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
Chuck Klosterman on But What If We're Wrong 2016-08-15
Adam D'Angelo on Knowledge, Experimentation, and Quora 2016-08-08
Matthew Futterman on Players and the Business of Sports 2016-08-01
Angela Duckworth on Grit 2016-07-25
Ryan Holiday on Ego is the Enemy 2016-07-18
Jonathan Skinner on Health Care Costs, Technology, and Rising Mortality 2016-07-11
Yuval Levin on The Fractured Republic 2016-07-04
Richard Epstein on Cruises, First-Class Travel, and Inequality 2016-06-27
Kevin Kelly on the Inevitable 2016-06-20
Abby Smith Rumsey on Remembering, Forgetting, and When We Are No More 2016-06-13
Jason Zweig on Finance and the Devil's Financial Dictionary 2016-06-06
David Beckworth on Money, Monetary Policy, and the Great Recession 2016-05-30
James Bessen on Learning by Doing 2016-05-23
Leif Wenar on Blood Oil 2016-05-16
Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and the Master Algorithm 2016-05-09
Arnold Kling on Specialization and Trade 2016-05-02
Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity 2016-04-25
Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports 2016-04-18
Robert Frank on Success and Luck 2016-04-11
Richard Jones on Transhumanism 2016-04-04

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