Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else
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Dan Drezner, writer and professor of international politics, joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss his latest book, "The Ideas Industry: how pessimists, partisans and plutocrats are transforming the marketp...Show More
The Financial Times's Jonathan Moules talks to entrepreneurs about building successful brands, giving birth during a funding round, and rebuilding a reputation in the wake of bankruptcy. Real stories from those who've done it, from idea to exit.
Uncovering the secrets of computing
FT Start-Up Stories
23:18 | Aug 13th, 2018
Alex Klein tells Jonathan Moules about his ambition to transform attitudes to computing with his kit to help people of all ages make their own and write the programmes to go with them.
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
Putin's pivot to Africa
FT Big Read
12:31 | Jan 25th, 2019
As Russia’s relations with the west deteriorate Moscow is seeking fresh alliances across Africa say Henry Foy, Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and David Pilling. With Moscow often sidestepping demands for re...Show More
A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.
AI research and big tech
FT Tech Tonic
31:13 | Dec 16th, 2019
John Thornhill talks to David Barber, director of the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence in London, about how academic researchers can work with business and the wider community to create the best...Show More
Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Fiona Symon.
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Hugo Chavez returns to power What does Hugo Chavez's return to power in Venezuela mean for his country, for Latin America, and for international politics? Gideon Rachman is joined by Richard Lapper, ...Show More
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
Tories dream of Terra Australis
29:08 | Oct 3rd
Home secretary Priti Patel's initiative to examine plans for an offshore immigration centre on Ascension Island — more than 4,000 miles from the UK — put the government's asylum policy under the spotl...Show More
The Financial Times Money Show brings you engaging insight into personal finance. Claer Barrett, her team and leading industry commentators dissect the week’s news and discuss how it will affect you and your pocket. Produced by Naomi Rovnick.
Can I get my money back for cancelled flights?
FT Money Show
19:58 | May 28th
FT Money presenter Claer Barrett talks to FT columnists Michael Skapinker and Lindsay Cook about the issues travellers are experiencing, which airlines appear to be the best and worst and how UK liste...Show More
The Financial Times banking team discusses the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector.
Behind the Money: Missing out on the US small business rescue
FT Banking Weekly
21:26 | Apr 28th
Behind the Money is a podcast from the Financial Times that takes listeners inside the business and financial stories of the moment, with reporting from FT journalists around the world. You can find B...Show More
Everything Else is a culture podcast from the Financial Times. We're into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by Griselda Murray Brown and Al Gilmour.
Photographer Tyler Mitchell on black freedom
FT Everything Else
59:55 | Jun 16th
The world has changed. In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, Gris speaks to Tyler Mitchell, a 25-year-old photographer, filmmaker and political artist who shot to fame when he photographed ...Show More
News and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News is produced by Fiona Symon.
Introducing: The Rachman Review
17:59 | Mar 25th
Life in Europe's coronavirus hotspots: Foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman discusses how the coronavirus epidemic has been handled in Italy and Spain with the local FT correspondents, Miles Johns...Show More
The Financial Times work and careers podcast: showcasing the latest business insights from top executives to experts
Leadership and the importance of purpose
FT Work & Careers
15:01 | Dec 11th, 2018
In the final episode of three recorded at this year’s Global Peter Drucker Forum, the FT’s management editor Andrew Hill speaks to Jean-Dominique Senard, chief executive of Michelin, the French tyre m...Show More
A podcast that looks beyond the slogans and grandstanding to examine what Brexit will mean for Britain’s trade, economy, public institutions and private sector. Brexit Unspun is produced by Fiona Symon
Britons have a change of heart on immigration
FT Brexit Unspun
18:33 | Jun 1st, 2018
Fears about EU migrants 'flooding the country' played a big role in the campaign to persuade Britons to vote for Brexit, but there are signs of a big shift in public attitudes as labour shortages begi...Show More
Financial Times foreign exchange correspondent Roger Blitz talks to experts on the currencies market about the week ahead, looking at the global political and economic factors driving the world’s largest market.
Death of the dollar bears
FT Hard Currency
10:35 | Oct 4th, 2018
The US currency's ascent in 2018 has surprised many analysts and investors. The reflation trade that followed the election of Donald Trump was not expected to last. Stephen Gallo of the Bank of Montre...Show More
From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind The Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Aimee Ke...Show More
Bank profits in a recession
Behind The Money with the Financial Times
18:54 | Oct 21st
The market volatility of the past few months has been a boon for the trading divisions of many Wall Street banks, including Morgan Stanley. Laura Noonan, the FT’s US banking editor, explains how succe...Show More
Each week we bring you the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Each episode is written and presented by an FT music critic or contributor. Formerly called FT Arts.
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When "Wuthering Heights" was released 40 years ago this year, it became the first song written and performed by a woman to reach number one in the UK charts. What was the song's — and Bush's — special...Show More
Information technology provides the infrastructure backbone for companies today. The Connected Business series of podcasts from the Financial Times examines how business leaders can use IT to improve performance and exploit new opportunities for grow...Show More
The outlook for IT: consumerisation, data, safety and skills
FT Connected Business
18:29 | Dec 18th, 2013
In the podcast: We look at some of the key developments in technology over the last few years, from consumerisation and the cloud to cybersecurity and the skills gap. And we preview some of the ...Show More
Hear some of the best-reported stories from the Financial Times’s investigative journalists. The dialogue in these podcasts is based on interviews, court records and other documents. We pace each story over a series of episodes.
PFI: a costly mistake?
20:06 | Feb 5th, 2018
The UK's private finance initiative was designed as an alternative way to fund the building of hospitals, schools and other infrastructure. But was it a costly mistake? Matthew Vincent is joined by th...Show More
Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, and her editor interview the world's most successful people in business, media, arts, entertainment, finance, academia and politics. Like Sir David Attenborough, the intrepid duo ventures to their su...Show More
Brexit, gin and wine
FT Irreverent Questions with Mrs Moneypenny
16:02 | Sep 7th, 2016
Mrs Moneypenny and the FT's Carola Hoyos ask how Brexit will affect the UK's drinks industry. Will it halt Britons' growing love for micro-distilled gin and who will pour the wine after the Europeans ...Show More