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Freakonomics Radio

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Rank #12 in Society & Culture category

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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. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at freakonomics.com.

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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. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at freakonomics.com.

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Ignore negative comments. They are merely cut/paste smears

By H4970 - May 25 2020
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This is a refreshingly truthful, fact based presentation.

Unbiased

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Truth and facts can be hard to listen to

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21561 Ratings
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16428
2597
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645
846

Ignore negative comments. They are merely cut/paste smears

By H4970 - May 25 2020
Read more
This is a refreshingly truthful, fact based presentation.

Unbiased

By djdhfka - May 19 2020
Read more
Truth and facts can be hard to listen to
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Freakonomics Radio

Latest release on Jul 02, 2020

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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. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at freakonomics.com.

Rank #1: 412. What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat?

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Covid-19 has shocked our food-supply system like nothing in modern history. We examine the winners, the losers, the unintended consequences — and just how much toilet paper one household really needs.

Apr 09 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: 414. Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China?

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The U.S. spent the past few decades waiting for China to act like the global citizen it said it wanted to be. The waiting may be over.

Apr 23 2020

57mins

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424. How to Make Your Own Luck

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Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant coach, and a burning desire to know whether life is driven more by skill or chance. She found some answers in poker — and in her new book The Biggest Bluff, she’s willing to tell us everything she learned.

Jul 02 2020

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423. The Doctor Will Zoom You Now

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Thanks to the pandemic, the telehealth revolution we’ve been promised for decades has finally arrived. Will it stick? Will it cut costs — and improve outcomes? We ring up two doctors and, of course, an economist to find out.

Jun 25 2020

52mins

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422. Introducing "No Stupid Questions"

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In this new addition to the Freakonomics Radio Network, co-hosts Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth discuss the relationship between age and happiness. Also: does all creativity come from pain? New episodes of "No Stupid Questions" are released every Sunday evening — please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 18 2020

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421. How to Prevent Another Great Depression

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Millions and millions are out of work, with some jobs never coming back. We speak with four economists — and one former presidential candidate — about the best policy options and the lessons (good and bad) from the past.

Jun 11 2020

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420. Which Jobs Will Come Back, and When?

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Covid-19 is the biggest job killer in a century. As the lockdown eases, what does re-employment look like? Who will be first and who last? Which sectors will surge and which will disappear? Welcome to the Great Labor Reallocation of 2020.

Jun 04 2020

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How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)

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In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict.

May 28 2020

42mins

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419. 68 Ways to Be Better at Life

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The accidental futurist Kevin Kelly on why enthusiasm beats intelligence, how to really listen, and why the solution to bad technology is more technology.

May 21 2020

37mins

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418. What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)?

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Three university presidents try to answer our listeners’ questions. The result? Not much pomp and a whole lot of circumstance.

May 14 2020

55mins

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417. Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Humans have a built-in “negativity bias,” which means we give bad news much more power than good. Would the Covid-19 crisis be an opportune time to reverse this tendency?

May 07 2020

49mins

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416. How Do You Reopen a Country?

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We speak with a governor, a former C.D.C. director, a pandemic forecaster, a hard-charging pharmacist, and a pair of economists — who say it’s all about the incentives. (Pandemillions, anyone?)

Apr 30 2020

53mins

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415. How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World

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As a former top adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama, he believes in the power of the federal government. But as former mayor of Chicago, he says that cities are where real problems get solved — especially in the era of Covid-19.

Apr 27 2020

46mins

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414. Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China?

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The U.S. spent the past few decades waiting for China to act like the global citizen it said it wanted to be. The waiting may be over.

Apr 23 2020

57mins

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413. Who Gets the Ventilator?

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Should a nurse or doctor who gets sick treating Covid-19 patients have priority access to a potentially life-saving healthcare device? Americans aren’t used to rationing in medicine, but it’s time to think about it. We consult a lung specialist, a bioethicist, and (of course) an economist.

Apr 16 2020

48mins

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412. What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat?

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Covid-19 has shocked our food-supply system like nothing in modern history. We examine the winners, the losers, the unintended consequences — and just how much toilet paper one household really needs.

Apr 09 2020

45mins

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411. Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy?

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Congress just passed the biggest aid package in modern history. We ask six former White House economic advisors and one U.S. Senator: Will it actually work? What are its best and worst features? Where does $2 trillion come from, and what are the long-term effects of all that government spending? 

Apr 02 2020

53mins

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iTunes Ratings

21561 Ratings
Average Ratings
16428
2597
1045
645
846

Ignore negative comments. They are merely cut/paste smears

By H4970 - May 25 2020
Read more
This is a refreshingly truthful, fact based presentation.

Unbiased

By djdhfka - May 19 2020
Read more
Truth and facts can be hard to listen to