Curious Worldview Podcast

150: Russ Roberts | Nassim Taleb, Hitchens, Ergodicity & Reflecting On 15+ Years Of EconTalk

September 07, 2023 Russ Roberts Episode 150
Curious Worldview Podcast
150: Russ Roberts | Nassim Taleb, Hitchens, Ergodicity & Reflecting On 15+ Years Of EconTalk
Show Notes

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Russ Roberts ladies and gentlemen.

One of the true OG’s of podcasting and in fact so OG, that Russ is one of the mediums earliest adopters, Russ has been at this racket for nearly 20 years now since he debuted EconTalk in 2006. 

And although economics is literally in the title, the show expands well beyond the narrow domain of theoretical economics – it is much broader and has transformed over the years into one of the most authentic reflections of a hosts shifting curiosities.

And with guests the likes of Milton Friedman, Thomas Pikety, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Lewis and even the great and elusive Nassim Taleb, you can see why EconTalk is one of the most appraised shows out there.


Time Stamps For Russ Roberts

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 02:23 – Christopher Hitchens
  • 07:32 – Good Communication Versus Good Talking… (Podcasting?)
  • 29:53 – Do Certain Cultures Create More Good Communicators Than Others?
  • 35:46 – Nassim Taleb All The Way Down
  • 59:08 – I Run A Theory By Russ + Russ Reflecting On EconTalk
  • 1:12:03 – The Role That Serendipity Has Played In Russ’s Life
  • 1:17:23 – Country Russ Is Particularly Bullish On
  • 1:22:51 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History

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