Russell David "Russ" Roberts is an economist. He is well known for communicating economic ideas in understandable terms as host of the EconTalk podcast.
Journalist and author Ben Cohen talks about his book, The Hot Hand, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. At times in sports and elsewhere in life, a person seems to be "on fire," playing at an unusually high level. Is this real or an illusion? Cohen takes the listener through the scientific literature on this question and spreads a very wide net to look at the phenomenon of being in the zone outside of sports. Topics include Shakespeare, investing, Stephen Curry, and asylum judges.
John Kay and Mervyn King talk about their book, Radical Uncertainty, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. This is a wide-ranging discussion based on the book looking at rationality, decision-making under uncertainty, and the economists' view of the world.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb talks about the pandemic with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topics discussed include how to handle the rest of this pandemic and the next one, the power of the mask, geronticide, and soul in the game.
Economist and author Glenn Loury of Brown University talks about race in America with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Sep 19th, 1954
Episode Count
757
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
1 month, 4 days
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 954099