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The Curious Worldview Podcast is an interview show featuring a whole manner of incredibly interesting guests from far and wide. From James Robinson of Why Nations Fail to Jack Weatherford of Genghis Khan & The Making Of The Modern World all the way to a three part series on the life of Nietzsche with philosopher Stephen Hicks - the theme is likely to vary from episode to episode however every time the central question will remain… what can we learn from your worldview?
 
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Eight-time guest Byron Grubman joins the bench to team with Mason, facing Markkus and Josh, in this David-hosted game. Thanks to David's covid brain, this game is actually a re-do as just 48 hours prior, the Simple Farm Boy forgot to record a game. He had one job! In this highly-competitive game, Team BM led to one too many euphemisms, including no…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/magnus-brandberg/ The following is a conversation with Magnus Brandberg, a founding partner of Gullspång Invest, a family office based in Sweden. They are investing patient capital on a generational timeline, focusing on issues core to the transformation of society towards sustainability. Magnus has a background in …
 
Guest Graig Zethner joins the bench and teams up with Eric Ede to face Mason & Eric Walling in this Dan-hosted game. In it, we learn not a lot about Big 4 sports, we discuss new spots on the Benchwarmer bingo card, Royce Clayton has a Brazilian cousin, and Walling calls Dan's shot. https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.facebook.com/ben…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/thomas-pettersson/ The assassination of Olaf Palma shook Sweden to the core. This is the podcast with Thomas Pettersson journeying through the Olaf Palma case from top to bottom. After 12 years of research that resulted in the book The Unlikely Murderer, journalist Thomas Pettersson brought the case to an end. His f…
 
This is the third in the series on governance and culture. Goals have to incorporate: vision, expectations, accountability and responsibility. Watch my video to see how these lead to the alignment of goals and how this helps you manage culture. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-hogg-right-source/ or visit https://www.ri…
 
Assistant Coach and Five-Timer Club Member Trevor Hogg returned to The Bench to help initiate host Jake Manne into the Five-Timer Club. During the game we learned that one question really deserved an asterisk (*Japanese), that Shaq did not play for the fictional Fighting Nothings of Nothing University, that Byron Buxton is MLBs Punxsutawney Phil, a…
 
Walling & Matt review these episodes. EP 148: Famous Kentucky Derby Winner James J Braddock (featuring Assistant Coach Josh North) EP 149: How's Your UFC? About As Good As My Deathmetal (featuring Assistant Coach Adrian Bias) EP 150: Is He Alive? Not Anymore...F*** Mr. Feeny (featuring Equipment Manager Pate Hogan) EP 151: Rick Pitino Hair Disciple…
 
New guest and trivia superstar, Steve Bahnaman joined The Bench to test his mettle in this Home Court Advantage game hosted by the duo of Dan and Head Coach Philip Sanford. Steve took on Ede and Scott in a game that was themes with half Wrestlemania and half Final Four. We learned about Wrestlemania debuts, that Arizona State is apparently better j…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/patrick-hanson/ The following is a conversation with Patrick Hanson who is the Director of Sales and Marketing at JRG Energy Consultants. Patrick has 15 years of marketing, brand management, communications, and sales enablement experience, with over 13 years specific to the geothermal industry. This includes 5 years…
 
What is board culture? You can't see it, you can’t hold it - how can you effect it or change it? We’ll discuss the motivation of directors, director roles, board charter and how they can affect an organisation’s culture. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-hogg-right-source/ or visit https://www.rightsource.com.au…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jim-henry-elon-musk-twitter/ The following is a conversation with Jim Henry, on among other things, the Elon Musk twitter takeover. Jim Henry is the author of Blood Bankers – an investigation into the capital flight of the developing world during the 80’s and 90’s. Jim’s book serves as a prequel to what has become t…
 
Equipment Manager Pate Hogan made an emotional return to The Bench that even had host Josh feeling the feels. In this game, we had one backup truck, two visits to the Mind Palace, and a return of singing Dan. We also learned that multiple questions about fullbacks can be asked in one game, that someone is synonymous with the Williams sisters, that …
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/harley-rustad/ The following is a conversation with Harley Rustad, the author of Lost In The Valley Of Death. A story about the life and disappearance of Justin Alexander, a wonderfully inspiring traveller who shocked everyone in the know when he went missing in the Indian Himalayas in 2016. Justin’s disappearance i…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/prashant-kidambi/ The following is a conversation with Prashant Kidambi. Prashant is an Associate Professor in Colonial Urban History, at the University of Leicester. His work is largely on the history of British imperialism and the geographical expression that we today know as India. It is in this interest that Pra…
 
