The Currency Podcast

The Currency is a podcast about the ideas that drive society. Join Mike Gastin each week as he breaks down current events and how the ideas behind these events are shaping the world we live in.

The Currency 088: COVID Survivor

The Currency 088: COVID Survivor

14 days on my back, battling COVID-19, gave me quite a while to think. In this episode of The Currency, I share my perspective on the virus now that I've had it. As most of you know, I have been pretty critical of how our society and government has reacted to the...

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The Currency 087: The Action Hero Within

A brief discussion on the power of action. I've been a proponent of John R. Boyd's OODA loop and one of the key components is action—it changes your environment and can lead to transformation. Unfortunately, most people assume that they can't change their situation or...

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The Currency 086: That’s Absurd!

The Currency 086: That’s Absurd!

The Currency #086: That's Absurd! How a YouTube video caused me to question why I find today's absurdist humor so funny. Here is John C. Reilly's Bagboy, the video that got this discussion started. https://youtu.be/qqRVIAfIhMQ Listen & Subscribe to The Currency:...

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The Currency 085: Hero to Zero

The Currency 085: Hero to Zero

Andrew Cuomo went from America's governor to political villain number one. What happened? How did a man considered heroic and a leader fall so far, so fast? Listen & Subscribe to The Currency: iTunes | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher Radio Credits All music...

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The Currency 084: Who Let the News Out

The Currency 084: Who Let the News Out

Episode #084 of The Currency podcast: Who Let the News Out Thomas Jefferson once said: No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first...

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The Currency 083: Daft Punk’s Epilogue

The Currency 083: Daft Punk’s Epilogue

Daft Punk has called it quits after almost 30 years and have done so with a powerfully moving story. All I can say is a great thank you to Guy-Manuel and Thomas for almost three decades of greatness. You will be missed but I wish you the best as you both move forward....

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The Currency 081: Billy Ockham & the CCP

The Currency 081: Billy Ockham & the CCP

How the deceptively simple wisdom of a 14th century English friar can help the West overcome the Chinese Communist Party's continuing campaign of demoralization. Listen & Subscribe to The Currency: iTunes | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher Radio Credits All...

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The Currency 080: The Ministry of Truthaganda

The Currency 080: The Ministry of Truthaganda

Secret election cabals, right-wing domestic terrorism, QAnon myths, voter fraud, COVID-19 rumors: the world is rife with lies and disinformation. Whatever are we to do? Maybe the government can fix it for us—maybe we need a Truth Czar. Listen & Subscribe to The...

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