Tyler Cowen has become probably the most respected and followed scholar-blogger. Marginal Revolution is one of the frontline places to visit for accessible and policy-relevant posts and comments on contemporary economic and political issues. Now Cowen has begun a podcast series that is equally stellar – Conversations with Tyler. Several episodes have been broadcast with genuinely interesting people, not just scholars. The most recent one with Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the public intellectual, is a must watch/hear.