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Where innovation, economics & culture will take us. Fearless. Funny. Description: Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money. Join author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for a trek through The McFuture, a world drowning in #Kardashians but starved for meaning. The show features Steve's provocative, funny explorations of our future. Check out the brand new season: The Capitalist Case for Universal Healthcare, about one way to end the insanity of our healthcare system - without breaking everything. - - - Sign up at IdeaFaktory.com for member exclusives and updates on new episodes TOPICS: Economics, Satire, Innovation, Comedy, Culture, Technology, Futurism, Happiness, Purpose, Philosophy, Political Humor, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Social Sciences, Society, Culture, Parody, Talk Radio, Talk Shows, Culture of Technology, Faith, Humor, Political Satire, Ideas, Strategy FOR PEOPLE WHO ALSO LIKE: John Oliver, Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Jeremy Rifkin, Jesse Ventura, Joseph Stiglitz, Larry King, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Pete Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Greg Proops, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, George Orwell, Leo Laporte, Dick Masterson, Maddox, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver FOR READERS OF: TED, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, New Yorker, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Evonomics, Wait But Why, Harvard Business Review (HBR), Vox, FiveThirtyEight,

Where innovation, economics & culture will take us. Fearless. Funny. Description: Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money. Join author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for a trek through The McFuture, a world drowning in #Kardashians but starved for meaning. The show features Steve's provocative, funny explorations of our future. Check out the brand new season: The Capitalist Case for Universal Healthcare, about one way to end the insanity of our healthcare system - without breaking everything. - - - Sign up at IdeaFaktory.com for member exclusives and updates on new episodes TOPICS: Economics, Satire, Innovation, Comedy, Culture, Technology, Futurism, Happiness, Purpose, Philosophy, Political Humor, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Social Sciences, Society, Culture, Parody, Talk Radio, Talk Shows, Culture of Technology, Faith, Humor, Political Satire, Ideas, Strategy FOR PEOPLE WHO ALSO LIKE: John Oliver, Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Jeremy Rifkin, Jesse Ventura, Joseph Stiglitz, Larry King, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Pete Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Greg Proops, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, George Orwell, Leo Laporte, Dick Masterson, Maddox, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver FOR READERS OF: TED, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, New Yorker, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Evonomics, Wait But Why, Harvard Business Review (HBR), Vox, FiveThirtyEight,
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Where innovation, economics & culture will take us. Fearless. Funny. Description: Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money. Join author and innovation maharishi Steve Faktor for a trek through The McFuture, a world drowning in #Kardashians but starved for meaning. The show features Steve's provocative, funny explorations of our future. Check out the brand new season: The Capitalist Case for Universal Healthcare, about one way to end the insanity of our healthcare system - without breaking everything. - - - Sign up at IdeaFaktory.com for member exclusives and updates on new episodes TOPICS: Economics, Satire, Innovation, Comedy, Culture, Technology, Futurism, Happiness, Purpose, Philosophy, Political Humor, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Social Sciences, Society, Culture, Parody, Talk Radio, Talk Shows, Culture of Technology, Faith, Humor, Political Satire, Ideas, Strategy FOR PEOPLE WHO ALSO LIKE: John Oliver, Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn Jillette, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Tony Robbins, Dennis Prager, Bryan Callen, Thomas Friedman, Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Jeremy Rifkin, Jesse Ventura, Joseph Stiglitz, Larry King, Louis CK, Mike Rowe, Pete Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Greg Proops, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, George Orwell, Leo Laporte, Dick Masterson, Maddox, Niall Ferguson, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver FOR READERS OF: TED, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, New Yorker, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Evonomics, Wait But Why, Harvard Business Review (HBR), Vox, FiveThirtyEight,

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Episodes

Vampires, Oligarchs & Dr. Facebook [Universal Healthcare – Part 5 of 6]

10/23/2018
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You didn't think it was going to be that easy to get that terrific system we proposed last episode, did you? To make universal healthcare work for Americans, providers and insurers, we came up with $3 TRILLION in efficiency, growth and prevention innovations. We did all the hard work, so you can go right back to flipping through Emily Rotajakowasakjdiski’s Instagram. – – – In case you missed previous parts of this special 6-part series of The McFuture Podcast, The Capitalist Solution to...

Duration:00:31:18

Something TERRIFIC!!! [Part 4 of 6: Universal Healthcare]

9/21/2018
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You wanted it, you got it. Here's the solution to universal healthcare in the US. And it's Something TERRIFIC!! I eagerly await your vitriol gratitude. – – – In case you missed earlier parts of this special 6-part series of The McFuture Podcast, The Capitalist Solution to Universal Healthcare, check out: PART 1: Wrong Question PART 2: The 13 Economic Crimes of American Healthcare PART 3: Would You Trust A Schizophrenic? (With Your Healthcare)? Remember to subscribe to get next week's big...

