Welcome to the A Long Time In Finance Podcast; the long view of finance, markets and money as seen by two veteran City editors, Neil Collins and Jonathan Ford. Sponsored by Briefcase.News and hosted on Reaction.

In the fourth of our series of historical shorts, Neil explains how a competition case before the Restrictive Practices Court in the early 1980s led to the reforms that turned the London Stock Exchange from the Hogwartian Victorian club he remembers from his own time “on the floor” in the Swinging Sixties to the polyglot digital marketplace we know and love today.

The Cornering of Piggly Wiggly Stores

In the fifth of our historical series, Jonathan tells the story of Clarence Saunders – grocer extraordinaire, entrepreneur and valiant battler against the soulless money-makers of Wall Street – and how he attempted the last great corner on the New York Stock Exchange.

Presented by Jonathan Ford and Neil Collins. Produced and edited by Nick Hilton for Podot. Made in association with Briefcase.News