Curious Worldview Podcast

Ryan Faulkner-Hogg

A collection of the world's most adventurous authors and best investigative journalists.


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Want to hear the insane collapse of Communism and installation of Capitalism in 90's Russia? Check out #111 w/ Bill Browder

Want to hear the journey from the last person from the stolen generation? Check out #34 w/ 'Big' Mike Salbro

Want to hear, in depth, the life story of Freidreich Nietzsche? Check out #100 w/ Stephen Hicks

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Michael Hilliard | From Geopolitical Ghostwriting To 'The Red Line Podcast'
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Michael Hilliard | From Geopolitical Ghostwriting To 'The Red Line Podcast'
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribeFollow me on Instagram - @ryanfhoggWatch on Youtube - https://youtu.be/ZzsFPOUzlHgMicheal Hilliard is a geopolitical analyst host and creator of 'The Red Line Podcast'… and! a fellow Aussie coming to us today from Australia’s glorious West coast capital, Perth.Micheal and his team with the 'Red Line' take a deep fortnightly dive into a eclectic mix of narrow geopolitical topics … everything from the second hand market for nuclear weapons to the growth of Chinese private military groups...And so therefore, and needless to say, the 'Red Line'  is brilliant and if you have anything geopolitical populating your new episodes feed you'd be smart to too add the red line to your subscriptions. This is michael’s second appearance on the pod… in his first appearance he hinted a time in his life when he was living in Kazakstan ghostwriting geopolitical analysis and this tidbit has been on my mind ever since.Therefore this pod we do Michael Hilliard…Touring as a bass player in a rock n roll bandTid bits on TurkmenistanTop to bottom the world of geopolitics ghostwritingIndonesia from Australia’s perspectiveSerendipity… and much more00:00 – Who Is Michael Hilliard03:15 – Michael's Early Story (Touring As A Base Player)17:05 – Turning Geopolitical 19:15 – Turkmenistan Is Worse Than North Korea29:31 – Transitioning From Rock n Roll To Journalism32:35 – Geopolitical Ghostwriting (Top To Bottom)47:05 – 'The Red Line Podcast'1:00:32 – Indonesia's Geopolitics1:16:06 – Who Are The Journalist's You Most Admire1:19:59 - The Business Of The Red Line1:23:55 - Podcasting Landscape In Australia1:30:45 – Final 3 Questions… Serendipity, Fictional Character, Country Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeGeopolitics Starter PackMichael Hilliard First Appearance🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg
Ernest Scheyder | The Real Costs Mining The Cobalt, Lithium, Copper & Rare Earths That Will Dictate The 21st Century
Mar 6 2024
Ernest Scheyder | The Real Costs Mining The Cobalt, Lithium, Copper & Rare Earths That Will Dictate The 21st Century
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribeFollow me on Instagram - @ryanfhoggWatch on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@curiousworldview/videoshttps://atlasgeographica.com/ernest-scheyder/#170 - Ernest Scheyder runs directly towards the impossible trade-offs of mining in the ‘War Below’...The electrification of the economy is on the one hand very good. It means we can move away from consuming the carbon rich oil into our atmosphere… but it also means that we are going to need way more other stuff from the under the ground than we currently even know about. It will require mining 100’s of more sacred sites and 100’s of more beautiful vistas. Copper, lithium, cobalt and literally 100’s of other rare earths are all necessary components of batteries, electric cars, trucks, boats, even leaf-blowers… and this for a scale for 8 billion, soon to be 9 billion people…If a sacred religious sight is built atop enough copper to secure your domestic supply… should you mine it?If thousands of tonnes of lithium is built under a unique flower, almost certain to go extinct if you extract… should you do it?And if you decide to play by environmental rules while everyone doesn’t… are you doing what’s right in the short term at the cost of whats best in the long?These questions consume the book, and as well, this conversation.So here is a veteran energy journalist for Rueters, and author of the War Below… Ernest Scheyder.War Below – Ernest Scheyder00:00 – Understanding Ernest Scheyder’s ‘War Below’02:54 – Daniel Yergin & Geothermal Energy05:21 – It’s Trade-Off’s All The Way Down (Mining, Policy Hypocrisy)28:08 – Ernest’s Hesitation To Offer His Opinion36:10 – Waste, Death & Bi-Products Of Mining54:19 – Greenwashing & Child Labour1:06:16 – Appreciation For The Miners1:08:58 – Economic Protectionism1:11:18 – Robert Friedland1:12:36 – Final 3 Questions… Serendipity, Fictional Character, Country Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeGeothermal Starter PackErik Townsend – Energy TransitionInvestigative Journalist Starter Pack🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg
