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

Bubblelicious   Leave a comment

bubbliciousLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/10/09/447249562/episode-656-bubblelicious

Summary: In this podcast the Planet Money team investigates the possibility of a bubble in the technology industry in San Francisco. Billions of dollars are being acquired by these tech companies and their over confidence might be an indicator to a future bubble.

Original Air Date: October 9, 2015

Length: 14 mins

Podlearning wins “Best in Class”   Leave a comment

The Podlearning teaching technique won second prize in the “Best in Class” Contest at the National Economics Teaching Association‘s 11th annual conference.  Watch the video describing the technique below and access instructor resources here.

Posted November 17, 2015 by audioecon in Utility

Why We Work So Much   Leave a comment

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Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/24/426017148/episode-641-why-we-work-so-much

Summary: John Maynard Keynes believed that in the future people would work less, he was wrong. The Planet Money team explain the reasons why this has yet to change.

Original Air Date: July 24, 2015

Length: 13 mins 11 sec

Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion   Leave a comment

plane-50893_640Link: http://www.npr.org/2015/07/02/419405924/justice-department-investigates-airlines-for-possible-price-collusion

Summary: The Justice Department is planning to investigate 4 major airlines for price collusion. Investigators will question whether the airlines restricted supply to maintain higher ticket prices.

Original Air Date: July 2, 2015

Length: 3 minutes 35 seconds

China, China, China   Leave a comment

china china chinaLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/09/438948679/episode-649-china-china-china

Summary: In this podcast, the Planet Money team attempt to decipher why economic news about China is so popular in the media and if the indicators are something we should worry about including the stock market and economic growth.

Original Air Date: September 9, 2015

Length: 17 minutes 9 seconds

The Last Euro in Greece   Leave a comment

last euroLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/08/421228146/episode-637-the-last-euro-in-greece

Summary: The Planet Money team discusses the role the banks played in the Greek debt crisis and how it affected the Greek people.

Original Air Date: July 8, 2015

Length: 13 minutes 38 seconds

The Anti-Store   Leave a comment

Anti-StoreLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/25/443519599/episode-653-the-anti-store

Summary: In this podcast the planet money team dissects the bulk grocery industry of places such as Price Club, Costco, and Jet to see how much the consumer is really saving and how the businesses make a profit from that.

Original Air date: September 23, 2015

Length: 15 minutes and 9 seconds

Posted October 21, 2015 by ndelmonaco1 in Creative economy, Ethics, Planet Money

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