Selected by Apple as a "Best of 2018" Podcast. Join Jordan Harbinger with Jason DeFillippo as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can't find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.
197: How to Stop Fearing Entrepreneurial Risks | Feedback Friday
Many people don't pursue their true creative, entrepreneurial, career interests because it feels too risky. Vadim and Sergei Revzin from The Mentors Podcast join us to talk about how you can intelligently evaluate that risk and confidently make progress on your plans armed with the best information available.
194: How to Be the Best Podcast Guest in the West | Feedback Friday
Being a podcast host has its own set of dos and don'ts, but what does it take to be the best podcast guest in the west -- and east and all points in between? We've recruited our friend Bobbi Rebell of The Financial Grownup Podcast to give us the skinny on this Feedback Friday!
193: Mimi Ikonn | What the Life of an Influencer Is Really Like
Mimi Ikonn is a serial entrepreneur best known for Luxy Hair and Intelligent Change, a YouTube influencer with 2.8+ million subscribers, and the author of The Bingo Theory: A Revolutionary Guide to Love, Life, and Relationships.
192: Rick Hanson | The Science of Hardwiring Happiness and Resilience
Rick Hanson is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, co-host of The Being Well Podcast, author of Hardwiring Happiness, and co-author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.
191: How to Out a Psycho Ex for Public Safety | Feedback Friday
Outing a psycho ex who once violently assaulted you might seem like a mission of personal vindication that you'd like to feel is beneath you. But what if you've recently encountered them working in close proximity with people you care about? Is it your responsibility to out that psycho ex for the sake of public safety? This and more on Feedback Friday!
187: Hal Elrod | Fulfill Your Goals with The Miracle Equation
Hal Elrod has overcome two near-death experiences, is the bestselling author of The Miracle Morning, and his latest book, The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable, is out now.
186: David Smalley | Why You Should Challenge Your Beliefs
David Smalley is an actor, comedian, and host of the Dogma Debate podcast, in which he -- as an atheist -- regularly discusses religion and politics with preachers, pastors, comedians, and people who hold different world views.
185: How to Get Hired Like a Boss | Feedback Friday
Ever wondered how to get hired like a boss? Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to Be Rich joins us for this Feedback Friday to illustrate something called The Briefcase Technique, which you can use to powerfully demonstrate value to connections in your network and potential employers.
183: Lisa Lampanelli | Changing Careers at the Top of Your Game
Lisa Lampanelli recently lost 100 pounds, retired from a Grammy-nominated career in comedy that spanned three decades, and is now a life coach who runs transformational food and body-image workshops and performs issue-oriented storytelling shows.
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us for this deep dive into why the impulse for blaming other people is a phenomenon familiar to most of us, and how we can curb it in ourselves without defaulting to always taking the fall when it's undeserved.
175: Brian Scudamore | How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success
Brian Scudamore pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? at age 18, scaled that success into three more home-service brands, and is the author of WTF?! (Willing to Fail): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success.
172: Clint Watts | Surviving in a World of Fake News
Clint Watts is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security at The George Washington University, and author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News.
169: Nathan Latka | How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital
Nathan Latka is the principal of private equity firm Latka Capital; executive producer and host of The Top Entrepreneurs Podcast, and author of How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich.
166: Kevin Barrows | Think Like an FBI Interrogator
Kevin Barrows is a former FBI special agent who now conducts traditional corporate fraud investigations, reputation risk and due diligence efforts, and supervises computer forensic and computer crime assignments for Renaissance Associates.
165: Chris Voss | Negotiate as If Your Life Depended on It
Chris Voss retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, is CEO of the Black Swan Group, and is the author of the national bestseller Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It.
162: Cesar Millan | Seeing the World from a Dog Whisperer's Perspective
Cesar Millan is the internationally renowned master dog trainer known best as the Dog Whisperer, founder of the Dog Psychology Center, and best-selling author of Lessons From the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life.
160: Deep Dive | Why Does Self-Help Make You Feel Terrible?
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us for this deep dive into why a lot of self-help makes you feel miserable by design and what you can do to improve yourself without being suckered by hucksters or succumbing to an existential meltdown.
157: John Ruhlin | Ways to Give Gifts That Make a Big Difference
John Ruhlin is the world's leading authority in maximizing customer loyalty through radical generosity. He is author of Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention.
