Former senior credit officer for two California banks, and editor and publisher of The Strategic Financial Intelligence monthly newsletter, John Truman Wolfe joins Jason Hartman today talking about the coming financial crisis. The question is, will the bubble pop, if so, what will happen? As well, John and Jason talk about banks worldwide, who to trust, how much to evaluate them, and what they’ve done wrong. Will banking eventually lead to a global digital currency?

Books: The Coming Financial Crisis & Crisis by Design by John Truman Wolfe

Key Takeaways:

[1:15] Talking derivatives: the thing about the thing. 

[1:45] Will this bubble pop, and what will happen if/when it does?

[6:00] John discusses the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and the Bail-In Policy.

[8:45] What should people do, and what banks are safe?

[13:40] How often should you evaluate your bank, and in what should you look?

[18:45] The biggest problem for the U.S. dollar is that the Fed has thrown 5.2 trillion dollars into the economy out of thin air. 

[34:00] Could we move to a world monetary system in the form of digital currency?


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Actor from The Walking Dead, and The Big Short, Ilan Srulovicz joins Jason Hartman to talk about defunding the police and identity politics. Ilan talks about group classification and how this can potentially hold the individual back from what they might be trying to achieve. While solidarity is numbers hard at work, classification can be a disservice to humanity. 

Key Takeaways:

Ilan Srulovicz

[3:00] Racial/gender classifications, etc., are a disservice to humanity. 

[5:00] Breaking down identity politics and the hindrance or group classifications. 

[9:00] Is the objective truth under scrutiny?

[12:20] Why is the government enforcing mob mentality

[18:30] The rhetoric became a game of language.


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There is nothing fair about forcing a person to join a labor union in order to have a job. Jason Hartman interviews Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee, as they discuss the impact of labor unions in the economy. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] In some states, you are forced to join a union if you want a job.

[2:00] Mark explains what it means to have a Right to Work in one of the 27 Right To Work states. 

[5:15] Is there still a need for labor unions in the workplace in the US?

[10:00] Employment growth has been higher in the right to work states versus forced-unionism states. 

[18:15] Simply put, the right to work states give power back to the worker instead of the union official.

[21:50] Generally, how much are union dues?



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Jason Hartman interviews author of the book, Unfu*k Yourself, Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life, by Gary John Bishop. Bishop shares pieces of the philosophy that shaped his world. His joy for helping others gave momentum towards sharing his wisdom in book and audio form. His approach to life is designed around forgiveness, being honest with oneself, and that significant change is available to everyone. Gary John Bishop is also author to Stop Doing That Sh*t and Do The Work.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] “Have you ever felt like a hamster on a wheel, furiously turning your way through life with somehow going nowhere” - Gary John Bishop

[4:00] The best place to start is finally telling yourself the truth.

[7:30] “You’re way more encumbered by what you think than anyone else.” G.J. Bishop

[9:45] How do I forgive someone/something?

[11:00] It’s amazing what things people will give up to be right.

[12:25] Should we always forgive?

[17:30] Significant change is available to you. 

[21:45] “Your success in life is almost exclusively tied to the degree that you can keep a promise to yourself.” G.J. Bishop 


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Phil Harvey is today’s guest, discussing his recent book and a few ways that tax dollars are distributed to some for questionable reasons. Phil shares everything from billionaires receiving million-dollar payouts for owning farmland to customers paying double the price of sugar in the local grocery store. 


Welfare for the Rich: How Your Tax Dollars End Up in Millionaires’ Pockets-And What You Can Do About It by Phil Harvey

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] How are taxpayers getting burned by welfare going to many of the wrong places?

[4:30] How are the well-to-do getting welfare?

[6:30] Jason and Phil discuss the bonuses received by owners of farmland for no apparent reason.

[11:30] Some coastal cities have zoned land in such a way that housing has become unaffordable.

[16:30] Is the open spaces argument, “you’ve already got yours, so you’re not going to share?”

[18:15] Everyone pays twice as much as they should have to pay for sugar, to benefit which sugar baron?


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He is one of the most famous economic investigative journalists of all time, Jason Hartman interviews James B. Steel. Jason ask James about the decimated middle class, how did we get here, and how can we get out? As well, James touches on health care and the American dream, and how to make the middle class viable again.


America What Went Wrong, the Crisis Deepens

Key Takeaways:

[0:45] The middle class has been decimated, without a real dollar raise in four decades. How can this be?

[5:00] Discussing how the median income is behind pace.

[9:30] The free market has been wonderful for this country but it cannot solve this problem we’re in.

[13:00] How could health care be solved?

[17:00] Who are the global money men?

[18:00] Is there hope for the American dream?

[21:15] The solution; what is the foundation that makes the middle class viable again?


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Jason Hartman talks about the K-Shaped recovery. Are we moving to a smaller economy? Can Biden kill the 1031 exchange, and use those tax funds elsewhere? How will this impact every aspect of real estate surrounding investor deals? 

Jason interviews Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC, R. Christopher Whalen. Whalen speaks on location changes of people and businesses due to Coronavirus. Not only are business locations changing, but companies have been forced to move away from the “old way” of doing business and finally adapting to innovations in technology and communication. Whalen also gives a glimpse into his recent book and discusses the fed’s strategy to steer clear of deflationary times. Will we see consequences from the creation of money and bailouts? 

Books: Inflated, How Money & Debt Built the American Dream  by R. Christopher Whalen

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Jason talks about the recovery shapes: are we moving into a smaller economy?

[5:00] Businesses going virtual.

[9:20] Biden wants to kill the 1031 exchange. 

[15:00] Could Biden use the elimination of the 1031 exchange as a way of embarrassing Trump?  

R. Christopher Whalen

[21:00] Not only are people leaving big cities, like NYC, because of COVID-19, but large companies are also looking to move so that they can relocate the people that work within them.  

[23:30] Coronavirus has forced businesses to move out of “the old way.”

[27:50] A brief history of banking, from Abraham Lincoln to present.

[30:20] Before the creation of The Fed, J.P. Morgan was essentially the central bank. 

[32:00] Whalen breaks down how he differentiates between inflated as he puts it and inflation. 

[37:15] Will we see any consequences from the creation of money and bailouts?

[38:00] Quantitative Easing: central banks buy government bonds or other financial assets to inject money into the economy to expand its activity. 


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What are consumer advocates doing right now? Jason Hartman talks with the executive director of Consumer Federation of America, Jack Gillis, about where his focus is right now. With COVID-19 playing such a large role in every aspect of business, it's no wonder that there have been a large number of related scams introduced in 2020. As well, Jack and Jason talk about the less obviously affected industries from COVID-19 associated problems, like the automotive industry and it's struggles due to the lack of car accidents. Finally, these two discuss possible solutions for media concentration and the issues with big tech's ever-growing power and influence. 

Key Takeaways:

[3:25] What is the state in consumer advocacy in the world today?

[7:15] COVID-19 has provided ample opportunity for scammers.

[11:00] Jack discusses the importance of credit rating and how COVID forbearances should not have a negative impact on them.

[15:15] There is no fundamental responsibility for investment advisors or financial advisors to operate as true fiduciaries. 

[16:45] A debate for the ages, do regulations make it impossible for startups to compete with companies that have solid footing?

[19:25] The accident rate for automobiles has gone down exponentially, which in turn is causing a negative side effect on the automotive industry. 

[23:45] Is there a solution for media concentration?

[25:40] The big tech has become too big.



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Joel Pollak, senior editor and in-house counsel at Breitbart News, joins Jason Hartman to discuss his new book Red November, Will the Country Vote Red for Trump or Red for Socialism? Pollak and Hartman wind through a road of political discussion ranging from activism to the POTUS race. As well, they critically discuss how mainstream media shares their version of the narrative. 

Books: Red November, Will the Country Vote Red for Trump or Red for Socialism? By Joel Pollak

Key Takeaways:

Joel Pollak

[1:45] Who’s leading the race for POTUS?

[4:30] These massive protests are being used to rally activists of the left and the right but also frightening the middle. 

[10:25] Most of the activity and activism has been in cities and states mostly controlled by democrats. 

[14:45] Has the media discredited themselves so much that most Americans can see through them?

[18:30] “Biden never came to the spin room once” - Pollak

[21:20] “The genius of America is that people pursue their self-interest with a public spirit.” Pollak was quoting Alexis De Tocqueville.


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Patrick M. Wood, founder of Citizens For Free Speech, joins Jason Hartman for an in-depth discussion on technocracy. Who are some examples of current technocrats, and how are they influencing the economy? What is the link between Agenda 21 and technocracy? 

Wood and Hartman discuss the shift away from high-rise living due to COVID-19, something that challenges some expectations of experts claiming that the majority of the world would prefer living in cities. Wood explains the Trilateral Commission and the connection between it and several positions of power. 


Technocracy Rising: The Trojan horse of Global Transformation by Patrick M. Wood

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Where did the term technocracy originate?

[4:20] Who would be an expert that's running the world today?

[9:30] The United Nations is the torchbearer of technocracy sine 1992 and Agenda 21. Sustainable Development is a resource-based economic system instead of what is based on supply and demand. 

[15:00] Wood discusses how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal for a Green New Deal became mainstream for both political sides. 

[17:45] The Great Reset, what does that actually mean? 

[19:00] All wealth starts from the ground. If you control the resources, you control the wealth. 

[22:00] No one will be interested in high-rise living and mass transit.

[27:45] What is The Trilateral Commission?

[30:45] COVID-19 is likely to move us toward a government-backed cryptocurrency. 

[35:30] Patrick gives his August forecast on the economy. 

[41:40] Citizens for Free Speech is a non-profit started by Patrick M. Wood (2018)



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Dr. Bryan Taylor joins Jason Hartman as they rewind the clock 1,000 years to look at the history of interest rates and housing costs. The bubonic plague and the Spanish Flu have both had an impact on economics. How does this relate to Coronavirus? 

Living in urban areas has historically been out of necessity. Currently, technological advances have taken away the demand for living in highly populated areas. Taylor and Hartman discuss the change in housing costs as influenced by the bubonic plague 800 years ago, but how reliable is this information?

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Are interest rates the lowest they’ve ever been in history?

[3:20] Government debt explained based on the influences surrounding World War II

[4:20] Did Paul Volcker make the right moves?

[5:30] Are interest rates too low? What’s the fallout?

[8:30] Prices are being controlled mainly by a lack of demand.

[12:00] Flashback 102 years to the Spanish Flu, what happened economically?

[16:00] Are we to face a repeat of the roaring ’20s?

[20:00] Technology has solved the necessity of living in urban areas.

[21:15] During the bubonic plague, 1/3 third of the population was wiped out, while the houses remained, causing the most significant housing price drop in history.

[25:25] How reliable is 800-year-old data?


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Jason Hartman discusses the economic recovery after the Spanish Flu. How was the economy leading up to the Spanish Flu, and how did the value of a paper money change globally? How does this relate to our current pandemic recovery, and what have we done differently?

The wealthiest US generation is starting to die off. Jason talks about the largest wealth transfer in history, a 30 trillion dollar transfer being passed down over the next couple of decades. The baby boomers are expected to pass this wealth to millennials with what expectations for how they will use it? 

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Key Takeaways:

[3:30] In what do we believe

[6:00] Empowered Investor Beliefs.

[8:10] Talking about the alignment of interests.

[11:30] The wealthiest generation alive is starting to die off, and are responsible for the largest wealth transfer in history. 

