get a job if you're a registered sex offender who's done your time and been officially cleared as posing no threat to society?
  • While your significant other wants kids someday, you're undecided. You're young, but you don't want to waste their time. How long do you reasonably have to make the decision?
  • How do you handle a two-faced ladder-climber in your company whose Machiavellian manipulations aren't as invisible as they seem to think they are?
  • What can a high schooler do to network in the field they wish to pursue when it's a bit esoteric -- like biochemistry?
  • A job promotion for more pay and research experience sounds great, but you're worried about losing the downtime that allows you to get homework done for your current course load. Should you choose freedom or finances?
  • After past disappointments, your wife is unexpectedly pregnant. It's great news, but you've been training for a dream job that would take you away for the months around your baby's birth and the opportunity window is about to close since you're near the age cap. What's your best next move -- for yourself and your family?
  • Life Pro Tip: Real wealth is about freedom. Money can help achieve these things, but there are plenty of people who make lots of money yet aren't free. Make choices that get you this kind of wealth, not just the money.
  • A quick shout out to John M. Carr!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Feb 21, 2020
315: Admiral William H. McRaven | That's So McRaven
00:53:57

Admiral William H. McRaven (@billmcraven) masterminded and executed the mission that brought down Osama bin Laden and is the author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World.

What We Discuss with William H. McRaven:

  • What are the benefits to taking every day, as a Navy SEAL might say, "one evolution at a time?"
  • What are the potential downfalls of having a 20-year plan?
  • Why is taking advantage of opportunities more important than charting a course — and how can we spot them?
  • What are you proving when you're willing to take professional risks — even when you don't succeed?
  • What is the most important thing to understand about leadership?
  • And much more...

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Feb 20, 2020
314: Michael Yon | China's Big Trouble in Little Hong Kong
01:20:38

Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) is an author, columnist, and award-winning independent war correspondent who gives us a frontline view of the current civil unrest between Hong Kong protestors and the government of mainland China.

What We Discuss with Michael Yon:

  • What Michael means by his oft-truncated and misunderstood quote: "If a writer wants to make money, he should avoid truth and tell people what they want to hear. Yet to win the war, tell the truth."
  • The difference between riots, protests, general civil unrest, and insurgency -- and what's really going on in Hong Kong right now in contrast with the official story.
  • Why Michael considers himself a war correspondent and not a journalist -- and how the two differ.
  • Why the long-simmering relationship between China and Hong Kong is only now coming to a boil, and what the rest of the world should take away from this.
  • How the current movement in Hong Kong compares to Poland's Solidarity Movement of the '80s -- and why this especially worries the Chinese Communist Party.
  • And much more...

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Feb 18, 2020
313: My Boyfriend’s Flirty Friend | Feedback Friday
00:48:21

Your boyfriend's close friend flirts with him directly in front of you. He doesn't reciprocate, but it does bother you because you know -- from conversation you've had with her in the past before you became his significant other -- that she actually does fancy him. Should you communicate your displeasure to either party or just keep your cool?

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/313.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Confused by The Adam Carolla Show clips at the end of a few of our episodes? If you're not skipping commercials, you should have gotten the memo! ;)
  • Like our new show art? Much thanks to Santi Fox for making it so!
  • Many thanks to all the unknowns out there who keep sending us gifts but don't provide a return address!
  • Should you call out your boyfriend's close female friend for flirting with him directly in front of you, or should you keep your cool?
  • Friends give you the silent treatment when they're upset with you. Should you give them time to cool off, or is life just too short to deal with this kind of drama?
  • Your mom has ADHD and gets so distracted by her phone and surroundings that it always causes a scene. How can you travel together and remain sane?
  • You're either too social and your grad school work takes a hit, or you're too involved in school and your social life takes a hit. How can you strike a successful balance?
  • Your friend/employer insists on paying you by check, but you usually have to text him reminders and personally pick it up. Aren't there easier ways to get paid these days?
  • What are some tips for someone without a college degree going into interviews for entry-level corporate jobs?
  • Life Pro Tip: For parents: Instead of always telling your child what to do, give them two options with the same outcome to prevent the headache of having them refuse the task. (For example, instead of telling them to put on their pajamas for bed, ask them which pajamas they want to wear to bed tonight. This works well because kids love having control over what they are doing.) For travelers: Bring a power strip with you to use at airports, and you'll never have to wait for an outlet to be available again.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Weekly, Hulu
  • A quick shout out to Gareth Emery!
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Feb 14, 2020
312: John Tierney | Harnessing the Power of Bad
01:25:20

John Tierney (@johntierneynyc) is an award-winning science columnist for The New York Times, and he's the co-author of The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It.

