Two Cents’ Worth
Episode 29 - The Cookies and Cream mystery and other economic conundrums

Episode 29 - The Cookies and Cream mystery and other economic conundrums

June 14, 2019

The Two Cents' Worth team have gone in search of answers to their most burning economic questions.

What happened to Tip Top Cookies and Cream ice cream? Where did all the boutique barbershops in Wellington come from?

Episode 28 - What if every weekend was a long weekend?

Episode 28 - What if every weekend was a long weekend?

June 7, 2019

The businessman turning the working week on its head tells Claire Crofton why he did it and why others should too.

Episode 27 - An economic breakdown of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget

Episode 27 - An economic breakdown of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget

May 31, 2019

The Two Cents' Worth team dedicates the entire podcast to debating the merits of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget and how it's likely to impact the New Zealand economy.

Episode 26 - Dancing with elephants

Episode 26 - Dancing with elephants

May 24, 2019

The US/China trade war has definitely escalated this month, surprising most of the global economy.

Bernard Hickey looks at how we got here and where it leaves us.

Episode 25 - Beating domestic violence by making it a workplace issue

Episode 25 - Beating domestic violence by making it a workplace issue

May 17, 2019

In April, a new law made domestic violence a workplace issue - what does that mean in practice and is it really necessary?

Claire Crofton investigates.

Episode 24 - How do I count the ways: investigating indicators

Episode 24 - How do I count the ways: investigating indicators

May 10, 2019

Heard of the lipstick indicator? What about the cardboard box index?

Nikki Mandow grabs a Big Mac and investigates some of  our more bizarre economic indicators.

Episode 23 - WTF is a wellbeing budget?

Episode 23 - WTF is a wellbeing budget?

May 3, 2019

At the end of May, the government will be rolling out their new Wellbeing Budget, but what’s the big deal? Can it really make us a happier, healthier nation?

Claire Crofton investigates.

Episode 22 - The autism employment conundrum

Episode 22 - The autism employment conundrum

April 26, 2019

Two years ago, then 18-year-old Jackson left school with NCEA level 3 in maths, economics, physics and travel/tourism.

He started looking for a job in the construction sector.

And he’s still looking.

Episode 21 - Disrupting the business of booze

Episode 21 - Disrupting the business of booze

April 18, 2019

All over the world, younger generations are drinking less.

That’s got to be good for our health - but not so great for business.

Claire Crofton discovers how millennials are disrupting the business of booze.

Episode 20 - Opening the books

Episode 20 - Opening the books

April 12, 2019

Justin Gregory opens the books on book publishing in New Zealand to find out if anyone's making any money.