The Bitcoin Standard Podcast
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast
Saifedean's The Bitcoin Standard Podcast is the place to discuss Bitcoin and economics from the Austrian school's perspective. Listen to the weekly saifedean.com discussion seminar, where a group of learners from all over the world discuss the website's online courses, as well as a wide variety of economic, political, and social issues, and occasionally host special guests for the discussion. The podcast also includes the most interesting interviews conducted with Saifedean on other shows.
144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
11/29/2022 • 1hr 34m
Crowdhealth CEO Andy Schoonover joins us for a wide-ranging discussion of the failures of fiat healthcare and health insurance, and how his new startup Crowdhealth, works to solve them. Andy explains the institutional and regulatory reasons that make healthcare costs continue to rise, and why insurance companies have the perverse incentive to let costs rise. He also explains how Crowdhealth uses bitcoin to make healthcare affordable for patients and better rewarding for doctors by taking the insurance companies out of the equation.References (All links available on saifedean.com/podcast/144-fiat-healthcare-crowdhealth-with-andy-schoonover)Saifedean’s first bo...
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
11/22/2022 • 2hr 5m
Rowais Hanna operates Coinbits' Twitter account, and has used it to publish fascinating in-depth investigations into the common myths of modern macroeconomics. He joins us to discuss the Consumer Price Index, how it is calculated, and the endless justifications used to adjust it. We also discuss the mythical origins of the 2% inflation target, and the trade-off between unemployment and inflation, and why supposedly empirical economists refuse to ever admit it is invalid. Rowais also discusses why he views bitcoin as the only way out of this mess, and how Coinbits helps onboard newcomers to bitcoin in a smooth and...
142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
11/19/2022 • 46m
Why are so many bitcoin miners going bankrupt? We discuss the economics of bitcoin mining, how the difficulty adjustment works, why it makes bitcoin mining a zero sum game, and why it ensures bitcoin is optimized for the saver, not for the miner. Plus, what are the things you need to keep in mind if you are considering getting into mining? Resources (All links available on saifedean.com/podcast/142-why-bitcoin-miners-get-rekt)Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin StandardSaifedean’s second book, The Fiat StandardEnjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, acces...
141. FTX: Beyond Ponzi
11/14/2022 • 1hr 13m
Join us as we take a close look at the amazing series of events in a week in which FTX went from being one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world, to being exposed as a fraudulent ponzi scheme, and its founder went from being a globally acclaimed & highly politically influential successful genius entrepreneur and philanthropist to a reviled con artist, who lost his investors & clients billions of dollars. What lessons can we learn from this episode about bitcoin, sh*tcoins, DeFi, and exchanges?Resources (All links available on saifedean.com/podcast/141-ftx-beyond-ponzi)...
140. Climate Alarmism with Professor Richard Lindzen
11/10/2022 • 1hr 47m
Richard Lindzen is professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he joins us to offer his scientific expertise on climate alarmism. He discusses how his background in physics and meteorology leads him to conclude that the alarmism around climate is unjustified, and we discuss how institutional and financial reasons have made fiat scientists so keen to promote an agenda of fear and panic. We discuss the problems with the academic publication industry, as well as Professor Lindzen’s experience as a lead author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and where that led him. He al...
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
11/2/2022 • 1hr 58m
Alex Epstein joins us again to discuss his excellent new book, Fossil Future, which makes a powerful case for why fossil fuels are essential for human flourishing, and why restricting them is the real crisis facing humanity. Alex explains how overhyped the supposed ‘alternatives’ to fossil fuels are, and how fossil fuels remain completely essential for our modern standards of living, and why their use is constantly growing. Why do fossil fuels represent the only realistic alternative to poverty and early death for everyone on earth? Why do carbonhysterics only focus on the supposed negative impacts of fossil fuels, but...
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
10/29/2022 • 1hr 25m
Princeton Professor Emeritus in Physics, William Happer, joins us to discuss the impact of CO2 on the Earth's climate and the state of modern science. What is the scientific evidence on the relationship between CO2 and Earth's climate? Does CO2 drive the Earth's temperature, or does temperature drive CO2? What does the fossil record tell us about the state of the world's climate in the past? Is current warming unprecedented? Why don't scientists study the evidence of prehistoric forests in the Arctic, and what it implies for historical temperatures? Why is there little focus on the enormous benefits...
137. Clown Continent
10/25/2022 • 1hr 3m
What on earth is going on in Europe and how did things get so bad? In this seminar, we discuss the double calamity of skyrocketing energy costs and plummeting pensions and currencies. While high time preference fiat media obsesses over the latest scapegoats, we look into the long-term drivers of these two problems: Decades of green hysteria leading to dismantling of reliable power sources & underinvestment in reliable power generation. And decades of Keynesian dogma convincing the people whose pensions are being destroyed their government can pay for everything at no cost. Does the UK really need to spend 10% of...
