Renting a house in Lagos remains a chaotic experience
Concerning housing, I think we are at the point where the government really does have to step into the housing situation. It's going to have to be a long term plan that will supercede governors and their reigns, so we really are no where close. If the government doesn't step in, no landlord wants to be the saint John and lead the way.
For housing, this isn't a direct solution to the scarcity or low standard problem but I think a house insurance policy taken by the tenants and a guarantor system (state-backed) might make landlords more willing to accept monthly rent within the duration of a signed contract.
paying monthly might just help a lot of people
You would love Planet Money. They do a lot of Econ stuff but in a fun, interesting way like the way you write
For housing, crowd sourced peer reviews. Basically like Yelp but for the end to end process of house hunting.
Podcast- It depends on what you want to do, if it is conversational, SYSK is great.
If it is narrative, Malcolm Gladwell does a brilliant job with Revisionist History.
Podcast Recommendations - I said what I said podcast and 234 essential podcast
Podcast recommendation- ask big questions (Rashida Jones and Bill Gates)-they’ve stopped it now tho., listen to Donawon pod.
Podcast recommendation: No Stupid Questions by the Freakonomics Radio Network. Really interesting stuff.
Regarding podcasts you should listen to I Said What I Said, also listen to Not Boring by Packy