The Michael Shermer Show | 4 February 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with William Magnuson about his book For Profit: A History of Corporations. Traces the history of corporations from Rome onwards, arguing that modern corporations should recapture the spirit of civic virtue so that all stakeholders, not just shareholders benefit from the profits of enterprise.
unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 27 June 2022 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Charles Calomiris about his book Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, co-authored with Stephen Haber. Discusses banking systems, Adam Smith, the medieval view of the corporation, bank bargains and the political origins of the subprime crisis.
Top Traders Unplugged | 10 August 2022 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Edward Chancellor about his book The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest. Discusses the longer-term consequences of low interest rates; whether bubbles can be beneficial; globalization and how interest rates impact the fragility of global supply chains; the role of Central Banks and how they affect price stabilization by preventing creative destruction; how a zero interest policy can pose a threat to capitalism; and more.
The New Bazaar | 26 July 2022 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dakin Campbell about his book Going Public: How Silicon Valley Rebels Loosened Wall Street’s Grip on the IPO and Sparked a Revolution. Discusses the traditional way a company lists its shares with the help of investment banks with an IPO, or initial public offering; the scepticism companies have had about that process; Google’s Dutch auction; and direct listings and other innovations spurred by the way that Spotify went public.
I also recommend the Invest Like the Best interview from 2019 with Bill Gurley about the case for taking a company public with a direct listing rather than through a traditional IPO.
dunc tank | 6 September 2020 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Liam Vaughan about his book Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History. Describes how Navinder Singh Sarao made $70m trading from a bedroom in his parents’ house; his frustrations that exchanges did nothing to police spoof trades; the trading processes he then used to exploit spoof trades; and his role in the 2010 flash crash.
Invest Like the Best | 11 August 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brian Armstrong, the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase. Extols the benefits of economic freedom and discusses the future of cryptocurrency and decentralized finance as enablers of that freedom.
Infinite Loops | 18 June 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Sommers, the CEO at Unhedged. Mainly a rollicking tale about learning to sail whilst travelling the world – with a smattering of finance thrown in.
Infinite Loops | 27 February 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with renowned short-seller Jim Chanos about using history as a guide for investors today. Discusses his career in finance, the Mississippi Bubble, how past financial frauds and manias can be useful for modern investors, Tesla, lessons from the Great Financial Crisis, his financial history course at Yale and Wisconsin, and Theranos.