136. Starfish Publishing with Niko Laamanen
10/22/2022 • 1hr 7m
Niko Laamanen, founder of Konsensus Network, joins us to discuss bitcoin publishing and his company's decentralized “starfish” organizational model. He explains how reading The Bitcoin Standard led him to found the world’s first bitcoin-only publishing house and how he harnessed an international network of volunteers to publish over 40 bitcoin titles in ten languages. He and Saifedean also discuss Niko’s journey with Austrian Economics, the importance of hodling bitcoin and work being done to support bitcoin adoption in Madeira.ReferencesNiko on Twitter.Konsensus Network on Twitter.Konsensus Network blog.The Bitcoin Whitepaper.See Kons...
135. Cholesterol Con with Malcolm Kendrick
10/17/2022 • 2hr 14m
Does high cholesterol really cause heart disease? Is there such as thing as “good” and “bad” cholesterol? What impact do statins – the most profitable drug in the history of medicine – have on human health? In this episode, Dr Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con and The Clot Thickens, joins us to challenge the conventional wisdom on cholesterol. He shares his view on the diet-heart hypothesis, his intriguing alternative explanation for heart disease, and what he recommends to maintain a healthy heart. We also discuss how and why fiat medicine and economics have many “endlessly adaptable hypotheses" that refuse to die...
134. Praxeology in One Lesson with Conza
10/10/2022 • 2hr 6m
What is praxeology and why does it matter? In this episode, Conza, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Australia, joins us to discuss the theoretical foundations of economics. He explains why praxeology – the science of human action – provides the value-free framework needed to reason about economic questions, and how its method differs from that of physical sciences such as biology. He and Saifedean discuss how praxeology can be used to analyse topics such as minimum wage, inflation and pandemics, and why the contrasting methods used by quantitative macroeconomists are flawed. They also defend Hoppe's argumentation ethics: a proof that argu...
133. Bitcoin Banks with Caitlin Long
10/4/2022 • 1hr 56m
Wall Street veteran and founder of Custodia Bank Caitlin Long joins us to discuss bitcoin banks, leverage and the macroeconomy. She explains how new “dollar and digital asset banks” like Custodia Bank are helping to bridge the gap between bitcoin and the US dollar, and why she has chosen to seek regulation rather than bypass it. She and Saifedean discuss financial leverage, its impact on bitcoin’s price and why people should be wary of companies promising risk-free yield on bitcoin. The conversation also covers recent developments in financial markets, including rising bond yields and the fall in the Britis...
132. Expat Life with Mikkel Thorup
9/26/2022 • 1hr 53m
Mikkel Thorup, founder and CEO of Expat Money, joins us to make the case for becoming an expat. He discusses why people should consider moving their life offshore, which jurisdictions are most appealing and strategies listeners can pursue to mitigate tax obligations. Mikkel shares practical tips on finding quality healthcare, educating children, travelling comfortably and managing international finances. He also outlines his views on flag theory, the importance of geographical diversity in investment and the libertarian values that motivate him.ResourcesSaifedean’s viral tweet on "free" healthcare in Canada.Website of Mikkel’s Expa...
131. Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: Russia with Lana Nagornaia
9/20/2022 • 1hr 17m
How have Russians dealt with being getting kicked off the fiat dollar network? We are joined by Russian economist and investment advisor Lana Nagornaia to discuss the monetary ramifications of US sanctions from a Russian perspective. Why has the rouble risen versus the dollar in spite of sanctions? Can this be expected to last, or will it reverse? What alternatives are Russians using for trading with the rest of the world? Will Russia switch to a gold standard? Can it trade gold internationally while sanctioned by the global gold market? Can a Chinese-Russian fiat alternative to the dollar succeed...
130. The Fiat Standard: Unwritten Chapters
9/12/2022 • 33m
In this seminar, Saifedean discusses ideas for potential chapters he considered for, but did not end up including in The Fiat Standard. The analytical framework of the book, examining the impact of fiat money through the destruction of savings, raising time preference, & allowing endless government finance, can be applied to many topics, and in this seminar Saifedean and the attendees explore some ideas. How does fiat affect medicine and the medical establishment and modern medicine? What is the impact on pharmaceutical drugs? What is the impact on law? How has it affected art?References...
129. Bitcoin Venture Capital with Alyse Killeen
9/5/2022 • 1hr 44m
Managing Partner of Stillmark, Alyse Killeen, joins us to discuss investing in bitcoin companies. She explains why Stillmark invests in "bitcoin only" companies, what she looks for in bitcoin startups and how venture capital in the bitcoin industry differs from traditional markets. She and Saifedean also discuss how bitcoin investing is long-term focused whereas token VCs have a new short-term model taking advantage of clueless retail with false narratives. Alyse explains how this long-term focus protects bitcoin VCs from short-term volatility, such as the recent spate of high-profile failures in the altcoin space. In the Q&A, Alyse answers...
