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 Oct 23, 2018
Great investing podcast. David's demeanor, intelligence, and his investing philosophy make RBI an easy and enjoyable listen.


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.

Episode Date
September Mailbag: A Career in Finance

How do you get started with a career in finance? What about a career in financial freedom? These questions, plus a look at stocks in the penalty box, on today's mailbag episode.

Stocks Mentioned: NFLX, SNOW, BLUE

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Tim Beyers, Rick Munarriz, Megan Brinsfield, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley
Producer: Rick Engdahl

“Motley Fool Wealth Management, or Fool Wealth, is an investment adviser registered with the SEC. Fool Wealth is an affiliate of and a separate entity from The Motley Fool. While similar in name, we operate independently of each other, meaning Fool Wealth uses its own team, entirely separate from The Motley Fool, in its investment decision making and daily operations. The Motley Fool also conducts its investment decision making and daily operations independent of Fool Wealth. This discussion with Fool Wealth is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice.

Sep 28, 2022
Market Cap Game Show: Tie Makers, Tie Breakers

Last time we played the game, returning champions Yasser El-Shimy and Brian Stoffel had to be content with a tie at 5 points apiece. Of course we couldn't let that stand, so they're back to battle once more, and this time we have the listener-submitted "Stevens Sudden Death Rule" to prevent another draw. Will we need to invoke the new rule?


Host: David Gardner
Guests: Yasser El-Shimy, Brian Stoffel
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 21, 2022
Reviewapalooza!: The Good, the Bad, And the Ugly

Some companies beat the market; some companies get in trouble with the law. So it's important for us to come back every year and check the score for our 5-stock samplers — warts and all.

(3:06) Pet peeves revisited
(5:45) Why we review our stock picks
(11:03) Review: 5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic
(29:14) Review: 5 Stocks with a Tailwind Blow
(56:54) Overall scorecard for all 30 5-stock samplers


Host: David Gardner
Guests: Sanmeet Deo, Rick Munarriz
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 14, 2022
Pet Peeves, Vol. 7: Based on a True Story

Don't you hate it when people keep long lists of pet peeves? That's why we're here to get those peeves off the list and out into the airwaves. And you can do the same -- hit us up @RBIPodcast and let us know what bugs ya!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 07, 2022
August Mailbag: How to be Good at Money

The hottest days of August are behind us as we gather to reflect on a tough market and look forward to better days. Whether you were with us at FoolFest earlier in the week or just gather here every Wednesday to tune-in to the Rule Breaker Investing community, we're all in this together. Because if you want to be better with money, the best thing you can do is hang out with people who are good at money. That's you, Fools!

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Tyler Reber
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 31, 2022
Authors in August: River of the Gods with Candice Millard

Candice Millard, the author of four New York Times bestselling books, is here this week to discuss her newest book River of the Gods. The story of the search for the elusive source of the Nile by 19th-century explorers, it gives rise to a wide-ranging discussion across many dynamics, modern & historic.


(1:54) Introduction to Candice Millard

(3:20) The Source of the Story

(5:20) Importance of the source of the Nile 

(7:12) The Royal Geographic Society past and present

(9:55) A picture of Richard Francis Burton 

(13:25) Sidi Mubarak Bombay: the great unknown explorer

(17:45) Checking emotions and biases in historical writing 

(21:31) John Hanning Speke: Partner and Rival

(25:57) The hardships of exploration

(28:32) Bygone themes of the 19th century

(35:15) Candice Millard’s writing style and methods

(38:04) What is Candice reading now

(40:26) Candice’s tips for new writers

(47:21) Why these books and these stories? 

(48:40) What is the big takeaway from all four of these books

(50:05) Candice's next adventure…  


Host: David Gardner
Guest: Candice Millard
Producer: Heather Horton

Aug 24, 2022
Authors in August: Leadership with Les McKeown

President & CEO of Predictable Success Les McKeown is here to talk about his powerful definition of leadership and how it can lead to predictable success. 

(6:45) Do Lead & Do Series introduction 

(13:02) Definitions of leadership

(22:45) Heroic leadership in the media

(27:38) Les’ definition of leadership

(28:43) The four leadership styles

(38:24) Leadership Myths: (1) "You can only lead from the front," and (2) "Leadership is only revealed at times of crisis"

(48:50) Everyone CAN be a leader

(45:05) Effective goal-oriented leadership

(49:21) Enterprise commitment & organizational success

(54:10) Les’ two-minute description of successful leadership

(56:25) Importance of self-aware leadership

(1:04:10) Start small, start big

(1:14:03) Les’ book recommendations  

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Les McKeown
Producer: Heather Horton

Aug 17, 2022
Authors in August: Game Design with Jesse Schell

Entrepreneur, author, and game designer Jesse Schell is here to talk about the art of design, the creation of experience, and the future of games.

(4:58) "What you pretend to be, you will become"
(10:21) Creating the experience
(12:35) Immersive play and iterating on the fly
(16:56) "A problem-solving activity approached with a playful attitude"
(22:44) Elements of game design: mechanics, story, aesthetics, and technology
(33:31) Naming and reinforcing a theme
(43:45) "People can steal your moves, but they can never steal your inspiration"
(51:15) The rule of the loop - iterate quickly to accelerate the power of evolution
(57:18) What the future holds: VR, meta, and games within games

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Jesse Schell
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 10, 2022
Books, Books, Books

It's August, which for this podcast means authors! There's a great lineup of interviews coming for the month, but we're kicking it off with a list of 5 recommendations and a few runners-up that will get you out on the beach.

(2:43) Runners-up: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, and Let's Talk About Death (Over Dinner) by Michael Hebb. 

(7:51) It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For by Roy Spence. Are you looking to find the purpose of your organization? There's no better place to start.

(14:26) Selling The Invisible by Harry Beckwith. We are a service economy, and this precient work will guide you in the ways of modern marketing.

(21:30) Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman. A book of poetic prose that conjectures visions of the afterlife that make you think better of this life.

(27:30) Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome. Heading back to the 19th Century, and off on a comic adventure, this book is escapist in all the best ways.

(37:14) The Why of Work by David & Wendy Ulrich. Finding purpose and passion in the workplace will lead to a culture of abundance. Wins all around! 

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 03, 2022
July Mailbag: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Investing. Business. Life. These things are full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But through it all, the graph goes up and to the right.

(3:24) Hot takes from Twitter: David looks back on this month's episodes with input from the socials.
(7:48) Preview: What's in store for Authors in August.
(9:56) We're joined by Lead Analyst Tim Beyers to answer some questions about the latest changes to the premium Rule Breakers service.
(25:54) The Motley Fools's head of User Experience Research is here to talk about accessibility on Fool.dom.
(41:10) Should we be buying stocks while the market is down or putting away cash for emergencies? Robert Brokamp helps us prioritize, and then responds to a tragic story of what can happen if you don't have an estate plan.
(59:57) A long-time Fool makes beautiful music, and shines a light on the importance of the Foolish community beyond just investing advice.
(1:05) A final story about why we invest, and why financial freedom is a lifetime endeavor.

Stocks Mentioned: TTD, LULU, STNR, BAND

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Tim Beyers, Holly Fake, Robert Brokamp

Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 27, 2022
5 Times I've Changed My Mind, Vol. 1

When the facts change, what do you do? Today we begin a new series on changing our minds. When it happens, why it happens, and how we are rewarded — in business, in investing, and in life.

Shorting (9:10)
- Is it wrong to short stocks? Is it worth the effort?
Go Tar Heels (15:03)
- What happens when the rival of your favorite team becomes your team?
Loving Choices (19:36)
- Have you confronted your own prejudices? Do you have a ______ friend?
Moneyball (28:20)
- Are you looking at the right data? Are you defying conventional wisdom? Are you winning?
Netflix (34:57)
- Are you able to recognize when Goliath has met his David?

Stocks Mentioned: NFLX
Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 20, 2022
The Other Rule Breakers

For over 17 years, Motley Fool Rule Breakers—the subscription service—has been recommending stocks and keeping score. It's been about a year since David stepped away from the service, so today we're checking back in on our namesake. Tim Beyers is here to talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same.

Rule Breakers Service Link:

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Tim Beyers, Rick Engdahl
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 13, 2022
Fresh Eyes on America, Plus World Cup Stocks

With all the horrible headlines these days, it's easy to forget the things that make America special. But for Amjad Masad, a Palestinian immigrant and successful entrepreneur who came here with little to his name, America's virtues are clear to see.

Also in this episode, we review 5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup. In keeping with sports fandom, be prepared for the agony of defeat!

Stocks mentioned: YNDX, MELI, EA, BOOK, DASTY

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 06, 2022
June Mailbag: The Most Beautiful Freude

Today we learned that "Vorfreude" is the German word for pleasant anticipation. Fitting, as we always look forward to hearing from you! And of course, we've been looking forward to having Lee and Kara back to revisit some company culture tips. Finally, we'll leave you with a little more Rule Breaking Vorfreude at the end of the show!

Jun 29, 2022
The Market Cap Game Show: Battle of Champions

Yasser El-Shimy made a great first impression with his win in the last match, but now he's back to face our previous champ, Brian Stoffel. Guessing market caps great and small, of companies ubiquitous  and obscure. Who will win? You will, Fool!

Jun 22, 2022
Reviewapalooza!: The Bear Still Pursuing

Remember when Reviewapaloozas were fun? Well, at some point they will be fun again, but in the meantime we have lessons to learn and some lumps to take. One day we will look back and reminisce about these times we lived through.

Jun 15, 2022
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 9: Progress and Growth
Whether you're a business owner or a new employee, Foolish culture heroes Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage are back with 10 tips to make the workplace flourish. 
Jun 08, 2022
Blast From The Past, Vol. 6

Not everyone has been listening to this podcast from the very beginning. And even if you have, can you possibly remember it all? This week we revisit some of our favorite moments, lessons, and stories from Foolishness past.

Jun 01, 2022
May Mailbag: Celebrating the Suboptimal
The market continued its decline this month, and there's no denying that it hurts. Maybe that's why we're all so focused on optimism and consistency in our investing. It goes up more than it goes down, after all!
May 26, 2022
We Have Met The Enemy, Again

In our democracy, we are responsible. We are complicit. We share in the blame. And we are currently enabling one "Sorry Lunatic" after another to deprive our fellow citizens of their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

May 25, 2022
Great Quotes Vol. 14: Things That Matter

What makes a quote great? Is it timeless wisdom? Is it eloquence? Sure! But for a quote to be both great and Foolish, add an air of contrariety, a wink of irreverence, and a spotlight on things that matter.

May 18, 2022
What You Have Learned from David Gardner, Vol. 3

The best gifts are the ones that keep on giving, and that's what this episode is all about! The things you've learned here, given back and amplified to help us all navigate this difficult year. Thanks!

May 11, 2022
Reviewapalooza!: Emphasis on Looza

Our track record with 5-Stock Samplers has been simply astounding. So many times we've crushed the market! But remember when we said it wouldn't always be that way? That to win we sometimes have to lose? This is that time, Fools. This is that time.

May 04, 2022
April Mailbag: Financial Freedom for All

Let's not dwell on a lousy market when we can talk some more about death, right? You've sent us some beautiful, life-affirming stories after all. Also, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley is back to answer your questions about the Fool Foundation. See? April wasn't all bad.

Apr 27, 2022
Death Over Dinner

Last week we talked to author Michael Hebb about the importance of having conversations about death. Today, we're actually having the conversation. A gathering of friends, a bottle of wine, and a heartfelt, guided discussion about the end that awaits us all.

Apr 20, 2022
"Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner" with Michael Hebb
It's April, the month of filing taxes here in the US, and " this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." So said Benjamin Franklin (and several other before him). But while taxes are discussed and debated freely, what of death? Can we talk about death? Shouldn't we talk about death? How should we talk about death? 
Apr 13, 2022
Introducing: The Motley Fool Foundation

No joke, this year on April 1st we launched The Motley Fool Foundation. Today we take a closer look at the Foundation, its goals and strategies, and meet some of the visionary people leading the charge.

Financial freedom for all. Imagine the possibilities!

Learn more at

Apr 06, 2022
March Mailbag: The Golden Mean

Hold for the long term or sell some losers to back the winners? Index funds or a basket of stocks? Concentrate the portfolio or diversify? On this month's mailbag, Bill Mann and David Kretzmann help us find the sweet spots of Foolish investing.

Mar 30, 2022
The Market Cap Game Show: Yasser El-Shimy and Tim Beyers

This week Yasser El-Shimy makes his impressive Market Cap Game Show debut against Tim Beyers. We discuss not one but two sleep apnea companies, worldwide sports franchises, and a Swiss company you may never have heard of! How will Yasser do on his first appearance? Tune in to find out!

Mar 23, 2022
Market Got Ya Down?

If you're following the market or keeping up with the news, it sure seems bleak out there. We are living in the midst of real world events with real world consequences, and it can be hard to see a bright future under these conditions. But once again, as investors and as humans on this planet, time is our friend.

Mar 16, 2022
Telling Their Stories, Vol. 4: Students of Life

Bill Mann has been with The Motley Fool for a couple of decades. Auri Hughes has been here a couple of years. And while their journeys are quite different, they both approach investing – and life – as humble students of the game. Here are their stories....

Mar 09, 2022
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 5

Today we have an old format, a new show, borrowed wisdom, and the blue that evokes great emotion this month paired with gold. Are we experiencing a correction? Can you make money betting on sports? Is your dog a trick dog? Can sadness lead to pride? This show is heavy on the Motley, Fool!

Mar 02, 2022
February Mailbag: Back From the Future

What a rollercoaster this market has been! But wait, aren't rollercoasters supposed to be fun? Well, we've been to the future, haven't we? We've seen where investing will lead us in the long run. And we've learned how to avoid some regrets along the way. With that in mind, maybe we can throw our hands up and enjoy the ride a little.

Feb 23, 2022
The Year the Market Skyrocketed

It’s been a few decades since we’ve recorded an old fashioned podcast (remember those?) but here we are in 2052. David is joined by Chris Hill and an A-list of special guests to bring you a look back, a look forward, and a look at the timeless lessons learned over a lifetime of Foolishness.

Feb 16, 2022
Reviewapalooza!: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Let’s review and see how those samplers are doing. 5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery: off to Foolhalla in the win column! 5 Stocks that Spark Joy: still sparking joy! And 5 Stocks Rolled Up At Random... well as the late, great Meatloaf crooned, two out of three ain’t bad.

Feb 09, 2022
The Power of Regret with Dan Pink

Do you regret giving up on piano? Do you regret a career that passed you by? Do you regret losing touch with old friends? Don't despair, gentle Fool! By studying our regrets, we learn what is most important in life. And that clears the way to make the future even better.

Feb 02, 2022
January Mailbag: You Look Marvelous!

The market has been unkind to a lot of Rule Breaker stocks this month. So what are we doing about it? We're hitting the mailbag, of course! Answering questions, listening to stories, and keeping our sites on the distant future.

