A lot of people enjoy hearing what I have to say, but personally I am not sure that I am cut out to be a podcast host:

  • Attracting and keeping an audience is hard work, and takes a lot of time.
  • I don’t like the idea of doing a “regular” show – ie, a show every week (or so). I’d rather only do a show if I have something important to say. Something worthy of people’s scarce time and attention.
  • As a podcast audience grows, the percentage of unremarkable people (and crazy people) also grows. Then you end up pandering, instead of speaking your mind. Also, it leads to awkward conversations about “clout”, “influence”, and celebrity endorsements and advertising.

Instead, I’m happy to go on other people’s shows (invite me on! – I almost always say yes!). Here I collect my appearances and interviews in a big list.

All Paul Sztorc Content


Date Title/Link Length Comments
Sep 4, 2022 Baltic Honeybadger 2022 – Panel: Unpopular Opinions 1hr,15m A very fun panel with other Bitcoiners.
Sep 3, 2022 Baltic Honeybadger 2022 – Debate: Paul vs Carvalho 22m,3s Does John Carvalho know anything about Drivechain? Should any user who wants to leave BTC for a different ruleset be stopped, against their own will? Find out here!
Sep 3, 2022 Baltic Honeybadger 2022 – Panel: Sidechains & L2 30m The main conclusion was that Bitcoin will need a diverse “spectrum” of L2s; Bitcoin should rely only on the Lightning Network.
Aug 12, 2022 What Bitcoin Did - Should Drivechains Come to Bitcoin? 1hr,20m,38s Me on the famous Peter McCormack show. I think the beginning was a little rough, but they eventually seemed to get it.
Aug 11, 2022 Built on Bitcoin #83 1hr,04m,05s This interview went really well! We talked about Bip300 and its status in today’s Bitcoin culture.
Jul 12, 2022 Bitcoin Maximalism Spaces w/ Pete Rizzo 1hr,53m,58s A conversation where I say Bitcoin Maximalism has absorbed many harmful ideas which it struggles to purge, leading to risk for Bitcoin owners.
Apr 8, 2022 Bitcoin 2022 - Sidechains (Benefits & Tradeoffs) 40m My sidechains panel; RSK; Liquid; development; fun.
Apr 7, 2022 Bitcoin 2022 - Soft Forks (Benefits & Tradeoffs) 40m Softforks panel w/ me, Jeremy Rubin, Jimmy Song; moderated by BtcSessions.
Apr 7, 2022 Kitco - Bitcoin 2022 Media Room 16m An interesting interview – basics of the Bitcoin investment thesis, macroeconomics, and of course sidechains.
Nov 5, 2021 TabConf 2021 - BIP 300 25m,44s Even better than the June Bitcoin2021 talk – 10 minutes longer.
Aug 12, 2021 Blockchain Debate Podcast: Toxic maximalism (Giacomo Zucco vs. Me) 1h,34m,31s Giacomo and I talk about toxic maximalism. We agreed more than disagreed. I think the conversation would have been more interesting if we interrupted each other more. Too polite and not very toxic.
Jul 3, 2021 Bip 300 Debate: JW Weatherman vs Me 1h,21m,43s In my opening remarks I mentioned that Drivechain was an improvement over Blockstream’s 2014 paper. I regret mentioning that, because I think this guy is so clueless that it never occured to him to look up any of the technical details whatsoever. I could have instead, just asked him ‘what is bip300’ and he would have gone down in flames immediately. Anyway, he was clearly unprepared making this mostly a waste of everyone’s time.
Jun 10, 2021 Drivechain Q&A - Paul Sztorc at Crosschain Miami 22m,37s Me, in Miami, being brought onstage unexpectedly after a night of drinking to do a Drivechain Q&A.
Jun 10, 2021 Bitcoin 2021: Drivechain Demo (BIP 300) 15m,57s Bip300 explained… in just 15 minutes! Highly recommended.
Mar 1, 2021 ZCash Sidechain 21m,58s Me, demo-ing our zcash sidechain. As well as my “melt/cast” privacy technology.
Dec 20, 2020 Silent Night V3 1m,11s Shorter, and with no mikeinspace, this time!
Dec 17, 2020 A Bitcoin Christmas: Silent Night 1m,47s Me playing piano in mikeinspace’s Twitter band.
Dec 16, 2020 Bitcoin Stories Episode 048 1h,30m,35s A really great talk where I answer the “Thiel Question” – what’s something you believe that most people don’t agree with you on: many of the people you love will die because of the US stance toward betting. Thanks to Zack Hess for fixing up the audio.
Dec 14, 2020 Bitcoin Reservations #004 - Smart wife asterisk 2h,33m,20s Show is finally starting to get good.
Dec 7, 2020 Bitcoin Reservations #003 - Twin sister hard fork 2h,33m,20s Still the beginnings aren’t great, but they are getting there.
Nov 30, 2020 Bitcoin Reservations #002 - The prodigal son 2h,16m,37s The beginning isn’t good at all but, it picks up steam quickly.
Nov 23, 2020 Bitcoin Reservations #001 - Opposite of Meditation 2h,19m,07s A new podcast that (sort of) pays homage to Bitcoin Uncensored.
Nov 13, 2020 CryptoVoices - Drivechain & Bitcoin Hivemind 3h,11m,49s Good (and long) discussion of my two big interests/projects (sidechains and prediction markets), and my general approach to life.
Sep 17, 2020 Me & Rafael LaVerde (VamosVigiliante), on Drivechain 1h,46m,11s The third of three videos in my “week of BTC vs BCH/BSV debates”. Rafael asked really good questions and is a great example of the kind of person I was hoping that drivechain and hivemind would appeal to. Lighter and more down to earth than the other two.
Sep 16, 2020 BTC BCH BSV. Me vs Steve Patterson 2h,13m,58s Steve seems to be a real independent thinker, and a semi-outcast in BCH – a similar position to me in BTC. I refuse to “cluster” my beliefs (ie, to ALWAYS believe the ALL the same things the other Maximalists), and Steve seems to act likewise. After we recorded this, we kept talking for like 3 more hours.