128. Low Time Preference Football with Kieran Gibbs
8/30/2022 • 1hr 40m
Former England international football player Kieran Gibbs joins us to discuss his bitcoin journey, football career, and thoughts on time preference. Find out how he was orange-pilled by team-mate Hal Robson Kanu, why he chose to receive 50% of his salary in bitcoin, how bitcoin has changed him and lowered his time preference, and how he introduces bitcoin to his athlete friends. Kieran also compares playing the low time preference football style of Arsenal's Arsène Wenger with the high time preference style of Sam Allardyce at West Brom, and how Keynesian central banking is analogous to 8 year old playing f...
127. Why We Get Sick with Dr Benjamin Bikman
8/23/2022 • 2hr 21m
Are the world's most common illnesses caused by insulin resistance? In this episode, Dr Benjamin Bikman joins us to discuss his best-selling book “Why We Get Sick”. He argues that insulin resistance is at the heart of the world's most prevalent diseases and that poor economic incentives have caused scientists to neglect this phenomenon to pursue unproductive avenues of research. Dr Bikman explains how insulin resistance impacts conditions ranging from diabetes to Alzheimer’s and offers practical advice for listeners looking to improve their health. He also shares his views on broader issues such as the health impact of seed o...
126. Staying Humble & Stacking Sats with Matt Odell
8/16/2022 • 2hr 13m
BTC veteran Matt Odell joins us to share his thoughts on the best ways to use bitcoin. We discuss different bitcoin custody options such as trusting third parties, hardware wallets, multisig, and paper wallets, and the advantages and trade-offs involved. What is the case for staying private on bitcoin, and what are the best tools available? What are the most common risks facing bitcoin holders? Will yield products on bitcoin go away or are they coming back? How do you plan for bitcoin inheritance? And much more!ResourcesMatt Odell on TwitterMatt’s official we...
125. Learning to Code with Amjad Masad
8/9/2022 • 1hr 54m
Should you learn to code? Is coding for everyone? Can learning to code make you more employable? Does the value of coding decline in a world of artificial intelligence? Do intellectual property laws help advance computer engineering or hold it back? In this episode, Saifedean talks to Amjad Masad: CEO of leading coding platform Replit. They discuss how Amjad’s upbringing in Jordan led him into the world of programming, how he started Replit, how it grew from an open source project to a company valued over $1b, teaching millions to code and build powerful products, and why he tu...
124. Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: CFA Franc with Fodé Diop
8/2/2022 • 1hr 51m
How did the CFA franc come to be the common currency of 14 West and Central African nations? Who controls it and why did it suddenly lose half of its value in 1994? In this episode, we are joined by software engineer and founder of Bitcoin Developers Academy, Fodé Diop, for a discussion on the fascinating monetary history of West Africa. Fodé explains how the CFA franc has allowed France to maintain economic dominance in West Africa, how the 1994 devaluation affected his family, and why he is supporting bitcoin adoption as means of empowering Africans and increasing financial inclusion. Fodé also exp...
123. Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: Libya with Nasr El-Hadi
7/26/2022 • 1hr 33m
In this seminar, learners at saifedean.com discuss the current state of the fiat monetary system as the world experiences the dollar strengthening and other fiat currencies weakening. Regular seminar attendee Nasr El-Hadi discusses the history and the current state of the Libyan monetary system, where the central bank has split into two central banks each issuing the same currency with a different signature, with hilarious and disastrous consequences. Find out what happens when fiat 'hard forks', and how bitcoin and stablecoins are serving as a lifeline for Libyans who have no functioning monetary or banking system in this...
122. Can bitcoin fix renewables? With Dan Roberts
7/18/2022 • 1hr 23m
In this episode, CEO of bitcoin mining company Iris Energy Dan Roberts joins us to discuss whether bitcoin can (and should) help fix renewable energy. Dan explains the problems that intermittent wind and solar energy create for power grids, and how his company works to solve them through bitcoin mining. He and Saifedean discuss whether grids would be better off only using reliable energy sources, how bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment forces miners to become more efficient, and why Iris Energy has chosen to mine bitcoin only. Dan also shares his views on why bitcoin’s game theoretic nature means it i...
121. Is bitcoin dark money? with Giacomo Zucco
7/13/2022 • 2hr 17m
Bitcoin educator and investor Giacomo Zucco joins us to explain why he thinks bitcoin cannot be hard money unless it is dark money. We discuss: How dark is bitcoin given that its ledger of transactions is public, and given the recent identification of several hackers through chain analysis? Is bitcoin’s privacy overestimated by bitcoiners? What chance does the average user have at remaining anonymous? Does bitcoin need to be anonymous to remain secure? Can bitcoin survive government attack if most coins’ owners are known to governments?ResourcesGiacomo on TwitterGiacomo’s article on the hi...
