Meet your hosts

  • Adam

    Adam 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.
  • Thomas

    Thomas, 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.

Episodes

  • Can markets front-run the govt on climate? Special EP.

    Adam is bludging this week, so Thomas has his mate Tim on, who's an expert in energy economics. They take stock of COP26 and see where markets are front-running the governments (lack of) action. And what does Australia as a Clean Energy SuperPower look like?

    24 November

  • The Coffee Crisis of 2022?

    Why are coffee prices sky-rocketing and why is Thomas paying $5 bucks for a latte? What do the boys make of Rivian - the biggest IPO since Facebook, why did CBA upgrade their forecasts, and why is 4/5ths of cash "missing in action"?

    17 November

  • Can a Billionaire Solve World Hunger?

    Elon Musk is up for chipping in $6bn if it would solve world hunger, but would it? How did Australia fare on the medal tally at the COP26 climate summit, is CBA's new crypto offering the insitutional tick of approval Crypto has been looking for, and why are there so many psychopaths in the finance industry.

    10 November

  • Weaponising Corporate Power in the Pacific

    nflation data was out but why does nobody believes the RBA won't hike rates? Woolworths is bummed that people are eating at home more, Telstra bought a Pacific telco with the governments money, and some guy wants to scan your eyeball and give you free crypto.

    3 November

  • Why is ASIC Trolling Pump and Dump Telegram Groups?

    Trump has launched a new social media platform, but is it really just a glorified email list? Aussie miners are raking it in during the energy crisis, but is our economy a little too 'simple'? Baby boomers are about to unleash a 'tsunami' of wealth on their kids, but how much are you going to get?

    27 October

  • 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?

    20 October

  • 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.

    15 October

  • 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?

    13 October

  • 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?

    29 September

  • 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?

    22 September

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