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FT Alphachat

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Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else

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Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else

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206 Ratings
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AlphaChat

By EHewitt - Oct 27 2017
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Intelligent, interesting topics, Cardiff Garcia a fantastic host. Great investment of time.

Love the podcast

By Quixotism22 - Oct 17 2017
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Cardiff is the best - he gives one of the smartest interviews around

iTunes Ratings

206 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
16
6
4
6

AlphaChat

By EHewitt - Oct 27 2017
Read more
Intelligent, interesting topics, Cardiff Garcia a fantastic host. Great investment of time.

Love the podcast

By Quixotism22 - Oct 17 2017
Read more
Cardiff is the best - he gives one of the smartest interviews around
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FT Alphachat

Updated 13 days ago

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Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else

Rank #1: A trip through Trumpland

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Sociologist Arlie Hochschild spent five years in the Louisiana bayou as part of her study of the American right. Hochschild tells host Cardiff Garcia how Donald Trump's nomination has appealed to the Louisiana residents who feel their story has increasingly been ignored. Visit
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Sep 06 2016
24 mins
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Rank #2: Keynes vs Hayek: NOW who's winning?

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Cardiff Garcia sits down with Nicholas Wapshott, author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics, to
discuss which economist's ideas are ascendant in the post-crisis cycle, and why both will matter during the Trump administration. Visit FT.com/Alphachat for show notes and links. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 02 2016
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: Credit and crises, and the economic shocks of 2016 thus far

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During normal economic cycles, increasing credit hides an economy's deeper problems, but when a financial crisis hits, all of that credit flips from shock absorber to shock multiplier. Professor of economics Alan Taylor explains his research. Then, FT journalists discuss some of the biggest shocks of 2016, including the change in perception at the Fed over what type of monetary policy would benefit the US economy. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes and links. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 24 2016
39 mins
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Rank #4: The economics of "social capital"

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The FT's Cardiff Garcia talks to writer Ryan Avent about the importance of social capital in an increasingly digitised and labour-abundant economy. The two also discuss recent shifts in global monetary policy. Ryan is a columnist at The Economist and author of the new book, "The Wealth of Humans". Visit FT.com/Alphachatfor show notes and links. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 30 2016
34 mins
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Rank #5: Alphachatterbox: Gavyn Davies and Tyler Cowen on the productivity puzzle

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FT Alphaville's Izabella Kaminska leads Gavyn Davies, chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management and an FT blogger, and Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University, in a discussion on the forces causing productivity stagnation. Visit FT.com/Alphachat for show notes and links. This conversation was recorded at the FT Festival of Finance on July 1, 2016 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 29 2016
52 mins
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Rank #6: Nouriel Roubini on the US-China Thucydides Trap

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A number of geopolitical and financial risks are stalking the global economy, pointing to a possible recession in 2020. According to Nouriel Roubini, what is key among these risks is the US-China trade war and general protectionism in the global market. Izabella Kaminska talks to the economist and New York University Stern School of Business professor.

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Jun 21 2019
42 mins
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Rank #7: Robert Shiller: market narratives are 'like diseases'

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A bonus episode from the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Atlanta this past weekend. Brendan Greeley caught up with Yale economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, who argues that if you want to understand markets you have to understand stories — how they start and how they spread. They talked about the stories driving share prices down in December, about Jim Cramer and about the narrative power of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Jan 08 2019
21 mins
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Rank #8: Alphachatterbox: Tim Harford on the unheralded virtues of messiness

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Tim Harford tells Cardiff Garcia how disorder, messiness and confusion can have surprising benefits, often making us more creative and resilient. It is the subject of Tim's latest book titled Messy: The power of disorder to transform our lives. Visit FT.com/Alphachat for show notes and links.
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Oct 04 2016
46 mins
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Rank #9: What's going on in hedge fund land?

