I know that we have a lot of fans in the world of economists and policy wonks, but I am always excited to get endorsements from outside the usual suspects, especially when they are the movers and shakers in the world of culture. So I was very happy to hear that our book Stephen Metcalf’s official weekly “endorsement” in the latest episode of Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.
Culture Gabfest is a weekly podcast in which Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss major themes and events in the world of popular culture (this week included the SNL episode hosted by Betty White, the fiftieth anniversary of the Pill, and Iron Man 2). Each week each of the hosts endorses something drawn from any genre. (One week Metcalf endorsed his socks. The next week they did the endorsements with fake French accents, which was the funniest thing I have heard in years.) Anyway, Metcalf said some very nice things about the book and the blog, and my heart went pitter-patter.
Oh, and Simon did a segment on the book on PBS NewsHour today, around forty minutes past the hour.
Update: If it wasn’t obvious, the Culture Gabfest is in my usual podcast rotation, along with This American Life, Radiolab, Planet Money, and Fresh Air.
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