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By EconTalk: Russ Roberts, Library of Economics and Liberty

EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Host Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.

  1. 1.
    George Will on the Conservative Sensibility09/16/2019
    1:18:22
  2. 2.
    Daron Acemoglu on Shared Prosperity and Good Jobs09/09/2019
    1:06:33
  3. 3.
    David Deppner on Leadership, Confidence, and Humility09/02/2019
    1:16:09
  4. 4.
    Andrew Roberts on Churchill and the Craft of Biography08/26/2019
    1:10:02
  5. 5.
    Tyler Cowen on Big Business08/19/2019
    1:06:24
  6. 6.
    Arthur Diamond on Openness to Creative Destruction08/12/2019
    1:15:44
  7. 7.
    Andy Matuschak on Books and Learning08/05/2019
    1:06:26
  8. 8.
    Shoshana Zuboff on Surveillance Capitalism07/29/2019
    1:33:14
  1. 9.
    Chris Arnade on Dignity07/22/2019
    1:21:42
  2. 10.
    Michael Brendan Dougherty on My Father Left Me Ireland07/15/2019
    1:33:06
  3. 11.
    Arthur Brooks on Love Your Enemies07/08/2019
    1:10:01
  4. 12.
    Adam Cifu on the Case for Being a Medical Conservative07/01/2019
    1:13:46
  5. 13.
    Eric Topol on Deep Medicine06/24/2019
    1:08:25
  6. 14.
    Anja Shortland on Kidnap06/17/2019
    1:17:53
  7. 15.
    Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change06/10/2019
    1:10:52
  8. 16.
    Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design06/03/2019
    1:18:20
  9. 17.
    David Epstein on Mastery, Specialization, and Range05/27/2019
    1:41:54
  10. 18.
    Mary Hirschfeld on Economics, Culture, and Aquinas and the Market05/20/2019
    1:16:52
  11. 19.
    Robert Burton on Being Certain05/13/2019
    1:20:17
  12. 20.
    Mauricio Miller on Poverty, Social Work, and the Alternative05/06/2019
    1:18:06
  13. 21.
    Emily Oster on Cribsheet04/29/2019
    1:06:03
  14. 22.
    Paul Romer on Growth, Cities, and the State of Economics04/22/2019
    1:26:42
  15. 23.
    Jill Lepore on Nationalism, Populism, and the State of America04/15/2019
    1:06:32
  16. 24.
    Robin Feldman on Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes04/08/2019
    1:05:15
  17. 25.
    Jacob Stegenga on Medical Nihilism04/01/2019
    1:18:32
  18. 26.
    Daniel Hamermesh on Spending Time03/25/2019
    1:02:48
  19. 27.
    Amy Tuteur on Birth, Natural Parenting, and Push Back03/18/2019
    1:02:33
  20. 28.
    Amy Webb on Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, and the Big Nine03/11/2019
    1:24:45
  21. 29.
    Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage03/04/2019
    1:13:54
  22. 30.
    Michael Munger on Crony Capitalism02/25/2019
    1:10:11
  23. 31.
    Catherine Semcer on Poaching, Preserves, and African Wildlife02/18/2019
    1:07:30
  24. 32.
    Jessica Riskin on Life, Machinery, and the Restless Clock02/11/2019
    1:04:51
  25. 33.
    Gary Greenberg on the Placebo Effect02/04/2019
    1:01:35
  26. 34.
    Patrick Collison on Innovation and Scientific Progress01/28/2019
    1:15:48
  27. 35.
    Jennifer Doleac on Crime01/21/2019
    1:22:58
  28. 36.
    Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn01/14/2019
    1:00:03
  29. 37.
    Ed Dolan on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance01/07/2019
    1:04:26
  30. 38.
    Sebastian Junger on Tribe12/31/2018
    1:16:24
  31. 39.
    Mariana Mazzucato on the Value of Everything12/24/2018
    1:07:52
  32. 40.
    John Horgan on Mind-Body Problems12/17/2018
    1:17:10
  33. 41.
