Economics Podcasts

Do you know of any good podcasts? Here are some economic podcast sites I’d recommend.

Radio Economics, a blog by Dr. James Reese an economics professor at the University of South Carolina. He interviews various economic bloggers. Interviews include nobel laureate Gary Becker and Richard Posner, of the Becker-Posner blog. There is also a recent one regarding “The Economics of Wal-Mart” with professor of economics Dr. Russell Roberts, made especially for you Wal-Mart haters out there.

Foundations For Economic Education, click on “Events”, and it will take you to various different podcasts. Some important ones include, “Human Betterment through Globalization” by nobel laureate Dr. Vernon Smith.

Ludwig Von Mises Study Guide, definitely the widest ranging and largest collection I have ever seen. They have almost any topic you could think of, and for those of you really new to economics, I would recommend their, Home Study Course here.


42 Responses to “Economics Podcasts”

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  • I’ve searched through those websites and none of them have podcasts relating to economics. 😉

  • Do you know of any good podcasts?

    Sorry, I thought maybe you were wanting to, you know, learn about something new. But I forgot, learning about new things doesn’t help you win dualistic debates. Which is the only reason to read anything anyway.

  • Good economics podcasts: (Financial Sense newshour including an archive of interviews with experts on energy economics, the dollar & inflation, etc., about 50% is bearish investment stuff, 50% actual economics)

    marketplace on is OK but not great

    via audible there are a few great audiobooks too: look at titles like Milton Friedman’s Money Mischief, Jim Roger’s Adventure Capitalist, Adventures of an Economic Hitman, some Soros titels, a few unabridged audiobooks on the history of economics, and they even have an audiobook of Smith’s Wealth of Nations (its 35 hours though).

  • Wow, great stuff, thanks Doug!!!

  • An economics podcast that’s new since you originally published your question is EconTalk at

    Hosted by Russ Roberts (GMU), this podcast series includes the economics of sports (Skip Sauer), health (Richard Epstein), growth (Robert Barro), monetary policy (Milton Friedman) and more. It’s provided by, which also offers free monthly articles by great economists, a renowned encyclopdia of economics, and the Cannan edition of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.

  • hosts weekly podcasts. Russ Roberts talks weekly with renowned economists.

    EconTalk podcasts include interviews with Nobel Prize winners from Milton Friedman to Gary Becker and more.

    All EconTalk podcasts are available through iTunes, Feedburner, and at, and are free of charge.

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