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.
    Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)
    39:12
  2. 2.
    452. Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down
    46:45
  3. 3.
    451. Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question?
    42:04
  4. 4.
    450. How to Be Better at Death
    57:38
  5. 5.
    449. How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research
    48:04
  6. 6.
    448. The Downside of Disgust
    48:58
  7. 7.
    447. How Much Do We Really Care About Children?
    51:03
  8. 8.
    446. “We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.”
    43:38
  1. 9.
    Trust Me (Ep. 266 Rebroadcast)
    34:13
  2. 10.
    445. Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?
    40:14
  3. 11.
    444. How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis?
    52:08
  4. 12.
    443. A Sneak Peek at Biden’s Top Economist
    46:34
  5. 13.
    PLAYBACK (2015): Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!
    1:00:20
  6. 14.
    442. Is it Too Late for General Motors to Go Electric?
    47:59
  7. 15.
    441. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital)
    51:39
  8. 16.
    440. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV)
    40:30
  9. 17.
    439. Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears
    52:59
  10. 18.
    438. How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully)
    50:50
  11. 19.
    Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook
    48:37
  12. 20.
    437. Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t.
    44:09
  13. 21.
    436. Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog
    1:00:55
  14. 22.
    435. Why Are Cities (Still) So Expensive?
    48:12
  15. 23.
    434. Is New York City Over?
    52:22
  16. 24.
    “Don’t Neglect the Thing That Makes You Weird” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Ken Jennings
    50:26
  17. 25.
    433. How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry?
    56:51
  18. 26.
    432. When Your Safety Becomes My Danger
    51:15
  19. 27.
    “One Does Not Know Where an Insight Will Come From” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Kerwin Charles
    42:47
  20. 28.
    Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)
    47:42
  21. 29.
    What if Your Company Had No Rules?
    58:24
  22. 30.
    431. Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has?
    52:55
  23. 31.
    "I Started Crying When I Realized How Beautiful the Universe Is” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 2: Mayim Bialik
    48:55
  24. 32.
    America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast)
    56:18
  25. 33.
    430. Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research?
    1:01:42
  26. 34.
    Introducing “People I (Mostly) Admire"
    46:11
  27. 35.
    The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)
    58:00
  28. 36.
    429. Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?
    44:25
  29. 37.
    How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)
    47:06
  30. 38.
    428. The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest
    35:32
  31. 39.
    427. The Pros and Cons of Reparations
    43:25
  32. 40.
    426. Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?
    47:20
  33. 41.
    425. Remembrance of Economic Crises Past
    54:58
  34. 42.
    424. How to Make Your Own Luck
    1:03:23
  35. 43.
    423. The Doctor Will Zoom You Now
    55:53
  36. 44.
    422. Introducing "No Stupid Questions"
    37:14
  37. 45.
    421. How to Prevent Another Great Depression
    40:57
  38. 46.
    420. Which Jobs Will Come Back, and When?
    45:26
  39. 47.
    How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)
    45:55
  40. 48.
    419. 68 Ways to Be Better at Life
    40:47
  41. 49.
    418. What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)?
    59:07
  42. 50.
    417. Reasons to Be Cheerful
    53:16

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