Tag Archives: Podcast

  • Podcast

    Ron Paul: We Are Reaching A Point Of No Return

    When the system will break no matter what the Fed tries
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:08 PM

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    Dr. Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies.

    As a multi-term member of Congress, Dr. Paul knows the players and policies responsible for the growing unfairness and inequality now rampant in society. He does not expect the offenders will reform willingly. Instead, he predicts the system will collapse under its own unsustainability — offering a rare and valuable chance then for more sound and fair solutions to prevail.

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    Being Real

    What to expect at our advanced seminar on Nov 9-12
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 23, 2017, 2:06 AM

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    In just a few weeks, Chris and Becca will be holding a special seminar for PeakProsperity.com readers called "Developing Your Emotional and Social Capital". It will be held at the Rowe Conference Center in Rowe, MA from November 9-12th.

    Its focus: With the daily deluge of worrisome information — species loss, financial fraud, resource depletion, warmongering, social injustice, etc — how do you "be" in this world without getting overwhelmed, defeated and paralyzed by it all?

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    Tim Jackson: The High Price Of Growth

    A finite planet cannot sustain infinite economic growth
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:31 PM

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    Modern society is addicted to and engineered for perpetual economic growth.

    Now, a fourth-grader can tell you that nothing can grow forever, especially if you have finite resources. But that simple realization is eluding today's central planners, despite multiplying evidence that growth is becoming harder and harder to come by.

    This week's podcast guest is Professor Tim Jackson, sustainability advisor for the UK government, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey and Director of CUSP. Tim is also a full member of the Club of Rome.

    He explains why the exponential growth rates of today's economies, and their associated rates of resource extraction/consumption, will not be able to continue for much longer — and why a pursuit of "prosperity" (defined much more broadly than simple consumerism) is a much healthier goal for humanity.

     

     

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    Connor Stedman: Carbon Farming

    Sequestering atmospheric carbon through natural means
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 9, 2017, 9:10 PM

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    Climate change remains a hotly debated topic. But a scientific fact not up for dispute is the pronounced spike in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere over the past two centuries.

    There's a building urgency to find solutions that can manage/reverse that spike — a process known as carbon sequestration. But how to do that on a planetary scale? It's a massive predicament. And most of the 'solutions' being proposed are technologically unproven, prohibitively costly and/or completely impractical.

    Enter carbon farming. It uses nature-based farming practices to park gigatons of carbon in the soil, rebuild soil health and complexity, and revitalize the nutrient density of the foods that we eat.

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    Michael Basta: The Science Of Conflict Resolution

    Persevering through difficulty in your key relationships
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:47 PM

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    Michael Basta has worked in mental health for 30 years and is a certified Master Gottman Therapist. (Those who read Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink may remember the chapter on John Gottman, whose decades of research studying couples enables him to determine with 94% accuracy after just a few minutes of observation whether a couple will stick together or not.)

    In this week's podcast, Mike pinpoints the most common threats that can derail a relationship when it confronts conflict, and he shares the top success strategies that the Gottman Institute's research has identified for rescuing, repairing and strengthening relationships through adversity.

    These insights apply to nearly any relationship — your spouse/life partner, family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor. Anyone looking to live in better harmony with the people in their life should find the insights in this discussion of real value.

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    Chaz Peling: Backup Power Solutions

    Be prepared if the lights suddenly go out
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5:20 PM

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    Without electricity, our capability to conduct our modern way of life becomes immediately and severely curtailed. Communication instantly stops. Food quickly spoils. Sundown puts an end to all activity. Air conditioning and water well pumps no longer function.

    And as prolonged blackouts often go hand-in-hand with gas shortages, disaster victims are often truly forced into a "dark ages" lifestyle.

    This week, Chaz Peling, founder of Sol Solutions, joins the podcast to share his expertise on residential backup power options. The good news is that recent technology advancements offer more robust and affordable solutions than ever before. The bad news is, you have to invest the effort to procure an install them in advance of the next crisis for them to be of use.

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    Julie MacQueen: Chocolate!

    A case study in local investing
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, September 18, 2017, 1:51 AM

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    In this week's podcast, Chris profiles Julie MacQueen, founder and CEO of Pure7 Chocolate.

    Her story is that of the small entrepreneur, one who has sought to innovate a healthier way to enjoy one of life's tastiest foods. Chris and Julie talk about the journey of product development, as well as the challenges of starting up a business and engaging those interested in local investing.

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    Matthew Stein: When Disaster Strikes

    Urgent advice on pre- & post-emergency steps to take
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:58 AM

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    To make sense of which steps are most important to take soonest when preparing for a major disaster, we've invited Matthew Stein back on the program.

    Mat is a design engineer, green builder, and author of the two bestselling books: When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 2011), and When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency (Chelsea Green 2008).

    On this week's podcast, Mat details his recommended steps for those facing imminent threat of crisis (Hurricane Irma), those with more time to prepare for one (Hurricane Jose), and those dealing with the aftermath of disaster (Hurricane Harvey).

     

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    Jeffrey J. Brown: Hurricanes & US Oil Production

    Estimating the impact of Harvey (and Irma, and...)
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 3:13 PM

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    Hurricane Harvey took offline over 50% of Texas' refining capacity and shut down large percentage of the wells in the major Eagle Ford shale play.

    This week, Hurricane Irma threatens to deliver a similar massive punch to the oil patch in the Gulf.

    To discuss the ramifications from these storms on the oil markets, geoscientist and oil explorer Jeffrey Brown returns to the podcast. He calculates that Harvey alone will have long-lasting effects such as lingering supply shortages, but his greater focus is attuned to the growing validation of his Export Land Model, which calculates the rate at which oil-producing nations cease to become net exporters as their domestic consumption increases. Since it's formulation in 2005, more and more countries have switched from being net-exporters to net-importers, and the data in aggregates is strongly suggestive of a flat-lining in world oil production — the consequences of which are immense.

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    James Howard Kunstler: It’s Time To Be Honest With Ourselves

    The major systems our society relies on are failing
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:55 PM

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    The ever-eloquent James Howard Kunstler returns to our podcast this week to discuss the dangers of the 'comprehensive dishonesty' he observes in our culture today.

    We occupy ourselves with distractions (e.g., the fear du jour that our media continually manufactures) and diversions (e.g., our empty social media addiction), while ignoring the erosion of the essential systems around us. Making matters worse, the leaders we assume are focusing on these issues aren't or are woefully out of their depth.

    It's time for society to take a hard look in the mirror and be honest about the shortcoming it sees. Identifying them then opens the door to deciding what to do about them.

    Without the courage to be honest, we condemn ourselves to a failing status quo that likely has little remaining time left.

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