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
Alex Guarnaschelli on Food 2017-07-31
Sally Satel on Organ Donation 2017-07-24
Tamar Haspel on Food Costs, Animal Welfare, and the Honey Bee 2017-07-17
Martha Nussbaum on Alexander Hamilton 2017-07-10
Chris Blattman on Chickens, Cash, and Development Economics 2017-07-03
Robin Feldman on Drug Patents, Generics, and Drug Wars 2017-06-26
Thomas Ricks on Churchill and Orwell 2017-06-19
Don Boudreaux, Michael Munger, and Russ Roberts on Emergent Order 2017-06-12
Christy Ford Chapin on the Evolution of the American Health Care System 2017-06-05
David Boaz, P.J. O'Rourke, and George Will on the State of Liberty 2017-05-29
Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Growth, and Experiments 2017-05-22
Cass Sunstein on #Republic 2017-05-15
Tyler Cowen on The Complacent Class 2017-05-08
Jennifer Pahlka on Code for America 2017-05-01
Elizabeth Pape on Manufacturing and Selling Women's Clothing and Elizabeth Suzann 2017-04-24
Rana Foroohar on the Financial Sector and Makers and Takers 2017-04-17
Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team 2017-04-10
Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips 2017-04-03
Jason Barr on Building the Skyline and the Economics of Skyscrapers 2017-03-27
Andrew Gelman on Social Science, Small Samples, and the Garden of the Forking Paths 2017-03-20

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