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Curious Worldview Podcast

Ryan Faulkner-Hogg

The Curious Worldview Podcast is an interview show featuring a whole manner of incredibly interesting guests from far and wide. From James Robinson of Why Nations Fail to Jack Weatherford of Genghis Khan & The Making Of The Modern World all the way to a three part series on the life of Nietzsche with philosopher Stephen Hicks - the theme is likely to vary from episode to episode however every time the central question will remain… what can we learn from your worldview?

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95: Ben Burgis | The Life Of Christopher Hitchens
4d ago
95: Ben Burgis | The Life Of Christopher Hitchens
🎙️: following is a conversation with Ben Burgis and this podcast is about the life of one of the most influential people on my life… Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens’s politics was enormously divisive, and his position as one of the most prominent new atheists was so controversial, but my interest in this great man actually lies elsewhere.Because what makes Hitchens someone who is so fascinating to me, and makes him someone who had such an outsized impact on the way I think, the way I talk and even to a degree my values as well… is everything else about Hitch.It is his attitude, his eclectic range of curiosities, his friendships, his writing, his erudition,  his anecdotes and his delivery. Hitchens was the greatest speaker I’ve ever seen, anywhere. The voice. The language. The emotion. The irony. Hitchens had the sort of timing comedians are envious of. He really must be one of the most charismatic and forceful speakers who ever lived.In This Podcast With Ben Burgis, You Can Expect To Hear About…Burning The Candle At Both EndsHitchens Was More Than Iraq & ReligionPeter Hitchens, His Mother & His Father.What Hitchens Would Make Of The Big Political Issues Of Our Day.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.04:34 – Speaking In Prose. Peter Hitchens & The Current Media Landscape.30:14 – Burning The Candle At Both Ends.35:14 – Audiobooks & How Much Money Do Authors Make?46:37 – Hitchens Is More Than Just Iraq & Atheism.1:01:26 – Hitchens Upbringing, Mother, Father, Oxford & Mortality.1:43:05 – What Hitchens Would Think About: Ukraine, Trump, Brexit, Wokeism & Political Extremes.2:07:44 – Hitchens Legacy.2:11:24 – What Was The Joe Rogan Experience Like?2:22:14 – Conversation Between Christopher Hitchens & Someone Else.2:23:47 – Afterthoughts – Hitchens Quotes, Hitchens Proust Quiostionaire & Ambition For The Podcast.-----Articles I Have Written Regarding Christopher Hitchens.Mortality & Christopher Hitchens.Christopher Hitchens Proust Questionnaire.Myself Answering The Proust Questionnaire.Quotes Of Christopher Hitchens.Links To Ben BurgisBen Burgis TwitterChristopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters
95: Ben Burgis | The Life Of Christopher Hitchens
4d ago
95: Ben Burgis | The Life Of Christopher Hitchens
🎙️: following is a conversation with Ben Burgis and this podcast is about the life of one of the most influential people on my life… Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens’s politics was enormously divisive, and his position as one of the most prominent new atheists was so controversial, but my interest in this great man actually lies elsewhere.Because what makes Hitchens someone who is so fascinating to me, and makes him someone who had such an outsized impact on the way I think, the way I talk and even to a degree my values as well… is everything else about Hitch.It is his attitude, his eclectic range of curiosities, his friendships, his writing, his erudition,  his anecdotes and his delivery. Hitchens was the greatest speaker I’ve ever seen, anywhere. The voice. The language. The emotion. The irony. Hitchens had the sort of timing comedians are envious of. He really must be one of the most charismatic and forceful speakers who ever lived.In This Podcast With Ben Burgis, You Can Expect To Hear About…Burning The Candle At Both EndsHitchens Was More Than Iraq & ReligionPeter Hitchens, His Mother & His Father.What Hitchens Would Make Of The Big Political Issues Of Our Day.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.04:34 – Speaking In Prose. Peter Hitchens & The Current Media Landscape.30:14 – Burning The Candle At Both Ends.35:14 – Audiobooks & How Much Money Do Authors Make?46:37 – Hitchens Is More Than Just Iraq & Atheism.1:01:26 – Hitchens Upbringing, Mother, Father, Oxford & Mortality.1:43:05 – What Hitchens Would Think About: Ukraine, Trump, Brexit, Wokeism & Political Extremes.2:07:44 – Hitchens Legacy.2:11:24 – What Was The Joe Rogan Experience Like?2:22:14 – Conversation Between Christopher Hitchens & Someone Else.2:23:47 – Afterthoughts – Hitchens Quotes, Hitchens Proust Quiostionaire & Ambition For The Podcast.-----Articles I Have Written Regarding Christopher Hitchens.Mortality & Christopher Hitchens.Christopher Hitchens Proust Questionnaire.Myself Answering The Proust Questionnaire.Quotes Of Christopher Hitchens.Links To Ben BurgisBen Burgis TwitterChristopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters
94: Carlos Araque | Could Quaise Capture The Entire Energy Market?
