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News Sandwich Segment on Satanic Temple, UN Climate Search, and a Primer on Economics. Value for Value info, Numbers, and September 2 Print.
Episode 5811th October 2022 • The Secular Foxhole • Blair Schofield and Martin Lindeskog
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We are having our duo show, going through the News Sandwich Segment, Blair is sharing his book tips, and Martin is telling about a new site on value for value model, and his new September 2 print by Bosch Fawstin.

You will hear how the Satanic Temple is going after abortion bans in Idaho and Indiana, a representative for communications at the United Nations is partnering with Google regarding search activity on the climate issue, and how to “Make economics great again," with a new book by Per Bylund.

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Episode 58 (40 minutes) was recorded at 2130 Central European Time, on October 7, 2022, with Ringr app.. Martin did the editing and post-production with the podcast maker, Alitu. The transcript is generated by Alitu.

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Speaker A:

Well, you're in the secular foxhole today with Blair and Martin.

Speaker A:

Today it's October 7 and late afternoon for me and early or late evening perhaps for Martin.

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And today we're going to cover a few things.

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We have a news sandwich which we always tip

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our hat to Amy Peak Off, who originated the idea that some good news sandwiched over some

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bad news.

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And we're going to talk today, Martin, about

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some value for value.

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We're going to throw some bitcoin in there and

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we're going to talk about some books I'm reading and some new stories.

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And we're going to go over some stats for the Secular Foxhole podcast, which are pretty

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cool.

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Yeah.

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Martin, how are you?

Speaker B:

I'm fine.

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I'm falling forward in the autumn.

Speaker A:

Yeah, I bet.

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It's probably late this month or early next

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month.

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We're going to do a time change again.

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I don't know why people dislike them.

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I think it's a great idea, but I'm obviously

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in a smaller minority every year when these things occur.

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But it's a reminder and we can think about it.

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When you think about it, it has to do with nature and the moon and equinox and secular

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things.

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So in a way it's a good reminder.

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We have talked about that before, about different season, different flows.

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Then of course, you could say if somebody as we are talking also if the Big Brother is

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deciding they should do this or that or whatnot, then maybe it's not a good idea.

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But it is a natural thing to change the clock.

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In a way.

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I agree.

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Let's see here.

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I'm looking at our folks will have to forgive me.

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I'm sort of under the weather.

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I'm not really doing too well today.

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Take care of that.

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But I'm going to try to power through this because Martin and I scheduled

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this time for podcasts and want to try to power through it.

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But we are the dropbox paper.

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Yes, we have a dropbox paper that we keep notes on for the show, for each show

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and actually was contributed to one for one instead of using email.

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It's all good.

Speaker A:

Yes, it is.

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You have a funny good story, I guess when we

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jump into the news sandwich, which you said, quote, sort of good news.

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Yeah.

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Okay, go ahead.

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After abortion bans and I found that on the source called interesting service

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there.

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And as we are we believe in recent yeah.

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And we don't see any relation with this satanic cult, people cult or whatever.

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But it's interesting how in a way doing a sort of good thing when we're pointing out with

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that temple about Bel Sibobo or what is called a creature that I have done a statue of

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because it's like counterattack or reaction to Christians that are trying to draw crosses in

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the public square or whatnot.

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I mean, they could do whatever they want in

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private, in their homes or private churches or so on, but don't put it in the so called

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public square.

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So that's why in reaction and it's located, I

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think, around your area in New England, in Massachusetts.

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But now we have done a thing regarding bands in two states, southern states.

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I think more than likely southern states.

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So that's the whole thing.

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So we will link to that.

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But I think it's interesting that this so called fringe group is finding a way of

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demonstrating what's going on with this abortion ban.

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And it is a layered issue and topic.

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We have talked about that before with James

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Valiant and others.

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So we will come back to that.

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But it's interesting how they could demonstrate and put this on agenda again

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because some dark forces are trying to really close down the opportunity and a woman decides

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to grow lives.

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So I thought that was sort of good news.

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Maybe I would prefer somebody else, you know, demonstrating this, but maybe there are so we

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are all for that, but it's also that some of us could cringe a bit and that may be a good

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wake up call also.

