Hidden Forces

By Demetri Kofinas

Host Demetri Kofinas interviews some of the most brilliant minds in science, technology, finance, politics, and culture in an effort to uncover the hidden forces driving the most powerful changes we see in the world.

  1. 1.
    Solving the Oracle Problem: Blockchain’s Missing Link | Sergey Nazarov
    1:14:39
  2. 2.
    Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism | Mariana Mazzucato
    54:37
  3. 3.
    The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World That’s Pulling Apart | Noreena Hertz
    58:46
  4. 4.
    Engine of Inequality: The Fed & the Future of Wealth in America | Karen Petrou
    57:12
  5. 5.
    This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyber-Weapons Arms Race | Nicole Perlroth
    59:40
  6. 6.
    Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Exit: Arguments for and Against the Network State | Balaji Srinivasan
    1:56:58
  7. 7.
    Podcast Update: Cybersecurity, Financial Warfare, the Mission Driven State, & More
    9:09
  8. 8.
    Generational Conflict, Decentralization, & Global Disorder | Radigan Carter
    1:50:29
  1. 9.
    Meme ‘Stonks’: How Call Options & Reddit Broke Wall Street | Lily Francus
    1:08:45
  2. 10.
    Generational Wealth-Building During a Fourth Turning | Radigan Carter
    2:07:15
  3. 11.
    Cryptocurrencies, Foreign Threats, & the Fight of a Generation
    14:26
  4. 12.
    Restoring Trust in an Age of Political Polarization | Kevin Vallier
    59:08
  5. 13.
    Future of Financial Media & Digital Assets | Jason Yanowitz & Michael Ippolito
    50:05
  6. 14.
    Social Media Purge: The Urgent Need to Regulate Big Tech | Matt Stoller
    53:29
  7. 15.
    America’s Political Precipice & the Hyperreality of Markets: Grant Williams & Ben Hunt
    1:07:42
  8. 16.
    The Code of Capital: Markets, Big Tech, & Blockchain | Katharina Pistor
    1:07:29
  9. 17.
    The Future of Freedom, Governance, and the Networked State
    1:41:19
  10. 18.
    The Tyranny of Merit: What Has Become of the Common Good? | Michael Sandel
    57:37
  11. 19.
    Understanding the STABLE Act and the Push to Regulate Crypto | Rohan Grey
    1:01:52
  12. 20.
    What’s Gone Wrong with the Democratic Party & How to Fix it | David Shor
    59:11
  13. 21.
    What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans | Thomas E. Ricks
    58:49
  14. 22.
    Emerging Markets & the Turkish Lira: Assessing the Risks & Opportunities | Paul McNamara
    53:44
  15. 23.
    The Long (and Short) of it: A Cynic’s Take on Markets & Investing | Jim Chanos
    56:13
  16. 24.
    Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World | Fareed Zakaria
    54:59
  17. 25.
    Making Sense of Election 2020 and Its Aftermath | Matt Taibb
    45:08
  18. 26.
    Limits and Consequences of Ponzi Economics on Politics, Markets, & Society
    52:04
  19. 27.
    Rise of a New Kleptocracy: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World | Tom Burgis
    1:04:58
  20. 28.
    The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare | Chris Brose
    1:02:01
  21. 29.
    Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World | Charles Kupchan
    42:27
  22. 30.
    Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense & American Strategy in Asia | Ian Easton
    1:00:39
  23. 31.
    The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman and the Future of Saudi Arabia | Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck
    51:42
  24. 32.
    'Accommodative' Monetary Policy & Risks to Central Bank Independence | Bill Nelson
    57:08
  25. 33.
    The Hype Machine: The Promise and the Peril of Social Media | Sinan Aral
    1:02:36
  26. 34.
    The Rise of Carry: the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth & Recurring Crisis
    56:12
  27. 35.
    Some Thoughts to End the Summer...
    13:10
  28. 36.
    Erdoğan’s Turkey & the Revival of the Ottoman Empire | Soner Çağaptay
    53:33
  29. 37.
    Uncharted Future: Learning to Navigate an Unpredictable World | Margaret Heffernan
    1:03:43
  30. 38.
    Is Gold in a New Bull Market? A Deep-Dive Into Humanity’s 5,000-Year-Old Obsession | Rick Rule
    51:52
  31. 39.
    The Death of Engagement: America’s New Cold War with China | Orville Schell
    1:03:40
  32. 40.
    The Rise of Decentralized Finance | Framework Ventures’ Michael Anderson & Vance Spencer
    57:21
  33. 41.
    What the Twitter Hack Tells Us About Why the Internet Is Broken & How to Fix It | Muneeb Ali
    1:03:09
  34. 42.
    Don’t Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars | Irshad Manji
    1:12:42
  35. 43.
    The Rise of Ethereum, the Future of DeFi, & the Transformation of Crypto Media | Camila Russo
    58:52
  36. 44.
    Grandstanding: the Use and Abuse of Moral Talk | Brandon Warmke & Justin Tosi
    1:05:00
  37. 45.
    How to Fix America's Broken Health System (And Why It Hasn't Happened) | Vivian Lee
    50:26
  38. 46.
    ‘Stonks,’ the Rise of Retail Bros, & Powell’s Money Printer | Tony Greer
    51:24
  39. 47.
    Co-Founder of Neoliberal School on the Foreign Policy of Presidents from F.D.R. to Trump | Joseph Nye
    59:57
  40. 48.
    Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare | Thomas Rid
    46:37
  41. 49.
    The Age of Monopoly: Power, Censorship, & The New Consensus | Matt Stoller
    1:03:36
  42. 50.
    Germany’s Constitutional Court Ruling & the Myth of Central Bank Independence | Adam Tooze
    54:05

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