252: Spit In The Eye Of The Globalists – Tom Luongo

Tom Luongo interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show Podcast

Today’s guest is Tom Luongo, a former research chemist turned geopolitical and market analyst. He is the publisher of the Gold, Goats ‘N Guns newsletter, as well as the host of the podcast by the same name. 

This was an absolute blast of a conversation covering various freedom-related topics, and I know you’ll love it. 



  • Hear Tom detail how he completely reinvented his career by pursuing his interest in economics and geopolitics, going from chemist to renowned geopolitical analyst. 
  • Learn why Tom believes in delivering the unvarnished truth to build an audience organically.
  • Tom explains why it’s important to understand your own limitations as a content creator – and why your audience will always forgive you if you’re honest.
  • Hear Tom address how he “navigates the freedom question” in regard to platform censorship and self-censorship.
  • Tom and I have a great back-and-forth discussion about the importance of narrowing your focus towards practical steps to protect yourselves instead of doom-scrolling all day.  
  • Find out why Tom and I both turn off or remove our phones from the room when private conversations delve into certain topics. 
  • Discover why Tom believes we are the “bottom of the dark age” and why the idea of the Great Reset will “end up in a museum.”
  • Find out what Tom foresees as the future of the United States. Will the U.S. break up? And on whose terms?
  • Learn what Tom thinks of Elon Musk. Is he on “our side?” Or is he just another plant by the global elite?



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Gold, Goats N’ Guns: https://tomluongo.me/

Twitter: @TWL1728



What an absolute blast it was talking to Tom! We got sidetracked from my initial topic idea and ended up going in many different directions, and I was thrilled with how it turned out. The topics we touched on in this conversation are of utmost importance, especially to those in the expat community who are tuned in to what is happening worldwide. If you weren’t already, you’ve got to follow Tom Luongo for his take on geopolitics. 

About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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  1. Ned P on 07/12/2023 at 7:55 AM

    The presenter’s perspective was interesting but the generational hatred was hard to stomach and totally undermined his arguments. Hating people because of their age is as bigoted as hating people because of their race.

    I know a lot of the “fucking boomers,” that he despises, and they’re committed to liberty. They’re nothing like this idiot paints them as. I also know plenty of great Millennials, who he also seems to look down in, who are trying to raise their children in a way that they’re not corrupted by the system. On the other hand, a lot of the most “woke” and vile people I’ve seen are in the presenter’s age group.

    Good and evil are present among people of all ages. People are individuals. The interviewer knows that and should have challenged this idiot.

    • Mikkel Thorup on 07/13/2023 at 5:36 PM

      Hey Ned, thanks for your message, if you have been listening to the show for a while, you know I let people say what they want to say. I am a millennial and I was not offended by what he said as I believe myself as an exception. Tom is an interesting character and his rants are certainly intense but none the less I am glad to have had a chance to interview him and explore different ideas. Always trying to learn and see if what someone says has merit or not. Best, Mikkel

  2. Severino Arguelles on 07/14/2023 at 7:47 AM

    I get his point, but I think calling the EU Commissioner something like stupid is way below the belt and does not help at all establish whatever he is asserting, not to mention how he would make generalizations about boomers and women. I just wish he had asked himself what made those people like the EU commissioner do what they did. I like the way this guy started out in a humble way, but the way he developed his argument especially further towards the end leaves something very distasteful to some audience like me. I just cannot imagine what this guy would be like if he actually had that PhD in geopolitics. There’s a part of him I somehow like – he’s not in the gray about anything — he’s clearly on one side and not the other. That sells a lot nowadays, especially among influencers. But if there’s one word I would somehow use to describe not necessarily him but the way he argued in this podcast — it was a word he also mentioned — Nazi. Nice content and good learnings from this man but definitely I can’t be one of the millions of people who regularly read his stuff. I don’t even wanna remember his name. I just hope he should listen to you more and learn more from your example, Mikkel, because literally in terms of demeanor you’re light-years away.

  3. Mitchell Langbert on 07/17/2023 at 10:12 AM

    The generations that have attended college since the 1990s have been indoctrinated in college and in K-12 schools. As a result of the indoctrination, the been trend toward support for socialism is unsurprising. Since socialism cannot work and has repeatedly failed, Tom is justified in dissing the younger cohort for believing in a delusion. Of course, you can say similar things about almost every cohort since the 1880s, but the trend is escalating. Pew finds that there are sharp generational differences as to support for socialism and opposition to capitalism. More than 40% of the public under 50 has a positive view of socialism. That is enough to change society, and it portends increasing authoritarianism in America. It is hard not to be emotional about this generational stupidity, although it is not their fault. The Republican Party has allowed the Democrats to turn American education institutions into socialist indoctrination camps. One of many Pew studies is here: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2022/09/19/modest-declines-in-positive-views-of-socialism-and-capitalism-in-u-s/

  4. Al Hare on 07/22/2023 at 1:08 PM

    I was looking forward to hearing the latest from Luongo, as his thesis that the Fed has been blowing up offshore dollar markets in order to defend Wall Street at the expense of EU central banks has great explanatory power. But as others are noting, he did seem a little agitated on this podcast. His random attack on the excellent James Corbett—who literally has a long-running series called Solutions Watch—was puzzling, as was his criticism of Whitney Webb and Ryan Cristián. Ryan especially helped me tremendously during covid by organizing and presenting deep, real time information, which strangely is exactly what Luongo criticises him for.

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