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472 FBF: Toxic Aluminum: Trouble of an Abundant Element

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 199, originally published in January 2014. Not everyone finds aluminum as fascinating as Dr. Christopher Exley, who happens to be one of the world’s leading experts on the topic. Some how, some way, the good doctor’s infectious enthusiasm is impossible to deny. Listen in on this episode of The Holistic Survival Show as host Jason Hartman interviews Dr. Exley about an intriguing paradox; how is it that the third most abundant element in the...


471: Combatting Fake News & Tailspin with Court TV Founder Steven Brill

Jason Hartman talks with Steven Brill, founder of Court TV and co-ceo of the new company News Guard, about how we as a society can combat the massive influx of fake news. We all know that it's a problem, but figuring out which site is actually providing us with accurate information is incredibly overloading. Then Jason and Steven discuss his book Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It, and how some of the things that originally...


470 FBF: "Touch Points" with Doug Conant

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 180, originally published in October 2013. On this 10th show, Jason Hartman interviews author and leadership expert, Doug Conant on the topic of leadership models. In Doug’s book, Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments, co-authored with Mette Norgaard, the small daily interactions that many view as interruptions are described as the greatest leadership opportunities in business, or touch points. These...


469 FBF: "Rewild Yourself, Rewild the Planet" with Daniel Vitalis

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from June 2012. Human domestication from a less natural diet and lifestyle has slowly but surely led to degeneration of our species. Jason Hartman is joined by Daniel Vitalis, health and nutrition specialist, for a discussion of getting back to the “wild,” understanding the effect of our processed and hybrid foods, and learning how wild plants are medicinal and healthier for a long and healthy life. Daniel explains that the domestic foods have been designed...


468 FBF: Supreme Court Victory Against Gene Patenting with Genae Girard

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 169, originally published in September 2013. Genae Girard and her lawsuit against Myriad Genetics may just have altered the course of humanity. Genae was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent Office and Myriad Genetics, who had been allowed to patent human genes that were associated with breast and ovarian cancer, then monopolize the testing procedure. Genae was in her early 30's and diagnosed with having a gene (BRCA) that...


467: Peak Prosperity with Chris Martenson

Jason Hartman talks with Chris Martenson, co-founder of PeakProsperity.com and co-author of Prosper: How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting, about how the era of abundant, cheap energy is gone and our world needs to change with it. That doesn't mean abandoning everything we have now, but just recognizing the actual situation and adjusting our investments/behavior accordingly. Chris and Jason also discuss the future, and whether we're going to see inflation,...


466 FBF: EBT System Crash with James Wesley Rawles

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 194, originally published in December 2013. James Wesley Rawles, creator of SurvivalBlog.com has written a new book, Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse and was in the news recently for his discussion about the recent failures of the EBT (food stamp) system and what it would mean if there was a long term outage. Rawles touts himself a survivalist author and lecturer. He's also a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, and now works...


465: The Corruption of Capitalism in America with Blackstone co-founder David Stockman

Jason Hartman talks with David Stockman, former budget director for President Reagan, former US Representative for the 95th Congress, former partner at The Blackstone Group and author of the new book Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA. The two discuss Reagan's failure to curtail spending like he'd originally wanted, the difficulty Trump is having actually "draining the swamp", the impact of increasing debt on inflation and whether it's sustainable. Key...


464 FBF: Off The Grid News

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 46, originally published in March 2011. Jason Hartman talks with Bill Heid, publisher of Off the Grid News and host of Off the Grid Radio, and Survival Expert, Brian Brawdy, concerning today’s state of affairs in America. Listen in at http://HolisticSurvival.com/category/audio-podcdast/. Off the Grid News covers a multitude of topics on survival and living today and in future times when things might be not be as easy. Join Jason, Bill, and Brian...


463: Dumb Energy, A Critique of Wind & Solar Energy by Norman Rogers, The Heartland Institute

Jason Hartman talks with Norman Rogers, author of the new book Dumb Energy, A Critique of Wind & Solar Energy. Norman argues that our nationwide obsession with wind and solar energy is actually harmful to our economy and the world and that we should focus on coal and nuclear energy to get the best benefits. He explains that the only reason things like solar energy are feasible is because of massive federal subsidies and that the reason we don't hear much about it is that grant money isn't...


