Conversations with Tyler

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Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jordan Peterson joins Tyler to discuss collecting Soviet propaganda, why he’s so drawn to Jung, what the Exodus story can teach us about current events, his marriage and fame, what the Intellectual Dark Web gets wrong, immigration in America and Canada, his tendency towards depression, Tinder’s revolutionary nature, the lessons from The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, fixing universities, the…
How did religious freedom emerge — and why did it arrive so late? In their forthcoming book, fellow Mason economists Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama argue that while most focus on the role of liberal ideas in establishing religious freedom, it was instead institutional changes — and the growth of state capacity in particular — that played the decisive role. In their conversation with Tyler, Johnson …
As a writer of profiles, Larissa MacFarquhar is granted the privilege of listening to, learning from, and sharing the stories of extraordinary thinkers like Derik Parfit, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Mantel, and Paul Krugman. And she’s often drawn to write about the individual thinking behind extreme altruism, dementia care, and whether to stay in a small town. Motivating her is a desire to place readers…

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Qwortec reviewed this podcast on Jun 30th, 2017
"The breadth of guests and topics that Tyler has in this series is amazing. If you are already familiar with Tyler Cowen, it won't surprise you that he can talk competently with guests about topics ranging from economics to regional cuisine to historic literature. Some episodes are better than others but I've never really been disappointed by any of the episodes."
 

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Started
Mar 30th, 2015
Latest Episode
Feb 13th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
70
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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