Podcast

Rule Breaker Investing

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....more

Episodes

  • Stock Sampler Reviews: 5 Stocks I Own and April the Giraffe

    Apr 17 2019

    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? $50 off your first job post. Linkedin.com/fool  

  • Company Culture Tips, Vol. 5: Breaking the Rules of HR

    Apr 10 2019

    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!

  • 5 Stocks For The Age of Miracles

    Apr 03 2019

    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. 20% off a Grammarly premium account at Grammarly.com/fool.

  • March Mailbag: The Dream Team

    Mar 27 2019

    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. Sponsor: Hello Monday from LinkedIn

  • The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 7

    Mar 20 2019

    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! $50 off your first job post. Linkedin.com/fool

  • "So, Does ESG Work?"

    Mar 13 2019

    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?

  • Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 4

    Mar 06 2019

    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! Article link: Use Credit Card Rewards to Make Your Christmas Budget Merry and Bright Sponsor link: Hello Monday from LinkedIn

  • February Mailbag: Capitalism at its Best

    Feb 27 2019

    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! Thanks to Airbnb for supporting our show. Go to airbnb.com/fool and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by May 30. Terms and conditions apply.

  • REVIEWAPALOOZA!: Three 5-Stock Samplers

    Feb 20 2019

    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?

  • Circles of Competence: Interview with Benton Moss

    Feb 13 2019

    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. Thanks Audible! Get Power Moves by Adam Grant for free when you sign up for a free Audible trial at Audible.com/foolpower or text foolpower to 500 500....more

  • Blast From The Past, Vol. 2

    Feb 06 2019

    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: Dark Clouds I Can See Through - Feb 17,2016 Old, New, Borrowed & Blue - Apr 5, 2017 The YODA Method of Measuring Management - Jan 20,2016 October Mailbag: USA Core Values - Oct 26,2016 The 6 "Hows" of Rule Breaker Investing - Sep 19,2018...more

  • January Mailbag: Chicken Soup for a Fool

    Jan 30 2019

    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.

  • 5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery

    Jan 23 2019

    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. Sponsored link: http://www.molekule.com code fool75.

  • Extra: Love Letter to Jack Bogle

    Jan 19 2019

    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.

  • David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 4

    Jan 16 2019

    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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.

  • Pet Peeves, Vol. 3: Tracking Errors

    Jan 09 2019

    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! Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.

  • Get Your Kids Started Investing!

    Jan 02 2019

    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!

  • December Mailbag: The Poetry of Rule Breaker Investing

    Dec 26 2018

    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.

  • Keeping Score in a Crazy Market: 2 Stock Sampler Reviews

    Dec 19 2018

    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!

  • The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 6

    Dec 12 2018

    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....

  • Extra: Game Designer Richard Garfield

    Dec 08 2018

    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!

  • Games & Game Design with Richard Garfield

    Dec 05 2018

    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! Thanks to Grammarly for supporting the show. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to Grammarly.com/fool.

  • November Mailbag: A Time of Plenty

    Nov 28 2018

    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! Sponsor links: Harrys.com/fool. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.

  • Improving Business Through Fair Trade with Paul Rice

    Nov 21 2018

    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.

  • 5 Stocks That Got Trouble

    Nov 14 2018

    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.'! Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Motley Fool. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 off your first job post. Thanks to Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing ...more

  • Get Started Investing! (Part 2/2)

    Nov 07 2018

    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! Sponsored link: www.molekule.com code fool75.

  • October Mailbag: It's All Treats

    Oct 31 2018

    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.

  • Great Quotes Vol. 9: Pursued by a Bear

    Oct 24 2018

    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.

  • 200 Stock Advisor Picks Later…

    Oct 17 2018

    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. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at NetSuite.com/FOOL.

  • The League of Extraordinary Stock Pickers

    Oct 10 2018

    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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Motley Fool. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 off your first job post.

  • Get Started Investing! (Part 1/2)

    Oct 03 2018

    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. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at NetSuite Dot Com slash FOOL.

  • September Mailbag: Winners Win

    Sep 26 2018

    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.  Sponsor link: Harrys.com/fool

  • The 6 "Hows" of Rule Breaker Investing

    Sep 19 2018

    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! Sponsored link: www.molekule.com code: fool

  • The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 5

    Sep 12 2018

    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!  Sponsored link: www.casper.com/fool code fool.

  • 5 Mm Mmm Good Stocks

    Sep 05 2018

    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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Rule Breaker Investing. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 off your first job post.

  • Extra: Senator John McCain

    Sep 01 2018

    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.

  • August Mailbag: Poetry & Prose

    Aug 29 2018

      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. Sponsored link: http://www.molekule.com code fool

  • Extra: More of Mark Penn's Microtrends

    Aug 25 2018

    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.

  • Authors in August: Mark Penn’s Microtrends

    Aug 22 2018

    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. Thanks to Away for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to awaytravel.com/fool and use the promo code fool to get $20 off a suitcase!

  • Authors in August: The Creative Process With Amor Towles

    Aug 15 2018

    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. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.

  • Extra: Priya Parker Part Two!

    Aug 11 2018

    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.

  • Authors in August: Perfect Events with Priya Parker

    Aug 08 2018

    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.

  • Authors in August: Seth Godin Makes Things Better

    Aug 01 2018

    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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 off your first job post.

  • July Mailbag: Combat Football

    Jul 25 2018

    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.

  • Extra: Our Interview with Billie Jean King

    Jul 21 2018

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

  • Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 2

    Jul 18 2018

    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!

  • A Rule Breaker Looks at FANG Stocks

    Jul 11 2018

    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?

