169 episodes

The worlds best investigative journalists, most adventurous authors and phenomenal life stories … what can we learn from your worldview?Subscribe to accompanying newsletter: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribeWant to hear the insane collapse of Communism and installation of Capitalism in 90's Russia? Check out #111 w/ Bill BrowderWant to hear the journey from the last person from the stolen generation? Check out #34 w/ 'Big' Mike SalbroWant to hear, in depth, the life story of Freidreich Nietzsche? Check out #100 w/ Stephen HicksThis is just a taste... dive in the catalogue and leave a sly 5 star review ;)

Curious Worldview Podcast Ryan Faulkner-Hogg

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

The worlds best investigative journalists, most adventurous authors and phenomenal life stories … what can we learn from your worldview?Subscribe to accompanying newsletter: https://curiousworldview.beehiiv.com/subscribeWant to hear the insane collapse of Communism and installation of Capitalism in 90's Russia? Check out #111 w/ Bill BrowderWant to hear the journey from the last person from the stolen generation? Check out #34 w/ 'Big' Mike SalbroWant to hear, in depth, the life story of Freidreich Nietzsche? Check out #100 w/ Stephen HicksThis is just a taste... dive in the catalogue and leave a sly 5 star review ;)

    169: Jon Lee Anderson | From Liberia to Havana: A Life in Adventure, Conflict Zones & Journalism

    169: Jon Lee Anderson | From Liberia to Havana: A Life in Adventure, Conflict Zones & Journalism

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    https://atlasgeographica.com/jon-lee-anderson/

    I once responded to a question in a grant application that the people I admired most were great adventurers, great writers and great journalists… the kicker naturally being, that the best was a combination of all three!
    Well, in Jon Lee Anderson we have an exemplar for all three of those labels.
    Listens past 10 minutes and you will see the adventurer, listen to the details of how he put together Che’s biography and you will understand the journalist but then to top it all off, read anything Jon Lee’s written and you will understand the great writer. 
    This was a mighty moment for the podcast. I managed to hide my nerves behind a facade of professionalism… but Jon and I ended up spending more than 4 hours together as we inhabited a closed, cold, empty drinkers club on a January London morning. 
    Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker Staff Writer
    Che: A Revolutionary Life


    00:00 – Who Is Jon Lee Anderson02:20 – On The Same Stage Julian Assange Launched Wikileaks.05:50 – 13 Year Old Runaway Vagabond In East Africa.22:15 – Is Risk Necessary For It To Be An Adventure?26:03 – Discovering A Part Of The World For The First Time.32:44 – Serendipity & Jon Lee On Religion & Evil.40:20 – First Bi-Line At The Lima Times.47:37 – Jon Lee Reflects On His Upbringing & How He Thinks About Being A Father.53:54 – Che Guevara.1:24:00 – There’s No More Revolutionaries, Only Narcos…1:32:45 – Haiti.1:35:48 – What Does Jon Lee Admire Most & Least About Che Guevara?1:45:48 – What Doors Do The New Yorker Open?1:46:47 – Christopher Hitchens.1:51:50 – Next Generation Of Journalists & Media Landscape They Inherit.1:58:07 – Jon Lee Anderson Autobiography.2:00:24 – Country Jon Lee Is Bullish On.
    Curious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    Journalist Starter Pack – All Journalists Who Have Appeared On The PodcastExplorers Starter Pack – All Explorers Who Have Appeared On The PodcastDavid Grann – Lost City Of Z, New YorkerInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ryanfhogg/

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    • 2 hr 3 min
    168: Patrick Watts | The End Of The American Empire & The Scorecard For Previous Empire Collapse

    168: Patrick Watts | The End Of The American Empire & The Scorecard For Previous Empire Collapse

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    https://atlasgeographica.com/patrick-watts/

