New weekly economics podcast launched by Financial Times

The Economics Show with Soumaya Keynes is a new podcast from the Financial Times which will feature big global economic topics.

Each week, host and FT columnist Soumaya Keynes will be joined by a high-profile guest or FT expert to analysis and give insights into the most complex economics subjects, in an easy-to-understand format.

Episodes will seek to answer questions in both macro and microeconomics, with topics such as “where is the global economy headed?” with the FT’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, “is pay transparency good?” with FT columnist and associate editor Pilita Clark, and “where are interest rates headed?” with FT economics commentator Chris Giles.

Guests lined-up to appear include Emily Oster talking about the economics of parenting, Neel Kashkari of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis speaking about US monetary policy, and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton on what is wrong with economics.

“There’s nothing I love more than diving deep into the toughest economics questions of the day” said Soumaya Keynes. “I think this will be the perfect format to complement and elevate the FT’s economics coverage.”

In 2020 Keynes won an award for comment from the Society for American Business Editors and Writers. She previously co-founded the Trade Talks podcast and co-hosted The Economist’s Money Talks podcast.

The first episode of The Economics Show with Soumaya Keynes will feature former director of the National Economic Council Jason Furman on US government debt, asking whether the country has finally borrowed too much.

The show is available every Monday from today, 20 May, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, on ft.com and the FT app, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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