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Conversations with Tyler

By Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

  1. 1.
    Jordan Peterson on Mythology, Fame, and Reading People02/13/2019
    53:05
  2. 2.
    Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama on *Persecution and Toleration*01/30/2019
    1:16:10
  3. 3.
    Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone's Head01/16/2019
    1:00:04
  4. 4.
    Rebecca Kukla on Moving through and Responding to the World01/02/2019
    1:00:56
  5. 5.
    Daniel Kahneman on Cutting Through the Noise12/19/2018
    1:09:16
  6. 6.
    Paul Romer on the Unrivaled Joy of Scholarship12/05/2018
    52:38
  7. 7.
    John Nye on Revisionist Economic History and Having Too Many Hobbies11/21/2018
    58:29
  8. 8.
    Eric Schmidt on the Life-Changing Magic of Systematizing, Scaling, and Saying "Thanks" (Live)11/07/2018
    54:50
  1. 9.
    Ben Thompson on Business and Tech10/24/2018
    1:00:07
  2. 10.
    Rob Wiblin interviews Tyler on *Stubborn Attachments*10/16/2018
    2:30:40
  3. 11.
    Paul Krugman on Politics, Inequality, and Following Your Curiosity10/10/2018
    52:55
  4. 12.
    Bruno Maçães on the Spirit of Adventure09/26/2018
    57:44
  5. 13.
    Michele Gelfand on Tight and Loose Cultures09/12/2018
    56:04
  6. 14.
    Claire Lehmann on Speaking Freely08/29/2018
    47:04
  7. 15.
    Michael Pollan on the Science and Sublimity of Psychedelics08/15/2018
    59:20
  8. 16.
    Michelle Dawson on Autism and Atypicality08/01/2018
    53:35
  9. 17.
    Vitalik Buterin on Cryptoeconomics and Markets in Everything07/18/2018
    52:33
  10. 18.
    Juan Pablo Villarino on Travel and Trust07/03/2018
    1:01:26
  11. 19.
    Elisa New on Poetry in America and Beyond06/20/2018
    54:09
  12. 20.
    David Brooks on Youth, Morality, and Loneliness (Live at Mason)06/06/2018
    1:22:30
  13. 21.
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Self-Education and Doing the Math (Plus special guest Bryan Caplan)05/23/2018
    1:37:19
  14. 22.
    Bryan Caplan on Learning across Disciplines (Live at Mason Econ)05/09/2018
    1:11:56
  15. 23.
    Balaji Srinivasan on the Power and Promise of the Blockchain04/25/2018
    54:53
  16. 24.
    Agnes Callard on the Theory of Everything04/11/2018
    59:46
  17. 25.
    Martina Navratilova on Shaping Herself (Live at Mason)03/28/2018
    1:05:47
  18. 26.
    Chris Blattman on Development, Conflict, and Doing What’s Interesting03/14/2018
    1:00:47
  19. 27.
    Robin Hanson on Signaling and Self-Deception (Live at Mason Econ)02/28/2018
    1:05:46
  20. 28.
    Matt Levine Live at Bloomberg HQ02/14/2018
    1:06:01
  21. 29.
    Charles C. Mann on Shaping Tomorrow’s World and the Limits to Growth01/31/2018
    55:40
  22. 30.
    Ross Douthat on Narrative and Religion (Live at Mason)01/17/2018
    1:25:16
  23. 31.
    Andy Weir on the Economics of Sci-Fi and Space12/20/2017
    52:38
  24. 32.
    Doug Irwin on US Trade Policy11/29/2017
    57:05
  25. 33.
    Sujatha Gidla on being an Ant amongst the Elephants (Live)11/15/2017
    1:02:43
  26. 34.
    Steve Teles and Brink Lindsey on *The Captured Economy*11/01/2017
    52:42
  27. 35.
    Mary Roach on Disgust, Death, and Danger (Live at Mason)10/18/2017
    1:15:51
  28. 36.
    Larry Summers on Macroeconomics, Mentorship, and Avoiding Complacency (Live)09/20/2017
