50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Published by: BBC World Service
96 Episodes | First Released: Nov 5 '16 | 🇬🇧
Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.
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Milotic1234
Nov 25
Rating:   10
Perfect for listening in the car

Quick and educational!

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avm1406
Nov 19
Rating:   10
All hail Tim Hartford.

The renaissance man and of BBC podcasts. Spectacular show.

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Carl from chicago
Nov 17
Rating:   10
Very good and quick

They are just 10 minutes long and one a minute of filler. Some are obscure and some obvious. I liked the one on cement / concrete and didn’t realize how important sand was to the world.

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Movile2000
Nov 15
Rating:   10
Super

A superbly researched and well chosen series of subjects. My only frustration is that each episode is not longer; thoroughly enjoyable.

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Moogle22
Oct 31
Rating:   10
Loved the series...

Love the book.Really enjoying the second series.

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JDM1231
Oct 30
Rating:   10
Wet interesting podcast.

The selection of topics continues to surprise!

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SJ2029
Oct 16
Rating:   10
Such interesting information in a hurry

Long podcasts that dive deeply into a topic can be great but what if you just want to learn a little bit about interesting topics that affect our everyday lives and economy? This podcast does just that, piquing interest with short m, fascinating episodes. Very interesting!

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rdama
Oct 13
Rating:   10
Fantastic

Just like their prior podcasts using a similar format..."x things that made the world", etc, BBC has nailed this. Almost every one of these has information that I found fascinating and useful. The episode on tinned food for some reason does not play on my phone..Thanks BBC.

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R_Geo
Sep 28
Rating:   10
Fascinating Podcast!

Each episose makes you discover new things, even if you thought you know about the subject!

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realmojo90
Sep 11
Rating:   10
Top hole

Pretty much brilliant all round

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tmeers
Sep 7
Rating:   10
My Favorite Podcast

I stumbled upon this podcast in 2018 and it captured my mind very quickly. Tim Harford has a soothing voice and is able to condense the topics into fascinating, easily digestible and poignant podcasts that never really seem to get old.

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Ferrucciogianni
Sep 6
Rating:   10
Amazing

As usual with bbc products

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combedave
Aug 15
Rating:   10
50 Things

Excellent.

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Old Man Barrett
Jul 31
Rating:   4
Only about 6 minutes of actual content

This podcast is great but is not well suited for much extended listening due to the fact that nearly half of it is adds.

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Aabecker555
Jul 20
Rating:   10
Perfect podcast in the morning.

Tim Harford is a wonderful narrator.each episode is well structured. Delivered engagingly. Great food for thought.

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Retired lady lawyer
Jul 7
Rating:   10
Factories

This is very enlightening, brings some vague ideas I had into focus.

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jnnlondon
Jun 29
Rating:   10
More or less

For an episode on the nuclear industry please dont feed up a journalist who mispronounces it as nucUlar!!

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Will in Austin
Jun 27
Rating:   6
I, Pencil

This guy spends two or three sentences “debunking” the succinct but legendary I, Pencil, then declares himself right and Leonard E. Read wrong. Dude, you didn’t win the argument. Don’t pat yourself on the back over for that weak sauce.

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Neilpodcast
Jun 24
Rating:   10
Amazing. So interesting. Thanks

Amazing. So interesting. Thanks

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Ldhufgrb
Jun 23
Rating:   10
Thank you!

I love the podcast, but I am an English beginner, so how do I get the tapescripts? I am willing to pay the money for it.

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