Jun 21 2022
94: Carlos Araque | Could Quaise Capture The Entire Energy Market?
🎙️: Araque, the Co-Founder and CEO of Quaise.Quaise Energy are on a singular mission to dig deeper holes than we have ever dug before. Carlos is one of the best communicators of the promise, potential and limitations of geothermal energy in the world. Hands down.Carlos is a physicist at heart. He hails from Colombia and holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. Carlos spent 14 years in oil and gas mastering the art of digging holes and extracting the earth’s nutrients before he launched, 4 years ago, the magnificent company we profile in this podcast, Quaise Energy. In This Podcast With Carlos Araque, You Can Expect To Hear About…A first-principles response comparing the per-unit cost of energy across all different sources.How transformational could a Quaise breakthrough be to the world?The bearish case for geothermal.+ Elon Musk.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.04:03 – Vaclav Smil Energy & Civilisation.10:38 – Where Does The Earth’s Heat Come From?14:09 – Understanding Different Energy Cost Per Unit.25:52 – Quaise Business Model & The Engineering Problem They Are Solving.35:43 – Legacy, JD Rokeffler & Potential For Geothermal Changing The World.48:13 – The Total Addressable Market For Quaise.55:19 – How Much Progress Has Quaise Made & What Makes Them So Innovative?1:04:53 – How Geothermal Ubiquitousness Would Change Geopolitics.1:10:00 – Daniel Yergin & The Bearish Case For Geothermal.1:16:43 – What Is A Country You Are Bullish On?1:19:19 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.1:24:18 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.-----Related Episodes Of The Curious Worldview PodcastJohn Redfern | CEO of EavorMagnus Brandberg | VC In GeothermalPatrick Hanson | The Power & Potential Of Geothermal EnergyDavid Volts | Vox & GeothermalLinks To Carlos AraqueQuaise Energy
93: Stephen Hicks | Will To Power & Nietzsche On Modernity (Part 3/3)
Jun 14 2022
93: Stephen Hicks | Will To Power & Nietzsche On Modernity (Part 3/3)
🎙️: is Stephen Hick’s 4th appearance on the podcast and as well the 3rd and final episode in our series on the “Life & Philosophy Of Freidrich Nietzsche”. Episode 1 here, and episode 2 here.Stephen hicks is a Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, the Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and a Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society. Stephen Hicks has published 6 books, the one most relevant here is his brilliant Nietzsche and the Nazis.Stephen also has a podcast titled – Open College. In This Podcast With Stephen Hicks On Nietzsche On Modernity, You Can Expect To Hear About…Nietzsche’s Productive Years In Turin & Descent Into Madness.Will To Power.Nietzsche On Modernity.What Is Stephen Hicks Great & Impossible?Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.02:00 – Nietzsche’s Heros & Final Productive Years.18:15 – Will To Power.40:25 – Nietzsche On Modernity.1:03:35 – What Is Stephen Hicks Great & Impossible?1:07:33 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.-----Related Episodes Of The Curious Worldview PodcastStephen Hicks | Objectivism, Aesthetics & More.Stephen Hicks | The Early Life & Influences Of Nietzsche.Stephen Hicks | Zarathustra, Beyond Good & Evil & The Genealogy Of Morality.Nietzsche Slave Morality.Benjamin David | Nietzsche Top To Bottom On NihilismHiking With Nietzsche | John KaagLinks To Stephen HicksNietzsche & The Nazi’s AudiobookStephen Hicks Website & BooksOpen College Podcast
92: John Redfern | The Promise Of Geothermal Energy & The Company To Realise It - Eavor
Jun 7 2022
92: John Redfern | The Promise Of Geothermal Energy & The Company To Realise It - Eavor
🎙️: following is a conversation with John Redfern who is the CEO of Eavor Technology which is one of the most exciting businesses in one of the most exciting industries in the world right now.John Redfern has an extensive resume. He’s been described as an expert investor, advisor and serial entrepreneur in the data analytics, oil service and energy tech verticals. John spent his career in executive roles at multiple international oil corporations as a Director at Hess in London, President of Accumap in Calgary and President of IHS Energy in Denver. John spent 13 years in China co-founding a series of start-ups and holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, a Law degree from McGill University in Montreal, and an MBA degree from INSEAD in France.It might sound like wild conjecture. But if you take John at his word, and as well recent guests on the podcast Magnus Brandberg and Patrick Hanson at theirs, the market potential for geothermal could be the most discounted opportunity in the world at the moment. And if that’s not wild enough for you, geothermal might also be the answer to carbon-free energy as well.In This Podcast With John Redfern, You Can Expect To Hear About…What It Was Like Doing Business In China During The Greatest Economic Rise In HistoryEavor Technology & What Makes Them Different.Geothermal Top To Bottom. Its Limitations, Capital Raising, Digging Deeper & Universal Adoption Of Geothermal.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.02:15 – What Is It Like Doing Business In China?19:53 – Shenzen & Special Economic Zones24:30 – Chinese Innovation & How The Country Has Changed.29:15 – A Business Practice Of China You Don’t Like.35:43 – The Transition To Geothermal Energy & Eavor Technology.53:05 – How Is Eavor So Innovative?1:04:51 – Quaise Energy, Galileo & The Non-Linearity Between Depth & Heat For Geothermal.1:13:50 – VC In Geothermal & Eavor.1:20:15 – The Problem Between Energy Generation & Energy Consumption.1:25:40 – Explaining Eavor Tech By Example + Beauracratic Red Tape.1:40:05 – Daniel Yergin & The Bearish Case For Geothermal.1:47:09 – What Is A Country You Are Bullish On?1:53:15 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History?1:58:54 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.
