122: Nicholas Niarchos | Mining In The Heart Of Darkness - Cobalt & The Congo
January 30, 2023
Nicholas Niarchos is journalist who has been published in The New Yorker, The Nation, TIME, The Guardian, The NY Times, Die Welt and many, many more.
In a podcast that could have been separated into two distinct chapters you can expect to hear some of the following.
- The Congo in Nicholas’s words
- A brief history of kleptocracy and the plundering of Congos natural resources
- An explanation of Cobalt
- What its like meeting Alec Baldwin
- Getting arrested in the Congo
- And more…
- 00:00 – Introduction.
- 01:41 – Introducing The Congo & A History Of Kleptocracy.
- 19:43 – Robert Freidland.
- 21:59 – What Is The Current State Of The Congo?
- 32:01 – What Is Cobalt? Where Is It From? The Problem Of Greenwashing.
- 47:01 – Nicholas Niarchos New Yorker Article & Freelance Mining In The Congo.
- 57:51 – Child Labour & Abuse.
- 1:04:26 – Nicholas Writing A Book & New Yorker Status.
- 1:14:58 – Nicholas’s Journey. Freelance Journalism. Advice For Me.
- 1:25:13 – Meeting Alec Baldwin.
- 1:27:49 – Serendipity & Being Arrested In The Congo.
- 1:34:14 – Country Nicholas Niarchos Is Bullish On.
- 1:35:41 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.