[Featured photo by Jamie Meggas]

What We Discuss with John Tierney:

  • What is negativity bias, and why does even a small dose of it have the power to overwhelm even our greatest reserves of positivity?
  • How can we psychologically overcome this innate negativity bias?
  • How we can watch the news (especially during an election year) without succumbing to deep despair at the state of the world by consuming what John calls a low-bad diet.
  • Why the worst person at your workplace has the power to passively drag the whole team down beyond the abilities of the best person to bring it up.
  • The negative golden rule -- it's what you do not do unto others that really matters.
  • And much more...

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Feb 13, 2020
311: Susan David | How to Improve Your Emotional Agility
01:32:06

Susan David (@susandavid_phd) is a Harvard psychologist, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.

What We Discuss with Susan David:

  • What is emotional agility?
  • What’s wrong with trying to force ourselves to be happy all the time? Is our society misguided by a tyranny of positivity today?
  • Unpleasant and negative emotions actually serve a purpose — but what is that purpose and how can we use it to our advantage?
  • How do our thoughts, emotions, and stories hook us into responding ineffectively to life’s challenges, and how can we break these patterns?
  • Practical ways to develop our responses to adversity that leave us stronger and more capable.
  • And much more…

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Feb 11, 2020
310: Should I Fudge My Age in Dating Apps? | Feedback Friday
00:50:48

As an active 45-year-old woman who is usually mistaken for someone 10 years younger, you're throwing your hat back in the dating game after six years. You realize that if you put your actual age on your dating app profile, you'll probably get filtered out by the age range of men you're looking for. Friends have encouraged you to put down 37 or 38 as your dating profile age so you'll still fall within the desired search results, but you're uncomfortable about the deception. In a situation like this, should you fudge your age in dating apps? We'll break down this and much more on the latest Feedback Friday right here!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/310.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When you're active and appear 10 years younger than you are, is fudging your age in dating apps acceptable if you're only trying to fool the search algorithm and not potential matches?
  • You never really bonded with your mother and you'd like to change that now, but she considers you "selfish." How much responsibility do both parties have to create familial closeness?
  • There's a family rift between your father and uncle thanks to inheritance drama. You'd like to invite your aunt to your wedding, but don't want to appear disloyal to your father. What's the right thing to do?
  • You've noticed that people who are very successful seem to have mastered the skill of remembering people's names, but you're terrible at it. How can you get better at remembering the names of people you meet?
  • You have an amazing new job opportunity, but you've been planning a gap year to travel abroad and the timing couldn't be worse. Should you trust your gut and travel even though this opportunity might never come your way again? What are your options?
  • How do you strike a balance between being an entrepreneur and a family man without neglecting your spouse and new baby -- or the needs of the nascent company you've worked hard to build?
  • Life Pro Tip: Google your kid's prospective name before they're born. This way, when their name is googled, people won’t see news of some a-hole criminal with the same name.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Pandemic
  • A quick shout out to Eric Hulbert!
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Feb 07, 2020
309: Laila Ali | Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power
01:00:36

What We Discuss with Laila Ali:

  • What made Laila become the only boxer out of Muhammad Ali’s nine children?
  • Why do fighters trash talk (and does Laila regret any trash talking she did during her fighting career)?
  • How did Laila make the choice to pivot from an aspiring nail salon tycoon to a world-class boxer?
  • What was it like growing up around fame, and how does Laila’s father’s legacy still affect her?
  • How did Laila’s father react when she got serious about boxing?
  • And much more...

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Feb 06, 2020
308: Kris Buckner | Who Does Counterfeiting Really Hurt?
00:58:16

Kris Buckner is the president of Investigative Consultants, with over 22 years of experience in investigations related to trademark counterfeiting, piracy, and other intellectual property matters.

