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EPISODE 31 ▪ December 21, 2017
A Profitless Economy. Will Trump Finish His Term?
FEATURING: David Stockman
Porter and Buck have an in-depth interview with David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Regan from 1981 to 1985. Porter and David discuss the alarming growth in consumer debt and the broken link between productivity and wages that's been out-of-whack in the American economy for over 30 years. Stockman reveals why productivity is faltering and how CEOs of America have become dangerous financial engineers that could lead to a new type of profitless economy and massive distortions in the world's markets.
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EPISODE 30 ▪ December 18, 2017
Worries of a Crypto-Crash, Doug Casey, & the Story of a Drug Lord
Porter continues his discussion from last week on the risks facing Bitcoin and the entire crypto market. How far behind the curve are investors, businesses, and governments? How many people will be hurt when Bitcoin finally comes back down to earth? Porter tells you why he thinks Bitcoin mania can go on for much longer than you ever think possible, and how an eventual crypto-crash could have a profound impact on our economy and society over time.
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EPISODE 29 ▪ December 11, 2017
Porter's Bitcoin Warning and a Bet Against Warren Buffett
FEATURING: Grover Norquist
Porter gives you his latest thoughts and a stern warning on Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency briefly passes $17,000. Buck welcomes Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform to help you understand exactly what's happening with the current tax reform bill in the House and Senate, and what it could potentially mean for investors, businesses, and individuals. Porter and Buck talk about Saudi Arabia and the historical reality that it's radical belief system, brutal governing tactics, and addiction to oil money will lead to a troubling civil war.
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EPISODE 28 ▪ December 4, 2017
Here's Why Bitcoin's Market-Cap Could Easily Reach Trillions
FEATURING: Tama Churchouse
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency expert Tama Churchouse calls in from Singapore to answer the big question of, "how high can Bitcoin really go?" Tama teaches you a new way to value the digital currency invention of Satoshi Nakamoto and exactly how cryptos function as a transfer of economic value. Buck learns how anyone can download every transaction ever made with Bitcoin and why it's massively secure. Tama reveals the three layers of crypto-assets you need to understand to realize why we are in the very early stages of financial and business disruption resulting from Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
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EPISODE 27 ▪ November 28, 2017
James Damore – Inside Google's Ideological Echo Chamber, Outrage Culture, and Deep State Media Scandals
Porter and Buck welcome James Damore, the ex-Google engineer and author of the viral internal company memo Google's Ideological Echo Chamber. Why did Damore get fired for questioning progressive workplace diversity practices applied to hiring and promotion? Hear Porter tell you what really caught his attention while reading Damore's memo, and what he thinks led us to the current lose-lose state of gender and race politics in business. Has discrimination become the new office inclusion policy in America?
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EPISODE 26 ▪ November 28, 2017
The Escher Economy and a World of Pure Imagination with Grant Williams
FEATURING: Grant Williams
Porter's back from Nicaragua and he's growing more and more concerned about corporate and consumer debt. In our current "Escher Economy" it's hard to distinguish which way is up and which way is down. The underlying balance sheet of the US consumer is in big trouble and Porter tells listeners that the likely outcome could lead to big changes at America's ballot box in 2020.
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EPISODE 25 ▪ November 15, 2017
The Myth of Artificial Intelligence, Manning Up, and a Trip to Nicaragua
FEATURING: Bedros Keuilian and Kenneth Cukier
Porter reports on Rancho Santana – the Nicaraguan development started by Bill Bonner and Agora over 20 years ago that has turned into a world-class boutique resort featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, and Bloomberg.  Why are investors and retirees so interested in this part of Central America? Porter and his special guest from Rancho reveal why Nicaragua is finally getting noticed as a place to vacation, invest, and live full-time.
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EPISODE 24 ▪ November 6, 2017
Jim Rogers Unplugged on Gold, Debt Jubilee, & Bitcoin
Porter and Buck welcome investing legend and best-selling author Jim Rogers for an exclusive extended interview. Jim calls in from Singapore to tell you about the first time he met Porter 20 years ago, his latest thoughts on gold, and what he sees as the "first shoe to drop" in a debt jubilee scenario. Porter asks Jim about bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the advanced adoption of digital payments in Asia. Jim reveals that he regrets not buying any bitcoin, and you'll be surprised at what he thinks governments could do with cryptos. Porter asks Jim if he had to invest all his money in one type of asset, what would it be?
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EPISODE 23 ▪ October 30, 2017
The Secret Bailout of GE, the Implosion of Trump, & Guest Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank
FEATURING: Kevin O'Leary
Porter's been a giant critic of General Electric for almost a decade. But is he changing his tune with the new massive disruption taking place at the longest standing company in the Dow 30? Porter wonders what kind of POTUS Trump could have been if he were only able to escape his own "negative charisma." Buck explains the connection between the DNC, the Clinton Campaign, and the recently released Trump-Russian Dossier.
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EPISODE 22 ▪ October 26, 2017
Radical Financial Transparency
FEATURING: Tama Churchouse
Buck's live in the Baltimore studio for the first time and Porter's back from the Grant's Conference in New York with a report on what the big money on Wall Street is thinking right now. Turns out Porter's not the only one who sees a global debt "jubilee" on the horizon. Porter reveals the first country that may start the trend of massive debt forgiveness, and how it could easily spread to the US.
