McManus talks

by Richard McManus

McManus talks
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 24
  • Last: 2 Mar 2018
Podcast related to undergraduate economics and statistics teaching.

Episodes (24)

  • MT3.4: Who’s to blame?
    MT3.4: Who’s to blame?
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 15:58
    An episode discussing the importance of accountability in a capitalist system, and how this might not always work.  Many thanks to freeSFX for the music in this podcast. 
    An episode discussing the importance of accountability in a capitalist system, and how this might not always work.  Many thanks to freeSFX for the music in this podcast. 

  • MT3.3: NBA, socialism and $10m pay cuts
    MT3.3: NBA, socialism and $10m pay cuts
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 18:21
    An episode discussing unforseen consequences of policies and the scope to implement socialism in athletics.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music in this episode. 
    An episode discussing unforseen consequences of policies and the scope to implement socialism in athletics.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music in this episode. 

  • MT3.2: University absurdity
    MT3.2: University absurdity
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    Published: 9 Feb 2018 Duration: 15:18
    A podcast continuing the discussions from MT2.3 It's cheaper to buy a fake degree.  Many thanks to freesfx for the music in the episode. 
    A podcast continuing the discussions from MT2.3 It's cheaper to buy a fake degree.  Many thanks to freesfx for the music in the episode. 

  • MT3.1 Introducing McManus Talks
    MT3.1 Introducing McManus Talks
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    Published: 2 Feb 2018 Duration: 14:51
    The first episode of the new season, introducing the podcast, its aims, and past episodes.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music on this episode. 
    The first episode of the new season, introducing the podcast, its aims, and past episodes.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music on this episode. 

  • MT2.12: We’re all human
    MT2.12: We’re all human
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    Published: 22 May 2017 Duration: 12:21
    A final episode for the year discussing confirmation and other baises.  Many thanks to FreeSFXfor the music in this podcast. 
    A final episode for the year discussing confirmation and other baises.  Many thanks to FreeSFXfor the music in this podcast. 

  • MT2.11 There are no solutions, only trade-offs
    MT2.11 There are no solutions, only trade-offs
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    Published: 24 Mar 2017 Duration: 11:59
    A podcast discussing the expression 'there are no solutions, only trade-offs'. Many thanks for to FreeSFX for the music in this podcast. 
    A podcast discussing the expression 'there are no solutions, only trade-offs'. Many thanks for to FreeSFX for the music in this podcast. 

  • MT2.10 La La Lanomics
    MT2.10 La La Lanomics
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    Published: 10 Feb 2017 Duration: 10:30
    A discussion on the economics that sits in good movies and why it makes them good movies.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music in the podcast.
    A discussion on the economics that sits in good movies and why it makes them good movies.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music in the podcast.

  • MT2.9: Good stress?
    MT2.9: Good stress?
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    Published: 20 Jan 2017 Duration: 11:03
    A podcast discussing desirable difficulties and whether there is such a thing as a good level of stress and even 'optimal stress'. For more on desirable difficulties listen to this Freakonomics podcast.  Many thanks to FressSFX for the mus... Read more →
    A podcast discussing desirable difficulties and whether there is such a thing as a good level of stress and even 'optimal stress'. For more on desirable difficulties listen to this Freakonomics podcast.  Many thanks to FressSFX for the mus... Read more →

  • MT2.8 Listen, love and learn from one another
    MT2.8 Listen, love and learn from one another
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    Published: 9 Jan 2017 Duration: 10:41
    A New Year message. 
    A New Year message. 

  • Mt2.7: Reflecting reflections
    Mt2.7: Reflecting reflections
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    Published: 2 Dec 2016 Duration: 12:20
    'We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience'. This episode discusses the importance on reflection and on developing practices which best optimise our time to achieve what is important to us.  Many thanks to fre... Read more →
    'We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience'. This episode discusses the importance on reflection and on developing practices which best optimise our time to achieve what is important to us.  Many thanks to fre... Read more →

  • MT2.6: Confidence: Stick it to the man
    MT2.6: Confidence: Stick it to the man
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    Published: 18 Nov 2016 Duration: 13:38
    An episode reflecting on the issue of confidence in the decisions we make and do not make.  Many thanks to freeSFX for the music used in the episode. 
    An episode reflecting on the issue of confidence in the decisions we make and do not make.  Many thanks to freeSFX for the music used in the episode. 

