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A weekly podcast that examines the inner workings of the global economy.
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1
Brazil's Wild Election Holds Key to Region's Ec...
20 min
2
How Trade War is Reshaping China
22 min
3
Bonus: One Belt, One Road, Part I
15 min
4
Big Questions Are Hanging Over the Auto Industry
23 min
5
How Economics Shaped The End of WWII
20 min
6
Americans Get Lots of Government Money, And The...
23 min
7
What You Need to Know About Turkey's Financial ...
15 min
8
Bitcoin's Big Problems
22 min
9
We'll All Be Eating Bugs Sooner Than You Think
24 min
10
Alaska: Front Line in the Global Trade War
18 min
11
How America's China Trauma Strains Alliances
25 min
12
Why India-China Comparisons Miss The Point
28 min
13
Why China's Population Is About to Plunge
14 min
14
How Falling Fertility Threatens the Global Economy
19 min
15
How Will a Trade War Impact China's Economy?
18 min
16
How Countries Are Grappling With The Gender Pay...
19 min
17
Why Older Workers Are the Key to the U.S. Economy
29 min
18
How the Opium Wars Shaped China's Approach to T...
25 min
19
What's Behind the Rise in Oil Prices
16 min
20
How Argentina Ended Up With Interest Rates At 4...
18 min
21
Why China Wants Sway Over Vanuatu
15 min
22
Bonus: The Pay Check, a New Podcast
2 min
23
Everybody Gets a Job!
24 min
24
How Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over the ...
19 min
25
How Water Will Determine the Global Economy's W...
21 min
26
Does This Crazy Stock Market Mean Trouble for t...
25 min
27
Why Populism Isn't All About Economics
25 min
28
Who's Running China's Economy Now?
20 min
29
How The Uber Economy Helps Riders At The Expens...
18 min
30
What's Behind the Great Trade Skirmish
22 min
31
How Nafta Made Mexicans Fat
18 min
32
This Tropical Paradise Is the Scene of a New Co...
17 min
33
Coming Soon: Decrypted Season 2
2 min
34
There's a Crisis Brewing in the Coffee Industry
15 min
35
Why Nearly A Tenth Of Denmark's Labor Force May...
11 min
36
Coming Soon: What'd You Miss This Week
1 min
37
Will Amazon Disrupt Health Care?
18 min
38
Why a Big Gender-Pay Gap Exists for Selling Clo...
20 min
39
When Japanese People Die, Their Land Goes Into ...
18 min
40
As #MeToo Sweeps the World, Economics Professio...
27 min
41
How Trump's Tax Cut Will Lead To NYC's Fall
19 min
42
How a Secretive Conclave Decides When U.S. Rece...
15 min
43
Benchmark's Look Ahead to the Biggest Economic ...
15 min
44
Benchmark's Look Back at the Biggest Economic S...
17 min
45
This Market Says Maybe America Isn't So Great A...
15 min
46
The Trade War Didn't Happen. Here's Why and Wha...
18 min
47
Having a Resume Gap Is Becoming Less of a Job H...
16 min
48
Coming Soon: Trillions, a New Podcast
1 min
49
How a Red State City Fell in Love With Muslim I...
25 min
50
Big Data Goes Where Economies Fear to Tread
19 min
51
Trump's Big Gamble on a New Fed Chief
20 min
52
Mexico Didn't See Trump Coming
19 min
53
A Crash Course in Refugee Economics
17 min
54
Creating Catalonia From Scratch
20 min
55
Puerto Rico's Economic Devastation Can Barely B...
20 min
56
Forget Oil. Religion Is Big Business in Saudi A...
25 min
57
Will the World's Most Powerful People Lose Thei...
19 min
58
North Korea's Unlikely Economic Boom
19 min
59
This Food Company Is the Lehman Brothers of Cro...
20 min
60
India's Surprising Economic Partition
18 min
61
Most Companies Talk Creativity; Few Walk It. Ar...
22 min
62
Thucydides's Trap Has Implications for Economic...
18 min
63
Make America Pay Its Bills. Again.
