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: Dan Oliver

After his appearance on The End Game last year, I’ve had countless requests to bring back my latest guest for another conversation to discuss the state of the monetary world with a special focus on precious metals and though his encyclopedic historical lens. Dan Oliver is a great friend and has the kind of brain […]

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The End Game Ep 35 – Jeff Currie

Episode 35 of The End Game sees Bill and Grant welcome Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Global Head of Commodities Research, Jeff Currie for a discussion around the current dynamics in the commodities sector and their potential place in The End Game. Jeff’s thoughts on the importance of the only two asset classes in the […]

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The End Game Ep 34 – Greg Jensen

Episode 34 of The End Game sees the welcome return of Bridgewater Associates co-CIO, Greg Jensen who joins us again to reflect on his enormously prescient first appearance just under a year ago.

During that original conversation, Greg called the current inflationary headwinds roiling the worlds of central bankers and consumers alike and explained how what he saw coming would affect policy decisions and consumer behaviour.

In another superb hour of insightful thinking, and with just about everything he predicted now upon us, Greg offers his thoughts on where we stand and what might come next. Central bank policy and credibility come under the microscope as does the current environment for liquidity and we dig into Bridgewater’s very vocal bet against Europe.

This is another tour de force by one of the brightest minds in the global investment community.

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This Week In Doom – #7: Kentucky Fired Chicken!

The latest episode of This Week In Doom is a masterclass from a very fired up Green Chicken as he takes us through some of the Doomberg team’s recent pieces, fleshing out some of the fascinating topics about which they’ve written in the last month.

Energy (of course) features heavily as do politics, geopolitics and the Russian ruble.

There’s always plenty about which to talk in today’s climate, but the Green Chicken does a wonderful job of analyzing, criticizing and explaining some of the many complex situations the team has taken on recently in their thought-provoking work.

Excellent stuff!

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The End Game Ep 33 – James Aitken

Episode 33 sees the return of James Aitken of Aitken Advisors for his third appearance on the End Game. As you’re about to hear, there’s a very good reason for that – not only does James have as good a grasp on the myriad facets of global markets as anybody, he’s also a brilliant communicator (as we’ve seen in his earlier visits to the podcast).

Now, however, as two years of searching for an End Game moves towards a climax, James offers his thoughts on the predicament in which Kuroda-san at the BoJ finds himself as he tries manfully to stick to Yield Curve Control in the face of a dramatically weakening yen and a bond market which looks in no mood to let him continue to have his cake and eat it.

James also outlines where the Fed, the BoE and the ECB currently stand with a focus on the recent travails of the RBA. This is a true masterclass in macro thinking.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Doug Pollitt

My guest in the latest edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is Doug Pollitt of Pollitt & Co. in Toronto.

Doug has spent his entire career immersed in the precious metals industry in one way or another and carries the baton handed down to him by his father, Murray Pollitt – himself a legend in the precious metals world.

In this engaging discussion, Doug and I take a look at the current state of the industry as he takes apart current valuations, mourns the lack of any recent major gold discoveries and offers his outlook for what promises to be a fascinating period for gold and silver.

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The End Game Ep 32 – Judy Shelton

In the latest episode of The End Game, Bill Fleckenstein and I have the great privilege of welcoming Judy Shelton to the podcast for a discussion that helps place one of the key missing pieces into the puzzle we’ve been attempting to assemble – the honest and frank perspective of a central banking insider.

After her nomination to the board of the Federal Reserve by President Donald Trump in 2018, Judy’s appalling treatment at her Senate confirmation hearings demonstrated the very worst of partisan politics at an incredibly toxic time in America.

A letter signed by 100 economists, including seven Nobel laureates, opposing her appointment suggests, to me, at least, that she would have been the perfect person to bring necessary change to an institution whose many failings are becoming more apparent by the day.

Judy’s openness, insight and willingness to discuss the practicalities and limitations of modern-day central banking in this conversation are a breath of fresh air and worthy of our deepest respect and gratitude.

