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, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.


Title Date published
Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change 2019-06-10
Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design 2019-06-03
David Epstein on Mastery, Specialization, and Range 2019-05-27
Mary Hirschfeld on Economics, Culture, and Aquinas and the Market 2019-05-20
Robert Burton on Being Certain 2019-05-13
Mauricio Miller on Poverty, Social Work, and the Alternative 2019-05-06
Emily Oster on Cribsheet 2019-04-29
Paul Romer on Growth, Cities, and the State of Economics 2019-04-22
Jill Lepore on Nationalism, Populism, and the State of America 2019-04-15
Robin Feldman on Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes 2019-04-08
Jacob Stegenga on Medical Nihilism 2019-04-01
Daniel Hamermesh on Spending Time 2019-03-25
Amy Tuteur on Birth, Natural Parenting, and Push Back 2019-03-18
Amy Webb on Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, and the Big Nine 2019-03-11
Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage 2019-03-04
Michael Munger on Crony Capitalism 2019-02-25
Catherine Semcer on Poaching, Preserves, and African Wildlife 2019-02-18
Jessica Riskin on Life, Machinery, and the Restless Clock 2019-02-11
Gary Greenberg on the Placebo Effect 2019-02-04
Patrick Collison on Innovation and Scientific Progress 2019-01-28

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