Conversations with Tyler

By Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode Date
Masaaki Suzuki on Interpreting Bach
Feb 21, 2024
Ami Vitale on Photojournalism and Wildlife Conservation
Feb 07, 2024
Rebecca F. Kuang on National Literatures, Book Publishing, and History in Fiction
Jan 24, 2024
Patrick McKenzie on Navigating Complex Systems
Jan 10, 2024
Conversations with Tyler 2023 Retrospective
Dec 27, 2023
Fuchsia Dunlop on the Story of Chinese Food
Dec 13, 2023
John Gray on Pessimism, Liberalism, and Theism
Nov 29, 2023
Jennifer Burns on Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand
Nov 15, 2023
Brian Koppelman on TV, Movies, and Appreciating Art
Nov 08, 2023
Githae Githinji on Life in Kenya
Nov 02, 2023
Harriet Karimi Muriithi on Life in Kenya
Nov 02, 2023
Stephen Jennings on Building New Cities
Nov 01, 2023
Jacob Mikanowski on Eastern Europe
Oct 18, 2023
Re-release: Claudia Goldin on the Economics of Inequality
Oct 09, 2023
Ada Palmer on Viking Metaphysics, Contingent Moments, and Censorship
Oct 04, 2023
Lazarus Lake on Endurance, Uncertainty, and Reaching One’s Potential
Sep 20, 2023
Jerusalem Demsas on The Dispossessed, Gulliver's Travels, and Of Boys and Men
Sep 06, 2023
Vishy Anand on Staying in the Game
Aug 30, 2023
Celebrating Marginal Revolution's 20th Anniversary
Aug 23, 2023
Paul Graham on Ambition, Art, and Evaluating Talent
Aug 09, 2023
Noam Dworman on Stand-Up Comedy and Staying Open-Minded
Jul 26, 2023
David Bentley Hart on Reason, Faith, and Diversity in Religious Thought
Jul 12, 2023
Reid Hoffman on the Possibilities of AI
Jun 28, 2023
Noam Chomsky on Language, Left Libertarianism, and Progress
Jun 14, 2023
Peter Singer on Utilitarianism, Influence, and Controversial Ideas
Jun 07, 2023
Seth Godin on Marketing, Meaning, and the Bibs We Wear
May 31, 2023
Simon Johnson on Banking, Technology, and Prosperity
May 17, 2023
Kevin Kelly on Advice, Travel, and Tech
May 03, 2023
Anna Keay on Historic Architecture, Monarchy, and 17th Century Britain
Apr 19, 2023
Jessica Wade on Chiral Materials, Open Knowledge, and Representation in STEM
Apr 05, 2023
Jonathan GPT Swift on Jonathan Swift
Mar 29, 2023
Tom Holland on History, Christianity, and the Value of the Countryside
Mar 22, 2023
Yasheng Huang on the Development of the Chinese State
Mar 08, 2023
Brad DeLong on Intellectual and Technical Progress
Feb 22, 2023
Glenn Loury on the Cover Story and the Real Story
Feb 08, 2023
Paul Salopek on Walking the World
Jan 25, 2023
Rick Rubin on Listening, Taste, and the Act of Noticing
Jan 18, 2023
Katherine Rundell on the Art of Words
Jan 11, 2023
Conversations with Tyler 2022 Retrospective
Dec 28, 2022
John Adams on Composing and Creative Freedom
Dec 14, 2022
Jeremy Grantham on Investing in Green Tech
Nov 30, 2022
Ken Burns on the Complications of History
Nov 16, 2022
Mary Gaitskill on Subjects That Are Vexing Everybody
Nov 02, 2022
Reza Aslan on Martyrdom, Islam, and Revolution
Oct 19, 2022
Walter Russell Mead on the Past and Future of American Foreign Policy
Oct 05, 2022
Byron Auguste On Rewiring the U.S. Labor Market
Sep 21, 2022
Vaughn Smith on Life as a Hyperpolyglot
Sep 07, 2022
Shruti Rajagopalan talks to Daniel Gross and Tyler about Identifying and Predicting Talent
Sep 01, 2022
Cynthia L. Haven on René Girard, Czeslaw Milosz, and Joseph Brodsky
Aug 24, 2022
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Moral Progress, and Cultural Innovation
Aug 10, 2022
Leopoldo López on Activism Under Autocratic Regimes
Jul 27, 2022
Matthew Ball on the Metaverse and Gaming
Jul 13, 2022
Barkha Dutt on the Nuances of Indian Life
Jun 29, 2022
Marc Andreessen on Learning to Love the Humanities
Jun 15, 2022
Jamal Greene on Reconceiving Rights
