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
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
Jennifer Doleac on Crime 2019-01-21
Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn 2019-01-14
Ed Dolan on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance 2019-01-07
Sebastian Junger on Tribe 2018-12-31
Mariana Mazzucato on the Value of Everything 2018-12-24
John Horgan on Mind-Body Problems 2018-12-17
Peter Berkowitz on Locke, Liberty, and Liberalism 2018-12-09
Maeve Cohen on Rethinking Economics 2018-12-03
Anat Admati on the Financial Crisis of 2008 2018-11-26
A.J. Jacobs on Thanks a Thousand 2018-11-19
Julia Belluz on Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 2018-11-12
Alan Lightman on Science, Spirituality, and Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine 2018-11-05
Michael Munger on Sharing, Transaction Costs, and Tomorrow 3.0 2018-10-29
Ran Abramitzky on the Mystery of the Kibbutz 2018-10-22
Kevin McKenna on Characters, Plot, and Themes of In the First Circle 2018-10-18

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