306 episodes

The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.
I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.
That will be our motto.
Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.
If you would like to enjoy all of our content ad-free and have early access to episodes, subscribe to DMCW+ on Apple Podcast.
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The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.
I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.
That will be our motto.
Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.
If you would like to enjoy all of our content ad-free and have early access to episodes, subscribe to DMCW+ on Apple Podcast.
If you would like to support the show, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams.

Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    Adam Smith was wrong: we need to diversify, not specialize

    Adam Smith was wrong: we need to diversify, not specialize

    The crazy things about economics is that so much of what we’re taught growing up is actually wrong. Today we take a look at the myth about specialization by talking about Fitzcarraldo, biology and the impact that diversification has had on Ireland Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 37 min
    The End of a 14-year Bull Market

    The End of a 14-year Bull Market

    The credit cycle is an unforgiving master, as interest rates rise, different questions are asked about both companies and investments. We examine the new world of positive interest rates and what it means for the global economy. With more than $3.4 trillion wiped off the value of tech companies, far more than the entire GDP of the UK, we assess the impact. Are you ready for the next phase of this cycle? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 34 min
    Finding Russia’s Remote Killers

    Finding Russia’s Remote Killers

    As the war between Russia and Ukraine grinds into winter, Putin's new strategy is to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure. What it couldn't achieve on the battle field Russia aims to achieve in the living room, by trying to freeze ordinary Ukrainians. Today we have a fascinating chat with European Investigative Journalist of the Year Christo Grozev of Bellingcat on how he identified the poisoners of Alexi Navalny and how, using the same techniques, he has identified the Russia's remote killers, the civilian men and women, computer programmers, software engineers and data specialists living normal lives in Russia, who actually push the buttons and program the missiles raining down on Ukraine. It's fascinating and chilling. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 37 min
    The great crypto collapse

    The great crypto collapse

    We've always been "Doomcoiners" - yes, you guessed it, not fans of crypto. Now you know why. A passing understanding of monetary economics and monetary history would have warned anyone to be very careful. One of the biggest crypto exchange has filled for bankruptcy and across the board crypto currency valuation is in free fall - How did we end up here? And more critically, what sort of frauds will be unearthed when the dust settles. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 44 min
    The great crypto collapse

    The great crypto collapse

    We've always been "Doomcoiners" - yes, you guessed it, not fans of crypto. Now you know why. A passing understanding of monetary economics and monetary history would have warned anyone to be very careful. One of the biggest crypto exchange has filled for bankruptcy and across the board crypto currency valuation is in free fall - How did we end up here? And more critically, what sort of frauds will be unearthed when the dust settles.

    Planning for 10 Million people

    Planning for 10 Million people

    Ireland's population is set to grow rapidly. Like a parent buying a-size-too-big-clothes for a teenagers, the State needs to be building infrastructure for an island population of 10 million. We explore this critical issue, plus musings of Toto Schilacci, the economic equivalent of playing keepy-uppies with Maradona and lots more. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.



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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

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Great podcast and drinking game.

Love the podcast and doubles as a great drinking game for every time David says “as I always say”.

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D McWilliams

Always enlightening ,good humoured and contemporary

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Good to Firm

There are some great topics and discussions. Though sometimes I can’t help but think that David delights in others misery, as he sits in his “I’m alright Jack” chair, as he hypes up the drama.

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