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A daily analysis of the most important topics shaping the bitcoin and crypto conversation. If you want to know exactly what the crypto community is talking about today, this is your podcast.

The Breakdown Nathaniel Whittemore

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    • 4.9, 33 Ratings

A daily analysis of the most important topics shaping the bitcoin and crypto conversation. If you want to know exactly what the crypto community is talking about today, this is your podcast.

    The Breakdown Weekly Recap | May 30 2020

    The Breakdown Weekly Recap | May 30 2020

    The week's episodes in one convenient file. 

    Monday | Best of April/May (not included in Weekly Recap) 
    Tuesday | Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis
    Wednesday | Why Innovation Matters (and How Not to Screw It Up), Feat. Matt Ridley
    Thursday | The Geopolitical Implications of a Too-Strong Dollar, Feat. Brent Johnson
    Friday | The Battle for the Future of Money, feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss bros, The Chainsmokers. [Money Reimagined Episode 4]

    • 3 hr 57 min
    The Battle for the Future of Money, feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss brothers, The Chainsmokers and more. [Money Reimagined Episode 4]

    The Battle for the Future of Money, feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss brothers, The Chainsmokers and more. [Money Reimagined Episode 4]

    As the economic dimension of the COVID-19 crisis comes into clearer view, what have we learned about the battle for the future of money? Does the dollar reign supreme? Are within-the-system competitors like the euro or China’s digital yuan gaining ground? Does an outside the system alternative like bitcoin stand a chance? 

    • 48 min
    The Geopolitical Implications of a Too-Strong Dollar, Feat. Brent Johnson

    The Geopolitical Implications of a Too-Strong Dollar, Feat. Brent Johnson

    Macro expert Brent Johnson explains the risk of a runaway strong US Dollar, explaining:

    What the “Dollar Milkshake Theory” is
    Why the implications of the theory stress him out, even though he created it
    Why everything is relative and no asset can be analyzed in a vacuum
    Why we could see the dollar, bitcoin and gold rise at the same time
    Why we can’t discuss macroeconomics without discussing geopolitics and even the military

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why Innovation Matters (and How Not to Screw It Up), Feat. Matt Ridley

    Why Innovation Matters (and How Not to Screw It Up), Feat. Matt Ridley

    A conversation with the "Rational Optimist" author on:

    Why it took so long for economists to take the study of innovation seriously
    Why free societies produce more innovation than closed societies
    Why China’s innovation production over the last decade may be an exception that proves the rule
    Why government winner picking is a terrible way to inspire innovation
    Why innovation policy led Matt to support Brexit
    The rational, optimistic take on the future

    • 47 min
    Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis

    Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis

    Bedrock Capital founder Geoff Lewis discusses what it means to seek out opportunities in “narrative violations," as well as:

    Why de-globalization and “onshoring” are likely to be among the most important economic drivers in the U.S. in the coming decade
    Why the shift to working from home may be an overblown “narrative mirage”
    How important questions of institutional decay have been co-opted by the culture war
    Why we’re in a “narrative mirage recovery”

    • 54 min
    Dollar Dilemmas & Central Banks Gone Wild: The Best Of The Breakdown April/May 2020

    Dollar Dilemmas & Central Banks Gone Wild: The Best Of The Breakdown April/May 2020

    Highlights from some of the most interesting conversations on The Breakdown from the last two months.

    * 4/1 - Peter Zeihan
    * 4/6 - Emerson Spartz
    * 4/17 - Jared Dillian
    * 4/21 - Joe McCann
    * 4/22 - Luke Gromen
    * 5/1 - Danielle DiMartino Booth
    * 5/9 - Niall Ferguson
    * 5/14 - Jeff Booth
    * 5/20 - Lyn Alden
    * 5/22 - Tuomas Malinen

    • 32 min

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The Walter Cronkite of Crypto

Nathaniel does an incredible job with this podcast, summarizing the top stories of each day and providing his own valuable insight. He cuts through all the bs and tells you what you need to know while also providing perspectives from all sides of the issues. HIGHLY recommend this podcast. A must subscribe if you are at all interested in crypto current events and the narratives shaping our industry and the world.

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