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A podcast hosted by Eric Rauch focused on learning about Bitcoin, economics, and the way the world works from the most intelligent people around.

The Dumbest Guy in the Room Eric Rauch

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A podcast hosted by Eric Rauch focused on learning about Bitcoin, economics, and the way the world works from the most intelligent people around.

    017. Tomer Strolight - Painting a Portrait of Bitcoin

    017. Tomer Strolight - Painting a Portrait of Bitcoin

    Recorded 8/5/21

    Bitcoin price at the time ~$37,500



    Tomer Strolight is a Bitcoin author and the Rabbit Hole Sherpa. He joins us again this week to read and discuss two of his most recent essays.



    Where to find Tomer:

    @TomerStrolight (https://twitter.com/TomerStrolight)

    https://tomerstrolight.medium.com/

    https://event.swanbitcoin.com/whybitcoin/

    Why People Wonder if Bitcoin is Alien Technology (https://tomerstrolight.medium.com/why-people-wonder-if-bitcoin-is-alien-technology-f9fda5b018b)

    Painting a Portrait of Bitcoin (https://tomerstrolight.medium.com/painting-a-portrait-of-bitcoin-7d24a751eef9)



    1:45 - Tomer’s last 6 weeks

    4:35 - Why People Wonder if Bitcoin is Alien Technology

    20:00 - Inspiration and discussion

    47:15 - Painting a Portrait of Bitcoin

    56:15 - Inspiration and discussion



    Resources mentioned:

    Bitcoin white paper (https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)

    Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/e3)

    Cash App (https://cash.app/app/KWJSDQR)

    Strike (https://invite.strike.me/21XVVW)

    Hope.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    016. Lord Fusitu’a - Not If But When

    016. Lord Fusitu’a - Not If But When

    Recorded 8/2/21

    Bitcoin price at the time ~$39,000



    Lord Fusitu’a is a Lord Member of the Parliament of Tonga and a formally trained barrister, he also serves on the board of many organizations not only in Tonga but throughout the world. We dive into the history and facts of Tonga, how he was introduced to Bitcoin, the relationship that Tonga has with remittances and why Bitcoin can be such a great help to the Tongan people, geothermal Bitcoin mining in Tonga, and much more.



    Where to find Lord Fusitu’a:

    @LordFusitua (https://twitter.com/LordFusitua)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga



    1:45 - Lord Fusitu’a’s background

    8:00 - The history, structure, and facts of Tonga

    24:45 - Introduction to Bitcoin

    32:00 - Tonga’s relationship with remittances

    42:15 - Bitcoin adoption in Tonga

    52:30 - The benefits and education of Bitcoin to the Tongan people

    1:02:30 - Geothermal Bitcoin mining in Tonga



    Resources mentioned:

    Bitcoin white paper (https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)

    Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/e3)

    Cash App (https://cash.app/app/KWJSDQR)

    Strike (https://invite.strike.me/21XVVW)

    Hope.com

    Church and State in Tonga - Sione Latukefu (https://www.amazon.com/Church-State-Tonga-Missionaries-Development/dp/1921902345)

    The Tongan Constitution - Sione Latukefu (https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30612696340&searchurl=kn%3DTHE%2BTONGAN%2BCONSTITUTION%2BA%2Bbrief%2Bhistory%2Bto%2Bcelebrate%2Bits%2BCentenary%26sortby%3D20&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title1)

    • 1 hr 25 min
    015. Untapped Growth (Joel) - The Pursuit of Truth

    015. Untapped Growth (Joel) - The Pursuit of Truth

    Recorded 7/28/21

    Bitcoin price at the time ~$40,000



    Joel is a farmer specializing in regenerative agriculture and the founder of Untapped Growth. He is a lock for the 2021 Bitcoin MVPleb award with the work he has done to create citadels across the United States. We cover a range of topics from the details of regenerative agriculture, to the base pillars of technology, to pleb culture, and much more.



    Where to find Joel:

    @untappedgrowth (https://twitter.com/untappedgrowth)

    https://untappedgrowth.com/decentralizedgrazing/

    https://untappedgrowth.com/decentralizedgrazing-ug-response/



    1:45 - Introduction to the Untapped herd

    8:45 - Joel’s background and the foundations of sovereignty

    13:00 - Regenerative agriculture

    22:30 - Untapped Growth model

    25:30 - The three pillars of technology

    34:00 - Broken money leads to deception

    46:30 - First Bitcoin exposure

    50:00 - What can be accomplished with a universal language such as Bitcoin

    1:03:30 - The excitement of pleb culture

    1:08:00 - Bitcoin in Christianity and religion

    1:18:45 - The difference between lawyers and small business owners



    Resources mentioned:

    Bitcoin white paper (https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)

    Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/e3)

    Cash App (https://cash.app/app/KWJSDQR)

    Strike (https://invite.strike.me/21XVVW)

    Hope.com

    Pineywood Cattle (https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/pineywoods)

    Greg Judy (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8jM5w49UezskDWBGyKq5g)

    Dallas Willard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Willard)

    Harder money quote - Saifedean Ammous (https://twitter.com/e3btc/status/1386904708753747969?s=20)

    Arrival (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/arrival_2016)

    Dances With Wolves (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dances_with_wolves)

    G.K Chesterton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton)

    • 1 hr 38 min
    014. CJ Wilson - Rage Against the Machine

    014. CJ Wilson - Rage Against the Machine

    Recorded 7/20/21

    Bitcoin price at the time ~$29,500



    CJ is a former MLB All-Star pitcher for the Rangers and Angles who now owns multiple car dealerships in the Fresno area. We talk about CJ’s journey to the MLB, what separates the goods from the greats, racing cars, why Bitcoin is different, on-chain metrics, and much more.



