Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast

By Jessica Levy and Dylan Gottlieb

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Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism 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. Each episode gives voice to the people who have shaped capitalism – by making the rules or by breaking them, by creating economic structures or by resisting them.

Episode Date
Elizabeth Ingleson on the Past and Present of Made in China
Jul 01, 2024
Teresa Ghilarducci on the Past and Future of Retirement
Jun 03, 2024
Cheryl Narumi Naruse on Singapore, Postcolonial Capitalism, and Becoming Global Asia
May 05, 2024
Ben Waterhouse on the Dream and Reality of Self Employment
Apr 02, 2024
Brent Cebul on Business, Inequality, and American Liberalism
Mar 05, 2024
Tim Keogh on Suburban Poverty and the Roots of Postwar Inequality
Feb 06, 2024
Premilla Nadasen on the Care Economy and the Potential for Radical Care
Jan 08, 2024
Hannah Forsyth on the Rise and Fall of the Professional Class in the Anglophone World
Nov 07, 2023
Bart Elmore on Southern Companies Remaking our Economy and the Planet
Sep 04, 2023
Mark Erlich on the Way We Build and Restoring Dignity to Construction Work
Aug 02, 2023
Chelsea Schields on Oil, Intimacy, and the Offshore
Jul 03, 2023
Joan Flores-Villalobos on How Black Women's Labor Made the Panama Canal
May 04, 2023
Christy Thornton on Mexico, Development, and Governing the Global Economy
Apr 05, 2023
Special Episode on the Military and the Market
Mar 07, 2023
Allan Lumba on Monetary Authorities in the American Colonial Philippines
Feb 02, 2023
Chad Pearson on Klansmen, Employer Vigilantes, and Labor Suppression in the Long Nineteenth Century
Dec 05, 2022
Ghassan Moazzin on Foreign Banks and the Making of Modern China
Oct 03, 2022
Claire Dunning on Nonprofit Neighborhoods and Urban Inequality
Aug 02, 2022
Mircea Raianu on Tata and Global Capitalism in India
Jul 07, 2022
Holger Droessler on Coconut Colonialism, Labor, and Globalization in Samoa
May 27, 2022
Keith Wailoo on Racial Marketing and the Rise of Menthol Cigarettes
Apr 05, 2022
Jason Resnikoff on the Automation Discourse and the Meaning of Work
Mar 07, 2022
Gregg Mitman on Firestone's Rubber Empire in Liberia
Feb 04, 2022
Destin Jenkins on Municipal Debt and Bondholder Power
Jan 04, 2022
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer on Student Loans and Higher Education
Oct 04, 2021
Justene Hill Edwards on the Slaves Economy and the Limits of Black Capitalism
Aug 04, 2021
Joshua Greenberg on the Rage for Paper Money and Monetary Knowledge in Early America
Jul 06, 2021
Gabriel Winant on the Rusting of 'Steel City, USA' and the Rise of Healthcare
Jun 03, 2021
Cristina Groeger on Education, Labor, and Inequality in Boston
May 03, 2021
Ronald Schatz on the Labor Board Vets and the Rise of Industrial-Labor Relations
Mar 27, 2021
Rebecca Marchiel on Redlining, Financial Deregulation, and the Urban Reinvestment Movement
Feb 14, 2021
Katie Hindmarch-Watson on London's Telecommunications Work and Serving a Wired World
Jan 04, 2021
Shennette Garrett-Scott on Black Women in Finance
Dec 02, 2020
Aaron Jakes on Colonial Economism and Egypt's Occupation
Nov 02, 2020
Casey Lurtz on Globalization from the Grounds Up
Sep 04, 2020
Caleb McDaniel on Slavery and Restitution
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 68: Augustine Sedgewick on the Dark Empire of Coffee
Jul 02, 2020
Paige Glotzer on How the Suburbs Were Segregated
Jun 01, 2020
Marcia Chatelain on McDonalds and Black America
May 01, 2020
Big Changes at Who Makes Cents
Apr 03, 2020
Zach Carter on Keynesianism and COVID-19
Mar 18, 2020
Dara Orenstein on the Economic Geography of Warehouses
Mar 02, 2020
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Predatory Inclusion
Jan 10, 2020
Eileen Boris on the Construct of the Woman Worker
Dec 03, 2019
Adom Getachew on Anti-colonial Worldmaking
Oct 09, 2019
Nan Enstad on Multinational Cigarette Corporations and Jim Crow Capitalism
