Nicholas Stavros Niarchos | The Cobalt Supply Chain & Cobalt Mining In The Congo

Nicholas Niarchos On Freelance Cobalt Mining In The Congo, Getting Arrested In The Congo, Journalism & More!

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Nicholas Niarchos | The Curious Worldview Podcast #122

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…

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Time Stamps For Nicholas Niarchos

  • 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.

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