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After many years arguing with people who were wrong on the internet, Jesse Richardson realized that evidence and rationality were utterly useless in the face of entrenched beliefs and motivated reasoning. 

What he suddenly understood with great clarity, punctuated by the tangy sting of tartar sauce, was that the root cause of almost every problem in the world was nothing so complicated as money and power, but simply that most of us are never taught how to think independently and critically. 

So, after several months work, he launched a little microsite that took 24 of the most common fallacies of logic that politicians, the media, and advertisers use to deceive and manipulate people and made them something that wasn't entirely boring.

Specifically, he took each fallacy and condensed it down into a single simple sentence that anyone could understand, added some nice graphics, and made the microsite URL interactive so that anyone could use it to tag someone committing a fallacy online e.g. yourfallacy.is/ad-hominem

The yourfallacy.is website went immediately viral, hit the front page of reddit.com and the resources have reached at least 18 million students, teachers, parents, leaders, managers and everyday people around the world in over 7 languages

Jesse's Links

Web: https://jesserichardson.com.au

Web: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com

Web: https://www.schoolofthought.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jesserichardson

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Thomas (Tom) Pecora has 27 years of security experience and served for 24 years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) retiring as a GS 15 Senior Security Manager.  He has extensive worldwide operational security support experience and in depth knowledge of CIA and Intelligence Community security disciplines through overseas postings and travel assignments to facilities and stations in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Thomas's links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Guardian-561121847691876/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guardian_novel/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1s8iH1WsQk

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In this special episode of Unstructured, Randall Kenneth Jones interviews me. We talk about why I have several interviews in the can and more.

If you want to know what is happening behind the scenes of the show, please check this out and let us know what you think.

Randy's links
Web:  https://randallkennethjones.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/randallkjones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindzoo/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/randallkennethjones/

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David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after keynote speaker, and Associate Professor of Leadership and Innovation.

His TED talk has been viewed over 2 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

We discuss ideas and originality as well as instructional versus big idea books.

David's links

Web: https://davidburkus.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidburkus

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drdavidburkus

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidburkus/

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Joel Byars comes on to discuss comedy - the craft and the lifestyle.

For Joel, stand up comedy is an outlet to examine the fine print of life and he will continue to provide authentic entertainment until deemed illegal.

Growing up in a house of educators, Joel has combined his passion for educating and entertaining by hosting his award winning Hot Breath! Podcast, teaching a weekly comedy class and co-authoring “The Comic’s Playbook” with MIT alum Dr. Robert Joseph. All of Joel’s professional endeavors are designed to help people discover their creative potential.

Joel’s inspirational story has been featured in publications ranging from Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta,” VoyageATL, ATL Eats and being selected as “Morning Person of the Day” by international creative community Creative Mornings. Some of his accolades also include writing for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and being crowned the National Champion of Search For The One Comedy Competition in Washington D.C.

This success has only driven Joel to keep challenging the limits of himself and comedy to empower others.

Web: https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoelByarsComedy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoelByarsComedian/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joelbyarscomedy/

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He is there on people's worst day. When things are out of hand and threats abound, Dr Andy Young is on the case.

Andy Young received a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Lubbock Christian University in 1993, a masters degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University in 1995, a masters in Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in 1999, and a doctorate in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University in 2003.  He has been a professor at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and currently teaches in the undergraduate Behavioral Sciences Department and graduate Nursing department.  He has also taught in the graduate Counseling and undergraduate Bible departments.  He has worked with the Lubbock Police Department since 2000 and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008 and currently serves on the negotiating teams for both agencies.  He also serves as a clinical director for the Critical Incident Stress Management Teams for the South Plains Regional Response Team, the Lubbock Police Department, and the Lubbock Fire Department.  Dr. Young is a founding member and current coordinator for the Lubbock Police Department’s Victim Services Crisis Team, which has now grown to 40 members.  He has many published academic articles and speaks frequently on crisis intervention, and has spoken at many state association of hostage negotiator conferences.  He married his wife, Stacy, in 1995 and they have two young children.

Andy's links

Web: http://www.drandyyoung.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-andy-young-68bba319/

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In this roundtable, we discuss dynamic ads in podcasting? Are they good? Are they horrible? Whatever they are, they are the future.

Jason can be found at https://jpd.me

James hosts a kind of popular newsletter at https://podnews.net

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Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken the art of leadership and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his Code of Trust for quick results and maximum success. 

Robin's links

Web: https://www.peopleformula.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdreeke

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Robin.Dreeke

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August 11, 2019

The Thrill Begins

This is a special episode that includes three authors that are all part of the writer's group The Thrill Begins. We discuss the group and their individual thoughts on writing.

EA Aymar - https://eaymarwrites.com

Shannon Kirk - http://shannonkirkbooks.com

Wendy Tyson - https://wendytyson.com 

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Rick Alan Ross is the founder and Executive Director of The Cult Education Institute. He is an internationally known expert regarding destructive cults, controversial groups and movements and author of the book "Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out." Since 1982 he has been studying, researching and responding to the problems often posed by controversial authoritarian groups and movements.

Ross has been qualified and accepted and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings across the United States including US Federal Court. He has also frequently assisted local and national law enforcement and government agencies.

He has personally assisted thousands of families in an effort to help the victims of destructive cults, groups and movements.

Rick Ross is one of the most readily recognized experts offering analysis about destructive cults, controversial groups and movements in the world today.

He has been a paid consultant for the television networks CBS, CBC and Nippon of Japan. And also was retained as a technical consultant by Miramax/Disney.

Ross' commentary has been quoted within publications such as Time Magazine, People, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and theWashington Post.

His appearances on national television have included a wide range of venues from news programs such as the "Today Show, "CNN World News," "Dateline", ABC 20/20 and "48 Hours" to popular interview shows such as "Oprah," "Dr. Phil" and "Inside Edition."

Ross has lectured at such prestigious institutions as Dickinson College, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Baylor University, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Wuhan University, China, Zhengzhou University, China, GuangXi International University, China, Heilongjiang University, China, Shandong University, China and Assumption University, Thailand.

Ross' analysis has been sought on virtually every major cult story for decades.

Rick's Links

Web: https://www.culteducation.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RickAlanRoss

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/culteducation/

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