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A weekly podcast that examines the inner workings of the global economy.
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1
Kai-Fu Lee on the Great Game to Dominate Data
22 min
2
Bonus: One Belt, One Road, Part 3
18 min
3
"Best Economy" Ever? A Historian Tackles Trump'...
19 min
4
Jeffrey Sachs On Making Foreign Policy Reflect ...
25 min
5
Bonus: One Belt, One Road, Part 2
15 min
6
Brazil's Wild Election Holds Key to Region's Ec...
20 min
7
How Trade War is Reshaping China
22 min
8
Bonus: One Belt, One Road, Part I
15 min
9
Big Questions Are Hanging Over the Auto Industry
23 min
10
How Economics Shaped The End of WWII
20 min
11
Americans Get Lots of Government Money, And The...
23 min
12
What You Need to Know About Turkey's Financial ...
15 min
13
Bitcoin's Big Problems
22 min
14
We'll All Be Eating Bugs Sooner Than You Think
24 min
15
Alaska: Front Line in the Global Trade War
18 min
16
How America's China Trauma Strains Alliances
25 min
17
Why India-China Comparisons Miss The Point
28 min
18
Why China's Population Is About to Plunge
14 min
19
How Falling Fertility Threatens the Global Economy
19 min
20
How Will a Trade War Impact China's Economy?
18 min
21
How Countries Are Grappling With The Gender Pay...
19 min
22
Why Older Workers Are the Key to the U.S. Economy
29 min
23
How the Opium Wars Shaped China's Approach to T...
25 min
24
What's Behind the Rise in Oil Prices
16 min
25
How Argentina Ended Up With Interest Rates At 4...
18 min
26
Why China Wants Sway Over Vanuatu
15 min
27
Bonus: The Pay Check, a New Podcast
2 min
28
Everybody Gets a Job!
24 min
29
How Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over the ...
19 min
30
How Water Will Determine the Global Economy's W...
21 min
31
Does This Crazy Stock Market Mean Trouble for t...
25 min
32
Why Populism Isn't All About Economics
25 min
33
Who's Running China's Economy Now?
20 min
34
How The Uber Economy Helps Riders At The Expens...
18 min
35
What's Behind the Great Trade Skirmish
22 min
36
How Nafta Made Mexicans Fat
18 min
37
This Tropical Paradise Is the Scene of a New Co...
17 min
38
Coming Soon: Decrypted Season 2
2 min
39
There's a Crisis Brewing in the Coffee Industry
15 min
40
Why Nearly A Tenth Of Denmark's Labor Force May...
11 min
41
Coming Soon: What'd You Miss This Week
1 min
42
Will Amazon Disrupt Health Care?
18 min
43
Why a Big Gender-Pay Gap Exists for Selling Clo...
20 min
44
When Japanese People Die, Their Land Goes Into ...
18 min
45
As #MeToo Sweeps the World, Economics Professio...
27 min
46
How Trump's Tax Cut Will Lead To NYC's Fall
19 min
47
How a Secretive Conclave Decides When U.S. Rece...
15 min
48
Benchmark's Look Ahead to the Biggest Economic ...
15 min
49
Benchmark's Look Back at the Biggest Economic S...
17 min
50
This Market Says Maybe America Isn't So Great A...
15 min
51
The Trade War Didn't Happen. Here's Why and Wha...
18 min
52
Having a Resume Gap Is Becoming Less of a Job H...
16 min
53
Coming Soon: Trillions, a New Podcast
1 min
54
How a Red State City Fell in Love With Muslim I...
25 min
55
Big Data Goes Where Economies Fear to Tread
19 min
56
Trump's Big Gamble on a New Fed Chief
20 min
57
Mexico Didn't See Trump Coming
19 min
58
A Crash Course in Refugee Economics
17 min
59
Creating Catalonia From Scratch
20 min
60
Puerto Rico's Economic Devastation Can Barely B...
20 min
61
Forget Oil. Religion Is Big Business in Saudi A...
25 min
62
Will the World's Most Powerful People Lose Thei...
19 min
63
North Korea's Unlikely Economic Boom
19 min
64
This Food Company Is the Lehman Brothers of Cro...
