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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.
 
The Workspace of Tomorrow is an interview podcast featuring future-of-work experts in business, the social sciences, design, and architecture. Hosted by journalist and editor Spencer Bailey, and produced by the New York City startup ROOM in partnership with The Slowdown, the series explores social change, technological advancement, and organizational innovation, and asks how people become our most inspired, productive, and creative in the workspace.
 
A personal finance and investing podcast on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it. J. David Stein is a former Chief Investment Strategist and money manager. For close to two decades, he has been teaching individuals and institutions how to invest and handle their finances in ways that are simple to understand. More info at moneyfortherestofus.com
 
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What is causing the shortage of goods and workers? What should we do about it? Topics covered include: How a tree pandemic killed billions of American Chestnut trees How a massive increase in demand has crippled the global supply, leading to an eight-fold increase in shipping costs Why there are so many job openings and people quitting their jobs W…
 
A regulatory crackdown and ideological campaign by the Chinese government has upended the Chinese stock market, which comprises close to 40% of emerging market indices. We evaluate what is going on and what investors should do. Topics covered include: How has the Chinese stock market performed in 2021 Why has Cathie Wood and Ark Invest dramatically…
 
Have you ever wanted a book that felt like a hug? A smart, funny, perfect escape? Nandini Bajpai’s Sister of The Bollywood Bride (published in India originally as Red Turban, White Horse) is the wedding/family/rom com you didn’t know you needed.Julie actually met Nandini at SCBWi years ago—and knew even then that she’d be a success. We talk about b…
 
Poetry can help anchor us to the world amidst the chaos and uncertainty of daily life. Look for new weekday episodes with host Ada Limón beginning September 21, 2021. Transcript Ada Limón: Many years ago, when I was just 20 and heartbroken, I walked home from my bus stop and noticed a tree illuminated by a streetlight. Each time I passed that tree,…
 
What are the demand and supply drivers of home prices? What is the current status of those drivers and do they suggest a housing price crash is imminent, particularly given mortgage forbearance programs are ending? Topics covered include: How much have home prices appreciated in the past year compared to historical rates What has driven the demand …
 
Why bother rebalancing your investment portfolio and what is the best method for doing so. Topics covered include: How a target asset allocation can get out of line if a portfolio is not rebalanced What is positive skewness and why it matters to portfolio investing What is volatility drag and how it can lead to lower end of period wealth What are t…
 
We are so darn excited for today’s podcast. Not only was Laurell one of those interviews where you can just *feel* the writerly energy in the room, but she was creative, kind, thoughtful—and has amazing tips for your work. From avoiding info dumps (and a brilliant technique we’d never heard of) to planning a series (28 books strong!), research for …
 
We compare the U.S. dollar with Bitcoin on their key attributes to determine which is better for transactions and preserving wealth, which is most absurd and which has serious flaws. Topics covered include: How are new U.S. Dollars and Bitcoin created How much has the supply of each currency grown How both the dollar and Bitcoin have had rule chang…
 
What are the advantages and disadvantages individual investors have relative to professional investors. How individual investors can capitalize on their advantages without being overwhelmed by too many choices. Topics covered include: How much have fees and commissions dropped for individual investors in the past two decades How the overall objecti…
 
Today on the podcast, we are so happy to welcome author Jennifer Chen and her agent, Caitie Flum from Liza Dawson Associates. We originally asked Jennifer on to talk about short pieces, and how she succeed with them—and she does a great job discussing that—but we were so pleasantly surprised to watch the thoughtful, kind, creative dynamic between t…
 
How permanent life insurance can be an effective tool for retirement planning. Topics covered include: What is the difference between term and whole life insurance How many people let their life insurance policies lapse each year What are strengths that insurance companies have that are beneficial to individual investors What are the benefits of wh…
 
How owning fewer, more permanent things can lead to greater freedom and continued economic growth. Topics covered include: How a railroad company issued a bond that matured in 999 years Why land and gold are the most permanent investments What is the oldest currency in use Why fiat and cryptocurrencies are potentially worthless Why permanence is fr…
 
