This Week In Doom

This Week In Doom – #17: Moles, Meat & Mayhem

The Green Chicken is back to discuss three excellent recent pieces spanning Western sanctions against Russian oil and their unintended consequences, the preposterous words of a high-ranking member of the US House Ways & Means committee around the ‘creation’ of hydrogen and the ongoing attempts to wean the world off a diet of meat.

As always, Doomberg brings a little much-needed sanity to the debates around all three issues, using outdated concepts such as science and common sense to debunk much of what mainstream media is force-feeding its consumers.

As the world around us gets a little more unhinged with each passing day, we’re fortunate to be able to call upon a cartoon fowl to provide a little perspective.

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This Week In Doom – #16: Son Sung Blue

In the latest episode of This Week In Doom, The Green Chicken and I discuss two of the team’s most recent pieces – ‘Money Talks’ and ‘Arm’s Length,’ one of which examines the real power behind the rising oil price and the other takes a look at the latest remarkable piece of chicanery from Japan’s favourite Son.

As always, the stories Team Doomberg have to tell are both wildly fascinating and far from the mainstream takes on both subjects as Crown Prince Bin Salman flexes his considerable muscle in the oil market and Masa Son attempts to sell a stake in British chip designer ARM – but not before applying his own special brand of Fairy Dust to the deal.

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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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This Week In Doom – #14: Saudi Pardners!

Grant and Doomberg reconvene to discuss the changing situation in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia’s East-facing charm offensive continues and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping looks to supplant Camp David and the White House Lawn with a new backdrop for peace agreements.

Dedollarization is also on the slate, as are environmental protests, the ridiculous disparity between domestic US natural gas prices, loopy energy policies and snooker. Yes, snooker.

What does it all mean? Where do we go from here? Tune in and find out

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This Week In Doom – #13: Train Crash Journalism

In the latest episode of This Week in Doom, The Green Chicken discusses a couple of recent pieces the Doomberg team published which have attracted a significant level of attention. One covers the recent train derailment in East Palestine, OH, the other Seymour Hersh’s article about the destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline. As always, […]

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This Week In Doom – #12: Heat Pumps & B-REIT Dumps!

In the latest episode of This Week In Doom, Grant & The Green Chicken begin a new year with a look at the recent deal done by Blackstone’s B-REIT with The University of California – a deal which, as The Chicken points out, looks suspiciously like somebody needed someone to do something fast. The only problem comes in figuring out who the somebody is, who the someone might be and what the hell the something was all about.

In the wake of the new Bernie Madoff documentary on Netflix, we ponder how far the SEC has come in restoring its reputation (hint: even a chicken can fly that kind of distance) and finally, Doomie pipes up once again on yet more foolhardy policies being put in place around heat pumps as the Green lobby looks to save us all from ourselves.

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This Week In Doom – #11: Murray Stahl, Horizon Kinetics

In the latest episode of This Week In Doom, Grant & Doomberg welcome Murray Stahl of Horizon Kinetics for a discussion on energy and inflation (after an inevitable detour into the world of crypto in the wake of the SBF unraveling).

Murray talks about bitcoin’s place in the energy universe from the standpoint of a miner, discusses nuclear energy and offers his thoughts on the chances of a pivot by the Federal Reserve and what it would take for them to back down.

NB. (This episode was recorded in the early days of the SBF story so events have snowballed since we discussed its implications).

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This Week In Doom – #10: Pounds, Pipelines & Political Problems

With sterling in freefall in the wake of the Truss government’s ‘mini-budget’, Grant and The Green Chicken take a look at the implications of such a dramatic move in a major currency, place it in context alongside the recent weakness in the Japanese yen and wonder what this all means for future fiscal and monetary policy decisions.

Also, with this week’s sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, we ponder how this enemy action (though whose enemy is still uncertain) will complicate the already fragile energy situation as Europe heads towards what will undoubtedly be a winter of discontent. Throw in the Italian election results and there’s no shortage of topics into which teeth (and beaks) can be sunk.

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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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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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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 Tomlin and George Noble.

Bennett and his co-host Cas Piancey have been at the forefront of thoughtful criticism of the cryptoverse with their excellent podcast, Crypto Critics Corner, while George has taken the bit between his teeth on behalf of Wall Street and become an Establishment lightning rod determined to force regulators into action.

As always, the subject leads to raised voices and inflamed passions but… would you want it any other way?

