American HODL is a Bitcoiner, Twitter personality and Clubhouse addict. He’s also been in the film and entertainment industry for a long time. We talk about where entertainment went wrong, why hollywood produces sequel after sequel and what the economic incentives are. HODL also argues that entertainment will become better under a Bitcoin standard.
Marty Bent is a prolific podcaster and Bitcoin entrepreneur. We talk about energy, oil and gas and the economics of the industry. Marty also tells us about energy output being good for civilization, the role of the petrodollar and the uniqueness of oil. Finally, we talked about how BItcoin is going to change the energy industry going forward.
Robert Breedlove is a Bitcoiner, Entrepreneur and philosopher. We talk about philosophy, economics and Bitcoin’s intersection between the two. Robert also tells us about capital allocation, risk mitigation and morality. Finally, we talked about price, logos and civilization consequences of the money we have.
Awayslice is a Bitcoiner, Chef and the proprietor of the beefsteak dinners. We talk about food, its cultural impact and its relational significance. We also talked a good deal about various diets like keto, vegetarianism and carnivory. Finally, we talked a good deal about how low time preference behavior from Bitcoiners affects their food choices.
Tone Vays is a former risk manager on wall st, Bitcoin trader, and YouTube star. We talk about risk modeling, why the economy keeps having giant shock events like 2008 and how groupthink naturally leads to higher risk. Tone also tells us why Bitcoin belongs in your portfolio but alts don’t, why he’s so passionate about Bitcoin education and his price predictions for the next year.
CJ Wilson is a former all-star baseball player, car nut and Bitcoiner. We talk about his journey to being a major league baseball player, the mechanics of throwing a ball and how he overcame various injuries and setbacks. CJ also tells us about the mental side of baseball, what it takes to get to a high level and his journey as a Bitcoiner.
Jon Najarian is an options trader, former football player and host of CNBC’s Halftime Report. We talk about traditional trading, options as hedging vehicles and how everything has changed with retail speculative gambling. Jon also tells us about how he transitioned from being a linebacker to an options trader, the commonality between sports and trading and the addictive endorphin rush of trading.
WIlly Woo is an engineer, trader and Bitcoiner. We talk about trading, Bitcoin as the biggest financial innovation ever, and the outlook for Bitcoin going forward. Willy also tells us about how he started his career as an engineer, how he got into trading and some lessons he learned along the way.
Shawn Baker is an author, carnivore and medical doctor. We talk about the carnivore diet, the conventional wisdom about vegetables, and the moneyed interests that affect our nutrition. Shawn also tells us about research into other animals, how humans differ and the parallels between the banking and nutrition industrial complexes.
Jeff Booth is an author, Bitcoiner and entrepreneur. We talk about his book, The Price of Tomorrow, the natural deflation of technology and the inflationary pressures of fiat money. Jeff also tells us about his experience being CEO, the future of work and of course, Bitcoin.
PlanB is a financial modeler, Bitcoiner and traditional investor. We talk about the current market, negative interest rates and trades like the Bitcoin futures cash and carry. PlanB also tells us about why he created the s2f and s2fx models, how he looks at investments and why eliminating risk also eliminates reward.
Doug Polk is a poker player, YouTuber and Bitcoin enthusiast. We talk about his challenge against Daniel Negreanu, grinding and working and how he thinks about situations using game theory. Doug also tells us about his interest in Bitcoin, his analytical approach and what he’s planning to do going forward.
Jeffrey Tucker is an Austrian Economist, Libertarian and Editorial Director of the American Institute for Economic Research. We talk about the lockdown, the rule of the technocrats and how centralization exacerbates the crisis. Jeffrey also tells us about what he’s learned in his research, the politicization of everything and what a decentralized future might look like.
Jameson Lopp is a Cypherpunk, Bitcoiner and CTO of Casa. We talk about software engineering, how it’s different than computer science and what makes software engineers good at their craft. Jameson also tells us about how Ethereum has a different development philosophy, why adversarial thinking is important and what he looks for in developers.
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Aleks Svetski is an Entrepreneur, Businessman and Thinker in the Bitcoin space. We talk about sales, how he got into debt during university and how he made his first million. Aleks also tells us about his evaluation of altcoins and their sales pitches, how he sees Bitcoin’s sales pitch and what this holds for the future.
Cryptograffiti is Bitcoin artist extraordinaire. We talk about art, how he got into Bitcoin art in particular and the effect of fiat on our current generation. Cryptograffiti also tells us about his life before Bitcoin, how he sees his role as an activism artist and the purpose of art .
Preston Pysh is an investor, podcaster and Bitcoiner. We talk about investing, how he got into podcasting and the various instruments available. Preston also tells us about the role of Bitcoin, the possible ways in which we might see hyperbitcoinization and the current horrific macro environment which will help.
We answered listener questions about our book!
@lehmann_adam Is bitcoin the one world currency used in the end times?
@mklad How much of an influence do you think subjectivism had on creating the fiat conditions of today? Do you think bitcoin rejects postmodernism’s subjective understanding of truth and is in some ways a return to an objective standard? (“my truth” vs “the Truth”)
@VikingKing447 How might Bitcoin adoption assist with getting funds to missionaries around the world? High wire fees is a waste to kingdom fund to further the gospel.
@CtlAltBtc In the context of the bible how does followership gel with the strong bitcoin notions of self-sovereignty, liberty, freedom of access and self agency?
@IANUSMANU Although the text starts from a Judeo-Christian premise on debt, how can the increase in the use of bitcoin in non-Western societies whose philosophical foundations are alien to that tradition be explained?
