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Featured voices on current and future economic and environmental events.

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Featured voices on current and future economic and environmental events.

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So glad I found this podcast.

By SkylerJune - May 08 2020
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Found one of their videos on CoV19 posted on reddit and ended up watching all of them, and there are a lot, each with new info. All of it has been very helpful. And I’m glad they look at all possibilities and go more in-depth into the science. Knowledge is power.

Great info for multiple fields of interest

By Person354 - Jan 07 2018
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Fantastic podcast with thought-provoking and logical info.

iTunes Ratings

207 Ratings
Average Ratings
173
18
6
1
9

So glad I found this podcast.

By SkylerJune - May 08 2020
Read more
Found one of their videos on CoV19 posted on reddit and ended up watching all of them, and there are a lot, each with new info. All of it has been very helpful. And I’m glad they look at all possibilities and go more in-depth into the science. Knowledge is power.

Great info for multiple fields of interest

By Person354 - Jan 07 2018
Read more
Fantastic podcast with thought-provoking and logical info.
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The Peak Prosperity Podcast

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Featured voices on current and future economic and environmental events.

Rank #1: Kirk Sorenson: An Update On The Thorium Story

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A conversation between Chris Martenson and Kirk Sorenson

Aug 31 2014

42mins

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Rank #2: Gail Tverberg: The Coming Energy Depression

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Energy analyst and professional actuary Gail Tverberg returns to the podcast this week to revisit the global energy outlook. And fair warning, Gail warns it is quite grim.

Jan 07 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: Dan Amerman: Will Our Private Savings Be Sacrificed To Pay Down The Public Debt

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A conversation between Chris Martenson and Dan Amerman

Oct 19 2014

56mins

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Rank #4: Helms and Gray: Real Estate Investing 101

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We've invited Robert Helms and Russ Gray, better known as The Real Estate Guys, onto the podcast this week to provide a -Real Estate Investing 101- overview for the Peak Prosperity audience. In it, they cover the different ways to invest, how to identify which approach is best for you given your personal goals and risk appetite, and how to get started educating yourself towards becoming an active investor.

Jul 09 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: What The 1918 Spanish Flu Can Tell Us About The Coronavirus

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Given the continued spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, we urgently reached out to John Barry, author of the award-winning New York Times best-seller The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History.

Two years ago, we interviewed John about the expected implications should a pandemic of similar scale break out in today world. Little did we realize at the time how quickly his insights would prove relevant.

John was the only non-scientist to serve on the US government’s Infectious Disease Board of Experts and has served on advisory boards for MIT’s Center for Engineering System Fundamentals and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has consulted on influenza preparedness and response to national security entities, the George W. Bush and Obama White Houses, state governments, and the private sector.

John remains quite concerned at how the world’s readiness for a pandemic is woefully lacking, exacerbated by the hyper-connectedness of our modern society (i.e., the ease and speed with with people can travel).

Jan 28 2020

43mins

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Rank #6: Singing Frogs Farm: The Science Of Healthy Soil

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This week, I sit back down with Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the science behind their latest farming practices and techniques, the importance of biology over chemistry when it comes to gardening, and the hands-on workshops they offer, and what they think it takes to make a resilient farm.

Jan 07 2019

59mins

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Rank #7: Robert Helms and Russ Gray: Learning How To Invest In Real Estate

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In this final podcast of 2017, Chris sits down with Robert Helms and Russell Gray, better known as The Real Estate Radio Guys. They run one of (if not the most) popular podcasts on real estate investing.

Jan 01 2018

44mins

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Rank #8: Ronald Stoeferle: Gold Is Dirt Cheap Right Now

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Fresh from releasing his exhaustive 230-page annual report titled In Gold We Trust, Ronald Stoerferle joins us to summarize his forecast for the yellow metal. Stoerferle, an author of several books on Austrian economics and head of strategy and portofolio management at Incrementum AG, concludes that gold is extremely cheap right now in dollar terms. And he sees a new bull market beginning for the precious metal- one likely to quickly build momentum as the next (and long overdue) financial market correction arrives.

