TenTalk Podcast

Learn more about the Kansas City Fed’s research in our economists’ own words.


Episode 6 - Why are Americans saving so much of their income?

Research and Policy Advisor Lee Smith examines savings rates during the pandemic and finds Americans saved more than ever.


Episode 5 - Neobanks: Banks by any other name?

Terri Bradford examines so-called “neobanks” and finds that despite the name, these digital providers of financial services...


Episode 4: The uneven recovery in prime-age labor force participation

Senior Economist Didem Tüzemen examines the recovery of labor force participation following the Great Recession and finds that...


Episode 3: Disconnected: Seven lessons on fixing the digital divide

Senior Community Development Advisor Jeremy Hegle discusses efforts to provide access to affordable, reliable broadband...


Episode 2: Rural hospital closures and growth in employment and wages

Kansas City Fed Senior Economist Kelly Edmiston examines the closure of hospitals in rural areas and finds a sharp negative...


Episode 1: The rise and fall of college tuition inflation

Kansas City Fed Senior Economist Brent Bundick and Assistant Economist Emily Pollard look at the rise and fall of inflation in...