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Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast is a monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time. We interview historians and social and cultural critics about capitalism’s past, highlighting the political and economic changes that have created the present. Each episode gives voice to the people who have shaped capitalism – by making the rules or by breaking them, by creating economic structures or by resisting them.

Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast Betsy Beasley & David Stein

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 62 Ratings

Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast is a monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time. We interview historians and social and cultural critics about capitalism’s past, highlighting the political and economic changes that have created the present. Each episode gives voice to the people who have shaped capitalism – by making the rules or by breaking them, by creating economic structures or by resisting them.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Melbrooksjr ,

A Rad Approach

I love this podcast. There are no better ways to spend your listening time if you are looking for a history of capitalism.

Alan LS ,

Who makes cents a history of capitalism

This podcast is instructive, illuminating, down to earth, with wonderful authors and skillful questioners. I feel smarter about how capitalism works after listening to each episode. Bravo and keep podcasting. I highly recommend this podcast.

Liamistalking ,

A quiet and magnificent triumph on every level.

Okay so like after the election I thought "how do I make sense of the many intertwined forces that have brought us to this hellish moment" and so I started reading way more and listening to way more and watching way more and within that entire blitz of political and social education I have not found a single podcast more relentlessly eye-opening and stick-with-you educational than this one. And I have no idea how they do it, because the format is standard—but the trick is that they book amazing guests, give them plenty of time to talk about their work, and always push the conversation into macro territory without resorting to dry or barrier-creating rhetoric. Listen to it now—it's monthly so you'll have time to savor it!—and then buy the books that the guests wrote.

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