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.
    Stanley McChrystal on the Military, Leadership, and Risk
    53:56
  2. 2.
    Claudia Goldin on the Economics of Inequality
    49:05
  3. 3.
    Amia Srinivasan on Utopian Feminism
    1:05:01
  4. 4.
    David Cutler and Ed Glaeser on the Health and Wealth of Cities
    1:19:04
  5. 5.
    Zeynep Tufekci on the Sociology of The Moment (Live)
    1:05:56
  6. 6.
    Andrew Sullivan on Braving New Intellectual Journeys
    55:16
  7. 7.
    Niall Ferguson on Why We Study History
    54:06
  8. 8.
    Alexander the Grate on Life as an NFA
    44:46
  1. 9.
    Richard Prum on Birds, Beauty, and Finding Your Own Way
    50:00
  2. 10.
    Elijah Millgram on the Philosophical Life
    1:08:09
  3. 11.
    David Deutsch on Multiple Worlds and Our Place in Them
    1:01:23
  4. 12.
    Mark Carney on Central Banking and Shared Values
    54:56
  5. 13.
    Pierpaolo Barbieri on Latin American FinTech
    56:15
  6. 14.
    Daniel Carpenter on Smart Regulation
    1:08:27
  7. 15.
    Shadi Bartsch on the Classics and China
    1:00:26
  8. 16.
    Dana Gioia on Becoming an Information Billionaire
    1:18:28
  9. 17.
    Sarah Parcak on Archaeology from Space
    1:04:11
  10. 18.
    John Cochrane on Economic Puzzles and Habits of Mind
    58:31
  11. 19.
    Patricia Fara on Newton, Scientific Progress, and the Benefits of Unhistoric Acts
    57:57
  12. 20.
    Brian Armstrong on the Crypto Economy
    54:54
  13. 21.
    Benjamin Friedman on the Origins of Economic Belief
    1:07:14
  14. 22.
    Noubar Afeyan on the Permission to Leap
    55:55
  15. 23.
    Conversations with Tyler 2020 Retrospective
    53:58
  16. 24.
    John O. Brennan on Life in the CIA
    58:07
  17. 25.
    Zach Carter on the Life and Legacy of John Maynard Keynes
    54:57
  18. 26.
    Jimmy Wales on Systems and Incentives
    57:06
  19. 27.
    Edwidge Danticat on Haitian Art and Literature
    51:39
  20. 28.
    Michael Kremer on Economists as Founders
    49:37
  21. 29.
    Audrey Tang on the Technology of Democracy
    53:25
  22. 30.
    Alex Ross on Music, Culture, and Criticism
    1:01:19
  23. 31.
    Matt Yglesias on Why the Population is Too Damn Low
    1:06:07
  24. 32.
    Jason Furman on Productivity, Competition, and Growth
    1:01:10
  25. 33.
    Nicholas Bloom on Management, Productivity, and Scientific Progress
    1:03:36
  26. 34.
    Nathan Nunn on the Paths to Development
    1:01:45
  27. 35.
    Melissa Dell on the Significance of Persistence
    1:03:26
  28. 36.
    Annie Duke on Poker, Probabilities, and How We Make Decisions
    54:37
  29. 37.
    Rachel Harmon on Policing
    57:41
  30. 38.
    Ashley Mears on Status and Beauty
    1:01:54
  31. 39.
    Paul Romer on a Culture of Science and Working Hard
    59:58
  32. 40.
    Adam Tooze on our Financial Past and Future
    1:05:38
  33. 41.
    Glen Weyl on Fighting COVID-19 and the Role of the Academic Expert
    55:49
  34. 42.
    Philip E. Tetlock on Forecasting and Foraging as a Fox
    54:18
  35. 43.
    Emily St. John Mandel on Fact, Fiction, and the Familiar
    55:40
  36. 44.
    Ross Douthat on Decadence and Dynamism
    1:07:15
  37. 45.
    Russ Roberts and Tyler on COVID-19
    1:19:14
  38. 46.
    John McWhorter on Linguistics, Music, and Race (Live at Mason)
    1:18:50
  39. 47.
    Garett Jones on Democracy (More or Less)
    56:25
  40. 48.
    Tim Harford on Persuasion and Popular Economics
    59:14
  41. 49.
    Ezra Klein on Why We’re Polarized
    1:10:00
  42. 50.
    Reid Hoffman on Systems, Levers, and Quixotic Quests
    1:00:54

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