24 episodes

Reading the books every investor should read, so you don’t have to. Host, Mike Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research at Fisher Investments (and chronic bibliophile) cuts through today’s information deluge with authors of some of the most influential books in their field. From artificial intelligence with Melanie Mitchell, to behavioral finance with Meir Statman; Mike breaks down complicated concepts that impact the choices investors’ make, to help every investor become a Well-Read investor.

The Well-Read Investor Mike Hanson, Sr. VP of Research at Fisher Investments and podcaster

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

Reading the books every investor should read, so you don’t have to. Host, Mike Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research at Fisher Investments (and chronic bibliophile) cuts through today’s information deluge with authors of some of the most influential books in their field. From artificial intelligence with Melanie Mitchell, to behavioral finance with Meir Statman; Mike breaks down complicated concepts that impact the choices investors’ make, to help every investor become a Well-Read investor.

    Award-Winning Artist and Professor Nick Sousanis on New Ways of Thinking

    Award-Winning Artist and Professor Nick Sousanis on New Ways of Thinking

    Today we have Eisner award-winning comics artist, author, and educator, Nick Sousanis in to talk about his book, Unflattening.

    • 30 min
    Sean B. Carroll on a Series of Fortunate Events

    Sean B. Carroll on a Series of Fortunate Events

    Today we have award-winning scientist, author, educator, and film producer Sean B. Carroll with us to talk about the role of chance in biological life with his newest book, A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You.

    • 30 min
    Historian Seb Falk on Seeing the Light in the Dark Ages

    Historian Seb Falk on Seeing the Light in the Dark Ages

    Today we’re talking history—a period of history most, even universities, gloss over: The period in the West commencing after the fall of the Roman Empire and leading up, more or less, to the Renaissance: The Dark Ages. Or should I say Light Ages?

    • 32 min
    Economist Arnold Kling on Talking Across the Political Divides

    Economist Arnold Kling on Talking Across the Political Divides

    This week we have Arnold Kling on the show to discuss his book The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides. Now in its third edition, it’s a short little guide to navigating ideology and tribalism in today’s politics.

    • 21 min
    Economists Deirdre McCloskey and Art Carden on the Bourgeois Deal

    Economists Deirdre McCloskey and Art Carden on the Bourgeois Deal

    This week we’re discussing Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, with authors and professors Deirdre McCloskey and Art Carden.

    • 30 min
    Comedy Writing Legend Gene Perret on Seeing Reality Like a Comic

    Comedy Writing Legend Gene Perret on Seeing Reality Like a Comic

    We spoke with comedy writing legend Gene Perret about how comedy works, and a lifetime spent writing jokes for the likes of Bob Hope, Carrol Burnet and Phyllus Diller, to name just a few. But he spent a significant portion of his career writing books and teaching about comedy as well. He’s on today to speak about his book, The New Comedy Writing Step by Step.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

10XLearning ,

Makes me a little smarter with every episode.

This podcast is an amazing tool to 10x your learning. Michael has a profound ability to synthesize vast and incredibly complex information into easily understandable language. I find myself learning just as much from him as I do from his many distinguished guests.

Swadich ,

Audio issues?

Love the topics but please hire an audio engineer. Terrible audio. Very difficult to listen to guests talking. Doesn’t seem to be a one off problem.

laodme ,

Best Investment Podcast

I’ve been searching and trying all sorts of investment podcasts to learn broadly about the investment world without having to invest time in reading hundreds of books. So thank you!!

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