Duration:00:39:02

Would You Trust A Schizophrenic? (With Your Healthcare) [Part 3 of 6]

9/10/2018
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Like any authentic pinata, Part 3 of The Capitalist Solution For Universal Healthcare is packed with candy and nails. So many expect so much from government, especially healthcare. But what can this monster actually deliver? A cynic (or libertarian) might say, "NOTHING!! GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!" But you're in luck. This is a balanced report card rant on The Great Intervener. We'll cover the seven ways government intervenes in - and creates - business - and the four ways it screws up. I...

Duration:00:40:37

The 13 Economic Crimes of American Healthcare [Part 2 of 6]

8/30/2018
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The ultimate, 100% organic, locally-sourced, gluten-free business case for why our healthcare system is an economic nightmare. And why those who think they’re safe – the insured – are most vulnerable. By the time we’re done, every citizen, capitalist, entrepreneur, artist and cripple will want to rise up and smash our system to bits…with their homemade crutches. So sit back, take an expired Valium, and let me make you mad. - - - The Capitalist Solution to Universal Healthcare is a special...

Duration:00:21:14

Universal Healthcare: Wrong Question [Part 1 of 6]

8/23/2018
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The McFuture is back!! I'm extremely excited to bring you a new 6-part series called The Capitalist Solution to Universal Healthcare. In this episode I explain the real reason nothing's being fixed: we're asking the wrong question. Remember to subscribe - you won't want to miss next week's episode: The 13 Economic Crimes of American Healthcare

Duration:00:17:02

[9] My Beautiful Monstrosity with Jim Jefferies

2/16/2017
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This week is a treat. I welcome comedian Jim Jefferies as my guest. Yes, the same Jim Jefferies who told Piers Morgan to "F*** off!" on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday. This episode is a about a dark, ugly, beautiful revelation I had, inspired by a brilliant bit on Jim's Netflix special, Freedumb. As a bonus, at the end of the episode, I talk to Jim about why a guy with an Aussie accent tussles over American politics. The answer will surprise you. Anyway enjoy, share, and if you like...

Duration:00:24:56

[BONUS] 10 Ways YOU WILL AGREE Trump Is Making Us Great Again

2/1/2017
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Trust me, after hearing this, every liberal, conservative and independent will WILL FALL MADLY, PASSIONATELY IN LOVE with President Donald J. Trump. Be warned: no one is ready for a love so great...again. If you enjoyed this, subscribe at ideafaktory, share with friends, and rate the show 5-stars on iTunes. Show Notes: Here's the post I mentioned in this episode: Why I Endorse Donald J. Trump for President And the Bill Maher monologue I referenced:

Duration:00:16:07

[8] 5 Reasons Why Bullshit Won

2/1/2017
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Ever wonder why suddenly there's all kinds of "fake news" and everyone, including our President, can lie without consequence? Steve Faktor explains the five evolutionary reasons why bullshit is winning. Enjoy the latest episode of The McFuture podcast (or read it below)! Remember to share it & rate it 5-stars on iTunes! In 1963, 10 percent of Yale students got A’s. In 2012, 62 percent did. Why? Is it because $260,000 buys more genius? Or, some other reason? It’s not just education inflating...

Duration:00:14:38

[7] DEBUNKING INEQUALITY

12/22/2016
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This is the big one. On this episode of The McFuture podcast, we dig deep into why everything we heard about income inequality is wrong. Here are the real root causes. Enjoy. (Though slightly less thrilling, you can also read it below...) In case you weren't among the millions who slept outside Amazon's warehouse to get my first book, I anticipated the 99% movement and made a lavish case for why businesses should fix a hollowed-out middle class. Here's a caveman summary: money go, customers...

Duration:00:16:52

BONUS: How Larry Became King [Free LogIn]

12/13/2016
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If you heard the original episode of The McFuture podcast with special guest Larry King, then this will be a treat. Log in to listen to Larry tell his own story. A mini-autobiography his life and career, fresh from our conversation. If you enjoy it, share it! And tell some friends!

Duration:00:07:56

[6] Larry King: Confronting Legacy, Zombies & God

12/13/2016
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In the latest episode of The McFuture podcast, I speak to the one and only Larry King. Larry has interviewed over 60,000 people - that’s three times more than Wilt Chamberlain has slept with! He’s the host of Larry King Now on Ora.TV and you won't believe how open he is about his fears, his passion, and his faith...or lack thereof. The theme of this episode is legacy - and one powerful and simple lesson about what really matters. This is one you won't want to miss. And when you're done,...

