A Book With Legs

We are excited to announce our podcast, A Book With Legs. In each episode, we explore investing through an entirely unique lens, bringing in authors to discuss books that have directly or indirectly influenced our investment decisions. The podcast is for the curious-minded looking for worldly wisdom. We invite you to listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our RSS Feed, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Our Latest Episodes

Through the lens of Karen Southwick’s book, High Noon, Cole is joined by former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy to explore the author’s work and the company’s history. Scott was … Scott McNealy on ‘High Noon’ authored by Karen Southwick Read More »
To understand the bond market, you have to understand the Bond King. In this episode, Mary Childs joins Cole and Bill to discuss her book, The Bond King: How One … Mary Childs – The Bond King Read More »
In this episode, Cole is joined by Ed Larson author of the book, To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of … Ed Larson – To the Edges of the Earth Read More »
“Fire can be destructive. It can also be useful. The same, we think, is true with bubbles.” In this episode, Cole is joined by William Quinn and John D. Turner, … William Quinn and John D. Turner – Boom and Bust Read More »
Will Google and its technologies always have the importance they do in our lives? In this episode, Cole Smead tries to answer that question with George Gilder, author of Life After … George Gilder – Life After Google Read More »
Interested in what is on the Smead Capital Management book list? In this episode, Cole and Bill list the books they have recently read, what they’re currently reading, and the … The Smead Book List – Summer 2022 Read More »
In this episode, Cole and Bill are joined by Lauren Templeton co-author of the book, Investing the Templeton Way: The Market-Beating Strategies of Value Investing’s Legendary Bargain Hunter. Lauren discusses … Lauren Templeton – Investing the Templeton Way Read More »
Are surgeons psychopaths? In this episode, Cole Smead is joined by Thomas Morris, author of the book The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations. Thomas’ … Thomas Morris – The Matter of the Heart Read More »
Knowledge is power. In this episode, Cole and Bill are joined by Robert G. Hagstrom, author of the book Investing: The Last Liberal Art. Robert explains how achieving worldly wisdom can allow investors the opportunity … Robert Hagstrom – Investing: The Last Liberal Art Read More »
Carry trades have existed since the beginning of time. Rarely have we run into periods like today that have caused so many investors to be seemingly smart. In this episode, … Kevin Coldiron – The Rise of Carry Read More »

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