Demetri Kofinas interviews some of the most brilliant minds in science, technology, finance, politics, and culture as he uncovers the hidden forces driving the most powerful changes we see in the world.
What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans | Thomas E. Ricks
In Episode 166, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Thomas Ricks about his book “First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans.”
The two discuss the influence of Greco-Roman thought and culture on America’s founding generation, while drawing lessons that can be applied to our democracy today.
Emerging Markets & the Turkish Lira: Assessing the Risks & Opportunities | Paul McNamara
In Episode 165, Demetri Kofinas speaks with asset manager Paul McNamara about the macroeconomic and political forces driving the recovery in emerging markets with a particular focus on the Turkish economy and the Turkish Lira.
The Long (and Short) of it: A Cynic’s Take on Markets & Investing | Jim Chanos
In Episode 164, Demetri Kofinas speaks with legendary short-seller Jim Chanos about his philosophy on markets and investing. The two also discuss the macroeconomy, the preponderance of corporate fraud, and prospects for tightening financial regulation under a new Biden administration and its implication for equity valuations in 2021.
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World | Fareed Zakaria
In Episode 163, Demetri Kofinas speaks with CNN host and bestselling author Fareed Zakaria, about his book “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.”
The two explore a wide range of economic, political, social, & geopolitical challenges facing America and the world in 2020. They also discuss the outcome of the US election and its implications for both the republican and democratic parties, as well as for American domestic and foreign policy under a Biden administration.
Making Sense of Election 2020 and Its Aftermath | Matt Taibb
In Episode 162, Demetri Kofinas speaks with journalist Matt Taibbi about the state of the US presidential election. The two speculate about the sources of Trump’s outperformance, how this election may eventually draw to a close, and when we will know for sure who the winner is.
In the overtime, Demetri and Matt discuss what a post-Trump presidency may look like, the dangerous role played by tech platforms during this election, and how we may all find ourselves in a much darker place before 2024.
Limits and Consequences of Ponzi Economics on Politics, Markets, & Society
In Episode 161, Demetri Kofinas plays an interview he recently gave to Sebastien Couture and Friederike Ernst on Epicenter.TV. This is a wide-ranging, macro conversation focused on markets, politics, geopolitics, and crypto.
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I have been a longtime listener and have been finally moved to write a review in hopes that more people will find their way to this excellent podcast.
I love the wide array of interesting subjects that this podcast approaches. I really appreciate the depth of inquiry which it offers. The guests are wonderful and Demetri’s interest in what they have to say is contagious. It is so evident that Demetri does a substantial amount of preparation for each of these podcasts. I appreciate the all that you offer your listeners (for free)!
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High quality and robust curation of guests, covering subjects like geopolitics, economics, finance and more. In-depth interviews with experts on their respective fields. I find myself listening to earlier episodes as they are still relevant.