95 episodes

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?

Curious Worldview Podcast Ryan Faulkner-Hogg

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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?

    95: Ben Burgis | The Life Of Christopher Hitchens

    95: Ben Burgis | The Life Of Christopher Hitchens

    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/ben-burgis-christopher-hitchens/
    The 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 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
    📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 
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    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 Burgis
    Ben Burgis TwitterChristopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters

    • 2 hr 38 min
    94: Carlos Araque | Could Quaise Capture The Entire Energy Market?

    94: Carlos Araque | Could Quaise Capture The Entire Energy Market?

    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/carlos-araque/
    Carlos 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 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
    📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 
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    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.-----
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    John Redfern | CEO of EavorMagnus Brandberg | VC In GeothermalPatrick Hanson | The Power & Potential Of Geothermal EnergyDavid Volts | Vox & GeothermalLinks To Carlos Araque
    Quaise Energy

    • 1 hr 28 min
    93: Stephen Hicks | Will To Power & Nietzsche On Modernity (Part 3/3)

    93: Stephen Hicks | Will To Power & Nietzsche On Modernity (Part 3/3)

    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/stephen-hicks-nietzsche-on-modernity/
    This 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 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
    📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 
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    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 Podcast
    Stephen 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 Kaag
    Links To Stephen Hicks
    Nietzsche & The Nazi’s AudiobookStephen Hicks Website & BooksOpen College Podcast

    • 1 hr 10 min
    92: John Redfern | The Promise Of Geothermal Energy & The Company To Realise It - Eavor

    92: John Redfern | The Promise Of Geothermal Energy & The Company To Realise It - Eavor

    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/john-redfern/
    The 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 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
    📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 
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    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.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    #UkraineRussiaWar (+100 Days) - Alexander Kucherenko | Checking In From Eastern Ukraine

    #UkraineRussiaWar (+100 Days) - Alexander Kucherenko | Checking In From Eastern Ukraine

    Alexander Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd8Rbv4NfQ_/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/alexander-kucherenko-ukraine-war/
    On 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 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
    📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 
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    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 Kucherenko
    Instagram – @oleksandrkucherenko
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    90: Sean Kelly | A Portrait Of Scott Morrison, Australia's 30th Prime Minister

    90: Sean Kelly | A Portrait Of Scott Morrison, Australia's 30th Prime Minister

    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/sean-kelly-scott-morrison/
    The 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 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
    📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 
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    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 Kelly
    Sean Kelly TwitterThe Game: A Portrait Of Scott Morrison.-----

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    Geopolitics & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.
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    Contact me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryannfhogg

    • 1 hr 4 min

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