Friday, July 18, 2014

History of Capitalism Podcasts: Who Makes Cents?

David Stein, who recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, and Betsy A. Beasley, a graduate student at Yale University, have created a podcast series, "Who Makes Cents? A History of Capitalism Podcast."  As the founders explain, the podcast "is a monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time. We interview historians and social and cultural critics about capitalism’s past, highlighting the political and economic changes that have created the present." Stein and Beasley have written a guest post on the U.S. Intellectual History blog in which they expand on their project.
   There are three episodes so far:
  • Episode 1 (May): Louis Hyman on the History of Consumer Credit
  • Episode 2 (June): Julia Ott on the History of Widespread Stock Ownership
  • Episode 3 (July): Sarah Nicolazzo on 18th-Century Vagrancy
News of the series also can be followed on Facebook and on Twitter and episodes downloaded without charge from the iTunes store.