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Many investors are questioning the benefit of allocating chunks of their money to hedge funds after recent bouts of financial market turbulence and poor performance. The FT's US financial correspondent Mary Childs joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss the big players and their idiosyncratic personalities, contentious issues like fees and benchmarking metrics, and the institutional lack of diversity among top fund managers. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes and links. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 03 2016
37 mins
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Rank #10: Angela Nagle on the online culture wars

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Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right, talks to FT Alphaville's Jemima Kelly about the online culture wars and the rise of the alt-right. 

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Jun 28 2019
37 mins
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Rank #11: Stephen Kotkin on Stalin's economics

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Historian Stephen Kotkin joins Alphaville's Matt Klein to discuss how Joseph Stalin's violent commitment to Marxist-Leninism shaped Soviet society in the 1930s. It's the subject of Kotkin's latest book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 27 2017
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #12: Alphachatterbox: Heidi Williams on the economics of medical innovation

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The 2015 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and MIT professor joins host Cardiff Garcia to discuss her work on the incentive systems that drive innovation in medical technology, including the effect of patents on the development of early stage cancer drug treatments. Visit
FT.com/Alphachat for show notes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 05 2016
1 hour
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Rank #13: The science behind our addictions to social media and tech

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Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist and author known for his work on the addictive properties of sugar and its effect on the brain, joins Alphaville's Izabella Kaminska to discuss his latest book, which applies his work on addiction to the technological realm. The book is called The Hacking of the American Mind. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 22 2017
56 mins
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Rank #14: The quant episode

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In an episode dedicated to investing and quantitative analysis, hosts Shannon Bond and Cardiff Garcia are joined by US markets editor Robin Wigglesworth to discuss quirky new alternative data that money managers use to make investment decisions. Robin also offers some insight into what first quarter earnings indicate for corporate performance in 2016. Then, the FT's John Authers talks to Meb Faber of Cambria Investment Management about cloning the strategies of the world's most famous and aggressive active investors, the subject of Faber's recent book Invest with the House. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes and links. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 15 2016
43 mins
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Rank #15: A private equity problem, and the economics of gangster states

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What does it mean for a private equity firm to value its investments accurately? FT Alphaville's Matt Klein joins host Cardiff Garcia to address this surprisingly tricky question. Then, anthropologist Tassie Hirschfeld discusses the political economy of the criminal underworld, a topic rarely examined in conventional economics. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes and links. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 20 2016
38 mins
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Rank #16: Jim Millstein on lessons from the financial crisis

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The former chief restructuring officer of the US joins Lex's Sujeet Indap to talk about the financialisation of American businesses, the causes of the 2008 crisis and the outcomes of the government response and reforms. Music by Podington Bear. 

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May 04 2018
48 mins
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Rank #17: 'The wisdom of finance'

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What happens when you take the principles of finance and use them to answer some big philosophical questions? Author and Harvard business and law professor Mihir Desai joins Matt Klein to talk about this and more. Music by Podington Bear.

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Dec 15 2017
1 hour
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Rank #18: Tackling the housing 'trilemma', and the business of MMA

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What are the economic and social tradeoffs of deciding where to live and how can one measure these? An economist at the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis joins Cardiff Garcia and Kara Scannell to discuss a system he developed for this exact purpose. Then, how did a failing business promoting mixed martial arts grow to become a global brand valued at $4bn? Cardiff talks the economics of the sport with John S. Nash, a writer for the UFC and MMA industry website Bloodyelbow.com. Visit
FT.com/Alphachat for show notes and links. Music by Minden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 22 2016
48 mins
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Rank #19: ENCORE: Keynes v Hayek

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In this encore episode, writer Nicholas Wapshott talks to Cardiff Garcia about his 2011 book "Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics". The two discuss which economist's ideas are ascendant in the post-crisis cycle, and why both will matter during the Trump administration. Music by Podington Bear.

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Jan 12 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #20: Michael Pettis on the mechanics and politics of trade

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Economist Michael Pettis joins the FT’s Cardiff Garcia and Matt Klein to discuss the macroeconomic framework he introduced in his book The Great Rebalancing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 28 2017
53 mins
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