*Show Synopsis:* Polymathic author and libertarian hypnotist Jake Shannon brings his own brand of intelligence and humor to “The Jake Shannon Radio Show” on Utah’s AM630 K-Talk. In the past Jake has served as the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Utah, co-founded the reverse mortgage industry’s leading analytic consultancy ‘Reverse Market Insight’ and earned his Master of Science in Financial Engineering in 2002 from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and his B.A. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995 (where he was a President’s Leadership Class scholar and co-founded the CU Zen Society). Additionally, Mr. Shannon Jake is the founder of ScientificWrestling.com and is a respected grappling coach and historian having traveled internationally to coach grappling for Mixed Martial Arts. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and three children.
**The Jake Shannon Radio Show made its debut on AM630 K-Talk in February 2011. Since then many highly esteemed guests have stopped by to have a chat with Jake including Dr. Thomas Szasz, Governor Gary Johnson, Gene Sharp, Krist Novoselich, in addition to internationally known business leaders, best-selling authors, and local politicians.
*What does K-Talk mean to you?* “K-Talk is independent, live and local Utah media. What this means is that it is not own by any government or mega-corporation. K-Talk is the First Amendment in action.”
*What do you mean to K-Talk?* “I don’t know, I am a hypnotist, not a mind-reader. I hope that I bring a fresh sense of humor, an open mind, and intellectual rigor although I am sure there are those that might not agree.”
*Favorite Food:* “Besides my wife’s cooking? It’s a toss up between fresh sushi or well prepared Indian food.”
*Favorite book:* “I am certainly a chronic bibliophile so this is a particularly difficult question, but for the sake of brevity I will say ‘Faith in Freedom’ by Thomas Szasz, M.D.”
*Favorite quote:* “In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.” – Mark Twain