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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2017, 12:29:45 PM »
I have a friend who is relatively frugal but has no idea about mustachianism or FI (I'm slowly introducing her to the idea). We had been talking about happiness and finding fulfilment so I recommend the Happy Philosopher episode to her. I almost had second thoughts about sharing it because the weird deep voice intro at the start about FI is so weird and culty. People who are on the path to FI don't need to be encouraged to "join them" and anyone who isn't familiar with the concept probably thinks it's some sort of brainwashing.

I haven't listened to too many episodes but I'm willing to give the most recent ones a go, seems like they're starting to get their delivery fine tuned. The Mad Fientist can only do so much so I'm glad other people are filling the niche as well.

ETA: I had to stop listening to Radical Personal Finance because the guy is so GD preachy and also refers to abortions as murdering babies. Woah dude!
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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #101 on: December 16, 2017, 01:32:04 PM »
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ETA: I had to stop listening to Radical Personal Finance because the guy is so GD preachy and also refers to abortions as murdering babies. Woah dude!

He has a lot of good stuff, but the religious overtones have definitely become more frequent.  I think he realizes that this listenership would be different when he made that change.
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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #102 on: December 22, 2017, 08:49:01 PM »
Today was another good episode.  Fritz was guest co-hosting and they did a Q&A.  Iím pretty happy with what this podcast is doing for the personal finance community
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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #103 on: December 22, 2017, 09:15:29 PM »
I really love this podcast. Even from the beginning I enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm. :)


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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2017, 08:39:39 AM »
My only complaint about this podcast is that there is so much time in the podcast devoted to nothing other than blowing glitter up their and other FIRE bloggers asses. So much of it is incredibly unnecessary and can be edited out.

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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2017, 11:19:57 PM »
I just listened to their podcast from Fincon. That was my intro and it felt a little bit like the old tiny classified ads commercials where you're sitting there wondering where the actual producess or method is.

That seems to be par for podcasts though since there is no time limit. I've recently started listening to podcasts and in general it seems there is plenty that could be cut out. Inside jokes, long self-advertisements, etc.

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Re: Who else is listening to the Choose FI podcast? Can we discuss?
« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2017, 08:23:36 AM »
The Fincon was just a fluff episode, an ode to their first year in production.  Nothing more, nothing less.

There's generally more substance every other week, but I understand since it's the Holidays they wanted to scale it back.
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