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So that's, I think, the first sort of good

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news.

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Yeah, I'll just say my particular view is that a woman as a human being, she has

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back to individual rights, which this nation was founded upon and which has all but been

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obliterated from the national consciousness due to 100 years of progressive education.

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She has a right to choose that.

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Pro choice is pro life.

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Yes, that's correct.

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So, in short but now, let's see, when you

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showed me this, it's been a week or so since you sent me this UN headline.

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So you want to read that one.

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This is the beginning of the bad news segment.

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Yes. And it is linked to source that I think Wine was talking about.

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It's called? What's up with that?

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And it's not what it is.

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Watts how do you say that's?

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An electrical thing, right? Play with words.

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I think it's a guy in Australia, vinay was referring to that when he was returning

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guests.

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So they say now and again you have to double

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check.

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So it's really it sounds very scary, but it's

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very blunt and out there.

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So this has been, if I get it right, somewhere

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in a public forum like World Economic Forum or some other gathering with this.

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And they say, UN official says at World Economic Forum, we own this science and we

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think that the world should know it.

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So we partnered with Google to ensure only UN

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climate results appear.

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And then you wonder, is that possible?

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And in a way it's not.

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But on the other hand, Google is the big

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player, so they could with algorithms and others downplay, downgrade, whatever, and push

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their own agenda.

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They're doing that as a private company.

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If you search, for example, and I'm not expert on search engine optimization, but if they are

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part of it, like if you search for a trip or travel or a hotel if they have some

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partnership with companies in that industry, I think that kind of results is showing up

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first.

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Back in the day you as an independent blogger

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could show up and so on, but now it's harder.

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But now it's like a filtered thing agenda here

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that only the UN official stuff would come up.

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If you search, for example, search for fossil

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future or Alex Epstein, the whole world with climate crisis, is it a crisis or not or what

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is it? So this will be hard in the future but then of

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course it's alternative to such engines out there.

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But I thought it was pretty scary and how outspoken they were because they are so called

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right and the right, the Pravda as you say in Russia, you know the truth, the true bulletin

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or the true magazine has to show up so you don't get confused, so to speak.

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Yeah, just out of this too, Martin, if I may intercede this type of thing where

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elites think they know better than the common man, which we've spoken together about a great

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article that we're having, the author of that article on this later this month about it's

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basically protecting the institutions of liberalism that have been established here in

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America and throughout the western world, if you will.

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And there are certain experts that should be listened to or at least with a critical eye,

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if you will, or critical ear, but to just blanket statement we know the science and we

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own the science and we're going to tell you what you should think.

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There's a difference between that and then respecting an expert's opinion, I think.

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So I look forward to that discussion with our future guests.

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I won't announce that yet because it has been finalized, but that should be later this month

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anyhow.

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But is that the one piece of bad news that we

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want to talk about?

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Yeah, last time we talked you had lots of.

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More than enough.

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Yeah, so we keep that.

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But we want to focus on the positive and life

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affirming things.

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But of course we are gladly receiving or

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sending us tips on things like this.

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So please send them to us or tweet to us and

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we will come back to that also.

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So but I think that's enough for now.

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If you don't have anything, I know that you have lots of in local bad stuff going on.

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We don't use prayers, but we think about you in Florida, for example.

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But it's very interesting how this politics is playing around.

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Biden is going there, showing up.

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Maybe the runner up for future president

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thing, DeSantis is there.

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I don't know if Trump has said anything, but

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you never know because isn't he located there?

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Apparently he's still in Florida.

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Yeah, so you see that.

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But also other things that we have for future

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plans.

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But we have to take step by step here but I

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think that's enough for now with that stuff.

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So maybe ending with a new sandwich segment

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with a good thing.

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That's really interesting.

Speaker A:

Yeah. We both have come across this author in a book that he just released, and I

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like your headline, make Economics Great Again.

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And I'm going to say peer byland.

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Pair in Swedish, but Pierre okay.

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How to think about the economy, a primer.

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Paul bilond economist.

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Okay. And he's a professor here in the United States.

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Yeah.

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I think that's correct, if memory serves, which is kind of blurry right now, as

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I said, I'm not no.

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It'S all good, but this is the rabbit hole here.