20 min
65
India's Surprising Economic Partition
18 min
66
Most Companies Talk Creativity; Few Walk It. Ar...
22 min
67
Thucydides's Trap Has Implications for Economic...
18 min
68
Make America Pay Its Bills. Again.
18 min
69
Setting a New Benchmark With Our 100th Episode
16 min
70
Where the U.S. Still Rules in Asia
16 min
71
Why Everyone Needs to Care About the Fed's Shri...
14 min
72
What Our Trump Time Machine Got Right -- and Wr...
14 min
73
You Just Missed Your Chance to Get Rich on Toro...
17 min
74
The One Caveat Hanging Over Jobs in America
14 min
75
The World's First Modern Financial Crisis: 1997...
19 min
76
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
77
Sushi Robots Show Way to Surprise Japanese Reco...
Sushi Robots Show Way to Surprise Japanese Recovery
23 min
78
Mafia Making a Racket With Chili-Pepper Inflation
Mafia Making a Racket With Chili-Pepper Inflation
14 min
79
Why Millions of Americans Still Live Paycheck-t...
Why Millions of Americans Still Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck
25 min
80
Brazil's Real Problem Is Economics -- Not Graft
Brazil’s Real Problem Is Economics -- Not Graft
24 min
81
This Nation Has the Secret to Trump's GDP Goal
This Nation Has the Secret to Trump’s GDP Goal
19 min
82
Why Labor Unions Don't Have the Clout They Used To
Why Labor Unions Don’t Have the Clout They Used To
21 min
83
Never Mind the Chewing Gum, Singapore is Global...
Never Mind the Chewing Gum, Singapore is Global Trade Colossus
24 min
84
Key to Mideast Peace May Lurk Within the Economy
Key to Mideast Peace May Lurk Within the Economy
16 min
85
How Surfers Ride the Wave to the Next Economic ...
How Surfers Ride the Wave to the Next Economic Boom
22 min
86
Why GDP Is a Dumb Way to Measure Economic Output
Why GDP Is a Dumb Way to Measure Economic Output
23 min
87
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
88
Death and Despair in White America
Death and Despair in White America
25 min
89
How a Red State City Fell in Love With Muslim I...
How a Red State City Fell in Love With Muslim Immigrants
25 min
90
Inflation Makes Duke Bootee Wonder How I Keep F...
Inflation Makes Duke Bootee Wonder How I Keep From Going Under
25 min
91
The United States of Inertia
The United States of Inertia
19 min
92
Trump Can Party On With This Blueprint From Europe
Trump Can Party On With This Blueprint From Europe
20 min
93
Fix Inequality Now? Be Careful What You Wish For
Fix Inequality Now? Be Careful What You Wish For
17 min
94
`Hamilton the Protectionist' Is a Show Trump Mi...
‘Hamilton the Protectionist’ Is a Show Trump Might Like
16 min
95
Surprise! Your Cash Is Now Worthless
Surprise! Your Cash Is Now Worthless
17 min
96
Trump Heartland Depends on -- And Loathes -- Gl...
Trump Heartland Depends on -- And Loathes -- Globalization
23 min
97
Trump Says the Jobless Rate is Phony. Try These...
Trump Says the Jobless Rate is Phony. Try These Stats Instead
26 min
98
The Swiss Steak Heist And How The Central Bank ...
The Swiss Steak Heist And How The Central Bank Made It Happen
15 min
99
70: Cafe Con Leche Can Track Hyperinflation in ...
70: Cafe Con Leche Can Track Hyperinflation in Venezuela
16 min
100
69: Thought 2016 Was Bad? Wait Until You See 2017
69: Thought 2016 Was Bad? Wait Until You See 2017
18 min
101
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
102
67: The Fed Takes a Hike. What Should You Do?
67: The Fed Takes a Hike. What Should You Do?
17 min
103
66: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
66: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
24 min
104
65: Dear Donald, Some Advice on China. Sincerel...
65: Dear Donald, Some Advice on China. Sincerely, Jon Huntsman
27 min
105
64: Make France Great Again
64: Make France Great Again
19 min
106
63: How to Get a Job After You Commit a Felony
63: How to Get a Job After You Commit a Felony
19 min
107
62: What Have We Done?
