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

Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/sam_altman_on_s.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk talks with Sam Altman, president of accelerating firm Y Combinator about the nature of entrepreneurship, funding companies, the potentials of start-ups, and the innovation that spills from technological advancement.

Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Length: 61 min

Posted August 28, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money   Leave a comment

PACsLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/01/336910418/episode-558-spending-big-money-to-fight-big-money

Summary: What is the role of money in politics? What is campaign finance and what is the Super PAC? How is it that the 1% fraction of the US population have the ability to spend as much as they want in order to influence political power? Planet Money interviews Lawrence Lessing of Harvard University on his idea to create a super PAC in order to fight Super PACs.

Original Air Date: August 1, 2014

Length: 16 min

Gregory Zuckerman on the Frackers and the Energy Revolution   Leave a comment

frackersLink: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/06/gregory_zuckerm.html

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

Fear, Negativity And Pawn Shops For The Rich   Leave a comment

fear negativityLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/06/13/321666662/episode-546-fear-negativity-and-pawn-shops-for-the-rich

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

A World Without Banks   Leave a comment

no banksLinks: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/05/30/317030992/episode-543-a-world-without-banks

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

The Three Hardest Words in the English Language   Leave a comment

3 wordsLink: 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

Posted June 19, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Behavioral economics, Freakonomics

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Brynjolfsson on the Second Machine Age   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/02/brynjolfsson_on.html

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

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