I used to be a fan of this podcast, but their uncritical infatuation with crypto has been an increasing issue over the last couple years. Their latest episode at the time of wiring this review, giving Pat Toomey a platform to spout his pro-cypto nonsense, was last straw for me. Avoid this podcasts; there are far better alternatives.
Audio is spotty, content is decent
This is the third episode in a row where I found the discussion interesting, but had a hard time listening due to audio leveling issues. I tend to listen in noisy situations, but That is not a problem for most of my listening.
good podcast but too much fluff. basically the first 10 minutes is easy to skip. and maybe 30-40% of the podcast contains information vs random chatting.
Enjoy the topics as well as the questions even if the show seems a bit softballish at times. My major gripe is that Joe tends to yell the first syllable of his questions into the mic and his audio is often noticeably louder then everyone else. This single issue makes the show significantly less palatable.
Tracy and Joe are always informative
I became concerned during the interview with Adm. Stavrides. Adm. Stavrides omitted to state that Turkey has invoked the Treaty of Montreaux. The US exhorted the Turks to instate the provisions of the treaty which protects Turkey’s studied independence in safeguarding the Bosphorous and the Dardanelles.
Well thought out topics—great synergy with the hosts—only one miss—ASML. Need a re-visit with another guest. How ASML perhaps the greatest machine ever built and how the supply chain which builds—the inputs; amazing development of the tools snd their quality since 1980’s: and finally the potential growth of the industry it serves—the cutting edge of technology.
Not worth listening.
One of the best podcasts out there on the economy. No pontificating, talking a book, or selling. Great guests and so educational.
Great insights, bad production
So many peaks (that frazzled, buzzy sound when someone speaking gets too excited) in this show almost make it unlistenable. Please, production, can you convince the hosts to use some basic hardware?? I often can’t get through an entire ep without turning it off. A focusrite, Shure sm7b and a cloudlifter are a minimal investment that would go a looooong way.
Tracy and Joe invite presenters who have in depth understanding of their area of inquiry. It is such a pleasure to hear positions that are supported with strong, factual argument. Bravo!!!
Great but need improvement
Love the show but not when the discussion went too deep in the weeds of a particular point and Joe/Tracy asked long questions that became distracting.
Great show. Joe is so knowledgable and humble, and good at hosting. But Tracy is a little bit patronizing. Always try to make a statement and then say “I guess my question is……”. Leading questions unfriendly towards someone (eg. Larry Summers) or a nation (eg. China) are also often asked.
Dumb or liars
The episode on MMT shows these people are either dumb as dirt or complete liars. What a disgrace.
Best Bloomberg Podcast
Only podcast you must listen to. Joe and Tracy covered the supply problems in detail months before the news picked it up. The reporting is a perfect mix of trees and forests so that you get more than a superficial headline without tedious blathering. They interview experts who are also good communicators. Thanks Bloomberg
Deep thoughtful discussions
Well not every discussion is one of interest to me the ones that are really get into detail. One technical issue is sometimes Joes voice fades out.
Not interested in the past news and opinions from columnists.
Good info, needs listenability polish
Joe and Tracy have a lot to say, as do their guests. Unfortunately, despite making Odd Lots more of their full-time job, the hosts still have a ways to go. The audio quality is frequently poor, even from the full-timers, and the hosts themselves are pretty flat speakers. These are all things that are easily fixable.
Absolutely wonderful topics about finance. I look forward to listening ever weekend while I work cattle on my Kansas ranch. Keep up the work and thanks for digging deep into your topics.
Great show, hosts need coaching
Really fantastic show for anyone looking to gain insight into the most important factors moving markets. The hosts need a bit of coaching in terms of speaking habits, especially Joe. He says “like” every 5th word and it hurts the ears.
Great personalities & super interesting
Tracy and Joe are both charming and really seem to *get* how to make these very deep dives interesting. They're often asking follow ups of the guest that I didn't even think of which ends up giving a deeper insight in to the subject. Absolutely love this show.
Masters of corruption
How to bring nations to their knees. Insightful yet not particularly original. Case study for years to come.
Econ & Markets: Brainy topics and questions
Great podcast with excellent guests. The hosts dig deep into questions and topics you wished you’d thought of and make you say, oh ya! Hooking you into the next episode and drawing you back for more.
Topical discussions that go beyond the surface. Often listen to the same show multiple times to appreciate all the insights. Great guests who are given the time to fully explain their theses.
No Better Podcast
Information and expertise shared in an easy to understand way. Look forward to every episode.
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!