    1:13:37
  29. 37.
    Dave Barry on Humor, Writing, and Life as a Florida Man08/16/2017
    57:55
  30. 38.
    Dave Rubin on Digital Media, Crowdfunding, and Comedy (Live)08/02/2017
    32:44
  31. 39.
    Atul Gawande on Priorities, Big and Small07/19/2017
    57:32
  32. 40.
    Ben Sasse on the Space between Nebraska and Neverland (Live at Mason)06/28/2017
    1:21:27
  33. 41.
    Edward Luce on The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Live)06/21/2017
    54:22
  34. 42.
    Jill Lepore on Traveling through Time06/14/2017
    1:08:50
  35. 43.
    Tyler Cowen and Steve Davies talk Theresa May, Brexit, and Europe (Live)06/07/2017
    24:01
  36. 44.
    Raj Chetty on Teachers, Social Mobility, and How to Find Answers to Big Questions05/24/2017
    1:02:29
  37. 45.
    Garry Kasparov on AI, Chess, and the Future of Creativity05/10/2017
    1:07:38
  38. 46.
    Patrick Collison has a Few Questions for Tyler (Live at Stripe)04/12/2017
    1:33:44
  39. 47.
    Malcolm Gladwell Wants to Make the World Safe for Mediocrity (Live at Mason)03/15/2017
    1:32:11
  40. 48.
    *The Complacent Class* with Katherine Mangu-Ward (Live at Mason)03/13/2017
    56:18
  41. 49.
    Rabbi David Wolpe on Leadership, Religion, and Identity (Live at Sixth & I)02/15/2017
    1:20:26
  42. 50.
    Chef Mark Miller on Food as the Ultimate Intellectual Exploration01/25/2017
    1:16:03
  43. 51.
    Jhumpa Lahiri on Writing, Translation, and Crossing Between Cultures (Live at Mason)01/11/2017
    1:26:44
  44. 52.
    Joseph Henrich on WEIRD Societies and Life Among Two Strange Tribes (Live at Mason)12/14/2016
    1:25:19
  45. 53.
    Fuchsia Dunlop on Chinese Food, Culture, and Travel11/16/2016
    1:15:10
  46. 54.
    Steven Pinker on Language, Reason, and the Future of Violence (Live at Mason)11/02/2016
    1:26:53
  47. 55.
    Ezra Klein on Media, Politics, and Models of the World10/06/2016
    1:17:11
  48. 56.
    Margalit Fox on Life, Death, and the Best Job in Journalism08/24/2016
    47:57
  49. 57.
    Michael Orthofer on Why Fiction Matters07/27/2016
    56:58
  50. 58.
    Cass Sunstein on Judicial Minimalism, the Supreme Court, and Star Wars (Live at Mason)06/22/2016
    1:17:27
  51. 59.
    Camille Paglia on her Lifestyle of Observation (Live at Mason)04/25/2016
    1:26:53
  52. 60.
    Jonathan Haidt on Morality, Politics, Disgust, and Intellectual Diversity on Campus03/24/2016
    1:02:04
  53. 61.
    Nate Silver on the Supreme Court and the Underrated Stat for Finding Good Food (Live at Mason)02/23/2016
    1:21:26
  54. 62.
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Fighting Bruce Lee, Growing Up in Harlem, and Basketball (Live at Mason)02/02/2016
    1:22:21
  55. 63.
    Cliff Asness on Comics and Why Never to Share a Gym with Cirque du Soleil (Live at Mason)11/18/2015
    1:22:41
  56. 64.
    Dani Rodrik on Premature Deindustrialization and Why the World is Second Best at Best10/01/2015
    1:24:58
  57. 65.
    Luigi Zingales on Italy, Google and Conglomeration, and Donald Trump (Live at Mason)09/16/2015
    1:16:41
  58. 66.
    Jeffrey Sachs on Charter Cities and How to Reform Graduate Economics Education (Live at Mason)03/31/2015
    1:32:16
  59. 67.
    Peter Thiel on Stagnation, Innovation, and What Not to Call your Company (Live at Mason)03/25/2015
    1:20:40

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