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Productivity Puzzles one of the UK’s top podcasts

27 Jul 2022

The podcast, hosted by the Productivity Institute Managing Director Bart van Ark, was ranked third in the government category on Apple podcasts

Professor Bart van Ark

Productivity Puzzles, the podcast produced by the Productivity Institute, rose to third in the Apple Podcasts government category this week – only behind two BBC Radio 4 podcasts in this week’s early rankings charts.

Launched in April 2021 the podcast is hosted by Alliance Manchester Business School's Professor of Productivity Studies Bart van Ark, and to date has covered a wide-range of topics and guests (including Professor Nancy Rothwell and many other of our academics). The podcast has enjoyed more than 15,000 downloads since its first episode and was featured in a recent Observer article “Economics made simple: 10 experts on where the cost of living crisis came from, and where it’s heading” published last week.

Productivity Puzzles is available via Apple podcasts, Spotify or Amazon.

You can also listen via the Productivity Institute website where you can find out more about the Institute, its team, events and activities. A regular eNewsletter is also available that you can subscribe to.

  • The podcast is sponsored by Capita and The Productivity Institute is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.