18 min
64
Setting a New Benchmark With Our 100th Episode
16 min
65
Where the U.S. Still Rules in Asia
16 min
66
Why Everyone Needs to Care About the Fed's Shri...
14 min
67
What Our Trump Time Machine Got Right -- and Wr...
14 min
68
You Just Missed Your Chance to Get Rich on Toro...
17 min
69
The One Caveat Hanging Over Jobs in America
14 min
70
The World's First Modern Financial Crisis: 1997...
19 min
71
Why New York's Summer of Hell Matters to More T...
Why New York’s Summer of Hell Matters to More Than Commuters
24 min
72
Sushi Robots Show Way to Surprise Japanese Reco...
Sushi Robots Show Way to Surprise Japanese Recovery
23 min
73
Mafia Making a Racket With Chili-Pepper Inflation
Mafia Making a Racket With Chili-Pepper Inflation
14 min
74
Why Millions of Americans Still Live Paycheck-t...
Why Millions of Americans Still Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck
25 min
75
Brazil's Real Problem Is Economics -- Not Graft
Brazil’s Real Problem Is Economics -- Not Graft
24 min
76
This Nation Has the Secret to Trump's GDP Goal
This Nation Has the Secret to Trump’s GDP Goal
19 min
77
Why Labor Unions Don't Have the Clout They Used To
Why Labor Unions Don’t Have the Clout They Used To
21 min
78
Never Mind the Chewing Gum, Singapore is Global...
Never Mind the Chewing Gum, Singapore is Global Trade Colossus
24 min
79
Key to Mideast Peace May Lurk Within the Economy
Key to Mideast Peace May Lurk Within the Economy
16 min
80
How Surfers Ride the Wave to the Next Economic ...
How Surfers Ride the Wave to the Next Economic Boom
22 min
81
Why GDP Is a Dumb Way to Measure Economic Output
Why GDP Is a Dumb Way to Measure Economic Output
23 min
82
Here's What Happens When a Chinese Firm Buys a ...
Here’s What Happens When a Chinese Firm Buys a Closed GM Plant
31 min
83
Death and Despair in White America
Death and Despair in White America
25 min
84
How a Red State City Fell in Love With Muslim I...
How a Red State City Fell in Love With Muslim Immigrants
25 min
85
Inflation Makes Duke Bootee Wonder How I Keep F...
Inflation Makes Duke Bootee Wonder How I Keep From Going Under
25 min
86
The United States of Inertia
The United States of Inertia
19 min
87
Trump Can Party On With This Blueprint From Europe
Trump Can Party On With This Blueprint From Europe
20 min
88
Fix Inequality Now? Be Careful What You Wish For
Fix Inequality Now? Be Careful What You Wish For
17 min
89
`Hamilton the Protectionist' Is a Show Trump Mi...
‘Hamilton the Protectionist’ Is a Show Trump Might Like
16 min
90
Surprise! Your Cash Is Now Worthless
Surprise! Your Cash Is Now Worthless
17 min
91
Trump Heartland Depends on -- And Loathes -- Gl...
Trump Heartland Depends on -- And Loathes -- Globalization
23 min
92
Trump Says the Jobless Rate is Phony. Try These...
Trump Says the Jobless Rate is Phony. Try These Stats Instead
26 min
93
The Swiss Steak Heist And How The Central Bank ...
The Swiss Steak Heist And How The Central Bank Made It Happen
15 min
94
70: Cafe Con Leche Can Track Hyperinflation in ...
70: Cafe Con Leche Can Track Hyperinflation in Venezuela
16 min
95
69: Thought 2016 Was Bad? Wait Until You See 2017
69: Thought 2016 Was Bad? Wait Until You See 2017
18 min
96
68: Taking the Long (240-Year) View of U.S.-Chi...
68: Taking the Long (240-Year) View of U.S.-China Relations
27 min
97
67: The Fed Takes a Hike. What Should You Do?
67: The Fed Takes a Hike. What Should You Do?
17 min
98
66: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
66: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
24 min
99
65: Dear Donald, Some Advice on China. Sincerel...
65: Dear Donald, Some Advice on China. Sincerely, Jon Huntsman
27 min
100
64: Make France Great Again
64: Make France Great Again
19 min
101
63: How to Get a Job After You Commit a Felony
63: How to Get a Job After You Commit a Felony
19 min
102
62: What Have We Done?
