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The latest articles from Freakonomics Radio

  1. 1.
    Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2) 23 June 2017
    39:01
  2. 2.
    Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1) 22 June 2017
    43:22
  3. 3.
    BONUS: "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" on the topic of Rivalry 20 June 2017
    1:01:38
  4. 4.
    Evolution, Accelerated 15 June 2017
    35:42
  5. 5.
    He’s One of the Most Famous Political Operatives in America. America Just Doesn’t Know It Yet. 8 June 2017
    42:48
  6. 6.
    How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? 1 June 2017
    28:32
  7. 7.
    Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor? 25 May 2017
    44:30
  8. 8.
    Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers! 18 May 2017
    39:55
  1. 9.
    How Big is My Penis? (And Other Things We Ask Google) 11 May 2017
    35:03
  2. 10.
    Food + Science = Victory! (Rebroadcast) 4 May 2017
    37:17
  3. 11.
    There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? 27 April 2017
    46:12
  4. 12.
    Earth 2.0: Is Income Inequality Inevitable? 20 April 2017
    41:29
  5. 13.
    Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like? 13 April 2017
    43:25
  6. 14.
    Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others? 6 April 2017
    35:55
  7. 15.
    Big Returns from Thinking Small 30 March 2017
    31:18
  8. 16.
    BONUS: “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” on the topic of Collections. 28 March 2017
    53:42
  9. 17.
    How Safe Is Your Job? (Rebroadcast) 23 March 2017
    33:52
  10. 18.
    Why Is My Life So Hard? 16 March 2017
    31:04
  11. 19.
    Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory 9 March 2017
    31:53
  12. 20.
    The Taboo Trifecta 2 March 2017
    32:40
  13. 21.
    No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry 23 February 2017
    56:17
  14. 22.
    Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal 16 February 2017
    37:36
  15. 23.
    How to Get More Grit in Your Life (Rebroadcast) 9 February 2017
    42:41
  16. 24.
    An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl 2 February 2017
    28:59
  17. 25.
    Did China Eat America’s Jobs? 26 January 2017
    38:56
  18. 26.
    Is the American Dream Really Dead? 19 January 2017
    40:01
  19. 27.
    Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say 12 January 2017
    35:53
  20. 28.
    The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution 5 January 2017
    35:41
  21. 29.
    How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast) 29 December 2016
    50:43
  22. 30.
    How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast) 22 December 2016
    39:55
  23. 31.
    Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis 15 December 2016
    49:06
  24. 32.
    Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations 8 December 2016
    45:53
  25. 33.
    Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 1 December 2016
    45:26
  26. 34.
    The No-Tipping Point (Rebroadcast) 24 November 2016
    44:57
  27. 35.
    How to Make a Bad Decision 17 November 2016
    36:15
  28. 36.
    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing Stephen J. Dubner's new podcast, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 15 November 2016
    54:55
  29. 37.
    Trust Me 10 November 2016
    28:13
  30. 38.
    BONUS EPISODE: How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast) 9 November 2016
    33:58
  31. 39.
    The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business 3 November 2016
    42:49
  32. 40.
    In Praise of Incrementalism 27 October 2016
    49:05
  33. 41.
    In Praise of Maintenance 20 October 2016
    42:49
  34. 42.
    This Is Your Brain on Podcasts 13 October 2016
    45:54
  35. 43.
    How To Win A Nobel Prize (Rebroadcast) 6 October 2016
    45:03
  36. 44.
    Why Are We Still Using Cash? 29 September 2016
    43:30
  37. 45.
    Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship? 22 September 2016
    48:19
  38. 46.
    Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian 15 September 2016
    51:14
  39. 47.
    Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream 8 September 2016
    38:59
  40. 48.
    The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think 1 September 2016
    35:33
  41. 49.
    Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Rebroadcast) 25 August 2016
    38:21
  42. 50.
    Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush (Rebroadcast) 18 August 2016
    32:00
  43. 51.
    What Are You Waiting For? 11 August 2016
    35:27
  44. 52.
    Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? (Rebroadcast) 4 August 2016
    52:31
  45. 53.
    Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten 28 July 2016
    45:23
  46. 54.
    What Are Gender Barriers Made Of? 21 July 2016
    37:04
  47. 55.
    Is the Internet Being Ruined? 14 July 2016
    48:29
  48. 56.
    Confessions of a Pothole Politician 7 July 2016
    44:19
  49. 57.
    The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast) 30 June 2016
    57:59
  50. 58.
    How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast) 23 June 2016
    34:00
  51. 59.
    Why Do We Really Follow the News? (Rebroadcast) 16 June 2016
    36:21
  52. 60.
    Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble? 9 June 2016
    35:50
  53. 61.
    Why Does Everyone Hate Flying? And Other Questions Only a Pilot Can Answer 2 June 2016
    44:17
  54. 62.
    The Longest Long Shot 26 May 2016
    43:35
  55. 63.
    How to Be Tim Ferriss 19 May 2016
    42:03
  56. 64.
    How to Win Games and Beat People 12 May 2016
    53:02
  57. 65.
    How to Get More Grit in Your Life 5 May 2016
    44:28
  58. 66.
    BONUS EPISODE: Being Malcolm Gladwell 2 May 2016
    28:20
  59. 67.
    How to Become Great at Just About Anything 28 April 2016
    51:55
  60. 68.
    How to Be More Productive 21 April 2016
    39:10
  61. 69.
    Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income? 14 April 2016
    36:42
  62. 70.
    Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say? 7 April 2016
    49:40
  63. 71.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast) 31 March 2016
    42:50
  64. 72.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast) 24 March 2016
    45:41
  65. 73.
    Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk -- But Not for the Reasons You Think 17 March 2016
    33:32
  66. 74.
    The No-Tipping Point 11 March 2016
    43:17
  67. 75.
    The United States of Cory Booker 3 March 2016
    39:21
  68. 76.
    Ask Not What Your Podcast Can Do for You 25 February 2016
    41:42
  69. 77.
    How Can This Possibly Be True? 18 February 2016
    42:54
  70. 78.
    Who Needs Handwriting? 11 February 2016
    41:22
  71. 79.
    How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Rebroadcast) 4 February 2016
    30:49
  72. 80.
    Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Rebroadcast) 28 January 2016
    38:16
  73. 81.
    Do Boycotts Work? 21 January 2016
    39:12
  74. 82.
    How to Be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future 14 January 2016
    48:33
  75. 83.
    The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap 7 January 2016
    45:19
  76. 84.
    When Willpower Isn’t Enough (Rebroadcast) 31 December 2015
    32:43
  77. 85.
    Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition (Rebroadcast) 24 December 2015
    43:19
  78. 86.
    Is Migration a Basic Human Right? 17 December 2015
    1:02:35
  79. 87.
    The Cheeseburger Diet 10 December 2015
    33:37
  80. 88.
    Ben Bernanke Gives Himself a Grade 3 December 2015
    49:05
  81. 89.
    Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Rebroadcast) 26 November 2015
    41:59
  82. 90.
    Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? 19 November 2015
    47:40
  83. 91.
    Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band? 12 November 2015
    47:18
  84. 92.
    Food + Science = Victory! 5 November 2015
    41:03
  85. 93.
    Am I Boring You? 29 October 2015
    41:24
  86. 94.
    How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying (Rebroadcast) 22 October 2015
    38:14
  87. 95.
    How To Win A Nobel Prize 15 October 2015
    47:14
  88. 96.
    Should Kids Pay Back Their Parents for Raising Them? 8 October 2015
    49:18
  89. 97.
    Meet the Woman Who Said Women Can’t Have It All 1 October 2015
    44:28
  90. 98.
    How Did the Belt Win? 24 September 2015
    32:55
  91. 99.
