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
Tim O'Reilly on What's the Future 2017-10-09
Robert Wright on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Why Buddhism is True 2017-10-02
Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism 2017-09-25
Gabriel Zucman on Inequality, Growth, and Distributional National Accounts 2017-09-18
Gillian Hadfield on Law and Rules For a Flat World 2017-09-11
Rob Reich on Foundations and Philanthropy 2017-09-03
Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars 2017-08-28
John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move 2017-08-21
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game 2017-08-14
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Prosperity, and the Good Society 2017-08-07
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

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