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The Cost of Everything


The Cost of Everything surrounds us and determines both our economic future as well as how we function as individuals, families, communities, and nations. The Cost of Everything with Christy Ai breaks down the trends, products, technologies, and more to help you, the viewer, navigate in a financial world that’s growing ever more complicated. Join us as we break down the Cost of Everything.

Jun 4, 2023 06:30

The cost of maintaining our trains

On this episode of the Cost of Everything we take a closer look at trains and what it costs to run efficient public transportation. Is there a reason high-speed rail seems to be spreading everywhere except the United States? And which countries rely on trains the most for cargo transportation? Host Christy Ai compares how the train infrastructure differs in the West and the East with award winning author Christian Wolmar.

Jun 1, 2023 06:54

The cost of tea

On this episode of The Cost of Everything, we take a closer look at the world of tea. Like any other types of aficionados, people can spend top dollar to sip premium tea leaves. Host Christy Ai discusses who the suppliers are and what countries consume exceptional tea with Sipping Streams Tea Company founder Jenny Tse. Later in the show, tea author Kevin Gascoyne joins the show to break down tea consumption worldwide.

May 28, 2023 05:49

Staying remote: The cost of working from home

On this episode of The Cost of Everything we take a closer look at the pros and cons of remote working, after the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way people work and commute. Advocates on both sides of the argument are making convincing cases that workers either abandon their homes and return to the office, or staunchly defend their rights and privileges of working from the convenience of their own living room. Host Christy Ai spoke with Jay Jones, a work-from-home PR company owner who works 100% remotely, about what industries benefit the most from the new work model and what industries are forcing their employees to go back to the office.

May 25, 2023 06:00

Relying on the Sun: the cost of solar power

On this episode of The Cost of Everything, we take a closer look at solar energy as a source of clean and dependable power to run the world. Could it be the answer to our renewable energy woes? Or is solar just not going to cut it? Host Christy Ai analyses the process of how UV rays turn into electricity and how much it costs to implement solar energy with Professor Trevor M. Letcher and author Erik Curren.

May 21, 2023 06:28

At what cost?: The adderall shortage

On this episode of The Cost of Everything we take a closer look at the current shortage of the prescription medication Adderall and others like it. Is there too much Adderall being prescribed, or do we just not have enough? Host Christy Ai discusses with clinical psychologist and specialist Dr. Henry Koch the reasons behind the shortage and the costly consequences of the lack of Adderall availability for those who need it.

May 18, 2023 06:57

Quakes of destruction: The cost to rebuild

On this episode of The Cost of Everything we take a closer look at the devastating cost of earthquakes to countries and people. Host Christy Ai discusses why earthquakes in some countries inflict a higher human and economic toll than in others and what governments are doing to avoid costly catastrophes such as the recent earthquake in Türkiye. Christy sits down with Deepansh Kathuria, a principal at Miyamoto International.