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
Rachel Laudan on the History of Food and Cuisine 2015-08-17
Summer Brennan on Wilderness, Politics and the Oyster War 2015-08-10
Roger Berkowitz on Fish, Food, and Legal Sea Foods 2015-08-03
Eric Hanushek on the Education, Skills, and the Millennium Development Goals 2015-07-27
Wences Casares on Bitcoin and Xapo 2015-07-20
Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane on the Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity 2015-07-13
Alvin Roth on Matching Markets 2015-07-06
Matt Ridley on Climate Change 2015-06-29
Morten Jerven on African Economic Growth 2015-06-22
Adam Davidson on Hollywood and the Future of Work 2015-06-15
Nathaniel Popper on Bitcoin and Digital Gold 2015-06-08
Martin Weitzman on Climate Change 2015-06-01
Bent Flyvbjerg on Megaprojects 2015-05-25
Nicholas Vincent on the Magna Carta 2015-05-18
Eric Topol on the Power of Patients in a Digital World 2015-05-11
Michael O'Hare on Art Museums 2015-05-04
Leonard Wong on Honesty and Ethics in the Military 2015-04-27
Scott Sumner on Interest Rates 2015-04-20
Phil Rosenzweig on Leadership, Decisions, and Behavioral Economics 2015-04-13
Vernon Smith and James Otteson on Adam Smith 2015-04-06

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