Podcast: Economics & Beyond


Music, its Commercialization, and Politics

May 6, 2021

Activist and poet John Sinclair and Rob Johnson discuss the early days of the counterculture, Sinclair’s role in MC5, and the transformation of music from art to commodity when the music industry’s commercial power blossomed in the early 1970s.


The New Climate War

Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses his new book, The New Climate War

Apr 22, 2021


The Future of Economics

Mar 25, 2021


The Master Algorithm

Mar 22, 2021


The Pandemic Has Masked as Much as it Unmasked

Mar 3, 2021

Canadian investment manager and Levy Institute fellow Marshall Auerback surveys the current political and economic landscape, from the pandemic bailouts to climate change and the changing role of politicians


The Long-Overdue Revolution in Economic Thinking

Mar 1, 2021

University of Texas economist James K. Galbraith engages in a wide-ranging discussion of the many ways in which conventional economics has failed us, ranging from how to manage the post-pandemic economy, the role of finance, to the problems of inequality and climate change.


The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal

UMass Amherst professor and PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin discusses his latest book that he co-authored with Noam Chomsky

Feb 25, 2021


Changing the Conversation on the Climate Emergency

David Fenton, founder of the progressive PR firm Fenton Communications

Feb 22, 2021


Can Biden Successfully Govern?

Feb 18, 2021