Any Stupid Questions about... Economics?

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, host Danielle Ward is joined by Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics at King's College London, to ask questions about economics. She's also joined by comedians Gráinne Maguire (Question Time, The Last Leg) and Tom Neenan (The Mash Report, Spotlight Tonight).

Questions asked and answered include:

  • Why do we need a 'strong' economy?
  • To whom do we owe the national debt?
  • Osbourne, Hammond, McDonnell: Snog, Marry Kill? if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure?

All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @jdportes, @grainnemaguire, @tneenan, and Danielle is @captainward.

Recorded by James Hingley, produced by Ed Morrish

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