62: What Have We Done?
16 min
108
61: Thanksgiving Will Be Cheaper This Year and ...
61: Thanksgiving Will Be Cheaper This Year and That’s Not Good
26 min
109
59: O Trucker, Where Art Thou?
59: O Trucker, Where Art Thou?
19 min
110
58: Childcare Costs Are Too Damn High
58: Childcare Costs Are Too Damn High
22 min
111
57: JD Vance and the Rise of the White Working ...
57: JD Vance and the Rise of the White Working Class
25 min
112
56: Actually, You Probably Can't Make It in New...
56: Actually, You Probably Can’t Make It in New York
22 min
113
Benchmark Special: Here's What You Need to Know...
Benchmark Special: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Fed
9 min
114
55: The App That Runs China's Economy
55: The App That Runs China’s Economy
22 min
115
54: The Optimist's Guide to the Economy
54: The Optimist’s Guide to the Economy
20 min
116
Benchmark Special: Five Questions From the Augu...
Benchmark Special: Five Questions From the August Jobs Report
11 min
117
53: Why Are Weddings So Expensive? Blame Econ 101.
53: Why Are Weddings So Expensive? Blame Econ 101.
25 min
118
52: Ever Since Texting, It's Been Downhill for ...
52: Ever Since Texting, It’s Been Downhill for the U.S. Economy
22 min
119
51: Fancy Face Cream, South Korea's Next Econom...
51: Fancy Face Cream, South Korea’s Next Economic Engine
18 min
120
50: 'Hamilton' -- From Smash Musical to Economi...
50: ’Hamilton’ -- From Smash Musical to Economics Syllabus
23 min
121
49: Slaves of Brazil — An Economic History
49: Slaves of Brazil — An Economic History
22 min
122
48: Why Do Sports Make Sane People Lose Their (...
48: Why Do Sports Make Sane People Lose Their (Economic) Minds?
24 min
123
Benchmark Special: Five Things to Know About th...
Benchmark Special: Five Things to Know About the Fed Meeting
11 min
124
47: Looking Back on President Trump's First Six...
47: Looking Back on President Trump’s First Six Months
20 min
125
46: Brexit Is Really All About China
46: Brexit Is Really All About China
19 min
126
45: The Economics Behind the Boom in Anti-Immig...
45: The Economics Behind the Boom in Anti-Immigration Sentiment
32 min
127
44: Cure Cancer, Boost Global Growth
44: Cure Cancer, Boost Global Growth
21 min
128
Is Norway's `EU Decaf' a Post Brexit Lifeline?
Is Norway’s ‘EU Decaf’ a Post Brexit Lifeline?
10 min
129
Episode 43: What have they done?
Episode 43: What have they done?
15 min
130
42: When I'm Sixty-Four
42: When I’m Sixty-Four
20 min
131
41: Venezuela Is at a Breaking Point
41: Venezuela Is at a Breaking Point
24 min
132
40: How to Earn $250/Hour in the Gig Economy
40: How to Earn $250/Hour in the Gig Economy
25 min
133
39: What Al Franken Really Thinks About Deadloc...
39: What Al Franken Really Thinks About Deadlock in Washington
34 min
134
38: The Quiet Epidemic That's Killing White Ame...
38: The Quiet Epidemic That’s Killing White Americans in Droves
25 min
135
37: The International Plot to Kill Big Bills
37: The International Plot to Kill Big Bills
23 min
136
36: Puerto Rico's $70 Billion Crisis Just Might...
36: Puerto Rico’s $70 Billion Crisis Just Might Be Catastrophic
17 min
137
35: Why Are We Still Fighting About Obamacare?
35: Why Are We Still Fighting About Obamacare?
34 min
138
34: Japan Just Can't Catch a Break
34: Japan Just Can’t Catch a Break
21 min
139
33: How Monetary Policy is Now Being Outsourced...
33: How Monetary Policy is Now Being Outsourced (Sort Of)
21 min
140
32: Your Sex Drive Is Widening the Income Inequ...
