Are you wanting to learn more about american economy? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best american economy podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
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Best American Economy Podcasts 2021
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- Publisher: CBS News Radio
- Total Episodes: 16
“Facing Forward” brings weekly conversations about the tectonic shifts in our world and how they impact every American. With a focus on the economy, “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan asks the tough questions of key business and political leaders, CEOs, and economists to get answers about how the fallout and recovery affects you, your family, and your future.
The Passion Economy
- Publisher: Three Uncanny Four
- Total Episodes: 28
The economy is bananas, even scary. But some people are thriving, and we’re going to figure out how. Adam Davidson, “New Yorker” writer, longtime contributor to This American Life, and the creator of NPR’s “Planet Money,” unearths stories from regular people. People who have cracked the code to success in our new economic reality.
- Publisher: Tom Ashbrook and Heidi Legg
- Total Episodes: 27
Heidi Legg and Tom Ashbrook take on the state of the nation in crisis. From Covid-19 to Trump to the culture and economy, America is in a dizzying Swing State. Anything seems possible in 2020. Swing State brings the voices looking into a wildly uncertain American future at an extraordinary moment in time.
The Institute of World Politics
- Publisher: The Institute of World Politics
- Total Episodes: 532
The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition. **Please note that the views expressed by our guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.**
The History of American Slavery
- Publisher: Slate Podcasts
- Total Episodes: 9
With the help of acclaimed historians and writers, Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the history of American slavery and examine how the institution came to shape our country’s politics, economy, and culture. (This series was originally published in 2015, thanks to the support of Slate Plus.)
- Publisher: Atlantic Re:Think
- Total Episodes: 6
A climate crisis. A pandemic. An economy in free fall. The task of addressing our most pressing national issues requires swift transformations at the highest levels of government. And that starts with an effective presidential transition. Are we getting it right? In American Metamorphosis, a limited-series weekly podcast from Boston Consulting Group and Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic, we’re examining how the obstacles and opportunities faced by every new administration connect to everything from boardrooms to blockbusters, scandals and successes.
In The Past Lane – The Podcast About History and Why It Matters
- Publisher: Edward T. O’Donnell
- Total Episodes: 200
In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past – it’s about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both informative and educational, as well as entertaining and funny. We hope you’ll join us for memorable journeys In The Past Lane.
- Publisher: Committee for Economic Development
- Total Episodes: 115
What are the biggest issues facing the American economy and how can they be solved? The Committee for Economic Development presents policy solutions to economic and educational problems here in America. Tune in to hear industry experts making capitalism sustainable.
FTR | State of Freight
- Publisher: FTR
- Total Episodes: 225
State of Freight is a series of industry resources from FTR, the leader in market intelligence and forecasting for the North American freight transportation industry. FTR podcasts provide updates for the Trucking and Rail markets, as well as the broader economy. Each podcast includes a slide deck of graphs that can be used in presentations or for internal analysis. For show downloads and to signup for more State of Freight content, go to www.FTRintel.com/podcast.
- Publisher: KUOW News and Information
- Total Episodes: 47
It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.
This Is Uncomfortable
- Publisher: Marketplace
- Total Episodes: 79
“This Is Uncomfortable” is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, Reema Khrais digs in with stories about the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. Khrais dives into uncomfortable topics like friends borrowing money, relationships and the other varied ways money shapes who we are. Editors’ Notes: “I wanted to create a space where people could talk openly about their relationship to money,” says Reema Khrais, host of This Is Uncomfortable, a weekly narrative podcast in which she explores the personal and emotional side of money and how it shapes our lives. “I’ve learned that it can be a reflection of our values and how we want to organize our lives. But in a lot of ways, our relationship to it is also shaped by a lot of things beyond our control, like our upbringing or by systemic disadvantages.” In each episode, Khrais covers various stories based on a central topic—whether it is the uniquely American obsession with productivity, how a woman’s teeth defined her, or a young woman’s pandemic journey to end her longtime shopping addiction. The Palestinian American came up with the idea for the show after she realized that she rarely talked with her friends and family about money. When she was in her mid-twenties, Khrais broached the topic of savings with her parents—both of whom are nurses and big savers. She was surprised to hear her dad’s firm stance on how much she should have in her bank account by the time she turned 30. “He said, ‘You should have around $100K saved by now,’” she recalls. “It made me realize how dangerous it can be if you don’t talk about these topics, because you’re more likely to set unrealistic expectations. You don’t know how to measure yourself up to people.” Khrais had heard many stories like hers while covering news about business and economy as a reporter for WNYC and WUNC Radio, though it wasn’t until she started podcasting that she was able to fully immerse herself in people’s intimate and vulnerable experiences. “I don’t want to tell people how to invest or how to save,” she says. “I want people to connect with the folks on the podcast and to see them not just for their struggles, but for their personality and as three-dimensional beings.”
The Land I Trust
- Publisher: Sierra Club
- Total Episodes: 66
The Land I Trust, an audio series by the Sierra Club, tells stories of special places under threat by dirty energy — and how the transition to clean energy is benefiting people and the homes they hold dear. In our first series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the coal that is fouling their air and water, the dirty energy projects they’re fighting in their backyards, and a shared vision for a clean energy economy that allows all of our communities to thrive. From climate refugees to farming families, these Southerners generously sat down, walked, and canoed with us while sharing their truths. Travel with us through North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida to hear firsthand how much moving beyond coal and fracked gas matters to communities everywhere.
- Publisher: FiveThirtyEight, Anna Rothschild
- Total Episodes: 42
FiveThirtyEight’s COVID-19 podcast is laser-focused on evidence. What do we know about the novel coronavirus, and what do we know we don’t know? COVID-19 has pushed Americans into more uncertain territory than most have ever known. Our podcast helps listeners understand what they can be certain about, and what is still unknown. We investigate coronavirus mysteries, debate when it’s safe to reopen the economy and keep track of the latest scientific developments on vaccines and treatments. We do it all with FiveThirtyEight’s trademark blend of transparency and rigor.
Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
- Publisher: Jason Hartman
- Total Episodes: 1015
Survive and thrive in today’s economy! With over 1,100 episodes in this Monday – Friday podcast, business and investment guru Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Steve Forbes (Freedom Manifesto), Tomas Sowell (Housing Boom and Bust), Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent), Jenny Craig (Health & Fitness CEO), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Todd Akin (Former US Congressman), William D. Cohan ( The Price of Silence, The Last Tycoon, & House of Cards), G. Edward Griffin (The Creature from Jekyll Island), Daniel Pink (National Geographic). Jason Hartman is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Properties Investor Network, The Hartman Media Company, and The Jason Hartman Foundation. Starting with very little, Jason, while still in college at the age of 19, embarked on a career in real estate while brokering properties for clients, he was investing in he own portfolio along the way. Through creativity, persistence and hard work, he soon joined the ranks of the top one-percent of Realtors in the U.S. and in quick succession; earned a number of prestigious industry awards and became a young multi-millionaire. Jason purchased an Irvine, California real estate brokerage firm which he expanded dramatically and was later acquired by Coldwell Banker. He combined his dedication and business talents to become a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and media personality. Over the years he developed his Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™ where his innovative firm educates and assists investors in acquiring prudent investments nationwide for their portfolio. Jason’s highly sought after educational events, speaking engagements, and his ultra-hot “Creating Wealth Podcast” inspire and empower hundreds of thousands of people in 26 countries worldwide. Additional guests featured on the Creating Wealth podcast include Robert Kiyosaki (RIch Dad Poor Dad), Matthew Quirk (The 500 & The Directive), Eve Wright (Life at the Speed of Passion), John Lawrence Allen (Make Wall Street Pay You Back), Jerry Robinson (Bankruptcy in Our Nation), Peter Zeihan (The Accidental Superpower), David Crowe (National Association of Homebuilders NAHB), Consuelo Mack (PBS – Wealth Track), Sean Haugh (Libertarian Candidate for the US Senate), Scott Paul (Alliance for American Manufacturing), Charles Goyette (Ron Paul’s America Show), Chris Martenson (Crash Course), Matt Theriault (Epic Real Estate Investing), Christopher Barnatt (The Future of 3D Printing), Zac Bissonnette (Good Advice From Bad People), Rich Karlgaard (Forbes Magazine). Chris Mayer (Agora Financial), Craig R. Smith (The Great Withdrawal), Po Bronson (The Science of Winning & Losing), Jim Stossel (Why Government Fails), John McAfee (Founder of McAfee Anti-Virus Software) Harry Dent (The Great Depression Ahead), Kevin Armstrong (Bulls, Birdies, Bogeys, and Bears), Nick Bilton (Hatching Twitter), Tom Kreautler (The Money Pit), Doug Brunt (Ghosts of Manhattan), Catherine McBreen (Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass it On), Les Leopold (How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour), Robert Greene (Mastery, Power, & Seduction), Byron Dorgan (Gridlock), Dennis Miller (Retirement Reboot), George Gilder (Knowledge & Power), Jed Kolko (Tulia), Dr. Judith Wright (The Soft Addiction Solution), Richard Duncan (The New Depression), Dave Krieger (Clouded Titles), Bill Ayers (Confessions of an American Dissident), Dr. H. Woody Block (American Gridlock), Steven Kotler (Abundance), Laurence Kotlikoff (The Clash of Generations), Greg Farrell (Crash of the Titans), Shaun Rein (The End of Cheap China), Ken Gronbach (The Age Curve), Amity Shlaes (The Forgotten Man), Roger Lowenstein (The End of Wall Street), Jay Elliot (The Steve Jobs Way), Richard Duncan (The Dollar Crisis & The Corruption of Capitalism), Robert Wiedemer (Aftershock), and Steve Slaunwhite (The Wealthy Freelancer). A trademark feature of Hartman Media podcasts are our ‘Tenth Episodes’ where alternative topics of interest are explored every tenth episode. This provides a diverse mix of programming exploring issues and influential authors like John Gray (Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior), Dr. Denis Waitley (The Psychology of Winning, The Seeds of Greatness), Lori Ann LaRocco (Opportunity Knocking), Mark Divine (Seal Fit: Way of the SEAL), Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler (The Power of Belief), Dr. Kelly McGonigal (The Willpower Instinct), Doug Conant (Touch Points), Jared Diamond (The World Until Yesterday), Dr. Bob Wright (The Science of Spectacular Living), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Successful Soul), Sonia Arrison (The Coming Age of Longevity), Dr. David Rock (Your Brain at Work), Gay Hendricks (Relationship Enhancement), Hannah Holmes (Quirk), Dr. Gary Chapman (The Five Love Languages), David Farrow (Millionaire Memory), and David Allen (Getting Things Done), Topics explored at depth on Creating Wealth include investing, income properties, property investing, investment strategies, loan modifications, market predictions, mortgage modifications, online marketing, real estate, rental property investing, subprime mortgage crisis, 401K, retirement, Alibaba.com, alternative currencies, alternative energy, ROI, cash flow, American economy, appreciation, arbitrage, Arkansas housing market, artificial intelligence, asset allocation, Atlanta Georgia, income property investing, attorneys, Australian mining, Austin real estate, baby boom generation, baby boomers, banking, bank loans, bankruptcies, Belize, Ben Bernanke, billionaires, bonds, book reviews, boom bust cycles, Boston, brand management, branding, Brookings Institution, Breton Woods, BP, British Petroleum, bubble markets, building wealth, business cycles, business psychology, business travelers, California, California Department of Insurance, CDI, California real estate, capital gains tax, Case-Shiller, Casey Research, cash flow, central banks, certificates of deposit, Chicago, Chicago real estate, China, college tuition, Colorado, commercial investing, commodities, commodity pricing, compound interest, conversions, CPI, Consumer Price Index, Dallas, dark pools, debt ceiling, debt crisis, debt-financed spending, deflation, Detroit, Detroit real estate, digital money, distressed properties, down payment, email marketing, estate tax, high cash flow, home equity, home financing, Indiana, Indianapolis, interest rates, jobless recovery, Kansas City, leverage, libertarian, Little Rock, maintenance warranty, management fees, Manhattan, marketing, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, mircopreneur, middle class, millennials, millionaire, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, MLS, mobile banking, monetary policy, money market fund, negative equity, new home construction, New Orleans, New York, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, oil, oil prediction, overpriced markets, packaged commodities, passive income, passive investor, payroll tax, pension, pension funds, pension plans, Platinum Properties, positive cash-flow, price stability, price of gold, price volatility, private money lending, pro forma, property appraisal, property value, real estate arbitrage, real estate tax, rent, rental, renovated homes, rental homes, rental income, rental insurance, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, single-family homes, social marketing, social media, Swiss Franc, Swiss National Bank, Tampa, tax, tax laws, tax bracket, tax lien, taxes, tenant, tenant eviction, Tennessee, Texas, treasury reports, unemployment, unfriendly markets, US housing market, venture capital, volatility, Warren Buffet, Washington, wealth management, whistleblowers, world economy, Zero Hedge. Additional topics explored on the Creating Wealth podcast include Bitcoin, digital currencies, corporate tax inversions, crowdfunding, inflation, the Federal Reserve, student loan debt, monetary policy, economic challenges facing generation Y, solar energy, 3D printing, medical technology, US dollar, currency exchange, plunging bond rates, personal and commercial bankruptcy, the cost of a college education, digital banking, the American dream, capital gains taxes, asset protection, gold and silver, commodities markets, precious metals, investing tips, structural and personal unemployment, bank regulations, regulatory reform, emerging markets, shadow banking, social media, derivatives, mobile commerce, government regulation, housing market, identity theft, cyber currencies, mortgage lenders, investment properties, VA loans, gold standard, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, online auctions, landlord tenant conflicts, tax lien investing, tax law, retirement, contract law, stagflation, home loans, real estate scams, renters, reverse mortgages, foreclosures, euro, European Union, ECB, European Central Bank, the US housing market, micro lending, online security, cyber security, online banking, digital banking, outsourcing, online shopping, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, JP Morgan, short sales, austerity, forex, monetary systems, budget surplus, budget deficits, tax cuts, solar energy, consumer debt, consumer price index, property investing, high frequency trading, interest rates, college tuition, cashless societies, credit card debt, credit monitoring, credit ratings, currency trading, refinancing, federal stimulus, financial independence, financial planning, financial literacy, economic growth, economic development, Wall Street, IPO, IRS, Internal Revenue Service, IMF, International Monetary Fund, mobile banking, Elliot Wave theory, free trade, underwater homeowners, foreign investing, oil prices, entrepreneurship, Equifax, federal budget, Keynes, Keynesian, fiat currency, financial scams, global economy, gold standard, income tax, and foreign investment.
This is Capitalism: CEO Stories
- Publisher: This is Capitalism
- Total Episodes: 44
“This is Capitalism: CEO Stories”, the intersection of the free market and entrepreneurial success stories. Here we speak with leading CEOs, academics, philanthropists and up and comers on their contributions and perspectives on the American economy. This podcast is a part of “This is Capitalism”, a branded content series sponsored by Stephens Inc., aims to educate and inform the public about the free market. Stephens Inc. is a full service investment banking firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.stephens.com or www.thisiscapitalism.com. Member NYSE, SIPC.
American Monetary Association
- Publisher: Jason Hartman
- Total Episodes: 337
The American Monetary Association is a non-profit venture funded by The Jason Hartman Foundation that is dedicated to educating people about the practical effects of monetary policy and government actions on inflation, deflation and freedom. Our goal is to help people prosper in the midst of uncertain economic times. The American Monetary Association believes that a new and innovative understanding of wealth, value, business and investment is necessary to thrive in the new reality of big government, big deficits and monetary destruction. Host, Jason Hartman, interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad), Harry Dent (The Great Depression Ahead), Peter Schiff (Crash Proof), William Cohan (House of Cards), Ellen Brown (Web of Debt), Thomas Woods (Meltdown), Gerald Celente (Trends Journal), G. Edward Griffin (The Creature from Jekyll Island), Chris Mayer (Capital & Crisis), Chris Martenson (The Crash Course), Robert Prechter (Elliott Wave), Pat Buchanan (Presidential Candidate), Eric Tyson (Investing for Dummies), Addison Wiggin & Bill Bonner (Agora – The Daily Reckoning), Catherine Austin Fitts (Solari), Thomas Sowell (The Hoover Institution), Marc Chandler (Making Sense of the Dollar), Gillian Tett (Fool’s Gold & The Financial Times), Howard Ruff (Prosper In The Coming Bad Years), Larry Parks (Gold Wars & FAME), James West (Crime of the Century), Les Leopold (The Looting of America), Robert Wiedemer (Aftershock), Bill Whittle (Rich Man Poor Man), Les Leopold (The Looting of America), Robert R. Prechter (Elliot Wave Theory), Lowell Ponte (The Great Withdrawal), Jack Gerard (American Petroleum Institute), Jeffrey Hirsch (Stock Trader’s Almanac), Jim Bruce (Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve), Kevin Armstrong (Bulls, Birdies, Bogies, and Bears), Laurence Kotlikoff (The Clash of Generations), Shaun Rein (The End of Cheap China), A trademark feature of Hartman Media podcasts are our ‘Tenth Episodes’ where alternative topics of interest are explored every tenth episode. This provides a diverse mix of programming exploring issues and influential authors like Hannah Holmes (What Is Your Personality Type), Dr. Gary Chapman (The Five Love Languages), Christine Hassler (Manage Your Expectations), Sam Carpenter (Work the System), Chuck Gallagher (Second Chances), John J. Murphy (Zentrepreneur), and Robert Greene (Mastery). Topics explored at depth by the American Monetary Association include Bitcoin, digital currencies, investing, corporate tax inversions, crowdfunding, inflation, the Federal Reserve, student loan debt, monetary policy, economic challenges facing generation Y, solar energy, 3D printing, medical technology, US dollar, currency exchange, plunging bond rates, personal and commercial bankruptcy, the cost of a college education, digital banking, the American dream, capital gains taxes, asset protection, gold and silver, commodities markets, precious metals, investing tips, structural and personal unemployment, bank regulations, regulatory reform, emerging markets, shadow banking, social media, derivatives, mobile commerce, government regulation, housing market, identity theft, cyber currencies, mortgage lenders, investment properties, VA loans, gold standard, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, online auctions, landlord tenant conflicts, tax lien investing, tax law, retirement, contract law, stagflation, home loans, real estate scams, renters, reverse mortgages, foreclosures, euro, European Union, ECB, European Central Bank, the US housing market, micro lending, online security, cyber security, online banking, digital banking, outsourcing, online shopping, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, JP Morgan, short sales, austerity, forex, monetary systems, budget surplus, budget deficits, tax cuts, solar energy, consumer debt, consumer price index, property investing, high frequency trading, interest rates, college tuition, cashless societies, credit card debt, credit monitoring, credit ratings, currency trading, refinancing, federal stimulus, financial independence, financial planning, financial literacy, economic growth, economic development, Wall Street, IPO, IRS, Internal Revenue Service, IMF, International Monetary Fund, mobile banking, Elliot Wave Theory, free trade, underwater homeowners, foreign investing, oil prices, entrepreneurship, Equifax, federal budget, Keynes, Keynesian, fiat currency, financial scams, global economy, gold standard, income tax, and foreign investment.
In Her Footsteps Podcast
- Publisher: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Total Episodes: 14
The “In Her Footsteps” podcast hosts dynamic Latina business owners who are helping drive the American economy, and creating change in their local communities. It aims to provide entrepreneurs and business owners across the country with information and resources to better run their business, while also working to help change the narrative of the Hispanic community; specifically around Latina women.
Goal Talk Podcast
- Publisher: WordStream
- Total Episodes: 16
It’s cliche, but it’s true—small businesses keep the American economy afloat. They employ half of the population and create two-thirds of the new jobs in the United States. When small businesses succeed, everyone else succeeds with them. That’s why WordStream is committed to making online advertising easy for small to medium-sized businesses. In our first-ever podcast, we’re diving into everything you need to know to successfully build your business, from marketing tactics to management techniques and everything in between. Join us for Season 1 as we sit down with WordStream’s own industry experts to talk about the straightforward insights you need to set your business goals—and achieve them.
The Next Big Thing in Health
- Publisher: America’s Health Insurance Plans
- Total Episodes: 27
No issue is more hotly debated, more important to our economy, and more personal to Americans than health care. On The Next Big Thing in Health – a podcast presented by AHIP – we’ll speak with top health care leaders about new big ideas that will help make health care more affordable, more available, and more effective. The Next Big Thing in Health is hosted by AHIP President and CEO, Matt Eyles, and Former Fox 5 News Anchor and President of Laura Evans Media, Laura Evans.
APU Innovations in the Workplace
- Publisher: American Public University
- Total Episodes: 21
American Public University is hosting a new podcast exploring some of the rapid changes happening in today’s workplace. Each episode will feature expert guests discussing business innovations including application of artificial intelligence (AI), strategies for managing a virtual workforce, utilizing new technology, and helping businesses adapt to meet changes in the economy. In addition, topics will include entrepreneurship, strengthening diversity in the workforce, encouraging a strong work-life balance, and much more.