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Making BizSense of It All
Jan 24 • 58 min
Richmond BizSense editor Michael Schwartz on scaling the digital journalism upstart; the Navy Hill debate; #RVADine; donuts; Scotts Addition; Manchester; Publix and much more.
The Reinvention of Mike Ledesma
Jan 17 • 58 min
Quits the grind of brokerage life; goes surfing in Hawaii; aces culinary school; washes dishes; busts tail at various restaurants in Honolulu, Baltimore, West Virginia and Richmond — working up to opening his very own, Perch, in the ruins of an ancient…
Stoney’s Points
Jan 10 • 58 min
Richmond, VA mayor Levar Stoney on his 2020 agenda. We discussed Monument Avenue, Navy Hill, schools, poverty, housing and the state of the Democrats in Virginia — and nationally, into the presidential election.
In Studio with Silversun Pickups
Dec 19, 2019 • 59 min
The evolution of Silversun Pickups, the LA band that went from gigging for lunch money to registering 10 Top 20 hits on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart — on top of selling over a million records in the US. Founding members Brian and Nikki perform an…
The Life of Chika
Dec 10, 2019 • 58 min
Bestselling author Mitch Albom on his latest, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake and the Making of a Family — which documents his life-changing experience as guardian for a sick orphan from Haiti.
The Vann Back to RVA
Dec 5, 2019 • 58 min
His great-grandfather in segregated Richmond labored at the Jefferson Hotel’s old carriage house. That same building now houses the Brandcenter, where Madison Ave. veteran Vann Graves is executive director. We discuss his career journey, the advertising…
The Amtrak That Could?
Nov 27, 2019 • 58 min
Enjoying record ridership, Amtrak is en route to “breaking even” (**many asterisks**) for the first time in its 48-year history. But brutal service and capital spending decisions await. Devin Leonard unpacks his Bloomberg Businessweek story on Amtrak’s…
Battles of the Binge
Nov 21, 2019 • 58 min
The Economist’s Tamzin Booth on her cover package “The $650 Billion Binge: Fear and Greed in the Entertainment Industry.” We were also joined by sector expert Michael Morris of Guggenheim Partners.
Nada Surf on Full Disclosure (Full Set)
Nov 18, 2019 • 92 min
The concert Nada Surf performed for a taping of Full Disclosure at RVA’s National. You can hear the band’s interview on iTunes at link FullDRadio.com and on NPR.org / NPR One
Full Disclosure Live: Nada Surf
Nov 18, 2019 • 58 min
The band Nada Surf on a quarter-century of grit, luck, euphoric “popularity,” heartbreak and hustle to reinvent — recorded for a live audience at The National in Richmond. This broadcast-length episode includes performances of “Hi-Speed Soul” and…
The Hustle for Laughs
Nov 8, 2019 • 58 min
Comedians Maz Jobrani (Comedy Central, “Jimmy Vestvood”) and Jimmy O. Yang (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”; “Crazy Rich Asians”) on their peculiar roads to the industry — and the creative hustle required to make it in comedy.
The Overachieving Underwriter
Oct 31, 2019 • 58 min
Markel Corp vice chairman Steve Markel on the insurer and investment shop as it approaches its 90th year in business. Worth $15 million when its shares debuted on Wall Street in 1986, Markel Corp is now a Fortune 500 member in 18 countries that is valued…
Richmond, RVA and Next?
Oct 24, 2019 • 58 min
Michael Paul Williams, veteran Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist, on the battles for the soul of Richmond, “RVA” and Virginia — 154 years after the Civil War ended. We discussed Monument Avenue, Navy Hill, gentrification, education, strategic corporate…
An Hour With Justin Fox
Oct 11, 2019 • 58 min
Bloomberg Opinion’s Justin Fox takes us around the world of business news headlines. From China to agriculture to Tesla, Trump, Amtrak, GM, markets and the unusually long economic expansion. He previously wrote for TIME and Fortune and authored The Myth…
MomFluencer
Oct 4, 2019 • 52 min
How Rachel Sobel parlayed career burnout, single motherhood and an urge to overshare into a little empire of authenticity called Whine & Cheez-its.
The Miseducation of Nelson Aguilar
Sep 27, 2019 • 52 min
The journey of Nelson Aguilar….a kid smuggled out of Fidel Castro’s Cuba and into Miami, where he became a notorious cocaine dealer who has spent half his life in prison. Nelson’s story is a metaphor for the many things that have gone wrong between Havana…
The Long Road to Longoven
Sep 19, 2019 • 58 min
Chef Patrick Phelan on the long, winding journey — dishwashing; rock stardom deferred; a castle in Italy; NY’s culinary rat race — that led to Longoven, which was just named #3 on Bon Appétit’s list of America’s best new restaurants.
Rock Prof.
Sep 12, 2019 • 58 min
David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven on the struggle to make a living in the era of music streaming. Also an angel investor and a PhD who lectures on the business of music at UGA, Lowery performs an acoustic set at Rainmaker Studios in…
The Great Depression of Chris Gethard
Sep 8, 2019 • 52 min
Comedian Chris Gethard on his doubt-filled career ascent: from living with mental illness..to hustling big breaks..to his cable TV exploits and off-Broadway show “Career Suicide.” Our co-host is Erin Mahone of the one-woman show “It Runs in the Family.”…
IT’S ELECTRIC !!!
Aug 30, 2019 • 59 min
Since taking delivery of his Model 3 sedan, normally skeptical investor Vitaliy Katsenelson has morphed into Vitaliy Tesla-nelson. The zippy electric car has his mind racing in Ludicrous Mode — about the money-losing company and its controversial CEO, and…
The Cisco Kid
Aug 26, 2019 • 52 min
Longtime Cisco CEO John Chambers on the lessons learned from growing a once-sleepy network-equipment maker into a hulking multinational that was once worth $555 billion. Chambers now runs venture capital firm JC2 Ventures.
Blue Central
Aug 16, 2019 • 58 min
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) on pressing matters local, regional, national and global — from gun control to healthcare; China, Iran, Saudi Arabia; trade wars; and holding the Democratic center. In 2018, the former CIA officer became the first…
Keya 3.0
Aug 7, 2019 • 52 min
How do you go from a call-center in India to cake-pop queen of Virginia to aspiring pop-up-dinner doyenne? All without spending a single dollar on marketing. The story of Keya Desai Wingfield.
James Altucher: Reconstructionist
Aug 2, 2019 • 58 min
Dot-com riches. Collapse. So bankrupt he couldn’t afford diapers for his kid. A mental breakdown. Drug binges at the Hotel Chelsea. Hitting rock-bottom. Reinventing (constantly). Helping others.
