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 End Game Ep. 10 – Chris Cole

Chris Cole of Artemis Capital Management is the latest stellar guest to grace The End Game as he takes Bill and Grant on an extraordinary journey through the many ways in which volatility affects risk assets.
From Golems & Tulpas to the Ouroboros, Chris paints a remarkable picture of the twin realms of fantasy and reality and how they intertwine to create the world around us.
From the option market tail wagging the equity market dog to the assured disaster awaiting the pension fund industry, Chris explains volatility’s important role in the present and, importantly, the future.
This is yet another profound, unmissable conversation in the search for The End Game…

Listen Now »

The Narrative Game Ep. 4 – Events, Dear Boy, Events

With the U.S. election just hours away, Ben Hunt joins Grant to discuss the narrative heading into a seemingly climactic event upon which so much is riding.
Orwell’s 1984, the words you need to recognise as both sides try to mobilise opinion and the importance of creating an ‘Other’ all come under the microscope as does, troublingly, Ben’s choice for the big theme of 2021: regime change around the world.

Listen Now »

Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 7 – John Hathaway: Being A Doyen Is A Good Thing, Right?

Join Stephanie and Grant for a fascinating conversation with a true legend of the precious metals industry, John Hathaway.
The three discuss John’s storied career, what the gold market looked like twenty years ago, how John’s experience of multiple cycles has helped him deal with the volatility inherent in the precious metals space and what he expects to see going forward.
Gold’s role in a portfolio, how to identify potential investments and the importance of managing the psychological component of what can be a tempestuous ride all come under the microscope.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 9 – Felix Zulauf

Bill and Grant welcome the incomparable Felix Zulauf to The End Game.
What follows is a true masterclass in macro thinking as Felix joins a complicated series of dots to lay out both a cohesive vision of the present, and an impressive roadmap for the future.
The likely end of a 40-year bull market in bonds, the all-important inflation vs deflation debate as well as gold, the dollar and so much more all come under Felix’s acute gaze.
Once again, this episode of The End Game will have your head spinning…
 

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 8 – Dr. Marc Faber

Bill and Grant welcome the one and only Dr. Marc Faber, author and publisher of the Gloom Boom and Doom Report to The End Game to seek his perspective on what comes next. Lessons the world can learn from the Japanese experience, the Asian reality versus the perspective offered by Western media outlets and the difference between China Bears and China Bashers are all discussed as is the ultimate fate of the US dollar – something Dr. Faber labels a ‘time bomb’.So sit back, relax and join us for an hour of vintage Faber

Listen Now »

Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 6

Stephanie and Grant are back for another Super Terrific Happy Hour as the pair discuss the inflation/deflation debate, the disconnect between the economy and the data, the curious case of the rising housing market and what life (and markets) may look like in a post-Covid world.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 7 – Edward Chancellor

Bill and Grant welcome historian, journalist and author Ed Chancellor to The End Game. 
Ed’s remarkable book, Devil Take The Hindmost, chronicles three centuries of bubbles and manias and, in this wonderful conversation, he shares his thoughts on how and why they end, the historical parallels previous bubbles share with today and the likely problems the world faces at it moves through The End Game. 
Entertaining, insightful and packed with historical relevance, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast – TC

WARNING: AN OPEN MIND IS REQUIRED TO LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!!In the first of yet another random series of conversations, Grant welcomes TC to the podcast to discuss the recent edition of TC’s Chartcast featuring Tesla whistleblower, Karl Hansen.TC explains how that episode came about, his thoughts on Karl’s story and the broader implications of continuing poor behaviour by bad actors and regulators alike against a backdrop of increasing corporate malfeasance.Thoughtful, considered and compelling, TC shares tales of his own harassment since a social media experiment became a Twitter phenomenon and offers thoughts on what happens next.Confirmation bias for bears, kryptonite for bulls but, in the middle, for those willing to listen, lies great importance for all. 

