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Do you teach with podcasts?   Leave a comment

If you use podcasts for teaching economics, you may find a new audioecon.com resource useful. Check out the new ‘Listening to Podcasts for Learning‘ page for tips to share with your students who may be used to listening to podcasts for pleasure, but could use some guidance in listening to learn. We also have a downloadable PowerPoint slide deck available for you to share in your classes or on your learning platform. Thanks to audioecon.com contributors and Emmanuel College students Olivia Fiorini and Eliana Falleur for putting these resources together.

Posted March 18, 2022 by audioecon in Teaching Ideas

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Best of ‘EC on Econ’ podcasts FA21   Leave a comment

At the end of each semester students in Econ 1101 Principles of Microeconomics at Emmanuel College create their own podcast to demonstrate their ability to apply microeconomic concepts to their world and to use those terms, theories and tenets of micro to understand and evaluate the world around them. Each semester I pick a few of my favorites to post here on AudioEcon. Check out the ‘Podlearning: Student podcast‘ page to listen and learn for yourself. This semester’s star topics include vaccine externalities, the economics of food banks and food insecurity, and a bartender’s eye view of the elasticity of alcohol.

Econ educators, check out the Podlearning page for assignment descriptions and tips to implement student-created podcasts in your classes!

Posted December 8, 2021 by audioecon in Teaching Ideas, Utility

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Behind the Scenes with Dr. Moryl of AudioEcon   Leave a comment

Learn what inspired AudioEcon.com, hear how Dr. Rebecca Moryl uses Social Media to teach economics, and get some inspiration for the semester ahead. Dr. Abdullah Al Bahrani interviewed Dr. Moryl to kick off the second season of ‘Coffee with Dr. A.’ Check out the engaging conversation between two passionate economic educators.

Posted January 13, 2021 by audioecon in Utility

Winter is coming for the restaurant industry   Leave a comment

Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/18/936321423/winter-is-coming-for-the-restaurant-industry

Bar Gernika in Boise, Idaho

The Planet Money Indicator team explores the choices facing restaurants around the U.S. as the pandemic winter approaches. Includes an interview with a restaurant in Idaho that has implemented new strategies in the 2020 economic reality.

Assignment prompt: How does this podcast illustrate the short-run shutdown decision for firms? Use specific economic concepts from your reading and this podcast to explain the decision making process in general and specifically for firms in a crisis, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Original Air Date: November 18, 2020

Length: 9 minutes

Covid-19/Coronavirus & the Economy   Leave a comment

We’re adding the latest economic podcasts relating to the current Coronavirus Crisis here. Many also have discussion board / written assignment prompts.

Audioecon on Economic Rockstar   Leave a comment

I was recently interviewed by Frank Conway for his Economic Rockstar podcast about my techniques and recommendations for teaching with podcasts. You can check it out here

Posted May 4, 2018 by audioecon in Teaching Ideas

Student-made podcasts   Leave a comment

Check out three of the best student-group made podcasts from Econ 1101 Principles of Microeconomics spring 2018. Congrats and thanks for the great work!  Podlearning: Student-made podcasts

Posted May 4, 2018 by audioecon in Teaching Ideas

Budget Time   Leave a comment

budget timeLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/07/07/535987825/episode-782-budget-time 

Summary: The Planet Money team uses a ten minute block of time to demonstrate the allocation of the U.S. federal budget. Each program gets the same percent of ten minutes as the percentage it makes up of the total budget.

Original Air Date:July 7, 2017

Length: 15:49

The Hydrox Resurrection   Leave a comment

hydroxLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/08/23/545546014/episode-652-the-hydrox-resurrection 

Summary: Planet Money tells the tale of a man trying to bring back the forgotten Hydrox brand.  Discussion includes close substitutes, trademarks, patents, brands, and what they communicate to consumers.

Original Air Date: September 18, 2015

Length: 19:46

Special thanks to twitter@TiemesEsther for recommending this podcast

 

Posted September 5, 2017 by audioecon in Patent, Planet Money, Utility

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Google is big. Is that bad?   Leave a comment

google bigLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/08/04/541643346/episode-787-google-is-big-is-that-bad 

Summary: The Planet Money team focus on the recent European Commission decision that Google violated anti trust rules. They discuss the context of the seven year consideration of the question whether Google has too much power over the Internet. Includes consideration of how the question is viewed differently in the U.S. and how this specific case helps us think generally about issues of competition.

Original Air Date: August 4, 2017

Length: 16:42