Jon Lee Anderson | From Liberia to Havana: A Life in Adventure, Conflict Zones & Journalism
Feb 27 2024
Jon Lee Anderson | From Liberia to Havana: A Life in Adventure, Conflict Zones & Journalism
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter - https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribehttps://atlasgeographica.com/jon-lee-anderson/#169 - I once responded to a question in a grant application that the people I admired most were great adventurers, great writers and great journalists… the kicker naturally being, that the best was a combination of all three!Well, in Jon Lee Anderson we have an exemplar for all three of those labels.Listens past 10 minutes and you will see the adventurer, listen to the details of how he put together Che’s biography and you will understand the journalist but then to top it all off, read anything Jon Lee’s written and you will understand the great writer. This was a mighty moment for the podcast. I managed to hide my nerves behind a facade of professionalism… but Jon and I ended up spending more than 4 hours together as we inhabited a closed, cold, empty drinkers club on a January London morning. Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker Staff WriterChe: A Revolutionary Life00:00 – Who Is Jon Lee Anderson02:20 – On The Same Stage Julian Assange Launched Wikileaks.05:50 – 13 Year Old Runaway Vagabond In East Africa.22:15 – Is Risk Necessary For It To Be An Adventure?26:03 – Discovering A Part Of The World For The First Time.32:44 – Serendipity & Jon Lee On Religion & Evil.40:20 – First Bi-Line At The Lima Times.47:37 – Jon Lee Reflects On His Upbringing & How He Thinks About Being A Father.53:54 – Che Guevara.1:24:00 – There’s No More Revolutionaries, Only Narcos…1:32:45 – Haiti.1:35:48 – What Does Jon Lee Admire Most & Least About Che Guevara?1:45:48 – What Doors Do The New Yorker Open?1:46:47 – Christopher Hitchens.1:51:50 – Next Generation Of Journalists & Media Landscape They Inherit.1:58:07 – Jon Lee Anderson Autobiography.2:00:24 – Country Jon Lee Is Bullish On.Curious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeJournalist Starter Pack – All Journalists Who Have Appeared On The PodcastExplorers Starter Pack – All Explorers Who Have Appeared On The PodcastDavid Grann – Lost City Of Z, New YorkerInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg
Patrick Watts | The End Of The American Empire & The Scorecard For Previous Empire Collapse
Feb 20 2024
Patrick Watts | The End Of The American Empire & The Scorecard For Previous Empire Collapse
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribehttps://atlasgeographica.com/patrick-watts/#168 - The following is with Patrick Watts who is one hell of an interesting fella, this was a really fun episode to record!The podcast is about the themes from his debut book, The End Of The American Empire. The End Of The American Empire – UK AmazonThe End Of The American Empire – US AmazonIt’s just come out in US and UK markets, so don’t hesitate a second to go and get it. Amazon link is in the description… this is a self published book from Patrick, so my hope is that the curious worldview audience will really make a difference in moving the needle here.00:00 – Who Is Patrick Watts01:23 – US Politics (Biden, Culture & Trump)11:23 – Theory Of Rhetoric13:49 – Patrick Watts… Self Confessed Americanophile17:54 – Distinction Between An Empire & State21:33 – Behind The Scenes Self Publishing47:58 – John Perkins & Confessions Of An Economic Hitman54:25 – Why Empires Have Fallen Throughout History1:16:49 – 50% Of Pregnancies In The US Are Unplanned1:19:13 – US Is The Most Mediciated Citizenry On Earth1:20:13 – What Does A Collapse Of The American Empire Look Like?1:33:30 – Serendipity In Patrick’s Life1:45:35 – Favourite Fictional Character & Country Particularly Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeGeopolitics Starter PackJohn Perkins & Confessions Of An Economic Hitman🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Bill Browder | State Of Russian Culture, Russian Economy + Global Despots & Bill Browder's Rouges Gallery
Feb 13 2024
Bill Browder | State Of Russian Culture, Russian Economy + Global Despots & Bill Browder's Rouges Gallery
