Everyday Espionage Podcast

By Andrew Bustamante

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 Jan 4, 2019


Hosted by former covert CIA intelligence officer Andrew Bustamante, Everyday Espionage gives you practical, powerful spy skills you can use to get ahead in your everyday life.

Episode Date
Using Leverage to Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones once famously sang, "You can't always get what you want," to a crowd of 1.5 million people in Rio de Janeiro in 2006. And while their lyric has become one of the most memorable musical verses of all time, it is not techincally correct. In today's episode, Andrew shares a CIA tactic that flies in the face of culture, self-help, and social norms. Get ready to learn how you can use leverage to get what you want now and and forever more. 

May 30, 2023
How to Win Every Argument

Arguments are never fun, rarely productive, and always frustrating. Whether at home, at work, or out-and-about, the fastest way to end a good time is with an argument. That's why CIA uses a shockingly simple secret to not only end arguments, but win them at the same time! In this episode, Andrew lays out the process you can use to transform every argument into agreement for the rest of your life.

May 16, 2023
The Secret Shortcut to Winning Negotiations

How much easier would your life be if you never lost a negotiation? Well, today is the first day of that new life! There is a simple and powerful secret that spies use to win every negotiation. And that CIA HACK has incredible value in the everyday world. In this episode, Andrew gives you a bulletproof plan to make more money, close more business, and unlock the career success you've always wanted.

May 02, 2023
Skills That Can Kill

If you have been struggling to find the perfect job -- or pulling your hair out trying to find the right employee -- get ready to be shocked when you find out why! Employees and employers have a lot more in common here then you think. Join Andrew as he explains the flaw in the human brain that makes you feel these professional frustrations, and get a simple HACK you can use to start enjoying your career again. 

Apr 18, 2023
The Secret to Becoming Popular

Having a healthy social life is a constant balancing act between being unknown and being known. But in business and career, being 'unknown' can ruin you; it can kill your career ambitions and end your business before they ever even start. In this episode, Andrew explains a little-known HACK he learned at CIA to grow popularity, reputation, and credibility even among people who have never met you! If you know the feeling of hitting a glass ceiling, getting stuck in a professional rut, or being 'blocked' from your personal goals, you don't want to miss this conversation...

Apr 04, 2023
The Undeniable Power of Positive Incentives

There is no super power more powerful than getting people to do what you want. Every comic book hero and villain struggled because at some point someone resisted them. In this episode, you learn how to use the one power most people never understand. Whether you use it to be a hero or a villain is up to you...

Mar 21, 2023
Consumers vs. Producers

Human beings have an inherent desire to be useful, but people are not all useful in the same way. Maximizing your success requires that you tap into the usefulness of others just as much as you lean on your own personal strengths. In this episode, Andrew shares a powerful hack that CIA uses to get the most out of every officer and human asset they recruit. WARNING: You cannot unlearn what you are about to learn...

Mar 07, 2023
Small Gift, Big HACK

We live in a society that gives gifts. Gifts were designed for two original purposes: 1) to show gratitude, or 2) to win favor. Since the dawn of mass marketing and hallmark holidays, however, gift-giving has mutated into something much less enjoyable and much less useful... until today. In this episode, Andrew gives you the 3 gift-giving HACKS that CIA uses to win favor, influence, and power. Whether you want to shortcut your next promotion or win over your lover, you are only 3 steps away from the perfect gift! 

Feb 21, 2023
How to Drive Like A Spy

One thing spy movies get right is that every covert field officer is trained to drive like a badass! Elite operators use advanced driving skills (aka: vehicle dynamics) to escape capture, crash through barriers, drive at high speeds and even survive hostile attack. In this episode, Andrew lays out the rules for advanced driving and gives you the core skills you need to practice and perfect the same vehicle dynamics elite operators use to keep themselves and their families safe.

Feb 07, 2023
How to Become Irresistible

Nobody likes being ignored, and yet we ignore most of the people we meet. Have you ever wondered why? In this episode, Andrew gives you the ultimate life HACK to capture and keep someone's attention any time you want it. This is your chance to get into the mind of every client, customer, and date you want to win-over now and for the rest of your life.

Jan 24, 2023
The Hidden Power of Average

Get ready to unlearn everything you were told by your parents, teachers, college professors and peers. Elite operators do not strive to be the best -- instead, they strive to be average. And you'll be shocked when you find out why. In this episode, Andrew breaks down how average goals can unlock elite performance in you today, through the new year, and for the rest of your life.