Adam Grant has been Wharton's top-rated professor for seven years, is the host of podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant, and is the author of three New York Times Best Sellers: Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg), Originals, and Give and Take.
138: Deep Dive | Forget Finding Your Purpose -- Do This Instead
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us to deep dive into the elusive subject of purpose -- why you’re not finding it as easily as the so-called experts say you should be, and why you should be following meaning to purpose instead of picking a purpose and hoping it’s full of meaning.
135: Joe Navarro | How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People
Joe Navarro is a retired FBI agent, one of the world's leading experts on nonverbal communication, and author of Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People.
132: Andy Molinsky | How to Extend the Reach of Rapport Across Cultures
Andy Molinsky is a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University’s International Business School and author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process.
127: Deep Dive | How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us for this deep dive into identifying and overcoming imposter syndrome -- the sinking feeling that your accolades are unearned, your successes are undeserved, and you'll be discovered for the fraud you (think you) are at any moment by somebody -- anybody -- more qualified than you (which only seems to be everybody)!
126: Matthew Walker | Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Dr. Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California in Berkeley, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, and author of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.
123: David Buss | Troubleshooting Strategies from the Evolution of Desire
David Buss is considered the world's leading scientific expert on the evolutionary psychology of human mating strategies. He is the author of several books on the subject, most recently The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating.
114: Michael McFaul | What It's like to Stand up to Putin
Michael McFaul is a former US ambassador to Russia, a professor of political science at Stanford University, and author of New York Times Best Seller From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia.
109: Deep Dive | The Five Keys to Being Unforgettable
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us for this deep dive into the five keys to being unforgettable — what makes you memorable, common pitfalls that may make you unforgettable for all the wrong reasons, and what you can do to maximize the chance that you’ll be unforgettable for all the right ones.
108: James Clear | Forming Atomic Habits for Astronomic Results
James Clear (@JamesClear) believes that you do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems. He is the creator of the Habits Academy and author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones.
106: Scott Harrison | How to Quench the World's Thirst with Charity
Scott Harrison pivoted from hard-partying club promoter to life-saving charity founder. His first book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World, is out now.
103: Coss Marte | Staying out of Prison with Muscle and Conviction
Coss Marte is the founder and CEO of ConBody, a NYC-based fitness studio that hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes, and author of ConBody: The Revolutionary Bodyweight Prison Boot Camp, Born from an Extraordinary Story of Hope.
100: Jason Calacanis | Advice from the Most Successful Angel Investor
Jason Calacanis is Silicon Valley royalty, the most successful angel investor today, and author of Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups -- Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.
99: Todd Garner | Getting Big Stuff Done in a Small Talk Town
Todd Garner is a Hollywood veteran who has overseen 170 films (and counting) -- including Anger Management, xXx, 13 Going on 30, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Black Hawk Down, Punch Drunk Love, Con Air, and Hellboy. He also hosts The Producer's Guide on PodcastOne.
97: Vince Beiser | Why Sand Is More Important than You Think It Is
Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist specializing in social issues, technology, and the places they intersect. His latest book is The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.
96: Jane McGonigal | Gaming Your Way to Health and Happiness
Jane McGonigal specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken. Her new book is SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient -- Powered by the Science of Games.
94: Deep Dive | This Is the Vulnerable Truth about Vulnerability
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us for this deep dive into vulnerability -- what it really is, why it can't be faked, and how to spot it in ourselves and others to make real connections while avoiding manipulation by those who don't always have our best interests at heart.
91: Isaiah Hankel | The Smart Way to Focus and Grow Successful
Isaiah Hankel is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His new book is The Science of Intelligent Achievement: How Smart People Focus, Create, and Grow Their Way to Success.
90: Jonathan Haidt | The Danger of Good Intentions and Safe Spaces
Jonathan Haidt is considered one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of morality. He is the co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
87: General Michael Hayden | National Security in an Age of Lies
General Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) is a retired United States Air Force general, former Director of the CIA and NSA, and author of The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies.
86: Feedback Friday | How to Handle an Accident in a Rental Car
Jordan Harbinger and Jason DeFillippo banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday! Corbin Payne makes a cameo appearance in this one to help us cope with a bit of a legal pickle.
85: Jim Kwik | How to Unlock Your Brain's Secret Superpowers
Jim Kwik is the CEO of Kwik Learning with 22 years of experience teaching speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance to top politicians, actors, CEOs, industry shakers, and world leaders.
