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The Good Oil with Scott Phillips

Ever feel like those who understand the world of finance know something you don’t? Host and investing expert Scott Phillips brings you the best of business, finance, technology and economics to help you understand the world of money better.

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Season 1


Why Ukraine isn't actually affecting petrol prices with Andrew Purcell

What's really causing an increase in Aussie petrol prices? Why the price hike would've happened regardless, and what petrol companies aren't doing to stem the increase in prices.  Andrew Purcell, Executive Chairman of Melbana Energy, an independent oil and gas company unpacks the reality of high petrol prices, what his company is looking to do as the world pivots to renewables, and how his focus is on earning his shareholders money.  Unpack it all with host Scott Phillips, and hear what's next for the energy market and the prices you'll be paying at the servo. 

Why Ukraine isn't actually affecting petrol prices with Andrew Purcell

What's really causing an increase in Aussie petrol prices? Why the price hike would've happened regardless, and what petrol companies aren't doing to stem the increase in prices.  Andrew Purcell, Executive Chairman of Melbana Energy, an independent oil and gas company unpacks the reality of high petrol prices, what his company is looking to do as the world pivots to renewables, and how his focus is on earning his shareholders money.  Unpack it all with host Scott Phillips, and hear what's next for the energy market and the prices you'll be paying at the servo. 

54:24

EP22 - S1

28 Jun 22

Why your home office will be redundant in 5 years with Martin Creighan

Will we ever work from the office again? Are businesses pivoting too aggressively? What do consumers need to know to enable/benefit from flex work?  Martin Creighan is the Managing Director at Citrix Australia, and someone who understands the work and the positioning of a company which specializes in optimisation. Citrix creates technology which enables us to communicate effectively from anywhere on Earth - so where are they looking in the next 5 years, and how will it impact you?

Why your home office will be redundant in 5 years with Martin Creighan

Will we ever work from the office again? Are businesses pivoting too aggressively? What do consumers need to know to enable/benefit from flex work?  Martin Creighan is the Managing Director at Citrix Australia, and someone who understands the work and the positioning of a company which specializes in optimisation. Citrix creates technology which enables us to communicate effectively from anywhere on Earth - so where are they looking in the next 5 years, and how will it impact you?

41:25

EP21 - S1

14 Jun 22

Why angel investing will never be the same after 2022 with Joe Magyer

How is angel investing changing in 2022? What can your business do to attract investors? Who's next to receive a big influx of cash?  Co-Founder of Lakehouse Capital, Joe Magyer is in the weeds of investing both in Australia and internationally. The now Austin Texas based investor dives deep into what's next for investors, where he's looking for future growth and how he's learning from the past.  Follow Joe on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/magyer?lang=en

Why angel investing will never be the same after 2022 with Joe Magyer

How is angel investing changing in 2022? What can your business do to attract investors? Who's next to receive a big influx of cash?  Co-Founder of Lakehouse Capital, Joe Magyer is in the weeds of investing both in Australia and internationally. The now Austin Texas based investor dives deep into what's next for investors, where he's looking for future growth and how he's learning from the past.  Follow Joe on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/magyer?lang=en

52:19

EP20 - S1

31 May 22

Are venture capital firms redundant in a post-covid world with Matt Vitale

Birchal was set up to change the game, and help both businesses and customers invest and raise funds. But has it? And what needs to be done to evolve the industry and reinvigorate a post covid marketplace. Matt Vitale is the founder of Birchal, and nationally recognised barbecuer - fun fact.  Head to Birchal.com to get a handle on some of the awesome work they're doing. 

Are venture capital firms redundant in a post-covid world with Matt Vitale

Birchal was set up to change the game, and help both businesses and customers invest and raise funds. But has it? And what needs to be done to evolve the industry and reinvigorate a post covid marketplace. Matt Vitale is the founder of Birchal, and nationally recognised barbecuer - fun fact.  Head to Birchal.com to get a handle on some of the awesome work they're doing. 

50:03

EP19 - S1

17 May 22

How Lime's E-Scooters are changing transport forever with Hugo Burt-Morris

Melbourne's E-Scooter trial is 3-months in, but how is it really going? How has it changed public transport? What are the challenges for Lime? And how are they making money? Lime Australia & New Zealand General Manager Hugo Burt-Morris joins host Scott Phillips to talk how the company pivots in a new economy, what the future of the company holds, and what their partnership to Uber meant for the business. 

How Lime's E-Scooters are changing transport forever with Hugo Burt-Morris

Melbourne's E-Scooter trial is 3-months in, but how is it really going? How has it changed public transport? What are the challenges for Lime? And how are they making money? Lime Australia & New Zealand General Manager Hugo Burt-Morris joins host Scott Phillips to talk how the company pivots in a new economy, what the future of the company holds, and what their partnership to Uber meant for the business. 