#UkraineRussiaWar (+100 Days) - Alexander Kucherenko | Checking In From Eastern Ukraine
Jun 4 2022
#UkraineRussiaWar (+100 Days) - Alexander Kucherenko | Checking In From Eastern Ukraine
Alexander Instagram - The Ukraine War From A Ukrainian Perspective. Alexander Kucherenko is a Ukrainian located in Poltava, a large city in the east of Ukraine between Kyiv and Kharkiv.In this conversation, Alexander and I speak about how he smuggled his family out of Ukraine, what Alexander has learned about humanity in the last 100 days, as well as some of the heroic and some of the horrific stories from the Ukraine war so far.In This Podcast With Alexander Kucherenko, You Can Expect To Hear About…Smuggling His Family Out Of Ukraine.What He’s Learned In The Last 100 Days.The Daily Anxiety Of War.Alexander’s Fundraising Initiative.& Lots More…Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction02:19 – Smuggling His Family Out Of Ukraine.13:29 – What Have You Learned About Humanity In The Last 100 Days?17:06 – Hoodies For Goodies… Alexander’s Fundraising Campaign.28:36 – Change In Labour Force & Cost Of Goods In Ukraine.38:19 – The Daily Anxiety Of War + The Heroics & Horror Of The Eastern Occupation.54:59 – What Makes Ukraine Exceptional? How Does This End With Oligarchs, Zelensky, War, etc?1:37:12 – Afterthoughts.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Alexander Kucherenko | Checking In From The Eastern FrontJim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #1Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #2Vijay Vaitheeswaran On Russia/European GasMichael Hilliard Geopolitical Analysis Of The UkraineRussiaWarTim Harcourt On Russian Economy & How It Affects AustraliaLinks To Alexander KucherenkoInstagram – @oleksandrkucherenko-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
90: Sean Kelly | A Portrait Of Scott Morrison, Australia's 30th Prime Minister
May 31 2022
90: Sean Kelly | A Portrait Of Scott Morrison, Australia's 30th Prime Minister
🎙️: following is a conversation with Sean Kelly, the author of The Game, A Portrait Of Scott Morrison. Scott Morrison is the recently defeated, 30th Prime Minister of Australia. He was described in Sean’s book as someone with a core ideology of deep confusion. All Australians have their own idea about who Scott Morrison is, but for those of you reading who are not Australian, I will just say Morrison was someone known as the spin doctor. He was the leader of the liberal party which is the centre-right party in Australia and his reputation was one largely of inauthenticity in desperation to be seen as just a normal, regular Australian. Sean’s book was really fascinating for more than just the portrait of Morrison that it paints, but also for reflections on various modern parts of Australia’s culture. It is bloody interesting. Sean Kelly is an Australian journalist and a regular contributor to The Monthly. He was also a political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.In This Podcast With Sean Kelly, You Can Expect To Hear About…Is Morrison A Bafoonish Machiavellian?How Politics Is Performative, Rather Than Authentic.Scott Morrison & Religion.Australia As The Lucky Country.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.01:54 – A Bafoonish Machiavellian.12:10 – Political Leaders With No Core Beliefs.20:45 – ScoMo’s Curries, the Sharks & Inauthenticity.33:41 – Biggest Grub In Federal Parliament.37:47 – Morrison & Religious Faith.43:44 – What Does It Mean ‘Australia The Lucky Country’.53:56 – Has Scott Morrison Read Your Book?58:12 – Most Bullish Country + Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.1:00:56 – Afterthoughts & Ambition.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Mentioned & Related.Alexander Lee | The Life & Philosophy Of MachiavelliGeoff Raby | Australia & ChinaMichael Smith | Australia’s Last Foreign Correspondent In ChinaLinks To Sean KellySean Kelly TwitterThe Game: A Portrait Of Scott Morrison.-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
89: Magnus Brandberg | Family Offices, Swedish Exceptionalism & The Potential Of Geothermal Energy
May 24 2022
89: Magnus Brandberg | Family Offices, Swedish Exceptionalism & The Potential Of Geothermal Energy
🎙️: following is a conversation with Magnus Brandberg, a founding partner of Gullspång Invest, a family office based in Sweden.They are investing patient capital on a generational timeline, focusing on issues core to the transformation of society towards sustainability. Magnus has a background in renewable energy and cleantech with an MBA from Insead and a Ms.c from Uppsala.I reached out to Magnus because of a fascinating company in his portfolio, a geothermal financing company called Base Load Capital operating out of Stockholm, with operations in Japan, Taiwan and Iceland. The podcast is neatly divided into three parts, each more fascinating than the last.In This Podcast With Magnus Brandberg, You Can Expect To Hear About…The Dynamics Of Family Offices.Swedish Exceptionalism.The Potential Of Geothermal Energy.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.02:24 – Dynamics Of The Family Office & Gullspång Invest.35:24 – Swedish Exceptionalism.56:39 – Geothermal Energy & Base Load Capital.1:16:57 – Quaise Energy & Going Deep.1:23:41 – Negative Signals For Geothermal.1:33:24 – Political Risk For Running A Business In Taiwan.1:35:33 – Country Most Bullish On?1:39:15 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History?1:42:06 – Afterthoughts----Episodes & Links Mentioned.Patrick Hanson | The Promise & Potential Of Geothermal EnergyDavid Volts | The State Of GeothermalThe Food Waste ManifestoCan Geothermal Answer The Renewables Question?Links To Magnus BrandbergLinkedinTwitter-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