82: Vanessa Van Edwards | Pumping up the Volume of Nonverbal Communication
Vanessa Van Edwards rejoins us to further discuss components of nonverbal communication. She is the lead investigator at human behavior research lab Science of People and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
81: Michael Pollan | A Renaissance in the Forbidden Science of Psychedelics
Michael Pollan is a writing professor, a longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and author of many best-selling books -- his latest is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
79: Carter Thomas | Top Cryptocurrency Tips for New Kids on the Blockchain
Carter Thomas started as a marketer and strategist in the mobile app space, publishing over 1,500 apps on multiple platforms that have generated 18M+ downloads. Now he educates the curious about cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies via videos and a podcast under the Coin Mastery banner.
78: Cathy Heller | Being Creative in Spite of Your Day Job
Cathy Heller is a DIY musician, licensing guru, and creator and host of popular podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job, on a mission to offer real tools and insight to help others find a sense of purpose and newfound fulfillment in their work.
Bonus: Dr. Dale Bredesen | How to Make Alzheimer's Just a Bad Memory
Dr. Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and is the author of The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline.
76: Alex Kouts | The Secrets You Don't Know About Negotiation Part Three
Alex Kouts is a teacher, adventure technologist, Chief Product Officer of Countable, and -- as you'll soon discover -- quite savvy in negotiation. This is part three of a three-part series. Make sure to check out parts one and two!
Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) served as a United States Senator for California from 1993 to 2017 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. She is the co-host (with Nicole Boxer) of podcast Fight Back, and author of The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life.
74: Feedback Friday | How to Land Your Dream Job in the 21st Century
Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday! ZipRecruiter co-founder and CEO Ian Siegel (@ZipRecruiterCEO) joins us for a brief bonus toward the end of the episode, so stay tuned!
72: Dr. Drew Pinsky | Give the World the Best You Have Anyway
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a celebrity doctor who has been hosting shows -- from radio to television to podcasts -- for more than 30 years, most well-known for Loveline from 1984 to 2016. His current hosting duties include The Dr. Drew Podcast and The Adam and Dr. Drew Show among many others.
67: Allen Gannett | You Don't Have to Be a Genius to Be Creative
Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a placeholder on the 30 under 30 lists for both Forbes and Inc., and the author of The Creative Curve: How To Develop The Right Idea, At The Right Time.
64: Sean Young | Changing Your Life for Good with SCIENCE
Sean Young is the Executive Director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology and the author of Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life -- for Good.
63: Daniel Pink | When Is the Best Time to Get Things Done?
Daniel Pink is the author of New York Times Best Seller When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which examines the psychology, biology, and economics behind scheduling for optimal effect -- and why your ideal time to get something done may widely differ from someone else's.
61: Shaun T | 7 Transformational Principles for Living the Best Life
Shaun T has become one of the most recognizable fitness trainers in the world while running programs like Hip Hop Abs, Insanity, and Shaun Week. He's also the author of T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger, and Live Your Best Life.
60: Todd Kashdan | The Bright Truth about Your Dark Side
Todd Kashdan is a Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University and co-author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self -- Not Just Your "Good" Self -- Drives Success and Fulfillment.
57: Phil Hellmuth | The Winning Strategies of a Certified Poker Brat
Phil Hellmuth has won the World Series of Poker 14 times, is in the WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame, and is the author of New York Times Best Seller Play Poker Like the Pros and Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography.
54: Barry Katz | How to Make Your Mark in the Funny Business
Barry Katz is a talent manager, producer, and podcaster who has discovered and represented many comedians including Dave Chappelle, Whitney Cummings, Jay Mohr, Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Nick Swardson, Tracy Morgan, Darrell Hammond, and Louis C.K. He also hosts the Industry Standard podcast.
52: Cal Fussman | How to Ask Big Questions for Big Answers
Cal Fussman is a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine known for his interviews with everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Muhammad Ali to Jeff Bezos to Barbara Walters to Tom Hanks to Serena Williams. Make sure to check out his weekly podcast: Big Questions with Cal Fussman.
49: Alex Banayan | Why Mentors Are Important and How to Get One
Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers, which chronicles his seven-year quest tracking down icons from Bill Gates to Lady Gaga to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.
48: Nir Eyal | How to Manage Distraction in a Digital Age
Nir Eyal helps teams design more engaging products as demonstrated in his book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, and shows us how we can break away from the distraction of this engagement if it's not serving us.