    Peter Berkowitz on Locke, Liberty, and Liberalism12/09/2018
    1:20:02
  34. 42.
    Maeve Cohen on Rethinking Economics12/03/2018
    1:02:02
  35. 43.
    Anat Admati on the Financial Crisis of 200811/26/2018
    1:05:57
  36. 44.
    A.J. Jacobs on Thanks a Thousand11/19/2018
    1:01:27
  37. 45.
    Julia Belluz on Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism11/12/2018
    1:05:21
  38. 46.
    Alan Lightman on Science, Spirituality, and Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine11/05/2018
    1:12:00
  39. 47.
    Michael Munger on Sharing, Transaction Costs, and Tomorrow 3.010/29/2018
    1:10:18
  40. 48.
    Ran Abramitzky on the Mystery of the Kibbutz10/22/2018
    1:06:43
  41. 49.
    Kevin McKenna on Characters, Plot, and Themes of In the First Circle10/18/2018
    1:16:19
  42. 50.
    John Gray on the Seven Kinds of Atheism10/15/2018
    1:36:03
  43. 51.
    Neil Monnery on Hong Kong and the Architect of Prosperity10/08/2018
    1:13:30
  44. 52.
    Noah Smith on Worker Compensation, Co-determination, and Market Power10/01/2018
    1:15:17
  45. 53.
    Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence09/24/2018
    1:05:37
  46. 54.
    Paul Bloom on Cruelty09/17/2018
    1:22:35
  47. 55.
    Kevin McKenna on Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet Union, and In the First Circle09/10/2018
    1:18:37
  48. 56.
    Yoram Hazony on the Virtue of Nationalism09/03/2018
    1:22:34
  49. 57.
    Charlan Nemeth on In Defense of Troublemakers08/27/2018
    1:23:24
  50. 58.
    Lilliana Mason on Uncivil Agreement08/20/2018
    1:10:17
  51. 59.
    David Meltzer on the Doctor-Patient Relationship08/13/2018
    1:08:45
  52. 60.
    Frank Dikotter on Mao's Great Famine08/06/2018
    1:12:47
  53. 61.
    Alberto Alesina on Immigration and Redistribution07/30/2018
    1:06:14
  54. 62.
    Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception07/23/2018
    1:04:30
  55. 63.
    Russ Roberts on the Information Revolution, Politics, Yeats, and Yelling07/16/2018
    1:01:30
  56. 64.
    Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed07/09/2018
    1:14:58
  57. 65.
    Arnold Kling on Morality, Culture, and Tribalism07/02/2018
    1:06:52
  58. 66.
    Michael Pollan on Psychedelic Drugs and How to Change Your Mind06/25/2018
    1:12:27
  59. 67.
    Richard Reinsch on the Enlightenment, Tradition, and Populism06/18/2018
    1:06:41
  60. 68.
    Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Cows, Carbon Farming, and Climate Change06/11/2018
    1:14:20
  61. 69.
    Janet Golden on Babies Made Us Modern06/04/2018
    1:03:03
  62. 70.
    Iain McGilchrist on the Divided Brain and the Master and His Emissary05/28/2018
    1:26:08
  63. 71.
    Glen Weyl on Radical Markets05/21/2018
    1:03:27
  64. 72.
    Peter Boettke on Public Administration, Liberty, and the Proper Role of Government05/20/2018
    1:12:46
  65. 73.
    Joel Peterson on Leadership, Betrayal, and the 10 Laws of Trust05/07/2018
    1:13:16
  66. 74.
    Ryan Holiday on Conspiracy, Gawker, and the Hulk Hogan Trial04/30/2018
    1:17:50
  67. 75.
    Jonah Goldberg on The Suicide of the West04/23/2018
    1:27:24
  68. 76.
    Jerry Muller on the Tyranny of Metrics04/16/2018
    1:04:45
  69. 77.
    Vincent Rajkumar on the High Price of Cancer Drugs04/09/2018
    1:12:38
  70. 78.
    Michael Munger on Traffic04/02/2018
    1:14:08
  71. 79.
