Podcast

In 2020, I stoked the fire of my passion for interviewing brilliant people by launching The Grant Williams Podcast. Alongside my own interviews, I added three additional streams, each with a fantastic co-host: The End Game (with Bill Fleckenstein), The Super Terrific Happy Hour (with Stephanie Pomboy), and The Narrative Game (with Dr. Ben Hunt).

The response has been overwhelming. In only 5 months, these interviews have been downloaded over 1 million times, placing this content squarely in the top 0.1% of podcasts offered in the vast marketplace.

Beginning February 3, 2021, access to new episodes of The Grant Williams Podcast will now be available through our COPPER membership tier ($10/month) and is included as a component of all premium tiers.

Recent Episodes

The Grant Williams Podcast: Jacob Shapiro

My guest on the latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Jacob Shapiro, the Founder and Chief Strategist of Perch Perspectives.

With geopolitics becoming both impossible to ignore and increasingly complex, it was a perfect time to char with Jacob about two of the most pressing (and polarising) geopolitical situations facing the world today: Vladimir Putin’s stand-off with Ukraine and Xi Jinping’s potential plans for Taiwan.

Jacob brings a wealth of insight to what was a truly fascinating conversation as he weighed up the likely paths available to all the actors enmeshed in these situations and handicapped the likelihood of a series of potential outcomes.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Simon Hunt

As we move into a new year, I’m delighted to welcome an old friend, Simon Hunt, to the podcast to kick off what could be yet another dramatic twelve months.

Simon has been spending several months each year on the ground in China for almost three decades and has built an extraordinary network which gives him unique insight into the reality behind countless opinions offered by distant ‘analysts’. In this hugely enjoyable hour, we discuss what’s really happening in the Middle Kingdom, the importance of strengthening of ties between Russia, China, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries against a backdrop of a U.S. retrenchment, the possible size of Russian and Chinese gold reserves as well as Simon’s latest thoughts on the copper market – something about which his knowledge is extensive.

Oh, climate change gets discussed briefly too – but try not to let that upset you!

This was the perfect way to kick of 2022. Happy New Year to you all!

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Felix Zulauf

Grant welcomes his old friend Felix Zulauf back to the podcast to discuss Felix’s outlook for 2022 and beyond.

In another masterclass of macro thinking, Felix explains his bi-directional view of markets which encompasses both booms and busts, inflation and deflation between now and 2024 when he expects we will witness an historical top in markets.

The two discuss global real estate markets and why they are an enormous source of systemic vulnerability, the options facing China as it seeks to adapt to a new paradigm, gold and cryptocurrencies, Europe’s growing problems and much, much more.

As always, Felix is thought-provoking, clear and extremely insightful as he runs us through his roadmap for what is shaping up to be an extraordinary few years to come.

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The End Game Ep 29 – Alex Berenson

Grant & Bill’s guest on the latest episode of The End Game is journalist and author, Alex Berenson, a man who has found himself at the centre of the Covid cancel culture.

This is a fascinating discussion about the End Game for Covid. At what point does the extended control the pandemic has afforded governments end (if at all), and when (if ever) does the power dynamic between the governments of the world and the people who vote them into (and out of) office return to normal?

This will be a polarizing conversation for many, but so much of what is discussed is incredibly valuable in terms of understanding what Covid means for market power dynamics and how big a threat the demise of mainstream journalism poses to us all.

I strongly encourage you to leave any prejudices at the door and listen to a truly enlightening discussion about the pandemic response and what it means for markets, journalism and traditional power structures.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Danielle DiMartino Booth

My very special guest for this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Danielle DiMartino Booth, the CEO and Chief Strategist of Quill Intelligence LLC. and the author of the bestselling book Fed Up.

With Fed Chair Jay Powell’s renomination the source of enormous speculation amidst a concerted push by Beltway powerbrokers to get Lael Brainard the corner office at the Marriner S. Eccles Building and a series of highly distasteful revelations about the private trading activity of several Fed governors (including Powell himself), Danielle offers the benefit of her intimate understanding of the institution, the politics surrounding it and the individuals involved in the ongoing drama to help us understand the potential outcome and what it might mean for markets.

This is a thoroughly entertaining and hugely informative hour that I know you’ll enjoy immensely.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Julian Brigden

My guest on the latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Julian Brigden of MI2 partners -, one of the finest macro analysts plying his trade anywhere in the world today.

In what turned out to be a wide-ranging and enormously thought-provoking conversation, Julian outlined just how problematic the range of options facing the world’s central banks has become as inflation tightens its grip on the world economy, forcing certain central banks to take policy decisions which run counter to the interests of others for the first time in more than a decade.