41:37

EP18 - S1

3 May 22

Where, when and how to buy property with Chris Bates

Where are Australian's booming locations? What's driving the market? When should you look to buy?  Unpack the complexity of the Australian property market with Chris Bates from wealthful.com.au. Host Scott Phillips chats to Chris about how he started out as a financial advisor, but after the GFC, he just couldn't see himself working in the industry. So a change came in the form of property, Australia's favourite asset.  Follow the show: @goodoilpodcast

Where, when and how to buy property with Chris Bates

Where are Australian's booming locations? What's driving the market? When should you look to buy?  Unpack the complexity of the Australian property market with Chris Bates from wealthful.com.au. Host Scott Phillips chats to Chris about how he started out as a financial advisor, but after the GFC, he just couldn't see himself working in the industry. So a change came in the form of property, Australia's favourite asset.  Follow the show: @goodoilpodcast

45:38

EP17 - S1

19 Apr 22

Why CommSec dominates the ASX with Andrew Page

Why did Commsec become the dominant player on the ASX? How are digital platforms pivoting in 2022? And what's on the horizon for smarter investing?  The Motley Fool Money Podcast's Andrew Page joins mate and colleague Scott Phillips to unpack the digital era of investing, and understand Andrew's origins in entrepreneurship.  Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Why CommSec dominates the ASX with Andrew Page

Why did Commsec become the dominant player on the ASX? How are digital platforms pivoting in 2022? And what's on the horizon for smarter investing?  The Motley Fool Money Podcast's Andrew Page joins mate and colleague Scott Phillips to unpack the digital era of investing, and understand Andrew's origins in entrepreneurship.  Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

01:06:30

EP16 - S1

6 Apr 22

How to beat Amazon with Cat Baab-Muguira

What are small publishers doing to beat Bezos? How are writers pivoting financially? And what are the economics of a well selling book? Cat Baab-Muguira joins host Scott Phillps to unpack the economy behind book publishing, and talk her fantastic new book 'Poe For Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru'.  Find it at any good book store, or online via Cat's website:  https://www.catherinebaabmuguira.com/

How to beat Amazon with Cat Baab-Muguira

What are small publishers doing to beat Bezos? How are writers pivoting financially? And what are the economics of a well selling book? Cat Baab-Muguira joins host Scott Phillps to unpack the economy behind book publishing, and talk her fantastic new book 'Poe For Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru'.  Find it at any good book store, or online via Cat's website:  https://www.catherinebaabmuguira.com/

25:43

EP16 - S1

21 Mar 22

Why war in Ukraine impacts Australia with Tim Harcourt

How will trade be affected? Why are Japan, South Korea and China involved? Is Australia prepared for the fallout?  The humanitarian crisis created by the cruel and unnecessary invasion of Ukraine goes far beyond economic impact, and the lives lost and people immediately affected should be a priority focus. To better understand how the situation may impact Australians, Scott Phillips sits down with The Airport Economist, Tim Harcourt.  Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Why war in Ukraine impacts Australia with Tim Harcourt

How will trade be affected? Why are Japan, South Korea and China involved? Is Australia prepared for the fallout?  The humanitarian crisis created by the cruel and unnecessary invasion of Ukraine goes far beyond economic impact, and the lives lost and people immediately affected should be a priority focus. To better understand how the situation may impact Australians, Scott Phillips sits down with The Airport Economist, Tim Harcourt.  Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

31:14

EP15 - S1

9 Mar 22

Property prices during inflation with Pete Wargent

What does 2022 have in store for Aussie real estate? Is it best to be a buyer or a seller? How does a post pandemic world impact your property?  Host Scott Phillips unpacks post covid-era real estate with property finance author and COO of BuyersBuyers Pete Wargent.  Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Property prices during inflation with Pete Wargent

What does 2022 have in store for Aussie real estate? Is it best to be a buyer or a seller? How does a post pandemic world impact your property?  Host Scott Phillips unpacks post covid-era real estate with property finance author and COO of BuyersBuyers Pete Wargent.  Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

46:14

EP14 - S1

21 Feb 22

Blockchain unpacked with Steve Vallas

Why is everyone so excited about blockchain? Are NFTs really a thing? How is it being used beyond crypto?  Scott Phillips chats with CEO of Blockchain Australia Steve Vallas. Steve answers all your burning questions about the new technology.  Follow Steve on twitter @SteveVallas Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Blockchain unpacked with Steve Vallas

Why is everyone so excited about blockchain? Are NFTs really a thing? How is it being used beyond crypto?  Scott Phillips chats with CEO of Blockchain Australia Steve Vallas. Steve answers all your burning questions about the new technology.  Follow Steve on twitter @SteveVallas Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

42:31

EP13 - S1

8 Feb 22

China, COVID and climate change with Tim Harcourt

The Airport Economist unpacks the domino effect of China's economic influence, how COVID is affecting markets, and the climate disaster's biggest impact.  Scott Phillips chats with economist Tim Harcourt. Tim explains what he's learned about the world as the Airport Economist, what's changed in politics over the years plus he gives his take on the Three C's. Follow Tim on twitter @TimHarcourt Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

China, COVID and climate change with Tim Harcourt

The Airport Economist unpacks the domino effect of China's economic influence, how COVID is affecting markets, and the climate disaster's biggest impact.  Scott Phillips chats with economist Tim Harcourt. Tim explains what he's learned about the world as the Airport Economist, what's changed in politics over the years plus he gives his take on the Three C's. Follow Tim on twitter @TimHarcourt Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

51:31

EP12 - S1

25 Jan 22

How polling impacts politics with Rebecca Huntley

Why Australians are more compliant than rebellious, how rapid polling has influenced politics and why it’s still so hard for many politicians to take action on climate change. Scott Phillips chats with social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley.  Follow Rebecca on twitter @RebeccaHuntley2 Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast  

How polling impacts politics with Rebecca Huntley

Why Australians are more compliant than rebellious, how rapid polling has influenced politics and why it’s still so hard for many politicians to take action on climate change. Scott Phillips chats with social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley.  Follow Rebecca on twitter @RebeccaHuntley2 Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast  

35:24

EP11 - S1

10 Jan 22

Technology for human connection with Jennie Sager

Head of the neighbourhood social network Nextdoor Australia discusses what she learnt from her earlier career in TV production and at Twitter, how social media can foster connection rather than isolation, and why Nextdoor puts kindness at the centre of its business model. Follow Jennie Sager on twitter @thejenspot Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Technology for human connection with Jennie Sager

Head of the neighbourhood social network Nextdoor Australia discusses what she learnt from her earlier career in TV production and at Twitter, how social media can foster connection rather than isolation, and why Nextdoor puts kindness at the centre of its business model. Follow Jennie Sager on twitter @thejenspot Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

51:45

EP10 - S1

27 Dec 21

The future of Australian healthcare with nib CEO Mark Fitzgibbon

Why nib decided to target young people (and succeeded), why status quo in business equals death, and why he believes that private health insurance will always serve an important function in the Australian healthcare system. Scott Phillips chats with Mark Fitzgibbon, CEO of private health insurer nib. Follow Mark on twitter @markfitzgibbon Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

The future of Australian healthcare with nib CEO Mark Fitzgibbon

Why nib decided to target young people (and succeeded), why status quo in business equals death, and why he believes that private health insurance will always serve an important function in the Australian healthcare system. Scott Phillips chats with Mark Fitzgibbon, CEO of private health insurer nib. Follow Mark on twitter @markfitzgibbon Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

55:52

EP09 - S1

13 Dec 21

Long term investing in a changing world with Kevin Gandiya

How to think about long term investing in such a changeable environment, what the Australian investing landscape is like at the moment, and why he's so excited by the tech innovation space at the moment. Scott Philips talks to The Motley Fool's Kevin Gandiya. Follow Kevin on twitter @KevinGandiya Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Long term investing in a changing world with Kevin Gandiya

How to think about long term investing in such a changeable environment, what the Australian investing landscape is like at the moment, and why he's so excited by the tech innovation space at the moment. Scott Philips talks to The Motley Fool's Kevin Gandiya. Follow Kevin on twitter @KevinGandiya Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

50:38

EP08 - S1

29 Nov 21

The exciting growth of 'boring' investing with Nick Nicolaides

Co-founder and Director of long term investing platform Pearler explains why he is proud to call Pearler a 'boring' business, why he approached transitioning into entrepreneurship cautiously, and how he keeps his cool in the face of so many new competitors. Scott Phillips chats with Nick Nicolaides.  Follow Nick on twitter @NickJNicolaides and @pearlerHQ Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

The exciting growth of 'boring' investing with Nick Nicolaides

Co-founder and Director of long term investing platform Pearler explains why he is proud to call Pearler a 'boring' business, why he approached transitioning into entrepreneurship cautiously, and how he keeps his cool in the face of so many new competitors. Scott Phillips chats with Nick Nicolaides.  Follow Nick on twitter @NickJNicolaides and @pearlerHQ Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

56:31

EP07 - S1

15 Nov 21

How digital video platforms are changing the game with Kylie Merritt

Founder of the financial news video streaming platform ausbiz, Kylie explains why free to air television is struggling to complete with online and on demand options, how being a small player amongst big fish has worked in her favour, and how she developed her entrepreneurial streak. Scott Phillips chats with Kylie Merritt, the Founder and Managing Director of Ausbiz.  Follow Kylie on twitter @KylieMerritt and @ausbiztv Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

