The Jordan Harbinger Show

The Jordan Harbinger Show

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

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Thu Aug 31 2023

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


This episode explores various aspects of AI and its impact on society. It covers topics such as the AI alignment problem, building specific task AI vs general intelligence, transitions in the economy, advancements and limitations of large language models, the reflective nature of large language models, the challenge of AI control and regulation, the influence of China and the US in AI development, the race for AI supremacy and national security, expertise, AI, and political opinions, the role of AI and human decision-making, AI augmentation and societal impact, the future of AI and everyday applications, AI's impact on society and regulation challenges, and closing thoughts on AI and society.

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Fri Aug 11 2023

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

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The episode covers a range of topics including long-form conversations with fascinating people, dealing with a troubled marriage, leaving a toxic marriage, navigating a strike at work, setting boundaries with an overbearing mother-in-law, explaining mental health symptoms to employers, addressing a boyfriend's lack of friends, and insights on cyber warfare and personal relationships.

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Thu Aug 10 2023

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


This episode explores the factors that lead to fraud, including rationalization, opportunity, and pressure. It delves into the different types of fraudsters - intentional, accidental, and righteous - and discusses real-life examples such as the case of an intentional perpetrator who embezzled millions. The episode also examines the role of whistleblowers, the prevalence of bullying in workplaces, advancements in technology that aid in detecting fraud, and the impact of stress on perpetrators. Additionally, it covers fraud in various industries, including the medical field and food industry, and provides insights on decision-making and small business awareness.

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Tue Aug 08 2023

875: Jonathan Kennedy | How Pathogens Have Shaped Our World


The episode explores the impact of microbes, viruses, and bacteria on human history and evolution. It delves into how diseases have shaped societies, the role of viruses in memory formation, and the influence of bacteria on human health and mood. The episode also examines the impact of pathogens on society, the interbreeding between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, and the historical and modern implications of pandemics. It concludes with insights on the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and precautions against future diseases.

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Sun Aug 06 2023

874: Ayurveda | Skeptical Sunday

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Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicinal practice, focuses on balancing a person's consciousness through natural therapies. While some aspects have merit, Ayurveda's pseudoscientific terminology and lack of scientific understanding limit its credibility. The chapters explore Ayurveda's principles, its relationship with modern medicine, and the ethical concerns surrounding alternative medicine. Additionally, the Fyre Festival incident is discussed, highlighting the lessons learned and Billy McFarland's future aspirations.

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Fri Aug 04 2023

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

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This episode covers a wide range of topics including long-form conversations with fascinating people, translation of a networking course into multiple languages, navigating difficult co-parenting situations, supporting children in custody battles, promoting positive behavior in the workplace, giving feedback and encouraging growth, setting boundaries with meddlesome family members, implications of purchasing choices, and navigating beliefs in a conservative environment.

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Thu Aug 03 2023

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

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The episode covers the topic of child trafficking, focusing on the experiences of undercover operators and the challenges they face. It explores the growth of human trafficking as a criminal enterprise, the methods used in undercover missions, the importance of geotagging and addressing corruption, and the complexity of child trafficking cases. The episode also discusses misconceptions about child trafficking, the impact of pornography, and the need for compassion and support for victims. It concludes with insights on achieving goals, statistics on child trafficking, and the importance of supporting organizations combating human trafficking.

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Tue Aug 01 2023

871: Julian Walker | How Conspiracy Theories Make Society Sick

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This episode explores the rise of skepticism and misinformation during the pandemic, vulnerability to outlandish stories and conspiracy theories, the intersection of conspiracy theories and spiritual beliefs (conspirituality), exploitation of beliefs for money, the spread of misinformation and the need for boundaries, belief systems as solutions to existential angst and vulnerability, wellness and spirituality influencers spreading misinformation, exploitation of disasters and crisis for recruitment and profit, the spread of misinformation and real-world consequences, impact on society and scapegoating fantasies, issues within the wellness industry, exploitative practices and the need for regulation, questioning beliefs and exploitation of vulnerability, yoga's history and positive impact.

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Sun Jul 30 2023

870: Personality Tests | Skeptical Sunday

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The episode explores the history and controversies surrounding personality tests, focusing on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It discusses the origins of personality tests during World War I and their use in dating apps. The MBTI, based on Carl Jung's ideas, is examined, along with criticisms of its validity and biases. Alternative tests like the Big Five are explored, highlighting issues with algorithmic biases in hiring practices. The episode concludes by discussing the limitations of personality tests in hiring decisions and potential improvements using AI.

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Fri Jul 28 2023

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


The episode covers a range of topics including sponsorship, relationships, trauma, parenting decisions, communication in relationships, work-life balance, and escaping multi-level marketing organizations. The hosts provide advice and insights on each topic based on listener questions and personal experiences.

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