We are so thrilled to talk with Andrea Bartz, author of The Herd and (out today!) We Were Never Here. We discuss how the work was inspired (by someone very nice and non-murderous on a vacation), what it means to write scary works as a woman, and how she maintains *just* enough tension throughout.Andi says: Hi! I’m Andi, a Brooklyn-based writer and …
 
How the carbon emissions allowances and carbon offset markets are structured and how to invest in them. Topics covered include: How much greater are the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and how much have average temperatures increased Why industries and companies are seeking to cut their greenhouse gas emissions How cap and trade emission…
 
The risks and opportunities of investing in startups on equity crowdfunding platforms. Topics covered include: Why do individual investors now have more access to startup investments What has been the historical performance of venture capital funds How most startups fail, leaving only a few startups to offset portfolio losses What factors to consid…
 
How to decide when to take out a home mortgage and whether to pay it off early. How reverse mortgages can be a helpful retirement tool. Topics covered include: Why it is more difficult to get a mortgage today How federal government mortgage guarantees lead to lower mortgage rates How to analyze whether to pay off your mortgage early The differences…
 
Welcome to another First Pages podcast! This week, our brave volunteer is Tamara Kahler. We talk with Tamara about pitching dark work just after a pandemic (and putting an emphasis on hope and agency), her submission strategy (you don’t have to send it to as many people as most recommend), and how she avoided the dreaded manuscript saggy middle (an…
 
We answer over a dozen questions from listeners on investing, housing, retirement, business, podcast production, and more. Topics discussed include: The Endowment Model Teaching children about investing 4 influential investing books The difference between being an entrepreneur and investing The balance between too much and too little efficiency and…
 
Join us for a quick summer Q&A—with questions from our Facebook group!Haven’t joined? There are 3,000+ writers there to help you with your query, your comps, and be your supportive community along the way. Just head to ManuscriptAcademy.com/Facebook.In this episode, we talk about summer slowdown, editorial agents, when to write subsequent books in …
 
What are the risks and opportunities of investing in frontier equity markets? Topics covered include: What are the criteria used to determine whether a country's stock market is considered a frontier, emerging, or developed market Why some countries aren't included in any MSCI stock index How large are frontier markets in terms of population, econo…
 
Hey everyone! This is a live recording of a very special book-to-filmevent with Eric Mofford (producer and consultant) and Marty Go (producer and director) all about how to craft an elevator pitch. If you’ve ever wondered how to describe your work quickly—or panicked at the “So, what’s your book about?” question—this episode is for you! Prefer to w…
 
We are so happy to welcome author, illustrator, and graphic novelist Whitney Gardner to the podcast! In this episode, we talk about plotting, pantsing, graphic novels, optimizing art with your editor, and much more. We also discuss working with multiple agents, succeeding against trend, and—we couldn’t help it—how to roast, grind, and perfect your …
 
What are the pros and cons of owning an electric vehicle (EV) compared with an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Are electric vehicles worth it? Topics covered include: What is the total energy consumption for EVs versus ICE vehicles including energy expended to produce the vehicles and energy used to produce the electricity and refine the …
 
We are so happy to tell you the story of how Agent Cecilia Lyra and author Kari Nixon met, became friends—and then officially started to work together. Kari is a science writer with the style of an English Major. Her work, Quarantine Life from Cholera to COVID-19: What Pandemics Teach Us About Parenting, Work, Life, and Communities from the 1700s t…
 
What are ways to invest in water and is it an attractive investment? Topics covered include: How water rights work and how they have been overallocated in the Colorado River basin. Why agriculture uses the vast majority of water in the southwestern U.S. while contributing only a few percentage points to the region's gross domestic product. Why hedg…
 
Half of the global financial system is made up of shadow banks. You have probably already used one. What are shadow banks and what to be wary of when using them. Topics covered include: What are the roles of shadow banks What are examples of shadow banks How two shadow banks, Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital Management, contributed to billion…
 
