186 Mother Teresa, “NONES” and The Reality Check

Christina and Pat Roach (From the Podcast The Reality Check) tell us all about Mother Teresa.  Was she a force for good?

Also, The survey from PRRI.  “The Rise of the Unaffiliated”.  25% of Americans now claim no religious affiliation and are called “Nones”.   The number is up and it is increasing at an increasing rate.

Investing Skeptically:   Have long term bonds out performed the stock market?  Will they in the future?
http://www.trcpodcast.com/

Exodus: Why Americans are Leaving Religion—and Why They’re Unlikely to Come Back

185 The Ebony Exodus Project

Candace Gorham talks about her book “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion – and Others Should Too” The evils of religion from the black perspective. We discuss: demons, masturbation, Lesbian sex, faith healing, prophecy and more!

Investing Skeptically: SEC fines 13 advisors for misleading investors. Also: ETFs, backtested data, and the value of past performance.

184 David Silverman – American Atheists

David Silverman talks about his Tesla, his next book and the total solar eclipse that he planned around the 2017 American Atheist convention.  Also, donate to American Atheists and double your money.  Special matching funds if you donate here….

https://www.atheists.org/phil

Investing Skeptically:  How to look up your mutual funds.  Really bad funds and Mutual fund death!

183 Dirty Atheist Money & Evil Brokers

Interview with Matt Wilbourn.  He tried to give $100 to a childrens home.  They said that they cannot accept dirty atheist money.  So, he offered $250 and then started a go fund me that raised almost $30,000!   Most of the money will now go to Camp Quest!

Investing Skeptically:  “Mary” will tell us about here experience with an awful Broker / Dealer.  She lost 2% while the market went up 14%.  We will go over what happened.  The also got hit with over $5,000 in fees when the asked to close their account!

182 Dan Arel: The ARK, New Book, Ken Ham & Jill Stein

Dan Arel is the author of the blog Danthropology.  He also has two books “Parenting Without God” and “The Secular Activist”.  He discusses his new book, the highly successful ARK PARK protest, Ken Ham and his opinions on Jill Stein.

Investing Skeptically segment.  General discussion on a Broker Dealer and Wrap Fees.

181 “Success and Luck” & Past performance

Interview with Robert H. Frank.  His book is “Success and Luck:  Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy”.  We discuss the effect of luck on success and the merits of progressive consumption tax.

Investing Skeptically:  SEC & Mutual fund share class, Can past performance help you buy good mutual funds?

180 SSA-Secular Student Alliance, Simple IRA & Market Predictions

Nicole Niebler is the President of AHA (Atheists, Humanists & Agnostics) at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She explains why the SSA (Secular Student Alliance) is so important and how it has improved her life.

Investing Skeptically: Market Predictions & Simple IRAs.

http://www.investopedia.com/university/retirementplans/simpleira/?ad=dirN&qo=investopediaSiteSearch&qsrc=0&o=40186

https://secularstudents.org/civicrm/pcp/info?reset=1&id=40

 

179 Trump’s Investment Advice & Annuities

Trump did a 2 minute interview on Fox Business and it takes me 20 minutes to explain why it is all wrong and self conflicting.  He thinks he will become President, “Make America Great” and of course the stock market will go up, up up….   However, he has pulled out of the stock market.  You may never guess why.

Special Guest is John Flanagan.  We discuss his time in the US Military, The effects of religion of Bosnia and Yugoslavia, and his time selling annuities.   He gives us an inside perspective!

Investing Skeptically:  I review a listeners annuity.  Find out what was promised and what really happened.

177 Everybody Is Wrong About God!

Our special guest is author James A. Linday.   He explains why Everybody is wrong about god.   His book helps us think about how we should think about god.   He discusses the psychological reasons people believe in god.

Investing Skeptically – Tactical investing.  How to use data to predict the future!  Also, discussed the first brilliant investing idea by the Motley fools – The foolish 4!