[14:30] The wealth transfer of the boomers will be about 30 Trillion dollars over the next couple of decades.

[19:18] Considering the recovery from the 1918 Spanish Flu

[21:40] "They didn't call it the roaring '20s for nothing..."

[25:10] Greater mobility equals better jobs.

[31:00] Burning Deutschmarks for heat: The Weimar Republic 


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What are the relations with China looking like for the US and for the rest of the globe? Brendan Ahern of the blog updates Jason Hartman on what he sees with China’s economy. Brendan touches on China’s ability to re-establish trust moving forward and how they might change from being such a largely export dependent country.

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Where is China now, in regards to reopening?

[3:15] How will China re-establish trust moving forward?

[6:15] How have the trade negotiations changed before and after COVID-19?

[9:45] “Even investing has become politicized”

[13:45] China realized that being very export dependent made them susceptible to downturns.

[20:30] Tourism has stopped, and not just in Hong Kong.


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Coronavirus Quarantine Survivor, attorney, author, and actress, Juanita Ingram joins Jason Hartman to discuss Taiwan's reaction to Coronavirus, approximately 30 days before it hit the U.S. What did Taiwan do right, and how did SARS prepare them for this problem. Born in Tennessee, and made her way through the U.K. and finally to Taiwan, hear Juanita's perspective on the differences of culture and how Coronavirus was handled. 

Key Takeaways: 

Guest Juanita Ingram

[1:45] What's going on in Taiwan, so close to China? 

[5:00] From "Wuhan Virus" to COVID-19, the changes made in Taiwan, approximately 30 days ahead of the U.S.

[6:45] After Taiwan's experience with SARS, they had a pandemic plan in place. Taiwan is now being called the blueprint of what should've been done

[9:30] Taiwan's cases escalated due to the import of incidents from outside of the country. 

[14:30] Two ER Doctors in Atlanta, Georgia that both tested positive. One is very sick, and the other is asymptomatic. 


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Dr. Richard D. Wolff, professor of economics and author of Understanding Marxismjoins Jason Hartman today, discussing the global economic meltdown. Wolff shares his interpretation of marxism and why he believes that is has been poorly applied. As well, Hartman and Wolff discuss capitalism in America, the perception and the reality. 

Wolff and Hartman discuss the disproportionate pay between CEO and workers. The CEO to worker compensation ratio has changed dramatically. Wolff states that a cooperative/directorship might work using the example of The Mondragon Corporation. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] Was Karl Marx's ideas applied wrong?

[8:45] "A liberal and a marxist are not the same things."

[10:30] What is a Marxist? 

[12:45] Capitalism didn't make the break from fatalism and slavery that it thought it did. 

[16:45] Did any country have genuine pure marxism?

[20:30] "There's a reason that a very small number of people are capitalists (entrepreneur) and a very large number of people are workers" - Wolff

[20:45] How do we solve the issue of disproportionate pay between boss/worker, redistribution? 

[24:00] How would a company run with a representative republic, cooperative, or directorship?

[25:10] Successful Co-op, The Mondragon Corporation. 

[31:45] What is the Yellow Vests Movement?


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Jason Hartman interviews best selling author Scott Turow. Jason and Scott discuss what changes to expect in the wake of coronavirus. They travel through a conversation of technology in legal settings and positive changes in the pharmaceutical industry. Will we see some constitutional changes? 

Scott Turow is a best-selling author, widely known for One L. He has recently published The Last Trial, a legal thriller about a criminal defense lawyer and a lifelong friend accused of murder. Now available everywhere.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] Scott talks about The Last Trial, from where the characters came. 

[4:30] Speaking of coronavirus, everyone has an agenda. How can we tell heads from tails?

[7:00] Can we design a better system, one in which the government takes over the testing of pharmaceuticals?

[13:45] The law has always put tremendous weight on who is holding the records.

[18:45] Do you think that supreme court justices should still be lifelong appointments? 

[21:00] Has COVID-19 pushed the legal industry to use technology and stray away from primitive processes?

[26:45] What kind of constitutional challenges do you see coming from these changes?


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Dean Reuter: General Counsel, Vice President, and Director of the Practice Groups for the Federalists Society For Law and Public Policy, joins Jason Hartman. Today they discuss the benefits and drawbacks of Federalism at the state level. As well, will we see more partnerships between government and tyrannical tech companies? Will they go beyond tracking phones, and building online profiles? What kind of pushback should citizens be active in when it comes to government at all levels?

Author of three books: 

The Hidden Nazi: The Untold Story of America's Deal with the Devil

Liberty's Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State

Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] There's a massive expansion of the state underway (don't let a good crisis go to waste)

[4:30] Will we see more partnerships between government and tyrannical tech companies?

[6:00] Beyond tracking our phone locations for advertising, health tracking, and similarly related services, will the government put to use a cryptocurrency to track our spending habits further?

[8:00] Looking for parallels between how one nation can go off the rails so quickly like Nazi Germany preceding the Holocaust. 

[14:00] What should people be pushing back against, when it comes to their governments?

[16:30] Benefits and drawbacks of Federalism at the state level.

[19:00] Is the response bigger than the promise itself (COVID-19)?


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Today we are joined by a Libertarian Presidential candidate and former felon who won his freedom representing himself. Mark Whitney joins Jason Hartman sharing his backstory from outlaw to free man. As well, he speaks on the suspension of the 'campaign trail' due to coronavirus. Mark talks to some of the challenges running for president. As well, he speaks to the ease of becoming a candidate. Jason asks Mark what he expects to see in our future, whether that's inflationary or not.

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Backstory, from felon to free man.

[8:30] Politics has been suspended. The trail in 'campaign trail' is gone.

[9:30] What were the lessons learned by representing yourself in court?

[12:30] There are generally about 2,000 people running for President of the U.S.

[13:45] The presidential commission on debates is a privately owned organization. This arrangement is so we can't site the constitution to say that our political speech is censored.

[14:30] How can you run?

[16:30] Are we looking at an inflationary future?



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There’s no place like home. Jason Hartman interviews Dottie Herman on her track to success, from realtor to CEO. Dottie shares her experiences in New York post 9/11, and how this affected the overall mood of New Yorkers and how they wanted to live. What kind of conclusions about shifting mindset from Covid-19 can we draw about the American home? Even banks are scared about giving housing loans with so many jobs in the air. With the current credit problems and mortgage issues, housing prices in the near future are a big question mark. 

Key Takeaways: 

[5:40] The current mortgage and credit problems might influence housing prices to drop

[7:20] “You don’t just turn a key and everything starts all over”

[8:45] Banks are double-checking if people have jobs, they are scared they are going to get burned

[13:10] In harder times, like post 9/11, people want to be with their families, and in homes that are comfortable and accommodating of their family.

[17:00] The millennial generation has different needs and wants in a home as compared to that of the baby boomers

[21:00] "If you really want to make money, and you really want to acquire wealth, you need to own real estate"

[23:30] When compared to stocks, real estate will always be here and easier to understand

[25:00] As Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home”

[27:00] Don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t be afraid of the word no


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Jason Hartman speaks with a four-time best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Nick Adams. Today, they discuss how the U.S. will turn it around, and continue to be the greatest country in the world. How would things be different if Churchill had not been around, and what similarities can we draw comparing him to Trump? 

Book: Trump Vs Churchill, Defenders of Western Civilization by Nick Adams

Key Takeaways:

[3:30] How will the U.S. turn it around?

[6:30] Is the United States of America living up to its potential?

[9:00] How things would’ve been different had Churchill not have been around.

[10:20] Comparing Trump to Churchill.

[16:25] Never bet against America


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Dr. Cynthia Fisher, Patient Rights Advocate joins Jason Hartman today to discuss the issue of hospital pricing transparency. If this issue is ever forced into action, will cash pricing or insurance pricing be the better deal in hospitals? As well, how does this issue play into Coronavirus, and have hospitals been hurt or have they benefited from Covid-19?

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Hospital pricing transparency?

[3:00] Will cash pricing or insurance pricing be the better deal in hospitals?

[6:15] What can we fix in this next round of stimulus?

[7:30] What’s a charge master rate?

[10:00] Sued using the first amendment saying, “we have the right as hospitals and insurance companies to have our gag orders and secret hidden prices as part of our freedom of speech.”

[13:00] Have the hospitals been hurt by COVID-19?

[16:20] Patient was charged $6,000 for being tested and treated for COVID-19 in a tent outside the hospital.


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How much influence does China have on American institutions? China expert General Robert Spalding joins Jason Hartman today to discuss the relationship that China has had with the U.S. What has the Chinese Communist Party done to take advantage of the openness of the U.S.? And how is it that Chinese stocks don’t have the same requirements for transparency and audits? How does that affect the U.S.? 

Key Takeaways:

[3:45] As we (the U.S.) begin to isolate the industrial base implications for our relationship with China, we notice that a lot of the capabilities that we had in terms of the military were dependent on the supply chains coming in from China. 

[6:00] The U.S. relationship with China can be looked at as, making them rich so that they would democratize. 

[10:30] The Chinese Communist Party has used its connection to U.S. society and turn U.S. strengths of openness into vulnerabilities. 

[11:45] Looking at Chinese equities/stocks, Chinese companies aren’t required to meet audit and transparency requirements. They don’t have to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.

[18:00] How concerned should we be about China’s military plans?


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James Altucher joins Jason to share his viewpoints on the economy, stocks, and more specifically the stimulus. As well, listen to the seriousness of this pandemic from a New Yorker’s perspective, and what it’s like managing life in the most challenging U.S. coronavirus area. 

James also discusses his moves in the stock market, and why he favors certain positions. As well, this pandemic will accelerate our development with technology and how we perceive colleges vs certificates.  

Key Takeaways:

Guest: James Altucher

[2:30] The New York and New Jersey Coronavirus perspective vs the rest of the nation.

[5:30] “The earlier models were wrong”

[10:10] “As long as you keep seeing insanity happen, those are all canaries in the coal mine.” -Altucher

[11:00] We know that the economy is going to wake up, we just don’t know when and how.

[12:40] Understanding why we should prep for supply shock.

[14:15] The GDP of a year is about 20 trillion dollars, 5 trillion per quarter. There is an expectation that 2 to 3 trillion will be withdrawn from the economy this quarter. 

[18:30] Is this stimulus enough, are the right people getting it?

[20:10] We, the proverbial We, all live better now than the richest people of the past. 

[28:39] Don’t buy SPY “the spider”, go with RVT instead. Royce Value Trust Inc

[29:20] Anything that was going to happen in ten years, will happen tomorrow

[31:00] Altucher shares his preferences on stocks based on some forced trends bound to happen in the next ten years.

[35:45] Florida has “luxury weather.”

[39:30] 40 alternatives to college, with James Altucher. 



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Jason Hartman discusses the impact that the spike in unemployment will have on mortgage delinquencies and how one feels personally about job security. Real estate listings are at a staggering low, what does this mean?

Hope Jahren is today’s guest, and she is here to discuss her book, The Story of More, and how the Earth feels about the mess that we’ve made. Hope shares her thoughts on consumption trends and the overuse of a lot of products. How can we fix this? Decisions about small things can work exponentially. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:30] Expectations of losing a job or leaving voluntarily. 

[5:00] Real estate listings have declined by 70%.

[11:15] The spike in unemployment is signaling a potential increase in mortgage delinquencies. 