Assistant Coach Adrian Bias joins the bench and teams up with David to face Markkus & Matt in this Walling hosted episode. In it we get a clean 3-2-1 answer to a halftime question, we celebrate Women's History Month with an all women's sports themed round, Adrian leans on his UFC/WWE cross over "knowledge" and we learned that Shaq is part of the Il…
 
Josh North returns to the bench to team with Scott (big mistake) in this game, playing against Walling & Josh. David inadvertently tortured our six-time guest player with a range of questions that left our guest to exasperatedly muse, "By thought-provoking, I think David really means impossible". Josh North did admit to having googled one of the an…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/bryan-bashin/ Bryan Bashin is the guest on this episode of the podcast. Bryan Bashin is The CEO of Lighthouse, an organisation in San Fransisco that empowers the blind. The subject of the chat is, among other things, James Holman, one of the greatest travellers in history. James Holman overrepresents as an exemplary…
 
Walling, Matt & Dan review these episodes. EP 143: Clue #6 - He's one of the ugliest athletes on the planet (featuring guest Trey Cleeter) EP 144: Three Men and Ede's Baby EP 145: What's a Dill-hole? (featuring Equipment Manager Mike Khoury) EP 146: The Legend of Lagat (featuring guest Drew Kalahar) EP 147: Billys Joe & Elliot…
 
Disregarding the on-again/off-again antics of Tom Brady's retirement, Eric Ede wrote an entire game around the 1999-2000 immediate Pre-TB era in professional sports. The game featured Dan & Matt against David & Mason. In the game, we learned that the Saints were on brand with the name of their quarterbacks in 1999 and that Ede loves writing Buffalo…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/ken-pucker/ The following is a conversation with Ken Pucker. Ken is an Advisory Director to Berkshire Partners, and currently teaches Sustainability at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. In addition to this, and among many other things as well, Ken also formally served as Chief Operating Officer of T…
 
First-time guest Drew Kalahar joined the Bench for this Josh-hosted game. In it we learned that the NFL really missed out by not having Eminem join the Rolling Stones for the Super Bowl halftime show in Detroit, that Josh had a VERY specific Missing Link, that Markkus and Scott believe Saquon Barkley is the true "Quad King", and that Markkus's triv…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/chris-miller/ The following is a conversation with Chris Miller. Chris Miller is the Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Eurasia Director at the Foreign Policy Resea…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/angelica-oung-the-glories-of-taiwan/ The following is a conversation with Angelica Oung. Angelica is a Taiwanese journalist living in Tapei and easily one of the best Twitter accounts out there. In This Podcast With Angelica Oung, You Can Expect To Hear About… Top To Bottom Angelica Oung On Off-Shore Wind. Celebrati…
 
Dan returns from a much-deserved sabbatical and hosts his first game since his return. In this special Presidents' Day episode, Mike Khoury returns for his 5th time, collects his smoking jacket, and pairs with Eric in this competitive game against Scott and David. Dan is in rare form as he begins his "Make Snooker Great" campaign. David has an old …
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/ghaidaa-hetou-russia-ukraine-war/ This was recorded at 20:00 on the 16th of March, CET. Ghaidaa Hetou Ph.D. is the founder of iStrategic. Dr. Hetou guides the development and oversees the operational efficiency of iStrategic. She is a consultant and advisor on Middle East and North Africa affairs, specializing in po…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/oliver-bullough/ The following is a conversation with Oliver Bullough, an amazing voice and author in the field of financial secrecy and kleptocracy. Oliver Bullough wrote a book back in 2018 called Moneyland and has another one coming this year called, Butler To The World. Oliver’s books follow the themes of klepto…
 
In this Benchwarmer-only episode hosted by David, we learned that Scott prefers Duncan Hines, that the Kia Kuechly would be a dependable vehicle for about 50,000 miles, and that State Farm now covers punches to the groin. Oh yeah, and Scott missed a wrestling question. https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.facebook.com/benchwarmerstp h…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/michael-smith-taiwan/ This was recorded at 0800 on the 7th of March, CET. Michael Smith is the North Asian Correspondent for AFR. Michael was a guest on this podcast in #45 where he discussed his sudden evacuation from China and his book, The Last Correspondent. Michael Smith has been keeping a really close eye on h…
 
Guest and long-time fan Trey Cleeter made his first appearance on the Bench, teaming with Eric Walling, facing the Benchwarmer team of Markkus and David. We learned early on that Trey has demonstrated his fandom by shaving his head into a mohawk. The Benchwarmers also discuss the likelihood that a person named Sid could win a foot-race. https://www…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/alexander-kucherenko/ This was recorded at 12:00 on the 3rd of March. Alexander Kucherenko is a Ukrainian located in Poltava, a large city in the east of Ukraine between Kyiv and Kharkiv. In this conversation, he speaks to me about his own and his family's experience so far in this conflict, and the overall resolve …
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/tim-harcourt/ This was recorded at 11:00 on the 2nd of March. Tim Harcourt is the new Industry Professor and Chief Economist at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He published the Airpot Economist in 2008 and followed up with The Airport Economist Flie…
 
In this Benchwarmer-only episode hosted by Ede, we learned that Josh made bank during a Whooo?!-filled Pre & Post Game, that numerous Benchwarmers think that Blackstone Griddles should sponsor the podcast, and that, for the first time, we had multiple Nazi references during an episode. #1936olympics #dontbeaschotthead https://www.patreon.com/benchw…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/michael-hilliard/ This was recorded at 10:00 on the 26th of February. Michael Hilliard is the host of what is both Australia’s best and my personal favourite geopolitical podcast. The Red Line. Michael is a journalist reporting from countries including Iran, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and also has extensive experi…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jim-henry-sanctions/ This was recorded at 19:00 on the 25th of February. We spoke about SWIFT and expanded on the sanctions chat that started the day previous. Jim Henry is a godfather to the field of investigative journalism into financial secrecy, offshore finance, capital flight and kleptocracy. He published Bloo…
 
The Naked Bootleg at it again! In this episode we welcome Triviality's Neal Fischer and News Corp Australia's Jasper Bruce (@JasperBruce3 on Twitter) to discuss the upcoming AFL Footy Season & the Benchwarmers Footy group. If you would like to find that footy club and join, here's the link:https://www.facebook.com/groups/437668987310077 If you woul…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jim-henry-russia-ukraine/ This was recorded at 21:00 on Wednesday night, the 23rd of February. It was 8 hours after we stopped recording at 05:00 the next day that Russia invaded the Ukraine. Jim Henry is a godfather to the field of investigative journalism into financial secrecy, offshore finance, capital flight an…
 
Guest Ethan Metzger returned to the Bench to play this game hosted by Josh. In it, we learned that there may be other famous bandicoots, that a team needed to go full Wheel of Fortune to answer a question, and that a teammate (and the host) finally reminded Ede to "Read the question!"...plus there may have been some discussion about Death Pools aft…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jj-ramberg/ The following is a conversation with JJ Ramberg, who has a resume and list of achievements too long to keep this introduction timely. The highlights include hosting MSNBC’s ‘Your Business‘ for over a decade, being awarded one of Inc Magazines 100 Female Founders and also being the founder of the podcasti…
 
**REPOST** We lost this episode from our archives, so we are reposting it now. Kyle Kondor @KyleNYY from Jomboy Media @JomboyMedia joined the bench for an exciting game hosted by JJ, in which we learned who the New Jersey Devils' 1987 #2 overall pick was. We also realized that no one knows anything about NHL penalty minutes and found out the nickna…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/thomas-werner/ Thomas Werner is a teacher, consultant, artist, lecturer, author and former gallery owner in New York and an overall forceful figure in the international art community. He published ‘The Fashion Image’ in 2018, and is anticipating the release of his latest book on the business of fine art photography.…
 
Ede crafted a fantastic game for our guest who couldn't make it, so Matt teamed up with Scott against David and Walling. In the episode, we learned Abbey Road is not a stadium in Liverpool, Scott Disick is never the answer (#AllenIverson), and always be on the look out for the hidden hockey question. https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://w…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/danny-miranda/ The following is a conversation with the host of the Danny Miranda podcast, the man himself… Danny Miranda. Danny is someone I have admired from afar ever since the beginning of the pandemic. He, much like me, was inspired by the likes of Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, Chris Williamson and others by the podc…
 
🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/ryan-delany/ Ryan Delany is the guest, and he runs the Coffee Trading Academy. Ryan is a veteran of the US military and after serving as a dedicated marksman in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, he then went on the be educated at Harvard under the GI bill and it was here where he discovered his love and passion for co…
 
Today's game was an all-Benchwarmer affair hosted by Markkus. In it, we learned that you don't win friends with Salas, that in Louisiana Boudreau(x) is like Smith, and that David, once again, knows athletes from Brown (all 3 of them). https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.facebook.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.twitter.com/benchwarmers…
 
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