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The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question, visit our website at jeffersonhour.com
 
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We're pleased to welcome back the noted author and historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky. She and Clay discuss how Washington, D.C. became a constitutionally created "federal reserve" and the nation’s capital city, and also the ongoing efforts to make it our 51st state. You can pre-order Clay's new book at Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble, or by contacti…
 
"Bitcoin is the most important innovation to happen to money in 1,000 years." - Vijay Boyapati In this very special episode, Vijay returns to talk with Ced about his new book the Bullish Case for Bitcoin & where we are in this cycle. We discuss: - What are the common mistakes made during a bull run - How a bull market tests your conviction more tha…
 
Clay Jenkinson is once again joined by the author and historian Joseph Ellis for a program answering listener questions, including inquiries about the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson's marriage, Jefferson's relationship with Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase. You can pre-order Clay's new book at Amazon, Target, Barne…
 
In this mind-blowing conversation with the author of Wikileaks: The Global Fourth Estate, History is Happening, Nozomi Hayase & I discuss: - Did we trade authenticity for acceptance - Is pyschology used to move public opinion & manufacture consent - The stadium of democracy - The post-human future, superhumans & is humanity forking off - How Bitcoi…
 
In this conversation, I speak with Javier Bastaro, a journalist for Cointelegraph, based in Caracas, Venezueala about hyperinflation, dollarization, the diaspora and the political, economic and human crises in Venezuela. Will Venezuela turn into the new Cuba? How bad did things get in 2016? How deep is the current crisis that Venezueala is facing? …
 
President Jefferson answers listener questions including comments about American views of British monarchy, Jefferson's thoughts on the work of Edmund Burke, and the importance of Enlightenment thinking in the formation of America. In the last segment of this week's episode, Clay and David are joined by Michael Khandelwal of The Muse Writers Center…
 
NVK is the Co-Founder & CEO of Coinkite, the company behind uber-popular Bitcoin hardware products like the Coldcard, OpenDime, BlockClock & several other dope ass pieces of hardware that allow users to engage in Bitcoin safely & conveniently. We discuss: - The origins of Coinkite, Coldcard Wallet, Opendime & the BlockClock Mini - How Bitcoin produ…
 
In this wide-ranging chat with Phil Gibson aka Mr Pseu the host of podcast A Boy Named Pseu, we wax philosophically about music, culture & freedom in society today, our love for musical earworms, music as a universal language, his Bitcoin rabbit hole story & how Bitcoin is a beautiful & poetic response to the 2008 crisis & not just a random occuren…
 
In this engaging conversation, Brady Swenson the Head of Education at Swan Bitcoin & fellow Bitcoin podcaster joins me to discuss: - The significance of Satoshi's disappearance - Bitcoin as pushback against fiat - How civilization doesn't work without money - Lessons learned from the Roman Empire - Bitcoin as the future foundation for the empowerme…
 
This week, an interview with Clay S. Jenkinson about his new book, The Language of Cottonwoods. You can pre-order Clay's new book at Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble, or by contacting your independent bookstore. The Language of Cottonwoods is out on June 22, 2021 through Koehler Books. Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog.…
 
In this deep & wide ranging chat, David Bailey the CEO of Bitcoin Magazine & I discuss going from a hodler to a builder, what keeps him up at night, challenges that force you to figure out who you are, the Bitcoin 2021 conference, piles of Venezuelan cash to take home, Sumo wrestling for Taproot activation, his rabbit hole story, replacing the mone…
 
In this fresh & timely chat, Flip from Bitcoin Magazine & I discuss: - A very exciting day in Bitcoin, $10k candles & Elon Musk - Bitcoin 2021 FOMO, surprises & anticipation - Bitcoin as a ubiquitous data layer - Proof of existence, decentralized identity & sparse data - How Bitcoin is really a global database for deriving truth - Working at a medi…
 
In this insightful & endearing conversation with Mir Liponi, the Godmother of Italy's Bitcoin Community, co-founder of the BHB Network & former CEO of Satoshi Design, we discuss her article Bitcoin & Motherhood, the history of the Bitcoin scene in Europe, the Milan Protocol, alawys doing the best thing for Bitcoin, how Bitcoin is for normal people …
 
We are joined this week by the noted author and historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky. She and Clay S. Jenkinson have a lively and insightful discussion about the often strained relations between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. You can find Dr. Chervinsky's website and newsletter here: https://www.lindsaychervinsky.com/ Find this episode, along w…
 
Nick Neuman & Jameson Lopp, CEO & CTO of Casa join me to talk about the world of multi-signature, hardware wallets, personal security & more. We discuss: - The dos & don'ts of Bitcoin key management & security - The differences between wallet types - The spectrum of security options - The tradeoffs between security & convenience - Hardware wallets,…
 
Justin Rhedrick is best known as the Bitcoin Vegan & a Bitcoin Educator. After getting released from prison, Justin was tired of running the rat race, the seemingly never-ending paycheck to paycheck cycle & that’s when he decided to learn about Bitcoin. We discuss: - His opportunities & plans coming out of prison - Breaking cycles - Mindset of an e…
 
Clay answers listener questions, including inquiries about Jefferson and infrastructure, and about books mentioned on the show. Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog. Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jef…
 
Erik Cason is a crypto-anarchist, makarismos, & iconoclast thinker writing about the social ramifications of bitcoin & the Director of Client Services at Unchained Capital. We discuss: - The place of law in society - Who gets to create the exception - How Bitcoin creates a new social contract - The perpetual & exceptional state of emergency since W…
 
In this episode we speak with President Jefferson about American immigration policy during his time and ours, as well as the requirements to gain citizenship. Jefferson describes the discriminatory policies of his time, and then agrees to answer some of the 100 test questions immigrants must correctly answer to gain citizenship in 2021. Find this e…
 
Greg Foss has over 30 years experience in high-yield credit trading & capital structure arbitrage. We sit down to discuss:- High yield trading, credit default swaps & Bitcoin as the Anti-Fiat- Why Bitcoin is extremely cheap default insurance & the best asymmetric trade- The wholesale transfer of risk to government - If the next financial crisis is …
 
Knut Svanholm author of Sovereignty through Mathematics, Independence Reimagined, Everything There is Divided by 21 Million Bitcoin & Bitcoin & the Separation of Money & State calls in to discuss: - Bitcoin is a mathematical battery & positive force for humanity - The connection between central banking, statism & nationalism - The State as a networ…
 
We are joined this week by the author and historian Professor Joseph Ellis. He and Clay have an in-depth discussion about the Founding Fathers and their willing participation in the enslavement of people. Read about Clay's upcoming online courses here: https://jeffersonhour.com/onlinecourse Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the …
 
Gigi, author of 21 Lessons, What I've Learned from Falling Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, Bitcoin is Time & Proof of Life sits down to discuss: - Bitcoin as a force away from a centralized structure - perfect error correction in the digital world - Bitcoin's difficulty adjustment as the magic sauce - can privacy be reclaimed - Bitcoin as a form of s…
 
This week we talk with President Jefferson about the British point of view of rebellion in America which eventually led to the Revolutionary War. The conversation begins and ends with Jefferson's thoughts on Benjamin Franklin, who had been an anglophile hoping for peace between the two nations, but ended up as a leading voice for American independe…
 
Marty Bent, Editor in Chief of Marty’s Bent, Host of Tales from the Crypt & bringing market to molecule at Great American Mining sits down to discuss: - Harvesting organic waste fuels while securing the world’s first engineered monetary network aka Bitcoin - The moralization of energy cosumption - Government overreach - The amount of energy it take…
 
Mark Yusko, Founder, CEO & CIO of Morgan Creek Capital & the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets sits down to discuss: - the difference between price & value - hanging out with the bad guys - the importance of conviction - cash as an investment - the mathematics of loss - the 3:15 train problem- the fads, the frauds & the phonies - demo…
 
Clay Jenkinson is joined this week by author Joseph Ellis for a lively discussion about popular American conspiracy theories and gun rights in America. In 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his fifteen-year-old nephew, Peter Carr, about what he considered the best form of exercise, "I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, i…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Max Hillebrand, the Rothbardian Crypto Anarchist, Sound Money Agorist, Free software entrepreneur building Bitcoin defensive weapons of war at Wasabi Wallet to discuss: - What the State Is Not - What the State Is - How the State Preserves Itself - Is Science the New God of the State - How the State Transcends Its Li…
 
We wish President Thomas Jefferson a happy 278th birthday this week and discuss possible gifts for him: books and wine. Jefferson also speaks about his vision for America. Read about Clay's upcoming online courses here: https://jeffersonhour.com/onlinecourse Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog. Support the show by joining…
 
In this episode, Cedric sits down with Isaiah Jackson, author of Bitcoin & Black America to discuss: - the effects of the Federal Reserve & inflation on the Black middle class - the relationship between Black America & the media - the Golden Age of Black businesses & entrepreneurship - the circulation of the Black dollar - the state of household we…
 
We speak with President Thomas Jefferson this week about his cabinet, particularly about his Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin. President Jefferson, as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson, gives credit to Mr. Gallatin for retiring the national debt during his administration, for running the federal government while Jefferson …
 
In this special episode, Cedric sits down with Vijay Boyapati to discuss his seminal piece, The Bullish Case for Bitcoin. We discuss: - digital scarcity & how to value monetary goods - why do humans value scarcity - how money evolves through four stages - path dependence, Gartner hype cycles & the standard S curve - is this the final cycle - the re…
 
This week Clay responds to listener mail, including many comments regarding a previous show about Shays' Rebellion, and what Jefferson's reaction would be to the insurrection that occurred on January 6, 2021. Read about Clay's upcoming online courses here: https://jeffersonhour.com/onlinecourse Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on …
 
Race car driver and former professional baseball pitcher C.J. Wilson zooms in to discuss: - Dealing with setbacks and playing through pain - Life as a game and a series of calculated bets - Not letting anything get in your way - His Bitcoin rabbit hole story (of course) - 10 ways to be an All Star Bitcoiner - and much more Need to starting stacking…
 
Kiara Bickers, author of Bitcoin Clairity: The Complete Beginners Guide to Understanding Bitcoin sits down with Cedric to discuss: - the challenges to understanding Bitcoin - separating technical concepts from industry jargon - finding the signal in the noise - control loops & feedback - the magic of double entry accounting & double think - how ful…
 
This week Clay Jenkinson, the creator of the Thomas Jefferson Hour, and the author Joseph Ellis answer questions from listeners about the make up of the Senate, British loyalists during the Revolution, and how Jefferson would fare on a citizenship test, to which Ellis says that, “The Constitution isn’t a collection of truths, it’s a framework in wh…
 
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