[15:00] Hope Jahren

[16:00] What’s going on in Norway with the Coronavirus pandemic?

[17:45] Using smog levels as an indicator of how active the economy is.

[24:00] We overuse a lot of products, but are we using less of anything?

[29:00] The little changes we can make as individuals that work for the greater good.

[33:00] Our meat consumption is way over what’s needed.


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Ellen Brown is today’s guest here to discuss Universal Basic Income, UBI. As well, she shares some interesting details about what happens to the money when a debt is paid. How did China increase its money supply by such a large percentage in two decades? 

Key Takeaways:

Guest: Ellen Brown, author of over a dozen books including, The Public Bank Solution, From Austerity to Prosperity

[2:30] What is a postal account? 

[10:45] What is the end game of money spending?

[12:10] Money is lent into existence. Banks create the principal but they don’t create the interest, so debt always grows faster than the money supply.

[15:00] The real economy is always short of money because there’s a hole in the bucket that always drains into the financial economy.

[16:00] What is the financialized economy? 

[20:20] Debt grows until it gets so high that people can’t borrow anymore, so they pay down their debts instead of taking out new debts. That shrinks the money supply. That goes into deflation which goes into depression. 

[22:30] Money evaporates when it pays off the debt.

[26:30] All of our money is credit. China increased its money supply by 1800% in twenty years, and they did not run into hyperinflation. Find out more. 



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Doug Casey, author of Crisis Investing: Opportunities and Profits in the Coming Great Depression, joins Jason to discuss the biggest hysteria since the Salem Witch Trials. Casey shares his opinion on The Great Recession and the role it might play in the potential Greater Depression. Learn why Casey advises one to invest in mining, and his feelings on bonds, stocks, cash, gold, and cryptocurrency in comparison.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] “The biggest hysteria since the Salem Witch Trials” - Casey

[4:45] Casey presupposes that the worst of the 2008 recession is yet to come, and that for the last 8-10 years, we have been in the calm, the eye, of the storm.

[6:30] “This could be more than a financial meltdown. Possibly an economic and social meltdown as well.”

[7:00] The U.S. is no longer a country, but more-so a multi-dimensional, domestic, empire.

[9:20] Bonds are a triple threat, about the worst place for your money at this time.

[11:30] Bonds, stocks, cash, gold, cryptocurrency?

[15:15] Have we entered the greater depression? This could potentially be the biggest upset since the industrial revolution.

[20:50] Surviving a depression, the most important thing is to have assets where there is no counter-party risk. Something in which you don’t have to trust a bank, insurance company, or your pension fund.

[23:30] Having fun, what about mining the asteroids?



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Today, Jason Hartman discusses the Phillips curve and its relevance to our current economic situation. While we are all challenged in ways to adapt to our shelter-in-place advising, several benefits are being popularized out of necessity. Telemedicine, or telehealth, is growing rapidly, and not just for humans. Veterinary practices are using telemedicine for your pet's health as well.

Steve Hochberg returns to elaborate on the Elliott Wave. How do we know when we have too much debt, the U.S., or the individual? 

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Is Kim Jong-Un alive?

[5:30] Telemedicine, we’re finally there

[8:00] The Phillips curve

[14:00] Monetary policy comes from central banks, and fiscal policy comes from the government 

Guest: Steve Hochberg

[22:00] Everything the Fed has said they’re going to do has been backed by the Treasury. The treasury has pledged to cover any losses that the Fed is going to incur through their lending programs, and this can’t go on forever

[24:00] How do we know when we have too much debt?

[28:30] “I think there’s a huge bull market starting right now, and it’s the bull-market in cash” -Hochberg


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Jason Hartman shares sound advice on the top four reasons that a company fails. Steve Hochberg joins Jason to break down the methods of the Elliott Wave Principle. Listen to how the Elliott Wave Principle used collective investor psychology to predict 2020 stock market trends, without the influence of Coronavirus, as early as late 2019. Will we continue to see the stability of linear markets vs the volatility of cyclical markets, post-pandemic? Do recessions cause cautious businessmen or do cautious businessmen cause recessions? 

Key Takeaways:

[2:30] From a discussion: the four primary reasons a company fails

[4:00] Number one, FEAR - Faults, education, appearing, real

[5:15] Number two, mindset

[9:00] Number three, lack of connections

[11:30] Number four, Lacking systems and process

[15:20] What is going on in the financial world?

[17:00] Unfolding the Elliott Wave Principle 

[18:20] “Late 2019, the U.S. economy had some very strong economic numbers, the social mood was very elevated, but there were some underlying problems going on”

[19:20] The yield curve: the three month U.S. Treasury bill yield minus the ten year U.S. Treasury note, had inverted, which was a key indicator in the last months of 2019. 

[23:00] Cyclical vs linear markets, post-pandemic

[28:00] Do recessions cause cautious businessmen or do cautious businessmen cause recessions? 

[30:00] An Elliot Wave is a hierarchical fractal, it has self-similar patterns at all degrees of the scale

[30:45] Why do you prefer the DOW over the S&P?


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The big talk right now is that of supply & demand shock. Jason walks us through the current market trends and the developments leading to the inevitable supply/demand shock. Simple at-home lab experiments, like watching the prices change in airline tickets help illustrate this shock at work. 

Dan Amerman joins Jason in part II to discuss crisis investing. Dan, the author of Cycles of Crisis and the Containment of Crisis, takes us through his analysis of economic trends and changes due to coronavirus. As well, Dan advises on what we, the entrepreneur, should consider and how to take action, especially concerning advantages from understanding inflation. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Proving the non-theoretical practice of supply/demand shock

[4:00] The misery index has high inflation and high unemployment at the same time

[7:30] Ex: Supply/Demand shock with oil companies

[11:00] Dan gives us the macro picture

[12:30] Cycles of Crisis and Containment of Crisis

[18:45] How do you quantify neighborhoods?

[21:00] We live in a way of debt and derivatives, will it be this way forever or does it have to reset at some point?

[22:20] Japanification is a very real scenario for a period of time

[26:00] Major corporations, when compared to the entrepreneur, have access to far lower cost liabilities, in that they can get free or cheap debt (getting paid to borrow or negative interest rates) 

[26:40] What action should people be taking now?

[28:30] What’s the way to distinguish inflation in terms of asset price inflation and consumer price inflation?

[30:30] Understanding price inflation (change in the value of money) and asset deflation (a decrease in the value of an asset)


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Jason interviews Chrysta Castañeda, author of The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens. Get the oil and gas industry insight from Chysta, the go-to lawyer for high stakes litigation in the energy industry and beyond. Chrysta shares her experience with T. Boone Pickens and her knowledge of the current oil market problems. 

Before our guest today, Jason talks about Stimulus Maximus and how this plays into scarcity and utility. What makes an economic unit valuable?

Key Takeaways:

[3:30] “Luxury Weather” 

[4:45] How many tenants paid their rent with a credit card?

[6:20] Litigation is a form of human rights

[7:15] Stimulus Maximus - Senate passed a $484 billion stimulus package

[9:30] What makes any economic unit valuable is scarcity and utility 

[11:30] In terms of scarcity and utility, what’s to come of the dollar?

[14:00] Private Podcast in the Members Only JHU

[16:30] What happened with Pickens and how did the investment deal go bad?

[20:40] "As we saw the financial markets plummet, so did the oil market"

[21:30] Suadi Arabia and Russia are starting a supply war with oil, which was already oversupplied

[23:30] There is a coordinated market mechanism for oil production limitations

[26:40] Brief history about the name "Railroad Commission"

[29:00] Will we shift to a larger work-from-home community?



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Beware of the 'invisible tax,' inflation. Jason Hartman discusses inflation, poverty, and work-from-home lifestyle and advantages. In these challenging times, what professionals are able to stay optimistic? How are the elites transferring wealth?

In part II of today’s show, Jason interviews Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero. Tune in for pro-tips on loan approval for PPP & EIDL. How can you optimize your time with loan delays, and get ahead of the game? And, don’t forget to prep for the end-game of these loans, will they be forgiven? Follow the rules and we shall see. 

Key Takeaways:

[3:15] There are two types of taxation that we are paying: 1) The tax that we see, income tax, sales tax, etc 2) The inflation tax, which destroys the purchasing power of our money

[7:30] People are being driven into poverty in this quarantine, making it very difficult for some to adjust to the work-from-home lifestyle

[13:30] “Tis the set of the sails, And not the gales, Which tell us the way to go.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

[16:00] How are the elites transferring wealth?

[19:30] Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero, helping entrepreneurs run better businesses

[20:50] PPP has run out? Only 6% of all applications have been approved by the SBA and funded. 

[21:15] The SBA is saying the best option is to use the bank you are already with, although Jessica has seen more success getting a loan through smaller regional banks

[23:15] Have you seen success in getting loans with brokers?

[25:30] Every bank is accepting PPP & EIDL applications even though they’re both on hold due to running out of money

[26:45] How can you be successful at getting your slice of the bailout pie?

[18:30] Pro-Tips: Show your work; have an excel spreadsheet that shows how you came to your figures

[30:30] How difficult is the one-page application? 

[31:00] The Magic Question, “What is all of the information you need from me in order for the bank to formally process my loan application and submit it to the SBA?”

[34:00] This loan could be forgiven if properly played out

[38:00] Encouraged to apply for PPP & EIDL, but PPP is the better of the two options for covering big payroll sheets



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In preparation for our show this weekend, Jason brings up the potentially forgivable loans from the SBA. Also, Jason discusses inflationary forces due to Trump's initiative for de-globalization. 

In part II, Dr. Kaeberlein, professor of pathology, talks about the disadvantages of the elderly when it comes to vaccines. Dr. Kaeberlein elaborates on why this is connected to Coronavirus vaccines. Find out more about anti-aging and the Dog Aging Project.

Key Takeaways:

[2:30] The SBA is giving out potentially forgivable loans

[9:20] De-globalization will lead to many inflationary forces

[13:20] Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, Coronavirus and Age, and why those two are connected in such an important way

[17:50] Can we overcome the disadvantage of the elderly when it comes to vaccines and susceptibility to viruses? 

[21:20] What therapies are you (Kaeberlein) working on to combat the age-related diseases? 

[23:40] “The goal is to try to identify either drugs or lifestyle interventions that have an impact on these molecular hallmarks of aging in the direction that we want them to go” - Dr. Kaeberlein

[26:20] We probably have interventions now that could have a significant impact on health and longevity in people

[29:20] Until we consider biological age in our approach to these diseases, we’re going to continue to fail

[30:20] What’s the dog aging project? 

[31:25] Does rapamycin slow aging?


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Jason Hartman and Pat Donohoe discuss action steps and dealing with the media and coronavirus. Will we make the most of a creative destruction situation, and how can we benefit from it? 

In segment two, Harry Dent shares his thoughts on where Baby Boomers and Millennials will go next, be that downsizing or repurposing the McMansions. What differences between the two generations have led to peak earning and peak spending trends, and how will they affect the housing market? 

Key Takeaways:

[7:30] With the Coronavirus & media, what’s the action step here?

[9:40] We are experiencing the biggest money printing extravaganza in world history

[11:41] We don’t know how much debt is too much

[15:30] Creative destruction, advantages and disadvantages, and hindsight bias

[17:00] Harry Dent, "The baby boomers have sold their homes and joined the renters"

[20:00] In general, are the millennials in a good place or a bad place?

