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EconTalk

EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Host Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Richard Reinsch on the Enlightenment, Tradition, and Populism 01:06:42 2018-06-18 13:30
Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Cows, Carbon Farming, and Climate Change 01:14:20 2018-06-11 13:30
Janet Golden on Babies Made Us Modern 01:03:04 2018-06-04 13:30
Iain McGilchrist on the Divided Brain and the Master and His Emissary 01:26:09 2018-05-28 13:30
Peter Boettke on Public Administration, Liberty, and the Proper Role of Government 01:12:46 2018-05-21 13:30
Glen Weyl on Radical Markets 01:03:28 2018-05-21 13:30
Joel Peterson on Leadership, Betrayal, and the 10 Laws of Trust 01:13:17 2018-05-07 13:30
Ryan Holiday on Conspiracy, Gawker, and the Hulk Hogan Trial 01:17:50 2018-04-30 13:30
Jonah Goldberg on The Suicide of the West 01:27:24 2018-04-23 13:30
Jerry Muller on the Tyranny of Metrics 01:04:45 2018-04-16 13:30
Vincent Rajkumar on the High Price of Cancer Drugs 01:12:38 2018-04-09 13:30
Michael Munger on Traffic 01:14:08 2018-04-02 13:30
Edward Glaeser on Joblessness and the War on Work 01:06:05 2018-03-26 13:30
Beth Redbird on Licensing 01:02:29 2018-03-19 12:30
Arnold Kling on Economics for the 21st Century 01:04:50 2018-03-12 12:30
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Rationality, Risk, and Skin in the Game 01:14:27 2018-03-05 12:30
Elizabeth Anderson on Worker Rights and Private Government 01:07:05 2018-02-26 12:30
Jordan Peterson on 12 Rules for Life 01:18:22 2018-02-19 12:30
Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education 01:11:28 2018-02-12 12:30
Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay on the Enemies of Modernity 01:09:27 2018-02-05 12:30
Marian Goodell on Burning Man 01:12:35 2018-01-29 12:30
John Ioannidis on Statistical Significance, Economics, and Replication 01:05:12 2018-01-22 12:30
Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game 01:02:20 2018-01-15 12:30
Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers 01:14:58 2018-01-08 12:30
Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers 01:14:58 2018-01-08 12:30
Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith on Soonish 01:10:28 2018-01-01 12:30
Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith on Soonish 01:10:28 2018-01-01 12:30
Matt Stoller on Modern Monopolies 01:10:11 2017-12-25 12:30
John Cogan on Entitlements and the High Cost of Good Intentions 01:06:08 2017-12-18 12:30
Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles on the Captured Economy 01:09:34 2017-12-18 12:30
Rachel Laudan on Food Waste 01:01:50 2017-12-04 12:30
Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business Report and Development Aid 01:15:27 2017-11-27 12:30
Tim Harford on Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy 01:08:50 2017-11-20 12:30
Anthony Gill on Tipping 01:05:43 2017-11-13 12:30
Dennis Rasmussen on Hume and Smith and The Infidel and the Professor 01:11:37 2017-11-06 12:30
Michael Munger on Permissionless Innovation 01:07:51 2017-10-30 12:30
Jennifer Burns on Ayn Rand and the Goddess of the Market 01:04:38 2017-10-23 13:30
Megan McArdle on Internet Shaming and Online Mobs 01:14:32 2017-10-16 13:30
Tim O'Reilly on What's the Future 01:02:47 2017-10-09 13:30
Robert Wright on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Why Buddhism is True 01:06:58 2017-10-02 13:30
Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism 01:19:40 2017-09-25 13:30
Gabriel Zucman on Inequality, Growth, and Distributional National Accounts 01:12:35 2017-09-18 13:30
