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The Controversial Truth
66 minutes | Jan 19, 2017
#36: Post election episode right after the Inauguration of Trump- January 20, 2017
We promised a Controversial Truth episode after the election....well, we found ourselves together in Reno on Inauguration day so we thought we would do a podcast 20 minutes after his speech. Enjoy our take on the election and what might come in the next 4 years
87 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
#35: 2016 election analysis from The Controversial Truth
In a clear example of be very careful what you ask for, David Duley and Robb Wolf resurrect The Controversial Truth podcast in order to weigh in on the 2016 election. We will discuss some of the ramifications of certain candidates winning the Presidency and what that might mean to you, your family and community. Additionally, we will revisit some of the predictions we made over the last 4 years and how those played out in the market and in your life.
80 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
#34: The FINAL (for now) episode...our journey and insights together
Dave and Robb wind up the journey of “The Controversial Truth” podcast with this final episode. We take a look back at why we first started the podcast, the progress made, the topics discussed and some past insights that were made that have come to pass our 2.5 year journey. We take a look at some major topics such as the economy, US Real Estate, and energy policy and prices and forecast our thoughts related to the next 5 years. Additionally, we leave you with recommendations of other great podcasts, resources and websites that share a lot of the same perspectives and have many of the same concerns as Dave and Robb. These guys are great and will be able to deliver you constant, credible insights to the ever changing landscape. We LOVED our journey with all of our great listeners and reserve the right to fire up the podcast from time to time should the world’s events trigger some areas in which our opinions can be of insight and value. Keep on keeping on!
76 minutes | Jul 31, 2014
#33: The power of distraction, practical financial tips, and how not to get caught in the bubble
Dave and Robb, with special guest Charles Mayfield, discuss the power and prevalence of distraction in our life and culture. What role does it play is inhibiting progress and change? Additionally, we discuss practical financial tips as we navigate what seems to be another "boom" in our "boom and bust" economic cycle. How do we play smart in this environment?
66 minutes | May 22, 2014
#32: Russia and what it means, Student Debt and bad habits die hard
Dave and Robb try to figure out what is going on in Russia with the Ukraine fiasco and what that means related to America’s strength and perceived place on the world’s stage. Why might we get involved in some conflicts and not others? Related to the financial “recovery,” are some of the past bad behaviors coming back online? Spring is in the air and so is student debt…we will discuss some thoughts to ponder about whether it makes sense to go into debt and for what reason. In addition, some future predictions from some of our favorite economists.
70 minutes | Feb 26, 2014
#31: What would you have to know to justify some of the crazy policy decisions?!?!
About a year ago, Dave and Robb had an episode in which we tried to figure out what information we would need to know (that we could not share with the public) to make and support the same policy decisions of the current (and past) administrations. So "if Dave and Robb were President" what information would be have to be privy to in order to make some of the same nonsensical decisions. We take on monetary policy, the ability to live “off the grid”, Obamacare, and the war on drugs.
74 minutes | Dec 19, 2013
#30: The HOLIDAY EDITION, bitcoins and 2014
Dave and Robb discuss some of their favorite ideas around Holiday gifts that are sometimes practical, sometimes crazy, but all the time awesome. Many listeners have asked us about Bitcoins so we will discuss what they are and some ideas about what the future might hold for them. Additionally, we talk about some trends and opportunities we see for 2014. Thanks for listening and Happy Holidays!
69 minutes | Nov 18, 2013
#29: Obamacare rollout and history repeating itself
Dave and Robb discuss the initial roll-out and website issues surrounding Obamacare. It is so bad it almost seems planned to fail?!?! Additionally, asset bubbles are forming again in equities and real estate....haven't we seen this movie before?
76 minutes | Sep 12, 2013
#28: Farm to Consumer Defense fund, Syria, and why do Politicians always change their minds?
Dave and Robb, with special guest Charles Mayfield- , strength coach and author of Paleo Comfort foods. This episode we catch up on many events in America and the world. Robb and Charles share with us their experience and lessons from their recent adventure in Virginia at the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Additionally, we discuss why politicians make a complete 180 on their opinions and views…is it because we simply do not have the access to information they do? Or is it something else? We will also discuss how Charles and Robb met and the birth of the Paleo Comfort Foods and their new book, Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods.
59 minutes | May 16, 2013
#27: It's good to be back: IRS, AP hack, and other adventures
Dave and Robb catch up on a wide variety of topics since our last podcast on March 1, 2013. We discuss the power of the news media, recent events with IRS being used as political mafia,, AP phone record hacks and other exciting adventures in the world. It's good to be back
82 minutes | Feb 28, 2013
#26: Questions from listeners, sequestration, stock market run up
Dave and Robb go through a list of questions sent in from listeners and we also talk about some of the facts, perceptions and realities surrounding the governments sequestration.
52 minutes | Feb 14, 2013
#25: What Sweden is doing right and can we apply the same solutions in US?
Dave and Robb discuss the reversal of Nordic States who in the past looked to massive social programs and government to solve problems but are NOW looking and implementing more market based solutions. How are they doing and what can we learn and potentially apply in America?
72 minutes | Jan 31, 2013
#24: If Dave and Robb were President....
What information would President Dave and Robb have to be given to make the same decisions as President Obama in regards to monetary policy, health care, gun laws and other national issues? Can we lay out scenarios in which we would make and justify similar decisions? Also, introducing the Magic Beer Genie, Big Mic and others. For entertainment purposes only…;-)
81 minutes | Jan 17, 2013
#23: Happy New Year! Fiscal Cliff, guns, money and Truth
Dave and Robb dive into the New Year discussing the events of the last 30 days. The Fiscal Cliff, the tragedy at Sandy Hook, gun rights debate as well as new ideas for The Controversial Truth in 2013. “Like” our new Facebook page and get ready for a great year of actionable items to address America’s problems, talk about how we can fix them, and then take action in our own communities.
72 minutes | Dec 13, 2012
#22- Has America grown too big for its government?
Dave and Robb discuss an interesting video and opinion piece that states the problem with our dysfunctional government on the Federal level has a lot to do with the SIZE of America in regards to population. We will also discuss chapters 5 & 6 from The Creature from Jekyll Island.
75 minutes | Nov 29, 2012
#21: Totally awesome (and practical) Holiday gift idea edition
Dave and Robb will discuss some Holiday gift ideas that don’t suck and actually can enhance the lives of the ones you love. We will also discuss chapters 3 and 4 from The Creature from Jekyll Island.
56 minutes | Nov 22, 2012
#20: Staying resilient and thankful during the Holiday Season
Dave and Robb discuss some simple ways YOU can stay resilient with your health, body and spirit this Holiday Season. We will also tackle chapters 1 and 2 from The Creature from Jekyll Island.
71 minutes | Nov 15, 2012
#19: Can we design the perfect political party?
Dave and Robb discuss the possible tenants and characteristics of a viable and competitive 3rd party in the US political scene.
67 minutes | Nov 8, 2012
#18: Presidential election recap and what the results might mean
Dudes and dudettes....it's the first episode of The Controversial Truth after the 2012 Presidential election. Whether or not your guy won or loss we all need to observe and learn for the election, campaign and the electorate. We discuss what the election results might mean for America and how best for us to plan for the future ahead.
72 minutes | Nov 1, 2012
#17: Pre-Presidential Election banter and strategy
So it’s presidential election time. Many of our listeners have asked us questions about our thoughts around voting for a 3rd party candidate. Dave and Robb will discuss a variety of different viewpoints to consider as you look to cast your vote. We will also explore unorthodox ways to look at our options.
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