Episode 39: You May Never Need Health Insurance Again with Andy Schoonover of Crowd Health

My guest today Andy Schoonover. Andy is Co-Founder and CEO of Crowd health, a community-based means of paying for healthcare. 

We cover:

  • Andy’s reason for starting Crowd Health
  • The problems with traditional health insurance
  • What are the limitations of the model? Who might not be the ideal customer?
  • The community focus of Crowd Health
  • Incentivizing healthy behaviors within the communities
  • How Bitcoin is integrated into the service

https://www.joincrowdhealth.com/

@SchoonoverAndy

Episode 38: More than Nothing to Hide: Bitcoin & Privacy with Lili

My guest today is Lili from Foundation Devices, where she serves as Head of Business Development. Lili is a privacy advocate and expert in Bitcoin privacy best practices. 

We cover:

  • Why she cares about privacy in the first place
  • The areas of privacy that concern her the most in Bitcoin
  • How do we build systems that are inherently private
  • Why strong UI/UX is essential for privacy tools
  • Tornado Cash
  • What it was like to leave the corporate world. 

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Episode 37: Does Bitcoin Change your Politics with Brady Swenson

My guest today is Brady Swenson, head of marketing and education at Swan Bitcoin. Brady brings a unique perspective to the conversation, having grown up in a politically active Democratic family. 

We cover:

  • Growing up in a Democratic family and how Bitcoin fits into his politics
  • When the family doesn’t align on Bitcoin
  • Did his political views and values change after learning more about Bitcoin
  • What does a Bitcoin future look like

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Episode 35: Bitcoin, Death, & Rock ‘n Roll

Something new for today’s episode! Myself and our audio extraordinaire, Tom Maxwell, sit down for a wide-ranging discussion:

  • Tom’s life in music
  • How has medicine affected Mark’s worldview
  • What sacrifices would you be willing to make to ensure the survival of Bitcoin?
  • Libertarian Socialism/Anarchism 
  • Capitalism is PoS
  • What’s the biggest belief that you no longer hold that was most transformed by Bitcoin?
  • Dream guests for the podcast
  • Do you think we’ll see Bitcoin on par with or overtaking the US dollar as a worldwide means of exchange in your lifetime?

Tom’s definition of Libertarian Socialism was drawn from:

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ulli-diemer-what-is-libertarian-socialism

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Episode 34: Bitcoin and a New System for Change with Scott Wolfe

My guest today is Scott Wolfe. Scott is the Executive Director at the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and Global Coordinator at IFCHC. He has been a lifelong advocate for health and social policy for historically marginalized communities. Scott views Bitcoin as a new system by which to address many social justice issues. 

We cover:

  • Scott’s work in health advocacy and policy
  • His Bitcoin journey
  • Bitcoin as a new system for social justice 
  • Concerns with the “progressive movement.”
  • Will Bitcoin eat your lunch?

@ScottAWolfe

https://theprogressivebitcoiner.com/

 

 

Episode 33: Bitcoin is an Answer for Progressive Values with Jason Maier.

My guest today is Jason Maier. Jason is a secondary school math teacher, who after learning about Bitcoin, realized its potential for aiding in progressive values. He is writing a book entitled A Progressive’s Case for Bitcoin whose Kickstarter has already met its goal! But ongoing donations will go toward the audio version – donate below!

We cover:

  • Jason’s journey into Bitcoin and why mathematics helped establish his conviction.
  • Why is he writing a book about the progressive case for Bitcoin
  • The details of his book and why he chose the topics he did
  • How to teach Bitcoin
  • Why is he focusing on Bitcoin only
  • Our call to action

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cjasonmaier/a-progressives-case-for-bitcoin

@cjasonmaier

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Episode 32: Acting On Climate Change – Now! with Daniel Batten

My guest today is Daniel Batten. Daniel is an entrepreneur, coach, ClimateTech VC, and author. He is a lifelong environmental advocate who has lent an objective eye to Bitcoin’s environmental impact. Daniel has researched and written extensively on Bitcoin mining and shares his insights during this amazing episode.

We discuss:

  • His professional life as a coach to leaders and tech entrepreneurs
  • The lessons he has learned during his entrepreneurial career 
  • Being open to all ideas
  • His long history of environmental advocacy
  • Exponential Founders Found
  • Bitcoin mining and the environment

https://batcoinz.com/

@DSBatten

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Episode 31: Being a Climate Activist and Bitcoiner with Merissa Coello

My guest today is Merissa Coello. Merissa has her Masters in Geography from UCSB and spent her undergrad in environmental studies. As a lifelong environmental advocate addressing climate change has been her personal and professional goal. Despite discouragement from her academic advisors, Merissa remains a passionate advocate for Bitcoin’s potential to address the climate crisis.

We cover:

  • Merissa’s decision to Master out of her Ph.D. program
  • What her advisors think about Bitcoin
  • Why Bitcoin is important for climate change advocacy and human rights
  • Her hopes for a future in Bitcoin

https://www.linkedin.com/in/merissa-coello/

@merissa_co

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Episode 30: From Bernie to Bitcoin with Logan Bolinger

My guest today is Logan Bolinger. Logan, is an attorney and prolific writer on Bitcoin. He has been a welcomed voice in the space as he draws from his experience as an attorney and Bernie Sanders supporter, as well as his Master’s degree in English literature. 

We cover:

  • Why Logan wrote a letter to his new daughter about Bitcoin
  • His Bitcoin journey from Bernie Sanders supporter to Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin as a new system for change
  • Bitcoin versus crypto and the big question of unregistered securities

https://thinkbitcoin.substack.com/

@TheWhyOfFI

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