Jan 10, 2023
Fortune Telling to Build Fortunes

Learning from history means learning to predict the future. Massive changes in technology, economics, and world power have transformed mankind in unbelievable ways. Corporate and government leaders realize that; and they have a plan for the future. In this episode, Andrew explains what the world's elite are predicting and how you can use their knowledge to stay one-step ahead of your neighbor, your boss, and protect those you care the most about.

May 31, 2022
Your Human Instinct Working Against You

Every death in the field carries a cost and a lesson. The cost is paid in blood and tears, but the lessons are invaluable for saving the lives of others. In this episode, Andrew shares a powerful lesson in human instinct that was first discovered in the Vietnam War, trained into Special Operators, and even codified into State Law in Utah. This is science that saves lives, stops bad guys, and wins case law.

May 17, 2022
Razor Blades, Secret Clubs, and Billionaires

Some spy ops are just plain sexy. They have all the glitz, glamour, and glory you see on TV and in movies. And even better, you get to bring home your own stories. This story is one of those...

May 03, 2022
A Weekend with Millionaires

The wealthiest people in the world know that good news often comes out of bad news. And when you work with millionaires, you have to be ready for them to give you lots of bad news. Join Andrew as he shares a powerful lesson he learned from a room full of multimillionaires... even if you don't want to hear it.  

Apr 19, 2022
How to Win the Perfect Mentor

Mentorship is one of the most important elements to your long-term success. But finding a good mentor willing to spend their time with you is not easy. In this episode, Andrew gives you the secret to find and win a great mentor. And even more important, he tells you what the wrong kind of mentor looks like, and why you may be working with the wrong mentor right now.

Apr 05, 2022
A Deathtrap in Disguise

The most skilled drivers in the world don't have their photos plastered on NASCAR, F1 or even Rallycross websites and magazines. Instead, they hide in the world of covert ops -- a world ruled by Tier 1 MARSOC Raiders. Join Andrew as he shares a lesson from his Tier 1 MARSOC friend and fellow EverydaySpy instructor about hard lessons learned off the track... 

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Mar 22, 2022
Warzone View From a First-Class Seat

The current conflict in Ukraine has topped headlines and commanded the attention of the world. And even as journalists dawn flak jackets in the streets and drones capture images overhead, the most inspiring stories aren't happening on the front line... they are happening in the shadows. Join Andrew as he share a story you haven't heard about heroes you don't know exist.

Mar 08, 2022
A Secret CIA Leadership Tool

Elite spy agencies need leaders just like every other corporate organization. But the way they find and cultivate their leaders is very different than what you read about in leadership books and see advertised on your LinkedIn feed. In this episode, Andrew explains the simple secret to how CIA develops and trains their leaders to do what others can't and go where other's won't.

Feb 22, 2022
How Elite Operators Change Their Life

The greatest lessons you need to learn often get lost. People are either too successful to share their secrets, or they fail too fast and their experience is lost forever to history. In today's episode, Andrew give's you a peek into how one elite UK Royal Navy SBS officer has changed his life on his own terms. And how he views money in a way that most people do not...  

Feb 08, 2022
The Self-Discipline Lie

Human nature drives you whether you like it or not. And the secret sauce to success comes when you stop fighting nature and learn to make it work for you instead. In this episode, Andrew shares a secret known only to Tier 1 operators, athletes, and soldiers; a secret that you can use to master your everyday life to win massive success. 

Jan 25, 2022
The Ultimate Brain Hack

Your brain does things without your permission. It is doing things right now that you did not choose; it's making choices you don't agree with... and it does it all without you even realizing it. In this episode, Andrew explains how your brain (and everyone else's brain) is a tool you can use to get an unfair advantage in your career, business, and social status.

Jan 11, 2022
How to Gamble Big and Win

The last week in December is a time when people everywhere stop and reflect on what they want to do differently in the new year. In this episode, Andrew shares a few success stories from the field and asks a different kind of question for you to consider. Whether you are in school or in business; raising a family or raising seed capital for a new venture, there is value in knowing one important answer before you ring in the new year... 

Dec 28, 2021
An Ugly Kind of Justice

Justice isn't always simple, clear, or fair. Sometimes justice happens in ways nobody wants to admit or talk about. In this episode, Andrew shares a story where justice was delivered in a way nobody would expect, in a part of the world very few get to see. And with the right combination of pressure and patience, justice always prevails...

Dec 14, 2021
Making Advantage Out of Need

Human nature is slow to change. That makes it a powerful and predictable advantage for you to use in your career, relationships, and business. In this episode, Andrew shares two current examples of how human nature gave one person an unfair advantage while leaving another person behind in the game of success. When you learn how to transform your need into value for someone else, you unlock incredible power, money, and influence.

