From bitcoin to Australian federalism, I like to think The Jacobs Podcast, which I started in early 2018, has been a very small contribution to good old fashioned ‘long form’ discussion. Jordan Shopov, Will Witheridge and I reflect on our favourite podcasters of the year, which includes heavies like Tyler Cowen and Russ Roberts to Dave Rubin and, of course, this year’s big sensation – Jordan Peterson. We also talk about our favourite books and our thoughts on 2019, where we predict the ‘values and capitalism’ debate will re-emerge as planet finance revolves back into earth’s orbit, laying bare the effects of low interest rates and the timeless question of inequality.
- The renewed appetite for long-form discussion has continued.
- Podcasts on complex and difficult public topics (for example Russ Roberts’ Econtalk goes from strength to strength, as Dave Rubin’s Rubin Report and Tyler Cowen’s Conversations with Tyler).
- Why we haven’t spoken so much about Trump while everyone seems obsessed.
- Why 2019 will be a year of ‘values and capitalism’ as terminally low interest rates reap havoc.
Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in the Podcast
- John Monash: A Biography by Geoffrey Serle
- Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Millionaire Charlie Munger by Janet, Margaret and Ric Lowe
- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
- Right Here, Right Now by Stephen Harper
- Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
- Tyler Cowen’s Podcast with Claire Lehmann
- Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson debate in Dublin
- The Forgotten People by Robert Menzies