Jun 12 2018

49mins

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Rank #9: Woody Tasch: Slow Money

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A conversation between Chris Martenson and Woody Tasch

Sep 21 2014

46mins

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Rank #10: Richard Sylla: This Is An Inherently Dangerous Moment In History

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Chris Martenson interviews economist and professor Richard Sylla.

Aug 07 2017

47mins

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Rank #11: David Collum: Everything That Mattered In 2018

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The only thing nearly as enlightening as reading David Collums epic Year In Review is listening to him and Chris Martenson riff about its highlights. Strap in, grab some eggnog, and listen to this years recap.

Dec 25 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: Ted Siedle: The Greatest Retirement Crisis In The History Of The World

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"We are on the precipice of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world. And that makes perfect sense because, first of all, we have the largest elderly population in the history of the world. Just focusing on the United States: our elderly are woefully unprepared to retire. And in the decades to come we will witness millions of elderly American's, Baby Boomers and others, slipping into poverty. 'Too frail to work, too poor to retire' will become the new normal for many elderly Americans." So warns pension fraud whistleblower Ted Siedle.

Apr 08 2019

58mins

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Rank #13: Ted Butler: New Hope For Higher Silver Prices

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Precious metals analyst Ted Butler returns to the podcast this week to discuss the long-suffering silver price. Will the beatings continue? Or is there finally reason to believe that, after seven painful years of languishing, silver may finally see a brighter future?

Jul 23 2018

43mins

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Rank #14: Grant Williams: A Reset Of The System Is Inevitable

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While at the New Orleans Investment Conference this past weekend, Chris and I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Grant Williams, publisher of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm and principal of Real Vision TV. There will be no smooth transition back to sustained economic growth, he warns. Instead, the distortion of today’s excessive asset prices will require a systemic reset to fix. Either by a deflationary event that destroys the malinvestment, or by an inflationary event that destroys the currency. Either way, a shock to the system awaits us.

Nov 06 2019

56mins

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Rank #15: Art Berman: Think Oil Is Getting Expensive - You Have Not Seen Nothing Yet.

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Art explains how the current glut of oil created by the US shale boom, along with high crude output by both OPEC and non-OPEC producers - is a temporary anomaly. Fundamentally, we are not finding nearly as much oil as we need to continue the trajectory of the global demand curve. And at the same time, we're extracting our reserves at a faster rate than ever. That is a mathematical recipe for a coming supply crunch - it is not a matter of if, but when.

May 29 2018

1hr

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Rank #16: John Hussman: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100 Percent

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A conversation between Chris Martenson and John Hussman

Nov 08 2014

26mins

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Rank #17: Bethany McLean: Saudi America

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For years now we've been covering the false promise of the American shale oil "miracle". Yes, it has extracted a lot more oil out of American soil that most thought possible. But at an economic loss. And at great environmental cost. If the shale drilling companies can't make any profit, either when oil prices are high or low -- why are we still pursuing shale deposits so aggressively?

Mar 01 2019

38mins

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Rank #18: David Stockman: The Undrainable Swamp And The Inevitable Recession

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Love it or hate it, the potency of the Trump Administration is on the wane, soon to be stuck in the mire of the Swamp it has deepend instead of drained, while the economy falls into one hell of a recession - so claims former Regan-era Cabinet member and Congressman David Stockman. In his new book Peak Trump, Stockman notes how the wide divergence between Trump the campaigner and Trump the president appears to be proving to be his undoing.

Mar 05 2019

55mins

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Rank #19: Sebastian Junger: Is Our Material Wealth Undermining Our Happiness and Health?

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One the most personally meaningful podcast interviews we’ve done over the years was Our Evolutionary Need For Community, recorded with Peabody award-winning author Sebastian Junger. Junger is well-known for his NYT-bestselling books The Perfect Storm and War, the latter of which was written after a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

Based on his observations while in Afghanistan, Junger noted how much troops in combat valued the social solidarity of their units. In fact, he noted that the loss of this cohesive community, with its sense of purpose and shared responsibility, created prodigious psychological strife when these soldiers returned and tried to re-integrate into civilian life. This dynamic is not just limited to the military; any collection of humans working in tight-knit groups under stress, united in purpose, evidences similar behavior (Peace Corps volunteers, trauma care physicians, etc).

