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
|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.|
|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 :)|
|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.|
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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