    “I Don't Know What You've Done With My Husband, But He's a Changed Man.” 17 September 2015
    48:47
  92. 100.
    Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar 10 September 2015
    43:05
  93. 101.
    The Harvard President Will See You Now 3 September 2015
    41:00
  94. 102.
    Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? 27 August 2015
    38:47
  95. 103.
    How to Make a Smart TV Ad 20 August 2015
    32:16
  96. 104.
    The Dangers of Safety (Rebroadcast) 13 August 2015
    33:05
  97. 105.
    Why Do We Really Follow the News? 6 August 2015
    38:20
  98. 106.
    How to Create Suspense 30 July 2015
    41:09
  99. 107.
    Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush 23 July 2015
    33:43
  100. 108.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 16 July 2015
    45:31
  101. 109.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 9 July 2015
    47:26
  102. 110.
    A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast) 2 July 2015
    30:12
  103. 111.
    Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? 25 June 2015
    54:30
  104. 112.
    Make Me a Match 18 June 2015
    52:32
  105. 113.
    Making Sex Offenders Pay -- and Pay and Pay and Pay 11 June 2015
    37:30
  106. 114.
    Should We Really Behave Like Economists Say We Do? 4 June 2015
    56:47
  107. 115.
    Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (Rebroadcast) 28 May 2015
    1:04:45
  108. 116.
    Failure Is Your Friend (Rebroadcast) 21 May 2015
    34:06
  109. 117.
    Ten Years of Freakonomics 14 May 2015
    47:39
  110. 118.
    Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?! 7 May 2015
    57:04
  111. 119.
    Think Like a Child (Rebroadcast) 30 April 2015
    31:32
  112. 120.
    Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird” 23 April 2015
    41:05
  113. 121.
    Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend 16 April 2015
    42:28
  114. 122.
    How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution? 9 April 2015
    55:41
  115. 123.
    How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? 2 April 2015
    43:44
  116. 124.
    The Perfect Crime (Rebroadcast) 26 March 2015
    30:32
  117. 125.
    What You Don’t Know About Online Dating (Rebroadcast) 19 March 2015
    41:15
  118. 126.
    When Willpower Isn’t Enough 12 March 2015
    34:39
  119. 127.
    This Idea Must Die 5 March 2015
    56:25
  120. 128.
    The Maddest Men of All 26 February 2015
    34:38
  121. 129.
    Hacking the World Bank 19 February 2015
    36:49
  122. 130.
    Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism? 12 February 2015
    44:41
  123. 131.
    How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency? 5 February 2015
    34:16
  124. 132.
    How Safe Is Your Job? 29 January 2015
    35:30
  125. 133.
    Someone Else’s Acid Trip 22 January 2015
    31:03
  126. 134.
    That’s a Great Question! 15 January 2015
    27:11
  127. 135.
    Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine? 8 January 2015
    38:06
  128. 136.
    What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast) 1 January 2015
    16:56
  129. 137.
    What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast) 25 December 2014
    27:15
  130. 138.
    Time to Take Back the Toilet 18 December 2014
    36:46
  131. 139.
    The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat (Rebroadcast) 11 December 2014
    46:45
  132. 140.
    How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps 4 December 2014
    30:58
  133. 141.
    Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? 27 November 2014
    35:15
  134. 142.
    The Man Who Would Be Everything 20 November 2014
    29:51
  135. 143.
    Why Do People Keep Having Children? 13 November 2014
    40:36
  136. 144.
    Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico? 6 November 2014
    57:47
  137. 145.
    What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? 30 October 2014
    26:40
  138. 146.
    “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” 23 October 2014
    1:03:31
  139. 147.
    How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? 16 October 2014
    38:18
  140. 148.
    How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten (Rebroadcast) 9 October 2014
    35:11
  141. 149.
    Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition 2 October 2014
    43:35
  142. 150.
    Fitness Apartheid 25 September 2014
    32:52
  143. 151.
