I’ll be presenting 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.
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!
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
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
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
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
Summary: Marketplace explores the consequences Brave software’s ad blocking browser has on websites, specifically newspaper outlets that depends on ads for revenue.
Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
Length: 2 minutes 15 seconds
Summary: A Saudi dairy company, Almarai, bought a total of 14,000 acres of land across Arizona and California with the intentions of growing alfalfa, a water intensive crop. Almarai plans to export the U.S. grown alfalfa back to Saudi Arabia to be used as fodder.
Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
Length: 2 minutes 22 seconds