    The following is with Patrick Watts who is one hell of an interesting fella, this was a really fun episode to record!
    The podcast is about the themes from his debut book, The End Of The American Empire. 
    The End Of The American Empire – UK Amazon
    The End Of The American Empire – US Amazon
    It’s just come out in US and UK markets, so don’t hesitate a second to go and get it. Amazon link is in the description… this is a self published book from Patrick, so my hope is that the curious worldview audience will really make a difference in moving the needle here.
    00:00 – Who Is Patrick Watts01:23 – US Politics (Biden, Culture & Trump)11:23 – Theory Of Rhetoric13:49 – Patrick Watts… Self Confessed Americanophile17:54 – Distinction Between An Empire & State21:33 – Behind The Scenes Self Publishing47:58 – John Perkins & Confessions Of An Economic Hitman54:25 – Why Empires Have Fallen Throughout History1:16:49 – 50% Of Pregnancies In The US Are Unplanned1:19:13 – US Is The Most Mediciated Citizenry On Earth1:20:13 – What Does A Collapse Of The American Empire Look Like?1:33:30 – Serendipity In Patrick’s Life1:45:35 – Favourite Fictional Character & Country Particularly Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    Geopolitics Starter PackJohn Perkins & Confessions Of An Economic Hitman🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    167: Bill Browder | State Of Russian Culture, Russian Economy + Global Despots & Bill Browder's Rouges Gallery

    167: Bill Browder | State Of Russian Culture, Russian Economy + Global Despots & Bill Browder's Rouges Gallery

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    https://atlasgeographica.com/bill-browder-russia/

    Bill Browder is back for his #2 appearance on the pod!
    This was recorded in his London offices, and builds upon the themes from our first conversation.
    Bill discusses the very real threat of assassination by both Putin and China. He lays out his Rouges Gallery of both nations and individuals and offers what is a rather desolate and grim picture of the Russian culture and economy.
    Bill Browder is the author of Red Notice & Freezing Order.
    Red Notice is one of my favourite autobiographies. It is an incredible story from how Bill went from the descendent of one of America’s most famous communists to becoming one of the most famous capitalists in Russia. At Hermitage Capital’s peak (Bill’s investment firm) he was the largest source of Western Capital in Post-Soviet Russia… his experiences around the voucher system alone make the book a must read. Or podcast a must listen ;)
    00:00 - Safety & Threat Of Assassination08:00 - Long Term Impact On Russian Culture17:22 - Current State Of The Russian Economy?21:46 - The Global Magnitzky Act26:46 - Bill Browder's Rouges Gallery & Anti Rouges Gallery34:44 - Bill's Public Profile38:24 - What Is The Function Of Hermitage Capital40:18 - Bills Son & Entrepreneurship45:29 - Country Bill Is Most Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    Jim Henry – Blood BankersDesmond Shum - Red RouletteJohn Perkins – Confessions Of An Economic HitmanNic Shaxson – The Tools Of The Offshore AccountantBradley Hope – Jho Low & 1MDB Financial FraudNathan Lynch – Money Laundering In AustraliaOliver Bullough – MoneylandPodcast Starter Pack – Offshore Finance🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

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    • 47 min
    166: Brian Klaas | How To Think About An Unlimited Future Of Possibilities - Flukes, Chance, Randomness & Nassim Taleb

    166: Brian Klaas | How To Think About An Unlimited Future Of Possibilities - Flukes, Chance, Randomness & Nassim Taleb