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It's interesting.

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Thank you.

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But you gave me information and tips about podcast on Bitcoin and all these kind of

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things.

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One thing led to another and if you use, like

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a new podcast app like Fountain, you get that kind of suggestions.

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When you start listening to one podcast about Bitcoin, you could get others and they're

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pretty popular.

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So then I saw Steven luke.

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I think that's pretty close.

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Yeah.

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And he interviewed Fair beyond.

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And then I asked you about that.

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You said I've read this article and that's American Institute of Economic Economic

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Research.

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This is a bit of that.

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We have a plan and see if we could have a chat.

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And also to be pretty chewing on this thing about Austrian economics of the School of the

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Austrian School of Economics, and also how it differs from our views, so to speak, but also

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how it's related and also if it could work together.

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What I like is the initiative to do a primer, a short introduction like Economics in one

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lesson.

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And you need that.

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I remember how it was in at the university for me when I talked about my teacher, because

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when it was this split between microeconomics and macroeconomics, and I was asking about

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that.

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Why is that happening?

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Why would I have two courses? Anyway, I asked my teacher, when will we talk

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about Austrian economics? And then he counted and said, yeah, I think we

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should talk about more Communists.

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But then at the same time, it was all for

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that.

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We started Economics and Finance Club and also

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went to Wall Street and I went to the Stock Exchange and we had this kind of simulation

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with Stock Game that was good.

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But it's interesting how going back to the

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postmodernism with Stephen Hicks, also how some of the schools are getting in the closet

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or somebody is not talking about it anymore.

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So this one, if that, could get into academia

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again.

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And also by so called, as you said, common

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people, average Joe, because economics shouldn't be complicated like that.

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So I think you have a very fresh approach.

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We will talk more about that.

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So I think that's really good news.

Speaker A:

Yes, it is.

Speaker A:

Yeah. I'm scrolling down the dropbox page we

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have, and I appreciate the fact that you keep track of the stuff for us.

Speaker A:

At the beginning I mentioned value for value.

Speaker A:

Do you want to go into that with the numbers?

Speaker B:

Yes. So the value for value, what you think is value for you to listen to this

Speaker B:

and also we are crafting on this intro and outrun call to action.

Speaker B:

We will do it our way.

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But that's the thing with the stats.

Speaker B:

But you could say that as how do you say like notabienna so if you have like we don't know

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exactly how many listeners, but if it's one thinking individual, we are happy, but we know

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approximately how many listen at when we publish a new episode and so on.

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And we have some stats here, but Adam Curry has talked about this on value four with the

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number four value info, it's about roughly about 4% of your audience that will support

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you monetarily.

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Then of course you could support with time and

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talent also you could spread the good word, you could help in the podcast workflow, you

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could do all kind of things.

Speaker B:

So that's something to be realistic about.

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So when I not talked about our stats, then you could figure out how where you know who you

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are, how you have supported us in a good way.

Speaker B:

So we want to grow our podcast, of course, but

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we are happy as it is now.

Speaker B:

Also you're always from zero.

Speaker B:

Yes, that's the thing.

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So stats from captivate here.

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So I could do this citation from a value for value and you could talk more about your

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thoughts about it.

Speaker B:

I think it's talking about the primary is very

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good introduction to this value for value model and podcasting 20.

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But here is the quote from the numbers here only 4% of people give value back and that's

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okay.

Speaker B:

Some will give little, some will give a lot.

Speaker B:

That's just the way it seems to be somehow.

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However, it all works out in the end and

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hopefully we'll go on.

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So it will not end some Sunday.

Speaker B:

It will end when it's game over.

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But stats from the captivate them all time

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unique listeners to our show.

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To our show.

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Yes, 3220.

Speaker B:

So that's calculated by captivate and they

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have some algorithms, check the IP and whatnot.

Speaker B:

Of course if you have VPN or several devices and other things, that could be hard.

Speaker B:

But roughly 3000 unique listeners out there over time, over 57 episodes so far, all time

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downloads 6159, that's pretty.

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And then download average per day.

Speaker B:

We are still there at around eight.

Speaker B:

So I see it like this decimal thing, you have

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eight and then you have 80 and we have 808,000, et cetera and so on.