Jan 26, 2022
Open Hiring (?!) with Greyston Bakery's Joe Kenner

Would you hire somebody to work at your company sight unseen? No résumé, no background check, not even an interview? That would be crazy, right? Then again, fellow Rule Breakers, it might just be Foolish!

Jan 19, 2022
The Birds and Bees of NFTs

Bored Apes? Beeples? CryptoSkulls? Has the world gone mad or are these actually investment opportunities? Sit back, relax, and tune in — we've got Aaron Bush here to walk you through the burgeoning world of NFTs.

Jan 12, 2022
Essays From Yesterday, Vol. 3

Well it's 2022, and while everyone is looking to the New Year, we can't help but be a little contrarian. So hop into your Tardis, your DeLorean, your phone booth — whatever your preferred method of time travel — we're heading to Yesteryear for today's education, amusement, and enrichment. 

Jan 05, 2022
December Mailbag: I See You

Here we are at the close of 2021, with the final mailbag of the year. You brought your A-game to our inbox, including game recommendations, contrary opinions, redemption tales, and eureka moments. What better way to celebrate the year that was than to hear your incredible stories? 

Dec 29, 2021
The Market Cap Game Show: Brian vs. Brian 2 – Etsy Strikes Back

Last time we played the Market Cap Game Show, Brian Feroldi and Brian Stoffel battled to a tie. Today we finally have a rematch. Which Brian will prevail? Will the sequel be even better than the original? Will there be an unexpected plot twist? Tune in to find out!

Dec 22, 2021
The Besties of 2021

Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Tonys… and of course, Besties. That’s right, it’s time to roll out the red carpet and bring on the celebrity guests! This is the best of 2021 here on the Rule Breaker Investing Podcast.

Dec 15, 2021
Gratitude: 2021

This year has had its ups and downs. The market has had its ups and downs. The world has had its ups and downs. What’s a Fool to do? Give it up for the ups, of course!

Dec 08, 2021
Games, Games, Games, Vol. 3

Investing is a game, so in order to beat the market you have to roll some dice, move some pawns, and draw some cards…. Oh, who are we kidding? Let’s just put investing aside for a moment and delve into this year’s holiday playlist of David’s favorite board games!

Dec 01, 2021
November Mailbag: Keeping It Real

Do you like hearing about real estate investing or is it just Matt Argersinger's mellifluous voice? Either way, by popular demand Matt is back to answer some questions about REITs, Crowdfunding, and Foolish meet-and-greets. Plus: poetry, sound effects, and a reminder of why we invest.

Nov 24, 2021
Reviewapalooza!: No More Trouble

It is time again to review three of our 5-stock samplers from the past three years. 5 Stocks That Will Press On, 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism, and for its final tally before setting sail to Foolhalla, 5 Stocks That Got Trouble. Spoiler alert: we're not troubled.

Nov 17, 2021
Stock Stories, Vol. 6: Peaks & Valleys

Howdy, partner. You know it ain’t easy out there on the ol’ stock trail. You may end up deep in some canyon where you think you’ll never make it out. But keep at it long enough and you’ll end up climbing a mountain where the views go on forever. But remember my friend, life is all about the journey. Take a load off, let me tell you a story....

Nov 10, 2021
Rule-Breaking Real Estate with Matt Argersinger

What's that? You thought real estate investing was boring? Unfamiliar? Too much work? Out of reach? Well our old friend Matt Argersinger is here to tell you otherwise... and maybe dish out a little game show revenge while he's here. Hold on to your belled caps, we're talking properties!

Nov 03, 2021
October Mailbag: Thank You

Looking for a great investing success story? No problem. A cautionary tale of dreadful financial advice? No worries. A follow on Twitter? You’re welcome. Jim Gillies and Aaron Bush join us for another motley mailbag!

Earlier episodes mentioned on this show:

Oct 27, 2021
Conscious Politics with Matthew Dowd

On this show, we love to talk about Conscious Capitalism. We generally avoid talking about politics. But what happens when those worlds collide? When campaign strategist Matthew Dowd was introduced to Conscious Capitalism, he wrote about how much better our world would be if politics took a similar approach. Now that’s worth talking about!

Oct 20, 2021
9 Foolish Truths That I Hold to Be Self-Evident: 2021

Is this the most important episode of the past two years? Now, if you’re a longtime listener, these truths may indeed seem self-evident. But to much of the investing world, they’re still wildly contrarian. So please feel free to share this episode with someone who doesn’t get it yet!

Oct 13, 2021
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 6

Sometimes a few little tweaks in your daily routine can improve your life dramatically. Maybe it’s getting up early. Maybe it’s rooting for the right people. Maybe it’s remembering that not all trolls are evil—but they’re still trolls. Today is the day to try some new tricks and hack your way to a better life!

Oct 06, 2021
September Mailbag: Different, But The Same

Sports, investing, and character.... Crypto without the currency.... Kudos for Candyland.... And of course, your pet peeves. This month's mailbag is unlike any other. Just like all the others.

Sep 29, 2021
The Market Cap Game Show: Brian vs. Brian

It's time for some fresh blood here on The Market Cap Game Show, and so we've hit up to our A-list of analysts to bring you Brian Feroldi and Brian Stoffel. But which Brian has the best brain? And are you better than both Brians? Only one way to tell...

Sep 22, 2021
Pet Peeves, Vol. 6: Be The Bowhead

It's not that we're negative nellies around here. I mean, we're optimists, right? But still, every once in a while, even Fools need to air a few grievances. So get ready to shake your fist at the heavens – it's time for some pet peeves!

Sep 15, 2021
Reviewapalooza!: Foolhalla

It’s time check on the progress of 5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic and 5 Stocks with a Tailwind Blow. But for 5 MM MMM Good Stocks it’s year three, so we’ll give it one last look and a final tally before sailing it off in honor and glory… to Foolhalla!

Sep 08, 2021
I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)

We delight in breaking rules. But laws – real laws – the ones that govern the universe and human behavior... well if we fight those, we'll likely lose. But if we know them well and abide by them, we just might find ourselves a little smarter, happier, and richer.

Sep 01, 2021
August Mailbag: It's Never Too Late

Sometimes we find inspiration from the incredibly insightful authors we interview. Sometimes it's from the stories of everyday Fools who have seen the light—and most importantly, taken action. Always we find inspiration from this, our monthly mailbag!

Aug 25, 2021
Authors in August: Charles King and The Gods Of The Upper Air

What is normal? What is taboo? How much have we learned in the last century? In Gods of the Upper Air, Charles King illuminates the anthropologists who broke the rules of 20th Century culture, and the science that refuted society's assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality.

Aug 18, 2021
Authors in August: Do More Great Work with Michael Bungay Stanier

"Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters" – the subtitle of Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier gets right to the point on how we can do more of what we love and be the best versions of ourselves.

Aug 11, 2021
Extra: PQ Reps With Shirzad Chamine

You've heard Shirzad talk about the benefits of raising your PQ, or Positive Intelligence Quotient. Now it's time to hit the gym and build some mental muscle!

Aug 07, 2021
Authors in August: Shirzad Chamine Is Positively Intelligent

Is it possible to train your brain towards happiness and success? The science says yes! Shirzad Chamine's Positive Intelligence is your guide to weaken the saboteurs that haunt your mind and strengthen your inner sage.

Aug 04, 2021
July Mailbag: Love Persevering

Another great month in the books! On today's mailbag we hear a lot of love for Coach Reich, we get a little more airtime with our VC side-swami Ollen, and we round it off with some stories that remind us of what is truly important in life.

Jul 28, 2021
Venture Adventure With Ollen Douglass

To be a Rule Breaker investor, you need to think like a venture capitalist. So... what's a venture capitalist? Glad you asked! The Fool's own Ollen Douglass is here to explain what it is, what it does, and how you can dip your toes in the VC pool.

Jul 21, 2021
Extra: Football With Frank Reich

You know that savvy investor we had on the show a few days ago? Turns out he also knows a thing or two about the game of football. Many thanks to Frank Reich for sticking around for an extra chat about his other passion.

Jul 17, 2021
Two Fools: Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich

You win some, you lose some. But if you turn those wins and losses into something bigger, something inspirational... well then you might just make the world smarter, happier, and richer. As an NFL quarterback and head coach, Frank Reich has won and lost under the brightest of lights, but his story rises well beyond the game of football. In fact, you might be surprised to hear just how much of a Fool he really is!

Jul 14, 2021
Reviewapalooza!: A Good Year For America

It's one year since David picked 5 Stocks For America, two years since he picked 5 Stocks That Pass The Snap Test, and three years since he picked 5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup. Yep, it's time to check the score and see how the games-in-progress are going!

Jul 07, 2021
June Mailbag: Scuttlebutt

June has been a great month on the podcast. In fact it will be a hard month to top! But we can top it off, sure enough, with your top-notch questions, comments, and stories. From market caps to optionality, tune in and pay attention to the scuttlebutt.

Jun 30, 2021
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 16 — The Rivalry

Yankees vs. Red Sox... Barcelona vs. Real Madrid... Duke vs. North Carolina... The best rivalries are forged over time through heated competition. Today we give you Aaron Bush vs. Emily Flippen. Will the new format give Emily an edge? Will Aaron break the game again? Will you steal the crown from the comfort of your home? We won't know until we play... The Market Cap Game Show!

Jun 23, 2021
5 Stocks, Pursued By A Bear

With a standing ovation and a few tears in our eyes, we watch the curtain fall on David's 30th and final 5-stock sampler. And as he takes his exit, is it...? Could it be? Is that a bear chasing these companies around? Well that might seem like tragedy today, but Fools know a comedy when we see one! Bravo!

Jun 16, 2021
Great Quotes Vol. 13: Morgan Housel Edition

Previous Great Quotes episodes have featured everyone from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. But today we're pulling from one of the best contemporary financial writers of our time. So contemporary that he's here with us as a guest on the show! It's best-selling author and forever-Fool, Morgan Housel.

Jun 09, 2021
Telling Their Stories, Vol. 3: Lifelong Rule Breakers

Aaron Bush and Tim Beyers have taken very different paths to become Motley Fool analysts, but now they are the duo who will lead the Rule Breakers team into the future. Today we hear their stories, in their own words. Up and to the right, here we go!

Jun 02, 2021
May Mailbag: Perspective

"May you live in interesting times," is said to be an ancient curse. But is it really? Maybe it's just the result of leading a more interesting life. Well, May has been interesting, and the mailbag doesn't disappoint! We have perspectives from all ages, from around the world and even from the future! 

May 26, 2021
Calculating Risk Foolishly

High risk? Low risk? MEDIUM risk? What does that even mean, and what the heck is risk anyway? Today, we define risk Foolishly and revisit our risk ratings, a system to quantify the long-term risk your companies may face.

May 19, 2021
Extra: Lead A More Interesting Life

This show from the vaults, recorded in 2015, asserts that you can make good investments the same way you make good radio. And to prove the point, we look at GoPro, Zoe's Kitchen, and... wait, what? Ok, they can't all be winners. But add Intuitive Surgical and Tesla to the mix and, well, you would have been pretty happy with this as a 5+ Stock Sampler!

May 15, 2021
A Road Less Traveled in 10 1/2 Chapters

Imagine: you’ve just stopped doing something that you’ve been doing for a very long time. Something great. Something that in many ways has defined you. But now you’ve stopped. What do you do? What would you do? What would David do?

May 12, 2021
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 8: The New Normal

One thing we've learned over the last year is that a lot of work can be done remotely. Meetings can happen over Zoom. Spare rooms can be turned into offices. But now that the old physical workplaces are starting to reopen, what does work even look like? As an employee? As a business? HR superstars Lee and Kara are here to help us make the best of what's to come.

May 05, 2021
April Mailbag: Female Fool Frenzy

We love to hear from all our listeners, especially those who are underrepresented in the world of investing and finance. This month we were delighted to hear from more women than usual, and are eager to highlight their contributions.

Plus, we got our first (but hopefully not last) video submission which rounds out the show. See Owen's video mailbag submission on YouTube at:

Apr 28, 2021
Reviewapalooza!: The Value Of Diversity

Today we review 5 Stocks for the Coronavirus, 5 Stocks For The Age of Miracles, and 5 Stocks I Own That You Should Too. Spoiler alert: one of these is not like the others! But do we beat the efficient market? Yes. Indeed we do.

Apr 21, 2021
Telling Their Stories, Vol. 2: An Embassy In Kazakhstan

What do golf, the US State Department, and The Motley Fool have in common? We'll find out today as we hear the life and investing stories of Foolish superstars Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger.

Apr 14, 2021
5 Stocks To Teach You Rule Breakers

It's April! The days are warming, the cherry trees are in peak bloom, and David is back with an A-list of stocks that spell out the 6 traits of a Rule Breaker. 

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Apr 07, 2021
March Mailbag: Invest Like A Girl

Here at Fool HQ, the end of March brings cherry blossoms, warm weather, and a mailbag full of wonder and connection. Just starting out? Sharing your passion with your family? Reflecting on life's challenges? Bring it on! This is why we invest.

Mar 31, 2021
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 15 — Rangefinder

It's the new and improved Market Cap Game Show, thanks to input from listeners like you! Especially if you are Adam Nelson, who gave us a tip to make the game even better for 2021. Get ready to take on returning stalwart Tim Beyers and new contestant Rick Munarriz for an all new market cap challenge!

Mar 24, 2021

Hmmmm, how to celebrate our 300th consecutive weekly show…. Maybe a big party with cameos from past guests, with free punch and balloons for all? Nope, not this time. Instead this: David’s audio-essay looks back and forward. How we make our money. How we treat each other. What we stand for.

Mar 17, 2021
Telling Their Stories, Vol. 1

If you've been around this podcast for a while, you already know Foolish superstars Emily Flippen and Rick Munarriz. Today we're bringing them back to tell their own stories: the highs and lows, the volatility, and the events that shaped them into the investors they are today.

Mar 10, 2021
Reviewapalooza!: What The World Needs Now

Today we're adding up the score and closing the books on both 5 More Stocks to Feed the Next Bear and 5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now. Is the bear still hungry? Does the world still need them? Tune in to find out, Fools!

Mar 03, 2021
February Mailbag: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor…

This month's mailbag is a celebration of the power of stories. The great stories. The ones that really matter. So what stands out? Where do you see yourself? What do you admire? And what actions will you take as a result of a great story?

Feb 24, 2021
Bitcoin 2021

Jim Surowiecki calls it a failed currency. Aaron Bush calls it the ultimate Rule Breaker. Who is right? Could it be both? Let's talk to these two crypto-luminaries and find out!

Feb 17, 2021
Blast From The Past, Vol. 5

Some things can and should be forgotten over time. But the best things, the best songs, the best stories... they grow stronger in the retelling. That selfie with Jeff Bezos. Jerry Garcia shaking hands with Seth Godin. Business lessons from... Xena, Warrior Princess? Wait, what? I guess you'll have to just listen.