Sep 13, 2020 Me (BTC) vs Daniel Krawisz (BSV), on Partyline 1h,40m,47s My duel with the infamous Emperor of Bitcoin. I was very worried that I would be crushed, and prepared extensively. It seemed to pay off, because although he definitely controlled the very beginning, I got some good points in throughout.
Apr 6, 2020 Delphi Podcast - Security Budget - Dan Held vs Paul Sztorc 1h,16m,51s In what will go down as one of the most depressing periods in Bitcoin’s history, the age of delusional bitcoin optimists, arrives this stupid debate with Dan Held. It is not worth watching because Dan was wrong about everything.
Mar 17, 2020 Me on Shitcoin.tv again 31m,34s I REALLY enjoyed this talk. I think it is the type of content that you can’t get anywhere else. Zcash as a sidechain, Handshake and decentralized naming, MimbleWimbleCoin shilling, Bitcoin maximalism once again
Feb 25, 2020 Marty Bent’s Tales from The Crypt #136 2h,29m,22s This podcast suffered from a long (and unexpected) digression into Proof of Stake at the very beginning (I guess that a lot of people would find it not interesting). Then it gets better – fee market, Drivechain, and Prediction Markets.
Nov 8, 2019 BTC vs BCH Debate - Me vs. Vin Armani, Hosted by Hotep Jesus 2h,36m,53s To be honest with you, I was totally distracted during this conversation. It probably sounds silly to you, but my mind was blown that a reality TV star and marketer for 50 cent would be interested in my opinion on anything. Plus Vin was buttering me up the whole time before and during the show!
Sep 12, 2019 Me on “A Game of Shitcoins” 9m,06s Trivia contest vs the great Andreas Brekken.
Jul 18, 2019 Unhashed Podcast #42 2h,00m,29s Prediction markets in theory and practice, Veil, VeriBlock, BTCPay Server, Trump, LN justice transactions”. Unhashed is probably the best Bitcoin podcast of 2019-2020.
Jun 25, 2019 Bitcoin 2019 Krawisz Ambush 5m,23s This is one of my favorite things to ever happen – Daniel Krawisz randomly ambushing people to grill them on BSV. I literally had no idea what he would ask and knew it would be adversarial “gotcha” journalism, but I just like DK so much I thought it would be fun to walk into the lion’s den. Honestly I had a lot of fun people seemed to like my answers.
Dec 19, 2018 Me on Shitcoin.TV 1h,00m,00s Discussion of drivechain, hivemind, and more. These guys are the best :)
Sep 30, 2018 Let’s Talk Bitcoin #377 – Drivechains (and the Apple Store) 48m,34s I return to LTB – the guys try to help me explain Drivechain.
Oct 10, 2018 Whalepool Interview 2h,44,38s I remember this as conversation among crticial Maximalists - sort of. “Immense knowledge dropped on bitcoin development, prediction markets, and much more in a 3 hour talk from Paul Sztorc!”
Aug 21st 2018 Humans of Bitcoin (1) - A True Bitcoin Polymath 33m,00s I was interviewed for the (then) new Bitcoin.com podcast. As often happens, I talked so much that they had to cut it into two parts. This part is more about me and my history.
Aug 21, 2018 Humans of Bitcoin (2) - Blockchain Prediction Markets 33m,26s Part 2 – I talk a lot about prediction markets and their usage.
Jul 5, 2018 Paul Sztorc Explores Bitcoin Conflicts and Controversies 49m, 26s Justin Bons (BCH supporter) and I disagreed about some things, but agreed about some other things (like how silly Bitcoin Core is getting, and how important competition is). We thought we would have a polite conversation about it (in contrast to the nasty drama overtaking the space).
Mar 19, 2018 Post-Maximalism / Motivated Ignorance, Chris DeRose 2h,3m,12s Always nice to talk to Chris DeRose
Nov 15, 2017 Daniel Krawisz and I talk Drivechain 42m,25s DK and I talk about the problem of monopolist-developers that the user can’t get rid of.
Aug 29, 2017 Daniel Krawisz and I 1h,11m,00s One of the first times I talk on air with DK, one of my favorite people – super smart, super original, super crazy.
Jul 8, 2017 Blocktime ep 11 w/ Mike Tidwell and Mike Casey 2h,44m,36s These guys are great, did a bunch of episodes with them. Can’t remember this one specifically other than the joke of me being an Eth person.
Mar 8, 2017 Blockchain: The Oracle Problem 42m,55s People tried to get a blockchain oracle for years - I review this history. Bitcoiners in 2020 still don’t know many of the basics that I cover here.
Feb 11, 2017 CryptoScam #5 w/ Tone Vays 1h,1m,26s Tone Vays and I discuss Augur and why it is a scam. Tone sort of dragged me to the side at a conference to do this - and it was really a lot of fun and I enjoyed it. The timing was great as I was about to present at QCon about the Oracle Problem, so this was a great “trial run”. The QCon talk is better.
Feb 9, 2017 BlockTime “ep 0” w/ Mike Tidwell and Mike Casey 2h,00m,50s I remember that this got very philosophical and that they both seemed to enjoy talking to me. (Or maybe that was some other intervew with them.) Or maybe this was before “blocktime” started. I can’t remember.
Dec 1, 2015 Me + Bitcoinference 1h,15m,34s Can’t remember anything about this. But all of the Amsterdam Bitcoiners are very cool, especially back in 2015.
Jun 10, 2014 Let’s Talk Bitcoin #117 58m,20s One of my first Bitcoin interviews ever – all about “Truthcoin” (now Bitcoin hivemind).

