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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. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. 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.
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David Meltzer on the Doctor-Patient Relationship Aug 13, 2018 Listen Download
Frank Dikotter on Mao's Great Famine Aug 6, 2018 Listen Download
Alberto Alesina on Immigration and Redistribution Jul 30, 2018 Listen Download
Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception Jul 23, 2018 Listen Download
Russ Roberts on the Information Revolution, Politics, Yeats, and Yelling Jul 16, 2018 Listen Download
Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed Jul 9, 2018 Listen Download
Arnold Kling on Morality, Culture, and Tribalism Jul 2, 2018 Listen Download
Michael Pollan on Psychedelic Drugs and How to Change Your Mind Jun 25, 2018 Listen Download
Richard Reinsch on the Enlightenment, Tradition, and Populism Jun 18, 2018 Listen Download
Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Cows, Carbon Farming, and Climate Change Jun 11, 2018 Listen Download
Janet Golden on Babies Made Us Modern Jun 4, 2018 Listen Download
Iain McGilchrist on the Divided Brain and the Master and His Emissary May 28, 2018 Listen Download
Glen Weyl on Radical Markets May 21, 2018 Listen Download
Peter Boettke on Public Administration, Liberty, and the Proper Role of Government May 21, 2018 Listen Download
Joel Peterson on Leadership, Betrayal, and the 10 Laws of Trust May 7, 2018 Listen Download
Ryan Holiday on Conspiracy, Gawker, and the Hulk Hogan Trial Apr 30, 2018 Listen Download
Jonah Goldberg on The Suicide of the West Apr 23, 2018 Listen Download
Jerry Muller on the Tyranny of Metrics Apr 16, 2018 Listen Download
Vincent Rajkumar on the High Price of Cancer Drugs Apr 9, 2018 Listen Download
Michael Munger on Traffic Apr 2, 2018 Listen Download
Edward Glaeser on Joblessness and the War on Work Mar 26, 2018 Listen Download
Beth Redbird on Licensing Mar 19, 2018 Listen Download
Arnold Kling on Economics for the 21st Century Mar 12, 2018 Listen Download
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Rationality, Risk, and Skin in the Game Mar 5, 2018 Listen Download
Elizabeth Anderson on Worker Rights and Private Government Feb 26, 2018 Listen Download
Jordan Peterson on 12 Rules for Life Feb 19, 2018 Listen Download
Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education Feb 12, 2018 Listen Download
Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay on the Enemies of Modernity Feb 5, 2018 Listen Download
Marian Goodell on Burning Man Jan 29, 2018 Listen Download
John Ioannidis on Statistical Significance, Economics, and Replication Jan 22, 2018 Listen Download
Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game Jan 15, 2018 Listen Download
Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers Jan 8, 2018 Listen Download
Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith on Soonish Jan 1, 2018 Listen Download
Matt Stoller on Modern Monopolies Dec 25, 2017 Listen Download
Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles on the Captured Economy Dec 18, 2017 Listen Download
John Cogan on Entitlements and the High Cost of Good Intentions Dec 18, 2017 Listen Download
Rachel Laudan on Food Waste Dec 4, 2017 Listen Download
Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business Report and Development Aid Nov 27, 2017 Listen Download
Tim Harford on Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy Nov 20, 2017 Listen Download
Anthony Gill on Tipping Nov 13, 2017 Listen Download
Dennis Rasmussen on Hume and Smith and The Infidel and the Professor Nov 6, 2017 Listen Download
Michael Munger on Permissionless Innovation Oct 30, 2017 Listen Download
Jennifer Burns on Ayn Rand and the Goddess of the Market Oct 23, 2017 Listen Download