How digital video platforms are changing the game with Kylie Merritt

Founder of the financial news video streaming platform ausbiz, Kylie explains why free to air television is struggling to complete with online and on demand options, how being a small player amongst big fish has worked in her favour, and how she developed her entrepreneurial streak. Scott Phillips chats with Kylie Merritt, the Founder and Managing Director of Ausbiz.  Follow Kylie on twitter @KylieMerritt and @ausbiztv Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

52:16

EP06 - S1

1 Nov 21

The future of banking with Police Bank's Greg McKenna

How Jeff Bezos has influenced him to always put the customer first, how the Afterpay model could soon revolutionise banking, plus Greg explains why he writes down his favourite leadership principles and quotes every single morning. Scott Phillips chats with Police Bank CEO Greg McKenna, a member-owned bank based in NSW. Follow Greg on twitter @gregorymckenna Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

The future of banking with Police Bank's Greg McKenna

How Jeff Bezos has influenced him to always put the customer first, how the Afterpay model could soon revolutionise banking, plus Greg explains why he writes down his favourite leadership principles and quotes every single morning. Scott Phillips chats with Police Bank CEO Greg McKenna, a member-owned bank based in NSW. Follow Greg on twitter @gregorymckenna Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

53:34

EP05 - S1

18 Oct 21

Trailblazing beauty e-commerce in Australia with Kate Morris

Co-founder and director of Adore Beauty, Australia's foremost beauty e-commerce website. Hear how the company continues to hit record sales and growth 20 years on, why Kate decided to list the company on the ASX and why beauty buyers love online shopping even though they can't try anything on. Unpack it all as Scott Phillips chats with Kate Morris.  Follow Kate on instagram @kateadorebeauty Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast    

Trailblazing beauty e-commerce in Australia with Kate Morris

Co-founder and director of Adore Beauty, Australia's foremost beauty e-commerce website. Hear how the company continues to hit record sales and growth 20 years on, why Kate decided to list the company on the ASX and why beauty buyers love online shopping even though they can't try anything on. Unpack it all as Scott Phillips chats with Kate Morris.  Follow Kate on instagram @kateadorebeauty Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast    

59:13

EP04 - S1

4 Oct 21

Why e-commerce keeps booming with Ruslan Kogan

CEO and founder of Australian e-commerce website Kogan.com reveals how Kogan.com managed to do 1.2 BILLION dollars in sales last year when the rest of the economy ground to a halt, how he boosted Kogan’s profile in the early days by picking a fight with Gerry Harvey, and why logistics and data are the true secret sauces of e-commerce.  Unpack it all as Scott Phillips chats with Ruslan Kogan. Follow Ruslan on twitter @ruslankogan Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Why e-commerce keeps booming with Ruslan Kogan

CEO and founder of Australian e-commerce website Kogan.com reveals how Kogan.com managed to do 1.2 BILLION dollars in sales last year when the rest of the economy ground to a halt, how he boosted Kogan’s profile in the early days by picking a fight with Gerry Harvey, and why logistics and data are the true secret sauces of e-commerce.  Unpack it all as Scott Phillips chats with Ruslan Kogan. Follow Ruslan on twitter @ruslankogan Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

49:32

EP03 - S1

20 Sep 21

Why property prices keep going up with analyst Eliza Owen

Head of Australian property research at CoreLogic discusses the amazing pace of property price increases, the highs and lows around the country, the role of interest rates and government policy, and her expectations for future growth. Scott Phillips talks about the Australian property market with Eliza Owen. You can follow Eliza on twitter @eliza_owen Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

Why property prices keep going up with analyst Eliza Owen

Head of Australian property research at CoreLogic discusses the amazing pace of property price increases, the highs and lows around the country, the role of interest rates and government policy, and her expectations for future growth. Scott Phillips talks about the Australian property market with Eliza Owen. You can follow Eliza on twitter @eliza_owen Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

48:43

EP02 - S1

6 Sep 21

How the economy can bounce back post-pandemic with Stephen Koukoulas

Former Gillard government and the Commonwealth Treasury economist explains how Australia’s economy could bounce back post-COVID, what the RBA should do with interest rates, their thoughts on Modern Monetary Theory and a whole lot more. Unpack it all as Scott Phillips talks to Economist Stephen Koukoulas.  Follow Stephen on twitter @TheKouk Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

How the economy can bounce back post-pandemic with Stephen Koukoulas

Former Gillard government and the Commonwealth Treasury economist explains how Australia’s economy could bounce back post-COVID, what the RBA should do with interest rates, their thoughts on Modern Monetary Theory and a whole lot more. Unpack it all as Scott Phillips talks to Economist Stephen Koukoulas.  Follow Stephen on twitter @TheKouk Follow The Good Oil on instagram, facebook and twitter @goodoilpodcast

55:43

EP01 - S1

23 Aug 21


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