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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Wher ...
 
Build The Future shares the compelling visions of the future and the stories of those building it. We explore frontier technologies, innovative research, and ambitious projects from around the world that will shape our future. Our guests are entrepreneurs, thought leaders, researchers, and anyone else actively working to build the world we want to live in.
 
Ready to grow your wealth through smarter investing decisions? With The Meb Faber Show, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and investment fund manager, Meb Faber, brings you insights on today’s markets and the art of investing. Featuring some of the top investment professionals in the world as his guests, Meb will help you interpret global equity, bond, and commodity markets just like the pros. Whether it’s smart beta, trend following, value investing, or any other timely market topic, each w ...
 
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AR Show with Jason McDowall

Jason McDowall: Investor | Advocate | Entrepreneur

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The AR Show dives deep into the emerging world of Augmented Reality with a focus on the underlying technologies and uses of Smartglasses, and the people behind them. I talk with entrepreneurs, executives, investors and early adopters to extract insights that will both inform and inspire you. In each episode, I explore the approaches, challenges, and progress behind the products and companies. I also extract the lessons learned and insightful advice from each guest. Equal parts technology, pr ...
 
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In this podcast we talk with Mark Herschberg, MIT Instructor, Fractional CTO and author of The Career ToolkitIn this podcast we cover a wide range of topics:- Is a career path still relevant in this day and age?- For older employees, how should they look at their careers?- Should you be a generalist or a specialist in your career?- What is the diff…
 
Ramon Van Meer (@RamonVanMeer) joins Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to discuss why he prefers to buy businesses rather than build them, his best tools for new business research, how to make sure you’re not buying a lemon, learning to code in a week, and much more. _____ * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtub…
 
In episode 361, we welcome our guest, Jeff Hooke, Senior Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and author of The Myth of Private Equity, which is what we focus on today. In today’s episode, Jeff pulls no punches when sharing his thoughts on the private equity industry. He likens the belief that private equity has outperformed the mark…
 
Today, we're talking with Adrian Fenty, the founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital and the former major of Washington DC. We cover everything from investing in the future, changing the landscape of education, the importance of local political involvement and the future that we hope to build. To listen to more episodes and to stay connecte…
 
Andrew Wilkinson (@awilkinson), Co-Founder of Tiny, joins Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) to talk about how he found joy through a four-week dopamine fast, why it can be better to make safer “cruise ship investments” rather than startup investments, how Andrew’s last appearance led him to start a D2C maternal healthy company, and m…
 
William Mulholland pushes ahead with LA's aqueduct. But when the people of Inyo County learn the truth, they begin preparing for war. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/american…
 
Guido Groet is the Chief Strategy Officer of Luxexcel, a company that’s able to 3D print optical-quality lenses for smart eyewear. Earlier in his career, Guido worked for many years in both Europe and the USA for technology giant ASML, which is a world leader in semiconductor equipment. He’s held VP positions in Finance, Business development, M&A, …
 
In episode 360, we welcome our guest, Erin Browne, portfolio manager for PIMCO, focusing on asset allocation strategies. She was also named as one of Barron’s 100 most influential women in U.S. finance last year. In today’s episode, we’re talking all things macro with someone who spent time as a Strategist at Moore Capital, PM at Point72, and most …
 
Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we’re running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5. You’ll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet. …
 
Today, we're talking with Courtney Boyd Myers, the founder of Akua. At Akua they're building a household brand for sustainable sea greens based foods including their delicious kelp jerkey and kelp burger. I loved talking about the future of food, kelp and about changing global travel landscape with Courtney in this conversation. To listen to more e…
 
Brian Halligan (@BHalligan), founder & executive chairman (and former CEO) of HubSpot, joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to discuss what he learned from nearly dying in a snowmobile accident, how he took HubSpot from nothing to $1 billion in ARR, and what he learned about marketing from the Grateful Dead. He also discusses what he does d…
 
In episode 359, we welcome our guest, Aaron Fu, general partner for Sherpa Ventures, which focuses on pre-seed investments across Africa. He’s also the co-founder of Venture for Africa, a fellowship for those interested in working for early stage startups in Africa. In today’s episode, we hear from someone who’s seen the evolution of the African st…
 
Sam Parr (@theSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss Brumate, the company that scaled to $20M without a single employee, how F*** You Pay Me is helping influencers discover what they’re truly worth, how to do an energy audit, and much more. --------- * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube chann…
 
Today, we're talking with Justin Kolbeck, the CEO of Wildtype. At Wildtype they're advancing the future of food with cellular agriculture, starting with Sushi Grade Salmon. To listen to more episodes and to stay connected, follow along at https://www.buildthefuturepodcast.com/ https://twitter.com/camwiese Don’t forget to leave a review and subscrib…
 
William Mulholland climbs to the top of the water department. But once he's there, he learns that Los Angeles has a terrible secret, one that could destroy the city. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App h…
 
In episode 358, we welcome our guest, Zachariah George, Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures, Africa’s leading early-stage VC fund, and the co-founder and CIO of Startupbootcamp AfriTech, the leading venture accelerator program in Africa. In today’s episode, we start by hearing how volunteering at an African orphanage changed Zach’s life, con…
 
A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next …
 
Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we’re running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5. You’ll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet. …
 
Today, we're talking with Gary Sheng, the co-founder of Civics Unplugged. Gary and I connected over our shared belief that this decade, the 2020s, is a make or break for humanity and that we have a lot of exciting work to do. On his end, Gary's working to train a new generation of leaders, committed to universal human flourishing. To listen to more…
 
Jack Abraham (@jackabraham), Founder, Managing Partner & CEO at Atomic, sits down with MFM hosts Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamParr) to talk frameworks for great business ideas, how one hour can have more impact than everything else you’ve done in your career, the Jenga law of time management, and much more. --------- * Do you love MFM…
 
In episode 357, we welcome our guest, Marko Papic, Chief Strategist at the Clocktower Group, an alternative investment asset management firm, where he leads the firm’s Strategy Team, providing bespoke research on geopolitics, macroeconomics, and markets. In today’s episode, we’re talking geopolitics and the markets. Marko recently released the book…
 
Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek), founder & CEO of venture studio Dyrdek Machine, former professional skateboarder, and star of hit shows like Rob & Big and Ridiculousness, joins Sam (@TheSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) to discuss how he transitioned from acting and athletics to venture capital and how he structures his many business interests. He also talks …
 
Lindsay sits down with Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers the tech industry. The two explore why venture capitalists work to create monopolies, and whether these powerful investors bear responsibility for the failures at Theranos. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - American Scandal listeners get 10% off…
 
Paul Powers, the founder and CEO of Physna. You may have caught Physna in the news recently because they’ve raised $76M over the last year, including $56M earlier this summer from Tiger Global, Sequoia and others. Paul and his team have created a new way to search and compare 3D models in a way that is faster and more effective than what’s come bef…
 
In episode 356, we welcome our guest, Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist of The Leuthold Group, an independent investment research firm. In today’s episode, we’re talking markets with someone who’s been at it for over 30 years. Jim explains why the shift from a depressionary bust to a post-war boom last year was unlike anything he’s seen. The…
 
Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we’re running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5. You’ll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet. …
 
In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) discuss the latest news on the unfolding Ozy Media story, discuss why Google might not be a dominant tech giant in ten years, and place a bet on whether Shaan can make $10k in a day with a mall Santa scheme. --------- Show notes: * (1:00) How to explain My First Million * (2:53) Why furniture-l…
 
In episode 355, we welcome our guest, Sheel Mohnot, Better Tomorrow Ventures, a fintech-focused VC fund focused on pre-seed and seed companies around the globe. In today’s episode, we’re talking with one of the most prolific fintech investors around. We talk about why Sheel’s so bullish on the fintech space and focuses so much on the founders at th…
 
About: Peter Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest cha…
 
Today, we're talking with Aaron Slodov. Aaron's the founder of the stealth startup Atomic Industries where they're building the future of manufacturing with the goal of building a more efficient and less wasteful world. To listen to more episodes and to stay connected, follow along at https://www.buildthefuturepodcast.com/ https://twitter.com/camwi…
 
An investigative journalist looks into Theranos, and is shocked by his discoveries. Elizabeth Holmes tries to fend off the potentially devastating story. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wonde…
 
In episode 354, we welcome our guest, Shawn Merani, founder and Managing Partner of Parade Ventures, a pre-seed & seed stage-focused venture capital firm. In today’s episode, we hear what it’s like to invest at the pre-seed and seed stage from someone who’s invested in companies like Dollar Shave Club, Cruise, Stance, and more! Shawn walks us throu…
 
Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we’re running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5. You’ll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet. …
 
In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) break down Harvard's publishing arm and how you can create something to get a slice of the action. Sam also shares how he would approach Trends if he were to make it again. They also talk about the end of the MFM NFT auction and Shaan recaps a LinkedIn post about the early days of Canva. ------…
 
In episode 353, we welcome our guest, Artem Mililchuk, founder and CEO of FarmTogether, an investment platform providing accredited investors with direct access to farmland. In today’s episode, we’re talking about farmland! Artem is working to allow everyday investors the ability to invest in farmland and has surpassed $100 million AUM with over 30…
 
In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@theSamParr) break down a 30-year-old infomercial and they discuss the modern day approach that can make you millions. They also talk about businesses built around trust, professional certifications, and what investors Shaan would call first if he was raising. You'll also meet a serial entrepreneur who is t…
 
Today, we're talking with Laura Crabtree the founder of Epsilon3 and a former SpaceX engineer. At Epsilon3 they're building a software stack to help teams advance in space exploration and complex engineering projects operate more efficiently. To listen to more episodes and to stay connected, follow along at https://www.buildthefuturepodcast.com/ ht…
 
Theranos prepares to go public with its blood-testing devices. But the company faces increased scrutiny, as problems with its technology—and its leadership—add up. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App htt…
 
Susan Cummings is the Managing Director of Tiny Rebel Games and a founder of Fictioneers. Susan and her team were awarded a major UK grant for Augmented Reality storytelling, which led to "Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up." This effort was followed by the release this summer of "Wallace & Gromit: Fix Up the City", an ambitious city-scale AR game th…
 
In episode 352, we welcome our guest, James Rasteh, founder of Coast Capital, a fund that takes a private equity approach to investing in public markets. In today’s episode, we talk about gold miners, European activism, and ESG. James starts by explaining why he’s so bullish on gold miners from both a macro and micro perspective that he created a f…
 
This a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - All of my Edison notes that didn't make it into Part 1 & Part 2, including: Edison vs. Tesla Edison vs. Elon Musk Puritanism and Edison How Edison Went Deaf (Maybe) --------- * How to Take Over the World - https://www…
 
This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 2, we cover Edison's life from his inve…
 
This is a special release of the 3-part Thomas Edison series from the How to Take Over the World podcast with Ben Wilson. Description - How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 1, we cover Edison's life from his birt…
 
Last year we brought listeners the entire volume of The Best Investment Writing Volume 4, in audio format, right here on the podcast. Listeners loved it, so we’re running it back again this year with The Best Investment Writing Volume 5. You’ll hear from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers from all over the planet. …
 
We're excited to announce that tomorrow we are releasing a 3-part series from one of Sam's favorite history podcasts, How to Take Over the World. In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) talk with Ben Wilson (@BenWilsonTweets), the creator of the How to Take Over the World Podcast (@HTTOTW), about his research process and they all sha…
 
In this episode Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan (@ShaanVP) update "Sara's List". This was a list of companies Sam and his wife created 5 years ago when she was looking for a job. What was the criteria? They had to be established startups who had the potential to 5-10x over the next 5 years. She went with Airbnb. If you are looking for a new job, check …
 
In episode 351, we welcome our guest, Leigh Drogen, General Partner of Starkiller Capital, an institutional investment firm employing both quantitative and fundamental strategies to blockchain based digital assets. In today’s episode, we start with a brief overview of the asset management space and what Leigh learned from running Estimize, the larg…
 
In this episode Shaan (@ShaanVP) reveals the creation of the first My First Million NFT. Sam (@theSamParr) and Shaan also talk about Laird Hamilton's Superfood company, whether people should lie more, and they share their reactions to an recent twitter thread. They close out the episode with ideas around other niches Figs could work for, opportunit…
 
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate …
 
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