Talking Econ

Talking Econ

Latest Episodes

Talking Econ - Episode 12 - Mid-Century China's Song and Ming Dynasties
June 16, 2020

In this epsiode of the Talking Econ I discuss the economics of two major dynasties in China's history, the Song and Ming Dynasties.

Talking Econ - Episode 11 - Politics and Plague: The Decline of Feudalism
June 07, 2020

In this episode of Talking Econ, I discuss the 4 major factors in the decline of feudalism spanning from the Magna Carta in 1215, the Bubonic Plague Epidemic from 1347-1351, the invention of the longbow and the Crusades.

Talking Econ - Episode 10 - Feudalism of the Middle Ages
May 30, 2020

In this episode of Talking Econ, I dive into the origins of the feudal system of 10th century Europe. I also explain the structure of the system itself and how modern pop culture has created a much deeper look into feudalism itself.

Talking Econ - Episode 9 - Byzantine Empire - Trade and Diplomacy
May 23, 2020

In this episode I discuss the trade and diplomacy of the Byzantine Empire and how they came to develop into an economic powerhouse for the 7th-12th centuries.

Talking Econ - Episode 8 - Rome: Part 3 - Augustus' Roman Economic Reform
May 18, 2020

In this episode of Talking Econ, I talk about the reigns of some of Rome's most notable emperors, Augustus, Trajan, and Marcus Aurelius. I discuss Augustus' financial reform policies to get the city back on its feet following the destruction of the...

Talking Econ - Episode 7 - Rome: Part 2 - Stepping Stones to Power
May 11, 2020

In this episode of Talking Econ, I dive into the Roman Republic. Wars they fought against Carthage. The use of the aqueduct system and Julius Caesar's rise to power and subquent fall from grace leading to the Roman Empire in it all its glory. 

Talking Econ - Episode 6 - Rome: Part 1 - Foundations of Societal Expansion
May 04, 2020

In this episode of Talking Econ, I dive into part 1 of 3 of the Roman World starting with its beginnings as a Kingdom. I talk about prominent kings of the Kingdom's history and how they themselves as well as the policies they had implemented expanded...

Talking Econ - Episode 5 - A Lesson in Logistics and Strategy from Alexander the Great
April 17, 2020

In this Episode, I go into the life and legacy of Alexnader the Great. His rise to kingship in Macedon and his conquest of Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Western Asia. I also dive into the logistics of the empire, from mobilizing troops and food....

Talking Econ - Episode 4 - Ancient Greece: Philosophy, Politics, and Power
April 06, 2020

This is episode 4 of Talking Econ, where I dive into every aspect of the Ancient Greek culture and its profound effects on philosophy, politics, education, trade and diplomacy. The history of economics has to start somewhere and it started in the...

Talking Econ - Episode 3 - Theories of David Ricardo
March 25, 2020

In this episode, I dive into the works and theories of English economist David Ricardo. His younger years before economics, his brief time in government before his death, his reaction to the Corn Laws of 1815, and many works of his throughout his life....