88: Thomas Pettersson | The Assassination Of Olof Palme & The Unlikely Murderer
May 17 2022
88: Thomas Pettersson | The Assassination Of Olof Palme & The Unlikely Murderer
🎙️: assassination of Olaf Palma shook Sweden to the core. This is the podcast with Thomas Pettersson journeying through the Olaf Palma case from top to bottom.After 12 years of research that resulted in the book The Unlikely Murderer, journalist Thomas Pettersson brought the case to an end. His findings renewed the police investigation of suspect Stig Engström in 2017, and it led to the final judiciary closure in June 2020.In This Podcast With Thomas Pettersson, You Can Expect To Hear About…Sweden's Culture.How The Police Botched The Case Again & Again.Skandiamannen.How The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.04:18 – Context For Swedish Society & Olof Palme Without Bodyguards.12:18 – Who Was Olof Palme? What Made Him So Controversial?25:53 – Olof Palme’s Mates: Gandhi, Castro, Arafat & More.32:16 – The Series Of Events That Led To Olof Palme’s Murder.39:38 – Largest Police Investigation In History.52:28 – Conspiracy Theories For Olof Palme’s Assassination.1:03:23 – Skandiamannen.1:32:23 – Thomas Pettersson.1:42:23 – Status Of The Police Investigation.1:46:18 – The Exact Series Of Events That Led To Olof Palme’s Assassination According To Thomas Pettersson.1:55:18 – Motives Of The Assassin.1:58:18 – What Does The Palme Family Think About Thomas Pettersson’s Theory?2:04:18 – What Is Thomas Pettersson’s Most Fascinating Takeaway?2:11:03 – How Olof Palme’s Death Affected Sweden’s Culture.2:15:29 – Wrapping It Up.2:16:29 – Afterthoughts.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Mentioned.Chris Miller | Geopolitics Of The Semi-ConductorTim Butcher | Journey Into The Heart Of The CongoBjorn Persson | Anti Poacher Wildlife PhotographyLinks To Thomas PetterssonThe Unlikely Murderer-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
87: Patrick Hanson | The Mighty Promise & Potential Of Geothermal Energy
May 3 2022
87: Patrick Hanson | The Mighty Promise & Potential Of Geothermal Energy
🎙️: following is a conversation with Patrick Hanson who is the Director of Sales and Marketing at JRG Energy Consultants.Patrick has 15 years of marketing, brand management, communications, and sales enablement experience, with over 13 years specific to the geothermal industry. This includes 5 years working in Houston, TX with Scientific Drilling International where Patrick led all geothermal marketing and oversaw global geothermal business development strategy for an O&G dominant supplier.Patrick has spent his career helping energy service companies redefine their brand and strengthen strategic customer relationships within the energy sector while positioning and promoting geothermal at every opportunity.In This Podcast With Patrick Hanson, You Can Expect To Hear About…The Promise Of Geothermal Energy.VC Money In Geothermal.Low Hanging Potential Of Geothermal.Megawatts At Scale.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 -----00:00 – Introduction.03:31 – The Promise Of Deep Geothermal Energy.11:51 – Megawatts & Geothermal Scale Explained.14:39 – Geothermal Compared To Other Renewables + The Pacific Rim Of Fire.18:41 – Limitations Of The Geothermal Promise.23:41 – The Most Exciting Companies In The Industry.30:31 – VC In Geothermal.43:01 – The Incentives Are Misaligned.48:06 – The Geopolitical Impact Of Geothermal At Scale.54:51 – Low Hanging Fruit In Geothermal.1:06:57 – A Sceptical Take On Geothermal.1:14:11 – Future Predictions For Geothermal.1:34:16 – Country You Are Most Bullish On.1:35:46 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.1:38:13 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!David Volts | Renewables & Geothermal EnergyIrina Slav | Sceptical Of Renewable EnergyTom Raftery | Very Bullish On Renewables ChangeLinks To Jim HenryJim Henry TwitterBlood Bankers-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
86: Jim Henry | Russia Sanctions Efficacy + Elon Musk Twitter Takeover
Apr 29 2022
86: Jim Henry | Russia Sanctions Efficacy + Elon Musk Twitter Takeover
