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Welcome, if you are listening to this podcast, it’s highly likely you are one of the early adopters. I’m an entrepreneur, investor and today your podcast host, outside being an entrepreneur and investor I hold a masters from UCL and have recently acquired two additional diplomas one from Harvard and another one from Stanford and many other financial qualifications from the London School of Business and Finance. I also studied my undergrad in Computer Science and today I’m your podcast host. The value proposition of the broadcast is the startups businesses and want to be entrepreneurs. The idea is, to learn from world leading guests, and up and coming entrepreneurs. Our aim is to attract a small community of like-minded folks that connect learn and execute new ideas. The theme, business activism, disruptive technologies is so pre 2020.
Today, I’d like to welcome James Delingpole to the podcast.
James holds an undergrad in english language and literature from Oxford University. This led him to become an English writer, journalist and columnist. James Delingpole has written for a number of publications including The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Spectator and an Executive Editor for Breitbart London.
Let’s go and say hello.
Hello and welcome! If you’re tuning in to this podcast, chances are you’re among the early adopters. I’m not just a podcast host – I’m an entrepreneur and investor. On top of that, I hold a master’s degree from UCL and have recently earned two more diplomas, one from Harvard and another from Stanford. I’ve also accumulated various financial qualifications from the London School of Business and Finance. My undergrad was in Computer Science, and now I’m here as your podcast host.
The essence of this podcast is centered around startups, businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our aim is to bring you insights from leading figures in the field and emerging entrepreneurs. We’re building a small community of like-minded individuals who come together to learn, connect, and put new ideas into action. Our focus revolves around the themes of business activism and disruptive technologies, particularly those predating 2020.
Today, I’m excited to introduce our guest, James Delingpole, to the podcast. James, a graduate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, has made a name for himself as an English writer, journalist, and columnist. His work has graced the pages of numerous publications, including The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Times, and The Spectator. He’s also served as an Executive Editor for Breitbart London.
Now, let’s dive right in and say hello.
The crux of this podcast lies in the concept of decentralization, often referred to as web 3.0 or what I like to term as business activism. I’ve been observing you for over a year now, and I’m drawn to your journalistic style. It appears that your ability to operate independently and without constraints is what sets you apart. This independence is what prompted me to invite you to our podcast – I’m keen to discuss your journey as an entrepreneur.
The Podcast Is All About Problem, Solution, Fit. I’m really interested in understanding you as an individual, your journey as an entrepreneur, how you made the leap from the corporate world to becoming an independent operator, your solutions, pricing models, and how you navigated the initial stages of your journey.
So, let’s start by delving into your background as a journalist in the real world or in the previous world.
Why did you choose to become a journalist? My journey into journalism stemmed from my proficiency in writing. It’s a skill I excel at, and honestly, I wasn’t quite cut out for other professions. Hedge fund management, for example, wasn’t my forte – I tend to be a bit unconventional and resistant to conforming to corporate norms, which is crucial especially early in a financial career. While I might have thrived in the later stages, I couldn’t quite fit into the early grind. Journalism sort of happened by accident, and back then, it was a lucrative field. In fact, I was earning just as much, if not more, than my lawyer and accountant peers.
Over time, though, the landscape changed. The decline of mainstream media hit hard, and salaries dwindled. The advent of woke culture brought about a shift in who was being recruited, leading to a lack of authentic news reporting.
I realized this shift quite some time ago and recognized that my path in mainstream media was limited. That’s when I started blogging, which I was rather good at. This eventually evolved into podcasting, especially during my time with Breitbart, where the idea was initially suggested. Podcasting became a significant part of my life, and I pondered how to monetize it. This led to exploring platforms like Patreon and Subscribe Star, which is where I find myself today. While podcasting isn’t making me a fortune, it’s keeping me afloat.
What about your career as an author? I haven’t authored a book in a while. The business model for writing a book, especially a novel, has changed significantly. The traditional publishing route involves numerous hurdles, from editors to marketing, making it less suitable for someone like me. I’d prefer to write a book, have it lightly edited, and share it with my platform – a substantial social media presence, including Twitter with over 82,000 followers. While self-publishing could be an option, it still requires a level of marketing and distribution that I find cumbersome.
I suppose I need to improve my skills in monetizing my content. Despite knowing I should be earning more, I often find myself caught up in the excitement of podcasting and neglect the promotional aspect. It’s a common challenge – being immersed in the business rather than steering it.
I believe an external perspective could be beneficial for optimizing the podcast, much like how Van Gogh might have benefited from someone marketing his paintings. I’m drawn to the creative process, not so much the promotion.
