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This is where finance matters. Featuring “The Knock-On Effect,” the show that starts with the financial or economic event you’ve heard about and takes you to a weird place. The financial world is more complex and more fun than you might think, and in this weekly show, Justine Underhill, Alex Rosenberg and Roger Hirst prove it.

This is where finance matters. Featuring “The Knock-On Effect,” the show that starts with the financial or economic event you’ve heard about and takes you to a weird place. The financial world is more complex and more fun than you might think, and in this weekly show, Justine Underhill, Alex Rosenberg and Roger Hirst prove it.
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This is where finance matters. Featuring “The Knock-On Effect,” the show that starts with the financial or economic event you’ve heard about and takes you to a weird place. The financial world is more complex and more fun than you might think, and in this weekly show, Justine Underhill, Alex Rosenberg and Roger Hirst prove it.

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Episodes

The Knock-On Effect #27 - Why Big Soda’s Political Strategy Matters

12/6/2018
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Why will local efforts to curb obesity mean more states will ban grocery taxes? Justine and Alex discuss – also touching on taxpayer-subsidized soda purchases, Big Soda’s tobacco-like tactics, the trouble with slippery slope arguments, and the relative quality of different states’ tap water.

Duration:00:33:43

The Knock-On Effect #26 - Inflation, Inequality and Bitcoin

11/29/2018
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Does inflation increase or decrease wealth inequality? Alex recently got into a Twitter feud on that very subject, but guest co-host Jake Merl sets him straight. They also touch on Fed policy, the quality of government data, and the perils of replying to tweets while walking.

Duration:00:23:53

The Knock-On Effect #25 - Urbanization, Obesity, and India’s Exports

11/22/2018
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Why does rapid population growth in urban centers mean we may see more exports from India? Alex and Justine discuss — also touching on the worldwide obesity epidemic, the state of the world in 1800, and the general decline of sexual activity.

Duration:00:31:46

The Knock-On Effect #24 - Why Fruit Patents Matter

11/15/2018
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What does China’s shifting attitude toward intellectual property mean for the fruit industry? Justine and Alex discuss - also touching on the Bacardi family and the quest for the next celebrity apple.

Duration:00:31:50

The Knock-On Effect #23 - Are Bear Markets Actually Good?

11/8/2018
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Real Vision’s Ash Bennington joins Alex to reflect on a trope frequently heard in the cryptocurrency world these days: “The best projects are built in bear markets.” Plus: The differences between crypto conferences and muni bond conferences, why Bitcoin Cash has become a punchline, and what Alex learned from an Aria bellhop.

Duration:00:28:59

The Knock-On Effect #22 - Why the trucker shortage matters, part 2

11/1/2018
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How does the recent mandate to electronically log trucker hours impact the labor force, Amazon and U.S. consumers? Justine and Alex speak with Will Pletcher, president of transportation company MCAH Ltd, about surging wages and costs in trucking. Will also sets the record straight on some common trucker stereotypes.

Duration:00:31:34

The Knock-On Effect #21 - Why does the growth of China's billionaire class mean wine bottles will get a lot more complicated?

10/25/2018
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If the trade war winds down, why might we see more security measures on wine bottles? Alex and Justine discuss, touching on nail-biting auctions, vineyard pests and new uses for the blockchain.

Duration:00:36:27

The Knock-On Effect #20 - Why might our honey obsession lead to more mini-robotic drones?

10/18/2018
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How does the health food craze contribute to the production of drones? Justine and Alex discuss, touching on global smuggling rings, food fakery and sauerkraut flavored honey.

Duration:00:33:07

The Knock-On Effect #19 - Elections, Payday Loans & Stolen Goods

10/11/2018
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If the Republicans maintain control of Congress, why might it become easier to buy stolen goods by accident? Alex and Justine discuss, also touching on wordy regulations, the emotional reaction to wealth disparities, and Justine's mixed driving record.

Duration:00:43:04

The Knock-On Effect #18 - Why will trucking surveillance lead to problems for holiday shoppers?

10/4/2018
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Why does a recent mandate for increased workplace surveillance spell trouble for retailers? Justine and Alex discus — also touching on implanted microchips, byzantine trucking regulations, and Alex’s affinity for “the open road.”

Duration:00:41:21

The Knock-On Effect #17 - Why does increased NASA funding mean Qatar could lose an honor?

9/27/2018
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Who stands to profit from the next era of space exploration? Alex, Justine and Roger discuss, touching on international space law, libertarians on Mars, and Justine's favorite intergalactic snack food.

Duration:00:27:48

The Knock-On Effect #16 - Online ads and grocery store shifts?

9/20/2018
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What impact will the growth of online advertising have on your local grocery store? Justine, Alex and Roger discuss — also touching on cookie wars, mysterious Senate hearing testimony, and Roger’s favorite breakfast.

Duration:00:36:55

The Knock-On Effect #15 - South African Meat and Large-Cap Tech

9/13/2018
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What does cheaper South African biltong have to do with a rally in large-cap U.S. tech stocks? Roger, Justine and Alex discuss the knock-on effects of the shifts in emerging market currencies— also touching on earnings excuses, the myopic U.S. rally, and romantic questions.

Duration:00:22:38

The Knock-On Effect #14 - Why will asthma cases change cargo shipping?

9/6/2018
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What impact will the proliferation of asthma have on innovation in the cargo shipping industry? Justine and Alex discuss in this podcast-only episode of the Knock-On Effect, also touching on massive kites, the dregs of the fuel-making process, and Alex’s Model UN days.

Duration:00:27:07

The Knock-On Effect #13 - Why China’s waste ban matters

8/30/2018
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Why will China’s efforts to clean up its image put more water bottles inside shoes, lead to a recycling black market and raise the costs for shipping garbage? Alex and Justine discuss — also touching on virgin plastics, the voyage of a garbage barge in the 1980s, and the Polish trash mafia. Plus, the revenge of the "Cheese Illuminati."

Duration:00:41:38

The Knock-On Effect #12 - Turkey Troubles and Spicy Hazelnuts

8/23/2018
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Why will the crisis in Turkey lead hazelnuts to be covered in wasabi? Alex and Justine discuss — also touching on Nutella, “hot money,” and Japanese snacking habits.

Duration:00:23:48

The Knock-On Effect Summer Series #2 - Raoul Pal on Turkey

8/16/2018
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Will turmoil in Turkey send global markets skidding? And why might such an economically small country have an incredibly outsized effect? Raoul Pal, co-founder CEO of Real Vision and founder of The Global Macro Investor, discusses with Justine and Alex.

Duration:00:24:34

The Knock-On Effect Summer Series #1 - Mark Dow on Liquidity

8/9/2018
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Are market participants misunderstanding the current state of liquidity - and if so, what are the potential knock-on effects? Mark Dow, founder of Dow Global Advisors and author of the Behavioral Macro Blog, discusses with Roger, Justine and Alex.

Duration:00:33:28

The Knock-On Effect #11 - Almond milk and stamp storage

8/2/2018
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Why will rising popularity of almond milk make it more expensive to store postage stamps? Justine and Alex discuss — also touching on bovine productivity, disused limestone mines, and the “Illuminati of Cheese.”

Duration:00:34:45

The Knock-On Effect #10 - Yield Surge to Trash Cheap Vodka?

7/26/2018
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Will rising yields on Treasury notes sink the cheapest vodkas? Alex and Justine discuss – also touching on the causes of recession, Scottish drinkers, and the impact of Fed policy. Plus, a controversial USDA maneuver to clamp down on speedy traders.

Duration:00:42:28