@HODLing_PNG Some (Cason for example) say Bitcoin / Satoshi are like a 2nd coming or are messianic, Max Keiser suggests Bitcoin may be a direct gift from god here to save us all. curious what you think...could BTC be the new JC? Sorry have not read the book so maybe a dumb question
@ParkerMuse As this book seems to tie in elements of faith: What is the proper attitude to have towards BTC or crypto in general? I ask this because it is evident that many are overleveraged emotionally and mentally, and I've seen too many tweets mimicking religious rhetoric.
Vijay Boyapati is a coder, economist and libertarian. We talk about his history with the Libertarian movement, how politics at a grassroots level works and the incentives of politicians. Vijay also tells us about why some libertarians are not into Bitcoin and why some Bitcoiners are not into libertarianism.
Pete Rizzo and Aaron van Wirdum are reporters in the Bitcoin space. We talk about the types of articles that news organizations want, how money influences the content and the incentives of news organizations. Pete and Aaron tell us about what it took to write this piece and what it would take to get quality articles like this in the future.
Dr. Jason Fung is a doctor and author of many books, including The Complete Guide to Fasting. We talk about health care, the monetary incentives in the system and why so many patients seem to be doing so badly. Jason also tells us about nutrition, fasting and what believes will make people healthier.
Cynthia Lummis is the senator-elect from Wyoming, a former member of congress, state treasurer and state legislator. We talk about politics, how money influences everything and the incentives of government. Cynthia also tells us about her hope for congress, the people who are having trouble ends meet and what Bitcoin represents.
Joel Salatin is a farmer, libertarian and author of many books, including The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs. We talk about farming, what motivates farmers and why they’re doing so badly. Joel also tells us about the negative externalities of farming today, the regulations that farmers have to put up with and what he hopes for the future.
Ray Youssef is an immigrant from Africa and the CEO of Paxful. We talk about Africa, the current state of affairs and why it’s so poor. Ray also tells us about how he is making a difference on the continent not only through Bitcoin but also through schools and wells.
Tatiana Moroz is a singer, songwriter and Bitcoiner. We talk about music, the current state of the industry and how artists make a living. Tatiana also tells us about how she became a singer, what the economics are like and what she’d like to see change.
Kenny Florian is a mixed martial artist and UFC commentator. We talk about innovation, understanding new technology and decision making. Kenny also tells us about how he got into mixed martial arts, how he got into Bitcoin and the similarities he sees between the rise of both.
Ken Liu is the author of the Dandelion Dynasty series and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and World Science Fiction awards. We talk about the book publishing business, how content for niche markets has expanded and online and offline communities. Ken also tells us about how stories are a way humans are programmed.
Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, human rights activist and author of the book In order to live. We talk about authoritarianism, the current state of the world and how it looks to someone from the outside. Yeonmi also tells us about how money works in North Korea, how she’s become more libertarian and how she views Bitcoin’s role in the world.
Isaiah Jackson is an author and bitcoin consultant. We talk about Bitcoin, the Black-American experience and the issues surrounding the current environment. Isaiah also tells us why the political system really sucks for black people and how Bitcoin can help.
David Perell is a podcaster, writer and teacher. We talk about how David got into writing, the discipline of content creation and the art of rhetoric. David also tells us about how most experts have lots of blindspots and how taking advantage of these things can be very profitable.
Dan Held is the Growth Lead at Kraken. We talk about how Dan went from a career in finance todoing startups, how he learned marketing and growth hacking and the ethical limits of altcoins. Dan also tells us about the importance of branding and user experience.
Michael Flaxman is a startup veteran, investor and Bitcoiner. We talk about startup valuations, inflation’s effect on investment and the Silicon Valley obsession with unicorns. Michael also tells us about how Bitcoin will change the flow of money to Venture Capital.
Adam Back is the CEO of Blockstream and an original cypherpunk. We talk about his cypherpunk roots, how protecting rights changes with technology and why privacy is important. Adam also tell us about how Bitcoin helps with self-sovereignty.
Stephan Kinsella is a patent attorney, Austrian economist and author of Against Intellectual Property. We talk about IP law’s monarchist origins and how it’s a tool for monopoly. Stephan also tells us about how information is not the same thing as physical property and how IP and Bitcoin both suffer from labor theories of value.
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are the couple behind Keiser Report. We talk about broadcast media, how the news is a lot like the bread and circuses from Roman times and how they’re driven by pharmaceutical and defense industries. Max and Stacy also tell us about how they see a financial system collapse coming and how Bitcoin will be the safe haven.
Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard. We talk about the university system, how money has made it highly inefficient and how the internet is routing around it. Saifedean also tells us about how government money has made colleges into ineffective research institutions, how PhD students are abused as cheap labor and how competition will ultimately help everyone.
Michael Caras is known as the Bitcoin Rabbi and the author of Bitcoin Money. We talk about education, how money plays a role, and how Bitcoin can help. Michael also tells us about the importance of moral education, how competition can make the quality of education better and how public school is like keeping your Bitcoins on Coinbase.
Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital. We talk about one of the greatest lies about money out there, how incentives are misaligned in the financial system and how Bitcoin changes the management of money. Parker also tells us his story of how he learned about the Fed and Bitcoin coming from a background of investment banking at Deutche Bank.
Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. In this episode we talk about what human rights is, how money plays a role and how Bitcoin is already helping in surprising ways. Alex also tells us how he first heard about Bitcoin, why he's pushing for Human Rights activists to use it and why he thinks privacy is such a critical part of Bitcoin's future.
Stephan Livera is a Bitcoin podcaster, speaker and Austrian economist. In this episode we talk about how fiat money has changed the workplace and how Bitcoin changes the nature of work. Stephan also tells us his story of how he went from financial auditor to Bitcoin podcaster and what he sees with the industry going forward.
Mentioned in this episode:
Ethics of Money Production
The Zero Interest Trap