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005 - Why we're into Bitcoin, and why Koalas are stupid

In this episode, Iyad and Ahmed discuss the revolutionary nature and potential of Bitcoin, sectarianisation in Yemen and around the region, and reframing perspectives on mental health.

Episode Timetags:

01:00 - Human rights use cases of Bitcoin

05:50 - Financial situation in Libya

08:00 - Alex Gladstein's work on Bitcoin (article links below)

09:50 - 'Sectarianization' - Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi

12:20 - Summarising Yemen's process of sectarianisation

15:50 - Mental health paradigm

20:10 - Iyad thinks Koalas are stupid

Alex Gladstein's articles:

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-replacing-us-super-imperialism

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/check-your-financial-privilege


Cartoon - 'Young Koala With a Mental Health Problem':

https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/05/young-koala-mental-health-problem


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