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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:02 am
by jennypenny
The Self-Sufficient Life has a new podcast. The traffic jam episode has some nice discussions of frugality and simplicity, but they're all pretty relevant. One episode is about a woman who makes $250K raising and writing about chickens. The podcast is obviously geared towards homesteading and rural life, but it's also about entrepreneurship, side hustles, and earning an income online.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:11 am
by jennypenny
Sorry to post another Self-Sufficient Life podcast, but today's is with Chris Martenson. It was interesting to hear more about Martenson's back story and how/why he developed the Crash Course.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:17 am
by C40
I was on a podcast. It’s called Fighting Failure. The podcast is mostly meant for people considering or making entrepreneurial efforts, but he story would be useful for his target audience. My episode can be heard here: Fighting Failure Episode 6 – A Path to Freedom. We talk mostly about personal finance, early retirement, and reducing spending. It’s 30 minutes long. It’s a pretty basic conversation. Those already familiar with ERE/FIRE won’t learn much new, or anything at all. If you’d like to put a voice to the name, here you go.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:47 am
by ThisDinosaur
http://www.scienceofsuccess.co/show-not ... y-marshall

Found this podcast recently (Thanks, Dragline), and have been perusing. This episode has an interesting discussion about applications of the 80/20 rule.
The Pareto Principle is recursive, like a fractal. Which means 40% of your goal progress in any given year is achieved in a single day. (Anecdotal example; I agreed to sell all my vacation last year to a coworker.) And taking lots of high risk bets (Taleb risk barbell) means you accept failure 80% of the time.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:38 am
by brighteye
Two finance podcasts:
Adventures in Finance: A real vision podcast http://adventuresinfinance.realvision.l ... om/website
From the guys that make Real Vision TV. They usually look at topics from more than one angle. In their last podcast about bitcoin which was just ok, they had Jesse Felder in their segment "Things I got wrong". Turns out he now has a podcast too (only three episodes so far):
Superinvestors and the Art of Worldly Wisdom https://www.thefelderreport.com/podcast/
His latest show with Steven Bregman (The greatest bubble ever: Passive ETF investing) was fascinating and gave me
1. reassurance that I am not a complete idiot for holding cash (because to me everything seems overvalued right now: stocks, bonds, real estate)
2. ideas on where to look for investments (hint: companies that are not favored by ETFs/have large inside ownership)

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:57 pm
by GandK
A recent Neil Howe interview on Macro Voices (a podcast run by a couple of hedge fund managers). The interview is mostly Fourth Turning related, but this one has more of an emphasis on the economic side of turnings and some market and other financial observations and predictions for the short- to medium-term:

https://www.macrovoices.com/293-neil-ho ... -to-arrive

[Interview starts at about the 15-minute mark; prior to that it's chatter about present market fluctuations. The after-interview discussion is worth listening to.]

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:38 am
by brighteye
I second GandK's recommendation of the Macro Voices podcast that is a good one

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:17 am
by theanimal
8 part podcast series on shipping containers

https://medium.com/containers

Transcripts are available in the link. I read rather than listened, but it seems to be styled in the NPR format..so plenty of fluff but still worthwhile.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:31 pm
by jennypenny
Has anyone been listening to Merriman's new podcast? I kinda like it. It's basic stuff but it's interesting to hear his perspective. Warning ... he talks slowly if that annoys you.

https://paulmerriman.com/podcasts/

edit: I've corrected his name three times and stupid autocorrect keeps changing it. WTF??? It's a name. I hate autocorrect.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:17 am
by wolf
https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/dont ... your-life/

Radical Personal Finance - Podcast 516 – Don’t Let Your Pursuit of Money Ruin Your Life "Money is important. But it’s not #1."

It is mostly about putting money in the right perspective, compared with relationships. I recommend listening it for people who tend to have an obsession with money (numbers).

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:45 pm
by theanimal
A podcast about the process of writing and publishing as a first time author. I've only listened to three episodes but find it enjoyable so far. The author follows the traditional model of going to the big publishers, so it may not be as appealing for those looking to bypass that route.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lau ... 36103?mt=2

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:54 am
by GandK
Hidden Brain 100th episode was outstanding:

"Do humans act rationally? Economic theory has long told us the answer is "yes." But a half century ago, two psychologists — Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky — began to challenge this notion. Their work laid the foundation for behavioral economics and influenced many scholars who've followed in their footsteps. This week, we mark our 100th episode by talking with Daniel Kahneman about his collaboration with Tversky, and how their work transformed our thinking about judgment, memory, and the mind itself."

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:35 pm
by BRUTE
GandK wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:54 am
Do humans act rationally? Economic theory has long told us the answer is "yes."
brute considers this a straw man. Economics has not concluded that humans act rationally, some Economists have simplified their models to assume humans act rationally, in order to get them to work. problematic? without question. but it's not all Economists, and they didn't attempt to state or prove that humans act rational for the colloquial definition of the word.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 am
by GandK
Just listened to a great interview of Jonathan Rauch on his new book, “The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.”

TL;DL: there are several factors, but his research shows that life on the whole - which is at its worst in your 40's - gets better from roughly 50 onward largely because status and competition become less important after that age, so we stop comparing ourselves to others. (He implied this is at least partly biological, which fits it with meno/andropause). The yardsticks of status and competition continue to become less important throughout life, and barring catastrophe, the happiness this provides continues improving even into very old age. With status out of the picture, people start to focus instead on relationships and on "meaning."

They also discussed how social media fits into this. One quote (paraphrased) was that people tend to use social media not to build relationships, but to use your "friends" for opportunities to display yourself and thereby increase your own status.

This podcast is a really nice follow-up for anyone who enjoyed Alain de Botton's “Status Anxiety.”

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:20 am
by Jin+Guice
Rage Against the Machine: Rage Against the Machine

Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:17 pm
by daylen
Here is an under-valued podcast that talks about history, economics, policy, and other topics relevant to the world today.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaDp06 ... 6a-67_R-gA

This is an episode on peak oil for instance.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjwWyTYO87E

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:59 am
by EdithKeeler
Podcast recommendation: Unobscured. Really detailed look at the Salem Witch Trials, with a lot of emphasis on the society and culture that caused/created/exacerbated it.
https://historyunobscured.com/

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 am
by Smashter
ERE gets a quick shoutout from Ramit Sethi at around the 10:30 mark of his Mad Fientist interview. He's talking about the FIRE movement and says:

"We have to credit Mr. Money Mustache and Early Retirement Extreme for really leading the way." The order should be reversed, but oh well :P

https://www.madfientist.com/ramit-sethi-interview/

I have always found Ramit Sethi off-putting, but I liked him in this interview. I especially enjoyed his emphasis on trying to understand what it is you really want out of life and pursuing that with gusto, even if it means spending more in certain areas. And, tying this to another thread going on about identity , he really seems to be acting as fully himself, without pretense, which I admire.

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:55 am
by Ontarian
Thinking a whole lot about climate change these days and this 30min podcast episode from Germany's DW highlights current state of renewed and rapid deforestation in Brazilian rainforest to grow soy, as well as the opportunity to plant many more trees in my country, Canada, Russia, and others: https://www.dw.com/en/living-planet-see ... v-49947851

Re: Resources and recommended listening

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
by jennypenny
Smashter wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 am
I have always found Ramit Sethi off-putting, but I liked him in this interview.
I never liked him either but heard a different interview with him recently and he sounded much different--somewhere between 'money is everything' and ERE. I'll have to find the interview again. He talked about using your wealth to buy back some of your time, which made me think of Scott2 and others here.