Skip to main content
Success Story Podcast

Eli Clifton – Senior Advisor & Investigative Journalist | Responsible Statecraft

By December 29, 2023No Comments

Like The Show? Leave A Rating:

Join Our Free Slack Community To Up-Skill Yourself:

About The Guest

Eli Clifton is a Senior Advisor at the Quincy Institute and Investigative Journalist at Large for Responsible Statecraft. Eli focuses on money in politics and U.S. foreign policy. He previously reported for the American Independent News Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service. Clifton is co-author of the Center for American Progress’s report Fear Inc.: The Roots Of the Islamophobia Network In America. Eli has been a fellow at The Nation Institute and the Type Media Center. 

His work has appeared on PBS/Frontline’s Tehran bureau, The Intercept, the South China Morning Post, Right Web, LobeLog, Salon, Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Slate, Gawker, and Eli holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 — Introduction
  • 01:05 — Eli Clifton’s Origin Story
  • 02:30 — Think Tanks Unveiled
  • 11:55 — Navigating Choices
  • 22:19 — Fear Tactics Examined
  • 25:45 — Sponsor: The Product Boss Podcast
  • 26:35 — Fear’s Impact on Thought
  • 32:12 — Media Accountability
  • 37:57 — Influence on a Million-Dollar Budget
  • 46:28 — Eli’s Career Aspirations
  • 48:38 — Connect with Eli
  • 49:12 — Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenges
  • 50:29 — Influential Figures
  • 51:02 — Book or Podcast Recommendations
  • 53:05 — Advice to 20-Year-Old Self
  • 53:53 — Defining Success

Show Links

Podcast & Newsletter Sponsors

What is the Success Story Podcast?

On this podcast, you’ll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups, and entrepreneurship.

The podcast is hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he’s learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures, and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas, and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their stories to help pass those lessons on to others through both experiences and tactical strategies for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between.


Host of the Success Story Podcast:









More posts by

Leave a Reply

Skip to content