    Outsiders by Design 18 September 2014
    42:10
  144. 152.
    How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying 11 September 2014
    35:28
  145. 153.
    Regulate This! 4 September 2014
    57:50
  146. 154.
    Who Runs the Internet? (Rebroadcast) 28 August 2014
    33:07
  147. 155.
    Parking Is Hell (Rebroadcast) 21 August 2014
    37:03
  148. 156.
    What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? (Rebroadcast) 14 August 2014
    40:46
  149. 157.
    Should Tipping be Banned? (Rebroadcast) 7 August 2014
    39:18
  150. 158.
    How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast) 31 July 2014
    53:59
  151. 159.
    Does Religion Make You Happy? 24 July 2014
    31:06
  152. 160.
    Why You Should Bribe Your Kids 17 July 2014
    28:58
  153. 161.
    What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common? 10 July 2014
    34:41
  154. 162.
    A Better Way to Eat 3 July 2014
    28:11
  155. 163.
    How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot 26 June 2014
    28:13
  156. 164.
    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer 19 June 2014
    38:33
  157. 165.
    Why America Doesn’t Love Soccer (Yet) 12 June 2014
    38:24
  158. 166.
    Failure Is Your Friend 5 June 2014
    32:25
  159. 167.
    The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast) 29 May 2014
    1:01:06
  160. 168.
    Think Like a Child 22 May 2014
    28:53
  161. 169.
    The Three Hardest Words in the English Language 15 May 2014
    30:17
  162. 170.
    How to Think Like a Freak -- and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions 8 May 2014
    28:07
  163. 171.
    The Perfect Crime 1 May 2014
    30:31
  164. 172.
    Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado? 24 April 2014
    31:22
  165. 173.
    What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? 17 April 2014
    27:05
  166. 174.
    “If Mayors Ruled the World” 10 April 2014
    32:15
  167. 175.
    How to Make People Quit Smoking 3 April 2014
    33:11
  168. 176.
    Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It 27 March 2014
    37:25
  169. 177.
    Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast) 20 March 2014
    39:49
  170. 178.
    “It’s Fun to Smoke Marijuana” 13 March 2014
    24:28
  171. 179.
    Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It? 6 March 2014
    23:12
  172. 180.
    Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable? 27 February 2014
    25:18
  173. 181.
    Why Marry? (Part 2) 20 February 2014
    25:07
  174. 182.
    Why Marry? (Part 1) 13 February 2014
    21:11
  175. 183.
    What You Don’t Know About Online Dating 6 February 2014
    37:20
  176. 184.
    Reasons to Not Be Ugly 30 January 2014
    27:05
  177. 185.
    Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing) 23 January 2014
    36:01
  178. 186.
    Fear Thy Nature (Rebroadcast) 16 January 2014
    39:27
  179. 187.
    Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs? And Other FREAK-Quently Asked Questions 9 January 2014
    30:12
  180. 188.
    What’s the “Best” Exercise? 2 January 2014
    16:19
  181. 189.
    Save Me From Myself (Rebroadcast) 26 December 2013
    37:34
  182. 190.
    Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System 19 December 2013
    41:03
  183. 191.
    Are Gay Men Really Rich? 12 December 2013
    21:23
  184. 192.
    The Most Dangerous Machine 5 December 2013
    33:52
  185. 193.
    Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence 27 November 2013
    37:56
  186. 194.
    What Do Skating Rinks, Ultimate Frisbee, and the World Have in Common? 21 November 2013
    48:42
  187. 195.
    Who Runs the Internet? 14 November 2013
    34:38
  188. 196.
    Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2 (Rebroadcast) 7 November 2013
    35:05
  189. 197.
    Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1 (Rebroadcast) 31 October 2013
    31:45
  190. 198.
    Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell 24 October 2013
    26:16
  191. 199.
    The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat 14 October 2013
    48:03
  192. 200.
    How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten 10 October 2013
    34:37

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