Hidden Forces with Demetri Kofinas

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Think critically about the systems of power shaping our world. Media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas gets you access to the people and ideas that matter, so you can build financial security and always stay ahead of the curve.

About Hidden Forces

“Demetri Kofinas is the rare talent who can listen while conversing and, somehow, inspire his grateful podcast guests to do the same. A hidden force, indeed!”

– James Grant, Founder of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

"Hidden Forces is pound-for-pound the best podcast on the Internet. Demetri’s preparation is legendary and his honesty disarming and infectious. He never panders, he always challenges, and he frequently opens my mind to new possibilities."

— Luke Burgis, Author of Wanting

“Demetri Kofinas’ Hidden Forces podcast is one of the most thoughtful, enlightening, and informative shows in the world. Few hosts and interviewers offer the same depth of his preparations or quality of his questions. I learn something new from every single interview.”

— Jerry Colonna, Author and CEO of Reboot.io

“Far more than simply one of the most accomplished interviewers in the podcasting universe, Demetri is also one of the most insightful thinkers. Curious, knowledgeable, generous and never afraid to ask the ‘right’ question, he elevates every episode of Hidden Forces to a level all its own.”

— Grant Williams, Financial Commentator and Media Entrepreneur

"There's no podcast host I've ever seen who prepares harder than Demetri Kofinas. And it's why there's no podcast that's more of a joy to participate in and listen to than Hidden Forces. It's a level of surpassing quality, from the questions to the guests to the timeliness. There's a reason why, even in a crowded field, Hidden Forces has found an audience—and it's because great work still commands attention."

— Best-Selling Author Jimmy Soni

Highlights Reel //

Eric Schmidt & D. Huttenlocher

Episode 218

The Age of A.I. and Our Human Future | Eric Schmidt & Dan Huttenlocher

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Mohamed El Erian

Mohamed El-Erian

Episode 232

Monetary Tightening & the End of the Risk-on Trade | Mohamed El-Erian

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Shoshana Zuboff

Episode 79

Surveillance Capitalism in the Age of the Unprecedented | Shoshana Zuboff

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Ray Monk

Episode 11

Philosophical Mathematics and the Incompleteness of Formal Systems | Ray Monk

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John Mearsheimer

Episode 113

John Mearsheimer | The Failure of American Hegemony & the Power of Nationalism

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Tim O’Reilly

Episode 30

How Can We Learn to Predict the Future? | Tim O’Reilly

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Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman

Episode 296

The 1990s and the Cancellation of the Future | Chuck Klosterman

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Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Episode 274

The Battle Over Semiconductors & US-China Competition | Chris Miller

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Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

Episode 255

The Power of Crisis & How to Fight a Geopolitical Recession | Ian Bremmer

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Scott Galloway

Episode 273

Why There Are Reasons To Be Hopeful About America | Scott Galloway

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newest Episode 370 //

Philipp Carlsson Szlezak

Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

July 8, 2024

How To Assess True Macroeconomic Risk | Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

In Episode 370 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, the Global Chief Economist at BCG and the author of “Shocks, Crises, and False Alarms,” about how to assess macroeconomic risk without relying on broken models, pervasive doom-mongering, and whipsawing data prints that have little to do with the structural drivers of macroeconomic […]

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