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Conversations hosted by Joe Walker. As featured in The Australian Financial Review, ABC News, The Daily Telegraph, MacroBusiness, and Pedestrian.tv. (Formerly ‘The Jolly Swagmen Podcast’ hosted by Angus and Joe.)

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Conversations hosted by Joe Walker. As featured in The Australian Financial Review, ABC News, The Daily Telegraph, MacroBusiness, and Pedestrian.tv. (Formerly ‘The Jolly Swagmen Podcast’ hosted by Angus and Joe.)

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
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Makes you smarter

By Igwah - Mar 21 2020
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Listen to the Hempton and Cahodes podcast at a minimum. You’ll be smarter afterwards

Great, informative, entertaining podcast

By Tex312 - Nov 08 2019
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I love this podcast. It is very entertaining and informative.

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
4
2
0
1

Makes you smarter

By Igwah - Mar 21 2020
Read more
Listen to the Hempton and Cahodes podcast at a minimum. You’ll be smarter afterwards

Great, informative, entertaining podcast

By Tex312 - Nov 08 2019
Read more
I love this podcast. It is very entertaining and informative.
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The Jolly Swagman Podcast

Latest release on Apr 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #38: Everything Is Negotiable - Herb Cohen

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If you're interested in improving your negotiation, whether that's to buy a used car or bump up your...

Mar 07 2018

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Rank #2: #69: The World According To A Maverick, Beach-Biding Stock Picker - John Hempton

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John Hempton is a renowned short seller and the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Australian-based hedge fund...

Jul 08 2019

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Rank #3: #63: The Evolution Of Bret Weinstein

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Bret Weinstein came to public prominence as the professor at the centre of the 2017 Evergreen State College...

Apr 02 2019

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Rank #4: #78: The Intellectual Wild South - Eric Weinstein

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Eric Weinstein is a mathematician and the Managing Director of Thiel Capital.

Jan 30 2020

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Rank #5: #27: Not If, When - Jonathan Tepper

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Nov 08 2017

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Rank #6: #81: In The Foothills Of A Pandemic - Yaneer Bar-Yam

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Yaneer Bar-Yam is a physicist and the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute.
Show notesSelected links
  • Follow Yaneer: Website | Twitter
  • Endcoronavirus.org
  • Dynamics of Complex Systems, by Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • Making Things Work, by Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • 'Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)', research by Max Roser and Hannah Ritchie
  • Powers of Ten YouTube video
  • 'An Introduction to Complex Systems Science and Its Applications', 2019 paper by Alexander Siegenfeld and Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • 'The Architecture of Complexity', 1962 paper by Herbert Simon
  • 'Science and Complexity', 1948 paper by Warren Weaver
  • 'More is Different', 1972 paper by Phil Anderson
  • Scale, by Geoffrey West
  • Johns Hopkins University coronavirus interactive map
  • 'Systemic Risk of Pandemic via Novel Pathogens -- Coronavirus: Note', January 2020 note by Nassim Taleb, Yaneer Bar-Yam, and Joe Norman
  • The Square And The Tower, by Niall Ferguson
  • 'Long-range interaction and evolutionary stability in a predator-prey system', 2006 paper by Erik Rauch and Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • 'Transition to Extinction', 2016 article by Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • 'Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Implemented by US Cities During the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic', 2007 paper by Howard Markel et al
  • 'Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemic', 2006 paper by Neil Ferguson et al
  • Join the fellowship of the doers: necsivolunteers@gmail.com
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  • Yaneer's background and parents. 11:39
  • Powers of Ten. 12:06
  • Highlights from Yaneer's time as an MIT student. 15:29
  • The role of chance in our lives. 21:28
  • What is "complexity"? 25:42
  • Complex systems. 30:23
  • Emergence. 37:06
  • Phase transitions. 44:26
  • Self-organization. 49:48
  • Universality. 55:12
  • Applying complex systems science to the Arab Spring. 1:03:13
  • Taking stock of the coronavirus epidemic. 1:12:47
  • What is the current best estimate for the coronavirus' R0? 1:13:39
  • Fat-tailedness and super-spreaders. 1:17:13
  • What is the coronavirus' fatality rate? 1:21:45
  • Will the coronavirus obey seasonality? 1:26:33
  • Why are historical base rates -- for example of Spanish influenza -- of limited use in forecasting the spread and impact of coronavirus? 1:28:08
  • The risks of increased global transportation. 1:28:56
  • Which details should we focus on and which details should we ignore in the spread of the coronavirus? 1:36:58
  • What approaches do governments need to take to stop the virus from spreading? 1:39:24
  • Will western governments take the dramatic steps needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus? 1:48:15
  • If our governments fail to prevent a pandemic, what steps do we need to take as individuals? 1:53:13
  • How can people volunteer their efforts to stop the virus from spreading? 2:04:30

Mar 09 2020

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Rank #7: #12: Why You Shouldn't Eat, Two Days A Week - Dr Michael Mosley

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#1 New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, presenter or producer of over 25 BBC documentaries, and self-confessed "human guinea...

Jul 25 2017

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Rank #8: #61: The Three Big Lies Poisoning Young Minds - Jonathan Haidt

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Dec 13 2018

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Rank #9: #13: Cocaine, Ritalin And The Finance Industry - Peter Luc Bossaerts

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Jul 31 2017

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Rank #10: Classic Episode Rerun: The Legendary, Fraud-Sniffing Short Seller - Marc Cohodes

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This is a rerun of a conversation I recorded in May 2018 with legendary short seller Marc Cohodes....

Jul 11 2019

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Rank #11: #19: Columbia MBA Professor Teaches You How To Find Strategic Insight In Any Scenario - William Duggan

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Would you like the ability to reliably experience those "breakthrough moments"? We've found your guru. William Duggan teaches...

Sep 13 2017

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Rank #12: #24: Saving Capitalism - Luigi Zingales

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Oct 19 2017

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Rank #13: #36: Doing The Most Good - Peter Singer

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Feb 07 2018

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Rank #14: #71: Markets And The Madness Of Crowds - Robert Shiller

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Sep 07 2019

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Rank #15: #18: Why I Was Really Fired By Google - James Damore

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Former Google Senior Software Engineer now martyr to political correctness and hero of the alt-right, James Damore is...

Sep 05 2017

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Rank #16: #32: Will The Real Stoicism Please Stand Up - Margaret Graver

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Stoicism, an ancient philosophy invented by the Greeks and developed by the Romans, is back in fashion. From...

Dec 20 2017

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Rank #17: #25: Safe As Houses - John Flavell

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Welcome to episode 1 of our 4-part series on the Australian property market. In this episode, Mortgage Choice...

Oct 25 2017

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Rank #18: #26: What's In A Bubble? - Professor Richard Holden

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Rank #19: #74: The Untold Tale Of How One Ruthless Company Subjugated A Subcontinent - William Dalrymple

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Nov 04 2019

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Rank #20: Housing Bubble Week: Can We Predict Housing Bubbles? - Dean Baker

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I speak with Dean Baker, US economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research based...

May 13 2019

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