[23:00] Harry, “I like the high quality, the ten and thirty-year U.S. Treasury Bonds”

[30:00] What’s to come of the Millenials and the McMansions? 

[36:00] If we don’t rebalance this debt, and go through what you always go through after a debt bubble, we may end up like Japan

[38:00] Jason, "Financial assets like the wall street economy vs real assets like the main street economy are far riskier"


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Kerry Lutz returns to the show to discuss the looming recession due to the coronavirus. China is coming back online with products, but who will be on the receiving end? Jason shares predictions on the rise of suburbia and the ever-diminishing desire to live in high-density cities. Who will receive the U.S. bail-out?

Key Takeaways:

[2:30] You can’t shut down the economy for even 90 days and expect to not have a major recession

[3:50] China is coming back online to some extent now

[7:48] Why would the U.S. bail out the cruise lines?

[13:00] The Federal Reserve is now a bond buyer and might soon become a stock buyer as well

[16:50] What’s to be made of all of the sudden CEO resignations?

[19:15] Expansions create millionaires but recessions create billionaires

[27:30] The rise of suburbia


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Today, Jason Hartman unlocks one of the most powerful investment tools as an alternative to the 1031 exchange. The great thing about coupling an unsecured loan with a qualified intermediary installment sale is that you start with a new property and a new depreciation schedule. 

Before this investment skill is revealed, Jason shares an update on the promise of the ‘federal’ reserve plan to keep the economy in shape. Beware of the elevator, even the NYTimes is talking about the population density problem. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:10] The US ‘federal’ reserve is taking the role of buzz lightyear, to infinity and beyond. They will provide unlimited asset purchases, with no limit to what they will do to prop up the economy

[5:32] Winning is a relative game: Here’s how you do it!

[9:35] “Density is really an enemy in a situation like this (coronavirus)” NYTimes Dr. Steven Goodman, an Epidemiologist at Stanford University

[10:10] Trump is going to reopen the US

[11:00] Chinese are cleaning their money, digital currency

[12:00] Everybody needs more room if we are going to be at home all the time

[14:25] Guest, Tom

[16:45] If you do an installment sale, you pay taxes on an annual basis

[19:15] Why is a QI (qualified intermediary) needed?

[25:50] The great thing about coupling an unsecured loan with a qualified intermediary installment sale is that you start with a new property and depreciation schedule 

[28:50] Don’t forget the rule of 72

[33:10] This can be a rescue from a 1031 exchange that isn’t working out



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Is the Coronavirus a big enough issue to push back the April 15, Tax Deadline?

Wash your hands and pay attention to the economy, oil, the repo-market, the Coronavirus, and Be Prepared! Today, Jason and George pick up with Part 2, topics such as; The Doom Vortex/feedback loop, oil prices, bonds, and what the world needs to prepare for. The Coronavirus is playing a big role in economic changes and Jason and George break down some of the less obvious concepts of how this plays out. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Pushing back the April 15, Tax Deadline?

[5:00] The people with the healthiest immune systems are most likely to be asymptomatic and be the carrier

[10:45] Love him or hate him, President Trump has started the trend of bringing more (manufacturing) jobs to the U.S.

[12:15] Part 2 Continuation: George Gammon

[13:15] When Triple B bonds get downgraded to junk bonds

[19:25] Sooner or later, companies like Tesla or Uber will need to sell equity to generate the cash they need to sustain themselves, especially in a recession

[25:10] During a recession, tax receipts plummet 



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COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading and so are the stories about it. Jason Hartman and guest, George Gammon, discuss the health and economic differences between the Coronavirus and the normal flu. If the health problems weren’t enough, it’s good to understand the economic implications surrounding this world spread virus. Today’s episode dives deep into understanding the relationships existing in the global market.

Key Takeaways:

[4:00] Most people consider the great recession to have started the day that Lehman Brothers failed

[6:30] Understanding nominal value and fiat money

[13:05] The big differences between the Coronavirus and the normal Flu are the R Naught Value, and Serious (non-fatal) Complication Rate

[19:25] COVID-19: a tougher, more hardy virus, living outside of the body

[22:00] A supply shock and a demand shock in the U.S.?

[26:05] How the corporate bond markets and the credit markets are affected by the crash in oil, Coronavirus and everything bubble turning into an everything crash

[24:15] The stock market is like buying in cyclical real estate markets



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In today’s episode, Jason is joined from across the world with Shenzhen, China local, Gary Halmbacher to discuss Black Swan Event Coronavirus. Gary shares his experiences with self-quarantining, and local changes just north of Hong Kong. 

In the second segment, Jason is joined by Sarasota, Florida realtor, Jeff Twigg. Jason and Jeff discuss aspects of Dan Amerman’s workshop, including ALM. The two also discuss the unanticipated predictions made by Dan Amerman.

Key Takeaways:

[3:05] Guest Gary, from Shenzhen, China explains being self-quarantined

[9:40] Guest Jeff Twigg

[13:11] Discussion on Dan Amerman workshop, and some of his surprising predictions

[16:45] The Roth IRA might go away? 

[22:35] Means-testing for Social Security

[24:00] ALM Asset Liability Management Strategy



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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 142, originally published in April 2013.

Historical studies of countries, governments, economics, populations, cultures and more offer numerous insights into how the world reached its current state. A more traditional view is The Accidental View of History, which holds that no one really knows why events happen – they just do. There is also the Conspiratorial View of History. Jason Hartman interviews historian, author and lecturer Ralph Epperson about Ralph’s book, Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History. Ralph addresses the conspiracies behind the numerous wars and revolutions across the globe, the depressions and recessions, and he discusses the creation of the Federal Reserve and the foundation of the I.R.S.

Ralph Epperson is an historian, author, and lecturer who has been researching the CONSPIRATORIAL VIEW OF HISTORY (the view that the major events of the past have been planned years in advance by a central conspiracy) for 50 years. He has written or produced four "best-selling" books entitled THE UNSEEN HAND, THE NEW WORLD ORDER, MASONRY: CONSPIRACY AGAINST CHRISTIANITY, JESSE JAMES, UNITED STATES SENATOR, six booklets, and 15 DVDs.


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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 262, originally published in July 2015.

Bernard Kerik was an NYPD Commissioner who was sentenced to 48 months in prison for an ethics violation. For over 30 years, Bernard put bad and violent criminals away, but when he was on the inside he noticed not everyone was bad or even deserved such harsh prison sentences. He tells Jason that the criminal justice system is setup to destroy people's lives, not to reform them. What should be simple fines or suspension of licenses has turned into lengthy prison sentences. Bernard shares his story and why he firmly believes the criminal justice system needs to change. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:54] How did Bernard go from being an NYPD Commissioner to an inmate?

[7:50] Prison has become a business. 

[11:15] Prison creates monsters, which is why the recidivism rate won't drop. 

[14:15] Today we're taking people for ethics violations and we're turning them into convicted felons. 

[20:05] Bernard has concluded that you really don't have any constitutional rights anymore. 

[22:40] Has police brutally always existed or is it just more in the news? 

[26:55] How is it possible that the U.S houses 25% of the world's prisoners? 

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From Jailer to Jailed by Bernard Kerik

Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate

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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 62, originally published in November 2011.

Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Citizens for Legal Reform founder Alfred Adask about being jailed for 344 days in a Level 5 maximum security prison with no warrant or charges ever filed against him, and was also sued for over $9 million per year by the Texas Attorney General.

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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 296, originally published in March 2017.

Jason Hartman talks with James Dale Davidson, co-founder of Agora Publishing, Founder of the National Taxpayer’s Union, co-editor of Strategic Investment for the Sovereign Society, and founder of Newsmax. James has just written his newest book, The Breaking Point: Profit from the Coming Money Cataclysm. James believes that, in his lifetime, we are likely to see a massive marketplace disaster compliments of Obamacare, Chinese ghost towns, printing money, and other bad economic decisions.

Key Takeaways:

[1:50] The current business model and social contract which supported it is no longer in the Western Civilization.

[6:27] Shorter life expectancy for middle-class white voters may have led to more votes for Trump

[9:43] What does the US economy look like under a Trump presidency?

[10:57] James' latest book, The Breaking Point, examines the relationship between drug companies and the food industry.

[14:49] Our politicians need someone with business savviness to help them along

[18:30] James sees similarities between Bernie Sanders and Karl Marx.

[20:32] Fake capital lets people borrow money practically for free

[27:56] Why continually passing the buck to the next generation isn't a good idea

[31:52] Chinese ghost towns used more cement in a dozen years than our entire country did in the 20th century

[37:57] Most of the copper used by the Chinese came from Chile.

[41:18] We are staring into the face of the biggest economic crisis in history


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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 178, originally published in October 2013.

Daniel Flynn is the former Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia and Editor of the weblog FlynnFiles. He's the author of the new book, "The War on Football: Saving America's Game."

In this interview, Flynn responds to Malcolm Gladwell's thesis that football should be banned because players have a greater risk of dying young. Flynn's research leads him to believe that football is safer than skateboarding and theme parks. 

Flynn also gives us some insight into the lawsuits in youth football and whether football or baseball is really America's game.

The topics then switch gears to how low Obama's approval ratings have gone down this summer. Flynn thinks the left hates America and actually has a conservative history. 


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In this week's 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Sharon Lechter, former CEO of Rich Dad & Pay Yourself First and author of Success & Something Greater: Your Magic Key, about her experiences with both the Rich Dad company and the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Sharon provides unique insights into the impact both organizations have had on society today, as well as what she has discovered success means for various people.

Key Takeaways:

[20:45] Napoleon Hill one of the original self-help authors?

[25:00] The different types of success Sharon saw while writing her latest book

[27:21] Why the man who sold the patent for the jet ski for $75,000 doesn't regret it


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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 158, originally published in July 2013.

Hank Steinberg is the acclaimed creator of the award-winning CBS series "Without a Trace" and HBO's 61. He's also author of the new book, "Out of Range."

Steinberg is an accomplished screenwriter and producer. Now, he's making his mark in the realm of publishing with a debut that is already one of the breakout thrillers of the summer. Steinberg discusses his book, "Out of Range." The war on terror is a major aspect of the novel. Steinberg shares his outlook and whether we can expect more terror in the U.S. Steinberg is also working on a screenplay of "Out of Range" for Paramount Pictures. 

Now that Steinberg is in publishing, he shares what the shift was like... from writing for television to writing novels. He is currently writing and producing the forthcoming TNT series "The Last Ship" with Michael Bay. 


Out of Range: A Novel

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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 242, originally published in January 2015.

Mark Meckler appears on today's show with Jason Hartman. He is the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots and is the first tea party member to appear on Jason's show. Mark breaks down why the tea party is hated so much, he also talks about changing the constitution to limit government power, the growing desire to not be controlled by our government and more.

Key Takeaways:

1:15 – Mark started protesting in 2009 and created the Tea Party that same year.  

4:00 – Mark and associates hosted the largest multi-city protest in world history to date. 

6:45 – Jason asks why do people hate the tea party so much? 

12:10 – Is a balanced government budget wise? 

17:10 – Mark explains how an amendment convention would work. 

21:00 – People are in big support for the amendment convention and Mark lists some famous names in politics who want to see it happen. 

24:00 – There are a lot of democratic states who are voting for republican representatives. 

27:10 – Will we see a secession in the United States? 

28:50 – Technology is dissolving a lot of government power. 

