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Bend the knee and join us each week as we re-read the epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Each episode will contain a small council meeting for updates on the HBO show, Winds of Winter, and GRR’s ‘Not a Blog’. We also include a short history lesson from A World of Ice and Fire. Finally, we take an in-depth look at each chapter of the series. This is a book club without banners, all are welcome to join! Night gathers, and now our read begins …
 
Brotherhood Without Manners is a full spoiler reread podcast where two brothers analyze and discuss the Song of Ice and Fire book series written by George R.R. Martin. A podcast by Game of Thrones fans, for Game of Thrones fans. Edited, but not censored. Merch now available! https://www.teepublic.com/user/brotherhood-without-manners
 
"Old Sounds and the New" is a show dedicated to the world of "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin. Join Dan, Bill and Alex on our Game of Thrones hype train rewatch marathon leading up to HBO's EPIC SERIES FINALE in Season 8 as well as all breaking news on the remaining books in the series and television spinoff's that follow.
 
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On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW discusses: Traditional markets: The tension between vaccine optimism and a growing national wave of economy-disrupting lockdowns Regulatory landscape: Crypto ally Brian Brooks nominated for full term at OCC while SEC Chair Jay Clayton steps down early Bitcoin Miners: Sold out until Spring Celebriti…
 
Recapping a wild week in bitcoin price action that has drawn out numerous previously-quiet HODLers. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW discusses: Traditional markets: The tension between vaccine optimism and a growing national wave of economy-disrupting lockdowns Regulatory landsc…
 
Another look at the bitcoin valuation models that could possibly lead to a six-figure bitcoin valuation over the course of the next year. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. On this edition of The Breakdown’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads a recent piece by Hong Fang, CEO of OKCoin. In it, Fang provides a set of valuation models and …
 
NLW looks at price action in crypto, the ETH 2.0 Beacon chain launching Dec 1, the Dow at 30,000 and Janet Yellen’s nomination as Treasury secretary. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at what was an absolutely action-packed holiday week, discussing: Bitcoin’s price action T…
 
One of the most significant macroeconomic questions facing the world is what the future of the global reserve system, dominated for the last 80 years by the U.S. dollar, holds. Today’s episode is a replay of NLW’s epic conversation with macro analyst Luke Gromen from April 2020. In it, Luke discusses the entire history of that U.S. dollar system, i…
 
As some start to wonder about a post-Bretton Woods economic system, macro analyst Luke Gromen explains how that post-World War II system came to be. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. One of the most significant macroeconomic questions facing the world is what the future of the global reserve system, dominated for the last 80 year…
 
When NLW asked Crypto Twitter for recommendations of the best way to convince friends and family about bitcoin and crypto, one of the ideas was to review old articles that have stood the test of time. With that in mind, NLW today reads Chamath Palihapitiya’s May 2013 piece for Bloomberg, “Why I Invested In Bitcoin.” Even among prescient early piece…
 
A reading of one of the most enduring early investor arguments for bitcoin. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. When NLW asked Crypto Twitter for recommendations of the best way to convince friends and family about bitcoin and crypto, one of the ideas was to review old articles that have stood the test of time. With that in mind, N…
 
Brotherhood Without Manners, your favorite full spoiler reread podcast of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, is back with another chapter from Storm of Swords. This episode we read Tyrion 3 as he attends his first small council meeting since the Battle of Blackwater. This time we are joined by Micah Clark from Planetos Podcast. We …
 
Today’s Breakdown is a prep kit for the inevitable conversations about bitcoin as friends and family sit down at the Thanksgiving table this year. NLW discusses arguments ranging from price action to who is buying to why they’re buying to good old-fashioned supply and demand. He leaves with one big conclusion: If there was ever a year to discuss bi…
 
Happy Holidays! Matt and Ez picked a couple ravens that we'd like to discuss with you over the holiday! Listen in as we discuss your RAVENS! The reread will continue! Share your thoughts on Facebook! Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Follow Ser Matt & Ser Ezra: @SuperGainsBros & @WompRat_2m Check out our other projec…
 
This year, come prepared to explain the asset that has everyone from famous financiers to political dissidents talking about a money revolution. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Today’s Breakdown is a prep kit for the inevitable conversations about bitcoin as friends and family sit down at the Thanksgiving table this year. NLW d…
 
Today’s guest is Lyn Alden. Lyn is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy and one of today’s best-known and most-respected macro analysts. In this conversation, she and NLW discuss: Anti-deflation vs. inflation Why money printing is nonpartisan Why we’re headed for deeper MMT experiments How she increased her conviction around Bitcoin (her jo…
 
One of the sharpest analysts in macroeconomics looks at how monetary and fiscal policy are likely to change in the coming years. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Today’s guest is Lyn Alden. Lyn is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy and one of today’s best-known and most-respected macro analysts. In this conversation, s…
 