46: Fab Morvan | How to Persevere in the Wake of Scandal
Fab Morvan is an inspiringly positive singer and songwriter who, as half of disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli, understands better than most what it takes to rise above the aftermath of a career-shattering scandal. Also, he hasn't aged in 30 years and might be a legit vampire.
45: Ryan Holiday | Solving for What You Really Want from Life
Ryan Holiday is a media strategist, an entrepreneur, and an author who wrote eight books and ghost wrote another six by the time he was 30. His most recent offering is Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.
36: David Burkus | How to Become a Networking Superconnector
David Burkus is a sought after speaker, business school professor, regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and author of Friend of a Friend...: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career.
Gabriel Mizrahi rejoins us to deep dive into why the fresh eyes of an amateur often spot what the professionals miss, and how we can get some of that so-called beginner's luck to rub off on us no matter how experienced we happen to be.
James Fallon is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine and author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.
27: David Eagleman | How Your Brain Makes Sense of the World
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, author and co-author of several books including The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, and CSO of NeoSensory, a company that specializes in sensory substitution technology.
25: Joshua Fruth | The War on Money Laundering and Why You Should Care
Joshua Fruth is a military intelligence officer, police captain, financial crime expert, and Director of Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Services at Matrix-IFS who joins us to discuss the war on money laundering and why it matters.
24: Melissa Dahl | The Not-So-Cringeworthy Truth about Awkwardness
Melissa Dahl is a senior editor covering health and psychology for New York's The Cut. In 2014, she co-founded New York magazine's popular social science site Science of Us. Her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, is out now.
22: Deep Dive | How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
Gabriel Mizrahi joins us for this deep dive into why we all compare ourselves with other people, the pros and cons that arise from this, and what we can do to filter out the unhealthy comparisons we inevitably make.
21: Benjamin Hardy | What to Do When Willpower Doesn't Work
Benjamin Hardy has been the number one writer on Medium since 2015, is nearing the completion of his PhD in Organizational Psychology, and is the author of Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.
19: Denise Shull | How to Turn Bad Emotions into Good Decisions
Denise Shull is a performance architect, ReThink Group founder, and author of Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk, considered the Rosetta Stone of trading psychology.
18: Gretchen Rubin | Four Tendencies: The Framework for a Better Life
Gretchen Rubin is a former lawyer turned podcaster and best-selling author. Her latest book is The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too).
16: Tali Sharot | Unpacking the Science of the Influential Mind
Tali Sharot is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, the founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London, and author of The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others.
15: Jocko Willink | Why Discipline Beats Motivation Every Time
Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL commander, podcaster, co-author of New York Times Best Seller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and author of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. His upcoming Marc's Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) will be out soon.
Joey Coleman is a customer experience designer, an award-winning speaker, creator of First 100 Days methodology, and author of the upcoming Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days.
12: Dan Heath | The Power of Moments and How to Create Them
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center and co-author of Decisive, Switch, Made to Stick, and most recently The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.
7: Max Lugavere | Prevent Dementia and Eat Like a Genius
Max Lugavere is a science journalist focusing on brain health, performance, and longevity. His book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life is available for pre-order now.
4: Deep Dive | Learning How to Cope with Instability
Gabriel Mizrahi takes a deep dive with us into one of life's scariest constants: instability. We'll discuss why it's crucial for personal growth and how to embrace what it has to offer rather than trying to outrun its transient discomforts.
Bill Browder pioneered a brand-new market after the fall of The Iron Curtain while making powerful enemies -- including Vladimir Putin. He is the author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice.
Rob Weinhold, the CRO (Chief Reputation Officer) of Fallston Group and co-author of The Art of Crisis Leadership: Save Time, Money, Customers and Ultimately, Your Career joins us to discuss how we might not only foresee the crises that cause damage to the reputation of ourselves and our companies, but spin them into an advantage.
1: Mark Geragos | How Celebrities Stay out of Jail
Our guest on this episode is Mark Geragos. Mark is a criminal defense lawyer who has represented high-profile clients like Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Gary Condit, Susan McDougal, Chris Brown, and Scott Peterson. He is the co-author of Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works...and Sometimes Doesn't.
Join us as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world’s top performers -- from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives, and insights you can’t find anywhere else. Then, take these insights into your own life and live what you listen.