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Ep.41: Why Does the World Exist? Exploring the Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics. | Jim Holt

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this week’s episode of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with the philosopher and essayist Jim Holt, about the philosophy of science, ethics, and metaphysics. Jim is a longtime contributor to the New Yorker, where he has written on string theory, time, infinity, numbers, jokes, logic, and truth. He also writes regularly for the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books, and he… Listen >>



Ep.40: New Power in the 21st Century. What are the Forces Reshaping Politics, Business and Society? | Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this week’s episode of Hidden Forces, Demetri speaks with Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, the authors of the book “New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World and How to Make It Work for You.” Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, an organization specializing in building social movements around the world. He has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and chaired the… Listen >>



Ep.39: Tesla and the Cult of Elon Musk. Are We Seeing a Bursting Bubble in Tech? | Mark Spiegel

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this week’s episode of Hidden Forces, Demetri speaks with Mark Spiegel, Managing Member & Portfolio Manager of Stanphyl Capital Partners, a New York-based equity investor who has been publicly short Tesla since 2013. Mark has also been openly critical of the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, whom he believes is committing securities fraud by misleading investors about the capabilities of Tesla’s present and future products and financial prospects. In our most recent… Listen >>



Ep.38: Tesla on a Crash Course Towards Bankruptcy. Has the Road to Profitability Closed for Tesla? | Charley Grant

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this week’s episode of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Charley Grant, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal who has been writing critically about Tesla since 2015. Tesla sits at the intersection of a number of powerful forces that we have covered on this program: the ready availability of cheap financing, the growing wealth and income gap, and the preponderance of technology in the popular culture. The first of these… Listen >>



Ep.37: Can We Learn to Invest in the Future? | Meditations on Passion, Randomness, and Optionality with Josh Wolfe

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Josh Wolfe, co-founder of Lux Capital. Lux Capital is a venture firm that specializes in the hard sciences, supporting scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time. Josh is also a founding investor and board member with Bill Gates in Kymeta, which makes cutting-edge antennas for high-speed global satellite and space communications. He is… 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.

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