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Essential Listening: Perfect Bets

The last week was light on news from the podcasting world, so Tadas Viskanta jumps right into his selections, with entries touching on high-frequency trading (HFT), crowdfunding's impact on real estate, and David Simon's journey from newspaper reporter to one of the most celebrated television writers and producers.

Essential Listening: Paying Attention

Tesla, Charlie Munger, post-financial crisis Iceland, and payday loans are among the subjects explored in the latest collection of Tadas Viskanta-curated podcasts.

Essential Listening: Building Trust

After vacation last week, Essential Listening has returned and is bursting at the seams with great podcasts. So let's get right down to it.

Essential Listening: Poker Dealings

Uber, middlemen, and whether the US economy is in the midst of a secular slowdown are among the topics covered in Tadas Viskanta's latest roundup of podcasts.

Essential Listening: A Force of Nature

Jack Bogle recalls the origins of Vanguard Group and restaurateur Danny Meyer explains his no-tipping policy in the latest round of Essential Listening podcasts curated by Tadas Viskanta.

Essential Listening: Disruption Theory

The origins of the ETF industry, frequent-flier miles, and income inequality are among the topics explored in Tadas Viskanta's latest compilation of podcasts.

Essential Listening: Emergent Order

In this week's Essential Listening podcasts, Alex Dalmady talks about detecting financial fraud and Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham discusses the increasingly prominent role of start-up accelerators in the venture capital space.

Essential Listening: Future Industries

Looking for something to listen to? Among others, this week features discussions of the global volatility premium, progress towards a humane restaurant industry, and how an Irish cattle farmer became a leading expert on the global economy.

Volatility Premiums in Institutional Investment Portfolios

A team of researchers set about investigating the role of volatility premiums in institutional investment portfolios. Their simulations showed that modest allocations to short volatility exposure have the potential to enhance long-term returns. One of the researchers, William Fallon, spoke with Pat Light about these new insights.

Essential Listening: Superbosses

Among the podcasts in Tadas Viskanta's latest roundup, Michael Covel interviews Nobel Prize–winning economist Angus Deaton and Barry Ritholtz talks to Mohamed El-Erian about the state of the world economy.

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