What We Discuss with Kris Buckner:

  • Why the trillion-dollar counterfeiting industry should concern you -- even if you don't care that the "Gucci" bag you got for $12 can't be spotted as a knockoff by the snootiest in your circle of friends.
  • What gets counterfeited? You name it: designer clothes, automobile parts, cancer medication, alcohol, makeup, vaping products, perfume, computer parts, and kids' cough syrup are just the tip of the iceberg.
  • How buying or selling counterfeit goods -- knowingly or otherwise -- potentially benefits corrupt regimes, terrorists, and organized crime networks around the world.
  • The real harm counterfeit goods pose to the end consumer, from health risks associated with contaminated products to loose parts that can become choking hazards for small children.
  • The real harm counterfeit goods pose to the legitimate economy, from fewer jobs to less tax revenue that funds law enforcement and education.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/308

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Feb 04, 2020
307: Help! I'm Too Physically Attractive! | Feedback Friday
00:46:01

Being unattractive to potential partners is obviously not ideal, but what happens when you're too physically attractive to land meaningful attention from someone who might complete you? We'll tackle this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/307.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Our prison trip is officially full! If you want to get on the waiting list in case we have last-minute cancellations, please drop Jordan a line at prison@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Should a tip be optional unless service is above and beyond what's expected from your server -- instead of obligatory because the restaurant or business won't pay their staff enough?
  • You've been at your job for a long time and you want to do something different. How do you let your employer know that you want to transition out of your current role while still keeping a positive relationship?
  • You're the only child, and you've got an overly sensitive and selfish parent you need to take care of. What can you do to make sure they don't stress you out when you're expected to drop everything to attend to their needs?
  • You're in a long-term relationship that seems to be on track for marriage. What do we suggest you talk about to make sure you're both on the same page before you make the biggest commitment of your life?
  • You want to settle down in one place after moving to six different states and countries over the past 12 years, but your spouse can't seem to decide where to settle. What can you do to come to an agreeable compromise?
  • You're a successful, moderately attractive person who seems to get attention from all the wrong people. Potential friends either want to date you or worry their partners want to date you. On top of all this, you're demisexual. How can you find someone compatible?
  • Life Pro Tip: Instead of spending a day shopping, spend a day cleaning out your closet. You will find clothes you didn't realize you had and re-discover old favorites you thought you had lost. Plus, it's free!
  • Recommendation of the Week: Wrong Man
  • A quick shout out to Amanda Milligan!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan...
Jan 31, 2020
306: BJ Fogg | Tiny Habits That Change Everything
01:13:42

BJ Fogg (@bjfogg) is the founder and director of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab, and author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything.

[Featured photo by Nathaniel Gerdes]

What We Discuss with BJ Fogg:

  • The main reasons we fail at behavior change -- even when we rationally know the long-term benefits heavily outweigh any short-term discomforts.
  • The B=MAP Fogg Behavior Model that can be applied universally to understanding (and correcting) every type of behavior there is.
  • How starter steps and tiny habits work as effective ways to "trick" our change-resistant human brains into radical behavior change.
  • Why BJ prefers the term "untangling" rather than "breaking" in reference to habits we want to discontinue. 
  • Why repetition is often repeated as being the catalyst for creating habits, why this tidbit of popular misinformation is so wrong, and what really works as a better catalyst.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/306

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Jan 30, 2020
305: Shaka Senghor | Writing My Wrongs
01:14:41

Shaka Senghor (@ShakaSenghor) is a leading voice in criminal justice reform, the director of innovation and strategy at #Cut50, and the consulting producer for the OWN docuseries Released. He is also the author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.

What We Discuss with Shaka Senghor:

  • How Shaka's childhood neighborhood in Detroit quickly went from idyllic to nightmarish when the crack epidemic struck in the '80s (and what he spent his money on when he became a dealer).
  • The assorted sources of trauma faced by kids who wind up in the drug-dealing lifestyle and why such a lifestyle is initially appealing to them -- in spite of exposing them to very adult consequences.
  • Why the current opioid crisis may actually be instrumental in helping heal societal class and racial divides widened during the crack epidemic.
  • Why removing the stigma of mental health treatment is crucial to breaking the cycles of recidivism in which young people often get trapped.
  • The series of events that landed Shaka in prison for 19 years, how he made use of his time there, and what he's doing to help fix a very broken system.
  • And much more...

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Jan 28, 2020
304: How to Avoid Addiction to Study Drugs | Feedback Friday
00:58:21

You're in your thirties, and although you've had reasonable success running your own business, you've always believed that you were lazy and unmotivated. You recently got diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Adderall, and everything changed for the better. You're finally a hard worker, don't get distracted easily, and finish things you start. It's been a huge lifesaver and a huge boost to your self-confidence.

After hearing Jordan talk about his negative experiences with Adderall in high school on the Darren Prince episode, it got you concerned.

