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

Can A Game Show Lose?   Leave a comment


Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/07/27/487654380/episode-714-can-a-game-show-lose

Summary: Planet Money discusses whether a game show can lose and what it takes for a contestant to win.  They look into the one-season wonder of the unsustainable model of the game ‘The Power of 10’.

Original Air Date: July 27, 2016

Length: 21 minutes 11 seconds






Posted February 22, 2017 by jamezweb in Utility, Incentives, Planet Money, Price ceiling / floor

This visa program is a path to citizenship for the rich   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/16/business/eb5-visas

Summary: Marketplace analyzes the EB-5 visa program which allows wealthy foreign investors to secure American citizenship, only if investors are willing to invest at least a half a million dollars in the United States.

Original Air Date: April 18, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 29 seconds

Audioecon will be at the National Economics Teaching Association Conference 2016   Leave a comment

I’ll be presentingIMG_1136 audioecon.com at the NETA 2016 conference in Tampa on Thursday October 27th. I’ll be focusing on Using audioecon.com to foster critical thinking through online discussion boards. I hope to see you there!

Comments on how you use audioecon.com or ways I could make the site more helpful to you are always welcome! Leave your comments here.

Posted October 22, 2016 by audioecon in Teaching Ideas

GMO acreage falls — along with commodity prices   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/13/world/gmo-crops-declineat-least-now

Summary: Due to falling commodity prices, the number of acres across the globe containing genetically modified crops has fallen for the first time in 20 years.

Original Air Date: April 13, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 4 seconds

Posted October 21, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Environmental economics, Production costs

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Tax preparers prey on low-income filers, study finds   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/13/business/eitc

Summary: A 2016 study finds brand name tax branches targeting areas with a concentrated population of people receiving the income earned tax credit.

Original Air Date: April 15, 2016

Length: 1 minute 32 seconds

Posted October 14, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Ethics, Inequality, Taxes

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While major U.S. banks are cleaning up their books, the shadow banking system is dirtying its hands   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/12/economy/while-major-us-banks-are-cleaning-their-books-shadow-banking-system-dirtying-its

Summary: Marketplace looks at the shadow banking system of providers of personal, auto and some mortgage loans,and the role these non banks have played  since the financial crisis of 2008.

Original Air Date: April 12, 2016

Length: 1 minute 25 seconds

Utility companies to stockpile $8 million spare parts in case of disaster   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/08/world/spare-parts

Summary: Several major utility companies are pooling their resources to create a company called Grid Assurance. Grid Assurance is designed to stockpile repair parts to protect against the chances of a grid disaster.

Original Air Date: April , 2016

Length: 2 minutes 6 seconds

Posted October 1, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Oligopoly, Politics & economics, Technology

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