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A collection of the world's most adventurous authors and best investigative journalists.
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Curious Worldview Podcast Ryan Faulkner-Hogg

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

A collection of the world's most adventurous authors and best investigative journalists.
Join fellow listeners and subscribe to the 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 ;)

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    • 7 min
    170: Ernest Scheyder | The Real Costs Mining The Cobalt, Lithium, Copper & Rare Earths That Will Dictate The 21st Century

    170: Ernest Scheyder | The Real Costs Mining The Cobalt, Lithium, Copper & Rare Earths That Will Dictate The 21st Century

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    Ernest Scheyder runs directly towards the impossible trade-offs of mining in the ‘War Below’...
    The electrification of the economy is on the one hand very good. It means we can move away from consuming the carbon rich oil into our atmosphere… but it also means that we are going to need way more other stuff from the under the ground than we currently even know about. It will require mining 100’s of more sacred sites and 100’s of more beautiful vistas. 
    Copper, lithium, cobalt and literally 100’s of other rare earths are all necessary components of batteries, electric cars, trucks, boats, even leaf-blowers… and this for a scale for 8 billion, soon to be 9 billion people…
    If a sacred religious sight is built atop enough copper to secure your domestic supply… should you mine it?
    If thousands of tonnes of lithium is built under a unique flower, almost certain to go extinct if you extract… should you do it?
    And if you decide to play by environmental rules while everyone doesn’t… are you doing what’s right in the short term at the cost of whats best in the long?
    These questions consume the book, and as well, this conversation.
    So here is a veteran energy journalist for Rueters, and author of the War Below… Ernest Scheyder.
    War Below – Ernest Scheyder
    00:00 – Understanding Ernest Scheyder’s ‘War Below’02:54 – Daniel Yergin & Geothermal Energy05:21 – It’s Trade-Off’s All The Way Down (Mining, Policy Hypocrisy)28:08 – Ernest’s Hesitation To Offer His Opinion36:10 – Waste, Death & Bi-Products Of Mining54:19 – Greenwashing & Child Labour1:06:16 – Appreciation For The Miners1:08:58 – Economic Protectionism1:11:18 – Robert Friedland1:12:36 – Final 3 Questions… Serendipity, Fictional Character, Country Bullish OnCurious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    Geothermal Starter PackErik Townsend – Energy TransitionInvestigative Journalist Starter Pack
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    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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    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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    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
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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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    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

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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