Nov 30, 2021
Realizations at Gun Point

Moments of clarity are easy to miss and even easier to forget. So when they happen, you have to grab them and hold on for the ride. In this episode, Andrew shares a recent and powerful moment of clarity that is about to change his life and his business in a big way. And you get to choose whether you will hold on for the ride or get off now. 

Nov 16, 2021
Integrity of Purpose

There will always be people who laugh at your ambition, talk-down your talent, and try to convince you to give up. And its easy to feel like the easiest way to end the pain is to join them in their constant criticism of others. In this episode, Andrew explain the secret that holds those people back and why you have the opportunity to win bigger, greater, richer wealth than then can even imagine.

Nov 02, 2021
Where Your Ideal Customer is Hiding

To wrap-up Season 5, Andrew is taking you on a deep-dive into how his company uses CIA personality testing to find and identify the perfect customer for any business. If you run your own business, or have a career in sales, HR, customer service or senior management, DON'T MISS this incredible HACK to find the customers you've always dreamed of.

Aug 31, 2021
The Business of Making Opportunities

People think spying is the business of keeping secrets. But they're wrong. Spies make their living by finding secrets, and that takes a special kind of skill that you can use to build your career and grow your business. In this episode, Andrew introduces you to his private intel network and tells you exactly how you can work with them, too...

Aug 17, 2021
The CIA Secret to More Opportunity

CIA operations work a lot like your everyday job. You can spend a lot of time plotting, planning, and waiting like everyone else... or you can do something different. In this episode, Andrew tells you a story about one of his current undercover CIA colleagues and how he plans to short-cut success the day he leaves CIA. If you are looking for the ultimate CIA cheat-code to success... you just found it.

Aug 03, 2021
How Not to Hide in Plain Sight

There is incredible power in anonymity. When nobody knows who you are, what you are doing, and ignores you even being present, you have every advantage over them. You are hiding in plain sight. But sometimes, you don't want to disappear. Sometimes, you may want to be found. In this episode, Andrew explain how to ensure you are seen by the right people, and stay invisible to the wrong people. 

Jul 20, 2021
Independence Day Secrets Nobody Told You

American independence was less about the birth of a nation and more about the survival of a people. But while history books skip the grittier details that led to the 4th of July, there is an awesome espionage lesson hidden between the pages. In this episode, Andrew explains the value and power that stress can have for making tomorrow better than today.

Jul 06, 2021
A Victory Worth Celebrating

Not every spy lesson is equal, and not every spy looks they way you might expect. In this episode, Andrew shares a spy story about a covert CIA operative that you should have been able to see a mile away. And a shop that you'd never think would come to the rescue.

Jun 22, 2021
The CIA Cheat Code to Never Getting Overwhelmed

Winning and losing in espionage relies as much on avoiding mistakes as it does being skilled. The same is true for you in your professional field. Top-tier competition is tight, and mastery is common. In this episode, Andrew explains the powerful CIA tool field operators use to keep from making mistakes in high-pressure situations. Now you can have the same secret solution in your hip pocket anytime you need it...

Jun 08, 2021
The Spy Mistake in Paris

Spying is a game as old as mankind. But the way to win isn't always about being the best and what you do. Sometimes the best way to win is to be the one who makes the fewest mistakes. In this episode, join Andrew as he shares one mistake in Paris that forever changed the course of history between two world powers. And learn how you can use mistakes to win in your own everyday life.

May 25, 2021
Spying Through a Mother’s Eyes

The sacrifice and challenges of motherhood remains one of the best kept secrets in the world. There are stories, songs, and even holidays dedicated to the women we call 'mother,' but the truth of what they experience is hidden. In this episode, Andrew shares his own history with mothers and their impact on his life, as well as an interesting spy lesson you can learn by cracking the code that mothers around the world keep to themselves.

May 11, 2021
Desert Helicopters and Operational Efficiency

Everyone wants to do more with less, faster than before, and without any mistakes. So why doesn't it happen? Andrew found the answer while flying with a dozen blacked-out helicopters over a barren desert. And today, you get to learn the same truth. 

Apr 27, 2021
How to Break Into Private Intelligence

More than 74k people every month apply for government jobs in the intel sector. 98% of them are rejected. But at the same time, a much smaller group is breaking into private intelligence, making more money, and doing the same impactful work. In this episode, Andrew breaks down what private intelligence is (and isn't) and explains the surprising connections between federal intelligence and the private intelligence sector.

Make sure to check out https://everydayspy.com/red to start building your own private intel skills! 

Apr 13, 2021
The Master Spy Game You Never Knew

Operations do not run like everyday life... but you can make everyday life run like an operation. In this episode, Andrew talks about one of his CIA mentors and a secret game that mentor taught him about operational success. Learn the game for yourself and find out how you can use it to drive predictable outcomes for everything from your career to kids and family.

