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Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast

Jessica Levy and Dylan Gottlieb

Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast is a monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time. We interview historians and social and cultural critics about capitalism’s past, highlighting the political and economic changes that have created the present. Each episode gives voice to the people who have shaped capitalism – ... more

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  • A space to learn (and un-learn)

    Who Makes Cents has quickly become a favorite for me! No matter the topic, I gain something from every episode. Really grateful for this resource... keep up the amazing work, Jessica!

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    Arlie K
    United States2 years ago
  • Monthly deep dives on economic and labor issue from a progressive/Left perspective. Typically academic and the interviews are a little too pre-planned but the guests and subjects are usually excellent and that's what's most important.

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    The best podcast in existence. Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

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    This podcast was a terrific intro to the intersection between capitalism and structural racism, and the mixed role of corporate America in bringing about change when it benefits the brand, while failing to recognize its own role in perpetuating “second” class minority franchise success. Can’t wait for next month’s selection.

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    United States4 years ago
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    Great and very informative interviews, I particularly enjoy(ed) the focus on logistics and spatial theory etc. Keep up the good work!

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