The knock-on effects for currencies of decisions made around interest rates and any possible steps designed to control yield curves are examined in the wake of the RBA abandonment of its YCC policy in recent weeks and Julian demonstrates just how high the stakes are and just how calamitous any policy mistakes will be at this juncture.

This is sobering stuff. Please make sure you’re sitting down while listening!

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The End Game Ep 28 – Jim Bianco, Bianco Research

Jim Bianco of Bianco Research is the latest guest to grace The End Game and what follows is a masterful dissection of Fed policy, interest rate hike probabilities and the reasons why Jim is fully onboard with the inflationary narrative. Jim explains what he’s seeing in the data to suggest that it may well be […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Dave Dredge

My guest in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Dave Dredge of Convex Strategies in Singapore – a man with whom I had several epic conversations during my time at Real Vision.

This time, our discussion was sparked by a recent monthly letter Dave published which examined the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan and used it to look at financial markets through the prism of ‘self-organized criticality.’

Dave’s ability to communicate complex ideas with brilliantly-chosen metaphors is to the fore in what was a hugely engaging conversation that will leave you with much to ponder.

Be sure to download the letter which sparked this conversation at the link provided below – it will provide invaluable background to yet another fantastic hour of rich discourse.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Louis Gave

My guest in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Louis Gave, of GaveKal research.

After I published my recent edition of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… entitled ‘Xi Moves In Mysterious Ways’, Louis sent me an email explaining why I was wrong about much of what I wrote. Given his proximity to China and the level of his experience, I asked Louis if he’d be willing to join me on the podcast so he could haul me over he coals in public, allowing you to hear me called out and giving you the opportunity to hear the other side of the argument from someone with impeccable credentials so you can make up your own mind.

What followed was a fascinating conversation that raises much about which to ponder…

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Doomberg

My guest in the latest edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is a fast-rising star of the Twittersphere and without question the most insightful chicken in the financial world, Doomberg. In recent months, my guest has been producing some of the most consistently insightful, highly entertaining content on FinTwit. His anonymity allows him to tackle […]

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Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 13: Sam Zell

This week, on the Super Terrific Happy Hour, Stephanie & Grant are joined by the legendary Sam Zell, a billionaire investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose uncanny knack of knowing not just which businesses to get into, but when to let somebody else take them off his hands (at significantly higher prices) is unmatched. In this […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Daniel Want, Prerequisite Capital Management

My guest in the latest edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Daniel Want, the Chief Investment Officer of Prerequisite Capital Management in Brisbane Australia. Daniel is truly a unique thinker – something I recognized in his written work and then had conclusively reinforced the first time we sat down to chat in […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Jacob Shapiro

My guest on the latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Jacob Shapiro, the Founder and Chief Strategist of Perch Perspectives.

With geopolitics becoming both impossible to ignore and increasingly complex, it was a perfect time to char with Jacob about two of the most pressing (and polarising) geopolitical situations facing the world today: Vladimir Putin’s stand-off with Ukraine and Xi Jinping’s potential plans for Taiwan.

Jacob brings a wealth of insight to what was a truly fascinating conversation as he weighed up the likely paths available to all the actors enmeshed in these situations and handicapped the likelihood of a series of potential outcomes.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Simon Hunt

As we move into a new year, I’m delighted to welcome an old friend, Simon Hunt, to the podcast to kick off what could be yet another dramatic twelve months.

Simon has been spending several months each year on the ground in China for almost three decades and has built an extraordinary network which gives him unique insight into the reality behind countless opinions offered by distant ‘analysts’. In this hugely enjoyable hour, we discuss what’s really happening in the Middle Kingdom, the importance of strengthening of ties between Russia, China, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries against a backdrop of a U.S. retrenchment, the possible size of Russian and Chinese gold reserves as well as Simon’s latest thoughts on the copper market – something about which his knowledge is extensive.

Oh, climate change gets discussed briefly too – but try not to let that upset you!

This was the perfect way to kick of 2022. Happy New Year to you all!

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Felix Zulauf

Grant welcomes his old friend Felix Zulauf back to the podcast to discuss Felix’s outlook for 2022 and beyond.

In another masterclass of macro thinking, Felix explains his bi-directional view of markets which encompasses both booms and busts, inflation and deflation between now and 2024 when he expects we will witness an historical top in markets.

The two discuss global real estate markets and why they are an enormous source of systemic vulnerability, the options facing China as it seeks to adapt to a new paradigm, gold and cryptocurrencies, Europe’s growing problems and much, much more.

