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Two kids, a robot, and a missing professor... join in on this mysteriously funny audio adventure! "Ben and Sophie - Woby's Secret" is the story of two friends, skilled at investigating all the secrets their world holds. In season 1, they stumble upon Woby, a very philosophical robot, while walking Max, their dog, in the forest. Finding Woby turns the lamest, most boring summer vacation ever into an exciting adventure: Where does Woby come from? And why was he abandoned in the forest? These a ...
 
The seventeenth book of the King James Bible, Esther recounts a tale of two queens. Queen Vashti is the loveliest woman in the land, but when she refuses to come to her husband's banquet, she is banished from the kingdom. Hadassah is called to take her place - a beautiful young woman with a secret. Hadassah is Jewish, but her guardian warns her to keep her identity hidden. Taking on the name Esther - which means "hidden" - she moves in to the palace, but when a wicked man hatches a plot to r ...
 
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With this week’s Tesla dismissing Bitcoin for its energy use and at the same time Elon Musk pumping the joke currency Doge another level of hypocrisy has been reached. We’re looking into why Elon Musk suddenly dismisses Bitcoin, how Tesla’s income relying on renewable energy credits, Elon Musk pumping Doge, and why Bitcoin doesn’t change to proof-o…
 
This episode was recorded on World Press Freedom Day 2021, the perfect date for a conversation with Gabriel Shipton, half-brother of Julian Assange. We are talking about the current state of Julian, who is the first publisher charged under the US espionage act and is awaiting further trials locked up in Belmarsh high security prison, the connection…
 
In this episode, Robert and Jazmin speak with Sue Hamilton and Shayna Plank, two former residents of the North Fork trailer park in Morehead. They share their story of being displaced by a government supported development project and their resilience in the face of being forced to leave their home. We are so honored they shared their story, and thi…
 
Don’t mess with Bitcoin, the most interesting stories in Bitcoin: _Bitcoin empowers Zimbabweans _Buckminster Fullers’ energy and wealth vision _Iran trying to regulate mining _censored mining _mining more decentralized _Taproot activation _Buffett and Munger yelling at Bitcoin _DeFi on Bitcoin _global adoption of Bitcoin Read here ▶ https://anitapo…
 
My guest is Miss Aurra from Harare, Zimbabwe. I got to know her at the beginning of 2020, when I visited Zimbabwe to research the possibilities and the use of Bitcoin in the country. In May 2020 we started a donation campaign for the school that Miss Aurra is leading. It had to be closed down due to Covid and the school lost its building. We are di…
 
Our guest this week is Pamela Stevenson, the State Representative for the 43rd in Louisville. She talked to us about serving in her first legislative session, getting a bill passed, and how she's working to build relationships with all her colleagues. Jazmin and Robert spoke about a movement related to a development which would result from the evic…
 
The Central European Affairs podcast featured Anita Posch in an interview by Balasz Csekö about different aspects of Bitcoin, how blockchain is revolutionizing the global financial system, how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can help overcome Big Brother, and why every regulatory plan makes Bitcoin stronger. Civitas Institute is a European knowledge …
 
My guest is Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded it 2005. We talk about how Bitcoin helps to defend human rights and promote liberal democracy. Alex is also the Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009 and a co-author of “The Lit…
 
My guest is Franco Amati, founder of Bitcoin Argentina and member of laBitconf – the biggest Bitcoin conference in Latin America, the Bitcoin embassy Buenos Aires, and Bitcoin Iberoamérica foundation. We are discussing the importance of Bitcoin for the people of Argentina, who have to deal with harsh capital controls that allow them to only buy for…
 
This week Robert and Jazmin talked about several topics in Kentucky government including the hiring of a new Kentucky State Police commissioner, the status of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, a pause in the unemployment insurance system, and a check in on new candidates for office in 2022.Door Jazmin Smith and Robert Kahne
 
I sat down with Shermin Voshmgir, a researcher and author of “Token Economy” to discuss the hype around NFTs and how in the future every part of the economy will be merged into crypto. Shermin is the founder of Token Kitchen and BlockchainHub Berlin. On a personal sidenote: in early 2017 Shermin’s keynote about Bitcoin and open blockchains spurred …
 
This episode features an interview with Congressman John Yarmuth, who serves the people of Jefferson County in Washington D.C. He spoke to us about the American Rescue Plan Act and how it will be used in Kentucky, his experiences during the insurrection on January 6, Kentucky's response to COVID-19, and how he feels about serving in this Congress v…
 
My guest is Jonathan Chester, he is the CEO and Founder of Bitwage, a company that enables employees and remote workers worldwide to get paid in Bitcoin. We discuss how individuals can earn their wage in bitcoin, what the advantages are, the details of their 401k retirement plans, and when public adoption of Bitcoin could feasibly take place. Topic…
 
Edan Yago is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who turned his career around to focus on Bitcoin. He has been pivotal in establishing Sovryn one of the first Bitcoin-native DeFi platforms. We’re talking about how a decentralized bitcoin trading and lending platform like Sovryn will create a new, open economic system that empowers individuals globall…
 
