Economists are not a sexy group as whole, though, with one exception: Wunderkind Emily Oster. Emily Oster is a genuine hottie. Almost as important as general hotness is her research which is also brilliant. This podcast is a less interesting aspect of her research which ranges from answering Amartya Sen's missing women conundrum to explaining higher infection rates in Sub-Saharan Africa due to greater occurence of the herp. Check it out.
Note: She is like 26 or something and has PhD. Same with her husband, Jesse Shapiro who is in his own right a wunderkind. I hate them both.