As always, Felix is thought-provoking, clear and extremely insightful as he runs us through his roadmap for what is shaping up to be an extraordinary few years to come.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 29 – Alex Berenson

Grant & Bill’s guest on the latest episode of The End Game is journalist and author, Alex Berenson, a man who has found himself at the centre of the Covid cancel culture.

This is a fascinating discussion about the End Game for Covid. At what point does the extended control the pandemic has afforded governments end (if at all), and when (if ever) does the power dynamic between the governments of the world and the people who vote them into (and out of) office return to normal?

This will be a polarizing conversation for many, but so much of what is discussed is incredibly valuable in terms of understanding what Covid means for market power dynamics and how big a threat the demise of mainstream journalism poses to us all.

I strongly encourage you to leave any prejudices at the door and listen to a truly enlightening discussion about the pandemic response and what it means for markets, journalism and traditional power structures.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Danielle DiMartino Booth

My very special guest for this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Danielle DiMartino Booth, the CEO and Chief Strategist of Quill Intelligence LLC. and the author of the bestselling book Fed Up.

With Fed Chair Jay Powell’s renomination the source of enormous speculation amidst a concerted push by Beltway powerbrokers to get Lael Brainard the corner office at the Marriner S. Eccles Building and a series of highly distasteful revelations about the private trading activity of several Fed governors (including Powell himself), Danielle offers the benefit of her intimate understanding of the institution, the politics surrounding it and the individuals involved in the ongoing drama to help us understand the potential outcome and what it might mean for markets.

This is a thoroughly entertaining and hugely informative hour that I know you’ll enjoy immensely.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Julian Brigden

My guest on the latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Julian Brigden of MI2 partners -, one of the finest macro analysts plying his trade anywhere in the world today.

In what turned out to be a wide-ranging and enormously thought-provoking conversation, Julian outlined just how problematic the range of options facing the world’s central banks has become as inflation tightens its grip on the world economy, forcing certain central banks to take policy decisions which run counter to the interests of others for the first time in more than a decade.

The knock-on effects for currencies of decisions made around interest rates and any possible steps designed to control yield curves are examined in the wake of the RBA abandonment of its YCC policy in recent weeks and Julian demonstrates just how high the stakes are and just how calamitous any policy mistakes will be at this juncture.

This is sobering stuff. Please make sure you’re sitting down while listening!

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 28 – Jim Bianco, Bianco Research

Jim Bianco of Bianco Research is the latest guest to grace The End Game and what follows is a masterful dissection of Fed policy, interest rate hike probabilities and the reasons why Jim is fully onboard with the inflationary narrative. Jim explains what he’s seeing in the data to suggest that it may well be […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Dave Dredge

My guest in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Dave Dredge of Convex Strategies in Singapore – a man with whom I had several epic conversations during my time at Real Vision.

This time, our discussion was sparked by a recent monthly letter Dave published which examined the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan and used it to look at financial markets through the prism of ‘self-organized criticality.’

Dave’s ability to communicate complex ideas with brilliantly-chosen metaphors is to the fore in what was a hugely engaging conversation that will leave you with much to ponder.

Be sure to download the letter which sparked this conversation at the link provided below – it will provide invaluable background to yet another fantastic hour of rich discourse.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Louis Gave

My guest in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Louis Gave, of GaveKal research.

After I published my recent edition of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… entitled ‘Xi Moves In Mysterious Ways’, Louis sent me an email explaining why I was wrong about much of what I wrote. Given his proximity to China and the level of his experience, I asked Louis if he’d be willing to join me on the podcast so he could haul me over he coals in public, allowing you to hear me called out and giving you the opportunity to hear the other side of the argument from someone with impeccable credentials so you can make up your own mind.

What followed was a fascinating conversation that raises much about which to ponder…

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Doomberg

My guest in the latest edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is a fast-rising star of the Twittersphere and without question the most insightful chicken in the financial world, Doomberg. In recent months, my guest has been producing some of the most consistently insightful, highly entertaining content on FinTwit. His anonymity allows him to tackle […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 13: Sam Zell

This week, on the Super Terrific Happy Hour, Stephanie & Grant are joined by the legendary Sam Zell, a billionaire investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose uncanny knack of knowing not just which businesses to get into, but when to let somebody else take them off his hands (at significantly higher prices) is unmatched. In this […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Daniel Want, Prerequisite Capital Management

My guest in the latest edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, Daniel Want, the Chief Investment Officer of Prerequisite Capital Management in Brisbane Australia. Daniel is truly a unique thinker – something I recognized in his written work and then had conclusively reinforced the first time we sat down to chat in […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »