20 Best Development Economics Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about development economics ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best development economics podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Development Economics Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Maritime History Podcast

  • Publisher: Brandon Huebner
  • Total Episodes: 51

The Maritime History Podcast is a chronological look at maritime history and its numerous facets. Beginning with ancient history, the podcast looks at trade, exploration, boat and ship-building, economics, and the relationship between the ocean and the development of society and culture throughout history. Learn more about the podcast at http://maritimehistorypodcast.com.

Deep Dish on Global Affairs

  • Publisher: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Total Episodes: 234

Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what’s happening, why, and why it matters.

New Cyber Frontier

  • Publisher: Logic Central Online
  • Total Episodes: 104

Bringing you the latest news on the Cyber Security and initiatives that focus on development of the Cyber Security economics.

Paper Round

  • Publisher: Ranil Dissanayake and Matt Collin
  • Total Episodes: 3

Ranil Dissanayake and Matt Collin read and discuss topical and important papers in international development and economics, with frequent diversions into pop culture. Join us for a monthly deep dive into development wonkery and Batman jokes. Follow Matt and Ranil on Twitter at: @aidthoughts and @scepticalranil

VoxDev Talks

  • Publisher: VoxDev.org
  • Total Episodes: 71

Hear about the cutting edge of development economics from research to practice. Each week Tim Phillips interviews experts who provide insightful commentary, analysis, and evidence on a wide range of policy challenges.

Trade Talks

  • Publisher: Soumaya Keynes & Chad P. Bown
  • Total Episodes: 156

Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a podcast about the economics of international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers trade developments with insights and economic analysis from two of the world’s top trade geeks.

The Energy Show

  • Publisher: Barry Cinnamon 366248
  • Total Episodes: 270

The Energy Show, hosted by Barry Cinnamon, is a weekly 30 minute talk show that runs every Saturday on KDOW Radio AM in San Jose California. Every week Barry provides practical money-saving tips on ways to reduce your home and business energy consumption. Barry Cinnamon heads up Cinnamon Energy Systems (a San Jose residential and commercial  solar and energy storage contractor) and Spice Solar (suppliers of built-in solar racking technology). After 10,000+ installations at Akeena Solar and Westinghouse Solar, he’s developed a pretty good perspective on the real-world economics of rooftop solar — as well as the best products and services for homeowners, manufacturers and installers. His rooftop tinkering led to the development of integrated racking (released in 2007), AC solar modules (released in 2009), and Spice Solar (the fastest way to install rooftop solar modules).

Frontiers of Psychotherapist Development Podcast by Daryl Chow, Ph.D.

  • Publisher: Daryl Chow, MA, Ph.D.
  • Total Episodes: 9

Welcome to Frontiers Radio! A podcast for psychotherapists who value deep learning and individualized development that translates to better results with the people you aspire to improve. On the show, you will acquire 1. Cutting edge knowledge that pushes beyond the edge of your development. 2. Deliberate practice principles that are pulled together from the studies of expertise and expert performance in a variety of professional fields, including cognitive sciences about how we learn, behavioral economics, aesthetic arts, social, counselling and clinical psychology and 3. Latest updates and relevant tips from the front-lines of psychotherapy research.

Grand Tamasha

  • Publisher: Hindustan Times – HT Smartcast
  • Total Episodes: 97

Each week, Milan Vaishnav and his guests from around the world break down the latest developments in Indian politics, economics, foreign policy, society, and culture for a global audience. Grand Tamasha is a co-production of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hindustan Times. And you are listening to Season 4. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

The Pacific Century

  • Publisher: Hoover Institution
  • Total Episodes: 45

The 21st century may be the Pacific Century, and China appears poised to become America’s greatest rival for global power and influence. Hosts John Yoo and Michael Auslin broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.

