Episodes

Aug. 8, 2022

Newspaper Subscriptions Versus Music Subscriptions

This week we talk about subscriptions, specifically how the subscription business model in newspapers struggles, while half a bil…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Metaverse Perceptions versus Reality

This week we're gonna blow the halftime whistle on our travels into the metaverse on Bubble Trouble. Today Will quizes Richard: I…

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July 25, 2022

Metaverse...Curb Your Enthusiasm with Eric Kress

This week we continue to deconstruct the metaverse with our brilliant Eric Kress of Gossamer Consulting Group, an independent res…

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July 18, 2022

The Metaverse and Virtual Experiences with AmazeVR's Ernest Lee

We’re going to keep this deep dive on teh Metaverse going with a doer, not a thinker - someone with skin in the game, bacon not e…

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July 11, 2022

Hyper-competition in Advertising with Mike Follett

On this episode, we're in conversation with our third special guest, the source of truth and the mad men and women of advertising…

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July 4, 2022

Meta-Troubles with guest Yoshio Osaki

This week, and in coming weeks, the Bubble Trouble team will turn our attention to the phase dejour, the bait of all click baits,…

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June 28, 2022

This Year's Vanilla: Our Conversation with the FT's Brooke Masters Pa…

We're back with more of our conversation with Brooke Masters, the Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor of the Financia…

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June 20, 2022

Crypto's Collapse

This week we salvage what's left of the crypto bubble and delve into the recent dollar devaluations of stable coins with our gue…

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June 13, 2022

The World is Full of Pyramids: Our Conversation with the FT's Brooke …

Today we have our first of two episodes featuring Brooke Masters, the Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor of the Fina…

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June 6, 2022

Dry Powder

Today we will not be powdering your nose, but be sprinkling our conversation with a little dry powder. That's cash or marketable …

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May 30, 2022

Shark Fins

This week we're going to be jumping the shark. That is we're going to be looking at why tech companies and their success, their g…

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May 23, 2022

Buy. Borrow. Die.

Today, we're treading deep in some chicken sh*t with Propublica investigative journalist Jesse Eisenger.

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May 16, 2022

Muscles in Brussels

Recently, in the most European city of Brussels, there was mingling with the finest folks in competition law and economics. They …

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May 9, 2022

Analyst Notes, The Black Art of Price Targeting, and Twitter with gue…

Today, we target those analysts notes that tell us what they think the price should be and how much faith we should put in that m…

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May 2, 2022

Passing the Tech Ethics "Hot Potato" with Stephanie Hare

Today we wrestle with ethics and technology. Stephanie Hare's wonderful new book. Technology Is Not Neutral, gives us a much need…

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April 26, 2022

NFTs - They're Not For Me

This week, we'll get Will Page’s impressions of the bubbles gathering around that island and what tsunami warning horns ought to …

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April 18, 2022

When Two Plus Two Equals Two

This week we explore the current craze in the mergers and acquisitions going on just now. And asking, do they actually create add…

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April 11, 2022

The World Is Addicted to Easy Money with Chris Leonard

We've made quantitative easing easy-ish to understand, now we need to infiltrate the institutions that do that easing: the centra…

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April 4, 2022

Finding Out What's Really Going On with guest Martin Peers

A lot of financial journalism about companies and markets lives and dies based on access. But what are other ways of finding out …

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March 28, 2022

Where Does Money Come From? with Michael McMahon

Today we bring on the sexy topics of fractional reserve lending and quantitative easing with Michael McMahon from the Bank of Eng…

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March 16, 2022

History Doesn't Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes: with guest Kurt A…

Joining us this week is writer Kurt Andersen discussing his books Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses

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March 7, 2022

Poor Standards

This week we look into rating agencies and ask: Why were they invented? What is their purpose? Who pays their wages?

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March 2, 2022

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

With all the emphasis on hard metrics and financials, it's often easy to overlook the culture of companies and the role it plays …

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Feb. 21, 2022

SPACs Are This Year's Vanilla: Our Conversastion with the FT's Brooke…

SPACs Are This Year's Vanilla: Our Conversastion with the FT's Brooke Masters Part Two

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