Feb 10, 2021
Reiner Knizia On The Business of Board Games

There are many faces who could appear on the Mt. Rushmore of Foolish Board Game Designers, but one place is most certainly reserved for Reiner Knizia. Not only for his brilliant games, but also his business acumen, his enthusiasm for life, and his dedication to his purpose of entertaining the people. Select any color but blue; it's your turn!

Feb 03, 2021
January Mailbag: Bring Someone Else Along With You

Whether you're a conscious leader in your community or some lucky kid's rich uncle, this month's mailbag demonstrates how you can bring someone along on your investing journey. Plus, improvements to the Market Cap Game Show, thoughts on when to sell, and more!

Jan 27, 2021
5 Stocks Rolled Up At Random

Surely it's not possible to beat the market with a random roll of the dice! But...what if we're dicing in a universe of great companies? What if we're randomizing Rule Breakers? Let's find out! And while we're at it, let's review a couple 5-Stock Samplers from the past few years.

Jan 20, 2021
6 Principles Of A Rule Breaker Portfolio

By now you should know what Rule Breaker companies look like. And you should know what it means to be a Rule Breaker investor. But now it's time to look at what a Rule Breaker portfolio looks like, how is it built, and how is it stewarded.

Jan 13, 2021
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 6

If you want to let your winners win, you also have to let your losers lose. Sit back and enjoy the schadenfreude as we look at David's worst stock picks of the last three years.

Jan 06, 2021
December Mailbag: Post-Traumatic Growth

The end is nigh! The end of 2020, that is. And with the new year comes new opportunities for growth and optimism. Your questions reflect that optimism in this, the final mailbag of a year unlike any other.

Dec 30, 2020
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 14 — Inside David's Brain

Returning champions Emily Flippen and Maria Gallagher are here to compete in your favorite game show. But have they hacked David's brain in the process? This is what happens when the contestants are so friendly that they help each other prepare!

Dec 23, 2020
The Besties of 2020

Can you believe all that has happened in 2020? On this podcast, we've had authors, entrepreneurs, advisors, and leaders. It's time to revisit, not just the stories but many of the guests as well. It's a Rule Breaking year in review!

Dec 16, 2020
Gratitude: 2020

It would be easy, and indeed justified, to complain about 2020. It has been a difficult year in so many ways. But taking a contrary view, it is perhaps more important than ever to take some time to express gratitude. And yes, there’s a lot to be grateful for!

Dec 09, 2020
Games, Games, Games, Vol. 2

It's December, Fools, so naturally it's time for David's annual game recommendations! The only question is whether to put them on your gift-list or on your wishlist. The answer, of course, is both!

Dec 02, 2020
November Mailbag: Spiffy 10-Pop!

Today we're grateful for the queries, the comments, the stories, and the stanzas that we receive in our monthly mailbag. We're also grateful for the beautiful businesses that are shaping our future, and leading Fools like you to incredible returns!

Nov 25, 2020
Losing to Win

Psychologists tell us that the pain of losing is three times the joy of winning. That's the rule. Are you ready to break it, Fool? We'll show you how, but first a final review after three years for 5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake.

Nov 18, 2020
5 Stocks That Will Press On

2020 has been a constant struggle, but Calvin Coolidge said it best, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." Which is why this week's 5-stock sampler looks at companies that press on through time and adversity. Plus, a review of 5 Stocks that Got Trouble (though maybe they're not so troubled now).

Nov 11, 2020
Stock Stories, Vol. 5

A company that takes decades to pay off. A company that fails before it succeeds. A company that goes from reviled to recommended. And a company that jumps and cuts by halves within a single year. Sit back on your rocking chair, it's time for some stock stories. Plus, a review of 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism.

Nov 04, 2020
October Mailbag: Under 50

So much to talk about in this month's mailbag: Positive Intelligence, financial poetry, rolling decahedron dice... But can we keep it under 50 minutes? Yes. Yes, we can.

Oct 28, 2020
Positive Intelligence with Shirzad Chamine

Are you a Jedi, leaning on your strengths to become your best self? Or are you a Sith, giving in to the saboteurs who lead you to the Dark Side? Shirzad Chamine is our Yoda, here to guide us on the path of Light and help us strive towards self-actualization.

Oct 21, 2020
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 5

Whether you're trying to save some money, save some time, or save face on the hockey rink, we're here to help. It's time once again to tweak your life to make it smarter, happier, and richer!

Oct 14, 2020
Essays From Yesterday, Vol. 2

How would you prefer to travel through time? Delorean? Phone booth? Hot tub? No need! Today we travel back for a fresh and futuristic look at David’s essays from the Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers archives. From dust mites to Dead Heads, there are decades of lessons to be found!

Oct 07, 2020
September Mailbag: Spiffy-Pops Galore!

Is it still September? For this month's sixth show, join our all-star cast as we revisit work-from-home culture, tally up our GKC scores, and celebrate a spiffy stock that spiffy-popped. All that and MUCH more in this month's mailbag.

Sep 30, 2020
Extra: John Mackey on Conscious Leadership

Purpose, love, integrity... are we talking about wedding vows? No, we're talking about the qualities that make for the most successful business leaders today. Whole Food's John Mackey joins us to talk about the power of Conscious Leadership.

Sep 26, 2020
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 13 - Old Skool

What do you get when you multiply share price times shares outstanding? Yep, it's the market cap! And this is the game show where market cap matters most. Play from home and see if you can beat our contestants, Tim Beyers and Maria Gallagher.

Sep 23, 2020
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 7: Work from Home Edition

How can a company's culture survive, much less thrive when we're all working from home? Never fear, Lee and Kara are here to share 10 tips on making work work in 2020!

Sep 16, 2020
Reviewapalooza!: Farewell to the First 5-Stock Sampler

In September of 2015 we offered podcast listeners a free taste of David's stock picks with 5 Stocks for the Next 5 Years. It became the first of many 5-stock samplers, including 5 Great Stocks You've Never Heard Of in 2017. Today we close out those two samplers, tally up the score, and see how much smarter, happier, and richer we are as a result.

Sep 09, 2020
5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic

Arthur C. Clarke once asserted that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. David Gardner adds that we should probably be investing in that! Today's stock sampler looks at some futuristic technology, but first we review some magical picks from the last two years.

Sep 02, 2020
August Mailbag: Inspirational Stories

Today we're joined by Foolish All-Stars, Dylan Lewis, Ross Anderson, and Jeff Fischer for questions, answers, and inspiring listener stories pulled from a bulging bag of August mail.

The views expressed in this podcast by Jeff Fischer are his own as an employee of 1623 Capital, and his views do not necessarily reflect the views of The Motley Fool, 1623 Capital, or any of our affiliates. Do not take anything said by Jeff as personalized investment advice. As always, we at 1623 Capital encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding personal finance issues. Also, please note that 1623 Capital, an affiliate of The Motley Fool LLC, is a separate legal entity, and all of our asset management decisions are made independently by Jeff Fischer and any other asset managers at 1623. Neither David Gardner, nor Tom Gardner, nor any other Motley Fool analyst, is involved in 1623 Capital’s investment decision-making or daily operations.

Aug 26, 2020
Authors in August: Amy Castoro on Transitioning Family Wealth

The Prodigal Son. King Lear. Logan Roy. What do they have in common? They all could have used a little help from Amy Castoro, co-author of Bridging Generations: Transitioning Family Wealth and Values. Amy is here not just to help you prepare your assets for the family but to prepare your family for the assets.

Aug 19, 2020
Authors in August: Jeremy Brown on Influenza… and Covid

Dr. Jeremy Brown's book, Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History, was published shortly before the outbreak of COVID-19, and yet its lessons are remarkably prescient and relevant to our situation. Guiding us through history and reflecting on our current crisis, it's Authors in August on RBI.

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Aug 12, 2020
Authors in August: Jay Jakub Helps Us Complete Capitalism

Why do companies that don’t just manage their bottom-line profits so often outperform those that do? Because they are “seeing the whole picture.” Jay Jakub shares with us the Economics of Mutuality, helping investors and business professionals discover a new holistic approach to capitalism that is poised to win the future.

Aug 05, 2020
July Mailbag: The Knowledge

Is investing just gambling? Is there a better way to end a soccer game? Are we responsible for the sins of our fathers? We Fools rush in on questions big and small on this month's mailbag.

Jul 29, 2020
Blast From The Past, Vol. 4

How's your memory? Or are you new around here? Well there are a few stories, told over the past 5 years, that we occasionally need to revisit. The evolution of business. Stocks that don't make you think. The origin story of the GKC. Today we flip through the RBI photo album and remember where we've been.

Jul 22, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations, Vol. 1: We're All A Little Bit Racist

White privilege. Black tax. Systemic racism. These may be uncomfortable topics for conversation, but with a little trust, vulnerability, and humanity, we can and must talk about them. We're joined by Stephen Baldi, Dan Simons, and Vennard Wright to open that conversation, for the sake of healing, justice, and progress in our personal and professional lives.

Jul 15, 2020
Pet Peeves, Vol. 5: Penalty Kicks & World Cup Stocks

Are airline credit card offers worthwhile? Do tech stocks really exist? Why do we love penalty kicks so much? Or are those just a bunch of stupid questions? All that, plus a halftime review for 5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup.

Jul 08, 2020
Great Quotes Vol. 12: Don't Hate Nobody!

It's America's birthday! It's The Motley Fool's birthday! Is it your birthday too? Either way, we've got presents, in the form of great quotes on business and life.

Jul 01, 2020
June Mailbag: Do You Have a [blank] Friend?

Is investing like a fine wine, getting better with age? Or is it like a protopian science fiction story, reflecting our best vision for our future? Of course, we'll choose both, and much more, on this month's mailbag.

Jun 24, 2020
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 12 - Home Edition

We're back with another edition of the Market Cap Game Show! Remember, you can play from home...well, I guess we're all playing from home now, aren't we. Can you out-guess our rookie contestants, Tim Beyers and Daniel Kline?

Jun 17, 2020
5 Stocks for America

Liberty. Enterprise. Justice. Resilience. Kindness. These are America's Core Values, according to David, and the theme of today's 5-stock sampler. Plus, we'll review two samplers from the last two years, with guests Karl Thiel and Rick Munarriz.

Jun 10, 2020
Essays From Yesterday, Vol. 1

Back in the olden days of flip phones and paper newsletters, every issue of Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers started with a short essay conveying timeless investing lessons. Well, as long as they're timeless, why not revisit them? Today we look back to yesterday's Foolishness with today's fresh eyes.

Jun 03, 2020
May Mailbag: How Rule Breakers Diversify

Should you let your winners win or keep your sectors diversified? How much should you spend on investment advice services? Is 50 too late to get your finances in order? All that, and how 'bout a stay-cation on Investor Island? It's mailbag time!

May 27, 2020
What You Have Learned from David Gardner, Vol. 2

It's officially an annual event: we ask you what you've learned from this podcast, and we amplify! Side A is the greatest hits; Side B is the deep cuts--stories of what you've learned, and that we all can learn as we embrace the future as Foolish investors.

May 20, 2020
Campfire Stories, Vol. 4: Thank You Notes

Time to tune up the ol' guitar and take out a harmonica for another round of campfire stories. Interviewing for Jobs, a drink with Wolfe, and breaking the cycle of being raised to be poor. And ooh, look! A shooting star!

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May 13, 2020
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 4

Today we're back to an old format, a new show, borrowed wisdom and some celebration blues. Drop a six-pence in your shoe and let's get Motley!

May 06, 2020
April Mailbag: Up Late Playing Games

Are dividends worth more when the share price drops? Is it possible to get your friends and family interested in investing? And do we need a new stock-basket acronym now that FAANG has gone all BFAAAMN? The answer to at least one of those questions is yes. Find out which one on this month's mailbag!

Apr 29, 2020
Reviewapalooza!: Farewell Giraffe

It's time once again to review our 5 stock samplers from 1, 2, and 3 years past. Has the current market volatility crushed returns? Fool analysts Karl Thiel, Maria Gallagher, and Tom King join us to take a look at the score, review the performance, and bid adieu to APRIL the Giraffe.

Apr 22, 2020
Dividend Fools

Top dog and first mover? Check. Sustainable advantage? Check. Strong past price appreciation? Check. Increased dividend every year for at least 25 consecutive years? Ch... Wait, what?! Why are we talking about dividends on the RBI Podcast? Because you asked for it, Fools!

Apr 15, 2020
5 Stocks for the Coronavirus

As lifelong investors, we save regularly and invest regularly. In any market. In good times and bad. So an event like the Coronavirus is not a buying opportunity, but rather a learning opportunity. How will we respond? How will we adapt? What are the businesses that will help us recover and improve our lives going forward? These represent our best vision for our future, and our portfolio should reflect that.

Apr 08, 2020
Atomic Habits with James Clear

An atom is a tiny little thing. Throw a few together and you start to build big things. And within every atom lies enormous power. Same goes for atomic habits: small changes in behavior that work together to make big changes, holding the power to help you build your best self. Today we welcome James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results, for an incredibly simple, practical, and powerful conversation that could change improve your life.

Apr 01, 2020
March Mailbag: Falling Knives

Did you sell at the top? Will you buy at the bottom? Does it really matter if you're in it for the long term? Andy Cross and Aaron Bush join David to hear your stories, answer your questions, and check your temperament as we slog through a brutal month's mailbag, only to find...inspiration!

Mar 25, 2020
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 11 - The Bear Market

When the market falls, we are very aware of stock prices and our portfolio performances. But don't forget that market caps are also dropping! How big are our businesses? How do they compare to each other? Can Aaron Bush get his head around these new numbers or will Andy Cross steal his throne? We'll find out, only on the Market Cap Game Show.

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Mar 18, 2020
Thoughts On Our World in 10 1/2 Chapters

As a health issue, we should absolutely take the Coronavirus outbreak seriously. However that doesn't mean we need to change the way we invest, even when the market drops sharply. So please wash your hands and then sit on them, as we contemplate the troubled times we're living through.

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Mar 11, 2020
Great Quotes Vol. 11: Listener Edition

The market has dropped! Investors are spooked! The end is nigh! What better time to step away from the fray and consider some timeless wisdom from our fellow humans. No news here; just 5 great quotes submitted by you and shared back out for Fools to ponder.

Mar 04, 2020
February Mailbag: Answers Answers

Should you be investing during the Coronavirus outbreak? Are dividends right for you? Where did our Foolish culture come from? All this and more as David is joined by his brother Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool Answers team, Aaron Bush, and others to answer your mailbag questions.

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Feb 26, 2020
Reviewapalooza!: Fake Bears

Two years ago the market seemed a little volatile, so David picked 5 More Stocks to Feed the Next Bear. Where did that hungry bear go? A year before that, the presidential election had lots of people in a tizzy, so David picked 5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now. Did the world need them after all? Join David and guest Emily Flippen as we look back and review these stock picks.