Listen Now »

The Narrative Game Ep. 3 – The Grift That Keeps On Giving

Ben and Grant reconvene to discuss the broader changes evidenced by two very different presidential interviews, and the extraordinary ongoing escalation in the level of pure grift swamping the world – a situation which becomes seemingly more egregious with each passing day.
Chris Cornell’s level of happiness, the thoughts of Yogi Berra and Blaise Pascal and the damage that a mobster called Bobo could do to a man armed only with a bag of oranges are all referenced in an attempt to try and unravel the narratives du jour.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 6 – Lacy Hunt

Bill and Grant welcome a man who is the absolute epitome of the phrase ‘a scholar and a gentleman’, Lacy Hunt, to The End Game.
The three discuss arguably one of the greatest trades of the century: Lacy and his partner, Van Hoisington’s 40-year bet on deflation.
Lacy talks about staying the course, the methodology they used to simplify their framework and what it might take for them to change tack after all this time.
The perfect counterpoint to Russell Napier’s appearance in Episode 5 of The End Game, Lacy uses his encyclopedic knowledge of econometric analysis, financial history and regulatory frameworks to explain why he remains resolute in the face a rising number of calls for the return of inflation.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 5 – Russell Napier

Bill and Grant welcome Russell Napier to The End Game to discuss the reasons behind the long-term disinflationist’s recent decision to step off that train and prepare for the return of inflation.
 
Using examples from the 1690s, 1930s and 1970s, Russell makes the case for inflation in the United States hitting 4% before the end of the year and explains why recent moves by the U.S. government to circumvent the Federal Reserve have changed the game dramatically and, potentially, bring The End Game much closer.Russell offers a primer on real financial repression and explains how dangerously different the world may look in the not-too-distant future.
 
Strap yourself in – this is another head-spinning conversation.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 4 – Jim Grant

Bill and Grant welcome the legendary Jim Grant, founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, and author of a number of stupendous chronicles of both financial history and those who helped shape it.
The three discuss the importance of historical parallels to today’s somewhat bemusing coin shortage before digging deeper into the past to examine previous inflationary episodes and discuss what lessons they might offer for our immediate future as we move towards The End Game.
As always, Jim brings an encyclopaedic knowledge wrapped in an eloquence and humour sadly lacking in today’s financial commentary.
 

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 10 – Chris Cole

Chris Cole of Artemis Capital Management is the latest stellar guest to grace The End Game as he takes Bill and Grant on an extraordinary journey through the many ways in which volatility affects risk assets.
From Golems & Tulpas to the Ouroboros, Chris paints a remarkable picture of the twin realms of fantasy and reality and how they intertwine to create the world around us.
From the option market tail wagging the equity market dog to the assured disaster awaiting the pension fund industry, Chris explains volatility’s important role in the present and, importantly, the future.
This is yet another profound, unmissable conversation in the search for The End Game…

Listen Now »

The Narrative Game Ep. 4 – Events, Dear Boy, Events

With the U.S. election just hours away, Ben Hunt joins Grant to discuss the narrative heading into a seemingly climactic event upon which so much is riding.
Orwell’s 1984, the words you need to recognise as both sides try to mobilise opinion and the importance of creating an ‘Other’ all come under the microscope as does, troublingly, Ben’s choice for the big theme of 2021: regime change around the world.

Listen Now »

Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 7 – John Hathaway: Being A Doyen Is A Good Thing, Right?

Join Stephanie and Grant for a fascinating conversation with a true legend of the precious metals industry, John Hathaway.
The three discuss John’s storied career, what the gold market looked like twenty years ago, how John’s experience of multiple cycles has helped him deal with the volatility inherent in the precious metals space and what he expects to see going forward.
Gold’s role in a portfolio, how to identify potential investments and the importance of managing the psychological component of what can be a tempestuous ride all come under the microscope.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 9 – Felix Zulauf

Bill and Grant welcome the incomparable Felix Zulauf to The End Game.
What follows is a true masterclass in macro thinking as Felix joins a complicated series of dots to lay out both a cohesive vision of the present, and an impressive roadmap for the future.
The likely end of a 40-year bull market in bonds, the all-important inflation vs deflation debate as well as gold, the dollar and so much more all come under Felix’s acute gaze.
Once again, this episode of The End Game will have your head spinning…
 

