Episodes

Dec. 5, 2022

Chokepoint Capitalism with Cory Doctorow Part One

Today we welcome the author of Chokepoint Capitalism Cory Doctorow over two episodes. In this first installment, we focus on mark…

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Nov. 28, 2022

NFTs - They're Not For Me

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

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Nov. 21, 2022

The Bubbles are Already Bursting with Sir Martin Sorrell

This week we continue our exploration of the bait of all click baits, the bandwagon that's traveling across the internet, that is…

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Nov. 14, 2022

Music’s Worth $40bn

This week Will’s out of his bat cave and produced his annual global value of music copyright which - when rounded up - would hit …

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Oct. 31, 2022

Right of Reply: The Future of the Free Press

This week we give the right of reply to an earlier episode (BT 49: Newspaper Subscriptions Versus Music Subscriptions) that raise…

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Oct. 25, 2022

Can't Truss It

There are bubbles in politics just like there are in markets, and we're going to talk today about how the markets look at bubbles…

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Oct. 17, 2022

When the Levee Breaks

This week we want to take stock of the central banks and the hiking interest rates. Those rates are still way behind the rate of …

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Oct. 3, 2022

The Downfall of Wirecard with Dan McCrum (Part Two)

This week, the second of two episodes with Dan McCrum of the Financial Times about his investigative reporting into the massive f…

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Sept. 26, 2022

The Downfall of Wirecard with Dan McCrum

This week we have the first of two episodes with Dan McCrum of the Financial Times about his investigative reporting into the mas…

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Sept. 19, 2022

Summer Troubles, Autumn Bubbles

As we're all back from our holidays this week is just Will and Richard trading postcards, anecdotes, and observations of what the…

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Sept. 12, 2022

How Good is Goodwill?

This week we get to the good, the bad and the ugly of "goodwill," how it's supposed to be used and how it can often be abused in …

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Sept. 5, 2022

Someone Else's Money

This time we discuss the most important subject of them all: money. More importantly, someone else's money. We'll get to the basi…

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Aug. 29, 2022

Stenographers and Sycophants

We talk about financial analysts and why it's sometimes more accurate to call them sycophants and stenographers, and how these an…

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Aug. 22, 2022

Peak FOMO

We're back to blowing bubbles, the original source of this inspirational podcast, and we deep dive into the force that's driving …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Achieving Presence: More Meta-Troubles with Seth Gerson

On this episode, we’re going to keep this deep dive on the metaverse going with another doer, not a thinker--a three-stripe veter…

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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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