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The Business Podcast

The Guardian

The top business brains from the Guardian and the Observer come together for a weekly dose of economic reality. Hosted by Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty.

The top business brains from the Guardian and the Observer come together for a weekly dose of economic reality. Hosted by Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty.
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London, United Kingdom


The Guardian


The top business brains from the Guardian and the Observer come together for a weekly dose of economic reality. Hosted by Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty.




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'The journey is nothing but extraordinary' – Confessions of a Startup

In our last podcast of the series, entrepreneurs at our Confessions of a Startup seminar shared their tales of overcoming obstacles while starting a business. They agreed it’s important to have people around who support your vision

Duration: 00:28:38

'Embrace adversity' – Confessions of a Small Business

If you don’t experience tough times, you’re not putting yourself out there enough. That was the verdict of the entrepreneurs at our first Confessions of a Small Business seminar. Catch up with what you missed

Duration: 00:34:31

'Have faith in what you're doing' – Confessions of a Startup

Isabella Lane started Smarter Applications with husband Christian two and a half years ago. Their first product was a wifi kettle, which they built for £100

Duration: 00:08:30

'It takes longer and costs more than you think' – Confessions of a Startup

It’s been a long road for Efe Çakarel, founder of MUBI. He had his big idea in 2006 but it was seven years before he finally felt the model was working

Duration: 00:09:00

'We have learned so much from failure' – Confessions of a Startup

In our first Confessions of a Startup podcast, Rich Pleeth, founder of the social app Sup, describes struggling to achieve sustainable growth, falling out with his co-founders and having to tell investors you’re closing the business

Duration: 00:14:23

'You've got to live it 24/7' – Confessions of a Small Business

Nick Edwards, the founder of software company Papaya, was faced with a dilemma in 2012 when his developer was killed in a hit-and-run incident

Duration: 00:09:56

'You have to keep fighting' – Confessions of a Small Business

Arpana Gandhi, co-founder of landmine disposal company Disarmco, talks struggling to find investment, almost going bust and battling to save lives

Duration: 00:09:57

'Failure makes you more humble' – Confessions of a Small Business

In our second Confessions of a Small Business podcast, John Stapleton, founder of New Covent Garden Soup and Little Dish, talks about going out on a limb, coping with a fire that gutted his factory, and failing to crack the US

Duration: 00:16:04

Crowdfunding carnage – Confessions of a Small Business

Little Riot founder Joanna Montgomery kicks off our Small Business podcast series by reliving the highs and lows of launching her product Pillow Talk and explaining how caring customers gave her heart

Duration: 00:16:01

How to make it in the music industry - podcast

Traditional lenders often shy away from the creative industries – what can startup bands and independent musicians do to get on the road to financial success?

Duration: 00:28:11

Politics Weekly podcast: Labour's economic alternative

Seumas Milne, Rowenna Davis and Hopi Sen discuss Labour's shift in economic policy and how the party can remain true to its mission for social justice in austere times

Duration: 00:25:44

The Business podcast: France, credit ratings and Occupy

The Occupy movement's philosopher-in-chief David Graeber examines the arguments for a debt jubilee in 2012. Plus Heather Stewart and Angelique Chrisafis explain the ratings downgrades of France and other EU countries

Duration: 00:31:54

The Business podcast: Christmas economics and a review of 2011

Economist Joel Waldfogel explains why you shouldn't buy Christmas presents plus Larry Elliott and Simon Goodley round up a turbulent year in business and economics

Duration: 00:23:01

The Business podcast: Rogue banks and rogue traders

John Gapper and Jill Treanor discuss a new report into the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland. Plus: we look at the history of rogue traders. What makes some bank employees risk everything when they seem to have so little to gain?

Duration: 00:18:50

George Osborne's autumn statement - podcast

Larry Elliott and Jackie Ashley join Tom Clark and Aditya Chakrabortty for a review of George Osborne's autumn statement on the British economy

Duration: 00:23:22

The Business podcast at Conservative conference 2011: George Osborne goes for growth

Jonathan Freedland, Mike Cherry of the Federation of Small Businesses and Tim Leunig of Centre Forum discuss the chancellor's plans to get money flowing to small businesses, announced in his speech to Conservative party conferenceMichael WhitePhil MaynardTom Clark

Duration: 00:27:51

The Business podcast: British Airways Christmas strike

British Airways braces itself for 12 days of Christmas strikes. Plus, what advice can an economist give about sticking to our new year resolutionsAditya ChakraborttyBen GreenDan Milmo

The Business: A crisis of economics

In our latest podcast, an all-star panel discusses the effects of the financial crisis on the study of economics. Plus, why have the ideas of John Maynard Keynes had such a resurgence? And what will replace the 'Washington consensus'?Aditya ChakraborttyBen GreenLarry Elliott

The Business: Lessons from Lehman

A year since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, we look back on the event that led to widespread panic, tumbling markets, and brought our financial system to the brink. With Aditya Chakrabortty, Dan Roberts, Jill Treanor, and Polly ToynbeeAditya ChakraborttyDan RobertsPolly ToynbeeJill TreanorBen GreenMichael Tomasky