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#425: An FBI Hostage Negotiator Buys A Car

December 21st, 2012

Episode 544 of 902 episodes

Thefiscal cliff, for all its grand theater, really comes down to people in a room trying to come to an agreement. People doing whatever it takes to get what they want from the other side. On today's show, three professional negotiators walk us through techniques that members of Congress may be using right now. They explain these techniques not with textbooks, but with examples from their everyday lives.