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2024:36 Cod & Chips: The Story of Irish/Italians

2 May - 38 mins
Podcast Series The David McWilliams Podcast

Last week, the football team I play with went on a trip to Italian organised by one of our lads Camilio Borza a member of the Irish Italian tribe. In the the vibrant tapestry of Irish history, few immigrants have left their mark like the "Eye-talians" with their chippers which have fed generations of Irish people. This week, the podcast explores the captivating journey of Italian immigrants to Ireland, tracing the roots of one of the country's earliest and most successful immigrant communities. Hailing predominantly from three small villages in Lazio, Italy, these immigrants brought with them a rich cultural heritage that has profoundly shaped Irish society. Join us as we uncover the untold...

38 mins

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Christiane Amanpour in Conversation

Christiane Amanpour in Conversation

Join us for a special live recording of the podcast at DBF 2024, where David interviewed the renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour. As CNN's chief international anchor, Amanpour brings unparalleled insights into global affairs, making this session an unmissable highlight of the festival. The conversation covers Amanpour's journey from the Iranian Revolution to her pioneering role at CNN, reflecting on pivotal moments such as reporting from the Gulf War and Bosnia in the 90s, where she witnessed firsthand the harsh realities of conflict. Amanpour's experiences underscore the critical role of journalism in uncovering human rights abuses and shaping global narratives. Her reflections on current events, including the Ukraine crisis and the challenges to democracy, offer profound insights into the pressing issues of our time, emphasizing the importance of a free press and international solidarity in safeguarding democratic values worldwide.  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

44 mins

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A Live Podcast Straight from Dalkey!

A Live Podcast Straight from Dalkey!

Join us for a live recording of the podcast! We dive into the fascinating rise of Gaelic Games live from Cuala in Dalkey - we delve into the incredible impact of free education in Ireland. Discover how the daughters of small farmers seized educational opportunities, sparking unexpected social mobility. We'll also give you a sneak peek into my upcoming book, "Money: A Story of Humanity," out September 12th, where we explore how money has shaped human history. Expect a mix of personal anecdotes, historical deep dives, and economic insights. Don't miss it! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

55 mins

18 June Finished

Decoding Global Markets with Dave Tilson

Decoding Global Markets with Dave Tilson

This week, we're diving deep into the rollercoaster world of global financial markets. From the wild highs of cannabis stocks crashing down to earth to the ECB's first interest rate cut in five years, we're unpacking it all. Ever wondered why 2% inflation became the magic number for central banks? Spoiler: it’s as arbitrary as it sounds. Joining us to make sense of the chaos is David Tilson, Head of Capital Markets for Cantor Fitzgerald, who’ll give us the lowdown on everything from US job growth and the curious case of immaculate disinflation to the surprising rise of India over China. Whether you're baffled by bonds or curious about why Germany’s economy is having an identity crisis, this episode is packed with insights. So, is it time to rethink everything we thought we knew about money? Tune in and find out! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

36 mins

13 June Finished

Neoliberalism, my arse!

Neoliberalism, my arse!

During the European recent elections, you might have heard lots of people defining Ireland as a "neoliberal" country, governed by the ideology of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is a political and economic philosophy which emphasises free markets, deregulation, and reducing the role of the state. This episode dives into the myth that Ireland is a neoliberal state, a story often perpetuated but rarely challenged. By examining Ireland’s progressive tax system and vast social welfare network, we reveal a very different narrative. If Ireland isn't neoliberal, why does this myth persist, and what does it say about our understanding of politics and economics? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

30 mins

11 June Finished

Tomorrows World: Living With AI

Tomorrows World: Living With AI

This week, we're diving into the fascinating world of AI economics with the brilliant Professor Eli Noam from Columbia Business School. This episode is a special treat as we're kicking off a series of AI events at the Dalkey Book Festival next week. We're talking about how artificial intelligence is shaking up industries, transforming job markets, and reshaping the entire economy. There's a lot of fear out there about AI taking over jobs and the ethical headaches it brings, but it's not all doom and gloom. We'll explore how smart policies and clever strategies can turn AI into a force for good, sparking new opportunities and driving economic growth. Tune in for a deep dive into the future of AI and what it means for all of us. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35 mins

6 June Finished

Enemies to Lovers: The Conversation We Really Should Be Having Ahead of The European Elections

Enemies to Lovers: The Conversation We Really Should Be Having Ahead of The European Elections

This week, while navigating a mid-life crisis and an intensive French course in the south of France, we've decided to reflect on the importance of Franco-German relations and what they mean for the future of Europe and the euro. We delve deep into how centuries of rivalry and reconciliation between France and Germany have shaped the continent, leading to the creation of the European Union. From the devastating conflicts of the World Wars to the visionary treaties that established economic and political integration, we explore the pivotal moments that have defined this partnership. So tune in as we examine the current state and future prospects of the euro, discussing its strengths, challenges, and the role it plays in maintaining European stability. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33 mins

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