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EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover... more

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Sonat Birnecker Hart on Whiskey

Scholar and distiller Sonat Birnecker Hart of the Koval Distillery talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her career move... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Erik Hoel on Effective Altruism, Utilitarianism, and the Repugnant Conclusion

Neuroscientist Erik Hoel talks about why he is not an "effective altruist" with EconTalk host, Russ Roberts. Hoel argues that... more

26 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Kieran Setiya on Midlife

John Stuart Mill's midlife crisis came at 20 when he realized that if he got what he desired he still... more

19 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
David McRaney on How Minds Change

To the Founding Fathers it was free libraries. To the 19th century rationalist philosophers it was a system of public... more

12 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Will MacAskill on Longtermism and What We Owe the Future

Philosopher William MacAskill of the University of Oxford and a founder of the effective altruism movement talks about his book... more

05 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Amor Towles on A Gentleman in Moscow and the Writer's Craft

Author Amor Towles talks about his book, A Gentleman in Moscow, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Along the way they... more

29 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Raj Chetty on Economic Mobility

Economist Raj Chetty of Harvard University talks about his work on economic mobility with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The focus... more

22 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Tyler Cowen on Talent

How do you hone your craft on an everyday basis? It could be writing, meeting with experts, even listening to... more

15 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Russ Roberts and Mike Munger on Wild Problems

Waze and Google Maps tell us the best way to get to where we're going. But no app or algorithm... more

08 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Gerd Gigerenzer on How to Stay Smart in a Smart World

IBM's super-computer Watson was a runaway success on Jeopardy! But it wasn't nearly as good at diagnosing cancer. This came as no surprise to... more

01 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Sonat Birnecker Hart on Whiskey