Sep 06, 2019
Episode 58: Chris Dietrich on the Energy Crisis and the Anticolonial Elite
Aug 01, 2019
Liz Montegary on the Political Economy of LGBT Families
Jul 03, 2019
Peter Cole on the Power of Dockworkers
May 07, 2019
Bernice Yeung on The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers
Apr 13, 2019
Juan De Lara on Logistics and Urban Space
Mar 06, 2019
Randy Shaw on the Housing Affordability Crisis
Jan 06, 2019
Gavin Benke on Enron and the Neoliberal Era
Dec 07, 2018
Louis Hyman on the Rise of the Gig Economy
Nov 03, 2018
Devin Fergus on the Rise of Financial Fees
Oct 04, 2018
Special Episode on Intersectionality and Capitalism
Sep 01, 2018
Jennifer Le Zotte on the Sale and Consumption of Second-Hand Clothing
Aug 01, 2018
Jeremy Milloy on the Political Economy of Workplace Violence
Jul 04, 2018
Raj Patel and Jason Moore on Capital, Nature, and Cheap Things
Jun 02, 2018
Mehrsa Baradaran on Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
May 02, 2018
Malcolm Harris on Millennials and the Economy That Made Them
Apr 04, 2018
Keona Ervin on Black Women's Activism in St. Louis
Mar 04, 2018
Melinda Cooper on Neoliberal Family Values
Feb 06, 2018
Bryant Simon on the Hamlet Fire and the Politics of Chicken
Jan 01, 2018
Laura Briggs on Reproductive Politics
Dec 02, 2017
Lane Windham on Union Organizing in the 1970s
Nov 02, 2017
Josh Davis on Activist Business in the 1960s and 1970s
Oct 03, 2017
Steve James on Abacus Bank
Sep 01, 2017
Emily Hobson on the Gay and Lesbian Left
Aug 01, 2017
Nancy MacLean on the Radical Right and James Buchanan
Jul 04, 2017
Kim Phillips-Fein on the Fiscal Crisis and Austerity Politics in New York City
Jun 01, 2017
Geoff Mann on the Keynesian Sensibility in a World of Ecological and Economic Inequality
May 01, 2017
Jennifer Haigh on Fiction and Fracking
Apr 01, 2017
Ryan Murphy on Flight Attendant Activism
Mar 05, 2017
Mehrsa Baradaran on Banking for Lower Income Americans
Feb 01, 2017
Brooke Harrington on Wealth Managers and the One Percent
Jan 03, 2017
Christy Chapin on the Centrality of Insurance Companies to American Health Care
Dec 02, 2016
Sarah Jaffe on Social Movements and the 2008 Recession
Nov 04, 2016
LaShawn Harris on Black Women and the Informal Economy
Oct 01, 2016
Sandy Hager on Public Debt and Inequality
Sep 01, 2016
Daniel Amsterdam on the Business Campaign to Expand Government Spending
Aug 02, 2016
David Harvey on A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Jul 01, 2016
Sujani Reddy on Nursing and Empire
Jun 02, 2016
Sherene Seikaly on Economic Thought in British Mandate Palestine
May 02, 2016
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Black Lives Matter and Black Liberation
Apr 01, 2016
Eric Rauchway on How FDR and Keynes Ended the Depression
Feb 01, 2016
Leigh Claire La Berge on Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s
Jan 01, 2016
Jennifer Mittelstadt on the Rise of the Military Welfare State
Dec 02, 2015
Mike Elk on Media Workers Unite
Nov 01, 2015
Phil Tiemeyer on Male Flight Attendants and Sexuality in the Workplace
Sep 01, 2015
Live Show: Who Makes Cents with Belabored
Aug 01, 2015
Suzanna Reiss on Drug Control, Coca-Cola, and Pharmaceuticals
Jul 01, 2015
Jenifer Van Vleck on Empire of the Air
Jun 03, 2015
Deb Cowen on the Deadly Life of Logistics
May 01, 2015
Kim Phillips-Fein on the businessmen's crusade against the New Deal
Apr 01, 2015
Thomas Palley on the Fed and Shared Prosperity
Mar 01, 2015
Christina Hanhardt on Gay Neighborhoods and Violence
Jan 07, 2015
Ellie Shermer on Local Elites Creating a “Good Business Climate”
Dec 05, 2014
Andrew Needham on electricity and the Southwest
Nov 03, 2014
N.D.B. Connolly on Race and Real Estate in Miami
Sep 03, 2014
David Huyssen on Progressive Era Cross-Class Encounters
Aug 01, 2014
Sarah Nicolazzo on 18th Century Vagrancy
Jul 02, 2014
Julia Ott on the History of Widespread Stock Ownership
Jun 02, 2014
Louis Hyman on the History of Consumer Credit
May 01, 2014