30:10 – Remember, the larger the government, the smaller the citizen. 

Mentioned In this Episode:

Direct download: HS_528_FBF_Mark_Meckler.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 247, originally published in February 2015.

Jason Hartman welcomes Dr. Jane Orient to the Holistic Survival show. Jane is an author of the book entitled, “Your Doctor Is Not In” and is an Executive Director for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Jason and Jane sit down to talk about radiation concerns, how to protect yourself, brief thoughts on Ebola, and much more on this week's episode.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] Ebola lives in the animals in Africa, so it can not be totally wiped out. 

[5:30] What about the radiation concerns in the sea? Jane breaks it down. 

[8:10] Is there something we can regularly eat to prevent radiation poisoning? 

[10:50] Jane suggests purchasing a Sirad card to measure radiation levels. 

[13:40] Are we in World War 3 now? 

[16:00] What about the threats of global warming? Jane shares her thoughts on this. 

[20:10] Final thoughts from Jane about fear and real threats we're facing today. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: HS_527_FBF_Jane_Orient.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 195, originally published in December 2013.

H. Art Taylor is President and CEO of Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. He joins the show to tell us how people can avoid fraud after a natural disaster or crisis occurs. He also gives us some examples of fraud that occurred as a result of the Philippines typhoon relief efforts. He explains how people can check with the BBB to help avoid questionable fundraising efforts.

Taylor shares some easy to spot trends and tactics that scammers use to prey on consumers. He also believes there is more fraudulent activity around/during the holidays.


Direct download: HS_526_FBF_Art_Taylor.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 172, originally published in September 2013.

Chris Orestis is the Co-founder and CEO at Life Care Funding. This episode is about new state laws that are threatening insurers. 

Orestis explains what seniors can do instead of abandoning their life policies to go on to Medicaid. He provides options for middle-class people who are not wealthy enough to pay for long-term care, and not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.


Direct download: HS_525_FBF_Chris_Orestis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 108, originally published in September 2012.

If you read the drug information included with any medication a doctor prescribes for you, there is usually a long list of possible side effects, including some that make you wonder if taking the medication is worth the risk. In recent years, anti-depressants have come under attack for their overuse for various disorders and associated risks in various groups. Jason Hartman interviews psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin about how pharmaceutical companies have promoted that depression and anxiety attacks and many other mental disorders and illnesses are based on chemical imbalances and that this pill or that pill will take care of the problem.


Direct download: HS_524_FBF_Peter_Breggin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

What can you do when the government comes and seizes your assets? Jason Hartman and David Kirby, investigative journalist and author who was a regular contributor to The New York Times, Huffington Post and TakePart, and author of the new book When They Come For You, look into the practice of asset forfeiture, both civil and criminal. The two search for answers to the question of what regular citizens can do about the problem, as well as which states are really leading the charge in protecting their citizens.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Police departments have become the modern day debtors prison

[6:40] The issue of debtors prison goes far beyond just the person who's incarcerated

[10:10] The egregious action of civil forfeiture

[17:31] What we can do about asset forfeiture

[20:40] Nebraska and New Mexico now have no asset forfeiture and 15 states now require a criminal conviction


Direct download: HS_523_David_Kirby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 32, originally published in September 2010.

Jason Hartman talks with The Survival Mom, Lisa Bedford from Arizona. Lisa says that deep inside every mom is a “Survival Mom” whose passion for her family drives her to make the best of the present and prepare for the future. Lisa shares that passion along with a long-standing, slightly crazed fascination with natural disasters, survival stories and preparing for the unknown. This drives her husband, the Paranoid Dad, crazy. You’ll hear importance of preparedness and being proactive and ideas tried, successes as well as failures. A forty-something mother of two home schooled children and wife to a busy, self-employed husband, Lisa lives in the greater Phoenix area, also known as Hell’s Waiting Room!

Lisa spent nine years as a classroom teacher, four years as a teacher mentor, and have had the same home-based sales business for over 17 years. Prior to her professional career, she believes she set a world record for holding the most part-time jobs during my high school and college years! The future has always been uncertain, a massive earthquake could take out half of the United States at any moment. What makes right now different is the uncertainty on so many levels: the economy, national security, natural disasters and a world increasingly filled with threats against our country.

If you’ve been stashing away a few groceries every week or researching how to make a solar powered generator, you’re not alone! Our concerns for the present and future can be channeled into actions that will help provide for and protect our families while still enjoying the heck out of life!


Direct download: HS_522_FBF_Lisa_Bedford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 286, originally published in February 2017.

Adam Kokesh is an American libertarian who plans to run on the ticket for the 2020 election. His platform calls for a "new American revolution" and has announced plans to run with an eye on the "orderly dissolution of the federal government." His 2014 book FREEDOM! outlines his beliefs and philosophy.

Jason Hartman and Adam discuss his libertarian beliefs, and what exactly a dissolution of the federal government would look like, and if it's even feasible.

Key Takeaways:

[0:53] Who really needs government

[4:10] The great lie behind government

[7:52] How to go about cutting the size of government while maintaining order

[12:10] How you can minimize violence and theft by eliminating government and police

[16:46] Adam's proposed dissolution of the federal government

[17:40] The only executive order Adam would sign as President


Direct download: HS_521_FBF_Adam_Kokesh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's off-topic 10th episode has Jason Hartman talking with Sally Kohn, CNN political commentator, host of The State of the Resistance podcast and author of The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, about why there's so much hate in our country at the moment and how we need to continue acknowledging problems and working to get better.

Key Takeaways:

[4:30] Technology makes us feel more anonymous, which isn't always the best thing

[7:09] Does the US deserve credit for being better than the rest of the world?

[11:59] What definition of "hate" Sally's working from

[16:11] Most people don't think they're hateful, they believe "those people" are hateful so the things they do are justified

[19:54] We have been taught throughout history that men should be in positions of power, which is a powerful thing to have to break through


Direct download: HS_520_Sally_Kohn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 156, originally published in June 2013.

Paul Huljich is an Organic Food Pioneer and the former Co-founder, Chairman, and Joint-CEO of Best Corporation. He is the author of, "STRESS PANDEMIC: 9 Natural Step to Survive, Master Stress & Live Well."

Huljich founded Best Corporation in 1985 to develop food products in Australia, investing resources into research and development for organic foods. He was the first to do this. He shares his opinion on genetically modified foods.

Huljich believes it's extremely important to survive through tough times naturally rather than through drugs. He shares some natural steps to become aware of the stressors in life and some empowering techniques to minimize harmful health effects.


Direct download: HS_519_Paul_Huljich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 146, originally published in May 2013.

It can be argued that Benjamin Busch is a modern-day Renaissance man. Not only has he served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, but he played Officer Anthony Colicchio on "The Wire" and appeared on "The West Wing" and "Homicide." Busch, inspired by a number of life-altering events, wrote "Dust to Dust," a beautiful meditation on war, loss and the larger questions of life and death, in which he chronicles his return from Iraq and the death of his parents. Busch served two combat tours in Iraq. 

In this interview, Busch gives his takes on the wars overseas and their justification. He also discusses his experiences on "The Wire," which has such a rabid fan base. It’s pretty amazing that he came out of the military and became an actor.


Dust to Dust: A Memoir

Direct download: HS_518_FBF_Benjamin_Busch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 275, originally published in November 2015.

Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy.

He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.

Wood remains a leading expert on the elitist Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating their self-proclaimed “New International Economic Order” which is the essence of Sustainable Development on a global scale.

Key Takeaways:

[5:36] Where Orwell and Huxley fit into technocracy

[10:41] Why sustainability, while it sounds good, is a dangerous road

[15:53] What's solving our problems (hint: it's not government, charities or communism) and externalities

[19:33] What current threats we're facing

[24:41] The quest for immortality



Direct download: HS_517_FBF_Patrick_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 136, originally published in April 2013.

Kerry Lutz is the Host of The Financial Survival Network. He joins Jason to discuss what the Financial Survival Network (FSN) is and why he started it. He also shares some tips on how to survive financially.

Kerry Lutz has been a student of  Austrian Economics since 1977. While attending Pace University, he stumbled upon an extensive cache of Austrian Economic Literature in a dark, musty, abandoned section of the school’s library. After graduating from The New York Law School,  he became an attorney and life long serial entrepreneur. His diverse career  has included: running a legal printing company, practicing commercial law and litigation and founding a successful distressed asset investment company.

After the 2008 financial collapse and the continued global economic deterioration, Kerry realized people needed a reliable source for accurate information. Believing that inflation would eventually run rampant, he dedicated himself to helping people protect and preserve their wealth. He urged investors to re-balance their investment portfolios and to implement precious metals based strategies to adapt to the new economic order. The ability to perceive economic reality, as well as to separate truth from governmental inspired economic fantasy will be essential for economic survival and prosperity in the years ahead.


Direct download: HS_516_FBF_Kerry_Lutz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 215, originally published in June 2014.

When Gary L. Stewart set off to find his real biological father, he had no idea what was coming. Gary discovered that his real father was in fact the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac Killler was a mad gunman that killed 4-6 innocent people in the late 60's. It was difficult for Gary to understand and comprehend all this.

Nearly 45 years later, Gary wrote his book, The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father. In the book, Gary describes how he tracked down his father and how he finally found out the truth.


The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father

Direct download: HS_515_FBF_Gary_L._Stewart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 118, originally published in January 2013.

It is commonly known that cannabis (marijuana) helps with glaucoma and the side effects of chemotherapy. What isn’t widely known is that our bodies possess an endocannabinoid system, which regulates almost every system of our health. The phytocannabinoids produced in marijuana are very similar in molecular structure to the cannabinoids that our bodies produce. Author Clint Werner joins Jason Hartman to discuss studies that have proven the health benefits of marijuana, including for the treatment of Alzheimers, protecting the health of diabetics and fight the spread of breast cancer cells. Clint talks about the demonizing of marijuana that started in the ‘30s by Federal agents and a journalist spreading “reefer madness” throughout the country. He also discusses needed reforms. Other facts about marijuana include protecting the brain by reducing inflammation and by stimulating the production of healthy new brain cells and reducing the risk of chronic, long-term smokers for developing lung cancer. Additionally, Clint talks about the differences between strains of marijuana grown in various climates and conditions, including indoors in artificial light versus outdoors in sunlight; the health benefits of THC; smoking versus vaporization; and the numerous forms in which it is available, such as tinctures and salves.

Clint Werner has degrees in journalism and library science and has worked in the field of preventive health care for over 25 years. He studied macrobiotic cooking and practice in Boston in 1985, relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where he co-authored the San Francisco Police Department’s health and fitness plan in 1987 and worked teaching AIDS, cancer and heart disease patients how to improve their health with diet and lifestyle changes. His writing has appeared in the book Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS, the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, Macrobiotics Today, Canine Chronicle, the San Francisco Sentinel and other publications. Clint has been named “Activist of the Month” for June by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.


Direct download: HS_514_FBF_Clint_Werner.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 27, originally published in August 2010.

Jason talks with Steven Greenhut who is director of PRI’s Journalism Center, which will be launched in January 2010 to provide in-depth news coverage of California government, with a focus on uncovering waste, fraud and misuse of taxpayer dollars.

Previously, Greenhut was deputy editor and columnist for The Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. He joined the Register’s editorial page staff in 1998, after serving as editorial page editor of The Lima News, a daily newspaper in northwest Ohio. Both newspapers are owned by Irvine-based Freedom Communications. He is author of the 2004 book, “Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain.” His columns have been published in newspapers across the country including the Wall Street Journal.