Junketeer
Jul 23, 2019 • 58 min
Trash and junk guru Adam Minter on what we throw away and how we do it says about the new global economic order. He is author of Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale (2019) and Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade (2013).
Terminal Velocity
Jul 19, 2019 • 58 min
Matt Winkler, co-founder and editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News, on 30 years of growing an idea with Mike Bloomberg (who he profiled for the Wall Street Journal) into a 2,700-journalist, 120-nation media empire.
Salomon Daughter
Jul 12, 2019 • 58 min
The grit-paved journey of a Honduran immigrant who grew up in Flint, Michigan to the ranks of the country’s top financial advisors. Dalal Salomon on her rise, setting out on her own during the Financial Crisis and the perils of the 2010’s Bull Run. Her…
Blood. Sweat. Tears. Sugar.
Jul 4, 2019 • 52 min
How a high-school soccer coach leveraged social media and all-around resourcefulness to turn an abandoned used-car dealership into the Sugar Shack Donuts empire.
The Wizard of Grand Rapids
Jun 27, 2019 • 58 min
Investor, author, Michigander and Fortune columnist Ben Carlson on this old, seemingly relentless bull market.
Autonomics 101
Jun 20, 2019 • 59 min
CarLotz CEO and co-founder Michael Bor on the state of the auto industry — from the boom in electric vehicles and ride-sharing to innovations in self-driving and the supposed demise of the family sedan. This man would totally sell you a gently used…
Facing the World
Jun 13, 2019 • 59 min
CBS Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan on Hong Kong in the shadow of #Tiananmen30, Iran, Israel, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Pres. Trump’s worldview and Election 2020. She also discusses her evolution from reporting on Wall Street to covering diplomacy and…
Adtivist
Jun 4, 2019 • 59 min
Alex Bogusky — named Adweek’s “Creative Director of the Decade” in 2009 — worked on some of the best-known campaigns until his self-exile from advertising in 2010. He’s now back at CP+B, advising and seeding startups and new talent — and calling out…
Sandwiched Together
May 26, 2019 • 58 min
Full Disclosure Live from the U of Richmond’s Robins School: Chefs Hannah and Xavier of Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches on the inspirations, calculated risks and lucky breaks that catapulted the husband-wife team into national dessert stardom.
Chief Sex Officer
May 23, 2019 • 58 min
Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, on disruption and opportunity in adult content — from sex-tech to virtual reality and homemade sharing. How long can banks and venture capitalists just shun the massive industry?
Foreign Exchange
May 15, 2019 • 58 min
Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass discusses Iran; the trade war with China; Venezuela; Israel; North Korea and other volatile international headlines competing for Pres. Trump’s attention.
Bank Shots
May 10, 2019 • 58 min
The Economist’s Helen Joyce on Tech’s global race to disrupt the stodgy world of banking.
Building Panera
May 3, 2019 • 58 min
Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich on growing the hit restaurant chain. He now manages Act III Holdings, a $300 million fund that invests in brands focused on long-term results.
Lesson Plan
Apr 26, 2019 • 59 min
Richmond Public Schools superintendent and former teacher Jason Kamras on bridging the educational opportunity gap faced by low-income and minority children — 65 years after the Supreme Court ruled to desegregate schools.
Overcrowded, Under-Led
Apr 18, 2019 • 59 min
A year and a half ahead of its hotly anticipated rematch against Donald Trump, the Democratic Party abounds with presidential hopefuls — but lacks one clear leader who can rally coalitions the way Barack Obama did. A roundtable of party activists…
Corporate Affairs
Apr 10, 2019 • 59 min
Bestselling author and screenwriter T.J. English (Havana Nocturne, The Westies, NYPD Blue) on the bolita mafia’s emergence from the wreckage of the Cold War — the subject of his book, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban-American Underworld.
Media Folk
Apr 3, 2019 • 59 min
NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik on all things streaming, ATT-Time Warner, newspapers, Apple News+, CNN, Fox News, “login fatigue” — and Elmo taking his talents to HBO.
What a Waste …
Mar 28, 2019 • 58 min
Recycling’s Rude Reckoning: With China turning away Americans’ bottles and cartons, the stuff is piling up and increasingly being landfilled or incinerated. Kate Daly of the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners and James McGoff of…
Ad-venturous Mom
Mar 22, 2019 • 59 min
Kristen Cavallo, the first female CEO of the Martin Agency, on leading the 52-year old advertising shop out of its #MeToo crisis. We discussed the work-life juggle of single motherhood; the ad industry’s nagging existential doubts; and getting brands to…
Juice Journey
Mar 14, 2019 • 59 min
A single mother, family tragedy and the grit she and her community tapped to build her small juice business into what she hopes will become a national chain.
Bizzy Times
Mar 7, 2019 • 59 min
NY Times business editor Ellen Pollock on the headlines: the bull market at age 10; Facebook and Tesla’s latest pivots; AT&T and Jeff Bezos trying to do Hollywood; GE’s lost decades; the huge trade deficit; the hiring binge across biz news … and much more.
Seed Capital
Feb 26, 2019 • 59 min
Can you do right by local farmers and the earth and do well for yourself? Livestock farmer Erica Hellen of Free Union Grass Farm and microlender Hunter Hopcroft (“Microcroft”) of Slow Money Central Virginia explain how.
Mann About Globe
Feb 20, 2019 • 59 min
Filmmaker Michael Mann (Miami Vice, Heat, The Insider) and investigative author Elaine Shannon on the DEA’s global pursuit of elusive evil-genius drug and weapons kingpin Paul Le Roux. Murder. Encryption. Coercion. Evasion. Corruption. N. Korea. Liberia.…
From Hooters to Haute: Chef Brittanny Anderson
Feb 12, 2019 • 59 min
Chef Brittany Anderson’s journey from pieces of wings and flair to national culinary stardom. The Virginian behind Brenner Pass and Metzger Bar & Butchery is now a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist who has competed on Iron Chef. We interviewed her…
Richmond, We Have a Problem
Feb 8, 2019 • 59 min
Writer and race-relations interlocutor Samantha Willis, veteran Richmond Times-Dispatch’s political commentator Jeff Schapiro and VCU Prof. Judi Crenshaw on the scandals in Virginia, where racism is crashing into #MeToo in a full-on crisis for Democrats —…
Young and the Debt-less
Jan 31, 2019 • 59 min
Veteran personal finance writer Lauren Young of Reuters has always been my workplace big sister. We spent years together at BusinessWeek and the now-departed SmartMoney. Now on my radio show, Lauren discusses shutdowns, savings, the markets and the giant…
The China Journey
Jan 23, 2019 • 59 min
Weijian Shan went from childhood hunger in Mao’s famished China to running Asia’s biggest private equity fund. China’s economy has exploded in size in the 30 years since the Tiananmen Square crackdown, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. He…
Breakfast in America
Jan 14, 2019 • 59 min
The story of an immigrant who came to the U.S. from Lebanon with a young family and powerful drive to work and provide. He learned how to cook and acquired his own little nook … 25 years later, Westwood Fountain diner is a Richmond institution.
