The McFuture with Steve Faktor
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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, occasional updates from Steve & videos. >>>> 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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Great insight and perspective!
Steve's perspectives and comedic twist on topics are entertaining and interesting. I thoroughly enjoy listening. Keep them coming!
Love the combination of insight, wit and humor which Steve brings to each session. Even more, in a time of inescapable political banter with each side digging in their heels, impressive how Steve effortlessly slides back and forth on the political spectrum which makes him both unpredictable and highly entertaining.
Succinct, entertaining, and informative
Excellent podcast describing the current state of economic affairs, the underlying causes, and what to do about it. Not to be missed!
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