In 2005, Greenhut won the Institute for Justice’s Thomas Paine Award for his writing promoting freedom. He is a senior fellow at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix. His new book on public employee unions will be out in November. It is titled, “Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation.” He graduated from George Washington University, is married and has three daughters.


Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation

Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain

Direct download: HS_513_FBF_Steven_Greenhut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 115, originally published in December 2012.

On this show, we have talked about food, medication and just about everything that makes us sick. For this episode, Jason Hartman is joined by Sonia Barrett to talk about her forthcoming documentary, The Business of Disease. Sonia is an author and the host/producer and founder of Sovereign Mind Radio. She wrote an article in 2010 entitled “The Marketing of Breast Cancer, the pink ribbon agenda, and received staggering positive feedback.  It led to the production of The Business of Disease. Sonia takes a look at how marketing and media, such as the pink ribbons, drive a huge business for the awareness and treatment of breast cancer. She points out that various businesses make tons of money from different events and fundraisers, and hospitals make more money from mammograms. In the documentary, Sonia took a look at how all of the awareness efforts for breast cancer affect the brain, not just for women, but for their spouses and children.  This is a segue into talking about Sonia’s book, The Holographic Canvas: The Fusing of Mind and Matter. She explains that our belief system is shaped by society, family, and upbringing, and without asking questions, those belief systems establish what reality is going to look like for each of us. This can make our reality less than authentic and more of “going with the flow.” Reality is what we focus on and whatever each person focuses on at any given moment in their life is what is real to them. Sonia encourages examining belief systems.


Direct download: HS_512_FBF_Sonia_Barrett.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 48, originally published in April 2011.

Jason Hartman and economist and best-selling author, John Lott, discuss Lott’s book, “Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don’t.” In his book, Lott answers many common economic questions, such as are free market economies really based on fleecing the consumer, and is everyone, from corporate CEOs to your local car salesman, really looking to make a buck at your expense. He bravely confronts the profound distrust of the market. Lott shows how free markets liberate the best, most creative, and most generous aspects of our society, while efforts to constrain economic liberty, no matter how well intentioned, invariably lead to increased poverty and injustice.

John R. Lott, Jr. has held positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. Lott has published over 90 articles in academic journals. He is also the author of The Bias Against Guns, More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, and Are Predatory Commitments Credible?: Who Should the Courts Believe? The third edition of More Guns, Less Crime will be published by the University of Chicago Press this April. Opinion pieces by Lott have appeared in such places as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on such television programs as the ABC and NBC national evening news broadcasts, The “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” and the “Today Show.” He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.


Direct download: HS_511_FBF_John_Lott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In today's 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Connector’s Advantage, The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, about how likability works and the mindset you have to have in order to succeed in business. There's no way to make people like you, but there are ways to present yourself that will allow you to have a better chance of being liked.

Key Takeaways:

[3:30] What is Mood Memory?

[6:53] How do you segue out of a conversation without offending the person you're speaking to?

[10:25] The definition of a "niche connector"

[12:38] The 7 Mindsets of connectors

[16:24] Always have the mindset that when you connect online your goal is to bring it offline


Direct download: HS_510_Michelle_Tillis_Lederman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 186, originally published in November 2013.

James Howard Kuntsler is the author of "The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century" and "Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of a Nation" among many other books.

James is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994) and The Long Emergency (2005). In The Long Emergency he argues that declining oil production is likely to result in the end of industrialized society as we know it and force Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. Starting with World Made by Hand in 2008, Kunstler has written a series of science fiction novels conjecturing such a culture in the future.

Kunstler so gives lectures on topics related to suburbia, urban development, and the challenges of what he calls "the global oil predicament" and a resultant change in the “American Way of Life.” He has lectured the TED Conference, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Science and Technology as well as at numerous colleges and universities, including Yale, MIT, Harvard, Cornell, University of Illinois, DePaul, Texas A & M, West Point, and Rutgers University.

Also a seasoned journalist, Kunstler continues to write for The Atlantic Monthly,, RollingStone, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and the Op-Ed page where he often covers environmental and economic issues. Kunstler is also a leading supporter of the movement known as "New Urbanism."

To learn more about James, you can visit 

Direct download: HS_509_FBF_James_Kunstler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 193, originally published in December 2013.

Dr. Robert Bristow is the Medical Director of Emergency Management at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Director of Disaster Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, faculty member of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and consultant to National Geographic’s new film "American Blackout."

He explains what would happen if there was a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyber attack. He shares some things to keep in mind for emergency preparedness.


Nat Geo's American Blackout

Direct download: HS_508_FBF_Robert_Bristow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 262, originally published in July 2015.

Bernard Kerik was an NYPD Commissioner who was sentenced to 48 months in prison for an ethics violation. For over 30 years, Bernard put bad and violent criminals away, but when he was on the inside he noticed not everyone was bad or even deserved such harsh prison sentences. He tells Jason that the criminal justice system is setup to destroy people's lives, not to reform them. What should be simple fines or suspension of licenses has turned into lengthy prison sentences. Bernard shares his story and why he firmly believes the criminal justice system needs to change. 

Key Takeaways:

[1:54] How did Bernard go from being an NYPD Commissioner to an inmate?

[7:50] Prison has become a business. 

[11:15] Prison creates monsters, which is why the recidivism rate won't drop. 

[14:15] Today we're taking people for ethics violations and we're turning them into convicted felons. 

[20:05] Bernard has concluded that you really don't have any constitutional rights anymore. 

[22:40] Has police brutally always existed or is it just more in the news? 

[25:10] Please visit Bernard's organization at

[26:55] How is it possible that the U.S houses 25% of the world's prisoners? 

Mentioned In This Episode:

From Jailer to Jailed by Bernard Kerik

Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate

Direct download: HS_507_FBF_Bernard_Kerick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Erik Fogg, author of Wedged: How You Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Establishment & How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again, as well as Chief at ReConsider and co-host of the ReConsider podcast, about the discourse in our society that is causing all of us problems that are being perpetuated by people who deal in fear.

Key Takeaways:

[2:16] Our 2 party system is brought about largely by the way we vote

[5:15] People who are upset or angry are more likely to donate to things like a campaign, vote, or keep watching a TV show

[8:29] Politicians, as a group, can never ultimately win because they're playing a zero sum game

[9:37] What is the Green Fog Curve?

[11:51] The most dangerous thing for us individually is to start letting our emotional response drive our reaction


Direct download: HS_506_Erik_Fogg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 198, originally published in January 2014.

James Delingpole is a columnist at The Telegraph, columnist at The Spectator, broadcaster at, and author of, "The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism."

Delingpole explains how the Green movement will obstruct business. He believes we will see higher taxes for pet projects. He also how the Green movement will obstruct business and lead us to see higher taxes for pet projects.

Delingpole then discusses what good, if any, can come from the Green movement and why the Costa Rican Golden Toad disappeared.


Direct download: HS_505_FBF_James_Delingpole.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 504, originally published in October 2014.

In the today’s Holistic Survival Show, Jason Hartman speaks to author and former Department of Justice attorney, Sidney Powell. Together, they dive into some of the most scandalous and outrageous cases which have based through the Department of Justice in recent decades. Step-by-step, they overview several of the cases featured in Powell’s book Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice and consider the true state of our society.


01.00 – Sidney Powell’s book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, deals with some of the most scandalous and historic events to come out of the United States’ Department of Justice.

09.20 – Within the Merrill Lynch case, it got to the point where favourable statements were hidden for six years while four Merrill Lynch executives were sent to prison without even a listed criminal offence.

13.00 – Sometimes there are two sides to a story and you need to dig a little deeper to find out what really happened.

16.55 – You have to question when a judge says he’s never had such a fine person before him for sentencing, and then passes a sentence.

20.20 – (Project on Government Oversight) has identified over 400 instances of misconduct by prosecutors in the last decade. 

22.00 – Despite having a criminal conviction against his name a few days before the re-election, Ted Stevens only lost his place on the Senate by a few votes.

27.45 – The Bar associations are less than useless in these situations because they just give the same response.

32.00 – Judge Sullivan is turning around the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS and doing his best to achieve a just result.

34.10 – There are too many aspects of the IRS case that just seem conveniently timed for it to be believable.

34.40 – Many of Sidney’s articles about these issues can be found at

36.40 – If the IRS is being used to target political opponents, who gave that order? 

38.45 – Information about the book and how to purchase it can be found at Tweet Sidney using the handle @SidneyPowell1 and be sure to ‘like’ Licensed to Lie on Facebook. 

Direct download: HS_504_FBF_Sidney_Powell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 188, originally published in November 2013.

Dr. Erica Kosal is the founder of “Bounce to Resilience” and author of “Miracles for Daddy: A Family’s Inspirational Fight against a Modern Medical Goliath." She's also a blogger for "Traveling Troubled Times."

Dr. Kosal discusses if stress contributes to outbreaks of disease. She explains the connection between wellness and a healthy internal environment. She also shares how one can get their internal body in the best "fighting" form possible.


Direct download: HS_503_FBF_Erica_Kosal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 354, originally published in October 2017.

Jason Hartman welcomes Economist Mike Norman to the show to discuss Modern Monetary Theory or MMT. Mike shares examples of common misconceptions people have of the US monetary system and economy, such as the US debt clock, that inflation equals growth, and how the tax system works. He believes that the US has an unlimited supply of capital and balancing the budget or functioning as a fixed monetary system would accomplish the opposite of what is needed to create growth.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) explains the value of money.

[4:39] A tax system is required to create demand for money.

[9:31] A fixed monetary system creates cycles of economic depressions and recessions.

[11:53] The US national debt is a summation of what is owned by the US and its constituents.

[19:25] A dollar must be created and pumped into the economy before it can be used to pay a tax debt.

[21:46] The US has an unlimited amount of new capital.

[27:13] There is a difference between inflation and growth.


Mike Norman on YouTube

Direct download: HS_502_FBF_Mike_Norman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 233, originally published in November 2014.

With Ebola’s implications, causes and threats weighing heavily on many people’s minds, Jason Hartman invites Libertarian Candidate Dr Lee Hieb to give her professional opinion on the situation. Together, they discuss some of the potential solutions to alleviating the situation, as well as considering what could have been done better at the point of outbreak. Hieb also talks about changing attitudes to her party and why these are so important.

Key Takeaways

02.30 – Jason Hartman asks the question everyone is thinking: Ebola – real threat or just a lot of hype?

03.19 – If we’re going to stop the spread of Ebola, we have to stop the movement of people.

06.42 – We have found some treatment options for Ebola, but if we reach a level where we have thousands of victims, it’s just not feasible.

08.19 – Increasing your vitamin D levels can go a long way to increasing your overall health, with studies even linking it to lower cancer risks.

15.28 – Don’t be fooled into thinking Ebola spreads like HIV – it is far more easily spread and there’s a lot we still don’t know about it.

22.00 – Now there are some fears about if we use the military and impose martial law as an excuse to ‘fix’ other issues.

26.02 – Hospitals in the US simply don’t have the training or the equipment to be able to deal with this disease.

27.52 – Members of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons believe that medicine is between a doctor and a patient, not a doctor, patient and a government bureaucrat.

30.25 – The Libertarian party and its values is starting to be better understood by the American people.

