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Ep. 8: Cybersecurity, Cyber Safety, Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism with Josh Corman

Episode Summary on Cybersecurity In Episode 8 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speak with cybersecurity expert and cyber safety advocate, Josh Corman. Josh is the founder of I am The Cavalry, an advocacy group actively engaged in addressing some of the most pressing issues of public safety and threats to human life on the Internet today. He is also the Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. Josh Corman is part of the 2016 Cybersecurity… Listen >>

Ep. 7: Complexity Theory, Complexity Science and Chaos with W. Brian Arthur

Episode Summary for Complexity Theory In Episode 7 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with one of the pioneers in complexity theory and complexity science, W. Brian Arthur. Brian Arthur has long been associated with the Santa Fe Institute, having served on its board of trustees and its board of science. He has been described by Fortune Magazine, as “one of the country’s leading economic thinkers,” and he is best known for his pioneering work on the operation… Listen >>

Ep. 6 Space Warfare and the Weaponization of Outer Space with Joan Freese

Episode Summary for Space Warfare In Episode 6 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Joan Johnson-Freese. Joan Freese is a professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College. She’s been a faculty member at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Air War College, which emphasizes the employment of air, space, and cyberspace in joint operations. Professor Freese has also served on the Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Science and has… Listen >>

Ep. 5 Financial Volatility at the Edge of Crisis with Christopher Cole

Episode Summary for Financial Volatility: In Episode 5 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Christopher Cole. Chris is the founder of Artemis Capital and the portfolio manager of the Artemis Vega Fund, which seeks to profit from periods of financial volatility, dislocation, and systemic crisis in financial markets. His core focus is systematic, quantitative, and behavioral based trading of financial volatility derivatives. In this episode, Demetri and Chris explore political and financial volatility. They discuss the unprecedented level of… Listen >>

Ep. 4: Gary Edgerton on American History and Culture as Television from 1946-2009

Episode Summary for Television Culture and History: In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with famed historian of television culture, Gary Edgerton. Professor Edgerton is Dean of the College of Communication at Butler University. He has published eleven books and more than eighty book chapters, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries on a wide assortment of media and television culture topics. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Popular Film and Television. His award-winning book, The Columbia History… Listen >>

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Demetri Kofinas

Demetri Kofinas

What drives the changes we see in the world? What are the hidden forces that influence our lives? Markets, algorithms, the frontiers of physics, culture, technology, space travel, the human mind…

My name is Demetri Kofinas, and I’ve spent the better part of my life asking these questions. I built my career in media obsessing over them. For me, this has always been a quest to discover the true nature of my world, where I come from and where I’m going. This podcast is about uncovering and understanding the mystery of a world that is so rich and beautiful in its design and function, that to not wonder at its magnificence is to miss something profound.

Join me on a journey of discovery as we look to uncover the reality of our world. Where things come from, how they came to be, and what it all means for you.