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The Jack Hopkins Show Podcast; where stories about the power of focus and resilience are revealed by the people who lived those stories

Jack Hopkins has been studying human behavior for over three-decades. He's long had a passion for having conversations with fascinating people, and getting them to share the wisdom they've acquired through years of being immersed in their area of expertise, and overcoming the challenges and obstacles that are almost always part of the equation.

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Can a shared background in a meatpacking plant teach you resilience and camaraderie? Join us on the Jack Hopkins Show for a riveting conversation with the versatile Tom Arnold. We kick off by re-living his classic moments in "True Lies" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and exploring his latest endeavors in Netflix's "Fubar." Tom’s heartfelt stories from his early days, intertwining with our shared Midwestern roots, offer an emotional and often humorous glimpse into the life lessons forged in tough ...
Have you ever wondered how bioethics shapes healthcare decisions? Join us on the Jack Hopkins Show Podcast for a compelling conversation with Dr. Alyssa Burgart, a pioneer in clinical bioethics and pediatric anesthesia. We unpack the complex interplay between biomedical sciences and philosophy, guiding you through the thorny ethical dilemmas that healthcare professionals face daily. Dr. Burgart brings her vast experience to the table, shedding light on the critical need for standardized ethic...
When the lines between political savvy and media puppetry blur, Lev Farnes steps in to shed light on the shadowy corners of influence and manipulation. This episode peels away layers of the political spectacle, revealing the unsettling nexus of power and profit, as epitomized by Rudy Giuliani and the wider Trump orbit. As a former Republican and one-time Trump voter, I bring a personal dimension to the conversation, reflecting on the enigmatic yet potent pull of fundraising emails that keep t...
Have you ever wondered how a rebellious teenager could transform into a social media virtuoso with a fiercely loyal following? JoJo from Jerz, better known as Joanne Carducci, joins me to unravel this enigma, showcasing her rise from high school nonconformist to internet sensation. Our candid exchange reveals the turning points and life choices that propelled both of our careers, despite our diverse educational backgrounds. JoJo graciously shares her trials, including being left behind as pee...
Step inside the mind of Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, as he reveals the intricate web of America's national security and the shadowy domain of highway serial killers. Our conversation travels back to his early counterterrorism days in Atlanta, weaving through the creation of an economic espionage unit, to his profound work with a Crimes Against Children squad. Frank's deep dive into his recent book, "Long Haul: Hunting the Highway Serial Killers," eme...
Have you ever been stung by a harsh comment and wondered why it hurt so deeply? Join me, Jack Hopkins, as I reflect on the power of self-acceptance to disarm the barbs of criticism. Through a tapestry of personal stories, like the time my wife chuckled at a negative online remark, we'll unravel the societal pressures that teach us to take offense. I'll share how my daughter's confident response to a peer's comment about her birthmark sparked a thought-provoking discussion on why some words ca...
Join the conversation with me, Jack Hopkins, and esteemed former federal prosecutor Shan Wu, as we navigate the complex terrain of the legal system. Our riveting dialogue traverses from the universal necessity of quality legal defense, even for divisive figures such as Donald Trump, to the constitutional pillars of due process and the right to counsel. Wu's expert insights illuminate the pivotal role of judges in the courtroom and the strategic battles faced by special counsels in high-profil...
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, former senior advisor to Melania Trump, steps into the spotlight in our latest episode, revealing the intricate web of high fashion, politics, and personal tribulations she navigated during her time in the White House. From orchestrating the Met Gala to being thrust into legal battles post-administration, Stephanie's tale in "Melania and Me" is a rare window into the cloistered world of a First Lady. Her reflections on Melania's strategic sartorial communication and...
Lev Parnas, once entangled in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, joins me, Jack Hopkins, for a revealing session that promises to rattle the status quo of political perceptions. As we unpack his intriguing life story from Soviet roots to a consequential figure in American politics, Lev sheds light on the intricacies of his business ascent and the notorious dealings with Rudy Giuliani. His explosive assertions on Trump's intimate involvement with the Ukraine saga offer a prelude to the earthquake his ...
When Anthony Scaramucci steps up to the microphone, you know you're in for a mix of candid insight and seasoned wisdom. As the founder of Skybridge Capital and former White House Communications Director under Trump, 'The Mooch' walks us through his blue-collar roots to his rise in the financial world, and his thoughts on leadership that shapes nations. His tales of endurance, most notably his experience with the Special Forces World's Toughest Test, illustrate the ironclad work ethic that has...
Join the riveting conversation with me, Jack Hopkins, and my esteemed guest, investigative journalist Jonathan Greenberg. Greenberg, a Yale Law School alumnus and former Forbes 400 reporter, uncovers the audacious financial fabrications of Donald Trump, or his alter ego, John Barron. Our dialogue reveals the enigmatic loyalty Trump maintains within the GOP, as we dissect the reasons behind the party's unyielding support and highlight the fear tactics used against its members. With each shocki...
When Georgia State Representative Esther Panitch's own home became a canvas for hate, it wasn't a signal to retreat but a clarion call to action. On this episode of the Jack Hopkins Show, I sit down with Panitch as she takes us through her powerful movement against anti-Semitism, sharing the resilience required to transform personal attacks into political triumph. Our discussion doesn't shy away from the complexities of legislation or the intricacies of forming alliances across the aisle in t...
Ever found yourself chuckling at a celebrity impersonation so spot-on it feels as though the star themselves has jumped through the radio waves? Lauren O'Brien has mastered this art, and in our latest podcast, she spills the secret to nailing the essence of pop culture icons. As Jack Hopkins, who is NOT a stand-up comic, I share my own tales of mirth and missteps on the comedic battlefield. Together, we unravel the threads of laughter that bind impersonation to resilience, proving that even i...
Prepare to be riveted as we welcome Denver Riggleman—a former Air Force officer turned congressman, and a staunch warrior against conspiracy theories—to our latest episode. His story isn't just one of political skirmishes; it's about standing firm in the face of adversity and the relentless pursuit of truth within the tumultuous arena of American politics. Riggleman, with his deep-seated knowledge of national security and counterterrorism, offers an insider's perspective on the systemic chall...
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