Jack is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and author of “Democrat to Deplorable: Why Nine Million Obama Voters Ditched the Democrats and Embraced Donald Trump.“
Jack has a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University and a Masters degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. At GU he studied International Finance and International Affairs. Jack’s early career was in international finance, when he worked for a high-yield hedge fund focused on emerging markets around the world. After that, Jack developed real estate in the Washington DC area, building single family, multi-family, and mixed use commercial projects. And from 2009-2018 Jack was a Charter School Executive Director. There he worked to turn around some of the city’s lowest performing schools and helped solve some of our most intractable education problems.
Over the last 20 years, Jack has built homes, schools, institutions, and communities.
Jack uses this diverse background to shed light on all his creative work today.
His early writings focused on relationship dynamics, healthy sexual behaviors, and general self-improvement. But his analysis led him to realize that which disrupts the bedroom also disrupts the nation. The same forces which destabilize traditional male-female relationships also tear the country apart. Discovering the true nature of the new culture war brought Jack into politics, philosophy, and journalism.
His latest book, “Democrat To Deplorable“ takes a deep look into the Democrats who proudly switched parties to vote for President Donald Trump. These voters feel the cold edge of the culture war more than any other group and this book captures their experiences and the current zeitgeist. Based on a national survey, in-depth interviews, and a personal narrative, “Democrat To Deplorable” is the definitive book that explores and explains the current cultural climate leading to President Donald Trump and Trumpism.
The Jack Murphy Live Podcast brings national thought leaders together for meaningful conversations about the state of our world today. Jack has interviewed tech CEO’s, military officials, leading academics, top journalists, and even underground writers and artists. The goal of each podcast is to broaden the listener’s understanding of the world in an effort to make sense of a confusing time in American history.
Jack is an emerging personality in the evolving New Media space. He has been cited in The New Yorker, BuzzFeed, and The Atlantic.
Here at Jack Murphy Live, you can read essays on current events, fatherhood, real estate, career, sex, relationships, and just plain old storytelling. He has assembled many posts into an online syllabus of sorts which you can read here.
The one thing each piece has in common is Jack Murphy.
Everything Jack writes is from his personal perspective, lending his valuable experience to a variety of different subjects.
Today, Jack sends daily emails to his member list, writes frequent columns here, publishes a podcast every week and is active on Twitter. Follow him there: