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
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
John Gray on the Seven Kinds of Atheism 2018-10-15
Neil Monnery on Hong Kong and the Architect of Prosperity 2018-10-08
Noah Smith on Worker Compensation, Co-determination, and Market Power 2018-10-01
Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence 2018-09-24
Paul Bloom on Cruelty 2018-09-17
Kevin McKenna on Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet Union, and In the First Circle 2018-09-10
Yoram Hazony on the Virtue of Nationalism 2018-09-03
Charlan Nemeth on In Defense of Troublemakers 2018-08-27
Lilliana Mason on Uncivil Agreement 2018-08-20
David Meltzer on the Doctor-Patient Relationship 2018-08-13
Frank Dikotter on Mao's Great Famine 2018-08-06
Alberto Alesina on Immigration and Redistribution 2018-07-30
Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception 2018-07-23
Russ Roberts on the Information Revolution, Politics, Yeats, and Yelling 2018-07-16
Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed 2018-07-09
Arnold Kling on Morality, Culture, and Tribalism 2018-07-02

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