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Former Sydney copper turned investigative journalist, Duncan McNab joins the editors this week to discuss a range of different yarns he’s chased over the years. From Roger Rogerson to the Bondi Gay Hate Murders - he’s told a lot of stories that a lot of people wanted to ignore. His new book, “The Ruby Princess” tells the behind the scenes story of …
 
Western Sydney’s greatest rock music export, The Rubens join the Betoota Advocate podcast this week. Sam and Elliot talk about their new album and what it was like to finish making it in lockdown. The lads are zooming in live from a Tamworth hotel room as the 2021 tour begins. Uncertain times!!! To see the tour dates for the current tour visit here…
 
If there’s one thing the CIA loved in its early days, it was hiring Nazis – like General Reinhard Gehlen who ran their West German spying operation and ended up running West Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND). There something secret here that only members can see. Probably an audio player or something. HOW TO LISTEN Reinhard Gehlen…
 
Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi has been called “the most influential unfinished painting in the history of art” and “the most revolutionary and anti-classical picture of the fifteenth century”. Commissioned as a favour to his father when LDV was 29. As payment, he would only get some firewood and some property near Florence – but he had to pay fo…
 
What goes on tour stays on tour - unless you're the the first woman roadie in the world At just fifteen, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she headed to the UK and later the US to work for a who's who of bands and artists. Life on…
 
On this episode: GME update; BNPL stocks to be regulated in the UK; Roger Montgomery says there’s no ASX bubble; Stock Doctor commodity pricing; NCK is TK’s Stock of the Week; our portfolio EOM report; VUK cashflow; investing based on commodity prices; if TK would use options; what TK would do if there were two stocks with with similar scores; and …
 
The Betoota Advocate editors interview Father Jon from the iconic Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross. A charismatic man known for opening his doors to society’s most troubled and most vulnerable. In a time where a large portion of the Australian middle class are depending on next week’s JobKeeper payments to keep their heads above water - Father Jon rep…
 
Leonardo da Vinci liked boys. Young boys were his weakness. He liked to draw them, paint them and have sex with them. He even got arrested twice for sodomy, which was punishable by death in Florence. Fortunately for us, one of his co-accused was tight with the Medici. Oh dear! This page contains Member's Only content... and you aren't logged in! Su…
 
The CIA wanted to secretly funnel American cash to European politicians, criminals and businesses that would do their bidding. They also wanted to influence public opinion about capitalism, communism, but without appearing to. To accomplish this, they set up an enormous number of front groups, many of which still exist today. They also hid known fa…
 
Maddie Nixon and Jessica Adie from the Australianarama podcast join Clancy on The Betoota Advocate Radio Show this week. These two Queenslanders have just launched the go-to podcast for all Aussie history and pop culture buffs! Each week they take turns to research and dissect a different topic that shaped the nation​. The Harold Holt memorial swim…
 
This week: ASX lower on fears of US bubble. Howard Marks' capitulation. Ray Dalio's thoughts on a coming US civil war. Using Gross Revenue Growth per Share to value "growth" stocks. Stock of the week - KRM. Using a logarithmic price scale. Tony's thoughts on the Blue-Chippers in the ASX. Determining 'Consistently Increasing Equity'. Defining 'recen…
 
She's an ornament to Australian film and television, and she's told a different story for every era of life. From The Secret Life Of Us to Love My Way - Claudia Karvan has been pivotal as both an actor and producer in some of the biggest hitters. In 2021, she's back with Stan's new series BUMP - and as could be expected, it's rating its arse off an…
 
On September 1, 1948, Frank Wisner took charge of the CIA’s covert operations. Known as the OPC – The Office of Policy Co-ordination. Although the CIA was a publicly known entity, the OPC was top secret. One of the first things he did was establish a multinational media conglomerate for spreading anti-Communist and pro-American propaganda. He spent…
 
Thirty years before he painted the Mona Lisa, Leonardo’s first non-religious painting was a portrait of another woman – Ginevra de’Benci. He was only 21, but already his genius was showing. This portrait broke new ground in several important ways. Who was Ginevra and why did he paint her portrait? Oh dear! This page contains Member's Only content..…
 
Nero becomes emperor on the murder of his step-father. He’s 16 or 17 years old. Why didn’t the Senate stop him? It might have something to do with Seneca and Burrus. Seneca wrote him a speech where he promised to be nice. And, indeed, the first five years of his rule seemed to go well. His mother, Agrippina, ruled by his side. The post Nero #2 – Ni…
 
On this week’s podcast, the editors are discussing why Australian sports fans are some of the biggest dribblers in the world, and why are professional cricketers always such weirdos? Tom and Eddy from the Hello Sport Podcast are back talking to Clancy and Errol about adults who are paid to take part in an activity involving physical exertion and sk…
 
This is the story of Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. Known to us as Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Or just “Nero”. On this episode, we ask - how is it possible that a man tutored and guided by one of the most famous Stoic philosophers, Seneca, would end up with the reputation as one of history’s worst tyrants? The post Nero #1 – The Last OG…
 
In our first episode of 2021, we review our portfolio's CY20 performance; margin loan rates; What TK does on a daily/weekly basis for managing his portfolio; relative QAV performance of large vs mid vs small cap companies; the 'minimum' amount of stock someone just getting started should buy; fudging ECX and VUK; whether or not we should rebalance …
 
This week on the show, Nats What I Reckon joins our editors north of the border in our cosmopolitan desert republic for a chat about his meteoric rise. The first YouTuber that The Advocate as interviewed, Nats What I Reckon has released a book of recipes that’ve made him a runaway best-seller. You can find it at any bookseller in the Top 10 section…
 
In addition to working with his old master, Verrocchio, on painting in the 1470s, Leonardo also produced at least four paintings mostly on his own. The Annunciation, two Madonnas and a portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci. In these paintings we can see the young master innovating, experimenting and even making some mistakes. Oh dear! This page contains Me…
 
This is my highlight show for 2020. Obviously, from an investing perspective, 2020 was all about how to handle Australia's first recession in 30 years and a major market correction, so I've pulled together some of Tony's comments on those subjects in the first half of the year. To finish off the episode, I picked a couple of clips of TK talking abo…
 
Our guest on our final episode for 2020 is QAV Club member Damien Parker. He joined us recently to chat about his investing and business career. After a successful career in accounting and a failed property development business, Damien bounced back to write 30 business programs/manuals which grossed $50 million - and created Positive Business, the …
 
Leonardo’s earliest surviving work of art is a landscape sketch of Vinci in his notebook dating from 1473 when he was 21 years old. The earliest surviving painting is BAPTISM OF CHRIST, a collaboration with his old master, Verrocchio (as seen in Marketing The Messiah). On this episode, we go deep on both works of art, looking at what made Leonardo …
 
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