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 – #15: If You Tolerate This…

In this episode of This Week In Doom, Grant and Doomberg discuss two recent pieces from the pen of the Green Chicken – You’re Next and Tour De Farce. In the first piece, Doomie discusses the broader (and more sinister) implications of Nigel Farage’s recent banking woes while, in the second, the idea that ‘if everything is climate change, nothing is climate change’ comes under the microscope as Doomberg lays bare the frustrating and patently ridiculous posturing by certain members of the American climate elite.

No matter where you stand on the issues of personal freedom and the climate debate, this thoughtful conversation is bound to get you engaged (but hopefully not enraged) as we pick apart the hypocrisy in search of real solutions to a real problem.

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Grant Williams Podcast: Tom Bachrach

Joining me fr this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Tom Bachrach, CIO of PFH Capital, a value investing partnership in the Philadelphia area.

Several of Tom’s letters to his investors caught my eye in recent months and so I invited him onto the show to talk to me about how an investor looking for undervalued, sustainable businesses goes about navigating the new investment landscape – one of rising rates, falling inflation and ever-escalating madness.

Our conversation took numerous twists and turns from value investing to debt and, eventually, onto energy and each of those turns made for highly thought-provoking discussion.

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Grant Williams Podcast: Matt Barrie

Joining me in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is the Sydney-based CEO of Freelancer.com, Matt Barrie. Matt was recently invited to give the opening keynote at the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sydney 2050 Summit and, it’s safe to say that, once Matt left the stage 40 minutes later, the room had been stunned into silence.

The Australia Matt laid bare was a long way from the idyllic, sun-kissed ‘Lucky Country’ of popular consciousness and far more in keeping with the portrait painted in the pages of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… over the last several years so it was with great relish that I invited Matt onto the podcast to tell that same story and discuss the reaction to it.

There are links to the full text of Matt’s stellar speech and a video of his opening keynote in the transcript and I’d strongly urge listeners to either read or watch Matt’s speech in full. It is, as they say Down Under, a ripper!

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Kaos Theory Ep 1 – Welcome To Kaos Theory

This is the first in a new limited series of conversations about an increasingly chaotic world as seen through the lens of Michael Kao – The Urban Kaoboy – in an attempt to bring order to a disorderly world.

America has tremendous natural advantages in terms of geography, natural resources, a USD-based global reserve currency, and a democratic system of governance and rule of law that has encouraged unprecedented innovation, freedom, and opportunity. However, America’s Unipolar moment in the sun is being threatened like never before – economically, militarily, and technologically.

Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future, what is unequivocal is that the Post Cold-War Globalization nirvana is over as we know it. As a result, the world is becoming more fractious and disorderly. Economic decisions can no longer be made without considering geopolitical repercussions; similarly, geopolitical decisions and motivations can dominate economic outcomes.

The purpose of this this podcast is to explore the intersection of Macroeconomics and Geopolitics – two areas that can no longer be analyzed in their respective vacuums. Join us as we bring on guests from multidisciplinary fields as we explore this crucial topic. Our aim is not just to educate and entertain but to also encourage cross-fertilization of ideas amongst our leaders and policymakers to help all of us navigate uncharted waters.

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The End Game Ep 44 – Mike Green

Returning to the End Game for a long-overdue catch-up is the brilliant Mike Green of Simplify Asset management, who brings us up to date on the effect passive investing is having on asset markets and how they are skewing things in ways yet-to-be fully understood by the vast majority of market participants.

Mike offers his thoughts on the blunders made by the Federal Reserve, the odds that the market may hit a dangerous air pocket and the state of the US economy and does so with his customary verve.

This conversation was recorded the day before last week’s debt ceiling resolution.

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Grant Williams Podcast: Sir Paul Tucker

Joining me in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is former Bank of England Deputy Governor and current senior fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, Sir Paul Tucker, who has just published his new book Global Discord: Values And Power in a Fractured World Order.

Paul and I discuss the origins of today’s bifurcated world, the role played in the growing disharmony surrounding us by the world’s central bankers and the potential dangers of a rising desire on the part of China to have a larger say in global affairs.

We also discuss Paul’s first book Unelected Power, which looked at the quest for central banking legitimacy as the regulatory state grows ever-larger in the shadows of multiple crises in what is a hugely engaging and highly illuminating conversation.