Gillian Hadfield on Law and Rules For a Flat World 01:07:17 2017-09-11 13:30
Rob Reich on Foundations and Philanthropy 01:03:34 2017-09-04 13:30
Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars 01:07:24 2017-08-28 13:30
John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move 01:04:43 2017-08-21 13:30
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game 01:24:40 2017-08-14 13:30
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Prosperity, and the Good Society 01:00:45 2017-08-07 13:30
Alex Guarnaschelli on Food 01:03:55 2017-07-31 13:30
Sally Satel on Organ Donation 01:00:12 2017-07-24 13:30
Tamar Haspel on Food Costs, Animal Welfare, and the Honey Bee 01:01:52 2017-07-17 13:30
Martha Nussbaum on Alexander Hamilton 01:01:59 2017-07-10 13:30
Chris Blattman on Chickens, Cash, and Development Economics 01:03:40 2017-07-03 13:30
Robin Feldman on Drug Patents, Generics, and Drug Wars 01:05:22 2017-06-26 13:30
Thomas Ricks on Churchill and Orwell 01:05:47 2017-06-19 13:30
Don Boudreaux, Michael Munger, and Russ Roberts on Emergent Order 01:13:39 2017-06-12 13:30
Christy Ford Chapin on the Evolution of the American Health Care System 01:05:53 2017-06-05 13:30
David Boaz, P.J. O'Rourke, and George Will on the State of Liberty 01:04:52 2017-05-29 13:30
Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Growth, and Experiments 01:03:14 2017-05-22 13:30
Cass Sunstein on #Republic 01:07:14 2017-05-15 13:30
Tyler Cowen on The Complacent Class 01:06:02 2017-05-08 13:30
Jennifer Pahlka on Code for America 00:59:37 2017-05-01 13:30
Elizabeth Pape on Manufacturing and Selling Women's Clothing and Elizabeth Suzann 01:15:53 2017-04-24 13:30
Rana Foroohar on the Financial Sector and Makers and Takers 01:03:45 2017-04-17 13:30
Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team 00:57:40 2017-04-10 13:30
Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips 01:08:39 2017-04-03 13:30
Jason Barr on Building the Skyline and the Economics of Skyscrapers 01:17:37 2017-03-27 13:30
Andrew Gelman on Social Science, Small Samples, and the Garden of the Forking Paths 01:07:42 2017-03-20 12:30
Robert Whaples on the Economics of Pope Francis 00:58:18 2017-03-13 12:30
Crafts, Garicano, and Zingales on the Economic Future of Europe 01:02:43 2017-03-06 12:30
Paul Bloom on Empathy 01:08:25 2017-02-27 12:30
Tom Wainwright on Narconomics 01:11:22 2017-02-20 12:30
Jim Epstein on Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Freedom in Latin America 00:59:51 2017-02-13 12:30
Gary Taubes on the Case Against Sugar 01:16:57 2017-02-06 12:30
George Borjas on Immigration and We Wanted Workers 01:05:20 2017-01-30 12:30
Sam Quinones on Heroin, the Opioid Epidemic, and Dreamland 01:09:57 2017-01-23 12:30
Michael Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee 01:04:17 2017-01-16 12:30
Robert Hall on Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy 01:08:24 2017-01-09 12:30
Mark Warshawsky on Compensation, Health Care Costs, and Inequality 01:07:03 2017-01-02 12:30
Chris Blattman on Sweatshops 01:17:41 2016-12-26 12:30
Terry Anderson on Native American Economics 01:07:12 2016-12-19 12:30
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on the Spoils of War 01:15:10 2016-12-12 12:30
Thomas Leonard on Race, Eugenics, and Illiberal Reformers 01:08:16 2016-12-05 12:30
Doug Lemov on Reading 01:02:48 2016-11-28 12:30
Erik Hurst on Work, Play, and the Dynamics of U.S. Labor Markets 01:11:05 2016-11-21 12:30
Tim Harford on the Virtues of Disorder and Messy 01:12:32 2016-11-14 12:30
David Gelernter on Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind 01:08:31 2016-11-07 12:30