Megan McArdle on Internet Shaming and Online Mobs Oct 16, 2017 Listen Download
Tim O'Reilly on What's the Future Oct 9, 2017 Listen Download
Robert Wright on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Why Buddhism is True Oct 2, 2017 Listen Download
Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism Sep 25, 2017 Listen Download
Gabriel Zucman on Inequality, Growth, and Distributional National Accounts Sep 18, 2017 Listen Download
Gillian Hadfield on Law and Rules For a Flat World Sep 11, 2017 Listen Download
Rob Reich on Foundations and Philanthropy Sep 4, 2017 Listen Download
Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars Aug 28, 2017 Listen Download
John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move Aug 21, 2017 Listen Download
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game Aug 14, 2017 Listen Download
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Prosperity, and the Good Society Aug 7, 2017 Listen Download
Alex Guarnaschelli on Food Jul 31, 2017 Listen Download
Sally Satel on Organ Donation Jul 24, 2017 Listen Download
Tamar Haspel on Food Costs, Animal Welfare, and the Honey Bee Jul 17, 2017 Listen Download
Martha Nussbaum on Alexander Hamilton Jul 10, 2017 Listen Download
Chris Blattman on Chickens, Cash, and Development Economics Jul 3, 2017 Listen Download
Robin Feldman on Drug Patents, Generics, and Drug Wars Jun 26, 2017 Listen Download
Thomas Ricks on Churchill and Orwell Jun 19, 2017 Listen Download
Don Boudreaux, Michael Munger, and Russ Roberts on Emergent Order Jun 12, 2017 Listen Download
Christy Ford Chapin on the Evolution of the American Health Care System Jun 5, 2017 Listen Download
David Boaz, P.J. O'Rourke, and George Will on the State of Liberty May 29, 2017 Listen Download
Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Growth, and Experiments May 22, 2017 Listen Download
Cass Sunstein on #Republic May 15, 2017 Listen Download
Tyler Cowen on The Complacent Class May 8, 2017 Listen Download
Jennifer Pahlka on Code for America May 1, 2017 Listen Download
Elizabeth Pape on Manufacturing and Selling Women's Clothing and Elizabeth Suzann Apr 24, 2017 Listen Download
Rana Foroohar on the Financial Sector and Makers and Takers Apr 17, 2017 Listen Download
Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team Apr 10, 2017 Listen Download
Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips Apr 3, 2017 Listen Download
Jason Barr on Building the Skyline and the Economics of Skyscrapers Mar 27, 2017 Listen Download
Andrew Gelman on Social Science, Small Samples, and the Garden of the Forking Paths Mar 20, 2017 Listen Download
Robert Whaples on the Economics of Pope Francis Mar 13, 2017 Listen Download
Crafts, Garicano, and Zingales on the Economic Future of Europe Mar 6, 2017 Listen Download
Paul Bloom on Empathy Feb 27, 2017 Listen Download
Tom Wainwright on Narconomics Feb 20, 2017 Listen Download
Jim Epstein on Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Freedom in Latin America Feb 13, 2017 Listen Download
Gary Taubes on the Case Against Sugar Feb 6, 2017 Listen Download
George Borjas on Immigration and We Wanted Workers Jan 30, 2017 Listen Download
Sam Quinones on Heroin, the Opioid Epidemic, and Dreamland Jan 23, 2017 Listen Download
Michael Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee Jan 16, 2017 Listen Download
Robert Hall on Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy Jan 9, 2017 Listen Download
Mark Warshawsky on Compensation, Health Care Costs, and Inequality Jan 2, 2017 Listen Download
Chris Blattman on Sweatshops Dec 26, 2016 Listen Download
Terry Anderson on Native American Economics Dec 19, 2016 Listen Download
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on the Spoils of War Dec 12, 2016 Listen Download
Thomas Leonard on Race, Eugenics, and Illiberal Reformers Dec 5, 2016 Listen Download
Doug Lemov on Reading Nov 28, 2016 Listen Download
