Meet your hosts
AdamAdam is the funniest and most successful comedian in his family. He broke onto the comedy scene as a RAW comedy national finalist before selling out solo shows at two Adelaide Fringe festivals. He’s performed stand-up to crowds all over Australia as well as enjoying stints on radio with SAFM and most recently as a host of the Ice Bath on Triple M. Father of two and owner of pets, he may finally be an adult… almost.
ThomasThomas, the economist, is the brains of the outfit. He studied economics and game-theory at the University of Queensland and cut his teeth as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia. He now runs his own economics consultancy, with a particular focus on the property market. He lives with his wife and two kids in the hills outside Byron Bay.
Can "explosive immigration" jump-start the economy?The NSW government is pushing for 'explosive immigration' to reboot the economy - how does that work? There's a new airline coming for Australia - will it be Bonza or nup? What's with Chinese Ghost Cities, and why is the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England throwing FUD at Bitcoin?
What's the Most Effective Mind-hack Thomas Knows? (Holiday Special)As it was the school holidays, the guys recorded a special episode where they dive into Thomas' career as a ghost-writer to see if there's one power-up technique all his clients would recommend.
Global Energy crisis, Pandora Papers... What's Next?!What's actually driving this energy crisis we're hearing about, what did the Pandora Papers reveal and what did they hide, what economic bent will the new NSW Premier bring to the job, and is ANZ too late to the BNPL party?
Could the UK Petrol Crisis Happen Here?Half the bowsers in the UK were empty on the weekend, what's the trend to worry about here? New data shows that household incomes have actually gone up in lockdown, which is weird. The CEO of CBA wants to head APRA off at the pass, and is there money to be made copy-trading politicians in the US?
Will Evergrande Crash the World Economy?If Evergrand defaults as expected, will the global economy go belly up? Why did Australia ditch France for its submarines? How did Canva becoming an Australian tech legend and what happens now that Facebook knows that Instagram is toxic?
Why is El Salvador Hodling Bitcoin?Could vax passports pass muster in Australia? How did El Salvador go with their Bitcoin experiment? Why is Ampol talking about carbon-neutral fossil fuels, and can you build a city for $400bn. All this and more on this week's CVE.
Why Are Builders Going Bust into the Boom?The construction industry is booming, so why are builders going bust? June quarter GDP got a lift out of a bunch of vaccines nobody wanted. Are emerging market really 'stuffed'? And why is Spain paying people not to work.
What Does the Doherty Report Actually Say?What is the Doherty Institute and are they really giving us a roadmap out of lockdown? Which company say an 80% increase in revenue on the back of Zoom Face, what are the Truckies actually striking about, and how did Crowdstrike strike it lucky?
Has lockdown rocked Business Confidence?Lockdown has rocked confidence, but will markets looked through it? Buyback season rolls on in an epic way, and some bloke reckons China is now "uninvestable". All this and more on this week's Comedian v Economist.
Robinhood - the best and worst IPO in historyAdam and Thomas talk census, The Robinhood IPO, MacroPrudential in NZ, and whether we should pay to vax?