Judith Donath on Signaling, Design, and the Social Machine 01:08:18 2016-10-31 12:30
Casey Mulligan on Cuba 01:01:50 2016-10-24 13:30
Chris Arnade on the Mexican Crisis, TARP, and American Poverty 01:09:07 2016-10-17 13:30
Angus Deaton on Inequality, Trade, and the Robin Hood Principle 01:05:04 2016-10-10 13:30
Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction 01:11:09 2016-10-03 13:30
John Cochrane on Economic Growth and Changing the Policy Debate 01:02:26 2016-09-26 13:30
Eric Wakin on Archiving, Preservation, and History 01:03:52 2016-09-19 13:30
Susan Athey on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation 01:01:34 2016-09-12 13:30
Terry Moe on the Constitution, the Presidency, and Relic 01:02:02 2016-09-05 13:30
Leo Katz on Why the Law is So Perverse 01:14:13 2016-08-29 13:30
Munger on Slavery and Racism 01:14:28 2016-08-22 13:30
Chuck Klosterman on But What If We're Wrong 01:02:24 2016-08-15 13:30
Adam D'Angelo on Knowledge, Experimentation, and Quora 01:06:14 2016-08-08 13:30
Matthew Futterman on Players and the Business of Sports 01:04:18 2016-08-01 13:30
Angela Duckworth on Grit 01:09:28 2016-07-25 13:30
Ryan Holiday on Ego is the Enemy 01:05:43 2016-07-18 13:30
Jonathan Skinner on Health Care Costs, Technology, and Rising Mortality 01:03:08 2016-07-11 13:30
Yuval Levin on The Fractured Republic 01:01:29 2016-07-04 13:30
Richard Epstein on Cruises, First-Class Travel, and Inequality 01:03:41 2016-06-27 13:30
Kevin Kelly on the Inevitable 01:02:26 2016-06-20 13:30
Abby Smith Rumsey on Remembering, Forgetting, and When We Are No More 01:03:05 2016-06-13 13:30
Jason Zweig on Finance and the Devil's Financial Dictionary 01:04:41 2016-06-06 13:30
David Beckworth on Money, Monetary Policy, and the Great Recession 01:03:52 2016-05-30 13:30
James Bessen on Learning by Doing 01:04:24 2016-05-23 13:30
Leif Wenar on Blood Oil 01:04:45 2016-05-16 13:30
Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and the Master Algorithm 01:05:50 2016-05-09 13:30
Arnold Kling on Specialization and Trade 01:06:57 2016-05-02 13:30
Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity 01:03:28 2016-04-25 13:30
Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports 01:08:12 2016-04-18 13:30
Robert Frank on Success and Luck 01:11:34 2016-04-11 13:30
Richard Jones on Transhumanism 01:11:42 2016-04-04 13:30
Jayson Lusk on Food, Technology, and Unnaturally Delicious 01:07:33 2016-03-28 13:30
Marina Krakovsky on the Middleman Economy 01:03:08 2016-03-21 12:30
David Autor on Trade, China, and U.S. Labor Markets 01:12:59 2016-03-14 12:30
Will Davies on the Economics, Economists, and the Limits of Neoliberalism 01:06:31 2016-03-07 12:30
Alison Wolf on Women, Inequality and the XX Factor 01:11:24 2016-02-29 12:30
Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything 01:09:51 2016-02-22 12:30
Adam Cifu on Ending Medical Reversal 01:04:49 2016-02-15 12:30
Adam Ozimek on the Power of Econometrics and Data 01:02:27 2016-02-08 12:30
Timothy Taylor on Government vs. Business 01:01:57 2016-02-01 12:30
James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics 01:04:12 2016-01-25 12:30
Josh Luber on Sneakers, Sneakerheads, and the Second-hand Market 01:02:54 2016-01-18 12:30
Greg Ip on Foolproof 01:06:17 2016-01-11 12:30
Robert Frank on Dinner Table Economics 00:58:13 2016-01-04 12:30
Noah Smith on Whether Economics is a Science 01:08:34 2015-12-28 12:30
Philip Tetlock on Superforecasting 00:59:44 2015-12-21 12:30
George Selgin on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession 01:09:01 2015-12-14 12:30
