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The very best
Goes behind the curtain which very few podcasts do..
This Is How the Trillion Dollar Coin Could End the Debt Ceiling
Odd Lots is a deplorable show. Condescending left coast elitist liberal “professor” Rohan Grey given air time to tell America how stupid we are, trash our former president and Republicans and gets free air time to promote reckless, dangerous monetary policy. Why not go back to Australia and help their government instead? His blatant political views were sickening. I love when foreigners come here and the elitist liberal media establishment gives them a megaphone to insult and trash us. Joe and Tracy fawn all over Rohan who’s ego knows no bounds. Joe could not hide his political views either. They asked him no challenging questions. Tracy asked some very mild ones while Joe just said yes great professor to all of it. The legal justification he provided was not thorough or sound. Odd Lots did not even bother to present listeners with a comprehensive objective report of this issue by having different guests who would have explained the flaws and dangers. This is what we get with the liberal media that now runs this country and is the PAC for the Democratic Party. This idea is promoted by CNN too that tells you something. Joe why not ask him about a ten trillion dollar coin or one hundred trillion dollar coin?
Designed for the intellectually curious
Great guests, questions and conversations.
Fascinating guests and topics
Amazing variety of guests and topics. I love how in the weeds Tracy and Joe are willing to go. I think it’s part of what makes the show special. I’ve learned way more from Odd Lots than I ever did in any college Econ class. Also Joe and Tracy are just cool personalities to listen to. My perfect afternoon is going on a run after work and turning on odd lots to learn about supply chains, fed issues, and DeFi. Please keep up the good work!!
MINT THE COIN
Great in the weeds look at economics
Really nice weekly dive into a particular unexplored are of finance and economics. They always have very knowledgeable guests you don’t often here on other media outlets. Highly recommend!
Derek M H
My favorite podcast
Odd Lots is my favorite podcast, and I listen to almost every episode. Tracy and Joe - the hosts - are informed on a wide variety of economic and financial issues. They deliver information in an approachable manner. The guests are often engaging, and the hosts ask questions that help to frame the important facets of a problem. I have a better understanding of the global economy because of this podcast.
Joe and Tracy are awesome and they have entertaining and informative convos and aren’t afraid to take the conversations wherever they take them
Enjoyable listening & informative
This program is very well done and the cohosts and their guests are excellent.
Informative and Entertaining
The only finance podcast that doesn’t put me to sleep. Engaging, insightful, and highly entertaining. Joe and Tracy are a dynamic team bringing a balanced, nuanced view to contemporary market matters via a highly curated selection of qualified expert guests. To up the entertainment level even more, take a drink every time someone says “I guess my question is…”
Awesome!!!!! Five Stars
Awesome podcast!!!!! Five Stars
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One of my favorite podcasts and a phenomenal way to learn. Tracy and Joe ask great, pointed questions rather than softballs, which I appreciate. I wish there were a bet less crypto but maybe that’s just me. I know it’s a popular topic.
Tracey - I don’t make reviews but gotta give it to you for sticking this one out on your own. 👏👏
One of my weekly must. Very informative and keeps up to date with what’s going on in the financial world.
Listen to hear academics justify colonialism
The hosts appear to have no interest in challenging guests who have problematic views. One example from September of 2021 is when Isabella Weber talked about how China was "backwards" in the 1980s. I was a college student I the 1980s, and even way back then my anthropology professors were teaching me why words like "backwards" and "primitive" expose fundamentally racist views. What's "backwards" is inviting guests like this to speak at all. This is a sad excuse for journalism.
China censorship is apparent
I used to love this show for its outside takes on critical topics in the market for medium to Long term investors. Unfortunately it’s become apparent from a few guests and Tracy’s statements that she is being passively censored by the Chinese government since she is in Hong Kong. They have mentioned twice now she cannot criticize the CCP or Xi when they play a central role now in global economics. This has significant reduced my trust in the show and what would otherwise be two very smart and wonderful hosts.
I’ve learned a lot listening to this cast and I like Tracey and Joe. Unfortunately a higher than expected number of guests sound like they’re calling in from a bunker so some episodes are completely unlistenable. And, more importantly, neither Tracey nor Joe are particularly adept at pushing back on highly politicized disinformation, like the recent David Woo episode which was, to put it politely, an absolute disaster of an interview.
Awesome guests, topics, and moderators
Awesome guests, topics, and moderators. The after guest summary by moderators extremely relative. One thing I would have liked to be asked and not accept non answers in 8/16/21 week interview of David Woo is what is his solution for supply shock? It is obvious he hated everything Biden, fiscal, and monitory policies because supply rather than demand shock now, but what would neo classism policy do to solve the economy and supply shock/inflation risk? He had all criticism for this administration and COVID response, but no solutions. He raves about Trump. Too political of a guest, all problem talk, without even a single solution.
Hated the August 19 Episode
Odd Lots’ reputation took a dagger on August 19 when the show decided to host a psychopath named David Woo. David not only failed to provide insight into what’s happening with inflation, but proceeded to spew callous, reductive, and pro-Trump nonsense for an hour straight. Minimizing the financial and human losses people experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic because “the stock market was booming” is not a good look for the show. I expected better from Tracy, Joe, and the rest of the Odd Lots team.
One of my favorite podcasts. It’s really smart and fun
The show is often intelligent with articulate guests who have interesting and enlightening things to say. But! It’s hard to listen to at times as one of the host speakers has a voice made for silent movies.
Must-listen markets podcast. 8/5/21 episode in particular was a real treat! Matt Levine + market microstructure = wow! And Sam is my favorite crypto personality. It would be really cool if Matt could join on a regular basis, like monthly or quarterly. Keep up the good work!