Mar 30, 2021
The Unexpected Ops Skill That Boosts Your Success

It is easy to get discouraged by the things you want that other people have. Smart marketers and sleazy salesman have been selling the lie that you can get more without giving anything up... even as they take your money. In this episode, Andrew explains how field operators accomplish incredible things with limited resources. And how you can do the same when you use one powerful tool.  

Mar 16, 2021
Predator, Prey, and Not Playing Fair

Good surveillance can operate right under your nose without you even knowing they are there. And even though your tail may have all the advantages, you have one powerful tool that can flip the odds in your favor. In this episode, Andrew teaches you how spies beat surveillance in the field and how you can use the same skill to beat your opponents in everyday life.

Mar 02, 2021
The Covert Op Lifecycle Advantage

Intel operators do not see time the same way as everyone else. Some people think time is a resource. Others think it is a tool for trade. Operatives view time as something completely different. In this episode, Andrew walks you through the lifecycle of a covert op to give you a unique advantage that only field operators understand.

Feb 16, 2021
The Secrets of Sabotage

We all grow up loving spy movies and books for the action! Guns shooting, bombs going off, buildings being destroyed. And while the real thing is often just as exciting as a movie, it is very different in one powerful and important way. In this episode, Andrew shares a secret about intelligence operations that you can use to take control and gain leverage in any everyday situation.  

Feb 02, 2021
Why Others Fail and You Don’t Have to

Everyone loves to talk about opportunity, hope, and new beginnings at the start of a new year. But a conversation about Failure might be more productive. In this episode, Andrew breaks down how elite operatives view, process, and ultimately avoid failure even when the odds are against them. If you have felt the sting of failure, or worry that you may be failing, this is a conversation you don't want to miss...

Jan 19, 2021
Covert Signals and the Business of Spying

Welcome to Season 5! The goal for this season is to start taking action on the skills we've mastered in the last 4 seasons. That means its time to talk about field tradecraft! And the best place to start studying tradecraft is with covert signals. In this episode, Andrew explains covert signals you've seen in movies and a few you've never heard of. You might be surprised to learn how many signals you aren't even aware you are missing...

Jan 05, 2021
Spying on Season 5

It's been an exciting and fun 4 seasons of growth! And I'm super pumped to give you a peak into what I am working on for season 5. If you've been thinking about jump-starting your plans for 2021, then you are in the right place. This is a community that serves you...

Dec 10, 2020
The Anatomy of a Conspiracy

It's never wise to laugh off a conspiracy too quickly. History has given us enough examples of conspiracies proven true that we would be wise to listen before we laugh. But what makes a conspiracy happen in the first place? In this episode, Andrew cuts to the heart of conspiracy too show you where conspiracy theories come from and how they grow. And if you are ready to take a conspiracy challenge, visit EverydaySpy.com/live to test your skills.

Nov 18, 2020
The Missing Link in the Info Chain

Spy movies and mainstream media always talk about the process of 'analysis'. Many of the world's top experts even carry the title of 'analyst.' But the value of analysis and the power of an analyst is based in a skill you rarely ever hear about. In this episode, Andrew gives you the skeleton key to unlocking information like a spy and puts the power of analysis into your hands... forever.

Nov 10, 2020
That Awkward Phase of High School and Presidential Elections

There is a pattern to information. You have seen the pattern in your everyday life, from high school to today, because it is human nature. And you are about to see the final phase of the pattern all over headlines and media. In this episode, Andrew describes the information phase know as 'information overload' and how it is used to deceive you to steal your attention.

Nov 03, 2020
What Librarians and CIA Agents Have in Common

People mistake information as something you have to personally have in your mind. They assume that If you know a lot of information, you are smart, if you don't, you are dumb. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this episode, Andrew explains why information doesn't have to be in your head to be of value to you, and he shares a few secret people that can help you gain access to information you never even dreamed possible.

Oct 27, 2020
Everyday Precision Without the Bullets

We all know what it's like to have our words misunderstood. We also know it's like to misunderstand what someone else is trying to say. Sometimes these errors are innocent... and sometimes they are not. In this episode, Andrew and Jihi share a few personal stories and a few current examples to show you exactly how specific words can help you or be used against you.

Oct 20, 2020
The Two Lies You Will Remember From This Day Forward

Spies are taught that not all lies are equal. The thing that separates lies is the intention behind the lie; was the lie intentional, or was the lie not intentional. In this episode, Andrew describes the relationship between lies, intent, and how the two impact the current political climate and your everyday life. For anyone out there feeling lied to... you will never forget this.

