The Narrative Game

The Narrative Game Ep. 5 – Casino!

Ben and Grant examine the recent reddit/WallStreetBets assault on Wall Street and pick apart the narrative surrounding a story that’s kept the financial world (and far beyond) in its thrall for weeks on end.

Is this the revolution it’s purported to be? Is Main Street finally ‘sticking it to the suits’, or is there a different truth behind thousands of headlines describing a stock market that’s turned into a casino?

Ben explains the different players at the poker table, the distinctly misaligned interests of each and why the appearance of a new ‘bully’, while interesting fodder for social media, disguises the fact that the real beneficiaries of  this so-called revolution are quietly rubbing their hands in glee … safe in the comfortable confines of their Wall Street offices.

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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.

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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.

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The Narrative Game with Ben Hunt Ep. 2 – The Three Phases Of Narrative

Ben and Grant discuss the media reaction to George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent protest movement sweeping across the world. Ben explains the three phases of narrative control in a given situation and demonstrates how, even with an event as explosive as the murder of a citizen by those sworn to serve and protect, a golden opportunity for the public to be manipulated presents itself to those looking for leverage…

Listen Now »

The Narrative Game

The Narrative Game Ep. 5 – Casino!

Ben and Grant examine the recent reddit/WallStreetBets assault on Wall Street and pick apart the narrative surrounding a story that’s kept the financial world (and far beyond) in its thrall for weeks on end.

Is this the revolution it’s purported to be? Is Main Street finally ‘sticking it to the suits’, or is there a different truth behind thousands of headlines describing a stock market that’s turned into a casino?

Ben explains the different players at the poker table, the distinctly misaligned interests of each and why the appearance of a new ‘bully’, while interesting fodder for social media, disguises the fact that the real beneficiaries of  this so-called revolution are quietly rubbing their hands in glee … safe in the comfortable confines of their Wall Street offices.

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 »

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 Narrative Game with Ben Hunt Ep. 2 – The Three Phases Of Narrative

Ben and Grant discuss the media reaction to George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent protest movement sweeping across the world. Ben explains the three phases of narrative control in a given situation and demonstrates how, even with an event as explosive as the murder of a citizen by those sworn to serve and protect, a golden opportunity for the public to be manipulated presents itself to those looking for leverage…

Listen Now »