Thursday, 4 April 2013
Top Economics Podcasts
Since starting to take an active interest in Economics, I have found that there is more than enough reading. So in order to make the learning more efficient I suggest podcasting on the go.
If you are unfamiliar with the use of podcasts read this: http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
Tim Harford: Pop-up Economics gives a really fun and interesting history of the great game changers in economics. He is the presenter of the BBC's More or Less which is also a very insightful podcast where he investigates the numbers used in the news and public debate. He also has a blog Tim Harford The Undercover Economist and as far as economists go he is very interesting and provides easy to digest articles. Tim is well published and well respected in the field.
NPR’s Planet Money is one of the best podcasts out there, with weekly guests and global views. They present great values and serious economics speak with a light attitude. NPS's team also produces This American Life's: The invention of Money.
If you are looking for further light listening with a educational touch try Freakonomics Radio. The host Stephen Dubner presents a range of topics with a very strange twist, such as discovering why teachers are likely to cheat.
Econ Talk is a much more in-depth look economics issues today. Econ Talk’s host Russ Roberts is a economics professor at George Mason University. Every week Russ picks a different topic and invites an expert on that topic. This is a much more content heavy podcast but gives a large amount of time for explanation of topics.