    Where to find CJ:

    @str8edgeracer (https://twitter.com/str8edgeracer)

    @cjwilsonphoto (https://www.instagram.com/cjwilsonphoto/)

    Bitcoin Bottom Line (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXrv5Y360OaarCiUA5xSAA)

    Throttle Dogs (https://www.thethrottledogs.com/)

    https://www.krop.com/cjwphoto/#/



    2:30 - CJ’s background

    5:15 - Path to the Show

    17:15 - Putting in extra work

    31:30 - College and the minors

    47:45 - The career journey of a Major League All-Star

    59:30 - Introduction to racing cars

    1:08:15 - Straight Edge lifestyle

    1:18:30 - Defensive investing and Bitcoin

    1:31:00 - Why Bitcoin is different

    1:37:30 - On-chain metrics

    1:51:30 - Favorite books and movies



    Resources mentioned:

    Bitcoin white paper (https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)

    Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/e3)

    Cash App (https://cash.app/app/KWJSDQR)

    Strike (https://invite.strike.me/21XVVW)

    Hope.com

    Heads Up Baseball (https://www.amazon.com/Heads-Up-Baseball-Playing-Game-Pitch/dp/1570280215)

    The Art of Learning - John Waitzkin (https://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Optimal-Performance/dp/0743277465)

    The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle (https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808)

    Pedro - Pedro Martinez (https://www.amazon.com/Pedro-Martinez/dp/0544705319)

    Thank God for Bitcoin (https://www.amazon.com/Thank-God-Bitcoin-Corruption-Redemption/dp/1641991216)

    Léon: The Professional (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/leon_the_professional)

    Arrival (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/arrival_2016)

    • 2 hr 3 min
    013. BTC Sessions (Ben) - 'It’s Only' Until 'It’s Everybody'

    013. BTC Sessions (Ben) - 'It’s Only' Until 'It’s Everybody'

    Recorded 7/5/21
    Bitcoin price at the time ~$34,000

    Ben is the creator and host of the YouTube channel BTC Sessions which has now racked up more than 4.5 million views! We have an awesome conversation ranging from why Bitcoin is greater than the altcoins, the importance of sound money, the super-cycle theory, and much more!

    Where to find Ben:
    @BTCsessions (https://twitter.com/BTCsessions)
    https://www.youtube.com/c/btcsessions
    https://www.btcsessions.ca/
    https://anchor.fm/btcsessions

    1:45 - Ben’s background
    5:45 - First introduction to Bitcoin
    13:00 - Why Bitcoin stood out from the altcoins
    18:00 - Why sound money is important and what it changes in life
    34:00 - Why Ben is bullish
    45:30 - Big banks denying access to your own money
    49:15 - Thoughts on the Bitcoin super-cycle
    57:15 - Orange-pilling your significant other
    1:04:30 - “Fiat”
    1:20:30 - Fiat to Bitcoin transition

    Resources mentioned:
    Bitcoin white paper (https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)
    Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/e3)
    Cash App (https://cash.app/app/KWJSDQR)
    Strike (https://invite.strike.me/21XVVW)
    Hope.com
    Let’s all please stop calling dollars ‘fiat money’ (https://www.ft.com/content/5e5b2afb-c689-4faf-9b47-92c74fc07e66)
    Dominic Frisby and Robert Breedlove (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Dx6ClNojM)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    012. Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin is The American Idea

    012. Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin is The American Idea

    Recorded 7/6/21

    Bitcoin price at the time ~$34,000



    Alex Gladstein is a humanitarian working with the Human Rights Foundation and a true Bitcoiner. He has written many essays discussing the flaws of the petrodollar system in the US, how Bitcoin helps to fight monetary colonialism in Africa, and how Bitcoin can get us back to the original American idea. We cover these three works and much more in this episode.



    Where to find Alex:

    @Gladstein (https://twitter.com/gladstein)

    Human Rights Foundation (https://hrf.org/)

    Bitcoin And The American Idea (https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-american-idea)

    Fighting Monetary Colonialism With Open-Source Code (https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-a-currency-of-decolonization)

    The Hidden Cost Of The Petrodollar (https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar)



    1:45 - Alex’s background

    3:45 - Introduction to Bitcoin

    6:15 - Why Bitcoin stuck out

    10:50 - Bitcoin helping the unbanked

    19:20 - Mining projects financing energy development

    23:15 - Monetary colonialism in Africa

    34:00 - Bitcoin and the American Idea

    41:00 - The petrodollar system



    Resources mentioned:

    Bitcoin white paper (https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)

    Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/e3)

    Cash App (https://cash.app/app/KWJSDQR)

    Strike (https://invite.strike.me/21XVVW)

    Hope.com

    Bitcoin & Black America - Isaiah Jackson (https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Black-America-Isaiah-Jackson/dp/1079178090)

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jon DiGiacomo ,

Great Guests

Eric asks pertinent questions of his guests and allows them to speak.

SailingStoned ,

New favorite podcast

A great podcast to learn about Bitcoin and see how the leaders in the space are thinking. Loving the guests, content and the host's approach!

puffy bitcoin ,

Truly a great listen

I tend to listen to podcasts, as I struggle to sit and read for long periods of time. I definitely have been following Eric through this Twitter for sometime, so I am happy to see him transition to a podcast. I’m new to my Bitcoin journey, and I can credit him for opening my eyes to this massive opportunity.

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