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EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem. 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 out of Mondays since 2006. All...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 4,559 ratings
Needs editing but great content
Russ is rambling and talks too much. Let the guests talk more and edit the interviews for length
frivolousjosh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/21
Exceptional Podcast
Russ is thoughtful and the conversations on this podcast are interesting and insightful. If you don’t appreciate the view points and ideas discussed on this podcast, you’re probably on one extreme or the other of the political spectrum.
Hudesqhivcbhf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/21
Engaging and insightful!
It’s clear that Russ puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding unique and knowledgeable guests - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.
Arlie K via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/21
Recent Episodes
Author and economist Donald Shoup of UCLA talks about destructive parking policies with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shoup argues that most parking policies inflict unseen damage on the economy. He urges cities to charge for curbside parking and use the proceeds to improve the neighborhood beyond...
Published 06/14/21
Author Ian Leslie talks about his book Conflicted with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Leslie argues that, far from being a negative thing, conflict is often the essential ingredient that helps us get to the right answer or best solution. Because some of our best thinking comes in collaboration with...
Published 06/07/21
Economist Bruce Meyer of the University of Chicago talks about poverty with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. In recent years, a number of scholars have claimed that millions of Americans live in extreme poverty, akin to the standard of living in the poorest countries around the world. Meyer argues...
Published 05/31/21
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