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    Brian Klaas is an associate professor in global politics at University College London, author of several books, host of a really good podcast, creator of a huge substack and someone who has created a life for himself for which I wish to emulate many parts…
    We recorded this in person!… Brian and I sat down together in his Winchester kitchen and spoke about randomness, chance, Nassim Taleb, Flukes and why all these things are worth thinking about…
    If you like Taleb, then Brian’s new book, Fluke which just came out… is right up your alley. Brian’s research is wonderful.
    00:00 – Who Is Brian Klaas?01:00 – Life Can Be Understood Backwards, But It Must Be Lived Forwards.11:55 – Does Brian Feel Like He Has More Or Less Agency?20:51 – Taleb’s Blindfold Metaphor & The Problems Of Prediction.35:20 – How Nassim Taleb Effected Brian’s Worldview.44:55 – Why Experimentation Is Wise.50:55 – Why The Minority Rule Is Relevant To Politics.53:20 – Extremistan V Mediocristan1:03:00 – The Idea Of Lock-In.1:07:30 – Serendipity In Brian’s Life & The Media Landscape In The Next 20 Years.1:22:00 – Brian’s Favourite Authors.1:24:30 – An Ode To Madagascar & Explanation OF Geographical Determinism.Curious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    Scott Patterson – Chaos KingsRuss Roberts – Reflecting on 15 Years Of EconTalkLuca Dellana – ErgodicityMe Being Interviewed For The Profile On Nassim TalebNassim Taleb Incerto PodcastNassim Taleb Incerto Book Reviews🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    165: Christopher Neijd | Police Lieutenant - Södertälje & Southern Stockholm

    165: Christopher Neijd | Police Lieutenant - Södertälje & Southern Stockholm

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    Christopher Neijd is a police lieutenant for Southern Stockholm, he’s been in the force for more than 14 years, and is a close mates of Rhino who was episode #146 as a member of Sweden’s SWAT force, called Piketen. 

    This is an interview about Christopher's experiences on the police force, how Sweden has or hasn’t changed over time, a microscope on the events of the Easter Riots of 2022 plus plenty more of course…
    00:00 - Who Is Cristopher Neijd01:05 - Early Life & Formative Experiences21:45 - Why People Want To Join Police & What Policing Is Like These Days31:25 - Shootings In Stockholm41:21 - 2022 Easter Riots1:05:45 - How Crime Has Gotten More Violent In Sweden1:21:05 - Why Being Police Is A Great JobCurious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    46: Arne Andersson | Three Tours In Afghanistan Through The Eyes Of The Swedish Military146: The Life & Lessons Of An Elite Swedish 'Piketen' Police Officer113: Diamant Salihu | Gang Violence, Drugs, Immigration & Integration In Sweden🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    (Re-Upload) 'Big Mike' Salbro | Growing Up Aboriginal In Sweden From The Stolen Generation

    (Re-Upload) 'Big Mike' Salbro | Growing Up Aboriginal In Sweden From The Stolen Generation

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    Originally uploaded July 2021, episode #31 of the pod! Today, over 130 episodes later, I am re-uploading this ep to bring it the top of the feed!

    Mike’s story is full of twists, turns, tragedies and inspiration. 

    He was adopted at just a few months old from a lovely Swedish woman and shortly after moved to Stockholm. Mike, alongside his brother (also Aboriginal and adopted in Brisbane) then grew up in Sweden coming through Swedish schools and the entire Swedish system.
    Mike has now returned to Australia. Brisbane specifically and now works as a social worker after going through his journey in the social system supporting young indigenous people of Australia.
    This chat meant a lot to me. Big Mike is a legend. I hope you enjoy it the same. Spread it far and wide and leave positive reviews.
    00:00 - New Year's Message01:30 – Introduction03:05 –  Mike’s Journey Begins16:35 – Mike Being Taken From His Mother25:59 – Adoption & Life In The Foster Home42:25 – Horrible Anecdote About Macquarie48:05 – On Being The Only Black Boy Around1:03:05 – Mike’s Troubles With Alcohol & The Law1:08:05 – Mike Returning To Australia1:31:05 – Mike Ask’s Me What I Am Doing In Sweden1:34:25 – What Big Mike Is Up To Now1:51:45 – What Is Something Sweden Can Use From Australia & Vice Versa?🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

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    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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One of the best podcasts out!

The guest list is an incredible mix of personalities and experiences that has helped shape my worldview. I’ve had the opportunity to learn about a range of topics from financial secrecy and geothermal drilling, to fine photography and Mongolian history. It’s a great listen and I would highly recommend to anyone with a global viewpoint and eclectic interests.

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Interviewer is always prepared. Guests are always interesting. Books referenced on this podcast has been my reading list of late.

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