61 minutes | Sep 11th 2020

Ep 179 // Paul Ollinger w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Buoyancy’

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"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Paul Ollinger. Paul is a comedian, used to work at Facebook, and now hosts a podcast that explores the psychology of money, called ‘Crazy Money.’ Also, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the new movie, ‘Buoyancy’ which is available now via Kino Lorber’s virtual cinema, Kino Marquee. And we also hear live performances from Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/mb43Raj44BQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/dml3P5Wqbmw[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/xIIw_nJlVf4[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:11 - START /// Matt Ruby chats with Paul Ollinger / beginning the ‘Crazy Money’ podcast / why people are reluctant to discuss money 03:20 - Personal relationship with money and finances as a comedian, then working at Facebook 11:10 - Comedians and finances 14:35 - Money buys happiness only to a point: about $75k 19:00 - ‘Friends,’ Hootie and the Blowfish, and lessons learned 21:30 - Happiness in people who win the lottery vs. people who are paralyzed 24:40 - Philosopher Peter Singer and effective altruism 28:15 - Questioning capitalism 31:10 - Lessons Paul has learned from producing ‘Crazy Money’ / happiness curve 33:50 - Lessons for the pandemic / wrapping up /// END 36:30 - “Pillars” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Oginalii 41:47 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Buoyancy’ 43:23 - Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay [SPOILER ALERT] 57:30 - “The Gospel" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - HaStyle Rhymes 60:05 - Outro/credits 60:54 - Finish. "
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