Talking Green

TD Ameritrade

In a perfect world, we’d all be rational decision makers. In reality, our brains seem hardwired to lead us astray. Join Mike Norton and Allison Schrager as they explore the psychological forces that drive attitudes and decisions around money and investing — and how this impacts our lives, our finances and even the markets. Talking Green is an original podcast from TD Ameritrade, produced together with The New York Times’s T Brand Studio.

Trailer: Welcome to Talking Green
Trailer 1 min 5 sec

All Episodes

How is financial stress different from regular stress — and what is it doing to our brains and our bodies? Host Mike Norton wraps up the first season with a focus on financial well being, and how to use money as a source of happiness.

Sep 2019

32 min 18 sec

Are financial habits influenced by gender? Are men really better at managing money? Why haven’t we closed the gender pay gap already? New research debunks old stereotypes and shows how similar men and women are when it comes to financial matters.

Sep 2019

29 min 15 sec

Do you check your phone obsessively — feel anxious without it? Turns out our dependence on digital devices is sapping one of our most valuable resources: the ability to focus. Learn how the attention economy is affecting your life — and your money.

Aug 2019

26 min 26 sec

Why do crazy headlines and false rumors grab our attention? Host Mike Norton explores why our brains are hard-wired to believe misinformation — and how to keep your life and finances grounded in the facts.

Aug 2019

25 min 5 sec

The way you handle money — your fears, values and even your goals — are profoundly shaped by the people who raised you. This candid roundtable, led by host Mike Norton, digs into family financial dynamics and explains ways we can overcome past influences.

Aug 2019

29 min 56 sec

Why do our brains seem hard-wired to skew our decisions and lead us astray? Host Mike Norton explores how our irrational impulses affect our decisions — both personally and financially — and what we can do about it.

Aug 2019

27 min 59 sec

Explore the roots of human irrationality and how our innate quirks affect our financial lives and the wider world. Join host Mike Norton, a social psychologist at Harvard Business school, and journalist Allison Schrager, as they dig into everything from why an egg got over 50 million likes to how your family history can influence your money habits. Talking Green is an original podcast from TD Ameritrade, produced together with The New York Times’s T Brand Studio.

Jul 2019

1 min 5 sec