The Jordan Harbinger Show

The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger

(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.

Episodes

997: Christopher Ahn | A Marine in Kim Jong-un's Crosshairs Part Two

Marine veteran Christopher Ahn explains why he got involved with helping North Koreans defect to the West, and how this has put him in danger. [Part 2/2 — make sure to catch 1/2 here!] What We Discuss with Christopher Ahn: In 2019, activist group Free Joseon broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid with the goal of helping staff defect to the West. But the mission didn't go according to plan and had to be aborted. Back in the US, Christopher Ahn was informed by the FBI that North Korea had discovered his identity as a participant in the botched embassy raid and planned to assassinate him. His identity was likely revealed when the FBI shared it with Spain. Christopher is now facing extradition to Spain on charges related to the embassy incident, based on statements from North Korean officials. However, the credibility of those statements is questionable given the likelihood they were coerced. If extradited to Spain, Christopher fears for his life from North Korean agents. His legal team is arguing there should be a humanitarian exception made to the extradition, given the unique circumstances, though this is an unprecedented legal argument. Despite the challenges he faces as a result of his actions, Christopher remains dedicated to helping others in need. While his particular path is not one most will be called to follow, we can all reflect on how to courageously leverage our own skills and circumstances to uplift and empower others in need. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/997 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
30/05/241h 13m

996: Christopher Ahn | A Marine in Kim Jong-un's Crosshairs Part One

Marine veteran Christopher Ahn explains why he got involved with helping North Koreans defect to the West, and how this has put him in danger. [Part 1/2] What We Discuss with Christopher Ahn: Christopher Ahn, a Korean-American Marine veteran, became involved in helping North Korean defectors escape through an organization called the Chosen Institute, founded by Adrian Hong. In 2017, after the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam, Christopher was called upon to provide emotional support and protection for Kim Han-sol, Kim Jong-nam's son, who feared for his life. Christopher met with Kim Han-sol and his family in Taiwan, providing them with a sense of safety and comfort while the Chosen Institute worked on a plan to find asylum for them. Christopher's role in these operations was to offer emotional support and guidance to the defectors, drawing from his own family's experience as immigrants and his understanding of the immense courage it takes to leave everything behind for a chance at a better life. In the second half of this two-part episode, we'll learn more about the part Christopher played in the 2019 incident at the North Korean embassy in Madrid for which he is facing life-threatening extradition. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/996 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/05/2459m 51s

995: Cheating Chap Caught in Child Support Trap | Feedback Friday

You fathered a child with a lesbian couple without a contract absolving you of responsibility; now you've been sued for support. Welcome to 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: You fathered a child with a lesbian couple without a contract absolving you of responsibility during a break from your sexless marriage. Now you've been sued for support and you fear the fallout once your wife finds out. What can you do? Aside from just offering him a place to stay, how can you effectively and sensitively support your friend who's facing legal issues and suicidal thoughts after his partner took off with the kids? The rapid advancement streak you've been experiencing has you worried about how long it'll take your higher-ups to realize you're just not cut out for the promotions they've given you. How can you overcome this imposter syndrome before it becomes self-fulfilling prophecy? How do visitors to North Korea make purchases? Do merchants there take AMEX? A listener shares heartstring-pulling news with us, and we feel compelled to share it with this community to which he belongs.  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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/995 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so...
24/05/241h 11m

994: A.J. Jacobs | The Year of Living Constitutionally

What can a year of following the US Constitution per the founding fathers' intentions teach us about the future of democracy? A.J. Jacobs has answers here! What We Discuss with A.J. Jacobs: The founding fathers were not entirely in favor of pure democracy. They feared mob rule and wanted checks and balances to prevent a tyranny of the majority. The Constitution was a big step forward for democracy at the time, but still had elements of elitism. The original meaning and interpretation of parts of the Constitution, such as the Second Amendment and free speech rights, are quite different from how they are viewed today. Both liberal and conservative perspectives would likely disapprove of some of the original 18th century understandings. The founding fathers seemed more open to changing minds and flexible thinking compared to the intransigent political positions common today. Examples like Ben Franklin and James Madison illustrate their willingness to admit uncertainty and change opinions based on reason and evidence. American democracy is fragile and must be actively maintained and protected. A.J. Jacobs remains optimistic that reforms and hard work can help save the American democratic system, but it requires dedication and the American people deciding to "lift the sun up" on the country's future. We can help revive an appreciation for democracy by making it fun and celebratory again, like it was back in the early days of America. Baking "election cakes" to share and enjoy while voting, or hosting festivities at polling places, can inject some much-needed positivity and help encourage participation. Simple acts like this are a good starting point to begin strengthening our civic society and democratic institutions. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/994 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/05/241h 34m

993: Johann Hari | The Skinny on 'Magic Pill' Weight-Loss Drugs

Are new weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy "magic" pills that can put an end to the obesity epidemic? Johann Hari is here to give us the skinny! What We Discuss with Johann Hari: Processed and ultra-processed foods are a major driver of the obesity epidemic, as they undermine the body's natural ability to feel full and satisfied after eating. Moving from fresh, whole foods to mostly processed foods is strongly linked to the dramatic rise in obesity rates. Obesity is a complex issue with biological, psychological, and social causes. Factors like genetics, emotional eating, trauma, and the food environment all play a role. Stigmatizing or shaming people for their weight is cruel and counterproductive. New weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy work by artificially boosting satiety hormones like GLP-1, helping people feel full faster and eat less. They are showing impressive weight loss results, but also come with potential risks and side effects that are not yet fully understood, especially in the long-term. While these new drugs may help many people, they are not a magic solution. They don't address the underlying drivers of the obesity crisis in the food system and environment. To make a real difference, we need broader changes to make healthy eating the easy, default option. The good news is, each of us can take positive steps today to improve our health, no matter our current weight. Focus on adding more whole, minimally processed foods to your diet, and find physical activities you truly enjoy. Prioritize getting good sleep, managing stress, and building a strong social support network. Small, sustainable lifestyle changes can make a big difference over time. Be patient and kind with yourself in the process. You have the power to transform your health, one choice at a time. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/993 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
21/05/241h 38m

992: Royals | Skeptical Sunday

What's the point of the publicly funded British Royal family in the modern world? Andrew Gold puts the monarchy under a microscope on this Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: The British monarchy is a centuries-old institution that has had a significant impact on the UK's culture, politics, and history. While the monarch's role is largely ceremonial, the royal family still holds influence and plays a significant part in British society. The British Royal Family receives public funding through the Sovereign Grant, which is calculated as a percentage of the profits made by the Crown Estate. The Sovereign Grant covers official expenses, while the monarch also has personal income from private estates. The monarchy faces challenges in maintaining its relevance in an increasingly democratic and progressive world. The royal family must balance tradition with adapting to changing societal values and expectations. The popularity of individual members of the royal family, such as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry, can significantly impact public perception of the monarchy as a whole. Despite the controversies and challenges surrounding the British monarchy, it remains an integral part of the nation's identity and continues to captivate people worldwide. By focusing on their roles as symbols of unity, continuity, and tradition, while also embracing positive change and engaging in meaningful charitable work, the royal family can maintain its relevance and contribute to the well-being of the British people and the global community. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew Gold on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/992 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us...
19/05/241h 21m

991: Should You Coexist with a Manchild Narcissist? | Feedback Friday

Should you endure a toxic marriage for the sake of your son's relationship with his father, or run for the hills while you can? Welcome to 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: You're contemplating leaving your narcissistic addict husband due to his poor treatment of you and your child, but you feel trapped financially and concerned about your son losing his father. Should you try to reconcile and accept him the way he is, or run for the hills while you can? Betrayed by a lifelong friend who used you in an eBay scam and left you financially accountable to his victims, you found closure years later at a party by forgiving him and letting go of your own negative emotions about the situation. But you can't help but wonder if you should've just punched him in the face. Did you do the right thing? After years of caring for your late mother's boyfriend like family, you feel disrespected when you're labeled as a vendor at a granddaughter's wedding, highlighting the family's lack of appreciation for your efforts. Are you still expected to bring a gift, or should you send them an invoice the day after the wedding for taking care of their grandfather? Your close relationship with your daughter's ex-boyfriend, now reformed from the issues that facilitated their breakup, causes tension with your married daughter, forcing you to choose between transparency or secrecy to preserve your bond. Should you continue to "sneak around" with your daughter's ex, or just be honest and let the chips fall where they may? You're a Canadian mom worried about your 18-year-old daughter's real-life meetup with the 23-year-old American boyfriend she met online. How can you ensure her safety (on the off-chance he might be a human trafficker or drug fiend) without damaging your relationship by being seen as overbearing? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/991 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors:...
17/05/241h 32m

990: Jonathan Haidt | How Gen Z Became the Anxious Generation

Jonathan Haidt is here to talk about his latest book, The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness. What We Discuss with Jonathan Haidt: Social media and smartphones have drastically altered childhood since the early 2010s, leading to increased rates of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide among teens, especially girls. Virtual interactions on social media are disembodied, shallow, and can spread mental health issues among susceptible teens. Prestige biased learning causes teens to emulate influencers, even those promoting unhealthy behaviors. Smartphones and social media also enable sexual predators to easily target children online. Overprotection in the real world and underprotection online are both mistakes that need to be reversed. Parents have allowed kids too much unsupervised screen time while restricting their independence and free play in the physical world out of exaggerated fears. Schools and parents need to set clear boundaries around technology use. No smartphones before high school, no social media until age 16, and phone-free schools from bell to bell are key norms to establish. The longer parents delay introducing these technologies, the better. Although the situation is serious, positive change is possible when parents, educators, and lawmakers work together. Parents can start by giving kids more independence and free play time offline, schools can go phone-free, and governments can pass laws to make online spaces safer for kids. With collective action, we can restore a healthier childhood for the next generation. Small steps like "Free Play Fridays" for neighborhood kids can make a difference right away. By coming together to solve this, we can ensure today's youth have the space to develop into competent, well-adjusted adults. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/990 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
14/05/241h 24m

989: Bad Behavior Uncorrected Leaves Dad Unprotected | Feedback Friday

Your disabled father's safety is jeopardized by a violent, mentally ill relative, and legal remedies have proven insufficient. Welcome to 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: Your paralyzed, terminally sick father's safety is at risk due to a violent, mentally ill family member, and legal interventions seem ineffective. What alternative solutions exist? Raised in an abusive, isolating homeschool cult, you struggle with trauma, financial hardship, and inaccessibility to college due to a lack of legitimate transcripts. Are you out of luck, or might there be a workaround? [Thanks to licensed mental health counselor and cult expert Steven Hassan for helping us with this one!] After enduring a volatile, unprofessional manager who alienated staff and customers, how can you diplomatically end your forced friendship now that he's been fired? Your mother's disapproval of your loving husband has led to an 'all or none' ultimatum resulting in estrangement and heartbreak for your son, who wonders why you "don't visit grandma anymore." What can you do? A dyslexic listener shares their journey to success, urging others with dyslexia to embrace their strengths, seek accommodations, and overcome shame by being open and advocating for their needs. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/989 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
10/05/241h 17m

988: Robert Mazur | How Money Laundering Works Part Two

Ex-federal agent Robert Mazur shares his experiences working undercover to infiltrate drug cartels, offering insights into the challenges involved. Pt 2/2. [Pt 1 can be found here!] What We Discuss with Robert Mazur: How Robert, working undercover for US Customs and the DEA, posed as a money launderer to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel and other criminal organizations. Money laundering enables cartels to produce their most lethal product: corruption. Corrupt officials and governments facilitate drug trafficking operations. Money laundering methods are highly sophisticated, involving legitimate businesses, secret codes, and multi-national operations to evade detection. Banks and the global financial system need to change to combat money laundering effectively, with severe penalties for those involved in facilitating the flow of illicit funds. Despite the risks and close calls, Robert continued his undercover work to gather intelligence and evidence against drug cartels until it became clear that the price his family was paying was not worth continuing. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/988 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/05/241h 28m

987: Robert Mazur | How Money Laundering Works Part One

Ex-federal agent Robert Mazur shares his experiences working undercover to infiltrate drug cartels, offering insights into the challenges involved. Pt 1/2. What We Discuss with Robert Mazur: How Robert, working undercover for US Customs and the DEA, posed as a money launderer to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel and other criminal organizations. The extensive planning that goes into an undercover operation, including developing a detailed backstory, establishing fake businesses, and coordinating with informants and other agents. How Robert built rapport with targets by researching their interests, using active listening, and offering them gifts to gain their trust. Undercover agents must be laser-focused on their targets and avoid thinking about their personal lives, as any slip-up could compromise the operation and endanger their safety. During trials, these agents must be prepared for defense attorneys' tactics, such as role reversal, and maintain their composure to avoid compromising the case or their credibility in front of the jury. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/987 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/05/241h 40m

986: Porn | Skeptical Sunday

Has technology weaponized pornography into a public health crisis? Michael Regilio takes us through modern porn's ins and outs on this Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: High-speed internet porn is a recent phenomenon that provides an intense, novel experience unlike traditional pornography, hacking into our brain's evolutionary desires for new mates and triggering dopamine responses similar to drug addiction. Pornography use, especially among adolescents and young adults who grew up with easy access to internet porn, has been linked to erosion of gray matter in the brain's prefrontal cortex, which controls impulse control and decision-making. Porn use has been associated with sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction in young men, as well as difficulties forming emotional bonds and intimacy in relationships. While some psychologists dispute the existence of "porn addiction," neuroscientific evidence shows porn use can lead to compulsive behaviors and brain changes resembling substance addictions. While some political efforts have been made to declare porn a public health crisis, there is little policy action based on scientific evidence to provide resources for treatment and awareness. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/986 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
05/05/2455m 26s

985: Lives Are at Stake in Bail Reform's Wake | Feedback Friday

When bail reforms free violent offenders and risk others' safety, how can we uphold justice while safeguarding victims? Welcome to 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: When bail reforms free violent offenders and risk others' safety, how can we uphold justice while safeguarding victims? You've about had it with your autistic boss' cringeworthy conspiracy theories. How can you disagree respectfully and maintain professionalism? As a cancer patient struggling with massive student loans and disability assistance denial, what legal help and guidance is available for navigating private loan regulations while fighting for survival? You've invented a non-functional plastic object that brings laughter to all who behold its absurdity. You want to protect the IP so you can profit from this stroke of comedic novelty, but you can't ignore the potential environmental impact of manufacturing such an item en masse. 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! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi and Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/985 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
03/05/241h 13m

984: Susan Casey | Unraveling Mysteries in the Ocean's Darkest Depths

What challenges can the ocean help us meet, and what must we do to safeguard its treasures? The Underworld author Susan Casey dives deep for answers here! What We Discuss with Susan Casey: The ocean plays a crucial role in regulating the Earth's climate and serves as the largest carbon sink on the planet, making its preservation essential for mitigating climate change. The ocean is home to a fascinating array of creatures that have adapted to extreme conditions, such as iron-breathing microbes, glass sponges, and jellyfish that can reverse their life cycle. Pollution, including plastics, chemical weapons, and nuclear waste, has severely impacted the ocean ecosystem, with some deep-sea creatures found to have plastic particles embedded in their organs. There are an estimated three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, preserving valuable historical artifacts and information — such as the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek analog computer. Exploring the ocean can lead to groundbreaking discoveries in medicine, Earth's history, and climate, providing valuable insights for addressing humanity's challenges — provided we safeguard this treasury of knowledge for current and future generations. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/984 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
30/04/240s

983: Bro's Obsessed with Goats: What's the Antidote? | Feedback Friday

Your brother's never-ending barrage of goat-related songs, text messages, and references has your family concerned. Welcome to 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: An innocent bystander might find your brother's weird obsession with goats amusing, but his barrage of goat-related songs, text messages, and references has your family concerned. What can you do to herd him back to reality? Feeling unwelcome as the only woman at a family card game, you struggle with self-doubt and question your husband's support. How can you navigate family dynamics while staying true to yourself? Despite not being officially charged by the DA for public intoxication and alleged indecent exposure (the latter of which you deny), your six-year career as a firefighter is in jeopardy. What are your options? [Thanks to police agency supervisor T.D. De La Peña for helping us with this one!] As a small business co-owner, you face a dilemma: stay in a potentially profitable but stressful partnership or leave with decent earnings, which would have a negative impact on the company's stability and your (ex-)business partner. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/983 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1"...
26/04/241h 10m

982: Israel vs. Iran | Out of the Loop

Should we worry that the complex dynamics between Israel and Iran might ignite WWIII? Intelligence analyst Ryan McBeth brings us in from Out of the Loop. Welcome to what we're calling our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. On This Episode of Out of the Loop: Israel and Iran have been engaged in recent attacks on each other, with Israel striking Iranian officers in Syria, Iran launching drones at Israel, and Israel firing missiles back at Iran. However, neither side seems to want a wider conflict. Iran's military is split between the regular Artesh forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC gets better equipment and training and has a Quds Force that specializes in unconventional warfare. Iran and Israel both lack strong expeditionary capabilities to directly attack each other. Iran's navy is mostly small fast attack boats, while Israel has a defensive-oriented military. Many ordinary Iranian citizens oppose their government and the Ayatollahs. The people should not be conflated with the regime. Iran has a large young population that is quite pro-Western. Overall, a massive conventional war between Israel and Iran remains unlikely due to the geographic and military constraints on both sides, despite the harsh rhetoric. However, proxy conflicts and tit-for-tat strikes may continue. And much more! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/982 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
25/04/241h 10m

981: Bobby Gunn | The 73-0 Undefeated Bare-Knuckle Boxer

Grab a front-row seat to the gritty world of bare-knuckle boxing with undefeated champ Bobby Gunn and his 'Bare Knuckle' biographer Stayton Bonner here! What We Discuss with Bobby Gunn and Stayton Bonner: The culture and traditions of — as well as the stereotypes, lifestyle choices, and challenges faced by — the traveler community in which Bobby was raised. How Bobby started fighting drunks for money at the not-so-tender age of 11. The rich history — and brutal realities — of bare-knuckle boxing. How Bobby answered the call of the underground bare-knuckle boxing circuit and what the costs have been along the way. The evolution of bare-knuckle boxing, and Bobby's indelible mark on the sport.  And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/981  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/04/241h 25m

980: Sister Was Wild — Should You Adopt Her Child? | Feedback Friday

Your pregnant sister-in-law was a wild child growing up and suffers addiction. Would adopting her baby disrupt your family life? Welcome to 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: Whenever you're hit with a double-whammy of physical illness and depression, remember that psychology is, in fact, biology. Metacognition is the key. Your pregnant sister-in-law was a wild child growing up and suffers from addiction. Would adopting her baby disrupt your own family's tranquility? What's the most drama-free way to get your professional contacts on board with the changes you've made since coming out as transgender? [Thanks to Noelle Soncrant, the first visible transgender financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual, for helping us with this one!] You just discovered your wife has a warrant for her arrest after neglecting to pay $173,000 in taxes your co-owned and recently dissolved business owes to the IRS. Now what? [Thanks to bankruptcy attorney Erin Hoskins for giving us some sound advice here!] Your sister left her amazing husband for a man she finds more attractive — but who also exhibits controlling and manipulative behavior. He's pressuring her to have a baby despite her lifelong decision against it. How can you help her realize she's making a huge mistake? How can you mitigate career setbacks while taking time off from work to travel? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/980 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship...
19/04/241h 30m

979: Adam Gamal | My Top-Secret Fight Against Terrorism Part Two

What's it like to be one of the only Muslim Arab Americans fighting terrorism in the US' most secret military unit? Adam Gamal shares here in part 2 of 2! [Part 1 can be found here.] What We Discuss with Adam Gamal: How Adam Gamal went from being an Egyptian refugee who barely spoke English to an operative in the United States' most secret special forces unit. The unit's tasks range from counterterrorism and hostage rescue to counter-narcotics operations. The ethical and emotional complexities of covert operations. How top secret operatives navigate cultural nuances while making personal sacrifices for the greater good. The importance of intelligence, adaptability, and the unseen battles fought every day to ensure American safety. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/979  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
18/04/241h 17m

978: Adam Gamal | My Top-Secret Fight Against Terrorism Part One

What's it like to be one of the only Muslim Arab Americans fighting terrorism in the US' most secret military unit? Adam Gamal shares here in part 1 of 2! What We Discuss with Adam Gamal: How Adam Gamal went from being an Egyptian refugee who barely spoke English to an operative in the US Army's most secret special forces unit. The unit's tasks range from counterterrorism and hostage rescue to counter-narcotics operations. The ethical and emotional complexities of covert operations. How top secret operatives navigate cultural nuances while making personal sacrifices for the greater good. The importance of intelligence, adaptability, and the unseen battles fought every day to ensure American safety. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/978 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
16/04/241h 23m

977: Do You Strive for a Love That Can't Survive? | Feedback Friday

We have a follow-up from our episode 904 listener on her Persian boyfriend's hesitation to advance their six-year relationship. Welcome to 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: What are the benefits of raising a resilient child? Daily Dad Ryan Holiday counts the ways. An update from the listener who wrote in on episode 904 regarding her Persian boyfriend's reluctance to commit to the next step of their six-year relationship. (Hint: it's got very little to do with his family's acceptance of her non-Persianness.) As a Mandarin-speaking American quickly rising within a Chinese-owned organization, you find the inevitable influence of the CCP over the fate of your company and career to be suboptimal. How do you reconcile the broader moral objections of your work with your responsibility to ensure financial stability for your family moving forward? Getting divorced would be financially disastrous, but marriage to someone who lacks critical thinking skills, is incapable of reading the simplest of context clues, and can't come to any opinion he isn't told by his parents, church, or political movement is exhausting. What are your options? In the event of your untimely demise, how do you keep your kids safe from your estranged, narcissistic, abusive, BPD-afflicted, manipulative, and generally toxic parents? [Thanks to trust and estate attorney and judge Jordan Richards for helping us with this one!] Hey, bro, if you need us to hook you up with Carl's DNA-altering money pills (as mentioned on episode 941), your business may be failing for reasons completely unrelated to the ones you're imagining. But we have thoughts... 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. <span...
12/04/241h 24m

