March 15 2017

MRW - Podcast - OPEN SHOW - March 15, 2017

This week, Drew took the time to answer the pressing questions listeners have on personal finance, investing, the economy and much more! ...

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January 25 2017

MRW - Podcast - OPEN SHOW - January 25, 2017

This week, Drew and Tom took the time to answer the pressing questions listeners have on personal finance, investing, the economy and much more! ...

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July 22 2015

MRW - Podcast - Tres Knippa (guest) - July 22, 2015

Chris and Chris are joined by Tres Knippa.

Tres Knippa is a trader, broker, and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and appears weekly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and many other networks around the world. Tres has been trading futures and currency markets for over 17 years and became a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1996 after moving to Chicago from Texas. In 2004 Tres was the youngest member to ever be appointed to the Live Cattle Pit Committee at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Today, Tres' focus is nothing short of global in scope. Tres trades a variety markets for himself and his clients including agricultural futures, currencies, stock indices, and interest rates. Tres' customer base is as diverse as his positions. His customers include a commercial wheat farmer in Brisbane, Australia, a fund manager in London, England, a currency trader in Dubai, UAE, a stock index trader in Prague, Czech, a fund manager in Italy, and a feedyard owner in Dodge City, Kansas amongst many others. Tres is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor with Kenai Capital Management. While building his business, Tres found the time to attend classes and graduate from the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. He also holds a BBA from Baylor University and a Ranch Management Certificate from Texas Christian University. Tres' fund seeks to profit from what, in his opinion, is the coming debt crisis in Japan.

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May 27 2015

MRW - Podcast - Steve LeVine (guest) - May 27, 2015

Drew and Chris are joined by Steve LeVine.

Steve LeVine is Washington Correspondent for Quartz, the mobile-first startup launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media. He writes about the geopolitics of energy and technology. Steve is also a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches energy security in the graduate-level Security Studies Program.

Previously, Steve was a foreign correspondent for eighteen years in the former Soviet Union, Pakistan and the Philippines, running a bureau for The Wall Street Journal, and before that writing for The New York Times, the Financial Times and Newsweek.

The Powerhouse is Steve’s third book. In 2007, Random House published The Oil and the Glory, which chronicled the struggle for fortune and power on the Caspian Sea. BusinessWeek magazine selected it as a Top 10 book for the year. In 2008, Random House published Putin's Labyrinth, a profile of Russia through the life and death of a half-dozen Russians. Both books are on numerous university reading lists.

Steve lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Nurilda, and their two daughters.

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May 16 2014

MRW Podcast - Josef Joffe (guest) - May 14, 2014

This week, Drew and Tom are joined on air by Josef Joffe, author of The Myth of America's Decline.


Josef Joffe is publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was columnist/editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (1985-2000).

Abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared in: New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Prospect (London), Commentaire (Paris). Regular contributor to the op-ed pages of Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post; Time and Newsweek.

His second career has been in academia. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (a professorial position), with which he has been affiliated since 1999. A visiting professor of political science at Stanford since 2004, he is also a fellow of the University's Hoover Institution. He has also taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich. Visiting lecturer at Princeton and Dartmouth. In 2005, he co-founded the foreign policy journal "The American Interest" in Washington (with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Francis Fukuyama).

His most recent book is Überpower: America's Imperial Temptation (2006, translated into German and French). His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, International Security, The American Interest and Foreign Policy as well as in professional journals in Germany, Britain and France. He is the author of The Limited Partnership: Europe, the United States and the Burdens of Alliance, The Future of International Politics: The Great Powers; co-author of Eroding Empire: Western Relations With Eastern Europe.

March 19 2012

MRW Podcast - Allan Meltzer (guest)

This week, Drew and Tim are joined by Allan Meltzer to discuss his new book Why Capitalism?

Allan Meltzer is a professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and is also a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. He has served as a consultant for several Congressional committees; the President's Council of Economic Advisers, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, foreign governments and central banks. He has been a member of the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board. In 1988-89, he was an acting member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. From 1986 to 2002, he was Honorary Adviser to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan.

In 1999-2000, he served as Chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, known as the Meltzer Commission. The Commission proposed major reforms of the International Monetary Fund and the development banks.

January 4 2012

MRW Podcast - Roger Bootle (guest)

This week, Drew is joined on the show by Roger Bootle, author of the book The Trouble With Markets.

Roger Bootle is one of the City of London’s best known economists, having worked in or around the financial markets since 1978. As well as being Managing Director of Capital Economics, he is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He was formerly Group Chief Economist at HSBC and, under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of economic forecasters, the so-called “Wise Men”. He studied Economics at Oxford, and began his career in the academic world as a lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

He has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. Roger’s latest book, The Trouble with Markets, analyses the deep causes of the recent financial crisis and discusses the threats to capitalism arising from it.

October 27 2011

MRW Podcast - Daryl Jones (guest)

This week, Drew is in studio interviewing Daryl Jones of HedgeEye.com.

September 1 2011

MRW Podcast - Mark Gilbert (guest)

This week, Drew is joined by Mark Gilbert, London Bureau Chief of Bloomberg News and author of the book Complicit. They are discussing global economic issues.

January 14 2011

MRW Podcast - Steve Forbes (guest)

This week, Drew and Tim are joined by Steve Forbes, CEO and Publisher of Forbes Media and former presidential candidate.

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