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This Week In Doom

This Week In Doom – #17: Moles, Meat & Mayhem

The Green Chicken is back to discuss three excellent recent pieces spanning Western sanctions against Russian oil and their unintended consequences, the preposterous words of a high-ranking member of the US House Ways & Means committee around the ‘creation’ of hydrogen and the ongoing attempts to wean the world off a diet of meat.

As always, Doomberg brings a little much-needed sanity to the debates around all three issues, using outdated concepts such as science and common sense to debunk much of what mainstream media is force-feeding its consumers.

As the world around us gets a little more unhinged with each passing day, we’re fortunate to be able to call upon a cartoon fowl to provide a little perspective.

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #16: Son Sung Blue

In the latest episode of This Week In Doom, The Green Chicken and I discuss two of the team’s most recent pieces – ‘Money Talks’ and ‘Arm’s Length,’ one of which examines the real power behind the rising oil price and the other takes a look at the latest remarkable piece of chicanery from Japan’s favourite Son.

As always, the stories Team Doomberg have to tell are both wildly fascinating and far from the mainstream takes on both subjects as Crown Prince Bin Salman flexes his considerable muscle in the oil market and Masa Son attempts to sell a stake in British chip designer ARM – but not before applying his own special brand of Fairy Dust to the deal.

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 »

This Week In Doom – #14: Saudi Pardners!

Grant and Doomberg reconvene to discuss the changing situation in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia’s East-facing charm offensive continues and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping looks to supplant Camp David and the White House Lawn with a new backdrop for peace agreements.

Dedollarization is also on the slate, as are environmental protests, the ridiculous disparity between domestic US natural gas prices, loopy energy policies and snooker. Yes, snooker.

What does it all mean? Where do we go from here? Tune in and find out

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #13: Train Crash Journalism

In the latest episode of This Week in Doom, The Green Chicken discusses a couple of recent pieces the Doomberg team published which have attracted a significant level of attention. One covers the recent train derailment in East Palestine, OH, the other Seymour Hersh’s article about the destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline. As always, […] This content is only available for active subscribers. Subscribe

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #12: Heat Pumps & B-REIT Dumps!

In the latest episode of This Week In Doom, Grant & The Green Chicken begin a new year with a look at the recent deal done by Blackstone’s B-REIT with The University of California – a deal which, as The Chicken points out, looks suspiciously like somebody needed someone to do something fast. The only problem comes in figuring out who the somebody is, who the someone might be and what the hell the something was all about.

In the wake of the new Bernie Madoff documentary on Netflix, we ponder how far the SEC has come in restoring its reputation (hint: even a chicken can fly that kind of distance) and finally, Doomie pipes up once again on yet more foolhardy policies being put in place around heat pumps as the Green lobby looks to save us all from ourselves.

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #11: Murray Stahl, Horizon Kinetics

In the latest episode of This Week In Doom, Grant & Doomberg welcome Murray Stahl of Horizon Kinetics for a discussion on energy and inflation (after an inevitable detour into the world of crypto in the wake of the SBF unraveling).

Murray talks about bitcoin’s place in the energy universe from the standpoint of a miner, discusses nuclear energy and offers his thoughts on the chances of a pivot by the Federal Reserve and what it would take for them to back down.

NB. (This episode was recorded in the early days of the SBF story so events have snowballed since we discussed its implications).

Listen Now »

This Week In Doom – #10: Pounds, Pipelines & Political Problems

With sterling in freefall in the wake of the Truss government’s ‘mini-budget’, Grant and The Green Chicken take a look at the implications of such a dramatic move in a major currency, place it in context alongside the recent weakness in the Japanese yen and wonder what this all means for future fiscal and monetary policy decisions.

Also, with this week’s sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, we ponder how this enemy action (though whose enemy is still uncertain) will complicate the already fragile energy situation as Europe heads towards what will undoubtedly be a winter of discontent. Throw in the Italian election results and there’s no shortage of topics into which teeth (and beaks) can be sunk.

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 »

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 »

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 Tomlin and George Noble.

Bennett and his co-host Cas Piancey have been at the forefront of thoughtful criticism of the cryptoverse with their excellent podcast, Crypto Critics Corner, while George has taken the bit between his teeth on behalf of Wall Street and become an Establishment lightning rod determined to force regulators into action.

As always, the subject leads to raised voices and inflamed passions but… would you want it any other way?

Listen Now »