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The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life


By Ben Sherwood

GLENN: So tell me now about the NFL players. Did you see how this happened on this whole thing?

SHERWOOD: I did. I've been following it very closely.

GLENN: NFL players, they go out. They're -- only one survives.

SHERWOOD: Yeah.

GLENN: One of them two hours into it just takes off his lifejacket and just floats off to sea.

SHERWOOD: Yeah.

GLENN: Two hours later another one does.

SHERWOOD: Yep.

GLENN: The third guy, he thinks he sees a boat and so he starts swimming for it.

SHERWOOD: Yeah.

GLENN: That one at least you can say, okay, well, maybe he was, you know, he was going crazy or whatever. But only one survived, and the two tough guys from the NFL that you think are ready for, you know, something really, really tough, they just give up.

SHERWOOD: So a couple of things here. First of all obviously our hearts go out to the families of the people who were missing, and it's a shocking story. I have studied these situations for the last few years: Plane crashes, people that drift on boats, group dynamics, ferry disasters and lifeboat situations, and this is a very common and predictable situation in which there's a group of people in a lifeboat or in this case with their life vests on clinging to an overturned boat. So here's kind of what happens: The will to live which Nick Schuyler, the lone survivor, people are saying that it's miraculous, that he thought of his mother, that the thoughts of his mother drove him to survive. The will to live is a very powerful thing, and I would never discount it. But helplessness and hopelessness are much more dangerous threats to your survival than we realize and that feeling of hopelessness or helplessness that comes after you've been floating in cold water in the 60s, starting to experience hypothermia, that helplessness and hopelessness can become very powerful. I am sure that those two NFL players thought of their families, their friends. I'm sure that they prayed. I'm sure they did all the right things, but helplessness and hopelessness are incredibly powerful.

I interviewed a survivor of one of the greatest maritime disasters called the Sinking of the Astonia, which was a ferry boat in the 1990s that had an about 1,000 people on it.

GLENN: I remember it.

SHERWOOD: And it went down in the Baltic and Paul Barney, this landscape architect, ended up in a lifeboat with a bunch of people, and he watched, literally watched in this lifeboat with 16 other souls being whipped by waves and wind, he literally watched the life leave people around him as they gave up hope, and he fought as hard as he could to keep -- to stay hopeful and to come up with solutions at each step to the problems that he faced. The lifeboat kept on flipping over. So he figured out a way to tie himself in so that he didn't keep on getting dunked in the Baltic and having to climb back in. And he kept on coming up with solutions, and he also refused to go to sleep because he knew that if he went to sleep in the cold of the Baltic on that terrible, terrible night when 800 people lost their lives, he knew that he wouldn't make it. So I take from this terrible story that helplessness and hopelessness overcame them and they took actions that, you know -- I can't say they're understandable but I think they're very, very sad.

The guy who swam for help, again that's another fairly common situation in lifeboats where after a prolonged period of either hypothermia or despair someone decides that they are going to go swim for help. There are plenty of stories of that happening, too.

GLENN: Ben Sherwood. The name of the book is the Survivors Club, and we will talk to you again, Ben. I appreciate it.

SHERWOOD: Thanks, Glenn.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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