The Human Experience and Technology

In this episode, we are joined by Russ Roberts. Russ is the host of the EconTalk podcast, an author, public educator and filmmaker. Hear his insights into making space for the human experience in technology, and more.






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Russ Roberts | Podcast Host, Author, and Filmmaker

Russ Roberts, the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk—hour-long conversations with interesting thinkers. Over 700 episodes are available at no charge at, iTunes, and most places people like to listen to podcasts.

His two rap videos on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek, created with filmmaker John Papola, have had more than eleven million views on YouTube, have been subtitled in eleven languages, and are used in high school and college classrooms around the world.

His animated poem, It’s a Wonderful Loaf, is an ode to the emergent order of our everyday lives.

His video series The Numbers Game looks at the challenges of measuring economic progress accurately.

Roberts is the author of Gambling With Other People’s Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness and three novels on economics ideas including The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and ProsperityHis first book, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism (Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2006) is on international trade policy and the human consequences of international trade. It was named one of the top ten books of 1994 by Business Week and one of the best books of 1994 by the Financial Times.

Keep up with Russ on Twitter, Medium, his website, and podcast.

“Love this podcast! Best one out there for high-level industry trends and advice. Recommended!”

Danny Graham, CTO / Architect


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