303 episodes

The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.
I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.
That will be our motto.
Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.
If you would like to enjoy all of our content ad-free and have early access to episodes, subscribe to DMCW+ on Apple Podcast.
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The David McWilliams Podcast David McWilliams Podcast

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    • 4.6 • 339 Ratings

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The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.
I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.
That will be our motto.
Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.
If you would like to enjoy all of our content ad-free and have early access to episodes, subscribe to DMCW+ on Apple Podcast.
If you would like to support the show, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams.

Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    The great crypto collapse

    The great crypto collapse

    We've always been "Doomcoiners" - yes, you guessed it, not fans of crypto. Now you know why. A passing understanding of monetary economics and monetary history would have warned anyone to be very careful. One of the biggest crypto exchange has filled for bankruptcy and across the board crypto currency valuation is in free fall - How did we end up here? And more critically, what sort of frauds will be unearthed when the dust settles. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 44 min
    The great crypto collapse

    The great crypto collapse

    We've always been "Doomcoiners" - yes, you guessed it, not fans of crypto. Now you know why. A passing understanding of monetary economics and monetary history would have warned anyone to be very careful. One of the biggest crypto exchange has filled for bankruptcy and across the board crypto currency valuation is in free fall - How did we end up here? And more critically, what sort of frauds will be unearthed when the dust settles.

    Planning for 10 Million people

    Planning for 10 Million people

    Ireland's population is set to grow rapidly. Like a parent buying a-size-too-big-clothes for a teenagers, the State needs to be building infrastructure for an island population of 10 million. We explore this critical issue, plus musings of Toto Schilacci, the economic equivalent of playing keepy-uppies with Maradona and lots more. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 40 min
    The nature of money

    The nature of money

    Join us on this wide ranging conversation on the nature of money that might change. the way you look at central banks, investments, spending and much more! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 31 min
    Letter from America

    Letter from America

    I'm in NYC this week and caught up with Jeff Goldberg, editor of The Atlantic magazine. With the American midterm elections, the collapse of FTX exchange and Ukraine's victories in the field, we discuss the State of the Union, the American mindset as revealed in the elections, and America's role in the world. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 47 min
    Tech Feudalism with Yanis Varoufakis

    Tech Feudalism with Yanis Varoufakis

    Is Capitalism dead? There’s a new media and retail ecosystem that is controlled by a select few who use algorithms to curate what we consume and how we shop… sounds like Feudalism! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

Anto from London ,

This podcast does what it says on the ‘tin’!

Makes the world of economics more accessible - asking the right questions and constructing fascinating alternative ways of seeing the way we live. John and David make a natural and engaging double act!
London listener

STS-135 ,

Poor taste

Started off really liking the podcast and then came the bad taste jokes about the Queen. Not that you’ll care but one British listener lost.

tjpagw ,

great fun despite the anti-British bent so common now in much of Irish media

Interesting, fun and engaging of discussion of political economy, with a range of guests from around the world. Highly recommend. That said, the repetitive anti-British, or rather anti-English, bent is somewhat tiresome though unfortunately not surprising despite both hosts, as with generations before them - and today - having made living in Britain. Lads, lay off the crude, populist Brit bashing.

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