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The Bitcoin Game #27 - John Barrett of Bitcoins and Gravy

Published on October 9th, 2015 by Rob

Hello, welcome to episode 27 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

I’ve been a podcast listener for many years now, so when I got interested in Bitcoin, listening to Bitcoin podcasts was a natural. I think Adam B. Levine launched The Daily Bitcoin the same day I first searched for Bitcoin podcasts. And I've been hooked on Bitcoin podcasts ever since.

Bitcoins and Gravy has always been a hugely influential show for me. In a sea of podcasts with poor audio quality and barely existent production values, Bitcoins and Gravy sounded as well-produced as any podcast I'd ever heard. Even the short musical pieces between segments were done to perfection. John also experimented with characters and fictional entertainment on some episodes, which really helped Bitcoins and Gravy stand out as something a bit different.

Even after spending time with John at the 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference, I still find he reverts back to a larger-than-life persona when I listen to him podcast. When I realized John Barrett missed releasing the August 9, 2015, episode of Bitcoins and Gravy, I really took notice. I checked in with John, wanting to make sure he was okay. He said he was, but that he was moving to every other week. But then a couple more weeks went by, and still no new episodes appeared. It was clear something was up, and I was happy he agreed to be on my show.

We spoke for almost two and a half hours, everything from light-hearted talk to John’s very strong views about various subjects. While I thought we’d be bantering more, John really takes a subject and runs with it. Fans of John Barrett and Bitcoins and Gravy won’t want to miss this episode.

John in Turicato, Mexico circa 1993
John in Turicato, Mexico, circa 1993 (photo courtesy of John Barrett)

The rejected cover art Rob designed for the Bitcoins And Gravy podcast, back in January 2014
The rejected Bitcoins and Gravy cover art Rob designed back in January 2014


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Bitcoins and Gravy

The Toy Box Studio

Nashville Bitcoin Meetup

KCAA-AM Loma Linda

Andreas Antonopoulos on Bitcoins and Gravy

Patrick Byrne on Bitcoins and Gravy

Andreas Antonopoulos speaks to the L.A. Bitcoin Meetup

Mad Money Machine

Ed & Ethan

Bitcoins and Gravy Song Archives

Bitcoin Keychain

Casascius Physical Bitcoin

Satoshi Roundtable

Texas Bitcoin Conference

Bitcoin Foundation

Four Horsemen (documentary on YouTube)

Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It (the documentary John voiced)

East Nashville Now (John's new podcast)

Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management

Bread and Circuses (Wikipedia)

Pamela Morgan on Bitcoins and Gravy

Mad Bitcoins


Contact John Barrett
[email protected]


I created the intro and outro music, but the rest is by John Barrett. Be sure to check out John's complete songs, along with lyrics and more at the Bitcoins and Gravy song archives:

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Thanks for listening!

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The Bitcoin Game box artwork created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

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