62: What Have We Done?
16 min
103
61: Thanksgiving Will Be Cheaper This Year and ...
61: Thanksgiving Will Be Cheaper This Year and That’s Not Good
26 min
104
59: O Trucker, Where Art Thou?
59: O Trucker, Where Art Thou?
19 min
105
58: Childcare Costs Are Too Damn High
58: Childcare Costs Are Too Damn High
22 min
106
57: JD Vance and the Rise of the White Working ...
57: JD Vance and the Rise of the White Working Class
25 min
107
56: Actually, You Probably Can't Make It in New...
56: Actually, You Probably Can’t Make It in New York
22 min
108
Benchmark Special: Here's What You Need to Know...
Benchmark Special: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Fed
9 min
109
55: The App That Runs China's Economy
55: The App That Runs China’s Economy
22 min
110
54: The Optimist's Guide to the Economy
54: The Optimist’s Guide to the Economy
20 min
111
Benchmark Special: Five Questions From the Augu...
Benchmark Special: Five Questions From the August Jobs Report
11 min
112
53: Why Are Weddings So Expensive? Blame Econ 101.
53: Why Are Weddings So Expensive? Blame Econ 101.
25 min
113
52: Ever Since Texting, It's Been Downhill for ...
52: Ever Since Texting, It’s Been Downhill for the U.S. Economy
22 min
114
51: Fancy Face Cream, South Korea's Next Econom...
51: Fancy Face Cream, South Korea’s Next Economic Engine
18 min
115
50: 'Hamilton' -- From Smash Musical to Economi...
50: ’Hamilton’ -- From Smash Musical to Economics Syllabus
23 min
116
49: Slaves of Brazil — An Economic History
49: Slaves of Brazil — An Economic History
22 min
117
48: Why Do Sports Make Sane People Lose Their (...
48: Why Do Sports Make Sane People Lose Their (Economic) Minds?
24 min
118
Benchmark Special: Five Things to Know About th...
Benchmark Special: Five Things to Know About the Fed Meeting
11 min
119
47: Looking Back on President Trump's First Six...
47: Looking Back on President Trump’s First Six Months
20 min
120
46: Brexit Is Really All About China
46: Brexit Is Really All About China
19 min
121
45: The Economics Behind the Boom in Anti-Immig...
45: The Economics Behind the Boom in Anti-Immigration Sentiment
32 min
122
44: Cure Cancer, Boost Global Growth
44: Cure Cancer, Boost Global Growth
21 min
123
Is Norway's `EU Decaf' a Post Brexit Lifeline?
Is Norway’s ‘EU Decaf’ a Post Brexit Lifeline?
10 min
124
Episode 43: What have they done?
Episode 43: What have they done?
15 min
125
42: When I'm Sixty-Four
42: When I’m Sixty-Four
20 min
126
41: Venezuela Is at a Breaking Point
41: Venezuela Is at a Breaking Point
24 min
127
40: How to Earn $250/Hour in the Gig Economy
40: How to Earn $250/Hour in the Gig Economy
25 min
128
39: What Al Franken Really Thinks About Deadloc...
39: What Al Franken Really Thinks About Deadlock in Washington
34 min
129
38: The Quiet Epidemic That's Killing White Ame...
38: The Quiet Epidemic That’s Killing White Americans in Droves
25 min
130
37: The International Plot to Kill Big Bills
37: The International Plot to Kill Big Bills
23 min
131
36: Puerto Rico's $70 Billion Crisis Just Might...
36: Puerto Rico’s $70 Billion Crisis Just Might Be Catastrophic
17 min
132
35: Why Are We Still Fighting About Obamacare?
35: Why Are We Still Fighting About Obamacare?
34 min
133
34: Japan Just Can't Catch a Break
34: Japan Just Can’t Catch a Break
21 min
134
33: How Monetary Policy is Now Being Outsourced...
33: How Monetary Policy is Now Being Outsourced (Sort Of)
21 min
135
32: Your Sex Drive Is Widening the Income Inequ...
