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.
Episodes with Smash Notes
How Moderna’s overnight vaccine success was 33 years in the making
Tyler looks back on a new year of conversations
What working in intelligence has taught him about human nature.
How Keynes became so influential—despite being so hard to pin down.
The Wikipedia founder explains how the online encyclopedia will maintain objectivity in polarizing times
Plus, the enduring wisdom of Haitian proverbs.
Why economists should build more than a body of research.
How [lessons from] programming can improve our politics.
Plus, the occult power of conductors.
How more people would solve (some of) America’s problems.
How do we balance human rights with technological and economic progress?
And why periodicals and podcasts trump books.