290 episodes

Animal spirits is a show about markets, life, and investing. Join Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson as they talk about what they're reading, writing, listening to and watching.

Look for new episodes every Wednesday morning.

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Animal Spirits Podcast Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

Animal spirits is a show about markets, life, and investing. Join Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson as they talk about what they're reading, writing, listening to and watching.

Look for new episodes every Wednesday morning.

See our disclosures here - https://ritholtzwealth.com/podcast-youtube-disclosures/

    Fed Apologists

    Fed Apologists

    On this week's show we discuss the most underrate innovation of all-time, why the economy is more interesting than the markets, the wild housing market, why more young people may prefer to rent going forward, where have all the movie stars gone and more.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 50 min
    Talk Your Book: The State of the Housing Market

    Talk Your Book: The State of the Housing Market

    On today's show the guys talk with Logan Mohtashami, lead analyst at Housing Wire. 
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 37 min
    Permanent Stimulus

    Permanent Stimulus

    On this week's show we discuss why crypto is sucking the air out of the room for investor attention, the future of bear markets, the insane cost of building a new home, meme stocks, the impact of stimulus checks, how to spend your money wisely and more.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

    • 48 min
    Talk Your Book: The Commodity Supercycle

    Talk Your Book: The Commodity Supercycle

    On today's Talk Your Book we spoke with Direxion's Ed Egilinsky about the potential for a commodities supercycle and why it makes sense to be tactical when it comes to commodities exposure.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 32 min
    And Then I Got Scammed

    And Then I Got Scammed

     
     
    Description: On this week's show we discuss the king of SPACs, how the internet broke people's brains, Guy Fieri, the promise of crypto, the history of money market funds, how the rent vs. buy dynamic has changed in a hot housing market, Mare of Easttown and more.

    • 50 min
    Listener Mailbag

    Listener Mailbag

    On today's show we answer listener questions on real estate, asset allocation, where to save retirement money, dealing with big gains in individual stocks and much more.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Appmaniac1 ,

Good show… especially about what not to do

I enjoy listening to the show. My main interest is hearing what Micheal has to say and to NOT follow his advice. He was wrong on Tesla, wrong on Bitcoin, wrong on the V shape recovery, wrong on Uber, wrong on Apple, wrong on GME, etc…

NickiMina ,

Solid Podcast Overall, Sometimes Annoying Though

For the most part I enjoy Animal Spirits, though sometimes their opinion and outlooks seem a bit delusional and reek of tunnel vision. Their views are seemingly driven by mainstream media narratives as opposed to reality observed upon leaving one’s house. Overall enjoy listening the show, but generally tune out the more subjective discussions.

FikaFan ,

The Best

Love this podcast. Helped me stay sane during the pandemic. I could listen to Michael and Ben all day. Great content, I just wish there were more each week to listen to (“talk your book” doesn’t count lol).

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