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


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Motley Fool


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.




September 2023 Mailbag: Indistinguishable from Magic

Whether your weather is meteorological or astronomical, we're officially in the season of Autumn. In this September mailbag, we're looking at authors, numbers, percentages, baseball, and so much more! Plus, we review and draw to a close yet another 5-stock sampler, these ones indistinguishable from magic. Foolhalla awaits! 5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic Companies Discussed: AAPL, PEGA, NVDA, ASML, RGEN, SEDGHost: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl


Market Cap Game Show: Silver Jubilee

Lots of stock talk today as we play the game that educates, amuses, and enriches us all. And, it's the 25th edition of the show, so we've brought back two returning champions to play against each other and against you, Fool! In the end we're all winners on the Market Cap Game Show. Companiers Discussed: MAR, ATVI, ASR, TSCO, FDX, COIN, NFLX, SMAR, PATH, FUN, MRNA Host: David Gardner Guests: Bill Mann, Emily Flippen Producer: Rick Engdahl


Happierness with Arthur Brooks

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


Stock Stories, Vol. 8: The Dividends of Patience

Pull out your camp-stool, listen to the sounds of nature, and pack a few Barbies for the kids. It's storytime! Stock stories, that is. Dripping My Way to a 34-BaggerUndeserved Good FortuneMy Biggest Mistake was my Biggest LessonThe Dangers of Early Success90% of the Flavor and 10% of the Cost Companies Discussed: HD, XPO, SLB, AAPL, MKC Host: David Gardner Guests: Robert Brokamp, Bill Barker, Kirsten Guerra, Mac Greer, Jason Moser Producer: Rick Engdahl


August 2023 Mailbag: Investing Lessons from August Authors

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


Authors in August: The Lincoln Highway with Amor Towles

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


Authors in August: How Not to be Wrong with Jordan Ellenberg

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


Authors in August: Selling Your Business with Sunny Vanderbeck

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


Authors in August: An American Ramble with Neil King Jr.

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


July 2023 Mailbag: 4 Reasons to Visit North Dakota

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


Crypto, Meme Stocks, and Movies with James Surowiecki

Early on, Bitcoin was supposed to be a currency. Is it? Does it matter? James Surowiecki returns to our podcast to review previous predictions of a cryptocurrancy bubble, look at the future of meme stocks, and play a round of the time-honored Foolish game of buy, sell, or hold. Companies mentioned: BBBYQ, GME, COIN, UBER, ABNB, BTC, ETHER, BNB, NYT, MSTR Host: David Gardner Guest: James Surowiecki Producer: Rick Engdahl


Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 8

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


What You’ve Done to Create Financial Freedom, Vol. 1

11 Tales from fellow Fools about what you all have done in the past year to create financial freedom for yourself, and for others. Our five sub-themes of financial freedom this week are frugality, extra effort, starting the journey, Foolish moves, and educating others. Host: David Gardner Producer: Heather Horton


June 2023 Mailbag: Will the Future be Corn-Powered?

After David recommended Royal Caribbean Cruises as a stock in 2007, he told members to sell it one year later. Should he have? What can we learn? Later, he’s joined by Emily Flippen to help investors get started investing, and then by Robert Brokamp as well to help investors get finished investing. That, and a preview of RBI’s Authors in August at the end! Host: David Gardner Guests: Emily Flippen, Robert Brokamp Producer: Heather Horton Companies Discussed: PTON, RCL, META, GOOG, AMZN, DIS, MSFT, TSLA, NKE, SPDR 500, VOO, WFC


The Market Cap Game Show: A Battle of Wits

Sometimes you know the market cap, sometimes you're just guessing. And sometimes you're gaming the game! Just remember, "never get involved in a land war in Asia," and "never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!" Companies Discussed: BABA, BOC, CAVA, CME, CMG, FCX, MKTX, SG, SGEN, STZ, TASK, TSLA, WMT Host: David Gardner Guests: Jim Mueller, Bill Mann Producer: Rick Engdahl


Reviewapalooza!: Too Little Too Late

Did you hear? We're back in a bull market! Not soon enough for these 5-stock samplers to recover, perhaps, but at least they're headed in the right direction. Today we're sending 5 Stocks for America off to Sad Foolhalla, but 5 Stocks, Pursued by a Bear has one more year to pull out a win. It's scorekeeping time, Fools! 5 Stocks, Pursued by a Bear5 Stocks for America Companies Discussed: PTON, TTD, AXON, U, Z, SAM, ETSY, SBUX, TTWO Host: David Gardner Guests: Asit Sharma, Nick Sciple Producer: Rick Engdahl


Unleashing AI's Power for Good with Mahan Tavakoli

The AIs are here, the AIs are here! Is it the end of the world? Nah. The end of the World Wide Web? Maybe... Today we discuss the opportunities, the ethics, and the inevitabilities of Artificial Intelligences (there are many) as they reach hockey-stick growth in our tech-driven society. Companies Mentioned: UBER, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN Host: David Gardner Guest: Mahan Tavakoli Producer: Rick Engdahl


May 2023 Mailbag: 100...And Two Hills

What the heck is a Debt Ceiling anyway? Are we learning the wrong lessons from our government's fiscal policies? Maybe we should just focus on other stuff, like braving the stock market, simplifying life, and polishing up our digital brains. All that and a couple of Hills on this month's mailbag. Host: David Gardner Guests: Jeff Fischer, Tom King, Jason Moser, Chris Hill Producer: Rick Engdahl


Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 7

Once again it's an old format, a new show, borrowed wisdom and a taste of the Faker-Breaker Blues. Drop a six-pence in your shoe and let's get Motley! Companies Mentioned: APRN, KR, HELFY Host: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl


What You Have Learned from David Gardner, Vol. 4

We don't take breaks with this podcast, so there have been a lot of lessons over the years. That's why, for David's birthday, we ask you to help us distill it all down to the most salient points — the lessons that matter most to you! Companies Mentioned: CMG, AMZN, MNST Host: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl