5 Podcast Episodes for Econ Knowledge Gold

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The Invention of Money | This American Life

If you truly want to understand the modern American economy, learning about the origins of money is a pretty good start.

A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed | Planet Money

The Fed, the Fed, the Fed … learn about how the Federal Reserve — the U.S. central bank — came to be.

Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk — But Not for the Reasons You Think | Freakonomics

Yeah, the U.S. economy is in a super slump. But, why? Possibly because we’re sadly waiting on the next big revolution.

Million Dollar Microsecond | Radiolab

What is it really like on the modern-day trading room floor? Radiolab takes you there.

Inside America’s dead shopping malls | Dan Bell via TEDTalks (audio)

A little lesson in consumerism.

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