Hidden Forces with Demetri Kofinas

Critical thinking for a complex world

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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

Highlights Reel //

Jim Grant

Jim Grant

Episode 221

Jim Grant on What Inflation Means for Asset Values, Crypto, and Meme Stocks

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Shoshana Zuboff

Shoshana Zuboff

Episode 79

Surveillance Capitalism in the Age of the Unprecedented | Shoshana Zuboff

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Tim O’Reilly

Tim O’Reilly

Episode 30

Tim O’Reilly | We Can Predict the Future Only by Learning to Map the Present

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Ray Monk

Ray Monk

Episode 11

Philosophical Mathematics and the Incompleteness of Formal Systems | Ray Monk

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Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna

Episode 94

Jerry Colonna | Heeding the Call to Adulthood: Lessons on Life and Leadership

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David Epstein

David Epstein

Episode 117

David Epstein | Range: Why Generalists Triumph in Today’s Specialized World

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Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan

Episode 124

Peter Zeihan | Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World

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Michael Pettis

Michael Pettis

Episode 137

How the Wealth Gap Drives Imbalances in Global Trade & Finance | Michael Pettis

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featured Episode 43 //

Elizabeth C. Economy

Elizabeth C. Economy

May 21, 2019

The Rise of Xi Jinping and the Dawn of a New Imperial China | Elizabeth C. Economy

In just five years, Xi Jinping has seized all the most important leadership positions in the Chinese government. By centralizing institutional power, he may thrust China into a new imperial age. Here, Elizabeth Economy discusses Xi’s top political, economic, and foreign policies and the impact that this new empire may have on the world.

newest Episode 226 //

Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

January 3, 2022

Why Putin Plans to Invade Ukraine & What the West Can Do About It | Dmitri Alperovitch

Demetri Kofinas speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch, the former CTO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, about the recent escalation in tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine and why Alperovitch believes that Putin has already made his decision to invade the country in late January or early February.

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