Human Experience

Ep.14: Phenomenology, Design, and the Human Experience with Christian Madsbjerg

Episode Summary for Human Experience, Phenomenology, and Design: In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Christian Madsbjerg. Christian Madsbjerg is the founder of ReD Associates, a consultancy group focused on helping companies bridge the qualitative divide between themselves, their products, and their customers. The anthropologists, sociologists, economists, journalists, and designers who make up ReD employ the …

Demetri Kofinas

UPDATE: Plans for Video, Trip to SFI, and Fewer Episodes for the Summer

Dear Friends, It has been three months since I launched the Hidden Forces Podcast. The show has made it onto the Top Podcast Charts on iTunes out of hundreds of thousands of competing shows. It has grown steadily since, and we continue to gain awareness. I’ve often compared the launch of a show like this to the Gemini and early Apollo missions. …

Chinese Banking System

Chinese Banking System, Uber’s Massive Financial Losses, and more from the Federal Reserve with Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Demetri Kofinas speak with Evan Lorenz, Deputy Editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer In this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Deputy Editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, Evan Lorenz. Their discussion ranges from the Fed, to the Chinese banking system, and the ride sharing platform Uber. The two begin their discussion by delving into some …

financial crisis

Ep. 12: On the Lookout for the Next Financial Crisis with Steve Keen

Episode Summary for the Next Financial Crisis: In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with economist Steve Keen. Steve is Professor of Economics at Kingston University in London and one of a handful of economists to correctly anticipate the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Professor Keen is also the popular author of “Debunking Economics,” as well as …

Trump

A Tale of Two Balance Sheets: The Great Unwinding of Trump and the Federal Reserve

Demetri Kofinas on Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of Paris and the Federal Reserve Unwind Members of the media have spent every day since the election of Donald Trump running around with their hair on fire. I cannot possibly enumerate all the scandals, real or imagined that have been unearthed or cooked up from the soiled underbelly of this administration. The …

Philosophical Mathematics

Ep. 11: Philosophical Mathematics with Ray Monk

Philosophical Mathematics, Logic, and the Limits of Formal Systems In Episode 11 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Ray Monk. Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton in the UK, where he lectures on logic, philosophical mathematics and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. He is presently a visiting Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe …

Diplomacy

Ep. 10: Diplomacy in the 21st Century with Carne Ross

Episode on Diplomacy, War, and Anarchy In Episode 10 of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Carne Ross. Carne is the founder of Independent Diplomat, aich advises dozens of democratic countries and political groups on using diplomacy to achieve their foreign policy goals. In his former capacity as a British diplomat, Carne worked on the Middle East, the …

Cybersecurity and Cyber Safety

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 …