976: Bruce Ladebu | Stories of Hope in the Fight Against Slavery

Children's Rescue Initiative founder Bruce Ladebu joins us to discuss the 20 years he's spent liberating hundreds of people from slavery and trafficking! What We Discuss with Bruce Ladebu: Human trafficking and slavery affect around 40 million globally, generating $150 billion per year. Exploitation includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and sex trafficking of all ages. Heartless and often sadistic traffickers prey on the most vulnerable and desperate populations, including disaster-stricken children and marginalized minorities. Corruption and apathy among local authorities and law enforcement allow this atrocity of an industry to thrive. Rescuing trafficking victims is perilous work, but Bruce Ladebu's team has saved hundreds over the past 20 years. Extensive physical and mental rehabilitation in the aftermath is often necessary for these survivors to cope with the trauma they've endured. Children's Rescue Initiative is Bruce's organization that provides funding for a variety of programs that help to rescue children from trafficking and slavery, provide them with shelter and care, and help them reintegrate into society. Donating cash is just one way to help — people can also volunteer their time to organizations like Children's Rescue Initiative that are working to combat human trafficking and slavery. There are a number of ways to volunteer, such as working in a shelter, providing legal assistance, or advocating for policy changes. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/976 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
11/04/241h 31m

975: Cal Newport | Reclaiming Time and Focus with Slow Productivity

How can we achieve work/life balance when we're always so dang busy? Slow Productivity author Cal Newport helps us achieve without burning out here! What We Discuss with Cal Newport: Why we need to redefine what productivity means in an age of constant connection and unclear boundaries between work life and home life. How the pandemic's remote work "solutions" exacerbated — on a societal level — an already simmering host of workload issues. How committing to doing fewer things makes work more sustainable and increases its overall quality. How to increase the volume of email you can process while minimizing the productivity-killing need to context switch. Innovative work models that may be key to better balance and slow productivity in the near and distant future. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/975 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/04/241h 34m

974: Emotional Support Animals | Skeptical Sunday

Are too many people abusing laws that allow service animals to accompany the legitimately disabled? Michael Regilio walks us through this Skeptical Sunday!  On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: If you've noticed a proliferation of people threatening legal repurcussions if they aren't allowed to go absolutely everywhere with their emotional support animals, you're not alone. They're just hoping you don't know the difference between emotional support animals and service animals. Service animals are trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities and are legally protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), while emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners but do not have the same level of training — and are not covered by the ADA. There are some legal allowances for emotional support animals, but they vary depending on the state. Those who abuse the system by insisting their emotional support animals be allowed to accompany them everywhere undermine people who legitimately rely on their service animals to get around. It's important to understand the difference between these two types of animals so we can provide appropriate care and support to both animals and their handlers (and call out the fakers who ruin it for everyone). Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/974  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/04/2448m 33s

973: Kid's Not Possessed, She Just Needs a Safe Nest | Feedback Friday

Your alcoholic sister's in an abusive relationship, and you worry your nieces are in danger. What can you do? Welcome to 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: Your alcoholic sister's in an abusive relationship, and you worry your nieces are in danger. What can you do? Taking over from a clueless old boss can be challenging. How can you forge ahead without tinging new business relationships with his old-boss smell? “Your dad gave me an STD! Wanna share a toilet?” Your immigrant parents seem to have your best interests in mind. It's a shame they're so racist. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/973  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
05/04/241h 30m

972: Mustafa Suleyman | The Coming Wave of Artificial Intelligence

How has artificial intelligence (AI) become the 21st century's greatest dilemma? Microsoft AI CEO and The Coming Wave author Mustafa Suleyman weighs in! What We Discuss with Mustafa Suleyman: A deep dive into the evolution of AI and understanding how AI learns and predicts. AI's potential impact on everything from everyday jobs to gaming to national security to solving global challenges. The ethical considerations of allowing AI to replace humans in the workforce — particularly as it gets more sophisticated and more capable of taking on more complex tasks. How AI will shape the course of the arms race between the superpowers. The critical need for responsible innovation, international safety standards, and cooperative governance to harness AI's benefits while mitigating its threats. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/972 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
02/04/241h 26m

971: Laughter is Life's Lubricant | Feedback Friday

A dinner party with friends was interrupted in one of the most embarrassing ways possible — and then it went viral. Welcome to April Fools' 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 (April Fools' Edition): A dinner party with friends was interrupted in one of the most embarrassing ways possible — and then it went viral! You could be upset about the all-day wardrobe malfunction nobody bothered to tell you about, or you could choose funny. Remember that time you ended up in jail and they took your offhand joke about wishing you were dead way too seriously? That escalated quickly. So you think you can avoid your ex's family with diligent planning around all possible social events? Try that in a small town. The Old Man and the Ski is something Ernest Hemingway never wrote. I hear she got wet in the company of a grateful stranger. That's why the lady is a tramp. The chances of Gabe bombing a job interview while succumbing to a puzzling medical condition? Exactly one in a vermillion. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/971 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
29/03/241h 12m

970: Annie Jacobsen | The Nuts and Bolts of Nuclear Annihilation

Are you afraid of the possibility of nuclear war? Chances are good you're not scared enough. Journalist Annie Jacobsen is here to change all that! What We Discuss with Annie Jacobsen: What checks and balances keep us safe from nuclear attacks — and prevent such attacks from being initiated accidentally? Why nuclear war preparedness and response plans are woefully inadequate under even the mildest potential scenarios. The mechanics and strategies of nuclear warfare and the fantasy of space-based defense systems. The terrifying concept of nuclear EMPs and their consequences. The chilling reality of nuclear winter and its aftermath on those unlucky enough to survive the first blasts. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/970 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/03/241h 44m

969: Scott Walker | Persuasion Tactics of a Hostage Negotiator

If you want to understand communication, emotional regulation, and bargaining under pressure, join us here with former hostage negotiator Scott Walker! What We Discuss with Scott Walker: The role of trust in successful negotiations. How emotional intelligence plays into hostage negotiations. The minimalist toolkit of a hostage negotiator. Navigating legal and ethical boundaries in negotiations. The perils of fame in kidnapping situations, and the importance of ransom discipline and social media caution. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/969 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
26/03/241h 27m

968: Bottled Water | Skeptical Sunday

Does the $200 billion bottled water industry provide a superior product to what comes out of your tap? Andrew Gold investigates on this Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Is the bottled water industry a $200 billion sham? Fluoride in water: myths and facts. Bottled vs. tap, and purified vs. filtered: quality, safety, and environmental impact. The benefits of spring water over other types. The dangers of drinking too much water. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew Gold on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/968 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
24/03/2456m 26s

967: Dad's Years of Abuse Have Come Home to Roost | Feedback Friday

Now in his 80s, the abusive dad who made your life Hell is experiencing domestic violence at the hands of his younger wife. Welcome to 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: Are you making the right decision, or are you making the decision right? Now in his twilight years, the abusive dad who made your life Hell is experiencing domestic violence at the hands of his younger wife — though he would never admit to being victimized by a woman. What should you do? You're great at actively listening and asking questions to keep a conversation rolling — until the focus turns to you. How do you develop confident storytelling skills that keep an audience engaged in what you have to say? How do you manage your infatuation with multiple partners during the devil-may-care, badminton-driven casual dating phase you're going through? Despite trying to resolve numerous points of family drama by doing the right thing, you have regrets that maybe you didn't do the right thing even better. As we review the circumstances, might you consider giving yourself a damn break? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/967 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here —...
22/03/241h 27m

966: Patrick Winn | Wa State: When a Drug Cartel Becomes a Country

How has a drug cartel operating as its own country thwarted hostile actions by its neighbors and the CIA? Narcotopia author Patrick Winn is here to explain! What We Discuss with Patrick Winn: Burma vs. Myanmar. The CIA's role in Wa State's formation. How Wa State went from a poppy-harvesting cartel to a self-sufficient, defense-capable narco nation. The evolution of Wa State's drug branding and distribution that outsells Starbucks and McDonald's. The future of Wa State and its potential global impact. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/966 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
19/03/241h 23m

965: Seeking Repentance for Unfair Life Sentence | Feedback Friday

Your friend is legally chained to a life of debt for something he did in his youth. Is there an ethical way to ease his burden? Welcome to 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: Your friend is legally chained to a life of debt for killing one person and disabling another when he fell asleep behind the wheel in his youth. While everyone agrees he should be held accountable, it seems cruel and unusual that his only hope for relief is death. Is there an ethical way to ease his burden? [Thanks to bankruptcy attorney Erin Hoskins for helping us with this one!] On your big wedding day, how should you navigate the friction that's liable to happen between your trans brother, the other two members of his throuple, and your conservative family who doesn't get (or wants to get) how any of this works? How do you tell your MS-diagnosed and newly unemployed roommate and his ever-present (but non-rent-paying) girlfriend to either find a new place, move back home, or start contributing more to household cleaning and maintenance? Should you share unsupervised custody with your toxic, out-of-control, cheating ex who has exhibited countless episodes of poor judgment and domestic violence with the woman he left you for? Or should you trust your instincts and keep things the way they are? Do we recommend any networking conferences that might help an ambitious 25-year-old learn more about himself, gain valuable experiences, and add perspective to his life? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/965 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking...
15/03/241h 35m

964: Miles Johnson | The Secret World of International Crime

How do globally organized criminals stay two steps ahead of the law? Chasing Shadows author Miles Johnson takes us into the underworld for answers! What We Discuss with Miles Johnson: The global impact of drug trafficking and sanctions busting. How the DEA internationally operates more like the CIA than the FBI. The Syrian conflict: a tangled web of alliances and interests. Innovative low-tech money laundering schemes and the shadow economy. The evolution of criminal networks and the role technology plays in their prosperity. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/964 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
14/03/241h 33m

963: Charles Duhigg | Unlocking the Secret Language of Connection

How can we build rapport and optimize our connection with others? Supercommunicators author Charles Duhigg brings us the practical steps here! What We Discuss with Charles Duhigg: The three categories of conversation: practical, emotional, and social. The biological underpinnings of communication — such as neural entrainment — that make humans unique. How to become a better active listener through looping — ask a question, repeat back what you just heard the person say in your own words, and ask if you got it right. The difference between matching and mimicry in communication — and which one will serve you better. Understanding and overcoming stereotype threat. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/963 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
12/03/241h 36m

962: Timeshares | Skeptical Sunday

Are timeshares ever not a scam? Kevin Rapp joins us for Skeptical Sunday to delve into their pros and cons without the high-pressure sales gauntlet! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: The hidden costs of timeshares. The unconsidered benefits of timeshares. The unexpected demographics of today's timeshare owners. The trials and tribulations you'll probably face if you try to exit your timeshare investment. Weighing the pros and cons — and reading the fine print — to decide if a timeshare might be right for you. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Kevin Rapp at his website or Twitter, and be sure to subscribe to his newsletter at Substack! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/962 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
10/03/2453m 53s

961: Dark Prognosis of Friend's Postpartum Psychosis | Feedback Friday

Postpartum psychosis is a serious disorder that can make mothers kill their children. So why aren't we talking more about it? Welcome to 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: In the wise words of James Clear (and Adam Smith, probably): "Don't spend what you haven't earned." A friend you've known for years killed her baby under the influence of a disorder called postpartum psychosis. The media is having a field day reporting her as a murderous monster, but why isn't it taking the opportunity to raise awareness of this condition so others can avoid repeating the nightmare she and her family are experiencing? You're torn between the desire to maintain the happiness you have with your current partner and the longing for love with someone else who seems unattainable. How can you reconcile these conflicting emotions without hurting anyone? Is there truth to the idea that your teen niece's father is "the kind of person" who might sexually assault her, or is your conspiracy-minded sister just paranoid about her ex having visitation rights? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis for helping us with this one!] How can you focus on networking and being authentic on a professional level when your Fortune 10 employer has you signing non-disclosure agreements that keep you from mentioning the nature of your work or even the name of your company? Hey! We've got an update from the listener whose psychiatrist was hitting on her on episode 931! 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/961 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign...
08/03/241h 20m

960: Amir Levine | Finding and Keeping Love with Attachment Science

What are attachment styles, and how can we understand them to find and keep love? Attached author Amir Levine is here to share what the science has to say! What We Discuss with Amir Levine: The four attachment styles: secure, anxious, avoidant, and anxious-avoidant.  The influence genetics, environment, and upbringing have on these attachment styles. How people tend to handle relationships based on their attachment style. How the development of attachment styles has evolved over time. What the dependency paradox is and how we can navigate it per our attachment style. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/960  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
05/03/241h 13m

959: Freedom Hopes Dashed If They Find His Gun Stash | Feedback Friday

Your tax-evading husband was lucky enough to dodge prison, but the discovery of his secret gun stash could change that. Welcome to 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: At trial, your tax-evading husband was lucky enough to dodge prison for the sake of his family, but the discovery of his secret gun stash (which you uncovered by mistake) could change that. What should you do now that you know about it? [Thanks — again — to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us answer this one!] Narcolepsy hasn't prevented you from achieving superior performance ratings while working from home, but now your job is pushing for a return to the office. How can you best make the case for a medical exception to maintain a win/win status quo? [Thanks to HR professional Joanna Tate for helping us with this one!] Your borderline personality disorder-suffering stepdaughter's enabling father — your partner — has made it clear he'll always prioritize her needs over yours. Unfortunately, he doesn't want to put in the work to get her the treatment she needs to become someone you feel safe around — or have around your baby. What's your best move?  A colleague you once considered creatively combustive has become, at the helm, a toxic and tiresome lodestone to your organization. Should you join a coup to usurp his deteriorating grasp on the company's reins before all is lost, or give him a heads up that his leadership is in shambles? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/959  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  <a...
01/03/241h 19m

958: Alison Young | Lab Leaks, Pandemics, and a World at Risk

Did the COVID-19 pandemic start with a lab leak? Pandora's Gamble author Alison Young is here to crunch the numbers without entertaining conspiracies! What We Discuss with Alison Young: How often disease research lab leaks really occur. Why even the world's best-run labs are susceptible to safety breaches. The prevalence of disinformation campaigns to cover up, obscure, or misdirect lab leak blame. What gain-of-function research is and why it's so controversial. What we do and don't know about the possibility of the COVID-19 pandemic being the result of a lab leak in Wuhan, China. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/958 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
29/02/241h 14m

957: Arthur Brooks | The Art and Science of Getting Happier

If happiness is a direction rather than a destination, how can we ensure we're enjoying the ride? Build the Life You Want co-author Arthur Brooks guides us! What We Discuss with Arthur Brooks: Understanding happiness as a direction rather than a destination. The dangers of victim mentality and culture wars. The pitfalls of betting on others to change. Fluid vs. crystallized intelligence. How we can nurture our emotional intelligence and shift focus from achievement-based self-objectification to self-awareness. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/957 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
27/02/241h 26m

956: Cannabis | Skeptical Sunday

What are the social, political, and medical ramifications of cannabis use? Michael Regilio is the Chong to Jordan's Cheech on this Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: The historical use of cannabis in the Middle Ages and colonial times. The criminalization of cannabis in the 20th century and the slow reversal of its prohibition. The effects of THC and CBD. Why modern cannabis is so much more potent than the strains our parents used to sneak. The benefits of legal cannabis. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/956 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
25/02/2453m 43s

955: Romance Twister: My Mister Once Dated My Sister | Feedback Friday

How do you get over the icky discovery that your boyfriend briefly dated your sister before she kicked him to the curb? Welcome to 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: How do you get over the icky discovery that your boyfriend briefly dated your sister a couple of years ago before she kicked him to the curb for character flaws he seems to have developed past? You don't regret cutting off ties with the drug-addicted mother who traumatized you your entire life, but how can you help your teenage siblings who are currently subjected to her abuse without backtracking into the darkness yourself? It turns out you don't really love the field for which your degree prepared you, nor the company you've been with for the past four years. How can you get a fresh start in another career without beginning back at square one? Is there a socially acceptable way to intervene when you overhear an MLM scammer trying to recruit a stranger into their diabolical web of nonsense? How do you get your employers to see you as indispensable while cultivating the resilience to persevere even if you do get laid off? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/955 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so...
23/02/241h 20m

954: Dr. Ramani | Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People

How can you identify and heal from the narcissistic people who inflict themselves upon your life? It's Not You author Dr. Ramani Durvasula rejoins us to find out! What We Discuss with Dr. Ramani Durvasula: The impact of narcissism on relationships. The narcissist's perception of themselves and others. The influence of status and social media on narcissism. The struggles of dealing with a narcissist. The role of culture in narcissistic behavior. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/954 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
20/02/241h 28m

953: We Did the Math — Our Colleague's a Sociopath | Feedback Friday

Finding out your colleague's a legitimate sociopath who preys on the sympathy of others is bad enough, but he's also a doctor. Welcome to 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: Finding out your colleague's a legitimate sociopath, drunk, and drug addict who preys on the sympathy of others is bad enough — but he also happens to be a doctor who controls the fate of countless lives. Now that this has been uncovered, what happens next? Caring for your criminally violent nine-year-old adopted brother puts your aging parents in danger. Is there a compromise that would ensure their safety without abandoning him to the foster system that failed him? [Thanks to licensed marriage and family therapist Nancy Yen for helping us with this one!] A legal battle with a contentious, antagonistic coworker exacerbates your struggles with PTSD and anxiety. Quitting your job over this seems like the only way to stop sharing uncomfortable space with this guy, but what are your options? Though it's contributed to a more positive overall attitude that's improved your life significantly and helped you kick alcohol, you worry that vaping small doses of synthetic, legal cannabis derivative HHC has you hooked. Does the good outweigh the bad here, or is your concern warranted? [Thanks to clinical psychologist and addiction specialist Dr. Rubin Khoddam 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 and Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/953 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free...
16/02/241h 21m

952: Adam Grant | The Science of Tapping Into Your Hidden Potential

When we lack a sense of natural talent, how can we unlock our ability to excel? Find out on this episode with Hidden Potential author Adam Grant! What We Discuss with Adam Grant: When you're going through the repetitive steps necessary to learn a new skill, how can you turn the daily grind into a source of daily joy? Why learning from an expert mentor is not necessarily the best path to success. What are character skills, and why are they more important than cognitive skills or talent when it comes to succeeding? How did a pair of hyperpolyglots go from repeatedly failing to retain languages to speaking dozens fluently? Why we should seek advice we can act upon rather than feedback that only identifies our cheerleaders and critics. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/952 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
15/02/241h 26m

951: Anna Lembke | Finding Dopamine Balance in the Age of Indulgence

Dopamine Nation author Anna Lembke helps us understand why it's difficult to resist the temptations of a world designed to exploit our pursuit of pleasure. What We Discuss with Anna Lembke: The neuroscience of addiction and the role dopamine plays in keeping us hooked. How modern society's unrestricted indulgence in pleasurable substances and behaviors can lead to addictive tendencies and the gratification of constant dopamine release. The pros and cons of using psychedelics. The impact of resource scarcity on instant gratification. The need to address underlying conditions for effective addiction treatment. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/951 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
13/02/241h 19m

950: Emergency Medical Services | Skeptical Sunday

Why is relying on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) liable to send your bank balance to the morgue? Michael Regilio joins us on Skeptical Sunday to find out!  On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Unlike police and fire departments, emergency medical services (EMS) are not deemed essential across most of the US — which means they're often underfunded and struggling to provide adequate care. Insurance policies commonly omit coverage for EMS-provided ambulance rides, making them cost-prohibitive for the people who often need them the most. Even the EMTs who staff EMS outfits are underpaid and can't usually afford to make use of them without going into the red. Who profits from the status quo of the broken EMS system, and why is it so hard to enact the reforms necessary to have providers declared essential? What can we do to educate and advocate for the overhauls necessary to make EMS viable for everyone? Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/950  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
11/02/2442m 19s

949: Justice in the Mix for Pervert-in-Law from 796 | Feedback Friday

The blackmail victim from episode 796 reports that the brother-in-law who wronged her is now in custody and awaiting justice. Welcome to 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: The blackmail victim from episode 796 reports that the brother-in-law who wronged her is now in custody and awaiting justice. What happens next? [Thanks — again — to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us answer this one!] When loved ones won't take the meds they need to function (at the expense of their family), what can you do? After listening to episode 807 with Siddharth Kara, where can you send used, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to be recycled? Horrible mom lives her life like it's prom. How do you get her to wake up to reality? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis for helping us with this one!] When it comes to conspiracy theories, how do you tell the difference between the possible and the impossible? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/949 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking...
09/02/241h 29m

948: Kashmir Hill | Is Privacy Dead in the Age of Facial Recognition?

