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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening.

Latest Episodes:

  • Economic anarchy in the UK
    Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister of the UK, was determined to change the British economy. Instead, her government's mini-budget helped kick off a mini-financial... Read more
    Published on: 2022-10-05
  • Would you like a side of offshoring with that?
    A lot of restaurants took a hit during the pandemic. And when they struggled to find workers, some found surprising solutions. On today's show, what... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-30
  • The miracle apple (Classic)
    Today on the show, how we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-28
  • Econ's Brush with the Law
    What happens when you take some of the most powerful people in America — federal judges — and teach them economics? We look at the... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-23
  • The Midnight Connection
    Texas's energy grid is largely disconnected from the rest of the U.S. That led to disastrous consequences last year when the state's grid was overloaded... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-21
  • Vibecession Vibes Session
    We're not in a recession, but why are the vibes feeling so off? We put the question to an economist and one expert on "vibes"... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-16
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Uggly
    Eddie Oygur is an Australian businessman who's sold sheepskin ugg boots for years. But one day, he was hit with a lawsuit for breaking American... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-14
  • Two Indicators: unlikely economic relationships
    On today's show - how your social circle is one of the strongest predictors of economic mobility and how pop music reflects the economy.Subscribe to... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-09

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