120. The Future of Stablecoins with Paolo Ardoino
7/4/2022 • 1hr 49m
Has Saifedean changed his mind on stablecoins? After handling $7b of redemptions in 48 hours, has USDT proven its resilience? Could regulated fiat banks handle this level of redemption? What happens to stablecoins if their adoption continues to grow? Can they replace foreign central banks as dollar providers to the world? Will they become major holders of US Treasuries? How will central banks deal with stablecoins? Are stablecoins a gateway to bitcoin? Can USDT be built on top of bitcoin's lightning network? This seminar hosts one of the leaders in the industry: Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex and Tether to...
119. The Magic Money Tree - Interview With Isabel Oakeshott and James Melville
6/28/2022 • 53m
In this episode Saifedean joins Isabel Oakeshott and James Melville for an interview at the Speakeasy Podcast. They discuss why Saifedean decided to write The Bitcoin Standard, his views on the recent bitcoin price dip and the impact of the fiat “magic money tree” on society.ResourcesThe Speakeasy podcast on Apple Podcasts.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard available in 20 languages.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard available in English, Turkish, Spanish and French.All of Saifedean’s podcast episodes are available at saifedean.com/podcastSaifedean on Twitter.Enjoyed this episode? Y...
118. The Islamic Case for Bitcoin
6/13/2022 • 1hr 24m
In this interview with the Practical Islamic Finance podcast, Saifedean discusses Bitcoin from an Islamic perspective, and makes the case for why it is more compatible with Islamic Sharia law than government money. Whereas the creation of government money happens through the creation of interest-bearing debt which is forbidden in Islam, the creation of bitcoin is no different than the creation of a market commodity, with a competitive market for its production. Bitcoin's decentralization makes it uniquely different from all other digital currencies because it makes it a free market commodity, and not a tool that allows its issuer...
117. The Problem with Interest with Tarek El Diwany (and Allen Farrington!)
5/31/2022 • 1hr 36m
Tarek El Diwany’s book “The Problem with Interest” has attracted attention from scholars of Islamic finance and bitcoiners alike, including Allen Farrington, whose newly published book, Bitcoin Is Venice, draws heavily on Tarek's work. In this episode, Saifedean hosts Tarek and Allen to talk about the morality of lending with interest, why the practice is prohibited in Islam, and how an economy would function without interest rates. They discuss how monetary systems that require the creation of ever more debt impact human time preference, capital accumulation and morality, and whether interest would emerge in a free market monetary system...
116. Bitcoin from First Principles, Saifedean interviewed by Lex Fridman
5/23/2022 • 4hr 16m
In perhaps his most comprehensive interview to date, Saifedean talks to Lex Fridman about the history of money, the foundations of economics, and why bitcoin represents a pathway to a more peaceful and prosperous world. Starting from Lex’s question “What is money?”, Saifedean draws on insights from his most recent book, The Fiat Standard, to take the listener on a four-hour historical journey. He explains how money emerged as a market good; why the gold standard developed in Britain and spread across the world; and the intriguing historical circumstances that led to government-controlled fiat money becoming the global medium...
115. The Pitfalls of the Fiat Standard: Marty Bent interviews Saifedean Ammous
5/17/2022 • 1hr 22m
Fiat money doesn't just affect economic exchange, its impact on society is much wider. In this episode, Marty Bent, host of the Tales from the Crypt Podcast, interviews Saifedean about the ways fiat money encourages negative societal impacts ranging from climate alarmism to soil degradation to poor diets. They focus on the widely accepted need to transition to from fossil fuels to “renewable” energy and how government funding of science encourages the publication of studies that predict catastrophes and propose state intervention to avoid them. They also discuss how government statistics are manipulated to underplay the negative impacts of fiat...
114. Why Bitcoin Changes Accounting with Darin Feinstein
5/10/2022 • 2hr 4m
Most people think of bitcoin primarily as a form of money or store of value, but in this episode Darrin Feinstein argues that it also represents history’s most important accounting innovation. He explains why, as the world’s first incorruptible ledger, bitcoin allows us to remove fraud from the realm of accounting, and bring about a shift from “double-entry” to “triple-entry” bookkeeping. Darin and Saifedean discuss how the global accounting industry might differ in a world where bitcoin is used as the primary from of money, and why the transparency of bitcoin’s ledger makes it a poor tool for crimi...
113. Saifedean demolishes Green Energy in Human Action Podcast
5/9/2022 • 1hr 17m
Can we eliminate the use of fossil fuels? Can electric cars replace gasoline cars? Is a transition to wind and solar energy possible? At what cost? What impact will a forced transition have on economic development? How do the costs of eliminating fossil fuels compare to the dangers of increased CO2 emissions? What evidence is there for a pending climate catastrophe? The Mises Institute's Jeff Deist and Bob Murphy host Saifedean for a fascinating discussion of these and many more questions!ResourcesSaifedean’s PhD thesis Energy Systems and the Knowledge Problem: The Case of...
