Appearances seem a logical next step after decades of living and years of writing. As in sports, it is best to begin as an amateur before signing with a speakers’ bureau and turning pro.

“Be interested, be interesting” is an ongoing objective. The Pundificator would be happy to:

  1. Be a guest on your podcast
  2. Be a guest on your video
  3. Appear on your show
  4. Join your event
  5. Give a talk
  6. Facilitate a conversation or discussion
  7. Lead a conversation at your book club when you don’t have time for the book
  8. Facilitate a “Thinks & Nibbles” – an evening discussion devoted to a single topic

Here are some thoughts but please get in touch on the SAY HI page to share your idea.

  • Emotions Are Expensive: Try Not to Wreck your Financial Life
  • Children and Money: Nobody Likes Spoiled Brats
  • The College Trail and the Tyranny of SUV Stickers
  • It’s Only a Game: the Plunder and Pillage of Amateur Sports
  • Coping with Political B.S.
  • Passport Stamps: Doing Things vs. Having Things
  • Imagining Retirement: For Better or for Worse but not for Lunch
  • Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Bloggers
  • Why The Tragedy of the Commons Explains Most Everything

Below are some examples of prior appearances.


Bill WALTON speaks with Haven Pell, Pundificator

My friend Haven Pell recently joined me on “The Bill Walton Show” to explain how politics is just another big business. He spent a career in law and finance and is now a self-described “pundificator” in retirement.


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Around the World in 50 Courts Now A Podcast

There are podcasts on everything else, why not a podcast about court tennis? If not a whole series, how about just one episode?

New Preferences for American Consumers: A Podcast with Frazer Rice

What do consumers and employees expect of companies in the post coronavirus era?  A podcast with Frazer Rice

What’s Next if We Ever Get Out of Lockdown: A podcast with Frazer Rice

What’s next, the question that comes long after when is next. A podcast with Frazer Rice

World War Three at a Time: a Podcast with Frazer Rice

Podcast on the confluence of an an epidemic, and economy in shambles and an election. 

Essential to Whom? A Podcast with Frazer Rice

Podcast on what is normal in the coronavirus era?

Podcast on Partisanship with Frazer Rice

Podcast on adverse impact of partisanship

Decisions Made by Publicists

Podcast on the impact of publicists in decision making 

Do Fanboys and Haters Make Good Deciionmakers?

Podcast with Frazer Rice about those who have already made up their minds

Dilemma for Democrats Podcast

Bloomberg and Bernie: Dilemma for Democrats

Podcast on Globalization

Podcast on Globalization with Frazer Rice

Sports Specialization Podcast

Podcast on Sports Specialization with Frazer Rice

Colleges and Universities

Led a 12-person dinner conversation on the subject of colleges and universities with a former university president as the interlocutor


Led a dinner conversation for 14 people on the topic of Civility

Outlook for the 20s – Not Those 20s, the Next Ones

A thought-provoking list of 10 predictions for the 20s was created by “VC from NYC.” Frazer Rice of “Wealth, Actually” and I used it as an agenda for a podcast in which we share our reactions. 


Say it isn’t so. The erudite (though sometimes a little starchy) Pundificator and his equally erudite podcast partner, Frazer Rice, are doing a podcast on Megxit.

The “Pundificator” and “Wealth, Actually” take on Impeachment.

Can Donald Trump withstand the latest attacks on his presidency? Will Nancy Pelosi and/or Mitch McConnell’s constituencies pay a price for this political gamesmanship?

The British Election and Brexit

Frazer Rice and I discussed the recent British election and the implications for Brexit.

Bests and Worsts of 2019 and Predictions for 2020

Frazer Rice of “Wealth, Actually” and the Pundificator look back at 2019 to nominate our bests and worsts of the year. Then we make some predictions.


Haven Pell and Frazer Rice discuss the controversies surrounding  “College.”

Farr Cast: Wealth Strategies with Michael Farr

The intersection of politics, money and government. Begins at minute 24

Dollars and Sense Podcast Hosted by David Greene

Haven Pell began writing about politics in 2011 at the website he founded, LibertyPell. He expects to launch a new website,, later this year. Prior to becoming the Pundificator, Haven was a navy officer, a lawyer, an investment banker, the director of a family office, and one of the co-founders of the Bernstein office […]