Speaker B:

It will take time, but over time then lately it's interesting.

Speaker B:

The latest episode so far it's already downloaded Stephen Hicks 65 times.

Speaker A:

That's great.

Speaker B:

And also the latest 28 days if you look there fountain app that we've talked

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about and Customatic that is also a podcasting 2.0 app, new podcast app are found in Listen

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using last 28 days.

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So around Syria, 5% are using these new

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podcast apps.

Speaker B:

So that's really interesting.

Speaker B:

And then we have been listened to in 82 countries so far.

Speaker A:

I think that's incredible.

Speaker B:

Yeah, it is at all times.

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So United States, India, Sweden for some

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reason Canada, united Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Argentina and Uruguay.

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That's the top ten list so far, all time, the last 28 days.

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United States, Sweden, Singapore and a shout out to Heartland user Kai Lin that started to

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use this fountain app and started listening.

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I think that's my best.

Speaker A:

Thank you Kai.

Speaker A:

Thank you Kai.

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Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, India, Australia, Spain.

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And I think it's a shout out to roll on Horvit that's originally from Hungary and now located

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in Spain and Norway.

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So we have some not control, but we know some

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listeners out there and we want to have more of your individuals out there.

Speaker A:

Keep saying the word.

Speaker B:

Yeah. So any reflections about Value for Value site or the stats?

Speaker A:

Well, I'm going to explore the Valueforvalue info site further and I

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encourage our listeners to do that.

Speaker A:

And then really the statistics, I think

Speaker A:

they're getting better each month, or at least they've maintained a solid number each month.

Speaker A:

And I think though, as far as the download average per day, didn't you say something

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about ten would be like a landmark?

Speaker B:

Yeah, if you take ten and then 30 days when you have 300 and we have

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approximately two episodes per month, so then it's 150 and then we are so called Average

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average Joe.

Speaker B:

Of all the podcasts out there, 4 million

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podcasts, we could debate and discuss how many are active.

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My guess is around 500,000 or something like that, depending on how you count.

Speaker B:

But still we are.

Speaker B:

And that's again, starting from scratch,

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starting from zero.

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And numbers in a way is important, but on the

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other hand, it's not important.

Speaker B:

But it's fun to see the growth and see the

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trend and see the milestones now and here.

Speaker B:

And if everyone of you listeners out there

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will suggest it to a friend or whatnot, so then we will double that's correct.

Speaker B:

So with that, do you want to have some in our so called Boosted Ground Corner?

Speaker B:

But some say and some say boosted Ground lounge.

Speaker B:

We have to get some talk with Jean Johnson maybe and get some bumper or jingle or some

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sound effects about this.

Speaker B:

That's right, we want to have it reward so you

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could put lots of energy and time on this kind of thing.

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So shout out to Kyron Down of Mirmors Podcast and also for Value Podcast series.

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He's soon taking a break for the semester, so to speak, and thinking of what he will do for

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next season about Value for Value.

Speaker B:

And we have been reviewed there once, so he

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did that at the end.

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Here a special episode and did a split for

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everyone, every podcast and every coast and every participant in this series.

Speaker B:

So he did, I think, 24, 25 splits without breaking the whole system.

Speaker B:

That's pretty impressive.

Speaker B:

So have you seen how many you got on your end?

Speaker A:

I have to look at that.

Speaker A:

Let me look at that right now.

Speaker B:

Yeah, if you have time, you could look at that.

Speaker B:

I see that about value for value.

Speaker B:

Speed earned 800 sets around that.

Speaker B:

But I think the separate part is like 300.

Speaker B:

But then it's other supporters that have

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supported this episode that he split it with all the podcasts that have reviewed.

Speaker B:

So it's adding up here.

Speaker A:

I see that now.

Speaker A:

Yeah, I see where?

Speaker A:

In the fountain up under your wallet in the past 30 days.

Speaker B:

Yes.

Speaker A:

It says 23 37 SATS earned.

Speaker B:

Yeah. Great.

Speaker A:

Excuse me.

Speaker A:

That's under the secular foxhole and under

Speaker A:

Value for Value, it's 1213 sets.

Speaker B:

Great.

