422 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 • 1.6K 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/

    The Animal Spirits Indicator

    The Animal Spirits Indicator

    On this week’s show, we discuss Ben’s trip to Long Island, some good news on inflation, Disney’s sky-high inflation, confusing signals in the economy, and much more.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 45 min
    Soft Landing

    Soft Landing

    On this weeks show we discuss the stock market's ability to predict a recession, the hot labor market, wages vs. inflation, the prospect for a soft landing in the economy, Robinhood vs. Coinbase, volatility in the mortgage market, a bunch of movie recs and much more.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 56 min
    Talk Your Book: Choose Your Own Investments

    Talk Your Book: Choose Your Own Investments

    On today's Talk Your Book we spoke with Composer founder Ben Rollert about creating your own automated investment strategies.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 34 min
    Invest in What You Know

    Invest in What You Know

    On today's show we discuss the recession debate, why the economy is so confusing right now, calling a stock market bottom (or not), the tech stock comeback, earnings season and much more.


    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 51 min
    Listener Mailbag

    Listener Mailbag

    On today's show we answer questions straight from the listeners with some help from Rocket Dollar's Henry Yoshida.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 37 min
    Looking Back at the Crypto Meltdown

    Looking Back at the Crypto Meltdown

    On today's show, we get an update on crypto from Meow CEO Brandon Arvanaghi and take a look at what happened with the recent crypto meltdowns.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Texas_Kamil ,

Much respect

I have a lot of respect for this podcast for rarely taking a break over the years. Even if someone is on vacation they figure out a way to get it done. This is the most American podcast. Europeans would have had no episodes during the month of August and taken December to mid January off as well. Not this show. Makes me want to eat a hot dog and watch one of the great recommendations at the end of the show.

E&NG ,

Great work

I thoroughly enjoy listening each week. Educational and highly entertaining. Recommendations are genius.

SunriverSkier ,

Disappointed

Too much crypto shilling. Plus paid ads for art and other nonsense “investments” and too many paid (I assume) “Talk your book” episodes.

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