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Great info for multiple fields of interest

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

Best podcasts on Economics, Energy n Environment

By NoMowGrass - May 11 2014
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Great podcasts on connecting the dots!

iTunes Ratings

167 Ratings
Average Ratings
137
17
5
0
8

Great info for multiple fields of interest

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

Best podcasts on Economics, Energy n Environment

By NoMowGrass - May 11 2014
Read more
Great podcasts on connecting the dots!
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Featured Voices

Latest release on Dec 26, 2019

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Featured voices on current and future economic and environmental events.

Rank #1: Wolf Richter: The Era Of The Fed "Put" Is Over

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To all those investors expecting the Fed to step in to backstop the recent weakness seen in the stock market, Wolf Richter warns: The cavalry isn't coming. After years of force-feeding too much liquidity into world markets, the central banking cartel is now aware of the Franken-markets it has created. And now with a new head at the US Federal Reserve, and soon at the ECB, central bankers have shifted their priority from supporting asset prices to now actively engineering lower prices. They just don't want prices to drop too far too fast.

Apr 02 2018

58mins

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Rank #2: Damion Lupo: The Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP)

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The growing retirement continues to be a major focus here at PeakProsperity.com. Our recent podcast with Ted Siedle exposed the shocking insolvency of many pension funds. And on the private retirement account side, we’ve written numerous articles revealing the ‘failure to save’ of tens of millions of Baby Boomers. In today’s podcast, Chris interviews Damion Lupo who shines light on a potential option that may add useful value to folks planning for, or already in, retirement - the Qualified Retirement Plan, or QRP.

Jun 11 2019

46mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: Ben Jones: The Housing Bubble Is Popping Right Now

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As we have been tracking here at PeakProsperity.com, the housing market is starting to look quite ill. After the central bank-driven Grand Reflation following the Great Financial Crisis, home prices are now beginning to nose over from their new bubble-highs. Has the Housing Bust 2.0 begun? If so, how bad could things get? And what steps should those looking to pick up values at much lower prices in the future be taking?

Nov 26 2018

43mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: Stephen Jenkinson: Re-Discovering The Value Of Elders

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Wisdom is in short supply. How do we bring it back? In this week's podcast, Stephen Jenkinson, author of the new book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble, returns to explain how the role of elder might be re-instated. It won't be easy, but it may just be one of the essential ingredients we need to make it through the challenge times ahead.

Sep 17 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #8: Brien Lundin: Why The Gold Market Looks Poised For Reversal

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This week, we welcome back to the podcast Brien Lundin, publisher of Gold Newsletter and producer of the New Orleans Investment Conference (Nov 1-4, 2018). FYI: both Chris and I will be speaking there again this year. Brien predicts that the brutal period for precious metals may soon be over. In fact, he now seeing a bullish alignment of factors he has seen before, which precursored a sharp move upwards in the prices of gold and silver:

Aug 28 2018

44mins

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Rank #9: Simon Black: Priced To Fantasy

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Chris and Adam have been on a ship this week, presenting at The Real Estate Investor Summit At Sea. We were able to steal away for an hour to sit down with fellow presenter Simon Black (founder of SovereignMan.com) and this excellent discussion ensued. We didn't have any agenda prepared; it's just us three riffing and sharing our thoughts on the most likely implications of the biggest macro risks that have our attention right now.

Apr 10 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: Daniel Nevins: Economics for Independent Thinkers

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Economists are supposed to monitor and analyze the economy, warn us if risks are getting out of hand, and advise us on how to make things runs more effectively - right? Well, even though that's what most people expect from economists, it's not at all how they see their role, warns CFA and and behavioral economist Daniel Nevins.

Feb 28 2018

46mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Doug Duncan: Even US Government Economists Predict Trouble Ahead

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Doug Duncan is not your average beltway economist. The chief economist for Fannie Mae is surprisingly outspoken about the troublesome outlook for the US economy. He's worried about the rising cost of debt service as outstanding credit continues to mount at the same time interest rates are starting to ratchet higher, too.

Apr 16 2018

45mins

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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 #15: Martin Armstrong: Dow 35,000 By 2021?

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The most hated stock market rally still has room left to become truly despised, according to Martin Armstrong. Armstrong is an economic forecaster, former hedge fund manager, monetary and foreign exchange currency expert and a deep student of history. He has advised central banks, powerful political leaders, and has testified before Congressional committees on economic cycles and monetary and currency issues. At present, he is extremely concerned about the gross distortions central bank policies have had on the global economy. Excess liquidity has caused asset prices to become recklessly inflated while enabling otherwise-doomed companies to persist by feeding off of the cheap and plentiful capital.

