The Myth of the Tulip Bubble

The Readback | 8 May 2019 | 0h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Goldgar about her book Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age. Sets out that much of what we think we know about Tulipmania is wrong, but the real story is just as fascinating.

The Technology Trap

Capital Ideas Investing Podcast | 23 August 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carl Benedikt Frey, author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation. Discusses what history teaches us about the social implications of rapid technological change, what happens to the living standards of displaced workers, and why not everyone thought electricity was such a great idea.

The Dark Side of Human Institutions: Sheilagh Ogilvie on the European Guilds

The Governance Podcast | 15 May 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sheilagh Ogilvie about her book The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. Explains the persistence of guilds as rent-seeking institutions seeking exclusive privileges for their members.

Amity Shlaes on the Great Depression

EconTalk | 4 June 2007 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Amity Shlaes about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. Covers Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the economics of the New Deal and the class warfare of the 1930s.

The Roots of Progress with Robert Tracinski and Jason Crawford

Venture Stories | 17 October 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Tracinski and Jason Crawford discussing economic progress: the sustainability of capitalism; society moving from biological to artificial resources; automation; growth and its relationship to democracy; and the role of business in ensuring the welfare of people.

Anton Howes on Innovation, Invention, and Britain’s Industrial Revolution

Economics Detective Radio | 3 May 2017 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian of innovation Anton Howes about observations from his dataset of >1,000 British innovators during the Industrial Revolution. Innovation appears to be a mindset, spread between interconnected people developing technologies in industries outside their areas of expertise.

Transgender Life, Liberalism, and Free Trade

The Rubin Report | 30 December 2016 | 1h 25m | Listen Later
Interview with Deirdre McCloskey about her transition from male to female, her career in academia and classical liberalism. Backgrounds the ideas in her Bourgeois series of books, which argue that it was innovation spawned by changing cultural values that sparked the Great Enrichment of the last two hundred years. Interesting throughout.

Gregory Clark on What Caused the Industrial Revolution

Rationally Speaking | 14 May 2017 | 1h 06m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Clark, author of A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. Evaluates the various arguments for the causes, timing and location of the industrial revolution.