This week, Betsy and Dr. Gluck take a break from the guests and talk about romance. Whether you're single or married for decades, everyone can stand to make a few positive changes to the way they romance others. It's not a matter of finding someone, as much as it is a matter of maintaining the flame. Dr. Gluck channels his life-coaching expertise and Betsy channels her years of studying the history of romance to provide this quality free advice. Take this time too to listen to episodes you need to catch up on! www.gluckradio.com
GluckRadio welcomes Jessica Lamb-Shapiro to the show to talk about her book, PROMISE LAND, in which she explores the self-help industry and what good it can provide. As the daughter of a failed self-help entrepreneur and a mother who killed herself, no one understands — and needs — self-help more than Shapiro. Why do some people swear by the power of the latest self-help trend, while others mock it as a exploitative scam? Is this one big placebo, or tried-and-true science? And the biggest question of all: did it work for Jessica? www.promiselandbook.com
What if you discovered one day that you had the same brain scan as a serial killer? Dr. James Fallon not only has the same brain activity as a psychopath, but is a neurobiologist who studies them! Fallon joins GluckRadio to talk about psychopathy both as an expert and a case study. Do all psychopaths who lack empathy damage society? Do these dark chameleons realize their problems and seek to get better? Are we all psychopaths? And whether Fallon charms or scares you, one thing is for sure: this guy is interesting. Pick up his book "The Psychopath Inside."
Talk about a deal! Travel expert Michael Wigge decided he would barter his way from an apple in Germany to his own house in Hawaii. Incredibly, he did it. After traveling through 14 countries and trading everything from parrots and paintings to gold and silk, Wigge not only mastered the art of the negotiation, but got some amazing travel stories, including racing with an Olympian, feeding alligators, and becoming his own superhero: Barterman. He's crazy, but he made it happen. www.howtotraveltheworldforfree.com
We've heard all the stereotypes about kids without siblings. They're lonely, they're narcissistic, they have selfish parents, etc. But author Lauren Sandler — an only child herself and a mother of one — will separate truth from fiction. What does make only children exceptional? What kind of adults do they become? And what does having only one child say about you? What are the intersections of fertility with faith and personal finance? www.laurensandler.com
Meet Kitty Cavalier. Along with GluckRadio co-host Betsy, Kitty is one of the country's leading experts and teachers in the art of seduction. She talks with Dr. Gluck and Betsy about expanding the definition of seduction to spiritual magnetism, something you can do with your mistress or your mother alike. How did Kitty go from a farm-girl with body image issues to a holistic seductress? And, ladies, how can you get every head in the room turning towards you? www.kittycavalier.com
Dr. Gluck and Betsy get the inside scoop about the Navy SEALs from former Team Six member, Howard Wasdin. He'll talk about the physical and mental torture that goes into training and fighting as an elite SEAL. From getting beaten by his father to fighting in the Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), Wasdin will give us a glimpse into what lies underneath a hero. He doesn't pull punches when it comes to modern day masculinity, what it's like to think you're dying, and his insight on Obama. www.howardwasdin.com
How do you go from the attorney for the country's most notorious mobsters to becoming the controversial Mayor of Las Vegas? Dr. Gluck and Betsy ask this question of the man who did just that: Oscar Goodman. He came from a suburban Jewish background to become the wildly successful lawyer for Lefty Rosenthal, Mike Tyson, Meyer Lansky, and others. Then, as if that wasn't enough, he revolutionized Las Vegas as their popular Mayor, always with a martini in hand. Buy "Being Oscar" on Amazon!
NPR columnist Marion Winik hops on the phone to talk about her adventures in the dating world after 50. I know, I know. You're thinking, "Another show on this topic?" But no other guest has the biting insight Winik has. Only she can laugh about knowingly marrying a gay guy who later died of an AIDS infection that somehow escaped her. Or why online dating just makes absolutely no sense. Whether you're her age or not, the dating world has so much subterfuge and craziness, that sometimes you have to laugh. www.marionwinik.com
Dr. Gluck and Betsy welcome top family law attorney Margaret Klaw on the show to talk about the nuances of family law. With so many stereotypes surrounding lawyers and divorce court, Klaw debunks a lot of misconceptions; Lawyers aren't money-grubbers and divorce doesn't have to be messy. Klaw gets into the nitty-gritty with such topics as pre-nups, golddiggers, custody battles, and whether a marriage is worth saving. And how is family law keeping up with a rapidly changing society? www.margaretklaw.com