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Shifts Happen – Episode Two

Episode Two of Shifts Happen shines a spotlight on the shift between the ‘paper’ markets and the ‘real’ markets as the importance of energy supplies becomes ever more apparent in a world where battle lines are being drawn, supply lines are being stretched and, in the case of the EU, economic suicide is being committed.

What happens to the dollar? Will the US balance of payments finally start to matter and what are the chances of a hyperinflationary outcome? All of these questions and more are pondered in the wake of the surprising strength of the rouble and the increasing inflationary pressure being heaped upon Western governments who can’t seem to get out of their own way.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Tarric Brooker

My guest in this edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is Tarric Brooker, an Aussie analyst who has become a must-follow for me and I think anyone interested in better understanding Australian politics, markets and, of course, the country’s fabled housing bubble.

Tarric and I spoke on the eve of the Australian general election – an event in which the incumbent Liberal PM, Scott Morrison was unceremoniously ousted in favour of Labor’s Anthony Albanese (or ‘Albo’ to Aussie voters!!).

The one thing that both parties have in common is an unhealthy desire to make sure the property market doesn’t crash – however, this time around, with inflation tying the RBA’s hands, the incoming Premier may not have things all his own way…

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Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 15: It’s Not A Lie If YOU Believe It

In the latest edition of The Super Terrific Happy Hour, Steph and Grant tackle the recent data as Steph shows the benefits of digging a little deeper than the headline numbers when economic figures are released. From the most recent BLS releases to inflation numbers and the real state of the consumer, Steph puts on […]

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This Week In Doom – #6: Bennett Tomlin & George Noble

On the sixth episode of This Week In Doom, Doomberg and I turn our attention to the world of cryptocurrencies — or rather, stablecoins — in the wake of the recent collapse of Terra/Luna and the astonishing spectacle of a $60 billion meltdown. Joining us are two high profile critics of the crypto space, Bennett […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Peter Zeihan (Aug 2022)

The latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast sees the welcome return of geopolitical strategist and author, Peter Zeihan – a man who has, in his previous two appearances, shaken many long-held assumptions about the balance of geopolitical power around the world. This time Peter trains his gaze on Europe, picking apart the strengths and […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Dan Oliver

After his appearance on The End Game last year, I’ve had countless requests to bring back my latest guest for another conversation to discuss the state of the monetary world with a special focus on precious metals and though his encyclopedic historical lens. Dan Oliver is a great friend and has the kind of brain […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 35 – Jeff Currie

Episode 35 of The End Game sees Bill and Grant welcome Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Global Head of Commodities Research, Jeff Currie for a discussion around the current dynamics in the commodities sector and their potential place in The End Game. Jeff’s thoughts on the importance of the only two asset classes in the […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 34 – Greg Jensen

Episode 34 of The End Game sees the welcome return of Bridgewater Associates co-CIO, Greg Jensen who joins us again to reflect on his enormously prescient first appearance just under a year ago.

During that original conversation, Greg called the current inflationary headwinds roiling the worlds of central bankers and consumers alike and explained how what he saw coming would affect policy decisions and consumer behaviour.

In another superb hour of insightful thinking, and with just about everything he predicted now upon us, Greg offers his thoughts on where we stand and what might come next. Central bank policy and credibility come under the microscope as does the current environment for liquidity and we dig into Bridgewater’s very vocal bet against Europe.

This is another tour de force by one of the brightest minds in the global investment community.

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #7: Kentucky Fired Chicken!

The latest episode of This Week In Doom is a masterclass from a very fired up Green Chicken as he takes us through some of the Doomberg team’s recent pieces, fleshing out some of the fascinating topics about which they’ve written in the last month.

Energy (of course) features heavily as do politics, geopolitics and the Russian ruble.

There’s always plenty about which to talk in today’s climate, but the Green Chicken does a wonderful job of analyzing, criticizing and explaining some of the many complex situations the team has taken on recently in their thought-provoking work.

Excellent stuff!

