Podcast Episodes

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#34: Our Fragile Economy – Matt Barrie

We feel ourselves lucky. Twenty-six years of continuous economic growth breeds a certain complacency. But our prosperity belies…

#33: Two Economists Walk Into a Bar (LIVE!) – Luigi Zingales & Richard Holden

Former guests and F.O.T.P*, Luigi ZIngales (#24) and Richard Holden (#26), joined us at the inaugural Jolly Swagmen Christmas…

#32: Will the Real Stoicism Please Stand Up – Margaret Graver

Stoicism, an ancient philosophy invented by the Greeks and developed by the Romans, is back in fashion. From…

#31: Discovering the ‘Sonic Crisp’ – Charles Spence

Charles Spence is the world’s leading expert in ‘Gastrophysics’ – the science of food and how our senses…

#30: The Man Behind The Mic – Alan Jones

Alan Belford Jones has dominated Sydney’s airwaves for more than 30 years. Australia’s most popular radio broadcaster, he…

#29: China’s Secret Campaign – James Leibold

James Leibold is a deep expert in Chinese history and society. Educated in the US, he is now…

#28: Liar Loans – Peter White

Welcome to Part 4 of our Property Special. Fraud is a hallmark of bubbles, as mania turns to…

#27: Not If, When – Jonathan Tepper

In Part 3 of our Property Series we consult the ‘housing bubble whisperer’, Jonathan Tepper (@jtepper2). He is the founder of research house Variant…

#26: What’s in a Bubble? – Professor Richard Holden

Welcome to part 2 of our Property Series! The term “bubble” gets bandied about a lot these days,…

#25: Safe as Houses – John Flavell

Welcome to episode 1 of our 4-part series on the Australian property market. In this episode, Mortgage Choice…