I listened to a couple of Podcasts recently that were so good I thought I'd share them with you here.
First up, EconTalk's 25th May offering. I must admit to finding a lot of the podcasts in this series quite boring, and I've stopped listening to them on a regular basis. But occasionally a subject is thrown up that grabs the attention. This was one of those occasions.
Russ Roberts' guest was Peter Leeson, who talked about the economics of 18th century pirates. He discussed how their behaviours were perfectly rational, and busted open a few pirate myths along the way. Unexpectedly fascinating.
The second is a small nugget, almost an extra really, a bonus companion to the weekly Collings and Herrin podcast. Recorded as a warm-up to the recent live podcast recording in Brighton, Number65a lasts a little over ten minutes. It is an Andrew Collins' lecture (scroll down, it's still there), an introduction to the Mitford Sisters.
So brief and entertaining is the talk, that I urge you to download it and listen for yourself, immediately! And to encourage this, I refuse to recapitulate here the nuggets that are contained within.