Reviews
One of my favourite habits in listening to podcasts is finding the best hosts with whom I often disagree. Cowen is always open minded, curious, but very focused. He does not stray off on tangents like many a polymath podcast host. He is also fair to his guests and probes their ideas impartially....Read full review »
nocmclean via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/15/22
Episode with Ed Glaeser had much more back and forth than usual. And we’ll thought out questions. learned a lot.
**kiankins** via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/22
Love Conversations with Tyler! He is such an empathic interviewer! He gets to the core of the subjects he discusses with his guests with gentle but probing questions.
vybgior via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/22
For Tyler and Daniel Goss, being born with rich parents is “talent”. Hilarious. “What is their secret? The coke they drink? Their focus? Their energy?” It’s their rich parents, guys. Move on.
zeerillo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/19/22
Tyler, host of the Conversations with Tyler Podcast, highlights all human interest and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
roweereyes via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 05/17/22
Tyler goes the extra mile to give the most thorough interviews I’ve come across. Fantastic podcast that always leaves me searching afterwards to learn more about the topics discussed.
Frankleb1234543212345 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/23/22
It’s not going to make you dumber.
Augmental via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/15/22
Tyler is incredibly well prepared and only rarely monopolizes the show, a rare trait. Thank you. What does it say about a wealthy guest Sam who is using a cheep and crappy microphone when being interviewed on a good quality prestigious podcast show?
a Spiral via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/09/22
This is one of the most intellectually stimulating podcasts. I love the range from economics to arts to philosophy. It makes me so excited to have access to such brilliant people’s ideas. Tyler the host is an astonishing polymath.
Andrew geek via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/22
Generally interesting podcast with thoughtful if limited interviewer. Especially enjoy the deep consideration he gives the arts, but there is a comical avoidance of irony and queer perspective.
Emery Rouette via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/22
Tyler is so well-regarded, he has guest that other interviewers can't. Well-researched questions, and good responsiveness to the guests' answers.Read full review »
Quicksparrow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
These are consistently the most intelligent conversations I have encountered on any podcast. They never seem to talk down to the listener. The range of topics covered is mind expanding in its breadth. Many of the most interesting conservations turn out to be with people I have never heard of...Read full review »
DarkFaerieQueen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/22
Balanced, informative, stimulating… everything most podcasts aren’t.
Sad in Oz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/24/22
In an age of partisanship and narrative adherence, this show is probably the best source for honest conversation around. They do a great job varying the types of guests they have, so I’ve been introduced to many great thinkers and artists courtesy of this production. Many thanks!
Tywilkes1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/22
Excellent, thoughtful interviews. Thank you and your team for doing this!
Ernani J via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/22
There’s a consistent roster of fascinating guests, and Tyler does an excellent job of probing without being confrontational. The conversations tend to be more broad than deep given Tyler’s propensity to ask many questions (cf the Making Sense podcast, which is deeper and less broad); nevertheless...Read full review »
P.P. Bub via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/22
Brilliant
Old Fuddy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/22
Thoughtful.
Annoyed Facepalm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/22
Interesting guests, terrible interviewer. Tyler begins the interviews without giving much of an introduction or background information on the person he's interviewing, so the listener doesn't have much context for what's being talked about. Additionally, as the title of my review...Read full review »
FireShield95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/22
Tyler’s interviews are unique and fascinating. Especially the guests with wildly different backgrounds like Audrey Tang, Shadi Bartsch, or Juan Pablo Villarino (among many others). The podcast asks you to do some of the work to fill in background knowledge but that is what makes it so much more...Read full review »
Gr8I via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/06/22
Put simply if for some weird reason podcast went extinct and there were only to be one. This is it!
Frank Sola via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/21
Difficult to place on the political spectrum—in some ways Cowan seems to hold positions that are on the left, right, and center all on the same episode. That in itself is a good thing if you are tired of predictable and easily pigeon-holed thinkers. Another strength of the show: it brings in...Read full review »
Tom Taj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/21
I just got home
goty8865 via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 12/29/21
Very enjoyable conversations. Mr. Cowen is an excellent interviewer who does his research and asks surprising questions.
Bwv878 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/21
Interesting people, great questions.
