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David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company. Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.
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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 27, 2023

Another month gone by, indeed another year gone by! We're here to wrap it up in a bow with our final mailbag of 2023. The Market has been kind this year, and we've been rewarded for staying invested. But we're not here to dwell on the past, after all it's the future that matters most. So whether you're wearing a black tie, your best dress, or goofy 2024 sunglasses, have a Happy New Year and we'll see you on the other side!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Dec 20, 2023

A company with a $50 price per share might have a million shares outstanding or a billion shares outstanding. And unless you know both numbers, you don't know the price tag of the stock you're about to buy. It's market cap time once again, and we're here to have some fun talking about the true value of companies that the Motley Fool recommends. 

Companies Discussed: VRNS, CLNE, NFLX, DPZ, ALGN, DHR, SHOP, RGEN, BR, INTU

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Bill Barker, Yasser El-Shimy
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Dec 13, 2023

Cue the orchestra! It's time for the Besties! This is a celebration of the year that was, and a shout out to 10 of our favorite episodes of 2023. We've got guest stars, cameos, and a song-and-dance number that will leave you speechless. Oh wait, sorry, we had to cut the dance—these award shows are always running long.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Arthur Brooks, Elizabeth Hargrave, Jordan Ellenberg, Mahan Tavakoli, Thi Nguyen, Warren Berger, Ed Brooks
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Dec 6, 2023

We're well into the gift-buying season, so it's time for the annual games podcast! This time we have some classic games (06:00), some casual games (18:55), some strategy games (36:01), and a bonus list of game expansions (46:32). It's all about the happy today, so shuffle your cards, rattle your dice, and and get ready to drop some tiles!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 29, 2023

Can November really be over already? It's that time again Fools, and you've packed the mailbag full this time. From silly to serious, softballs and hardballs, we're here to answer your questions. Plus, it's time for a final review of 5 Stocks that will Press On (10:59). Will the 5-stock sampler make it to Foolhalla in one piece?

Stocks Discussed: ZBRA, ODFL, CNI, CRUS, ECL

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Andy Cross, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 22, 2023

What do you have to be grateful for? That's not a rhetorical question — this is the season for letting people know! Say it out loud! Tweet it! X it! Post it! Or in our case, podcast it! We are truly grateful for you, the Fools around the world who listen, learn, and share with us on this journey of investing, business, and life. Thank you!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 15, 2023

We live in a global society, with global conflicts, aspirations, and opportunities. And so today we're seeking words of wisdom and Foolishness from around the world, finding perspective and a bit of rational optimism for a better future. Progress may not be a straight line, but over time it goes up and to the right!

Companies Mentioned: SBUX, META, TSLA, AAPL, NFLX

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 8, 2023

Should the Motley Fool file a class action lawsuit against... class action lawsuits? Why do people think in just two dimensions when our world has three? Can you pronounce the name of your best performing stock properly? It's that time of year again; we're getting petty and pedantic. Ok?

Host: David Garner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 1, 2023

Even if you don't play games, you know what they're about, right? Wars, power, control, money... dudes on a map trying to take over the world! But what if a game was about birds? Butterflies? Mushrooms? Today we talk with Elizabeth Hargrave, one of today's most successful game designers, responsible for the instant-classic, Wingspan. Bringing a feminine aesthetic, along with a formidable business acumen, she is advancing the game industry into the modern era.

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Elizabeth Hargrave
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 25, 2023
It's time for our monthly mailbag! From the U.S. to Germany and back again this month we’re talking investing, business and life. We look at how the Good Guys not only outnumber the bad in the world but also economically outperform the bad actors. We discuss the importance of Owning our Outcomes and the only 4 acceptable answers for West Point first years.
  • (3:00) Hot Takes From X (Formerly Twitter)
  • (4:50) Mailbag Item 1: Good Guys Economic Outperformance
  • (12:16) Mailbag Item 2: September Mailbag Response
  • (14:36) Mailbag Item 3: Importance of Owning Our Outcomes
  • (20:13) Mailbag Item 4: Index Funds and Money Markets
  • (25:56) Mailbag Item 5: German Punctuality and A Financial Horror Story
Companies Mentioned: AAPL, GABXX
Host: David Gardner
Producer: Heather Horton & Dez Jones
Oct 18, 2023

The spooky season is upon us, and it doesn't stop with the ghosts and ghouls at your doorstep! The world is full of scary stories, but if you take heed of Robert Brokamp's warnings, you just might survive the financial apocalypse.

  • (07:13) Switcheroo with the Vampire
  • (13:41) The Trade is Coming from within the House
  • (17:51) Dial "M" for my Money is All Gone
  • (25:09) The Ex-IRS-ist
  • (33:09) Invasion of the Money-Snatchers
  • (40:34) The Queen of Soul Speaks from the Grave...and the Couch
  • (48:02) 3 Scary Stats

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Robert Brokamp
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 11, 2023

Ah, the eternal verities! Some things never change. But that doesn't mean we don't need to revisit them from time to time. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or have joined us in the last few years, it's important to review the things that we value most as Rule Breaker Investors. 

Stocks Mentioned: GOOG, AMZN, NFLX, HUBS, TSLA, MELI

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 4, 2023

Does character always win? In business, investing, and life? What is character anyway? Can we measure it? Manage it? Improve it? These are just a few questions that we address with Dr. Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project, as we dive into the long-term benefits of being virtuous. 

