The David McWilliams Podcast
The Death of Distance - direct from Inis Meain
Season 2, Ep. 236
This one’s a special one: we’re coming to you from Inis Meain, the middle island of the three Aran islands to discuss how Covid and connectivity has enhanced our ability to thrive in remote locations, how going upmarket is the way forward and how this small Irish-speaking community is preserving its (and our) roots while at the same time, adjusting to this new modern reality. Ultimately we are witnessing the death of distance, and, in the future, the more distant you are, the more you will benefit.
On St Patricks Day, a US State of the Nation special with Bernie Sanders
Season 2023, Ep. 21
On St Patrick's Day we go to the US, home to thirty five million Irish/Americans - there are only 7 million of us on the island. In the country that, more than any other, has been shaped by Irish immigrants, we take the pulse of the US with Brooklyn's finest, Bernie Sanders. We chat about the deep problems that exist in the US, but also the way America can be renewed. Don't miss this one and Happy Paddies Day wherever you are. Plus we've got some brilliant new Irish music for you too.
SVB Bank Run. Is 2023 a re-run of 2008?
Season 2023, Ep. 20
We explain why SVB went bust, why yield curves matter and what comes next. Banks go bad from the inside out, but is this the first or the last bank crash of 2023?
The UK is stuck in a political, economical and social cul de sac is there a way out?
Season 2023, Ep. 19
This week we visited the richest and poorest parts of the UK and it didn't feel right. London, so long the dynamo for productivity, growth and taxation is spluttering and stagnating, while up the road in Northern Ireland; the poorest people now have a healthy life expectancy on par with Sierra Leone. Something has to give. What are Britain's options, will it take them or is the national decline now endemic and irreversible?