Podcasts & Videos featuring Epsilon Theory
America’s Political Precipice & the Hyperreality of Markets | Grant Williams & Ben Hunt
Hidden Forces - Demetri Kofinas
Demetri Kofinas speaks with Grant Williams and Ben Hunt about the urgent social, political, and economic issues facing the United States and what Americans can do to help themselves and their country in this moment. Topics include equity markets, cryptocurrencies, politics, national security, social media, & more.
Epsilon Theory Co-Founder and Author Ben Hunt on Finding Your Pack and the ‘Platform’ Narrative
Panic with Friends - Howard Lindzon
"It’s a treat to have smart, thoughtful people like Ben on the podcast. He isn’t trying to spin a narrative, but genuinely wants to inform others about what’s going on and what they can do about it. I may even need to bring him on as a co-host – I love talking to him that much. Last time I had Ben on we talked about zero interest rates, writing and the politicizing of the stock market. This time around, Ben and I talked about his life as a publisher, media culture, the markets, the ‘mendacity’ of the world, crypto, SPACs, capital and what’s been going on with his company. This was a fun one to record. Enjoy!"
Don’t Buy the Narrative (and It’s All Narrative) with Epsilon Theory on The Derivative with Jeff Malec.
- Narrative Structure Not Sentiment
- The Beginnings of Epsilon Theory
- Investing Industrial Complex
- The "Game" of Markets
- Dealer Gamma Hedging
Listen here: The Derivative
With the U.S. election just hours away, Ben Hunt joins Grant to discuss the narrative heading into a seemingly climactic event upon which so much is riding.
Orwell's 1984, the words you need to recognize as both sides try to mobilize opinion and the importance of creating an 'Other' all come under the microscope as does, troublingly, Ben's choice for the big theme of 2021: regime change around the world.
Listen here: The Narrative Game Ep. 4 - Events, Dear Boy, Events
For the previous three episodes of Grant Williams' terrific podcast series with me called The Narrative Game, go here:
- The Narrative Game Ep. 3 - The Grift That Keeps On Giving
- The Narrative Game with Ben Hunt Ep. 2 - The Three Phases Of Narrative
- The Narrative Game with Ben Hunt Ep. 1 - The V-Shaped Recovery
Well, you know you’ve really made it in this business when Grant Williams shows up on your doorstep with his crew. What an honor to be part of Grant’s “In Conversation” video series, and what a blast we had making this film! As many of you know, Grant is a co-founder of RealVision, which provides …
Lessons from Leaders with Brian Beckcom presents: Re-opening the American Mind, A Conversation with Ben Hunt, covering:
- Ben’s core belief that humans are driven by unstructured information, narratives, and storytelling
- The real world vs. the “narrative world”
- The welding shut of the American mind
- Gell-Man amnesia and the importance of finding “critical distance”
- Urban protests, LARPing, and the romanticization of a post-apocalyptic world
- BITFD: Burn It The Fu*k Down
- The hallmark of leadership: Discipline
- Rethinking the way in which we express our Identity
- And other topics
Watch below or check out the Podcast here: Re-opening the American Mind A Conversation with Ben Hunt, Founder of Epsilon Theory
"Ben tells Strong Towns president Chuck Marohn that massive debt and dislocation, social media, and the 24-hour news cycle (among other forces) have helped shape a world in which everything is presented by declaration. We have to be in this world, Ben says, but 'we don’t have to give them our heart. We can maintain a distance of mind, an autonomy of mind, so that we see clearly what’s happening...We’re not going to be the suckers at the table.'"
I joined TC and Georgia for a great discussion on career changes, the future of academia, the power of narrative with regard to Tesla and Nikola, and ET's call to action on COVID.
Listen here: Episode #45: Ben Hunt