Jun 01, 2022
Tyler and Daniel Gross Talk Talent
May 18, 2022
Chris Blattman on War and Centralized Power
May 04, 2022
Thomas Piketty on the Politics of Equality
Apr 20, 2022
Roy Foster on Ireland’s Many Unmade Futures
Apr 06, 2022
Lydia Davis on Language and Literature
Mar 23, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried on Arbitrage and Altruism
Mar 09, 2022
Chuck Klosterman on Writing the Past and Relishing the Present
Feb 23, 2022
Sebastian Mallaby on Venture Capital
Feb 09, 2022
Stewart Brand on Starting Things and Staying Curious
Jan 26, 2022
Russ Roberts on Israel and Life as an Immigrant
Jan 19, 2022
Ana Vidović on Prodigies, Performance, and Perseverance
Jan 12, 2022
Conversations with Tyler 2021 Retrospective
Dec 29, 2021
Ray Dalio on Investing, Management, and the Changing World Order
Dec 15, 2021
Ruth Scurr on the Art of Biography
Dec 01, 2021
David Rubenstein on Private Equity, Public Art, and Philanthropy
Nov 17, 2021
David Salle on the Experience of Art
Nov 03, 2021
Stanley McChrystal on the Military, Leadership, and Risk
Oct 20, 2021
Claudia Goldin on the Economics of Inequality
Oct 06, 2021
Amia Srinivasan on Utopian Feminism
Sep 22, 2021
David Cutler and Ed Glaeser on the Health and Wealth of Cities
Sep 08, 2021
Zeynep Tufekci on the Sociology of The Moment (Live)
Aug 25, 2021
Andrew Sullivan on Braving New Intellectual Journeys
Aug 11, 2021
Niall Ferguson on Why We Study History
Jul 28, 2021
Alexander the Grate on Life as an NFA
Jul 14, 2021
Richard Prum on Birds, Beauty, and Finding Your Own Way
Jun 30, 2021
Elijah Millgram on the Philosophical Life
Jun 16, 2021
David Deutsch on Multiple Worlds and Our Place in Them
Jun 02, 2021
Mark Carney on Central Banking and Shared Values
May 26, 2021
Pierpaolo Barbieri on Latin American FinTech
May 19, 2021
Daniel Carpenter on Smart Regulation
May 05, 2021
Shadi Bartsch on the Classics and China
Apr 21, 2021
Dana Gioia on Becoming an Information Billionaire
Apr 07, 2021
Sarah Parcak on Archaeology from Space
Mar 24, 2021
John Cochrane on Economic Puzzles and Habits of Mind
Mar 10, 2021
Patricia Fara on Newton, Scientific Progress, and the Benefits of Unhistoric Acts
Feb 24, 2021
Brian Armstrong on the Crypto Economy
Feb 10, 2021
Benjamin Friedman on the Origins of Economic Belief
Jan 27, 2021
Noubar Afeyan on the Permission to Leap
Jan 13, 2021
Conversations with Tyler 2020 Retrospective
Dec 30, 2020
John O. Brennan on Life in the CIA
Dec 16, 2020
Zach Carter on the Life and Legacy of John Maynard Keynes
Dec 02, 2020
Jimmy Wales on Systems and Incentives
Nov 18, 2020
Edwidge Danticat on Haitian Art and Literature
Nov 04, 2020
Michael Kremer on Economists as Founders
Oct 21, 2020
Audrey Tang on the Technology of Democracy
Oct 07, 2020
Alex Ross on Music, Culture, and Criticism
Sep 22, 2020
Matt Yglesias on Why the Population is Too Damn Low
Sep 09, 2020
Jason Furman on Productivity, Competition, and Growth
Aug 26, 2020
Nicholas Bloom on Management, Productivity, and Scientific Progress
Aug 12, 2020
Nathan Nunn on the Paths to Development
Jul 29, 2020
Melissa Dell on the Significance of Persistence
Jul 15, 2020
Annie Duke on Poker, Probabilities, and How We Make Decisions
Jul 01, 2020
Rachel Harmon on Policing
Jun 17, 2020
Ashley Mears on Status and Beauty
Jun 03, 2020
Paul Romer on a Culture of Science and Working Hard
May 20, 2020
Adam Tooze on our Financial Past and Future
May 06, 2020
Glen Weyl on Fighting COVID-19 and the Role of the Academic Expert
Apr 29, 2020
Philip E. Tetlock on Forecasting and Foraging as a Fox
Apr 22, 2020
Emily St. John Mandel on Fact, Fiction, and the Familiar
Apr 08, 2020
Ross Douthat on Decadence and Dynamism
Mar 25, 2020