🎙️: following is a conversation with Jim Henry, on among other things, the Elon Musk twitter takeover.Jim Henry is the author of Blood Bankers – an investigation into the capital flight of the developing world during the 80’s and 90’s. Jim’s book serves as a prequel to what has become the investigative industry of tax evasion.In This Podcast With Jim Henry, You Can Expect To Hear About…Credit Suisse.Efficacy Of Russia Sanctions.Twitter & Elon Musk!Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction.02:09 – Credit Suisse.16:17 – The Efficacy Of Russia Sanctions So Far.37:30 – Elon Musk & Twitter.1:25:31 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Jim Henry | Blood BankersJim Henry | Sanctions IJim Henry | Sanctions IINicholas Shaxson | Pandora Papers ExplainedBradley Hope | Offshore Finance Red PillNassim Taleb & Edward Snowden Twitter WarLinks To Jim HenryJim Henry TwitterBlood Bankers-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
85: Harley Rustad | The Disappearance Of Justin Alexander & India As A Guru Destination
Apr 26 2022
85: Harley Rustad | The Disappearance Of Justin Alexander & India As A Guru Destination
🎙️: following is a conversation with Harley Rustad, the author of Lost In The Valley Of Death.A story about the life and disappearance of Justin Alexander, a wonderfully inspiring traveller who shocked everyone in the know when he went missing in the Indian Himalayas in 2016.Justin’s disappearance is shrouded in mystery, corruption and misfortune and in the end, it looks like Justin rolled the dice just one too many times.In This Podcast With Harley Rustad, You Can Expect To Hear About…Justin Alexander As A Bloke.Gurus & The Spiritual Nature Of India.Sadhus.India Syndrome.Appearing With Chris Ryan & Rolf Potts.The Meta Theme Of Adventure.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction02:47 – What Type Of A Bloke Was Justin Alexander?22:00 – India As A Spiritual Destination.39:49 – Gurus & The Spiritual Characters Of India.55:47 – Justin’s Search For Spirituality & His Relationship With A Sadhu.1:07:09 – The Value Of Trust In Travel.1:13:32 – Justin Goes Missing & The Sadhu Returns.1:20:01 – Disappearances In The Parvati Valley & India Syndrome.1:35:52 – Appearing On The Chris Ryan & Rolf Potts Podcast.1:39:44 – A Moment You Can’t Believe You Were A Part Of.1:42:17 – A Country You A Bullish On?1:44:47 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.1:51:11 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Prashant Kidambi | Cricket In IndiaBryan Bashin | A Of The Great Travellers In HistoryTim Butcher | An Incredible Modern Day Adventure Across The CongoLinks To Harley RustadHarley’s Website-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
84: Prashant Kidambi | How Cricket Defined India As A Nation & An Expression Of Raucous Hyper Nationalism
Apr 20 2022
84: Prashant Kidambi | How Cricket Defined India As A Nation & An Expression Of Raucous Hyper Nationalism
🎙️: following is a conversation with Prashant Kidambi.Prashant is an Associate Professor in Colonial Urban History, at the University of Leicester. His work is largely on the history of British imperialism and the geographical expression that we today know as India.It is in this interest that Prashant overlapped another great interest of his, cricket, that he published the book Cricket Country which also doubles as the subject of this podcast here.Cricket country is the story of the first all Indian cricket team. Today cricket is completely synonymous with India, and for good reason. It is truly the only sport in a country of more than a billion people, and the fanaticism with which Indian cricket fans celebrate their sport, rivals anything you get out of Spanish football fans, EPL die-hards or even central coast NRL tragics. My hope is to more on this subject, particularly with cricket in the subcontinent, so if anyone has ideas, please do reach out. In This Podcast With Prashant Kidambi, You Can Expect To Hear About…India’s Caste SystemThe Role Cricket Plays In Defining The Indian CultureCricket A Modern Expression Of Indian Hyper Nationalism+ More & More & More…Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction03:48 – The Role Of Cricket In Defining A Culture.10:22 – Lowest Rung In India’s Cast System.15:44 – Technical Interruption.16:34 – India As A Geographic Expression.20:33 – Brief History From East India Company To Indian Independence.26:18 – Does Today’s Indian Cricket Team Still Represent Indian Society?32:18 – Does India Celebrate The Underdog?42:03 – How Important Is Sport In Forming A Cultural Identity?49:18 – Cricket As An Expression Of Raucous Hyper Nationalism.1:02:13 – Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka?1:06:48 – Does Cricket Transcend Class In India?1:11:28 – Different Styles Of Cricket.1:15:42 – What Else Did England Leave Behind?1:17:28 – Country You Are Most Bullish On.1:19:08 – Conversation Between Any Two People.1:22:24 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Tim Butcher | Blood River & The CongoLinks To Prashant KidambiCricket Country-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
83: Bryan Bashin | CEO Of Lighthouse Foundation On Being Blind & Histories Greatest Blind Traveller