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EPISODE 21 ▪ October 16, 2017
Here's Why Wal-Mart Can Beat Amazon… And How to Profit from IPOs
FEATURING: Dan Ferris, P.J. O'Rourke and Turney Duff
This week it's an American Consequences takeover on the Stansberry Investor Hour. Guest Co-host and Chief Editor of American Consequences magazine, PJ O'Rourke, sits in with Buck to welcome Senior Editor of Extreme Value Dan Ferris, and author Turney Duff of the best-selling Wall Street expose', The Buy Side.
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EPISODE 20 ▪ October 10, 2017
Could this "Jubilee" Wipe Out Your Debts?
Porter and Buck welcome special guest Erez Kalir, CEO and co-founder of Stansberry Asset Management. Erez gives you three big thematic ideas that he sees playing out in the markets right now…and how to take advantage of them. Porter discusses his "Jubilee" prediction and the possibility of a massive debt restructuring in America. Erez shares the sharpest question a prospective investor has ever asked him during the brutal 2008 downturn, and Porter reveals a "max yield" strategy in the mailbag in response to a listener's question.
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EPISODE 19 ▪ October 3, 2017
Jim Grant – How the Fed Lost Control and Why Bitcoin Benefits
Jim Grant, newsletter legend and new friend of Porter's – joins the show to discuss his most famous profit forecast – a massively profitable bet against the housing market that would later be depicted in the movie The Big Short. Porter asks Jim if the Fed will ever lose the overwhelming power it holds, and you'll be surprised to hear how Jim calculates how they already lost control a long time ago. Jim also weighs in on Bitcoin and how it could be Silicon Valley's "cry for help."
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EPISODE 18 ▪ September 27, 2017
This is Why Bitcoin Will Work
Porter and Buck have a laugh over the recent news of Chase's Jamie Dimon trying to convince the world that Bitcoin is a fraud. They reveal the real reason behind Dimon's panic, and why Bitcoin and blockchain technology is one of the most significant risks central banks will face in the near term.
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EPISODE 17 ▪ September 20, 2017
Porter's Top Two Ways to Build Wealth… and the Fed Has No Morals
FEATURING: Danielle DiMartino Booth
Buck informs Porter that the US national debt just passed $20 Trillion. Should you care? Porter reveals the kinds of companies you want to own during the next debt crisis, shares his top two ways to build wealth over the long term, and gives you his #1 rule for building savings.
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EPISODE 16 ▪ September 11, 2017
Here's to the End of the World – North Korea, $0 Oil, & Bitcoin's Big Problem
FEATURING: Dennis Gartman
What's the Porter solution to the big bully on the block, North Korea? Porter and Buck get into an uncensored discussion about the rouge nation and the options available for dealing with Kim Jong-un's nuclear ambitions. Famed publisher and editor of the daily Gartman Letter, Dennis Gartman, joins the show to give you a prediction on oil that no one is expecting…but is supported by one of the biggest producers in the world. You'll also hear Gartman's thoughts on Bitcoin and a simple fix to the US tax system that would instantly change the way we all perceive our fiscal duty to Uncle Sam.
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EPISODE 15 ▪ August 31, 2017
Buffett's Biggest Mistakes and What You Can Learn from Them
FEATURING: Chris Mayer
Have you ever wondered what's gone wrong for the world's greatest investor? Every investing mistake comes with a valuable lesson. And you'll be surprised to hear rarely publicized facts of Berkshire Hathaway and how Buffett's mistakes of the past can make you a smarter investor today.
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EPISODE 14 ▪ August 24, 2017
Here's the Final Warning Sign You'll See Before the Next Bear Market and $1 Trillion in Losses
FEATURING: Marty Fridson
What in the world is going on in the bond markets? This is the question Porter asks Marty Fridson, a bond market visionary whose 40-year career has been accurate enough for him to be labeled the "Dean of High-Yield Debt."
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EPISODE 13 ▪ August 21, 2017
How to Profit from the Death of Retail
FEATURING: Bill Bonner
Porter's back in the studio with Buck as they dig deeper into the James Damore Google memo with a unique insight that underlines what most people are missing about workplace diversity. Buck gives his ex-CIA perspective on the nuclear weapon tantrum throwing between North Korea and Donald Trump. Porter reveals the one stock you can play to profit from the death of the traditional retail sector…and it's not what you think. An interview with Agora Publishing founder and best-selling author Bill Bonner brings to light the two greatest things that Porter ever learned about growing and building any business.
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EPISODE 12 ▪ August 10, 2017
Will this Tech Company Suffer?
FEATURING: Dinesh D'Souza and P.J. O'Rourke
Buck is joined by guest co-host PJ O'Rourke to discuss the uproar in Silicon Valley over the Google "anti-diversity memo"…and what to really make of the idea that there are innate leadership differences between genders. PJ reveals the apparent "lemming run" of the Democratic party and what the lack of current leadership means going forward. Buck recalls his "jaw on the floor" moment when he met Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci and how this reflects on the Trump administration. Special guest Dinesh D'Souza, conservative thinker and author of America, Imagine a World Without Her is out with a new book, The Big Lie, since he survived a prison scare with Obama's Justice Department in 2014. "Arianna" makes an appearance in the mailbag to respond to listener comments.
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