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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.

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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.

    John Cochrane on the Pandemic

    John Cochrane on the Pandemic

    Would the impact of the pandemic have been different if government and policymakers had been more open to more market-based responses and less committed to a top-down approach? Economist John Cochrane of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the pandemic and the policy response. Cochrane believes outcomes would have been much better if governments, in the United States and elsewhere, had embraced approaches that relied more on market forces.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Dana Gioia on Learning, Poetry, and Studying with Miss Bishop

    Dana Gioia on Learning, Poetry, and Studying with Miss Bishop

    Poet and author Dana Gioia talks about his book Studying with Miss Bishop with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. They talk about the craft of being a poet, the business world, mentorship, loss, why poetry no longer seems to matter, and how it might begin to matter again.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Lamorna Ash on Dark, Salt, Clear

    Lamorna Ash on Dark, Salt, Clear

    Lamorna Ash talks about her book Dark, Salt, Clear with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Ash leaves London and moves to the small fishing village of Newlyn, near where her mother grew up on the Cornish coast. In Newlyn, everything revolves around fishing. Ash gets herself a bunk on a trawler and quickly learns how to gut fish with sharp knives on a rocking boat in the middle of the night. And so much more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Michael McCullough on the Kindness of Strangers

    Michael McCullough on the Kindness of Strangers

    Author and psychologist Michael McCullough of the University of California, San Diego talks about his book The Kindness of Strangers with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McCullough traces the history of human empathy and tries to explain why we care about the welfare of people we don't even know.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Scott Newstok on How to Think Like Shakespeare

    Scott Newstok on How to Think Like Shakespeare

    Author Scott Newstok of Rhodes College talks about his book, How to Think Like Shakespeare, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Newstok draws on Shakespeare and other great writers and thinkers to explore the nature of education and the life well-lived.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Gary Shiffman on the Economics of Violence

    Gary Shiffman on the Economics of Violence

    Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economists gives us better tools for fighting them.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

djmaster444 ,

Remove liberty from the name

The economic topics are interesting- but liberty should be removed from the name - support of corona fascism is not consistent with liberty-

RaviSingh ,

Facts are wrong

Russ, not sure where you were, or where you get your news, but holding China accountable was front and center in the previous administrations platform. Willfull ignorance?

LizJardim ,

Delightful

EconTalk covers such a broad range of topics, I dare say it’s a podcast more about life than Econ. The guests are almost all masters in their fields that I am grateful to be exposed to, and the conversations delightful. Most of all, Russ is such an excellent host and human.

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