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Grant Williams Podcast: Mike Rothman

Returning to the podcast is Mike Rothman of Cornerstone Analytics, a 40 year veteran of the oil markets and a fearless observer of all things energy. In his last appearance, Mike’s no-holds-barred approach to his field of expertise was a big hit with listeners and this week, Mike returns to update his views on the […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Matt Stoller

Joining me in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Matt Stoller, former Congressional staffer and author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy and the excellent Substack BIG. Matt’s work on the threat posed by monopoly power is exceptional and, in this fascinating conversation we cover the challenges he’s faced […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Danielle DiMartino Booth

Joining me on this edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is returning guest, Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO and Chief Strategist at QI Research, LLC in Dallas, TX. Danielle’s knowledge of the inner workings of the Federal Reserve has been invaluable both to her clients and the broader financial community in recent years and her analysis […]

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The Grant Williams Podcast: Raymond Baker

Author Raymond Baker joins me to discuss his new book, Invisible Trillions: How Financial Secrecy Is Imperiling Capitalism and Democracy and the Way to Renew Our Broken System.

Raymond is an American businessman, scholar, author, and authority on financial crime. He is the founder and president of Global Financial Integrity, a research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC working to curtail illicit financial flows.

After graduating Harvard Business School in 1960, Raymond’s career began in Nigeria where he was afforded a close-up look at how corruption can affect and impede both business and progress. After relocating back to the United States in the mid-1970s, Raymond continued doing business in Africa and Central and South America, gaining first-hand experience of how illicit capital flows were impacting the development of capitalism across the globe.

In 2005, Raymond’s first book, Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System explored illicit capital flows, including a full exploration of their context and root causes and their financial impact on the world economy and his latest work updates the story in shocking fashion.

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Shifts Happen – Episode Five

Episode Five of Shifts Happen brings into focus the recent ‘quickening’ around the de-dollarization narrative and the impossible-to-ignore elevation in comments from world leaders questioning the logic underpinning their forced adoption of the US dollar in many cross-border trades.

From the numerous bilateral trade agreements being struck that circumvent the dollar to the rising percentage of cross border trade being conducted by China in renminbi, Grant and Luke discuss the crucial difference between the dollar as a reserve currency and its role as a reserve asset – one of which is coming under significant threat, one of which remains rock solid.

The extraordinary level of dogmatism on both sides of the argument comes under the microscope and Luke turns to Lucille Ball for an analogy which provides the perfect illustration of the problem facing the US Treasury.

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Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #15: If You Tolerate This…

In this episode of This Week In Doom, Grant and Doomberg discuss two recent pieces from the pen of the Green Chicken – You’re Next and Tour De Farce. In the first piece, Doomie discusses the broader (and more sinister) implications of Nigel Farage’s recent banking woes while, in the second, the idea that ‘if everything is climate change, nothing is climate change’ comes under the microscope as Doomberg lays bare the frustrating and patently ridiculous posturing by certain members of the American climate elite.

No matter where you stand on the issues of personal freedom and the climate debate, this thoughtful conversation is bound to get you engaged (but hopefully not enraged) as we pick apart the hypocrisy in search of real solutions to a real problem.

Listen Now »

Grant Williams Podcast: Tom Bachrach

Joining me fr this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Tom Bachrach, CIO of PFH Capital, a value investing partnership in the Philadelphia area.

Several of Tom’s letters to his investors caught my eye in recent months and so I invited him onto the show to talk to me about how an investor looking for undervalued, sustainable businesses goes about navigating the new investment landscape – one of rising rates, falling inflation and ever-escalating madness.

Our conversation took numerous twists and turns from value investing to debt and, eventually, onto energy and each of those turns made for highly thought-provoking discussion.

Listen Now »

Grant Williams Podcast: Matt Barrie

Joining me in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is the Sydney-based CEO of Freelancer.com, Matt Barrie. Matt was recently invited to give the opening keynote at the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sydney 2050 Summit and, it’s safe to say that, once Matt left the stage 40 minutes later, the room had been stunned into silence.

The Australia Matt laid bare was a long way from the idyllic, sun-kissed ‘Lucky Country’ of popular consciousness and far more in keeping with the portrait painted in the pages of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… over the last several years so it was with great relish that I invited Matt onto the podcast to tell that same story and discuss the reaction to it.

There are links to the full text of Matt’s stellar speech and a video of his opening keynote in the transcript and I’d strongly urge listeners to either read or watch Matt’s speech in full. It is, as they say Down Under, a ripper!

Listen Now »

Kaos Theory Ep 1 – Welcome To Kaos Theory

This is the first in a new limited series of conversations about an increasingly chaotic world as seen through the lens of Michael Kao – The Urban Kaoboy – in an attempt to bring order to a disorderly world.