The Economist on 2019
Jan 3, 2019 • 59 min
The Economist’s deputy editor Tom Standage discusses the world in 2019 — from wobbly markets to China to Moscow to Facebook fatigue, rogue princes, spy craft, negative interest rates, the western hemisphere’s populism and second and third thoughts on…
Must Work Be So Miserable?
Dec 17, 2018 • 60 min
New York Times best-selling author Dan Lyons on his latest book, Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us. Dan used to write for HBO’s hit show “Silicon Valley” — and was on staff at Forbes and Newsweek.
Volatile Compounding
Dec 13, 2018 • 53 min
Legendary investor Tom Dorsey on the return of volatility to a market that he says flashes some similarities to 1987. In 2015, he sold his shop Dorsey, Wright & Associates to the Nasdaq for $225 million
Breadwinner
Nov 28, 2018 • 54 min
Panera Bread founder and chairman Ron Shaich on the many ups and downs that went into growing the hit restaurant chain. He now manages Act III Holdings, a $300 million fund that invests in brands focused on long-term results.
Facebook: Where Love and Hate Collide
Nov 18, 2018 • 53 min
Too big to boycott? Too developed to disrupt? Too sticky to uninstall? Facebook is that global social network that people both love to use and love to hate. Can Zuckerberg & Co just keep getting away with bad behavior?
Blood, Sweat, Tears, Sugar
Nov 11, 2018 • 53 min
How high school soccer coach Ian Kelley leveraged social media and all-around resourcefulness to turn an abandoned used-car dealership into the Sugar Shack Donuts empire.
The Reformation of Josh Brown
Nov 2, 2018 • 53 min
10 years of the Reformed Broker: the financial crisis awakening and reinvention of Wall Street icon “Downtown” Josh Brown.
Ace the Midterms (Live)
Oct 21, 2018 • 50 min
CBS chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, NBC White House correspondent Geoff Bennett and ABC political director Rick Klein on the many moving parts of the 2018 midterm election. Recorded for an audience at Virginia’s Museum of History and…
Did Anything Really Change?
Sep 20, 2018 • 53 min
Former Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker on the lessons learned — and morals hazarded — in the wake of the Great Meltdown of 2008.
Juul Me Twice
Sep 14, 2018 • 53 min
Just as teen smoking visited record lows, Juul (a startup that’s now valued at $15 billion) came out of nowhere to offer adolescents flavored, concentrated vape hits of nicotine. The FDA calls it a public-health crisis. We talked to marketing veteran…
Ad-venturous Mom
Sep 8, 2018 • 56 min
Kristen Cavallo, the first female CEO of the Martin Agency, on leading the 52-year old advertising shop out of its #MeToo crisis. We discussed the work-life juggle of single motherhood; the ad industry’s nagging existential doubts; and — swoosh! — getting…
Risk Amnesia
Sep 2, 2018 • 50 min
Family-office investment managers Brian Broadway and W. “Biff” Pusey, Jr. on the difficulty of preaching and adhering to risk-avoidance amid the longest bull market in U.S. history.
Sree.0
Aug 19, 2018 • 40 min
When Sree Sreenivasan was laid off from NY’s Metropolitan’s Museum of Art, he famously broadcast his predicament over social media. After a tour as NYC’s chief digital officer, the former journalism dean now travels the world to teach best practices for…
The VA Mercury and America’s Local News Crisis
Aug 10, 2018 • 48 min
Berkshire Hathaway, the company run by one of the planet’s richest men, ultimately didn’t rescue the Richmond Times-Dispatch — one of Berkshire’s many newspaper acquisitions. Two veteran journalists recently left that daily for the Virginia Mercury, a…
Saddam Hussein: My Role In His Downfall
Aug 2, 2018 • 32 min
Adnan Sarwar, a former British Muslim soldier, reflects on enlisting in the army and fighting in Iraq. “I realized,” he wrote, “I felt freer in the army than I ever would in my parents’..house with an Asian cash-and-carry at one end and a mosque at the…
B(u)y the Book
Jul 24, 2018 • 39 min
Amazon, founded as a puny online bookseller, is now eyeing a $1 trillion market valuation. Border’s is gone. Barnes & Noble is teetering. But independent bookstores are having a renaissance. We talk to Fountain Bookstore owner Kelly Justice and David…
Rethinking the Democrats
Jul 14, 2018 • 45 min
John Prideaux, U.S. editor of The Economist, on the many doubts and hard questions the Democrats face in the era of Pres. Trump and GOP domination of Capitol Hill. During Barack Obama’s two terms in the White House, his party gave up more than 1,000 seats…
RBG Goes to Hollywood
Jul 10, 2018 • 43 min
How filmmaker Julie Cohen brought octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the big screen in “RBG,” one of this year’s hit documentaries.
The Resilience of Adele McClure
Jul 3, 2018 • 43 min
How a girl who grew up hungry, frequently homeless and generally deprived of a normal childhood became student body president of her college of 32,000 — and then a top policy adviser to Virginia’s lieutenant governor. The story of Adele McClure.
John Avlon Goes to CNN
Jun 24, 2018 • 43 min
The ex-speechwriter for Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former editor-in-chief at the Daily Beast on discourse and journalism in the age of Trump — on the very week he joins CNN … and CNN joins AT&T. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
“Kim Jong Won”
Jun 17, 2018 • 32 min
The Economist’s David Rennie on the magazine’s cover on Trump’s unprecedented summit with the ruler of North Korea. The U.S. made huge concessions and alienated allies. Will the Hermit Kingdom really change?
Alpha Charlie Gasparino
Jun 7, 2018 • 42 min
Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino on his decades of covering fellow New Yorker Donald Trump — and how he went from being Manhattan’s Self-Promoter-in-Chief to U.S. Commander-in-Chief. Charlie talks about Trump’s takeover of the GOP, a tense…
The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain
May 26, 2018 • 35 min
Mark Twain, the legendary author, could have been America’s first cocaine kingpin; he was an inept land speculator and precious-metals prospector; he lost money on dumb contraptions and a protein supplement derived from pig feed. All great fodder for my…
The Miseducation of Nelson Aguilar
May 21, 2018 • 56 min
Re-posting from 2014: the journey of Nelson Aguilar….a kid smuggled out of Castro’s Cuba and into Miami, where he became a notorious cocaine dealer. His story is a metaphor for the many things that have gone wrong between Havana and Washington.
