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Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.

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Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.

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By mickbarn50 - Aug 19 2016
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Excellent!

Excellent podcast.

By HB197612 - Jun 14 2016
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Respectful but incisive and intelligent interview style with a wide range of fascinating interviewees in a casual, in depth format make this a 'must listen'. Highly recommended.

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13 Ratings
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12
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By mickbarn50 - Aug 19 2016
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Excellent!

Excellent podcast.

By HB197612 - Jun 14 2016
Read more
Respectful but incisive and intelligent interview style with a wide range of fascinating interviewees in a casual, in depth format make this a 'must listen'. Highly recommended.
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FT Alphachatterbox

Latest release on Jun 06, 2016

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Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.

Rank #1: Emily Oster on conventional wisdom

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Brown University economics professor Emily Oster tells Shannon Bond the truth behind so-called conventional wisdom, especially in the realm of pregnancy and prenatal health, the topic of her book Expecting Better. They also discuss Oster's career and some of her other research, including a 2005 study on the link between gender imbalance and Hepatitis B in China, whose findings she would later say were incorrect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 11 2016

46mins

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Rank #2: Emily Parker and Clay Shirky on China's accelerating technological development

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Writers Emily Parker and Clay Shirky join host Cardiff Garcia to discuss how accelerating technological development in China both complements and often clashes with issues of state control, censorship, and information flows. They tell the stories of smartphone company Xiaomi, the country's burgeoning maker movement, and the activities of dissident bloggers. Plus they explain the obstacles confronting the Chinese economy as it goes from being dominated by industrial production to prioritising design and homegrown technologies. Emily Parker is a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, and Clay Shirky is a professor at NYU in Shanghai and author of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream. Go to http://ftalphaville.ft.com/ for show notes and links. Music by Los Close. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 17 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Inside the Washington Post

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Less than three years after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, the newspaper publisher is as much a technology company as it is a digital news operation. Executive editor Marty Baron and chief information officer Shailesh Prakash tell Shannon Bond what they're doing with the new investment, how they're reaching different audiences and how they see the media's role in the US election. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 02 2016

45mins

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Rank #4: Claudia Goldin on women in the workforce

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Host Cardiff Garcia travelled to Harvard University to sit down with economic historian and professor Claudia Goldin. In this extended conversation, Ms Goldin discusses her work on the history of women in the workplace since the start of the 20th century, how she became interested in the subject and the causes behind the lingering gender wage gap. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 11 2015

55mins

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Rank #5: Special episode: The cultural forces of football

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FT columnist Simon Kuper is joined by author-journalists Amy Raphael, Jimmy Burns and David Winner for an in-depth discussion on how culture and soccer shape one another across the world. This podcast is a recording of a live event that took place in London on 10 February 2016. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 12 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Charles Kenny on the upside of the west's decline

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Economist Charles Kenny tells host Cardiff Garcia why he believes the rise of the rest is good for the western world, the topic of his book The Upside of Down. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 21 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: The life and times of a dissident Cuban economist

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Cuban dissident Miriam Leiva speaks with Cardiff Garcia in Havana about the life of her late husband, Oscar Espinosa Chepe, an economist with an irrepressible instinct to tell the truth to a government that did not want to hear it – for which he was repeatedly and severely punished.

Music by: Boom Boom Beckett, Blue Dot Sessions, A Ninja Slob Drew Me, Nick Jaina, Will Bangs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 21 2015

30mins

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Rank #8: Reihan Salam on a modern conservative economic agenda

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The conservative commentator and National Review executive editor sits down with host Cardiff Garcia in the FT's New York studio to discuss Mr Salam's data-driven take on modern conservative economic policy, his latest work and a host of other economic topics. Music: "Dawn" by Ryan Little. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 26 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: Esther Duflo on poverty economics

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Development economist and 2010 John Bates Clark Medal award winner Esther Duflo sits down with host Cardiff Garcia at MIT to discuss the latest findings in poverty economics, the importance of political institutions, the debates over the usefulness of randomised control trials, and much more.

Music: "Pillow Tree Version 2" by Uncle Bibby. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 13 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #10: Angus Deaton on his Nobel Prize-winning career, Part 2

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In part two of a discussion, Angus Deaton explains his work on the poverty trap, the controversial debate over the effectiveness of foreign aid, the usefulness of 'randomised control trials', the best ways to help the poor in developing countries, and his informed optimism about the future.