    Edward Glaeser on Joblessness and the War on Work03/26/2018
    1:06:05
  72. 80.
    Beth Redbird on Licensing03/19/2018
    1:02:28
  73. 81.
    Arnold Kling on Economics for the 21st Century03/12/2018
    1:04:50
  74. 82.
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Rationality, Risk, and Skin in the Game03/05/2018
    1:14:26
  75. 83.
    Elizabeth Anderson on Worker Rights and Private Government02/26/2018
    1:07:04
  76. 84.
    Jordan Peterson on 12 Rules for Life02/19/2018
    1:18:22
  77. 85.
    Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education02/12/2018
    1:11:27
  78. 86.
    Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay on the Enemies of Modernity02/05/2018
    1:09:26
  79. 87.
    Marian Goodell on Burning Man01/29/2018
    1:12:34
  80. 88.
    John Ioannidis on Statistical Significance, Economics, and Replication01/22/2018
    1:05:11
  81. 89.
    Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game01/14/2018
    1:02:20
  82. 90.
    Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers01/08/2018
    1:14:58
  83. 91.
    Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith on Soonish01/01/2018
    1:10:27
  84. 92.
    Matt Stoller on Modern Monopolies12/25/2017
    1:10:11
  85. 93.
    Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles on the Captured Economy12/18/2017
    1:09:34
  86. 94.
    John Cogan on Entitlements and the High Cost of Good Intentions12/12/2017
    1:06:07
  87. 95.
    Rachel Laudan on Food Waste12/04/2017
    1:01:49
  88. 96.
    Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business Report and Development Aid11/27/2017
    1:15:26
  89. 97.
    Tim Harford on Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy11/20/2017
    1:08:50
  90. 98.
    Anthony Gill on Tipping11/13/2017
    1:05:42
  91. 99.
    Dennis Rasmussen on Hume and Smith and The Infidel and the Professor11/06/2017
    1:11:36
  92. 100.
    Michael Munger on Permissionless Innovation10/30/2017
    1:07:51
  93. 101.
    Jennifer Burns on Ayn Rand and the Goddess of the Market10/23/2017
    1:04:38
  94. 102.
    Megan McArdle on Internet Shaming and Online Mobs10/16/2017
    1:14:31
  95. 103.
    Tim O'Reilly on What's the Future10/09/2017
    1:02:46
  96. 104.
    Robert Wright on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Why Buddhism is True10/02/2017
    1:06:58
  97. 105.
    Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism09/25/2017
    1:19:40
  98. 106.
    Gabriel Zucman on Inequality, Growth, and Distributional National Accounts09/18/2017
    1:12:35
  99. 107.
    Gillian Hadfield on Law and Rules For a Flat World09/11/2017
    1:07:17
  100. 108.
    Rob Reich on Foundations and Philanthropy09/03/2017
    1:03:33
  101. 109.
    Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars08/28/2017
    1:07:24
  102. 110.
    John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move08/21/2017
    1:04:42
  103. 111.
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game08/14/2017
    1:24:39
  104. 112.
    Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Prosperity, and the Good Society08/07/2017
    1:00:45
  105. 113.
    Alex Guarnaschelli on Food07/31/2017
    1:03:55
  106. 114.
    Sally Satel on Organ Donation07/24/2017
    1:00:12
  107. 115.
    Tamar Haspel on Food Costs, Animal Welfare, and the Honey Bee07/17/2017
    1:01:51
  108. 116.
    Martha Nussbaum on Alexander Hamilton07/10/2017
    1:01:58
  109. 117.
    Chris Blattman on Chickens, Cash, and Development Economics07/03/2017
    1:03:40
  110. 118.
    Robin Feldman on Drug Patents, Generics, and Drug Wars06/26/2017
    1:05:21
  111. 119.
    Thomas Ricks on Churchill and Orwell06/19/2017
    1:05:47
  112. 120.
    Don Boudreaux, Michael Munger, and Russ Roberts on Emergent Order06/12/2017
    1:13:39
  113. 121.