K999bru via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/21
Tyler is a Renaissance man for our times. A true polymath! And great guests, pithy questions, an extraordinary range and depth of knowledge. But…Ray Dalio?? Why did Tyler let this uninteresting, quasi-ignorant, totally arrogant individual onto his show? Dalio is an interesting guy for his...Read full review »
Leonickx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/21
A lighthearted yet deep discussion with various academics & otherwise experts of their fields. This podcast is both enlightening & relaxing!
Nesorneb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
Tyler is a great interviewer and brilliant guy. He asks questions I never would’ve come up with on my own, but immediately want to know the answer to once he’s asked. He also picks great guests.
Disheveledsnskr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/21
If you're sick of the shallowness and "gotcha" mentality of mainstream media, check out this show. Actually it has much more to offer. Tyler does in-depth preparation for each episode, and covers all sorts of topics, including music and cuisine, on top of more expected social,...Read full review »
KB Madagascar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/21
It was great!
ceep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/21
In what other podcast can you get the opening line: ”Why are there so much infidelity among Australian birds in particular?” Just the best podcast out there!
Mattias.e.h via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 09/28/21
Consistently the most engaging and enlightening show I listen to. Tyler has a style that is able to get straight at the heart of what is important and interesting about a certain topic. I might go into a podcast thinking that a subject is so boring that it has never been worth my consideration,...Read full review »
tjeagle123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
He has the most interesting guests. I learn a lot.
Mszoop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
Great show but it often engages in revisionist history. Often has pseudo intellectuals who use misinformation and omissions to justify academic points, that have little bearing on reality.
Jhwahaha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/21
Tyler is very logical, but lacks the emotional intelligence needed for a good podcaster or a person who sets public policy: he is a high systematizer and poor empathizer. There are cases where he drinks the micro-econ kool-aid without abandon. Examples include assuming that a person whose income...Read full review »
Remnant x via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/21
Great show, but please don’t have guests like Elijah Milligram on again. Prefer people with a perspective and interesting contributions.
Pb122457 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/21
Strange that the title is "Conversations with Tyler" when the structure of the podcast involves what appears to be deeply researched questions - often showing off how clever the host or his researcher is - but there is not actual conversation in the sense of a thoughtful give and take...Read full review »
Lindsay from Melbourne via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/21/21
Tyler uses his intellect to bring out the smarts from his guests, never to show off. THAT’S true brilliance!
Al from Newtown, CT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/21
Never heard so many people genuinely say “that is a great question” of an interviewer. Guests are never just going through the motions but are clearly tested and enjoying the amicable stoush. Always slightly over my head intellectually. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Arnold Goodacre via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/20/21
Update: Lowered my review to 1 star. Tyler is arrogant and unlistenable. Avoid this like the plague. Old review: These interviews sound like they’re by a robot who is trying to learn how to be a human. Tyler is clearly intelligent and well read, but his questions are often dry and wooden. A...Read full review »
Gus McCrae via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/21
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David Deutsch: talk about closed-minded!
pancesco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/21
Probably pound for pound minute for minute the most interesting podcast in the world, or at least that I’ve encountered.
Jamie Hilldebrand via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/21
The guests cover a broad range. Tyler is always well prepared and asks questions that frequently result in the interviewer commenting: great question!
Picwa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/21
The guests are generally impressive people--accomplished and widely cultured. Cowan is no slouch himself. The tempo is brisk because the guests generally know how to answer clearly and succinctly and from actual experience (life or reading) and the host is not interested in parading his own...Read full review »
gfhandle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
Discovered Tyler Cowen through Camille Paglia’s interview, rated and reviewed 5-stars because of the conversation with Shadi Bartsch.
Virgoats via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/21
A misnamed podcast. The host fires questions at his guests with no follow up. That written, love the format, the guests, and the topics. If you are a new subscriber start with the Dana Gioia interview/interrogation. He holds his own quite well while I imagine many of the other guests need a...Read full review »
thicks51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/21
Tyler Cowen is the most impressive polymaths I’ve ever come across
Martin Ågerup via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 04/15/21
This is such a great podcast that I look forward to every 2 weeks. Tyler is the best interviewer- better than Dan Patrick (the one formerly of ESPN), and the guests always say so. I particularly enjoyed this one with Mr. Gioia, but, since Mr. Gioia is from my neck of the woods, I will admit I...Read full review »
Hank H. Parsons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/21
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