In his excellent book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, Junger explored our evolutionary wiring for community, and paradoxically, how our modern aspirations for “success” and “wealth” attempt to distance ourselves from it — making us unhappier and emotionally unhealthier in the pursuit.

Since recording our initial interview with Sebastian, we’ve often shared the insights from it with the Peak Prosperity tribe at live events and in our writings. So this week we decided to reconnect with Sebastian, and hear how his thoughts and conclusions on the topic have evolved since we last talked with him.

It’s clear that he believes more than ever that the future prosperity of our society will be rooted in rediscovering how to create and foster the communal bonds our tribal ancestors lived by. And that begins by taking an honest look at the narratives, behaviors, and modern conveniences and temptations that keep us trapped in unhappy, unhealthy isolation.

Nov 22 2019

46mins

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Rank #20: Paul Wheaton: Building A Better World In Your Backyard

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Paul Wheaton, proprietor of the websites Richsoil.com and Permies.com, has just published a Kickstarter-funded book replete with solutions that most of us can start implementing today. It’s titled: Building A Better World In Your Backyard (Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys)

In this week’s podcast, Paul provides a romp through a wide swath of the insights within his book, from rocket mass heaters to going ‘poo-less’ to hugelkultur — with a large side helping of his infectious humour.

His main point is that there is a TON each of us can do to reduce our impact on nature while boosting our quality of life, while having fun along the way.

Aug 19 2019

1hr 26mins

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Peter Sandman: How Your Ability To Process Risk Can Save Your Life

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How much do things around you need to change before you start changing your behavior?

Dr. Peter Sandman has made a career out of analyzing people’s “adjustment reaction” process. And it turns out, people are wired differently.

Some watch the world intently, looking for early indicators of change and reacting swiftly to them. Others prefer not to get distracted by the “small stuff” and only pay attention once change is forced on them.

Jul 07 2020

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James Howard Kunstler: Living In The Long Emergency

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Unsustainable systems, by definition, eventually break down. That’s been a key warning we at Peak Prosperity have been delivering for over a decade regarding the over-indebted global economy, society’s addiction to depleting fossil fuels, and accelerating ecological destruction.

The coronavirus pandemic has placed such intense and unexpected strain on this unstable house of cards that its odds of toppling sooner have increased substantially. Few people understand this better — from the historic job destruction impacting tens of millions to the social anger starting to boil over — than James Howard Kunstler.

Jun 17 2020

1hr 4mins

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Neil Howe: The Predictable Creative Destruction Of The Fourth Turning

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Neil Howe, demographer and co-authour of the book The Fourth Turning, returns to the podcast this week. In our prior interviews with him, we've explored his study of generational cycles ("turnings") in America which reveal predictable social trends that recur throughout history and invariably result in transformational crisis (a "fourth turning").

May 24 2020

56mins

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Sergey Young: Will Technology Save Us?

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Are the pessimists wrong to bet against human ingenuity?

To explore that question head-on, Chris sits down this week with Sergey Young, founder of the Longevity Vision Fund and “right hand man” to Peter Diamandis of Singularity and XPRIZE fame.

May 13 2020

43mins

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Expert Virologist: Here’s Everything You Need To Understand About Coronavirus

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In this video, Chris interviews expert virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen, of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Chris and Dr. Rasmussen dive deep into the science of the covid-19 virus, what it does once in the body and what potential treatments show promise.

Apr 04 2020

1hr 13mins

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James Wesley Rawles: Practical Coronavirus Preparation

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James Wesley Rawles is a former Army Intelligence officer who runs the popular disaster and emergency preparation website SurvivalBlog.com.

As an expert who has spent over a decades advising people on how to plan for a wide array of crises — including pandemics — we wanted to sit down asap with Jim to learn his practical recommendations for defending your home and family from the coronavirus threat.

Feb 29 2020

1hr 5mins

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Sven Henrich: Did The Coronavirus Just Infect The Markets?

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Is the coronavirus the pin that will end the 10 year-long Everything Bubble?

Quite possibly, cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market strategist for Northman Trader.

For too many years now, the financial markets have been conditioned that “dips don’t last”. Confident that the Fed will always provide the liquidity needed to push assets higher, investors have come to believe that risk doesn’t matter.

