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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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Diane Coyle on Cogs, Monsters, and Better Economics

Mainstream economics, says author Diane Coyle, keeps treating people like cogs: self-interested, rational agents. But in the digital economy, we're... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Marc Andreessen on Software, Immortality, and Bitcoin

What's the single best thing happening in technology right now? According to entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, it's the... more

16 May 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Chris Blattman on Why We Fight

It's tempting to explain Russia's invasion of Ukraine with Putin's megalomania. Economist Chris Blattman of the University of Chicago talks about... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Dwayne Betts on Ellison, Levi, and Human Suffering

In his memoir of his time in Auschwitz, Primo Levi describes Jewish prisoners bathing in freezing water without soap--not because... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Michael Munger on Antitrust

Are tech giants such as Google, Amazon, or Facebook dangerous? Do they have too much power? Dive into the murky... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Tyler Cowen on Reading

Intellectual omnivore Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts talk about their reading habits, their favorite books,... more

18 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Russ Roberts on Education

What do crossing rivers and investing in stocks have in common? Real education is seeing the connection between things that seem... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Richard Gunderman on Greed, Adam Smith, and Leo Tolstoy

Physician and careful reader Richard Gunderman of Indiana University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how Adam Smith and... more

04 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Pano Kanelos on Education and UATX

What is real education? What can colleges provide their students? Pano Kanelos, president of the new college-to-be in Austin, UATX, talks... more

28 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Robert Pindyck on Averting and Adapting to Climate Change

Economist Robert Pindyck of MIT talks about his book, Climate Future, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Pindyck lays out what... more

21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Diane Coyle on Cogs, Monsters, and Better Economics