Ep 179 // Paul Ollinger w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Buoyancy’

Premiere DateSep 11, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:11 START /// Matt Ruby chats with Paul Ollinger / beginning the ‘Crazy Money’ podcast / why people are reluctant to discuss money
03:20 Personal relationship with money and finances as a comedian, then working at Facebook
11:10 Comedians and finances
14:35 Money buys happiness only to a point: about $75k
19:00 ‘Friends,’ Hootie and the Blowfish, and lessons learned
21:30 Happiness in people who win the lottery vs. people who are paralyzed
24:40 Philosopher Peter Singer and effective altruism
28:15 Questioning capitalism
31:10 Lessons Paul has learned from producing ‘Crazy Money’ / happiness curve
33:50 Lessons for the pandemic / wrapping up /// END
36:30 “Pillars” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Oginalii
41:47 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Buoyancy’
43:23 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay [SPOILER ALERT]
57:30 “The Gospel" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) HaStyle Rhymes
60:05 Outro/credits
60:54 Finish.

Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Paul Ollinger. Paul is a comedian, used to work at Facebook, and now hosts a podcast that explores the psychology of money, called ‘Crazy Money.’

Also, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the new movie, ‘Buoyancy’ which is available now via Kino Lorber’s virtual cinema, Kino Marquee.

And we also hear live performances from Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

Episode Credits:

  • Producer/Host: J. McVay
  • Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby
  • Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller
  • Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Jacqueline Soller Matt Ruby