Apr 12 2022
83: Bryan Bashin | CEO Of Lighthouse Foundation On Being Blind & Histories Greatest Blind Traveller
🎙️: Bashin is the guest on this episode of the podcast.Bryan Bashin is The CEO of Lighthouse, an organisation in San Fransisco that empowers the blind. The subject of the chat is, among other things, James Holman, one of the greatest travellers in history.James Holman overrepresents as an exemplary figure for everything that is possible to you when you are blind. For these reasons, Bryan Bashin, who is himself blind, finds him a tremendously inspiring figure, and therefore the perfect person to speak with about his wonderful life.In This Podcast With Bryan Bashin, You Can Expect To Hear About…James Holman, The Blind Traveller.Bryans’s Own Experience Going Blind.The Best Thing About Being Blind.Enablement Vs. Disablement.+ More & More…Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction03:22 – James Holman in Bryan’s Words.15:57 – How Blind People See.20:22 – One Of My Favourite Lines Of All Time.27:07 – Holman’s Ability To Listen & His Impression On Women.33:32 – Holman’s Experience Of Australia.37:48 – Bryan’s Favourite Anecdote From Holman’s Life.41:24 – What Is The Greatest Advantage Of Being Blind?44:27 – Bryan’s Personal Story.55:22 – Modern Day Blind Adventurers & What Is The Lighthouse Foundation?1:05:44 – How Modern Civil Planning Inhibits Life For The Blind.1:09:01 – Me Getting A Little Bit Out There.1:12:52 – How To Be A Better Communicator.1:14:12 – A Moment You Can’t Believe You Were A Part Of.1:18:02 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.1:21:29 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Scott Rank | Great Explorers Of HistoryJack Weatherford | Genghis KhanLinks To Bryan BashinTwitterLighthouse Foundation-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
82: Ken Pucker | ESG Top To Bottom & The Myth Of Sustainable Fashion
Apr 5 2022
82: Ken Pucker | ESG Top To Bottom & The Myth Of Sustainable Fashion
🎙️: following is a conversation with Ken Pucker. Ken is an Advisory Director to Berkshire Partners, and currently teaches Sustainability at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. In addition to this, and among many other things as well, Ken also formally served as Chief Operating Officer of Timberland.This conversation is broken down into two distinctly defined chapters. The first being ESG and the second being Ken’s viral article on the myth of sustainable fashion. In This Podcast With Ken Pucker, You Can Expect To Hear About…Complexity To Pricing In Externalities.What Is ESG & Why Is It Changing Capitalism.The Irony Of Sustainable Fashion& More & More…Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction01:26 – ESG Top To Bottom23:56 – Complexity Of Pricing In Externalities33:43 – Planet Labs37:01 – The Irony Of Sustainable Fashion42:43 – Hard Truths Of The Fashion Supply Chain55:31 – Shocking Statistics About Recycling1:00:27 – Second Hand Shopping?1:07:27 – Country Ken Is Bullish On1:09:03 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History1:11:08 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Dan McDougall | Investigative JournalistSpencer Roberts | Myth Of SustainabilityLinks To Ken PuckerTwitter-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
81: Chris Miller | The Geopolitics Of The Semi-Conductor & The Most Complex Technology Ever Created
Mar 29 2022
81: Chris Miller | The Geopolitics Of The Semi-Conductor & The Most Complex Technology Ever Created
🎙️: following is a conversation with Chris Miller.Chris Miller is the Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Eurasia Director at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.In This Podcast With Chris Miller, You Can Expect To Hear About…An Explanation For The Complexity.Fragility In The Supply Chain.Moores Law.The Geopolitics Of The Micro-Chip.And Much, Much More.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction03:11 – Russia Achieved Everything Physics Except The Microchip. Why?12:45 – Chris On Writing A Book On The History Of The Semi-Conductor.15:01 – An Appreciation For The Complexity Of A Semi-Conductor.19:11 – The Limitations Of Moore’s Law.21:51 – The Brilliance Of ASML & What Goes Into Making A Computer Chip.33:22 – Different Types Of Their Chips & Their Applications.37:51 – Where Are The Chips Produced?43:05 – Why Are TSMC So Far Ahead Of The Rest?49:56 – The Geopolitics Of The Semi-Conductor.59:15 – The Fragility Of Global Dependence On Semi-Conductors & The Future Of Chip Tech.1:05:41 – Is There A Shortage Of High-Grade Silicon?1:08:01 – A Moment In Your Life You Cannot Believe You Were A Part Of?1:09:59 – Country You Are Most Bullish On?1:12:31 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History?1:13:28 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Jos Benschop | The Wonder Of ASMLLinks To Chris MillerChris Miller Website-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
80: Angelica Oung | The Glories Of Taiwan, Taiwanese Culture & What’s It Like To Live In Taiwan?