Oct 13, 2020
How to Dissect a News Article to Tell if it's Real News

The 24 hour news cycle is a constant grind on your senses, emotions, and patience. Every headline tries to grab your attention, but what happens when they do? What value is really in the article itself, and is it even real news? In this episode, Andrew will dissect a current headline news article and show you exactly how to tell if what you are reading is worth reading at all...

Oct 07, 2020
How to Stay Three Steps Ahead of the Next President

The 2020 Presidential debates begin tonight and both candidates are going to lie to your face without getting caught. How? Using a mental loophole that politicians, advertisers and dictators have used for generations. In this episode, Andrew prepares you to see through debate deceptions and distractions so you can see the truth that millions of other voters will miss. 

Sep 29, 2020
The Dirty Truth About Polls The News Doesn’t Want to Admit

To see the world, you must look through something - eyes, windows, glasses, screens. And while what we see seems real, we never stop to think that someone else could be looking at the same thing but seeing it very differently. In this episode, Andrew and Jihi discuss the way your brain interprets information differently than those around you. And how you can change the lens your using to view the world...

Sep 22, 2020
How to Decode News Headlines and Skip the Slant

News headlines work hard to capture your attention in a few simple words. But those same headlines also give away a lot of information about their truthfulness, intent, and purpose. In this episode, Andrew shows you how to break down any news headline and know right away whether you can trust the information in the article. Don't miss this chance to look at everyday news and know right away if you can trust it!

Sep 15, 2020
The Curious Case of Sharing Lies

Ever wonder why fake news and false information spreads so quickly? You see headlines and news pundits talking about fact and fiction all the time, but the truth behind how bad information spreads is simpler than you might think. In this episode, Andrew explains where research and espionage intersect and result in misinformation.

Sep 08, 2020
The Reason Kids Perform Better Than Adults

We all say that kids can absorb a ton of information quickly, like a sponge absorbing water. But what exactly is it about children that gives them that superpower? And can an adult have it? In this episode, Andrew explains the science behind how kids learn and gives you the secret to how you can get that magic back.

Sep 01, 2020
Fighting the 2 Pitfalls that Killed Modern Day Journalism

Journalism has been slowing dying under pressure from social media, 24 hour cable news, and internet-based competitors like blogs and podcasts. But it has also fallen prey to two very important shortcuts in the human mind. In this episode, Andrew and Jihi explain how your attention is being hijacked without you even realizing it and what you can do to take back control.

Aug 25, 2020
Separate Real Facts from Slant and Fiction Every Time

We all know that information can be helpful or hurtful. And when it hurts, we want to blame someone. But you may not know that sometimes your own brain is the reason that information works against you. Your mind can work against you by accident or on purpose... but you can beat it. In this episode, Andrew shares a few everyday stories that will make you question how much you trust your brain. And show you how you can train it to process information even better...

Aug 18, 2020
Find the Truth When Bad Info is Thrown at You

Information is thrown at you everyday - online, on TV, in your inbox, and in your ear. Even if you wanted to take it all in, information can get overwhelming during a significant world event. And right now, there are TWO major events in motion: the ongoing crisis from Coronavirus, and the 2020 US Presidential election. In this episode, Andrew lays the foundation for how you can handle massive information right now and how you can use espionage to master it. 

Aug 11, 2020
BONUS: Spying on Season 4

Jihi and I recently had a conversation that we wanted to share with you about our marriage, the podcast, and what you can expect in Season 4! There is a lot more to come and we are excited to have you along for the ride! Here is a little bonus to make you smile and, hopefully, get you excited...

Jul 28, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Spy PART V

To conclude our season exploring the ‘Ground Truth’ of espionage, Andrew and Jihi revisit an old CIA training exercise that helped them learn more about each other and themselves. There is incredible value in knowing yourself, but there is even greater value in learning how to build the right team around you. And at CIA, the most successful teams start in the most unexpected way...

Jul 14, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Spy PART IV

There is great power to be found in opposites. Opposites attract, complete cycles, and make championship teams. In this episode, Andrew and his wife - fellow ex-CIA covert officer Jihi - explore the power of opposites in espionage and everyday life. And they share a bit more about how leaving CIA was a choice they didn’t want to make, but had to make...

Jun 30, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Spy PART III

When it's time to build, destroy, or fix, everyone relies on having a good set of tools. The intelligence world is no different, even though the tools come with different names; targeter, analyst, operator. But unlike the tools in your toolbox, the tools of National Intelligence have lives, hopes, and aspirations. In this episode, Andrew and Jihi discuss how good - and bad - it can feel to be a tool for espionage.