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Ed Brooks
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 28, 2023

Whether your weather is meteorological or astronomical, we're officially in the season of Autumn. In this September mailbag, we're looking at authors, numbers, percentages, baseball, and so much more! Plus, we review and draw to a close yet another 5-stock sampler, these ones indistinguishable from magic. Foolhalla awaits!

  • (4:00) Social Media Hot Takes
  • (8:23) Mailbag Items
  • (39:50) Review of 5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic: off to Foolhalla!

Companies Discussed: AAPL, PEGA, NVDA, ASML, RGEN, SEDGHost: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 20, 2023

Lots of stock talk today as we play the game that educates, amuses, and enriches us all. And, it's the 25th edition of the show, so we've brought back two returning champions to play against each other and against you, Fool! In the end we're all winners on the Market Cap Game Show.

Companiers Discussed: MAR, ATVI, ASR, TSCO, FDX, COIN, NFLX, SMAR, PATH, FUN, MRNA

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Bill Mann, Emily Flippen
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 13, 2023

The Motley Fool is here to make you smarter, happier, and richer. Today we're all about the happy! But what does that mean? Is it achievable? Does money help? Author and columnist for The Atlantic, Arthur Brooks, has a new book out, co-written with Oprah Winfrey that puts a scientist's lens on the subject of happiness. Are you ready to Build the Life You Want? No time like the present!

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Arthur Brooks
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 6, 2023

Pull out your camp-stool, listen to the sounds of nature, and pack a few Barbies for the kids. It's storytime! Stock stories, that is.

  • (05:18) Dripping My Way to a 34-Bagger with Robert Brokamp
  • (14:42) Undeserved Good Fortune with Bill Barker
  • (25:34) My Biggest Mistake was my Biggest Lesson with Kirsten Guerra
  • (35:14) The Dangers of Early Success with Mac Greer
  • (46:40) 90% of the Flavor and 10% of the Cost with Jason Moser 

Companies Discussed: HD, XPO, SLB, AAPL, MKC

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Robert Brokamp, Bill Barker, Kirsten Guerra, Mac Greer, Jason Moser
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 30, 2023

It's time for our monthly mailbag! That's where we answer all the emails that come from you. That's the rule. But... you know what we do with rules around here, right? As you are no doubt sipping your last beach drink and turning the page to the final chapter of your summer read, we're here to review the fantastic authors we've interviewed over the past weeks and draw investing lessons from their combined wisdom.

Companies Mentioned: TSLA, NFLX, NVDA, DIS

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 23, 2023

Perhaps you've traveled from New York to San Francisco. Maybe you've even driven from coast to coast. But have you taken the Lincoln Highway? Today Amor Towles joins us to talk about the voices, the characters, and the adventures from his novel by that name. Also, we get a sneak peak at the soon-to-be-released TV series based on his previous book, A Gentleman in Moscow. Ewan McGregor, a cameo denied, and an exclusive easter egg, just for Fools!

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Amor Towles
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 16, 2023

Do you remember when you were in school? Or maybe you have kids there now. That age-old question always comes up in math class: "What am I ever going to use this for?" Well, turns out the answer is "everyday life!" And as this week's author, Jordan Ellenberg, will show you, the power of mathematical thinking can lead you to smarter, happier, and richer outcomes.

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Jordan Ellenberg
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 9, 2023

Maybe you built it from scratch. Maybe your grandparents built it. Maybe you inherited it from Logan Roy. In any case, there may come a time when you are ready to sell your business. But how? To whom? Is there an instruction manual? Turns out there is! Selling Without Selling Out is the book you're looking for, and author Sunny Vanderbeck is here to talk you through it. Authors in August continues with this conversation aimed at business owners, venture capitalists, and investors.


Host: David Gardner
Guest: Sunny Vanderbeck
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 2, 2023

Do you like to go for walks? Long walks? Neil King went out his front door in Washington DC, and walked all the way to New York City. As described in his book, American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal, Neil's journey led to beautiful insights on the people, the history, and the landmarks along the way.

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Neil King Jr.
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 26, 2023

On this month's mailbag episode we have more financial freedom tips, a shout-out to North Dakota, and a deeper dive into your sleep numbers.

 

  • (00:06:50) AI Scoring for a Better World
  • (00:10:55) Budgeting In Buckets
  • (00:15:37) Helping Grandkids Towards Financial Freedom
  • (00:18:45) 4 Reasons to Visit North Dakota
  • (00:21:45) Going Deeper on Sleep Numbers and RBI Principles
  • (00:32:00) Setting Separate Sleep Numbers for Each Stock
  • (00:39:50) Setting Good Habits for Financial Freedom
  • (00:43:30) Benefits of Micro-Journaling

 

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Heather Horton

Jul 19, 2023

Early on, Bitcoin was supposed to be a currency. Is it? Does it matter? James Surowiecki returns to our podcast to review previous predictions of a cryptocurrancy bubble, look at the future of meme stocks, and play a round of the time-honored Foolish game of buy, sell, or hold.

Companies mentioned: BBBYQ, GME, COIN, UBER, ABNB, BTC, ETHER, BNB, NYT, MSTR

Host: David Gardner
Guest: James Surowiecki
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 12, 2023

Are you a business leader looking to persuade your CFO to change course? Are you an entrepreneur looking for an edge? A parent looking for meaningful family connections? Whoever you are, we got ya covered!

  • (08:04) Reallocate
  • (12:30) Micro-journaling
  • (16:14) "Dear Me"
  • (19:50) Time-stamp your thoughts
  • (23:03) Avert your gaze
  • (27:53) Compete in unionized industries as a Conscious Capitalist
  • (35:18) Intentional family traditions

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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