The Progressive Bitcoiner Podcast

Giving a voice to the individuals and communities who have used Bitcoin to foster positive changes for personal, social and environmental issues.

Episode 18: The Ethical Case for Bitcoin with Pete Rizzo

My guest today is prominent Bitcoin journalist, Pete Rizzo. We focus on his Forbes article from 2021 that makes the ethical case for Bitcoin compared to other cryptocurrencies.  We cover: Why Pete has focused his career on Bitcoin Comparing his...

Episode 13: The Bitcoin FAQ with Bradley Rettler

Today's episode is with philosophy professor and prolific Bitcoin writer, Bradley Rettler. We go through as many of the frequently asked questions regarding Bitcoin as we can in a nearly 3 hour marathon. This is definitely one to share with friends...

Episode 12: Satoshi is Ethiopian with Kal Kassa

Today's episode is with Kal Kassa, founder of Bitcoin Birr and the Hoseki app. He sees Bitcoin as foundational for empowering the people of Ethiopia. We cover: Inflation and stores of wealth in Ethiopia  The failure of financial aid in Africa...

Episode 11: Bitcoin as an Apex Predator with Bitcoin Vegan

Today's episode is with author and entrepreneur Justin Rhedrick aka Bitcoin Vegan. We talk about how going to prison was also a means for finding purpose.  What stopped him from going back Why the Orca is an apex predator How Bitcoin changed him...

Episode 9: Rev Wendy Hamilton Takes on Washington

Today's episode is with Rev Wendy Hamilton who is running for Congress to represent the District of Columbia. She is also pro Bitcoin. We cover: Her ministerial work and helping with Andrew Yang's campaign D.C. Statehood  Bitcoin and economic...

Episode 8: Black Banking and Bitcoin with Jon Logan

Today's conversation is with Jon Logan, Co-Founder of Bank Black USA and a 20 plus year veteran of the NYC Fire Department.  We cover: The history of Black banking Why Bitcoin is a part of the plan for financial freedom for Black America His...

Episode 7: Bitcoin Behind the Veil with Craig Warmke

Today's episode is with Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Craig Warmke. We examine his recent paper Bitcoin Behind the Veil (see link below). Looking at Bitcoin from behind the veil of ignorance allows us to minimize our biases and evaluate Bitcoin...

Episode 4: Is Bitcoin Political? with Mark Goodwin

In today's episode I talk with musician, writer and "reformed environmental vegan" Mark Goodwin. We cover: The transition from environmental vegan to Bitcoin environmental vegan Is Bitcoin political? Hint: No...maybe? Petro-dollar complicity...

Episode 3: Progressive Values and Bitcoin with Nicole Dobrow

Today's episode is a discussion with social worker and prominent voice in the progressive focused Bitcoin community, Nicole Dobrow. We cover: Why progessives are hesitant about Bitcoin Bitcoin and financial inclusion Self-soverignty and women's...

Episode 1: Intro

The Progressive Bitcoiner podcast was started to give a voice to the individuals and communities who have used Bitcoin to foster positive changes for personal, social, and environmental issues