The “Prediction Market Revolution” Presentation

This presentation slowly takes shape over time. The “best” one (clearest and shortest) so far is Anarchapulco-2019.

I wrote an all-important “Part 2” to Anarchapulco-2019, but because of Covid there’s been no venue to give it. I think it will be quite the talk, when people finally understand it.

Sep 8, 2019 Chicago Bitcoin Meetup 53m,32s Elements of “part 2” are starting to take shape. Excellent group with good questions.
Feb 15, 2019 Anarachapulco – Politicians Toil, Voters Laze 20m38s I worked hard to get “The Presentation” (as I call it) down to 20m. Seemed to go VERY well so this is my favorite version. When I add Part 2, it will be truly complete!
Jul 5, 2018 Prediction Markets on Bitcoin - Amsterdam Bitcoin Wednesday 1h,29m,05s Technically on Thursday as part of a two-day 5th anniverserary. Phil Zimmerman and Amir Taaki were there. Phil tried to trip me up with a question about rank-order voting. Still a bit rambly and confused, relative to the clearer/shorter anarchapulco. This one has a Q&A.
Feb 6, 2018 TabConf 2018 - Bitcoin Hivemind 49m,00s Longer than Anarchapulco and with But this one is longer and has a couple very interesting digressions. To my surprise, some people that I respect like this one more than Anarchapulco.

Did I miss something?

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