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The Economist on the Future of Banking
Alice Fulwood, The Economist's Wall Street correspondent, on her feature package on the future of banking. We discussed mobile payments; "govcoins," paper money and the unbanked; central banks' hegemony; and the struggle to untether from both dominant banks and the U.S. dollar.
CNBC executive editor Jay Yarow on markets, the roaring comeback of the individual investor, speculation, digital media consumption and much more.
The Brain Trust of Kyle Grooms
In 2019, a near-fatal seizure and emergency brain-tumor surgery walloped comedian Kyle Grooms (Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central, Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO); he woke up telling the doctor it was 1969. Then, Covid and nationwide racial unrest upended all of comedy. He delves into this -- and his standup special “Kyle Grooms: Brain Humor.”
Healthcare's Major IT Factor
The U.S. spends $4 trillion a year on healthcare. COVID has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine and spawned major investments in testing, machine learning and artificial intelligence -- rapidly moving hundreds of billions of dollars to new frontiers. There's still plenty of waste. But also a feeling that new opportunities abound. We talk to a physician-investor and a healthcare banker about the landscape.
A seemingly relentless bull market in all sorts of assets -- from stocks to crypto to real estate to newfangled NFTs -- has traffic booming at Investopedia, where veteran business journalist Caleb Silver is editor-in-chief. He rejoins us to discuss ... just about everything.
Top Chef's Brittanny Anderson
Brittanny Anderson, who is competing on this season of Top Chef, on her journey from wings and flair at Hooters to national culinary stardom. In 2019, we interviewed her in front of a live, hungry audience.
An eloquent wonk that guides a wonderful conversation.
I feel so lucky to have Full Disclosure based here in Richmond. But it’s not completely Richmond centric, Roben brings all of his worldly experiences to the table. The catalog of podcasts are deep. It ranges from James Beard award winning chefs, to hard nosed journalists talking about their latest coverage. Roben can hang well with any guest. Full Disclosure is hands down my favorite long form podcast. #arbitrage.
Informative and interesting
Roben has excellent guests, tackles complex issues with poignant questions which both keeps the listeners interest and is easy to follow.
An RVA gem
Richmond is fortunate to have an interviewer and host as thoughtful and insightful as Roben Farzad. The balance of granularity on local inner workings with larger pop-culture relevant topics and guests is an outsized value for a city Richmond’s size.