About the podcast

The Debunking Economics podcast has been running for more than six years, but Steve and Phil have known each other a lot longer than that. Each week they explore the inconsistencies of conventional economic thinking, providing a different way of looking at the problems of the world. Until recently it was only available in full to supporters of Steve's Patreon page, but we've freed it to the big wide world, so more than hear Steve ideas.

Steve Keen

In 2008, conventional economics led us blindfolded into the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Over a decade later, they continue to defend a methodology that is utterly inappropriate for the economy, and dangerously misleading about the relationship between the economy and the ecology of our planet.

Steve realised how bad mainstream economics was when he was an undergraduate student almost 50 years ago. Since then, I have worked tirelessly to develop an alternative, realistic economics. 

He has written several books, including  Debunking Economics and has designed  Minsky, the Open Source dynamic modelling program, to make it possible for anyone to build and understand monetary models of the economy. His latest book Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? explains why the crisis happened, and what we have to do to end it.

You can support Steve's work on Patreon, where you'll get access to exclusive content, engage closely with Steve and also get to hear this podcast a few days before everyone else.

Phil Dobbie

Phil is a regular podcaster and occasional radio broadcaster. Besides helping everyone get to grips with the inner workings of Steve Keen's mind, he also presents a daily finance podcast for NAB, the Australian Bank and a weekly current affairs podcast, The Why Curve.

He's presented shows for the BBC, TalkRADIO, LoveSport, JJJ, 2UE, 2NSB and Radio Tees, in a career that has lasted many decades. In between all that he has had a career in marketing, heading up online for Telstra, chief marketing officer at OzEmail and helped with two or three sizeable internet startups in Australia.

These days he lives in leafy Surrey with this wife, two kids and a cat.