This week we were excited to welcome Chuck Corra and Big John Isner, the hosts of Appodlachia. They spoke to us about the role of Kentucky in the wider Appalachian context, as well as lots more about politics, culture, and whether or not Robert is allowed to by their "Unapologetically Appalachian" t-shirt. Ahead of the interview, Robert and Jazmin …
 
My guest is Abe Cambridge, the founder and CEO of Sun Exchange, the world’s first peer-to-peer solar leasing platform. We’re discussing how to transition the world away from fossil fuels and towards solar power, the most deployable, affordable and accessible type of renewable energy. In combination with a decentralized money like Bitcoin it is poss…
 
Jameson Cable of the Kentucky History Podcast joined Robert this week to talk about his show and the importance of history education. Kentucky History Podcast is great, and if you like MOKP, you should definitely check them out as well! Everything in the legislative session except the two days after the veto session has now concluded. LuTisha Buckn…
 
My guest is Sébastien Gouspillou, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of BigBlock Datacenter a Bitcoin mining company based in France. BigBlock Datacenter is running several mining farms in Russia, Central Asia, and Africa. His mission is to qualify France in the world competition of proof-of-work. We are going deep into the business and the ecological ef…
 
This week, we welcomed Ivy Brashear to our show. She works for the Mountain Association and writes essays about Appalachian identity. She talked to us about Appalachian identity in Kentucky, and how it impacts our entire state. It's a thoughtful conversation that you'll definitely want to hear! Jazmin and Robert also did a legislative update, discu…
 
Jazmin and Robert discuss the ongoing Kentucky General Assembly and several of the bills making their way through the process, including a bill allowing the Attorney General to prosecute protestors, major changes to the open records law, changes to voting rights, and a constitutional amendment to end abortion in Kentucky. Also discussed are the reo…
 
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are preaching Bitcoin in the Keiser Report since 2011. The Report is broadcasted on RT to a global audience. The YouTube channel has 4.1 million subscribers. In 2020 the dynamic couple started their own show, the Orange Pill Podcast. Max Keiser has made a bold price prediction for Bitcoin in 2021, he says it will reach …
 
My guest is Philippe Bekhazi, he is the CEO of XBTO Group a company active in market-making, OTC trading, venture capital, and Bitcoin and Ethereum mining. Our main topic is Bitcoin mining. XBTO Group is runnning a mining facility that is powered by electricity generated from Niagara Falls. Philippe Bekhazi is also the CEO of Stablehouse a regulate…
 
This week on the show, Rep. McKenzie Cantrell joins us to talk about her work to reform Kentucky's Unemployment Insurance system in the wake of the pandemic. She walks us through the changes she's seeking to make, and her attempts to get the Republican majority to take up this issue. Robert and Jazmin also discuss two bills from Robert Stivers whic…
 
My guest is Jameson Lopp, he calls himself a professional cypherpunk. His mission is to use his skills as a technologist to build tools that empower individuals. Our topic is nicely called “clean” mining or to say it in a more distinct way: censored mining. Is this an attack on Bitcoin and what are the possible strategies and outcomes? Jameson is t…
 
This week, Cara Stewart joined us to talk about healthcare policy in Kentucky. The conversation ranged from the extraordinary open enrollment period to the situation with Kentucky's *6* MCOs. If you care about healthcare policy, don't miss it! Jazmin and Robert also talked about the passage of the Historic Horse Racing bill, Mitch McConnell's role …
 
Two kids, a robot, and a missing professor... join in on this mysteriously funny audio adventure! "Ben and Sophie - Woby’s Secret" is the story of two third-graders skilled at investigating all the secrets their world holds. In Episode 6, Ben, Sophie, and Woby end up being trapped by Mr. Mysterious Car Voice, where they finally learn Woby's real pu…
 
My guest is Ben Arc from Wales. He is a FOSS hobbyist, advocate, and educator. FOSS stands for Free Open Source Software. Ben has been building hardware and software for Bitcoin and the Lightning Network since around 2014. We are talking about the Welsh Bitcoin scene and his projects like Bowser, a DIY Hardware Wallet, lnbits or the Nostr messaging…
 
This week, Robert took a look at the bills making their way through the legislature in the second part of the 2021 session. There are a few good ones, and a lot of bad bills. Jazmin examined the lawsuit which Gov. Beshear brought against the bills passed by the Kentucky legislature which reduce his power, and also explained what had been done so fa…
 
My guest is Farooq Ahmed, President of the Bitcoin Association Pakistan. Pakistan is a country of over 200 million people, between Afghanistan and India. I recently released interviews with Fereshteh Forough and Sunny Ray about those countries as well. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading is banned in Pakistan at the moment, nonetheless the use of Bi…
 
Jazmin and Robert discussed the legislature coming back into session and immediately overriding Andy Beshear's vetoes, the impeachment committee's meetings, a huge report on the Louisville Metro Police Department commissioned by Metro Louisville, and a COVID-19 update.Door Jazmin Smith and Robert Kahne
 
