• #9 - Inflation, Chinese Economic Crisis, Semiconductors, & Accountability in Ukraine

    Glen returns in our first episode recording remotely.

    We discuss the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and it's implications domestically while we cover China's brewing real estate and banking crisis.

    We then briefly touch on TSMC, the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer at the center of escalating tensions between the US and China, and why there are sure to be consequences from the lack of oversight and accountability with the funds and weapons being sent to Ukraine.

    S1E9 - 1h 18m - Aug 21, 2022
  • #8 - The Real Reasons Why Healthcare in the US Costs So Much

    Once again I sat down with Dr. Rivera to continue our discussion on some of the more broken elements of the American healthcare system.

    In this episode we focus mainly on some of the areas where failed attempts at regulation and poor incentive structures have driven the cost of healthcare and pharmaceuticals to levels that far exceed inflation.

    We were still only able to scratch the surface on some of these issues, but shared some methods a savvy person can use to navigate this flawed system and come out ahead.

    The source for the BLS chart we referenced can be found here: https://www.restoringmedicine.org/

    S1E8 - 1h 34m - Jul 26, 2022
  • #7 - Problems in Healthcare Policy with Dr. Jarryd Rivera

    I sat down with Dr. Rivera (MD) to scratch the surface on some of the problems with the US healthcare system, from both a provider perspective as well as on the policy side.

    The Affordable Care Act was a massive piece of legislation, that few (if any) read in it's entirety. The legislation changed the healthcare landscape drastically over the last 12 years, though most ordinary people don't understand much of the impact due to the complexity of the healthcare industry today.

    We will continue this discussion with Dr. Rivera and other physicians in the future and cover some more on Medicare/Medicaid as the debate to expand these programs continues within our nation.

    S1E7 - 1h 33m - Jun 22, 2022
  • #6 - Hiring Freezes, Culture, & The Video Game Industry

    For our last episode in studio together we had a more laid-back conversation after discussing the hiring freezes in tech.

    We discuss some of the artistic decisions made by Hollywood, streaming giants, and the video game industry and how the financial risks affect those decisions.

    We spend the later portion of the episode talking a bit about cultural exports and aesthetic movements.

    S1E6 - 1h 6m - May 31, 2022
  • #5 - Recession, Recovery, & Central Bank Digital Currency

    We're back!

    Though some things will be changing with the channel, we will still be continuing the show once or twice a month. In this episode we talk about the recession the US is entering and how long we believe the economic recovery will take.

    S1E5 - 1h 21m - May 8, 2022
  • #4 - Global Supply Impact of War & Breaking Down Fed Policy

    We had a great conversation discussing the global impacts of food and energy supply shocks. Later on we break down the functions of US monetary policy and touch on how the Fed rate hikes affect you.

    I made some adjustments to our audio settings and did not properly check afterwards so apologies in advance for the occasional peaking.

    As always thank you for listening. We appreciate any feedback you have for us on our show.

    S1 - 1h 20m - Mar 21, 2022
  • #3 - Cybersecurity for Businesses with Will Swanson

    We're joined by guest Will Swanson, who works in sales for a top enterprise cybersecurity firm to break down recent innovations in the field and how receptive the private sector has been to adopting them.

    S1E3 - 1h 18m - Mar 16, 2022
  • #2 - Update on Ukraine: Sanctions, Rhetoric, & Propaganda Unfolded

    Join us as we continue our discussion of ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the impacts of Western action against Russia.

    Though we will not be covering breaking news or current events in great detail most weeks-- We will discuss major events such as this.

    S1E2 - 1h 44m - Mar 8, 2022
  • #1 - Russia Invades Ukraine: How We Got Here

    We faced some technical difficulties in this first recording and lost our mic audio files so please excuse the terrible audio quality as we were forced to pull it from our camera (which was not set up with a mic)

    We'll have this resolved in our next episode, but this conversation was too good not to share.

    We provide some broader context on why Russia felt emboldened to launch a full-scale invasion on Ukraine and some of the foreign policy failures and economic factors that lead to this.

    S1E1 - 1h 9m - Feb 28, 2022
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