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Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno play original game shows sent in by listeners with their comedian friends and listener call-ins. Listen as Jo and Manolo struggle through these outrageous games submitted by people all over the world, from New Jersey to Pakistan.
 
This course covers fundamental algorithms for efficient analysis of biological sequences and for building evolutionary trees. This is an undergraduate course focusing on the ideas and concepts behind the most central algorithms in biological sequence analysis. Dynamic Programming, Alignment, Hidden Markov Models, Statistical Analysis are emphasized.
 
We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. Each month, we will produce two episodes to help you grow and develop as a leader. One will be a personal lesson by our Founder, Doug Smith and the other will be a conversation with a leader. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders and lessons we expose you to.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
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Don’t allow the fear that the world’s problems are too big to solve to paralyze you from trying to make a difference during your lifetime. For this episode, I’m going to discuss three key points that you can use working alongside nonprofits and charities to enact long-term change in your community. I’ll also be sharing my own personal experience fr…
 
Larry White is a professor of economics at George Mason University and is a returning guest to the show. He rejoins Macro Musings to talk about stablecoins, the history of free banking, and money market funds reform. Specifically, David and Larry also discuss the critiques levied against stablecoins, their impact on the banking system, and why stab…
 
Andrew discussed these four basic SEO fundamentals during his live stream on a personal Facebook group. The most important SEO fundamentals are: 1. UX (especially mobile) - User Experience 2. Technical SEO - On-site Optimisation. 3. Content Marketing & Keyword Research - what are your target market searching for? 4. Link acquisitions - getting rele…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Movie Night, Podcast Matchmaker, and Alexa, Please!! (With Bones) Callers: Emma from Lima, Perú; Brian from Salem, Massachusetts; Laura from Aberdeen, Scotland; Mike from Traverse City, Michigan; Joey from Kaysville, Utah; Ken & Ace from Jacksonville…
 
Once again I have invited Jim Enote to the podcast, a Zuni indigenous member and current leader of the Colorado Plateau Foundation. With such an array of indigenous communities in the United States alone, it's important that we as funders learn how to best give them many diverse opportunities. With a plethora of knowledge and first-hand experience,…
 
Jerusalem Demsas is a policy reporter for Vox and joins David on Macro Musings to discuss the state of housing in America and its implications for policy. Specifically, Jerusalem and David discuss the current state of the housing market, whether there is a housing bubble, how the housing shortage creates avenues for discrimination, the dynamics of …
 
Benjamin Hardy lives in Orlando with his wife and six kids, three of whom are adopted. He is an organizational psychologist with a Ph.D. in the subject from Clemson University. Benjamin writes on psychological self-improvement and entrepreneurial-related topics. Among his books are Will Power Doesn’t Work, Personality Isn’t Permanent, and Who Not H…
 
For this week's episode, I want to put all my focus on my nonprofit professional listeners. I know so many of you are listening to me because you too want to know some tips and tricks to be able to make more money for the non-profit organizations you support. Well, this week you're in luck because I’ll be giving you 5 key things that will help you …
 
Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center. Scott joins David on Macro Musings to discuss Milton Friedman's views and what he might say about some of the recent developments in monetary policy. Specifically, Scott and David talk about nominal interest rates as indicators of the stance of monetary policy, fi…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Alexa, Please!!, Colorful Critters, and Dr. Dog Danish Callers: Harry from Chicago, Illinois; Tice from Reston, Virginia; Sarah & Lucy from Roeland Park, Kansas; Addisen from Austin, Texas; Ben & Lissie from Sherborne, Dorset, England; Dennis & Davey…
 
Have a really big interest in an issue but you’re a bit too busy? Then you really should consider hiring someone to help give more purpose and effectivity to your investments. In this episode, I want to share with you all the four best options you should consider when it comes to hiring an intermediary to help fund the causes close to you. Funding …
 
Skanda Amarnath is the executive director of Employ America and a former hedge fund economist. He rejoins Macro Musings to talk about the fate of the Phillips Curve, the inflation outlook, the Fed’s new framework, and his vision for a better monetary policy future. David and Skanda also discuss the Fed’s flawed assessment of maximum employment, how…
 
L3L280 L3 Leadership How to Overcome the Wounds in Your Leadership Journey Have you ever been wounded in your leadership journey? Did it hold you back from what you should have been going for in that season? How long did it hold you back? These are important questions to ask and important questions to answer. Today, I offer some insight on beginnin…
 
Funding different causes is not something you need to do alone. In order to create a bigger impact with your funding and donations, it would definitely be a good idea to join a funders collaborative. That is why for today's episode I have decided to invite Anupama Joshi to the show. Anupama is the executive director at the Blue Sky Funders Network,…
 
