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By Stephen J. Dubner and WNYC Studios

The latest articles from Freakonomics Radio

  1. 1.
    Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2) 19 April 2018
    45:23
  2. 2.
    Why the Trump Tax Cuts are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1) 12 April 2018
    45:51
  3. 3.
    Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview 9 April 2018
    1:18:09
  4. 4.
    The Invisible Paw 5 April 2018
    48:52
  5. 5.
    Extra: Mark Zuckerberg Full Interview 2 April 2018
    46:26
  6. 6.
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Rebroadcast) 29 March 2018
    45:09
  7. 7.
    Extra: Carol Bartz Full Interview 26 March 2018
    51:23
  8. 8.
    The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Rebroadcast) 22 March 2018
    47:00
  1. 9.
    Extra: Jack Welch Full Interview 19 March 2018
    56:44
  2. 10.
    How to Train Your Dragon Child 15 March 2018
    37:15
  3. 11.
    Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview 12 March 2018
    40:31
  4. 12.
    Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It 8 March 2018
    41:44
  5. 13.
    Extra: David Rubenstein Full Interview 5 March 2018
    1:30:44
  6. 14.
    Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Rebroadcast) 1 March 2018
    47:43
  7. 15.
    Extra: Richard Branson Full Interview 26 February 2018
    55:18
  8. 16.
    ​Letting Go 22 February 2018
    45:38
  9. 17.
    After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff 15 February 2018
    52:58
  10. 18.
    It’s Your Problem Now 8 February 2018
    44:38
  11. 19.
    What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap? 6 February 2018
    43:03
  12. 20.
    An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl (Rebroadcast) 3 February 2018
    29:27
  13. 21.
    “I Wasn’t Stupid Enough to Say This Could Be Done Overnight” 1 February 2018
    48:35
  14. 22.
    How to Become a C.E.O. 25 January 2018
    46:26
  15. 23.
    What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do? 18 January 2018
    39:43
  16. 24.
    How to Be a Modern Democrat — and Win 11 January 2018
    38:44
  17. 25.
    Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast) 4 January 2018
    30:42
  18. 26.
    Trust Me (Rebroadcast) 28 December 2017
    31:33
  19. 27.
    Make Me a Match (Rebroadcast) 21 December 2017
    53:19
  20. 28.
    Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F. 14 December 2017
    39:46
  21. 29.
    Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? 7 December 2017
    48:53
  22. 30.
    Are We Running Out of Ideas? 30 November 2017
    37:32
  23. 31.
    Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Update) 23 November 2017
    45:16
  24. 32.
    Nurses to the Rescue! 16 November 2017
    58:19
  25. 33.
    How Can I Do the Most Social Good With $100? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions 9 November 2017
    43:50
  26. 34.
    Why Is There So Much Ground Beef in the World? (Special Feature) 7 November 2017
    43:26
  27. 35.
    Thinking Is Expensive. Who’s Supposed to Pay for It? 2 November 2017
    39:22
  28. 36.
    How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution 26 October 2017
    45:54
  29. 37.
    The Demonization of Gluten 19 October 2017
    44:30
  30. 38.
    What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them? 12 October 2017
    57:39
  31. 39.
    Time to Take Back the Toilet (Rebroadcast) 5 October 2017
    32:20
  32. 40.
    “Tell Me Something I Don't Know” on the topic of Behavior Change (Special Feature) 1 October 2017
    54:11
  33. 41.
    Why Larry Summers Is the Economist Everyone Hates to Love 28 September 2017
    51:05
  34. 42.
    Why Learn Esperanto? (Special Feature) 26 September 2017
    31:51
  35. 43.
    What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series) 21 September 2017
    41:39
  36. 44.
    Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series) 14 September 2017
    43:38
  37. 45.
    "How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?" 7 September 2017
    47:39
  38. 46.
    Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis (Rebroadcast) 31 August 2017
    49:11
  39. 47.
    Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (Rebroadcast) 24 August 2017
    46:10
  40. 48.
    Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 (Rebroadcast) 17 August 2017
    44:37
  41. 49.
    What Are You Waiting For? (Rebroadcast) 10 August 2017
    36:53
  42. 50.
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) 3 August 2017
    44:35
  43. 51.
    The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money 27 July 2017
    48:36
  44. 52.
    These Shoes Are Killing Me! 20 July 2017
    39:49
  45. 53.
    When Helping Hurts 13 July 2017
    52:01
  46. 54.
    The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage 6 July 2017
    44:29
  47. 55.
    The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast) 29 June 2017
    39:53
  48. 56.
    Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2) 23 June 2017
    39:01
  49. 57.
    Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1) 22 June 2017
    43:22
  50. 58.
    "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" on the topic of Rivalry 20 June 2017
    1:01:38
  51. 59.
    Evolution, Accelerated 15 June 2017
    35:42
  52. 60.
    He’s One of the Most Famous Political Operatives in America. America Just Doesn’t Know It Yet. 8 June 2017
    42:48
  53. 61.
    How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? 1 June 2017
    28:32
  54. 62.
    Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor? 25 May 2017
    44:30
  55. 63.
    Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers! 18 May 2017
    39:55
  56. 64.
    How Big is My Penis? (And Other Things We Ask Google) 11 May 2017
    35:03
  57. 65.
    Food + Science = Victory! (Rebroadcast) 4 May 2017
    37:17
  58. 66.
    There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? 27 April 2017
    46:12
  59. 67.
    Is Income Inequality Inevitable? (Earth 2.0 Series) 20 April 2017
    41:29
  60. 68.
    What Would Our Economy Look Like? (Earth 2.0 Series) 13 April 2017
    43:25
  61. 69.
    Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others? 6 April 2017
    35:55
  62. 70.
    Big Returns from Thinking Small 30 March 2017
    31:18
  63. 71.
    “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” on the topic of Collections. 28 March 2017
    53:42
  64. 72.
    How Safe Is Your Job? (Rebroadcast) 23 March 2017
    33:52
  65. 73.
    Why Is My Life So Hard? 16 March 2017
    31:04
  66. 74.
    Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory 9 March 2017
    31:53
  67. 75.
    The Taboo Trifecta 2 March 2017
    32:40
  68. 76.
    No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry 23 February 2017
    56:17
  69. 77.
    Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal 16 February 2017
    37:36
  70. 78.
    How to Get More Grit in Your Life (Rebroadcast) 9 February 2017
    42:41
  71. 79.
    An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl 2 February 2017
    28:59
  72. 80.
    Did China Eat America’s Jobs? 26 January 2017
    38:56
  73. 81.
    Is the American Dream Really Dead? 19 January 2017
    40:01
  74. 82.
    Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say 12 January 2017
    35:53
  75. 83.
    The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution 5 January 2017
    35:41
  76. 84.
    How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast) 29 December 2016
    50:43
  77. 85.
    How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast) 22 December 2016
    39:55
  78. 86.
    Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis 15 December 2016
    49:06
  79. 87.
    Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations 8 December 2016
    45:53
  80. 88.
    Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 1 December 2016
    45:26
  81. 89.
    The No-Tipping Point (Rebroadcast) 24 November 2016
    44:57
  82. 90.
    How to Make a Bad Decision 17 November 2016
    36:15
  83. 91.
    Introducing Stephen J. Dubner's new podcast, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" 15 November 2016
    54:55
  84. 92.
    Trust Me 10 November 2016
    28:13
  85. 93.
    How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast) 9 November 2016
    33:58
  86. 94.
    The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business 3 November 2016
    42:49
  87. 95.
    In Praise of Incrementalism 27 October 2016
    49:05
  88. 96.
    In Praise of Maintenance 20 October 2016
    42:49
  89. 97.
    This Is Your Brain on Podcasts 13 October 2016
    45:54
  90. 98.
    How To Win A Nobel Prize (Rebroadcast) 6 October 2016
    45:03
  91. 99.
