Glenn talks with Goldline CEO Mark Albarian



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GLENN: I want to start with a, I guess there is a press conference at noon today in Washington with Congressman Weiner. Congressman Weiner who, is it his executive assistant or chief of staff or whoever that used to work for Media Matters? What was — we'll look into it, Tony. But he has launched an investigation now in the most McCarthy sort of way. He is using the power of congress to come after me and a sponsor on my program, Goldline. Mark Albarian is on the phone now. Mark is — go ahead and pick him up, please. Mark is the president of Goldline. Goldline is a sponsor, but I am also a — am I a rather large customer of yours, Mark, or are there —

ALBARIAN: You are a rather large client but there are actually larger.

GLENN: I'm sure there are. You are saying there are crazier people than me?

ALBARIAN: Well, maybe not crazier but there are people that —

GLENN: More committed to their philosophy?

ALBARIAN: That's fair.

GLENN: Yes. Mark, let me just go over a couple of things in our relationship. How long have you been a sponsor in this program?

ALBARIAN: I believe it's been about three years.

GLENN: Do you remember a time when we had a conversation at the beginning where I said if you don't treat our customers — if you don't treat my customers, my listeners with respect, it isn't going to end well for you?

ALBARIAN: Yes.

GLENN: Yes. Do you believe me when I said that to you?

ALBARIAN: Yes.

GLENN: Okay.

ALBARIAN: I take you very seriously.

GLENN: We've had a great relationship, but I have also been a customer of yours and purchased gold. Now let me reverse the roles. Do you remember telling me when I told you what I wanted to buy that I'm buying the most expensive, the hardest to get and I'm paying a real premium for it. Do you remember saying that?

ALBARIAN: I do. You purchased a coin where the round trip costs of buying and selling it are about 36%. So about 18% to buy and about 18% to sell. That's the category that you're in.

GLENN: And the category — and that is the most expensive way to buy it?

ALBARIAN: That's the most expensive product we have.

GLENN: Okay.

ALBARIAN: 36% round trip, both in and out.

GLENN: Okay. And let me ask the listeners. Do you remember me saying on the air that the way I buy gold coins, the way I buy gold is expensive and some people would say it's nuts. Listeners, you'll have to decide for yourself if you remember me saying that.

ALBARIAN: Well, Glenn, I frankly don't think they're nuts. You are buying coins with certain features and benefits. Some of the coins are, as you refer to them, as antique coins. Other coins are small, small in size. Other coins are private meaning that when you sell them back, you won't have to give your home address and your name and Social Security number. There are certain features and benefits to these coins that you are paying these higher premiums for and people make that choice. You could have purchased a one ounce Krugerrand, for example, and the round trip cost would have been, you know, less than 5% in and 5% out. So about 10% round trip. And many, many people who listen to you make that choice. So it's really up to them and it's really up to you.

GLENN: And I think they're crazy, but that's their choice. As I say on every commercial, you've got to — not only do you have to find out if it's right for your family, you have to find out how to buy it, how it's right if it is. It's not right for everybody. Okay. So now, do you have any idea what this investigation is going to be all about, I mean other than another hatchet job by the inside — it's an inside job really with the progressive movement and Anthony Weiner. Do you have any idea what this investigation is?

ALBARIAN: We've gotten some highlights. One of them is I'm telling you and all the people listening that our round trip spread for our most expensive product is 36%. You could look at that like 18% when you buy and 18% when you sell.

GLENN: Okay. Hang on just a second. Let's say you go in to a coin dealer because that's what this one is. It's a very expensive, it's an old coin. You go in to a coin dealer. How much do they charge you to sell it to you?

ALBARIAN: You know, the great thing about America is they can charge whatever they want but my guess is they are going to charge you somewhere between 10 and 20% when you buy and 10 and 20% when you sell.

GLENN: Okay. That's the way they —

ALBARIAN: Some might charge more, some might charge less.

GLENN: That's the way they make a profit and it's up to each individual. Do they disclose it; do you disclose it?

ALBARIAN: We absolutely disclose it and we have a written agreement that every client signs. That puts us probably in the top 1% of all dealers because most dealers do not disclose it and they do not have any type of a written agreement where you can say, hey, this is what the terms are; I'm signing it; I understand it.

GLENN: These are also coins that, because I know I'm not getting American coins from you anymore because that's a really hard coin to find now.

ALBARIAN: These are just, these are generally smaller sized European coins. Some of them are more recently made, some of them are older.

GLENN: Right.

ALBARIAN: And when you buy, it's like buying a big bag of potato chips. It's less expensive to buy the big bag than a bunch of smaller bags but some people like the smaller bags, the smaller coins.

GLENN: Now, they are saying that you are not disclosing that you are a profit making company or what?

ALBARIAN: There's some allegation. I don't know what the final thing will look like but that somehow are markups are much more than that, that we are in some type of an unholy alliance with conservatives where we are scaring people to buy gold meaning that in some ways they are not using their own free will in making these decisions and that through our advertising and through our markups, they are saying that we're nothing but a gold peddler and although I'm not —

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Isn't that what you do?

ALBARIAN: We are a gold peddler, Glenn.

GLENN: Goldline.

ALBARIAN: I mean, there's nothing wrong with that. And in addition to that we don't — I say that we're a financial counselor. We don't sell stocks or bonds. We believe we're the largest. We believe we're the best person to help individual investors own gold. And in some way they are trying to pervert that in that we're doing something wrong by being linked with conservatives, by encouraging people to buy our product.