Brotherhood Without Manners, your favorite full spoiler reread podcast of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, is back with another chapter from Storm of Swords. This episode we read Samwell 1 as he recounts the terrifying night at the First of the First Men. Sam has survived the initial attack as he and his fellow brothers of the Ni…
 
Today on the Brief: AstraZeneca and University of Oxford release third positive COVID-19 vaccine trial data Trump administration ratchets up pressure on China Another DCEP lottery trial coming Our main discussion: a narrative shift, growing attention and a bitcoin shortage. What happens when demand exceeds supply and supply is being gobbled up aggr…
 
When demand from these two sources alone exceeds the entire supply of newly minted bitcoins, expect serious supply pressure to follow. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: AstraZeneca and University of Oxford release third positive COVID-19 vaccine trial data Trump administration ratchets up pressure on China Ano…
 
Jay Clayton is stepping down as chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission. Here’s what that means for crypto and traditional markets. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. On this week’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads Joe Nocera’s recent Op-Ed “Clayton’s Exit at SEC Opens Door to Protect Investors” from Bloomberg. NLW expands upon…
 
Earlier this week, investor Nic Carter published a piece called “Nine Bitcoin Charts Already at All-Time Highs” showing just how far bitcoin had come and how fundamentally bullish this quiet run-up was. In this piece, NLW goes over those metrics that have achieved all-time highs, and adds one more that happened after Nic published his piece. The me…
 
While we haven’t achieved the elusive $20,000 spot price all-time high yet, these other metrics show where bitcoin has grown far beyond previous peaks. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Earlier this week, investor Nic Carter published a piece called “Nine Bitcoin Charts Already at All-Time Highs” showing just how far bitcoin had …
 
Today on the Brief: Markets fight to remain optimistic Jobless claims rise for the first time in five weeks China borrows at negative rates for the first time Our main discussion: a crypto ally as top bank regulator? Brian Brooks was an executive at Coinbase when he was tapped by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to be the number two at the Office o…
 
President Trump has nominated former Coinbase counsel Brian Brooks to a full five-year term as Comptroller of the Currency, but will he be confirmed in time? This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: Markets fight to remain optimistic Jobless claims rise for the first time in five weeks China borrows at negative rates…
 
Vijay Boyapati’s “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin” is one of the most influential articles in the history of the industry – even being assigned reading from MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor as he tried to convince his board on the merits of what would become its big bitcoin move. In this conversation with NLW, Vijay discusses his recent thinking around …
 
From “Tulip Mania” to “the World’s Reserve Currency,” these valuation models show the full range of bitcoin’s long-term possibilities. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Vijay Boyapati’s “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin” is one of the most influential articles in the history of the industry – even being assigned reading from MicroStr…
 
Today on the Brief: Tesla to join S&P 500 Airbnb files for IPO The Mooch wants crypto Our main discussion: HODL FOMO vs. Speculative FOMO. The 2017-2018 bull run was driven by ICO mania and a relentless get-richism that was nothing if not short-term. As bitcoin passes $17,000 and questions of looming all-time highs start to make their way into main…
 
As bitcoin crosses $17,000 it’s not retail speculation but a new, long-term investor mindset driving the price up. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: Tesla to join S&P 500 Airbnb files for IPO The Mooch wants crypto Our main discussion: HODL FOMO vs. Speculative FOMO. The 2017-2018 bull run was driven by ICO ma…
 
Brotherhood Without Manners, your favorite full spoiler reread podcast of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, is back with another chapter from Storm of Swords. This episode we read Arya 3 as she joins the Brotherhood Without Banners for a trip. Arya departs with Hot Pie as he decides to stay behind at the Inn of the Kneeling King. …
 
Today on the Brief: Moderna trial success drives markets up New all-time high in negative-yielding debt Jay Clayton to leave SEC Our main discussion: BTC $318,000 in December 2021? That’s the prediction of one Citibank exec in a report called “Bitcoin: 21st Century Gold” sent last week to institutional clients. In this episode, NLW breaks down the …
 
Is she going Mad? Does Quaith want to help her? Why doesn't she speak more clearly?! We continue the reread with Daenerys III! Listen in as we discuss chapter 40 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. Share your thoughts on Facebook! Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Follow Ser Matt & Ser Ezra: @SuperGainsBros & …
 
Breaking down a recent report that has Bitcoin Twitter salivating and skeptical at the same time. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: Moderna trial success drives markets up New all-time high in negative-yielding debt Jay Clayton to leave SEC Our main discussion: BTC $318,000 in December 2021? That’s the predict…
 
A reading of Kenneth Rogoff’s latest piece on the strange reality of the dollar’s global status. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io. On this week’s edition of Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads former IMF chief and current Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff’s latest Op-Ed, “The Calm Before the Exchange Rate Storm” in Project Syndicate.…
 
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