Russ Roberts and Tyler on COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020
John McWhorter on Linguistics, Music, and Race (Live at Mason)
Mar 11, 2020
Garett Jones on Democracy (More or Less)
Feb 26, 2020
Tim Harford on Persuasion and Popular Economics
Feb 12, 2020
Ezra Klein on Why We’re Polarized
Jan 29, 2020
Reid Hoffman on Systems, Levers, and Quixotic Quests
Jan 15, 2020
Slavoj Žižek on His Stubborn Attachment to Communism
Jan 08, 2020
Abhijit Banerjee on Theory, Practice, and India
Dec 30, 2019
Tyler Looks Back on 2019 (BONUS)
Dec 23, 2019
Esther Duflo on Management, Growth, and Research in Action
Dec 18, 2019
Daron Acemoglu on the Struggle Between State and Society
Dec 04, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg Interviews Patrick Collison and Tyler Cowen on the Nature and Causes of Progress (Bonus)
Nov 27, 2019
Shaka Senghor on Incarceration, Identity, and the Gift of Literacy
Nov 20, 2019
Lunch with Fuchsia Dunlop at Mama Chang (Bonus)
Nov 13, 2019
Ted Gioia on Music as Cultural Cloud Storage
Nov 06, 2019
Henry Farrell on Weaponized Interdependence, Big Tech, and Playing with Ideas
Oct 23, 2019
Ben Westhoff on Synthetic Drugs, Dive Bars, and the Evolution of Rap
Oct 09, 2019
Alain Bertaud on Cities, Markets, and People
Sep 25, 2019
Samantha Power on Learning How to Make a Difference
Sep 11, 2019
Hollis Robbins on 19th Century Life and Literature
Aug 28, 2019
Masha Gessen on the Ins and Outs of Russia
Aug 14, 2019
Kwame Anthony Appiah on Pictures of the World
Jul 31, 2019
Neal Stephenson on Depictions of Reality
Jul 17, 2019
Eric Kaufmann on Immigration, Identity, and the Limits of Individualism
Jul 03, 2019
Hal Varian on Taking the Academic Approach to Business
Jun 19, 2019
Russ Roberts on Life as an Economics Educator
Jun 05, 2019
Ezekiel Emanuel on the Practice of Medicine, Policy, and Life
May 22, 2019
Karl Ove Knausgård on Literary Freedom
May 08, 2019
Margaret Atwood on Canada, Writing, and Invention (Live at Mason)
Apr 24, 2019
Ed Boyden on Minding your Brain
Apr 10, 2019
Emily Wilson on Translations and Language
Mar 27, 2019
Raghuram Rajan on Understanding Community
Mar 13, 2019
Sam Altman on Loving Community, Hating Coworking, and the Hunt for Talent
Feb 27, 2019
Jordan Peterson on Mythology, Fame, and Reading People
Feb 13, 2019
Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama on *Persecution and Toleration*
Jan 30, 2019
Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone's Head
Jan 16, 2019
Rebecca Kukla on Moving through and Responding to the World
Jan 02, 2019
Daniel Kahneman on Cutting Through the Noise
Dec 19, 2018
Paul Romer on the Unrivaled Joy of Scholarship
Dec 05, 2018
John Nye on Revisionist Economic History and Having Too Many Hobbies
Nov 21, 2018
Eric Schmidt on the Life-Changing Magic of Systematizing, Scaling, and Saying "Thanks" (Live)
Nov 07, 2018
Ben Thompson on Business and Tech
Oct 24, 2018
Rob Wiblin interviews Tyler on *Stubborn Attachments*
Oct 16, 2018
Paul Krugman on Politics, Inequality, and Following Your Curiosity
Oct 10, 2018
Bruno Maçães on the Spirit of Adventure
Sep 26, 2018
Michele Gelfand on Tight and Loose Cultures
Sep 12, 2018
Claire Lehmann on Speaking Freely
Aug 29, 2018
Michael Pollan on the Science and Sublimity of Psychedelics
Aug 15, 2018
Michelle Dawson on Autism and Atypicality
Aug 01, 2018
Vitalik Buterin on Cryptoeconomics and Markets in Everything
Jul 18, 2018
Juan Pablo Villarino on Travel and Trust
Jul 03, 2018
Elisa New on Poetry in America and Beyond
Jun 20, 2018
David Brooks on Youth, Morality, and Loneliness (Live at Mason)
Jun 06, 2018
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Self-Education and Doing the Math (Plus special guest Bryan Caplan)