32: Your Sex Drive Is Making the Income Gap Worse
24 min
141
31: Will You Ever Be Able to Buy Your Own Home?
31: Will You Ever Be Able to Buy Your Own Home?
20 min
142
30: Everything You Thought You Knew About Saudi...
30: Everything You Thought You Knew About Saudi Arabia Is Wrong
22 min
143
29: From Apple to Chick-fil-A: When Companies P...
29: From Apple to Chick-fil-A: When Companies Play Politics
24 min
144
Episode 28: China's Demographic Time Bomb
Episode 28: China’s Demographic Time Bomb
23 min
145
Episode 27: Can Slow Growth and the American Dr...
Episode 27: Can Slow Growth and the American Dream Coexist?
22 min
146
Episode 26: What's Holding India Back?
Episode 26: What’s Holding India Back?
23 min
147
Episode 25: Negative Rates -- Another (Delayed)...
Episode 25: Negative Rates -- Another (Delayed) 2008 Hangover
29 min
148
Episode 24: The World's Best Country for Workin...
Episode 24: The World’s Best Country for Working Women
24 min
149
Episode 23: Kill A Mosquito, Help The Global Ec...
Episode 23: Kill A Mosquito, Help The Global Economy
22 min
150
Episode 22: Has Cheap Oil Become Bad For The Ec...
Episode 22: Has Cheap Oil Become Bad For The Economy?
25 min
151
Episode 21: What Are Your Odds of Becoming a Mi...
Episode 21: What Are Your Odds of Becoming a Millionaire?
23 min
152
Episode 20: Stocks are Melting Down. Is The Eco...
Episode 20: Stocks are Melting Down. Is The Economy Next?
26 min
153
Episode 19: 7 Economics Tricks To Help Keep Res...
Episode 19: 7 Economics Tricks To Help Keep Resolutions
24 min
154
Episode 18: Will Your Job Disappear by 2024?
Episode 18: Will Your Job Disappear by 2024?
21 min
155
Episode 17: When Does it Make Sense to Cheat?
Episode 17: When Does it Make Sense to Cheat?
22 min
156
Episode 16: The Fed Finally Raised Interest Rat...
Episode 16: The Fed Finally Raised Interest Rates. Now What?
23 min
157
Episode 15: Take Paternity Leave Like a Boss
Episode 15: Take Paternity Leave Like a Boss
22 min
158
Episode 14: Adele and the Future of Music
Episode 14: Adele and the Future of Music
25 min
159
Episode 13: How to Give Holiday Presents Like a...
Episode 13: How to Give Holiday Presents Like an Economist
19 min
160
Episode 12: Could the U.S. Make College Free?
Episode 12: Could the U.S. Make College Free?
22 min
161
Episode 11: What It Takes to Be Rich
Episode 11: What It Takes to Be Rich
22 min
162
Episode 10: Does Manufacturing Still Matter for...
Episode 10: Does Manufacturing Still Matter for America?
23 min
163
Episode 9: The U.S. Government's $18 Trillion D...
Episode 9: The U.S. Government’s $18 Trillion Debt Problem
19 min
164
Episode 8: How to Keep a Robot from Stealing Yo...
Episode 8: How to Keep a Robot from Stealing Your Job
21 min
165
Episode 7: What It's Like to Win the Nobel Prize
Episode 7: What It’s Like to Win the Nobel Prize
23 min
166
Episode 6: A Tale of Love And Euros
Episode 6: A Tale of Love And Euros
18 min
167
Episode 5: The World Isn't Getting Pricier Fast...
Episode 5: The World Isn’t Getting Pricier Fast Enough
18 min
168
Episode 4: The Millennials Go Rogue
Episode 4: The Millennials Go Rogue
20 min
169
Episode 3: Will You Get a Raise This Year?
Episode 3: Will You Get a Raise This Year?
20 min
170
Episode 2: Should You Be Freaking Out Over China?
Episode 2: Should You Be Freaking Out Over China?
21 min
171
The U.S. Economy's Silent Menace
The U.S. Economy's Silent Menace
18 min
172
The Benchmark Preview
The Benchmark Preview
3 min