A Random Walk Down Sorkin
May 13, 2018 • 44 min
In the mid 1990s, high schooler Andrew Ross Sorkin begged his way into the New York Times building, offering to photocopy and staple for free. Accidentally assigned a byline, he hung around the Times long enough to become the paper’s star Wall Street…
Jimmy O. Yang’s Breakout
Apr 29, 2018 • 41 min
Jimmy O. Yang (Jian-Yang on HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) is selling out comedy venues across the map and landing movie roles. The Hong Kong-born funnyman talks about ditching his miserable financial services job, making ends meet by driving Uber and bouncing…
State and the World
Apr 22, 2018 • 48 min
Former chief State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin on U.S. diplomacy in the wake of Obama’s pullbacks and Trump’s do-it-yourself decision-making. We discuss Syria, Iran, Russia, the demoralized State Department and Trump’s grand meeting with North…
The Value Investor From Google
Apr 14, 2018 • 49 min
Saurabh Madaan on his journey from India to Google to value investing. In January, the polymath was named managing director at Markel, where he is being mentored by Warren Buffett disciple Tom Gayner.
Cramming for Midterms
Apr 7, 2018 • 54 min
Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health & Human Services and president of the University of Miami, is running for U.S. Congress. Up for grabs: an open seat in Miami long held by the GOP. We talked about Democrats’ leadership vacuum, Trump’s peculiar…
Corporate Punishment
Mar 24, 2018 • 58 min
Bestselling author and screenwriter T.J. English (Havana Nocturne, The Westies, NYPD Blue) on the Cuban-American bolita mob’s evolution from the wreckage of the Cold War — the subject of his new book, The Corporation. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
Man v. Marlboro
Mar 18, 2018 • 37 min
Richmond City Councilman Parker Agelasto on his campaign to pass a cigarette tax to raise money for the city’s crumbling schools. This is far easier said than done in the hometown of the nation’s biggest tobacco company.
“Every-Tom” Dorsey
Mar 11, 2018 • 48 min
Famous investor Tom Dorsey (founder of Dorsey Wright, which Nasdaq bought in 2015) on the lessons of his more than four decades of working on and with Wall Street. Can you really beat the market? How much diversification is too much? We’re on Twitter…
Grinding Out A Dream
Feb 26, 2018 • 50 min
The story of Ironclad Coffee Roasters, a Virginia upstart that is taking the plunge into the cafe business — with the help of family & friends and even crowdfunding. How do you win business vs corporate giants? How to clear a profit on a cup of coffee?…
Confessions of a PR Exec
Feb 17, 2018 • 48 min
Ed Zitron, PR executive and author of the book Fire Your Publicist, dishes on the rampant bullshattery and worst practices of the public relations industry. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio, iTunes: FullDRadio.com
VIXing It Up Again
Feb 11, 2018 • 42 min
Bear Stearns and AIG veteran Ardavan Mobasheri on the decade since the economy and Wall Street’s historic meltdown — and what the market’s recent surge in volatility is telling us. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio | Facebook.com/FullDRadio | iTunes at…
Puttin’ On the Rit
Feb 4, 2018 • 52 min
Barry Ritholtz, founder and CIO at Ritholtz Wealth Management, on markets, risk aversion, AmazonBerkshire Health …. and maybe even a little bit of the Bitcoin. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
Capital Gayner
Jan 28, 2018 • 57 min
Warren Buffett disciple Tom Gayner started at Markel Corp in 1990 and reinvented the insurer into an investing powerhouse with diverse holdings. Gayner’s eye for good values (financial and cultural)helped propel Markel’s stock to 93 times where it traded…
The Economist: Taming the Tech Titans
Jan 23, 2018 • 41 min
Investor and b-school case-study darlings Facebook, Google and Amazon now sport a combined $2 trillion in value and enviable swathes of market share. The Economist’s U.S. tech editor Alexandra Suich Bass on how the triumvirate’s dominance is bad for…
Richard Haass on a World in Disarray
Jan 7, 2018 • 33 min
The Council on Foreign Relations president and veteran diplomat on the volatility of international affairs in the era of Trump. We discuss Haass’s latest book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. [Twitter…
Defragging the Year in Tech
Dec 30, 2017 • 45 min
Bloomberg Gadfly’s Shira Ovide on tech’s heady year…and the tensions and risks going into 2018. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Snapchat. Uber. Twitter. WholeFoodsPrime. It’s all here.
This Bull-Headed Market …
Dec 17, 2017 • 43 min
Top-ranked financial advisors Dalal Salomon and Daniel Ludwin (Salomon & Ludwin: $1 billion in assets) on the increasingly tricky questions facing investors after yet another huge year for markets. Complacency is rampant. Nothing is really cheap. Who even…
Laughing, Crying and Healing with Ms. Pat
Dec 12, 2017 • 38 min
Do call it a comeback: How Patricia Williams went from a violent and hungry childhood, drug-dealing, teen motherhood and prison (“I’ve been shot twice and hit by a dump truck!”) to breakout fame on the national comedy circuit. Her hot-selling memoir is…
Full Disclosure: Live @WNYC
Nov 30, 2017 • 50 min
Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben of Rakontur — the award-winning studio behind “Cocaine Cowboys” and ESPN’s “The U” — on stage at WNYC to make sense of Big Media & Entertainment’s decline. Is anyone truly doing digital profitably? Who pays for journalism…
The Meddled East
Nov 13, 2017 • 37 min
Eli Lake of Bloomberg View on the increasingly uneasy plate tectonics of international relations in the Middle East, from Saudi Arabia’s feud with Iran and its implications on Beirut; to Israel’s newfound love for Riyadh; and Syria and Baghdad’s debt to…
From Receptionist to Mad Woman to Educator
Nov 4, 2017 • 35 min
Brandcenter chief Helayne Spivak started out in 1973 as a Madison Ave receptionist. She endured rampant sexism to work her way up to copywriter and then decorated industry exec. “#MeToo”, she now says, in this season of confession for victims of sexual…
Will Video Save the Telecom Star?
