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 the internationally acclaimed poet became the only guest who can answer all of Tyler’s questions.
What can new technology tell us about our ancient past?
What unites John Cochrane the econ blogger with John Cochrane the accomplished glider pilot?
Is scientific progress best characterized by discrete leaps or incremental improvement?
The CEO of Coinbase on how he manages the dual arts of innovating in technology and regulation
How religion explains where economic ideas came from
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.