Feb 19, 2020
Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 3

Do you remember when the Internet was new? When eBay was worth more than Amazon? When Blockbuster was streaming video and Netflix wasn't? Today, Tom Gardner and Mac Greer join David for another spin in the wayback machine, to visit some old friends — like Jeff Bezos, Reed Hastings, and Mr. Rogers — from the radio past.

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Feb 12, 2020
Blast From The Past, Vol. 3

Do you remember what makes a business win? How about the official signs of a Rule Breaker stock? The all-time greatest secret of investing? Well in case you didn't memorize 4 1/2 years of this podcast, or in case you're new around here (welcome!), we're circling back to revisit some of the most important lessons from the past.


Feb 05, 2020
January Mailbag: Ups and Downs

The market crashed in January, finally putting an end to a long bull market. Or did it? Depends how closely you were listening. Today we look back at a month full of losers, lessons, and outright fabrications.

DC area Fools: our next Conscious Capitalism DC event is a night with John Mackey, “Leading with Love,” with Tom Gardner conducting an interview, post-presentation. At the National Press Club on February 4th.

Jan 29, 2020
5 Stocks that Spark Joy

It's not about what you should get rid of; it's about what you want to keep forever. It's time to KonMari your portfolio! Plus, a review of last year's 5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery.

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Jan 22, 2020
The Day the Market Crashed

In this special episode, Chris Hill joins us to discuss the day the market tanked. Were you ready?

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Jan 15, 2020
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 5

You win some, you lose some. And boy, did we lose some! Join us for our annual feast of crow as we look back at our worst stock picks of the last three years, hold them up for all to see, and hopefully learn a few lessons along the way.

Jan 08, 2020
Stock Stories, Vol. 4

The setting is the global economy. The protagonists, a handful of companies that we love. The illustrations are stock charts, full of ups and downs, success and failures. And these are the stories of our heroes' journeys.

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Jan 01, 2020
December Mailbag: Investing for Others

As always, we wrap up the year with words of wisdom from you, our listeners. We also take a moment to consider why we invest, and find that often it is not for ourselves, but for those about whom we care the most.

Dec 25, 2019
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 10 - The Reboot!

When the players break the game, it's time to fix the game. We're back with our quarterly game show, but this time we're pitting our star contestants, Emily Flippen and Aaron Bush, against each other. Can you beat them both?

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Dec 18, 2019
Games, Games, Games

It's game time! First, we've officially launched Investor Island, our first Motley Fool mobile game. On the investing side, we tally the final score for 5 Stocks To Put Under Your Tree. And finally, it's David's annual board game gift guide for both casual and diehard gamers.

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Dec 11, 2019
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 6: FREE Stuff!

Today our ace Culture Fools, Kara and Lee, return to present 10 completely, 100%, entirely (almost) free things you can do to improve your workplace. From active listening to snowball fights, there's definitely something here to make your business better.

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Dec 05, 2019
November Mailbag: Gathering Magic

Today we give thanks for you, dear listeners! And how better to show our gratitude than by bringing your voices into the room. We'll share your stories and answer your questions as today you make us smarter, happier, and richer.

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Nov 27, 2019
Reviewapalooza!: Checking In and Closing Out

Emily Flippen is back to help us review a handful of 5-Stock Samplers from the last few years. And it's time to close the books on one of those samplers, but don't let that stop you from owning these stocks for years or decades to come.

Thanks to Audible for supporting The Motley Fool Podcasts. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for $6.95 a month at or text FOOL to 500500.

Nov 20, 2019
5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism

We've talked a lot about Conscious Capitalism over the last few episodes, so it's time to put skin in the game. Good news: these are the kinds of companies that do business right, and you can feel good about investing in them. Great news: you'll probably make more money as a result!

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Nov 13, 2019
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 3

Today it's an old format, a new show, some borrowed wisdom and a bit of the baseball blues. Drop a coin in your shoe for luck and let's get Motley! To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to

Nov 06, 2019
October Mailbag: Just Treats

It's not a costume! We wear our Motley every month on the mailbag episode, taking on a candy-bag of topics from the pedantic to the profound. And as a special treat, here's Brian Wither's stock-tracking spreadsheet, as promised in the show.

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Oct 30, 2019
The Healing Organization, with Raj Sisodia and Michael J. Gelb

We've talked a lot about Conscious Capitalism, and how business is better when it is purposeful and stakeholder-oriented. But today we're taking it up a notch to talk about how business should be a place of healing for employees, a source of healing for those it serves, and a force for healing for society at large. 

Oct 23, 2019
Better Business Through Conscious Capitalism

If you're running a business, you should know what it means to be Purpose-driven. You should know how to create wins across all stakeholders. You should know how to build and sustain a great culture. Today's focus on Conscious Capitalism will show how business can be better and more successful.


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Oct 16, 2019
9 Foolish Truths That I Hold To Be Self-Evident: 2019

We like to pick and review stocks, play games, interview authors, and rant about pet peeves, but every so often we must go back to basics and recommit to the eternal verities of Rule Breaker Investing. Today is that day!

Oct 09, 2019
Pet Peeves, Vol. 4: Growing Value

You know what really bothers us? Well you're about to. It's time for a little nit-picking and self-indulgence, but all in the name of making the world just a little bit better for everyone. 

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Oct 02, 2019
September Mailbag: Breaking the Game

Why should we buy high instead of low? Is Tesla a fragile company? And did Aaron really break the Market Cap Game Show? All that and more on this autumnal mailbag.

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Sep 25, 2019
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 9

The best game shows make you smarter for tuning in. And the best of the best have all-star contestants who constantly set the bar higher. Can Aaron Bush possibly live up to his 9 out of 10 performance from the last show?

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Sep 18, 2019
Reviewapalooza!: Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

On this show, sometimes we pick stocks. We keep score so that we know how we’re doing over time. And then comes the day where we put it all out there and talk about results. All the hits, all the misses, and all the lessons along the way.

Sep 11, 2019
5 Stocks with a Tailwind Blow
Great business leaders can succeed even in adverse conditions, but it sure is easier when the wind is at your back. This listener-inspired 5 stock sampler is focused on companies whose sails are set to catch trends and innovations that will likely define our future.

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Sep 04, 2019
August Mailbag: Weekend Edition

Authors in August is all well and good, but we can't end the month without digging through the mailbag. So sit back, take in the tail end of summer, and enjoy this weekend edition of the Rule Breaker Investing Podcast.

Aug 31, 2019
Authors in August: Crucial Conversations with Emily Gregory

High stakes. Conflicting opinions. Emotional engagement. These are the ingredients of Crucial Conversations -- which, for good or ill, are the most consequential in our lives. Today, as we wrap up our Authors in August series, Emily Gregory teaches us how to navigate these conversations successfully.

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Aug 28, 2019
Authors in August: Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City

Where is the richest, smartest, greenest, healthiest, and happiest place to live? You might be imagining an idyllic mountain valley somewhere, but our guest, Edward Glaeser, is here today to tell you that the heart of the city is the place to be.

Aug 21, 2019
Authors in August: True Heroism w/ Chris McDougall
Aug 14, 2019
Authors in August: Warren Berger's Beautiful Questions

Why do we so often talk about investing on this show? What if we interviewed some of our favorite authors instead? How would that make us smarter, happier, and richer? These are some of the beautiful questions that lead us to Authors in August, and so it's only right that we should kick this month off with our favorite Questionologist, Warren Berger.

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Aug 07, 2019
July Mailbag: Hands, Mind, and Money

Mark Reagan's mom says that you can make money with your hands, your mind, or your money. We like the sound of that last one especially, so we are here to navigate your questions about crazy valuations, ESG investments, international exposure, and much more.

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Jul 31, 2019
A Rule Breaker in China

3,700,000 square miles, 1.4 billion people, panda bears... China is important! And upon returning from his travels to Hong Kong, Beijing and beyond, David has brought back some souvenirs in the form of investing, business, and life lessons.


Jul 24, 2019
Amazon HQ2: Interview with Victor Hoskins

After much hullabaloo, Amazon decided to locate its second corporate headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia. But why? Did they just want to be our neighbor? Victor Hoskins, Director of the Arlington Economic Development Leadership Team, is here to tell us how it happened.

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Jul 17, 2019
Where Were They Then?

Why is it that some of the best Rule Breaker stocks have "crazy" valuations? Jim Mueller joins us for this mailbag-inspired show that looks back at some of our biggest winners, overlooked by so many investors because they were just "too expensive" by traditional metrics.

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Jul 10, 2019
Extra: Happy Birthday, RBI!

This podcast is 4 years old, and to celebrate, we're re-running this very first episode, still as relevant today as it was back then (well, except for that bit about the pizza).

Jul 06, 2019
Reviewapalooza!: 15 Stocks In the Spotlight

They're never all winners; they're never all losers. But we always learn something as we look back, measure up and keep score on our 5-Stock Samplers.

Jul 03, 2019
June Mailbag: Switching On

It doesn't happen every month, but sometimes a strong theme emerges as we dip into the mailbag. This time it's (almost) all about switching on to the essence of true investing and crossing the threshold into a lifetime of Foolishness.

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Jun 26, 2019
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 8

Today the spotlight is on Aaron Bush, the rookie contestant on our perennial game show. Can he beat Matt? Can he beat Emily? Most important, can you beat him? Get out your pencils and earn your #ibeataaron hashtag, Fool!

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Jun 19, 2019
Great Quotes Vol. 10: Don't Be A Dip

Joseph Roux once said, "A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool." Whether held to the light to shine and inspire, or tossed into a pond to ripple outward, today's show is full of rock-solid advice on investing and life.

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Jun 12, 2019
5 Stocks that Pass the Snap Test

If you could snap your fingers and make a company disappear, who would notice? Who would care? It may seem a simplistic question, but the answer could flag the difference between a Rule Breaker and just another also-ran. Today David picks 5 stocks that pass the test and look oh so promising for the next 3+ years.

Jun 05, 2019
May Mailbag: Your Best Vision for Our Future

It's all for one and one for all as David is joined by motley musketeers Emily Flippen and Robert Brokamp to answer your questions. Topics include when to add to winners, how to invest a well-earned windfall, and the morality of marijuana stocks.

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May 29, 2019
What You Have Learned from David Gardner

Earlier this month, The Motley Fool Twitter account (@themotleyfool) asked, “What investment principles and ideas have you learned from David Gardner?” The thoughtful responses, in addition to being a kind birthday gift for David, did a great job of summarizing some of the most salient tenets of the Rule Breaker philosophy. And they happened to be perfectly organized and arranged to share with you here.

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May 22, 2019
The Business and Future of Sports

How do agents, athletes, and corporate sponsors work together? If I'm micro-betting on the next rebound, will I care about the final score? When can I strap on a VR headset and watch the game from inside the ball? Octagon Founder and President Phil De Picciotto joins David to talk about the business and the future of sports.

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May 15, 2019
Making You a Winner in our Thinking World

As we accelerate further into the information age, it’s brain more than brawn that will help humanity achieve new heights. Today we take some tips from some of David’s favorite authors to sharpen our minds and help us think more efficiently. Plus, we’ll review and close the books on 5 Winners in a Thinking World — a stock sampler that has run its three-year course.

May 08, 2019
BONUS: “Investing In Asia” Preview

It’s a sneak preview of “Investing In Asia”, the newest podcast from The Motley Fool!  If you’re looking to invest in some of the most exciting emerging market opportunities in the world, join this weekly journey around Asian markets.

May 04, 2019
Stock Stories, Vol. 3

In a world where timing is perfect, experts are wrong, and simple is revolutionary, one podcast dares to tell the stories of five stocks destined to teach powerful investing lessons. 

May 01, 2019
April Mailbag: Yippie-IPO

Did you hear about that hot IPO? Do you know the company's enterprise value? Do you use the XIRR function on your spreadsheet to track your investments? Does this sound like a motley bunch of questions crammed together to pique your interest? Must be mailbag time again!

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Apr 24, 2019
Stock Sampler Reviews: 5 Stocks I Own and APRIL the Giraffe

Tajiri. In Swahili, it means hope. For Rule Breakers, and anyone with a particularly acute memory, it's the name of a baby giraffe. And it's a 5 stock sampler, picked two years ago that we're reviewing today, alongside another five stocks from last year. How do these baby portfolios stand up against the S&P 500? Will they be spotty, or will they stand tall?

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Apr 17, 2019
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 5: Breaking the Rules of HR

If your HR department is struggling to evaluate employees, enforce mandatory policies, and control communications, you might be doing it wrong. Today, Lee Burbage and Kara Chambers return to bring you ten ways The Motley Fool workplace culture breaks the rules — and yours should too!

Apr 10, 2019
5 Stocks For The Age of Miracles

Speculative fiction writer William Gibson famously said, “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” This is certainly true in the world of biotech, and for Rule Breaker investors, it’s great news! The five companies featured today are operating in the future right now, and by owning them over the next few years, we stand a good chance of profiting as the rest of the world catches on.

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Apr 03, 2019
March Mailbag: The Dream Team

There’s no shortage of A+ guests on this month’s mailbag, as we tackle everything from selling old stock certificates to buying highly valued companies. And, we even give a few tips on how to avoid getting “Frozen” out of our internship opportunities.

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Mar 27, 2019
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 7

How much is Etsy worth? $65? $70? Maybe $75? Try $8 billion, Fool! Because of course we're talking market cap, not share price. And if you know the market cap, you know the price tag of the business. And if you know that, you might just beat Emily Flippen on this week's Market Cap Game Show!

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Mar 20, 2019
"So, Does ESG Work?"

ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance. Are these the concerns of our Fellowship of Foolish investors? Are they a burden that will spell doom for your returns? Or is it fair to say that when it comes to business, there’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting investing for?

Mar 13, 2019
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 4

We’re here to make you a better Fool, Fool! Organize your life, one thought at a time, always pull up on the correct side of the gas pump, and get through next year's holiday shopping without spending out of pocket. All that and more on this week's RBI!

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Mar 06, 2019
February Mailbag: Capitalism at its Best

With midwinter behind us, it's time to start thinking of new beginnings: new investors, new questions, a new Foolish index... That's right, it's a new mailbag, with special guests David Kretzmann and Megan Brinsfield!

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Feb 27, 2019
REVIEWAPALOOZA!: Three 5-Stock Samplers

We've set aside this episode to review not one, not two, but three 5-stock samplers from the last three years. What stocks did we pick? How did they perform? And most importantly, what can we learn from the discipline of keeping score?

Feb 20, 2019
Circles of Competence: Interview with Benton Moss

Benton Moss is a young, standout investor and financial blogger with a very bright and Foolish future. Oh, and he's also a professional pitcher on the path to Major League Baseball! Benton joins us in front of a live audience here at Fool HQ to talk about the Buffett-style investing, the importance of focus, and the game and business of baseball.

