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ICYMI

ICYMI

2024-07-1751:05

In case you missed it: Netflix's "How to Rob a Bank;" The Economist on the solar revolution; former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus.
The Economist's Hal Hodson on how solar energy is rapidly eclipsing our fossil fuel-based reality. The implications are revolutionary -- from clean water and A/C for the poorest populations; to a Saharan land grab; to solar-powered carbon vacuums; to fatter corporate profits. And so many dividends we cannot yet imagine.
Seth Porges on his hit Netflix documentary "How to Rob a Bank" -- which tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the 'Hollywood Bandit,' a treehouse-dwelling ex-meth dealer who evaded authorities as he hit bank after bank in and around Seattle.
Gen. David Petraeus

Gen. David Petraeus

2024-06-1451:22

Former CIA director. Professor. Commander. PhD. The 37-year military leader is now a partner with investing colossus KKR. We discussed the Middle East, Afghanistan, Ukraine, China, frontier-markets investing and Petraeus's bestseller, Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine.
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2024-06-1051:37

Highlights from recent episodes, including Slate's head of audio Alicia Montgomery; Chicken Fiesta founder Harold Vega; and Larry Ingrassia, author of A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery
Lawrence Ingrassia on his book A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery. The veteran journalist, who lost his mother, two sisters, brother and nephew to cancer, discusses the painstaking detective work that has gone into understanding his family's Li-Fraumeni Syndrome.
Filmmaker B.K. Fulton

Filmmaker B.K. Fulton

2024-05-1953:51

Soulidifly Productions' founder and CEO B.K. Fulton on reinventing from the top executive ranks of Verizon into a career as a prolific filmmaker and Broadway producer.
Chicken Fiesta

Chicken Fiesta

2024-05-1251:59

Restaurateur Harold Vega on leaving the violence of his native Colombia for the U.S. -- where he bussed tables and accumulated the ambition and capital to found Virginia rotisserie empire Chicken Fiesta.
Alicia Montgomery

Alicia Montgomery

2024-04-3055:49

Alicia Montgomery, Slate's head of audio and a longtime NPR producer, on the converging and diverging words of public and for-profit media. Slate, a 28-year old digital media OG with a roster of hit podcasts, just had its most profitable year on record.
Meb Faber

Meb Faber

2024-04-2656:29

Cambria Investment Management's Meb Faber on staying ahead in the era of democratized markets -- with too many choices and maybe too much information. We discussed diversification, risk and the tech heavyweights dominating U.S. returns. And Faber's career journey.
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2024-04-2351:49

• NPR's Sarah McCammon on her bestseller The Exvangelicals • MBA-ish feels your corporate pain • New Martin Agency CEO Danny Robinson
The Last Mutiny Girl

The Last Mutiny Girl

2024-04-1456:37

Dr. Vanessa Sinclair on her new novel Things Happen -- which recalls her days as a homeless grunge teen crashing at Miami's then-abandoned Hotel Mutiny after Hurricane Andrew broke her family apart. Today, Sinclair is a psychoanalyst based in Sweden.
Truths in Advertising

Truths in Advertising

2024-03-3158:04

Danny Robinson, The Martin Agency's new CEO, on staying competitive, omnivorous and funky amid the seemingly relentless disruption of advertising and media.
The Exvangelicals

The Exvangelicals

2024-03-2553:23

NPR's Sarah McCammon on her new book, The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. Recorded before an audience for Fountain Bookstore and Sam Miller's Restaurant in Richmond, Virginia.
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2024-03-1759:40

Erin Kennedy on finding purpose to emerge from crippling depression and start OMG OCPs, the booming oatmeal cream pie brand in Richmond, Virginia. She did this during the pandemic with only $300 in her bank account.
MBA-ish?

MBA-ish?

2024-03-1155:01

Adeel Van, the lapsed consultant and startup CEO, on founding Instagram phenom MBA-ish -- where fun is poked, pain is felt and help is dished to so many lost and suffering corporate souls.
Dis-Content

Dis-Content

2024-03-0301:04:02

Paramount and Warner Bros., the storied media empires, are in crisis; TV is bleeding viewers; VICE is nearing death, while The Messenger is already dead; big layoffs at the Washington Post and LA Times. Precisely the time to talk to Josh Tyrangiel, the veteran producer, executive and editor who has traversed many of these lands.
Wilsonian Democracy

Wilsonian Democracy

2024-02-2452:57

Rick Wilson -- longtime GOP strategist; outspoken Never Trumper; bestselling author; co-founder of The Lincoln Project; FLORIDA MAN! -- on Election 2024, the past, present and future of the Republican Party and the near impossibility of removing candidate Joe Biden this late in the cycle.
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2024-02-1951:42

NPR's Steve Inskeep (live from UR) on Abraham Lincoln's leadership journey; Hussein Ibish on the Middle East's intersecting chess games since October 7; Zoe Schiffer on her Elon Musk / Twitter book Extremely Hardcore; and The Economist on China's race for electric-vehicle dominance
In the Xitter

In the Xitter

2024-02-0952:06

Debt. Vanity. Fear. Dirty bathrooms. Sociopathy. Hate speech. Billionaire Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter is going down as one of the most expensive self-owns in history. Guest Zoë Schiffer documents the tragicomedy in her book Extremely Hardcore: Inside Elon Musk's Twitter.
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LaParka Historias DeTerror

hey fuck face, the spring breakers took it down, they (Americans) were already contagious.

Apr 9th
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