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribehttps://atlasgeographica.com/bill-browder-russia/#167 - Bill Browder is back for his #2 appearance on the pod!This was recorded in his London offices, and builds upon the themes from our first conversation.Bill discusses the very real threat of assassination by both Putin and China. He lays out his Rouges Gallery of both nations and individuals and offers what is a rather desolate and grim picture of the Russian culture and economy.Bill Browder is the author of Red Notice & Freezing Order.Red Notice is one of my favourite autobiographies. It is an incredible story from how Bill went from the descendent of one of America’s most famous communists to becoming one of the most famous capitalists in Russia. At Hermitage Capital’s peak (Bill’s investment firm) he was the largest source of Western Capital in Post-Soviet Russia… his experiences around the voucher system alone make the book a must read. Or podcast a must listen ;)00:00 - Safety & Threat Of Assassination08:00 - Long Term Impact On Russian Culture17:22 - Current State Of The Russian Economy?21:46 - The Global Magnitzky Act26:46 - Bill Browder's Rouges Gallery & Anti Rouges Gallery34:44 - Bill's Public Profile38:24 - What Is The Function Of Hermitage Capital40:18 - Bills Son & Entrepreneurship45:29 - Country Bill Is Most Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeJim Henry – Blood BankersDesmond Shum - Red RouletteJohn Perkins – Confessions Of An Economic HitmanNic Shaxson – The Tools Of The Offshore AccountantBradley Hope – Jho Low & 1MDB Financial FraudNathan Lynch – Money Laundering In AustraliaOliver Bullough – MoneylandPodcast Starter Pack – Offshore Finance🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Brian Klaas | How To Think About An Unlimited Future Of Possibilities - Flukes, Chance, Randomness & Nassim Taleb
Jan 23 2024
Brian Klaas | How To Think About An Unlimited Future Of Possibilities - Flukes, Chance, Randomness & Nassim Taleb
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribehttps://atlasgeographica.com/brian-klaas/#166 - Brian Klaas is an associate professor in global politics at University College London, author of several books, host of a really good podcast, creator of a huge substack and someone who has created a life for himself for which I wish to emulate many parts…We recorded this in person!… Brian and I sat down together in his Winchester kitchen and spoke about randomness, chance, Nassim Taleb, Flukes and why all these things are worth thinking about…If you like Taleb, then Brian’s new book, Fluke which just came out… is right up your alley. Brian’s research is wonderful.00:00 – Who Is Brian Klaas?01:00 – Life Can Be Understood Backwards, But It Must Be Lived Forwards.11:55 – Does Brian Feel Like He Has More Or Less Agency?20:51 – Taleb’s Blindfold Metaphor & The Problems Of Prediction.35:20 – How Nassim Taleb Effected Brian’s Worldview.44:55 – Why Experimentation Is Wise.50:55 – Why The Minority Rule Is Relevant To Politics.53:20 – Extremistan V Mediocristan1:03:00 – The Idea Of Lock-In.1:07:30 – Serendipity In Brian’s Life & The Media Landscape In The Next 20 Years.1:22:00 – Brian’s Favourite Authors.1:24:30 – An Ode To Madagascar & Explanation OF Geographical Determinism.Curious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeScott Patterson – Chaos KingsRuss Roberts – Reflecting on 15 Years Of EconTalkLuca Dellana – ErgodicityMe Being Interviewed For The Profile On Nassim TalebNassim Taleb Incerto PodcastNassim Taleb Incerto Book Reviews🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
(Re-Upload) 'Big Mike' Salbro | Growing Up Aboriginal In Sweden From The Stolen Generation
Jan 9 2024
(Re-Upload) 'Big Mike' Salbro | Growing Up Aboriginal In Sweden From The Stolen Generation
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/mike-salbro-aboriginal-in-sweden/Originally uploaded July 2021, episode #31 of the pod! Today, over 130 episodes later, I am re-uploading this ep to bring it the top of the feed!Mike’s story is full of twists, turns, tragedies and inspiration. He was adopted at just a few months old from a lovely Swedish woman and shortly after moved to Stockholm. Mike, alongside his brother (also Aboriginal and adopted in Brisbane) then grew up in Sweden coming through Swedish schools and the entire Swedish system.Mike has now returned to Australia. Brisbane specifically and now works as a social worker after going through his journey in the social system supporting young indigenous people of Australia.This chat meant a lot to me. Big Mike is a legend. I hope you enjoy it the same. Spread it far and wide and leave positive reviews.00:00 - New Year's Message01:30 – Introduction03:05 –  Mike’s Journey Begins16:35 – Mike Being Taken From His Mother25:59 – Adoption & Life In The Foster Home42:25 – Horrible Anecdote About Macquarie48:05 – On Being The Only Black Boy Around1:03:05 – Mike’s Troubles With Alcohol & The Law1:08:05 – Mike Returning To Australia1:31:05 – Mike Ask’s Me What I Am Doing In Sweden1:34:25 – What Big Mike Is Up To Now1:51:45 – What Is Something Sweden Can Use From Australia & Vice Versa?🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Elizabeth Kolbert | Sleep Walking Into The Sixth Extinction…
Dec 19 2023
Elizabeth Kolbert | Sleep Walking Into The Sixth Extinction…
