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.
I hope you find this site useful and interesting, and welcome your feedback!
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Summary: Russ Roberts, host of Econtalk, interviews Gregory Zuckerman, author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters about the rise of the hydraulic fracturing, its developmental stages and the eventual energy revolution.
Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
Length: 61 min
Summary: Planet Money presents three stories regarding the financial market; the stock market’s sluggish performance, a negative interest rates in the banking sector, and pawn shops exchanges for the rich.
Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
Length: 13 min
Summary: What would the world look like without its financial institutions? Without its banks? Thats the very thought that has been circulating since the Great Recession. The Planet Money team considers a world without banks.
Original Air Date: May 30, 2014
Length: 14 min
Link: http://freakonomics.com/2014/05/15/the-three-hardest-words-in-the-english-language-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/ Summary: What are the three most difficult words in the English language? According to Amanda Waterman, professor of Psychology at the University of Leeds, the words “I don’t know” are difficult for people, especially for children to fully express and admit. Original Air Date: May 15, 2014 Length: 30 min
Summary: Erick Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management at MIT, talks about the new age of economic development and activities that will be dominated by intelligent machines and computers.
Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
Length: 59 min
Summary: Planet Money explains the history of the penny through three perspectives: its worth, its potential in the internet age, and who is betting on the government killing it.
Original Air Date: May 16, 2014
Length: 19 min
Summary: This podcast outlines how information technology is being used to measure efficiency in certain markets, such as the United Parcel Service (UPS). Whether you are inside a truck driving or in an office, information technology can track almost everything you do.
Original Air Date: May 2, 2014
Length: 14 min