Feb 25 2020

44mins

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What The 1918 Spanish Flu Can Tell Us About The Coronavirus

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Given the continued spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, we urgently reached out to John Barry, author of the award-winning New York Times best-seller The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History.

Two years ago, we interviewed John about the expected implications should a pandemic of similar scale break out in today world. Little did we realize at the time how quickly his insights would prove relevant.

John was the only non-scientist to serve on the US government’s Infectious Disease Board of Experts and has served on advisory boards for MIT’s Center for Engineering System Fundamentals and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has consulted on influenza preparedness and response to national security entities, the George W. Bush and Obama White Houses, state governments, and the private sector.

John remains quite concerned at how the world’s readiness for a pandemic is woefully lacking, exacerbated by the hyper-connectedness of our modern society (i.e., the ease and speed with with people can travel).

Jan 28 2020

43mins

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TFMR Podcast Interview: Everything We Know So Far About The Coronavirus

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In the midst of our furious coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Chris is giving interviews to numerous interested media outlets.

Here's an interview he just recorded hours ago on the TFMR Podcast, which gives a good breakdown of what we know so far about the unfolding situation (as of Saturday, Jan 25, 2020).

Jan 25 2020

38mins

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David Collum: Pandemonium

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The only thing nearly as enlightening as reading David Collum’s epic Year In Review is listening to him and Chris Martenson riff about its highlights.

Strap in, grab some eggnog, and listen to this year’s recap.

Dec 26 2019

1hr 24mins

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Dennis Meadows: The Limits To Growth

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Revisiting one of the most seminal studies of our era. Fifty years ago, an international team of researchers was commissioned by the Club of Rome to build a computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth on a finite planet. In 1971, its findings were first released in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, and later published in 1972 under the title The Limits To Growth. Few reports have generated as much debate, discussion and disagreement. Though it’s hard to argue that its forecasts made back in the early 1970s have proved eerily accurate over the ensuing decades.

But most of its warnings have been largely ignored by policymakers hoping (blindly?) for a rosier future.

One of the original seventeen researchers involved in The Limits To Growth study, Dennis Meadows, joins us for the podcast this week. Fifty years later, what does he foresee ahead?

Dec 17 2019

55mins

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Art Berman: Houston, We Have A Problem

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Every week in our Off The Cuff Series, we interview expert minds on the premium side of PeakProsperity.com. These discussions are unscripted and informal, where my partner Chris Martenson and his guest react to recent macro developments and predict the likeliest repercussions.

Every once in while, when we have an exceptionally timely conversation, we'll make it available to the public. And we're doing that this week.

Chris caught petroleum geologist Art Berman right before he went on stage to deliver a presentation on the limitations of shale oil. The world is finally starting to realize that the profit-making potential of this space was drastically over-hyped.

But more important, warns Art, is that the souring sentiment on shale oil is a reflection on the bigger challenge ahead of us: How we will power the world in a future of declining net energy?

Nov 29 2019

47mins

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Sebastian Junger: Is Our Material Wealth Undermining Our Happiness and Health?

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Read more
One the most personally meaningful podcast interviews we’ve done over the years was Our Evolutionary Need For Community, recorded with Peabody award-winning author Sebastian Junger. Junger is well-known for his NYT-bestselling books The Perfect Storm and War, the latter of which was written after a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

Based on his observations while in Afghanistan, Junger noted how much troops in combat valued the social solidarity of their units. In fact, he noted that the loss of this cohesive community, with its sense of purpose and shared responsibility, created prodigious psychological strife when these soldiers returned and tried to re-integrate into civilian life. This dynamic is not just limited to the military; any collection of humans working in tight-knit groups under stress, united in purpose, evidences similar behavior (Peace Corps volunteers, trauma care physicians, etc).

In his excellent book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, Junger explored our evolutionary wiring for community, and paradoxically, how our modern aspirations for “success” and “wealth” attempt to distance ourselves from it — making us unhappier and emotionally unhealthier in the pursuit.

Since recording our initial interview with Sebastian, we’ve often shared the insights from it with the Peak Prosperity tribe at live events and in our writings. So this week we decided to reconnect with Sebastian, and hear how his thoughts and conclusions on the topic have evolved since we last talked with him.