  • 5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup

    Jul 04 2018

    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.

  • June Mailbag: 20 Years A Fool

    Jun 27 2018

    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?

  • Extra: When Timing Matters With Dan Pink

    Jun 23 2018

    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.

  • 6 Investing Takeaways From The 2018 World Cup

    Jun 20 2018

    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?

  • The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 4

    Jun 13 2018

    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. Thanks to Blooom and Casper for supporting the show. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool. Sponsored link: www.casper.com/fool code fool.

  • Extra: Mr. Rogers' Foolish Neighborhood

    Jun 09 2018

    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.

  • Stock Stories, Vol. 2

    Jun 06 2018

    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.  Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.

  • May Mailbag: The FOMO Edition

    May 30 2018

    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?

  • Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 2

    May 23 2018

    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? Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Get your Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool

  • Great Quotes Vol. 8: Conscious Capitalism Through The Ages

    May 16 2018

    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. Thanks to Molekule and HelloFresh for supporting the show. Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool. Go to www.HelloFresh.com/MF30 and use the code MF30 to g...more

  • Extra: Conscious Entrepreneurs

    May 12 2018

    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!

  • Review Of 5 Thinky Stocks, Plus Middleby's Selim Bassoul

    May 09 2018

    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.

  • Extra: The Stakeholder Theory With Ed Freeman

    May 05 2018

    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.

  • Conscious Capitalism

    May 02 2018

    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. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool

  • April Mailbag: Volatility Schmolatility

    Apr 25 2018

    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!

  • 5 Stocks I Own That You Should Too

    Apr 18 2018

    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! Thanks to Blooom for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool.

  • Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 1

    Apr 11 2018

    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. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.

  • Company Culture Tips, Vol. 4: "What's Your Motley?"

    Apr 04 2018

    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?"

  • March Mailbag: The Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum

    Mar 28 2018

    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. Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting Motley Fool. Get special savings by going to legalzoom.com use code Fool at checkout

  • Building A Predictably Successful Business: Interview With Les McKeown

    Mar 21 2018

    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. Gett...more

  • The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 3

    Mar 14 2018

    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.

  • A Better Future Through Enlightenment: Interview With Steven Pinker

    Mar 07 2018

    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.

  • February Mailbag: The Motley Fool 100 Index & ETF

    Feb 28 2018

    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. Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Get special savings by going to legalzoom.com use FOOL at checkout.

  • Gotta Know The Lingo, Vol. 3

    Feb 21 2018

    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…?!

  • Extra: Kevin Kelly Q&A

    Feb 17 2018

    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.

  • Our Inevitable Future: Interview with Kevin Kelly

    Feb 14 2018

    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!

  • 5 More Stocks to Feed the Next Bear

    Feb 07 2018

    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! Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast.  Get a free audiobook with a free 30-day trial a...more

  • January Mailbag: Foolish Funds and the Future of Cryptocurrency

    Jan 31 2018

    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! Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to legalzoom.com use Fool at checkout.

  • Blast From The Past, Vol. 1

    Jan 24 2018

    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! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool

  • Great Quotes Vol. 7: Making Potential Energy Kinetic

    Jan 17 2018

    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.

  • David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 3

    Jan 10 2018

    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!

  • Campfire Stories, Vol. 3: Community Voices

    Jan 03 2018

    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.

  • December Mailbag: Why We Invest

    Dec 27 2017

    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!

  • Look Ahead: 2018

    Dec 20 2017

    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.

  • Foolanthropy Special: All Hands And Hearts

    Dec 16 2017

    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. You can contribute to our Foolanthropy Drive at give.fool.com.

  • Rule Breaker Gift-Giving Special

    Dec 13 2017

    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! To get a limited-edition holiday shave set while supplies last, go to Harrys.com/Fool.

  • Blockchain of Fools

    Dec 06 2017

    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!

  • November Mailbag: A Family Gathering

    Nov 29 2017

    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! Thanks to Slack for supporting Motl...more

  • 5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake

    Nov 22 2017

    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.

  • Pet Peeves, Vol. 2: Give Yourself A Gift

    Nov 15 2017

    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! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting the show. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool

  • The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 2

    Nov 08 2017

    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.

  • Purpose-Driven Business: Interview with Roy Spence

    Nov 01 2017

    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!

  • October Mailbag: The Variety Hour

    Oct 25 2017

    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. For a free trial of FreshBooks accounting software, visit FreshBooks.com/FOOL and enter MOTLEY FOOL in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

  • Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

    Oct 18 2017

    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! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool    

  • 9 Foolish Truths That I Hold To Be Self Evident

    Oct 11 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! Do you have a favorite RBI episode or story that you think should be included in our RBI “starter kit”? Drop us a line at rbi@fool.com! Thanks to Slack for supporting M...more

  • How To Reach Your Peak: Interview With Anders Ericsson

    Oct 04 2017

    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.

  • September Mailbag: Don’t Miss The Boat!

    Sep 27 2017

    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.

  • How to Spot a Potential Buyout, Vol. 2

    Sep 20 2017

    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. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool

  • 5 Great Stocks You've Never Heard Of

    Sep 13 2017

    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.

  • Stock Pick Review Bonanza: Walking, Talking & Keeping Score

    Sep 06 2017

    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. Sponsored link: www.casper.com/fool code: fool

  • August Mailbag: Invest Me In My Motley

    Aug 30 2017

    “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!

  • The Motley Fool Investment Guide

    Aug 23 2017

    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! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool....more

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

    Aug 16 2017

    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.