GLENN: They say that I am fear mongering and then driving up the price of gold. Could you give some handle — do you have any way to explain how utterly ridiculous and impossible that is?

ALBARIAN: Yeah, you are an important person but let's look at Goldline. We sell a million dollars let's say in a day of gold. The gold, paper gold product called an ETF may sell a billion dollars. We're doing a million, they're doing a billion. The gold market is such that Goldline's purchases on any given day doesn't have any effect on the gold market.

GLENN: Okay. But hang on just a second. But they could make the deal that — I mean, talk radio says that the dollar is going to — I mean, there's no evidence that what we're doing is inflating the money, and gold is the hedge against inflation traditionally. They are saying that we're the source of driving the price of gold up may be just because of all the fear that we cause.

ALBARIAN: It's ridiculous because actually the people that listen to conservatives are individuals like you and me. And frankly we don't have enough buying power to truly move this gold market. When you look at the amount of gold that's being sold, it's sold because institutions are buying it and they are buying it because of things like Greece. I mean, Glenn, did you cause Greece to fall?

GLENN: Well, yes, I think I will be blamed for that.

ALBARIAN: Well, then maybe you — then they can blame you for the gold market. If they can blame you for government spending, if they can blame you for Greece, if they can blame you for the Euro falling, then they can blame you for the gold market moving. I mean, these are very large macro economic issues that are pushing gold higher.

GLENN: How much, how much to move gold as much as it has in the last week or two, how many dollars are required to move it up?

ALBARIAN: Billions, with a B.

GLENN: I'm sorry. What?

ALBARIAN: Billions of dollars with a B.

GLENN: Billions of dollars?

ALBARIAN: Billions of dollars. I mean, Goldline's annual sales are less than a billion dollars all year.

GLENN: So I would —

ALBARIAN: You'd need —

GLENN: I would just like to announce here that the reporter working on this story that is going to, you know, do it, I would just like to use this, please. Talk radio has the wealthiest audience ever in the history of planet Earth because we're taking reasonable people that have money in this audience would take 10% of their savings and possibly put it into gold. We — that means talk radio listeners are investing billions of dollars to effect the global price of gold. Wow. Thank you. That's why people should advertise on talk radio, because of the extraordinary wealth of this audience, end quote.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: So Mark, are you enjoying, so far are you enjoying the — are you enjoying the McCarthy like era that we've — that we're now having in Washington?

ALBARIAN: Well, I think that everybody gets their five minutes of fame and I think the situation is that when people really understand that Goldline's been in business since 1960, we've been conducting our business for several years in the way that we conduct it today, that nothing has really changed except in the last couple of years our support and our advertising on talk radio and conservative radio and I think that's why people are looking at us.

GLENN: Why would that be, Mark? Why would you, why would you all of a sudden become talk radio? Why wouldn't you go to Air America other than the fact that they are not on the air anymore?

ALBARIAN: Glenn, if you look at the largest five or six radio shows in the talk radio market, they just happen to be conservative.

GLENN: Do you ever —

ALBARIAN: And although Goldline advertises on CNN and we advertise —

GLENN: Where? What?

ALBARIAN: — on Fox News —

GLENN: Wait. CNN?

PAT: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

GLENN: Not like the New York Times. You don't ever run an ad in the New York Times, do you?

ALBARIAN: We don't do generally very much print advertising but we don't, you know, we don't exclude the New York Times. But we advertise on the Internet, we advertise in lots of places to build a company, and it just so happens that our advertising on talk radio has been very, very good. It's been a very good business decision. What's come with it, though, is some of this kind of negative political, we've gotten a little bit into the political war. Even though our company isn't really a political company. We're, I guess just a gold peddler.

PAT: But you have advertised on CNN?

ALBARIAN: We actually —

PAT: The conservative

ALBARIAN: do advertise on CNN.

PAT: nut jobs on CNN? Oh, wow. Oh, boy.

ALBARIAN: I'm sorry if that offended anybody.

GLENN: Have you done MSNBC?

ALBARIAN: I believe we actually have.

PAT: Even though — I mean, don't you normally have to have more than 30 viewers?

GLENN: I was just going to say that's a bad investment. I don't know if I trust you now to talk to me about money.

ALBARIAN: We test lots of things, and I don't think you'll see as many of our —

GLENN: Right. Yes, I see that. I see that. And I do have to make sure that I point out that he did say he doesn't give investment advice. So there you go. I guess —

ALBARIAN: The only products we — the only products we sell are gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rare coins and rare currency. We're not a stockbroker, we're not a financial planner and those are the only products that we sell. And we think we do a good job of it.

GLENN: May I —

ALBARIAN: We think we're the larger and we're proud of what we do.

GLENN: May I ask for percentage of — are the other hosts, do they invest in the product as I do?

ALBARIAN: Yeah.

GLENN: You probably can't say.

ALBARIAN: I'd say many, if not close to all of them do. And the way we pick a host is we're much more concerned about their passion for our product than we are for their political views. So — and this may make a lot of people angry, but if a person was more liberal and they had a passion for gold and their listeners were potentially interested in investing in gold, we would consider advertising with them.

GLENN: Okay. Mark Albarian from Goldline, thank you very much. I appreciate it, sir.

ALBARIAN: Thank you, Glenn.

GLENN: And we'll be watching together this McCarthy like hearing that starts at noon today. Thanks a lot.

ALBARIAN: Thank you, Glenn.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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