Jordan Harbinger

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Jordan Harbinger
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Harbinger in London, UK 2019
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
ResidenceSan Jose, California
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationSeaholm High School
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (B.A.), 2004 University of Michigan Law School (J.D.), 2006
Years active2006-Present
Known forHost of The Jordan Harbinger Show, Co-founder of The Art of Charm podcasting, entrepreneurship, Voice Acting
AwardsBest of Apple Podcasts (2018)
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Jordan Harbinger is an American radio personality, podcaster, voice actor, Journalist[1], television host, Lawyer[2] and businessman focused on profiles/interviews of notable individuals and providing self help advice, namely with respect to professional networking and social skills, human dynamics, Social engineering (security) and psychology.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] His podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show averages over 5 million downloads each month[11][12], making it one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world.[13] He is known in the PODcasting community as "The Larry King of Podcasting"[14]

Harbinger also does voiceover work for film and video games, including Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption 2[15]

Harbinger was kidnapped twice. Once in Mexico and again in Serbia[16], frequently travels to unusual destinations, and ran a tour company that took westerners to North Korea via China and has spent significant time in the country. Tours were supervised from beginning to end by North Korean minders and tour guides.[17][18]

He is also a strategic advisor to Himalaya, a Chinese podcasting company, aiding in a raise of over $100 million USD.[19]

Harbinger received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.[6] He attended law school on a whim.[20] While he was in law school, he started coaching other people how to network and become more confident, and started a podcast which was the predecessor to The Jordan Harbinger Show.[6][7] When Harbinger graduated in 2006, he moved to New York City.[7][21] Around that time he formed a company called "The Art of Charm" to turn his coaching into a business; the company was originally based in New York City.[7][22]

In 2007 Harbinger was hired by a Wall Street firm to work on mortgage-backed securities[20][21] and was laid off after around a year due to the 2007 financial crisis.[6]

By that time his podcast had gained traction, and he started focusing full-time on the coaching business.[20][7] In 2010 an app was launched, and by 2011 Harbinger had a radio talk show called "Game On" on both Sirius and XM Satellite that aired on Friday nights.[7][23] By 2011, Harbinger had relocated to Los Angeles.[6] By that time the company offered week-long "boot camps"[7], and offered other options like coaching over the phone.[24]

In 2013 Harbinger demonstrated at DEF CON how easily a person can be manipulated into divulging information with someone who may not be what they claim to be, based on the Robin Sage experiment of 2010.[8]

By 2015, Harbinger was rebranding himself more as a more general self-help personality and was profiling celebrities in the podcasts.[25][23][26] He is a recurring guest on the The Adam Carolla Show (podcast) alongside Gina Grad and Adam Carolla.

In early 2018, Harbinger split from his former partners and started a new podcast under his own name.[27][28]

The Jordan Harbinger Show was listed by Apple as one of the Most Downloaded New Shows of 2018.[29]


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  2. ^ Network, Legal Talk. "Winter is Here… And so are Legal Podcasts". Above the Law. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Lett, Phoebe (July 10, 2017). "Opinion | Podcasts for the Recent College Grad". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Hepworth, David (September 9, 2017). "This week's best radio: the enduring influence of Richard Hoggart". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Galer, Sophia Smith. "The 24 best podcasts to make you smarter". Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e Hicken, Melanie (April 25, 2012). "How this dating school for men grew out of a basement". American Express.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Reiss, Dawn (February 4, 2011). "How Two Friends Became "The Date Doctors"". American Express.
  8. ^ a b Ragan, Steve (August 5, 2013). "Dating guru resurrects Robin Sage by social engineering TS/SCI holders on LinkedIn". IDG.
  9. ^ "The hidden crisis that's fuelling the 'incel rebellion' -". Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  10. ^ Corcoran, John. "25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015". Forbes. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Glazer, Robert (January 17, 2019). "Want People to Take Your New Podcast Seriously? Follow These 5 Steps". Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Starting Over And The Power Of Perception: An Interview With Jordan Harbinger". Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Apple presents the best of 2018". Apple Newsroom. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  14. ^ Shane, Dakota (July 24, 2018). "Why You're Probably Networking All Wrong (and What to Do Instead)". Retrieved May 15, 2019.
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  16. ^ contributor, Bill Briggs msnbc com (June 6, 2011). "'Anti-tourists' heed call of danger to visit world's badlands". Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  17. ^ "Cincinnati man finds tourism in North Korea not for the faint of heart". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  18. ^ Schmalbruch, Sarah. "9 things you need to know before traveling to North Korea". Business Insider. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "Himalaya Media Launches Podcast Network After Raising $100 Million". All Access. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  20. ^ a b c "Real stores behind the law school crisis". Business Insider. April 20, 2012.
  21. ^ a b "Jordan Harbinger". LinkedIn. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "13 signs he's just not into you (sorry)". Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  23. ^ a b Dale, Brady (April 15, 2016). "Pioneer Podcaster Behind 'The Art of Charm' Puts Craft Before Tech". The Observer.
  24. ^ Becker, Ramie (February 9, 2011). "Rapid-fire Lessons on Dating". Los Angeles Times via
  25. ^ Simmons, Michael (June 10, 2015). "11 Ways Remarkable Storytellers Create New Worlds". Time.
  26. ^ Berg, Madeline (May 10, 2016). "Streaming the stars: The rise of the celebrity podcast". Forbes.
  27. ^ Corcoran, John (February 12, 2018). "Jordan Harbinger | How to Recover from a Traumatic Business Breakup - Smart Business Revolution". Smart Business Revolution.
  28. ^ "Creator Interview Jordan Harbinger". Podchaser Blog. January 23, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  29. ^ Apple’s most-downloaded podcasts of 2018|

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