Are the benefits of facial recognition technology worth their societal cost? Your Face Belongs to Us author Kashmir Hill weighs the pros and cons here! What We Discuss with Kashmir Hill: What is facial recognition technology, and how does it work? What are the positive use cases for facial recognition technology? How accurate is facial recognition technology, and what happens when it confidently misidentifies someone (or is used unethically by those with access to the keys)? Who is pushing for the proliferation of facial recognition technology, and what do they stand to gain from it? Is there a middle ground between the outright banning of facial recognition technology and completely allowing it to keep tabs on us in a world where privacy is a quaint relic of a bygone era? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/948 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
06/02/241h 14m

947: Getting Back on Track After Cyberbully's Attack | Feedback Friday

How do you get your life back on track after it was disrupted so thoroughly by a cyberbully's campaign to ruin your reputation? Welcome to 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: Motion feels like progress. Action is progress. How do you get your life back on track after it was disrupted so thoroughly by a cyberbully's campaign to ruin your reputation? What can you do to help your fallen-behind friend excel when it seems like he doesn't want to take the first steps toward helping himself? You send your two brothers and their kids gifts each year for Christmas, but they don't want to exchange even rudimentary gifts with you. Is it unreasonable to experience inexplicably intense feelings about this? How do you address the feelings of guilt, cynicism, and responsibility that accompany your work monitoring sex offenders and ensuring they don't re-offend? Jordan got kidnapped twice so you don't have to! A listener shares how listening to this show saved his family from almost getting abducted in a land far from home. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/947 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1"...
02/02/241h 10m

946: Michael McQueen | Mastering the Art of Changing Minds

Is polite persuasion impossible among the presently polarized populace? Mindstuck: Mastering the Art of Changing Minds author Michael McQueen has answers! What We Discuss with Michael McQueen: Despite technological advances that have changed how we communicate, the psychology that dictates our persuasion, decision-making, and thinking remains the same. The effects of rationalizing our existing beliefs and the power of our expectations and perceptions. The importance of not defining ourselves by our opinions. Practical persuasion techniques such as priming and the power of sequence, as well as the effectiveness — and associated dangers — of using fear as a persuasive tool. How an understanding of these concepts can improve our ability to communicate and persuade — even when society seems hopelessly polarized (and doubly so during an election year). And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/946 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
30/01/241h 36m

945: Estranged from Son for What His Sister's Done | Feedback Friday

The ex-wife turned your son against you because you called the cops when her daughter was caught on camera stealing from you. Welcome to 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: The ex-wife manipulated your son against you because you called the cops when her daughter was caught on camera stealing from you. Now he refuses to talk to you. What can you do? Is there a way to accept the job offer two states over that pays $60,000 more than you were making while sharing custody of your 16-year-old daughter who graduates in 18 months? Ever since you were young, networking and building relationships have made you uncomfortable, and you've always felt like you're inconveniencing people by contacting them. You think it may have to do with time spent around a volatile, negative sister during your formative years. How can you overcome this? Dr. Carl Hart claims that drugs like heroin, crack cocaine, and crystal meth can, when used responsibly, enhance a person's life in a variety of ways, such as helping married couples become closer. Well, in spite of losing your mother to heroin six years ago, you thought you might benefit from giving it a try — to disastrous results. While you're currently in recovery, you wanted to share your story with others to spare them from making the same mistake based on this "expert's" advice. Working at a large company, you're sick of watching so many others around you get promoted while you continue to languish in the middle ranks. And ever since failing to pass a grueling interview gauntlet for a leadership position, your morale has been drained. How can you heal this emotional wound? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/945 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign...
26/01/241h 22m

944: Zach Weinersmith | Out-of-This-World Hurdles to Colonizing Mars

What hurdles must humanity face before it can inhabit the final frontier? A City on Mars co-author Zach Weinersmith is here to ground us with the facts. What We Discuss with Zach Weinersmith: How tethered to reality are Elon Musk's grand plans for the human colonization of Mars? Shouldn't we focus on ensuring the sustainability of our current world before investing in centuries-long efforts to squeeze life out of a dead planet? With current technology, how well can human bodies be protected against prolonged exposure to radiation, extreme temperature fluctuation, and lesser gravity on the Red Planet and the Lunar surface? The economics of farming, mining, and extracting resources in space. The political, legal, and ethical considerations of space colonization. If now's not the most prudent time to hurl our species into the cold, uncaring void, then when? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/944 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/01/241h 27m

943: Still Loves His Bride But Seeks Sex on the Side | Feedback Friday

You love your wife, but a surgical mishap makes sex painful for her. Is there an ethical way to have your needs met elsewhere? Welcome to 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: Have some good stories about your most embarrassing moments that you wouldn't mind us featuring on a future Feedback Friday? Please share with us at friday@jordanharbinger.com (and we'll share some of our own as well)!  You love your wife, but a surgical mishap makes sex too painful for her. She once joked that maybe you should find a girlfriend to help you in that department, so you did — and it didn't go over as well as you might have hoped. Is there an ethical way to have your needs met elsewhere? An addendum to the statute of limitations in your state has you considering taking legal action against your father — who abused you when you were still a child. Would it be worth the time, energy, and money to do so at this point? [Once again, thanks to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us answer another difficult one!] You're financially reliant on your judgmental mother who has withdrawn her support in the past when she felt your values didn't align with hers. How can you get out from under her thumb in what's thus far proven to be a brutally barren job market for your particular set of skills? As a "nice" boss, how can you cultivate the ability to share feedback with your employees that will foster their growth as professionals without feeling like you're nitpicking at their imperfections? You're no stranger to the indispensable power of therapy, but you've found yourself making excuses to avoid it ever since the death of a close friend last year hit you hard. What can you do to stop procrastinating and get the professional help you need? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis 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 and Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: <span...
19/01/241h 21m

942: Ken Adams | The Confusing Dynamics of Covert Incest

How does emotional enmeshment (aka covert incest) with a parent shape our mental health and relationships? Dr. Ken Adams is here to help us understand. What We Discuss with Dr. Ken Adams: What enmeshment is, and how it entwines family members in an emotionally unhealthy way. How enmeshment dictates the course of future relationships. The connection between enmeshment and abuse. The underlying causes for enmeshment to take hold. How to spot enmeshment and begin the process of healing from its repercussions. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/942 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
16/01/241h 4m

941: Yearning for Abusive Ex Leaves You Perplexed | Feedback Friday

It would be wise to avoid your domestically violent ex and her creepy, extorting family, so why do you want her back so much? Welcome to 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: It would be wise to avoid your domestically violent ex and her creepy, extorting family, so why do you want her back so much? You worked hard to 10x your income and upgrade life for you and your family, but your wife and kids disrespect and destroy whatever nice things you try to buy for them. What can you do? To diversify and expand your network, you're wondering if contacting a current or past professional client outside of the work setting is okay. If so, what boundaries should be observed? A listener thinks we may have been unfair in our assessment of the abusive ex from the lead story in episode 926. We respond — and explain how we weigh the narrative of any story that's shared with us! 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/941 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
12/01/241h 14m

940: Byron Reese | Humanity's Mysterious Journey from Antiquity to AI

How coded into our DNA are the universal innovations that have driven human history globally? Futurist Byron Reese shares what he's uncovered here! What We Discuss with Byron Reese: Why innovations that increase productivity are always good for humans — because they won't steal and devalue our jobs, but create more than we can fill. Why did it only take humanity three generations to get from the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk to landing on the moon, but our ancestors endured 80,000 generations using the same stone tool without modification? How much does civilization owe to the advent of language? Why are ancient cave paintings found around the world so eerily similar — down to stenciled human hands with missing fingers? What can we learn about our species and its intrinsic coding by studying the communication patterns of honeybees, ants, and other insects? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/940 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/01/241h 8m

939: Teen Blackmailed in the Buff Has Suffered Enough | Feedback Friday

The high school principal wants your girlfriend's nude photo for his 'investigation' into the hacker who got her to send it. Welcome to 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: Is it odd that the high school principal wants your girlfriend's nude photo for his 'investigation' into the blackmailing hacker who — posing as you — convinced her to send it? [Thanks to attorney Corbin Payne for getting us out of yet another pickle!] You spent four years getting a degree in a field that isn't hiring at the pay rate you're worth. Should you forge the path forward by starting your own business, continue working for peanuts, or just give up and go for a new degree? Your wife doesn't buy your estranged father's attempts to make nice with your family — since his dire medical diagnosis — as anything more than a narcissistic compulsion to regain power in the relationship. Does she have a point, or has Dad really turned over a new leaf? As an entrepreneurial woman building your successful business over the past 10 years, you find that clients seem to expect a level of personal involvement or interest above and beyond the service you're providing. How can you get them to respect your boundaries without sending them to the competition? You don't mean to come off as a closed book when meeting new people, but you have trouble understanding when it's appropriate to share thoughts and details from your personal life or keep them to yourself. How can you strike the right balance? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/939 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute...
05/01/241h 13m

938: The Worst Part of Waking up Is Sis Is in a Cult | Feedback Friday

Your sister's life is dominated by a coffee kibbutz cult. What can you do to make her see the light and come back to reality? Welcome to 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: Your sister's life is dominated by a coffee kibbutz cult. What can you do to make her see the light and return to reality? [Thanks, again, to Corbin Payne for giving us some guidance with this one!] As we close out 2023, we wanted to take a few minutes to look back at the year-in-doozies, talk about a few of the interesting themes that came up a lot, and just sit back and warm our hands on the collective dumpster fire you guys started in our inbox! How do you intervene when you know your HIV-positive ex is sleeping around and not disclosing his status? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/938 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
29/12/231h 7m

937: Oliver Stone | Nuclear Now

Nuclear Now director Oliver Stone joins us to advocate for nuclear power as a better alternative to wind, solar, and other green energy solutions. What We Discuss with Oliver Stone: The history of nuclear energy and the political factors that influence its usage. Lessons learned from Fukushima, Chornobyl, and Three Mile Island. How nuclear power compares to wind, solar, hydro, and other green energy alternatives. The influence the fossil fuel industry wields over energy alternatives of any kind. What a future fueled by safe, sustainable nuclear power might look like. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/937 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
26/12/2347m 0s

936: Family Can't Know About Sister's OnlyFans Show | Feedback Friday

The accidental discovery of your sister's OnlyFans show has you worried it's only a matter of time before the family finds out. Welcome to 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: The accidental discovery of your sister's OnlyFans show has you worried it's only a matter of time before the family finds out. What can you do to keep this from erupting into a full-blown scandal? When it threatens someone's employment, how can a false report to the understaffed, overwhelmed, and overworked Department of Child Services be contested? [Thanks to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us with another sticky situation!] How can you gracefully leave a new job that makes you miserable without jeopardizing relationships with the friendly insiders who supported your hiring? How can you tell if a ghostwriter — who offers to pen the story of your life for a flat, up-front fee — is legitimate? How do you have the birds-and-the-bees talk with your kids when the message you want to convey differs from the "abstinence only" message their other parent favors? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/936 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here...
22/12/2357m 6s

935: Ben Macintyre | Escaping from a Nazi Fortress Prison

Join us for adventure with Ben Macintyre, author of Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison! What We Discuss with Ben Macintyre: How Germany's Colditz Castle — around in some form or another since 1046 — came to serve as a Nazi POW camp for high-ranking officers of the Western Allies during World War II. How concentrating Allied officers who had previously escaped from other camps — or were deemed to be a high-security risk — into one place turned Colditz into a highly competitive "escape university." Why the hodgepodge layout of Colditz (known as Oflag IV-C during the war) made it a terribly inefficient prison — from which more than 30 successful escape attempts were made between 1939 and 1945. Plans for more than 300 escape attempts made over the years involved everything from clever disguises to hand-dug tunnels to a glider made from bedsteads, floorboards, cotton sheets, and porridge. What happened to Colditz and its prisoners after the war? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/935 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
21/12/231h 5m

934: Houthis in Yemen | Out of the Loop

Who are Yemen's Houthis, and what threat do they pose to us here in the West? Intelligence analyst Ryan McBeth brings us in from Out of the Loop. Welcome to what we're calling our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. On This Episode of Out of the Loop, We Discuss: Though the group from which they originate has been around for thousands of years, why are the Houthis in Yemen suddenly making headlines and drawing attention from the West? How Iran benefits from (allegedly) arming the Houthis to fight a proxy war against Saudi Arabia's influence in the region. Why Yemen is a crucial link in the global supply chain — and how it enriches whoever is able to control it. Why the well-funded Saudi military has a difficult time keeping the Houthis in check. Possible global consequences of the recent Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. And much more! Connect with Jordan on Twitter, on Instagram, and on YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on an Out of the Loop episode, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/934 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
19/12/2355m 17s

933: Are You Fine After Fire or a Trauma Denier? | Feedback Friday

Are you really fine after a fire consumed your home and all you owned, or is there trauma you’re still taking time to process? Welcome to 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: How did the GiveDirectly campaign to raise money for two villages in Kenya go (introduced by Rory Stewart on episode 867)? We’d say pretty well, actually! — and you can still help transform the lives of people in poverty by giving directly. Through December 31st, all donations will be doubled until $250k in match funds pledged by 21 donors run out. This is a true match, so any unused match funds expire after midnight ET on New Year’s Eve. Are you really fine after a fire consumed your home and all you owned, or is there trauma you’re still taking time to process? In the aftermath of your breakup, you sought therapy to cope while your ex-fiancée took a more questionable series of approaches that involved accusing you of abuse. Despite residual negativity, you remain hopeful you might be able to mend your differences and rekindle the relationship. Is this just wishful thinking? While you’d love to honor your late father’s memory by attaching his name to a sizeable donation you made to a charity in your close-knit town, you’re wondering if leaving it anonymous and remaining invisible might be the wiser choice. Your addiction-struggling brother chose drugs over visiting your mother in the hospital when she was terminally ill, leaving you to make end-of-life decisions per her wishes. Now that she’s gone, he’s loudly proclaiming to anyone who will listen that you killed her. How should you handle this? A listener shares how he’s translated some of our advice into real-world application. 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...
15/12/2356m 11s

932: Mike Kelland | A Planetary Approach to Fixing the Climate Crisis

What novel scientific breakthroughs will bring us back from the brink of total climate catastrophe? Mike Kelland of Planetary Technologies explains here! What We Discuss with Mike Kelland: The regressive consequences of climate change denial (and why the climate crisis isn't a hoax no matter what your nutty uncle said throughout the entirety of Thanksgiving dinner). The role carbon plays in climate change. Current and projected methods of removing carbon from the environment. How Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) enables the ocean to safely capture excess atmospheric carbon while combating the effects of ocean acidification. The role of companies in accelerating carbon removal. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/932 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
12/12/231h 7m

931: Trust is Twisted by Thirsty Therapist Resisted | Feedback Friday

You distanced yourself from a randy shrink after his attempt at a psychia-tryst. How do you ensure he's not harming others? Welcome to 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: You distanced yourself from a randy shrink after his attempt at a romantic psychia-tryst. Now how do you ensure sure he's not similarly betraying the trust of others? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis for helping us with this one!] Is it worth it to try to convince your half-batty, Zionist mother in Israel to come back to the States when she firmly doesn't want to — especially when you both would be somewhat miserable with each other? Your girlfriend still lives with her emotionally abusive ex and their eight-year-old child, and she refuses your offer of financial assistance that would allow her to remove herself from this situation. Should you even be considering this a relationship? Should you continue discouraging your artist boyfriend from getting involved with NFT promoters who want to "help" him sell his work? This blockchain thing's all a scam, right? You're a teenager who's hardly hanging on after the loss of your father to alcoholism. You're a diagnosed autist floating between numbness and sheer sadness, but you don't trust therapy and there's no relief in sight. What can you do? A reminder from our very own audio engineer Jason Sanderson, who recently suffered the loss of his own father: Reach out to the ones you love today! It could be an email, a letter, a text message, a phone call — whatever form of communication you choose, take a moment to tell the people you care about what they mean to you!   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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/931  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: <a href="https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/"...
08/12/231h 8m

930: Morgan Housel | The Power of Preparation Over Prediction

If we can't predict the future, how can we prepare for a future in which we'll thrive? We consult Same As Ever author Morgan Housel for answers! What We Discuss with Morgan Housel: Why the best investment lessons won't be found in a finance textbook — they'll be found by understanding human behavior. Changes are exciting and novel, but most human behavior patterns are consistent over generations. The importance of preparedness over prediction. Why Morgan believes the first rule of happiness is low expectations. The dangers of lifestyle creep and comparison (and the early epiphany that broke Morgan free from playing this losing game). And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/930 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/12/231h 18m

929: David Eagleman | Exploring the Brain's Inner Cosmos

What unknown frontiers reside inside the human brain? Dr. David Eagleman, host of the original iHeart podcast Inner Cosmos, helps us chart a course here! What We Discuss with David Eagleman: The reason we might view particularly intense situations in slow motion. The phenomenon of synesthesia: why some people hear colors and taste sounds. How close we are to being able to add new senses to our brains and bodies. The new hope neuroscience technology gives to people affected by spinal cord injuries. Why blind people often excel as musicians. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/929  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
05/12/231h 16m

928: Whisper or Withhold Stepson's Paternity Untold? | Feedback Friday

Your stepson doesn't know your late husband wasn't his real father. Is it your place to clue him in against his mother's wishes? Welcome to 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: Your adult stepson doesn't know your late husband wasn't his biological father. Is it your place to clue him in against his mother's wishes? [Thanks to licensed marriage and family therapist Nancy Yen for helping us with this one!] You're deeply in love with someone who professes the same toward you, but a prior history of abuse makes her skittish about intimacy. How do you support her through these times while protecting yourself from being hurt every time she pushes you away? You and your cancer-battling wife are overjoyed to have a new child, but you sure could use a break from the incessant interference of your intense in-laws. How do you get them off your back and protect your family from their destructively overprotective tendencies? Should you pursue an implied job with your wishy-washy in-laws, or take their poor communication skills as a sign that maybe you're better off without taking them on as co-workers? Want clarification about how woolly mammoths might once again walk the earth? Here are some updates from our recent guest Ben Lamm! 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/928 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/course"...
01/12/231h

927: Miko Peled | Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

What's an anti-Zionist Israeli's take on current events? Miko Peled, author of The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, is here to share. What We Discuss with Miko Peled: How the patriotic son of a renowned Israeli general came to change his mind about the forces at play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The ongoing role of the US and the West in this conflict. A detailed analysis of the October 7th incident from a pro-Palestinian pro-Palestinian (note: not pro-Hamas) point of view.  Debunking conspiracy theories and addressing bigotry. What a peaceful future for the people of the region might look like. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/927  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/11/231h 15m

926: Is Compassion Apt for Abusive Ex, Kneecapped? | Feedback Friday

Your abusive ex was grievously injured by his now-new ex for cheating. Should you visit him in hospital or let him suffer alone? Welcome to 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: Your abusive ex was grievously injured by his now-new ex for cheating. Should you visit him in hospital or let him suffer alone? Are "friends" who endlessly rib you for being single and omit you from the group chat they think you don't know about worth your time? They certainly aren't helping you feel less lonely. You were conscripted to train the person who was hired for the job you covet, while your boss had the gall to tell you you haven't "suffered" enough to fill those shoes yet. How insulted should you be? You've identified as a badass, hard-working nurse for so long that you don't know how to be a different kind of person in your new line of work. How do you find fulfillment on this new path? Samantha Woll: Thankful to have known her. May her memory be a blessing. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/926  Listen to Jordan Harbinger's Favorite Podcasts on Podurama This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
24/11/231h 4m

925: Mosab Hassan Yousef | The Green Prince of Hamas Redux

Enjoy this deluxe edition of our initial chat with 'Son of Hamas' author Mosab Hassan Yousef, featuring exclusive new insights into Israel's current events. 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/925 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/11/231h 24m

924: Chris DeArmitt | Rethinking Plastic's Environmental Impact

The Plastics Paradox author Chris DeArmitt joins us to separate fact from fiction around plastic's impact on our health and the environment. What We Discuss with Chris DeArmitt: Misconceptions about plastic degradation. Misconceptions about endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics. The energy efficiency of plastics. The role of recycling in plastic waste management. The future of plastics: biodegradability and compostability. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/924 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
21/11/231h 15m

923: She's Losing Sleep Over a Dangerous Creep | Feedback Friday

A stalker who suffers from schizophrenia has your neighbor in fear for her life, and law enforcement can't do much about it. Welcome to 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 stalker who suffers from schizophrenia has your neighbor in constant fear for her life, and law enforcement can't (or won't) do much about it. How can you help her stay safe? After enduring multiple incidents of wildly inappropriate commentary and behavior from faculty members and students over the past few years, you made the heart-wrenching decision to resign from your teaching position. In retrospect, you're wondering: were you forced out, or did you overreact? Do you have legal recourse? [Thanks to school district in-house counsel Neil Rombardo for helping us with this one!] Your manipulative ex-wife made the weird choice to move in with the next-door neighbor after an acrimonious split, and it's really cramped the style of your new, otherwise healthy relationship. What gives, and what can you do to alleviate this awkwardly hostile situation? As a high-achieving people-pleaser, you're looking for a boss who won't squeeze you for maximum work at minimum pay. Your search has attracted the attention of "coaches" who promise to help you secure better employment, but how can you separate the straight shooters from the shysters? With so many podcasts, books, and other sources of information easily available these days, how do we sort through it all without getting overwhelmed? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/923 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking...
17/11/231h 20m

922: Mosab Hassan Yousef | Son of Hamas Founder Denounces Terror Group

Join us for insights from former Hamas member Mosab Hassan Yousef on the escalated Israel conflict and his perspectives on building a path to peace. What We Discuss with Mosab Hassan Yousef: What does Hamas hope to gain by escalating its conflict with Israel? How does Hamas thrive on chaos at the expense of the people it claims to represent? What would it take to build a viable Palestinian nation? How would Mosab propose a ceasefire, and what does he see as non-negotiable demands? What is likely to happen next? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/922 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
16/11/231h 10m

921: Mitch Prinstein | The Perks and Perils of Popularity

Can we cultivate the likability that accompanies popularity without yielding to its status-seeking negatives? Popular author Mitch Prinstein weighs in! What We Discuss with Mitch Prinstein: How the role of popularity changes from childhood to adulthood. How much does physical attractiveness influence our popularity (and what can we do to overcome its effects if we're not particularly gifted in the looks department)?  How popularity affects our hormonal and neural responses -- and even our DNA. The dangers of seeking status. How can we escape the popularity trap? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/921   This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals   Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!   Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
14/11/231h 14m

920: Would It Defeat Her to Know Husband's a Cheater? | Feedback Friday

Should you alert a newlywed to the fact that her husband slept in your bed after neglecting to inform you he was even married? Welcome to 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 bit of good news to report: 30 victims of human trafficking were recently rescued by episode 833 guests Nathan Paul Southern and Lindsey Kennedy! Should you alert a newlywed to the fact that her husband slept in your bed after neglecting to inform you he was even married? Is it worth exiting your current relationship to give the BPD-afflicted ex with whom you're trauma-bonded another shot now that she claims to be getting the help she's always needed? The relationship with your current husband began as an affair. Are you in the wrong for wanting to attend his adult son's wedding, even though the (perhaps rightfully) bitter ex will be in attendance? For all of its pros, your "dream" job in space exploration is saddled with way more cons than you were expecting. You're aiming for a job that's out of this world, but should you settle for bringing your dreams back down to Earth for better work/life balance? Is it overstepping boundaries to strongly hint to your sickly but stoic co-worker's adult kids that they should cherish every moment they can spend with him while they still can? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/920  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at <a...
10/11/231h 1m

919: Chris Miller | Chip War: The Battle for Semiconductor Supremacy

How high are the geopolitical and technological stakes in the international struggle for semiconductor supremacy? Chip War author Chris Miller chimes in! What We Discuss with Chris Miller: Semiconductors, commonly known as semis or chips, are essential components in thousands of products such as computers, smartphones, appliances, gaming hardware, medical equipment, and military technology. How superconductors evolved to become so crucial to our modern infrastructure. The intricacies of semiconductor manufacturing -- from their complex operation to the resources required to create them -- mean the countries that can produce the most advanced chips have a strategic advantage on the world stage. Taiwan is currently the leader in this field. Why China, despite investing heavily in semiconductor technology, is always playing catch-up with the rapid pace of Western-influenced technological advancement -- and what underhanded steps it might take to slow this pace to its advantage. What the recently passed CHIPS and Science Act will likely mean for semiconductor research and manufacturing jobs in the United States. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/919  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/11/231h 9m

