Tim Harford

Season 6, Episode 7

The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, joins Robin and Josie to talk about his latest book 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, great economics writers and why it’s perfectly fine to have a messy desk.

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Reading List

Tim recommends:

The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race by Jared Diamond

Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathon Glover

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The Obituary of Alfred Marshall by John Maynard Keynes

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman

E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

Tim’s Messy reading list is here

Tim’s 50 Things reading list is here

Robin recommends:

Moondust by Andrew Smith

The Astronaut’s Wife Club by Lily Koppel

Messy: How To be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World by Tim Harford

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford

The Language of Genes by Steve Jones

Almost Like a Whale by Steve Jones

Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg by Calvin Tompkins

The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford

Josie recommends:

Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen P. Maran

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

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