Monday, July 9, 2012

EconTalk Podcasts and More

I stumbled upon EconTalk podcasts earlier this year, and have been hooked. I find myself listening to these fascinating long-form (~1 hour) discussions on various "economic" topics with intellectual leaders while exercising, driving, doing dishes etc.

The whole discussion, while being in a question-answer format, is not really an "interview" in the Charlie Rose sense. The focus is more on the topic, and less on the person.

Here is the description of the program from the website:
The Library of Economics and Liberty carries a weekly podcast, EconTalk, hosted by Russ Roberts. The talk show features one-on-one discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, professors, Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs, leaders of charities and businesses, and people on the street. The emphases are on using topical books and the news to illustrate economic principles. Exploring how economics emerges in practice is a primary theme. 
The quality of the discussions in the forum is quite extraordinary.

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