918: Tom Hardin | Tipper X: The Man Behind Wall Street's Biggest Sting

How did Tom Hardin go from insider trading to becoming Tipper X, one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history? Join us as Tom tells all! What We Discuss with Tom Hardin: The factors that led Tom Hardin toward the temptation of illegal insider trading. How the FBI caught Tom — even when he thought he was playing "smart" — and got him to become Tipper X, one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history. The art of wearing a wire, maintaining silence even among family and friends, and other struggles of an FBI informant. How Tom's work helped bring insider trading to the forefront of public attention and led to increased enforcement efforts by the government. What the public aftermath of cooperating with the FBI looks like — from risk of retaliation by former colleagues to social isolation, psychological distress, and legal ramifications. And much more... Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/918  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/11/231h 29m

917: Friendship Friction Due to Cocaine Addiction | Feedback Friday

The reputation you've spent your professional life building is threatened by association with your cocaine-addicted friend. Welcome to 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: You can't be envious of what someone else has without considering the unenviable parts of their story you'd prefer to avoid. The reputation you've spent your professional life building is threatened by association with your cocaine-addicted friend. Which relationship is worth saving? You seem to be condemned to a life of working for crappy bosses. What can you do to break this undesirable pattern? You're 41 years old, and — for no reason that's ever been made clear — you've been estranged from your older sister and her family for about 15 years. How can you (and should you) seek reconnection? You and your wife are good at conversing with strangers and close friends, but you find it challenging to talk to people you've only met a few times and remember details about their lives. How can you remember or tactfully re-ask questions about things you should already know? What do you do when a troubled ex's suicide threatens the new love you're trying to cultivate? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/917 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here...
03/11/231h 6m

916: Jim Latrache | How a Drug Dealer Became an Agent in North Korea

How does a Danish ex-con wind up as a secret agent dealing arms in North Korea? Jim Latrache (aka Mr. James from The Mole) reveals all here! What We Discuss with Jim Latrache: What compels a poor Danish kid like Jim Latrache to join the French Foreign Legion, and was it everything he expected it to be? How did Jim get wrapped up in the cocaine trafficking business, what rationalizations allowed him to carry on guilt-free, and what lessons did he learn along the way? What put Jim's drug dealing empire in the crosshairs of the police, and how did he spend his 5.5-year prison sentence once the law caught up with him? Why was Jim seen as an ideal candidate for gathering intelligence in North Korea despite being an obvious outsider, what dangers did he face once there, and how did his years of risk pay off? As remarkable as Jim's story is, it shows how even the most unlikely people can make a difference in the world. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/916 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
31/10/231h 45m

915: Mom's Crush on Star Has Gone Way Too Far | Feedback Friday

How do you get your mother-in-law to understand the celebrity crush she thinks she's dating probably doesn't know she exists? Welcome to 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: How do you get your mother-in-law to understand the celebrity crush she thinks she's dating — because of correspondence with his interns or AI — probably doesn't even know she exists? An inappropriate teacher-student relationship in the making led to your hardcore porn addiction, which causes you endless shame and interferes with your spiritual well-being. How can you get a handle on what's become a harmful habit? [Thanks to clinical psychologist and addiction specialist Dr. Rubin Khoddam for helping us with this one!] How can you overcome the self-esteem and confidence issues that have kept you passive your entire life now that you've got a healthcare job where snap decisions you make could mean life or death? Your dad's such a narcissist that you worry more about what he thinks of you than what you think of him. Where can you find balance, here? [This segment is sponsored by BetterHelp. Big thanks to Haesue Jo, Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp!] Being an open-minded, critical thinker means understanding both sides of an argument — not just nodding along when your biases are confirmed. If you're still listening after having your point of view challenged on a past episode, we thank you for playing along! 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/915 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/course"...
27/10/231h 17m

914: Ben Lamm | Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

After their tragic extinction, will woolly mammoths once again walk the world alongside humanity? Colossal's Ben Lamm is here to de-extinct our skepticism! What We Discuss with Ben Lamm: Colossal Biosciences is a company working to bring back animals that, for a variety of reasons, have disappeared from the world stage in a process it calls "de-extinction." Colossal's current focus is inserting genes from the iconic woolly mammoth into Asian elephant embryos with the goal of creating hybrid elephant-mammoths that can survive the Arctic tundra. Colossal believes these modified woolly mammoths could help restore the Arctic ecosystem and sequester carbon to reduce the rate of climate change. Additionally, this research will help scientists learn more about — and more effectively treat — elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a disease among modern Asian elephant populations with a mortality rate of up to 85 percent. Colossal is still in the early stages of development, but it hopes to have the first hybrid mammoths within a decade. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/914 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
24/10/231h 13m

913: Trust Betrayed by Wife Who Strayed (2,300 Times) | Feedback Friday

2,300 messages discovered on your wife's old phone reveal her prolific infidelity that spanned years of your 24-year marriage. Welcome to 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: 2,300 messages discovered on your wife's old phone reveal a pattern of prolific infidelity that spanned approximately 16 percent of your 24-year marriage. Does she deserve the second chance she's begging for? As the least successful of two sisters, you know your mother already worries chronically about you. And since your brother-in-law died by suicide last year, you're hesitant to share that you also suffer from depression — but you don't want to keep her in the dark, either. What's the right way to handle this dilemma? Described as "irreplaceable" by your employers, your workload equals or surpasses that of longer-tenured coworkers who make twice as much as you. How can you renegotiate your salary without coming off as entitled and greedy? [Thanks to The Connector’s Advantage author Michelle Tillis Lederman for her help with this one!] Your dad lives remotely with a partner who's generally abusive toward him, with health problems that make it difficult for her to be left alone for long periods of time. This means she either comes with him when he visits (complaining the whole time and making everyone miserable), or she stays home and texts or calls incessantly to berate him the whole time. How can you help him work up the nerve to end this obviously unhappy relationship? How do you get over the anger and confusion brought on by the ex who ghosted you with zero explanation after a year-long relationship — especially when his thirst-trap photos keep showing up in your dating app? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/913 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign...
20/10/231h 8m

912: Matthew Dunn | Iranian Hit Squads in the UK and US

Why are Iranian hit squads operating in the UK and even the US? Former MI6 intelligence officer and spy novelist Matthew Dunn shares his inside info here! What We Discuss with Matthew Dunn: Iranian hit squads are operating in the UK, the US, and other Western nations, threatening to kidnap, torture, and kill Iranians living abroad who are critical of the current regime. These hit squads are not expendable cannon fodder — they’re usually composed of former members of the Iranian security forces and intelligence services who are seriously trained to get the job done. This is not a new phenomenon — these hit squads have been working since the ’80s. But how have they kept themselves largely out of the public eye, and why have they suddenly become more active than ever before? We’ll examine the threat these hit squads pose to their targets and the general population, and scrutinize whether or not Western intelligence agencies are taking them seriously enough to counter their efforts. What function does MI6 serve in the post-Cold War landscape, and how does someone get invited to become part of its team? And much more… Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/912 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
19/10/231h 13m

911: Esther Perel | Cheating, Argument, and Conflict

Where should we begin examining our problems with relationships, cheating, conflict, and more? Legendary therapist Esther Perel talks us through it here! What We Discuss with Esther Perel: People who cheat don't necessarily want to leave their partner — they want to leave what they have become, or to get in touch with another part of themselves that they miss. Is monogamy a state that mating humans evolved toward naturally, or is it more of a social construct imposed for the sake of control? Most of us don't argue because we love conflict, but because we're trying to galvanize some kind of change that requires another person's participation. So how can we argue better for the sake of both parties? What we can learn from conflict — especially with respect to creating connection. As an expert in intimacy and human connection, where does Esther see us heading as a species when we can all have bespoke AI in our pocket that just exists to make us happy? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/911 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
17/10/231h 19m

910: 90% of the Time, Parents Aren't Toxic Every Time | Feedback Friday

How do you and your sis endure life under your parents—who are "only" abusive 10% of the time—until you're old enough to leave? Welcome to 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: How do you and your sister endure life under your parents — who are "only" abusive 10% of the time — until you're old enough to leave home? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis for helping us with this one!] Your long-term partner has been dropping hints about opening up your relationship, which only makes you feel like you're not good enough for him. Will insisting on maintaining monogamy just urge him to move on — and would that be the worst thing in the world if you each want something different from a relationship? While you're flattered your company thinks enough of you to offer you your boss' job when he retires, you're content where you are and don't really want to be working 70-80 hours a week in your 50s. How can you tactfully turn down such an "opportunity" without appearing ungrateful? You know all the other MLMs out there are scams that prey on people eager to "be their own boss" while draining their bank accounts by making them buy products they don't need and will never sell. But the one you belong to is totally different, right? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/910 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
13/10/231h 14m

909: Israel and Hamas | Out of the Loop

What brought long-term hostilities between Israel and Hamas to a boiling point, and what happens next? Ryan McBeth brings us in from Out of the Loop. Welcome to what we're calling our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. On This Episode of Out of the Loop with Ryan McBeth, We Discuss: Hamas, a Sunni Islamist group that seeks to establish an Islamic state in Palestine, launched a terrorist attack against Israel this week. Retaliation has been swift, but as many as 150 civilians (some of them American) are being held hostage. By the time this episode is published, Israel's death toll from these attacks has hit 1,200. More than 1,100 people have died in Israeli air strikes on Gaza. What started the feud between Israel and Hamas, how long these hostilities have been escalating, and what ignited the current round of atrocities. Contrary to popular belief, Hamas doesn't represent the majority of Palestinians currently suffering under Israeli retaliation. While it's impossible to predict how long this conflict will last, further escalation with the use of more destructive weaponry threatens both sides in a lose/lose war. And much more! Connect with Jordan on Twitter, on Instagram, and on YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on an Out of the Loop episode, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/909 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
12/10/231h 14m

908: Tobias Rose-Stockwell | Dismantling the Outrage Machine

Outrage Machine author Tobias Rose-Stockwell explains how social media fuels our negative emotions and disrupts society — and what we can do about it. What We Discuss with Tobias Rose-Stockwell: How social media inadvertently created what Tobias Rose-Stockwell calls an "outrage machine" that fuels our negative emotions and disrupts society. Because it generates more attention (which translates into more money), negative news is more widely shared and discussed than good news, which makes it seem like the world is worse than it actually is. The more information we produce and share online, the more powerful the algorithms and AI designed to keep us engaged — and outraged — become. The longer people spend on social media, the more likely they are to be politically extreme — and elements on every inch of the political spectrum manipulate this to their advantage. The steps we can take to guard against the outrage machine's control over our emotions and distortion of our reality. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/908 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
10/10/231h 26m

907: Sis Lives to Excess, and Dad's Remembering Less | Feedback Friday

Is your mean drunk sister really the best choice to care for your dad while he's going through the early stages of dementia? Welcome to 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: Is your mean drunk sister really the best choice to care for your dad while he's going through the early stages of dementia? Can someone who was abused during involuntary commitment receive anonymous therapy to work through their trauma without the therapist knowing their identity or reporting them to the police if they disclose suicidal thoughts? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis for helping us with this one!] How do you politely (and effectively) get it through your annoying ex-employee's skull that he no longer works for you and shouldn't show up to your wine bar six days a week? How can you help your good-hearted but socially anxious and disheveled friend overcome their self-defeating behaviors and find romance? A listener shares how our very own Jase's story in episode 881 helped them unload a long-time mental burden with the help of a good friend. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/907 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider...
06/10/230s

906: Shane Parrish | Decoding Decisions Through Clear Thinking

Learn how to optimize decision-making, gain competitive advantage, and live more intentionally through clear thinking with Farnam Street's Shane Parrish. What We Discuss with Shane Parrish: Clear thinking equips you to identify transformative moments and adjust your response in the critical space between stimulus and reaction. Despite seeing ourselves as life's main characters, many of us operate on autopilot, guided by ingrained behavioral defaults shaped by biology, evolution, and culture. In our lowest moments, we react without thought, often missing the chance to engage in reasoning. Conversely, at our best, we identify these moments and employ our full capacity for reasoning. Your options are defined by your position in ordinary moments. A good position offers abundant and improved choices, while a bad one confines and diminishes options over time. Learn how you can optimize decision-making, gain competitive advantage, and live a more intentional life through clear thinking. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/906 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
05/10/230s

905: A New Civil War in Sudan | Out of the Loop

Who are the key players in Sudan's new civil war, and what's the "best" way this can play out? ICRC's Dr. Gasim Mohammed takes us behind the scenes!Welcome to another one of our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. On This Episode of Out of the Loop: Sudan is currently in a civil war between two factions of the military: the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The SAF is led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who led the military coup in 2021 that ousted the civilian government. The RSF is led by General Mohamed Hamdan "Hemedti" Dagalo, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur. This latest civil war in a nation accustomed to conflict has triggered a humanitarian crisis, leading to the displacement of millions who urgently require food and medical assistance. As a fledgling democracy rich in resources but economically struggling, Sudan is a test case for whether democracy can take root in the Arab world. While the current civil war undermines this case, what's the best way this can play out for the people of Sudan — and the world? What can we do to help? And much more! Connect with Jordan on Twitter, on Instagram, and on YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on an Out of the Loop episode, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/905 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
03/10/231h 14m

904: Ditching Bad Dad Would Make You So Glad | Feedback Friday

How do you overcome your abusive father's harassment and protect yourself from his unhinged, unwelcome intrusions in the future? Welcome to 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: How do you overcome your abusive father's harassment and protect yourself from his unhinged, unwelcome intrusions in the future? Should you endure the discomfort of working alongside a sleazy colleague who sleeps with every woman he can, or actively seek new employment despite being a few months away from your degree? Should you step down as best man for kicking a disrespectful jerk of a guest out of your friend's bachelor party? You assumed you and your significant other of six years would eventually marry, but since neither of you wants kids, you've been told there's no point in "getting the government involved" in your lives. Is it time for you to cut your losses and search for someone who is willing to make a real commitment? If your feathers have been ruffled by something we've said on this show, is it possibly a sign they were in need of being ruffled? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/904 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
29/09/231h 2m

903: Dan Ariely | Why Rational People Believe Irrational Things

What makes rational people believe irrational things? For that matter, how do we know we're the ones being rational? Misbelief author Dan Ariely explains! What We Discuss with Dan Ariely: Why some of our family and friends we once considered rational have succumbed to "misbelief" — they doubt widely confirmed facts and wholeheartedly buy into bizarre conspiracy theories that wouldn't pass muster in an elementary school science fair. Why misbelief has a universal appeal to human beings on both sides of the political divide, and how understanding the psychology behind it helps us diminish its impact. How misbelief campaigns are often ignited by people who operate in bad faith for power, fame, and money, but the majority of people who fall for their grift (and spread it) are victims who require empathy, not judgment, to break free. Dan shares the psychological toll of receiving death threats from conspiracy theorists who believe he's part of some sinister global cabal intent on decimating the human population. How cultivating resilience works as a "vaccine" — appropriately enough — to misbelief in ourselves and others. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/903 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/09/231h 31m

902: Michael Easter | Rewiring Your Scarcity Brain in a World of Excess

Tired of constantly craving what you don't have instead of being satisfied with what you do? Scarcity Brain author Michael Easter is here to help! What We Discuss with Michael Easter: What is the scarcity brain that helped humans evolve to run the planet, and how does it work against us in the context of the modern world? How the scarcity loop operates like a "serial killer" of motivation to push us into repeat behaviors that can be fun in the short term, but have the potential to harm us in the long term. What causes us to manufacture the scarcity loops that can ruin our lives with minimal prompting — and what can pigeons teach us about how the scarcity brain processes gambling? How we can break these scarcity loops when they're so entrenched in every aspect of our behavior. How scarcity loops can be gamed for positive benefit. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/902 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
26/09/230s

901: Lawns | Skeptical Sunday

Your lawn may be your pride and joy, but is there an environmentally friendly alternative? Join us in the weeds with Michael Regilio on Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: Lawns are a symbol of American culture, but they have significant environmental drawbacks — including water wastage, pesticide use, and habitat destruction. The origins of lawns can be traced back to British aristocracy, who sought to emulate Italian landscape paintings with vast, manicured lawns around their mansions. Lawns in the United States became more widespread after World War II, with suburban developments like Levittown contributing to their popularity. Noise pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases from lawn care equipment are on the rise in a landscaping industry that pulls in over $100 billion per year. Transitioning to alternatives like xeriscaping, native gardens, or even painting brown lawns green can reduce the environmental harm caused by traditional grass lawns. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/901  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
24/09/2340m 15s

900: Is Three a Crowd When Parents Swing Out Loud? | Feedback Friday

Your openly swinging friends brought a third into their relationship, and you worry about how it's affecting their kids. Welcome to another 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: You're concerned about your friends' unconventional swinging throuple lifestyle and its potential impact on their children. How do you check in without seeming judgmental? Pregnancy-related fatigue has you struggling to balance your professional and personal life, and the guilt of underachievement is bringing you down. What do you do when life gets in the way of your own expectations? Your partner plans on ditching responsibility for his ballooning student debt because he's not optimistic he'll ever be able to pay off the predatory terms he agreed to when he was younger and ill-advised. While you morally agree with his stance, you wonder what your obligation would be if you remained together and it came time to merge accounts. [Thanks to certified financial planner David Gilmore for helping us with this one!] You filled in for your manager during her eight-week vacation, built strong connections within the company, and gained the respect of your colleagues while stepping up to the role. Now that she's back, how can you use this valuable experience to prove you're ready for more responsibilities (and a bigger paycheck)? [Thanks to executive coach and From Start-Up to Grown-Up author Alisa Cohn for helping us field this one!] Due to a previous marriage to an abusive alcoholic, your partner is intolerant of being around people who are even modestly intoxicated. How can you ask him for a little grace and freedom to celebrate your son's upcoming wedding without disrespecting his boundaries? 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi" target="_blank"...
22/09/231h 9m

899: Jennifer Cohen | Live the Life You Want, Not the Life You Get

Bigger, Better, Bolder author Jennifer Cohen helps us develop the confidence to pursue the life we want instead of settling for the life we get. What We Discuss with Jennifer Cohen: Even the innately shy and introverted can develop a skill set of boldness to fearlessly pursue relationships, careers, and whatever bounties life has to offer. Why boldness is more important than intelligence when it comes to taking advantage of opportunities that come your way. How you can craft personal and professional connections without being schmoozy about it. Even Beyoncé needs to adopt an alter ego to pull off her legendary, larger-than-life feats of performance — so imagine what miracles adopting your own alter ego can work for you. How someone at rock bottom can still find ways to exercise gratitude and remain hopeful for better times ahead. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/899 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
21/09/231h 14m

898: Forrest Galante | Seeking Unicorns and Resurrecting the Dodo

Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante rejoins us to discuss rediscovering "lost" species and why we should resurrect the dodo, thylacine, and woolly mammoth. What We Discuss with Forrest Galante: What's Forrest been up to since his last visit to this show? Just milking venomous sea snakes and trying to find out why orcas are slaughtering great white sharks en masse. Where are the world's biggest snakes found, and do they ever eat people? What did Forrest find inside the world's largest cave — besides a variety of isolated ecosystems with their own weather systems? Why following leads for unknown or thought-to-be-extinct species isn't tinfoil hat territory — and the clever ways Forrest and his team track them. How likely is it that science will be used to resurrect extinct species like the woolly mammoth, dodo bird, and thylacine in the near future — and how does this ambitious goal fit into the conservation of existing ecosystems? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/898  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
19/09/231h 27m

897: Is Friendship Defeated Because You Dry Cheated? | Feedback Friday

Should you throw in the friendship towel after a feckless frottage foul with someone's significant other? Can you make it right? Welcome to 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: Should you throw in the friendship towel after a feckless frottage foul with someone's significant other, or can you make it right? Shrugging your shoulders and quipping, "At least it's a dry cheat" is probably not your best option. As parents, you've been bearing the burden of your adult daughter's bad choices in education, employment, and financial responsibilities, but she hasn't always been so reckless. What's changed, and how can you help her regain her footing when she doesn't even seem to want to help herself? You love to travel, but struggle to sleep away from your own bed due to persistent insomnia or hypersensitivity. You've experimented with all the common remedies to no avail, but what's left to try? [This segment is sponsored by BetterHelp. Big thanks to Haesue Jo, Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp!] How do you gently nudge your 70-year-old parents away from offering body-shaming commentary that was more socially acceptable in their youth (and was instrumental in the negative way you felt about yourself in yours)? Though life in your hometown is what many would consider idyllic, you can't shake the feeling that you've missed out on experiencing what it would be like to live elsewhere. How can you explore your options without upending the quality of life your family currently enjoys? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/897 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute...
15/09/231h 6m

896: Captain Max Hardberger | The Man Who Steals Ships from Pirates

Recovering stolen ships from pirates in the world's most troubled waters is big business, and Captain Max Hardberger is here to steer us through it. What We Learn in Conversation with Captain Max Hardberger: Not all pirates are impoverished desperados with nothing to lose — the most vicious ones wear suits and hobnob with royalty. The surprising places where ships are illegitimately seized by the rich and powerful who know how to play the game. When ship owners can't recover their seized property through legal channels in corrupt courts, they turn to people like Captain Max Hardberger. How Max determines if someone's claim to a seized ship is valid, or if they're trying to scam him into heisting somebody else's property. The extreme "extraction" methods Max is prepared to employ when ships can't be reclaimed by mere paperwork. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/896 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
14/09/231h 12m

895: Robert Waldinger | Unlocking the Science of Happiness

What can an 85-year study tell us about the science of happiness, and how can we leverage this knowledge to live the good life? Robert Waldinger explains! What We Discuss with Robert Waldinger: How does the ongoing Harvard Study of Adult Development, initiated in 1938, shed light on the key elements of leading a happy and fulfilling life? Relationships are the most important component of happiness — the good news is it's never too late to make new friends. The touch of a good friend or a beloved pet can bring our stress levels down and reduce whatever pain we're experiencing at that moment. 20 years from now, the only people who will remember that you worked late are your kids. Social media can be responsible for generating a lot of angst and FOMO, but it can also contribute to happiness if you use it for curated, positive communication with others. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/895 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
12/09/231h 14m

894: Psychics and Tarot Cards | Skeptical Sunday

Even if psychics and tarot cards can't give you reliable advice from the great beyond, what's the harm? Join us for Skeptical Sunday with David C. Smalley! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Why aren't psychics and tarot card readers prosecuted for fraud when they can't genuinely provide supernatural information to paying clients? Furthermore, why do they charge for their services if they could simply use their powers to win the lottery? If psychics can't really tap into the other side for forbidden knowledge from beyond the grave, how do they seem to know so much about my dead uncle's final wishes? Despite a thriving industry of self-proclaimed psychics claiming expertise in finding missing children and solving cold cases, investigative journalists (and normal people just paying attention) have proven their claims wrong more often than right. What tarot cards are actually telling you. It's easy to dismiss psychics as harmless fun and a way for people to cope with the loss of their loved ones, but sometimes they can emotionally (and financially) harm those who are vulnerable in their time of grief. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David C. Smalley at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/894 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
10/09/231h 28m

893: Make Ex's Hard Life Nice without Self-Sacrifice? | Feedback Friday

Can you balance support for an unlucky but amicable ex with personal boundaries that keep you tethered to your own improvement? Welcome to 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: Can you balance support for an unlucky but amicable ex with personal boundaries that keep you tethered to your own improvement? As the rock upon which others find stability when they're pushed to their limits, official assistance for your coaching role is lacking. Is it time to organize? Is the therapist advising you to stick with your philandering, narcissistic dentist of a husband because "you're not getting any younger, and that's just how dentists are" a quack? Your hard work and seed investment allowed your wife to quit her 9-5 job to start her own business, which is thriving after a bumpy start. But now she's seen by your family and the community as the savvy entrepreneur and you're just the dude who "works on the computer all day." Is there a way to elevate yourself (and your withering ego) without diminishing your better half? After being caught smuggling Bibles into China 20 years ago, you'd love to revisit the country. How can you find out if you're on some kind of list that might get you instantly arrested and disappeared by the totalitarian government when crossing the border? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/893 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1"...
08/09/231h 1m

892: Tim Urban | What's Our Problem (And How Do We Solve It)?

