Animal Spirits is a weekly podcast where I get together with my friend and colleague Ben Carlson to discuss what we’ve been reading, researching, writing, watching, listening to, and thinking about. We talk about all things financial markets, personal finance, our favorite books, movies, and TV shows, dad life, the asset management business and more. Our goal is the make finance more accessible, speak in plain English, and share our own personal experiences in the markets.

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Episode List 

Ep. 112-Stockpiling Cash

Ep. 111-Talk Your Book: Investing in Private Companies with EquityZen

Ep. 110- Michael’s Brain Fart

Ep. 109- Economically Unattractive

Ep. 108- Who Are the Losers?

Ep. 107- Best Case Recession

Ep. 106- Re-Kindled: Amusing Ourselves to Death

Ep. 105- Paycheck to Paycheck

Ep. 104- Talk Your Book: Invest Like a Hedge Fund With Titan

Ep. 103- Business in a Box

Ep. 102- The Bankrupt Barber

Ep. 101- Superforecasting, Re-Kindled

Ep. 100-Rush For the Exits

Ep. 99-Broke and Overweight

Ep. 98-Shielded Alpha

Ep. 97- Talk Your Book, Agricultural Commodities

Ep. 96-The Next Big Short

Ep. 95- Talk Your Book, The Acquirer’s Fund

Ep. 94- A Single Pushup

Ep. 93- Talk Your Book: Global Factor Investing

Ep. 92- The Great Depression of 2073

Ep. 91- The 4 Most Dangerous Words in Podcasting

Ep. 90- Talk Your Book- Trading with MarketSmith

Ep. 89- The Influencer Bubble

Ep. 88- Re-kindled: Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?

Ep. 87- The Podcast Powerlaw

Ep. 86- Talk Your Book With Unison

Ep. 85- The Absence of Stuff

Ep. 84- Talk Your Book with Jeremy Schwartz of WisdomTree

Ep. 83- Michael’s Fitness Pal

Ep. 82- The Rorschach Test

Ep. 81 – Re-Kindled: The Big Short

Ep. 80- Remember Gchat?

Ep. 79- The Re-Readables

Ep. 78- Money Makes Money

Ep. 77- Netflix for Financial Planning

Ep. 76- Footing the Bill

Ep. 75- Talk Your Book: Creating a Buffer

Ep. 74- The Expectations Gap

Ep. 73- Talk Your Book: The Low Vol Anomaly

Ep. 72- Where Were You at the Bottom?

Ep. 71- I Will Say This

Ep. 70- The Rich Man’s Disease

Ep. 69- Denominator Blindness

Ep. 68- The Rich Man’s IRA

Ep. 67- Banning Buybacks

Ep. 66- Adverse Variance

Ep. 65- Stay the Course

Ep. 64- The Richest 50%

Ep. 63- Record Outflows

Ep. 62- The Market Swoon

Ep. 61- The Bear Market

Talk Your Book: Breaking the Market Cap

Ep. 60- Everyone Should Earning 3 Percent

Talk Your Book: International Investing

Ep. 59- Late Cycle

Ep. 58- The Sellers Are in Control

Talk Your Book: Investing in Commodities

Ep. 57- Passive Income

Ep. 56- How to Ask the Right Questions

Ep. 55- How to Create the Perfect Fund

Ep. 54- Spirit Animal

Ep. 53- Panic A Little

Ep. 52- The Next Subprime

Ep. 51- The Healthy Correction

Ep. 50- A Committee of Geniuses

Ep. 49- Buy the Housing Dip

Ep. 48 – Looming Disaster

Ep. 47- Borrowing From the Future

Ep. 46- How the Financial Crisis Affected Millenials

Ep. 45- Do We Need a Recession?

Ep. 44- When Hitler Took Cocaine

Ep. 43 – Why Andy Dufresne Would be a Good Portfolio Manager

Ep. 42- Funding Secured

Ep. 41- Despite All Logic

Ep. 40- What Worked On Wall Street

Ep. 39- The Worst 401(k) Advice

Ep. 38- Half the Population

Ep. 37- Ring the Bell

Ep. 36- Blackswan Growth

Ep. 35- Individual Alpha

Ep. 34- The Mother of All Credit Bubbles

Ep. 33- The Oracle of Brooklyn

Ep. 32- Big Mistakes

Ep. 31- Stocks are Not Bonds

Ep. 30- What it Takes to be Wealthy

Ep. 29- The Podcast Boot Camp

Ep. 28- Tesla Hathaway

Ep. 27- Micro Bubbles

Ep. 26- The Collaborative Podcast

Ep. 25- Some Things We Learned

Ep. 24- The False Breakdown

Ep. 23- The Lump Sum

Ep. 22- Horizontal Support

Ep. 21- The Magic Number

Ep. 20- Goodnight Moon

Ep. 19 – Brothers From a Different Mother

Ep. 18 – The Closet Indexer

Ep.17 – Phony Happiness

Ep.16 – The Meltdown

Ep.15 – The Noobwhale

Ep.14 – Cash on the Sidelines

Ep.13 – Nobody Wants to Listen to Your Podcast

Ep.12 – Melt-Up

Ep.11 – Hedge Fund Myths & Casual Investing Advice

Ep.10 – The Happiness Smile

Ep.9 – Invest Like the Worst

Ep. 8 – May Day

Ep.7 – A Random Walk Down Nowhere

Ep.6 – Bitcoin, Bubbles & Bananas

Ep.5 – Wave Pools & Market Inefficiencies

Ep.4 – Evidence-Based Investing Conference Post-Mortem

Ep.3 – The More You Pay, The Less You Get

Ep.2 – Investing is Game of Relative, Not Absolute Skill

Ep.1 – Animal Spirits Unleashed – How We Invest Our Own Money

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