Ones and Tooze
Thanksgiving Economics Revealed
Season 1, Ep. 61
Ever want to know why turkeys are actually cheaper around Thanksgiving or the origins of Black Friday? Get ready to be the smartest person at the holiday table as Adam reveals some of the lesser known economic histories of Thanksgiving. In the second segment Adam and Cameron share what they've been most thankful for this past year.
Unpacking the FTX Crypto Collapse
Season 1, Ep. 60
This week on the show, hosts Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze analyze how the $32 billion cryptocurrency company FTX went bankrupt and its implications for crypto more generally. They also discuss inflation’s surprisingly small role in the U.S. midterm election results.
Farewell to the French Philosopher Bruno Latour
Season 1, Ep. 59
Adam and Cameron discuss the work of French philosopher Bruno Latour, who died last month. Latour was not an economist but his ideas touched on related issues, including climate change, economic growth, and the relationship between scientific inquiry and facts. His work had a profound influence on Adam.
Can Lula Save the Amazon?
Season 1, Ep. 58
On this episode, Cameron and Adam discuss the challenges facing Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the new leader of Brazil. Also on the show, a report card for Olaf Scholz, who began serving a year ago as Germany's chancellor.
Season 1, Ep. 57
This week we bring you a live recording of Ones and Tooze, taped at the Caveat Theatre in New York City. The show begins with a segment on Adam himself—how he came to be an economic historian and what political and philosophical tenets underpin his writing. Cameron and Adam also discuss the malign influence of billionaire Peter Thiel on American politics, and the declining importance of Wall Street as a place to hang out your shingle.
Liz Truss, Halloween, and Listener Questions
Season 1, Ep. 56
This week on the show, Cameron and Adam discuss Liz Truss's resignation, and the economics of Halloween. They also address listener questions.
The Nobel Economics Prize Rewards Bank Run Breakthroughs
Season 1, Ep. 55
In what's becoming an annual traditional, Adam and Cameron examine the Nobel Economics Prize. This year former U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke as well as economists Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig won for their research on preventing bank runs. Adam notes that while the study of bank runs isn't new, the work of this trio helped provide greater understanding of the macroeconomic forces behind banking.In the second segment, the two reflect on the recent protests in Iran and the current role of women in the country. They also take a broader view of the Iranian economy and its tremendous potential if it were to allow full participation from women and was no longer under international sanctions.Want to see Adam and Cameron's live show but won't be in NYC on October 25th? Click here to buy tickets to watch the live stream or on demand for a full week afterward.
Europe's Energy Crisis: How Bad and How Long?
Season 1, Ep. 54
Winter is coming and Europe is facing an energy crisis that people are calling "generational." Gas prices are now eight times what they were on average over the past 10 years and eight times more expensive than in the United States. On the show this week, Adam and Cameron discuss how bad it could get and why next year could be even worse.Hey Ones and Tooze Listeners in NYC, come check out our first live show on Oct 25th at 7pm. Click here to purchase tickets. Not in NYC? No problem! Click here to sign up for a virtual ticket.
Britain's Economic Freefall
Season 1, Ep. 53
The economic news from Britain could hardly be worse. In the weeks since Liz Truss became prime minister, the British pound has fallen to historic lows, financial markets lost $500 billion, and the IMF has issued warnings. Adam and Cameron explain what happened and where things go from here.Also: India's economy is surging but why hasn't New Delhi been able to match Beijing's economic success of the past few decades?Hey Ones and Tooze Listeners in NYC, come check out our first live show on Oct 25th at 7pm. Click here to purchase tickets. Not in NYC? No problem! Click here to sign up for a virtual ticket.