30 episodes

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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    • 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.

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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

    ECONAMASTE | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor 8A | The McFuture Podcast

    ECONAMASTE | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor 8A | The McFuture Podcast

    Another Mistweeted gem on The McFuture podcast featuring Steve Faktor's insights on economics and finance with a touch of Zen only he - and Steven Seagal - could deliver. (The next episode, Media Monsters is already up for Patreon supporters. Sign up here.)

    EPISODE CONTENTS



    * 00:27 Tools of Conquest

    * 03:55 Financing Success

    * 05:59 Africa's Lesson On Collective Economic Power

    * 07:46 Microsoft & Explosive Post-Pandemic Inequality?

    * 09:20 7 Reasons Stocks Are Up 2,200% But Worker Pay Only 12% Since 1980

    * 13:37 Time To Re-evaluate Clinton's Presidency

    * 14:27 Why We Can't Cancel The Fed, Yet

    * 15:39 Can Direct Primary Care Save HealthCare?

    * 16:41 Stop Stimulus Shaming

    * 17:33 Why Regulation Is Unavoidable

    * 18:21 A Redistribution Proposal Everyone Will Love

    * 20:06 The Dirty, Filthy Scourge of Bitcoin

    * 21:49 It's Not the Innovation, Stupid: The Real Fuel Behind Startups

    * 23:00 Prediction: Texas vs California

    * 24:21 Credit Score Whores

    * 24:44 "China Is Playing Chess, We're Eating Our Marbles"

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    • 33 min
    …Entrepreneurs Are From Venus | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor # 7D | The McFuture Podcast

    …Entrepreneurs Are From Venus | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor # 7D | The McFuture Podcast

    Killer Mistweeted edition of The McFuture podcast featuring wisdom & wisecracks about entrepreneurship, success and strategy for every entrepreneur, founder and freelancer.

    EPISODE CONTENTS (clickable timestamps):



    * 00:04 Idea People vs Doers

    * 01:16 How Eclecticism Kills Greatness

    * 03:24 Heads. Must. Roll.

    * 04:54 Employees Are From Mars, Entrepreneurs Are From Venus, Freelancers Are From Uranus

    * 14:59 The One Question To Get What You Want

    * 16:20 Why Only Repeat Business Is Good Business

    * 17:56 Experience is the Last Line of Defense

    * 19:06 BE INVISIBLE!

    * 20:50 The Greatest Mystery In Business

    * 21:35 Why Digital Businesses Raise Prices & Why They Shouldn't

    * 23:45 Will The Noise Innovators Please Stand Up? (Quietly)

    * 24:30 YouTube's New Creativity+Commerce Merger Could Be A Huge Opportunity

    * 26:00 The Secret Power of Unglamorous Entreprenurs

    * 30:35 American Alchemy

    * 31:23 The Most Profitable Word in History

    * 32:20 A Legit Instagram Business Model

    * 34:09 The Only Entrepreneur I Hate, Hate, HAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!



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    • 36 min
    Employees Are From Mars… | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor | The McFuture Podcast

    Employees Are From Mars… | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor | The McFuture Podcast

    Another action-packed Mistweeted edition of The McFuture podcast featuring wisdom & wisecracks about innovation, corporate work and the technology takeover.

    Part 2: "...Entrepreneurs Are From Venus" is already up for Patreon members. Join us and support the show!

    EPISODE CONTENTS (clickable video timestamps):



    * 00:23 Westworld is REAL!

    * 01:52 VC Brags

    * 05:41 Woke VC's!!

    * 07:01 Zoomy & Intel's High School Reunion

    * 07:52 Meet 'Tischy'

    * 09:10 Proof of Google's Trust Apocalypse

    * 12:52 The #Google Maps Addiction Theory

    * 14:24 The New CelebritAI

    * 15:59 Netflixing Towards The Matrix

    * 17:07 Bad Branding Executions

    * 18:53 Corporate Bystander Effect

    * 21:21 Coinbase & The Apolitical Corporation

    * 24:26 Remedial Business Hackery

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    • 47 min
    The Pandemigod | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #7B | The McFuture Podcast

    The Pandemigod | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #7B | The McFuture Podcast

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    What's the bottom line on this never-ending pandemic, lockdowns & all our noble our saviors? And why is Steve Faktor so annoyed at Anthony Fauci? Perhaps Mariah Carey can offer a clue:



    And then a hero comes along

    With the strength to carry on

    And you cast your fears aside

    And you know you can survive

    So when you feel like hope is gone

    Look inside you and be strong

    And you'll finally see the truth

    That a hero lies in you

    - Mariah Carey



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    • 26 min
    BEAUTIFUL BULLSHITTERS | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #7A | The McFuture Podcast

    BEAUTIFUL BULLSHITTERS | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #7A | The McFuture Podcast

    A tour de force episode of Steve Faktor's madness DECONSTRUCTED by topic. First up, POLITICS, the most revolting profession on earth. This tour-de-force covers:



    * Gal Godot

    * 5 Ingredients for Revolution

    * Conspiracy Queens

    * LIARS vs #BULLSHITTERS (not to be missed!)

    * Voting Vitriol

    * How to Solve Digital Voting

    * Pole Workers

    * RBGenius

    * Portlandia Militia

    * Riot Romance



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    • 39 min
    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

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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