PodcastsEssentials: What are financial bubbles and panics?October 9, 2018 On this week’s series finale of Essentials, Geoffrey takes a look at financial bubbles and panics and uncovers what they are, and how they affect the economy. More From This Series In Conversation With: Frank Hracs Essentials: Is it better to lease or buy a car? Essentials: Why do interest rates change? Essentials: What are stocks and how are they purchased? Investing and You Essentials: How does bond trading work?