22 episodes

Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.

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Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.

    Maria Konnikova on psychology, work, and why we all get conned

    Maria Konnikova on psychology, work, and why we all get conned

    Maria Konnikova, a writer and author of "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It... Every Time" talks to host Cardiff Garcia about her work and the challenge of judging the quality of social-science research. The two also discuss big data, open-plan offices, sleep and the psychological effects of pornography. Maria also describes the methods and traits of con artists, and explains why everyone is susceptible to being a victim. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The life and times of Paul Volcker: Part 2

    The life and times of Paul Volcker: Part 2

    In the second half of the extended interview, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker discusses his appointment as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank of New York, his famous tenure as Fed chair in the 1980s, and some of his thoughts on the current financial system. Hosted by Cardiff Garcia. Visit FT.com/alphachat for a full transcript of the interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 52 min
    The life and times of Paul Volcker: Part 1

    The life and times of Paul Volcker: Part 1

    The former chairman of the Federal Reserve talks to host Cardiff Garcia about the years prior to his inflation-fighting days of the 1980s, including his economics education, early career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and US treasury, and his role in ending the Bretton Woods system of global finance. Visit FT.com/alphachat for a full transcript of the interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 50 min
    Brad DeLong on Hamiltonian economics

    Brad DeLong on Hamiltonian economics

    In a comprehensive overview of US economic history, UC Berkeley professor Brad DeLong explains how the Hamiltonian economic principles of pragmatism and experimentation have repeatedly worked, which is also the subject of the book he co-authored with Stephen Cohen, Concrete Economics: The Hamilton approach to Economic growth and policy. Hosted by Cardiff Garcia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jim Chanos on betting against Wall Street

    Jim Chanos on betting against Wall Street

    Short seller Jim Chanos tells host Matt Klein about his illustrious career in investment management, including his bet against Enron before it went bust in 1999. Mr Chanos also discusses the mechanics of short selling, his research process, and some of the opportunities he said he missed. Visit FT.com/alphaville for show notes and a full transcript of the interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Emily Oster on conventional wisdom

    Emily Oster on conventional wisdom

    Brown University economics professor Emily Oster tells Shannon Bond the truth behind so-called conventional wisdom, especially in the realm of pregnancy and prenatal health, the topic of her book Expecting Better. They also discuss Oster's career and some of her other research, including a 2005 study on the link between gender imbalance and Hepatitis B in China, whose findings she would later say were incorrect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min

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