Erik Hurst on Work, Play, and the Dynamics of U.S. Labor Markets Nov 21, 2016 Listen Download
Tim Harford on the Virtues of Disorder and Messy Nov 14, 2016 Listen Download
David Gelernter on Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind Nov 7, 2016 Listen Download
Judith Donath on Signaling, Design, and the Social Machine Oct 31, 2016 Listen Download
Casey Mulligan on Cuba Oct 24, 2016 Listen Download
Chris Arnade on the Mexican Crisis, TARP, and American Poverty Oct 17, 2016 Listen Download
Angus Deaton on Inequality, Trade, and the Robin Hood Principle Oct 10, 2016 Listen Download
Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction Oct 3, 2016 Listen Download
John Cochrane on Economic Growth and Changing the Policy Debate Sep 26, 2016 Listen Download
Eric Wakin on Archiving, Preservation, and History Sep 19, 2016 Listen Download
Susan Athey on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation Sep 12, 2016 Listen Download
Terry Moe on the Constitution, the Presidency, and Relic Sep 5, 2016 Listen Download
Leo Katz on Why the Law is So Perverse Aug 29, 2016 Listen Download
Munger on Slavery and Racism Aug 22, 2016 Listen Download
Chuck Klosterman on But What If We're Wrong Aug 15, 2016 Listen Download
Adam D'Angelo on Knowledge, Experimentation, and Quora Aug 8, 2016 Listen Download
Matthew Futterman on Players and the Business of Sports Aug 1, 2016 Listen Download
Angela Duckworth on Grit Jul 25, 2016 Listen Download
Ryan Holiday on Ego is the Enemy Jul 18, 2016 Listen Download
Jonathan Skinner on Health Care Costs, Technology, and Rising Mortality Jul 11, 2016 Listen Download
Yuval Levin on The Fractured Republic Jul 4, 2016 Listen Download
Richard Epstein on Cruises, First-Class Travel, and Inequality Jun 27, 2016 Listen Download
Kevin Kelly on the Inevitable Jun 20, 2016 Listen Download
Abby Smith Rumsey on Remembering, Forgetting, and When We Are No More Jun 13, 2016 Listen Download
Jason Zweig on Finance and the Devil's Financial Dictionary Jun 6, 2016 Listen Download
David Beckworth on Money, Monetary Policy, and the Great Recession May 30, 2016 Listen Download
James Bessen on Learning by Doing May 23, 2016 Listen Download
Leif Wenar on Blood Oil May 16, 2016 Listen Download
Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and the Master Algorithm May 9, 2016 Listen Download
Arnold Kling on Specialization and Trade May 2, 2016 Listen Download
Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity Apr 25, 2016 Listen Download
Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports Apr 18, 2016 Listen Download
Robert Frank on Success and Luck Apr 11, 2016 Listen Download
Richard Jones on Transhumanism Apr 4, 2016 Listen Download
Jayson Lusk on Food, Technology, and Unnaturally Delicious Mar 28, 2016 Listen Download
Marina Krakovsky on the Middleman Economy Mar 21, 2016 Listen Download
David Autor on Trade, China, and U.S. Labor Markets Mar 14, 2016 Listen Download
Will Davies on the Economics, Economists, and the Limits of Neoliberalism Mar 7, 2016 Listen Download
Alison Wolf on Women, Inequality and the XX Factor Feb 29, 2016 Listen Download
Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything Feb 22, 2016 Listen Download
Adam Cifu on Ending Medical Reversal Feb 15, 2016 Listen Download
Adam Ozimek on the Power of Econometrics and Data Feb 8, 2016 Listen Download
Timothy Taylor on Government vs. Business Feb 1, 2016 Listen Download
James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics Jan 25, 2016 Listen Download
Josh Luber on Sneakers, Sneakerheads, and the Second-hand Market Jan 18, 2016 Listen Download
Greg Ip on Foolproof Jan 11, 2016 Listen Download
Robert Frank on Dinner Table Economics Jan 4, 2016 Listen Download
Noah Smith on Whether Economics is a Science Dec 28, 2015 Listen Download
Philip Tetlock on Superforecasting Dec 21, 2015 Listen Download