Oct 27, 2017 • 43 min
Former AT&T Broadband CEO Leo Hindery on the dizzying ways content and distribution are (once again) tag-teaming, from AT&T-Time Warner to Verizon-AOL-YaHooffPo and free Netflix on T-Mobile. Fat pipes. Dumb pipes. Skinny bundles. Cord-shaving. Fed-up…
The Bull Market in Everything?
Oct 15, 2017 • 38 min
The Economist’s Simon Cox on the implications of lofty asset prices across the planet — the magazine’s recent cover topic. Stocks, real estate, farmland….seemingly nothing is cheap in 2017. Does it all have to end in heartbreak? We’re on Twitter…
Free Willie?
Oct 4, 2017 • 41 min
Willie Falcon started dealing cocaine in 1970s Miami. He was on the run from the law in the ’80s; captured and prosecuted in the ’90s; sentenced in the ’00s. Now, the Feds want to deport him to his native Cuba. Smuggling pal Carlos Ruiz and “Cocaine…
Puerto Rico, Puerto Pobre
Sep 24, 2017 • 30 min
Reeling from a $70-billion financial crisis, the very last thing Puerto Rico needed was wholesale destruction by massive hurricanes. The territory is losing population to the mainland U.S.; the power is out everywhere; everything is rusted or damaged and…
Miami Water Torture
Sep 13, 2017 • 35 min
Miami dodged catastrophe when Hurricane Irma swerved. Even so, much of its downtown ended up submerged. Keeping the sea at bay has rapidly become costlier and more complicated for this Pan-American boomtown, whose skyline holds record foreign wealth. What…
The Fed’s Looooooong Unwind
Sep 4, 2017 • 47 min
Unemployment’s low. Stocks are at highs. The financial crisis is a distant memory. So why are interest rates still so stubbornly low? And how will they get back up to some level of “normalcy”? We ask Al Broaddus, the former president of the Federal…
The Rogue Mouseketeer
Aug 27, 2017 • 39 min
Wall Street analyst Rich Greenfield is outspoken in his belief that Walt Disney Co., parent of struggling ESPN, is in trouble. The CEO blocked him on Twitter. He’s ignored on Disney’s analyst calls. You know the House-of-Mouse of Pain is in effect, y’all.
HBR’s Appetite for Disruption
Aug 13, 2017 • 41 min
Harvard Business Review editor in chief Adi Ignatius on the 95-year old publication’s reinvention for the smartphone age. After cutting its print frequency and doubling down on digital and subscriber-only content, HBR just posted record circulation…
The Cigarette’s Last Stand?
Aug 6, 2017 • 46 min
Dr. Stanton Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, on the FDA’s surprise decision to target nicotine levels in cigarettes. Though U.S. smoking rates have been falling, cigarettes remain a cash-cow. Is this Big Tobacco’s…
(He Moved Your Cheese)
Jul 28, 2017 • 42 min
Jon Steinberg is CEO and founder of Cheddar, the “post-cable” news network that’s drawing in investors, viewers and marketing partners. Big Media is rapidly getting disrupted. Netflix. Amazon. Apple. Facebook. AT&T-TimeWarner. Apps and digital startups.…
Globally yours, Gayle
Jul 25, 2017 • 43 min
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the author of two NY Times bestsellers and a former politics producer for ABC News. We talk about her career reinvention and U.S. foreign policy in the shadows of Iraq and…
Edward Harrison, Credit Diplomat
Jul 16, 2017 • 45 min
Global Macro Advisors’ banking and finance expert talks about the difficulty of normalizing monetary policy 10 years after the onset of the financial crisis. Markets are hot. Unemployment is back down. Shouldn’t interest rates be (much) higher? On iTunes…
The iPhone at 10
Jul 2, 2017 • 47 min
The gadget that changed everything. Veteran tech writer Arik Hesseldahl discusses that journey and where Apple — now the most valuable company in America — needs to go in the next 10 years. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
Cocaine Cowgirl
Jun 25, 2017 • 40 min
The story of Mollie, the femme fatale hostess, “one of the guys” and kingpins’ favorite at Miami’s infamous Mutiny hotel. She’s in my upcoming book, Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami (https://is.gd/f1yvxA).
Meet Ben from Michigan
Jun 11, 2017 • 38 min
Family man Ben Carlson, CFA, of Ritholtz Wealth Management wrote the book A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan. We talk markets, fatherhood, saving and (among other things) Faygo. On Twitter @FullDRadio
Anil Dash Responded to My Tweet!
Jun 4, 2017 • 53 min
The technologist, blogger, investor, CEO and — wait for it — LINKEDIN INFLUENCER talks about Big Tech’s concentration of power, elitism in the Valley, cord-cutting, the resurgent NYTimes and how to make a damn buck in content. On Twitter @ FullDRadio
“Skin in the Game…”
May 28, 2017 • 50 min
Sociologist and author Tressie McMillan Cottom on her book Lower Ed — and the candor and empathy we’re avoiding around race, class, privilege …and the legacy of slavery. Do not miss this episode. Twitter @FullDRadio and Facebook.com/FullDRadio
Are You Psyched?
May 23, 2017 • 37 min
Harvard Business Review’s Daniel McGinn on his new book Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio and Facebook.com/FullDRadio
The Doctorow Is In
May 7, 2017 • 52 min
In studio: bestselling writer, activist and digital entrepreneur Cory Doctorow. We discuss his new novel, Walkaway, and delve into everything from empathy to income inequality to Thomas Piketty and how to make a buck as a creative. Twitter @FullDRadio
Live from the International Church of Cannabis
May 2, 2017 • 80 min
April 20th weekend at Denver’s den of marijuana worship, where visibility hit zero daily at 4:20pm. We talk about the challenges and opportunities in cannabis commerce; the uphill battles of nationwide decriminalization and taking on entrenched political…
The Case for Shamelessness
Apr 18, 2017 • 35 min
Jeetendr Sehdev, author of bestseller The Kim Kardashian Principle: Why Shameless Sells (and How to Do it Right). His accent alone will break the Internet. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
Unbundling E$PN
Apr 2, 2017 • 60 min
Ira Boudway on his Bloomberg Businessweek cover on ESPN’s subscriber losses as people ditch cable — and what this means for media players big and small. Our co-host is an ad man: the Martin Agency’s Neil Patel, formerly digital media exec at Disney,…
Always Be Closing: Retail’s Apocalypse
Mar 25, 2017 • 55 min
Business Insider’s Hayley Peterson on retailers’ worsening prospects as Amazon (worth $405 billion) takes on everything from apparel to office supplies to groceries to diapers. We talk dead malls, broken restaurant brands and the potential hit to lenders.…
The War of the Lakers
Mar 16, 2017 • 60 min
The 11-time NBA-champ LA Lakers are a broken franchise, having surrendered 229 losses over the last four seasons. Fired coaches. Disastrous trades. Wasted contracts. Now, the siblings who co-own the team are suing to control it. Our guest, ESPN’s Ramona…
Repeal and Regress
Mar 11, 2017 • 66 min
Teacher and single mother Krysti Albus, 43, has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills since her 2004 cancer diagnosis. Obamacare was her only means of getting affordable insurance. We are joined in studio by health-focused behavioral…
Diagnosing the Democrats
Feb 28, 2017 • 62 min
HBS organizational behavior Prof. Gautam Mukunda on how Democrats should rethink and rebuild after 2016’s disaster — which he just wrote about in the Harvard Business Review: https://is.gd/9jZInP. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
An Office Hour with Prof. Steven Strauss
Feb 21, 2017 • 61 min
The Princeton foreign and public affairs professor and columnist has advised governments across the planet. He was previously at McKinsey, the World Economic Forum and in Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC administration. We talk Trump, China, Big Tech, the Democrats,…
America’s Chief Sex Officer
Feb 4, 2017 • 62 min
Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, whose tagline is “Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference.” She talks about disruption and opportunity in the industry: rampant piracy and diminishing returns on production vs huge strides in sextech, VR and…
Tobias Levkovich of Citi + Lauren Young of Reuters
Jan 27, 2017 • 59 min
Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist and Reuters money editor Lauren Young talk markets in 2017. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
Money on the RVA: Parker, Salomon and Beall
Jan 18, 2017 • 58 min
Three famous Richmond investors — Jerry “Turtle” Parker; star financial advisor Dalal Salomon; and Davenport veteran Michael Beall — talk markets, the economy and the year ahead at the historic Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward. We’re on Twitter…
The Economist Magazine on 2017
Dec 20, 2016 • 64 min
The Economist’s executive editor Daniel Franklin joins from London to discuss the magazine’s special “World in 2017” issue. We talk Trump, Putin, Syria, China, Iran, markets, Brexit, Europe, Africa, rates, politics, foreign affairs, Obama’s legacy…and…
The World According to Ken Adelman
Dec 15, 2016 • 63 min
The veteran diplomat, White House advisor and author of Reagan at Reykjavik talks about Russia’s role in the 2016 election, President-elect Trump, Syria, the broader Middle East and the legacy of Obama’s foreign policy decisions. We’re on Twitter…
Castro, Cuba and the Weed that Whacked Miami
Dec 4, 2016 • 54 min
“Blondie La Grande,” “The Hose” and “Carlos Birdseed” were three big Cuban exile pot smugglers in 1970s Miami. In this special episode, they reminisce about their exploits and the economic and political forces that rapidly turned the city into America’s…
Pressing Matters with Jay Rosen
Dec 1, 2016 • 60 min
Veteran NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen senses the greatest threat to freedom of the press since WWI. We talk timidity at newspapers and public radio; Donald Trump’s hostility toward the news industry; the deluge of clickbait and outright fake content.…
Two Rabbis Talk Trump
Nov 21, 2016 • 70 min
Rabbis Dovid Asher and Michael Knopf and AIPAC activist Robyn Galpern discuss what a President Trump will mean for Israel and American Jews. We talk about the resurgence of right-wing nationalism here and abroad; BDS amid Democrats’ diverging…
Chris Gethard’s Great Depression
Nov 6, 2016 • 55 min
Comedian Chris Gethard on his doubt-filled career ascent: from living with mental illness..to making his own big breaks..to his new off-Broadway show “Career Suicide.” Our co-host is Erin Mahone of the one-woman show “It Runs in the Family.” We’re on…
AT&T Time WTF?!
Oct 26, 2016 • 61 min
What in the world is AT&T thinking bidding $86 billion for Time Warner, owner of HBO, CNN and all manner of content on small and big screens? Veteran industry analyst Craig Moffett and NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik ponder this and other…
The Debasing of American Politics
Oct 18, 2016 • 61 min
James Astill of the Economist discusses this week’s cover story on the election. Co-hosting with me is Brandcenter’s Helayne Spivak, a veteran ad exec who worked on Bush / RNC ‘88. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
[email protected] on #PrettyMuchEverything
Sep 24, 2016 • 68 min
Jason Calacanis — angel investor, re-launcher of Inside.com, Silicon Valley opiner — talks AppleCar, Tesla, Uber, online journalism, the fate of the New York Times, Hulk Hogan’s bare ass…and at least 200 other hot topics. We’re on Twitter and Facebook…
Uberworld !
Sep 3, 2016 • 58 min
Alexandra Suich, the Economist’s U.S. technology editor, and Jeff Burkett, transportation banker at Harris Williams & Co, talk all things Uber — the hugely disruptive $70 billion startup on this week’s Economist cover. We’re on Twitter @FullDRadio
In Sickness and in Wealth
Aug 26, 2016 • 57 min
Doctors Shaiv Kapadia of Iggbo and Phil Duncan discuss fear and loathing in U.S. healthcare, what with the EpiPen price hike and insurers dropping out of Obamacare. How technology and innovation can cut through the logjam. On Twitter @FullDRadio
Here Comes the Sun: Solar’s Breakout
Aug 4, 2016 • 57 min
Bert Green of SolarMill, an off-the-grid manufacturer, and Will Reisinger, an alt-energy attorney and former VA assistant attorney general, discuss the implications of the boom in solar power. Exciting stuff. on Twitter @FullDRadio |…
Talk Turkey to Me
Jul 28, 2016 • 54 min
Caglar Somek of $16-billion investment shop TimesSquare Capital Management, talks about Turkey — that vital bridge between Europe and the Middle East — after its botched coup attempt. Twitter @FullDRadio
“YOU AGAIN?!” The View From Tim O’Brien
Jul 22, 2016 • 56 min
Timothy O’Brien, editor of Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Gadfly and author of Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald. We talk the rise of Trump and world affairs. Follow on Twitter @FullDRadio
Michael Gayed on the Safety Bubble
Jul 14, 2016 • 55 min
Michael Gayed of Pension Partners, for the hour. Follow on Twitter @FullDRadio Facebook at Facebook.com/FullDRadio. We’re on iTunes at FullDRadio.com
£ucy Marcus on Br€xit
Jun 25, 2016 • 57 min
Joining us from London on the morning after: Lucy Marcus, professor, writer, thinker and head of Marcus Venture Consulting. She talks about the many implications of Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Follow on Twitter @FullDRadio
Hear this Guy Out
Jun 15, 2016 • 54 min
Guy Spier, head of $175 million shop Aquamarine Capital and author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment. Twitter @FullDRadio
NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax
Jun 8, 2016 • 53 min
The economy according to NPR’s Marilyn Geewax
An Evening with Chef Peter Chang
May 18, 2016 • 65 min
The James Beard Award finalist tells us about his unlikely journey from poverty in Hubei, China to his U.S. restaurant empire. Taped at Richmond’s historic Hippodrome Theater, where a sellout crowd enjoyed a four-course dinner prepared by Chang. Twitter…
The App That Changed the World
May 11, 2016 • 55 min
Uber driver and entrepreneur Matt Donlon in studio with Uber addict Helayne Spivak, director of VCU’s Brandcenter. We’re @FullDRadio
What Are Words For?