32: Your Sex Drive Is Making the Income Gap Worse
24 min
136
31: Will You Ever Be Able to Buy Your Own Home?
31: Will You Ever Be Able to Buy Your Own Home?
20 min
137
30: Everything You Thought You Knew About Saudi...
30: Everything You Thought You Knew About Saudi Arabia Is Wrong
22 min
138
29: From Apple to Chick-fil-A: When Companies P...
29: From Apple to Chick-fil-A: When Companies Play Politics
24 min
139
Episode 28: China's Demographic Time Bomb
Episode 28: China’s Demographic Time Bomb
23 min
140
Episode 27: Can Slow Growth and the American Dr...
Episode 27: Can Slow Growth and the American Dream Coexist?
22 min
141
Episode 26: What's Holding India Back?
Episode 26: What’s Holding India Back?
23 min
142
Episode 25: Negative Rates -- Another (Delayed)...
Episode 25: Negative Rates -- Another (Delayed) 2008 Hangover
29 min
143
Episode 24: The World's Best Country for Workin...
Episode 24: The World’s Best Country for Working Women
24 min
144
Episode 23: Kill A Mosquito, Help The Global Ec...
Episode 23: Kill A Mosquito, Help The Global Economy
22 min
145
Episode 22: Has Cheap Oil Become Bad For The Ec...
Episode 22: Has Cheap Oil Become Bad For The Economy?
25 min
146
Episode 21: What Are Your Odds of Becoming a Mi...
Episode 21: What Are Your Odds of Becoming a Millionaire?
23 min
147
Episode 20: Stocks are Melting Down. Is The Eco...
Episode 20: Stocks are Melting Down. Is The Economy Next?
26 min
148
Episode 19: 7 Economics Tricks To Help Keep Res...
Episode 19: 7 Economics Tricks To Help Keep Resolutions
24 min
149
Episode 18: Will Your Job Disappear by 2024?
Episode 18: Will Your Job Disappear by 2024?
21 min
150
Episode 17: When Does it Make Sense to Cheat?
Episode 17: When Does it Make Sense to Cheat?
22 min
151
Episode 16: The Fed Finally Raised Interest Rat...
Episode 16: The Fed Finally Raised Interest Rates. Now What?
23 min
152
Episode 15: Take Paternity Leave Like a Boss
Episode 15: Take Paternity Leave Like a Boss
22 min
153
Episode 14: Adele and the Future of Music
Episode 14: Adele and the Future of Music
25 min
154
Episode 13: How to Give Holiday Presents Like a...
Episode 13: How to Give Holiday Presents Like an Economist
19 min
155
Episode 12: Could the U.S. Make College Free?
Episode 12: Could the U.S. Make College Free?
22 min
156
Episode 11: What It Takes to Be Rich
Episode 11: What It Takes to Be Rich
22 min
157
Episode 10: Does Manufacturing Still Matter for...
Episode 10: Does Manufacturing Still Matter for America?
23 min
158
Episode 9: The U.S. Government's $18 Trillion D...
Episode 9: The U.S. Government’s $18 Trillion Debt Problem
19 min
159
Episode 8: How to Keep a Robot from Stealing Yo...
Episode 8: How to Keep a Robot from Stealing Your Job
21 min
160
Episode 7: What It's Like to Win the Nobel Prize
Episode 7: What It’s Like to Win the Nobel Prize
23 min
161
Episode 6: A Tale of Love And Euros
Episode 6: A Tale of Love And Euros
18 min
162
Episode 5: The World Isn't Getting Pricier Fast...
Episode 5: The World Isn’t Getting Pricier Fast Enough
18 min
163
Episode 4: The Millennials Go Rogue
Episode 4: The Millennials Go Rogue
20 min
164
Episode 3: Will You Get a Raise This Year?
Episode 3: Will You Get a Raise This Year?
20 min
165
Episode 2: Should You Be Freaking Out Over China?
Episode 2: Should You Be Freaking Out Over China?
21 min
166
The U.S. Economy's Silent Menace
The U.S. Economy's Silent Menace
18 min
167
The Benchmark Preview
The Benchmark Preview
3 min