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Feb 13, 2019
Blast From The Past, Vol. 2

Some of the best ideas for gazing into the future were discussed… in the past! It’s time to go back and pick some of the most salient ideas from our catalog of podcasts and bring them forward into the light for a fresh look. We’ll be revisiting ideas from:

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Feb 06, 2019
January Mailbag: Chicken Soup for a Fool

With the polar vortex hammering down on a large part of the US, it seems appropriate to serve up a warm bowl of feel-good chicken soup stories. A poem or two, a peek behind the RBI curtain, maybe a board game… and of course a thought or two about investing. It’s the comfort food of podcasts to get us through these chilly days.

Jan 30, 2019
5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery

It's time for another 5 stock sampler, where David selects a handful of stock picks from his premium services and serves them up for a free tasting. But what is the theme that ties this week's picks together? No spoilers, but longtime listeners might be able to figure it out before the big reveal.

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Jan 23, 2019
Extra: Love Letter to Jack Bogle

In remembrance of the life of Jack Bogle, we thought it would be appropriate to revisit this show from December of 2016. Bogle was the creator of the Index Fund, the founder of Vanguard, and an all-around stand-up guy who dedicated his life’s work to helping people invest better. You might say that Jack was the ultimate Rule Breaker, and truly a Fool's Fool.

Jan 19, 2019
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 4

We're not going to let a couple of losers get in the way of winning are we? Of course not! But it is that time of year when we take a look in the mirror and acknowledge our worst mistakes. In the spirit of transparency and good score-keeping, we present David's worst stock picks of the last 3 years, one lesson tagged to each.

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Jan 16, 2019
Pet Peeves, Vol. 3: Tracking Errors

Are you a "for" person or an "against" person? Hopefully we all aspire to be the former, but even so, we all need a little rant once in a while. So whether it’s obsessing over errors, giving short shrift to services, or #VanityPlateHate, let's get it all out now and enjoy the rest of the year on a positive note!

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Jan 09, 2019
Get Your Kids Started Investing!

We're kicking off the New Year, not with a resolution to make our own lives better, but with a promise to pass Rule Breaker Investing on to the next generation. From infants to college grads, our talented panel will set you on a path to bring great fortune to the young Fools in your life. In the spirit of last Fall's "Get Started Investing" series, this one's for the kids!

Jan 02, 2019
December Mailbag: The Poetry of Rule Breaker Investing

This is the last mailbag of the year and it's full of presents! Gifts of poetry, games, inspiration, and levity shape this winter warmer of Foolishness.

Dec 26, 2018
Keeping Score in a Crazy Market: 2 Stock Sampler Reviews

A year ago David picked "5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake" which focused on avoiding the trade-off mentality. Two years ago he picked "5 Stocks to Put Under the Tree" focusing on gifting stock. It's been a crazy couple of years in the market, but how did these picks perform? Time to check the score!

Dec 19, 2018
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 6

It's time once again for the game show that teaches you just how big a company might be. But for the first time, we have a new contestant! Emily Flippen takes over the hot-seat from the stalwart Matt Argersinger. But don't think that makes it any easier for you to earn your #IBeatEmily hashtag....

Dec 12, 2018
Extra: Game Designer Richard Garfield

Esteemed game designer Richard Garfield made an appearance on Wednesday's show, but for those who want to geek out and dive deeper into his gaming past, present and future, today we present the full interview. If you want to be the one who addresses Richard by his first D&D character's name at the next Gen Con, this show is for you!

Dec 08, 2018
Games & Game Design with Richard Garfield

Investing may be the best game, but it's not the only game! Today we speak with game designer Richard Garfield about his genre-sparking innovations. Then David gives you his top 4 game recommendations for your family tabletop. Ok, more like 10. He can't hold back!

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Dec 05, 2018
November Mailbag: A Time of Plenty

Pushing the limits of mailbag guests (five) and mailbag items (eleven), our cornucopia is spilling out a harvest of information on market dips, IPO investing, the Fool’s own ETF and more. Plus, a bit of Shakespeare and an epic disclaimer!

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Nov 28, 2018
Improving Business Through Fair Trade with Paul Rice

It was once thought that a company could be either profitable or sustainable, but not both. But as Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, explains, the future of business is quite the opposite. With the rise of Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Consumerism, businesses will thrive by serving all stakeholders, including the environment and those at the very beginning of the supply chain.

Nov 21, 2018
5 Stocks That Got Trouble

The stock market has been a little harsh lately, especially for Rule Breakers. But when the best companies get whacked by general market conditions, that's Trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with P and that stands for...Phool? These 5 winners may be down, but great stocks in the long run 'always go up more than they go down.'!

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Nov 14, 2018
Get Started Investing! (Part 2/2)

On the October 3rd episode of the Rule Breaker Investing podcast, we brought on a panel of Fools to help you, your friends, and your family get started investing. Today the panel (plus one!) is back to complete the series, to answer your questions, and to make sure you now have all you need to take that crucial step towards financial freedom!

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Nov 07, 2018
October Mailbag: It's All Treats

Who's that at the door? A witch? An astronaut? A scientist? A biker? Well, we're giving out treats from our Halloween mailbag, as a motley array of listeners come to share their Foolishness. We'll also learn a great trick to help you look past a recently scary market.

Oct 31, 2018
Great Quotes Vol. 9: Pursued by a Bear

From investing luminaries to picture books, and back to the bosom of the Bard. Today, David brings another motley collection of great quotations, with lessons on business, life, and Foolishness.

Oct 24, 2018
200 Stock Advisor Picks Later…

In March of 2002, Motley Fool Stock Advisor was born. Every month, brothers Tom and David Gardner continue to recommend one stock each, to be bought for the long term. Now fully 200 months (16+ years!) later, what six conclusions does David draw from the experience? (Hint: It is indeed possible to crush the market!) In a very special podcast, we’re looking back and looking forward.

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Oct 17, 2018
The League of Extraordinary Stock Pickers

Last year we invited several Rule Breakers and Stock Advisor Members to compete in a monthly stock-picking challenge. And of course, we kept score! Today we’re joined by the winner of that contest – the most extraordinary stock picker of them all! Also, we’ll review 5 Great Stocks You’ve Never Heard Of.

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Oct 10, 2018
Get Started Investing! (Part 1/2)

Gather your friends and family for today's episode as we walk through the basics of how to become an investor. From opening and funding a brokerage account to picking your first stocks, David and his all-star cast will lead the way through the steps that seasoned investors may take for granted.

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Oct 03, 2018
September Mailbag: Winners Win

We welcome UI Designer and Shakespearean actor Greg Robleto to answer questions about the Fool's website, and Chief Investing Officer Andy Cross to speak to analyst ratings and adding to winners as we go around the globe with the September mailbag. 

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Sep 26, 2018
The 6 "Hows" of Rule Breaker Investing

If you've been listening to this podcast for a while you are probably familiar with the Six Traits of a Rule Breaker, which help us identify what to invest in. Today we're introducing six new traits, and these will help define how to invest as Rule Breakers. Do we have them right? We welcome your feedback!

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Sep 19, 2018
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 5

Can you claim the #IBeatMatt hashtag?  It's handicrafts, robotic warships, and you against Matt Argersinger in our latest installment of The Market Cap Game Show

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Sep 12, 2018
5 Mm Mmm Good Stocks

Conventional wisdom would have it that throwing a dart at a list of stocks would give you little chance of beating the market. But what if the list of stocks was the Supernova Universe? And what if the dart landed on the letter M? Let's just say we've never let conventional wisdom slow us down.

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Sep 05, 2018
Extra: Senator John McCain

With John McCain's memorial services on our minds this weekend, we've reached back into our archives to revisit our own brush with the Arizona Senator. Back in October of 2000, Senator McCain was gracious enough to spend some time with David on the Motley Fool Radio Show, revealing yet another window into his humanity, his decency, and yes, his Foolishness.

Sep 01, 2018
August Mailbag: Poetry & Prose


The politics of shunning politics, investing lessons from both fantasy football and lyric poetry, a brilliant new sonnet from a most Foolish listener, and a serving of David's best British accent. This could only be the Rule Breaker Investing mailbag.

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Aug 29, 2018
Extra: More of Mark Penn's Microtrends

As intimated on Wednesday's show, we're back with a weekend RBI Extra! Here we dig in on topics of health and wellness and even risk a momentary brush with politics as we continue our conversation with Mark Penn, highlighting some of the microtrends that are currently shaping our world.

Aug 25, 2018
Authors in August: Mark Penn’s Microtrends

How many times should you get married? Would you choose to become a bionic man or woman? Could your next best friend be a bot? Small trends today can predict huge changes in our culture, and opportunities for businesses and investors. Author, pollster, and political strategist Mark Penn has his finger on the pulse of progress in his latest book, Microtrends Squared.

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Aug 22, 2018
Authors in August: The Creative Process With Amor Towles

We're halfway through our Authors in August theme, diving delightfully into the waters of literary fiction. Amor Towles, bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, sheds light on his creative process, the current state of the publishing industry, and the world's resurging desire for long-form narrative.

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Aug 15, 2018
Extra: Priya Parker Part Two!

She’s back! Priya Parker rejoins David for a short-form, all-out-fun Weekend Extra, extemporaneously taking on anything he can throw at her, from how to improve your next family reunion to her take on Martha Stewart.

Aug 11, 2018
Authors in August: Perfect Events with Priya Parker

Authors in August continues this week, as David shares with you a Rule Breaker in the wide-ranging field of creating great events. Priya Parker is the author of the spectacular new book _The Art of Gathering_. She brings her innovative thought leadership to Rule Breaker Investing in order to help our listeners improve everything from their business conferences to their weddings.

Aug 08, 2018
Authors in August: Seth Godin Makes Things Better

Today we kick off the month of August, wherein we will be talking about great summer reads with the authors who wrote them! First up: writer, marketer, Internet maven, cheater, and all-around good guy Seth Godin talks about his process, his insights, and his ongoing effort to help people make things better.

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Aug 01, 2018
July Mailbag: Combat Football

At The Motley Fool, one of our core values is to "Top It!" We're always looking to go one better. Which is why we go out of our way to add dividends to our portfolio return calculations, conviction ratings to our stock picks, and an extra ball to the game of soccer. Guests Matt Argersinger, Yervand Khoranian, and Robert Brokamp make sense of all that and more on this week's midsummer mailbag.

Jul 25, 2018
Extra: Our Interview with Billie Jean King

Long-time producer Mac Greer joins David once again to discuss and feature our whole interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King.

Jul 21, 2018
Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 2

Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner and long-time producer Mac Greer join David this week once again dig through our deep vault of audio gold, as they discuss Wimbledon, marijuana, and a Starbucks in every bathroom!

Jul 18, 2018
A Rule Breaker Looks at FANG Stocks

FANG: Facebook. Amazon. Netflix. Google. Or is it FAANG, with Apple too? Or… FAANMG?! Reacting to a Bloomberg Opinion piece, David addresses those who would turn some of his favorite companies into acronyms. What’s your FAAMNG Score?

Jul 11, 2018
5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup

Olé! Vamos! Golazo! It's World Cup season and today we're inspired by the international soccer tournament to pick some stocks to beat the market over the next 4 years (i.e. by the next World Cup). But first we'll check the score on The Brexit Inspired Stock List from two years ago, and do our best to avoid going to PKs.

Jul 04, 2018
June Mailbag: 20 Years A Fool

Today we go through 20 fantastic lessons learned over 20 years of investing Foolishly. And that's just one of our mailbag items. We also bring in Foolish experts Dylan Lewis, Mark Brooks, and David Kretzmann to answer your questions. And finally... about that breaking glass at the show open -- will it stay or will it go?

Jun 27, 2018
Extra: When Timing Matters With Dan Pink

When should you take a break? When should you have surgery? When should your kids go to school? Author Dan Pink joined David at FoolFest a few weeks ago to talk about the science of timing. And to give a rousing, improvised, and expertly delivered commencement speech.

Jun 23, 2018
6 Investing Takeaways From The 2018 World Cup

World Cups only come around every 4 years. This year's tournament in Russia brings the world together in a whirl of competition and pageantry, creating stories full of tragedy and heroics. But most of all, it gives us these 6 investing lessons that we can talk about during the halftime break.

Also, we review 5 Stocks Riding The Bull Market —will the #rbistreak survive?

Jun 20, 2018
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 4

Multiply share price by shares outstanding, add a pinch of Trebek, mix sports metaphors liberally, and you get The Market Cap Game Show! Matty Argersinger joins us once again to see if he can beat you at David's devilish game.

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Jun 13, 2018
Extra: Mr. Rogers' Foolish Neighborhood

Rule Breakers are often loud and abrupt, like the sound of shattering glass. But sometimes the most profound Rule Breakers are quiet—changing the landscape over time with gentle consistency. Fred Rogers, through his long-running TV Show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, broke through the noise and brashness of his time with a soft-spoken kindness that shaped generations.

This interview was recorded in 2002. Won't You Be My Neighbor, a documentary about Fred Rogers, opens in theaters this weekend.

Jun 09, 2018
Stock Stories, Vol. 2

Not every stock is a "story stock" but every stock does have a story. Today David, some Motley Fool analysts, and special guest Dan Pink all share their stock stories, and the lessons learned along the way. 

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Jun 06, 2018
May Mailbag: The FOMO Edition

As we wind down Conscious Capitalism Month, we can’t help but feel optimistic about investing. In fact, we might be “suffering” from too much of a good thing! Are there too many great companies out there? Are we missing out? Have we bought too many? And can you remind me about that Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum thingy again?

May 30, 2018
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 2

It's an especially Motley show today; a little of this, a little of that. Thoughts from an old show, a new essay, some borrowed wisdom, and a BLUE stock pick. And, hey, what's that in your shoe?

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May 23, 2018
Great Quotes Vol. 8: Conscious Capitalism Through The Ages

We’re halfway through our self-proclaimed “Conscious Capitalism Month” here at RBI, and so our quotes today were gathered from a display at the convention held in Dallas earlier this month. As it happens, we’re spanning over 2,000 years of wisdom and applying sage advice to business, entrepreneurship, and investing.

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May 16, 2018
Extra: Conscious Entrepreneurs

If you want to surround yourself with brilliant personalities who are elevating humanity through business, the Conscious Capitalism conference is the place to be. We pulled three superstar entrepreneurs out of the crowd to talk business, hospitality, bathrooms, and bidets. Content warning: with Suzy Batiz, Brian Schultz, and Miki Agrawal on the mic, potty humor is inevitable!

May 12, 2018
Review Of 5 Thinky Stocks, Plus Middleby's Selim Bassoul

It's now been two years since David picked "5 Winners in a Thinking World" here on the podcast. Those stocks were indeed winning after one year, but how have they fared to date against the stiff competition of a raging bull market? Then, continuing this month's theme of Conscious Capitalism, we bring you a conversation with the remarkable CEO of Middleby Corp., Selim Bassoul.