    Christy Ford Chapin on the Evolution of the American Health Care System06/05/2017
    1:05:52
  114. 122.
    David Boaz, P.J. O'Rourke, and George Will on the State of Liberty05/29/2017
    1:04:51
  115. 123.
    Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Growth, and Experiments05/22/2017
    1:03:14
  116. 124.
    Cass Sunstein on #Republic05/15/2017
    1:07:14
  117. 125.
    Tyler Cowen on The Complacent Class05/08/2017
    1:06:01
  118. 126.
    Jennifer Pahlka on Code for America05/01/2017
    59:36
  119. 127.
    Elizabeth Pape on Manufacturing and Selling Women's Clothing and Elizabeth Suzann04/24/2017
    1:15:53
  120. 128.
    Rana Foroohar on the Financial Sector and Makers and Takers04/17/2017
    1:03:45
  121. 129.
    Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team04/10/2017
    57:40
  122. 130.
    Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips04/03/2017
    1:08:38
  123. 131.
    Jason Barr on Building the Skyline and the Economics of Skyscrapers03/27/2017
    1:17:36
  124. 132.
    Andrew Gelman on Social Science, Small Samples, and the Garden of the Forking Paths03/20/2017
    1:07:41
  125. 133.
    Robert Whaples on the Economics of Pope Francis03/13/2017
    58:18
  126. 134.
    Crafts, Garicano, and Zingales on the Economic Future of Europe03/06/2017
    1:02:42
  127. 135.
    Paul Bloom on Empathy02/27/2017
    1:08:24
  128. 136.
    Tom Wainwright on Narconomics02/20/2017
    1:11:21
  129. 137.
    Jim Epstein on Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Freedom in Latin America02/13/2017
    59:51
  130. 138.
    Gary Taubes on the Case Against Sugar02/06/2017
    1:16:57
  131. 139.
    George Borjas on Immigration and We Wanted Workers01/30/2017
    1:05:19
  132. 140.
    Sam Quinones on Heroin, the Opioid Epidemic, and Dreamland01/23/2017
    1:09:56
  133. 141.
    Michael Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee01/16/2017
    1:04:16
  134. 142.
    Robert Hall on Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy01/09/2017
    1:08:23
  135. 143.
    Mark Warshawsky on Compensation, Health Care Costs, and Inequality01/02/2017
    1:07:02
  136. 144.
    Chris Blattman on Sweatshops12/26/2016
    1:17:40
  137. 145.
    Terry Anderson on Native American Economics12/19/2016
    1:07:11
  138. 146.
    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on the Spoils of War12/12/2016
    1:15:10
  139. 147.
    Thomas Leonard on Race, Eugenics, and Illiberal Reformers12/05/2016
    1:08:15
  140. 148.
    Doug Lemov on Reading11/28/2016
    1:02:47
  141. 149.
    Erik Hurst on Work, Play, and the Dynamics of U.S. Labor Markets11/21/2016
    1:11:04
  142. 150.
    Tim Harford on the Virtues of Disorder and Messy11/14/2016
    1:12:31
  143. 151.
    David Gelernter on Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind11/07/2016
    1:08:30
  144. 152.
    Judith Donath on Signaling, Design, and the Social Machine10/31/2016
    1:08:18
  145. 153.
    Casey Mulligan on Cuba10/24/2016
    1:01:49
  146. 154.
    Chris Arnade on the Mexican Crisis, TARP, and American Poverty10/17/2016
    1:09:07
  147. 155.
    Angus Deaton on Inequality, Trade, and the Robin Hood Principle10/10/2016
    1:05:04
  148. 156.
    Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction10/03/2016
    1:11:08
  149. 157.
    John Cochrane on Economic Growth and Changing the Policy Debate09/26/2016
    1:02:25
  150. 158.
    Eric Wakin on Archiving, Preservation, and History09/19/2016
    1:03:51
  151. 159.
    Susan Athey on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation09/12/2016
    1:01:33
  152. 160.
    Terry Moe on the Constitution, the Presidency, and Relic09/05/2016
    1:02:01
  153. 161.