    Why Are We Still Using Cash? 29 September 2016
    43:30
  92. 100.
    Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship? 22 September 2016
    48:19
  93. 101.
    Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian 15 September 2016
    51:14
  94. 102.
    Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream 8 September 2016
    38:59
  95. 103.
    The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think 1 September 2016
    35:33
  96. 104.
    Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Rebroadcast) 25 August 2016
    38:21
  97. 105.
    Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush (Rebroadcast) 18 August 2016
    32:00
  98. 106.
    What Are You Waiting For? 11 August 2016
    35:27
  99. 107.
    Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? (Rebroadcast) 4 August 2016
    52:31
  100. 108.
    Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten 28 July 2016
    45:23
  101. 109.
    What Are Gender Barriers Made Of? 21 July 2016
    37:04
  102. 110.
    Is the Internet Being Ruined? 14 July 2016
    48:29
  103. 111.
    Confessions of a Pothole Politician 7 July 2016
    44:19
  104. 112.
    The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast) 30 June 2016
    57:59
  105. 113.
    How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast) 23 June 2016
    34:00
  106. 114.
    Why Do We Really Follow the News? (Rebroadcast) 16 June 2016
    36:21
  107. 115.
    Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble? 9 June 2016
    35:50
  108. 116.
    Why Does Everyone Hate Flying? And Other Questions Only a Pilot Can Answer 2 June 2016
    44:17
  109. 117.
    The Longest Long Shot 26 May 2016
    43:35
  110. 118.
    How to Be Tim Ferriss 19 May 2016
    42:03
  111. 119.
    How to Win Games and Beat People 12 May 2016
    53:02
  112. 120.
    How to Get More Grit in Your Life 5 May 2016
    45:00
  113. 121.
    Being Malcolm Gladwell 2 May 2016
    28:49
  114. 122.
    How to Become Great at Just About Anything 28 April 2016
    52:27
  115. 123.
    How to Be More Productive 21 April 2016
    39:09
  116. 124.
    Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income? 14 April 2016
    37:14
  117. 125.
    Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say? 7 April 2016
    50:12
  118. 126.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast) 31 March 2016
    43:22
  119. 127.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast) 24 March 2016
    46:13
  120. 128.
    Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk -- But Not for the Reasons You Think 17 March 2016
    34:04
  121. 129.
    The No-Tipping Point 11 March 2016
    43:49
  122. 130.
    The United States of Cory Booker 3 March 2016
    39:53
  123. 131.
    Ask Not What Your Podcast Can Do for You 25 February 2016
    42:14
  124. 132.
    How Can This Possibly Be True? 18 February 2016
    41:24
  125. 133.
    Who Needs Handwriting? 11 February 2016
    40:08
  126. 134.
    How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Rebroadcast) 4 February 2016
    29:47
  127. 135.
    Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Rebroadcast) 28 January 2016
    37:11
  128. 136.
    Do Boycotts Work? 21 January 2016
    37:57
  129. 137.
    How to Be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future 14 January 2016
    47:28
  130. 138.
    The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap 7 January 2016
    43:59
  131. 139.
    When Willpower Isn’t Enough (Rebroadcast) 31 December 2015
    31:34
  132. 140.
    Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition (Rebroadcast) 24 December 2015
    42:31
  133. 141.
    Is Migration a Basic Human Right? 17 December 2015
    1:01:29
  134. 142.
    The Cheeseburger Diet 10 December 2015
    32:19
  135. 143.
    Ben Bernanke Gives Himself a Grade 3 December 2015
    47:36
  136. 144.
    Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Rebroadcast) 26 November 2015
    40:35
  137. 145.
    Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? 19 November 2015
    46:28
  138. 146.
    Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band? 12 November 2015
    46:03
  139. 147.
    Food + Science = Victory 5 November 2015
    38:55
  140. 148.
    Am I Boring You? 29 October 2015
    40:04
  141. 149.
    How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying (Rebroadcast) 22 October 2015
    36:58
  142. 150.