May 09, 2018
Extra: The Stakeholder Theory With Ed Freeman

One of the earliest articulations of what we now call the "stakeholder theory" in business management comes from author and academic Ed Freeman. This delightful conversation from the floor of the Conscious Capitalism 2018 Conference in Dallas, TX will leave you loving business, hating chickens, and looking forward to the next generation of leaders.

May 05, 2018
Conscious Capitalism

Were you taught that the goal of business is simply to maximize shareholder value? Think again! Today David looks at the future of business with two of of the brightest luminaries in the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia and Alexander McCobin. Taped on location at the Conscious Capitalism 2018 convention in Dallas, TX.

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May 02, 2018
April Mailbag: Volatility Schmolatility

At some point, the market will drop. It always does. Should you worry? Should you care? This month's mailbag will put you at ease. Plus, how raising cattle prepares you for investing (hint: think long-term). All that and more in the much-anticipated April mailbag!

Apr 25, 2018
5 Stocks I Own That You Should Too

We’re back to the stock-picking well in our ongoing “5 Stocks…” series. Today David dips not only into the Supernova Universe for inspiration, but into his own personal portfolio. Plus, do you remember April the Giraffe? Neither did we. But we do have a review of the 5 Stocks David picked last "APRIL" and there is something uncannily giraffish about their performance!

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Apr 18, 2018
Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 1

Somewhere in the deep and dusty vaults of Fool HQ, lies a treasure trove of audio gold. We sent Producer Mac Greer down to dig out some of the best clips from the old Motley Fool Radio Show archives, uncovering turn-of-the-century interviews with future business leaders and b-list celebrities. Today, we revisit those old clips with fresh insight, as Mac joins David and Tom Gardner for a precarious walk down memory lane.

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Apr 11, 2018
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 4: "What's Your Motley?"

Does the company where you work, or in which you're thinking of investing, have a rich culture? A key component is often an "Employee First" mentality, one that celebrates and nurtures people and their humanity. David's semi-annual culture conversation features regular guests Kara Chambers & Lee Burbage joined this week by a chorus of new voices, explaining and answering: "What's Your Motley?"

Apr 04, 2018
March Mailbag: The Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum

Special guests once again feature on our monthly mailbag, as Aaron Bush returns for Crypto-Corner and two of our favorite Davids conspire to invent the Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum. Plus, some follow-up on Predictable Success, a plea to ignore share price, and a little advice on keeping up with your reading.

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Mar 28, 2018
Building A Predictably Successful Business: Interview With Les McKeown

Are you a “Visionary” who sees the world from 10,000 feet, eyes on the future? Are you an “Operator” who loves to break down barriers and get stuff done? Maybe you’re a “Processor” who creates frameworks and craves efficiency. Or a “Synergist” able to set your ego aside and pull the team together. According to our guest, Les McKeown, each of these types are essential to building and scaling a successful business, but each is particularly suited to a different stage of a company’s lifecycle. Getting the right balance and working to move your business through its growth stages is key to building Predictable Success.

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Mar 21, 2018
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 3

Come on down! You're the next contestant on The Market Cap Game Show! Can you claim the #IBeatMatt hashtag bragging rights? Join the fun as we endeavor not to under or over-estimate the size of 10 stocks from David's Supernova Universe.

Mar 14, 2018
A Better Future Through Enlightenment: Interview With Steven Pinker

Poverty, disease, violent crime, famine... nearly every measure of human suffering is going steadily down, as surely as overall prosperity is going up. That's not just optimism, that's what the data show. Today we're delighted to present our guest Steven Pinker, author of several books including his latest, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, which highlights an optimistic, if counterintuitive, look at the future.

Mar 07, 2018
February Mailbag: The Motley Fool 100 Index & ETF

Time once again to answer your emails and Tweets! Special guests abound, as Tim Hanson speaks on The Motley Fool 100 Index, Brian Richards broadens our horizons to the UK and Hong Kong, Jeff Fischer talks hedging, and Bryan Hinmon reads yet another disclaimer before digging deeper into the TMFC ETF.

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Feb 28, 2018
Gotta Know The Lingo, Vol. 3

You may know about asset allocation, but what about asset location? You may know about LTV, but what about CAC? And is infantry turnover really a thing? Tune in to learn the lingua franca of Foolish investing.

Also, last year at this time, David picked "5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now." How much did the world really need them? Did we beat the market again, or…?!

Feb 21, 2018
Extra: Kevin Kelly Q&A

One episode was not enough to contain the wit and wisdom of our guest, Kevin Kelly. In this bonus episode, David asks Kevin about the future of tracking in a “protopian” society, and then we take questions from our Motley Fool One audience.

Feb 17, 2018
Our Inevitable Future: Interview with Kevin Kelly

Have you ever wondered what the future looks like? You're in luck because today's guest pretty much lives there. As co-founder and now Senior Maverick of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly has a distinguished career of seeking out where the future is erupting and bringing the news back to the rest of us. David interviewed Kevin at our Motley Fool One Member Event in San Francisco last week. We know you will enjoy this peek behind the curtain!

Feb 14, 2018
5 More Stocks to Feed the Next Bear

What happened to the market? Was it the worst drop ever? Was it the beginning of the next bear market? Or was it just a harmless little bear cub? Regardless, David has 5 picks to beat the market over the next 3+ years. Also, two years ago Rule Breaker stocks were hurting, down over 20% in our own private bear market. Today we’ll review the 5 stocks David picked at that time. We hope you were listening!

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Feb 07, 2018
January Mailbag: Foolish Funds and the Future of Cryptocurrency

The first mailbag of 2018 is bulging at the seams with goodness! We discuss Cryptocurrency beyond the bubble, Foolish Funds, a new ETF, and much more. Plus, a really great disclaimer!

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Jan 31, 2018
Blast From The Past, Vol. 1

In this new series, we’ll revisit some of the most important ideas we’ve explored over the years, shine some new light on old stories, and  maybe give a little nudge for you to explore the archives. After all, we’ve produced over 100 episodes of this podcast, and it would be silly to assume that you’ve heard them all!

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Jan 24, 2018
Great Quotes Vol. 7: Making Potential Energy Kinetic

David turns potential into kinetic energy, navigating with a compass, bringing you technology steamrollers, OODA loops, and a different way to grade science exams. Oh, and his second favorite Fool quote ever.

Jan 17, 2018
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 3

Take a seat, put your napkin on your lap, and pick up your fork and knife. It's time to eat some crow! Today, David and his guests will dig in to his worst stock picks over the last three years, find out what went wrong, and search for silver linings. Bon appetit!

Jan 10, 2018
Campfire Stories, Vol. 3: Community Voices

Pull up a bedroll, gaze up at the stars, and gather ‘round for a little extra warmth as we listen to some campfire stories from the RBI community. Hear tales of how a cheesecake can lead to financial independence, how to recognize an irrational market, the dangers of leverage, the value of investing together, and more.

Jan 03, 2018
December Mailbag: Why We Invest

That's a wrap! 2017 is in the books and we're finishing strong! Once again we'll hit the mailbag, make a resolution, throw down a little poetry, and think about why we play the game. Happy Follydays!

Dec 27, 2017
Look Ahead: 2018

We begin today's show with a review of 5 Stocks To Put Under Your Tree—gifts that keep on giving picked on the podcast this time last year. Then it's back to the future, with analysts Rick Munarriz, Sarah Goddard, and Simon Erickson looking ahead for the most promising trends, sectors, and stocks for the new year.

Dec 20, 2017
Foolanthropy Special: All Hands And Hearts

The Motley Fool's annual Foolanthropy Drive is here, and this year we're partnering with All Hands And Hearts, an organization dedicated to rebuilding homes, schools, and communities in the wake of natural disasters around the world. Co-founder David Campbell joins us to talk about how he paves the way for volunteers to help with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy.

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Dec 16, 2017
Rule Breaker Gift-Giving Special

Most everyone is looking for gift ideas this time of year, so we’ve brought some of the Fool’s best gift-givers into the studio to share their ideas and advice. From frugal to financially savvy, meaningful to whimsical, we’ve got you covered. And to top it off, David shares his top 5 board-games to wrap and deliver!

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Dec 13, 2017
Blockchain of Fools

Back by popular demand, Aaron Bush joins David to dive deeper into Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, BitConnect, and the Petro. Is this one the future? Is that one a scam? Could Foolcoin be far off? If you can't make heads or tails of the blockchain, this show is for you!

Dec 06, 2017
November Mailbag: A Family Gathering

Our mailbag is a veritable cornucopia of questions this month, and in the spirit of the season, we’ve gathered some of our Foolish family together to answer them for you. Joe Perna looks at the benefits of giving stocks to charity, Jeff Fischer shows how options can fit into your long term strategy, and Ally Wines suggests a service to help you with your 401(k) allocations. Plus, some praise for Roy, more pet peeves and a mea culpa. Pull up a chair and dig in!

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Nov 29, 2017
5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake

Time or money? Talent or luck? Smart or good-looking? Ever since you were a kid you’ve had to make tradeoffs. But what if you could have it all? What if the answer to either/or is…and? Today we give you 5 stock picks for the next 3 years that eliminate false choices and give you cake both to have and to eat.

Nov 22, 2017
Pet Peeves, Vol. 2: Give Yourself A Gift

It's that special time of year when we all gather around the family dinner table, join hands, and... rant! That's right, it's time to do some pet peeves, so don’t be defensive, don't bail, and let's go change the world!

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Nov 15, 2017
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 2

Once again David taps his inner-Trebek, adopting that slightly smug, patronizing affectation that only comes by having all the answers in your pocket. It’s the Market Cap Game Show! It’s you against returning champion, Matt Argersinger. Can you win the coveted #IBeatMatt bragging rights? But first, we check in on “5 Lesser-Known Rule Breakers” that David picked two years ago.

Nov 08, 2017
Purpose-Driven Business: Interview with Roy Spence

Don’t Mess With Texas! You’ve seen the bumper sticker on countless pickup trucks, but did you know it began as an anti-littering campaign? Meet Roy Spence, an extraordinary marketing genius and the leading advocate for purpose-driven business. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn why businesses that have a purpose beyond making money will make more money. And you’ll probably want to buy his hot sauce. Don’t do mild!

Nov 01, 2017
October Mailbag: The Variety Hour

This month’s mailbag kicks off with some original poetry and wraps up with a serendipitous plug for next month’s interview. In-between, we’ll hear from our resident tax expert, follow-up on your blockchain and Bitcoin questions, and take a peek at Fool Culture.

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Oct 25, 2017
Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

You asked for it! Today we tackle one of our most requested topics, as David is joined by Motley Fool Analyst Aaron Bush, to discuss the past, present, and future of blockchain technology. What is a blockchain? What companies are benefitting from them? Should you buy some Bitcoins? Tune in to find out!

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Oct 18, 2017
9 Foolish Truths That I Hold To Be Self-Evident: 2017

It’s back to basics today as we revisit some of the most important tenets of Rule Breaker Investing. If you’re well steeped in Foolishness, these truths may indeed seem self-evident, but to much of the investing world, they’re still wildly contrarian. Hint: you might want to share this episode with someone who doesn’t get it yet!

Oct 11, 2017
How To Reach Your Peak: Interview With Anders Ericsson

Today we have the privilege of interviewing the expert on expertise, Anders Ericsson. In his book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, Anders and his collaborator, Robert Pool, introduce a powerful approach to learning through "deliberate practice" — a concept that has been popularized as the "10,000 hour" rule. But we move beyond the shorthand and discover how to harness the full potential of human performance.

Oct 04, 2017
September Mailbag: Don’t Miss The Boat!

Summer is over, kids are at school, and the Tar Heels just lost to Duke. It must be September, and time for another RBI mailbag! Today we cover trusting kids with an inheritance, how to avoid missing the boat on Motley Fool stock recommendations, learning while we’re earning, and much more.

Sep 27, 2017
How to Spot a Potential Buyout, Vol. 2

Last week David highlighted 5 great stocks that you've probably never heard of. A few days later, one of those stocks announced a buyout offer from Northrop Grumman, leading to a 20% pop in a day! What can we learn from this good fortune? Join us for some inductive reasoning and a little boardgaming to find out how to spot a likely buyout candidate.

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Sep 20, 2017
5 Great Stocks You've Never Heard Of

Not every great investment comes in the form of a big company that consumers everywhere know and love. And while we usually like companies with a prominent brand, there is also opportunity in obscurity. Today David digs deep into his Supernova Universe of stock recommendations to bring you 5 hidden gems with very promising prospects.

Sep 13, 2017
Stock Pick Review Bonanza: Walking, Talking & Keeping Score

It wouldn’t be the Rule Breakers Investing show if we didn’t spend some time talking stocks. Today we go back and review David’s picks from September 2015’s “5 Stocks for the Next 5 Years” episode, as well as last September’s “5 Low-Risk Stocks for the Next Year.” How do these picks measure up to the big bull market? Strap in for some highs, some lows, and a healthy dose of alpha.

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Sep 06, 2017
August Mailbag: Invest Me In My Motley

“Invest me in my motley; give me leave to speak my mind, and I will through and through.” — As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7

Today we give David leave to speak his mind on a rich bag of email correspondence. And from discounted cash flow analysis to turfgrass management, from index funds to cryptocurrency, this colorful patchwork of questions is as motley as they come!

Aug 30, 2017
The Motley Fool Investment Guide

Way back in 1996, we released the first edition of The Motley Fool Investment Guide. Our aim then, as it is now, was to educate, amuse and enrich individual investors, and to show how anyone can take control of their own finances. Today we’re announcing a brand new, completely revised edition for 2017 and beyond. Who is it for? Where should you position your dollars today? Why is a book better than the internet? All that and more on today’s show!

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Aug 23, 2017
Great Quotes, Vol. 6: Call Me Not Fool Till Heaven Hath Sent Me Fortune

Today we go back to the bottomless well of great quotations. Whether touching on culture, games, brand, or indeed investing, we like to keep this podcast Motley! These 5 quotes (plus a few) will leave you with new thoughts and new perspectives to take with you on your Foolish journey.

Aug 16, 2017
The Market Cap Game Show

Today David picks up the long, skinny, game show microphone to play host in our first ever Market Cap Game! Contestant and special guest, Matt Argersinger will compete against you, dear listener. Your prize for winning will be bragging rights and free use of the #IBeatMatt hashtag on Twitter!

Aug 09, 2017
Great Company Culture, Vol. 3

 Make your organization’s corporate culture more engaging, rewarding, happier, more productive… more Foolish! David welcomes back return guests Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage.

Aug 02, 2017
July Mailbag: Netflix Up 100X

What is Amazon-safe? Is there an Amazon killer? Why does the market go up over time? And hey, did I just hear NFLX pop a hundred-bagger? The end of the month brings us to the RBI mailbag episode, where David gives his irreverent take on these questions and more.

