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Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money.

Join author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for a trek through The McFuture, a world drowning in Avengers, but starved for meaning...and laughter. The show features Steve's provocative, funny predictions and prescriptions for our future - a mix of tech, economics and culture.  Guests have included Larry King, comedian Jim Jefferies, Governor Jesse Ventura, Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz and more. The brand new season features edgy monologues building up to the keys to our virtualized future... You don't want to miss it. Also check out our previous 6-part series on how to solve universal healthcare system - without breaking everything.

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

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE: John Oliver, Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Scott Galloway, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Seth Godin, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Jeremy Rifkin, Jesse Ventura, Joseph Stiglitz, Larry King, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Pete Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Greg Proops, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, George Orwell, Leo Laporte, Michael Malice, Dick Masterson, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jordan Harbinger

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    • Social Sciences
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money.

Join author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for a trek through The McFuture, a world drowning in Avengers, but starved for meaning...and laughter. The show features Steve's provocative, funny predictions and prescriptions for our future - a mix of tech, economics and culture.  Guests have included Larry King, comedian Jim Jefferies, Governor Jesse Ventura, Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz and more. The brand new season features edgy monologues building up to the keys to our virtualized future... You don't want to miss it. Also check out our previous 6-part series on how to solve universal healthcare system - without breaking everything.

Sign up at IdeaFaktory.com for member exclusives, occasional updates from Steve & videos.

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

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE: John Oliver, Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Scott Galloway, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Seth Godin, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Jeremy Rifkin, Jesse Ventura, Joseph Stiglitz, Larry King, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Pete Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Greg Proops, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, George Orwell, Leo Laporte, Michael Malice, Dick Masterson, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jordan Harbinger

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FOR FANS OF: TED, 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), Vox, FiveThirtyEight, The Future of Everything

    Rumble in the Nursing Home: Presidenture Debate 1 LIVE with Steve Faktor

    Rumble in the Nursing Home: Presidenture Debate 1 LIVE with Steve Faktor

    Video clip from this episode: 'Welch on Trump'  | Full audio episode



    As two fossils faced off to mind our nukes and nuke our minds, America needs a young, nubile people's champion to see through the BS and comfort us in an ample bosom. I am that champion. I have that bosom. Here are my pre- & post-debate m̷o̷n̷o̷l̷o̷g̷u̷e̷s̷  political rants from this week's presidential debate. The podcast version  includes a special NEW conclusion with my endorsement that's sure to fill your Depends with joy. So ENJOY!

    (Patreon supporters can see the video version.)



     



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    • 38 min
    Patreon Peephole: Highlights from Recent Member-Only Episodes

    Patreon Peephole: Highlights from Recent Member-Only Episodes

    A very special episode of Mistweeted featuring some awesome highlights from recent member-only episodes on Patreon. If you enjoy it, it's only $5 a month to support the show. And please tell a friend! 

    CONTENTS: 



    * Did Amazon Murder Publishers or Was It Suicide?

    * Why TikTok is our Future

    * How Your Blind Spots Hurt YOU

    * Elon Musk's Neuralink Killer Virus Portal

    * Why Movie Theaters Will Never Go Bankrupt

    * 5 Ways To Be Productive in Your Sleep by Arianna Sleepington

    * The Future is Auditioning [for Will Smith]

    * The Problem With Virtual Countries

    * The Case for Underreaction to Pandemic

    * 2 Reasons Not To Save Small Businesses

    * 5 Ways I Celebrated Bernie Sanders's Birthday

    * CLOUDY WITH A 7% CHANCE OF RIOTS!

    * THE UGLY TRUTH BEHIND PUBLIC R&D

    * THE INFECTION COVID KILLED

    * Should You Pay Interns?

    * Can Long-Term Stock Exchange Ensure Corporate Virtue?



    I'll also release videos of these clips over the coming weeks on the IdeaFaktory TV YouTube channel subscribe with notifications so you don't miss it.

    • 44 min
    Why So Fury U.S.? | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #5 | The McFuture Podcast

    Why So Fury U.S.? | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #5 | The McFuture Podcast

    So much great stuff in this one - American Fury, startup cults, scope creep, certain idiots and so much more! Controversy shall ensue. 

    CONTENTS (click on timestamps):



    * 00:11 Why So Fury U.S.?

    * 10:06 Car Tattoos

    * 11:49 Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs to the Rescue?!

    * 12:40  - Bias-Free Hiring?

    * 14:09  - App Saves High-Risk Youth?

    * 15:57  - From Trauma to Stigma, Through Text!

    * 17:54  - Remedial Reminders

    * 19:19  - Pandemic Fighters

    * 19:45  - Water Bottle Blues

    * 21:36  - CHARITY CHARADES (I EXPLODE!)

    * 26:16  - RECYCLING RACKET REMEDY?

    * 29:31 - Clean Oceans

    * 31:31 Why Your Startup is a (Fake Religious) Movement

    * 36:15 Yay!! Zoom Party!!

