Alphachat: Michael Pettis on the Chinese economy, plus the US election and conservative talk radio

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Alphachat: Mauboussin on short-termism; millenials staying put; Perella vs Kramer

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Alphachat: cyber-security, Detroit vs Silicon Valley, and markets mayhem

You’ll have a chance to win a Kindle by recommending ways to improve Alphachat at www.ft.com/alphasurvey. Help us out! Read more

Alphachat: whether Davos matters, the end of privacy, and the economics of aging

A reminder that you’ll have a chance to win a Kindle by recommending ways to improve Alphachat at www.ft.com/alphasurvey. Help us out! Read more

Alphachat: America’s eBay for guns, the gadgets of CES, and predictions for 2016

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Alphachat: The FT’s US newsroom wraps up the year, looks ahead

Shannon and I have had blast hosting Alphachat this year, and we’re grateful for all the feedback from our listeners. Please let us know how we can make it even better next year over at www.ft.com/alphasurveyRead more

Alphachat: the life of a dissident Cuban economist; a Mexico-US free travel zone; “Hamilton”!

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Alphachat: What happens after rates rise, the shrinking middle class and pay equity

A segment-by-segment guide of this week’s show: Read more

Alphachat: The future of BlackBerry, the renminbi, and George Lucas’s gift to Chicago

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Alphachat: The US SUV boom, Jamaica’s IMF success and a chat with Reihan Salam

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Alphachat: Robots, artificial intelligence and a sluggish shopping season

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Alphachat: The power of talk and mythical startup valuations

Sherry Turkle wants you to put down your phone and talk to someone

The MIT professor and clinical psychologist stops by to discuss her new book, Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in a Digital Age. We talk about how always-on digital connections are making it harder for people to have conversations, whether with family, friends, romantic partners, classmates or co-workers, and why you keep your smartphone out of your bedroom at night. Read more

Alphachat: Jon Stewart to HBO, Soros bails on Gross, tech for the aging, and our longform suggestions

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Alphachat: Pharma madness (Valeant, Pfizer-Allergan), and a few Angus Deaton clips

Today’s episode includes three clips* from our chat with Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Economics Nobel. The excerpted topics include Deaton’s early career and influences, his work on the poverty trap, and his views on the efficacy (or rather inefficacy) of foreign aid schemes. Read more

Alphachat: Bernanke’s book, the TV landscape, and the Canadian election

Alphachat is now available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. A time guide and relevant links for today’s show: Read more

Alphachat: the podcasting biz; AB InBev to buy SABMiller; and the problem with foolproofing the economy

I’m away this week, but I left Alphachat in the sure hands of the mighty Shannon Bond:

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Alphachat: Vox-pop from the #FTPubQuiz, Jack Dorsey’s return to Twitter, and Martin Wolf on secular stagnation

Your weekly instalment of Alphachat is now live:

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Alphachat: Anne-Marie Slaughter on gender equality, invisible Xi, and Emily Parker on the Internet in Cuba

We’re thrilled to announce that today we are launching a new longform-only* podcast about economics and business — a kind of spinoff from Alphachat, which will continue to run weekly.

We received a lot of suggestions throughout the last two months of producing Alphachat consistently, but the two most common kinds of feedback were directly contradictory. On the one hand, a lot of people asked for more long-and-wonky chats like our hour-long conversation with Joe Stiglitz. On the other hand, many other listeners also wanted a slightly shorter Alphachat: an hour was too long for them. Read more

FT Alphachat podcast: Robert Shiller, Martin Wolf, and a tough week for biotech

Alphachat is on iTunes and Stitcher. We’d love your feedback and questions — especially those that we can play on the podcast — so feel free to call us at 917-551-5012 (a US number) or email us at alphachat@ft.com. For those who can’t dial a US line but would like a question played on the episode, you can also send us a voice recording via email. Read more

Alphachat podcast: Youtube stars, a terrible Republican debate, and the Fed holds (sorry)

A reminder that we’ll be interviewing Martin Wolf on Alphachat next week, and Martin will also answering listeners’ questions. If you’ve got one, feel free to call us at 917-551-5012 (a US number) or email us at alphachat@ft.com. For those who can’t dial a US line but would like their question played on the episode, you can also send us a voice recording via email. Read more

Alphachat podcast: The promise (and the risks) of drones

In which Cardiff is joined by Ella Atkins, professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, to discuss the technology, regulatory issues and potential risks of the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Alphachat podcast: Joe Stiglitz on minimum wage, monetary policy, TPP and more

We recorded this podcast on Tuesday, August 18th. Alphachat is on iTunes and Stitcher, and to give us feedback you can email us at alphachat@ft.com or call us at 917-551-5012. Read more

Alphachat: the Chinese economy, and the dodgy Flibanserin (fine, the “female Viagra”)

We recorded this podcast on Thursday, August 20th. Alphachat is on iTunes and Stitcher, and to give us feedback you can email us at alphachat@ft.com or call us at 917-551-5012. And here are today’s two topics: Read more

Alphachat: the problems of indexed investing, “People’s QE”, and old media invests in new

Topic 1: John Authers on index providers
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Alphachat: reader Q&A, bank analyst destiny, Puerto Rican default and the Canadian elections

We recorded this podcast on Thursday, August 6th. Alphachat is on iTunes and Stitcher, and to give us feedback you can email us at alphachat@ft.com or call us at 917-551-5012. And here are today’s topics: Read more

Alphachat: Nikkei buys the FT, Gillian Tett’s forthcoming new book, and an Alphavillain returns from Greece

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, 29 July. You can find Alphachat on iTunes and Stitcher. Thanks for listening! Read more

Alphachat: The Fifa scandal, a big week for tech, and Gawker

This podcast was taped on Wednesday, 22 July. We plan to continue tinkering with Alphachat’s format, content and length of time for the rest of the summer. If you have feedback, good or bad, you can leave a comment below, email us at alphachat@ft.com, call us at 917-551-5012, or just tweet me at @cardiffgarcia. You can find Alphachat on iTunes and Stitcher. Thanks for listening! Read more

Alphachat: the artisanal economy, Treasury flash crash (still not) explained, campaign Twitter spats

Some quick news first. The honchos who run this joint have given us the resources to produce Alphachats more frequently and regularly, and we plan to spend the rest of the summer tinkering with different ideas for content and length. But we’d also really like to know what you want to hear.

You have a few options: leave ideas in the comments section below, email us at alphachat [at] ft [dot] com, call us at 917-551-5012 (a US phone number), or tweet at me directly at @cardiffgarcia. You can find Alphachat on iTunes and StitcherRead more

Alphachat: the podcast moment, and some recommendations

(Here’s the ubiquitous emergency link in case anyone suffers from tech bork, and the embedded podcast doesn’t appear.)

The latest Alphachat is a discussion about the business of podcasting with FT media correspondent Shannon Bond and Buzzfeed’s Nick Quah, both of whom also offer a few recommendations for FT readers at the end of conversation. Nick writes Hot Pod, an excellent weekly newsletter that chronicles ongoing events in the podcasting world, aggregating the big stories of the week and adding his own reporting and critical commentary.

A time guide below, and a few additional notes after: Read more

Alphachat podcast: Diane Coyle, Tyler Cowen, and the econ books of the year

The new Alphachat, featuring Diane Coyle and Tyler Cowen on the economics books of the year, is long on diversity of ideas and vigorous conversation, short on thematic coherence.

Longtime readers will know that FT Alphaville loves this combination. Read more