Agustin Carstens leads the Bank for International Settlements or the BIS in his role as general manager and previously served as the governor of the Bank of Mexico. He also served as the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Agustin joins David on Macro Musings to discuss the new BIS 2021 annual report. Specifically, David an…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Interjectional Marketing, Dr. Internet Outages, and Shrekomendations Callers: Sarah from Toledo, Ohio; Sarah from Des Moines, Iowa; Sara from Baltimore, Maryland; Alex from San Francisco, California; James from Highland Park, Illinois; James from Ast…
 
While I’m the kind of person who wants you to give and help as much as you can, I also don’t want you to get overwhelmed in the process. In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing with you 4 things to do before even giving a cent to charity. So if you want your donations to be long term and have more of a positive impact in the world, then this episode is…
 
Jason Furman is a former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and is currently a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Jason is also a professor at Harvard University and he rejoins Macro Musings to talk about overheating, the inflation outlook, and the right way to think about fiscal policy in an era of low inte…
 
In the latest episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug Smith speaks with Ryan Hawk about his advice in the corporate world, experience in football, his recent book, Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader, his show, The Learning Leader Show, and more. Check it out on any major podcasting platform! Key Take-Aways …
 
One of the hardest things I do in my job is saying no to nonprofits I know are doing great work but they are just not a fit for the funding strategy I am supporting for my clients. There is no easy way to say no to a nonprofit but I offer you some tips and a pathway to make that rejection just a little easier on the nonprofit. I know you do want to…
 
Steffen Murau is a political economist at the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University and specializes in international money and finance. He joins Macro Musings to talk about the Eurozone, its role within international monetary architecture, and the future of the dollar zone. They also discuss balance sheet hierarchies, the roles of E…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Dr. Lyrics Show, Shrekomendations, and Shrimp In The Bath Callers: Ana from Idaho Falls, Idaho; Payton from Brooklyn, New York; Laura from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; George & Paul (and Kiki the bird) from Edwardsville, Illinois; Allison & Gallagher f…
 
As donors, it is our responsibility to make sure the nonprofits we support succeed. To do that, we need to learn how to effectively communicate with nonprofits to bring out the best results possible. In this episode, I’m joined by Patton McDowell, an expert in working with nonprofits and someone who knows what nonprofits really want! Patton is the …
 
Dan Smith is an associate professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University and directs the Political Economy Research Institute at MTSU. Alex Salter is an associate professor of economics at Texas Tech University. Dan and Alex join David on a special live episode of Macro Musings to discuss their new book, Money and the Rule of Law: Gene…
 
In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you’ll hear Doug share a lesson entitled, “Life at 36.” Each year, around his birthday, Doug spends some time reflecting on where he is and what he’s learning at that age and then he shares his takeaways with you. Regardless of your ages, we’d encourage you to do the same exercise. Remember, the best ex…
 
The conversation continues in this episode as Anthony, Jasmine, and Dany talk more about the do’s and don’t we should take note of as donors. We also touch on the topic of structural reforms you need to be aware of to give and support effectively and how to make sure the needs of community organizations are being met. Episode Highlights: What you s…
 
David Andolfatto is a vice president for the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank and has published widely in the field of monetary economics. David also blogs at MacroMania and is a returning guest to the podcast. He rejoins Macro Musings to talk about his thoughts on macro theory, plumbing issues, central bank digital currency, and more. Transcript for…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: 7 Adjectives, Dwayne The Bathtub, I'm The Rock Johnson, and Dr. Tree Shrimp Callers: SLAW & MERL from Durham, North Carolina; Jon (and cat Mochi) from Toronto, Ontario, Canada; David (and dog Cori) from Cardiff, Wales; Richael from Seattle, Washingto…
 
Listen to this podcast if you want to truly support communities and not do harm. You can create impact through your giving by funding communities directly provided you learn the tips that these same communities offer as the most impactful way to contribute to their cause and issues. Join me in this part 1 of 2 of my conversation with Anthony, Jasmi…
 
Mark Carney served as the governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 until 2013, and as the governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020. Mark also was the chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018. Mark is currently the Vice Chairman and Head of Impact Investing at Brookfield Asset Management, as well as a UN Special Envoy for…
 
In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Daniel Harkavy, best-selling author and Founder & CEO of Building Champions, an international life and leadership coaching company that serves some of the world's greatest organizations. About Daniel Harkavy: As a coach to some of the country's highest-profile executives, Daniel Ha…
 
Today’s guest, Jim who is a Zuni Tribal member, was already exposed to the injustices of this world at a very young age. As he became more aware and learned the asymmetry of power in our society, he was motivated and inspired to do something for the native people and other communities. Join me in this episode as I interview Jim Enote, a Zuni Tribal…
 