112. Who will build the roads? With Walter Block
5/4/2022 • 1hr 30m
April 27th 2022.Without government who would build the roads? Should prostitution, speculating and price gouging be outlawed? In this episode Saifedean discusses these questions with eminent Austrian School economist Dr Walter Block. They cover fundamental issues in economics such as whether there is such a thing as a “public good”, whether economics is an empirical science, and whether it is ethical to outlaw “victimless crimes”. Dr Block also shares the story of he became a libertarian and Austrian economist, including the roles played by Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard in his intellectual journey.Resour...
111. Bitcoin and Monarchies with Prince Philip of Serbia
4/11/2022 • 1hr 46m
March 28th 2022.What is the case for monarchy? Why are monarchies better at long-term thinking? Why do monarchies outcompete republics in protecting property rights, promoting peace, raising living standards, and protecting the value of money? Would a return to hard money bring back the age of monarchies? We discuss all these questions with HRH Prince Philip of Serbia, who became the first monarch to publicly announce being a bitcoiner. Their conversation touches on the story of the Karađorđević dynasty, the factors that led to communist seizure of power in Yugoslavia, and whether a res...
110. Can bitcoin fix Canada? with Maxime Bernier
4/1/2022 • 52m
March 22nd 2022.In a country dominated by statist politicians, what it is like to campaign for freedom, personal responsibility, and limited government? In this episode, Saifedean talks to leader of the People’s Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier about Canadian politics and whether bitcoin can protect Canadians from government overreach. They discuss Maxime’s journey into politics as a libertarian, why Canadian inflation is so high, and why Maxime supported recent protests by Canadian truckers. They also talk about the merits of gold versus bitcoin as money, and how Maxime would change Canada’s monetary policy...
109. Is CO2 the Climate Control Knob? with Tom Nelson
3/28/2022 • 1hr 50m
March 21st 2022.Is earth too hot? Is the weather getting worse? Are we experiencing a climate crisis? Is CO2 the control knob for the earth's climate? Is climate science basic physics? Do all scientists agree on these questions? Tom Nelson is an independent researcher who has spent many years studying these questions in-depth. He joins us to give us a rigorously researched perspective that contradicts the hysterical groupthink in fiat academia and media. He and Saifedean discuss how fiat funding of science creates incentives for groupthink and for bad ideas to survive unchallenged. They also...
108. A New World Monetary Order The ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
3/23/2022 • 1hr 26m
March 17th 2022.After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the US confiscated the Russian central bank’s significant monetary reserves, and banned some Russian banks from the SWIFT network. Serious questions are being asked about the survival of the postwar dollar-based world monetary order. Will Russia, China, and other countries actually build an alternative international settlement system, after years of threatening to do so? Will global central banks stop accumulating US treasury bonds and replace them with gold and commodities? Will we witness the birth of a new commodity or gold-based monetary order? In this seminar, we...
107. Deep Nutrition with Dr Cate Shanahan
3/18/2022 • 2hr 8m
March 9th 2022.Saifedean hosts Dr Cate Shanahan to discuss her remarkable work on nutrition and the long term consequences of traditional foods and modern fiat foods. Cate's experience at medical school was powerless to stop her own health deteriorating, causing her to look at nutrition as a deeper cause of health problems, sending her down a rabbit hole to discover the horrors of modern seed oils, and the devastating damage caused by mainstream theories of health and nutrition, particularly the work of "the Keynes of Nutrition" Ancel Keys, who has arguably killed more humans than...
106. Fiat Money beyond economics, with Tom Woods
3/10/2022 • 57m
February 25th 2022.In this episode, Saifedean appears on The Tom Woods Show for a discussion on how the damage caused by fiat money extends beyond economics. Saifedean and Tom discuss why fiat money increases the power of governments and heightens societal time preference, disincentivising long-term planning. They also talk about the rise of “fiat mentality” and how societal attitudes have changed in areas such as diet, education and energy. They then discuss the “misery industry” of debt-based development aid – promoted by International Financial Institutions like the IMF – and how this industry has held back economic progress in...
105. Fiat Money and Debt Slavery with Tom Woods
3/9/2022 • 41m
February 24th 2021.In this episode, Saifedean appears on The Tom Woods Show for a discussion of fiat money and debt slavery. Saifedean and Tom talk about the role of government debt in the creation of fiat money; the recent freezing of bank accounts in the wake of Canadian protests, and why bitcoin improves on the shortcomings of gold. They then discuss how the fiat monetary system warps societal incentives by making debt accumulation a winning strategy.Resources:The Tom Woods Show official website.Tom’s free ebook Our Enemy The Fe...
104. Augmenting Bitcoin with Samson Mow
3/5/2022 • 1hr 32m
 In this episode, Saifedean talks to Samson Mow, outgoing CSO of Blockstream and CEO of Pixelmatic, about why we should be “augmenting” rather than trying to change the bitcoin network. They begin by discussing Blockstream projects such as the Liquid Network that extend the range of options available to bitcoin users, while accepting the network’s fundamental protocol rules. They also discuss Samson’s role as a prominent “small blocker” in the 2015-2017 “Blocksize War” and whether – in retrospect – the victory of the small blockers was inevitable. Samson then shares his views on bitcoin adoption in Latin America, including El Salvador’s issuanc...
