Reviews
Regarding April 1 episode. Yes you are! Young people as a group are dumb and wrong. Ask any insurer.
jdubinMKE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/24
Thanks for this excellent podcast, Russ. Really good. From a Wyoming listener 😉
A Wyoming Friend via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/24
Superb, deep, analytical and moral discussion with leading thinkers on all social, scientific and human interactions in the economy and marketplace. In short, great meta thinking with Russ as wonderful interlocutor.
dennis.karpf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/24
Russ is such a thoughtful, humorous and self deprecating host. Able to disagree with his guests in a way that models respect and fosters curiosity. Such a breath of fresh air and sea of Talking Heads..
Leahbird77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/24
Russ, thank you for your excellent podcast with Charles Duhigg about Supercommunicators today. I learned something and look forward to reading his book. Greg
gwebb730 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
There's too much non-econ talk for a show called EconTalk. I've listed to every episode of the show, and it was much better when it was a weekly show about economics. If you want to talk about other things, you should make a separate podcast feed for that. There's no shortage of...Read full review »
FireShield95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/24
I don’t listen to hear your hot takes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I’m here for econ talk.
the burning inch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/24
Russ, I’ve been a follower of the show for a few years, and enjoying varied perspectives on a wide range of issues. Thank you. Particularly now with the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, I find the discussion refreshing and broad. My understanding of such complex issues deepens, ever so...Read full review »
mangkurat via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/08/24
This is the best podcast. Many are good. Some are great. This is the best one.
Al012334567899013456790 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/24
If you’re not listening to EconTalk then you’re not learning key economic lessons. Don’t miss an episode!
Vance Ginn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/23
In terms of quantity and quality the single best podcast yet created. If I had one podcast on a deserted island this would def be it.
jjiusbbbdhag via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/23
Regardless of the topic I come away feeling that I learned something valuable. Differing options are handled with a clear desire to search for the truth and not just be proven right.
DanO 2001 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/23
What once was a great economics podcast is now dedicated to addressing the personal interests of Russ Roberts. With all the current and approaching economic problems, one would think this podcast would be exploring them in depth. Very disappointing to see this podcast decay into a stream of...Read full review »
PaintbrushDivide via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/23
Of all the people I’ve never met, Russ Roberts has taught me more than anyone else.
jonathanmichael12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/23
Sapolsky is fantastic Really enjoyed his complex view of reality. It is not a comfortable view but we must never settle for mental comfort
Wilsmachine via Apple Podcasts · Ecuador · 10/29/23
I’ve listened to EconTalk regularly since 2013 and I’ve really enjoyed the journey. Russ is an incredible interviewer, is always fair to guests, and keeps the conversation engaging. I’ve especially enjoyed the more recent episodes which have focused on topics outside the traditional Econ sphere.
SF@123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/23
Thoroughly fascinating podcast. I have survived my original prognosis by more than 10 years. I have also studied dying from a Christian’s perspective a great deal. Lydia”s information and discussion was very welcome. Thank you.
Kleegrubaugh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/23
No source of media has made a bigger impact in my life than this podcast. Russ takes listeners on a journey to understand. There are no solutions only trade-offs, and that not everything should be viewed purely from one lens, but from multiple dimensions. Highly recommended.
mylesXmendoza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/23
Russ is brilliant and he asks great questions. His guests are fascinating and provocative and this has become one of my favorite podcasts. Well done!
TomB333@ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/23
Love Russ’s show.
cf reads via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/23
I originally started listening as an economics student but 7 years on and I still can’t stop listening to this podcast despite the fact that my career is not in Economics. The podcast itself has also somewhat moved on and now covers a much wider array of topics rather than purely Economics. I...Read full review »
ArmanBK via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 05/01/23
I enjoy Russ’ thought process even if I don’t agree with his conclusions.
Nickname1792804 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/23
Fascinating series, such a wide variety of knowledgeable guests. The host Prof. Russ Roberts always seems genuinely open to exploring ideas and learning himself. Love that. It's like being at a dinner party or coffeehouse with smart, thoughtful people. Don't forget to search through all...Read full review »
Tessellatia via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 03/23/23
Russ has a truly enquiring mind. The best of his podcasts bring the listener on a journey to a new place. Erudite and thought provoking.
Albanycat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/23
National treasure. Scholar. Mensch
rabidmoderate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/23
EconTalk would probably be on the Mt. Rushmore of podcasts if one were to exist. My only request would be to include a summary of books, websites, etc. that are discussed during the episode in the show notes. When the host or a guest mentions a great book, I’d love to be able to check it out...Read full review »
umterps94 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/23
I really like the host, reminds me of my grandpa (no offence). The premise is really good, and curiosity in hosting is nice. Not all interviewees I find interesting but likely just me :)
Adrian1860 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/05/23
I throughly enjoy the Economic podcast on a variety of subjects relating to money, economics and markets. Keep up the good work.
Life Is Wonderful Love via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/22
So I’ll try. Interviews and discussions on fascinating topics and aspects of the broader econ world (which pretty much covers everything). Fascinating & learning about our economy, the world, broader and interconnecting themes and impacts
JenDevilKitty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/22
Enjoy the host and his guests having an easy to digest conversation. The topics are varied and interesting.
thicks51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/22
I don’t know how I’ve missed this podcast for so long as it has a bunch of guests I like and have listened to elsewhere. I’m not very familiar with Russ, but I like him and have a good sense of his worldview since I’ve been bingeing. The *very best* part of this podcast is it actually starts...Read full review »
Cool jey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/22
This podcast is full of thoughtful conversations. It’s an antidote to typical anger media. You can definitely learn something here, but—what’s more—listening to this podcast might induce little spurts of emotional growth. Such great work.
egfuzz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/22
Russ does a good job preparing for his interviews. He finds interesting guests to interview, asks interesting questions, and is unfailing respectful and polite to his interviewees.
Teukolsky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/22
As a life long biology learner, I am newcomer to economics and it’s jargon. I greatly enjoy the new approach to viewing the world and how economics can maximize utility. The first podcast in 2006 was a great intro in how to think like an economist. Looking forward to listening to all episodes...Read full review »
MBsciencegeek via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/22
Russ is an unabashed free marketeer but is always fair and polite to his wide variety of guests. He covers a wide range of interesting topics in addition to pure economics, but he brings a more nuanced approach to the “economic way of thinking” to so many topics. He often has topics that don’t...Read full review »
Michael D. McAuley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/22
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
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
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
I’ve learned so much from this podcast! And I still have almost 700 episodes left in the archive! As a self-described “free market fundamentalist,” I find myself agreeing with Russ all the time. Free market healthcare! Hayek! Free trade!
Ben Connelly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/22
Always a thought-provoking discussion.
RPMRob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/22
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