Wait But Why's Tim Urban helps us find ways to cope with the chaos of current events in his new book, What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies. What We Discuss with Tim Urban: Why we're so polarized and partisan in our political beliefs — seemingly more than ever before. How low-rung thinking prevails on both sides of the political aisle (and what we can do to ascend to higher-rung thinking). The perspective we can gain if we imagine the history of humanity as a 1,000-page book. How the internet went from a unifying force of human connection to a division-sowing outrage generator. Why we should strive to build our own "idea lab" instead of comfortably hunkering down in a tribally sponsored, anger-generating echo chamber. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/892 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/09/231h 34m

891: Andrea Dunlop | Exposing Medical Child Abuse

Women Are The Fiercest Creatures author and Nobody Should Believe Me podcast host Andrea Dunlop joins us to discuss the prevalence of medical child abuse. What We Discuss with Andrea Dunlop: Munchausen syndrome by proxy (aka factitious disorder imposed on another): a form of medical child abuse where parents or caregivers fake or exaggerate their child's health problems for personal gain. How the widespread availability of medical information online, social media platforms, and crowdfunding has broadened the spectrum of people engaging in medical child abuse beyond professionals in the healthcare field. What the long-term psychological toll looks like for children who survive such abuse and how they struggle to discern the truth as they grow older. Why prosecution of medical child abuse cases is difficult when family courts may not thoroughly examine medical records and even accept a guilty parent or caregiver's word as fact. How we can keep an eye out for signs of medical child abuse, and who we should contact if we suspect the worst. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/891 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
05/09/231h 59m

890: Bioplastics | Skeptical Sunday

On this Skeptical Sunday, comedian Michael Regilio joins us to discuss the pros and cons of bioplastics and the importance of responsible plastic use. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Plastic pollution, especially single-use plastic, is a significant environmental issue, with 40 percent of all plastic produced being single-use plastic packaging. Bioplastics, made from renewable sources like plants and algae, are seen as a potential solution to the plastic problem, but come with their own challenges. Biodegradable and compostable plastics, often labeled as such, may not always live up to their claims and can end up in landfills, where they release harmful greenhouse gases. Harvesting algae from excessive algal waterways and using it to create biodegradable products, like flip-flops and packaging materials, is a promising and eco-friendly approach. To help address the plastic problem, individuals can reduce their single-use plastic consumption, properly recycle plastic materials, and support initiatives that promote sustainable alternatives like algae-based products and responsible waste disposal. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/890 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
03/09/2346m 33s

889: Win Against Addiction Uncovers Old Afflictions | Feedback Friday

Guilt over stealing from your dad under the thrall of addiction also makes you ponder how his actions influenced your addiction. Welcome to 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: Guilt over stealing from your dad under the thrall of addiction also makes you ponder how his actions influenced your addiction. How do you come to grips with your past to break the cycle of affliction (especially now that the cost of therapy surpasses your budget)? Can you restore trust to a relationship once infidelity and lies are introduced? Perhaps it's more important to wonder: Should you even try? Do you have legal recourse against a law firm that somehow leaked your personal information in an online data breach — although you never did business with them or gave them the info in the first place, and they refuse to answer your inquiries? [Thanks to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us with another sticky situation!] After running the family dojo during your stepfather's cancer treatment and his subsequent surprise departure, he's returned, accusing you and your mother of theft while poaching clients for his own dojo. Do you sever ties, pay the six figures he claims he's owed, or intervene on behalf of his seemingly slipping mental health? You joined your current company because of its values and mission to help people, but you've seen those values shift since the death of its founder. Now the financial bottom line always trumps morality. Is there a way for an organization to strike a balance between give and take? Or should you simply give up and become another cog in the machine? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/889 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign...
01/09/231h 6m

888: Marc Andreessen | Exploring the Power, Peril, and Potential of AI

AI advocate Marc Andreessen joins us to clear up misconceptions about AI and discuss its potential impact on job creation, creativity, and moral reasoning. What We Discuss with Marc Andreessen: Will AI create new jobs, take our old ones outright, or amplify our ability to perform them better? What role will AI play in current and future US-China relations? How might AI be used to shape (or manipulate) public opinion and the economy? Does AI belong in creative industries, or does it challenge (and perhaps cheapen) what it means to be human? How can we safeguard our future against the possibility that AI could get smart enough to remove humanity from the board entirely? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/888 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
31/08/231h 36m

887: Andy Clark | How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality

University of Sussex cognitive philosophy professor Andy Clark joins us to discuss how our brains experience and manipulate the reality that surrounds us. What We Discuss with Andy Clark: How your brain operates as a prediction machine that constructs an estimation of reality based on available data rather than relaying an entirely precise narrative of the outside world. The problems that arise when the senses through which your brain gathers data don't always convey an accurate picture of reality. What phantom vibration syndrome and auditory hallucinations may indicate about your brain's capacity for prediction. How your brain fills in the gaps when sensory information is missing or incomplete. Why placebos are often effective — even when you know they're placebos. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/887 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
29/08/231h 18m

886: Flat Earthers | Skeptical Sunday

Why do some insist Earth is flat despite thousands of years of evidence to the contrary? Dave Farina joins us for Skeptical Sunday to round up some answers! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Belief in a flat Earth rejects historical knowledge, distorts observations, denies gravity, and originates from a mix of misguided ideas and online interactions. Flat Earth proponents misrepresent scale and ignore basic principles of grade school science in their arguments against a spherical Earth. The origins of modern flat Earth belief are uncertain, possibly beginning life as a meme or a conspiracy theory and gaining traction among the gullible for the benefit of disinformation peddlers. Debunkers have exposed flaws in flat Earth belief with easily observable facts, thankfully contributing to a recent decline in its popularity. Flat Earth belief exemplifies the broader issue of science denial in modern society and reminds us to do our part to promote critical thinking. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Dave Farina on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out the Professor Dave Debates podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts. Dave’s book, Is This Wi-Fi Organic?: A Guide to Spotting Misleading Science Online is out now! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/886 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here...
27/08/2352m 48s

885: No Need to Be Chummy with a Grandad So Scummy | Feedback Friday

Are you right to cut ties with your grandpa now that his sociopathic, incestuous, and pedophilic history has come to light? Welcome to 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: Some people in your family disagree with your decision to cut ties with Grandpa now that his sociopathic, incestuous, and pedophilic history has come to light. What should you do? [Thanks to  Maria Socolof and Brad Watts for helping us with another heavy one!] Six months off weed during a manic period brought you artistic success and closeness to your wife and kids. Now, in a 'down' time, an urge to resume communion with the righteous herb has returned — much to the chagrin of your wife. Is it worth it? Your father gave you and your siblings each $100,000 to use for investing in real estate. While you did use much of it to put a down payment on a house, you wasted about half self-soothing while dealing with a depressing, friendless work assignment in the middle of nowhere. Though you know your dad would be disappointed, should you come clean? Management at your company has become toxic since a recent merger, and they want you to jump through the hoop of finishing your bachelor's degree to make an extra $10,000 in your current position. Unfortunately, a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis has you worried you might not be up to the challenge. What's your best move?[Thanks to HR professional Joanna Tate for helping us with this one!] Is there value in platforming divisive figures like RFK Jr. on this show? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/885 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: <a href="https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/"...
25/08/231h 12m

884: What We Can Learn from Envy | Deep Dive

Join Jordan and Gabe for this deep dive into the lessons we can learn when we enlist envy as a teacher rather than a bitter reminder of what we don't have. What We Discuss: Merriam-Webster defines envy as "painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage." Envy is rooted in evolutionary psychology as an aid to our survival, but modern life amplifies and distorts it into an overwhelming compulsion that can hurt more than help. When envy crops up in our lives, it often contains two different desires within it: a desire for the thing we wish we had, and a desire to "beat" the person who has it. Envy could be about wanting something we don’t have, or it could be about being someone we wish we were — or maybe it’s both, and wanting the thing is really just a clever way of trying to become the person who has it. Envy can teach us about our genuine desires and goals, helping us focus on what truly matters to us. By practicing gratitude, distinguishing between sources and objects of envy, and acting on insights to overcome it, we can transform envy into a driving force for self-improvement and collaboration, shifting from "this joy is mine" to "this joy is ours." And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/884 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
24/08/2355m 57s

883: Annie Ikpa | The Campaign to End Child Sacrifice

Video editor Annie Ikpa explains how she galvanized a movement to ban child sacrifice in Uganda, and what's in store for the fight ahead. What We Discuss with Annie Ikpa: Why child sacrifice is so common in Uganda that Annie Ikpa had to spend seven years campaigning for a law against it. Who hires the exploitative witch doctors who perform these sacrifices in the name of fortune or other earthly delights? How children are selected for sacrifice because they're relatively easy to abduct, less likely to fight back, and are regarded by true believers as spiritually more "pure" than adults. Why even a child who is "lucky" enough to survive a sacrifice is left mentally and physically traumatized — often with brutal scars across their bodies, missing limbs, and/or mutilated genitals. What you can do to help raise awareness and put a stop to this barbarous practice that continues in spite of positive strides in preventative legislation. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/883 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
22/08/2358m 2s

882: Homeopathy | Skeptical Sunday

Is homeopathy an effective alternative medicine or an unproven, unscientific sham? Comedian Michael Regilio joins us for Skeptical Sunday to find out! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Homeopathy is an alternative medicine with a long history, relying on the principle of "like cures like" and the idea that water has memory. Despite lacking scientific proof, homeopathic products are widely marketed and sold, even though they're required to carry warnings of unproven efficacy. Homeopathic practices have faced criticism, and DNA testing has even revealed mislabeled or diluted ingredients and dangerous products on the market. Some people turn to homeopathy for stress relief and placebo effects, but many are unaware of its lack of scientific basis. While there's pushback against homeopathy, it continues to thrive due to marketing, endorsements by celebrities, and regulatory gaps. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/882 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
20/08/2347m 46s

881: Finding Your Angle in Covert Love Triangle | Feedback Friday

When the circle of trust between you, your best friend, and his girlfriend accidentally turns into a covert love triangle, it might be 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: The circle of trust between you, your best friend, and his girlfriend has accidentally turned into a covert love triangle. Now what happens? Your gaming group decided to officially ostracize its most annoying member, and you've wrestled with guilt and anxiety over the way it was done. Is there a way to smooth things over with him as a friend even if the group doesn't necessarily want to give him a second chance? A man 11 years your senior abruptly ended a one-month long-distance relationship two days after you first became physically intimate, and all you can wonder is: why? As a high school freshman with a small group of close friends, you're devastated to discover your best friend is moving away with his family to another state. How do you find and connect with new people? How do you create long-lasting relationships? Sometimes, it's the biggest betrayals delivered by the people we thought we could trust most during our lowest point that set us on a course of radical self-improvement — provided we find the strength to survive them, as our very own Jase can testify. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/881 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1"...
18/08/231h 11m

880: Ian Bremmer | Dealing with a World In Disarray

The Power of Crisis author Ian Bremmer rejoins us to assess the top threats facing our world today and the difficult choices they may force us to make. What We Discuss with Ian Bremmer: The effective unified Western response to Ukrainian invasion has transformed Russia from a would-be China into a massive Iran. China's Xi Jinping has been concentrating his power — which will allow him to make bigger mistakes that affect billions of people even more quickly. The unchecked proliferation of AI can move markets and effortlessly generate mountains of disinformation on social media to further the agendas of extremists. The growing partisan polarization of the American electorate continues to erode the legitimacy of core federal institutions and the peaceful transfer of power through free and fair elections. While the consequences of water scarcity will worsen, unprepared governments' ability to handle them seems unlikely to improve. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/880 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
17/08/231h 33m

879: Kevin Dutton | Are You a Psychopath (And Is That So Terrible)?

The Wisdom of Psychopaths author Kevin Dutton rejoins us to discuss how we can tell if we're psychopaths and why it might not be such a bad thing. What We Discuss with Kevin Dutton: What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath? Society focuses on the negative qualities of psychopathy. But what are the upsides? What career niches do psychopaths tend toward (and which ones should they avoid)? Can children be psychopaths? How can you tell if you're a psychopath? (Take the two-minute quiz beginning at 14:39 and post your result and occupation on Twitter tagging @therealdrkev). And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/879 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
15/08/231h 17m

878: Body Language | Skeptical Sunday

Can we accurately read someone's body language to gain access to their innermost thoughts? Andrew Gold joins us on this Skeptical Sunday to find out! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Body language research has found that indicators of deception may include eye movements, blinking, posture shifts, and word choice, but these cues can vary widely and require careful consideration. Body language can be influenced by various factors, making it challenging to precisely interpret. The use of body language by experts like the FBI involves observing consistent patterns in a suspect's behavior over time. While body language offers insights, it is not foolproof, and understanding context and individual differences is crucial for accurate interpretation. The case of Amanda Knox — exonerated after spending four years in Italian custody — highlights the dangers of relying solely on body language as evidence of guilt. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew Gold on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/878 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
13/08/2357m 8s

877: Blame's All Mine — Her Personality's Borderline | Feedback Friday

Can a happy life with your BPD-addled wife ever be possible if she won't take responsibility for the chaos she causes? Welcome to 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: Can a happy life with your BPD-afflicted wife ever be possible if she won't take responsibility for the chaos she causes and seek help for a condition most doctors consider treatable? Should you toe the union line, or scab your way to corporate prosperity? How do you keep your mom from overstepping her power in the upcoming wedding? Your time as a woman in the US Army should be a point of pride, not a boundary-breaking endeavor. What can you do? Is it great that your boyfriend finds himself at home among your friend group, or should he get his own damned friends? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/877 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
11/08/231h 3m

876: Kelly Richmond Pope | How Fraud Became a Trillion-Dollar Industry

Fool Me Once author Kelly Richmond Pope explains how fraud became a trillion-dollar industry and helps us avoid becoming its latest victims. What We Discuss with Kelly Richmond Pope: What types of people commit fraud, and what — beyond simple greed — tends to motivate them? What is the fraud triangle, and how does it explain the factors that contribute to the occurrence of occupational fraud or white-collar crime? Why fraud seems more common and more severe these days than ever before. The multifarious faces of fraud, the criminals that perpetrate them, and their typical marks. How businesses and individuals can avoid becoming the next victims of this trillion-dollar industry. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/876 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
10/08/231h 13m

875: Jonathan Kennedy | How Pathogens Have Shaped Our World

Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues author Jonathan Kennedy joins us to discuss how microscopic pathogens have shaped our world. What We Discuss with Jonathan Kennedy: If we were to weigh all the bacteria on Earth, their mass would be about 1,000 times more than all humans. If all of the viruses on the planet were laid end to end, they would stretch for 100 million light years. About eight percent of the human genome's DNA comes from retroviral infections we've endured over our evolution. From them, we've inherited memory and the ability to give birth to live young. Our gut microbiota communicates with our brains and can directly affect our mood and influence our behavior. We modern humans have our ancestors' romantic soirees with Neanderthals to thank for genetic defenses against countless viral diseases. How the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture was a double-edged sword that brought us innovative progress and population-decimating pandemics. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/875 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
08/08/231h 24m

874: Ayurveda | Skeptical Sunday

Is there scientific legitimacy to the ancient Indian medicinal practice of Ayurveda? Dave Farina joins us on this Skeptical Sunday to find out! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicinal practice based on balancing doshas (life forces) and natural therapies like diet, yoga, and meditation. The belief in ancient wisdom's superiority to modern medicine and the allure of nature attract some people — especially those with anti-pharmaceutical sentiments — to Ayurveda. The marketing and commercialization of Ayurvedic products and treatments contribute to its multi-billion dollar industry. Ayurveda's emphasis on "detoxing" and "toxins" is based on misused terminology and misconceptions. Critics argue that Ayurveda's reliance on outdated concepts and lack of scientific evidence makes it ineffective and potentially dangerous. Despite the criticism, Ayurveda continues to be popular globally, with many proponents advocating its holistic approach to health. Integrative medicine seeks to combine Ayurveda and other alternative practices with evidence-based modern medicine, though this remains controversial. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Dave Farina on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out the Professor Dave Debates podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts. Dave’s book, Is This Wi-Fi Organic?: A Guide to Spotting Misleading Science Online is out now! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/874 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
06/08/2345m 39s

873: Custody Fiction Leads to Co-Parenting Friction | Feedback Friday

Co-parenting with your stepson's chaotic mom is challenging when she invents reasons she should have custody. Welcome to 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: Co-parenting with your stepson's chaotic mom is challenging when she invents reasons she should have custody. How can you ensure his comfort and care while keeping her from expressing her worst tendencies? How do you make the case for promoting someone whose work-related skills are top-notch while their social skills are lacking? How do you set boundaries with an intrusive — and honestly, somewhat insensitive — family? Should you boycott Chinese fast fashion retailer Shein? You're a 15-year-old closeted agnostic/atheist in a conservative Christian family. Should you risk the consequences of telling them your true beliefs, or wait until you're old enough to move out of their house? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/873  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
04/08/231h 14m

872: Paul Hutchinson | Beyond the Politics of "Sound of Freedom"

Sound of Freedom executive producer Paul Hutchinson joins us for a politics-free conversation about the horrible truth behind modern child trafficking. What We Discuss with Paul Hutchinson: How did successful investor Paul Hutchinson get personally involved in undercover work to rescue victims of child trafficking? How does someone working undercover to bust child traffickers gain the trust of the world's worst people without losing themselves along the way? How do sting operations navigate international and local laws to rescue children being trafficked and bring their abductors to justice? How does someone heading a rescue effort even begin to pick up the trail of criminals that will lead them to the traffickers and their victims? How can we, as concerned adults and parents, take a pre-emptive approach to protecting children from traffickers? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/872 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
03/08/231h 10m

871: Julian Walker | How Conspiracy Theories Make Society Sick

Conspirituality co-author Julian Walker joins us to discuss how influencers have curdled New Age spirituality and wellness with the politics of paranoia. What We Discuss with Julian Walker: Why have so many wellness influencers gone off the conspiracy deep end since COVID began? What do these conspiracies have in common, and who benefits from their proliferation? How do otherwise reasonable people get sucked down conspiracy rabbit holes? How "The female-dominated New Age (with its positive focus on self) and the male-dominated realm of conspiracy theory (with its negative focus on global politics)" has synthesized into a hybrid system of belief dubbed "Conspirituality" by sociologists Charlotte Ward and David Voas. Why a privately owned platform's refusal to host and perpetuate the views of disinformation peddlers isn't censorship or a violation of free speech. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/871 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
01/08/231h 32m

870: Personality Tests | Skeptical Sunday

Are personality tests valuable tools based on science, or just horoscopes in a lab coat? Comedian Michael Regilio joins us for Skeptical Sunday to find out! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Personality tests, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, are widely used by individuals and organizations as a way to understand who we are and how we interact with one another. But how accurate are they? The Myers-Briggs test was developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers — neither of whom were scientists or psychologists. Companies use personality tests in hiring practices, potentially leading to discrimination and exclusion of qualified candidates. The Big 5 (5-Factor Model) is a more accurate alternative, but even it assumes personality traits remain relatively static over time. Psychologists and researchers should continue studying personality and behavior to develop more accurate and fair assessment tools that can better predict job performance and workplace success, but we should take the results of current personality tests with a grain of salt. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael Regilio at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/870 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
30/07/2341m 36s

869: Living in Strife Since Ending a Life | Feedback Friday

Your boyfriend's not been the same since accidentally killing his mother's assailant. What can you do to help him? Welcome to 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: Your boyfriend's not been the same since accidentally killing his mother's assailant. What can you do to help him through this difficult time? You never intended to be a father, but your girlfriend's unintentional pregnancy has you wondering what your ultimate role should be when the child is born. Your wife reveals detailed sexual fantasies when her memory-impairing sleep meds kick in, but shies away from acting on them when lucid. How can you communicate to find out what she really wants from you? How do you balance going the extra mile at work with protecting and valuing your time? How much is too much? A former two-time MLM victim shares how he was able to break free from their phony "inner circle" nonsense and what he's learned since. 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/869 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/07/231h 11m

868: Remi Adeleke | The Ex-Royal/Ex-SEAL Who Fights Organ Harvesting

Ex-royal/Ex-SEAL Remi Adeleke shares an adventurous life spent between two continents and his efforts to end human trafficking and illegal organ harvesting. What We Discuss with Remi Adeleke: How Remi Adeleke's royal Nigerian family lost everything to the corrupt government when his father passed away. What it was like growing up in the Bronx, where drugs and drive-bys were plentiful. The unlikely movie that catalyzed Remi's decision to pursue a career as a US Navy SEAL. How Remi managed to pass BUD/S training in spite of entering the program before knowing how to swim. The grim realities of human trafficking and illegal organ harvesting — and what Remi is doing to fight back against them. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/868 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
27/07/231h 40m