103. Islamic Finance and Bitcoin with Safdar Alam
3/1/2022 • 1hr 49m
In this episode, Saifdean talks to Safdar Alam, CEO of investment firm Maydan Capital, about Islamic finance. Safdar starts by describing the basic principles of Islamic finance and the ethical justification for Islam’s prohibition on lending with interest. He and Saifedean then talk about how Islamic finance works in practice today; how it is mimicking the mainstream financial system; and the ways in which bitcoin might provide an ethical alternative to common practices often considered haram. In the Q&A Safdar answers questions about the Islamic definition of “speculation” and how this differs from “gambling”.
102. Low Time Preference Aging with P.D. Mangan
2/17/2022 • 2hr 3m
In this episode, Saifedean talks to author and health coach P.D. Mangan about how to improve wellbeing and slow ageing through some simple diet and fitness practices. They discuss why humans have adapted to thrive on a meat-based and paleo diets, the flawed science used to support widely accepted government dietary guidelines, and why so many people fail in their attempts to lose weight, combat fatigue and improve their wellbeing. In the Q&A, P.D. answers questions on fasting, whether type II diabetes can be reversed and the environmental impact of monocrops. Visit saifedean.com/m...
101. Fiat markets with Lyn Alden
1/31/2022 • 1hr 47m
In this epsisode Saifedean talks to economist and investor Lyn Alden about her views on the global macroeconomy. They start by discussing recent market turbulence in light of the Federal Reserve’s plans to tighten monetary policy, whether these plans are realisable, and what this will mean for consumer price inflation and the stock market. They then move on to a discussion of Lyn’s portfolio, her reasons for allocation across particular industries, and why she holds shares in silver mining companies. In the Q&A Lyn answers questions about whether we can trust the Federal Reserve and how she...
100: Explaining Bitcoin with Parker Lewis
1/23/2022 • 1hr 59m
In this episode Saifedean talks to writer and head of business development at Unchained Capital Parker Lewis about his Gradually, Then Suddenly series. They start by discussing Parker’s career in traditional finance during the 2008 financial crisis, and how discovering Austrian economics and bitcoin helped him to truly understand the workings of global finance. They then talk about the arguments of some of Parker’s well-known articles on topics ranging from why bitcoin can’t be copied to why bitcoin isn’t too volatile to why bitcoin can’t be banned. In the Q&A Parker discusses rumours that he will ru...
99. How Fiat Money Works with Preston Pysh
1/8/2022 • 1hr 12m
In this episode investor Preston Pysh and Saifedean do a deep dive in Saifedean’s new book The Fiat Standard. They discuss why analysing the fiat monetary system through the lens of bitcoin can help readers understand the advantages, and numerous disadvantages, of the fiat system. They talk about how fiat partially solved the age-old problem of gold’s lack of saleability across space, and how this eventually led to gold’s capture by governments and its ultimate demonetization. They explain how the fiat monetary system we live under today was created, and how it is controlled by the US and...
98. Sound economics in an age of hysteria with Tom Woods
12/30/2021 • 1hr 42m
In this episode Saifedean talks to author and Mises Institute fellow Tom Woods about the importance of sound economics in an age of Covid hysteria. They discuss their experiences studying at Columbia University, and the different paths they took to discovering Austrian Economics. They then move on to discussing how they became independent academics, operating outside of traditional institutions and how this gave them more of freedom of speech and allowed them to reach a larger audience. They also talk about Tom’s work promoting rational thinking on masks and coronavirus lockdowns, the influence of “fiat” academics like Dr Fauci...
97. Bitcoin Strategy with Michael Saylor
12/16/2021 • 2hr 59m
This seminar hosts Microstrategy CEO and bitcoin mega-bull Michael Saylor to discuss the correct strategies for buying, holding, and promoting bitcoin. Michael explains what he sees as increasing regulatory clarity around bitcoin and increasing risk around altcoins, which it is becoming clear are digital securities, while bitcoin is digital property. We discuss his views on the adoption of bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador, and whether it presents bitcoin as more of a currency than a property, and what the global ramifications of this move are. Michael then explains the correct strategy and execution for acquiring bitcoin on...
96. Sound Economics in a Confused World with Jeff Deist
12/10/2021 • 1hr 33m
In this episode Saifedean talks to Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute: the leading think tank dedicated to spreading the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. They discuss the mission of the Mises Institute, its origins, and how its approach to economics differs from other think tanks such as the Cato Institute. They also talk about the problems of modern empirical economics and how most mainstream economists have failed to articulate the “unseen” costs of government interventions such as Covid lockdowns and climate change mitigation policies. Jeff also talks about some timeless books and essays that accurately expl...