Music: "Rollin at 5-210" by Kevin MacLeod. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 29 2015

42mins

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Maria Konnikova on psychology, work, and why we all get conned

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Maria Konnikova, a writer and author of "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It... Every Time" talks to host Cardiff Garcia about her work and the challenge of judging the quality of social-science research. The two also discuss big data, open-plan offices, sleep and the psychological effects of pornography. Maria also describes the methods and traits of con artists, and explains why everyone is susceptible to being a victim. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 06 2016

1hr 12mins

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The life and times of Paul Volcker: Part 2

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In the second half of the extended interview, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker discusses his appointment as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank of New York, his famous tenure as Fed chair in the 1980s, and some of his thoughts on the current financial system. Hosted by Cardiff Garcia. Visit FT.com/alphachat for a full transcript of the interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 22 2016

52mins

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The life and times of Paul Volcker: Part 1

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The former chairman of the Federal Reserve talks to host Cardiff Garcia about the years prior to his inflation-fighting days of the 1980s, including his economics education, early career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and US treasury, and his role in ending the Bretton Woods system of global finance. Visit FT.com/alphachat for a full transcript of the interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 22 2016

50mins

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Brad DeLong on Hamiltonian economics

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In a comprehensive overview of US economic history, UC Berkeley professor Brad DeLong explains how the Hamiltonian economic principles of pragmatism and experimentation have repeatedly worked, which is also the subject of the book he co-authored with Stephen Cohen, Concrete Economics: The Hamilton approach to Economic growth and policy. Hosted by Cardiff Garcia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2016

1hr 11mins

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Jim Chanos on betting against Wall Street

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Short seller Jim Chanos tells host Matt Klein about his illustrious career in investment management, including his bet against Enron before it went bust in 1999. Mr Chanos also discusses the mechanics of short selling, his research process, and some of the opportunities he said he missed. Visit FT.com/alphaville for show notes and a full transcript of the interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 25 2016

1hr 21mins

Play

Emily Oster on conventional wisdom

Podcast cover
Read more
Brown University economics professor Emily Oster tells Shannon Bond the truth behind so-called conventional wisdom, especially in the realm of pregnancy and prenatal health, the topic of her book Expecting Better. They also discuss Oster's career and some of her other research, including a 2005 study on the link between gender imbalance and Hepatitis B in China, whose findings she would later say were incorrect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 11 2016

46mins

Play

Charles Kenny on the upside of the west's decline

Podcast cover
Read more
Economist Charles Kenny tells host Cardiff Garcia why he believes the rise of the rest is good for the western world, the topic of his book The Upside of Down. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 21 2016

1hr 2mins

Play

Inside the Washington Post

Podcast cover
Read more
Less than three years after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, the newspaper publisher is as much a technology company as it is a digital news operation. Executive editor Marty Baron and chief information officer Shailesh Prakash tell Shannon Bond what they're doing with the new investment, how they're reaching different audiences and how they see the media's role in the US election. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 02 2016

45mins

Play

Emily Parker and Clay Shirky on China's accelerating technological development

Podcast cover
Read more
Writers Emily Parker and Clay Shirky join host Cardiff Garcia to discuss how accelerating technological development in China both complements and often clashes with issues of state control, censorship, and information flows. They tell the stories of smartphone company Xiaomi, the country's burgeoning maker movement, and the activities of dissident bloggers. Plus they explain the obstacles confronting the Chinese economy as it goes from being dominated by industrial production to prioritising design and homegrown technologies. Emily Parker is a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, and Clay Shirky is a professor at NYU in Shanghai and author of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream. Go to http://ftalphaville.ft.com/ for show notes and links. Music by Los Close. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 17 2016

1hr 8mins

Play

Special episode: The cultural forces of football

Podcast cover
Read more
FT columnist Simon Kuper is joined by author-journalists Amy Raphael, Jimmy Burns and David Winner for an in-depth discussion on how culture and soccer shape one another across the world. This podcast is a recording of a live event that took place in London on 10 February 2016. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 12 2016

1hr 3mins

Play

The life and times of a dissident Cuban economist

Podcast cover
Read more
Cuban dissident Miriam Leiva speaks with Cardiff Garcia in Havana about the life of her late husband, Oscar Espinosa Chepe, an economist with an irrepressible instinct to tell the truth to a government that did not want to hear it – for which he was repeatedly and severely punished.

