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The Econverse Podcast

Welcome to Econverse, the space where intellectually stimulating conversations take place that will inspire and inform your economics aspirations.

Econverse is a student led initiative supported by the School of Economics here at the University of Nottingham.

Join us, as we invite inspirational guests from within the University of Nottingham and beyond, to provide valuable insights into their life after graduation.

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What can you expect from the podcast?

With each season the podcast will explore a variety of themes. Econverse aims to gather business moguls, policy makers and change agents from banking and consultancy, government and policy, international organisations, not for profits and research institutes, think tanks and much more.

The Econverse team speak with those who are using and applying their understanding of micro and macroeconomics, econometrics, and mathematical and financial economics, to life and business situations in today’s economy and more importantly, how to convey broad socio-economic topics to a wider audience.

On this podcast, we aim to answer the following questions:

  • What was your motivation to study a degree in economics?
  • What changes are you seeing within your sector right now?
  • What hope do you have for seemingly unsolved world problems?
  • What role does technology have in the recovery of the economy?
  • What are you reading right now?

Connect with Econverse

You can listen to this podcast on Spotify. A new episode will be released at 9am every Monday. To ensure you stay in the loop, make sure to follow us!

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Meet the Founders

The podcast was founded by four BSc Economics students in the Autumn of 2022 with one common passion. To communicate broad socio-economic and political concepts to a wider audience by inviting guests from every sector to inspire and share the wisdom and knowledge they have acquired on a platform accessible to all. The team set out to discover the diversity, and breadth within economics and to understand more about where an economics degree can really take you. 

Scarlett Khansary, Senior Operations Officer ESE, School of Economics 

Scarlett KhansaryScarlett is enthusiastic to initiate and develop student-led initiatives within the School of Economics.

Drawing from her historical achievements in co-creating three successful podcasts tailored for aspiring medical, veterinary, and dental students, she recognises the podcast medium as an ideal platform for economics students on the go seeking to broaden their insights into their respective fields of interest.


Jack Rycroft Sherry

Jack Rycroft Sherry

Hello! I'm Jack, a third-year student at Nottingham and the current President of the Green Economy Society.

I have a keen interest in sustainable economics and the power of dialogue to explore complex ideas. My experience in fostering industry connections, managing multiple responsibilities, and my love for podcasts, make me excited to bring my skills and passion to the Economics Podcast Committee. I'm eager to collaborate and contribute to enriching discussions on significant economic issues!


Aditi Solanki 

Aditi SolankiHello! My name is Aditi Solanki and I’m a second-year international student studying BSc Economics and International Economics. Meaningful conversations are the most interesting way to communicate and collaborate insights. I’ve always been naturally attracted to podcasts because of their ability to educate people. Some of my personal favourite podcasts are Naval, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Economist podcast, and The Financial Times podcast. The opportunity to be involved in the making of a podcast was exceptionally exciting, not only from a student's perspective but also for my curious self. I’m eager to initiate ideation and work with the School of Economics and other talented students for this project! 

Kushi Talwar

Kushi Talwar

Hey, I am Khushi, and I am a second year economics student. Podcasts have always been a great source of knowledge for me.

Currently, my go to podcast is “Let’s talk about Mental Health”. Being part of an economics podcast is an amazing way to meet new people and seemed interesting. Therefore, I applied for this position.

Lastly, I am looking forward to have mindful conversations and learn from this opportunity.

Shanahan Prabawo 

Shanahan PrabawoMy favourite podcasts currently the Economist Podcast and the Joe Rogan Experience. The former I listen to because it is an easily digestible source of economics news I can take whilst walking to my classes, during my part-time work and so on. The latter I listen to casually like when I am eating because it is simply hilarious.

My primary goal within the School of Economics podcast is to build a basic but strong foundation for future committees to build on. Econverse is one of few podcasts catering to undergraduate students within the economics field, so the opportunity to pioneer something new is really exciting!


Season One


Season Two: Meet the Team



I am a first year BSc Economics student, with a particular interest in finance and trading!

Beyond my studies I enjoy educating myself on the ins and outs of the stock market, with a focus on fundamental analysis of different company’s financials.

I am also a blackbelt in Karate and enjoy practising various martial arts such as kickboxing.




I am a final year BSc Industrial Economics student who will be going into Prime Sales in Global Markets after graduating!

I am also a keen content creator and managed to amass over 12,000 followers on my TikTok which supports students interested in a career in finance.

Outside of my degree and content creating, you’ll find me trying lots of new sports with wakeboarding and skiing being the most recent!


Aditi Solanki


As a final year BSc Economics and International Economics student, my involvement with The Econverse Podcast has proven to be a profoundly insightful experience. This engagement has sparked my deep interest in development economics, economic journalism, and academia. It not only bolstered my ability to articulate ideas in the public sphere but also provided a platform for representing the economics community at Nottingham.

Beyond academics, my passions include photography, reading, and an inexplicable affinity for music.


SeanHi everyone! I am a MSc Economics and Data Science student.

Being a part of the Econverse podcast, I was able to engage with great and successful Nottingham alumni about their passions, life and hobbies. It really gave me insights on the different life paths our alumni took and I am particularly grateful that our guests have often shared intimate life advice on our podcast.

Outside of work, I enjoy powerlifting and clash royale.



RyanHello, I'm Ryan, a first-year economics student at the University of Nottingham. Prior to this, I dedicated three years to veterinary medicine. My goal is to blend my medical background with Equity Research, focusing on the Healthcare sector.

Currently, I serve as an M&A analyst at the MergerSight Group and engage in movie criticism. Apart from my academic interests, I have a strong affinity for existentialism and also participate in the Fantasy Premier League. Feel free to connect or discuss any of these topics with me. 



Khushi TalwarHi, I’m Khushi, a final-year economics student, and this podcast has been my gateway to unlocking a world of knowledge and honing my communication skills. Each episode is a journey, exploring diverse topics through the lens of economics.

Being a part of this podcast has not only enriched my academic understanding but has also provided a platform to engage in insightful conversations with industry experts. Beyond economics, I find solace and creativity in expressing myself through painting and mandala art.


Season Two



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