95. Q&A: is money debt? Can monopolists control bitcoin? How time preference fixes you
12/3/2021 • 1hr 52m
In this episode, Saifedean invites his newsletter subscribers to join a Q&A seminar normally only available to Saifedean.com members. He answers questions on whether money and debt are the same,  whether bitcoin whales or “monopolists” will gain too much power on the free market, the impact of energy trends on bitcoin mining, and the risks of holding bitcoin on an exchange. Participants also share their personal stories about how reading The Bitcoin Standard changed their life by lowering their time preference and allowing them to save for the future.ResourcesThe Myth of th...
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144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
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144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
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142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
Good advice, but still plan to take the hobbyist approach, buy a FutureBit Apollo, and join a mining pool. 😁
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144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
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142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
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144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
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144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
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100 sats
29 Nov
144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
@cwilbzz
100 sats
29 Nov
144. Fiat healthcare & Crowdhealth with Andy Schoonover
@joebitcoin
100 sats
29 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
you the man Saif. from Ireland. check out the sport hurling, you will love it
@joebitcoin
100 sats
29 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
@megavalanche
100 sats
29 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
Thank you !
@jerry
100 sats
27 Nov
133. Bitcoin Banks with Caitlin Long
love Caitlin.
@cipherhigh
100 sats
27 Nov
100: Explaining Bitcoin with Parker Lewis
@cipherhigh
100 sats
27 Nov
@cipherhigh
100 sats
25 Nov
@thejakehanna
100 sats
25 Nov
@user4622333011476704
210 sats
24 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
Thank you for this episode!
@salonomics
100 sats
24 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
cos Adam curry said so
@flauerlorea
200 sats
23 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
great pod guys! same feeling here thanking Saif for helping get the epiphany of understanding btc & all your crazy quality and quantity work! A fellow maxi toxic pleb. Thanks!
@cwilbzz
100 sats
23 Nov
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
Adam Curry
25,000 sats
22 Nov • CurioCaster
143. Macro Myths with Coinbits' Rowais Hanna
Value 4 Value! Remember to tell people to get a modern app with a Boost button at Newpodcastapps.com
@cwilbzz
100 sats
20 Nov
142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
@megavalanche
100 sats
20 Nov
141. FTX: Beyond Ponzi
Excellent show, thank you 🙏
@robertaurelius97
100 sats
19 Nov
142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
@robertaurelius97
100 sats
19 Nov
142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
@robertaurelius97
100 sats
19 Nov
142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
@robertaurelius97
100 sats
19 Nov
142. Why Bitcoin Miners Get Rekt
@thejakehanna
100 sats
18 Nov
@user1994
100 sats
18 Nov
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
@nacho_pendragon
15 sats
15 Nov
140. Climate Alarmism with Professor Richard Lindzen
@clarkian
10,000 sats
15 Nov
141. FTX: Beyond Ponzi
Love me some Said energy. Thank you, sir!
@user8088638076507072
100 sats
15 Nov
@lightningdav
100 sats
15 Nov
141. FTX: Beyond Ponzi
@blacktoshi
100 sats
14 Nov
141. FTX: Beyond Ponzi
@hansa1
500 sats
13 Nov
140. Climate Alarmism with Professor Richard Lindzen
love this guy!!
@jeffa
102 sats
13 Nov
140. Climate Alarmism with Professor Richard Lindzen
Relieved to see reasonable people on the right side of this issue.
@cwilbzz
100 sats
12 Nov
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
@louferlou
100 sats
12 Nov
12. James Todaro MD on Fiat Medicine
@fernando_v
100 sats
10 Nov
140. Climate Alarmism with Professor Richard Lindzen
@megavalanche
100 sats
10 Nov
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
@flauerlorea
100 sats
8 Nov
@itsmebendejo
100 sats
8 Nov
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
Best Podcast on earth, thanks.
@jeffa
102 sats
6 Nov
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
Nice to hear Saif and Alex Epstein get together on this subject. Much nicer than the over emotional pro ESG guests on McCormack’s podcast. Human flourishing matters!
@petri
1,500 sats
6 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
thanks for finally getting on here so i can boost the best guests and help test this version of monetization. to make value4value work i think there is some work that needs to be done interacting with listeners. if there is some type of conversation the boosts and streamed sats go up exponential i would think. but as everything it's work 😁
@zoidberg
100 sats
5 Nov
139. Fossil Future with Alex Epstein
@user6194575895744272
500 sats
5 Nov
@move2vietnam
10 sats
5 Nov
@thebtcmanual
100 sats
5 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
another fantastic episode and great to see someone debunking the co2 hysteria I think that’s the one idea that people have stuck in their mind with that whole ozone drama and they fall back on when the other claims don’t seem to pan out
@yvonne
100 sats
5 Nov
136. Starfish Publishing with Niko Laamanen
@megavalanche
100 sats
4 Nov
137. Clown Continent
So great to listen to Safedean on fountain!
anonymous
49 sats
4 Nov • CurioCaster
137. Clown Continent
btc!