George Selgin is the director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and is a returning guest to the podcast. He rejoins Macro Musings to talk about the Fed’s recent calls for comments on opening up Fed accounts to fintechs and other non-bank financial firms. George and David also discuss monetary plumbing issues, th…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Dr. Curse Face, Can You Stand It?, and Dr. DC Hot Dog Slurp Slurp Callers: Dallas, Sarah, and Obi (the dog) from Ogden, Utah; John and Frankie from Baltimore, Maryland; Jenn from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; James and Olivia from Stroud, Engl…
 
Save yourself and the nonprofit you’re supporting some time and money as I share with you some of the mistakes I did as a funder and concrete solutions so you jump to the head of the line and don’t waste your valuable time and money Join me in this episode as I talk about how you can bridge the gaps and move things forward by identifying what kind …
 
Adam Posen is the President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, Adam was on the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England. He has also worked at the New York Fed and has advised many central banks and governments. Adam is also a returning guest to the podcast and re-joins Macro Musings to discuss his new articl…
 
Final week of the 2021 MaxFunDrive - hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Dr. Monkeypaw, Dr. CrabTalk, and Big Brother Oren We usually have new episodes every other Wednesday, but since it's the MaxFunDrive, we've got this special all-kids episode on what would normally be our off week.…
 
In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith shares how he and Laura are leading their family team. ABOUT DOUG SMITH: Doug is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step by step guide to help you build and cultivat…
 
Andrew, James & David discuss SEO in 2021. Learn what works, useful tips and strategies to takeaway for your business. James Norquay, David James and I discuss SEO in 2021. What is working in 2021, useful tips and strategies to takeaway for any business. Thank you for joining me boys and it was great to have this conversation. I love learning from …
 
Over the years, I’ve worked with so many great donors and they really give with humility. However, there are times when a donor’s good intentions cause more harm for the nonprofit. In this episode, I’ll be sharing with you in detail some of the key things that I plan to teach in my course, called Crack the Code: Sybil’s Step-by-Step Guide to Effect…
 
Judge Glock is an economic historian, a scholar at the Cicero Institute, and a returning guest to the podcast. Judge rejoins Macro Musings to talk about the origins of the US mortgage market as detailed in his new book, *The Dead Pledge: The Origins of the Mortgage Market and Federal Bailouts, 1913-1939*. David and Judge also discuss the emergence …
 
Week 1 of the 2021 MaxFunDrive - hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with comedian friends via Zoom! Games played: Room Report, Song Scenarios, and Big Brother Oren We haven't had official guests on for about a year now, so we thought we'd do something special for one of our MaxFunDrive episodes and have 5 of our comedian…
 
Starting a nonprofit sure ain’t easy but when you know what you’re up against, it can be less daunting. Join me in this episode as Interview Nellie McAdams, the Executive Director at Oregon Agricultural Trust, and John Paul, the owner, and winemaker of Cameron Winery on how to create a nonprofit from scratch! As a donor have you noticed a dire need…
 
Christina Parajon Skinner is a legal scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and formerly was a legal counsel to the Bank of England. Christina joins David on Macro Musings to discuss her work on central bank activism. Specifically, David and Christina discuss comparisons between the Fed and the Bank of England, tensions between central bank ind…
 
Episode Summary In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews John Mark Comer, Author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. In the episode, you’ll hear Doug and John Mark discuss the importance of the sabbath, how to work from rest, and having a proper view of success. 6 Key …
 
As donors we need nonprofits we care about to improve their fundraising through exciting digital media campaigns. Whether you’re new to digital fundraising or trying to hone your strategy, today’s episode will surely help you in your giving! Join me in this episode, as Tim Kachuriak, the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for Nex…
 
Robert McCauley is a Senior Fellow at the Global Policy Center at Boston University and a Senior Research Associate of the Global History of Capitalism project at the Oxford Center for Global History. Robert also worked at the Bank for International Settlements for 25 years and the New York Federal Reserve Bank for 14 years, and he joins Macro Musi…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers via Zoom! Games played: Big Brother Oren, Food Kabobs, and Dr. Dog Bagel Callers: Bryan from Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hannah and cat Al Purrdy from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Ayden from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; Chuck, Lucy, and Joey from San Antonio, Texas; Ma…
 
Trust-based philanthropy is a peer-to-peer funder initiative created to address the inherent power imbalances between foundations and nonprofits. In this episode, we’re going to unpack what trust-based philanthropy is all about and how you can use it in your giving practice, with the co-founder of trust-based philanthropy, John! John is the Co-Exec…
 
Antonio Fatás is a professor of economics at INSEAD, an international business school with campuses in Singapore, France, and Abu Dhabi. Antonio joins David on Macro Musings to talk about hysteresis and the business cycle. Specifically, David and Antonio discuss the history of the academic literature on business cycle and trend, the impact of the K…
 
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