EconPop Podcast

EconPop Podcast

EconPop is the show that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within... and then stabs you with it! Hosted by comedian Andrew Heaton, with economist Steven Horwitz and professor of literature Paul Cantor. From EconStories.tv. Also available at http://youtube.com/econstories in shorter form with moving pictures!

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http://www.econstories.tv/
Description
EconPop is the show that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within... and then stabs you with it! Starring comedian Andrew Heaton economist Steven Horwitz and professor of literature Paul Cantor, EconPop takes a surprisingly deep look at the economic themes running through classic films, new releases, tv shows and more from the best of pop culture and entertainment. The EconPop Podcast brings a unique mix of dry wit and whimsy to bear on the dismal science of economics and the result is always entertaining, educational and irreverent. It’s Econ 101 meets At The Movies, with a dash of Monty Python. New episodes of EconPop, the world’s first and best econ-themed pop culture review show, will be released every other week on iTunes and EconStories.tv along with the YouTube Show, which is like this podcast, only shorter and with moving pictures. Don’t miss a single episode, or Adam Smith will haunt your dreams!
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-02 17:43
last episode published
2015-04-02 17:55
publication frequency
39.49 days
Contributors
EconStories.tv owner   author  
Explicit
true
Number of Episodes
11
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Categories
Society & Culture Education TV & Film

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
2.04.2015

The Economics of The Hudsucker Proxy

In this episode of EconPop, Andrew, Paul and Steve discuss the Coen Brother’s 1994 screwball comedy, The Hudsucker Proxy. Subjects include supply and demand, and the minimum wage.
2.04.2015

The Economics of Robocop

Andrew, Stevew and Paul discuss Paul Verhoeven's 1987 action classic, RoboCop. Subjects include innovation, public goods, and corporate skullduggery.
14.01.2015

The Economics of It's a Wonderful Life

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss Frank Capra's beloved 1946 fantasy drama, It's a Wonderful Life. Subjects include loans and credit, banking, and FDIC insurance.
19.12.2014

The Economics of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss John Huston’s classic 1948 adventure film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Subjects include subjective value, Karl Marx’s Labor Theory of Value, and opportunity cost.
14.11.2014

The Economics of Elysium

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss the 2013 dystopian thriller, Elysium. Subjects include income inequality, innovation, and jobs.
18.09.2014

The Economics of Back To School

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss the 1986 “slob comedy” classic, Back To School. Subjects include human capital and the "value" of education.
4.08.2014

The Economics of The LEGO Movie

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz, and Paul Cantor discuss the animated hit comedy The LEGO Movie. Subjects include emergent order, creative destruction, and central planning.
27.05.2014

The Economics of Wall-E

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss Pixar Animation Studio’s 2008 science fiction rom-com, WALL-E. Subjects include scarcity, private property, and the Tragedy of the Commons!
23.04.2014

The Economics of Ghostbusters

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz, and Paul Cantor discuss Ivan Reitman's classic paranormal comedy Ghostbusters. Subjects include entrepreneurship, subjective value, regulatory interference, and ectoplasm
19.03.2014

The Economics of House of Cards

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss the Emmy award-winning Netflix original series House of Cards. Subjects include public choice theory, rent seeking, and regulatory capture, and the incentives that drive political corruption.Be sure ...
3.03.2014

The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

Andrew Heaton, Steve Horwitz and Paul Cantor discuss the economics of Academy Award winner Dallas Buyers Club. Subjects include public health and safety regulations, crony capitalism and the role of regulatory capture, the emergence of black and grey m...