✍︎: The Curious Worldview Newsletter!! https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/elizabeth-kolbert/#162 - Elizabeth Kolbert writes about science, and the environment. She is staff writer at the New Yorker and now, the second pulitzer prize winning journalist to have joined this podcast.Elizabeth was awarded the pulitzer prize for her 2015 book, the Sixth Extinction, which makes the case for how humans are driving straight off the cliff to earths 6th mass extinction event.In this chat with Elizabeth today, we covered the major themes from her pulitzer prize winning book such as the sensitivity of the oceans and how CO2 messes with it. The unreal scale of it all. Understanding 440 million years. Climate change, climate skeptics, then we did a bit about Elizabeth Kolbert, journalism and the rest. 00:00 – Who Is Elizabeth Kolbert?01:39 – Mass Extinction Events06:29 – Communicating The Scale Of 440,000,000 Years09:53 – The Importance Of Our Oceans16:49 – Are Humans All To Blame For Climate Change?21:36 – Making Sense Of Climate Scepticism26:59 – Ed Conway’s Material World34:39 – Elizabeth’s Most Significant Experience Researching The Book (The Great Barrier Reef)36:39 – Nihilism In The Face Of Climate Change.39:24 – Rapid Fire Final Questions.45:35 – Serendipity & Country To Be Bullish On.Curious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeWalt Bogdanich (Pulitzer Prize Winner)The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Lisa Kristine | Witness & Photographer Of Modern Day Slavery
Dec 12 2023
Lisa Kristine | Witness & Photographer Of Modern Day Slavery
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/lisa-kristine/#161 - Lisa Kristine is an adventurer, humanitarian & fine art photographer. She’s taken some of the most devastating but as well beautiful photos you are ever likely to see. She recorded an incredibly moving a TED talk about her work photographing modern slavery. It’s an absolute must view. Her work has been featured all over the globe, she sells internationally, she’s completely independents, she’s a superstar photographer. This episode is best consumed alongside Matthew Friedman. Together these two episodes reveal the shocking reality of modern day slavery. There are more people right now who are slaves than ever has been in our species history… and barely anyone knows it.But this isn’t a podcast to depress you, rather I hope through Lisa this podcast will be something that instead fills you with energy.00:00 – Who Is Lisa Kristine?10:00 – Taking Consequential Photos.15:50 – On The Frontlines Of Modern Day Slavery.34:40 – Religion & Spirituality.39:56 – The Art Of Photography.43:10 – How To Live A Photographers Life?49:12 – Best Country For Photography, Sebastiao Salgado & Editing.56:14 – Serendipity & Bullish Country.Curious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeMatthew Friedman – Human Trafficking & Modern SlaveryZeke Faux – Pig ButcheringLisa TED talkLisa’s Website🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Marlene Laruelle | Russia... Peaking Behind The Curtain - Russian Demographics, The Russia-Ukraine War & Global De-Secularisation
Dec 5 2023
Marlene Laruelle | Russia... Peaking Behind The Curtain - Russian Demographics, The Russia-Ukraine War & Global De-Secularisation
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe#160 - Marlene Laruelle is a Research Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at George Washington University in Washington DC. She is an expert on the culture and anthropology of Russia and many of the Stan central asian countries. She’s written 10 books on these subjects and was just the most incredible guest to have had on the show.The podcast starts in Kyrgyzstan and then moves onto religion and what Marlene thinks is a global wave of de-secularisation… we then move up into Murmansk and the frozen tundra cities of Siberia’s north to then Marlene’s thoughts on Russian demographics and finally she lays out the current state of affairs in the Russian-Ukraine war. 00:00 – Who Is Marlene Laruelle?01:33 - Kyrgyzstan & Countries That Punch Above Their Weight.04:59 - Religion & Global Wave Of De-Secularisation.18:08 - Murmansk & Russian Arctic Cities.21:35 - Russian Demographics.29:23 - Bullish & Bearish Case For Russia.34:05 - Russia-Ukraine War... Where Are We Now?41:14 - Serendipity In Marlene's Life.44:30 - Country Marlene Is Particularly Bullish On.Curious Things Mentioned During The Episodehttps://marlene-laruelle.com/https://www.illiberalism.org/https://therussiaprogram.org/🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Óscar Cabello | It’s Paraguay All The Way Down
Nov 30 2023
Óscar Cabello | It’s Paraguay All The Way Down