    Leo Katz on Why the Law is So Perverse08/29/2016
    1:14:13
  154. 162.
    Munger on Slavery and Racism08/22/2016
    1:14:28
  155. 163.
    Chuck Klosterman on But What If We're Wrong08/15/2016
    1:02:23
  156. 164.
    Adam D'Angelo on Knowledge, Experimentation, and Quora08/08/2016
    1:06:13
  157. 165.
    Matthew Futterman on Players and the Business of Sports08/01/2016
    1:04:18
  158. 166.
    Angela Duckworth on Grit07/25/2016
    1:09:27
  159. 167.
    Ryan Holiday on Ego is the Enemy07/18/2016
    1:05:42
  160. 168.
    Jonathan Skinner on Health Care Costs, Technology, and Rising Mortality07/11/2016
    1:03:07
  161. 169.
    Yuval Levin on The Fractured Republic07/04/2016
    1:01:29
  162. 170.
    Richard Epstein on Cruises, First-Class Travel, and Inequality06/27/2016
    1:03:41
  163. 171.
    Kevin Kelly on the Inevitable06/20/2016
    1:02:26
  164. 172.
    Abby Smith Rumsey on Remembering, Forgetting, and When We Are No More06/13/2016
    1:03:04
  165. 173.
    Jason Zweig on Finance and the Devil's Financial Dictionary06/06/2016
    1:04:40
  166. 174.
    David Beckworth on Money, Monetary Policy, and the Great Recession05/30/2016
    1:03:51
  167. 175.
    James Bessen on Learning by Doing05/23/2016
    1:04:23
  168. 176.
    Leif Wenar on Blood Oil05/16/2016
    1:04:45
  169. 177.
    Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and the Master Algorithm05/09/2016
    1:05:50
  170. 178.
    Arnold Kling on Specialization and Trade05/02/2016
    1:06:56
  171. 179.
    Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity04/25/2016
    1:03:28
  172. 180.
    Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports04/18/2016
    1:08:12
  173. 181.
    Robert Frank on Success and Luck04/11/2016
    1:11:34
  174. 182.
    Richard Jones on Transhumanism04/04/2016
    1:11:42
  175. 183.
    Jayson Lusk on Food, Technology, and Unnaturally Delicious03/28/2016
    1:07:32
  176. 184.
    Marina Krakovsky on the Middleman Economy03/21/2016
    1:03:08
  177. 185.
    David Autor on Trade, China, and U.S. Labor Markets03/14/2016
    1:12:58
  178. 186.
    Will Davies on the Economics, Economists, and the Limits of Neoliberalism03/07/2016
    1:06:30
  179. 187.
    Alison Wolf on Women, Inequality and the XX Factor02/29/2016
    1:11:24
  180. 188.
    Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything02/22/2016
    1:09:50
  181. 189.
    Adam Cifu on Ending Medical Reversal02/15/2016
    1:04:49
  182. 190.
    Adam Ozimek on the Power of Econometrics and Data02/08/2016
    1:02:27
  183. 191.
    Timothy Taylor on Government vs. Business02/01/2016
    1:01:56
  184. 192.
    James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics01/25/2016
    1:04:12
  185. 193.
    Josh Luber on Sneakers, Sneakerheads, and the Second-hand Market01/18/2016
    1:02:54
  186. 194.
    Greg Ip on Foolproof01/11/2016
    1:06:17
  187. 195.
    Robert Frank on Dinner Table Economics01/04/2016
    58:12
  188. 196.
    Noah Smith on Whether Economics is a Science12/28/2015
    1:08:33
  189. 197.
    Philip Tetlock on Superforecasting12/21/2015
    59:43
  190. 198.
    George Selgin on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession12/14/2015
    1:09:01
  191. 199.
    Canice Prendergast on How Prices Can Improve a Food Fight (and Help the Poor)12/07/2015
    1:02:34
  192. 200.
    David Mindell on Our Robots, Ourselves11/30/2015
    59:58

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