EconTalk

By Russ Roberts

EconTalk is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of consciousness, and more. EconTalk has been taking the Monday out of Mondays since 2006. All 750+ episodes are available in the archive. Go to EconTalk.org for transcripts, related resources, and comments.

  1. 1.
    John Cochrane on the Pandemic
    1:08:28
  2. 2.
    Dana Gioia on Learning, Poetry, and Studying with Miss Bishop
    1:35:44
  3. 3.
    Lamorna Ash on Dark, Salt, Clear
    1:14:21
  4. 4.
    Michael McCullough on the Kindness of Strangers
    1:21:07
  5. 5.
    Scott Newstok on How to Think Like Shakespeare
    1:09:12
  6. 6.
    Gary Shiffman on the Economics of Violence
    59:04
  7. 7.
    Don Boudreaux on Buchanan
    1:16:17
  8. 8.
    Matthew Crawford on Why We Drive
    1:15:19
  1. 9.
    Michael Blastland on the Hidden Half
    1:14:45
  2. 10.
    Jay Bhattacharya on the Pandemic
    1:20:58
  3. 11.
    Katherine Levine Einstein on Neighborhood Defenders
    1:02:45
  4. 12.
    Branko Milanovic on the Big Questions of Economics
    1:22:39
  5. 13.
    Emily Oster on the Pandemic
    1:04:26
  6. 14.
    Daniel Haybron on Happiness
    1:24:01
  7. 15.
    Virginia Postrel on Textiles and the Fabric of Civilization
    1:06:40
  8. 16.
    Steven Levitt on Freakonomics and the State of Economics
    1:33:36
  9. 17.
    Rob Wiblin and Russ Roberts on Charity, Science, and Utilitarianism
    1:47:17
  10. 18.
    Fredrik deBoer on the Cult of Smart
    1:17:09
  11. 19.
    Dwayne Betts on Reading, Prison, and the Million Book Project
    1:32:44
  12. 20.
    Anne Applebaum on the Twilight of Democracy
    1:00:12
  13. 21.
    Zena Hitz on Lost in Thought
    1:29:49
  14. 22.
    Agnes Callard on Aspiration
    1:23:30
  15. 23.
    Lisa Cook on Racism, Patents, and Black Entrepreneurship
    1:08:52
  16. 24.
    Robert Chitester on Milton Friedman and Free to Choose
    1:05:13
  17. 25.
    Margaret Heffernan on Uncharted
    1:04:19
  18. 26.
    Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works
    1:11:08
  19. 27.
    Franklin Zimring on When Police Kill
    1:03:38
  20. 28.
    Michael Munger on the Future of Higher Education
    1:07:55
  21. 29.
    Ben Cohen on the Hot Hand
    1:08:52
  22. 30.
    John Kay and Mervyn King on Radical Uncertainty
    1:14:10
  23. 31.
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Pandemic
    1:07:44
  24. 32.
    Glenn Loury on Race, Inequality, and America
    57:32
  25. 33.
    Josh Williams on Online Gaming, Blockchain, and Forte
    1:13:56
  26. 34.
    Robert Lerman on Apprenticeships
    1:03:12
  27. 35.
    Vivian Lee on The Long Fix
    1:04:35
  28. 36.
    Agnes Callard on Philosophy, Progress, and Wisdom
    1:09:24
  29. 37.
    Diane Ravitch on Slaying Goliath
    1:02:18
  30. 38.
    Rebecca Henderson on Reimagining Capitalism
    1:06:20
  31. 39.
    Sarah Carr on Charter Schools, Educational Reform, and Hope Against Hope
    1:00:56
  32. 40.
    Martin Gurri on the Revolt of the Public
    1:11:31
  33. 41.
    Robert Pondiscio on How the Other Half Learns
    1:20:46
  34. 42.
    Paul Romer on the Pandemic
    1:02:01
  35. 43.
    Branko Milanovic on Capitalism, Alone
    1:38:07
  36. 44.
    L.A. Paul on Vampires, Life Choices, and Transformation
    1:14:31
  37. 45.
    Alan Lightman on Stardust, Meaning, Religion, and Science
    1:21:14
  38. 46.
    Vinay Prasad on Cancer Drugs, Medical Ethics, and Malignant
    1:18:03
  39. 47.
    Ed Leamer on Manufacturing, Effort, and Inequality
    1:14:05
  40. 48.
    Arnold Kling on the Three Languages of Politics, Revisited
    1:03:14
  41. 49.
    Jenny Schuetz on Land Regulation and the Housing Market
    1:15:12
  42. 50.
    Azra Raza on The First Cell
    1:24:42

Listen to EconTalk now.

Listen to EconTalk in full in the Spotify app