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/oscar-cabello/#159 - How do I introduce Oscar Cabello, other than to say, he is a great Paraguayan…Oscar is the former ambassador for Paraguay to Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia ,Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Andorra. He was both the Chairman and Vice Chairman, for the UN Commission on Crime, and he is now, the current member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.Oscar Cabello had never done a podcast before, and therefore it is my immense honour that I got to be his first time. The plan was to talk a bit about Paraguay and then a lot about his career and worldview when it comes to diplomacy, but we never quite got past Paraguay.Such is his love for this country.00:00 – Who Is Óscar Cabello?02:21 – How Oscar Became A Diplomat.13:56 – Living In The Vatican & Meeting The Pope.22:48 – Does Oscar Believe In God?25:21 – What Does A Diplomat Do?35:51 – An Introduction To Paraguay.45:34 – Three Alliance War & History Of Immigration In Paraguay.1:09:51 – Paraguay Today.1:16:26 – Eduardo Galleano & Politics1:29:01 – Ranch Life In Paraguay & Poverty.1.35.21 – What Makes Paraguay Special?Curious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeOscar Cabello CredentialsOpen Veins Of Latin America🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Magnus Ranstorp | An Encyclopaedia On Modern Terrorism & Political Violence Reflects On His Career
Nov 28 2023
Magnus Ranstorp | An Encyclopaedia On Modern Terrorism & Political Violence Reflects On His Career
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/magnus-ranstorp/#158 - Magnus Ranstorp is a Swedish academic, hostage negotiator, teacher and author who has been researching and writing about terrorism for more than 30 years.He is an encyclopaedia on modern terrorism and political violence. He was also the first author to seriously map out the Lebanese Hezbollah and its connection to Iran, Syria and international terrorism.And so, the insights and experience Magnus brings to the current moment are extremely valuable. 00:00 – Introduction04:22 – How Has The Nature Of Terrorism Changed Over Time?24:22 – October 7th & HAMAS30:52 – HAMAS Financing & Terror Financing52:36 – Israel – Palestine1:09:41 – Biggest Terror Plots That Were Foiled1:18:56 – Sweden Caught In Fundamentalist Islam Crosshairs1:29:31 – HAMAS Gaining In Popularity Throughout The World1:36:47 – Magnus Takes Us On A Tour Of Gaza1:43:41 – Magnus Reflects On His Memoirs1:52:41 – Anders Brevik & Difference Between Political & Religious Radicalisation2:23:09 – Islam & Violence?2:26:41 – Philosophical Differences Between Islam & West2:51:11 – How Much Are Swedes To Blame For The Parallel Societies?3:01:10 – Most Effective Propaganda Magnus Ever Saw3:11:55 – Serendipity In Magnus’s LifeCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeMagnus Ranstorp Memoirs🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Matt Breen | Behind The Scenes With The Creator Of The Explorers Podcast
Nov 21 2023
Matt Breen | Behind The Scenes With The Creator Of The Explorers Podcast
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/explorers-podcast/#157 - Matt Breen is host of the Explorers Podcast, which  focuses on the great explorers and adventurers of history.I think I’m right in asserting that this is unlike you will have heard Matt before. He hasn’t done a dedicated long form podcast elsewhere, and so this exploration into the history of the show and how his worldview has been shaped by the explorers he studies is all new material. And so we go behind the scenes of The Explorers Podcast, the early days, how it started, the podcast growth, the business of content, to even the possibility of one of matt’s stories going to Hollywood. We then lean into some of the Explorers Matt loves and take a couple tangents in that direction to then finally rounding out with the traditional question on serendipity.00:00 – Introduction01:37 –  The Elon Musk Tweet07:37 – Matt’s Journey Into Podcasting15:57 – Process Of Creating An Explorers Episode & Storytelling30:07 – How Long Before You Started Gaining Momentum?34:35 – The Business & Economics Behind The Show43:07 – Hollywood Taking On Explorers Podcast49:43 – Matt Loves Australia1:02:57 – Which Explorers Does Matt Love Most?1:08:58 – Blind Traveller James Holman & Histories Great Forgotten Explorers1:22:38 – What Would Be The Most Fascinating Time Period To Be An Explorer In?1:29:22 – Is There Any More Room For Exploration?1:37:14 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History Dead Or Alive1:49:22 – The Role Of Serendipity In Matt Breen’s LifeCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeBryan Bashin – James Holman The Blind TravellerCharlie Walker – One Of The Great Modern AdventurersScott Rank – The Great Explorers Of History🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Zeke Faux | Into To The Belly Of Crypto Mania.. Number Go Up?