@hansa1
1,000 sats
4 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
Please Saifeden clone your YT channel on Rumble!! Every alternative to the tech tyrants should be used!!
@hansa1
1,000 sats
4 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
It’s a continuous scandal, this junk science. thanks for this interview
@hansa1
100 sats
4 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
William Happer is a rock!
@hansa1
100 sats
4 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@mrdavidsanz
100 sats
4 Nov
@salonomics
100 sats
3 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
solid work again @saifedean. 🙌🏻
@tntmom
500 sats
3 Nov
Can Bitcoin Replace Government-Issued Money? Saifedean Ammous debates George Selgin
It is very interesting listening to this 3 years later. I wish I had fou d out what bitcoin realy is when this originally aired. But hindsight is always 20/20.
@petar
5,000 sats
2 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
WOOT finally got the podcasting 2.0 going!!
@kobie
3,001 sats
2 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@hoos
100 sats
1 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@hoos
100 sats
1 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@blacktoshi
100 sats
1 Nov
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@stephanbitcoin
100 sats
31 Oct
137. Clown Continent
Great show. What a clown world we live in!
@dsmkmplxx
1,000 sats
30 Oct
100: Explaining Bitcoin with Parker Lewis
"Gradually, Then Suddenly" is a fantastic series!
@bitgineer
100 sats
30 Oct
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@fixmoneyfixworld
100 sats
30 Oct
135. Cholesterol Con with Malcolm Kendrick
Valuable info, thank you.
@innerwebbp
100 sats
30 Oct
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
Thank you Saifedean. Keep up the good work!
@ahanniga
3,000 sats
29 Oct
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@dabro57
100 sats
29 Oct
126. Staying Humble & Stacking Sats with Matt Odell
@slimshady
100 sats
29 Oct
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@bradleychambers
100 sats
29 Oct
138. Climate physics with Professor William Happer
@thejakehanna
100 sats
29 Oct
137. Clown Continent
@jeffa
102 sats
29 Oct
137. Clown Continent
God Bless Saifedean for having the courage to speak out against ESG and all the other nonsense in the fiat world!
@proofoflyf
200 sats
28 Oct
137. Clown Continent
it's depressing
@dsmkmplxx
1,000 sats
26 Oct
133. Bitcoin Banks with Caitlin Long
Love Caitlin!
@jmeyerengineer
100 sats
25 Oct
137. Clown Continent
@twcattle
500 sats
25 Oct
137. Clown Continent
@bitstep
2,121 sats
25 Oct
137. Clown Continent
charming as always
@cwilbzz
100 sats
25 Oct
136. Starfish Publishing with Niko Laamanen
@michaelmatulef
500 sats
25 Oct
136. Starfish Publishing with Niko Laamanen
@user7060919667551918
420 sats
25 Oct
135. Cholesterol Con with Malcolm Kendrick
@blacktoshi
100 sats
24 Oct
136. Starfish Publishing with Niko Laamanen
hope to help with Japanese translations!
@thejakehanna
100 sats
23 Oct
135. Cholesterol Con with Malcolm Kendrick
@cwilbzz
100 sats
19 Oct
135. Cholesterol Con with Malcolm Kendrick
@blacktoshi
100 sats
18 Oct
135. Cholesterol Con with Malcolm Kendrick
Keep the alternative opinions coming!
@coryelyykebycyndryke
500 sats
18 Oct
107. Deep Nutrition with Dr Cate Shanahan
@michael1
100 sats
17 Oct
@salonomics
100 sats
17 Oct
109. Is CO2 the Climate Control Knob? with Tom Nelson
ask anyone in the UK if they wish it get 1 degree cooler next year. It'll be a no everytime. The climate clowns cannot win this debate if it goes against the wants of a population.
@jusrie
100 sats
17 Oct
@italivar
5,555 sats
16 Oct
134. Praxeology in One Lesson with Conza
Fantastic episode! These Austrians sure are clear thinkers.
@chaka
300 sats
15 Oct
134. Praxeology in One Lesson with Conza
@catalin
500 sats
12 Oct
131. Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: Russia with Lana Nagornaia
Interesting insight into Russia
@cwilbzz
50 sats
12 Oct
134. Praxeology in One Lesson with Conza
@blacktoshi
10 sats
12 Oct
134. Praxeology in One Lesson with Conza
@vmdknowsbest
20 sats
11 Oct
132. Expat Life with Mikkel Thorup
great episode
@vmdknowsbest
20 sats
11 Oct
132. Expat Life with Mikkel Thorup
@seema
10 sats
10 Oct
132. Expat Life with Mikkel Thorup
@unitofaccount
150 sats
10 Oct
133. Bitcoin Banks with Caitlin Long
Keep it up Saifedean. Youre a deadset legend in my eyes mate, love from Australia!