Great selection of guests with usually interesting questions, but sometimes Tyler is so off-the-wall with his random questions he sounds like a college Freshman showing off that he did the reading. Also, for how smart and well-read he clearly is, he sometimes comes across as lacking any common...Read full review »
David Spitz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/24
Cowen has access to a remarkable set of influential people who accept to speak with him DESPITE his obnoxiousness and his outdated dogmatic views. That’s why he gets 2 stars and not zero. I find two major flaws in his podcast, one stylistic and one more substantial. The stylistic one is his...Read full review »
ADorigo via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 04/03/24
Similar format in that very smart guests talk at length. Difference is the hosts is smart and prepared. One of the last places to hear conservative American ideas without also getting scams and a cult of personality
yng_breezy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/24
One can learn a lot about the world and it’s people from this podcast.
vetmike92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/24
Which is why I found the interview with Rebecca Kuang remarkable. She seemed young and not smart. The sort of college student who can babble on selected abstract subjects but if asked directly what she ate for breakfast, takes a long pause then starts, "Well, I'm not a historian..."...Read full review »
brainslikepickles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/24
weirdly argumentative and condescending interview style
annie444annie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/18/24
I think Paul did a great job, finding time to think about very in-depth questions that did not seem joined together in a natural way. I liked the questions and I liked how Paul answered them… but I think letting him know you were going to ask some of those questions would’ve led to better...Read full review »
Dragion via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/24
I learn something new from every episode. The show is full of curiosity and unexpected questions. Self recommending.
headintheclouds1 via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 12/28/23
There’s not much by way of onboarding for this podcast. It is an acquired taste, but for me it only took a few episodes to become a disciple. Tyler’s respect and concern for others are underrated qualities of his. Those attributes paired with his general brilliance are what impressed me most...Read full review »
Nathan98az via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/23
I love this calming and clever podcast.
Montier01 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/19/23
Greatly enjoyed hearing Jennings’s perspective on life in Kenya and the challenges of developing infrastructure there and generally in Africa. Lots of helpful insights and the interviewer did an excellent job!
CharlesMAnderson via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 11/13/23
Enjoyed the Koppleman interview. Would Dr. Cowen share his opera list with us?
GMac1776 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/23
Terrific high speed podcast episode 👏👏👏 I’m now dripping with utilitarianism 😉👍🌺
aus der Ferne via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/02/23
Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, could really be called Professor of Knowledge, with interests in many topics both highbrow and lowbrow. It is a pleasure to learn from him about many different subjects and to hear how highly intelligent and influential people engage with his challenging...Read full review »
Matt Bengtson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/23
I’m very grateful that such smart and talented people can share their ideas in a friendly way. I’m not very smart and I don’t often understand a lot of the background material but I feel smarter and better after every podcast. Thanks!
Ingatz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/19/23
So so happy to find this podcast. Wonderfully refreshing to simply hear smart people conversing without any ideological smugness.
sophiemirralefens via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/23
Super smart guy asking fantastic questions and letting the guest talk. Love this show, 10 stars!
Paul k france via Apple Podcasts · France · 09/02/23
I’ve been listening to “Conversations With Tyler” for the past five years or so, usually through earbuds while going on long walks. The guests are invariably brilliant, hyper articulate and usually willing to go along with Tyler’s off the wall interviewing style, which involves scanning every...Read full review »
waxblum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/23
Wow it’s all so smart! Tyler is a smart guy!
Adam Spong via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/23
He researches and ask important questions of his terrific guests. Tyler would have been a great journalist if he weren’t busy being a genius.
littlest cowboy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/23
I found this podcast recently and I really liked it. The host is great at asking relevant questions.
Palunargar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/23
Professor Cowen has the best interview approach. Great diversity of guests and topics and yet an undertone of classical liberalism often shines through.
HDieterD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/23
I don’t usually read economists, so I didn’t know anything about Tyler Cowen, and from what I gather from listening to most of the episodes of this pod, I probably won’t, because he seems like a typical economist douche who rushes to simplify any situation into quantifiable terms while missing...Read full review »
Bellinater via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/23
Interesting people having stimulating conversations.
JVE888 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 02/08/23
No one he interviews matches or exceeds Tyler’s breadth of knowledge and his knack for asking pertinent, interesting questions that get to the essence of the interviewee. He is a real polymath.
aliceyogs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/23
Mistakes in the judgement of character were made, “But not by me". Incredibly knowledgeable host *****, five stars. Great interviewer and communicator, *****. Yet, Poor judgment, and preparation in depth of the alleged fraudster SBF. Would be fair to expect that Tyler C. would admit...Read full review »
a Spiral via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/29/22
Fast paced, original questions, never boring. Tyler draws on knowledge from almost every field when coming up with questions. If you like a rapid format with no faff in between questions this is the best podcast out there.
Aksel leichman via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 12/22/22
I really enjoy your podcast Conversations with Tyler, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. I just listened to the interview with William MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Moral...Read full review »
I value the unique angle via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 12/21/22
Cowan asks penetrating, informed, often amusing, questions of his extraordinarily interesting guests. The range of topics is breathtaking.
27brooks35 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/22
Tyler, the host, is incredibly knowledgeable and personable. The show’s title contains the word “conversions”, but the format is more ‘rapid fire 20 questions’ than a true conversation. The stream of questions aren’t always the most organic, but they are thoughtful and interesting.
JPHLDFR via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/09/22
Not sure I’d want to have this kind of conversation with Tyler myself, but I sure do enjoy listening to them. I admire and appreciate the variety of guests and eclecticness of the questions. Not all the topics catch my fancy, but sometimes I’m surprised by the ones that do, which to me is extra...Read full review »
Blahoot via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/07/22
Great questions, interesting topics and top-shelf guests….Happy when I see a new podcast has dropped.
Tip - Not O'Neill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/22
I’ve learned so much from Tyler and his interviewees. Sometimes the topic or the pace get me but with patience and a little digging on Wikipedia I manage to get excited about most of the subjects. I’m always learning. It would be good to see a list of sources, references, book’s mentioned in each...Read full review »
torranrocks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/22
I’ve started to listen to a lot of Tyler’s podcasts lately. I love the style of interviewing, bang bang bang with the questions, gets so much information out of the very wise and experienced guests. I have learnt so much.
MatthewJohnNZ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/03/22
Think Tyler is one of the most interesting and thoughtful thinkers alive today. I think he is a great interviewer and asks loads of outstanding questions. However, far too many of his guests are just either ill informed or purposely wrong. They make claims that can easily be disproved and it...Read full review »
JVStatus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/22
I first heard Tyler on another podcast I listen to. I immediately followed this one. He’s got a great no-BS straight shooting interview style. He’s incredibly smart and I love the content. Loved the recent foreign policy guy. Highly recommend!
csue.ben via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/07/22
I love Tyler’s interview style, and I learn so much from the amazing array of guests. This podcast is intellectually challenging, informative, and entertaining!
DaniWBM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/22
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 views...Read full review »
Leonickx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/22
The latest episode proposed that only Americans were best suited as the best settlers for Mars. Has Tyler totally lost his mind? Maybe it’s a joke.
Jonaldehyde via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/03/22
For me, the most interesting podcasts include unexpected & challenging questions… Tyler’s extraordinarily high level of curiosity makes for a conversation filled with complex & wide ranging questions that often result in me taking notes to dig deeper on topics & ideas long after the...Read full review »
tlw01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/22
Tyler appears to have good taste that ranges an enormous breadth, and he brings that to the podcast. He has an ability to craft questions to niche experts that are excellent, and this is often times commented by the guests.
macneilmacneil via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/22
Thought provoking, engaging and insightful conversations with interesting people.
MacaG74 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/20/22
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 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
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