25 episodes

Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money.

Join futurist author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for provocative predictions and prescriptions for a world drowning in Avengers, but starved for meaning…and laughter. The show features ferocious, funny monologues on how tech, economics and culture will shape our future – and what it'll take to succeed in it. Spectacular guests like Larry King, comedian Jim Jefferies, Governor Jesse Ventura, Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz, former ACLU President Nadine Strossen, Megachurch Pastor AR Bernard and many more. Come explore the deep, dark, hilarious underbelly of The McFuture - from healthcare to media to virtualized lives.



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TOPICS: Economics, Innovation, Comedy, Culture, Technology, Futurism, Happiness, Purpose, Philosophy, Political Humor, Politics, Psychology, Healthcare, Media, Social Media, Religion, Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Parody, Talk Radio, Talk Shows, Culture of Technology, Belief, Humor, Political Satire, Ideas, Strategy, News

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE: Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Scott Galloway, Tim Dillon, Michael Malice, Patrick Bet-David (Valuetainment), Andrew Schulz, Dan Carlin, Ryan Long, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Megyn Kelly, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Seth Godin, Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Bill Maher, Jordan Peterson, Russell Brand, John Oliver, Tim Ferriss, Tyler Cowen, James Altucher, Bari Weiss, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Ricky Gervais, James Lindsay, George Orwell, Adam Carolla, Ben Shapiro, Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Pete Holmes, Dick Masterson, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jordan Harbinger, Bridget Phetasy, Whitney Cummings, Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder), Kyle Dunnigan, Kurt Metzger, Jack Murphy Live, Anthony Cumia, Andrew Santino, Crystal Ball, Saagar Enjeti, Ian Bremmer, Dave Rubin, Dave Portnoy, Matt Yglesias, Barry Ritholtz, Yannis Pappas, Glenn Loury, Yuval Noah Harari, Jason Whitlock

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FOR FANS OF: Freakonomics, Planet Money, Hidden Brain, Armchair Expert, TED, Reason, The Hill, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, New Yorker, NPR, Pivot, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Evonomics, Wait But Why, Harvard Business Review (HBR), FiveThirtyEight, The Future of Everything, Marginal Revolution, Ben Thompson at Stratechery, Crazy/Genius with Derek Thompson

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money.

Join futurist author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for provocative predictions and prescriptions for a world drowning in Avengers, but starved for meaning…and laughter. The show features ferocious, funny monologues on how tech, economics and culture will shape our future – and what it'll take to succeed in it. Spectacular guests like Larry King, comedian Jim Jefferies, Governor Jesse Ventura, Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz, former ACLU President Nadine Strossen, Megachurch Pastor AR Bernard and many more. Come explore the deep, dark, hilarious underbelly of The McFuture - from healthcare to media to virtualized lives.



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TOPICS: Economics, Innovation, Comedy, Culture, Technology, Futurism, Happiness, Purpose, Philosophy, Political Humor, Politics, Psychology, Healthcare, Media, Social Media, Religion, Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Parody, Talk Radio, Talk Shows, Culture of Technology, Belief, Humor, Political Satire, Ideas, Strategy, News

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE: Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Scott Galloway, Tim Dillon, Michael Malice, Patrick Bet-David (Valuetainment), Andrew Schulz, Dan Carlin, Ryan Long, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Megyn Kelly, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Seth Godin, Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Bill Maher, Jordan Peterson, Russell Brand, John Oliver, Tim Ferriss, Tyler Cowen, James Altucher, Bari Weiss, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Ricky Gervais, James Lindsay, George Orwell, Adam Carolla, Ben Shapiro, Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Pete Holmes, Dick Masterson, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jordan Harbinger, Bridget Phetasy, Whitney Cummings, Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder), Kyle Dunnigan, Kurt Metzger, Jack Murphy Live, Anthony Cumia, Andrew Santino, Crystal Ball, Saagar Enjeti, Ian Bremmer, Dave Rubin, Dave Portnoy, Matt Yglesias, Barry Ritholtz, Yannis Pappas, Glenn Loury, Yuval Noah Harari, Jason Whitlock

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FOR FANS OF: Freakonomics, Planet Money, Hidden Brain, Armchair Expert, TED, Reason, The Hill, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, New Yorker, NPR, Pivot, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Evonomics, Wait But Why, Harvard Business Review (HBR), FiveThirtyEight, The Future of Everything, Marginal Revolution, Ben Thompson at Stratechery, Crazy/Genius with Derek Thompson

    Rotten, Rotten Tomatoes | The McFuture Podcast

    Rotten, Rotten Tomatoes | The McFuture Podcast

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    Commentary on the movie industry, medicalizing America, ungrateful billionaires, conspiracies, and of course rotten Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy!







    Contents







    * 00:00 Medicalize THIS!* 05:33 Matt Damon & Movies After Streaming * 13:34 Rotten Rotten Tomatoes * 19:38 Biting the Hand That Feeds You Ben & Jerry's * 27:29 Facebook & Sam Harris Declare Moral Bankruptcy * 34:44 When Conspiracies Work! * 38:24 The Corporate Trojan Horse Is In the Fortress!! * 42:21 The Disney Subsidy * 45:19 Winnie the IPooh







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    • 48 min
    All’s Well That’s Orwell

    All’s Well That’s Orwell

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    Four big theories in one episode!