Your brother has been using Adderall for years, and said something that worried you. While on vacation, he lost his prescription and felt the need to find a doctor who could write him an emergency prescription. He regularly has to restrict towards the end of the month to make sure he doesn't run out, which signals he's taking extra doses.

Should you be concerned for your brother getting addicted?

Are you at risk of becoming dependent if you stay on it for years?

We'll talk about this and much more on this latest episode of Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/304.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan for his birthday this February? The trip is officially full, but if you really, really want to go, reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com and we'll do our best to squeeze you in!
  • Adderall's been a godsend in helping you focus since you were diagnosed with ADHD, but you worry you might become dependent on it over time. How can you avoid becoming addicted to study drugs?
  • As a police officer, you train recruits to communicate effectively by treating people like humans, building rapport, and displaying empathy. So what's the best way for an officer to build rapport quickly during, for example, the brief interaction of a traffic stop?
  • You want to help your mom move closer to you and the rest of the family because you know it will help alleviate her depression, but you're not exactly rich. How can you raise a loan or borrow money to cover her move and a place to live in a short amount of time?
  • You slacked in high school and now you're a 30-year-old custodian. You have the ambition to return to school and seek work in the infosec/cybersecurity industry, but your wife is unable to work and you make just enough to get by. How can you stay working full time and return to school without spending money you don't have?
  • What are our thoughts on investing in cryptocurrency in 2020?
  • What's...
Jan 24, 2020
303: Megan Phelps-Roper | Unfollowing Westboro Baptist Church Part Two
00:50:52

Megan Phelps-Roper (@meganphelps) grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely monitored as a hate group for its anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-American protests. She left WBC in 2012 and has since written about her experiences in Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. This is part two of a two-part episode. Listen to part one here!

What We Discuss with Megan Phelps-Roper:

  • What catalyzed Megan and her sister's departure from the Westboro Baptist Church in 2012, and how do the family members left behind feel about their decision?
  • The logistics Megan and her sister faced when they decided to leave the home and family they'd known their entire lives to start anew in the outside world.
  • What Megan learned about the human capacity for empathy, generosity, forgiveness — and general goodness — by revisiting people she'd formerly picketed in WBC.
  • What Megan's experiences have taught her about the cognitive biases we all have — about everything from religion to politics — no matter how smart we think we are.
  • The four steps others used to break through to Megan and get her to have real conversations, and how we can use them to connect with people who disagree with us on a fundamental level.
  • And much more…

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/303

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Jan 23, 2020
302: Megan Phelps-Roper | Unfollowing Westboro Baptist Church Part One
00:57:44

Megan Phelps-Roper (@meganphelps) grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely monitored as a hate group for its anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-American protests. She left WBC in 2012 and has since written about her experiences in Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. This is part one of a two-part episode. Stay tuned for the second episode coming later this week!

What We Discuss with Megan Phelps-Roper:

  • What it was like to grow up in what documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux called "The Most Hated Family in America."
  • Why the Westboro Baptist Church feels it's uniquely qualified to spread what it sees as the "true" word of God in a way that shocks and offends the rest of the world.
  • How the Westboro Baptist Church interprets feelgood lessons from the Bible like "Love thy neighbor" and the tale of the good Samaritan.
  • Why children who grow up in Westboro Baptist Church aren't educated at home, but encouraged to go to public schools.
  • The complicated history of the church's founder (and Megan's grandfather), Fred Phelps, who championed civil rights for African-Americans as a lawyer while campaigning against homosexuals, Jewish people, dead soldiers, tsunami victims, Mr. Rogers, and others deemed "deviant" by his very specific interpretation of the Bible (e.g., everybody not belonging to Westboro Baptist Church).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/302

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Jan 21, 2020
301: How to Fight an Out-of-State Speeding Ticket | Feedback Friday
00:54:53