You mentioned your interest in alternative models, like the one used by the Higher Side Chats. They offer the first hour free and then charge for the second hour. Advertisements, on the other hand, can disrupt the flow and leave you vulnerable to market fluctuations. Platforms like Patreon and Subscribe Star have their advantages but also leave you susceptible to cancellation in today’s polarized climate.
Speaking of which, do you ever worry about the potential for cancellation or censorship, given your outspoken views? Absolutely, it’s a genuine concern. People like me, who challenge the narrative, often find ourselves on the receiving end of attempts to censor or silence us. This is increasingly prevalent, especially with the dominance of Big Tech. While I currently utilize Patreon and Subscribe Star, I’m aware that these platforms could be subject to changes that impact my ability to express myself freely.
Interestingly, Vox Day has taken a unique approach to this challenge by creating a platform for banned or canceled voices. It’s a strategic move that offers some protection in a landscape where censorship is becoming the norm. He’s positioned himself to potentially be a last bastion for uncensored content.
Shifting gears, I’d love to hear more about your current reading interests. You mentioned Robert Kennedy Jr.’s book, “The Real Fauci, Bill Gates and Big Pharma,” which addresses some contentious issues. What led you to this book and its subject matter? I’ve been engrossed in “The Real Fauci, Bill Gates and Big Pharma” recently. It’s a powerful compilation of information that sheds light on critical topics. Reading it has been eye-opening and serves as a tool to foster public understanding.
In our current climate, where there’s significant debate and controversy surrounding figures like Dr. Fauci and the pharmaceutical industry, books like this play a vital role in sparking conversations and driving change. The revelations, such as leaked emails and the gain-of-function research, are crucial for public awareness. The book serves as a powerful means of resistance, helping to strengthen public opinion and promote accountability.
Moving from the specific to the broader context, how do you perceive the current situation we find ourselves in – from the pandemic to broader societal changes? I see the current situation as a spiritual battle, a clash between good and evil. It’s a war that transcends the physical and delves into the realms of spirituality. This perspective provides strength and resilience, allowing us to navigate these challenges with a deeper sense of purpose.
When you understand the bigger picture and view life beyond its linear trajectory – born and dead – fear loses its grip. Embracing the idea that there’s more than one reality, that we exist for a reason, empowers us to face the world’s turmoil with resolve. I firmly believe that this spiritual foundation is what enables us to confront adversity and maintain our sense of self.
It’s noteworthy that figures like Fauci, who has a Jesuit background, have found themselves at the center of controversy. The Jesuits, often seen as influential figures, are believed by some to contribute to the world’s darker forces.
In the realm of media consumption, how do you engage with content in today’s environment? Similar to many, I turn to podcasts for my media consumption, especially during car journeys. Mainstream media, such as the BBC, has become toxic for me, and I prefer the alternative perspectives that podcasts offer. I ensure I have a podcast lined up before driving to avoid distractions.
However, I share your frustration with lengthy introductions and self-promotion in some podcasts. It’s crucial to get to the heart of the content without being bogged down by unnecessary fluff.
As for your target audience, who do you aim to reach with your podcast? My audience is quite diverse, spanning across ages, classes, and political views. People from all walks of life, including those who listen with their children, connect with the podcast. This broad appeal has led to surprising alignments with listeners I might not have anticipated in the past.
Shifting back to your entrepreneurial journey, it’s evident that you’ve adapted and innovated over time. What do you believe sets you apart and drives your success in navigating these shifts? I think what distinguishes me is my commitment to maintaining elements of the old normal. As cultural norms shift, it becomes imperative to hold onto these foundational values and resist the erosion of free speech and civil liberties. Embracing and living the old ways becomes an act of resistance, a way to counter the forces trying to colonize and reshape our culture.
This battle is about maintaining our identity and pushing back against the forces that seek to homogenize and control us. By embodying these old behaviors, we play a role in safeguarding our culture and resisting the onslaught of change.
To stay connected with me, you can visit delingpoleworld.com, which is managed by a friend in Canada. You’ll also find me on Patreon, Subscribe Star, Twitter, and Gettr. My Telegram group is where I share some of my best content, and while it’s a smaller community, I prefer it that way. It’s a safe space where I can ensure respectful and productive discussions.
Thank you for having me on the podcast, and I appreciate the opportunity to share my insights. You can find all the relevant links in the show notes, and I look forward to hearing about your continued journey. All the best in your endeavors!