Jul 26, 2017
Stock Stories, Vol. 1

This week David offers a new take on the term “story stocks.” He and a few of his fellow Fools share some of their favorite stock stories. Some will make you laugh, some cry, and all are Motley.

Jul 19, 2017
Tallying 5 Brexit Stocks 1 Year In

It’s been just over a year since Britain decided to leave the European Union and David made five Brexit-inspired stock picks. While those were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), it’s fun to check on their progress. The FTSE 100 (or Footsie) is up since then. How we doin’?

Jul 12, 2017
Racing to the Top: An Interview with McKenna Haase

David interviews McKenna Haase, a 20-year-old student, race car driver, entrepreneur, and Rule Breaking investor. They discuss how she started racing, what it is like to be one of the only females in her sport, and how she balances racing, school, and her two companies. Plus McKenna shares some of her favorite stock picks and investing heroes.

Jul 05, 2017
June Mailbag: Sailing On The S&P 500

It's the end of June and you've outdone yourselves again! Our mailbag is full and we've got a packed show. Today David tackles how to build a new portfolio from scratch, considers whether to sell or add to losers, and attempts to solve an ancient, riddle that left Plato pondering. All that and more on this week's mailbag. Thanks to Harry's for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial — go to

Jun 28, 2017
5 Stocks Riding The Bull Market

Let's face it, the stock market has been a raging bull for a long time now. It can't go on forever, right? It might even crash, and hard! So, what's a Rule Breaker to do? Pick 5 stocks that are hitting all-time highs, of course! Because great companies are worth owning. Because today's highs will be tomorrow's memories. And, well, because that's just the way we roll.

Jun 21, 2017
We Have Met The Enemy

By now you have heard the news of the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice here in Alexandria, just a few blocks from us here at Fool HQ. In response, David urges us to maintain independent thinking, civility, a motley influence, and the humility that is the core of Foolishness.

Jun 16, 2017
Market Drops vs. 10-Year Pops

Are you concerned by the “market drop” we experienced over the last few days? If you’re a Rule Breaking Investor, chances are it hit you pretty hard, and that can be painful. But if you’re a Rule Breaking Investor, chances are you’re also going to be holding some of the best companies for a decade or more, and that is sure to cheer you up. As David has said before, and will say again, “Stocks always go down faster than they go up, but they always go up more than they go down.”

Jun 14, 2017
Into The Future! With Zack Kanter

You may not yet be familiar with Zack Kanter, but the self-described entrepreneur, speaker, futurist, writer, amateur chef, and all-around nerd is someone you should get to know if you’re curious about the future. Today Zack is here to talk with David about why Ford and Geico should fear the autonomous car, how an entrepreneur like you could improve the news, and Amazon’s path to becoming the world’s most valuable company.

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Jun 07, 2017
May Mailbag: Why Great Leaders Matter, Sometimes

It is the last day of the month, which means, as always, it’s mailbag time! Today David looks at the Great Man Theory vs. the Cultural View of investing, whether to invest a little bit at a time or in big lump sums, and why the market’s P/E ratio shouldn’t guide your investing decisions. Plus, another misattributed quote and quite possibly a dirty joke!

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May 31, 2017
10 Life Lessons From Guy Kawasaki

The sun is settling in, the pool is almost open, grills are heating up... That’s right: ‘tis the season for graduation speeches! Any day now, successful alumni will be returning to their alma maters to dole out optimism and advice to bright-eyed, graduating seniors. One such speech from back in 1995 is worth revisiting, and today David does just that with special guest, Guy Kawasaki. Join us as we look ahead from the past in this, our 100th episode! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to

May 24, 2017
Why Warren Buffett Shouldn't Buy Amazon

When Warren Buffet was asked on CNBC why he still isn’t buying Amazon – a company he greatly admires – he quipped, “Stupidity.” But why should the greatest investor of our time regret sitting out on a single company that sits outside the framework of his self-ascribed circle of competence? Buffett doesn’t need to be a Rule Breaker. That’s for you and me, fellow Fools!

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May 17, 2017
Why We Misunderstand Each Other

Nick Epley is a social psychologist and the author of "Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want." Today David speaks with Nick about the errors we make when we try to understand each other, why we fail at The Newlywed Game, and the dangers of anthropomorphizing stocks.

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May 10, 2017
Check-In: 5 Winners in a Thinking World

This time last year, David picked “5 Winners in a Thinking World,” highlighting 5 companies for the Information Age (or is it the Internet Age?). As always, these were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), but today we’re checking in to see how they’ve doing in year one. Did you buy shares? Are you doing a happy-dance?

May 03, 2017
April Mailbag: How To Get Your Questions Answered

Our mailbag is an embarrassment of riches! So many great questions that we can’t possibly get to them all, which is indeed a great problem to have. After a quick guide on how to get your questions answered, both here and elsewhere at The Fool, David takes on how many stocks make the perfect portfolio, how much cash to save for the next down market, how to add to winners, and much more.

Apr 26, 2017
5 Stocks For April The Giraffe

Spring is here! The air is warming, cherry trees have peaked, and showers are bringing flowers. But if you Google “April” today, your first page of results will be all about April the Giraffe and her brand new, web-cam-friendly calf. David doesn’t mention any of this specifically in today’s show, but he does pick 5 stocks that he thinks will go giraffishly up. We’ll check back in 3 years to see how these stocks have performed, and to see if anyone remembers our long-necked YouTube sensation.

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Apr 19, 2017
Foolish Superheroes

In the early years of The Motley Fool, an unlikely opportunity came knocking. This is the tale of how David almost became the next Warrior Princess -- and a lesson in how keeping the long game in mind will help you in life, in business, and in investing.

Apr 12, 2017
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and a silver sixpence in her shoe)” traditionally refers to what a bride should wear on her wedding day for good luck. No wedding bells here today, but we’re borrowing the old, familiar rhyme to rein in an otherwise disparate collection of Rule Breaking investing thoughts. Spoiler alert: At the end, David will be talking about his beloved – and blue – alma mater.

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Apr 05, 2017
March Mailbag: Introducing the Divvy-Pop

Today's mailbag is overstuffed with your excellent contributions! We talk about how to keep cool in the face of big losers, relay a life-hack to make you happy, debut a new investing term, and even leave you with a tune worth whistling. All this and more in the March mailbag!

Mar 29, 2017
How David Beats Goliath

This week we look at Malcolm Gladwell’s 2009 New Yorker article, “How David Beats Goliath” and extract three inspiring investing lessons. Gladwell spells out the hidden advantages of being the “underdog” in a way well-suited to our Rule Breaker investing style.

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Mar 22, 2017
Deborah Meier’s Habits of Mind

Often the best way to improve our investing is to improve our thinking. And to improve our thinking, it’s often helpful to reach outside of the disciplines of investing and business. Today we delve into the teachings of education reformer, Deborah Meier, and the “5 Habits of Mind” that she believes should be taught to all 21st Century students. Perhaps these habits should be taught to 21st Century investors as well!

Mar 15, 2017
Gotta Know The Lingo

From the earliest days of The Motley Fool, our mission has been to "Educate, Amuse & Enrich." Today we double-down on the "Educate" with an exploration of some commonly used financial terms. Guest analysts Andrew Fredrickson, Abi Malin, Aaron Bush, and Jim Mueller join David to define and discuss net profit margin, cash flow vs. net income, dividend yield, burn rate, and spiffy-pop!

Mar 08, 2017
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 3

Today we present a third installment of tips, tricks and lifehacks—to help you be a better you. Find a hidden superpower in your Kindle app, improve your investing while learning to draw, achieve your goals by ignoring them, and much more! Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us on Twitter @RBIPodcast.

Mar 01, 2017
February Mailbag: Recipes for Resilience

February may be a short month, but our mailbag is as full as ever, overflowing with great questions and comments from you, our dear listener. Today we tackle why our biggest losers are the stocks we never buy, why predicting the future is getting more difficult, and much more. Plus, David reveals some of his favorite books to inspire and improve your investing.

Feb 22, 2017
5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now

In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” the political climate seems ever more chaotic and unpredictable. But as investors, by definition, we take a long-term view. And we look to businesses and innovators, not politicians, to bring us into the future. Today, David picks 5 companies that are likely to help us through these troubled times -- and become ever more valuable for doing so.

Feb 15, 2017
Looking Back: Last Year's Bear Market Picks

This time last year, David picked “5 Stocks to Feed the Bear,” highlighting 5 smaller companies with low risk ratings. Though these were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), today we’re checking in to see how they’re doing so far. Spoiler alert: we’re kind of hoping you bought a few shares!

Feb 08, 2017
Campfire Stories, Vol. 2: The Early Days

After last year's Portrait of the Investor as a Young Man, David goes even further back, seeking insights and investing lessons from his early youth. So gather back around the campfire for a few stories and lessons from these formative years. We look back to days of school projects, theater companies, baseball characters and mishaps abroad. Through it all, we learn that as we stumble through this human experiment, character counts, and optimism is justified.

Feb 01, 2017
January Mailbag, Plus: Your "Don't Make Me Think" Stocks

There are plenty of riches in this month's mailbag, including your thoughts on David's biggest losers, how to score your "Golden Ticket" to FoolFest, and how David switches hats when choosing stocks for Rule Breakers or Stock Advisor. Plus, a lightning round of your picks for "Don't Make Me Think" stocks.

Jan 25, 2017
Great Stocks Don't Make You Think!

In March of 2008, David had just read a wonderful book on information architecture and website design by Steve Krug, entitled. "Don't Make Me Think." Turning lessons learned about design towards his home turf of investing, this inspired David to publish an essay titled, "Great Stocks Don't Make You Think!" Today we revisit that essay, the lessons learned at the time, and reflect on what we've learned in the years that have passed since. 

Jan 18, 2017
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 2

Last year around this time we released a two-part podcast entitled David's Biggest Losers. Let's make that a tradition here and talk about another half-dozen stocks that have performed poorly over the past 3 years. We don't like to dwell on failure—and indeed can learn a lot more by studying our wins—but it's good to eat some humble pie once in a while and remember that we don't have to win them all to win the game.

Jan 11, 2017
Great Quotes Vol. 5: A Fool To Make You Merry

Happy New Year! In 2017, as always, we predict that the market will go up. But these great quotes will help you face the coming market, regardless of what it does. And if our prediction is wrong, we'll just "wait for a warm day and shoot off the next one!"

Jan 04, 2017
December Mailbag: Market Highs & Tight Shorts

In this final mailbag of 2016 we answer your questions about picking stocks when the market is at all-time highs, what to do when "buy what you know" steers you wrong, how to navigate a short squeeze, and more. Plus, a little flattery from one of our favorite CEOs! This week’s podcast is brought to you by Foolanthropy: Learn more at

Dec 28, 2016
Why We Invest – Plus, Jack Bogle Interview

Our newly founded Holiday Tradition here at Rule Breaker Investing is a re-reading of David’s 2010 essay entitled Why We Invest. But first, as special a gift to us all, a brief and illuminating cameo with the living investing legend, Jack Bogle. Jack gives us his recipe for great investing success, his thoughts on investing in our current political climate, the importance of character over success, and much more. It’s a perfect holiday blend of investing wisdom!

Dec 21, 2016
Love Letter To Jack Bogle

December is a month of gratitude here at Rule Breaker Investing. With that in mind, we’re spending today’s episode talking about and, more importantly, listening to Jack Bogle. As the creator of the Index Fund, the founder of Vanguard, and an all-around stand-up guy who has dedicated his life’s work to helping people invest better, you might say that Jack is the ultimate Rule Breaker. Certainly his accomplishments are worth singing about. So indeed, we will!

Dec 14, 2016
5 Stocks To Put Under The Tree

As the holidays approach, you may be looking for an extra special present for the children in your life. For the gift that truly keeps on giving, today’s show brings you five kid-friendly stocks that are good to hold for the next five years or longer. And never to pass up a teaching moment, David also shares some advice on how to talk about each of the companies those lucky kids will now own. Spoiler alert: The stock you’re probably most expecting is not on the list!

Dec 07, 2016
Entrepreneur Month Extra: 10 Commandments of Entrepreneurship with Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is currently the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online tool with the mantra of democratizing graphic design. But his resume goes much deeper. From his early days at Apple to his venture capital firm to his bestselling books, Guy has a long history of helping startups succeed. In this RBI Extra episode, we break down some conventional wisdom with Guy's 10 Commandments of Entrepreneurship.

Dec 03, 2016
November Mailbag: Investing in the Great Recession

Uh oh, it's both mailbag day and the close of November's Entrepreneur Month. How can we possibly do both? I guess it's time for another RBI Extra episode! Today we answer your questions on investing in the Great Recession, Stock Advisor vs. Rule Breakers, and games for the holidays, and we also address concerns over David's diction. Then, on Saturday watch your feed for a special episode with tech evangelist, Guy Kawasaki.

Nov 30, 2016
Entrepreneur Month Extra: Getting Things Done Primer With David Allen

As a professional, at any given time, you probably have 150-220 action items and 30-100 projects on your plate. That’s a lot – in fact too much – to keep in your head. Your brain, it turns out, is a terrible office! Fortunately, with a little help you can build an external brain that’s designed to simplify your complicated life. In this RBI Extra, we get down to GTD basics with David Allen’s 5 steps to help you get your “stuff” under control.

Nov 26, 2016
Entrepreneur Month: Organize Your Business With David Allen

David Allen did not set out to become a productivity guru, but with the release of his book, Getting Things Done, in 2001, he became just that. You may well be familiar with his methodology – in fact we hope you are, and that it has improved your life dramatically! After hearing a bit of his “super hero origin story,” today we’ll talk to David about some additional tips and insights specifically for entrepreneurs. Also, stay tuned this weekend for a special RBI Extra episode where we’ll get down to the basics of GTD with David Allen.

Nov 23, 2016
Entrepreneur Month: The Power of Hospitality with Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer is famous for opening more than a dozen highly successful New York restaurants. And those restaurants – from Union Square Café to Shake Shack – are famous for their hospitality. More than mere service, hospitality is a measure of how a dining experience makes us feel. Today Danny speaks with David about how to differentiate your business in the age of plagiarism, how to glean entrepreneurial ideas from Seinfeld, how to pronounce Zagat, and more. Plus, an update on 5 lesser-known Rule Breaker stocks David picked on the show last year!

Nov 16, 2016
Entrepreneur Month: Tom Gardner's Tips For Business Owners

Today it's David's brother Tom in the spotlight! Not only is Tom a fellow co-founder of The Motley Fool, he's also made it his life's passion to study businesses and the ambitious people who build them. With a little Fool history, a dose of brotherly rapport, and an obligatory mention of Strat-O-Matic Baseball, Tom Gardner brings his top 5 tips for entrepreneurs. 

