Freakonomics Radio

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. 

  1. 1.
    475. Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids?
    48:51
  2. 2.
    474. All You Need Is Nudge
    58:47
  3. 3.
    Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407 Rebroadcast)
    35:54
  4. 4.
    473. These Jobs Were Not Posted on ZipRecruiter
    47:02
  5. 5.
    Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417 Rebroadcast)
    52:35
  6. 6.
    472. This Is Your Brain on Pollution
    46:01
  7. 7.
    471. Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road
    49:08
  8. 8.
    Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast)
    53:28
  1. 9.
    470. The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism
    47:30
  2. 10.
    469. The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not
    50:19
  3. 11.
    468. Nap Time for Everyone!
    36:50
  4. 12.
    How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Ep. 289 Rebroadcast)
    27:23
  5. 13.
    467. Is the Future of Farming in the Ocean?
    42:55
  6. 14.
    466. She’s From the Government, and She’s Here to Help
    45:13
  7. 15.
    465. Introducing a New “Freakonomics of Medicine” Podcast
    23:09
  8. 16.
    464. Will Work-from-Home Work Forever?
    48:04
  9. 17.
    463. How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
    58:03
  10. 18.
    These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Ep. 296 Rebroadcast)
    39:51
  11. 19.
    462. The Future of New York City Is in Question. Could Andrew Yang Be the Answer?
    42:38
  12. 20.
    461. How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse
    48:22
  13. 21.
    460. The True Story of the Minimum-Wage Fight
    45:48
  14. 22.
    459. Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana Is a Boon for Older Workers
    36:57
  15. 23.
    458. How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy
    51:26
  16. 24.
    457. Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All?
    53:28
  17. 25.
    456. How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare
    49:50
  18. 26.
    Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405 Rebroadcast)
    49:22
  19. 27.
    How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus)
    52:28
  20. 28.
    455. Are You Ready for a Fresh Start?
    44:03
  21. 29.
    454. Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished?
    47:33
  22. 30.
    453. A Rescue Plan for Black America
    56:47
  23. 31.
    Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)
    39:12
  24. 32.
    452. Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down
    46:45
  25. 33.
    451. Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question?
    42:04
  26. 34.
    450. How to Be Better at Death
    57:38
  27. 35.
    449. How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research
    48:04
  28. 36.
    448. The Downside of Disgust
    48:58
  29. 37.
    447. How Much Do We Really Care About Children?
    51:03
  30. 38.
    446. “We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.”
    43:38
  31. 39.
    Trust Me (Ep. 266 Rebroadcast)
    34:13
  32. 40.
    445. Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?
    40:14
  33. 41.
    444. How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis?
    52:08
  34. 42.
    443. A Sneak Peek at Biden’s Top Economist
    46:34
  35. 43.
    PLAYBACK (2015): Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!
    1:00:20
  36. 44.
    442. Is it Too Late for General Motors to Go Electric?
    47:59
  37. 45.
    441. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital)
    51:39
  38. 46.
    440. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV)
    40:30
  39. 47.
    439. Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears
    52:59
  40. 48.
    438. How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully)
    50:50
  41. 49.
    Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook
    48:37
  42. 50.
    437. Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t.
    44:09

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