Speaker B:

Yeah, when you got that.

Speaker B:

So what we have got separately directly from Kirondown is 2381 sets.

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September 17.

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And that was when we were talking about Time

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Talent and Treasure episode.

Speaker B:

He said September 17.

Speaker B:

He said approaching bitcoin with skepticism is a healthy approach.

Speaker B:

I believe it takes most people a couple of tries to become convinced of its value because

Speaker B:

with only a quick glance, it seems like a scam or stupid idea.

Speaker B:

And then we could, of course, maybe some other time.

Speaker B:

But like for the record, say that philosophically meaning of skepticism versus

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to be critical in a rational sense, it's all okay, but that's why I pulled your leg a bite,

Speaker B:

Blair, when you said be skeptical because we think of it in a philosophical term, that's

Speaker B:

one thing, but it's lots of scams out there with crypto and all these things.

Speaker B:

But now, thanks to you, you introduced me to Swan Bitcoin and other things.

Speaker B:

I am so called orange pill, but I'm not a maximalist or whatnot or doing this 24/7.

Speaker B:

That's not my lifestyle.

Speaker B:

But it's fascinating when you get and I think

Speaker B:

going back to Parano's book, when you really get it, because I have been thinking, okay,

Speaker B:

this Austrian school, how is that compatible with RAN's view of capitalists and so on.

Speaker B:

And also how she had huge, how do you say, reviews of Ludicronces, for example.

Speaker A:

Right.

Speaker B:

And also what I studied the early is economics, like Carl Manger and Bermark and

Speaker B:

so on back in the day.

Speaker A:

Back in the day.

Speaker B:

Wow. Yeah, but I'm not a scholar in this thing.

Speaker B:

But it's interesting how we could learn.

Speaker B:

And that's why I like this comment by Karen so

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much.

Speaker A:

It was great.

Speaker A:

Well, the orange pill, I appreciate that.

Speaker A:

I just thought when I heard of he was actually again, I'm going to shout out to Jack

Speaker A:

Spearcrow and the Survivor podcast for having and of course, I forget his name.

Speaker A:

I think it's Greg Swan of Swan Bitcoin on his show that convinced me to look his side over.

Speaker A:

And so I did that and then further research by someone else I trust, someone named Lynn

Speaker A:

Alden, young and brilliant economist.

Speaker A:

She wrote this fabulous article about swan

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bitcoin and that sort of cemented my thoughts onward and upward with swan bitcoin, at least

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for me, as far as obtaining bitcoin.

Speaker B:

Yeah, that's great.

Speaker A:

Yes. And what else we got, I want you to mention.

Speaker B:

And that's a habit also.

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So again, thanks to Kai in Indonesia, she has

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a challenge on Heartland Barrier, how to create a new habit.

Speaker B:

It is that we talk about that and also if you save bitcoin or if you're doing it on a daily

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or monthly or weekly or whatever basis, so that's something to think about.

Speaker B:

And also to use a new podcast app and stream, you could earn them of bitcoin and also send

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bitcoins bit of bitcoins to podcasters.

Speaker B:

So that also I think Chiron did a couple of

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hundreds of stats.

Speaker B:

There often people talking about the booster

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grams.

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But I think the crucial thing over time could

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be that people do create a new habit and say I want to spend this and that every month on

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independent podcasters.

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So I will start listening and then stream

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satoshis during the time.

Speaker B:

And that could be applicable to music, to

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books, to all kind of things.

Speaker B:

So this is really fascinating.

Speaker A:

Yes, it's something that if it keeps growing as it seems to, it's going to be

Speaker A:

a really wonderful thing.

Speaker A:

But I do want you to talk about the poster

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that you recently received.

Speaker B:

Yes, it's a nice print and pretty big.

Speaker B:

I was thinking it was smaller, but it is a big original print, limited numbered copies of 100

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signed by Bosch Pastryn.

Speaker B:

But we have had returning guest also and I saw

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on his and that's also doing this, ask if you are in a certain situation.

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And he said he had been on Facebook, something with a car accident and somebody that ran away

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and didn't have insurance and he was branded there and his car was towed.