We are so happy to welcome author Lindsay Maple, who generously offered to fill a last-minute opening in our first pages podcast (we love the last-minute stepping up!).Today, we’re going over her romantic comedy first page, talking about her process, her research, and the things she’s learned along the way.You can learn more about Lindsay on Twitte…
 
Why productivity growth is key to creating wealth. Why U.S. productivity growth is slowing, and what we can do to increase business and personal productivity. Topics covered include: How productivity is measured and how it relates to GDP, inflation, and living standards How productivity growth has led to more food, better health, better housing, an…
 
How today's inflationary environment is similar and different from the great inflation of the 1970s. What are the best assets to protect your portfolio if the next great inflation is here. Topics covered include: How is inflation measured and why the pandemic made calculating inflation difficult What causes inflation Why is inflation increasing cur…
 
We are so happy to welcome Julie Falatko, author of Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book) and all-around delightful human, to talk with us about her writing process, the transition from picture books to middle grade novels—and how to maintain your ability to concentrate and do “deep work,” even when living in a year that’s a dumpst…
 
Seven ways to manage fear in order to improve your investing. How fear can be beneficial. Topics covered include: Why fear can be both helpful and harmful Why expected investment returns are lower from a year ago What are the drivers of asset class returns What is a bucket approach to investing and why it can be helpful What are ways to automate in…
 
It’s easy to believe that you have to be perfect to get published. Today, we bring you proof—hilarious, painful, honest proof—that things can go horribly awry and then end up great.Whether it’s checking in too soon (and getting called out by an agent), writing a pitch without a conflict or stakes (and then booking back-to-back agent meetings) or ha…
 
How businesses, households, governments, asset managers, and investors interact in unpredictable ways to address the risks and opportunities related to climate change and other global trends. Why ESG investing goes beyond just buying an ESG fund or ETF. Topics covered include: What are incentives, constraints, opportunities, and risks faced by busi…
 
When blogger Jenny True wrote a post called F%^ Your Baby Advice, she never expected it would go viral. Soon the offers came in—including an advice columnist post and, then, a book deal. Now, with You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood coming out May 4, she’s a powerful new voice of humor, support, and parenting insights. …
 
What is decentralized finance and how it is seeking to solve the shortcomings of centralized finance. How BlockFi and MakerDAO, early entrants in the DeFi space work. How to earn up to a 9% yield with cryptocurrency lending. Topics covered include: How centralized finance differs from decentralized finance (DeFi) What are the shortcomings of centra…
 
With a ballooning U.S. federal budget deficit, a growing national debt, and double digit increases in the money supply, is it time to bet against the dollar? Topics covered include: What is driving the double digit increases in U.S. home prices Why hasn't inflation spiked in line with rising home prices What is the velocity of money and why is it f…
 
Julie asked our Facebook group (join here! 3,000+ nice writers to support you: https://manuscriptacademy.com/facebook) what they’d like to know about critique. We discuss critique partners with the right problem and wrong solution, the chain reaction when you change one element, how Jessica gives her agency clients feedback, and differentiating bet…
 
We are so happy to welcome Laekan Zea Kemp to the podcast! We talk about how she got her agent (and made sure she was a true ally), her advice for writers (and how to keep your creative self safe), and how she came up with the idea for this gorgeous new story. Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. She’s also the creator and host of t…
 
With interest rates rising does it still make sense to own bonds? Yes. This episode explores the role of bonds including why they are more effective at hedging stock losses than protective put options. Topics covered include: David's business and investment philosophy How bond funds have performed in 2021 Three disparate views on the direction of i…
 
There has never been this much money in the world. Now is the time to own real property. Topics covered include: How to buy something with Bitcoin How cryptocurrencies are similar and different from fiat currencies What is legal tender Why there has never been this much money in the world Why central banks can control interest rates but not inflati…
 
We are so happy to share this with you! This episode was live-recorded March 2021. Want to watch the free video version instead? Head to https://manuscriptacademy.com/anne-elliott. Want an email about upcoming free events? Head to https://manuscriptacademy.com/subscribe. Many of us learn fiction writing via short stories—and many of us fall in love…
 
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