Apr 28, 2016 • 57 min
Joshua Topolsky (stealth mode digital exec) and NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik on print journalism’s ancient struggle to make a digital living. We also talk the New York Times, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, NPR and beards in Brooklyn. Twitter:…
Yahoothanasia
Apr 19, 2016 • 50 min
Internet pioneer Yahoo! — once worth $140 billion; its core business is now worth under $3 billion — has reluctantly put itself up for sale. Activist investor Eric Jackson tells us where the company’s board and management went wrong and what this says…
Young House LIVE
Apr 13, 2016 • 63 min
Sherry and John Petersik — “Young House Love” — are bestselling DIY authors, accidental Internet business moguls and overall millennial badasses. Hear their story of reinvention … at our first show from Richmond’s historic Hippodrome Theater. Follow us…
Reinventing Phil
Mar 23, 2016 • 55 min
After 37 years as a prolific writer, editor and blogger at TIME and Fortune, Philip Elmer-DeWitt is going solo as Apple 3.0. We talk about the heyday of expense-account journalism, magazines’ prolonged decline and the challenges of getting readers to…
Tuesdays With Marty: Episode 2
Mar 16, 2016 • 56 min
An hour around the world and across the headlines with one of my favorite journos: Marty Schenker, senior executive editor at Bloomberg News. We talk Election 2016, oil, China, markets, hedge funds, activism, real estate and the meaning of life.
Dr. Arnold Kim, Mac Daddy
Mar 8, 2016 • 56 min
Paging the nephrologist turned MacRumors guru. We talk about his unlikely career pivot, all things Apple, blogging, bathrobes, Tesla, kidney stones and making money on content in 2000 vs 2016.
On “Hate-Selling”
Feb 25, 2016 • 56 min
Frequent travelers Rafat Ali of Skift and Meg Riley of the Martin Agency lament the industry’s record levels of passive-aggression — and how technology and innovation are giving customers more leverage and new choices. Twitter.com/FullDRadio…
The Great 2016 Supermarket War
Feb 17, 2016 • 56 min
Kroger. Whole Foods. Wegman’s. Publix. Ahold Giant. Lidl. Aldi. Trader Joe’s. AMAZON! Old regional monopolies, be damned. The supermarket industry is in an arms race to scratch and claw for single-digit profit margins. Why is this otherwise sedate and…
Shooting the Bull$h*t with Jason Zweig
Feb 3, 2016 • 56 min
Finally: veteran investing columnist Jason Zweig of the WSJ agrees to come on Full Disclosure. He talks about the markets, his career, Wall Street’s rampant bullshattery and his handy little book, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary. We’re @FullDRadio on…
Quit Your Job Without a Backup Plan
Jan 13, 2016 • 58 min
Tess Vigeland, longtime Marketplace host, left her job, sold her belongings and is now traveling the world to reinvent. She authored the book Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want. We patched her in from Vietnam.
The No-Ply Economy
Dec 17, 2015 • 57 min
Hyperinflation. Empty store shelves. A thriving black market for smugglers and dummy businesses. An angry street. Crippling debt. Five-cent gasoline. Welcome to the dystopian economy of Venezuela after Hugo Chavez. Craig Shealy of BlackCreek Group guest…
One Nation, Under the Gun
Dec 6, 2015 • 54 min
We’re joined by Paul Barrett of BW, author of Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun; and investor Craig Shealy, a lifelong hunter who owns several guns but refuses to join the NRA.
Venture Capital v 20.15
Nov 25, 2015 • 57 min
Venture capitalist Mamoon Hamid, general partner and co-founder at Social Capital talks about his path to the industry, the path forward for technology, Yahoo, Tesla and the necessary audacity of startups like Uber and Airbnb.
What is Paris Telling Us?
Nov 17, 2015 • 56 min
My guests are Tarek Masoud, professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and co-author of The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (2015); and Roberta Oster-Sachs, a former NBC News producer who covered the 9/11 attacks and frequented Paris.
Mad Women
Nov 7, 2015 • 57 min
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval, co-founders of ad giant (Publicis) Kaplan Thaler, talk about the state of advertising and their national bestseller GRIT to Great. Available on NPR One, iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
The Six Lives of Henry Blodget
Oct 21, 2015 • 58 min
Henry Blodget, the former Wall Street Internet analyst who reinvented as a digital news mogul. On NPR One, WRIR, Stitcher and iTunes. Twitter @FullDRadio Facebook.com/FullDRadio
A Layover with Margaret Brennan
Oct 13, 2015 • 57 min
CBS News foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan assesses how the U.S. and the world are trying to deal with a convulsing Middle East.
The World According to Ian Bremmer
Sep 29, 2015 • 54 min
Eurasia Group president and Time foreign affairs columnist Ian Bremmer joins us to talk the Middle East, Vlad Putin, oil and the 2016 election.
This Iranian Life: Maz Jobrani
Sep 19, 2015 • 56 min
Iranian-American funnyman Maz Jobrani talks about coming to America, making it in Hollywood, making it in spite of Hollywood — and investing in himself.
Chanos on China
Aug 27, 2015 • 57 min
Hedge fund manager James Chanos, Wall Street’s most outspoken skeptic on the Chinese economy. We talk commodities, central planning, comparisons to Japan, Joe Biden, solar financing and clambakes.
An Emerging Emergency?
Aug 25, 2015 • 55 min
A frank conversation with James Harmon and Katy Chih of the Caravel Fund, a top performer in emerging and frontier markets — having grown from $1 million to over $800 million in assets since its 2004 launch. How does this compare to 1997? Or Japan’s 1989?…
My Sisters from Other Misters
Aug 11, 2015 • 57 min
Lauren Young, Money editor of Reuters, joins portfolio manager Jenny Van Leeuwen Harrington. They are like big sisters to me.
