1. Getting The Truth From People - MTP346 Scot McKay 52:08

Co-Host Jack Schafer (https://mountaintoppodcast.com/truth) Couldn’t we use just a little truth nowadays? It’s simultaneously frustrating and yet one of my favorite subjects. So who better than my returning guest Jack Schafer to talk about how to get to the bottom of things in this day and age? After all, not only did Jack work as an FBI interrogator for years, he has literally written the book on how to detect truth. So to get started, I ask Jack if we’re less truthful overall as a culture nowadays, or is it simply that the proliferation of media and social media makes it seem that way? What is up with people who back down from the truth even in the face of a lie? And what is ‘Insta-win’, as Jack calls it? How does the press use the concept of ‘primacy’ to influence how people perceive truth? What is going on with our education system that’s directly influencing a ‘truth avoidant’ culture? And how are universities actually making it worse…even when they’re supposed to be teaching young people how to think? Could it be true that it’s actually easier to find real truth in developing countries rather in the so-called ‘First World’? And of course, there’s no more important place for truth than in our relationships with women. Why is it so hard to get to the truth when dating and relating? What can we objectively do to be part of the solution instead of the problem? How can we get more truth in the workplace…with our co-workers and even our bosses? Why are people in general often more comfortable with the lie than the truth these days? Get all the truth you can handle when you visit https://mountaintoppodcast.com


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Scot McKay Dating Strategist

Scot McKay has shared bad jokes with North Korean military officers, sipped coffee at Pablo Escobar’s home (served by his maid), survived a shark attack while surfing, held his breath as the pride of lions walked by his tent, and blitzed through California canyons with his knee on the double-yellow line at 140 mph. Yet somehow, he has also been referred to as the “sane one” on Twitter by Scott Adams, of all people.

But despite once being mobbed by the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, being able to back a 30′ travel trailer into its slot on the first try, and that time he beat the World Champion at his own sport (no details provided), he’s still the most objective and down-to-earth dating expert out there.

He’s also the most fluff-free fountainhead of original content in his field, if only because that’s what seventeen years of immersive geekery on the subject does for someone.

Scot’s wife Emily is his “proof of concept”, given that she’s just as sweet as she is smokin’ hot and still gets carded at her age. But you’ll never hear her brag about any of that, only Scot.

His show The Mountain Top has also been named a Top 10 Dating Podcast by DatingAdvice.com, and a long time ago Grader.com weirdly ranked Scot the #1 most influential Facebook user in the world.