Jun 16, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Spy PART II

The human mind is at the center of all espionage. If you know your mind and the mind of your opponent, you will win. In this episode, Andrew and his wife, ex-CIA targeter Jihi, explore the power of cognitive training as a tool for spying, success, and countering anxiety. Jihi is a trained spy with a clinically diagnosed anxiety disorder. Here is how she uses her training to overcome anxiety and live the life she loves...

Jun 02, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Spy PART I

No spy starts out as someone special. We are all just normal people until the day comes that we receive a phone call that changes our life. As we close this season about the ‘Ground Truth’ of espionage, Andrew wanted to share a new and different voice with all of you. A normal voice, from a normal person, who received an extraordinary phone call that led to an extraordinary life.

May 19, 2020
EDSAVAGE Lethal Lady Part IV

In this final episode with EDSAVAGE, we explore the spy skills that make an operator successful in everyday life. Regardless of age, gender, or education, the tools of espionage are timeless and immensely powerful. Some of those tools are easy to guess - others are not. Let Andrew and EDSAVAGE share the tools that they value most when they work to win each new day.

May 05, 2020
EDSAVAGE Lethal Lady Part III

It's not easy to be friends with a spy. We are constantly pushing, striving, and working to take action. We thrive on action and control. In this episode, Andrew and EDSAVAGE explore how action and control define a person's legacy. And along the way, they compete to take control of the current conversation. Friends and competitors, Andrew and EDSAVAGE believe in legacy building. And they know you do too...

Apr 21, 2020
EDSAVAGE Lethal Lady Part II

In this episode, Andrew and EDSAVAGE share an important secret about espionage. A secret that defines the difference between a successful mission and a successful operation. Hollywood likes to focus on short-term objectives - individual missions. But the real benefit spies bring to national security is not short-term. It's in winning long-term objectives... winning the operation. 

Apr 07, 2020
EDSAVAGE Lethal Lady Part I

Andrew continues to explore the 'Ground Truth' of espionage with intelligence operators from around the world. In this episode, Andrew introduces a foreign intel officer with an impressive history of successful capture/kill missions. You might be surprised to hear what a confirmed killer sounds like...and even more surprised to hear why they love espionage. 

Mar 24, 2020
EDVIPER Spy Business Part II

Business is about people, whether your business is espionage or sales. Spies steal secrets and sell treason - its a niche service, but people are predictable. In this second half of Andrew's conversation with EDVIPER, hear how a few simple practices from espionage can boost and improve your career, business, and professional reputation.  

Mar 10, 2020
EDVIPER Spy Business Part I

As we continue exploring the ground truth, let's turn our conversation toward how espionage skills benefit us in business. Let me introduce you to my good friend EDVIPER, a husband and business owner with a fantastic operational background. EDVIPER is an intel brother coming from the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency), but don't let that fool you. He's one of the best in the business...

Feb 25, 2020
EDJACKAL Deep Cover Part V

In this final installment of our conversation with EDJACKAL we learn about captivity. What makes captivity so difficult, and what tools allow you to resist. Andrew and EDJACKAL talk about how espionage skills apply to the everyday world, and how those who understand and apply those skills have a powerful advantage over those who don't. This is the ground truth of espionage.

Feb 11, 2020
EDJACKAL Deep Cover Part IV

Fear is real. And we all experience it. But training is the reason a spy in the field can stand face-to-face with fear and win. In this episode, Andrew and EDJACKAL talk about fear, discouragement, and heartache. About the sacrifices spy's have to make to their health and their home. And how sacrificing for passion just makes the passion burn hotter. This is the ground truth of espionage.

Jan 28, 2020
EDJACKAL Deep Cover Part III

Reality looks different, depending on your point of view. For my friend CODENAME: EDJACKAL, reality looked like tracer bullets, land mines, and guerrilla fighters. And as he serves and trains with new generations of field operators, his experience and opinions can be surprising to hear. But hearing his reality gives you a new point of view. And each new perspective brings you closer to understanding the ground truth of espionage.

Jan 14, 2020
EDJACKAL Deep Cover Part II

Sometimes the truth is hard to share. It can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even downright discouraging. But it's still the truth. In this episode, Andrew and CODENAME: EDJACKAL discuss the truth that drove EDJACKAL to specialize in the impossible - to participate in operations that nearly left his family fatherless. This is the ground truth of spying.

Dec 31, 2019
EDJACKAL Deep Cover Part I

Welcome to Season 3 of the Everyday Espionage Podcast! This season is dedicated to exploring the 'Ground Truth' of espionage. Andrew is traveling the world to meet his peers and fellow operatives still living and working in the field. In this episode, we meet CODENAME: EDJACKAL - a former CIA deep cover operator willing to share his story only with you, #EverydaySpy.