HS 462 FBF: Dirty Electricity with Dr. Samuel Milham, M.D

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 114, originally published in November 2012. For some time, there has been a debate about the safety of cell phones and smart meters due to high frequencies produced by these devices. Dr. Sam Milham speaks with Jason Hartman about his book, Dirty Electricity, and how anything that interrupts the flow of electricity causes dirty electricity. Dr. Milham contends that, based on his research, mortality rates increased as more and more residents of...


HS 461: A Trial Lawyer Examines Eyewitness Testimony in Defense of the Reliability of the New Testament by Daniel Buttafuoco

Jason Hartman talks with attorney Daniel Buttafuoco, author of the book Consider the Evidence: A Trial Lawyer Examines Eyewitness Testimony in Defense of the Reliability of the New Testament, about why we can believe what we read in the bible and how he believes there's enough evidence to prove the Christian faith. Key Takeaways: [3:34] How the New Testmanet is evidence to the reliability of the bible [6:08] The evidence that's available for the more supernatural part of faith [10:52]...


HS 460 FBF: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio with Alexander Green

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 120, originally published in January 2013. Jason Hartman interviews Alexander Green, author of the book, The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio, among others, regarding Alexander’s philosophy, which is that you can successfully manage your own money and investments and only rebalance it once a year. He stresses that the importance is following the right principles, not the right predictions. There are six things that will determine the future value of your...


HS 459: Inconvenient Facts by Gregory Wrightstone

Jason Hartman is joined by Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of the new book Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn't Want You to Know, about what is actually going on right now with global warming/coming ice age/climate change/whatever we're calling it right now. It's almost sacrilege to speak up against the dangers of climate change, but Greg has looked at the raw data and thinks it's actually important to question the mainstream. Key Takeaways: [3:00] We've heard...


HS 458 FBF: The U.S. Multi-Trillion Dollar Debt with Craig Smith

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 89, originally published in April 2012. Join Jason Hartman and Craig R. Smith, Chairman of Swiss America Trading Corporation, for a discussion of the U.S.’s monetary policy, distorted pricing, creating money out of thin air, the outrageous national debt, inflation, and more. Craig says he is thoroughly convinced that governments around the world will print their way out of debt and it will destroy the middle class. He is very concerned about the...


HS 457: The Fight for Truth with Sharyl Attkisson

Jason Hartman talks with Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Sundays, former CBS anchor and author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington, about today's atmosphere of fake news, online bullying and defamation, and how we can possibly combat them. Key Takeaways: [2:36] With just a few Twitter accounts, smear operators can start an entire movement [7:18] How do we reconcile a free but credible press when there...


HS 456 FBF: Malcolm Out Loud's Economic Update

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 143, originally published in May 2013. Malcolm Out Loud is the Host of Malcolm Out Loud TV. He and Jason talk about the ban on over-sized drinks and whether they will do anything to help with the obesity epidemic?Malcolm is not a fan of the government still feeling the need to regulate private business' decisions on the products they sell... but remember, it was the banks who were selling risky products that ended up bringing down the...


HS 455: Unlearning Liberty by Greg Lukianoff

Jason Hartman and Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO at FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, about the state of free speech in America and, specifically, on college campuses. Campuses these days have a higher level of intolerance than ever, and Greg points to one specific thing that's helped lead the way more than anything else. Listen in as Greg and Jason discuss first amendment issues and how they can be solved in today's climate. Key Takeaways: [6:07] How bad has our...


HS 454 FBF: How to Spot a Liar with Greg Hartley

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 122, originally published in January 2013. Think about the times you have lied about something. Were they little white lies to save face or to protect someone? Was there a big lie that led to another lie or that, once learned, hurt someone deeply or caused a serious trust issue? On this episode, Jason Hartman interviews expert interrogator, Greg Hartley, author of How to Spot a Liar: Why People Don’t Tell the Truth…and How You Can Catch Them....


HS 453: The Shattering of the All-American Town with Brian R Alexander

Jason Hartman talks with Brian R Alexander, author of the new book Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town, about the state of today's world and the impact Wall Street investing has had on us. There has been a steady decline in community and a massive disconnect between the uber-wealthy and the average American. Listen in as Jason and Brian talk about the root causes of the problem and ways we can combat them. Key Takeaways: [1:35] The premise of the 1%...