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

This Week In Doom – #9: What’s Next For Europe? (Panel)

In this special edition of This Week In Doom, Grant and The Green Chicken are joined by Luke Gromen of Forest For The Trees LLC, Marko Papic of Clocktower Group and special guest Sir Steven Wilkinson, author of The Pitchfork Papers, for a discussion on the EU’s creaking energy policy, the effects of sanctions against Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine and what it all means for the future of Europe.

In a two-hour debate filled with insightful analysis, respectful disagreement and thoughtful perspective, we explored multiple facets of the current situation, picked apart the potential outcomes and tried to handicap the likely paths that may be taken from here.

Finally, as the discussion turned to Germany’s role in how this all plays out, we welcomed Sir Steven who gave us the benefit of his near-30 years experience building and operating businesses in Germany.

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This Week In Doom – #8: The Chicken Brings The Heat

In the latest episode of This Week in Doom, The Green Chicken brings the heat as we discuss two of the Doomberg team’s recent pieces: Malthusian Malarkey and Storm Chasers.

In Malthusian Malarkey, the team took aim at the anti-nuclear lobby – explaining why attempts to shutter the nuclear industry are nothing more than an extension of the techno-pessimistic thinking of Thomas Malthus and are designed to pursue a policy of depopulation while, in Storm Chasers, the recent sanctions agains Tornado Cash were explained and then picked apart.

Needless to say, with both climate change and cryptocurrencies in the Doomberg crosshairs, controversy inevitably followed.

This was undoubtedly one of my favourite conversations of 2022.

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Sir Steven Wilkinson

The latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast features the wonderful personality and profound intellect of Sir Steven Wilkinson – a man I’ve admired for a long time and who, earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of spending a day with as part of the Gold Tier About Time series. The genesis of […]

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The Narrative Game Ep. 8 – N.E.W.S.

In the latest episode of The Narrative Game, Ben and Grant discuss the Narrative Early Warning System (N.E.W.S.) developed by Ben and Rusty Guinn to help not just investors, but everybody understand and sidestep the increasing amount of ‘controlled’ news funneled into our social media feeds, news sources and conversations with friends.

NEWS is the culmination of a 30 year-long project which Ben has been developing since his earliest academic research and is designed to alert people to the signals and clues that what you may be reading has been delivered to you at a very specific time in a very specific way and through a very specific medium in order to generate a very specific reaction.

Arming yourself with the defensive weaponry required to sidestep the ‘nudging state’ has never been more important so start fighting back today by listening to Ben.

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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 weaknesses of the EU as it tries to navigate its way through the most serious energy crisis in living memory as well as inflation that is headed for double digits.
Peter’s conclusions will likely surprise many as he singles out one particular country where the problems may lead to a catastrophic outcome for the country in question and the wider European Union.
Oh, of course, there’s still time to talk about China, the US and a post-Brexit Britain which is in the middle of a political crisis all of its own.
This is an absolute barnstormer of a conversation…

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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 […]

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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 green this year — ‘hydrocarbons and carbohydrates’ — are extremely eye-opening and the masterful job he does in explaining the need for positive, pro-energy policy change in an era of overwhelming focus on climate change is both balanced and thought-provoking.

The importance of putting a price on carbon is laid out beautifully, as are the problems with current tax policies and the straitjacket into which policymakers have strapped themselves.

Lastly, Jeff offers his thoughts on gold and precious metals as the road towards The End Game rises up to meet us…

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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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Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #9: What’s Next For Europe? (Panel)

In this special edition of This Week In Doom, Grant and The Green Chicken are joined by Luke Gromen of Forest For The Trees LLC, Marko Papic of Clocktower Group and special guest Sir Steven Wilkinson, author of The Pitchfork Papers, for a discussion on the EU’s creaking energy policy, the effects of sanctions against Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine and what it all means for the future of Europe.

In a two-hour debate filled with insightful analysis, respectful disagreement and thoughtful perspective, we explored multiple facets of the current situation, picked apart the potential outcomes and tried to handicap the likely paths that may be taken from here.

Finally, as the discussion turned to Germany’s role in how this all plays out, we welcomed Sir Steven who gave us the benefit of his near-30 years experience building and operating businesses in Germany.

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #8: The Chicken Brings The Heat

In the latest episode of This Week in Doom, The Green Chicken brings the heat as we discuss two of the Doomberg team’s recent pieces: Malthusian Malarkey and Storm Chasers.

In Malthusian Malarkey, the team took aim at the anti-nuclear lobby – explaining why attempts to shutter the nuclear industry are nothing more than an extension of the techno-pessimistic thinking of Thomas Malthus and are designed to pursue a policy of depopulation while, in Storm Chasers, the recent sanctions agains Tornado Cash were explained and then picked apart.

Needless to say, with both climate change and cryptocurrencies in the Doomberg crosshairs, controversy inevitably followed.

This was undoubtedly one of my favourite conversations of 2022.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Sir Steven Wilkinson

The latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast features the wonderful personality and profound intellect of Sir Steven Wilkinson – a man I’ve admired for a long time and who, earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of spending a day with as part of the Gold Tier About Time series. The genesis of […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The Narrative Game Ep. 8 – N.E.W.S.

In the latest episode of The Narrative Game, Ben and Grant discuss the Narrative Early Warning System (N.E.W.S.) developed by Ben and Rusty Guinn to help not just investors, but everybody understand and sidestep the increasing amount of ‘controlled’ news funneled into our social media feeds, news sources and conversations with friends.

NEWS is the culmination of a 30 year-long project which Ben has been developing since his earliest academic research and is designed to alert people to the signals and clues that what you may be reading has been delivered to you at a very specific time in a very specific way and through a very specific medium in order to generate a very specific reaction.

Arming yourself with the defensive weaponry required to sidestep the ‘nudging state’ has never been more important so start fighting back today by listening to Ben.

Listen Now »

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 weaknesses of the EU as it tries to navigate its way through the most serious energy crisis in living memory as well as inflation that is headed for double digits.
Peter’s conclusions will likely surprise many as he singles out one particular country where the problems may lead to a catastrophic outcome for the country in question and the wider European Union.
Oh, of course, there’s still time to talk about China, the US and a post-Brexit Britain which is in the middle of a political crisis all of its own.
This is an absolute barnstormer of a conversation…

Listen Now »

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 green this year — ‘hydrocarbons and carbohydrates’ — are extremely eye-opening and the masterful job he does in explaining the need for positive, pro-energy policy change in an era of overwhelming focus on climate change is both balanced and thought-provoking.

The importance of putting a price on carbon is laid out beautifully, as are the problems with current tax policies and the straitjacket into which policymakers have strapped themselves.

Lastly, Jeff offers his thoughts on gold and precious metals as the road towards The End Game rises up to meet us…

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 »