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🌏 The Geopolitics & Power Podcast features interviews with geopolitical analysts and investigative journalists from all over the world -- and if you like this show then check out my main podcast - https://curiousworldview.buzzsprout.com/

The Geopolitics & Power Podcast Ryan Hogg

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🌏 The Geopolitics & Power Podcast features interviews with geopolitical analysts and investigative journalists from all over the world -- and if you like this show then check out my main podcast - https://curiousworldview.buzzsprout.com/

    David de Jong | Nazi Billionaires

    David de Jong | Nazi Billionaires

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    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/david-de-jong/

    The following is with David de Jong, a Dutch historian and investigative journalist.


    After growing up in Amsterdam during the 90s, David de Jong found himself on the billionaire’s desk in New York reporting for Bloomberg on the hidden fortunes power of family offices.


    During his time at Bloomberg, David made a discovery that led him to move to Berlin and embark on a 4 year investigation into the dark and dusty vaults of Germany’s corporate past.


    What David uncovered was nazi billionaires and wealth that has endured to this day.


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    00:00 – Introduction02:03 – The Dutch, Nazi Occupation & Growing Up In Amsterdam16:29 – The Billionaires Desk At Bloomberg25:03 – Family Offices & How Offshore Finance Is Involved36:03 – Nazi Billionaires42:56 – Slave Labour In The Concentration Camps47:56 – The Nazi Billionaire Heirs51:35 – Sheer Amount Of Work & Research + Reactions To The Book1:04:08 – Magda Friedlander1:05:01 – The Whitewashing Of History1:11:33 – Israel & The Middle East Desk1:15:14- Serendipity1:16:48 – Country You Are Bullish On1:21:43 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History

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    Curious Things Mentioned During The Episode


    Nicholas Shaxson – The Offshore AccountantBradley Hope – 1MDB Financial ScandalsFinancial Secrecy Starter Pack

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Bolor Lkhaajav | Mongolian Culture, Economy, Geopolitics & Genghis Khan

    Bolor Lkhaajav | Mongolian Culture, Economy, Geopolitics & Genghis Khan

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    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/bolor-lkhaajav/

    Bolor Lkhaajav is a researcher specialising in Mongolia, Northeast Asia, East Asia, and the Americas.
    Her research interests cover foreign policy, security, governance, economy, and social issues. Bolor’s research and writing has been published by many amazing outlets and she is a researcher and writer for the diplomat.
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    00:00 – Introduction.01:26 – Kind Words From Jack Weatherford & Genghis Khan06:10 – Mongolia In Bolor’s Words (Mongolian Scorecard)32:27 – Horses, Beauty & Mongolian Culture43:42 – Modernity For Mongolia54:31 – Alcoholism1:07:51 – The Role Of Men & Woman1:20:30 – Immigration, Demographics & The Future1:28:56 – China1:39:56 – Bolor Lkhaajav Book1:41:26 – Country Bolor Is Bullish On1:44:28 – Conversation Between Any Two People🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

    Curious Things Mentioned During The Episode
    Jack Weatherford – Genghis Khan & The Making Of The Modern WorldCharlie Walker – Adventures Through Mongolia & Across The World

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Charlie Walker | Lessons From A Rite Of Passage Adventure

    Charlie Walker | Lessons From A Rite Of Passage Adventure

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    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/charlie-walker/
    Links To Charlie Walker
    Charlie Walker WebsiteCharlie Walker InstagramAdventure Podcast LinkEpisodes Of The Curious Worldview Podcast Mentioned.
    Patrick Alley – Global WitnessMartin Schibbye – 438 DaysBradley Hope – Billion Dollar WhaleTim Butcher – A Journey Into Africas Broken HeartHarley Rustad – Disappearance Of Justin AlexanderBryan Bashin – The Adventures Of James HolmanDick Smith – A Legendary Australian AdventurerThe Adventure Podcasts Starter Pack
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    00:00 – Introduction.02:40 – Hiding From Guinea Rebel Terrorists.10:55 – Why Did Charlie Decide To Do This In The First Plae?17:07 – Romania Confrontation.23:19 – Serendipity & Human Kindness.29:02 – Cycling The Tibetan Plateau In Winter (Unbelievable Story)40:55 – Podcasts & Audio Books While Travelling.44:54 – Dealing With The Impossible Cold.46:36 – Mongolia & Alcoholism On The Steppe.54:15 – How Charlie Thinks About Risk & Rolling The Dice.58:39 – The Democratic Republic Of The Congo.1:03:23 – How Does Charlie Relate To People?1:14:51 – The Economics Of Charlies Life.1:16:55 – Me Wasting Everyones Time.1:19:10 – Explorers & Adventurers Charlie Admires.1:21:57 – How Does Charlie Want To Be Remembered?1:23:13 – Country Charlie Is Bullish On.1:24:12 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Nicholas Niarchos | Cobalt Mining In Congo... The Heart Of Darkness

    Nicholas Niarchos | Cobalt Mining In Congo... The Heart Of Darkness

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    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/nicholas-niarchos/

    Nicholas Niarchos is journalist who has been published in The New Yorker, The Nation, TIME, The Guardian, The NY Times, Die Welt and many, many more.
    In a podcast that could have been separated into two distinct chapters you can expect to hear some of the following. 
    The Congo in Nicholas’s wordsA brief history of kleptocracy and the plundering of Congos natural resourcesAn explanation of CobaltWhat its like meeting Alec BaldwinGetting arrested in the CongoAnd more…-----
    00:00 – Introduction.02:37 – Introducing The Congo & A History Of Kleptocracy.20:39 – Robert Freidland.22:55 – What Is The Current State Of The Congo?32:57 – What Is Cobalt? Where Is It From? The Problem Of Greenwashing.47:57 – Nicholas Niarchos New Yorker Article & Freelance Mining In The Congo.58:47 – Child Labour & Abuse.1:05:22 – Nicholas Writing A Book & New Yorker Status.1:15:54 – Nicholas’s Journey. Freelance Journalism. Advice For Me.1:26:09 – Meeting Alec Baldwin.1:28:45 – Serendipity & Being Arrested In The Congo.1:35:10 – Country Nicholas Niarchos Is Bullish On.1:36:37 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Nicky Woolf | Havana Syndrome & The Mystery Of Ailing Diplomats

    Nicky Woolf | Havana Syndrome & The Mystery Of Ailing Diplomats

    THE SOUND w/ Project Brazen & Nicky Woolf- https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sound-mystery-of-havana-syndrome/id1662594800

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    Nicky Woolf is the host and investigative journalist behind Project Brazens latest investigative podcasts series, a story, which much to the consistency of the Project Brazen tagline, is one where again we are reminded the the truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
    The podcast is about Havana Syndrome, what we expect from this series and Nicky Woolf even drops a few of the salacious, geopolitical and gossipy details about the story.
    We then speak about what it takes putting together an audio production like this, Nicky Woolf's life in journalism, we nerd out on podcasting, audiobooks and as well, speak about the media landscape. 
    Topics Within The Curious Worldview Podcast Mentioned.
    Bradley Hope - Project BrazenInvestigative Journalism Starter Pack-----
    00:00 - Introduction01:49 - What Is Havana Syndrome?05:53 - The Power Of Suggestion16:18 - Setting The Scene For Us... An Introduction To Havana Syndrome19:29 - The Geopolitical Angles28:14 - Theories For Havana Syndrome36:29 - How Scary Is The Underworld Of Experimental Weaponry?40:36 - How Can Sound Physically Impair You?45:43 - Bring It All Together, The Future Of The Story & Working With Project Brazen53:45 - Changing Journalistic Landscape🍻☕: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ryanhogg

    • 56 min
    Jack Weatherford | Genghis Khan, Mongolia & The Making Of The Modern World

    Jack Weatherford | Genghis Khan, Mongolia & The Making Of The Modern World

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    🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jack-weatherford-genghis-khan/

    Jack is the recipient of the 'Order Of The Polar Star' which is Mongolia's highest national honour for foreigners. He is the author of many brilliant books, the most notable of which is half the subject of today's conversation - Genghis Khan & The Making Of The Modern World.

    My conversation with Jack Weatherford can be broken down into three sections.
    Jack, Mongolian Culture, Economy & Politics.Genghis Khan & How He Shaped The Modern World.Genghis Khan & A Bit About Mongolia - How Do They Influence One Another?Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
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    00:00 - Introduction
    01:42 - Why Did You Go To Mongolia At The Collapse Of The USSR?
    03:54 - How Did Your Experiences Travelling The Silk Road Inform Your Understanding Of Genghis Khan?
    09:49 - How Do You Pronounce Genghis Khan?
    10:35 - How Were You Received As An American In The Former Soviet Union In The 90's?
    16:04 - What Else Contributed With You Falling In Love With Mongolia?
    22:19 - What Are Mongolian Crime Rates?
    24:38 - Does A Nomadic Culture Create Trust?
    29:24 - More On The Great Jewel Of Mongolia Being Its Culture.
    33:03 - Are The Mongols A Proud Culture?
    41:14 - How Did You Manage To Learn Mongolian?
    45:46 - How Do You See Mongolia Overcome Their Bad Economic Hand?
    53:01 - How Did They Secure The Ger?
    55:22 - What Does Jack Make Of China's Attempted 'Cultural Genocide' Of Mongolian Culture In Inner Mongolia?
    1:05:25 - A Broad Macro Take On China's Ongoing Relationship With Mongolia.
    1:12:57 - The Anti-Mongol Propaganda That Has Carried On Through The Centuries Since Genghis Khan - Starting With Voltaire...
    1:32:29 - Comparing Genghis Khan With Other 'Great Men' Of History.
    1:36:24 - Genghis Khan & Meritocracy.
    1:43:29 - How Good Where The Mongols On Horseback? How Good Of Warrios Were They?
    1:50:32 - Revisionist History: Did The Mongols Decimation Of 13th Century Islamic World Change The Course Of Relgious Influence In History?
    1:56:03 - What Cultural Themes From Genghis Khan's 13th Century Exist Through To Today's Current Day Mongolia?
    2:03:32 - What Is One Example Of A Good Thing The USSR Did For Mongolia?
    2:05:41 - More On The Cultural Themes From Genghis Khan To Today: Environmental Worship?
    2:15:09 - Cultural Themes Carried From Genghis To Today: An Abhorence For Speaking Of Sickness & Death.
    2:27:56 - Jack Weatherford's Great Analogy For Genghis Khan That Puts Into Perspective His Exceptionalism.
    2:36:01 - A Message Of Inspiration
    2:43:54 - A Reflection On Genghis Khan's Surging Popularity.
    2:48:04 - Jack Weatherford On The World Not Having A Vision
    3:02:24 - What Are You Writing Now?
    3:04:24 - What Country Are you Most Bullish On & What Are The Two People You Wish You Could Witness A Conversation Between?
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    • 3 hr 10 min

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