Economics Podcasts

Podcasts can be a useful way to reinforce and expand your understanding of economics, especially if you have a long commute!  Here are some suggestions of podcasts that are by economists or generally get the economics right.

  • Capitalisn't (Economists/finance professors Kate Waldock and Luigi Zingales discuss the ways in which capitalism works, and the ways it doesn't.  Like listening in on a discussion over coffee between two really smart people.)
  • China Econ Talk (Interviews with specialists on different aspects of the Chinese economy)
  • The China Africa Project (Very well-informed discussion and economists and economist policymakers are frequent guests)
  • Econtalk (many different topics, from a prominent libertarian economist)
  • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy (From Tim Harford, "the Undercover Economist")
  • Four Questions (Interviews by Alice Evans, lecturer in international development at King's College, London)
  • Freakonomics (discussions of economics research as applied to topics you might not think were economics)
  • FT Alphachat (business and economics, produced by the Financial Times)
  • Gridlines (episodes about under-appreciated but influential economists)
  • The Hidden Brain (behavioral economics and psychology)
  • NPR's Marketplace (general economics news)
  • NPR's Planet Money (a general economics news podcast, always well-informed)
  • St. Louis Fed, Women in Economics (interviews with prominent women in economics about their careers)
  • Trade Talks (Current international economics policy issues)
  • 80,000 Hours (In-depth conversations between economics-trained interviewer Rob Wiblin and his guests about "the world’s most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them.")