Any Stupid Questions about... Banks?

Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to.

This week Danielle was away working with Idris Elba, so Carrie Quinlan (Agendum, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) asks Claer Barrett, personal finance editor of the Financial Times, to explain how banks work. Carrie is joined by comedy writer Gareth Gwynn (Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive, Ankle Tag) and comedian Olivia Lee (Balls of Steel, Frank).

Questions asked and answered include:

  • Why shouldn't we just take our money out of the bank and hide it under the bed?
  • Which is the best bank?
  • Are banks getting more ethical?
  • Could we start a bank? if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.

All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @garethgwynn, @OliviaLee7 and @ClaerB, and Carrie is @quinlan_carrie. The show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason.

Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)

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