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 33 – James Aitken

Episode 33 sees the return of James Aitken of Aitken Advisors for his third appearance on the End Game. As you’re about to hear, there’s a very good reason for that – not only does James have as good a grasp on the myriad facets of global markets as anybody, he’s also a brilliant communicator (as we’ve seen in his earlier visits to the podcast).

Now, however, as two years of searching for an End Game moves towards a climax, James offers his thoughts on the predicament in which Kuroda-san at the BoJ finds himself as he tries manfully to stick to Yield Curve Control in the face of a dramatically weakening yen and a bond market which looks in no mood to let him continue to have his cake and eat it.

James also outlines where the Fed, the BoE and the ECB currently stand with a focus on the recent travails of the RBA. This is a true masterclass in macro thinking.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Doug Pollitt

My guest in the latest edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is Doug Pollitt of Pollitt & Co. in Toronto.

Doug has spent his entire career immersed in the precious metals industry in one way or another and carries the baton handed down to him by his father, Murray Pollitt – himself a legend in the precious metals world.

In this engaging discussion, Doug and I take a look at the current state of the industry as he takes apart current valuations, mourns the lack of any recent major gold discoveries and offers his outlook for what promises to be a fascinating period for gold and silver.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 32 – Judy Shelton

In the latest episode of The End Game, Bill Fleckenstein and I have the great privilege of welcoming Judy Shelton to the podcast for a discussion that helps place one of the key missing pieces into the puzzle we’ve been attempting to assemble – the honest and frank perspective of a central banking insider.

After her nomination to the board of the Federal Reserve by President Donald Trump in 2018, Judy’s appalling treatment at her Senate confirmation hearings demonstrated the very worst of partisan politics at an incredibly toxic time in America.

A letter signed by 100 economists, including seven Nobel laureates, opposing her appointment suggests, to me, at least, that she would have been the perfect person to bring necessary change to an institution whose many failings are becoming more apparent by the day.

Judy’s openness, insight and willingness to discuss the practicalities and limitations of modern-day central banking in this conversation are a breath of fresh air and worthy of our deepest respect and gratitude.

Listen Now »

Shifts Happen – Episode Two

Episode Two of Shifts Happen shines a spotlight on the shift between the ‘paper’ markets and the ‘real’ markets as the importance of energy supplies becomes ever more apparent in a world where battle lines are being drawn, supply lines are being stretched and, in the case of the EU, economic suicide is being committed.

What happens to the dollar? Will the US balance of payments finally start to matter and what are the chances of a hyperinflationary outcome? All of these questions and more are pondered in the wake of the surprising strength of the rouble and the increasing inflationary pressure being heaped upon Western governments who can’t seem to get out of their own way.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Tarric Brooker

My guest in this edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is Tarric Brooker, an Aussie analyst who has become a must-follow for me and I think anyone interested in better understanding Australian politics, markets and, of course, the country’s fabled housing bubble.

Tarric and I spoke on the eve of the Australian general election – an event in which the incumbent Liberal PM, Scott Morrison was unceremoniously ousted in favour of Labor’s Anthony Albanese (or ‘Albo’ to Aussie voters!!).

The one thing that both parties have in common is an unhealthy desire to make sure the property market doesn’t crash – however, this time around, with inflation tying the RBA’s hands, the incoming Premier may not have things all his own way…

Listen Now »

Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 15: It’s Not A Lie If YOU Believe It

In the latest edition of The Super Terrific Happy Hour, Steph and Grant tackle the recent data as Steph shows the benefits of digging a little deeper than the headline numbers when economic figures are released. From the most recent BLS releases to inflation numbers and the real state of the consumer, Steph puts on […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #6: Bennett Tomlin & George Noble

On the sixth episode of This Week In Doom, Doomberg and I turn our attention to the world of cryptocurrencies — or rather, stablecoins — in the wake of the recent collapse of Terra/Luna and the astonishing spectacle of a $60 billion meltdown. Joining us are two high profile critics of the crypto space, Bennett […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »