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Saifedean's The Bitcoin Standard Podcast is the place to discuss Bitcoin and economics from the Austrian school's perspective. Listen to the weekly saifedean.com discussion seminar, where a group of learners from all over the world discuss the website's online courses, as well as a wide variety of economic, political, and social issues, and occasionally host special guests for the discussion. The podcast also includes the most interesting interviews conducted with Saifedean on other shows.
 
Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know h ...
 
This 12 chapter series is created specifically for recipients of bitcoin gifts through GiveBitcoin.io. We welcome new owners into the world of Bitcoin and encourage them to "go down the rabbit hole." Contributors to the text include authors Saifedean Ammous, Yan Pritzker, and Michael Caras, podcast hosts Stephan Livera, Matt Odell and Brady Swenson, and GiveBitcoin founder Cory Klippsten, among others. The writer/editor is Matt Ruby, and the audio version was contributed by Guy Swann.
 
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In today’s episode, Paul does a deep dive on gut health. He shares how he believes humans can optimize their gut health, and about common gut issues such as SIBO, IBS, GERD, and gallstones: what he believes causes them, and how to fix them. A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing c…
 
Joe Rogan is a comedian, UFC commentator, and host of the Joe Rogan Experience. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil – InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off – Eight Sleep: htt…
 
Has Saifedean changed his mind on stablecoins? After handling $7b of redemptions in 48 hours, has USDT proven its resilience? Could regulated fiat banks handle this level of redemption? What happens to stablecoins if their adoption continues to grow? Can they replace foreign central banks as dollar providers to the world? Will they become major hol…
 
Demis Hassabis is the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Mailgun: https://lexfridman.com/mailgun – InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off – Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off – Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit – Magic Spoon: https://m…
 
Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Brave: https://brave.com/lex – Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to get early access – Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to…
 
In this episode Saifedean joins Isabel Oakeshott and James Melville for an interview at the Speakeasy Podcast. They discuss why Saifedean decided to write The Bitcoin Standard, his views on the recent bitcoin price dip and the impact of the fiat “magic money tree” on society. Resources The Speakeasy podcast on Apple Podcasts. Saifedean’s first book…
 
A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this kno…
 
Jonathan Reisman is a physician and author of The Unseen Body who has practiced medicine in some of the most remote places in the world. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex – InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off – Fundrise: https://fundrise.com/lex – Onnit: https://le…
 
Douglas Murray is an author and political commentator. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Brave: https://brave.com/lex – BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off – BiOptimizers: http://www.magbreakthrough.com/lex to get 10% off – Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 off team plan – ExpressVPN:…
 
A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this kno…
 
Richard Wolff is a Marxist philosopher and economist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Skiff: https://skiff.org/lex to get early access – Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit – Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off – Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/lex and use code LEX to get 25% off premium …
 
A Google engineer is in hot water for claiming the company's chatbot tech had become sentient. Meanwhile, Jerome Powell presumes to fight inflation technocratically, by raising the Fed Funds rate nearly a full percentage point. So is the engineer correct? Do technology and machine learning portend an end to scarcity and a solution to monetary polic…
 
Tony Fadell is an engineer and designer, co-creator of the iPod, iPhone, Nest Thermostat, and author of the new book Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Mailgun: https://lexfridman.com/mailgun – Scale: https://scale.com/lex – NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get f…
 
A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this kno…
 
In this interview with the Practical Islamic Finance podcast, Saifedean discusses Bitcoin from an Islamic perspective, and makes the case for why it is more compatible with Islamic Sharia law than government money. Whereas the creation of government money happens through the creation of interest-bearing debt which is forbidden in Islam, the creatio…
 
Donald Hoffman is a cognitive scientist at UC Irvine and author of The Case Against Reality. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Calm: https://calm.com/lex to get 40% off – LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack – InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off – MasterClass: https://masterclass.…
 
Today, inflation and prices are soaring. We know that Federal Reserve monetary policy is the cause. But why didn't something similar happen after the 2008 financial crash? Bob Murphy and professor Ross McKitrick discuss the government policies, Fed actions, and banking movements that lead up to the 2008 crisis, and why the current economic situatio…
 
Robin Hanson is a professor at George Mason University and researcher at Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex – Audible: https://audible.com/lex – BiOptimizers: http://www.magbreakthrough.com/lex to get 10% off – BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex …
 
A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this kno…
 
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYU and author of The Coddling of the American Mind, The Righteous Mind, and The Happiness Hypothesis. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Uncruise: https://uncruise.com/pages/lex – Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 off team plan – Blinkist: https://blinkist.com…
 
Jeff and Dr. Murphy discuss a recent interview with IMF economist Manmohan Singh in the context of central banks co-opting digital technology for bad ends. Find Manmohan Singh's Interview: Mises.org/HAP-Singh Janet Yellen, "I was wrong about inflation": Mises.org/HAP-Yellen Kristoffer Hansen on the basics of central bank digital currencies: Mises.o…
 
Tarek El Diwany’s book “The Problem with Interest” has attracted attention from scholars of Islamic finance and bitcoiners alike, including Allen Farrington, whose newly published book, Bitcoin Is Venice, draws heavily on Tarek's work. In this episode, Saifedean hosts Tarek and Allen to talk about the morality of lending with interest, why the prac…
 
Vlogging star Jon Venus was dubbed one of the 'world's hottest vegans' with his virtuous lifestyle earning him a staggering 83,000 Instagram fans and 225,000 YouTube subscribers who follow his every meal. He recently switched to a primarily animal based diet, causing an uproar in the vegan community. Time Stamps: 00:07:54 Podcast begins 00:09:45 Wh…
 
Dan Reynolds is the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, one of the most popular bands in the world. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Brave: https://brave.com/lex – Mizzen+Main: https://mizzenandmain.com and use code LEX to get $35 off – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oi…
 
Stephen Kotkin is a historian specializing in Stalin and Soviet history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex – Scale: https://scale.com/lex – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil – ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod and use code …
 
Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others…
 
Sarma Melngailis is a chef and restauranteur who was the subject of the Netflix documentary Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Mailgun: https://lexfridman.com/mailgun – BiOptimizers: http://www.magbreakthrough.com/lex to get 10% off – Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 …
 
In perhaps his most comprehensive interview to date, Saifedean talks to Lex Fridman about the history of money, the foundations of economics, and why bitcoin represents a pathway to a more peaceful and prosperous world. Starting from Lex’s question “What is money?”, Saifedean draws on insights from his most recent book, The Fiat Standard, to take t…
 
Bobby Lee is a comedian and co-host of TigerBelly and Bad Friends podcasts. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Brave: https://brave.com/lex – GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and use code LEX – Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free credit – Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off – Indeed: http…
 
Oliver Stone is a filmmaker with 3 Oscar wins and 11 Oscar nominations. His films include Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, Scarface, JFK, Nixon, Alexander, W, Snowden, and documentaries where he has interviewed Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Vladimir Putin. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Novo: https://n…
 
Fiat money doesn't just affect economic exchange, its impact on society is much wider. In this episode, Marty Bent, host of the Tales from the Crypt Podcast, interviews Saifedean about the ways fiat money encourages negative societal impacts ranging from climate alarmism to soil degradation to poor diets. They focus on the widely accepted need to t…
 
On this episode of Fundamental Health, Paul fields a wide variety of questions from attendees at the second annual Animal Based Gathering in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Time Stamps: 00:09:42 Podcast begins 00:10:30 How much protein we should eat as we age depending on how much we weigh and how much we move 00:16:00 Does eating excess liver cause copp…
 
Glenn Loury is a professor of economics and social sciences at Brown University, and a prominent podcaster and social critic who speaks and writes about race, inequality, and social policy. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex – LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack – Coinb…
 
Saifedean Ammous is an Austrian economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/ and use code LEX – Scale: https://scale.com/lex – Uncruise: https://uncruise.com/pages/lex – BiOptimizers: http://www.magbreakthrough.com/lex to get 10% o…
 
Most people think of bitcoin primarily as a form of money or store of value, but in this episode Darrin Feinstein argues that it also represents history’s most important accounting innovation. He explains why, as the world’s first incorruptible ledger, bitcoin allows us to remove fraud from the realm of accounting, and bring about a shift from “dou…
 
Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others…
 
Can we eliminate the use of fossil fuels? Can electric cars replace gasoline cars? Is a transition to wind and solar energy possible? At what cost? What impact will a forced transition have on economic development? How do the costs of eliminating fossil fuels compare to the dangers of increased CO2 emissions? What evidence is there for a pending cl…
 
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