35.00 – More information about Dr Lee Hieb and her campaign can be found at

Mentioned in this episode

Surviving the Medical Meltdown by Dr Lee Hieb

Lights Out by T. S. Wiley

Direct download: HS_501_FBF_Lee_Hieb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

In today's 10th Episode, Jason Hartman talks with Dr. David Kelley, founder of The Atlas Society and current Chief Intellectual Officer for the society, about the ideals of Ayn Rand and why the economic principles she laid out during her life are still applicable today, but also about how Dr. Kelley has expounded on those thoughts. They also discuss the current entitlement mentality in the United States and what dangers that presents.

Key Takeaways:

[2:10] What is the Atlas Society?

[7:53] Marx's ideals have failed time after time but people keep going back to them. Why?

[10:35] The value of labor vs the value of capital

[15:07] We have degraded to the point that people are considering minimum wage jobs as careers

[19:22] Entitled mentality is toxic to society


Direct download: HS_500_David_Kelley.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 245, originally published in February 2015.

Dr. Norman Shealy is an 81 year old scientist that doesn't look a day over 60. He has written over 300 publications, including 23 books, and has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, and more. He joins Jason today on the Holistic Survival show to talk about lengthening telomeres, special essential oils that will help with aging and disorders, and Norman explains what The Sacred Rings are. 

Key Takeaways:

1:50 – Norman talks about what DHEA is. 

3:00 – Norman was able to discover how to raise DHEA levels in people. 

4:50 – Using a special mattress 30-60 minutes a night, the average person had their telomeres increased by 3-4% every year. 

5:30 – The electrical method to increase telomeres is not practical, so Norman worked on an essential oil method. 

7:45 – Norman feels like he's 36 and has outlived the average man by 6 years so far. 

11:15 – Many disorders in people have been associated with low levels of oxytocin in the body. 

13:15 – After using Norman's essential oils on an autistic boy, the boy was a completely different person after two months of use. 

14:15 – Norman talks about pain management and how it has helped his patients. 

15:25 – Norman believes it's human instinct to help another person. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Direct download: HS_499_FBF_Norman_Shealy.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Ed Dutton, author of At Our Wits End: Why We're Becoming Less Intelligent and Churchill’s Headmaster: The ‘Sadist’ Who Nearly Saved the British Empire, about why our society has reached the point where we're beginning to become dumber and what point of the cycle we're in.

Key Takeaways:

[2:04] We're becoming less intelligent very quickly, which is happening for genetic reasons and just like all previous civilizations

[6:23] Welfare and feminism is a factor in child bearing rates

[9:59] Per capita genius is now at the level we were in the 1600s

[16:18] It doesn't take many maladaptive people to poison the well

[19:58] Atheism correlates with all sorts of indications of high mutational load

[22:16] Civilization always moves in cycles of intelligence and health


Jolly Heretic

Direct download: HS_498_Ed_Dutton.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 283, originally published in January 2017.

Jason Hartman talks with Joel B. Pollak as they discussed his new book: See No Evil, 19 Hard Truths the Left Can't Handle. Joel is Senior Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel at Breitbart News in Los Angeles, California, and also Editor of Breitbart California.

Before coming to work with founder Andrew Breitbart, he ran for Congress as a Republican, Tea Party-backed candidate in his home state of Illinois. He was also a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute, focusing on human rights and international law.

He holds law and bachelor's degrees from Harvard University, and a masters degree from the University of Cape Town. Joel has two other books: The Kasrils Affair: Jews and Minority Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa (University of Cape Town Press, 2008), and Don't Tell Me Words Don't Matter: How Rhetoric Won the 2008 Presidential Election (Self-published, 2009).

He is a contributor to Canada's Sun News Network, and a frequent guest on Fox News and CNN.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] The liberal intolerance

[6:15] The monologue vs the dialogue media, and how it looks in regard to liberals and conservatives

[10:10] Why government funds any form of media

[13:35] How people refuse to talk about violence in movies, video games, and other liberal media

[18:00] The relabeling and redefining serious issues, and why words matter

[22:00] The debate about climate change, and how the left wants population control to protect resources, and why we should view people as the resource to solve the problem


Direct download: HS_497_FBF_Joel_Pollak.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Graham Hancock, author of the new book America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization, as well as the best selling book Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence for Earth's Lost Civilization, about why the Americas were probably settled long before we originally thought they were. The two also delve into the idea that past civilizations were much more advanced technologically than we give them credit for, their technology was just different from ours so we tend to discount it.

Key Takeaways:

[4:40] A massive cataclysm struck the earth between 12,800 - 11,600 years ago

[8:03] It's distinctly possible that the lost civilization was advanced technologically, just in a different way than we currently are

[10:46] The Great Pyramid shows us that whoever built it had a complete knowledge of the size and nature of the Earth

[14:13] The problem with American archaeologists' Clovis First model

[19:10] It's human nature to not want to admit you were wrong, but in the end the evidence will force people to accept new theories that are shown to be correct


Direct download: HS_496_Graham_Hancock.mp3
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Philip K. Howard is a prominent attorney and commentator. He's the Founder and Chair of Common Good and author of the classic, "The Death of Common Sense" and author of the new book, "The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government."

Howard discusses whether it's worth it for people to trust the government. He shares his thoughts on how the government has made people inept.

Howard believes legal rigidity strangles common sense solutions to our problems. The Constitution was drafted in only 10 pages, yet so many modern bills are thousands of pages long. Howard explains how life would be without lawyers.


Direct download: HS_495_FBF_Philip_K_Howard.mp3
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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 208, originally published in March 2014.

Jon Leiberman is an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM and host of "Leiberman Live at Five," a weekly news radio show airing on Howard 101. He's a crime contributor for CNN HLN and, crime blogger for the Huffington Post, former correspondent and producer of America's Most Wanted, and author of, "Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth."

James "Whitey" Bulger murdered 19 people, yet the government looked away when trying to investigate and prosecute him. The Justice Department cut deals with convicted murderers in order to secure testimony. Several of these men are now free on the streets of Boston. Bulger and his gang had willing accomplices in the FBI, public servants who not only looked the other way, but actually colluded in the crimes. Leiberman explains the government's motives and how Bulger got away with so much and if similar collusion is happening in today's government.

Leiberman then talks about his work for the Howard Stern Show. In 2004, he was fired by Sinclair Broadcast Group for publicly questioning the company's decision to air "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," a 40-minute film critical of Presidential candidate John Kerry's role in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. Leiberman explains what happened.


Direct download: HS_494_FBF_Jon_Leiberman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Walter E Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and author of American Contempt for Liberty, about what is going on in our society today. America has become a country of people who hate liberty and want to take from others to give to themselves or others who they deem need it more. There seems to be an unwillingness to accept that people earn more than others and thinking that the government needs to step in and play a role. Walter explains to Jason how we can solve our problems by telling the government to get out of the way more than telling them to help.

Key Takeaways:

[1:28] Do United States citizens really have contempt for liberty?

[7:23] Has the Trump administration turned the tide at all?

[10:45] Is a wealth tax fair?

[15:33] Politicians are doing exactly what we elect them to do

[20:47] The only way we're going to solve our nation's problems


Direct download: HS_493_Walter_Williams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 237, originally published in December 2014.

Jason Hartman invites Jerry Robinson, author of Bankruptcy of Our Nation, to the show to share his views about what bankruptcy would look like. They discuss a variety of topics and consider frankly just how bleak America’s future could look. Robinson also gives his opinion on the impact of America’s international relations, as well as posing the interesting notion that we can see the path of America’s future by looking at the past of the rest of the world.

Key Takeaways

[3:50] Jerry Robinson’s Bankruptcy of Our Nation deals with facets of the economic crisis such as what happened, why it happened and what we thought would happen.

[6:09] In a number of ways, the 2014 picture we draw now looks very similar to the state of the world in 1914.

[15:01] – No-one does anything for nothing. A closer look at the incentives can provide a lot of insight.

[21:04] The psychological impact of the economy is already taking an effect. People now expect prices and values to go up, and are surprised if they don’t.

[27:20] Maybe we need to reassess our definition of evil to better match today’s global situation.

[31:15] – If the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia changes, it could change the entire balance of power in the Middle East.

[33:15] Exports are always going to be vital, and we need to consider the impact if the US becomes energy-independent.

[40:57] International threats, and especially those involving cyber-attacks, must be taken seriously. Even if you’re living in a city, know the precautions you can take.

[45:09] Find out about Jerry Robinson’s Five Levels of Financial Freedom at 

[1:10:08] With mortgage debt, as an investor you don’t even need to pay this off yourself – your tenants pay it off for you.

Mentioned in this episode

Bankruptcy of our Nation by Jerry Robinson

Direct download: HS_492_FBF_Jerry_Robinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with John Milkovich, Louisiana State Senator of the 38th District and author of the new book Robert Mueller: Errand Boy for the New World Order, about the dark past of Robert Mueller and why he seems to have so much credibility today despite that.

After discussing Mueller the two veer into what Senator Milkovich is working on in Louisiana in regards to abortion legislation, and ways that the state can combat juvenile crime.

Key Takeaways:

[2:17] Why does Mueller have such credibility?

[5:03] What is Mueller's motivation?

[10:14] Senator John Milkovich worked on the fetal heart beat bill in Louisiana

[15:42] How much can Trump fight the Deep State?

[18:05] Louisiana needs to embrace nature and nurture when it comes to children and crime


Direct download: HS_491_John_Milkovich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 160, originally published in July 2013.

Robert Greene is probably the most famous author on power and strategy. His new book is titled Mastery.

Greene explains what can we learn from the lives and philosophies of historical figures like Sun Tzu and Napoleon. He also explains the best way to manipulate someone.

Through a mastery of subject, Greene believes everyone is capable of professional transcendence.

He also wrote a book with the rapper 50 Cent and thinks there is a lot to learn from the hood life.


Direct download: HS_490_FBF_Robert_Greene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Stephen Davis, author of Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories, about the prevalence of fake news online and in every form of media. The two try to find ways to combat the issue head on and what the average person can do today (and in the future) to avoid being fooled.

Key Takeaways:

[2:08] It's easier now than ever before for governments to lie to you and get away with scandals

[4:12] Fake news travels faster than truth on Twitter

[7:16] If you want good, investigative journalism, you're going to have to pay for it

[13:21] We need to stop letting companies like Facebook and Google escape the responsibility that media outlets have

[19:46] How governments deceive you

[25:57] Dealing with fake reviews on sites


Direct download: HS_489_Stephen_Davis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 96, originally published in July 2012.

How can robotics teach us about history, while showing us the future potential of technology? Hollywood depicts robots overthrowing the world. Is this actually possible? Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Professor of Biology John Long about how using robotics can help us understand evolutionary processes. Professor Long and his team build autonomous robots, including biomimetric robots, to study animals, living and extinct, learning how they behave and adapt. Professor Long’s specialty is fish, such as sharks, eels and dolphins. The robots are built to mimic the real creatures, some built as predators, some built as prey, and all are built to behave. As these robots make their own decisions, scientists can study the evolution of the robots to their ecological environment. Jason and Professor Long talk about the “growth” of the autonomous robots, generation to generation. They also touch on robotic cars that are becoming so efficient and adaptive that they are potentially better drivers than human beings. Professor Long discusses the usefulness of evolving robots. Humans are curious and robots can do things that people don’t want to do or can’t do. There are many practical applications for robotics, including rescue operations, space exploration, medical procedures and replacing dull human activities. There are also issues that can be debated about the use of robots or drones for surveillance or attacks. Jason and Professor Long discuss the possibility of a “proxy war,” how robots are currently used in warfare, and when we can expect to see autonomous robots that can learn and adjust accordingly on the battlefield.