The Wolff of Madison Ave
Aug 5, 2015 • 55 min
Media critic Michael Wolff, author of the new book Television is the New Television. He explains, admits, dishes, disses…
Terminal Velocity: An Hour with Marty Schenker
Jul 28, 2015 • 56 min
A rare, in-depth conversation with Marty Schenker, senior executive editor at Bloomberg News. The veteran is like the news giant’s curator-in-chief, overseeing the most important headlines that go out to Bloomberg’s battalions of terminal-addicted…
An Iranian-American Dream
Jul 12, 2015 • 56 min
What can we learn from an Iranian businessman who just moved his family to America?
Remembering the CEO of Yes
Jul 4, 2015 • 60 min
Trevor Rabin, longtime guitarist for the band Yes, recalls the life of his pal Chris Squire, the band’s bassist and co-founder.
Poaching Felix Salmon
Jun 23, 2015 • 55 min
Felix Salmon on journalism, finance, tea and reinvention — and the broader meaning of chicken tikka masala. (@FullDRadio)
Microbrewconomics 101
Jun 16, 2015 • 54 min
Behind the great American micro brewing craze…
Nothing for Money
Jun 10, 2015 • 53 min
We talk about the bond market, seven years of zero interest rate policy and investor memory with Brian Broadway of Aspen Partners — on his 20th year in the business.
Lunch Lady Love
May 27, 2015 • 56 min
Kendra Feather, veteran restaurateur — Garnett’s, The Roosevelt and Ipanema — advises fledgling Liz Fishman and her Daily Jars
The Content Biz is Brutal. Long May It Live.
May 20, 2015 • 57 min
A mildly NSFW vent session with Sarah Lacy, editor and founder of PandoDaily. We talk AOL’s (latest) demise, Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, Vice News, Yahoo, legacy news outlets and the Don Draper of Silicon Valley.
Power to the People!
May 6, 2015 • 58 min
Tesla’s Powerwall wants to change the world. Guests: author Steve LeVine of Quartz; energy banker Craig Shealy; solar salesman Henry Clifford. On NPROne, Stitcher, iTunes and Twitter and Facebook @FullDRadio
Why Must Amtrak Stink?
Apr 29, 2015 • 55 min
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The View from Bloomberg, w Fox and Dwyer
Apr 14, 2015 • 57 min
Columnists Justin Fox and Paula Dwyer join me for our inaugural “Headline Roulette.”
Go Midwest, Young Turtle: Jerry Parker’s Journey
Apr 7, 2015 • 54 min
Full Disclosure presents Jerry Parker, famed Turtle Trader and CEO of Chesapeake Capital
The Wicked Son: A Special Passover Full Disclosure
Mar 31, 2015 • 56 min
The Wicked Son: A Special Passover Full Disclosure by Roben Farzad
The Kingpin Whisperer
Mar 17, 2015 • 58 min
The Kingpin Whisperer by Roben Farzad
Top-One-Percenter James Altucher Feels Your Pain
Mar 11, 2015 • 57 min
You can’t really describe James Altucher. Just listen.
Bibi and Barack: A Love Story
Mar 3, 2015 • 59 min
An Iranian, a rabbi and a politics wonk discuss Israeli PM Netanyahu’s controversial visit to DC.
Barry: ‘Rit Large
Feb 14, 2015 • 55 min
An hour of quality psychotherapy with Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation and prolific blogger at the Big Picture, Washington Post and BloombgView. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/barry-ritholtz-curriculum-vitae/
Vitaliy Katsenelson: From Communist to Capitalyeest
Feb 4, 2015 • 55 min
Vitaliy Katsenelson: From Communist to Capitalyeest by Roben Farzad
How You Like This Apple?
Jan 28, 2015 • 59 min
How You Like This Apple? by Roben Farzad
Capped Out
Jan 14, 2015 • 54 min
Capped Out by Roben Farzad
The Cord-Cutter’s Guide to the Galaxy
Jan 7, 2015 • 54 min
The Cord-Cutter’s Guide to the Galaxy by Roben Farzad
The Miseducation of Nelson Aguilar
Dec 24, 2014 • 56 min
The Miseducation of Nelson Aguilar by Roben Farzad
You Gotta Fight…For Your Right…to X%
Dec 11, 2014 • 56 min
You Gotta Fight…For Your Right…to X% by Roben Farzad
Call Center Love
Dec 10, 2014 • 53 min
Call Center Love by Roben Farzad
Crudely Speaking…
Dec 3, 2014 • 55 min
Crudely Speaking… by Roben Farzad
Fat of the Land: Investing in Agriculture
Aug 7, 2014 • 43 min
The plight of the family farmer is no more. Food prices are soaring; the Chinese want our chickens, hogs and corn; and investors want a real asset to hedge against inflation. More food crops are being diverted to the production of bio fuels. All told,…
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Fat of the Land
Aug 6, 2014 • 43 min
Don’t look now, but U.S. farmland has soared in value over the last twenty years. You can thank higher food prices by way of the voracious demand for grains and proteins from emerging markets — as well as competition for crops from biofuels in an era of…
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Tuning Out the Bull
Jul 14, 2014 • 52 min
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Tuning Out the Bull by Roben Farzad
Quick Hit: James Harmon’s Ex-Im Bank Anecdote
Jul 14, 2014 • 2 min
“I don’t usually go around discussing these stories,” says James Harmon, founder and chairman of the Caravel Fund. Harmon shares with host Roben Farzad an incident that happened on his watch, back when led the Export-Import Bank in this “Quick Hit”…
Quick Hit: Rakontur’s Advice To Young Media Makers
Jul 14, 2014 • 4 min
Miami-based moviemakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman share with host Roben Farzad their advice for would-be media moguls and entrepreneurs in this “Quick Hit” excerpt from “The Disruptors” (aired May 16, 2014).
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Indebted
Jun 30, 2014 • 45 min
How steep gambling debts, credit-card debt and a debt to society brought two troubled men together and on the straight and narrow: a true story.
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Gonzo Activism
Jun 21, 2014 • 41 min
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Gonzo Activism by Roben Farzad
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Tusked Off!
Jun 17, 2014 • 44 min
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was supposed to cake-walk his way through a joke primary against a little-known and vastly underfunded college professor; no one down here much took the election seriously. Instead, the Richmond Tea Party somehow ousted…
Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Pushing The Frontier
Jun 13, 2014 • 50 min
Caravel Fund’s James Harmon and Caglar Somek, accomplished investors in the “frontier” — delicate but fast-growing developing economies like Ghana, Bangladesh and the Philippines that are gunning to become the next Korea and Brazil. Can you do well and do…