You're not sure if the speeding ticket you got driving across the country was given because you had out-of-state license plates, you were racially profiled, or there was an equipment failure of some kind, but you're pretty sure it wasn't for speeding. You want to fight it, but you're not sure what your legal options and obligations are. Friend of the show Corbin Payne, Esq. will explain how to fight an out-of-state speeding ticket the right way, and of course we'll try to do our best to answer a stack of other questions here on Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/301.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan for his birthday this February? It'll be here sooner than you know it! Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details if you want to go!
  • When you're paying so much money and time for the privilege of being part of your best friend's wedding party, is it unreasonable that, with plenty of notice, the caterer is refusing to accommodate your vegan request?
  • Recently married, your partner has been voicing concern and guilt for living so far away from family. But due to the nature of your job (which you love), you can't move back to your home state without having to give it up. How do you make an informed decision in this situation?
  • Driving across the country, you were stopped in Texas and ticketed for speeding even though your speedometer says otherwise. You're not sure if you were flagged for out-of-state plates or racially profiled, but you'd like to fight it. What are your legal options? [Thanks to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • We often advise listeners to find competent legal advice, but how do you go about choosing someone? How do you know you will get a performer and not a shyster? [Thanks again to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • The well-paying job where you've worked for 13 years is undergoing a transformation and trying to get rid of as many employees as possible. Of course morale is low and you'd love to quit even to take less money elsewhere, but you've got a baby on the way and your wife wants you to hang in there until you're out of debt. What should you do?
  • Need a little help being a great dad? Ryan's Holiday's Jan 17, 2020
300: Simon Sinek | How to Play the Infinite Game
01:09:36

Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) is the best-selling author of Find Your Why and Start with Why. He returns to the show to discuss his latest offering, The Infinite Game, which offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset in a limitless world.

What We Discuss with Simon Sinek:

  • Common public speaking gaffes and how to avoid making them.
  • How Simon blocks time for himself in his calendar without feeling guilty.
  • Finite games vs. infinite games: the metrics by which they're governed, the stakes for which they're played, and the mindsets required to master them.
  • Why having a worthy rival (as opposed to competition) can be a healthy catalyst for personal growth -- and how you can select one.
  • How friendship works as an equitable, not equal relationship.
  • And much more...

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Jan 16, 2020
299: Steve Elkins | Finding the Lost City of the Monkey God
01:22:20

Steve Elkins is a cinematographer and explorer whose discovery of and expedition to a legendary settlement in the rainforest of Honduras is chronicled in The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston.

[Featured photo by Ryan Hartford of Ecliptic Media]

What We Discuss with Steve Elkins:

  • How did Steve and his team manage to only recently discover a legendary city in the Honduran rainforest that had been aggressively -- and fruitlessly -- sought out by disappointed locals and explorers for half a millennium?
  • The countless natural and manmade dangers of exploring the mosquito-infested region of Honduras known locally as "The Gates of Hell" -- from venom-spitting snakes to quicksand to drug cartels.
  • Why knowing an unhinged guy with a gun can come in handy when your producer needs to leave the expedition early and return to civilization for a family emergency.
  • The logistics, legal considerations, and politics that go into being outsiders exploring the cultural heritage of another country.
  • The details of what Steve and his team discovered, and what this discovery has brought to light beyond the mere satisfaction of archaeological curiosity.
  • And much more...

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Jan 14, 2020
298: My Dad Is a Pedophile | Feedback Friday
00:56:28

Your dad is a pedophile. He's taken naked pictures of kids, including one of your cousins on your mom's side, and posted them online. He's been caught by the police, but he's been let go on some kind of probation.

You don't know how to handle the situation. For some context, You're a high functioning autistic person. You're able to live on your own, take care of yourself, and hold down a full time job, but you have a lot of problems making and maintaining friendships and you have enough sensory issues that you don't like to leave your house any more than you need to.

On the one hand, it would be a great relief to you if you never had to see or hear from your parents again. On the other hand, the number of people in your support network is already quite small, and you wouldn't want to lose contact with your sister, who has very severe mental health problems and is still living at home. What should you do?

This is pretty dark and heavy territory, but we'll do our best to offer some real advice on this and much more in this Feedback Friday.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/298.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan for his birthday this February? It'll be here sooner than you know it! Reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details if you want to go!
  • Your significant other paid for you to attend college and supported you financially as you started out in your career. Now that you're on track financially, you're having relationship issues. How should money factor into a situation like this?
  • Years ago, your mother and sister found out your father was having affairs with multiple women. It was devastating at the time, but you all eventually moved on when he agreed to stop. Today, you saw him with one of those women. How do you handle this?
  • Your dad is a convicted pedophile on probation. You're a high-functioning autistic person living on your own who would love to never see your parents again, but you don't want to lose contact with your sister who still lives at home. What can you do?
  • Do the potential networking, career, and social benefits of living in a big, expensive city outweigh the increased cost of living?
  • Your girlfriend has been getting therapy to improve in academia from an unlicensed "life coach" who sells her expensive (and ultimately useless) gadgets, and now has the gall to tell her you're manipulative, controlling, and patronizing for not being supportive. How can you lovingly steer your girlfriend away from this shameless shyster?
  • How you can communicate a barter proposal in an attractive...
Jan 10, 2020
297: Eric Thomas | Success Secrets of The Hip Hop Preacher
01:05:46

Eric Thomas (@ericthomasbtc) is a motivational speaker, YouTube personality, podcaster, pastor, director of Breathe University, and author of several books, including The Secret to Success: When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe.

