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#248: Adam Smith, Mama's Boy

February 1st, 2011

Episode 346 of 902 episodes

On today's podcast, we talk with Nicholas Phillipson, the author of "Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life." Besides learning about the intellectual and political world Smith inhabited, we hear a bit about the man himself — how he wasn't just awkward but a bit of a mama's boy.

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