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"The Riff" with Byrne Hobart and Erik Torenberg

Investor and writer of the popular newsletter The Diff, Byrne Hobart, and co-host Erik Torenberg discuss today’s major inflection points in technology, business, and markets – and help listeners build a diversified portfolio of trends and ideas for the future.  

The Riff is a part of the Turpentine podcast network.

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Feb. 15, 2024

E15: Understanding Real Estate with Brad Hargreaves

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne sit down with Brad Hargreaves, founder of General Assembly and Common and editor at real estate publication Thesis Driven . They do a deep dive on everything real estate, fr…
Feb. 8, 2024

E14: How to Build a Media Empire

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne do a deep dive on the history of media, how technology is impacting the media landscape, and how to build the next media empire.
Feb. 1, 2024

E13: Corporate Mortality, Momentum Investing, and Learning From Extreme Events

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss the mortality of corporations, why momentum investing works, and when to learn from extreme events.
Jan. 25, 2024

E12: How Silicon Valley Became Financially Literate

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss factor netural hedge funds, the trend of Silicon Valley becoming more financially literate, the opportunity cost of features, and more.
Jan. 18, 2024

E11: What Byrne Hobart Thinks about Nearly Everything (Part Two)

This week's episode is the second part of Erik's March 2020 interview with Byrne on Venture Stories from Village Global. Erik and Byrne talk about generalists vs specialists, how the work of Rene Girard can be used to unders…
Jan. 11, 2024

E10: Prediction markets are a trillion dollar opportunity. Why aren’t they working yet?

This week on The Riff, Erik and Byrne talk about why you should ignore the 2024 presidential election news cycle, the barriers to the success of prediction markets, why the United States can't be a net exporter, and more.