What We Discuss with Eric Thomas:

  • How Eric Thomas went from homeless to PhD to become one of the world's top motivational speakers.
  • How and why to get out of our psychological bubbles whether we're broke or millionaires.
  • Why we do not have to accept life as it was given to us.
  • How to break out of patterns and mindsets that no longer serve us.
  • What taking responsibility for our own actions ultimately gives us (and what blaming others takes away).
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/297

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Jan 09, 2020
296: Tasha Eurich | The Surprising Truth About Insight
01:18:29

Tasha Eurich (@tashaeurich) is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author of Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think.

What We Discuss with Tasha Eurich:

  • How to identify and navigate the invisible barriers to self-awareness.
  • Why thinking about ourselves isn't related to knowing ourselves.
  • How to deal with the woefully un-self-aware people in your life.
  • How to use mindfulness to become more self-aware, and how to practice it without mantras.
  • Why no one is telling you the truth about how you're coming across -- and why that's dangerous.
  • And much more...

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Jan 07, 2020
295: Shep Gordon | Interview with the Supermensch
01:36:02

Shep Gordon (@SupermenschShep) is a talent manager, Hollywood film agent, producer, and author of They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock'n'Roll. He is also the subject of Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon -- a documentary by Mike Myers that chronicles his life and times.

What We Discuss with Shep Gordon:

  • How do you create history rather than waiting for it to happen?
  • Do you have to be a jerk to make it in Hollywood?
  • What's Shep's coupon system?
  • What's the most selfish thing you can do?
  • Is fame toxic?
  • And so much more...

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Dec 31, 2019
294: Should I Expose a Sexually Abusive Nephew? | Feedback Friday
00:50:54

You have a nephew who has a history of undressing, touching genitals, and dry humping smaller, weaker humans than himself. These humans either do not consent or are unable to consent. It's well known in your family that he can't be left alone with children. There have been numerous incidents with different witnesses and victims spread out over the years.

Today this nephew is 20 years old and expecting a baby with his live-in girlfriend. You were horrified and began asking if this girlfriend knew about his history. No one seems to know if she's aware, but are strongly agreed that it's not any of your places to tell her.

But you fear that if you don't tell her, no one will. Taking it upon yourself, what's the best way to deliver the news?

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/294.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan this February? It's filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Your nephew has had a history of being sexually abusive, and now he has a kid of his own on the way. While the rest of your family wants to ignore the problem, how do you step up and tell the mother-to-be?
  • As a frequent employee of the month, you recently negotiated a raise to your salary only to discover that you're making the same amount as someone who was recently hired and is already on probation for dropping the ball too many times. Should you say something?
  • The Jordan Harbinger Show is banned in China, possibly for allowing guests to air anti-government opinions (and, to be fair, facts). Do Jordan and Jen ever worry about extended family who may still live there being in danger as a result?
  • As your uncle's sole beneficiary, you were left with a house he wanted the family to enjoy after he passed. Your other family members feel they should be entitled to their fair share of what the house is worth, though they're happy enough to leave you holding the bag for the funeral, legal, bills, upkeep, and yard work. What should you do?
  • Two months ago, you earned and accepted a job transfer within the company where you've worked for 14 years. Unfortunately, the department you're leaving is understaffed and overworked, and the status of your transfer has been postponed indefinitely. How can you continue to advocate for your transfer date without seeming like you have a bad attitude? Is it time to just find a new job?
  • Life Pro Tip: Winter is in full force in many places, so be sure to keep a bag of cat litter (for traction under your tires if you get stuck in the snow), a shovel, a hat, gloves, a blanket or...
Dec 27, 2019
293: Zak Dychtwald | How Young China Will Change the World
01:12:03

Zak Dychtwald (@zakdychtwald) is the Founder of think tank and consultancy Young China Group and author of Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World.

What We Discuss with Zak Dychtwald:

  • At 417 million strong, China has more millennials than North America, the Middle East, and Europe combined.
  • Chinese millennials and its younger generations are experiencing -- and influencing -- a society and culture changing at 10 times the speed of what Western millennials have experienced.
  • What this breakneck rate of change means for the childhood of someone growing up in modern China and the effect it has on his or her resulting worldview.
  • Whether we view it as a collaborator, competitor, or consumer, this "Young China" is the single most important rising actor on the world stage.
  • How Zak became fluent in Mandarin -- considered by the CIA to be the hardest language to learn in the world -- at the highest level in two and a half years instead of the customary six.
  • And much more...

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Dec 24, 2019
292: My Wife Wants Another Kid, But I Don't | Feedback Friday
00:53:07

You've got two lovely kids, and you're perfectly content to stop there, but your spouse has other plans. How do you break the news you're not of like mind to have a third? We'll try to tackle this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/292.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your spouse has been pushing for a third child, but you figure two is enough. Is there a way to find common ground?
  • Your sibling and their fiance have decided to get married on one of the few nights you can't get out of work. To whom do you owe your loyalty?
  • Your mother stopped making payments on a parent loan taken out for your education, and now you're stuck with $28,000 in interest. What happens next?
  • You accidentally fell asleep on the job, and if you don't adjust your time card, no one else would be the wiser. What should you do?
  • Retiring from a professional athletic career, you wonder if your BA in economics will cut it for your next career move, or if you should go back to school?
  • Your friend is publishing articles about his industry in order to raise his profile at work. But how do you tactfully suggest that his writing is sorely in need of editing?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you're on a Mac, use Bartender, Endurance, FruitJuice, and iStat Menus.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Broken
  • Quick shout outs to Melissa Kellogg and Jon Bjork!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, join his podcasting club, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Dec 20, 2019
290: He's Wasting Inheritance on Pyramid Scheme | Feedback Friday
00:59:16

When a family inheritance is split between two siblings, only one of them is given control over how the money is spent due to the other's penchant for get-rich-quick scams and bad investments. What can the family do to close the rift this power dynamic is causing while ensuring half of the inheritance isn't wasted on a pyramid scheme? This and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/290.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan next February? It's filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Suggestions are in for how we should refer to our listener base!
  • How can you keep your relative from wasting his inheritance on a pyramid scheme?
  • Your current employer is ghosting your requests for owed vacation days and paperwork needed to transfer to a new job. How should you proceed?
  • How can you renegotiate for a better salary when you gladly accepted an offer without negotiating in the first place?
  • As a healthcare worker who sees death more often than most, how can you healthily deal with the spiritual void you feel thanks to a bad relationship with organized religion?
  • When is it okay to stop banging your head against the system and just relax?
  • What should you make of it when your wife of almost a decade out of the blue suggests that she wants you to get a girlfriend?
  • How do you find a trustworthy guardian or fiduciary for the kids when the parents pass? [Thanks to Corbin Payne, Esq. for helping with this one!]
  • You're a female personal trainer with a dream to help gamers -- who are predominantly male -- live healthier lifestyles. How can you assure your husband of your safety?
  • Life Pro Tip: When you replace "Why is this happening to me?" with "What do I need to do now?" everything shifts. Action ends suffering.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Tell Me Who I Am
  • Quick shout outs to Dave Olverson and Melody Wilding for recommending FollowUpThen -- and James Gibbins for recommending Tinyblu -- to the person who asked for a free CRM in
Dec 13, 2019
289: Akshay Nanavati | Fearvana: Finding Bliss from Suffering
01:12:13

Akshay Nanavati (@fearvanalife) is a former Marine who has survived PTSD, depression, alcoholism, and suicidal ideation to build a global business, run ultramarathons, and explore the world's most hostile environments. He is also the author of Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness.

What We Discuss with Akshay Nanavati:

  • What going on a seven-day retreat in total darkness and isolation taught Akshay about himself that transcended rationality and the reality of his senses.
  • Why Akshay believes that the single greatest barrier standing in the way of our well-being is our negative relationship to suffering -- such as the way we demonize fear, stress, and anxiety.
  • What does Akshay mean when he recommends finding "the worthy struggle" that will make our suffering meaningful?
  • Stillness accompanied by consciousness and intention versus doing nothing, and what we risk by being afraid to confront what lurks in the space of our deepest darkness.
  • Why Akshay considers the prevailing idea in the self-help world of "I am enough" to be nonsense, why we are not enough, and -- most important -- why that's not a bad thing.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/289

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Dec 12, 2019
288: Erik Weihenmayer | A Blind Man Sees No Barriers
01:12:59

Erik Weihenmayer (@ErikWeihenmayer) has kayaked the Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Everest -- blind. He is the author of Touch the Top of the World and co-author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage.

What We Discuss with Erik Weihenmayer:

  • How challenges unite us as human beings -- no matter our hardships or handicaps.
  • Why losing his sight as a teenager didn't discourage Erik from excelling beyond the capacity of the world's most accomplished extreme athletes.
  • How Erik embraces a "no barriers" philosophy to guide and lift others -- even when their own cultures seek to keep them down.
  • Why Erik's not "the blind climber," but a climber who happens to be blind -- and why this makes all the difference.
  • The instincts, senses, and technology that allow Erik to navigate around his dangerous terrains of choice without sight.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/288

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Dec 10, 2019
287: How to Stop Taking Feedback So Personally | Feedback Friday
00:55:24

You find criticism somewhat punishing rather than productive -- especially when it's given by people you love. So how can you stop taking feedback so personally? We'll explore this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/287

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How should we refer to our listener base?
  • Is there a reason to share your salary with anyone else?
  • Is it your imagination that there's tension between you and the only other woman in the office?
  • As a business owner, how should you respond to competition fishing for pricing?
  • How do you find hangout buddies?
  • What can you do to help your boss step up as the leader you need him or her to be?
  • Are extremely confident people drawn to jobs like teaching? Or is it the job that brings out the best in people?
  • How do you keep contacts in your network from going cold?
  • How should you stop taking feedback so personally -- especially when it's given by the people you love?
  • Life Pro Tip: Compliment people on what you want them to be, even if they may not live up to it yet. Because when people hear themselves referred to in a certain way, they'll be motivated to act more that way.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (And advice: Don't believe everything you see in any documentary. Always do some follow-up research before treating it as gospel!)
  • Interested in doing some prison time with Jordan this February? It's filling up fast; reach out to prison@jordanharbinger.com for details!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, join his podcasting club, and check out...
Dec 06, 2019
286: Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover with a KGB Spy in America Part Two
00:50:57

Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part two of a two-part episode; part one can be found here!

What We Discuss with Jack Barsky:

  • We continue Jack Barsky's story that began in episode 285. Make sure you start there!
  • How Jack handled a double life -- complete with two families.
  • Why the once-powerful allure of Soviet-style communism began to wane over time for Jack.
  • Why Jack decided to stay in the United States and become a "real" American.
  • How Jack shook his KGB handlers.
  • And so much more...
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/286

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Dec 05, 2019
285: Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover with a KGB Spy in America Part One
00:54:15

Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part one of a two-part episode; part two airs later this week!

What We Discuss with Jack Barsky:

  • What Jack Barsky's childhood was like in postwar East Germany.
  • The stickiness of Soviet-style communist ideology and how it appealed to young people on Jack's side of the Iron Curtain.
  • How spies were recruited and trained during the Cold War.
  • What skills Jack used to assimilate seamlessly into American culture.
  • Why caution is a spy's best friend; paranoia is his enemy.
  • And so much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/285

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Dec 03, 2019
284: Should I Secretly Test My Kid's Paternity? | Feedback Friday
00:51:25

While doing a little Facebook stalking recently, you noticed that photos of your wife's ex-boyfriend's youngest look suspiciously like your own youngest. You're thinking about discreetly having your kid take a paternity test, but you're honestly not sure what you'd do if the results confirmed your suspicions. So what should you do? We'll try to help you with this and more on the latest Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) 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 friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/284.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Should you secretly undertake a paternity test on your 11-year old?
  • You're a cybersecurity student stuck in a career ditch. How do you dig yourself out?
  • You struggle with stammering. What can you do to find your way through?
  • How do you sell ideas without getting them stolen?
  • What does "I'm here if you need anything" actually mean, and how far can you take it?
  • Threatened by hackers, you wonder: where do old passwords go to die?
  • Should you report your ex for a visa breach that could get them deported?
  • How can you get out of spending Thanksgiving with your fiance's family for for much needed "me" time?
  • Life Pro Tip: Next commute, take time to listen to your car without the radio on. Your ears may pick up on sounds you wouldn't otherwise notice that indicate it's time to take it to the shop.
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