TPN Podcasts for Week 15, 2019

Here are the shows we posted this week!

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Bullshit Filter 4.2  – Antivax (Part 2)

On this episode we take a look at the History Of Vaccinations & the story of Andrew Wakefield.

Renaissance Times 49 – Rise Of The Medici (Part XI)

Albizzi tries to get the Signoria to pass the death sentence on Cosimo. Meanwhile, Cosimo waits nervously for his brother Lorenzo, Niccolo da Tolentino and his mercenaries to rescue him from his cell, while expecting his execution to come at any time.

QAV S01E07 – Yield Curve Inversion

What is a “yield curve inversion” and how does it factor into warnings of a possible recession? Tony explains his views on the subject. 

Life Of Tiberius #25 – The Battle For Thrace

The one about the military situation during Tibbo’s reign, Jesus murdering a herd of pigs in cold blood, Rhescuporis and Cotys battle for Thrace, Uppity Softy, Uppity Pussylips and Pappy Sabs – and Camerinus.

What We’re Talking About 2019-04-05

Here are the shows we posted this week!

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Bullshit Filter 4.1  – Antivax (Part 1)

Today we start a short series on THE ANTIVAX MOVEMENT. On the first episode we have a discussion about why people believe what they believe. Where do we get our knowledge? What sources do we trust? In other words, it’s all about epistemology and heuristics.

Cold War 114  – Operation Lea

Finally, on Oct 7, 1947, the French made their offensive into the Viet Bac region: Operation Léa – aka Princess Leia. So-called because it was a smart, feisty, brave diplomat and warrior of a plan. But because he had less troops than he wanted, Valluy scaled down his plans.  General Raoul Salan, the guy in charge of the operation, predicted it would all be over in three weeks. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED AGAIN.  The Vietminh faded quietly into the jungle. Meanwhile Bao Dai talks to the French about forming an alternative government.

Renaissance Times 48 – Rise Of The Medici (Part X)

Florence’s war with Lucca was like the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. It set off a string of conflicts across northern Italy. When Cosimo gets back to the city, he finds it in chaos and broke. So he bails it out. And then he gets arrested.

QAV S01E06 – Reflections On Sammo

Tony reflects and expands on a couple of ideas that came out on last week’s show with Steve Sammartino. 

What We’re Talking About 2019-03-29

Here are the shows we posted this week!

Life Of Tiberius 24 – The Virgin Birth Defence

Tiberius’ position on maiestas (treason) started to harden over time. By the year 22, according to Tacitus, the charge of maiestas was pretty standard in most trials. Meanwhile, Aemilia Lepida tried Barry & Stan’s Virgin Birth Defence.

Cold War 113  – Toxic Nuts

Ho wonders aloud to a journalist why the Vietnamese were not being given the same opportunity as the Philippines, who had just been given their independence from the US, or India, which had just won its independence from the UK.All the Americans seem to care about is whether or not he’s a Communist.Meanwhile French Minister of War Paul Coste-Floret declared, “There is no more military problem in Indochina. The success of our arms is complete.”And France has Madagascar problems involving toxic nuts.

Renaissance Times 47 – Rise Of The Medici (Part IX)

When the Florentines attack the town of Lucca in 1430, Milan sends mercenary Francesco Sforza to their defense. The Florentines, outmatched militarily, do what rich people always do when they get in trouble – they bribe their way out of it.

QAV S01E05 – Steve Sammartino

Our very first guest! Steve Sammartino is another old friend of Cameron’s. He is also a successful sharemarket investor, with 25+ years experience, although his strategy is a little different and much less hands-on than Tony’s. Steve is also an author, futurist, consultant and speaker.