This site is a curated library of economics-themed podcasts, primarily from Planet Money, but also from Freakonomics, EconTalk, This American Life and others. The site is designed for economics instructors with searchable categories created with the instructor in mind, as well as suggestions for podcast-related assignments they might incorporate into course instruction. Audioecon will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys learning more about economics. Audioecon and related assignments is featured in the Journal of Economics Education article Podcasts as a Tool for Teaching Economics Vol.45, Iss.3, 2014.
I hope you find this site useful and interesting, and welcome your feedback!
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Summary: This podcast examines the extraordinary rise in textbook prices and how the situation is worsening due to students looking for alternatives ways of obtaining books. Supply and demand is featured.
Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
Length: 4 minutes 27 seconds
Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the pros and cons of pay transparency in the work place and the problems it is solving.
Original Air Date: July 2, 2014
Length: 4 minutes 59 seconds
Summary: ‘The Economy’ is ever-present in today’s conversations but it was not always this way. This podcast describes the emergence of the phrase ‘The Economy’ and Gross Domestic Product.
Original Air Date: February 28, 2014
Length: 4 minutes 29 seconds
Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the Dow Jones industrial average and its relevancy to both the stock market and the real economy, exposing its major flaws.
Original Air Date: March 25, 2015
Length: 18 minutes 15 seconds
Summary: This podcast examines the pros and cons to a lenient return policies for businesses and the affect it has on their brand. Some companies see it as a loss of business while others view it as cheap marketing.
Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
Length: 4 minutes 23 seconds
Summary: This podcast sheds light on supply and demand as well as elasticity using the well know car service Uber.
Original Air Date: January 24, 2014
Length: 4 minutes 9 seconds
Summary: In this podcast tariffs are examined, showing both their positive and negative affects on economies. Also mentioned is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule which gages how much each import is to be taxed
Original Air Date: December 12, 2013
Length: 5 minutes 20 seconds