George Selgin on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession Dec 14, 2015 Listen Download
Canice Prendergast on How Prices Can Improve a Food Fight (and Help the Poor) Dec 7, 2015 Listen Download
David Mindell on Our Robots, Ourselves Nov 30, 2015 Listen Download
Michael Munger on EconTalk's 500th Episode Nov 23, 2015 Listen Download
Brian Nosek on the Reproducibility Project Nov 16, 2015 Listen Download
Robert Aronowitz on Risky Medicine Nov 9, 2015 Listen Download
Michael Matheson Miller on Poverty, Inc Nov 2, 2015 Listen Download
Cesar Hidalgo on Why Information Grows Oct 26, 2015 Listen Download
Yuval Harari on Sapiens Oct 19, 2015 Listen Download
Pete Boettke on Katrina, Ten Years After Oct 12, 2015 Listen Download
Tim O'Reilly on Technology and Work Oct 5, 2015 Listen Download
Pete Geddes on the American Prairie Reserve Sep 28, 2015 Listen Download
Tina Rosenberg on the Kidney Market in Iran Sep 21, 2015 Listen Download
Mitch Weiss on the Business of Broadway Sep 14, 2015 Listen Download
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism and Doing Good Better Sep 7, 2015 Listen Download
Paul Robinson on Cooperation, Punishment and the Criminal Justice System Aug 31, 2015 Listen Download
Jesse Ausubel on Agriculture, Technology, and the Return of Nature Aug 24, 2015 Listen Download
Rachel Laudan on the History of Food and Cuisine Aug 17, 2015 Listen Download
Summer Brennan on Wilderness, Politics and the Oyster War Aug 10, 2015 Listen Download
Roger Berkowitz on Fish, Food, and Legal Sea Foods Aug 3, 2015 Listen Download
Eric Hanushek on the Education, Skills, and the Millennium Development Goals Jul 27, 2015 Listen Download
Wences Casares on Bitcoin and Xapo Jul 20, 2015 Listen Download
Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane on the Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity Jul 13, 2015 Listen Download
Alvin Roth on Matching Markets Jul 6, 2015 Listen Download
Matt Ridley on Climate Change Jun 29, 2015 Listen Download
Morten Jerven on African Economic Growth Jun 22, 2015 Listen Download
Adam Davidson on Hollywood and the Future of Work Jun 15, 2015 Listen Download
Nathaniel Popper on Bitcoin and Digital Gold Jun 8, 2015 Listen Download
Martin Weitzman on Climate Change Jun 1, 2015 Listen Download
Bent Flyvbjerg on Megaprojects May 25, 2015 Listen Download
Nicholas Vincent on the Magna Carta May 18, 2015 Listen Download
Eric Topol on the Power of Patients in a Digital World May 11, 2015 Listen Download
Michael O'Hare on Art Museums May 4, 2015 Listen Download
Leonard Wong on Honesty and Ethics in the Military Apr 27, 2015 Listen Download
Scott Sumner on Interest Rates Apr 20, 2015 Listen Download
Phil Rosenzweig on Leadership, Decisions, and Behavioral Economics Apr 13, 2015 Listen Download
Vernon Smith and James Otteson on Adam Smith Apr 6, 2015 Listen Download
David Skarbek on Prison Gangs and the Social Order of the Underworld Mar 30, 2015 Listen Download
Campbell Harvey on Randomness, Skill, and Investment Strategies Mar 23, 2015 Listen Download
Paul Romer on Urban Growth Mar 16, 2015 Listen Download
Lawrence H. White on Monetary Constitutions Mar 9, 2015 Listen Download
David Zetland on Water Mar 2, 2015 Listen Download
Michael Munger on Choosing in Groups Feb 23, 2015 Listen Download
Benn Steil on the Battle of Bretton Woods Feb 16, 2015 Listen Download
Daniel Sumner on the Political Economy of Agriculture Feb 9, 2015 Listen Download
Luigi Zingales on the Costs and Benefits of the Financial Sector Feb 2, 2015 Listen Download
Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities Jan 26, 2015 Listen Download
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms Jan 19, 2015 Listen Download
Greg Page on Food, Agriculture, and Cargill Jan 12, 2015 Listen Download
Joshua Greene on Moral Tribes, Moral Dilemmas, and Utilitarianism Jan 5, 2015 Listen Download

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