Dec 17, 2019
The Boy Snow Mountains

Living in Thailand means living among Buddhists. And while life in a country obsessed with 'karma' is convenient, it also comes with a requirement to learn a bit about Buddhism. In this episode, Andrew shares a Buddhist story that teaches a powerful truth about espionage - a lesson from the Lotus Sutra. Spies and Buddhists understand that knowledge takes sacrifice...

Dec 03, 2019
Assumption and Assessment

The most dangerous part of intelligence work doesn't come from outside threats. It comes from natural, internal mental processes that flaw our thinking process. In this Season 2 finale, Andrew describes the danger of assumptions and the value of assessment. HUMINT operators know the risks of assumption and use assessment to keep themselves safe. You can too...

Nov 19, 2019
Filters vs. Funnels

Surveillance detection is a core skill for any covert field officer. But even after you leave the world of espionage, the principles of surveillance detection still pay dividends. In this episode, Andrew explains how surveillance skills apply to growing your business and protecting yourself from digital marketing scams. Its the difference between filters and funnels...

Nov 05, 2019
Tribes and Tribulation

We live in a civilized world... except in those places where society is ruled by tribal law. In Pakistan, much of the culture is based in tribal history going back thousands of years. In this episode, Andrew shares a tribal story from Pakistan and looks at how the lessons of that story are still relevant in our civilized society today. Human beings are tribal and we can either learn from our history or repeat it.

Oct 22, 2019
Fighting Sales With Sales

Nobody enjoys dealing with salespeople. They have a terrible reputation earned from years of everyday people having equally terrible sales experiences. In this episode, Andrew shares 3 secrets that salespeople don't want you to know and gives 3 tactics you can use to beat salespeople every time you buy. Learn how to take control away from salespeople and beat them at their own game.

Oct 08, 2019
Bonfires and Islands

Some people are natural spies - building their influence and traveling the world on their own terms. One of those people is very special to Andrew... his baby sister. In this episode, Andrew explains how you can build bridges to places you never thought possible when you meet people where they are. Not where you want them to be.

To follow Andrew's sister on her journey around the world, visit https://onegoodglobe.travel.blog/

Sep 24, 2019
Cover. Think. React.

Experts agree that 'Run, Hide, Fight' is not an effective response to modern day mass shootings. From police officers to special operators, fatality results show that individuals that run, hide, or fight are getting killed. And with mass shootings a clear and present danger in our society, we need a better solution. In this episode, Andrew describes how field operatives are trained to respond to mass shootings. The only way to beat a mass shooter is to recognize their weaknesses and our strengths. It is time to train everyday people to 'Cover. Think. React.'

Sep 10, 2019
What You Can Learn From an Osprey

Every bird has to build a nest. There are great truths to be found by comparing intelligence operations with nest building. In this episode, Andrew explores the benefits of building your business, your career, and your life the same way a bird builds a nest.

Aug 27, 2019
Why "Normal" Isn't Always Best

The norms that we share are what make us a collective. But are we choosing our norms or are they being chosen for us. In this episode, Andrew explores the norms that exist around us and how they impact our everyday decisions. Sometimes normal isn't always best.  

Aug 13, 2019
A Summer Abroad

Let's take a journey to the desert. It may not be comfortable, and not everyone will agree, but it will be an adventure. In this episode, Andrew discusses how each of us can make the decision to change. And even though change can be difficult, it brings experience that helps us grow beyond the world around us. The only way to find something new - something better - is by choosing to embrace uncomfortable change. 

Jul 30, 2019
Get Up. Get Out. And Try.

Lessons have a way of being learned. Sometimes teachers have doctorates, sometimes they have businesses, and sometimes they just give you a ride in their car. In this episode, Andrew shares an espionage lesson he learned from an series of unexpected teachers.

Jul 16, 2019
Talent and Passion

We live in a world that celebrates talent. We celebrate talent in sports, music, on screen, and on the job. But where does passion fit in to our world? In this episode, Andrew explores talent and highlights the benefits and limitations that come with it. He discusses passion and the partnership that can come when you put the right people together.

Jul 02, 2019
The Boundary Tax

Welcome to Season 2 of the Everyday Espionage Podcast!

The world wants you to set boundaries; at work, at home and in business, in relationships. We are taught that boundaries protect us and keep us safe. But that isn't the whole truth. In this episode, Andrew explains how modern day lessons about boundaries are deceiving you. They are only half-true. And the other half is a secret you deserve to know.

