TFMR Podcast #17 - Chris Martenson


On Thursday, I had an opportunity to visit with Chris Martenson. Chris is obviously very smart but, best of all, he's just a regular guy. Like most of us, Chris had an "awakening" a few years ago and he has devoted his efforts ever since to preparing his family, as well as the general public, for what we all know lies ahead. I think you'll enjoy this podcast and appreciate getting to know Chris a little bit better.

p.s. I finally found a new recording software that I like and I think that you'll be able to notice the difference in audio quality. There is a bit of a gap, about halfway through, where Chris loses his internet connection. It's only about 5 seconds so I hope that it's not too distracting for everyone.


Apr 13, 2012 - 6:10pm


Someone who responds to the CNBC shills and buys when they say to would have bought near the tops on 2011.

They would have blown their savings on it.

That's why I don't listen to Bob Pisani.

And, I know you're reading this Mr. Pisani because you're becoming increasinly bellicose in your morning cacophony at 0910 hrs EST on CNBC.

Quit shilling for the NYSE.

You've been walking that floor a little too long and you've lost your journalistic impartiality.

Apr 13, 2012 - 6:17pm

Thanks big, yellow-hatted one called TF

Cool stuff, appreciate the effort

Apr 13, 2012 - 6:55pm

re: CM

CM was the one of the top causes to make my "light bulb" go off, back in 08 or 09.

Way to go TF.

Apr 13, 2012 - 10:44pm


whats up with the limit increase on silver, haven't seen this adressed that much?

is it true that silver rallied on the latest hike?

Apr 13, 2012 - 11:19pm

Best Summary of the Crash Course EVER!

Chris Martenson's presentation at the Gold & Silver Meeting in Madrid

The video shows it's an hour and 11 minutes, but the first 38 minutes is Chris speaking. The rest is him answering questions from the audience.

Chris Martenson is the man!

Apr 14, 2012 - 3:56am

Great Podcast

Could have listened to you both for another hour. Can we have more Turd and Chris?

Apr 14, 2012 - 6:49am

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose Lips Sink Ships........I fully understand....But can any member of Turd's Army lemme know if they have made any FIAT out of recent trades?Kindly reply to my personal inbox.I will be highly obliged if the Great Turd can himself reply to this query.$500 amounts to Indian Rs 26,000.That's a hell lotta I wanna make it sure that it's worth my money.Kindly don't misconstrue the things;I am a loyal Turdite & I wanna be a part of the army but the Great$$$ cost us Indians a lot.

Apr 14, 2012 - 8:21am

Good Morning

Just need to join the love fest for Chris - from his 'before' and 'after' bio to the clear way he presents his information - absolutely a great introduction for people.

More of this would be great. I am a total audiophile when it comes to gaining knowledge.

And in case anyone missed it (just kidding), here is a link to an excellent interview by my Austrian economics professor (Russ Roberts is also the man - if you like carefully dissecting economics from a really thoughtful perspective) with Nasim Taleb, where they discuss the idea of 'anti-fragility' - i.e. systems that become stronger through feedback. It is relevant to the market, in that the Fed has essentially attempted to take a system that requires feedback and squished it all out. There is a bad end to systems that have their volatility dampened (as I go on about on my Mandlebrot days):

Nassim Taleb, author of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about antifragility, the concept behind Taleb's next book, a work in progress. Taleb talks about how we can cope with our ignorance and uncertainty in a complex world. Topics covered include health, finance, political systems, the Fed, your career, Seneca, shame, heroism, and a few more.

Eric Original
Apr 14, 2012 - 8:54am

A big fan here too

I'm also a big Chris Martinson fan.

For those who forgot, Turd and Chris did a gig over on Chris' site in November. I thought it was terrific, and kept it on my bookmarks bar for the longest time (until I had to make room for more bacon videos).

Settling in now with a cuppa tea and giving this new one a listen...

Turd Ferguson: The Inexorable March Higher For Precious Metals
Apr 14, 2012 - 10:12am

Not a trader, thats how

Buy PSLV when Silver at $38, PHYS when Gold at $1500. That is how you net nothing when the tax man forces you to sell every year!

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