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This is Mooch FM, a weekly podcast to debate and explore the top stories of the week, with the biggest names in media, business, politics and beyond. Your host is self-made entrepreneur Anthony ‘The Mooch’ Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital and the prestigious SALT conference. He famously served as Donald Trump’s Communications Director for just 11 days before being unceremoniously sacked. Now a vocal critic of the President, he is also the author of five books.

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This is Mooch FM, a weekly podcast to debate and explore the top stories of the week, with the biggest names in media, business, politics and beyond. Your host is self-made entrepreneur Anthony ‘The Mooch’ Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital and the prestigious SALT conference. He famously served as Donald Trump’s Communications Director for just 11 days before being unceremoniously sacked. Now a vocal critic of the President, he is also the author of five books.

    Episode 97: David Markley & Anna Popova

    Episode 97: David Markley & Anna Popova

    In this episode, Anthony talks with David Markley, Senior Director of Business Solutions at Algorand, and Anna Popova, Vice President for Delivery at Globant and leader of Globant’s Be Kind Tech Fund.
    First conversing with David, Anthony seeks to explore Algorand’s world’s first Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS) blockchain that provides security, decentralization, and scalability in an eco-friendly, sustainable way. Together, David and Anthony discuss whether other blockchain networks follow the lead of Algorand’s sustainable technology and carbon neutrality, and the recent news that FIFA named Algorand as an official blockchain partner before the World Cup competition taking place this November in Qatar.
    Anthony then discusses Anna Popova’s role as co-lead of Globant’s new Be Kind Tech Fund, diving into examples of the misuse of technology, the spread of misinformation, and online “fake news”, as well as chewing over the philosophical debate that arises from the overuse of technology and the effect it can have on our mental, and physical health.
     
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    • 46 min
    Episode 96: Discussing Russia & Ukraine - Ash Carter

    Episode 96: Discussing Russia & Ukraine - Ash Carter

    In this episode, Anthony talks with Ash Carter, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, who was nominated by President Obama for the role in December 2014, and author of the book ‘Inside the Five-Sided Box’. The conversation begins with Ash reflecting on when he started working in the Pentagon in 1993, more specifically his work on international relations with Russia, identifying the first warning signs of Putin’s aggression.
    Ash gives his take on whether the West was “too slow to understand the danger posed by Putin”; touching on whether the invasion of Ukraine was something that could have been avoided and whether recent NATO applications by Sweden and Finland will spark a response from Putin. 
    Finally, Ash talks about his book, which gives the reader a bird’s-eye view of what is behind the walls of the Pentagon and how it’s run. They debate the importance of demystifying government agencies and whether transparency of its inner workings is vital to maintaining trust between people and their political institutions.

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    Episode 95: Rick Wilson & Gabriel Nicholas

    Episode 95: Rick Wilson & Gabriel Nicholas

    In this episode, Anthony talks with Rick Wilson, longtime Republican political strategist, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, and bestselling author. Rick gives his take on the January 6th select committee hearing and why, for him, this “changed the game.” They discuss the impact these hearings will have on Trump and his future within politics and on the American people by “telling the truth about what happened.” Finally, he shares how he would advise a candidate to break the cycle of betraying the working and middle class in the country.
    Anthony also chatted with Gabriel Nicholas, research fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Gabe delves into ‘shadowbanning’ - hiding bad behavior online without informing the person why. Gabe shares the importance of transparency within the rules that govern our online environments. He reflects on what started him out in this field, driven by a passion for the social ramifications of the internet.
     
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    Episode 94: The International Man of History - Professor Niall Ferguson

    Episode 94: The International Man of History - Professor Niall Ferguson

    In this episode, Anthony is joined by Professor Niall Ferguson, renowned historian, author of sixteen books, and the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Together, they start by discussing Niall’s decision to become a historian, despite hailing from a family of physicists, and describing himself as a “wannabe Monty Python”. 
    Niall shares his Cold War analogy for our current era. Starting during the Trump administration, and how the events that have happened in the US and China since then have magnified this realization with Ukraine as “the first hot war” of “Cold War II”.
    They then delve into Niall’s books, starting with the most recent, ‘Doom’, which covers how humans respond to catastrophes and how resilient we are to them. It explores how fascinated we are with disaster, why we struggle so much with it, and how we exaggerate the possibility the world will end.
    Finally, they discuss ‘The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World’, and how this now relates to advances in cryptocurrency and Bitcoin. Niall expresses why, to him, it’s not plausible to have a future based on traditional systems, transactions and technologies. They then touch on the global inflation we’re currently experiencing, and Niall gives his predictions about how this will continue to impact the economy.


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    • 30 min
    Episode 93: Ric Edelman, Liz Mathew & Ferren Rajput

    Episode 93: Ric Edelman, Liz Mathew & Ferren Rajput

    In this episode, Anthony talks with Ric Edelman, bestselling author and personal finance expert. Ric delves into his new book The Truth About Crypto which provides a straightforward, practical guide to all things crypto. They then move on to discuss why blockchain and digital assets are the “most profound innovation in global commerce since the internet”, note some of the “disappointing” statements that have been made by the likes of Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett, and give their advice for dealing with the current bear market. 
    Next, Liz Mathew, executive director at ConsenSys, joins Anthony to give us the latest developments from the leading Ethereum software company including details of their recent $450 million funding round with backers including Microsoft and SoftBank. Liz then takes Anthony through the ConsenSys product suite including their leading MetaMask wallet.
    Finally, Anthony is joined by Ferren Rajput, CEO and president of ONEflight International, to explain the company’s journey to date revolutionizing private jet travel, to provide a club-like experience that eliminates the empty leg problem. Ferren then provides a behind-the-scenes look at the aviation industry, and shares his predictions for the future. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 92: Bringing Extinct Species Back with Ben Lamm

    Episode 92: Bringing Extinct Species Back with Ben Lamm

    According to leading scientists, 30,000 species per year on average are being driven to extinction. That’s six per hour and 150 per day. Are we close to bringing them back?
    In this special episode, Anthony is joined by Ben Lamm, serial tech entrepreneur and co-founder and chief executive of Colossal Biosciences to discuss founding the world’s first-ever de-extinction company. Ben delves into working with his partner Harvard geneticist George Church, and their aim to combine the science of genetics with the business of discovery to bring back the woolly mammoth, and help the climate crisis in the process. They question the impact this will have on both the planet and economy as human beings are given the ability to “create a part of the past,” and reveal whether the dodo may even make a return.  
    Finally, they reflect on Ben’s career, and how he went from a Nintendo-playing teen to a successful serial entrepreneur. Starting five different companies, from a consumer gaming startup acquired by Zynga to a mobile software development firm acquired by Accenture.
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

SussexTN22 ,

Listener from the UK

Loving the calibre of the guests and the depth of information I am getting in a broad range of subjects. Eager for the next episode each week. Keep up the great work Anthony!

luvblissjoy ,

Mooch FM

Think Anthony and his crew are brilliant on this podcast.. I’m astounded at the racism in the USA😢love this guy..greetings from a woman of colour Liverpool uk 🇬🇧

Mcandy64 ,

Superb!

The Mooch, is just brilliant. When I first saw him on British tv with Maitlis as she tried to interview him, I thought, I don’t like this guy but by the end of the interview, I realised this guy is smart, engaging, funny, and way too cool for Trump!

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