Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful Story Telling

Deepak Padmar
These are stories about, sometimes obscure, sometimes more predictable “Things”; woven wonderfully into a story that gives the historical, economic and social setting and context to the topic. An interesting unraveling of the Thing every time, bringing it alive - you can almost touch, smell and feel it.
Thanks Tim, it’s absolutely wonderful. I hope the 50 will grow to 500 and 5000🙏


Many interesting articles I can learn from BBC podcast.

Brilliant Podcast

Eagerly wait for every edition and every edition is brilliant. Worth listening and duration is only 9 minutes. Good work.

One of the best podcasts ever

Kathik Narayan
If you want to understand the world around you, this is the right podcast for you. Tim Harford's soothing narration and meticulous research makes this podcast the gold standard on Economic History. This should probably be #1 on any Wishlist of podcasts to listen to before you die.