Nov 09, 2016
Entrepreneur Month: How to Succeed on Kickstarter

We hereby declare November Entrepreneur Month here at RBI! First up: Stonemaier co-founder Jamey Stegmaier is known as a master of the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. His new book, A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide builds off of his already successful blog to help entrepreneurs make the most of Kickstarter. To kick of Entrepreneur Month, David talks with Jamey to geek out over board games and learn about how to go from zero to millions in croudfunding dollars.

Nov 02, 2016
October Mailbag: USA Core Values

It’s the end of another month, and here at RBI, that means mailbag! We touch on the new Fool School, the Cubs’ run for the World Series, and then look at retirement strategies with Motley Fool Answers’ host, Robert Brokamp. But first, with your help, David spells out his Core Values for the US of A – which might just explain why this election cycle has been so disturbing.

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Oct 26, 2016
Non-Political Pre-Election Special

After a few years of brutal campaigning, the U.S. presidential election is upon us! Always the Rule Breaker, David’s take on politics is decidedly non-political. Taking the long view, we’ll apply some systemic thinking and reach all the way back to Dickens for some perspective and inspiration. And be sure to listen to the end for your homework assignment!

Oct 19, 2016
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 2

Today we return to the subject of mental tips and tricks, and a few Lifehacks to boot. Get things done in two minutes, win a drink at ro-sham-bo, and make all your photos picture perfect! Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us on Twitter @RBIPodcast.

Oct 12, 2016
Financial Literacy: Interview with Dr. Annamaria Lusardi

The Motley Fool has long been an advocate of financial literacy in our schools. Crazy talk, right? Today, David has the pleasure of hosting one of the preeminent experts on the subject, Dr. Annamaria Lusardi of George Washingon University to discuss why this is such an important subject. And stick around for the close, where we will announce a fantastic opportunity for you and your kids!

Oct 05, 2016
Extra: Interview with Candice Millard, Bestselling Author and Honorary Fool

When one of your favorite authors stops by the office, a 10-minute interview just won't do! Lucky for us, Candice Millard was generous with her time here at Fool HQ. In this bonus episode, David goes into greater depth about Millard's New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, as well as her upcoming epic story of the making of Winston Churchill, Hero of the Empire.

Oct 01, 2016
Foolish Heroes: Interview With Author Candice Millard — Plus: September Mailbag

Candice Millard is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, which David has praised in earlier episodes of the podcast. Today she sits down with David for a conversation about presidents, prime ministers, Fools, and non-fiction. Also, we dip into the mailbag to tell some listener stories, including one of the best exchanges ever to hit the Rule Breaker inbox. All that and more in this very Motley edition of Rule Breaker Investing.

Sep 28, 2016
A Portrait Of The Investor As A Young Man

Ah, the Folly of youth! Today David takes a tour of some of his earliest investments, from mistakes to multi-baggers. Find out which companies went under, which are still around, and most importantly, what were the lessons learned along the way.


Sep 21, 2016
When Robots Rule The Earth

In a century or so, humans might be able to scan our brains and run emulations or "ems" on futuristic supercomputers. That means conscious, digital minds working much faster than our own, and rendering us all but obsolete! So how should we plan for that? Today David interviews Robin Hanson, George Mason University economist and author of "The Age of Em - Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth."

Sep 14, 2016
5 Low-Risk Stocks For The Next Year

A year ago, here on the Rule Breaker Investing Podcast, David picked 5 Stocks For The Next 5 Years. Today we check in on those companies, because we’ll never know who’s winning if we don’t keep score! Then David digs through the safest stocks on his recommendation list to choose 5 more stocks for the coming year.

Sep 07, 2016
JCOC Part 2: Lessons From Our Military Leaders

What your business can learn from the US Military, why America will keep on winning, how to conduct a public Q&A session, and other learnings from David's experience with the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Plus, a few items from the August mailbag.

Aug 31, 2016
JCOC Part 1: A Visit With Our Armed Forces

Today David inspects an F-35, fires an M-16, overlooks combat operations, flies in a Blackhawk helicopter, and lands on an aircraft carrier. Has he joined the Special Forces? No, but as a member of this year's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, David has had the remarkable opportunity to visit with the United States Armed Forces up close, and has come back with stories to share.

Aug 24, 2016
Great Quotes Vol. 4: Lessons From Past & Present

In this fourth installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're digging into the past with words of wisdom from philosophers and founders, and then jumping to present-day Foolishness – all in the service of helping you create a better future.

Aug 17, 2016
Lessons From A Great Business

In 1998, Tom & David made an appearance on ABC's The View and recommended a company for investment. Six weeks later, they were invited back to explain why the stock had already dropped by 33%. Luckily we are still keeping score -- and are still invested. Today we take a deep dive into one of the great companies of our time and its truly visionary CEO.

Aug 10, 2016
"I Own The Water:" A Fool's Brush With Donald Trump

In 1997 The Motley Fool publicly shorted Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (DJT). In 1999, after the stock had dropped significantly, David got a call from the CEO, Nicholas Ribis. He invited a handful of Fools to Trump Tower in New York City to hear a defense of the business, and to meet The Donald in person. Here's what happened.

Aug 03, 2016
July Mailbag: Should The Motley Fool Go Public?

Should you buy in thirds or set limit orders? What's the big deal about Pokemon Go? Why would anyone ever own a bond with a negative interest rate? And why isn't The Motley Fool a public company? All this and more in this month's mailbag!


Jul 27, 2016
Pet Peeves & Other "Cool Stuff"

State lotteries, disclaimers, and soaps that don’t lather… From the sublime to the ridiculous, David shares his list of pet peeves.

Jul 20, 2016
The Brexit Inspired Stock List

Five companies that we like over the next 3 years - all inspired by The United Kingdom's recent move to withdraw from the European Union.  

Jul 13, 2016
Investing Lessons From An 8 Year Old Gardner

Motley Fool CAPS ( is a free service you can use to test your stock-picking prowess. You don’t have to risk any money in the market, but you will be scored for your performance. At the age of 8, David’s son Zack started picking stocks on CAPS, and now, nine years later, you may be surprised by how well he did. Today, a teenaged Zack is in the studio to review those picks, his reasons for making them, and the lessons learned growing up with a Rule-Breaking dad.

Jul 06, 2016
June Mailbag: Is Diversification Overrated? Should You Be Picking Stocks? Do You Have a Buy Discipline?

Are you cut out to pick stocks or should you stick to index funds? Should your first thought be your final thought? Is what to buy > when to sell? All this and more as we go over your questions and comments in today’s monthly mailbag episode!

Jun 29, 2016
Extra: Interview with Rob Daviau, Rule Breaking Game Designer

A few minutes with Rob Daviau in last week's podcast was simply not enough! In today's extended interview, David digs deeper into Daviau's disruptive game design, how he runs his business, and where he finds his inspiration.

Jun 25, 2016
5 Board Games That Will Make You A Better Investor

What's more exciting than the next hot IPO? The release of the next blockbuster board game, of course! Today we delve deep into David’s greatest obsession and see how his favorite games relate to you as an investor. And we meet Rob Daviau, a true Rule Breaker and designer of Pandemic Legacy Season One, which at least one sources ranks as the highest-rated of all-time.

Jun 22, 2016
Mental Tips And Tricks

Today David wants you to stay sharp with these simple life hacks. Tweak your thinking just a bit and soon you will be winning bar bets, giving great toasts, and of course, investing better. Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us on Twitter @RBIPodcast.

Jun 15, 2016
Great Quotes Vol. 3: Lessons from Buffett

In this third installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're going all Buffett all the time! What is the market really for? Do we need to watch out for "Idiots"? What's the one thing we need to do to become better investors? Find out now from the man who invests like a girl.

Jun 08, 2016
Campfire Stories Vol. 1: What is Better Than The Big Idea?

Gather around our campfire for some stories about long-term thinking, investing in people, and the biology of business. Also, monkeys!

Jun 01, 2016
May Mailbag: When to Add to Winners, Movie Villain Clichés, Short Selling, and More

Should you add a new stock to your portfolio or double down on one of your winners? Why are corporations always the evil villains in the movies? Should your experience as a customer influence your investing decisions? Plus, an optimistic view on the future of Twitter. All this and more as Fools jump in on the May mailbag episode.

May 25, 2016
How To Spot A Potential Buyout

Today David looks at 4 potential buyout scenarios, and names 3 stocks in each that—for better or worse—look ripe for the picking. While it's fun to see stocks pop at the news of a buyout, in most cases we'd rather see our businesses continue as independent, pure-play investments.

May 18, 2016
10 More Traits of a Great Company Culture

Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage are “Resources for Humans” here at The Motley Fool. Today David brings them back to the show to discuss some incredibly helpful tools, tips, and techniques you can use to make your workplace culture shine. Thanks to Audible for supporting this episode. Get a free 30 day trial at

May 11, 2016
Five Winners in a Thinking World

Today we present five stocks that are poised to win in the information economy – or as David puts it, the thinking economy. Tomorrow’s leading enterprises must be able to acquire knowledge, apply analytics, and use creativity every day to succeed, and these companies do that in spades!

May 04, 2016
April Mailbag: Portfolio Management, Business vs. Stock Performance, and More

How to manage a Rule Breaker portfolio, why a company's performance matters more than its stock's, thoughts on company buy backs, and more. Plus, was Kris Jenkin's last-second shot to win the NCAA National Championship really clutch? Fools weigh-in on the April mailbag episode.

Apr 27, 2016
What The Top 3 Stocks of 2015 Have In Common

Investing is about looking forward, not back, but we can always learn by examining our winners. Last year’s top 3 stocks in the S&P 500 were Netflix, Amazon, and Activision Blizzard. Today we explore what they have in common, and what they teach us about finding tomorrow’s winners. Also, we want to know your FANG score! Add it up on today’s RBI Podcast.

Apr 20, 2016
How Sports-Talk Radio Makes You a Better Investor (Part 2 of 2)

Wrapping up this two-part series on investing through the lens of sports, David presents five examples of misguided thinking that are frequently repeated in sports and then draws a direct analogy between each of those and a similarly bad investing cliché.

Apr 13, 2016
How Sports-Talk Radio Makes You a Better Investor (Part 1 of 2)

March brought us the Madness of college basketball, and April, opening day for Major League Baseball. In this two-part series, David describes his love of sports and cross-overs between that and investing. You can become a better investor by outthinking sports-talk analysts with their clichés and threadbare thinking.

Apr 06, 2016
March Mailbag

As always, the last show of the month is mailbag time! Today David answers your questions about risk ratings, conscious capitalism, and when to sell stocks. Then we go Down Under to hear from an awesome Aussie Fool on international investing. Submit your own question for next month's mailbag on Twitter (@RBIPodcast) or by email (

Mar 30, 2016
Great Quotes, Vol. 2

Investing books are all well and good, but life offers myriad sources of more inspiring material. Today David turns to gurus and geeks to find investing lessons that you probably won't learn in business school. This is the second entry in our recurring Great Quotes series which debuted last December.

Mar 23, 2016
Calculating Risk: Part 3 of 3

It's week 3 of Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today we wrap up with points #21 - #25 of our risk scoring system. With these final questions we turn up the Foolishness and break a few of our own rules!

Mar 16, 2016
Calculating Risk: Part 2 of 3

March is Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today we continue with points #11 - #20 of our quantitative investment risk scoring system. The competition, the stock, and the management get the spotlight this time, along with a little secret sauce involving The Motley Fool's premium services.

Mar 09, 2016
Calculating Risk: Part 1 of 3

As promised, March is Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today David lays out the structure of his unique 25-point system for quantifying the risk levels of your investments. This is not just a nebulous “high, medium, low” rating; rather, this is a methodical scoring system that you can use yourself to assess the long-term safety of the companies you love.

Mar 02, 2016
February Mailbag

The last Wednesday of the month means it's mailbag time! David answers your questions about how to avoid watering weeds, why adding to winners is the key to investing success, what to do with big losers, and "potentially" much more.

Submit your own question for next month's mailbag:

Share your opinion on your favorite stocks, and keep score on your predictions alongside David on Motley Fool CAPS.

Feb 24, 2016
Dark Clouds I Can See Through

How do you spot Amazon in 1997? Or Starbucks in 1998? How do you know to double down on Netflix in 2004? Today David looks at how we can see the light of optimism through the pessimism of conventional wisdom - and profit by investing in tomorrow's success stories.

Feb 17, 2016
5 Stocks to Feed the Bear

We don't believe in timing the market, but we do believe in taking advantage of a market drop to buy long-term positions in stellar companies. Today David highlights 5 under-the-radar, lower-risk companies with great prospects and discounted price tags. 

Feb 10, 2016
The Language of Investing

The words we choose when we talk about investing reveal a lot about our thoughts, biases, and motivations. This week, a little rant on diction, etymology, and cliché, along with some thoughts on how better to speak of our investing motives.

Feb 03, 2016
January Mailbag

It's the month-end mailbag episode! David Gardner answers questions about hating through inheritance, beating the efficient market, what Star Wars means to Disney, and more. Submit your own question for next month's mailbag on Twitter (@RBIPodcast).

Jan 27, 2016
The YODA Method of Measuring Management

Not to be mistaken for Luke Skywalker's little green guru, YODA is a helpful mnemonic for some (though not all) of the key traits that David likes to find in managers of companies he’s considering for investment. Help you it will!

Jan 20, 2016
New Year’s Resolution: Get Invested! And Ignore the Market Drop

If your New Year’s Resolution for 2016 was to get into the stock market, you might be worried that you made the wrong move. Fear not! A little historical perspective and a long-term point of view will set you right. Get invested, stay invested, don’t start judging your investments until at least 2019.

Jan 13, 2016

As Rule Breaking investors, we often focus on things that others miss. David shares what he'll be focusing on in 2016, and invites you to share your focus with us at @RBIPodcast.

Jan 06, 2016
December Mailbag

Maintaining our new end-of-month tradition, David Gardner answers listeners’ investing questions submitted on Twitter (@RBIPodcast).

Dec 30, 2015
Why We Invest

We work hard for our money. Why would we forfeit the enjoyment and utility of using this capital now? As investors, we forgo the instant gratification of spending and take on the risk that we may even lose it all. Why? As David explains, it’s for all the right reasons.

Dec 23, 2015
Great Quotes, Vol. 1

Cyberpunks, Dead Heads, Fools… not all of the best investing ideas come from business books. Today David shares some of the most inspiring quotes he’s collected over the years, often from the most unexpected of sources.

Dec 16, 2015

Frameworks – especially those that can be explained in a matrix – are common in investing, but what should rule-breaking investors think about them? David Gardner discusses the pros and cons of those ubiquitous style boxes, and shares a couple of his own.

Dec 09, 2015
10 Traits of a Great Company Culture

Have you ever wondered how companies create a great company culture -- and how The Motley Fool has created and sustains an award-winning culture of its own? In this episode, David Gardner brings in members of The Fool's own People Team to share insights for investors and entrepreneurs alike.

Dec 02, 2015
November Mailbag