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EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of consciousness, and more. EconTalk has been taking the Monday...
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4.7 stars from 4,803 ratings
Russ the GOAT
No one can touch the insight and thoughtfulness of the GOAT, Russ Roberts. Listen!
Brent Econ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/22
Episode… 851? With John List
John’s voice is best at about 35:30, just after Russ asks a question or makes a statement. Before that, and almost exclusively, John’s voice is very difficult to listen to. I recommend voice coaching. (I am not in that business.) A secondary suggestion: John, focus on speaking in a lower...Read full review »
SleepyCho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/22
New perspectives
This podcast has brought new perspectives on topics that have shaped my thinking permanently. One unexpected example was the podcast where he discussed Kenny G with documentarian Penny Lane. What actually made the podcast fascinating was way they approached the question “What is beautiful?” It...Read full review »
fdnunez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/22
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