Rob Carman Podcast

  • Publisher: Rob Carman
  • Total Episodes: 30

Rob and Ginger Carman were the founding pastors of one of the most influential churches in the State of New Mexico with a volunteer staff of 1,000 people, outreaches that impacted their city, as well as helping and assisting thousands of pastors worldwide. This range of experience has made them uniquely qualified in the following areas: — To help raise the level of volunteerism in churches, by inspiring and motivating people to action and involvement. — To help facilitate strategic ideas for the local churches to give them greater expression and influence in their communities. — To assist churches in the development of businessmen and women through the application of Biblical Economics. — Rob and Ginger have helped tens of thousands of leaders from all walks of life, by showing them how to increase their influence in their profession, vocation, and personal life. He is also: — A published author on the YouVersion app. — Developed the 412 Leadership School.

Demography Unplugged with Neil Howe

  • Publisher: Hedgeye Risk Management
  • Total Episodes: 50

Neil Howe’s Demography Unplugged is designed to help savvy investors and business leaders uncover hidden trends and critical developments driving world markets and economies. It’s like peering into the future. Discover the likely winners (and losers) of “big ideas” as renowned demographer Neil Howe – the guy who coined the term “millennial” – distills game-changing new developments down to their essence. Neil’s highly sought-after analysis is now delivered throughout the month in an easy-to-use suite of investable insights. Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. Howe has written over a dozen books on generations, demographic change, and fiscal policy, many of them with William Strauss. Howe and Strauss’ first book, Generations is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Vice President Al Gore called it “the most stimulating book on American history that I have ever read” and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it “an intellectual tour de force.” Of their book, The Fourth Turning, The Boston Globe wrote, “If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets.”Howe and Strauss originally coined the term “Millennial Generation” in 1991, and wrote the pioneering book on this generation, Millennials Rising. Howe received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and later earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale University.


  • Publisher: Edi Obiakpani
  • Total Episodes: 51

A relaxing, educational podcast covering China’s modern history, current events, and academic analyses of China’s politics, society, and culture in a variety of mini-series. Starting with the history of the 20th century, this podcast aims to explore all facets of the history of China, from the major events to the smallest local changes, to give you a full picture of the development of one of the world’s most powerful nations. As the series develops, we will discuss Chinese art, religion, politics, culture, and economics, bringing the country’s past to life. If you’re more interested in modern China, stay tuned for the modern China series where we talk about how the CCP exercises control, makes people disappear, and encourages loyalty. We also get on the ground and talk to the people of Hong Kong about their recent experiences with the protests in the territory in 2019.

Future Squared with Steve Glaveski – Helping You Navigate a Brave New World

  • Publisher: Steve Glaveski
  • Total Episodes: 421

Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change… so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information that comes to hand, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World. Previous guests include thought leaders such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Tim O’Reilly, Gretchen Rubin, Kevin Kelly, Jeremy Heimans, Steve Blank, Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, Jordan Harbinger, Omar Zenhom, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ryan Blair, Whitney Johnson and various other thought leaders. Past topics have explored the likes of: Blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and universal basic income (UBI), sales and marketing, lean startup, design thinking, agile, political correctness, identity politics, cloud computing, geopolitics, neuroscience, data science, fintech, proptech, sports, tech addiction, CRISPR, venture capital, angel investment, nootropics and cognitive therapies, big data, cloud computing, DevOps, fake news, web development, UX and UI, influencer and content marketing, emotional intelligence, Stoic philosophy, mindfulness and meditation, chatbots, automation, IoT, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Trump, tech trends, Pixar animation studios, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, disruption to incumbents, how to measure innovation, extreme ownership, radical transparency and a hell of a lot more! Future Squared is brought to you by Collective Campus, a innovation accelerator that works with organisations to unlock their people’s latent potential to create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. If you need help driving your organisation’s innovation strategy, visit www.collectivecampus.io Future Squared is part of the NoFilter Media network. Join the conversation on Instagram at @thenofilternetwork This podcast is available on: – iTunes: http://apple.co/1QWMgS7 – Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future – Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/5LH1aSj8WQYWnYQdn9AmuW Links: NOFilter network: www.nofilter.media Future Squared website: www.FutureSquared.xyz Steve Glaveski website: www.SteveGlaveski.com Twitter: @steveglaveski Instagram: @thesteveglaveski Email: [email protected]

Meditate with Tsamara

  • Publisher: Tsamara Fahrana
  • Total Episodes: 101

My intention is to help you be inspired & achieve the change you seek to improve your well-being by stepping back and living mindfully. I combine the perspective of a Meditation and Yoga Teacher, with scientific insights from my MSc studies on Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. Check out www.tsamarafahrana.com for my story. This podcast also includes conversations in Indonesian and English with guests who are experts & enthusiasts on specific topics of Self-Development! Follow & share with your loved ones!

