#063: Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) - The Importance of Being Rational

By Jordan Michaelides
April 24, 2018

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Jordan Shanks aka Friendlyjordies ( @friendlyjordies ) is a comedian, radio host, YouTuber and creator. Well known across YouTube for his exceptional impersonations of Australian bogans, and political infotainment that will have you cackling for hours.

In our previous interview with Jordan, I spoke of his status as an individual who should form your “Counsel of Bullshit Detectors”. Now that he’s entered the foray of the culture wars, he truly has rational experience in dealing with group-think & BS.

It’s important that you and I are able to get a mix of comedians that have certain political biases.

Intelligent and truthful comedians are important to your future, and Jordan should be a crucial piece of your “Bullshit counsel”.

Key topics we covered:

  • How the name Friendlyjordies was created

  • What he’s learnt from the culture wars

  • Defining the left, and hopes, fears, and dreams

  • Manufacturing Consent, Vietnam war

  • Jordan Peterson and self-help

  • Collapsing societies

  • WWll and Immigrating to Australia

  • The Republic of Australia

  • Australia’s military and reliances

  • Media and Facebook

  • Malcolm Turnbull

  • Kerry Packer

  • Future Friendlyjordies content


Enjoy the episode! 





Show notes

01:27 - Introduction

04:12 - Why do all Deros sound the same?

07:30 - How the name Friendlyjordies was created

08:43 - Dark periods in his life

10:24 - Binge watching

12:16 - #ManufacturedMovements

19:58 - What he’s learnt from the culture wars

28:03 - Defining the left, and hopes, fears, and dreams

33:25 - Manufacturing Consent, Vietnam war

38:46 - Jordan Peterson and self-help

44:41 - Collapsing societies

47:26 - WWll and Immigrating to Australia

52:21 - The Republic of Australia

57:02 - Australia’s military and reliances

01:03:10 - USA > Military > Tech

01:05:51 - Media and Facebook

01:07:49 - Malcolm Turnbull

01:14:58 - Kerry Packer

01:15:56 - Future Friendlyjordies content

01:17:45 - Best purchase under $200

01:18:04 - Most influential books

01:18:19 - What he would do a TED Talk on

01:19:46 - What he thinks of in terms of success


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