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

  • 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.

    24 August

  • Robinhood - the best and worst IPO in history

    Adam and Thomas talk census, The Robinhood IPO, MacroPrudential in NZ, and whether we should pay to vax?

    10 August

  • Super Is Not A Joke | The Big Picture

    In a very special episode, Adam and Thomas get together (on a Saturday, of all things) to talk about superannuation. On Comedian V Economist, we're all about giving you the bigger picture, so on this episode, they'll talk about super, what it is, why it's important and why it just might be - the sleeping giant of your investing portfolio

    6 August

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  • The Afterpay payday and and three theories on what it means...

    Afterpay become the biggest buyout in Australian history this week, but there's three possible explanations for what's going on here. Inflation data printed high, but Thomas reckons the RBA will be chill, and we look at whether mandatory vaccinations could be coming to Australia with a special guest

    3 August

  • There was only one profitable Olympics, ever...

    Brisbane won its bid to host the Olympics in 2032... why do we bother? Is the ANZ share buy back a taste of things to come? Has rorting hamstrung the potential for a Jobkeeper 2.0, and what is the Right to Repair movment on about?

    27 July

  • Vinyl market spins out of control. Should central bankers be worried?

    The unemployment rate dropped down into the critical 4-point somethings, but what impact will lockdown have? How on earth are houses cheaper to buy than rent in 3411 suburbs? Why is Henry broke, and what are the jolts in the vinyl market really telling us?

    20 July

  • Why is the RBA printing more money than you think?

    Could you beat a house cat in a fight? 26% of American men think they can't. The M&A boom rolls on, the RBA is printing slightly less money than before, China is cracking down on Chinese companies listed in the US market, and Iceland has experimented with a 4-day work week.

    13 July

  • Why did Sydney Airport take off? ... and much more...

    Sydney Airport's share price jumped 30% on talk of a takeover, but is this just the tip of the iceberg? Insider Trading allegations at Nuix were all over the papers last week, but look who's got egg on their face. The global tax floor got agreement but there's still some challenges ahead, and how did Australia end up dead last on climate action?

    6 July

  • Could the Port of Darwin be Seized? And more...

    The relationship with China has "turned to custard" and the Port of Darwin is caught in the middle. Why have Australia and the US gone opposite ways on wages growth? Could blockchain be one of the building blocks of building better buildings? And how did Australia become the wealthiest nation on earth?

    29 June

  • The Awkward Secret Hiding in the Jobs Data

    The jobs data looks amaaaazing, but is it really all that? The minimum wage got topped up last week, but the boys' Dad says the impact will be bigger than we think. Ronaldo trolled Coke and won, and Thomas discovers that giving non-alcoholic beer to kids is apparently a no-no. This, and many more revelations like it, on this week's Comedian v. Economist.

    23 June

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