    Contents:







    * 00:00 Facebook Zombie Resurrection * 02:26 Never Automate Your Masters * 15:55 The Persuasion Paradox & Clue Clustering * 21:45 Rescuing Millennials Doomed to Renting







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    • 34 min
    WOKE WAR III

    WOKE WAR III

    https://youtu.be/gZalad1ZWHI

















    BIG revelations about the forces tearing America apart - and clues about what might bring it back together.







    CONTENTS







    * 00:00 Intro * 00:34 Jordan Petardson's Messculinity Salon * 06:51 Apple, Top Gun & The Rings of Black Power (Creativity & The Portfolio Theory of Representation) * 19:30 Will Kathy Griffin's War Be Civil? The Strange Rules of America's Woke War III * 27:30 Joe Biden, Blake Masters & The Grand Paradox of America's Gun Monopolies * 33:13 Blake Master's Master







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    • 36 min
    How Princeton Manufactured Minorities & You Can Too!

    How Princeton Manufactured Minorities & You Can Too!

    https://youtu.be/ionXvcv3byQ

















    It turns out there's a huge loophole in DEI...and everyone's in on it, except YOU! A must-watch episode on the perverse innovation in college and corporate equity programs.















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    • 9 min
    Jungle Fever

    Jungle Fever

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    The only force more powerful than Climate Change is the Climate Change NARRATIVE, which has seeped into every morsel of media, academia, business, and government. This narrative has led to AWFUL policies and ideas that HURT the environment.







    CONTENTS:







    * 00:00 Intro* 00:20 Jungle Fever * 06:02 Materialism Over Maternalism * 23:40 Plastic Bag Hulk * 28:07 2 Reasons China's Electric Vehicles Matter & Ours Don't * 34:08 Mississippi Thirsting * 40:57 Clumsy Oligarchs







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    • 44 min
    (Work) At Home, FOREVER!

    (Work) At Home, FOREVER!

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    Why work from home is not what you think. Careful what you wish for. A tour-de-force on the future of work.







    EPISODE CONTENTS:







    * 00:00 Living the WAH Dream! * 01:04 Metro Shut-ins* 02:04 The ONE Thing That Gets People To The Office * 02:51 Corporations WIN!! Right...? Quiet Quitting. * 04:51 The Other Global Entry * 06:18 The WAH Arbitrage: Winners and Losers * 09:48 The Quickening of Knowledge Work * 11:09 The Four Types of WAH Leverage Loss * 14:51 The Perks of Incumbency (Startups vs. Corporates) * 16:27 Sacrificial Lambs, Again! * 19:52 Stop the Robots!! * 21:47 Why The Biggest Threat to Remote Workers Is......Bill Murray * 24:02 The Future of WAH & The Brahmins of Business * 25:48 From Storming to Norming * 27:30 Economic Circumstances Take Precedence * 28:36 The Redistribution: Comforting David Marcus & Rise of New Ecosystems * 29:45 Start Wearing Purple, Wearing Purple * 30:40 How The Takeover Happens * 33:30 @Malcolm Gladwell's 'Meaning' vs. Jason Calacanis's 'Ruthlessness' * 39:46 No Saviors in Nancy's Elevator * 40:46 Open Questions * 41:52 If You Build It Will They Come? * 44:34 Advice: REPENT & Vacuum! * 46:18 When Offices Really Die * 47:01 The Macro-Micro Mindset * 48:47 Advice for Companies * 50:16 Buzz Off! (Bonus)







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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Helen196721JP ,

Futurist Comedy

There are many stand up comics that do hilarious and biting current social commentary. And there are many serious commentators that insightfully discuss how the present is shaping our future. Steve Faktor is the only one I have found to combine the two. He sees the hilarious, scary, absurd ways the future is rushing towards us. very few have the lightness of touch to pull this off. If Futurama was a podcast it would be The Mcfuture.

Toad The Dry Sprocket ,

Hands Down the Most Engaging Social Commentary Podcast Out There Now

I am a firm beleiver in flattery by analogy - so here are my top 3 comparisons of my new favorite podcast host. 1) Steve Faktor is like Fareed Zakaria after he's had 7 drinks -- still brilliant but enough sauce to be unfiltered but not incoherent 2) Steve Faktor is what Joe Rogan would be if he hadn't been kicked in the head so many times --- by that, I mean provocative but able to able to speak in complete sentences 3) Steve Faktor is like Dennis Miller eating a pastrami and rye sandwich -- you can take the boy out of New York but you can't take New York out of the boy

Zawfer ,

So Inspiring, It Blew Me Away

I just heard Steve's conversation with Professor Glenn Loury, who teaches economics at Brown University. Kudos to Steve Faktor for having the credibiity to attract a person of Prof. Loury's caliber to his podcast. Of course, Faktor is no slouch; he's a highly productive and thoughtful person in his own right. These two men conducted one of the most intelligent, coherent, candid and inspiring conversations about politics, race, and social justice that I've heard in a long time, maybe ever. What a change from today's favored conversational mode of partisan finger pointing, virtue signalling, jargon, guilt-tripping, and bizarre claims. I will now go back and look at the entire catalog of Steve's podcast episodes here. And I'm making a list of select friends to whom I'll be sending this conversation with Prof. Loury. These are the kinds of conversations the whole country needs to be having right now. Unfortunately, a dogmatic, authoritarian, metaphysical narrative is ascending at the moment. But as long as I can still access the ideas of people like Steve Faktor and Prof. Glenn Loury, there's hope.

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