My weekly podcast where I interview authors, economists, innovators, and people from all walks of life. Past guests include Jill Lepore, Eric Topol, Martha Nussbaum, Milton Friedman, Thomas Piketty, Angela Duckworth, Sebastian Junger, Christopher Hitchens, Bill James, Emily Oster, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Stephen Kotkin, A.J. Jacobs, Mariana Mazzucato, Alan Lightman, and Michael Lewis.

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Why We Fight

Chris Blattman on Why We Fight

It’s tempting to explain Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Putin’s megalomania. Economist Chris Blattman of the University of Chicago talks about…
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Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen on Reading

Intellectual omnivore Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts talk about their reading habits, their favorite books,…
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Russ Roberts on Education

What do crossing rivers and investing in stocks have in common? Real education is seeing the connection between things that seem…
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