Trumpet Daily

  • Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God
  • Total Episodes: 561

Trumpet Daily Radio Show brings you a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it connects to your world and your life right now. Trumpet Daily Radio Show is hosted by the executive editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet newsmagazine and presenter of the Trumpet Daily television program, Stephen Flurry. Stephen Flurry brings you a wide-ranging variety of topics from British politics to American morality to the Middle Eastern balance of power to Asian economics to principles of living to Bible points of doctrine. Trumpet Daily Radio Show matches this diverse array of interests to the factors most affecting your life right now. The program focuses these topics through a single lens: the timeless perspective of the Holy Bible. Trumpet Daily Radio Show zeroes in on only the most important world news, events that often go under reported. It connects these rapidly unfolding developments to history and to end-time Bible prophecy. Programs include: “Don’t Believe the Naysayers, Europe Will Unite,” “Shrugging Off the Demise of the U.S. and Britain,” “The New Russia-China Alliance” and “The Bible and the British Museum.” Trumpet Daily Radio Show records from Trumpet Daily facilities at Edstone in the United Kingdom. The program is available on-demand at the Trumpet Daily website or the Trumpet Daily channel on YouTube. The program airs every morning at 7 a.m. (Central Time) on KPCG 101.3 FM in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The Michael Elliott Podcast

  • Publisher: The Michael Elliott Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 33

Introducing the Michael Elliott Podcast, your # 1 source for self-improvement, entrepreneurial development and inspiration. Self-help, economics, theology, politics, philosophy, and entrepreneurship all intersect with the individual and it is the individual where our greatest opportunity resides. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-michael-elliott-podcast/support

Economics – Audio

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 322

With experts on economic policy and finance, business and trade, development, energy, and technology, CSIS offers a 360-degree perspective on economic trends in an interconnected world. Our research and programs examine the role of economics as an influence on foreign policy and the use of diplomacy as a means to improve economic outcomes. CSIS’s work in this realm is spearheaded by: Simon Chair in Political Economy  Scholl Chair in International Business  Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

The CGAI Podcast Network

  • Publisher: The Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Total Episodes: 456

The CGAI Podcast Network is created and produced by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute in Ottawa, Canada. Join us each week as hosts Dave Perry, Colin Robertson, Stephen Saideman, and Stefanie von Hlatky dig in to the defence and international affairs stories that matter to Canadians. The CGAI Podcast Network produces four unique weekly programs: “The Global Exchange”, hosted by Colin Robertson, and released every Monday, engages subject-matter experts and Canadian stake-holders on a variety of topical international issues such as trade, foreign policy, international development, diplomacy, global security, and geopolitics. “Battle Rhythm”, hosted by Stephen Saideman and Stefanie von Hlatky, co-produced with the CDSN, and released every second Wednesday, will feature timely discussion on the defence and security issues of the day, as well as feature conversations with academics and graduate students. “Defence Deconstructed”, hosted by Dave Perry, and released every Friday, engages various defence experts and officials on the pressing defence and security issues Canada faces today and tomorrow. “Energy Security Cubed”, hosted by Kelly Ogle and released every Thursday, engages with a diverse group of experts to explore the three pillars that form the nexus of energy security in Canada: Energy, Economics, and the Environment. Subscribe to the CGAI Podcast Network on iTunes, or wherever you get your Podcasts, and Follow us on SoundCloud! Visit www.cgai.ca for more, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn! The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is a charitable, independent, non-partisan, research institute based in Ottawa and Calgary, Canada.

Business Casual Basketball

  • Publisher: Aaron Washington
  • Total Episodes: 138

Basketball podcast dedicated to the insightful and creative discussion of the interworking of NBA economics, as well as new developments in league news. Simplifying the game one dollar at a time. Additional information about BCB can be found on our official website https://www.bcbasketball.info/. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aaron-washington2/support

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