Welcome to audioecon!   1 comment

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!

I wish you smart listening!

Posted June 27, 2012 by audioecon in Utility

How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs   Leave a comment

Average annual spending on textbooks.

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/10/09/354647112/how-college-students-battled-textbook-publishers-to-a-draw-in-3-graphs

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

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The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else’s Salary   Leave a comment

PaycheckLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/07/02/327758712/the-company-where-everyone-knows-everyone-elses-salary

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

The Invention Of ‘The Economy’   Leave a comment

They knew it was bad. But they didn't have any way to know just how bad it was.Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/02/28/283477546/the-invention-of-the-economy

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

Don’t Believe The Hype   Leave a comment

The over-hyped DowLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/03/25/395099177/episode-443-dont-believe-the-hype

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

What Happens When Stores Let Customers Return Whatever They Want?   Leave a comment

I'd like to return one boot?

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/09/25/223787129/what-happens-when-a-store-lets-customers-return-whatever-they-want

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

When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192   Leave a comment

Update: Several readers commented on the route shown in the map above. Lisa Chow took the car for purposes of this story, and chose a route that began and ended near NPR's New York offices.

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/01/24/265396928/when-a-65-cab-ride-costs-192

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

The Giant Book That Creates And Destroys Entire Industries   Leave a comment

The Hansa Kirkenes carried all 6,078 of the Planet Money women's T-shirts from Cartagena, Colombia, to Miami.

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/12/06/247361423/the-giant-book-that-creates-and-destroys-entire-industries

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

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