Episode Number: 1114
Episode Guest: Matt Taibbi
Original Airdate: May 9, 2018
Episode Sponsors: ButcherBox, Cash App, Stamps.com
Guest Bio: Matt Taibbi is a journalist and author. He has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports, and has authored several books including: Insane Clown President, Griftopia, and The Business Secrets Of Drug Dealing.
Topics Discussed: Alpha Brain and nootropics; Modafinil; he’s writing a book about drug dealing with a drug dealer called The Business Secrets Of Drug Dealing; talk about the drug dealing business; the drug dealer he knows has never been arrested; how to be successful as a drug dealer and not get caught; Papillon book; his drug dealer friend wanted to come on the podcast and wear a mask; Jeff Sessions says good people don’t smoke marijuana; Trump talk; is Trump the perfect representation of America; campaign rallies; doctor prescribes Trump cheap speed; fen-phen; The Dark Side of Camelot book; it’s dangerous when a president is pharmaceutically altered; the campaign trail is grueling; Trump medical records show worrisome addiction to drug; Nazis and meth; Modafinil talk; Mornidine; pharmaceutical companies; The Insider movie; news and “fake news” today; working as a journalist today; news sites restricting access to articles unless people subscribe; Google search engine algorithms; only old people watch television news networks; they both delivered the same newspaper when they were younger; the internet is associated with content being free; annoying ads online; Matt has a harder time reading books compared to when he was younger; (1:00:00) Lil Tay; Bush compared to Trump; celebrities who endorsed Trump; Trump is the first internet president; is this the end of civilization; deer head explosion; more talk about Trump and drugs; having one person run the country is an antiquated notion; Rosie O’Donnell’s campaign donations went over legal limit; how do you pull money out of politics; Matt thinks all politicians hate reporters; politicians shouldn’t be connected to reporters; what is the hope/dream for a reporter covering politics; who will run in 2020; Michael Cohen paid by Russian oligarch’s company after election; doomsday clock; Homeland Security Advisory System; how does he look at the state of the world as a journalist; he was assigned to write about Trump before he became president; talk about the lead up to Trump becoming president; people are trusting news less than ever but consuming more of it; Ted Cruz; Hunter S. Thompson; ibogaine; more Hunter talk; writing about the financial crisis; Victor Lustig; Joe talks about someone he knows who lost everything due to the financial crisis; 2008 financial bailout; he spent about seven years writing about the financial crisis; bank accused of pushing mortgage deals on blacks; covering politics vs. economics; (2:00:00) savings and loan crisis; HSBC laundered billions for drug cartels; Inside Job documentary; more financial talk; what’s the next bubble/financial crisis; the stock market; Theranos founder charged with massive fraud; wealthy people who get scammed; Enron scandal; Bernie Madoff; Octopus book; more talk about financial scams; AIG talk.
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