found 15 audio documents tagged with Money

Poker Pays Powwow Pros


Producer: Kai Ryssda
Program: Marketplace


NPR story about the rise of barter in the dumpy economy.


Producer: Tina Antolini
Program: Weekend Edition Saturday
Playtime: 3 minutes 27 seconds
Date: December, 2008



The time is nigh!

The New Yorker's Ben McGrath talks about how the financial collapse relates to the end of the world as we know it...and he feels fine.


Program: New Yorker
Playtime: 10 minutes 20 seconds
Date: January, 2009

NY Times: 82% of Job Losses Are Men, Women to Overtake Men in the Workforce

Check out the audio interview of the NY times's CATHERINE RAMPELL that accompanies the article.


Housing Spark Burns Economy

Leonard Lopate talks to John Tallbott, the guy who predicted the housing crash.  He now says things will get worse.  He also says players in the financial system -- not the government or consumers -- are at fault.  There has been lots on the economy but this guy has a unique perspective.  Dire.

"This is a dead cat.  This is not bouncing [back]."


Program: Leonard Lopate
Date: February, 2009


Money, Economy, American Issues

What Poverty?

Ever wonder why politicians these days always talk about helping the Middle Class but not about helping the poor?  FDR sought to lift Americans out of poverty.  LBJ had a War on Poverty.  So what happened?  NPR Daniel Schorr considers the question in this commentary.


Program: All Things Considered
Playtime: 2 minutes 31 seconds

Sign of the Times: Gold Parties

Like a tuperware party for gold, kind of.  A party where you leave with more money that when you came.


Producer: Ronni Radbill
Program: Marketplace


Money, Economy


Connor Walsh alerts us to this great report from the BBC about pirates - including first hand audio of rasnom negotiations.

Walsh Says:
"Yes, it's more newsy than we might be used to but it's got great actualities, excitement and drama."

Agreed.  It's a good one.



Money, Crime

New This American Life Espisode 382: The Watchmen

This American Life returns to the financial crisis again this week, holding its own "hearings" to get to the bottom of things.


Program: This American Life


Politics, Money, Economy

Planet Money Controversy

This is audio of part of an interview Planet Money's Adam Davidson did with TARP watchdog Elizabeth Warren.  It features Warren and Davidson going at it pretty heatedly about what Warren's role should be.  The interview subsequently illicited this apology (at about 1:50) in which someone hinted that Davidson's interview was sexist ( he wouldn't have spoken with Tim Geithner like that) and then this scolding by NPR's Ombudsman.  All of which made the interview all that much more interesting and people.  I am sure it is the most even listened to Podcast from Planet money.


"Short People Got No Reason..."

An interview with a tall woman about a book she wrote about tall and the fact that tall people make more money.  That begs a question they did not address:  How much of the pay discrepancy between men and women can be ascribe to height - and vice versa.



Money, Gender, Economy


BBC history of the world's favorite metal.



History, Money

Marketplace: Gold Digging Goes Mainstream?

For men, more $$ = more dates - at least in online dating.


Columbia Business School behavioral economist who used to run a speed dating service:  "Yes if you want to put it very coarsely - and maybe you shouldn't put this on the air - the gold digger stereotype holds true."

On the other hand "There is no amount of money that will make an undesirable women attractive on these sites."

Ah, romance...



Sex, Money, Gender, Economy

The Mall: Heart Failure for Cities

Link to Hearing Voices' post of the Radio Lab rebroadcast of a Hearing Voices piece that played on Living on Earth in 2005.

City X by Johnathan Mitchell.
The familiar story of a small Midwestern city, its mall, and the most common cause of city death - heart disease.



Money, Economy, American Issues

Grand Art

Taking performance art to the level of a stunt, as much as a project. Ronan Kelly details provocative arts works that caused a public stir, in Sweden, Ireland, and the UK.

- Audio Documentary London Bureau


Playtime: 16 minutes 18 seconds