    How To Win A Nobel Prize 15 October 2015
    45:58
  143. 151.
    Should Kids Pay Back Their Parents for Raising Them? 8 October 2015
    47:54
  144. 152.
    Meet the Woman Who Said Women Can’t Have It All 1 October 2015
    42:42
  145. 153.
    How Did the Belt Win? 24 September 2015
    31:27
  146. 154.
    “I Don't Know What You've Done With My Husband, But He's a Changed Man.” 17 September 2015
    47:15
  147. 155.
    Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar 10 September 2015
    42:04
  148. 156.
    The Harvard President Will See You Now 3 September 2015
    39:24
  149. 157.
    Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? 27 August 2015
    37:26
  150. 158.
    How to Make a Smart TV Ad 20 August 2015
    31:06
  151. 159.
    The Dangers of Safety (Rebroadcast) 13 August 2015
    31:29
  152. 160.
    Why Do We Really Follow the News? 6 August 2015
    36:13
  153. 161.
    How to Create Suspense 30 July 2015
    39:53
  154. 162.
    Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush 23 July 2015
    32:34
  155. 163.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 16 July 2015
    44:00
  156. 164.
    The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 9 July 2015
    45:32
  157. 165.
    A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast) 2 July 2015
    28:38
  158. 166.
    Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? 25 June 2015
    53:39
  159. 167.
    Make Me a Match 18 June 2015
    50:54
  160. 168.
    Making Sex Offenders Pay -- and Pay and Pay and Pay 11 June 2015
    36:00
  161. 169.
    Should We Really Behave Like Economists Say We Do? 4 June 2015
    55:19
  162. 170.
    Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (Rebroadcast) 28 May 2015
    1:03:28
  163. 171.
    Failure Is Your Friend (Rebroadcast) 21 May 2015
    32:19
  164. 172.
    Ten Years of Freakonomics 14 May 2015
    46:34
  165. 173.
    Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?! 7 May 2015
    55:48
  166. 174.
    Think Like a Child (Rebroadcast) 30 April 2015
    30:15
  167. 175.
    Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird” 23 April 2015
    39:40
  168. 176.
    Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend 16 April 2015
    41:00
  169. 177.
    How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution? 9 April 2015
    54:27
  170. 178.
    How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? 2 April 2015
    42:24
  171. 179.
    The Perfect Crime (Rebroadcast) 26 March 2015
    30:07
  172. 180.
    What You Don’t Know About Online Dating (Rebroadcast) 19 March 2015
    40:42
  173. 181.
    When Willpower Isn’t Enough 12 March 2015
    33:35
  174. 182.
    This Idea Must Die 5 March 2015
    55:05
  175. 183.
    The Maddest Men of All 26 February 2015
    33:27
  176. 184.
    Hacking the World Bank 19 February 2015
    36:32
  177. 185.
    Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism? 12 February 2015
    43:20
  178. 186.
    How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency? 5 February 2015
    33:07
  179. 187.
    How Safe Is Your Job? 29 January 2015
    34:10
  180. 188.
    Someone Else’s Acid Trip 22 January 2015
    29:47
  181. 189.
    That’s a Great Question! 15 January 2015
    25:55
  182. 190.
    Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine? 8 January 2015
    36:48
  183. 191.
    What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast) 1 January 2015
    15:52
  184. 192.
    What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast) 25 December 2014
    25:54
  185. 193.
    Time to Take Back the Toilet 18 December 2014
    35:17
  186. 194.
    The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat (Rebroadcast) 11 December 2014
    45:10
  187. 195.
    How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps 4 December 2014
    29:50
  188. 196.
    Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? 27 November 2014
    34:56
  189. 197.
    The Man Who Would Be Everything 20 November 2014
    28:16
  190. 198.
    Why Do People Keep Having Children? 13 November 2014
    39:04
  191. 199.
    Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico? 6 November 2014
    56:31
  192. 200.
    What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? 30 October 2014
    25:22

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