Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Olivier Garrett: Buying Gold & Silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93453/olivier-garrett-buying-gold-silver ]]><p>With financial markets becoming increasingly volatile (the Shanghai Composite&#39;s loss of over $2 trillion in the past month, anyone?), along with growing global economic instability and currency risks, we think it time to reiterate more loudly our core belief that&nbsp;<em>everyone</em>&nbsp;should own some precious metals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93453/olivier-garrett-buying-gold-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93453/olivier-garrett-buying-gold-silver#comments Podcast bullion gold Hard Assets Alliance Olivier Garrett precious metals silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93453 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:34:06 +0000 Adam Taggart 93453 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Bill McKibben: The Planet's Future Depends On Distributed Systems http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93428/bill-mckibben-planets-future-depends-distributed-systems ]]><p>To environmental&nbsp;activist Bill&nbsp;McKibben, it&#39;s all about math. The planet has warmed 1 degree Celsius over the past few decades and is on track to rise another 4 to 5 before the end of the century. An increase of this magnitude is simply too much for the ecosystems we depend on to adapt to that quickly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93428/bill-mckibben-planets-future-depends-distributed-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93428/bill-mckibben-planets-future-depends-distributed-systems#comments Podcast Agriculture Bill McKibben climate Climate Change energy Food http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93428 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:03:15 +0000 Adam Taggart 93428 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93299/joel-salatin-pursuit-food-freedom ]]><p>Sustainable farming activist Joel&nbsp;Salatin&nbsp;and author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963810952/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0963810952&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;linkId=VF2JWRBC5NEN7HCX" target="_blank">Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal</a>&nbsp;returns this week to talk about the importance of a basic human right: to eat what we believe is best for us.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/79360/joel-salatin-we-are-solution-as-well-as-problem" target="_blank">past podcasts</a>, he&#39;s described the challenges facing farmers who want to grow organically. This week, he sheds light on the additional challenges consumers face in getting access to quality produce and meats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93299/joel-salatin-pursuit-food-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93299/joel-salatin-pursuit-food-freedom#comments Podcast Agriculture Farming Food GMO Joel Salatin Organic sustainable farming http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93299 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:54:55 +0000 Adam Taggart 93299 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Jim Rogers: Turmoil Is Coming http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93027/jim-rogers-turmoil-coming ]]><p>Two years since his last interview with us, investor Jim Rogers returns and notes that the risks he warned of last time have only gotten worse. In this week&#39;s podcast, Jim shares his rational for predicting:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">increased wealth confiscation by the central planners</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">a pending major financial market collapse</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">gold&#39;s return as the preferred safe haven investment</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">more oil price weakness, followed by a trend reversal</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Russia&#39;s rebound</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">a China bubble reckoning</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">agriculture&#39;s long-term value</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93027/jim-rogers-turmoil-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/93027/jim-rogers-turmoil-coming#comments Podcast China commodities crash economy financial markets gold Greece investing Japan Jim Rogers Markets oil Russia stock market US Dollar http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93027 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 17:11:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 93027 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Former CIA Director: We're Not Doing Nearly Enough To Protect Against The EMP Threat http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92943/former-cia-director-were-not-doing-nearly-enough-protect-against-emp-threat ]]><p>On Monday we&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92855/sounding-alarm-countrys-vulnerability-emp" target="_blank">covered the release</a>&nbsp;of an open letter written to President Obama, issued by a committee of notable political, security and defense experts &nbsp;-- which includes past and present members of Congress, ambassadors, CIA directors, and others -- on the country&#39;s concerning level of vulnerability to a natural or man-made Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP).</p> <p>This week, we&#39;ve been fortunate enough to get several of the authors of that open letter to join us and explain in depth what they conclude needs to be done to protect against the&nbsp;EMP&nbsp;risk: former CIA Director and current Ambassador James&nbsp;Woolsey, Executive Director of the&nbsp;EMP&nbsp;Task Force Dr Peter Pry, and security industry entrepreneur Jen&nbsp;Bawden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92943/former-cia-director-were-not-doing-nearly-enough-protect-against-emp-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92943/former-cia-director-were-not-doing-nearly-enough-protect-against-emp-threat#comments Podcast CIA electrical grid Electro-Magnetic Pulse EMP FERC Homeland security James Woolsey Jen Bawden NERC Peter Pry http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92943 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:33:51 +0000 Adam Taggart 92943 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Charles Eisenstein: Crafting A New Narrative http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92834/charles-eisenstein-crafting-new-narrative ]]><p>Much has been written here at PeakProsperity.com of late about the need for society to adopt a new narrative to live by. One deeply-ingrained with sustainability and stewardship -- else our current fixation with consumption and exploitation of nature&#39;s finite resources will meet a very predictable and unpleasant end.</p> <p>So, for those that agree a new operating story is needed: <em>Where do we start?</em></p> <p>This week, author Charles Eisenstein joins Chris and Becca to discuss their upcoming participation in The New Story festival, a gathering specifically focused on sparking momentum behind this important movement. More details on the event, which takes place in Bethany CT on June 12-13th, can <a href="http://www.learn.edu/index.php/news/entry/new-story.html" target="_blank">be found here</a>.</p> <p>Click the play button below to listen to Chris&#39; interview with Charles Eisenstein and Becca Martenson (45m:51s)</p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92834/charles-eisenstein-crafting-new-narrative#comments Podcast Becca Martenson Charles Eisenstein Chris Martenson Graduate Institute narratives story telling http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92834 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:54:21 +0000 Adam Taggart 92834 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser: Sustainable Farming 2.0 http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20 ]]><p>Here at Peak Prosperity, we&#39;re continuously on the hunt for new models that offer promise for a better future. These tend to be models of stewardship and sustainability, which contrast starkly with society&#39;s current focus on resource consumption and exploitation.</p> <p>The farming model being pioneered at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.singingfrogsfarm.com/About_Us.html" target="_blank">Singing Frogs Farm</a>, a small micro-farm in northern California is one such example of doing things &quot;right&quot;. Developed over years of combining bio-intensive land/forestry management theory with empirical trial &amp; error, the farming practices at Singing Frogs have produced astounding results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20#comments Podcast Agriculture Elizabeth Kaiser Farming no-till Organic 2.0 Paul Kaiser Permaculture podcast Resilent Life singing frogs farm sustainable farming http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92727 Sat, 23 May 2015 19:12:04 +0000 Adam Taggart 92727 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dan Ariely: Why The Next Market Downturn May Quickly Become A Full-Blown Panic http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92631/dan-ariely-why-next-market-downturn-may-quickly-become-full-blown-panic ]]><p>Behavioral science shows we are our own worst enemies in this story. In a realm where everything is so quantifiable, measurable and&nbsp;trackable, one would expect exceptionally good decision-making. But it&#39;s our human wiring, our proclivity for seeing things as we want them to be rather than as they truly are, that makes us vulnerable to influences we often aren&#39;t even conscious of. And the bad decisions -- and bad outcomes -- ensue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92631/dan-ariely-why-next-market-downturn-may-quickly-become-full-blown-panic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92631/dan-ariely-why-next-market-downturn-may-quickly-become-full-blown-panic#comments Podcast behavioral economics conflict of interest Dan Ariely financial sysem panic trust http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92631 Sun, 17 May 2015 15:37:29 +0000 Adam Taggart 92631 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Becca Martenson: Building Community http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92556/becca-martenson-building-community ]]><p>Building community takes time and real effort. Especially in today&#39;s society, where many of the old social norms that fostered community during our grandparents age have been severed by suburban fences, the rat-race&nbsp;workstyle, and the false sense of belonging offered by television and the Internet.</p> <p>So how exactly does one do it?</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92556/becca-martenson-building-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92556/becca-martenson-building-community#comments Podcast Becca Martenson Community Building resilience http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92556 Sun, 10 May 2015 19:17:45 +0000 Adam Taggart 92556 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Joe Saluzzi: Broken Markets http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92435/joe-saluzzi-broken-markets ]]><p>As luck would have it, we had Joe&nbsp;Saluzzi&nbsp;lined up to record a podcast the day the news broke recently that the suspected&nbsp;culprit for the 2010 flash crash,&nbsp;Navinder&nbsp;Singh&nbsp;Sarao, had been arrested.</p> <p>In this discussion, Joe shares his suspicions about&nbsp;Sarao&nbsp;(a contributor to the crash, but highly unlikely to be the actual cause) and then provides his expert assessment of what has been done in the intervening years since the flash crash to safeguard the market against a similar failure (precious little). In his opinion, a winner-take-all high-tech arms race, clueless and toothless regulators, and central bank price distortion are conspiring to make us more vulnerable -- not less -- to another systemic breakdown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92435/joe-saluzzi-broken-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92435/joe-saluzzi-broken-markets#comments Podcast algorithms flash crash HFT Joe Saluzzi Markets http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92435 Sun, 03 May 2015 20:58:30 +0000 Adam Taggart 92435 at http://www.peakprosperity.com