I love this podcast very much. I like the questions that Tracey and Joe ask. I have thoroughly enjoyed the supply chain episodes as of late! And of course I love the chips content. Thanks for this high quality podcast!! Also, Tracey, you are so smart! Ask your questions! Have your voice heard! Joe, give space for your female cohost! (Joe you also do a great job - this is not a dig). Anyways, recommend this podcast to anyone with any understanding of economics or finance or an interest in researching more to fill in the gaps. This has been in my weekly rotation for awhile now!
Vlad on crypto
I am a huge fan of odd lots and rate it overall as 5 stars. However having said that the episode with this Vlad character was absolute gibberish! I wish I could erase it from my memory.
Kevin J Fitzpatrick
But stay away from this Vlad Zamfir épisode unless you can handle listening to someone say “like” every other word.
Can the host break his past record and say like every third word instead of every fourth word? I don’t expect BBC English but for heaven sake drop the “like”
Joe & Tracy, host of the Odd Lots podcast, highlight all aspects of investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I LIKE this podcast
This podcast is worthwhile because it covers current financials news in depth but each episode could be much shorter if Weisenthal would stop saying "LIKE". I'm surprised someone at Bloomberg hasn't coached him out of it. Tracy Alloway is very good.
Sometimes a little too niche
There are a lot of super cool in depth interviews on this show, but some of the topics (a lot of the time around Crypto) are kinda stupid.
Tracy Alloway is the star of this Podcast
Tracy Alloway is brilliant, she comes prepared, asks great insightful questions. Without her this podcast would be a total waste. The topics covered are very topical and give insight into the working of the finance, industrial and business world. Highly recommended. The only episode I hated was with Colony Capital Chair Tom Barrack - it sounded like an infomercial for why the Government should bailout the REIT and CMBS market that Colony Capital was involved with during the middle of the pandemic.
I wish I had a nickel for every time the host Joe says “like”! So grating…
Loved this show but wish it would get back to economics and give less airtime to low quality crypto guests
Terrible Speech Impediments...So Unprofessional
I’ve been listening to this podcast for several months. It has decent material but unfortunately, one of the hosts, Joe W., has a terrible speech impediment! It appears he cannot finish a sentence without slipping in the word “LIKE” numerous times. It completely distracts from the topic because it sounds so adolescent and unprofessional. I’m finally giving up on this podcast after several months and deleting this permanently from my library. My patience has run out.
Tracy and Joe, hosts of the Odd Lots podcast, highlights all aspects of the market and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Swing and Miss with Virtu
First and foremost I love the hosts, Tracy and Joe, and realize that they probably don’t have control over their guests most of the time due to it being on the Bloomberg network. However, giving the Virtu CEO a platform to shill absolutely false information about Payment For Order Flow (PFOF) is despicable given how market makers are currently blatantly manipulating the markets with synthetic shares. If they gave someone such as Dave Lauer who is incredibly knowledgeable about market maker activities (including PFOF) a platform as well it would offset the one sided shill aspect and actually be responsible journalism. Please consider not taking the CEO at face value either, he clearly has a vested interest in making Virtu (the ONLY publicly traded market maker) appear fair, balanced and somehow overly fair to retail investors when they’re actively subverting retail traders by front running via pfof as well as channelling flow in various ways.
Love your show but this guy needs a translator. His Slavic accent is too thick to be understood!
new x user
Great show, but I can hear you typing
Please be mindful of your typing, I can hear it in the audio. Keep up the great work, love the show!
Macro context needed to understand UST gyrations
Prof Yesha Yadav provided a case for more coordinated regulation in the treasury market. Please consider having Luke Gromen on to offer a macro context for why the treasury market has become increasingly unstable. Enjoy the show. Thanks
Really enjoy the show. Always interesting, timely and down to earth. How about having Mark Dow on to go through macro / behavioral topics from a policy and practitioner perspective? Always learn a lot from him
I hear typing - poor audio
Please edit the typing or background noise out. Could be more concise and shorter.
Get to the Point
Way too much setting up the show and questions. Not captivating because of those set ups.
Beantown Billy Goat
Blockchain fixes Aussie bank issue
Any chance you guys could cover this story from a week ago: "Aussie big bank-backed IBM blockchain platform Lygon mints first guarantee" ? Seems pretty interesting and not being covered in financial press that I've seen
Tracey go buy a decent microphone
Hi guys, I love your show. Tracey, would you mind buying a decent microphone so we don’t have the feeling that you’re recording from your bathtub ? Best, Thomas
A great diversity of guests
This show isn’t just about financial markets.
A wide array of complex topics explained so simply!
The hosts are amazing in that they chose great guests, a wide array of topics and ask the right questions. I learned a bunch.
I am a regular listener. Been for a while. There have been some really good episodes; this one was very helpful. Keep up the good work
Informative and relevant. Thanks for the content. This is my laziest review. Sorry
A very interesting discussion on very complex issues.
Love Odd Lots
Enthusiasts of Bloomberg’s various podcasts (think Masters in Business or Surveillance) will likely already know and love Odd Lots. Spanning the gamut of lay person armchair finance talk to technical Market and Econ analysis this podcast is great. For the dedicated listener you will be able to deduce overarching themes such as Modern Monetary Theory (still waiting for them to have Ice Cube on to speak about that) and Stock Market stuff I care less about. The two presenters interweave their questions with a great level of expertise and naïveté. Perfect for a novice listener like me and hopefully for experts as well. Also the sound quality is fine, I don’t know what all these reviewers are complaining about. Maybe they can start a go fund me for a new microphone for the presenters but I don’t see the need. The pod cast is great!
Impressive guests week after week. Topics are complex but generally easy to digest. Joe needs a new microphone though :/