The best podcasts of 2021

I'll admit, this is a somewhat arbitrary mix of podcasts that are noteworthy because they are particularly wonderful, noteworthy because I feel they are underappreciated, and noteworthy because they are new. Still - they are all free, and truly we live in an age of...

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Cautionary Tales…

Exciting news - I have a new podcast series ready to burst out upon an unsuspecting world. It's called Cautionary Tales - true stories of catastrophe and fiasco, sparkling with top acting talent, with the aim of making you wiser with every word. I'm writing...

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The best economics podcasts in 2018

My favourites are: NPR’s Planet Money remains an outstanding show, with stories, humour, very clear explanations and high production values. But - horrors! - they've poached the amazing Cardiff Garcia from the FT, and Cardiff is co-presenting (with Stacey Vanek...

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Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

I'm delighted to announce the first episode of my new weekly BBC World Service series, "Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy". We present short stories about the people, inventions and ideas that made the economic and financial world around us. Alongside some of...

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Two new radio series

The second episode of the four-part Simon Evans Goes To Market airs Thursday 4 August at half past six UK time, on BBC Radio 4. This series, Simon and I are looking at the economics of big life stages - birth, coming of age, marriage and death. I love working on this...

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