It’s clear that he believes more than ever that the future prosperity of our society will be rooted in rediscovering how to create and foster the communal bonds our tribal ancestors lived by. And that begins by taking an honest look at the narratives, behaviors, and modern conveniences and temptations that keep us trapped in unhappy, unhealthy isolation.

Nov 22 2019

46mins

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Grant Williams: A Reset Of The System Is Inevitable

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Read more
While at the New Orleans Investment Conference this past weekend, Chris and I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Grant Williams, publisher of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm and principal of Real Vision TV. There will be no smooth transition back to sustained economic growth, he warns. Instead, the distortion of today’s excessive asset prices will require a systemic reset to fix. Either by a deflationary event that destroys the malinvestment, or by an inflationary event that destroys the currency. Either way, a shock to the system awaits us.

Nov 06 2019

56mins

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Charles Hugh Smith: Will You Be Richer or Poorer?

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Prolific and exceptionally perceptive author Charles Hugh Smith returns to discuss the insights in his just-launched book Will You Be Richer Or Poorer? Profit, Power and AI in a Traumatized World.
The current narrative that our standard of living is not only the best it has been in human history, but thanks to modern technology, is now improving at an accelerating rate.

Smith turns this belief on its head, pointing out the many and various ways — many of them “intangible” and not currently measured in dollars — the human condition is fast worsening. Health, purpose, social connection, civil liberties, access to natural resources, career mobility; these are but a few examples.

Oct 13 2019

51mins

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Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

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We all intuitively know that it’s important to have access to locally grown food, especially if it’s grown organically.

It gives us calorie resilience in case our standard thousand-mile supply chains become disrupted. It’s more nutrient-rich and healthier for us. It tastes (much) better. Growing it increases our connection to nature. The list of additional benefits is long.

Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

Oct 02 2019

1hr 16mins

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Peter Boghossian: How To Have Impossible Conversations

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Peter Boghossian, co-author of How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide, shares straightforward conversational ‘hacks’ for having constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic — including climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 8mins

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Ben Hunt: Prepare To Get Burned

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History teaches us that there is no free lunch, reminds Dr. Ben Hunt, publisher of EpsilonTheory.com.

And science informs us that even the most simple systems become nearly impossible to predict or control with 100% precision as time and variables change.

But our society today is ignoring these lessons. It’s betting that the increasingly excessive distortions required to keep the status quo continuing will succeed, and come at no cost. That’s a losing bet, warns Hunt.

Sep 19 2019

45mins

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Binyamin Appelbaum: The Problem With Modern Economics

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Why do we have the economic policies we do today?

These policies drive decision-making on Capitol Hill, corporate boardrooms, and on Wall Street. But who made them, why, and how did they come about? And how well are they serving us?

Binyamin Appelbaum has made these questions the focus of his new book The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society, which shines a bright light on the rise of modern Economics and its dominating influence on society.

From anti-trust law to central banking, Appelbaum explains how Economics has evolved (metastasized?) into its current form, where the solutions it now offers may be no better (and possibly substantially worse) than the problems it's designed to address.

Sep 12 2019

52mins

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Paul Wheaton: Building A Better World In Your Backyard

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Paul Wheaton, proprietor of the websites Richsoil.com and Permies.com, has just published a Kickstarter-funded book replete with solutions that most of us can start implementing today. It’s titled: Building A Better World In Your Backyard (Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys)

In this week’s podcast, Paul provides a romp through a wide swath of the insights within his book, from rocket mass heaters to going ‘poo-less’ to hugelkultur — with a large side helping of his infectious humour.

His main point is that there is a TON each of us can do to reduce our impact on nature while boosting our quality of life, while having fun along the way.

Aug 19 2019

1hr 26mins

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iTunes Ratings

207 Ratings
Average Ratings
173
18
6
1
9

So glad I found this podcast.

By SkylerJune - May 08 2020
Read more
Found one of their videos on CoV19 posted on reddit and ended up watching all of them, and there are a lot, each with new info. All of it has been very helpful. And I’m glad they look at all possibilities and go more in-depth into the science. Knowledge is power.

Great info for multiple fields of interest

By Person354 - Jan 07 2018
Read more
Fantastic podcast with thought-provoking and logical info.