Canice Prendergast on How Prices Can Improve a Food Fight (and Help the Poor) 01:02:34 2015-12-07 12:30
David Mindell on Our Robots, Ourselves 00:59:59 2015-11-30 12:30
Michael Munger on EconTalk's 500th Episode 01:13:34 2015-11-23 12:30
Brian Nosek on the Reproducibility Project 01:07:18 2015-11-16 12:30
Robert Aronowitz on Risky Medicine 01:10:32 2015-11-09 12:30
Michael Matheson Miller on Poverty, Inc 01:09:14 2015-11-02 12:30
Cesar Hidalgo on Why Information Grows 01:02:44 2015-10-26 12:30
Yuval Harari on Sapiens 01:12:08 2015-10-19 13:30
Pete Boettke on Katrina, Ten Years After 01:18:44 2015-10-12 13:30
Tim O'Reilly on Technology and Work 01:03:18 2015-10-05 13:30
Pete Geddes on the American Prairie Reserve 01:07:02 2015-09-28 13:30
Tina Rosenberg on the Kidney Market in Iran 01:01:23 2015-09-21 13:30
Mitch Weiss on the Business of Broadway 01:12:42 2015-09-14 13:30
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism and Doing Good Better 01:09:13 2015-09-07 13:30
Paul Robinson on Cooperation, Punishment and the Criminal Justice System 01:10:06 2015-08-31 13:30
Jesse Ausubel on Agriculture, Technology, and the Return of Nature 01:02:52 2015-08-24 13:30
Rachel Laudan on the History of Food and Cuisine 01:06:55 2015-08-17 13:30
Summer Brennan on Wilderness, Politics and the Oyster War 01:04:33 2015-08-10 13:30
Roger Berkowitz on Fish, Food, and Legal Sea Foods 01:03:59 2015-08-03 13:30
Eric Hanushek on the Education, Skills, and the Millennium Development Goals 01:11:06 2015-07-27 13:30
Wences Casares on Bitcoin and Xapo 01:00:51 2015-07-20 13:30
Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane on the Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity 00:56:57 2015-07-13 13:30
Alvin Roth on Matching Markets 01:03:10 2015-07-06 13:30
Matt Ridley on Climate Change 01:07:37 2015-06-29 13:30
Morten Jerven on African Economic Growth 01:12:17 2015-06-22 13:30
Adam Davidson on Hollywood and the Future of Work 01:14:16 2015-06-15 13:30
Nathaniel Popper on Bitcoin and Digital Gold 01:07:32 2015-06-08 13:30
Martin Weitzman on Climate Change 01:08:29 2015-06-01 13:30
Bent Flyvbjerg on Megaprojects 01:04:17 2015-05-25 13:30
Nicholas Vincent on the Magna Carta 01:10:15 2015-05-18 13:30
Eric Topol on the Power of Patients in a Digital World 01:07:05 2015-05-11 13:30
Michael O'Hare on Art Museums 01:03:18 2015-05-04 13:30
Leonard Wong on Honesty and Ethics in the Military 01:02:23 2015-04-27 13:30
Scott Sumner on Interest Rates 01:05:10 2015-04-20 13:30
Phil Rosenzweig on Leadership, Decisions, and Behavioral Economics 01:02:18 2015-04-13 13:30
Vernon Smith and James Otteson on Adam Smith 01:04:38 2015-04-06 13:30
David Skarbek on Prison Gangs and the Social Order of the Underworld 01:16:24 2015-03-30 13:30
Campbell Harvey on Randomness, Skill, and Investment Strategies 01:05:05 2015-03-23 12:30
Paul Romer on Urban Growth 01:03:01 2015-03-16 12:30
Lawrence H. White on Monetary Constitutions 01:18:19 2015-03-09 12:30
David Zetland on Water 01:00:02 2015-03-02 12:30
Michael Munger on Choosing in Groups 01:15:12 2015-02-23 12:30
Benn Steil on the Battle of Bretton Woods 01:05:09 2015-02-16 12:30
Daniel Sumner on the Political Economy of Agriculture 01:09:05 2015-02-09 12:30
Luigi Zingales on the Costs and Benefits of the Financial Sector 01:01:42 2015-02-02 12:30
Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities 01:08:18 2015-01-26 12:30
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms 01:07:37 2015-01-19 12:30
Greg Page on Food, Agriculture, and Cargill 01:02:07 2015-01-12 12:30
Joshua Greene on Moral Tribes, Moral Dilemmas, and Utilitarianism 01:10:06 2015-01-05 12:30