  • MT2.5: Trick or treat? Free markets and Halloween
    MT2.5: Trick or treat? Free markets and Halloween
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    Published: 4 Nov 2016 Duration: 10:12
    A podcast reflecting on the growing popularity of Halloween and the results efficiency of the allocation of resources.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music featured in this podcast. 
    A podcast reflecting on the growing popularity of Halloween and the results efficiency of the allocation of resources.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music featured in this podcast. 

  • MT2.4: Athletic allocation
    MT2.4: Athletic allocation
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    Published: 21 Oct 2016 Duration: 14:02
    This episode discusses the economics of the recent Great Britain olympic success through investigating issues of allocation.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music used in this episode.
    This episode discusses the economics of the recent Great Britain olympic success through investigating issues of allocation.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the music used in this episode.

  • MT2.3 It’s cheaper to buy a fake degree (repodcast)
    MT2.3 It’s cheaper to buy a fake degree (repodcast)
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    Published: 14 Oct 2016 Duration: 07:27
    An episode discussing the motivations of going to university and the returns one receives from this. There are lots of topics raised here and if you would like to know more this Freakonomics podcast provides a more fuller discussion.  Many ... Read more →
    An episode discussing the motivations of going to university and the returns one receives from this. There are lots of topics raised here and if you would like to know more this Freakonomics podcast provides a more fuller discussion.  Many ... Read more →

  • MT2.2 Happy-ology
    MT2.2 Happy-ology
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    Published: 7 Oct 2016 Duration: 14:41
    An episode discussing the study of economics and social science in general. Special thanks to FreeSFX for the music in the episode. 
    An episode discussing the study of economics and social science in general. Special thanks to FreeSFX for the music in the episode. 

  • MT2.1 There is so much to learn
    MT2.1 There is so much to learn
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    Published: 30 Sep 2016 Duration: 05:12
    A short podcast introducing the second series of McManus Talks.  Special thanks to FreeSFX for the music in this podcast. 
    A short podcast introducing the second series of McManus Talks.  Special thanks to FreeSFX for the music in this podcast. 

  • MT27: Goodbye (for now) and good luck
    MT27: Goodbye (for now) and good luck
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    Published: 16 Jun 2016 Duration: 14:21
    Final (probably) episode for this academic year - thank you for listening.  Special thanks to FreeSFX for the music. 
    Final (probably) episode for this academic year - thank you for listening.  Special thanks to FreeSFX for the music. 

  • MT26: This is all your fault II!
    MT26: This is all your fault II!
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    Published: 17 May 2016 Duration: 13:25
    The subject of accountability again is discussed, this time more centred around the area of free markets. Another Planet Money case study is discussed where in a small market allowing free decisions is good.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the ... Read more →
    The subject of accountability again is discussed, this time more centred around the area of free markets. Another Planet Money case study is discussed where in a small market allowing free decisions is good.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the ... Read more →

  • MT25: We hear what we want to hear
    MT25: We hear what we want to hear
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    Published: 2 May 2016 Duration: 15:47
    A podcast discussing how our preconceptions can bias they way we see the world and interpret information. In this episode I reference this World Bank report.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the opening jingle. 
    A podcast discussing how our preconceptions can bias they way we see the world and interpret information. In this episode I reference this World Bank report.  Many thanks to FreeSFX for the opening jingle. 

  • MT24: Feeling grateful is free
    MT24: Feeling grateful is free
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    Published: 14 Apr 2016 Duration: 16:50
    The first episode of a new term, this week discussing the importance and the power of the `null hypothesis' (our defaults or priors when interpreting a situation). In this podcast I reference this blog and this TED talk.  Many thanks to Fre... Read more →
    The first episode of a new term, this week discussing the importance and the power of the `null hypothesis' (our defaults or priors when interpreting a situation). In this podcast I reference this blog and this TED talk.  Many thanks to Fre... Read more →