Join Izabella Kaminska as she lunches her way through markets, economics and finance with a host of top tier guests. Warning: Sessions are recorded "as live" and may contain refreshments.
Economist Nouriel Roubini at the Ned
Izabella Kaminska sits down with economist and author Nouriel Roubini for a modest "brunch" at the Ned in the heart of the City of London. The duo discuss Roubini's new book "Mega Threats", including its Malthusian themes, the global inflation outlook and how the crypto collapse is playing out. The conversation also touches on some of the inherent contradictions in policies currently being deployed to keep the global economy on track. The recording took place on December 7 and the bill came to £47.25 (Nouriel only had a coffee in the end, while Izzy had a post-facto avocado and eggs on toast).
Economist Pippa Malmgren at the Park Hyatt
In this Leaked Lunch episode Izabella Kaminska orders in room service with economist and author Pippa Malmgren at the Park Hyatt in Zurich. Pippa is probably best known for her pointed ability to unpack how statecraft and geopolitics interconnect with economics, drawing on factors most other economists overlook. The discussion covers Pippa's views on crypto, geopolitics and inflation as well as her time spent as an advisor to George Bush Jr in the White House.
Erik Townsend of Macro Voices by Zoom
In this special edition of the Leaked Lunch podcast series we substitute a face-to-face lunch for a cross-continent Zoom call with Erik Townsend, the host of the Macro Voices financial podcast. Erik joins us to discuss the important topic of media trustworthiness and how independent voices like his can bring balance back to publishing. We dicuss the media's treatment of the Wuhan lab leak theory, the pluses and minuses of independent media and whether censorship can ever be justified. The conversation was recorded on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
James Aitken at Le Vacherin
In this Leaked Lunch episode Izabella Kaminska meets with James Aitken, of Aitken Advisors, at French restaurant La Vacherin in Chiswick. James is one of the UK's top financial liquidity and plumbing experts, advising up to one hundred of the most influential capital pools in the world. James gained his experience working for UBS and AIG Trading. The episode was recorded on October 14, the day Kwasi Kwarteng loses his job as UK chancellor.
Enodo Economics' Diana Choyleva at La Famiglia
China expert and founder of Enodo Economics, Diana Choyleva, joins Izabella Kaminska for a spot of Italian food at La Famiglia restaurant in Chelsea. They discuss the pressures facing China, the difference between being trained as an economist under the communist system versus the Western system and the importance of independent research.
WEF's Adrian Monck at La Finestra
Izabella Kaminska sits down with the World Economic Forum's head of comms, Adrian Monck, at La Finestra Italian restaurant in Geneva. They discuss the challenges facing modern media today, what the Forum is really all about and what's behind "the Great Reset" conspiracy movement.
The podcast was recorded on August 17, and the bill came to 128 Swiss francs.