    * 37:09 Should You Pay Interns?

    * 39:29 Scope Creeps, EVERYWHERE!!

    * 42:44 If You Sent Your Kids to School in Uzbekistan...

    * 44:08 The Future is Resistance of _____

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    • 58 min
    The Poor Man’s Resurrection | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #4 | The McFuture Podcast

    The Poor Man’s Resurrection | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #4 | The McFuture Podcast

    HOTTEST episode of Mistweeted yet!! So hot, Steve Faktor almost melted recording it. Seriously, it is good. If you agree, please share & subscribe.

    Also get The McFuture newsletter, past episodes & podcast links & member-only episode Mistweeted 4.5 + lots of exclusives on Patreon.

    CONTENTS (click to jump to section):



    * 00:08 Why I'm not impressed with 40-under-40 lists

    * 03:51 Amazon Union-Busting Tamed!?

    * 06:43 Sex is CANCELED

    * 09:36 Why Tim Ferriss is a Marauder-Magnet

    * 12:43 The Future of Pre-Crime AI

    * 17:04 The Poor Man's Resurrection

    * 18:49 Seinfeld's Sanctuary & Predictions for NYC

    * 24:22 Building (W)Akonda

    * 25:37 Prosper in Peaceful Portland

    * 27:47 The Last Supper Coin Guy

    * 28:28 Joe Budden vs Spotify Reveals the Dirty Truths Behind Podcasting, Digital Platforms and Corporate Talent

    * 41:45 Credential Addict

    * 43:43 Cure for the Loneliness Epidemic, Especially for Men

    * 56:31 The New Kamikazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    * 58:31 How RussellBrand Exposed Candace Owens

    * 01:02:34 Why Insane Simps Love Fascism During Furloughs

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    CANCEL SURVIVOR: Business Lessons w/Josh Denny & Steve Faktor

    CANCEL SURVIVOR: Business Lessons w/Josh Denny & Steve Faktor

    https://youtu.be/ra7fbvyESw4



    Is there anything more dangerous than [doing a podcast with] a Cancel Survivor? Josh Denny was a former retail executive-turned comedian & Food Network star, until his controversial (and malicious) cancellation, erasure, and firing from his next job.  We discuss Josh's discuss his resurrection as an advertising executive at WILL. And Josh and I share grizzled lessons in business, with a dash of politics and comedy (which recently merged).

    Bonus episode with Josh + tons of exclusives at Patron.com/McFuture

    On the show:  



    * The perfect gift to save your relationship

    * How Josh got canceled

    * Killing corporate creativity

    * Brands & morality

    * Why stories are all that's left

    * Stolen slices, helpful pepperoni & greedy intermediaries

    * The problem with thought leadership & eating your own cooking

    * Should normal people ever go on social media? And the network best poised to benefit

    * Politics, authenticity & the media "lie-catcher"

    * The only kind of diversity that matters - that no one ever talks about

    * Motivating C-players

    * Developing a personal identity

    * The humbling: making ends meet, after cancellation

    * Hollywood (business) endings



    On the member-only Patreon episode, we discuss:





    Relationships & why no one wants Steve or Josh





    Comedians cancelled on accusations/Free Ellen!





    Josh on Steve's competitive advantage & how to get bigger audiences with his videos 





    Steve advises Josh on a whole new way to do web bios that defeat whiteness!





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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #3 – POISONED!!

    Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #3 – POISONED!!

    Another great episode of #Mistweeted by Steve Faktor. DO NOT MISS IT. And please share, subscribe.

    CONTENTS:



    * 00:03 Save me, China!

    * 05:24 A Classpass-ive Aggressive Celebration

    * 08:07 How to Change Outcomes

    * 09:37 A New Rolls Royce for You and You and YOU!

    * 14:07 My Digital Spirit Guide

    * 14:38 Poll-itics & Stats 101

    * 18:21 Baking Ends Meet

    * 19:39 Dear Intel (An Asian Electronics Intervention)

    * 27:01 Language-Shaming

    * 29:45 The Coming Debt Catastrophe?

    * 34:21 Imagining a World Where...

    * 35:02 Secret Gyms

    * 36:16 NetworkFromHome?? Why "Networking" Is NotWorking & What Does

    * 43:28 Breaking CovidCulture Bubbles

    * 53:39 What is Comedy Central?

    * 55:29 Putin Poison

    * 58:08 Dating Is Dead & What Poisoned It

    * 01:01:18 DUMB IT DOWN!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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.

NJ807 ,

Great insight and perspective!

Steve's perspectives and comedic twist on topics are entertaining and interesting. I thoroughly enjoy listening. Keep them coming!

DanO'63 ,

Highly Recommend

Love the combination of insight, wit and humor which Steve brings to each session. Even more, in a time of inescapable political banter with each side digging in their heels, impressive how Steve effortlessly slides back and forth on the political spectrum which makes him both unpredictable and highly entertaining.

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