Planet Money | 9 January 2019 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Tells the story of a big payday for a losing poker player to background the way professional poker players stake each other and trade stakes in each others’ winnings.
Reader’s Corner | 20 October 2017 | 0h 29m | Listen Later
Interview with Marc Levinson about the ideas in An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Disentangles the secular forces behind the transition from rapid post-war economic growth to the much slower growth thereafter.
How I Built This with Guy Raz | 17 December 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Dubin about using his background in improv and viral video to grow the internet razor subscription service Dollar Shave Club. After just five years Unilever acquired the business for a reported $1 billion.
a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).
EconTalk | 24 December 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mariana Mazzucato about her book “The Value of Everything,” which argues that economists have mismeasured value and have failed to appreciate the role of government as innovator. She argues for a more active role for government in the innovation process and for government to share in revenue proportional to its role in the creation of new technology.
EconTalk | 12 February 2018 | 1h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bryan Caplan on “The Case Against Education.” Argues that very little learning takes place at university and that very little of the return comes from skills or knowledge acquired in the classroom. Caplan marshals the evidence to support his claims, finding that just 11% of the economic gains from education are due to the training received; 45% from the greater ability of the students who go to university; and 44% is pure signalling – from being credentialed.
Freakonomics Radio | 20 December 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Good humoured interview with Richard Thaler about winning a Nobel Prize for showing that humans tend to make irrational decisions. Backgrounds behavioural economics. Describes his unlikely route to success; his reputation for being lazy; and his efforts to fix the world — one nudge at a time.