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So he was in a really hard situation and he said now it's a good time if you want no

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sacrifice, no, you don't have to new duty, but if you want, here's my webshop and here are my

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work.

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And it rang a bell for me and I said, oh,

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could I do it when I should do it now? So I did it.

Speaker B:

I order a print of September 2 and we will talk about this in the future.

Speaker B:

I have a plan for this for next year to create a new boosted gram number of 92194 six.

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And if you want, you could tell otherwise it will be a so called secret.

Speaker B:

It's not really a secret anyway.

Speaker B:

So September 2 print and I order it.

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And I got it now from America to Sweden in a very good condition.

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It was packed in a very well way, but you never know, with postal office and other

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things like that.

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And then I had to pay customs and VAT and

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postal fee.

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So in total, I think it cost roughly maybe

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around 100.

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But if you're in America, it's about half that

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because it's not so much freight and shipping and handling and no customs, what I know

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about.

Speaker B:

But it's an art of work and it's so inspiring

Speaker B:

and it's glowing, really.

Speaker B:

And do you want to say anything about the

Speaker B:

importance of this date? I mean, we don't want to do any spoiler about

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this book.

Speaker A:

Of course we do.

Speaker A:

Well, September 2 is a prominent date in Iron

Speaker A:

novel Atlas Shrugged, which, as I said on this podcast many times, and we'll continue to say

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it, it's the greatest novel written in human history.

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So I think it's a beautiful poster, and I probably end up getting one myself as soon as

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possible, so shout out to Bosh for that.

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But Atlas shrug, if you haven't read it,

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please put it on your list to read.

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If you read it 20 years ago, you should reread

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it today.

Speaker A:

You'd be amazed at the impact it would have

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again on you.

Speaker A:

But that's the significance of the September 2

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poster.

Speaker B:

Yep. So we are planning to try to add that to the number page boost gram in the

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future.

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So then you could then boost send 92194 six

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satoshis around roughly today, $181.

Speaker B:

So that would be a nice contribution or

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donation or whatever you want to call it to support.

Speaker B:

And I will read also because I tweeted this and I posted on Facebook and LinkedIn and

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Instagram and from Bosh Fostern's blog post here and tweeted, he said, I'm now making my

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2009 drawing available as a print.

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Rand began writing her Magnum oprah's atlas

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rag on September 2, 1946.

Speaker B:

September 2 is also the day of the year on

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which the story opens and the date, which is noted several times throughout the novel.

Speaker B:

So from a novel, a white rectangle hung over the city, imparting the date to the men in the

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streets below in the rust delight of his evening's sunset.

Speaker B:

The rectangle said September 2.

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And that's true.

Speaker B:

It's eleven times 17, signed and numbered by me for a limited run of 100 prints.

Speaker A:

Yes, eleven by 17. And that arrived in Sweden relatively unscathed.

Speaker B:

Yes.

Speaker A:

I hope our post and service will knock on wood.

Speaker A:

Yeah, I won't hold my breath, but hey, you never know.

Speaker A:

And I wanted to just as we're nearing the end here of our notes and things, I just wanted to

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throw out a few books that I'm reading that I think deserve a wider audience.

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This was recommended to a lot of people by Alex Epstein, which we hope to have as a

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future guest.

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He is the author of Fossil Future, which is a

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novel, or not a novel, but a work about climate that is gaining great audience.

Speaker A:

But he recommended a novel called I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.

Speaker A:

Now, Terry Hayes is most famous for some of the Mad Max books and movie scripts.

Speaker A:

This particular novel is a highly intelligent, very gripping and grim story about an Xcia Man

Speaker A:

who turned police officer, and I'll just leave it at that.

Speaker A:

It's very compelling, very intelligently written and worth your time.

Speaker A:

Called? I am Pilgrim.

Speaker A:

And the next couple of well, the next three are nonfiction books.

Speaker A:

This one has just been released this month called Why Johnny Still Can't Read or Write or

Speaker A:

Understand Math and What We Can Do About It by Andrew Bernstein.

Speaker A:

This is a commentary on Americans pathetic education system and some avenues on the way

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to getting some of this stuff corrected.

Speaker A:

And Andy has already agreed to be on our show

Speaker A:

in November about the book, so we're looking forward to that.

