The Post-Coronavirus Economy: I Talk to Tim Donner on the Videocast Edition of LN Radio

I recently spoke with Liberty Nation’s heavyweight commentator Tim Donner about global financial markets, the Federal Reserve, and the post-Coronavirus economy.

While this was an LN Radio, this was a special videocast edition. I was unaware of this when the interview started, which explains why I looked unkempt in a t-shirt. Plus, I haven’t had a haircut since December!

Here is my interview (starts at 11:45):

Dead or Alive – My Exclusive on North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

Over at Liberty Nation, I had the pleasure of working on an exclusive story regarding North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and the future of Pyongyang.

I interviewed a couple of experts, and it was hard to narrow down the piece to 1,600 points. There was just so much content I could have worked with, but my editors did a great job working with me on this story.

Here is an excerpt of my piece, titled “Dead Or Alive – NK’s Kim Jong-Un – Liberty Nation Exclusive“:

Is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un dead or alive? It all depends on the source of information.

The confusion over the health status of the Supreme Leader is par for the course for a reclusive and restrictive regime, explains Board Member of the North Korean human rights organization HanVoice, Jack Kim, in an exclusive interview with Liberty Nation. Kim also echoed a widely accepted opinion that it is incredibly difficult for outsiders to report on the internal developments inside Pyongyang since officials possess an iron grip over information.

Until North Korea’s leader re-emerges, the media speculation on his well-being will be rampant. For now, the chatter is on the potential successor. The punditry class believe the two favorites are Kim Yo-jong, his sister; and Kim Pyong-il, his uncle. Whether it is unfolding at the present or it is in the future, the HanVoice founder suggests there will likely be an “internal struggle” to lead North Korea.

My Newfound Love for Franz Schubert

For years, my go-to classical music composers, whether for background atmosphere or intensive listening, have been J.S. Bach (my favorite of all time), Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

In recent months, I have fallen in love with Franz Schubert.

To be fair, I have occasionally listened to Schubert since I first got involved in the classical genre in my teens. Violin Concerto in D Minor, Death and the Maiden, and String Quartet in G major were my typical picks. Lately, however, I have found myself going through a treasure trove of sublime works.

He has quickly entered into my top five favorite composers in history.

Here are some of the best Schubert pieces I have come across in 2020:






If you have any recommendations, let me know!

‘Contagion’ or ‘Outbreak’? Check Out 1950’s ‘Panic in the Streets’

With the world under house arrest during the Coronavirus pandemic, everyone is sitting home and watching Netflix. By now, everyone has probably watched Contagion and Outbreak a dozen or so times as they are two films that deal with similar themes we are grappling with today.

But there is another film that is likely not getting enough love.

1950’s Panic in the Streets.

From Google:

“After Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark) is called in to supervise an autopsy of a unknown man, he discovers that the John Doe died of pneumonic plague. Revealing his discovery to the mayor and city officials, Reed is informed that he has 48 hours before the public will be told about a potential outbreak. Joined by Captain Tom Warren (Paul Douglas) and his wife, Nancy (Barbara Bel Geddes), Reed must race against time to find out where the unknown man came from.”

I personally enjoyed this film. You can’t get any better than Widmark and Douglas and the excellent direction of Elia Kazan! It also stars Jack Palance.

Here is the trailer:

Imagine if the Coronavirus struck the world back then? Yikes!