Duration:00:18:29

[5] 13 Ways to Survive the Trumpocalypse

11/8/2016
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Half of Americans think President Donald Trump will bring the end of days – starting with the tragic loss of several basic cable stars to Canada. The other half thought Hillary would bring World War III, attacking Russia...or formatting Pentagon hard drives. In a way, they were both right. Every economic boom is followed by a bust. Though people voting for Trump (or Bernie) didn't feel it, the last seven years were pimpin'! Unemployment plummeted, stocks reached record highs, and Apple...

Duration:00:12:57

[4A] BONUS: Smoke This with Governor Jesse Ventura

10/28/2016
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Log in (below) to hear this bonus episode with my guest Governor Jesse Ventura, author of The Marijuana Manifesto, we talk politics, including: Who Jesse will vote for His ideal scenario for this presidential election Why Jesse is or is not afraid of a Trump presidency Will there be a Jesse for President in 2020? How to solve problems facing poor, black communities Abortion The Middle East Note: I'm still working out some audio issues with the show. I appreciate your patience. Just got a pro...

Duration:00:16:30

[4] Killing Trump with Governor Jesse Ventura

10/28/2016
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My guest on the latest episode of The McFuture podcast is former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. Jesse is a former Navy Seal, pro-wrestler, TV host, and now author of The Marijuana Manifesto. Speaking with Jesse is refreshing and jarring, like diving into a burning lake on a balmy day. He’s unfiltered, unapologetic, and forceful. There’s no agenda besides seeking truth - and maybe selling a few books. Jesse leaves no doubt he’s done his homework - even if you question some of his sources...

Duration:00:27:05

[3A] BONUS: Empathic Future with Jeremy Rifkin

10/13/2016
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Log in to listen to a great 30 minute excerpt from my chat with Jeremy Rifkin about the future of human purpose in a tech-drenched world without work. Jeremy is the author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society and The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, advisor to Angela Merkel and the EU, and a Wharton lecturer. Check out the main episode here. And Forbes article here: How We Kill Uber And Hijack The Internet of Things.

Duration:00:28:34

[3] Taking Down Uber with Jeremy Rifkin

10/13/2016
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In the latest episode of The McFuture podcast, I spoke with the remarkable Jeremy Rifkin. He’s the best-selling author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society, advisor to Angela Merkel and the EU, and a Wharton lecturer. That many credentials is punishable by hard labor in any self-respecting banana republic... Like me, Rifkin has been thinking a lot about saving our future. He just does it with fewer Kanye references. He believes something I’ve pretty much ignored is going to destroy us - if we...

Duration:00:19:30

[2] You Say You Want A Revolution…?

9/28/2016
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A deep (and funny) look at the new American Revolution. How technology, monopolies, and culture are giving the American dream an extreme makeover. The podcast goes much deeper into who owns the tools of the revolution than the video. Here are the two articles I wrote on this: Who Owns The Tools of Disruption? (on Forbes) & The New American Dream (LinkedIn Pulse).

Duration:00:26:52

[0] A Titillating Tease of The McFuture

9/27/2016
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So the journey begins. In this episode, I give a sneak peak into some of the themes and guests coming up on the show. I also confess my motivation for torturing myself to create content I'm actually excited - and scared by. More coming next week. And the week after that... Until this kills me.

Duration:00:06:49

Welcome to The McFuture: A Manifesto

2/1/2016
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We need to talk. About The McFuture. It's now years after the recession. Unemployment is at record lows, stocks are at record highs, and many of us are at record widths. We float in this infinity pool of Nutella, Netflix, and nip slips. Things that would make Caesar blush. We can learn any skill, order any product, and communicate with - or pleasure ourselves to - anyone else on earth. We can freaking fly! To Florida! For $300!! Everyone with Ponce de Leon died getting to Florida. Even rich...

Duration:00:09:47

Steve on TWiT.TV: Is Disruptive Innovation A Farce?

6/28/2014
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In case you haven't been following the drama, Jill Lepore, a Harvard professor, launched a massive attack in the New Yorker on Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation that he introduced in his influential book Innovator's Dilemma. Since the book's release, this gospel has been co-opted by Silicon Valley, where everything from a SpaceX to every dumb photo app is constantly "disrupting" everything. Needless to say, Mr. Christensen did not take it well watching his cash cow get...