Jun 18, 2019
MISSION COMPLETE - Operation:Real-Time

Operation: Real-Time was a success! Congratulations to you, #EverydaySpy.

In this episode, Andrew recaps the lessons learned in Operation: Real-time. Many started, few finished, but learning occurred all around. If you haven't completed the mission yet, SPOILER ALERT! Put this episode aside and come back when you've completed the mission objectives. For everyone else, consider this your after action report.


May 24, 2019
Simple and Dangerous

Everyone is hungry for information, but not all information is equal. And the gap between those who have it and those who want it is a dangerous divide. In this episode, Andrew takes a detour through common history to unveil some uncommon truths. A follow-up to season 1's R.I.C.E. episode, its time to dig into how our ideology can make us strong and leave us weak at the same time. 

#EverydaySpy #OperationRealTime

Learn more from Andrew at: https://everydayspy.com/

May 21, 2019
Commitment Over Comfort

We are taught that comfort is the ultimate goal in life: to live comfortably, to seek comfort, to find our comfort zone. The truth is quite the opposite. In this bonus episode - part of the Operation: Real-Time series - Andrew explains how the message of comfort is actually preventing us from reaching our highest potential. The key to achievement rests in commitment rather than comfort. Come and learn why. 

#OperationRealTime #EverydaySpy

Learn more about Andrew's mission at: https://everydayspy.com


May 14, 2019
Operation: Real-Time

Operation: Real-Time is the first ever immersive spy training scenario made available to the public. Join Andrew Bustamante as he takes you through an authentic spy training mission where you apply the skills you learned during season one of The Everyday Espionage Podcast. Many will start, few will finish, all will be challenged to think, plan, and execute like a trained field officer. Where will Operation: Real-Time take you, #EverydaySpy?

Don't miss a mission update! https://everydayspy.com/Operations/


Apr 30, 2019
Thanks with a Secret Mission

Elite operatives around the world use real-world application to solidify skills and learning. Season 1 has exceeded every my every ambition. And while saying 'thank you' is appropriate, my appreciation comes with a twist...

The time has come to test your skills. Here are the tools you need to complete your mission...

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Apr 25, 2019
When Spies (and You) Should Go Rogue

The time comes when we all must choose to obey or disobey. And while we claim to be a fair society, the truth is that we reward both obedience and disobedience. In the season finale episode, Andrew challenges listeners to decide whether the rewards are greater for those who follow the rules, or those who break the rules.

This season of The Everyday Espionage Podcast would not be possible if not for our dedicated sponsors. If you want to support the Podcast, support our sponsors - they are making change possible.

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Apr 16, 2019
Courage vs. Confidence

You are being sold a lie... and the lie is called confidence. Elite performers, from athletes to operatives, recognize that confidence cannot be trained or taught. But authors, experts, and salesman are selling people the lie that it can. In this episode, Andrew explains how courage is not something inside us; it is something others project onto us. What we have within us is far more powerful than confidence, but it requires a choice...

This season of The Everyday Espionage Podcast would not be possible if not for our dedicated sponsors. If you want to support the Podcast, support our sponsors - they are making change possible.

William Miller - Best Selling Author of the Jake Noble series

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All film and audio recording was made possible by The St. Petersburg City Theater. Humanity grows through the arts.

Apr 02, 2019
The Only Goals the Matter

Goals are a part of everyday life, and they often become as simple, routine, and predictable as any other daily chore. Training seminars, social media influencers, and best selling books are telling you to set realistic goal that you can achieve. In this episode, Andrew challenges common opinion and makes the argument that realistic goals are not big enough. To do something nobody else can imagine, you have to set goals that everyone else considers unrealistic.

This season of The Everyday Espionage Podcast would not be possible if not for our dedicated sponsors. If you want to support the Podcast, support our sponsors - they are making change possible.

William Miller - Best Selling Author of the Jake Noble series

Marone Law

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All film and audio recording was made possible by The St. Petersburg City Theater. Humanity grows through the arts.

Mar 19, 2019
Outsider Advantage

We all want to belong to something. The need for acceptance is so great that we label ourselves and each other; we create insiders and outsiders. In this episode, Andrew explains the real advantage between insiders and outsiders. Spies make a career of breaking in; looking in; peeking in. We know that the way to win isn't by becoming an insider. It is by embracing the advantage you have as an outsider.

This season of The Everyday Espionage Podcast would not be possible if not for our dedicated sponsors. If you want to support the Podcast, support our sponsors - they are making change possible.

William Miller - Best Selling Author of the Jake Noble series

Marone Law

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All film and audio recording was made possible by The St. Petersburg City Theater. Humanity grows through the arts.

Mar 05, 2019