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"Econ 102" with Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg

Noah Smith, Erik Torenberg

Economist and Substack writer Noah Smith and investor Erik Torenberg make sense of what’s happening in the news, technology, business, and beyond, through the lens of economics. Econ 102 is a part of the Turpentine podcast network. Learn more:

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In today’s episode, Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg respond to pressing questions on US inflation, the possibility of the US becoming a petro-state, global trade dynamics in the context of geopolitical shifts, the potential impacts of de-dollarization,... more

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In this week’s episode, Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg explore various aspects of Joe Biden’s presidency to evaluate a case for reelecting Biden, focusing on economic policy shifts, spending concerns, inflation, and industrial policy. They also emphas... more

13 days ago

This week on Econ 102, Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg discuss the pros and cons of Biden's tax plan based on Noah's recent essay. They also answered listener questions on the German economy's success, Japan's government debt management, and strategies... more

18 days ago

In today's episode of Econ 102, Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg tackle more listener questions: the Fed's impact on inflation and the economy, theories behind interest rates' unexpected effects, and 'greedflation'. The discussion also extends to shifts... more

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4.0 out of 5 stars from 424 ratings
  • Well rounded - excellent

    Fox among hedgehogs

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Really good insight

    Noah Smith is an underrated economist. I wish he would go on more podcasts. There’s what seems to me like really good insight into economic, cultural and geopolitics, in a casual format here. More please. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Australiaa month ago
  • Highly recommend

    Really informative & ahead of the curve

    Apple Podcasts
    Ireland2 months ago
  • Good content, interesting perspectives, unlistenable audio issues

    Fix your audio. I want to listen to what you have to say but I can’t listen to this bad connection choppy or delayed audio with guests interrupting each other. Sort it out.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia2 months ago
  • Please no more Dan Romero

    He is super annoying and uninformed

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago

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