Adam Smith Blog


Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

I’m delighted to announce the first episode of my new weekly BBC World Service series, “Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy”. We present short stories about the people, inventions and ideas that made the economic and financial world around us. Alongside some of the obvious choices such as the diesel engine and the iPhone, […]

Two new radio series

The second episode of the four-part Simon Evans Goes To Market airs Thursday 4 August at half past six UK time, on BBC Radio 4. This series, Simon and I are looking at the economics of big life stages – birth, coming of age, marriage and death. I love working on this series – Simon and the […]

The five best economics podcasts of 2016

It’s been a while since I revisited my list of the best economics podcasts. Here are my current top five. NPR’s Planet Money remains the very best economics podcast out there. Great production values, very creative, serious economics topics treated with a light touch. The team also produced the superb economics documentary, The Invention of Money. […]