America has tremendous natural advantages in terms of geography, natural resources, a USD-based global reserve currency, and a democratic system of governance and rule of law that has encouraged unprecedented innovation, freedom, and opportunity. However, America’s Unipolar moment in the sun is being threatened like never before – economically, militarily, and technologically.

Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future, what is unequivocal is that the Post Cold-War Globalization nirvana is over as we know it. As a result, the world is becoming more fractious and disorderly. Economic decisions can no longer be made without considering geopolitical repercussions; similarly, geopolitical decisions and motivations can dominate economic outcomes.

The purpose of this this podcast is to explore the intersection of Macroeconomics and Geopolitics – two areas that can no longer be analyzed in their respective vacuums. Join us as we bring on guests from multidisciplinary fields as we explore this crucial topic. Our aim is not just to educate and entertain but to also encourage cross-fertilization of ideas amongst our leaders and policymakers to help all of us navigate uncharted waters.

Listen Now »

The End Game Ep 44 – Mike Green

Returning to the End Game for a long-overdue catch-up is the brilliant Mike Green of Simplify Asset management, who brings us up to date on the effect passive investing is having on asset markets and how they are skewing things in ways yet-to-be fully understood by the vast majority of market participants.

Mike offers his thoughts on the blunders made by the Federal Reserve, the odds that the market may hit a dangerous air pocket and the state of the US economy and does so with his customary verve.

This conversation was recorded the day before last week’s debt ceiling resolution.

Listen Now »

Grant Williams Podcast: Sir Paul Tucker

Joining me in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is former Bank of England Deputy Governor and current senior fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, Sir Paul Tucker, who has just published his new book Global Discord: Values And Power in a Fractured World Order.

Paul and I discuss the origins of today’s bifurcated world, the role played in the growing disharmony surrounding us by the world’s central bankers and the potential dangers of a rising desire on the part of China to have a larger say in global affairs.

We also discuss Paul’s first book Unelected Power, which looked at the quest for central banking legitimacy as the regulatory state grows ever-larger in the shadows of multiple crises in what is a hugely engaging and highly illuminating conversation.

Listen Now »

Grant Williams Podcast: Mike Rothman

Returning to the podcast is Mike Rothman of Cornerstone Analytics, a 40 year veteran of the oil markets and a fearless observer of all things energy. In his last appearance, Mike’s no-holds-barred approach to his field of expertise was a big hit with listeners and this week, Mike returns to update his views on the […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Matt Stoller

Joining me in this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Matt Stoller, former Congressional staffer and author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy and the excellent Substack BIG. Matt’s work on the threat posed by monopoly power is exceptional and, in this fascinating conversation we cover the challenges he’s faced […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Danielle DiMartino Booth

Joining me on this edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is returning guest, Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO and Chief Strategist at QI Research, LLC in Dallas, TX. Danielle’s knowledge of the inner workings of the Federal Reserve has been invaluable both to her clients and the broader financial community in recent years and her analysis […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

The Grant Williams Podcast: Raymond Baker

Author Raymond Baker joins me to discuss his new book, Invisible Trillions: How Financial Secrecy Is Imperiling Capitalism and Democracy and the Way to Renew Our Broken System.

Raymond is an American businessman, scholar, author, and authority on financial crime. He is the founder and president of Global Financial Integrity, a research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC working to curtail illicit financial flows.

After graduating Harvard Business School in 1960, Raymond’s career began in Nigeria where he was afforded a close-up look at how corruption can affect and impede both business and progress. After relocating back to the United States in the mid-1970s, Raymond continued doing business in Africa and Central and South America, gaining first-hand experience of how illicit capital flows were impacting the development of capitalism across the globe.

In 2005, Raymond’s first book, Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System explored illicit capital flows, including a full exploration of their context and root causes and their financial impact on the world economy and his latest work updates the story in shocking fashion.

Listen Now »

Shifts Happen – Episode Five

Episode Five of Shifts Happen brings into focus the recent ‘quickening’ around the de-dollarization narrative and the impossible-to-ignore elevation in comments from world leaders questioning the logic underpinning their forced adoption of the US dollar in many cross-border trades.

From the numerous bilateral trade agreements being struck that circumvent the dollar to the rising percentage of cross border trade being conducted by China in renminbi, Grant and Luke discuss the crucial difference between the dollar as a reserve currency and its role as a reserve asset – one of which is coming under significant threat, one of which remains rock solid.

The extraordinary level of dogmatism on both sides of the argument comes under the microscope and Luke turns to Lucille Ball for an analogy which provides the perfect illustration of the problem facing the US Treasury.

Listen Now »