Speaker A:

Great.

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Why Johnny still can't read or write or

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understand math.

Speaker A:

I think both the paperback and the Kindle

Speaker A:

version are 999, and I recommend that.

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And I've known of this gentleman, John Robb,

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robb for probably ten years, maybe a little longer.

Speaker A:

In 2007, he wrote a book called Brave New War the Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of

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Globalization.

Speaker A:

Even though it was written, what, 15 years

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ago, it's fairly relevant today.

Speaker A:

And he talks about the gist of the book.

Speaker A:

Is terrorist networks against nation state versus nation state.

Speaker A:

A harrowing topic.

Speaker A:

I think harrowing might be the right word.

Speaker A:

It's certainly compelling.

Speaker A:

The last book I want to recommend is Your Ego,

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it's Your Salvation, Not Your Original Sin by Ken West, also a future guest, hopefully later

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this month or early next month.

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About this book.

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Your ego is basically yourself and why throughout the ages, yourself is criticized or

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held up as something to ignore or denigrate.

Speaker A:

And he and Ms. Rand are saying, no, wait a

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second.

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Your ego is you.

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It's all you have.

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It's your basic being, and it needs to be

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defended.

Speaker A:

So those are the four books I'm reading at the

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same time.

Speaker A:

I'm sure some readers love books, are like me,

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they read several books at once.

Speaker B:

Do you have a good reads account?

Speaker A:

I do, but I don't.

Speaker A:

It's just one of the many things.

Speaker B:

Same here.

Speaker B:

I'm not active there.

Speaker B:

But that's great.

Speaker B:

That's also a circle back then to the word

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ego.

Speaker B:

My first blog, Egoist, and also first podcast,

Speaker B:

Ego Net Cost and talk about the individual, I think, here at the future as one topic, what's

Speaker B:

going on now in Iran and the future freedom of Persia.

Speaker B:

And one of my earlier interviewed and also vegan interview at Radio Farada, Radio Liberty

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in that part of the world.

Speaker B:

And she was now I think she's a BBC.

Speaker B:

And that would be interesting if I could get in touch with her and see if we could have as

Speaker B:

a guest with the insight of what's really going on in Iran right now.

Speaker A:

Currently, the young.

Speaker A:

Women of Iran are showing the finger to.

Speaker B:

They need to get more support here and also support in other ways.

Speaker B:

But it's interesting to see.

Speaker B:

And there I did a note to myself about Jan Cox

Speaker B:

and the Irans and I think that's how she contacted me, because I spread it and talked

Speaker B:

about it and then it showed up at demonstrations in Iran by Jean Cox and Ellen

Speaker B:

Forkham.

Speaker B:

These cartoons, and we'll see if Margolis and

Speaker B:

Cox are doing some cartoons there nowadays about this situation because that has a power.

Speaker B:

So I'm interested in talking about podcasting.

Speaker B:

Could you reach out that's why Europe or doing

Speaker B:

great warfare, positive propaganda, you could say.

Speaker A:

Yeah, those young women deserve our support and we shout out to them.

Speaker A:

And unless you've got anything else, I think that's a wrap.

Speaker B:

Yeah, it is.

Speaker B:

And thanks for mentioning Ken.

Speaker B:

And we have Rob Van and we have Brian and Leopold as future guests and we'll see how

Speaker B:

it's going there, but it will happen sooner or later.

Speaker B:

And then also I will include in a tweet from somebody that is doing a podcast about cults

Speaker B:

and so on.

Speaker B:

And he gave some recommendation about

Speaker B:

episodes, but we could listen to material for our podcast.

Speaker B:

So that was interesting.

Speaker B:

He started following me and so I then asked if

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he had any recommendations.

Speaker B:

So that was a great offer.

Speaker B:

So I think that's a wrap.

Speaker B:

Blair, take care and talk to you soon again.

Speaker A:

All right, Martin, thanks a lot.

Speaker A:

Cheers.

Speaker A:

This is Martin and Blair Manning.

Speaker A:

The foxhole.

Speaker A:

Take care.

Speaker A:

Yeah, bye bye.

Speaker B:

Take care.

Speaker B:

Bye bye bye.