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David McWilliams

Season 2, Ep. 4

David McWilliams is a world renowned economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster and is ranked the 10th most influential economist in the world. David believes passionately that economics should be easily understandable and widely available whilst also making it topical, fun and entertaining. David has worked and travelled all over the world and we cover a lot of ground as you can imagine.

 

David gives fascinating socio economic, cultural and historical insights into the Caribbean. He talks about his time in America and Russia as a student. He goes in-depth about the character of Russians and why America lost its lustre as a holiday destination during the Trump era. He tells us about his love for Croatia where he has a summer home.


He shares great tales of working for a French bank and chasing financial disasters around the world.


David has a great eye for seeing cultural trends before anyone else and he shares prescient insights into the future of business travel in the era of the pandemic and reflects on the age-old power dynamics of travel in the workplace.


And much, much more!


Fergal O’Keeffe is the host of Ireland’s No.1 Travel Podcast Travel Tales with Fergal which is a weekly interview series listened to in over 50 countries. He interviews a special guest about their travels, adventures and experiences living abroad. The guests all have inspirational stories that enable people to armchair travel in their imagination.


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