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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.




Games, Games, Games, Vol. 5

We're well into the gift-buying season, so it's time for the annual games podcast! This time we have some classic games (06:00), some casual games (18:55), some strategy games (36:01), and a bonus list of game expansions (46:32). It's all about the happy today, so shuffle your cards, rattle your dice, and and get ready to drop some tiles! Host: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl


November 2023 Mailbag: Pet Peeves and Self Indulgence, Plus 5 Stocks That Will Press On

Can November really be over already? It's that time again Fools, and you've packed the mailbag full this time. From silly to serious, softballs and hardballs, we're here to answer your questions. Plus, it's time for a final review of 5 Stocks that will Press On (10:59). Will the 5-stock sampler make it to Foolhalla in one piece? Stocks Discussed: ZBRA, ODFL, CNI, CRUS, ECL Host: David Gardner Guests: Andy Cross, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley Producer: Rick Engdahl


Gratitude: 2023

What do you have to be grateful for? That's not a rhetorical question — this is the season for letting people know! Say it out loud! Tweet it! X it! Post it! Or in our case, podcast it! We are truly grateful for you, the Fools around the world who listen, learn, and share with us on this journey of investing, business, and life. Thank you! Host: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl


Great Quotes Vol. 17: Hope Around the World

We live in a global society, with global conflicts, aspirations, and opportunities. And so today we're seeking words of wisdom and Foolishness from around the world, finding perspective and a bit of rational optimism for a better future. Progress may not be a straight line, but over time it goes up and to the right! Companies Mentioned: SBUX, META, TSLA, AAPL, NFLX Host: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl


Pet Peeves, Vol. 8: Class Action

Should the Motley Fool file a class action lawsuit against... class action lawsuits? Why do people think in just two dimensions when our world has three? Can you pronounce the name of your best performing stock properly? It's that time of year again; we're getting petty and pedantic. Ok? Host: David Garner Producer: Rick Engdahl


Wingspan: Designing a Blockbuster Game with Elizabeth Hargrave

Even if you don't play games, you know what they're about, right? Wars, power, control, money... dudes on a map trying to take over the world! But what if a game was about birds? Butterflies? Mushrooms? Today we talk with Elizabeth Hargrave, one of today's most successful game designers, responsible for the instant-classic, Wingspan. Bringing a feminine aesthetic, along with a formidable business acumen, she is advancing the game industry into the modern era. Host: David Gardner Guest: Elizabeth Hargrave Producer: Rick Engdahl


October 2023 Mailbag: The Only Four Answers

It's time for our monthly mailbag! From the U.S. to Germany and back again this month we’re talking investing, business and life. We look at how the Good Guys not only outnumber the bad in the world but also economically outperform the bad actors. We discuss the importance of Owning our Outcomes and the only 4 acceptable answers for West Point first years. Companies Mentioned: AAPL, GABXX Host: David Gardner Producer: Heather Horton & Dez Jones


Financial Horror Stories Vol. 2, Scary Scams

The spooky season is upon us, and it doesn't stop with the ghosts and ghouls at your doorstep! The world is full of scary stories, but if you take heed of Robert Brokamp's warnings, you just might survive the financial apocalypse. Host: David Gardner Guest: Robert Brokamp Producer: Rick Engdahl


9 Foolish Truths That I Hold to Be Self-Evident: 2023

Ah, the eternal verities! Some things never change. But that doesn't mean we don't need to revisit them from time to time. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or have joined us in the last few years, it's important to review the things that we value most as Rule Breaker Investors. Stocks Mentioned: GOOG, AMZN, NFLX, HUBS, TSLA, MELI Host: David Gardner Producer: Rick Engdahl


The Value of Character with Ed Brooks

Does character always win? In business, investing, and life? What is character anyway? Can we measure it? Manage it? Improve it? These are just a few questions that we address with Dr. Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project, as we dive into the long-term benefits of being virtuous. Host: David Gardner Guest: Ed Brooks Producer: Rick Engdahl


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