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EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty ( and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.


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Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change
Bjorn Lomborg, President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, talks about the costs and benefits of attacking climate change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lomborg argues that we should always be aware of tradeoffs and effectiveness when assessing…
Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design
Urbanist and author Alain Bertaud of NYU talks about his book Order Without Design with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Bertaud explores the role of zoning and planning alongside the emergent factors that affect the growth of cities. He emphasizes the …
David Epstein on Mastery, Specialization, and Range
Journalist and author David Epstein talks about his book Range with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Epstein explores the costs of specialization and the value of breadth in helping to create mastery in our careers and in life. What are the best backgro…


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MercuryArc reviewed this podcast 3 days ago
"The second podcast I started listening to, and the longest tenured podcast that I listen to. It’s called Econtalk, but Russ has guests discussing far more than just economics. The most educational podcast I’ve ever listened to. Can’t recommend it enough. "
Qwortec reviewed this podcast on Jun 30th, 2017
"This might not be what you think it is. Some of the episodes are about academic economics and economic concepts, but many are interviews with non-economists or economists about a wide range of other topics like health, political science, culture, and the methods and place of science in our understanding of the world. The host is an admittedly Libertarian leaning Chicago-trained economist but even if you turned off by that, give it a shot. He's very fair, and openly acknowledges his biases which I feel have softened over the years as well. I've learned a lot from Russ, mostly in terms of his skepticism about what we think we know about complex topics and how we think we came to that knowledge. "
HTLM22 reviewed this podcast on Nov 21st, 2017
"A show more about how we know what we know and how we should think about what we know. And a little economics. "

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Jan 5th, 2015
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May 27th, 2019
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