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 8 – Dr. Marc Faber

Bill and Grant welcome the one and only Dr. Marc Faber, author and publisher of the Gloom Boom and Doom Report to The End Game to seek his perspective on what comes next. Lessons the world can learn from the Japanese experience, the Asian reality versus the perspective offered by Western media outlets and the difference between China Bears and China Bashers are all discussed as is the ultimate fate of the US dollar – something Dr. Faber labels a ‘time bomb’.So sit back, relax and join us for an hour of vintage Faber

Listen Now »

Super Terrific Happy Hour Ep. 6

Stephanie and Grant are back for another Super Terrific Happy Hour as the pair discuss the inflation/deflation debate, the disconnect between the economy and the data, the curious case of the rising housing market and what life (and markets) may look like in a post-Covid world.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 7 – Edward Chancellor

Bill and Grant welcome historian, journalist and author Ed Chancellor to The End Game. 
Ed’s remarkable book, Devil Take The Hindmost, chronicles three centuries of bubbles and manias and, in this wonderful conversation, he shares his thoughts on how and why they end, the historical parallels previous bubbles share with today and the likely problems the world faces at it moves through The End Game. 
Entertaining, insightful and packed with historical relevance, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast – TC

WARNING: AN OPEN MIND IS REQUIRED TO LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!!In the first of yet another random series of conversations, Grant welcomes TC to the podcast to discuss the recent edition of TC’s Chartcast featuring Tesla whistleblower, Karl Hansen.TC explains how that episode came about, his thoughts on Karl’s story and the broader implications of continuing poor behaviour by bad actors and regulators alike against a backdrop of increasing corporate malfeasance.Thoughtful, considered and compelling, TC shares tales of his own harassment since a social media experiment became a Twitter phenomenon and offers thoughts on what happens next.Confirmation bias for bears, kryptonite for bulls but, in the middle, for those willing to listen, lies great importance for all. 

Listen Now »

The Narrative Game Ep. 3 – The Grift That Keeps On Giving

Ben and Grant reconvene to discuss the broader changes evidenced by two very different presidential interviews, and the extraordinary ongoing escalation in the level of pure grift swamping the world – a situation which becomes seemingly more egregious with each passing day.
Chris Cornell’s level of happiness, the thoughts of Yogi Berra and Blaise Pascal and the damage that a mobster called Bobo could do to a man armed only with a bag of oranges are all referenced in an attempt to try and unravel the narratives du jour.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 6 – Lacy Hunt

Bill and Grant welcome a man who is the absolute epitome of the phrase ‘a scholar and a gentleman’, Lacy Hunt, to The End Game.
The three discuss arguably one of the greatest trades of the century: Lacy and his partner, Van Hoisington’s 40-year bet on deflation.
Lacy talks about staying the course, the methodology they used to simplify their framework and what it might take for them to change tack after all this time.
The perfect counterpoint to Russell Napier’s appearance in Episode 5 of The End Game, Lacy uses his encyclopedic knowledge of econometric analysis, financial history and regulatory frameworks to explain why he remains resolute in the face a rising number of calls for the return of inflation.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 5 – Russell Napier

Bill and Grant welcome Russell Napier to The End Game to discuss the reasons behind the long-term disinflationist’s recent decision to step off that train and prepare for the return of inflation.
 
Using examples from the 1690s, 1930s and 1970s, Russell makes the case for inflation in the United States hitting 4% before the end of the year and explains why recent moves by the U.S. government to circumvent the Federal Reserve have changed the game dramatically and, potentially, bring The End Game much closer.Russell offers a primer on real financial repression and explains how dangerously different the world may look in the not-too-distant future.
 
Strap yourself in – this is another head-spinning conversation.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep. 4 – Jim Grant

Bill and Grant welcome the legendary Jim Grant, founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, and author of a number of stupendous chronicles of both financial history and those who helped shape it.
The three discuss the importance of historical parallels to today’s somewhat bemusing coin shortage before digging deeper into the past to examine previous inflationary episodes and discuss what lessons they might offer for our immediate future as we move towards The End Game.
As always, Jim brings an encyclopaedic knowledge wrapped in an eloquence and humour sadly lacking in today’s financial commentary.
 

Listen Now »