867: Rory Stewart | Walking Across Afghanistan and Iran

GiveDirectly President Rory Stewart talks about "mad" politics, long walks in warzones, and ensuring our charitable donations actually aid people in need. What We Discuss with Rory Stewart: What makes the UK's system of government "slightly mad" (even when compared to that of the US)? How the kind of skills that get someone elected as a politician can get in the way of governing well. How did Rory survive a walk across post-9/11 Afghanistan — just weeks after the fall of the Taliban, in the middle of winter, during a war, stalked by hungry wolves — despite being "guaranteed" it would mean certain death? What it was like to be one of the first people to see the ruins of a once-thriving city since Genghis Khan had destroyed it over 800 years before. How we can ensure that every penny of our charitable donations to developing places like Afghanistan and Kenya helps the people who really need it instead of stuffing the pockets of warlords, corrupt officials, and middlemen. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/867 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
25/07/231h 23m

866: Astrology | Skeptical Sunday

Do zodiac signs dictate demeanors and destinies, or are horoscopes hogwash? Dave Farina consults the stars about astrology with us here on Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: The pseudoscience of astrology (not to be confused with astronomy — the legitimate study of space) purports that the position of celestial bodies relative to Earth influences events and human behavior. Initially designed as calendrical systems for predicting seasonal shifts and divining the will of the gods, astrology has been observed across cultures since at least the second millennium BC. From a scientific standpoint, astrology lacks a coherent explanation and fails to make statistically significant predictions. Experiments with natal charts and horoscopes consistently show no correlation between astrological predictions and real-life traits or events. Belief in astrology may offer comfort and purpose, but it hinders scientific progress and critical thinking. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Dave Farina on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, and check out the Professor Dave Debates podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts. Dave's book, Is This Wi-Fi Organic?: A Guide to Spotting Misleading Science Online is out now! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/866 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one...
23/07/2345m 2s

865: Can Relationship Live on If China Takes Taiwan? | Feedback Friday

How can you convince your politically active girlfriend to flee with you to safety should China ever invade Taiwan? Welcome to 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: You moved to Taiwan to be with your politically active girlfriend, but the threat of Chinese invasion always looms large. She's made it clear that she wants to stay and help resist should this ever come to pass, but how can you convince her to flee with you to safety and fight from afar instead? Should a rekindled old flame's dedication to an MLM "company" be a deal-breaker? He insists it's not a scam! Because you don't have the financial capacity or mental bandwidth to indefinitely support your brother — who struggles with severe depression, anxiety, and self-harm — you need him to step up and take responsibility for his own life. How do you make him understand? Your fiancée is so insecure about her appearance that she wants to skip a friend's wedding so she won't ruin the pictures, and has suggested hiring an actress to stand in for her at your wedding! What can you do to get her to see herself as the extremely smart, beautiful, kind, and overall amazing person that you fell in love with? You're a high school student with a dream to study abroad. How do you get over the fear of asking your parents for permission and the chance they might deny you this dream? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/865 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
21/07/231h 11m

864: Caroline Rose | Captagon and the New Age of Narco-Diplomacy

New Lines Institute's Caroline Rose explains how captagon, a drug you may have never heard of, is propping up genocidal regimes in the Middle East. What We Discuss with Caroline Rose: What is captagon? Where did it originate, what are its effects, and why don't we hear about it in the United States? How captagon — with a potential trade value of over $5.7 billion annually — has transformed Assad's Syria into a Mediterranean narco-state. Who uses captagon on such a massive scale, and how is it manufactured and smuggled across borders? Why is Syria allowed a seat at INTERPOL, the organization established to reign in international crime — like the captagon trade? What can be done to stem the tide of captagon and prevent it from expanding its range and influence even further? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/864 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
20/07/231h 7m

863: Juan Zarate | Waging Financial War on Rogue Regimes

Treasury's War author Juan Zarate joins us to discuss how the US wields its financial power against terrorism, rogue states, and global crime syndicates. What We Discuss with Juan Zarate: Why the Treasury Department became part of the intelligence apparatus of the United States post-9/11 — after resisting such integration for years. Sanctions: what are they good for and how do they work? How and why criminals (whether they're of the independent, organized, or state-sponsored variety) need banks and financial institutions for any major crime to succeed. What the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) system is and how it's used to disrupt terrorist financing around the world. For better or worse, what role does cryptocurrency play in all of this? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/863  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
18/07/231h 32m

862: Targeted Ads | Skeptical Sunday

Do personalized ads enhance our online experience or intolerably invade our privacy? Andrew Gold joins us on this Skeptical Sunday to uncover the truth! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: Personalized advertising relies on algorithms that collect and analyze user data to tailor ads to individual preferences. While personalized ads can be effective in engaging users and providing relevant content, they raise concerns about privacy invasion and potential manipulation. Voice-activated devices like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are designed to listen for wake-up words, but there have been instances of accidental recordings and privacy breaches. The use of personal data in advertising can lead to discrimination and perpetuate existing inequalities. Stakeholders including tech companies, advertisers, regulators, and users have roles to play in ensuring ethical and privacy-respecting practices in personalized advertising. Users can — and should — take steps to protect their privacy and advocate for stronger privacy protections. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/862 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!
16/07/2352m 38s

861: 35 and Chaste — Is It Too Late? | Feedback Friday

At 35, how do you disclose your virginity on a date that might lead to sex without ensuring the continuation of said virginity? Welcome to 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: If you want to keep up with the wisdom from our 800+ episodes and apply it to your life, subscribe to our Wee Bit Wiser newsletter at jordanharbinger.com/news! You're 35 and you've never had sex. How do you disclose your virginity during courtship with a potential partner without scaring them off and ensuring the continuation of this unfortunate trend? Should you maintain a friendship with your college buddies whose partners alienate your wife? They acknowledge the issue but don't seem to care. You support your daughter's use of therapy, but you wonder if maybe weekly appointments, emergency sessions, and direct access to her therapist might be bordering on excessive. Can therapy be addictive? [Thanks to clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis for helping us with this one!] Your ex-wife endured you at your worst, and you'd like to help her financially now that you're successful on multiple fronts. Is this appropriate, or should you consider doing so anonymously? After working through the pandemic as a registered nurse pulling 10-12 hour shifts seven days a week, you're finding it difficult to reintegrate into a society that feels like it's moved on and left you behind. How can you find your place again? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/861 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/course"...
14/07/231h 6m

860: Mitchell Prothero | Cocaine, Murder, and Dirty Money in Europe

Project Brazen's Mitchell Prothero reveals Europe’s cocaine crisis through the stories of cartel thugs, cops, journalists, and victims caught in the middle. What We Discuss with Mitchell Prothero: Why European law enforcement is ill-prepared to deal with the influx of crime and violence associated with a cocaine trade that has grown to rival that of the US. How European ports that have been historically instrumental in the development of international trade have become thriving modern hubs for drug trafficking. What makes cocaine the "perfect" drug for illicit entrepreneurs who want to make a lot of money on their own terms? Why loose cannon drug trafficker and murderer Ridouan Taghi makes fellow criminals as nervous as he makes journalists, agents of law enforcement, and European society. What needs to change in order for the European cocaine trade to decelerate? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/860 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
13/07/231h 38m

859: Bradley Schurman | Demographic Collapse in Russia, China, & the US

Demographic futurist Bradley Schurman joins us to explore a future where over-65s outnumber under-18s — and the changes society will have to face. What We Discuss with Bradley Schurman: In the not-too-distant future, a staggering shift looms over the developed world: at least 20 percent of national populations will surpass 65 years of age, outnumbering those 18 years of age and younger. Termed the Super Age by Bradley Schurman, this demographic transformation carries immense potential for growth or, conversely, risks leaving many behind. Take Russia, for instance, where this trend unfolds amidst geopolitical turmoil and a high military mortality rate — 25 times that of Chechnya and 35 times Afghanistan's monthly casualties. Failure to prepare for these impending changes would usher economic stagnation, increased isolation for vulnerable communities, and hastened decline of rural areas. Yet, there is reason for optimism. By proactively planning, we can unlock the advantages of the Super Age: prolonged and healthier lives, enhanced intergenerational collaboration in workplaces and households, and unexplored markets and innovations. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/859 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
11/07/231h 36m

858: Fast Fashion | Skeptical Sunday

We delve into the drawbacks of fast fashion while highlighting the benefits of mindful wardrobe choices on this Skeptical Sunday with Michael Regilio! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: Even under normal circumstances, the fashion industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions, water pollution, and waste, with clothes often ending up in landfills. What is so-called "fast fashion," and how does it create a constant cycle of trends and clothing turnover, leading to excessive waste and environmental damage? Donating clothes is not always a sustainable solution, as many donated items end up in landfills or have a negative impact on local textile industries in developing countries. The fashion industry relies on cheap labor and often exploits workers — particularly women — in factories with poor working conditions and low wages. How do we help tip the scale in a more sustainable direction? We can support eco-conscious designers, clothing recycling, and rental services while buying quality items and reducing washing loads. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/858 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/07/2348m 39s

857: Forever on the Lam from a Blackmailing Scam? | Feedback Friday

Should you worry that a blackmailer tipped you off to the FBI 10 years ago and it's been waiting to nab you at the border? Welcome to 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: PSA: Listeners using Stitcher should be aware that the service is going the way of the dodo soon. Recommended alternatives: Podcast Addict (Android) or Overcast (iOS). Could a drunken chat room indiscretion with an allegedly underage blackmail scammer from 10 years ago lead to an arrest when you try to cross an international border for the first time since the incident? [Thanks to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us with yet another sticky situation!] A recent pregnancy scare illuminated your significant other's dependence on their family's advice over their own faculties for critical thinking, and it's got you wondering if such a relationship could — or should — have much of a future. You recently discovered that your father has a second family — for which he provides a luxurious life while telling your disabled mother to support you and your siblings as a street vendor. Now you're wondering if you can truly live peacefully with him until you're old enough to leave home? Is merging accounts with your significant other — whose financial shortcomings always seem to fall in your lap — a prudent step in the right direction for easier money management? Some listener feedback is shared regarding the disheartened, defamed fellow from episode 840, and we get a bombshell of an update from the woman in episode 679 whose boyfriend didn't want her to meet his mom because she's allegedly a huge racist.  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 <a href="https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
07/07/231h 10m

856: Ian Urbina | Maritime Misdeeds on the Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina is a journalist, the director of The Outlaw Ocean Project, and the author of The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. What We Discuss with Ian Urbina: What makes the ocean the Earth's final untamed frontier? Who has jurisdiction to enforce laws in international waters? For that matter, what are the laws, and who makes them? How does slavery persist on the open ocean? Who is most vulnerable to finding themselves enslaved, and who is profiting from their misery? What percentage of the fishing that supplies Western cities with delicious seafood is illegal? What can we do to ensure we're not supporting high crimes on the high seas? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/856 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
06/07/231h 15m

855: Russia's Wagner Group and Why Coups Fail | Out of the Loop

What is Russia's Wagner Group, and why did it recently try to depose Putin? John Lechner and Brian Klaas explain on this episode of Out of the Loop! On This Episode of Out of the Loop: What is Russia's Wagner Group, and what kind of desperate degenerates fill its ranks? How did catering chef Yevgeny Prigozhin come to lead this private army of marauders? Where do the funds that fuel Wagner's activities originate? What instigated Wagner's attempted coup against Vladimir Putin, and why did it ultimately fail? What can we expect from the aftermath, and what will likely happen to the ringleaders who dared to defy Putin?  And much more! Connect with Jordan on Twitter, on Instagram, and on YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on an Out of the Loop episode, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/855 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
04/07/231h 25m

854: Fireworks | Skeptical Sunday

Fireworks cause pollution and health risks while disturbing veterans and pets. On this Skeptical Sunday with David C. Smalley, can we find alternatives? Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and comedian and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Studies have shown that fireworks have negative effects on human health and the environment as they release toxic metals and contribute to air and water pollution. The noise from fireworks can be extremely distressing for combat veterans, individuals with PTSD, and pets, leading to anxiety, panic attacks, and even running away. Fireworks-related fires cause significant property damage and pose a risk to both people and wildlife. Fireworks regulations are fragmented and challenging to enforce, and there are political and monetary pushbacks against stricter regulations thanks to moneyed interests (like fireworks manufacturers) lobbying lawmakers. One 21st-century solution to overcome these negatives is the use of drones for aerial displays, which are quieter, more environmentally friendly, and can still provide a visually stunning experience. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/854 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship...
02/07/2348m 13s

853: Memories of Trauma or Therapy-Induced Drama? | Feedback Friday

Your sister's therapy is dredging up traumatic "memories" you're not even sure are real, and it's tearing your family apart. Welcome to 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: PSA: Listeners using Stitcher should be aware that the service is going the way of the dodo soon. Recommended alternatives: Podcast Addict (Android) or Overcast (iOS). Your sister's EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy sessions are dredging up traumatic childhood "memories" you're not even sure are real, and it's tearing your family apart. How can you separate fact from fiction and mend the rift that's grown between you? [Thanks to Brad Watts, a licensed professional counselor and the author of Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Confronting America’s Silent Epidemic for helping us sort this one out!] You worry that your significant other's "close" coworker is trying to get a bit too close, and their dynamic seems tantamount to an emotional affair. He insists on maintaining this friendship in spite of how uncomfortable it makes you feel. Are you overreacting, or are your concerns perfectly reasonable? What should you do? How do you communicate your disinterest in the boring stories your significant other constantly shares about people you don't even know in a way that won't be hurtful or offensive? How does a stay-at-home dad on military disability who used his downtime to hone his education and skill set explain his unorthodox break in employment as a feature — not a bug — to prospective employers? How do you help your aging mom through her struggles with depression, anxiety, alcoholism, financial difficulties, and declining health without completely draining your resources and derailing your own efforts to succeed? 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 Instagram...
30/06/231h 8m

852: Ryan Montgomery | The Hacker Who Hunts Child Predators Part Two

Ryan Montgomery (@0dayCTF) is a professional cyber security specialist, the founder of Pentester (JORDAN15), and an ethical hacker known for exposing online predators. [This is part two of a two-part episode. Be sure to catch up with part one here!] What We Discuss with Ryan Montgomery: How vulnerable are your "smart" appliances to savvy hackers? What did Ryan discover when he hacked a pedophile website? How did the authorities respond when Ryan tipped them off about what he found on this website and who was involved? How Ryan and his MMA friend directly confront predators who think they're meeting minors in the real world. What should you do (and not do) when you encounter would-be predators online? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/852  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/06/231h 10m

851: Ryan Montgomery | The Hacker Who Hunts Child Predators Part One

Ryan Montgomery (@0dayCTF) is a professional cyber security specialist, the founder of Pentester (JORDAN15), and an ethical hacker known for exposing online predators. [This is part one of a two-part episode. Watch this space for the second part later this week!] What We Discuss with Ryan Montgomery: What kind of background creates an ethical hacker? For that matter, what is an ethical hacker? What is the difference between white hat, gray hat, and black hat hackers? Do ethical hackers make more money than hackers who are less than ethical? What is a Flipper tool, and what can it be used to hack? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/851 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
27/06/231h 16m

850: Self-Help Cults | Skeptical Sunday

Striving to better yourself is a noble pursuit, and there are plenty of legitimate resources to help you navigate this journey. But how do you protect yourself against the unscrupulous shysters lurking in the shadows looking to exploit you at this vulnerable juncture? Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: Globally, the self-help industry brings in nearly $60 billion per year. But how much of this is generated by programs that actually help people better themselves? Under the surface, many so-called self-help groups are nothing more than cults that use coercive tactics — or even abuse — to keep their "customers" in line. These groups cultivate dependency among the flock while escalating the price of admission. A healthy dose of skepticism and genuine connection with the outside world will help guard against such exploitation. Therapy, research, and self-guided approaches are better bets for promoting genuine well-being. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/850 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
25/06/2348m 16s

849: Whose Story to Pick When the Charge Is Sick? | Feedback Friday

Should you believe without question that the mild-mannered cousin you've known your whole life is a rapist, as your friend alleges, or should you take into consideration that this friend's past lapses in credibility may cast a shadow of doubt over this narrative? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Is it Jordan answering your comments on social media, or is it an AI chatbot? Beep? Boop? Bop? A friend's rape allegation against your cousin has you weighing the latter's mild-mannered reputation against the former's sometimes questionable credibility. How can you achieve financial and emotional independence from an abusive father while maintaining relationships with the family members who still live with him? What can you do to help your brother untangle himself from an unhinged ex who seems capable of committing acts of extreme retribution — against him and his family — if he does anything to displease her? Is there a professional way to tell a client they either need to up their hygiene game or lower their fragrance game because your olfactory senses go haywire whenever they're within smelling distance? Because you were raised by a narcissist and married to a narcissist, you wonder if maybe you've become too good at listening and less good at being a person to whom others want to listen? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/849 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/course"...
23/06/231h 14m

848: Yuval Noah Harari | Peering into the Future of Humanity

Yuval Noah Harari (@harari_yuval) is a historian and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His latest book, Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World, is out now. What We Discuss with Yuval Noah Harari: At a time when information is unlimited, has the idea that "knowledge is power" become obsolete? It all depends on how careful we are about ingesting the right kind of information — and knowing which kind to avoid. Religious texts and nation-defining constitutions are only as useful as their human interpretations — which can shift radically over the course of generations. In what ways might technology like artificial intelligence and genetic engineering threaten a humanist-centered approach to the future? How algorithms that guess new ways to sell us things we don't need can be modified to put us on the hit lists of authoritarian governments. What humanity really needs to do in order to avert climate crisis and World War III. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/848  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
20/06/231h 29m

847: 5G | Skeptical Sunday

Award-winning journalist and podcaster Andrew Gold joins us for this edition of Skeptical Sunday to examine the spread of conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to COVID-19 and debunk these claims with actual science. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: 5G is the latest generation of wireless technology that offers significantly faster data speeds, lower latency, and increased network capacity — leading to enhanced connectivity and improved efficiency in our daily lives. Conspiracy theories linking 5G to COVID-19 have gained significant attention and, like the virus itself, spread across the world — helped by Russian state-backed media outlet RT. Misinformation and conspiracy theories tend to exploit newsworthy events to further ulterior agendas. Conspiracy theorists often seek comfort and certainty during uncertain times, leading to the popularity of such theories. The good news: there is no credible evidence or scientific basis supporting the idea that 5G radiation depletes the immune system or spreads COVID-19. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/847 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
18/06/2355m 30s

846: Dad's Being Played and the Family's Afraid | Feedback Friday

72-year-old Dad seems clueless that the young and comely third-wheel Jezebel who's been stealing his attention away from Mom might be up to something less than seemly. How do you defuse the spell that's been cast over him by this manipulative muse? We'll try to find an 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! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Was Dark Jordan right in his episode 828 advice to the listener whose neighbors were eavesdropping on Zoom therapy sessions through a paper-thin wall? How do you get your 72-year-old dad to see that — much to the chagrin of your mom and the rest of the family — the comely young woman who's been giving him attention might have ulterior motives? Does listening to this podcast potentially jeopardize your safety while traveling to Xi Jinping's China? [Thanks to Laowhy86 for chiming in on this one!] Your tween son wants to slap a controversial sticker about a political leader on his binder that he takes to public school — in Washington, DC — every day. Considering how politically polarized our country is right now, is it prudent (or even safe) to let him? You've been looking to up the efficiency of your self-improvement game after pulling yourself out of a funk and getting fit. How might you optimize your routine without getting distracted by the minutiae of the tools you're using? You were adopted in later childhood by a kind and loving teacher, but you're finding it difficult to make the transition from calling her by her first name to "Mom." How can you do it without making it weird? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/846 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our...
16/06/231h 6m

845: Robert Kerbeck | From Struggling Actor to Corporate Spy

Robert Kerbeck (@robertkerbeck) is the founder of the Malibu Writers Circle, and the author of the award-winning Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind L.A.'s Most Devastating Wildfire. His latest book, Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street, is out now. What We Discuss with Robert Kerbeck: Why actors are naturally adept at the social engineering skills required to be a successful corporate spy. What kinds of information do corporate spies try to finagle from their marks? The importance of research and blending at least a grain of truth into every lie if you're trying to sell a story as a corporate spy. How do corporate spies find poachable talent that doesn't want to be found — and determine they're worth poaching? Do all corporations hire corporate spies (and would they admit to it)? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/845 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
13/06/231h 39m

844: Dropping the Bomb: His Sister's His Mom | Feedback Friday

Your family tree has a few branches that are a little more entwined than most — outside of old-world royalty and down-home banjo duelists. You happen to know a particularly dark secret about a troubled cousin's parentage, but you're wondering if telling him would be helpful or hurtful. What should you do? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Would it be helpful or hurtful to disclose an incestuous family secret to the cousin it most affects? You've been deemed "unfit for duty" after attempting suicide. While you consider yourself lucky to be alive, you're wondering how to get a new job — and maintain insurance to cover meds and the help you need — with this on your record. Your fiancée's ongoing involvement with a "business" contact feels a lot like an emotional affair — something you endured in a past relationship and aren't eager to repeat. How do you address this before trust in your betrothed has irrevocably eroded? How do you help your mother move on from the death of your father when she's vehemently opposed to the idea of therapy? [This segment is sponsored by BetterHelp. Big thanks to Haesue Jo, Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp!] When traveling, what is the most tactful way to tell someone in a neighboring seat that their disgusting habits are unacceptable? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/844 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! <a...
09/06/231h 10m

843: Elie Honig | How the Rich Get Away with Crime

Elie Honig (@eliehonig) is a CNN senior legal analyst, former federal and state prosecutor, Emmy nominee, podcast host, and columnist. He is the bestselling author of Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor’s Code and Corrupted the Justice Department, and his latest book is Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It. What We Discuss with Elie Honig: How the rich and powerful exploit flaws in the justice system to evade accountability while being able to afford lengthy trials and secure better plea deals. Why using wiretaps and flipping complicit parties are essential tactics for gathering evidence against the people at the top. How intermediaries are used to shield the rich and powerful from being held responsible for crimes committed in their name. Why donations to political candidates can lead to special treatment during prosecution, indicating potential corruption. Why we shouldn't completely abandon faith in the justice system despite its numerous imperfections. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/843 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
06/06/231h 36m

842: Sleazy Dude's Stealing Stepdaughter's Nudes | Feedback Friday

You have evidence that your 17-year-old girlfriend's stepfather sent himself copies of her nude photos when he confiscated her phone. Knowing this, now she's got to spend time alone with him when her mother goes out of town. What should she do? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Hey! Where the heck has David C. Smalley been? An underage girl discovered her stepfather sent himself copies of her nude photos when he confiscated her phone, and now she's got to spend time alone with him when her mother goes out of town for a few weeks. What should she do? Marrying into a family and its business — which you've been told your spouse will eventually take over — has you wondering how to ensure your own financial security if it turns out other relatives want a piece of the business somewhere down the line. After suffering a brain injury in a terrible car accident, many aspects of your personality have changed — including a fresh perspective about how your dysfunctional family and the religious cult in which you were raised have been neglectful and abusive. How should the "new" you face the future? You've been waiting for nearly a decade to exit an unhappy marriage until your youngest kid turns 18, which will happen soon. Unfortunately, you and your spouse work in a full-time religious ministry, and divorce will mean dismissal, loss of income, disappointing the family and community, and surfacing of past transgressions you'd rather not revisit. What's your least disastrous path forward? How do you effectively network without feeling like some kind of manipulative phony? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/842 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: <a href="https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/"...
02/06/231h 10m

841: Adam Bornstein | The Real Skinny on the Weight Loss Industry

Adam Bornstein (@BornFitness) is the founder of Born Fitness, an award-winning writer and editor in the fitness space, and a bestselling author. His latest book is You Can't Screw This Up: Why Eating Takeout, Enjoying Dessert, and Taking the Stress out of Dieting Leads to Weight Loss That Lasts. What We Discuss with Adam Bornstein: Why are more than 70 percent of Americans overweight or obese despite 40 percent of men and 60 percent of women observing multiple diets per year? The common misbeliefs and flawed mindsets around fitness and weight loss perpetuated by a wellness industry that prioritizes its profits over the people it purports to help. How the wellness industry inflates bogus "sciencey" claims in order to fool us into buying routines, diets, and supplements that, at best, do nothing for us. What calorie restriction really does to the brain. How extreme, all-or-none beliefs make us fail our fitness goals, and what we can do to actually move the progress needle forward. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/841 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
30/05/231h 22m

840: Stalked and Defamed by Unstable Ex-Flame | Feedback Friday

Being ghosted in the aftermath of a bad date might momentarily sting the ego, but it seems a better alternative to having your name smeared on social media by a vindictive stalker spurned. What can you do to reclaim your good standing if the social media admins ignore your requests to remove libelous accusations leveled against you? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: When a bad-date-turned-libelous-stalker tarnishes your name online, how do you restore your reputation if admins keep ignoring your requests to remove the baseless slander that remains attached to a big picture of your face on their platform? [Thanks to attorney Corbin Payne for helping us with yet another humdinger!] Should you prioritize staying in the town where you've established personal and professional roots, or make an effort to relocate so you can be near your daughter as she moves across the country with your ex? How do you maintain your own patience, empathy, and mental well-being while providing support for your difficult, negative grandmother who isn't quite ready to accept an assisted-living situation? How should you handle inappropriate comments from a mentor/friend that triggered past trauma related to your father? Should you give this person another chance, or was immediately blocking and ghosting him really the best course of action? Should you honor your dying mother's request to donate her body to science, or heed a local funeral director's advice against it? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/840 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/course"...
26/05/231h 19m

839: David Packouz | The Real-Life "War Dogs" Gun-Runner Part Two

David Packouz (@DavidPackouz) is an entrepreneur, inventor, musician, and CEO of Singular Sound. He's also a former arms dealer, whose story was portrayed in the movie War Dogs with Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, and Bradley Cooper. [This is part two of a two-part episode. Catch up with part one here!] What We Discuss with David Packouz: How does an Orthodox Jew with 10 siblings become an international arms dealer? How federal government contracts work — and why some of them almost always go over budget. How corruption at every level of the Russian government hamstrings its military and stifles innovation. How David and his partner Efraim Diveroli got hooked up with lucrative government arms deals when they were barely adults. The countless ways in which Efraim is not as charming as Jonah Hill made him out to be in War Dogs. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/839 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! 
25/05/231h 28m

838: David Packouz | The Real-Life "War Dogs" Gun-Runner Part One

David Packouz (@DavidPackouz) is an entrepreneur, inventor, musician, and CEO of Singular Sound. He's also a former arms dealer, whose story was portrayed in the movie War Dogs with Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, and Bradley Cooper. [This is part one of a two-part episode. Carry on to part two here!]  What We Discuss with David Packouz: How does an Orthodox Jew with 10 siblings become an international arms dealer? How federal government contracts work — and why some of them almost always go over budget. How corruption at every level of the Russian government hamstrings its military and stifles innovation. How David and his partner Efraim Diveroli got hooked up with lucrative government arms deals when they were barely adults. The countless ways in which Efraim is not as charming as Jonah Hill made him out to be in War Dogs. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/838  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/05/231h 36m

837: Who's at Fault When You're a Magnet for Assault? | Feedback Friday

Ever since being sexually assaulted by someone you trusted as a friend in high school, it seems like you only wind up in relationships with people who will similarly hurt you. It's such a troubling pattern that it's got you wondering: are you somehow at fault when you're a magnet for assault? We'll try to find an 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! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: A pattern of troubling relationships after being sexually assaulted by a trusted friend in high school has you wondering: are you somehow at fault when you're a magnet for assault? Are you obligated to honor the dying wish of a manipulative parent who's never really been there for you in your time of need? The extreme poverty you experienced in childhood no doubt contributed to the mindset that got you where you are today: successful by most metrics and financially well-rewarded. But you also live in fear that one wrong move could take this all away and leave you destitute once again. How can you ever feel safe from the looming specter of poverty? You're a science-rooted skeptic, and your otherwise perfect significant other has a career in alternative medicine. You can live with a difference in views, but you're afraid that important health decisions for your kids could cause major conflict in the future. Is there room enough here to find a middle ground? You're doing work you feel is important, but you often find yourself struggling to get fired up and motivated about following through with it. Is there a way to stay more consistently connected to your purpose, or is this a sign that it's not really your purpose? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/837 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for <a...
19/05/231h 2m

836: Scott Lyons | Overcoming an Addiction to Drama

Dr. Scott Lyons (@drscottlyons) is a neuroscientist focusing on cognitive psychology and the impact of mindfulness on mental well-being, founder of The Embody Lab, host of The Gently Used Human podcast, and author of Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others. [TW // Self-harm and suicide are discussed.]  What We Discuss with Dr. Scott Lyons: What drama addiction is, and why it's so much more than just seeking constant attention from others. How to recognize drama addiction in yourself and others. How to grasp the ways in which drama addiction affects your well-being. How to build and uphold boundaries in our drama-ridden lives. How to heal a drama addiction and live a more peaceful, less chaotic life. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/836  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
16/05/230s

835: E-Commerce Scams | Skeptical Sunday

While working for yourself can be fulfilling and financially rewarding, it's important to understand that it takes a lot of effort and sacrifice — especially when you're just starting out. Unfortunately, there are scammers aplenty who want to sell you on get-rich-quick schemes that only make them rich at your expense. So how can you tell the difference between legitimate business opportunities and shams perpetrated by shady shysters eager to drain your bank account? This week on Skeptical Sunday, we're joined by Steve Chou — e-commerce entrepreneur, host of The My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast, and author of The Family-First Entrepreneur: How to Achieve Financial Freedom Without Sacrificing What Matters Most — to separate the wheat from the chaff. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: According to the FTC, Americans were scammed out of $249 million through fake business and job opportunities in just the first three quarters of 2022 — but get-rich-quick schemes really started gaining traction in 2020 as criminals took advantage of people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. The real math it takes to build a fortune from creating YouTube videos — and why relying on AI to create content from the ether is an unsustainable "strategy." Why buying an impressive-looking "done for you" e-commerce site pre-populated with dropshipping products will likely lose you money in the long run. How the astronomical income promised by countless dropshipping automation companies pans out when real-world middlemen and unreliable sources are factored in. Why it's essential to research and verify any business opportunity before investing time and money into it — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Real businesses require effort, time, and some sacrifice to gain the momentum needed to make them rewarding. And much more! Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you want us to tackle something here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Steve at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and check out The My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast and The Family-First Entrepreneur: How to Achieve Financial Freedom Without Sacrificing What Matters Most!  Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/835 This...
14/05/2354m 46s

834: A Night So Wild, GF's Sister Carries Your Child | Feedback Friday

A one-night stand with your girlfriend's sister resulted in her pregnancy. You've agreed to keep quiet about it to avoid causing problems within the family, but you're wondering how to break the news to your girlfriend — or if you ever should. Welcome to 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: That one-night stand with your girlfriend's sister resulted in her pregnancy. You've agreed to keep quiet about it to avoid causing problems within the family, but you're wondering how to break the news to your girlfriend — or if you ever should. You love your job as a local news reporter, but struggle with low pay and lack of creative energy. You want to move out, travel, and pursue other interests, but you're not sure how to find a more fitting career path. Where should you begin? You want to exit your relationship with a dishonest and uncooperative business partner who overcharges invoices and refuses to sell or buy out. Which of these four possible exit strategies seems to be your best bet: suing, starting a new business, paying dividends and leaving, or getting a job? [Thanks to attorney Neil Rombardo for giving us some direction with this one!] Your 14-year-old sister is dating her 23-year-old camp leader. In spite of your concerns over this grossly inappropriate "relationship," you were shocked to discover that your parents like the guy and support their love as "pure." You feel it's your responsibility to put a stop to this, but you don't know how. What can you do? As an elementary school teacher, you cut an imposing figure at 6'6" and 270 pounds. You want to be the caring but blunt teacher you needed during your adolescence, but your size — in addition to an admittedly "resting bitch face" — seems to make you less approachable than you'd like. How can you demonstrate a more welcoming stance to your students? 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 Instagram @gabrielmizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/834"...
12/05/231h 5m

833: Nathan Paul Southern and Lindsey Kennedy | Sourcing Cyber-Slavery

Nathan Paul Southern (@NathanPSouthern) and Lindsey Kennedy (@LindsAKennedy) are investigative journalists working to bring awareness to the growing issue of cyber-slavery in Southeast Asia facilitated by Chinese triads with links to local government and law enforcement agencies. What We Discuss with Nathan Paul Southern and Lindsey Kennedy: Aided by corrupt government and law enforcement agencies, organized criminals hold thousands of people in modern-day slavery in Southeast Asia, forcing them to run cyber-scams worldwide. Victims are lured by promises of lucrative online trading jobs, and abducted against their will when they arrive — for a minimum of six months — to work as cyber-slaves. These captives are beaten, electrocuted, and tortured if they try to escape or don't make enough money. Suicides, with victims jumping from balconies to their death, have become commonplace. The Cambodian Prime Minister's nephew has been implicated in the human trafficking trade, which is why embassies have been ignored when they plead for intervention. What those of us in the Western world can do to fight back against these organized crime groups and ensure their dirty deeds can no longer be done dirt cheap enough to turn a profit. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/833 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/05/231h 27m

832: The Wedding Industry | Skeptical Sunday

Why are weddings so expensive — and how does the wedding industry sucker us into thinking they have to be? This week on Skeptical Sunday, comedian Michael Regilio joins Jordan to propose the facts on what you’re really getting with a wedding and explore alternatives that won't test the durability of a new marriage with massive debt from day one. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: The pressure to have an extravagant wedding can sometimes lead to couples investing more in the one-day festivities than in the hard work that goes into the lifelong commitment of a successful marriage. Weddings are becoming increasingly expensive, and the wedding industry is constantly churning out new ways to overcharge its clientele. "Age-old" wedding traditions like diamond rings aren't rooted in history, but in clever marketing schemes that exploit couples' desires for a perfect wedding. Evidence suggests that the more money a couple spends on a wedding, the less likely they are to stay together. Weddings don't have to break the bank — eloping or planning a backyard ceremony are affordable and creative alternatives to traditional weddings. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Michael at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/832  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/05/231h 9m

831: The Harrowing Hunt for a Housecat Houdini | Feedback Friday

Gabe regales us with a tale of his disappearing housecat Drake, the frantic four days it took to find him, and the life-changing lessons learned along the way. Welcome to 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: It was no trivial purr-suit when an unlicensed trapper named Gabe went on a confounding quest to rescue his missing cat. But what life-changing lessons did he learn along the way? (If cat stories are not your thing and you want to skip Gabe's gripping tale of woeful loss and profound recovery, you can fast forward to 29:04!)  You've come to realize that many of your past professional and personal relationships were built on transactional and inauthentic pretenses. Now that you're committed to being genuine to others as well as yourself, is it possible to request a do-over? You'd like to have a closer relationship with your grandchildren, but your daughter-in-law's anger issues and cultural differences seem to have landed you perpetually on her bad side. What can you do to smooth things over? As a single lesbian fresh out of a 10-year relationship, you're not ready to become a young first-timer's one-and-only. Should you get over yourself and just go for it, or let her go before you break her heart? A tech recruiter offers more detailed advice to our listener from episode 800 who is so frustrated with their job search that it's affecting their mental health. 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/831  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter...
05/05/231h 22m

830: Terry Crews | On Hollywood, Harassment, and Healing

Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is a beloved cinema and television star, furniture designer, artist, philanthropist, activist, former NFL player, and author. His most recent book is Tough: My Journey to True Power. What We Discuss with Terry Crews: How Terry prioritizes mental and physical health through exercise, nutrition, and rest. What Terry has learned about the power of forgiveness and how it can help to break cycles of anger and resentment — on an individual and societal level. How staying true to ourselves and pursuing what we love — even in the face of risking failure or criticism — allows us to make a positive impact on ourselves as well as the world. Terry's views on personal accountability as a crucial component of growth and change, and how taking responsibility for our actions allows us to become the best versions of ourselves. The importance of empathy and understanding toward people with different perspectives and backgrounds, and the need to engage in respectful dialogue while seeking common values. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/830 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
02/05/231h 18m

829: Sportswashing | Skeptical Sunday

How might enjoying our favorite sports and supporting our most cherished teams and athletes make us accomplices in the world's most heinous atrocities ever committed? Award-winning journalist and podcaster Andrew Gold joins us for this Skeptical Sunday to explore the PR tactic of sportswashing, in which authoritarian regimes use sports to improve their image on the world stage. (And don't worry, David C. Smalley fans! David will return soon for future installments of Skeptical Sunday!) On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Sportswashing is a PR tactic used by countries with poor human rights records to improve their image and legitimize their atrocities through sports. Western countries and their businesses are complicit in sportswashing due to the financial incentives they receive. Despite the harm caused by sportswashing, it is difficult to stop due to the lack of accountability and the willingness of individuals and organizations to participate. Golfers have been divided over whether to participate in Saudi Arabia's LIV golf invitation series, leading to a civil war in the sport. Countries with questionable human rights records are increasingly buying sports clubs and sponsoring sports teams, making it important to be aware of where and how we consume sports. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/829 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
30/04/2350m 44s

828: Time to Retire and Chase Closeted Desire? | Feedback Friday

After building a successful career and family, you've come to realize you'd rather spend your remaining days in the company of men half your age rather than with your wife of 25 years. Now that it's time to retire, should you stay tepidly wed or chase all the young dudes, instead? We'll explore 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: After building a successful career and family, you've come to realize you'd rather spend your remaining days in the company of men half your age rather than with your wife of 25 years. Now that it's time to retire, should you stay tepidly wed or chase all the young dudes, instead? Every time you land a career, some global economic catastrophe seems to send you in search of a new one. How can you future-proof yourself against financial displacement if your next chosen field once again goes kaput? How can you resolve a pet custody dispute with an unreasonable ex when your state doesn't have laws to definitively settle such matters? Since being preemptively stigmatized as a potential child molester by your brother-in-law's vindictive ex-wife, you've gone from being an uncle who takes the kids to the zoo and plays board games to the man who leaves the room when your niece enters. How do you handle this situation without punishing your daughter and niece — or running the risk of being baselessly accused of the unthinkable? You've discovered that your neighbors can hear your Zoom therapy sessions through the paper-thin wall between apartments. Should you talk to them about it? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/828 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at <a href="https://jordanharbinger.com/course"...
28/04/231h 7m

827: Paul Rosolie | Perusing and Protecting the Pristine Amazon

Paul Rosolie (@PaulRosolie) is a conservationist, a filmmaker, the director of JungleKeepers and Tamandua Expeditions, and the author of Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon. What We Discuss with Paul Rosolie: How Paul Rosolie and his JungleKeepers team showcase sustainable and profitable alternatives to illegal logging and mining for locals — and their descendants — to prosper. Why many uncontacted tribes in the Amazon react to intrusion by outsiders with extreme violence — even when the outsiders demonstrate the best of intentions. How invasive and inefficient gold mining by armed, organized criminals from places as far away as Russia is turning once lush rainforests into mercury-poisoned wastelands. Efforts being made to harness medicinal compounds unique to the Amazon — and the knowledge to use them — and prevent them from disappearing for good. Even if you need to slim down for beach season, Paul doesn't recommend getting lost in the unforgiving Amazon — where he shed a pound a day simply trying to survive before finding his way back to civilization. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/827 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
25/04/231h 48m

826: A Shoplifter's Craving for Felonious Savings | Feedback Friday

You've come to the conclusion that shoplifting is more than just a savvy life hack for fabulous savings — it also fills you with a rush that makes you feel truly alive. But are the thrill and the thrift of thievery worth their risks when (not if) you inevitably get caught? What can you do when produce pilfering has become an irresistible compulsion? 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! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Are the thrill and the thrift of grocery thievery worth their risks when (not if) you inevitably get caught? And how can you stop when shoplifting has become an irresistible compulsion? [Thanks to clinical psychologist and addiction specialist Dr. Rubin Khoddam for helping us with this one!] Is overemployment — simultaneously holding down more than one full-time job — somehow unethical even if you complete the work required and still have time for your family? After an expensive divorce from a financially clueless ex, you wonder if the equally clueless but exponentially more kind, wonderful, and emotionally supportive handyman you're with now deserves a chance — even though it'll once again put a strain on the resources you've worked so hard to stabilize? When you're already planning on shifting out of your current industry, is it worth trying to make the dynamic with your obnoxious direct manager more tolerable? Or should you just work on shifting out of your industry sooner than anticipated? Why are we so harsh on the Chinese Communist Party when America and capitalism have problems worth investigating, too? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/826 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking...
21/04/231h 2m

825: Ozan Varol | How to Awaken Your Genius

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning law professor and bestselling author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. His latest book, Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary, is out now. What We Discuss with Ozan Varol: Just because you're recognized as being good at something doesn't mean you have to do it forever — or even ever. The skills we build and the lessons we learn don't go away when we decide to change course — they get repurposed and built upon for the journey ahead. Change doesn't have to be permanent. If a new path doesn't work as expected, consider it a failed experiment and keep experimenting until you find the right fit. How to develop a curiosity over victory mindset in which exploring new perspectives and ways of thinking take priority over always being right. How to discern between belonging to a supportive community and getting sucked into blind, cult-like tribalism. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/825 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
18/04/231h 23m

824: Is an Age Gap Scandalous If the Relationship's Fabulous? | Feedback Friday

Who defines the rules about what makes an age gap between two consenting adults "appropriate?" And if the relationship between you and someone nearly twice your age is fabulous, then who has any right to call your age gap scandalous? We'll investigate 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: If the relationship between you and someone nearly twice your age is fabulous, then who has any right to call your age gap scandalous? Spanking as a form of discipline for developing kids: Yes or no? Is there an "I made a job move but not sharing where to" status that works on LinkedIn? What do you do when you're pro-union in spirit, but the union wants to assassinate the character of your wife who founded the non-profit said union is organizing against? How can you maintain friendship with people for whom your wife doesn't much care? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/824 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
14/04/231h 5m

823: Daniella Mestyanek Young | How to Disengage from a Lifelong Cult

Daniella Mestyanek Young (@daniellamyoung) is a survivor of the religious Children of God cult, a US Army combat veteran, an extremely advanced knitter, and the author of Uncultured: A Memoir. What We Discuss with Daniella Mestyanek Young: How the seemingly wholesome Children of God (later known by variations of "The Family") religious group centered around love, faith, and Jesus — and packaged to appeal to impressionable countercultural hippie types of the day — veered into true cult territory under the direction of its leader, David Berg. How female followers of Children of God were encouraged to use their bodies and sexuality to gain converts and money in a practice known as "flirty flashing." How child sexual abuse became a commonplace Children of God practice in an effort to raise "sexually liberated" children. What this cult and others do to cultivate credibility — and raise funds — among its followers and the outside world. The toll that life in a cult takes on those who are lucky enough to exit. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/823 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
11/04/231h 42m

822: Is a Hefty Health Professional a Hippocratic Hypocrite? | Feedback Friday

At your new job in healthcare, you're surprised that so many of your colleagues — also well-educated with doctorate degrees — constantly complain about their desire to lose weight while simultaneously snacking on bear claws and eschewing basic exercise. Is there a delicate way to mention that they should be setting a better example for the people they've been tasked to keep healthy without being that annoying new person? We'll try to help you find an answer to 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! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: Your peers in the healthcare profession complain about being overweight while scarfing down donuts and eschewing basic exercise. Is there a delicate way to mention to your colleagues that they should be setting a better example for the people they've been tasked to keep healthy? How do you work with somebody you once intensely loved and thought was "the one" but now can't stand? Additionally, how can you trust in future relationships that seem to develop as intensely without worrying they'll similarly disintegrate? As a woman who aspires to raise a family of your own someday, how do you ensure that your future partner is equally invested in taking care of the children — unlike your friends' useless husbands who can't survive a night without calling for backup? You and your partner of over a decade used to do everything together, but now you sleep in separate rooms and haven't had sex in a year. How worried should you be about the person to whom they're frequently texting "I love you" and whose parents they've taken to referring as "Mom and Dad?" When you're unhappy with the inauthentic version of yourself you've been presenting to the world for as long as you can remember, can you re-learn how to be? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/822 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign...
07/04/231h 8m

821: John Nores | Reclaiming America's Wildlands from the Drug Cartels

Lt. John Nores is a retired 28-year special operations game warden, co-host of the Warden’s Watch podcast, and author of Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens are Reclaiming America's Wildlands from the Drug Cartels. What We Discuss with Lt. John Nores: Even though cannabis is now legal in California, drug cartels operate massive, illegal trespass grow operations on public land across the state. Trespass grow operations cause long-lasting environmental damage, generate pollution, steal water and other resources from the communities where they're raised. 6,000-10,000 people are employed by the cartels to establish and maintain these sites. Nearby residents who happen to cross paths with these criminals — even on their own property — are in danger of being assaulted or killed with little to no legal repercussions. DEA and game wardens who monitor this activity have the highest risk of death in the line of duty among law enforcement. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/821 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
06/04/231h 51m

820: Bradley Hope | The Secret Mission to Overthrow North Korea

Bradley Hope (@bradleyhope) is the co-founder of journalism studio Project Brazen and the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale and Blood and Oil. His latest book is The Rebel and the Kingdom: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime. What We Discuss with Bradley Hope: Was a 2019 incident at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid an intelligence-gathering raid by political dissidents, or a secret defection operation gone wrong? Why the largest resistance groups committed to helping people defect from North Korea are in the United States. How North Korea got away with the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam without facing any real consequences on the international stage, and what this not-so-subtle message conveys to anyone thinking of acting against the regime — from anywhere in the world. Will there ever come a day when China ceases tolerating North Korea's theatrics? The illicit means by which Kim Jong-un's regime richly bankrolls itself in a starving, bankrupt country. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/820 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
04/04/231h 19m

819: Faith over Flings: A Closeted Conundrum | Feedback Friday

As a gay man of faith, you've made the decision to remain closeted and celibate according to your personal beliefs. But attention from a younger, attractive colleague lured you down a temporary path of temptation from which you've mostly recovered — though a few lurid lapses leave doubts lingering that you can separate the friendship you value with this person from the physical urges you have when you're around him. What should you do? 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! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: As a gay man of faith who's chosen to remain closeted and celibate, can you maintain a platonic friendship with the young man who's tempted you toward physical intimacy on more than a few occasions? The founders of your company regularly write shoddy, misspelled, grammatically primitive emails to clients. How can you address this diplomatically before they drive all business away to your more competent competitors? You hoped that co-owning a cottage with your mother and sister would bring you closer together, but it seems to have only complicated your relationship with them. How can you exit the situation gracefully? Your significant other is addicted to online gambling, and uses your debit and credit cards to fund this addiction. Is it possible to put a stop to this — and maybe salvage the relationship — before you go completely broke? [Thanks to Haesue Jo, Head of Clinical Support at BetterHelp, for helping us with this one!] How do you handle public criticism on social media from a well-known person in your industry who dislikes you? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/819 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute...
31/03/231h 8m

818: Matt Simon | How Microplastics Poison the Planet

Matt Simon (@mrmattsimon) is a science writer at Wired magazine and the author of A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies. What We Discuss with Matt Simon: Microplastics contain a cocktail of toxic chemicals, many of which are linked to diseases like diabetes and cancer. Microplastics break even further into nanoplastics, which are small enough to move through human organs — including the brain — and enter our cells. Nearly everything around you — carpets, curtains, coasters, cups, packaging, clothing, couches, beds — contains plastic, and it all sheds plastic particles. Your home is one of the most polluted places – you could inhale as many as 7,000 microplastics a day. What we can do to reduce our exposure to microplastics and decrease our reliance on overall plastic consumption. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/818 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/03/231h 23m

817: Acupuncture | Skeptical Sunday

10 to 15 million people per year turn to acupuncture — the insertion of thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body — for relieving what ails them. But is there any evidence that it actually works? Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: The origins of acupuncture are unclear, and the claim that it started in China approximately 3,000 years ago is debated. Peer-reviewed journal Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health claims that acupuncture is one of the most utilized forms of complementary integrative medicine interventions in the US and can help strengthen the immune system and reduce side effects of chemotherapy. Studies on acupuncture's effectiveness in reducing cancer pain have mixed results due to small sample sizes and design problems. One study showed acupuncture helps deactivate brain areas associated with processing pain, but it only involved 17 people. Many doctors are privately skeptical about acupuncture and say there's no real science to support the practice, but they often do not speak out against it publicly as they do not see it as particularly harmful. Acupuncture can actually be a risky treatment, and 86 people have died from improperly placed needles — with the most common cause of death being a condition called pneumothorax. And much more... Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/817 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine...
26/03/2358m 49s

816: Kids' Pedophile Stepdad Is No Minor Threat | Feedback Friday

Sharing child custody with an ex can be an exercise in trust, patience, and compromise. But what happens when that ex decides to remarry and now your kids have a stepdad who has pled guilty to two felony charges of sexual exploitation of a minor? How can you ensure their safety when they're around their pedophile stepdad, and how do you explain what's going on without traumatizing them? We'll try to find answers to these questions 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: How do you protect your kids from their pedophile stepfather and explain the situation without traumatizing them? [Once again, clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Margolis saves the day!] Your wife's Chinese family is immersed in CCP propaganda, despite living in the US for over 40 years. Now that your father-in-law has passed, your wife wants her mother to move in — but you're concerned about her influence on your children and the risk of being monitored by the CCP for listening to its media. What should you do? You and your partner moved in together before really knowing each other's darker sides. Although you've turned your own life around, your partner is struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues and exhibits emotionally destructive behavior. You plan to move out and find a new place to live with a friend, but how do you delicately navigate the situation? You're 28 years old, working for your 73-year-old father in the family business. You want to modernize the company's procedures and processes, but your father resists change and is beginning to display signs of cognitive decline. Can you find a way to take charge of the business while still showing your father you value his advice? You've been running your own business as a side project for years, but you're ready to bring it to the forefront. Even though it's been demonstrated time and again that you know your stuff, imposter syndrome and a beginner's mindset keep you from being self-confident enough to charge clients an expert rate. How do you make the transition? 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. <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
24/03/231h 13m

815: James Cantor | Exploring the Complexities of Sexual Orientation

Dr. James Cantor (@jamescantorphd) is a clinical psychologist and sexologist whose research centers on the development of sexual interests, including sexual orientation and paraphilias. He maintains the Sexology Today blog, which focuses on the current state of sex research. What We Discuss with James Cantor: What makes people gay? The differences between gay men and gay women. What should society do about pedophiles who choose to live lives of celibacy rather than act on their urges? Is there a link between autism and gender dysphoria? What's the deal with asexuality, paraphilia, vorarephilia, and that thing you think about when nobody else is around? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/815 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/03/231h 40m

814: Matt Frederick & Ben Bowlin | Stuff They Don't Want You to Know

Matt Frederick & Ben Bowlin (@ConspiracyStuff) are the conspiratorial masterminds behind the Stuff They Don't Want You to Know podcast and co-authors of a book that, to avoid any confusion, goes by the same name. What We Discuss with Matt Frederick & Ben Bowlin: Why people believe conspiracy theories. Popular conspiracy theories and why they persist. Conspiracy theories that turned out to be real. Telling the difference between true believers and opportunistic grifters. How we can avoid going down rabbit holes that foment conspiracy theories. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/814 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
21/03/231h 31m

813: The Oscars | Skeptical Sunday

What makes the annual pageantry of The Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) so alluring to millions of everyday folks? Are we transfixed by the film industry's recognition of its worthiest, or are we just voyeurs glimpsing a glamorous world a scant few of us will ever experience? Award-winning journalist and podcaster Andrew Gold joins us for this Skeptical Sunday to demystify the mystique and break the spell behind one of the world’s most celebrated events. (And don't worry, David C. Smalley fans! David will return soon for future installments of Skeptical Sunday!) On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Who decides who's worthy of winning an Oscar? How does someone become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? Were Will Smith and Chris Rock paid big money to stage that infamous slap in 2022? Why is the number of people tuning in to the annual ceremony dwindling compared to its heyday? Why would anyone object to shortening the length of the ceremony to suit the attention span of a modern audience? Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with Andrew on Twitter and Instagram, and check out On the Edge with Andrew Gold here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/813 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
19/03/2349m 18s

812: Your Ex is Your Boss: Is Your Career Lost? | Feedback Friday

What comes next when your boss is also your ex? If you happen to grumble, will your career crumble? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: What comes next when your boss is your ex? If you happen to grumble, will your career crumble? Your beloved brother married the woman you once considered your best friend. You've since discovered she's a manipulative she-hag with questionable politics and now you want nothing to do with either of them. How do you deal with them when they reach out to reconnect? Your lack of a current relationship makes your roommate's loudly vocal confirmation of the opposite awkward. How should you diplomatically handle this? You worry that your physically fit nephew who wants to join the Navy SEALs might not be mentally fit enough to handle the violence of war. He wants to enlist because it would look good on his resume, but you doubt his commitment to killing strangers for his country. What should you do? When you're a small-potatoes but sincere podcast host, how do you deal with disrespectful guests who feel like they're doing you a favor for giving you the time of day? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/812 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
17/03/231h 3m

811: Jan Broberg | The True Crime Story of a Young Girl Abducted

Jan Broberg (@janbroberg) is an actress, singer, dancer, host of The Jan Broberg Show, subject of the Netflix documentary Abducted In Plain Sight and Peacock's A Friend of the Family, and author of The Jan Broberg Story: The True Crime Story of a Young Girl Abducted. What We Discuss with Jan Broberg: One in four children will be molested, and 97 percent of the time, it's by a family member. In Jan Broberg's case, it was by a close "friend" of the family. How this predator — himself a father of five — expertly infiltrated the trust of Jan's family when she was just a child and manipulated her, her siblings, and her parents into questioning their very reality. How Jan was kidnapped by this family "friend" not once, but twice as a teenager, and what happened in the aftermath when she was finally recovered. Why this story — and countless stories like it — should serve as a wake-up call to legislators that we need to update public policy and raise awareness of this all-too-common threat to our children. How our children can be prepared to speak up when the adults in their lives violate their trust and abuse them — and what we as adults can do to ensure their claims are taken seriously and remove them from danger. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/811 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
16/03/231h 53m

810: Nita Farahany | Thinking Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology

Nita Farahany (@NitaFarahany) is a law professor at Duke University; a leading expert on the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies; and the author of The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology. What We Discuss with Nita Farahany: Consumer technology that can track, decode, and even manipulate what goes on in the brain is no longer just a plot device in some far-flung sci-fi novel — it's already beginning to come to market. An ALS patient recently set a record for communicating through a brain implant at 62 words per minute (in comparison, ALS-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking was only able to communicate at about 15 words per minute by the time of his death in 2018). Though still in its infancy, consciously transmitted brain-to-brain communication has proven successful in the laboratory. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans can accurately sense political bias from subjects' unconscious thoughts. Brain scans reveal that a significant percentage of coma patients who can't speak or move are aware of the world around them and can communicate through electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/810 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
14/03/231h 31m

809: Crystal Healing | Skeptical Sunday

The crystal industry generates over $1 billion per year. But what exactly do crystals do? Some have said they store energy. Others say they have healing powers. But what does the science say? Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Over the last five years, the number of Google searches for "crystal healing" has more than doubled — fueled, in part, by celebrity endorsements from the likes of Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, and Adele, who has been known to clutch one during performances to combat stage fright. A Himalayan pink salt lamp — marketed as having mood-boosting properties — was one of Amazon's best-selling home-improvement products over the 2017 holiday season among its Prime subscribers. Different crystals are said to possess certain powers — from bloodstone (which purports to improve circulation) to citrine (for enthusiasm and creativity bolstering) to sapphire (to prompt prosperity). According to Pew Research, whether you're the most staunch Christian or consider yourself "religiously unaffiliated," there’s a 62% chance that you believe in at least one New Age belief —including crystals storing energy. This probably accounts for the crystal industry raking in more than $1 billion per year. Is this all a load of poppycock, or does science lend any credibility to claims that crystals are anything but pretty rocks imbued with perfectly normal rock powers? Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/809 This...
12/03/231h

808: Felonious Fellow is Harshing Your Mellow | Feedback Friday

You sank your savings into a lovely house with a big yard to call your own, only to discover that the nearest neighbor who lives down the drive is a repeat violent offender who's done time for attempted murder. Now you feel unsafe on your own property because you're constantly stressing about the countless ways you might unintentionally set him off and turn yourself into a target. Where should you go from here? Welcome to 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: The felon down the drive makes it hard for you to thrive. Where should you go from here? [Thanks to executive security manager George Grant for helping us with this one!] Your deadbeat friend won't kick in his fair share of the rent. Though you've known him forever, you can't foot the bill whenever he decides not to pay up. What should you do? Are the concerns you have over your significant other's narcissistic tendencies valid, or should you trust their interpretation of your overreaction? Your significant other has lost their chance at the dream job they've idealized almost since birth. Where should you go from here? How does a teenage atheist find comfort in the uncertainty of life, the universe, and everything? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/808  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals  Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course!  Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
10/03/231h 19m

807: Siddharth Kara | How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives

Siddharth Kara (@siddharthkara) is a British Academy Global Professor, an Associate Professor of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at Nottingham University, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives. What We Discuss with Siddharth Kara: Cobalt is an essential component of every lithium-ion rechargeable battery made today — the batteries that power our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and electric vehicles. About 75 percent of the world's supply of cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, often by peasants and children in subhuman conditions who suffer and often die for their trouble. The environmental impact of cobalt extraction, including deforestation and pollution, that leaves behind toxic pits and wasteland unfit for sustaining life. The complex web of actors involved in the exploitation of Congo's mineral resources, including smugglers, traders, and corrupt government officials. As consumers, what can we do to raise awareness and jolt ourselves out of the apathy that allows these atrocities to continue in our names while holding the multinational interests that perpetrate them accountable? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/807 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
09/03/231h 31m

806: Neil Woods | Undercover in the UK's Most Vicious Drug Gangs

Neil Woods (@wudzee0) spent 14 years as an undercover drugs operative, gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain. Now he's an active member of the international drug policy reform movement, and author of Good Cop, Bad War and Drug Wars. What We Discuss with Neil Woods: The complex logistics of undercover law enforcement operations. The skills of persuasion and manipulation an undercover operative relies on to get the job done and stay alive in the process. Neil's close calls and epic failures while working undercover that he somehow managed to survive. How the pressure placed on police departments to get results makes corruption almost inevitable — even among officers committed to doing the right thing. Why, after spending 14 years trying to win the war on drugs, Neil now advocates an evidence-based drug policy and related criminal justice reforms. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/806 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
07/03/231h 41m

805: Diet Pills and Supplements | Skeptical Sunday

Are the diet pills and supplements you take to offset that midnight chalupa habit doing you any favors? You wouldn't be alone in wondering. All over the world, people buy pills or supplements in hopes of preventing disease, improving their health, and losing weight. But do any of them really work? Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: With 40% of Americans being obese, 70% overweight, and 100% duped by corporate greed for an easy, instant solution, it's no wonder diet pills and supplements are pitched as the greatest thing since sliced bread (and the bread is probably how you got like that). A self-administered injection of semaglutide (popularly branded as Wegovy or Ozempic) can provide up to 17% weight loss at a cost of over $1,300 per month. Side effects include possible thyroid tumors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, kidney damage, and stomach pain. Fat blockers can reduce fat intake by 30%, but the weight loss is typically only around six pounds over two years. The diet supplement industry is largely unregulated by the FDA, so there's a risk of potentially harmful, unlabeled ingredients sneaking past protective scrutiny. Over-the-counter diet supplements are often BS, but green tea is a natural weight loss aid that can help block fat, suppress appetite, and help people lose weight. Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/805 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: <a...
05/03/231h 5m

804: Beau's Bad Bets Bust Beloved's Bank | Feedback Friday

Your gambling addict of a boyfriend has put you $70,000 in debt, and now you're wondering if the notarized document he's agreed to sign will really be enough to ensure you'll ever see that money again. While you're smart enough to know the house always wins when wagering, you have a sneaking suspicion that the girlfriend doesn't. Welcome to 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: Your gambling addict of a boyfriend has put you $70,000 in debt, and now you're wondering if the notarized document he's agreed to sign will really be enough to ensure you'll ever see that money again. [Thanks to Corbin Payne for helping us with yet another doozy!] You worry your good friend may be getting married before he's emotionally or financially ready — and the couple's frequent bickering just exacerbates your misgivings. Should you voice your concerns, or just let them go? Recent layoffs at your company — of long-time and high-performing employees, many of your friends included — leave you feeling disheartened and insecure, even though you survived this round. Is preparing your resume the most logical next step? Your 76-year-old mother has recently admitted to suffering serious health issues from the stress of caring for her dying husband and wondering how to take care of herself once he's gone. If you can't convince her to try therapy, how might you help her manage this stress that's tearing her apart? Being a charismatic teenager who's always romantically approached might sound like a dream to most of your peers, but the truth is you hate hurting the ones you turn away. Aside from eschewing basic hygiene, is there a compassionate way to dial down the mojo? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/804 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute...
03/03/231h 5m

803: Martin Seligman | Flourishing in an Uncertain Future

Martin Seligman is the Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Positive Psychology Network. He is the author of 20+ books including Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child; his latest (co-authored with Gabriella Rosen Kellerman) is Tomorrowmind: Thriving at Work with Resilience, Creativity, and Connection ? Now and in an Uncertain Future. What We Discuss with Martin Seligman: Studies have shown that optimistic people with highly positive emotions live between six and eight years longer than their more pessimistic peers. Personality traits, past experiences, and current circumstances can all play a role in shaping an individual's outlook on life — and their tendency to veer toward optimism or pessimism. How Martin's five-year-old daughter inspired him to stop being a grouch and shift his professional priorities in a more positive direction — all because of her own commitment to stop whining. How, by focusing on strengths, resilience, and positive psychological growth, military personnel can learn to better cope with the stresses of their duties and build a more positive and effective team culture. How we can apply positive psychology strategies to overcome the crisis of purpose and find greater fulfillment in our lives by cultivating gratitude, setting meaningful goals, practicing mindfulness, and finding ways to serve others — even if we're predisposed (genetically or otherwise) toward pessimism. And much more… Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/803  This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
02/03/231h 17m

802: Michael Santos | Conquering a 45-Year Prison Term

Michael Santos (@MichaelGSantos) survived 26 years as a federal prisoner, hosts the Prison Professors podcast, and is the author of Earning Freedom!: Conquering a 45-Year Prison Term. What We Discuss with Michael Santos: How Michael Santos got sentenced to 45 years in federal prison when he was just 23 years old — not for committing a violent crime, but for establishing himself as a cocaine entrepreneur at the height of the War on Drugs (and committing perjury just made things worse). What this conviction meant to Michael's relationship with his family — and his wife. The three-prong plan Michael applied to the sudden wealth of time he had on his hands to find a way to reduce his sentence and hit the ground running when he finally got out. How the system is designed to trip up attempts inmates make toward self-improvement and rehabilitation. How Michael made his first million behind bars. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/802 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
28/02/231h 23m

801: Circumcision | Skeptical Sunday

While mandated by some religious and cultural traditions for thousands of years, and not without certain benefits to health, is circumcising newborns before they're old enough to consent wrong? Welcome to Skeptical Sunday, a special edition of The Jordan Harbinger Show where Jordan and fact-checker, comedian, and podcast host David C. Smalley break down a topic that you may have never thought about, open things up, and debunk common misconceptions. On This Week's Skeptical Sunday, We Discuss: Male circumcision is the oldest known human surgical procedure, with historical records and archeological evidence dating the practice back to ancient Egyptians in the 23rd century BCE. While circumcision is mandated by numerous cultural and religious traditions and enacted for health reasons in certain parts of the world, is the practice of altering someone's body before they're old enough to give consent wrong? Some medical professionals believe the preventive health benefits of elective circumcision of male newborns outweigh the risks of the procedure. What special interests are involved in recommending or not recommending circumcision as a standard procedure? What's the deal with so-called female circumcision — or, as it's more accurately known, female genital mutilation (FGM)? Connect with Jordan on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at jordan@jordanharbinger.com and let him know! Connect with David at his website, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and make sure to check out The David C. Smalley Podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! If you like to get out of your house and catch live comedy, keep an eye on David's tour dates here and text David directly at (424) 306-0798 for tickets when he comes to your town! Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/801 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking...
26/02/2346m 39s

800: Can Therapy Wreck a Background Check? | Feedback Friday

Sexually abused by your own brother at a young age, and aware of your own proclivities to possibly abuse others younger than yourself, you wonder if seeking therapy to alleviate how you feel might get you in trouble if you ever sought security clearance for a government job. What should you do? Welcome to 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: Will seeking therapy for your own issues related to being sexually abused as a child result in denial of security clearance for a government job? Multiple rounds of job interviews — with zero results — have taken their toll on your mental health. How can you remain rageless when the machine treats you like a soulless cog?  Is it wrong to cut off your dying, constantly complaining BPD dad when his apologies for being a terrible parent are conditional upon accepting that your mother wasn't a saint? You've booked a one-way ticket abroad in hopes of finding respite from your relationship dry spell. Is there a better way to get past your insecurities and put yourself out there? Is booking that childhood dream destination for your honeymoon worth the trouble, or should you just go somewhere safe and scenic? 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. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/800 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! 
24/02/231h 8m

799: Marina Nemat | Surviving Inside an Iranian Prison

Marina Nemat (@marinanemat) is a human rights activist who survived torture and imprisonment in Iran after Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Revolution. She chronicled her ordeals in Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an Iranian Prison. What We Discuss with Marina Nemat: How life for women in Iran prior to Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Revolution mirrored their contemporaries in the United States. Why most of the populace optimistically thought the Islamic Revolution was ushering in much-needed changes over the first few months — and what happened when things started to quickly turn sour. How 16-year-old Marina got on the regime's radar and wound up in Tehran's notoriously brutal Evin Prison. The torture Marina endured while imprisoned, and the ultimatum she was forced to accept in lieu of execution. Why Marina was eventually released from prison, and what she's done with her time since then. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/799 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
23/02/231h 42m

798: Forrest Galante | A Wild Life of Rediscovery

Forrest Galante (@ForrestGalante) is a wildlife biologist, conservationist, co-host of The Wild Times Podcast, and TV presenter for Extinct or Alive and Mysterious Creatures. He is also the author of Still Alive: A Wild Life of Rediscovery. What We Discuss with Forrest Galante: What happened when an Amazonian shaman insisted Forrest snort an unknown powder from a monkey bone to keep him safe on the journey ahead? How growing up as an almost feral, shoeless child on a farm in Zimbabwe prepared Forrest to survive in the wilderness (and why he doesn't have an accent anymore). How Forrest wound up as a successful contestant on Naked and Afraid, which led him to leave his job as an ant-counting biologist and continue his conservation efforts in a more visible medium: television. How does Forrest go about finding animals in the wild that have been presumed extinct? How did Forrest and his crew survive trudging around the mangrove jungle on Ramree Island where hundreds of Japanese soldiers had been eaten alive by saltwater crocodiles during WWII? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/798 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
21/02/231h 28m