Mar 22 2022
80: Angelica Oung | The Glories Of Taiwan, Taiwanese Culture & What’s It Like To Live In Taiwan?
🎙️: following is a conversation with Angelica Oung.Angelica is a Taiwanese journalist living in Tapei and easily one of the best Twitter accounts out there.In This Podcast With Angelica Oung, You Can Expect To Hear About…Top To Bottom Angelica Oung On Off-Shore Wind.Celebrating The Glories Of Taiwan.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction01:21 – Taiwan’s Expert On Off-Shore Wind.10:26 – The Bullish Case For Carbon.19:21 – The Geopolitics Of Wind.29:21 – China & Taiwan.35:51 – Taiwan’s Culture & History.49:38 – Japanese Influence On Taiwan.53:16 – Taiwan Everyday Attitudes & Social Dynamics.1:10:21 – Taiwan As An Expat Destination.1:22:01- Dating In Taiwan.1:25:26 – Conversation Between Any Two People.1:27:56 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Angelica Oung | TSMC & ChinaLinks To Angelica OungTwitter-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg
#UkraineRussiaWar (+20 Days) - Ghaidaa Hetou | How The War Affects The MENA Region
Mar 18 2022
#UkraineRussiaWar (+20 Days) - Ghaidaa Hetou | How The War Affects The MENA Region
🎙️: was recorded at 20:00 on the 16th of March, CET.Ghaidaa Hetou Ph.D. is the founder of iStrategic.Dr. Hetou guides the development and oversees the operational efficiency of iStrategic. She is a consultant and advisor on Middle East and North Africa affairs, specializing in political risk analysis, foreign policy, political economy, geopolitics, and business strategies. Dr. Hetou also writes a weekly Op-Ed in Forbes Middle East.In this podcast, we spoke about how the #RussiaUkraineWar is affecting the MENA region (Middle East North Africa).In This Podcast With Ghaidaa Hetou, You Can Expect To Hear About…Wheat Insecurity Throughout The MENA Region.Attitudes Of War From The MENA Region.Why So Many From The MENA Region Are Joining The Fight In Europe.Timestamps With Ghaidaa Hetou00:00 – Introduction01:28 -Consequences For The War In The MENA Region.08:00 – Explaining The Chechnyan Angle.10:58 – Oil & What Is The GCC?13:43 – Back To The MENA Wheat Fragility.21:58 – Water Insecurity.27:17 – What Makes Wheat So Special? Are There No Alternatives?32:22 – The Question Of Rebel Groups & Private Militia From The MENA Region.41:44 – How Are People Thinking About This Conflict In The MENA Region?48:28 – The Global Importance Of Oil.52:48 – How Ghaidaa Sees This All Playing Out For The MENA Region.Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #1Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #2Vijay Vaitheeswaran On Russia/European GasMichael Hilliard Geopolitical Analysis Of The UkraineRussiaWarTim Harcourt On Russian Economy & How It Affects AustraliaAlexander Kucherenko | A Ukrainian PerspectiveGhaidaa Hetou | China’s Belt & Road InitiativeLinks To Ghaidaa HetouTwitteri-Strategic-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryanfhogg
78: Oliver Bullough | Moneyland & The Cancer Of Kleptocracy
Mar 15 2022
78: Oliver Bullough | Moneyland & The Cancer Of Kleptocracy
🎙️: following is a conversation with Oliver Bullough, an amazing voice and author in the field of financial secrecy and kleptocracy.Oliver Bullough wrote a book back in 2018 called Moneyland and has another one coming this year called, Butler To The World. Oliver’s books follow the themes of kleptocracy, financial secrecy, offshore finance and the myriad cancers upon the world that these pathways allow.In This Chat, Oliver Bullough Answers 3 QuestionsWhat Is Moneyland?What Is The Archetypal Example Of Moneyland?Is There Any Way Out Of Moneyland?Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction.03:57 – What Is Moneyland?24:08 – An Archetypal Example Of Moneyland.34:25 – How Does Moneyland Enable The Scale Of Criminal Organisations & Is There Any Way Out?46:47 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast.----Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Jim HenryNicholas ShaxsonBradley HopeTim ButcherLinks To Oliver BulloughOliver Bullough Twitter-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryanfhogg
#UkraineRussiaWar (+11 Days) - Michael Smith | Xi Jinping Territorial Ambitions For Taiwan
Mar 10 2022
#UkraineRussiaWar (+11 Days) - Michael Smith | Xi Jinping Territorial Ambitions For Taiwan
🎙️: was recorded at 0800 on the 7th of March, CET.Michael Smith is the North Asian Correspondent for AFR. Michael was a guest on this podcast in #45 where he discussed his sudden evacuation from China and his book, The Last Correspondent.Michael Smith has been keeping a really close eye on how China, the CCP and Xi Jinping have all been reacting to what is going on in Ukraine. The big question on everybody’s lips is… how does this affect China’s territorial ambition for Taiwan?In This Podcast With Michael Smith, We Speak About…Territorial Ambitions For Taiwan.China’s Military.Similarities Between Putin & Xi Jinping.Timestamps With Michael Smith00:00 – Introduction00:59 – How Are Territorial Ambitions For Taiwan Affected By The War?06:29 – How Much Does Xi Jinping Know?11:29 – How Has The Taiwan Calculation Changed?16:39 – Nuts & Bolts, What Is Taiwan Worth To China?19:09 – Tapei Solidarity With Ukraine Aggression Towards China?21:59 – Timeline Of Xi Reaction.28:14 – Similarities Between Putin & Xi Jinping.37:18 – A Sense For China’s Military.Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #1Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #2Vijay Vaitheeswaran On Russia/European GasMichael Hilliard Geopolitical Analysis Of The UkraineRussiaWarTim Harcourt On Russian Economy & How It Affects AustraliaAlexander Kucherenko | A Ukrainian PerspectiveMichael Smith | The Last CorrespondentLinks To Michael SmithTwitterAFR Articles-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryanfhogg
#UkraineRussiaWar (+7 Days) - Alexander Kucherenko | A Ukrainian Perspective. Checking In From Poltava, Eastern Ukraine
Mar 3 2022
#UkraineRussiaWar (+7 Days) - Alexander Kucherenko | A Ukrainian Perspective. Checking In From Poltava, Eastern Ukraine
🎙️: was recorded at 12:00 on the 3rd of March.Alexander Kucherenko is a Ukrainian located in Poltava, a large city in the east of Ukraine between Kyiv and Kharkiv. In this conversation, he speaks to me about his own and his family's experience so far in this conflict, and the overall resolve of the Ukrainian people. This conversation becomes very real at points.In This Podcast With Alexander Kucherenko, We Speak About...Alexander's First Person PerspectiveZelenskyyThe Ukrainian Resolve.Self Defense & Civil Defense.Russian Military Morale.+ More.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - With Alexander Kucherenko00:00 - Introduction01:46 - How Are You Going?02:31 - What Was The Mood Pre-Invasion & What Was Your Reaction?09:00 - Reacting To Air Sirens.12:50 - How Is Alexander & The Ukrainians Getting Information?20:18 - Ukraine Militarising Their Numerous Software Developers.23:00 - Was Alexander Surprised By The Ukrainian Defense & Resolve?31:23 - Zelenskyy.35:40 - How Do You Feel? How Overwhelming Is It All?41:00 - Russian Army Morale.49:40 - Would You Pick Up A Gun?53:43 - How Surreal Does Everything Feel? The Beauty & Horror Of War.1:05:30 - Have You Considered Leaving The Country?1:11:00 - How Are You Thinking About The Next Few Days?1:12:11 - What Can We Do?1:16:30 - Afterthoughts.Episodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Similar To This!Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #1Jim Henry Ukraine/Russia War #2Vijay Vaitheeswaran On Russia/European GasMichael Hilliard Geopolitical Analysis Of The UkraineRussiaWarTim Harcourt On Russian Economy & How It Affects AustraliaLinks To Alexander KucherenkoInstagram - @oleksandrkucherenko-----Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryanfhogg