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Freakonomics Radio

Author: Stephen J. Dubner and WNYC Studios

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Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling 'Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts such as “Radiolab,' 'Death, Sex & Money,' and 'On the Media.'


Nurses to the Rescue!

00:59:19Update: 2017-11-1617

How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution

00:45:04Update: 2017-10-2631

The Demonization of Gluten

00:44:18Update: 2017-10-1930

Why Learn Esperanto? (Special Feature)

00:31:49Update: 2017-09-2615

"How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?"

00:49:57Update: 2017-09-0725

What Are You Waiting For? (Rebroadcast)

00:38:30Update: 2017-08-1010

These Shoes Are Killing Me!

00:41:32Update: 2017-07-2014

When Helping Hurts

00:52:33Update: 2017-07-1317

Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2)

00:38:58Update: 2017-06-238

Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1)

00:44:08Update: 2017-06-2210

Evolution, Accelerated

00:35:39Update: 2017-06-159

How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns?

00:30:31Update: 2017-06-014

Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers!

00:40:30Update: 2017-05-186

Food + Science = Victory! (Rebroadcast)

00:38:59Update: 2017-05-0410

There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified?

00:46:00Update: 2017-04-2710

Big Returns from Thinking Small

00:31:54Update: 2017-03-3014

How Safe Is Your Job? (Rebroadcast)

00:36:02Update: 2017-03-231

Why Is My Life So Hard?

00:33:29Update: 2017-03-1620

Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal

00:39:31Update: 2017-02-161

An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl

00:29:44Update: 2017-02-023

Did China Eat America’s Jobs?

00:38:20Update: 2017-01-265

Is the American Dream Really Dead?

00:39:26Update: 2017-01-192

Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say

00:37:58Update: 2017-01-1210

How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast)

00:41:31Update: 2016-12-2212

Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis

00:50:18Update: 2016-12-152

Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6

00:47:11Update: 2016-12-013

The No-Tipping Point (Rebroadcast)

00:45:19Update: 2016-11-241

How to Make a Bad Decision

00:37:57Update: 2016-11-177

Trust Me

00:28:06Update: 2016-11-104

In Praise of Incrementalism

00:48:59Update: 2016-10-27

In Praise of Maintenance

00:42:34Update: 2016-10-201

This Is Your Brain on Podcasts

00:45:18Update: 2016-10-134

How To Win A Nobel Prize (Rebroadcast)

00:45:36Update: 2016-10-061

Why Are We Still Using Cash?

00:42:58Update: 2016-09-294

Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian

00:50:37Update: 2016-09-153

Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream

00:38:41Update: 2016-09-081

What Are You Waiting For?

00:36:27Update: 2016-08-11

Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten

00:46:28Update: 2016-07-281

What Are Gender Barriers Made Of?

00:38:49Update: 2016-07-213

Is the Internet Being Ruined?

00:50:08Update: 2016-07-141

Confessions of a Pothole Politician

00:45:19Update: 2016-07-07

The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast)

01:00:33Update: 2016-06-303

Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble?

00:36:27Update: 2016-06-092

The Longest Long Shot

00:45:18Update: 2016-05-262

How to Be Tim Ferriss

00:44:11Update: 2016-05-191

How to Win Games and Beat People

00:55:06Update: 2016-05-126

How to Get More Grit in Your Life

00:46:30Update: 2016-05-054

Being Malcolm Gladwell

00:28:17Update: 2016-05-02

How to Be More Productive

00:39:53Update: 2016-04-2111

The No-Tipping Point

00:45:17Update: 2016-03-113

The United States of Cory Booker

00:41:29Update: 2016-03-03

How Can This Possibly Be True?

00:42:08Update: 2016-02-181

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