138 episodes

Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/.

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    • 4.7 • 220 Ratings

Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/.

    Famine in Gaza

    Famine in Gaza

    As the Israel-Hamas war drags on, about half of the Palestinians in Gaza are on the brink of famine, and the other half are experiencing acute food insecurity. Adam and Cameron discuss how humanitarian aid works in a crisis zone and what it would take to rebuild Gaza.

    • 28 min
    The Economics of a Bridge Disaster

    The Economics of a Bridge Disaster

    It will cost up to $3 billion to replace the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland, which collapsed last month after it was struck by a container ship. Adam and Cameron discuss the implications for the city of Baltimore, the insurance industry, and global shipping.
    Also on the show: The economics of Tajikistan.

    • 41 min
    The Economic Thinking of Pope Francis

    The Economic Thinking of Pope Francis

    To mark the Easter holiday, Adam and Cameron discuss the economic thinking of Pope Francis and how it strays from the traditional approach of the Catholic Church.

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    • 24 min
    COVID-19’s Long Shadow, Part 4

    COVID-19’s Long Shadow, Part 4

    This is the fourth installment of a mini series on the long shadow of COVID-19, marking four years since the start of the coronavirus. In this final segment, Adam and Cameron discuss whether the world is now better equipped to respond to similar crises.
    Also on the show: The economics of resort hotels.

    • 39 min
    COVID-19’s Long Shadow, Part 3

    COVID-19’s Long Shadow, Part 3

    To mark four years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam and Cameron are talking about the long shadow of the coronavirus. In Part 3, they look at how the pandemic affected the global economy.
    Also on the show: China's economy is facing a major rebalancing. Can it keep rising?

    • 47 min
    COVID-19’s Long Shadow, Part 2

    COVID-19’s Long Shadow, Part 2

    To mark four years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam and Cameron are talking about the long shadow of the coronavirus. In Part 2, they look at the economic impact of long COVID—which afflicts about 10 percent of people who contract the coronavirus.
    Also on the show, coinciding with the night of the Oscars: The economics of Oppenheimer’s Manhattan Project—the U.S. endeavor to build the first nuclear bomb.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

nxavis ,

Adam is a smart cookie

Probably my favorite liberal econ or politics pod. Adam is brilliant and eloquent on a huge variety of topics, and intellectual renaissance man. Credit to FP for sponsoring such a proudly Keynesian project, though I do find the Amazon Ring ads problematic (that is a malevolent product).

AwesomePossum3 ,

Great conversations, often lacking self-awareness

I am a devotee of this pod - AND. I understand and appreciate Adam’s skepticism of US global power projection, but this often drives him to unquestioningly accept revisionist counterpositions that service a worldview that he would ultimately reject. Like those of the Houthis (who have been chomping at the bit to get in on anti-Israel activities for years) and China.

I often encounter this arrogance among Brits and Europeans who have a deep resentment of US power, though they are completely dependent on it. It’s an emotional, irrational position, and often pops up in this otherwise delightful podcast.

Haydon Pitchford ,

Lost Me After The Red Sea Episode

While typically a very helpful and informative podcast, Adam Tooze didn’t bring his usual rigor to the recent episode on the Red Sea. Instead, he was more interested in turning the Houthis into a sympathetic character of anti imperial resistance in service of his broader point on American or western power.

One can acknowledge the complicated, nuanced and often unsavory reality of US influence in the Middle East while not blindly accepting the political rhetoric of a brutal, cruel group like the Houthis. As someone that has enjoyed all of Tooze’s written work and listened to Ones and Tooze for years now, this came across as unprofessional and unfortunate.

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