EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover Institution. 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 900+ episodes are available in the archive. Go to for transcripts, related resources, and comments.


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Michael Munger on How Adam Smith Solved the Trolley Problem 2023-09-18
Anupam Bapu Jena on Random Acts of Medicine 2023-09-11
Roland Fryer on Race, Diversity, and Affirmative Action 2023-09-04
Vinay Prasad on Cancer Screening 2023-08-28
Walter Russell Mead on Innovation, Religion, and the State of the World 2023-08-21
Adam Mastroianni on the Brain, the Ears, and How We Learn 2023-08-14
Zvi Mowshowitz on AI and the Dial of Progress 2023-08-07
Daron Acemoglu on Innovation and Shared Prosperity 2023-07-31
Erik Hoel on Consciousness, Free Will, and the Limits of Science 2023-07-24
Lydia Dugdale on the Lost Art of Dying 2023-07-17
Marc Andreessen on Why AI Will Save the World 2023-07-10
James Rebanks on the Shepherd's Life 2023-07-03
Jacob Howland on the Hidden Human Costs of AI 2023-06-26
Michael Munger on Obedience to the Unenforceable 2023-06-19
Rebecca Struthers on Watches, Watchmaking, and the Hands of Time 2023-06-12
Les Snead on Risk, Decisions, and Football 2023-06-05
Luca Dellanna on Risk, Ruin, and Ergodicity 2023-05-29
Casey Mulligan on Vaccines, the Pandemic, and the FDA 2023-05-22
Tyler Cowen on the Risks and Impact of Artificial Intelligence 2023-05-15
Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Dangers of AI 2023-05-08

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