John Long is a Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science at Vassar College. He serves as the Director of Vassar’s Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Laboratory, which he co-founded, and the Chair of the Department of Biology. Long and his robots – called Madeleine and the Tadros – have garnered widespread press coverage in the New York Times and Washington Post, among other publications. He and his robots have taught evolution on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Darwin's Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology

Direct download: HS_488_FBF_John_Long.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with G Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, about corporate scams. Too many people hide behind the veil that corporations offer; ripping off consumers and shareholders and letting the company take the punishment. G Edward and Jason discuss this topic, as well as how we can actually change things to allow society to hold those responsible accountable.

Key Takeaways:

[3:37] It can perfectly legal to extract millions of dollars from a company while the shareholders value drops to 0

[6:43] Trying to punish "the corporation" just means that shareholders get hurt

[9:13] How do we hold someone accountable when a corporation does something bad?

[10:59] How to actually make change happen to fix this problem

[14:07] Governments have a perpetual lien on your property. There's no such thing as owning something "free and clear"

[20:05] What is reasoning behind people like Soros when they pump money into politics?

[22:41] The Fabian Socialist Society believed you took over society gradually

[26:20] At what point is it proper for the state to intervene?


Direct download: HS_487_G_Edward_Griffin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 213, originally published in May 2014.

Bill Blunden has written several books including Behold a Pale Farce, Threat Inflation, and Cube Farm. Bill joins the show today to discuss the NSA and the advanced software they are using to spy on people. He also runs the website Below Gotham Labs, which is a blog that helps get this information out.


Direct download: HS_486_FBF_Bill_Blunden.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Marc Faber, editor at Gloom, Boom, Doom, about what's going on in our economy with the massive asset inflation that's hit in the past few years. The two examine what central banks will have to do in order to deal with the looming shortages and what investments can buck that trend when it arises.

Key Takeaways:

[4:26] Asset inflation is making the rich richer and leaving the poor and middle class behind

[10:32] Will millennials get bailed out by their inheritance from their Baby Boomer parents?

[13:48] The 2 investments that will appreciate in a global downturn

[15:39] 2 ways central banks can print money

[20:11] Inflationary actions can kick the can down the road a long way, but there is one thing that can ruin the party


Direct download: HS_485_Marc_Faber.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 174, originally published in October 2013.

Joe the Plumber is a conservative activist who got his name in the midst of the 2008 Presidential Election. He joins the show to explain why the Boston bomber was on the front cover of Rolling Stone. He believes this is reflective of the Obama Administration’s soft approach to dealing with those who seek to destroy us.


Direct download: HS_484_Joe_Plumber.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Kelly Alexander, founder of Great American Tax Remedy, about how Kelly has been able to avoid paying Federal income tax since 2014. Kelly's method hasn't had to hold up against an IRS audit, but she's confident that what she's doing is completely legal and can help anyone out.

Key Takeaways:

[3:12] How Kelly's tax plan to avoid income taxes works

[6:49] Who else is using Kelly's technique?

[8:11] What Kelly does when she gets paid in order to avoid income tax

[18:08] How to report your income on your taxes under Kelly's format

[28:20] Why Kelly's strategy works for both state and federal taxes


Direct download: HS_483_Kelly_Alexander.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 202, originally published in February 2014.

Carla Lee Johnson is Founder and President of One Team Humanity Foods and Managing Member for The Truth Movie, LLC. She starts the show to discuss how Pinterest has changed the food world.

Johnston tells us that we would be surprised to learn about the food we are eating because there are so many "things" in our food that we don't even know about. She shares what we should look for on labels. Johnston then explains what a flexitarian is and how her Nut Burger product has more benefits than meat.


Direct download: HS_482_FBF_Carla_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Patri Friedman, Executive Director of The Seasteading Institute, about creating new countries using the seasteading technique. Patri discusses how the concept would work in today's environment and why it's not absurd to think of a country being created on the water. It's coming sooner than you expect.

Key Takeaways:

[1:44] What is seasteading?

[6:37] Why not just buy land from a country rather than doing everything out at sea?

[10:36] Patri's goal is seeing governments competing for citizens by treating them best

[14:13] How do you deal with security when you're in the middle of the ocean?

[18:34] What are these seasteads going to do for currency?


Direct download: HS_481_Patri_Friedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 190, originally published in November 2013.

Born an only child into a house full of animals in Port Washington, New York, Jocelyn Kessler recognized at a young age that she had the ability to energetically communicate with animals. She could somehow “hear and understand” what the animals were saying when she spoke to them. At such a young age she had no idea about energy interpretation  or communication with forces outside the physical realm.

Later in life as a pre-teen, Jocelyn had a “near death” experience that allowed her to access certain special gifts that had previously been hidden and were now in the conscious mind. Her ability to interpret energy in animals increased due to her altered consciousness, and many of her spirit guides – both animal and human – began making themselves known to her.  With her heightened awareness, Jocelyn found herself able to feel and see more than ever in humans as well.  It was at this time that she began to use her newly found abilities to connect humans and animals.  Jocelyn soon discovered that another source of the connection emanated from her physically.


The Secret Language of Dogs: Stories From a Dog Psychic

Direct download: HS_480_FBF_Jocelyn_Kessler.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Jorge Newbery, founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse, founder of American Homeowner Preservation and author of Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar, about how he was able to climb out of a $26 million hole and how others can follow in his footsteps. This isn't about cheating your way out of debt, it's about using the same rights that creditors have because you need to protect yourself from predatory lending practices.

Key Takeaways:

[2:47] Debt may seem simple, but it's a lot more nuanced that you'd first believe

[4:32] If you can't afford your debts, the best thing you can do is to stop paying them

[7:44] How Jorge got started paying off his $26 million debt

[10:21] What kind of errors you should be looking for from your lendors

[16:11] The elite have often used debt as a way to enslave the lower classes


Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar

Direct download: HS_479_Jorge_Newbery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 66, originally published in December 2011.

Jason Hartman interviews Victor Davis Hanson, professor and author, regarding how the crises around the world, especially in Greece and the European Union, have had a profound impact on employers, and how Greece’s crisis will impact larger countries. People in Greece are uncertain in these times because the president has created a climate where the people don’t know what the tax code is going to be, what the regulations will be, or what the national policy is going to be about investment savings. With governments unable to pay their debts, the affluent feel they’re in the proverbial crosshairs. Victor feels that here in our own country, Obama has succeeded in shutting down American capitalism. Victor also discusses with Jason how California’s economy is pathetic, including the infrastructure and schools, and how employment and salaries are affected, and talks about the out-migration from the state. He gives examples of what is really happening within California, from the street level to the government level, including how unions and crime and complications from illegal immigration have compounded the problems. Immigration has put a huge strain on the public health system, employment and the resources of the state, and Victor feels California needs to close its borders to recover.

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture. Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, scholarly papers, and newspaper editorials on matters ranging from ancient Greek, agrarian and military history to foreign affairs, domestic politics, and contemporary culture. He has written or edited 17 books, including Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (1983; paperback ed. University of California Press, 1998); The Western Way of War (Alfred Knopf, 1989; 2d paperback ed. University of California Press, 2000); Hoplites: The Ancient Greek Battle Experience (Routledge, 1991; paperback., 1992); The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization (Free Press, 1995; 2nd paperback ed., University of California Press, 2000); Fields without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea (Free Press, 1996; paperback, Touchstone, 1997; The Bay Area Book reviewers Non-fiction winner for 1996); The Land Was Everything, Letters from an American Farmer (Free Press, 2000; a Los Angeles Times Notable book of the year); The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Cassell, 1999; paperback, 2001); The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999, paperback, Anchor/Vintage, 2000); Carnage and Culture (Doubleday, 2001; Anchor/Vintage, 2002; a New York Times bestseller); An Autumn of War (Anchor/Vintage, 2002); Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Encounter, 2003), Ripples of Battle (Doubleday, 2003), and Between War and Peace (Random House, 2004). He also authored A War Like No Other, which was named one of the New York Times Notable 100 Books of 2006.


Direct download: HS_478_FBF_Victor_Hanson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Matt Richtel, Pulitzer prize winning New York Times reporter and author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System, about the new information that's come to light about our immune system and how we can help/hurt it by our actions. Matt dispels some myths that are long, long held, and gives solutions as to how we can best improve our health.

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Matt's journey to understanding the immune system came from his friend's serious illness. It led to him confronting several myths about the immune system.

[5:30] Our immune system actually tries to get along with everything as best as possible, not to automatically attack

[7:33] Why it's a mistake to try and "boost your immune system"

[10:25] New research on your "gut health"

[14:22] How stress weakens your immune system


Direct download: HS_477_Matt_Richtel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 104, originally published in August 2012.

What is making us sick? We know our lifestyle is the problem, but on this episode of Holistic Survival, we will learn how some common lifestyle choices and cultural beliefs may be a factor in many of our issues, such as migraines, obesity, and breast cancer. Jason Hartman interviews medical anthropologist and author, Sydney Ross Singer, to shed some light on these problematic factors. Sydney begins with his newest research on sleep. “People in our culture sleep too flat,” he states, explaining the impact it has on circulation to the brain and body. All sorts of conditions can result, such as migraines, sleep apnea, compression of nerves that can cause carpel tunnel, compression of organs, change in bone structure, and many other traumas to the body that one wouldn’t even consider. These conditions as a result of how we sleep are confirmed by NASA studies of the effect of gravity on fluid pressure in the brain and other parts of the body.

Sydney also talks about compression injuries from tight clothing, including a link between tight braziers and breast cancer. Tight clothing and shoes restrict circulation, causing a back up of fluids in our tissues. Toxins in clothing and pesticides, and the common tonsillectomy are associated with weight gain. Stress levels affect overall health. Sydney encourages people to take responsibility for their own health by eliminating different lifestyle choices and give the body a chance to heal. He recommends people experiment with Self Studies to see what may be causing problems, such as wearing loose clothing for a month, raising the head and feet instead of sleeping flat for a week, going a month without a bra. Many diseases and conditions, especially chronic conditions, may be prevented and cured by a simple alteration in lifestyle.


Sydney at Academia

Direct download: HS_476_FBF_Sydney_Ross_Singer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Fred Burton, former counterterrorism agent for the State Department, Chief Security Officer and VP of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at Stratfor and New York Times Best Selling author of the new book Beirut Rules, about the evolution of terrorism in our times. From the attacks during the 1972 Olympics to present day, hear about the changes that have been made by both the attackers and the protectors. Terrorism has changed our lives here in the US significantly in the last few decades, and it's likely to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Key Takeaways:

[3:12] Fred was one of the first 3 US counterterrorism agents assigned to the state department

[5:24] The impact of the 1972 Olympic terrorist attack

[7:51] Fred and Stratfor's thoughts on Julian Assange

[11:53] Fred's views on the tragedy in Benghazi

[15:37] Have we just accepted how much the NSA is going to spy on us?

[18:25] The police and FBI can't stop most of the shootings and terrorist attacks, so it's incumbent on the individual to be prepared to react at all times


Direct download: HS_475_Fred_Burton.mp3
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