Music by: Boom Boom Beckett, Blue Dot Sessions, A Ninja Slob Drew Me, Nick Jaina, Will Bangs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 21 2015

30mins

Play

Claudia Goldin on women in the workforce

Podcast cover
Read more
Host Cardiff Garcia travelled to Harvard University to sit down with economic historian and professor Claudia Goldin. In this extended conversation, Ms Goldin discusses her work on the history of women in the workplace since the start of the 20th century, how she became interested in the subject and the causes behind the lingering gender wage gap. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 11 2015

55mins

Play

Reihan Salam on a modern conservative economic agenda

Podcast cover
Read more
The conservative commentator and National Review executive editor sits down with host Cardiff Garcia in the FT's New York studio to discuss Mr Salam's data-driven take on modern conservative economic policy, his latest work and a host of other economic topics. Music: "Dawn" by Ryan Little. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 26 2015

1hr 15mins

Play

Esther Duflo on poverty economics

Podcast cover
Read more
Development economist and 2010 John Bates Clark Medal award winner Esther Duflo sits down with host Cardiff Garcia at MIT to discuss the latest findings in poverty economics, the importance of political institutions, the debates over the usefulness of randomised control trials, and much more.

Music: "Pillow Tree Version 2" by Uncle Bibby. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 13 2015

1hr 1min

Play

Angus Deaton on his Nobel Prize-winning career, Part 2

Podcast cover
Read more
In part two of a discussion, Angus Deaton explains his work on the poverty trap, the controversial debate over the effectiveness of foreign aid, the usefulness of 'randomised control trials', the best ways to help the poor in developing countries, and his informed optimism about the future.

Music: "Rollin at 5-210" by Kevin MacLeod. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 29 2015

42mins

Play

Angus Deaton on his Nobel Prize-winning career, Part 1

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Angus Deaton, this year's winner of the economics Nobel Prize, tells host Cardiff Garcia about his early influences and how he stumbled into economics. He then walks through the methodological work for which he won the Nobel.

Music: "Rollin at 5 - 210" by Kevin MacLeod. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 29 2015

48mins

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Joseph Stiglitz on rewriting the rules of the American economy

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Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and professor at Columbia University, sat down to discuss a report from the Roosevelt Institute titled "Rewriting the rules of the American economy: An agenda for growth and shared prosperity" with Cardiff Garcia. Mr Stiglitz also answered listener questions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Greek economy. This episode was originally published on August 24, 2015.

Music: "Acid Jazz" by Kevin MacLeod. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 23 2015

52mins

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Greg Ip on 'Foolproofing' the economy

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Cardiff Garcia speaks to economics commentator Greg Ip about his new book, Foolproof: Why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe, and how his theory can be applied to financial systems.

Music: "Punch It" by Uncle Bibby. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 15 2015

48mins

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Martin Wolf Part 2

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In the second half of Cardiff Garcia's interview with Martin Wolf, the two discuss secular stagnation, the problem with macro-prudential policy and what the future might hold for monetary policy. Martin also answers a few listener questions. A full transcript of the interview is available at FTAlphaville.FT.com.

Music: "Faster does it" by Kevin MacLeod For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 08 2015

36mins

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Martin Wolf Part 1

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In the first of a two part, long-form interview with the FT's chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, host Cardiff Garcia asks about his personal background, how it has informed his writing, the importance of macroeconomic imbalances for financial stability and why Martin advocates a plan that separates money from credit creation. A full transcript of the interview is available at FTAlphaville.FT.com.

Music: "Faster does it" by Kevin MacLeod. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 08 2015

54mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
0
1
0
0

FT Podcasts

By mickbarn50 - Aug 19 2016
Read more
Excellent!

Excellent podcast.

By HB197612 - Jun 14 2016
Read more
Respectful but incisive and intelligent interview style with a wide range of fascinating interviewees in a casual, in depth format make this a 'must listen'. Highly recommended.