Nov 7 2023
Zeke Faux | Into To The Belly Of Crypto Mania.. Number Go Up?
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/zeke-faux/Number Go Up - Zeke Faux#155 - The general consensus for Zeke’s book is that is that it’s the better half of Michael Lewis’s ‘Going Infinite’. ‘Number Go Up’ documents, first hand, from the Bahamas to Cambodia to El Salvador to the halls of power of US, the wild mania of crypto and the insanely eclectic, deranged and interesting characters that colour in those lines. Zeke opens up unlike he has for a podcast before. His answer to the role of serendipity in his life at the end is beautiful, his reflections of what is required for good journalism is amazing, and his documentation of crypto’s wild ride and its consequences is perfect.There is plenty for everyone is this.00:00 – Introduction01:47 – Has ‘Number Go Up’ Been Overshadowed? & Why Zeke Always Dreamed Of Doing An Adventurous Non-Fiction Book09:17 – Why Crypto Is A Goldmine Of Content23:28 – Tether31:12 – Listing Crypto’s Damages41:48 – Pig Butchering (Horrible Stuff Also Mentioned In Matthew Freidman Episiode)53:37 – SBF Exclusive + How Crypto Enables The Scale Of These Scams1:02:55 – Offshore Finance & Crypto1:14:33 – How Collapsed Is Crypto?1:19:47 – a16z Rug Pulling Everyone?1:27:47 – Zeke’s Relationship With Michael Lewis1:35:10 – Comparing Bubble Mania’s Over History1:37:17 – Trying To Extract Every Possible Thing From The Interview With SBF1:47:59 – How Journalists Get The Best Stories + How The Book Has Changed Zeke’s Career1:53:41 – Hindenburg Research1:57:57 – Serendipity In Zeke’s Life & Discussing David Grann2:11:57 – County Zeke Is Bullish On & Conversation Between Any Two People Of HistoryCurious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeScott PattersonBradley HopeMatthew Friedman (Pig Butchering)David Grann🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/
Duncan Mavin | Lex Greensill's Billion Dollar House Of Cards & Scandalous Collapse
Oct 17 2023
Duncan Mavin | Lex Greensill's Billion Dollar House Of Cards & Scandalous Collapse
✍︎: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribe🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/duncan-mavin/#153 - Lex Greensill's Pyramid Of Lies by Duncan Mavin.What if I told that you that Credit Suisse, one of finances most foundational banks was helped brought to it’s knees by a charismatic bogan playing posh from Bundaberg…This podcast is about a fella called Lex Greensill… who, among many other things, roped the likes of (Brexit instigator) David Cameron, current prime minister Rishi Sunak to even Vision Fund, Uber and WeWork investor, Masoyoshi Son into his sprawling supply chain finance scandal.The full story of how Lex talked and awkwarded his way into the central halls of power is immense, and the guest on todays podcast, the incredible investigative journalist, Duncan Mavin, wrote a book documenting all of this called, pyramid of lies00:00 - Introduction02:02 - Lex As A Bloke & How He Became Who He Is15:20 - Could The End Have Justified The Means?22:02 - Separating The Legitimacy From The Fraud32:12 - Similarities & Differences Between Lex & Adam Nueman Of WeWork36:32 - My Soft Spot For Lex & The Role In David Cameron In All Of This46:32 - People Risking Their Reputations + Where Is The Due Diligence?52:47 - Cancer Of Offshore Finance1:06:27 - Greensill's Role In The Collapse Of Credit Suisse1:10:43 - Who Were The Victims Of Greensill Capital?1:12:08 - Duncan's Direct Message To Lex1:14:22 - How Often Does An Anonomys Tip Get The Ball Rollling?1:17:20 - Do We Live In An Age Of Unprecedented Fraud?1:19:54 - Serendipity, Bullish Country & Conversation Between Any Two People Of History🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhoggInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/Curious Things Mentioned During The EpisodeInvestigative Journalism Starter PackOffshore Finance Starter Pack