May 23, 2018
Bryan Caplan on Learning across Disciplines (Live at Mason Econ)
May 09, 2018
Balaji Srinivasan on the Power and Promise of the Blockchain
Apr 25, 2018
Agnes Callard on the Theory of Everything
Apr 11, 2018
Martina Navratilova on Shaping Herself (Live at Mason)
Mar 28, 2018
Chris Blattman on Development, Conflict, and Doing What’s Interesting
Mar 14, 2018
Robin Hanson on Signaling and Self-Deception (Live at Mason Econ)
Feb 28, 2018
Matt Levine Live at Bloomberg HQ
Feb 14, 2018
Charles C. Mann on Shaping Tomorrow’s World and the Limits to Growth
Jan 31, 2018
Ross Douthat on Narrative and Religion (Live at Mason)
Jan 17, 2018
Andy Weir on the Economics of Sci-Fi and Space
Dec 20, 2017
Doug Irwin on US Trade Policy
Nov 29, 2017
Sujatha Gidla on Being an Ant Amongst the Elephants (Live)
Nov 15, 2017
Steve Teles and Brink Lindsey on *The Captured Economy*
Nov 01, 2017
Mary Roach on Disgust, Death, and Danger (Live at Mason)
Oct 18, 2017
Larry Summers on Macroeconomics, Mentorship, and Avoiding Complacency (Live)
Sep 20, 2017
Dave Barry on Humor, Writing, and Life as a Florida Man
Aug 16, 2017
Dave Rubin on Digital Media, Crowdfunding, and Comedy (Live)
Aug 02, 2017
Atul Gawande on Priorities, Big and Small
Jul 19, 2017
Ben Sasse on the Space between Nebraska and Neverland (Live at Mason)
Jun 28, 2017
Edward Luce on The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Live)
Jun 21, 2017
Jill Lepore on Traveling through Time
Jun 14, 2017
Tyler Cowen and Steve Davies talk Theresa May, Brexit, and Europe (Live)
Jun 07, 2017
Raj Chetty on Teachers, Social Mobility, and How to Find Answers to Big Questions
May 24, 2017
Garry Kasparov on AI, Chess, and the Future of Creativity
May 10, 2017
Patrick Collison has a Few Questions for Tyler (Live at Stripe)
Apr 12, 2017
Malcolm Gladwell Wants to Make the World Safe for Mediocrity (Live at Mason)
Mar 15, 2017
*The Complacent Class* with Katherine Mangu-Ward (Live at Mason)
Mar 13, 2017
Rabbi David Wolpe on Leadership, Religion, and Identity (Live at Sixth & I)
Feb 15, 2017
Chef Mark Miller on Food as the Ultimate Intellectual Exploration
Jan 25, 2017
Jhumpa Lahiri on Writing, Translation, and Crossing Between Cultures (Live at Mason)
Jan 11, 2017
Joseph Henrich on WEIRD Societies and Life Among Two Strange Tribes (Live at Mason)
Dec 14, 2016
Fuchsia Dunlop on Chinese Food, Culture, and Travel
Nov 16, 2016
Steven Pinker on Language, Reason, and the Future of Violence (Live at Mason)
Nov 02, 2016
Ezra Klein on Media, Politics, and Models of the World
Oct 06, 2016
Margalit Fox on Life, Death, and the Best Job in Journalism
Aug 24, 2016
Michael Orthofer on Why Fiction Matters
Jul 27, 2016
Cass Sunstein on Judicial Minimalism, the Supreme Court, and Star Wars (Live at Mason)
Jun 22, 2016
Camille Paglia on her Lifestyle of Observation (Live at Mason)
Apr 25, 2016
Jonathan Haidt on Morality, Politics, and Intellectual Diversity on Campus
Mar 24, 2016
Nate Silver on the Supreme Court and the Underrated Stat for Finding Good Food (Live at Mason)
Feb 23, 2016
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Fighting Bruce Lee, Growing Up in Harlem, and Basketball (Live at Mason)
Feb 02, 2016
Cliff Asness on Comics and Why Never to Share a Gym with Cirque du Soleil (Live at Mason)
Nov 18, 2015
Dani Rodrik on Premature Deindustrialization and Why the World is Second Best at Best
Oct 01, 2015
Luigi Zingales on Italy, Google and Conglomeration, and Donald Trump (Live at Mason)
Sep 16, 2015
Jeffrey Sachs on Charter Cities and How to Reform Graduate Economics Education (Live at Mason)
Mar 31, 2015
Peter Thiel on Stagnation, Innovation, and What Not to Call your Company (Live at Mason)
Mar 25, 2015