Jul 16 2019

59mins

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Rank #16: Tan Liu: Why Many Of Todays Most Owned Stocks Are Ponzi Schemes

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Stocks provide a return to today's investors via two mechanisms: dividends and capital gains. Dividends provide and income stream which can be quantiatively values. Capital gains result from speculation, an expectation that future dividends will be higher than the market currently expects. But what's the value of a company that continuously pays no dividends and does not appear as if it ever will in the foreseeable future?

Feb 14 2019

48mins

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Michael Pento: When The Yield Curve Inverts Soon, The Next Recession Will Start

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Michael Pento, fund manager and author of The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse returns to the podcast this week to offer his prediction that events will most likely take the latter route. In fact, he sees the developing inversion of the yield curve as a dependable precursor to the US economy entering recession as soon as this Fall.

Jun 27 2018

35mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Joel Salatin: The Rise Of Rogue Food

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This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as the most famous farmer in America, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier and tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

Aug 06 2018

56mins

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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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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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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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Steve Keen: Could A Debt Jubilee Really Work?

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Over the past decade, the world’s central banks have distorted the price of money by bringing interest rates to record lows. With credit so cheap, asset prices have risen dramatically as companies and governments have borrowed to the hilt. And now with the Everything Bubble threatening to burst (perhaps in mid-bursting already?), we’re suddenly realizing that the phantom asset price gains were ephemeral, while the debts are permanent. How will the economy cope with dangerously overleveraged nations, industries and households? Not well. To discuss this massive problem and propose some potential solutions is Steve Keen, professor of economics at Kingston University in London and author of Debunking Economics.

Aug 07 2019

59mins

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Tali Sharot: Overcoming The Optimism Bias

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How to wake society up to the big issues we collectively face. In this week’s podcast, Chris Martenson poses these important questions to Dr. Tali Sharot, professor of cognitive neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. Dr. Sharot is known for her research on the neural basis of emotion, decision making, and optimism. Her 2012 Ted Talk on the optimism bias received over 2.3 million views.

Jul 25 2019

50mins

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Martin Armstrong: Dow 35,000 By 2021?

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The most hated stock market rally still has room left to become truly despised, according to Martin Armstrong. Armstrong is an economic forecaster, former hedge fund manager, monetary and foreign exchange currency expert and a deep student of history. He has advised central banks, powerful political leaders, and has testified before Congressional committees on economic cycles and monetary and currency issues. At present, he is extremely concerned about the gross distortions central bank policies have had on the global economy. Excess liquidity has caused asset prices to become recklessly inflated while enabling otherwise-doomed companies to persist by feeding off of the cheap and plentiful capital.

Jul 16 2019

59mins

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Skip Horner: A Legendary Adventurer’s Guide To Managing Risk

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Skip Horner has spent the past 50 years leading expeditions in the world’s most remote, inaccessible and dangerous places. In this podcast, Skip shares his best practices for risk management, many of which universally apply to all dimensions of life including personal safety and financial security. And he drives these lessons home with white-knuckle stories from his personal adventures, when his life was held in the balance.

Jun 27 2019

1hr 9mins

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Ronni Stoeferle: In Gold We Trust

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Fresh from releasing his exhaustive 340-page annual report titled In Gold We Trust, Ronald Stoerferle joins us to summarize his forecast for the yellow metal.

Jun 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Damion Lupo: The Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP)

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The growing retirement continues to be a major focus here at PeakProsperity.com. Our recent podcast with Ted Siedle exposed the shocking insolvency of many pension funds. And on the private retirement account side, we’ve written numerous articles revealing the ‘failure to save’ of tens of millions of Baby Boomers. In today’s podcast, Chris interviews Damion Lupo who shines light on a potential option that may add useful value to folks planning for, or already in, retirement - the Qualified Retirement Plan, or QRP.

Jun 11 2019

46mins

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Turd Ferguson: The Highs In Gold Are Ahead Of Us

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With the world re-entering a period of greater economic instability, with the central banks painted into a corner, with global stocks looking weaker by the day, the price of gold is starting to shine again. The yellow metal has recently hit all-time highs priced in a number of world currencies (the dollar not among them…yet). Craig Hemke, better known by his nom-de-plume, Turd Ferguson, explains why gold looks like it finally has a brighter future ahead.

Jun 04 2019

47mins

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Chris Martenson: Living With Integrity

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Every so often, our work in the premium side of PeakProsperity.com is deemed so important that our paying subscribers request we share it with the general public. Last week's 'Off The Cuff' podcast received so many of these requests that we are releasing it to all here. In last week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris delivered a very personal message about how we each decide to live our lives.

Apr 23 2019

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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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iTunes Ratings

167 Ratings
Average Ratings
137
17
5
0
8

Great info for multiple fields of interest

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

Best podcasts on Economics, Energy n Environment

By NoMowGrass - May 11 2014
Read more
Great podcasts on connecting the dots!