I was told that it is very unusual for the BBC to do this, but apparently the Radio 4 bosses liked the Keynes v Hayek debate a great deal. This should add around 1.5 million listeners to the estimated 1 million radio listeners the programme has already had. (It was in the iTunes News and Politics top 5 in the UK.) So, that’s 2.5 million Brits exposed to Austrian ideas about the business cycle. Not bad!
For those who do not want to wait for the rebroadcast, you can find the BBC Radio 4 Analysis show here in iTunes; the direct link to the podcast of the actual debate, released Aug. 3, 2011, is here (and the MP3 file can be downloaded here).