My guest is Sunny Ray, he is a co-founder at Unocoin which is the first and leading bitcoin platform in India serving 1.5 million people. Sunny’s family stems from India and while he is spending most of the time living in Toronto, Canada he learned a lot about different cultures and their special ways to approach money and Bitcoin. We discuss Sunny…
 
This week, Jim Higdon joined us to talk about the prospect of marijuana legalization in Kentucky, and all the different branching paths it might take. Marijuana policy is a mixture of criminal law, agriculture policy, and touches every level of government. Jim is one of the people who knows the issue best and we were glad to have him on. During the…
 
I asked for your Bitcoin questions. Here are my answers. Want to ask a Bitcoin question too? Subscribe to get a notification for the next Q&A. I was joined by Chris Chester. 0:01:00 Introduction 0:03:40 If you had to specify your options for preferred exchange, cold storage wallet, hardware wallet, software wallet, multi sig wallet – which would yo…
 
My guest is Fereshteh Forough, she is the founder of “Code to Inspire”, which is the first coding school for women in Afghanistan. We will be talking about her journey and her learning’s from being a refugee, the general situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is one of the least developed nations in the world and of course about Bi…
 
This week Mashayla Hays and Jackie McGranahan of the ACLU joined us to talk about the past, present, and future of abortion rights in Kentucky, and how the ACLU is working to protect the rights of people who might need abortion care. In addition, Robert and Jazmin talked about the Kentuckians who participated in the insurrection at the Capitol and …
 
My guest is Derek Muhney, Director of Marketing & Strategy at CoinSource the largest Bitcoin ATM network in the world. We are discussing the impact the 2020 pandemic is having on their business, about how Bitcoin ATMs work, and Bitcoin’s future from his perspective. Topics: Derek’s personal Bitcoin story Coinsource’s company development Impact of t…
 
This week our guest was Governor Andy Beshear, who just wrapped up the first year of his Governorship. He talked to us about deciding to run for office, both for Attorney General and later for Governor, he looked back on his approach to COVID-19, he spoke to us about the investigation into Breonna Taylor's killing, and we touched out his relationsh…
 
My guests are Desiree Dickerson and Ryan Gentry. They are working for one of the – in my eyes – hottest companies in the Bitcoin space. Lightning Labs was founded in 2016 by Elizabeth Stark and Olaoluwa Osuntokun. The Lightning Network is a second layer protocol on top of the Bitcoin network. We will be talking about the Lightning Network, what it …
 
This week Jazmin and Robert talk about the first two days of the shorter 2021 legislative session. The new GOP super-duper majority has several bills they will try to pass in the first week, many of which involve either abortion or reducing the powers of Governor Beshear. Since we last recorded, Louisville Metro Police fired two officers involved i…
 
My guest is Andreas M. Antonopoulos, who has been one of my biggest inspirations on my Bitcoin journey. We are discussing Bitcoin, the ultimate fairness system, why we need to strengthen privacy now, and his outlook for 2021. His talks have been inspiring and ensuring that is the space where my personal values and ethics find a place to work on som…
 
My guest is Chris Tramount. He is the co-founder of Scarce.City an online marketplace for Bitcoin-related art and collectibles. We are discussing the possibilities to auction and verify digital art with Bitcoin and Lightning, and how this can enable a new Renaissance and completely new art forms. Our topics: Chris Tramount’s Bitcoin story What is S…
 
This week, Jazmin and Robert discussed the state of COVID-19 in Kentucky, as well as the impact of Mitch McConnell's actions on the federal response to the coronavirus. Robert talked about two issues looming over the legislative session: the 2021 pension bill and "racinos" or historical horse racing slot machines. Our interview this week was with R…
 
My guest is Jukka Blomberg, Chief Marketing Officer at LocalBitcoins, the biggest peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace in the world. With 6 million customers and operations in 189 countries LocalBitcoins is a global company with insights into the development of the Bitcoin space for every continent. We discuss the trading volume of Bitcoin in Venezuela…
 
This week, Jazmin and Robert talk about the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, which might be nearing its end as vaccines are now being distributed to some people across the state. Robert also went through a report by KY Policy about the one-year budget the legislature must pass, and Jazmin updated the policing and protests situation in Louisville. Our gue…
 
Two kids, a robot, and a missing professor... join in on this mysteriously funny audio adventure! "Ben and Sophie - Woby’s Secret" is the story of two third-graders skilled at investigating all the secrets their world holds. In Episode 5, Ben, Sophie, and Woby get to fly a self-driving car while the the evil twins are going after them. Have a liste…
 
Nicolas Dorier is a decentralized systems software developer and open-source advocate. He has been active in the Bitcoin community since 2014 and has contributed to several Bitcoin projects, including Bitcoin Core, before founding BTCPayServer, an open-source payment processor used by thousands of merchants globally. He is also the co-founder of ME…
 
This week Jazmin and Robert interviewed Colmon Elridge, the new chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. They talked about how he plans to lead Democrats out of the hole they find themselves in by investing in better campaign infrastructures and better messaging, as well as what he brings as an individual to the chairmanship. Before the interview, J…
 
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