Matt Gertken: The “Black Swan” Scenarios

  Jacob Shapiro: Hello listeners and welcome to another episode of cognitive dissonance as usual. I’m your host. I’m Jacob Shapiro. I’m a partner and the director of geopolitical analysis at Cognitive Investments. I was really excited to have Matt Gerken join us on the podcast. Matt is chief strategist of geopolitical strategy and U. […]

Pleasant Prairies and A Middle East Update

Transcript generated by Descript Hello, listeners. Welcome to another episode of cognitive dissidence. As usual, I’m your host. I’m Jacob Shapiro. I’m a partner and the director of geopolitical analysis, cognitive investments. Rob and I are back at it for a weekly chat. I’m coming to you live from the double tree Hilton in Pleasant […]

What’s in a name? (North Korea edition)

Hello listeners and welcome to another episode of Cognitive Dissidence. As usual, I’m your host. I’m Jacob Shapiro. I’m a partner and the director of geopolitical analysis at Cognitive Investments. Joining me on the podcast is Roger Baker. He is the executive director at the Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics. He also works at RAINN. […]

The Horseradish Capital of the World

The following transcript was generated automatically using Descript. Hello listeners and welcome to another episode of cognitive dissidence. As usual, I’m your host. I’m Jacob Shapiro. I’m a partner in the director of geopolitical analysis at cognitive investments. Rob and I are back at it for our weekly chat. I had some pretty serious tech […]

Making Astrology Respectable

  The following transcript was generated automatically using Descript Hello listeners and welcome to another episode of Cognitive Dissidence. As usual, I’m your host, I’m Jacob Shapiro. I’m a partner and the director of geopolitical analysis at Cognitive Investments. Rob and I are back at it for our weekly chat. I had some pretty serious […]

Extrapolating Doom with Chase Taylor

Transcript generated automatically with Descript. Hello, listeners. Welcome to another episode of Cognitive Dissidence. As usual, I’m your host. I’m Jacob Shapiro. I’m a partner and the director of geopolitical analysis at Cognitive Investments. Rob is busy this week attempting to get French citizenship. Good luck, Rob. Chase Taylor from Pinecone Macro joins us for […]

Hungry For More | Traveling Lisbon

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When I started the Cognitive Dissidents podcast, I committed a cardinal content-creation sin: I did not have my listener in mind. Truth be told, I decided to launch the podcast for myself. I was having numerous interesting conversations with experts, colleagues, and friends and recording the conversations seemed a better way to internalize their insights […]

Feelin’ pretty psyched

When I started my independent consulting and speaking business in March 2020 (I have always had impeccable timing in my life, it’s a character trait), I had a vague sense that one of the qualities that differentiated my approach from other analysts was my sense of optimism. Now, by optimism, I don’t mean a willful […]